Gordie Tentrees

Gordie Tentrees – this Canadian farm boy, golden glove boxer, school teacher, turned folk artist has released his 6th record in North America, UK, Australia and Europe performing 200 concerts each year.  Gordie will be appearing with Jaxon Haldane.

Gordie and Jaxon will be appearing at the Music Shack on Wednesday 13th April 2016

In the three years since his last release North Country Heart, Tentrees wrote more than 30 songs for his new album, mercifully letting most of them die before hitting the tape. Says Tentrees, “I was selective. I wanted to make an album I knew I  could make, if I invested all my time and energy.”Gordie Tentrees

New album keepers include “Somebody’s Child”, written after watching the bombs go off at the Boston Marathon, all while wondering if his wife had
crossed the finish line, and “Tired of Time”, the heartbreaking story of a man who dies of brain cancer years before his prime, while watching his family
grow. Themes of despair turn to courage in “Wheel Girl”, an ode to northern hero Jessica Frotten who went from accident victim to wheelchair athlete.
Tentrees’ attraction with the downtrodden human continues in “Broken Hero”, a collection of vivid shots of everyday heroes, and the story -driven hit “Love in Ink”, co – written with childhood friend Oliver Greer. Love rings true in ‘Keno City” and “Wrong Town”, and album highlight “Dead Beat Dad” may be the
first recorded confession of a struggling father urging on his male mates to make a difference.
 It should be a great night with Gordie and Jaxon singing without amplification in the lounge room due to the uncertainties of the weather.
As usual, because we’re indoors, tickets are very limited and it’s first in best seated. There will be no door sales.
For tickets contact via the tab above, or email direct to:  themusicshack@gmail.com

The Once

The Newfoundland-based trio THE ONCE have been on a whirlwind ride the last couple of years, touring the globe with Passenger as well as featuring on his most recent album, earning Juno & Canadian Folk Music Awards and nominations, and selling out headline shows all across the world off the back of their most recent album, ‘Departures’. The Once A

They have returned to Australia for a huge tour and will be at the Music Shack on Friday 4th March 2016.

We’re very excited to have these three perform for us right here at the Music Shack.  If you don’t know them just search for them on Youtube – they are great.

Tickets only available by pre-purchase. Use the contact link above, or email themusicshack@gmail.com   or phone Vince & Judy on 9731 2004


Storyville Jazz Band

Here’s a great night for all the Dixieland jazz fans. Storyville Jazz Band have been performing successfully for many years and just keep getting better.



The six members, including founder, Dixie Kidd, will be here at the Music Shack doing their thing on Saturday 13th February 2016 and we’re looking forward to it.

Storyville Jazz Band have performed throughout Australia, Japan and Europe and say they have had a mountain of fun because that’s what it’s all about. They are looking forward to sharing their fun with us.

Tickets have been selling very fast and it looks like being an early sellout. As usual, there will be no gate sales and tickets are only available for purchase via email to: themusicshack@gmail.com

All Our Exes Live in Texas


Good news time for the Music Shack.  Our 2016 program will start on Friday 15th January with All Our Exes Live in Texas.

For a band that formed just over two years ago, All Our Exes Live in Texas has already shared the stage with some impressive acts including the ALL OUR EXES - IMG 2Backstreet Boys, Megan Washington, TinPan Orange, Mama Kin, Jordie Lane, The Perch Creek Family
Jugband, Ainslie Wills & The Morrisons to name just a few.  (And of course, we’re very familiar with several of those names who have performed here at the Shack or in Yabberup.)

Coming off a national tour in April this year the girls played to sold out headline shows and filled festival tents at Port Fairy Folk Festival, the Blue Mountains Festival, the National Folk Festival & Fairbridge Folk Festival – and were labelled a ‘Festival Highlight’ at each one.

OnALL OUR EXES - IMG 1 mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, All Our Exes deliver tunes that are clearly crafted with taste, care and skill in the context of a spontaneous, playful and utterly charming live show. With four songwriters and four unique voices, All Our Exes make music that is refreshingly different, drawing influence from traditional four-part harmony and creating a brand new type of modern folk. Fair warning: We’ve been told you’ll need your charisma sunnies or you’ll leave the Music Shack a little bit in love.

As usual, there will be no door sales so you’ll need to contact us if you’d like an invite.  Hit the “Contact Us” tab above to send us your contact details.

Latest Single ‘Sailboat’ – Audio –       https://allourexesliveintexas.bandcamp.com
Youtube –                                         https://youtu.be/ppCmua8Yl-4
‘Tell Me’ Single –                                https://youtu.be/ppCmua8Yl-4