26, 27, 28 March 2021
3 Concerts over 3 Days
Following the success of the Spring Collective, we now bring you another weekend of 3 stunning concerts into one weekend March 26-28. The Autumn Collective will feature a diverse range of artists, bringing their unique sounds and flavours to the gallery. Tickets include a drink, and nibbles. Come sit amongst the artwork of Matteo Bernasconi and soak up the vibrations of live performance, art and community coming together.
Concert 1: Arrebato Ensemble with Chachy PenalverFriday 26 MarchDoors 6.30pm, Concert 7pm
One of Australia’s most loved Flamenco ensembles returns to Peach Black Gallery for their first shows in 18 months. Featuring Chachy Penalver, this group is set to bring the house down yet again as they move between beautifully haunting compositions, to powerful flamenco rhythms.
Arrebato in Spanish means “a sudden and intense burst of emotion” a fitting description of their often sold out concerts. The group are are led by long-time musical collaborators, the acclaimed flamenco guitarist Greg Alfonzetti and Damian de Boos-Smith (cello and guitar), and joined by Byron Mark (cajon, percussion and piano), and dancer Chachy Peñalver, founder and director of The Sydney Flamenco Studio. The chemistry flows effortlessly between the performers, and each and every concert often leaving a strong and emotional mark on the audience.
The group’s second album drew critical acclaim from John Shand describing that while their music “moves from pure flamenco in favour of a more contemporary style, the spirit, a dramatic, sexually charged and haughty sadness, remains intact.” (Sydney Morning Herald).
Concert 2: Declan Kelly and guestsSaturday 27 MarchDoors 6.30pm, Concert 7pm
It’s easy to see why Declan Kelly is one of the most respected musicians in Australia. Ask any of his esteemed colleagues – Katie Noonan, Alex Lloyd, Emma Donovan, Bernard Fanning – they all share the same account. From his days as part of the hardest working band in the state The Bondi Cigars, Declan has taken that ethos along with his grace and class to leave his own mark on Australian music.
His debut album ‘Tales From The Neighbourhood’ gained incredible traction and saw him on the bill of most festivals around the county. His dynamic roots and Polynesian harmonies, heavily influenced by his mother’s Maori heritage, became his signature sound as he went on to release his iconic Midnight Oil celebratory album ‘Diesel’n’Dub’. Now his first solo album in 10 years, ‘Views With A Room’ sees Declan searching for answers while offering encouragement and uplifting the listener – a testament to the man he is.
Filled with questions on masculinity, despondency, heartbreak and so much more, ‘Views With A Room’ is an album of self-reflection and shaping the narrative. Relating to those with real experiences of suicide, mental health issues and emotional isolation, Declan extends a hand to comfort those in distress while seeking solutions to his own troubles, ultimately finding answers in those closest to him.
Concert 3: Vazesh - Jeremy Rose, Hamed Sadeghi and Lloyd SwantonSunday 26 MarchDoors 1.30pm, Concert 2pm
Vazesh means to blow softly. Performing enlightening music improvisations inspired by the Persian Radif and renowned Iranian tar player Hamed Sadeghi’s of Eishan Ensemble.
Featuring Sadeghi alongside award winning saxophonist-bass clarinettist Jeremy Rose (The Vampires, The Earshift Orchestra) and bassist Lloyd Swanton (The Necks, The Catholics) this is an exciting collaboration driven by an exploration of musical discovery.
With inspiration from Anouar Brahem, Dhafer Youssef, Spiritual Jazz and The Necks, their music draws from many influences and yet sounds uniquely their own.
Jeremy Rose – saxophones, bass clarinet
Hamed Sadeghi – tar
Lloyd Swanton – bass
“It’s the closest thing to telepathy I’ve seen. The audience applauds satisfied by the class the brevity the structural perfection and rich invention of Rose Sadeghi and Swanton’s
Vazesh.”★★★★★ Limelight Magazine
“One of the most captivating phases came in a three-way conversation that was so gentle it was like three wind-chimes bouncing off each other”
★★★★ Sydney Morning Herald
16, 17, 18 October 2020
3 Concerts over 3 Days
To make up for lost music, we are cramming 3 stunning concerts into one weekend October 16-18. The Spring Collective will feature a diverse range of artists, bringing their unique sounds and flavours to the gallery. Tickets include a drink, and nibbles. Come sit amongst the artwork of Matteo Bernasconi and soak up the vibrations of live performance, art and community coming together.
