Michael Hanlon and The Sweet Valentino’s

LATE AUTUMN TUNES: Michael Hanlon and The Sweet Valentino's play this Murrah Hall on Saturday May 20. Picture: Supplied
LATE AUTUMN TUNES: Michael Hanlon and The Sweet Valentino's play this Murrah Hall on Saturday May 20. Picture: Supplied

The Murrah Hall is set to warm your musical soul this weekend.

Fresh from the Candelo Village Festival, Bermagui musician Michael Hanlon is set to launch his new album.

Titled Wishing You Were Somewhere, he will descend on the hall with a special, and intimate album launch show on Saturday, May 20.

The Sweet Valentino’s take Hanlon’s ambient-tinged yet uplifting songs and seasons them with percussion, double bass, violin, plains of synthesizer and the jangle of a piano.

"Sometimes I get time to do my own stuff,” Hanlon said.

“This album has been three years in the making. 

“I started the writing and recording in Adelaide, and finished it off here in Bermagui. 

“It can be a lonely old pursuit writing and producing your own music - so it's a thrill to play these songs with such wonderful people and players."

His band, The Sweet Valentino's, includes some of this area's best and much loved musicians.

The Valentino’s are Jacqui Howarth, Saul Nightingale, Dan Scollay, Matthew Perry and Elizabeth Andalis.

Better known nationally, Hanlon has produced and engineered over 20 albums during his career.

He has composed for film and television, and created music for art gallery installations.

Hanlon is known locally as being the owner of the Frame and Brush art shop in Bermagui, along with his partner Justina.

The night will also see a special performance from local award winning musician, Katie Callaghan.

There will be the legendary Murrah curries available, and a good, late Autumn fire to keep you warm.

Doors open at 7pm, with the gate open at 6:30pm.

Tickets cost $15, $10 for concession holders, and kids are free.

The Murrah Hall is located on the scenic coastal road between Bermagui and Tathra in the picturesque locality of the Murrah, just 15 kilometres South of Bermagui.

Coming soon to the Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre is Tenori - The Tuxedo Tour on Saturday, June 10.

The exciting production employs the talents of three powerhouse singers: David Kidd, Craig Atkinson and Andrew Pryor.

The three met while touring internationally with The Ten Tenors.

After some time apart working with Opera Australia, Opera Queensland and many of the country’s finest orchestras, they are back together doing what they do best.

With a combined sixty years international experience in the industry, these polished professionals know exactly how to put on an unforgettable show.


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