South Coast Folk Club - Pt Noarlunga Bowling Club
Genre:, acoustic, Celtic, folk
South Coast Folk Club is one of the biggest and most popular in the near Adelaide area. Our free Thursday night sessions are held from 8pm till midnight at the Port Noarlunga Bowling Club, Hunt Park, River Rd, Port Noarlunga. Apart from the weekly come-all-ye sessions, the Club also presents regular concerts - often featuring touring International & Interstate performers. We also publish a monthly newsletter which can be downloaded from our website. Please take the time to browse our website, where you'll find news about what's happening around the local folk scene, feature articles, lots of photos of local folkies at play & performers who have played at the Club and some useful links to other Australian folk music websites.
NEXT CONCERT - One of the purest voices on the Australian music scene – Ange Takats is able to coat with sugar, crush with sadness and cut through to the soul of a song.
The former foreign correspondent’s second album Arva mixes Americana folk with the sounds of 1930s jazz … think Joni Mitchell meets Billie Holiday with the Andrews Sisters on backing vocals. It was recorded and produced in Gippsland by Australian music institution J. Walker (Machine Translations), whose clients have included Baz Luhrmann, C.W. Stoneking, Paul Kelly, Clare Bowditch, The Boat People, and Sophie Koh.
The Queensland songwriter began her musical career in Bangkok, where she was based as a foreign correspondent. In 2012 she released a travel memoir titled The Buffalo Funeral, which traces her unusual journey from foreign correspondent to folk singer in Asia.
Her worldly adventures and natural gift for storytelling have allowed Ange to develop a unique performance style – weaving lighthearted travel tales between darkly emotive songs. She released her debut album Aniseed Tea in 2009, which was featured as ‘album of the week’ on Radio National and received high praise.
Ange Takats studied journalism at Charles Sturt University before taking a job as a TV news producer for Channel Nine in Sydney. At the age of 22 she flew to Bangkok—leaving the comforts of her hometown to take on a job in the male-dominated, cut-throat international media. She has interviewed Burmese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, attended an elephant wedding, cuddled prison babies and been chased by a tiger in a Thai temple
Special guest act at this concert is Ciaram Granger. Entry is $20 ($15 concession). Doors open at 7 - concert starts at 8pm. Drinks available at the bar at club prices - byo nibbles/supper.