Concert 1: Carlos Arango & Angela Rosero, Lulu IlandaFriday 16 OctoberDoors 6.30pm, Concert 7pm
first set // Carlos Arango & Angela Rosero
second set //Lulu Ilanda with Victor Jesus
Kicking the weekend off on Friday 16 October is a concert featuring two acts. First up Songstress Lulu Ilanda accompanied by Victor Jesus. Lulu Ilanda’s honest vocals and songwriting bring an assembly of emotional moments to the stage, accompanied by spirited guitarist Victor Jesus, whose masterful musicality allows for a rare wilderness to sustain the duo. Together they offer a moody psychedelic folk-rock sound which will leave you goose-bumped and open-hearted.
The second duo to grace the stage is an intimate project with members of the renowned Cumbia Orchestra Cumbiamuffin: Angela Rosero, the lead singer, and guitarist Carlos Arango. Having played together for more than 10 years in both large orchestras and small ensembles, the pair perform with natural and fun chemistry, covering some of the most beautiful, classics and joyous Latin American music gems. Their extensive knowledge in the styles of Latin music is evident when they perform together, seamlessly moving between Boleros, Argentine Zambas, Bossa Nova and Cumbia.
Concert 2: The Byron Mark QuartetSaturday 17 OctoberDoors 6.30pm, Concert 7pm
Saturday night we welcome Byron Mark’s Quartet to the stage. Byron Mark’s latest project explores the possibilities when combining a traditional string quartet arrangement, together with piano, cajon and tabla. After many tours and performances with flamenco ensembles around Australia, Byron has developed a strong passion for flamenco rhythms, and is using this knowledge to craft unique compositions that, although are inspired by flamenco palos, are coloured with Latin and Jazz rhythms and harmonies.
For this Peach Black weekend series, Byron will present his compositions in quartet format; Maharshi Raval (India) on tabla; Anna Murakawa (Brazil) and Yuhki Mayne (Japan/Australia) on violins, and Byron on piano/cajon. Together, the ensemble promises a captivating live performance with passion, improvisation, and surprises.
Byron is currently recording his album of new compositions written for his Septet, though they will be performing in a Covid safe quartet line-up with a fun twist on the new works.
Concert 3: The Marais ProjectSunday 18 OctoberDoors 1.30, Concert 2pm
In collaboration with Sweet Lights, delicious treats and afternoon drinks provided.
Our final concert is set in the afternoon of Sunday 18 October, with the addition of delicious and aesthetically beautiful sweets provided by Sweet Lights, Sydney.
Take a fascinating musical trip across Europe as The Marais Project presents songs and instrumental interludes from England, France, Italy, Germany and Sweden. The programme features arias by baroque giants, Monteverdi, Handel and Purcell, alongside works by lesser known composers including the “Swedish Schubert”, Carl Michael Bellman, and Marin Marais. As a special treat the concert will conclude with Folk Music from Sweden.
The Marais Project is a celebration of music for the viola da gamba inspired by Marin Marais, the great French virtuoso viola da gamba performer and composer. Formed by Jennifer Eriksson in 2000, in 2019 the ensemble turned 20. The ensemble’s original aim was to perform the complete works of Marais – a monumental task which is now more than 85% complete. However, over the years they have extended their repertoire beyond the French baroque to include folk music, mediaeval and renaissance repertoire as well as commissioning and recording new Australian works. They are one of the few Australian ensembles with a focus on Swedish music – a product of Eriksson and lutenist Tommie Andersson’s Swedish heritage.
COVID 19 Policy
Please Note: Due to COVID-19 Restrictions, tickets will be sold as part of a table booking. To ensure social distancing between tables we are running at a substantially reduced capacity and are only able to offer
ables of 2 or 4, with a handful of single tickets available.
To help us to manage each concert safely, we will only sell tickets prior to the event, there will not be any door sales. We will be asking you for your details if they are not provided at the time of booking. Food and nibbles may only be consumed whilst seated. And, as they are included as part of the event, we’ll serve you at the table, so you don’t need to move! (except to cheer *silently* for the wonderful artists)
When attending the event, we ask you to practice physical distancing of 1.5m, both inside the venue and of arrival and exit of the venue. Please do not mingle outside the venue.
And lastly, if you are unwell, please stay home and rest. The music is returning, and you will too, we’ll be ready for you when you’re better!
