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Paul Cutlan & John Stuart // Live @ Pigeon Lane (Gallery ONE88), Katoomba

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Fresh off the success of his 'Strings Project: Living', renowned multi-instrumentalist PAUL CUTLAN is making a special trip to the Blue Mountains to play with local 7-string guitar powerhouse, JOHN STUART. These two jazz legends have played with some of Australia's finest musicians, the likes of Lloyd Swanton, James Greening, Hamish Stuart and Sandy Evans, however, haven't had the opportunity to play together . . . until now. Book a ticket as you won't want to miss this intimate and honest performance!!!

PAUL CUTLAN & JOHN STUART // Saturday, March 20th, 2021 // Doors 6:00 pm // Tickets: $89.50 ea

Location: Pigeon Lane @ GalleryONE88, Katoomba. 186-188 Katoomba St, Katoomba

Ticket price includes a 2-course meal & event memorabilia // This is a seated performance // BYO alcohol // COVID-Safe Event. We recommend that you visit our good friends at Leura Cellars en route to GalleryONE88, who provide an exquisite selection of wines, beer, and spirits, including locally brewed beers from 'Mountain Culture' and ciders from 'Hillbilly'.

Please read the event information on this page very carefully, as information about COVID-19 restrictions, stage, menu, venue access, and 'Terms & Conditions', will be provided below.




Paul Cutlan’s uniquely expressive voice as a woodwind specialist and composer has seen him lead a diverse career. Besides being active with his ongoing Coltrane Project, he has been a first-call artist for many of Australia’s premier orchestras, Ballet Orchestras and Chamber Groups. He has long been a part of both the Australian Art Orchestra (15 years) and the ARIA award-winning group Mara! (20 years and continuing).

Paul has also extensively worked as a composer across theatre, and contemporary classical spheres, with performances at major festivals across Australia, Europe and North America. International acts with whom he has performed include Lou Reed, Bobby Previte, Jim McNeely, Ólafur Arnalds, Jerry Lewis and Michael Bublé.

Recently, Paul brought his 'Strings Project: Living' to stage after a late 2020 release, bringing rave reviews and packed shows. 


John Stuart is a master of the seven­-string guitar. That one extra string lets John cover the bass lines as well as the chords that accompany his repertoire. At any given time, you can see John switching between driving bass lines and sparkling melodies. John also adds dynamic South American rhythms to the mix with mighty conga playing that gets every crowd up and jumping.

You might know John as one half of Blue Mountains based duo, The 'Three Handed Beat Bandits', or you might have caught John playing 'pedal steel' with 'Rachael Brady & The Moonshine Special', 'Eldorado' and other Mountains bands.



Whilst some venues see COVID-19 restrictions as a challenge, Music in the Mountains and Pigeon Lane @ GalleryONE88 see this as an opportunity to create a truly VIP experience. No need to grab a meal on the way to the show - Pigeon Lane will be serving up something tasty and giving you time to savour every bite. Tickets will be sold in tables, meaning you can either have a romantic table for two, or invite a couple of friends along and make your table a par-tay (and with easing restrictions, we will even be able to offer some single tickets - yay!). And just like every VIP show - it's exclusive . . . restrictions might be easing but the room isn't getting any bigger. This will be a small intimate show offering you a one-of-a-kind experience to almost reach out and touch world-class musicians (well, not quite . . . it's still COVID 😉)  



Pigeon Lane & GalleryONE88 are 'COVID-Safe' venues and contingency plans are already in place if there are changes to COVID-19 restrictions:

1) The performance is scheduled to take place at Pigeon Lane, underneath GalleryONE88. Due to the intimate size of the venue, however, Pigeon Lane must be subject to the '2 square metre rule', as directed by NSW Health, to seat an audience of 20-25 patrons. In this scenario, all attendees will have a direct view of the stage and every patron will be seated together in the same room

