31 October Tuesday – CATSPLAY: Happy Hour featuring Andrew Hagger & Robyn Payne
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Show 1: 7.00pm (Doors open 6.30pm)
Show 2: 9.30pm (Doors open 9.00pm)
CATSPLAY: Happy Hour featuring Andrew Hagger & Robyn Payne
Catsplay is the new jazz collaboration of Robyn Payne and Andrew Hagger. The duo will be launching their new album Happy Hour, a joyous jazz celebration of their original material with influences from LA to New York, and from Tokyo to Stockholm.
Robyn is an award winning multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer and audio engineer, who has produced over 100 albums. Robyn’s performance credits include Tom Jones, Tommy Emmanuel, Joe Cocker, Little River Band, Jackson Browne, and Roger Daltry. Robyn is bass player for the Eurogliders, and for six years she performed in the Hey Hey Its Saturday Band.
Andrew is a classically trained pianist whose solo albums Vivid and Moon Under Water have both reached ARIA Top 10 in their category. An accomplished songwriter, his composition credits include co-writing Isn’t it Amazing, performed by Olivia Newton-John. He was Co-Executive Producer and Composer for the ABC Music album Hope, which rose to Number One on the ARIA Classical Charts.
Fronting Catsplay vocally is Fem Belling, a rising star on the international jazz scene who has become one of Australia’s most formidable and in demand performers. With 5 Vita awards under her belt, a Green Room Award nomination for best actress in a musical, and lead roles in West End shows including Hairspray, Fame and Footloose, Fem has performed at many jazz festivals and clubs such as the iconic Ronnie Scott’s in London. Other members of the Catsplay band read like a who’s who of the Sydney live music scene, including Mitch Farmer (drums) and David Holmes (guitar).
Part proceeds of the Happy Hour project go to two charities: Olivia Newton-John Cancer & Wellness Centre, and Dalit Freedom Network.
Join us for a foot tapping, happy night!
Performances & Tickets:
Doors open at 6.30pm and band at 7pm for Show 1 (guests must leave by 8.45pm)
Doors open for Show 2 at 9pm
General Admission – $51.50 incl booking fee – includes a seat or stool
Standing only – $39.50 incl booking fee
General Admission 7pm, General Admission 9pm, Standing Only 7pm, Standing Only 9pm
Date: 11 October 2017
Start time: 20:30
End time: 23:00
Venue: Foundry 616
Phone: 02 9211 9442