Finally, thank you for buying a ticket and supporting our amazing artists at a time that is so detrimental for our industry <3
Flamenco - Tablao 13/12/19
Saturday night - Sold out -
Friday Night - Sold out -
Doors: 6 pm Concert: 6.15pm
Peach Black Gallery: 97 Regent street, Chippendale
Tickets Now Available!
Early bird for only $33!
After the recent Arrebato sold out show at Peach Black, we will Showcase Flamenco again in it’s purest form.
Tablao is a night of raw emotion in an intimate setting. The performance brings together dancers from The Sydney Flamenco Studio led by Chachy Peñalver accompanied by musicians – Greg Alfonzetti (Guitar), Damian DeBoos (Cello), Byron Mark (Percussion) and Zoe Velez (Singing).
Limited tickets available for each night, don’t miss this very special show.
Doors open 6.15pm
Doors: 6 pm Concert: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Peach Black Gallery: 97 Regent street, Chippendale
Tickets Now Available!
“His chilled out Pacific tunes have a long-lasting feel good effect and his finely crafted songs have instant appeal.” ABC Radio Australia
Amidst smooth harmonies, rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian performance, and unassuming grooves that work a gradual, smile-inducing high through even a casual listener, Bobby Alu tunes have a way of sneaking into the subconscious and taking up residence. Having dedicated his world-class percussion skills to touring internationally with Xavier Rudd for five years, Alu delivers island-time vibes with gentle optimism rather than forceful instruction, and encourage the type of reflection best achieved in a hammock. Though it’s not all palm trees and daydreams – there’s a robust energy in Alu’s mastery of traditional Samoan log drums, and a vitality to his songwriting that nods to world, roots and pop intelligence.
“Smooth hammock music genius.”
The AU Review
“…Vivid imagery of paradisiacal wonder.”
The Winter Collective
A collection of Sydney’s most outstanding artists, showcasing different cultures each month over winter through music and dance. Set in the beautiful setting that is Peach Black Gallery, Sydney’s freshest contemporary art gallery.
Come drop in after work, warm your ears and your soul with a one hour concert on the last Wednesday of June, July and August.
The last Wednesday of June, July and August:
– Concert 1 La Yumba 26/06/2019 SOLD OUT
– Concert 2 Miriam Lieberman 31/07/2019 SOLD OUT
– Concert 3 Arrebato Ensemble 28/08/2019 SOLD OUT
Concert: 6.30pm – 7.30pm
$30 a concert, includes a drink. Or $80 for the three concerts!
La Yumba 26/06/2019
Carlos Arango, Josefina paz Thayer and Feña Coloma, with special guest Adolfo Trepiana
“Yumba’’ – a word chosen by Tango musician Osvaldo Pugliese for it’s onomatopoeic similarity with the profound gasping from a bandoneón.
The sound of Adolfo Trepiana’s Bandoneon will weave its way through the heart of this unique Tango concert that will draw on sonic flavours from wider world music influences. Each of these highly acclaimed musicians have cultivated their own style, from Klezmer to Cumbia to Folkloric and Tango.
Their mix of sounds mirrors the eclectic beginnings of Tango Music – a style born on the streets of the working-class ports of Buenos Aires and Montevideo with influences from immigrants that populated the ports at the time.
A tapestry of cultures and sounds come together for this exquisite concert set around Miriam Lieberman and her kora (West African Harp). This singer songwriter has an unmistakable voice and is known for her own unique style on the kora, the guitar as well as her songwriting. She draws her influences from far and wide – having spent long periods of time studying traditional music in West Africa with local musicians including celebrated kora player Toumani Diabate.
With a strong musical chemistry between Miriam Lierberman’s Trio, the players effortlessly bridge an unconventional mix of kora and Western classical instruments. Together they build lush harmonies and soaring string arrangements around Miriam’s songs.
“Miriam Lieberman is something of a renaissance woman ……somehow she achieves the almost impossible in blending patterned western-ed pop writing with the earthy mystique of African rhythms and freaky world instruments.” Sydney City News.
Three passionate musicians who write with all aspects of their heart, Arrebato Ensemble create a mesmerising and highly dynamic journey for their audience. The group’s music is primarily contemporary flamenco, with elements of classical, jazz, film soundtrack and folk music creating beautifully dynamic and emotive concerts.
The group’s previous albums drew critical acclaim with John Shand describing that while their music “moves from pure flamenco in favour of a more contemporary style, the spirit, a dramatic, sexually charged and haughty sadness, remains intact.” (SMH)