2) In the situation that the '4 square metre rule' is applied to the venue, as directed by NSW Health, the show will be moved upstairs into GalleryONE88. In this case, a stage will be setup in between the Gallery and the Cafe, and 10 patrons will be sat in the Gallery, and 10 patrons will be sat in the Cafe. Whilst this scenario isn't ideal, there have already been shows performed under this arrangement and the acoustics of the Gallery and Cafe are superb. The only downside of this setup is that only half of the stage will be visible for all patrons. Not to worry though, an intimate performance allows each of the artists to meet and greet all patrons, and you will be surrounded by Gallery ONE88's latest art exhibition. 

In short, you can book knowing that this show will go ahead unless the Blue Mountains go into complete lockdown - and in that case, you will get a full refund without needing to ask!



Victor Peralta is both a celebrated artist and an executive cook, who will be curating a dining experience like no other. Featuring two majestic and generous courses, meals will be delivered to your table by alternate drop (one option for you and the other option for your partner) between sets. Dessert, tea, and coffee will also be available to purchase on the night.

- Final Menu; Updated 17/3/21 -


Platter of Mixed Pinchos: A traditional dish from the North of Spain closely resembling 'Tapas', 'Pinchos' are usually eaten in bars or taverns as a small snack while hanging out with friends or relatives. Thus, they have a strong socializing component and in the Basque country and Navarre, they are usually regarded as a cornerstone of local culture and society; or

Potato Gnocchi in House Pesto Sauce (Vegetarian): This gnocchi is served lightly tossed in our house-made fresh basil & pine nut pesto sauce, and sprinkled with shavings of matured parmesan.


Mega Meat Balls: Prime beef and spicy chorizo baked slow in a secret ONE88 herb and spiced tomato au jus until tender and mouth-watering. Served alongside al dente pasta and sprinkled with shavings of matured parmesan; or

Red Lentil & Cauliflower Dahl (Vegetarian): This curry is perfect for those nights where warmth and just a little spice is needed. Served alongside jasmine rice and naan bread.



Pigeon Lane is currently BYO only, however, has a dedicated cafe during the day and has an extensive range of non-alcoholic beverages, as well as fresh espresso coffee.



Dates: Saturday, 20 March 2021.

Venue: Pigeon Lane @ GalleryONE88, 186-188 Katoomba St. Katoomba

Doors Open: 6:00 pm

First Course Served: 6:30 pm

First Set: 7:00-7:45 pm

Second Course & Intermission: 7:45 - 8:15 pm

Second Set: 8:15-9:00 pm

Tickets: $89.50 per person including a 2-course meal & event memorabilia




  1. In the case of restrictions easing, we may allow additional seating within the venue, however, the intimate nature of the show will remain, and the experience of the show will not be compromised.
  2. In the case of restrictions increasing, Pigeon Lane already has a contingency plan based on the 4-square-metre rule, and the show will go ahead upstairs in GalleryONE88.
  3. In the case of restrictions increasing beyond the 4-square-metre rule, the show would likely be cancelled and each attendee would receive a full refund. Every effort will be taken to proceed with the show, however, and each attendee will be contacted with options. 

In short: there is no risk in booking event tickets with Music in the Mountains. We're in this for the long-haul and are optimistic about the future of live music!


    1. Tickets are non-refundable unless one of the following conditions are met:
      1. Government COVID-19 restrictions prevent Gallery ONE88 from undertaking this kind of activity or force the closure venue as a whole; or
      2. ALL musicians are unable to perform due to feeling unwell/sick.
    2. In the event that COVID restrictions return to the 4-square-metre rule, the event shall be moved back upstairs to Gallery ONE88 and will proceed as initially planned prior to the easing of restrictions.
    3. Special dietary requirements must be specified at the time of booking otherwise we cannot guarantee all requirements will be catered for.
    4. Tickets will not be refunded due to 'change of mind' or failure to read the 'event description' in full.

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