Brisbane, it’s time to get your chilli on!

Brisbane's Chilli Festival
Brisbane's Chilli Festival
Briz Chilli Fest

Brisbane’s one and only chilli festival is all set to heat up Waterfront Park, Newstead on Sunday 9th June from 11am to 6pm.

The festival is in its second year and once again supports Cystic Fibrosis Queensland in its fundraising and awareness campaigns.

Featuring “Hellfire Alley” with over 15 of Australia’s best chilli producers offering their wares to try and buy, the festival also hosts general market stalls and a jam-packed program of chilli-eating competitions.

10 contestants will vie to be the champion in each of these challenges:

Great Balls of Fire, Napalm Noodles, Pyro Pizza, Tequila Sip n Shout, Flaming Wings and the nightmarish Fiery Pod Competition.

Jumping castle, animal nursery farm, craft activities and lots of grass to run around on will keep the young ones amused, and parents relaxed.

Sean Mullen plays Satriani
Sean Mullen is an Australian guitarist with serious chops.

Live music includes the fabulous Satriani Tribute Show with super-technician Sean Mullen flying across the fretboard.

Philip John Guitar
Dutch-Australian guitarist, Philip John.

Philip John Trio opens the festival with some cool jazz grooves.

Missy Vader duo pumps out some cool hits with sultry songstress, Sandra Beynon, at the helm.

Missy Vader and the Dark Force
Sean Mullen, Sandra Beynon and Philip John make up this unique trio playing great classic rock and pop hits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fundraising for Cystic Fibrosis
Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club

The big-hearted boys from Viking Breed Social Motorcycle Club will one again put their combined weight behind fund-raising for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland as they auction off multiple chances to be “Viking for a Day” by riding pillion with the whole group during the course of the festival.

Visit the festival website www.brizchillifest.com.au for more information.

Find Briz Chilli Fest on Facebook :  http://www.facebook.com/brizchillifest  and also on Instagram @BrizChilliFest.

 

Philip John – Fabric Island Album Launch

Philip John Guitar

Brisbane-based song-writer/guitarist Philip John is previewing his album ‘FABRIC ISLAND on Sunday 31st March at The Milk Factory in South Brisbane.

As a dual citizen of both the Netherlands and Australia, Philip has enjoyed a “global citizen” upbringing.

“My cross-continental collaboration with Yuri Blaak in Amsterdam in 2017  resulted in the formation of Jazz Theft Auto, and one which  spurred me on to continue original song-writing in the electronic, hip hop, and groove genre,” said Philip.

“Trying to define genres is often difficult.  I like to call it Jazz Hop, “ said the 20 year old Toowong musician.

Philip has a strong pedigree in music and entertainment.

His father is former high profile Brisbane radio broadcaster, Peter Dick, who was also known for his deep love of Frank Sinatra’s music and tenor voice.

His mother is versatile Brisbane vocalist, Sandra Beynon, who performs both jazz and rock in various bands including Missy Vader and the Dark Force.

His step-father and sometime guitar mentor is uber-talented guitarist, Sean Mullen, who also presents the Satriani Tribute Show – a testament to his skill.

Philip has been surrounded by a variety of music from birth, having entered the world to the voice of Dame Kiri Te Kanawa’s “Oh mio babbino caro”.

“Music has been all around me from as long as I can remember.  I think as a toddler I dressed as Murray the Red Wiggle with a ukulele instead of a guitar; my mother and father were always singing or playing music and instruments were everywhere,” said Philip.

“I love the sound of the jazz guitar, and I’m still working on finding my best voice, but my song-writing is such great way to express myself.  Being young isn’t easy in the music industry these days,” he said.

Also performing on the night will be Euphoria Quartet, a jazz-fusion band featuring students from the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

Get keen for an evening of lush harmonies, vigorous improvisations and deep, cerebral grooves…

ENDS

FABRIC ISLAND ALBUM PREVIEW  – Friday 22nd March, 2019

The Milk Factory – 48 Montague Road, South Brisbane

Tickets at door:  $5 adults, Students by donation.

https://www.facebook.com/events/255204338767324/

https://www.facebook.com/philipjohnguitar

http://www.facebook.com/jazztheftauto

https://www.facebook.com/euphoria4tet/

 

 

High Tea at The Greek Club – a Project Pink event.

Brisbane function venues

Next Thursday 7th March,  2019, the Greek Club’s stunning new balcony overlooking Musgrave Park and the city skyline will come alive with ladies doing High Tea as part of International Women’s Day celebrations.

The  event costs $80 per person and features an indulgent high tea while helping fund lifesaving cancer research through Project Pink, a breast cancer initiative of the PA Research Foundation!

Indulge in a modern selection of sweet and savoury delights, cocktails on arrival and 3 hour beverage package.  If the gastronomic delights on offer at the newly minted Nostimo Restaurant are anything to go by, no doubt the event guests will be in High Tea heaven on this auspicious occasion.

There will be raffle draws and of course live entertainment by yours truly, Sandra Beynon, accompanied by my son, Philip John, on guitar and vocals too.

Philip John is a young jazz fusion artists Brisbane-based, having returned from a gap year in Amsterdam collaborating with other young electronic musicians.  He will soon launch his own EP and you can find out more about Philip’s work hhttps://youtu.be/N8VUoDIr9VEere.

To book for this wonderful event, please go to the Facebook event.

If you are looking to host an event, wedding, celebration, birthday or anything else, let the wonderful functions team  at the Greek Club, led by the super-experienced Vasili, look after your every need.  Contact them today on 3844 1166 for a site visit and quote for your next event.

Or for your next delightful dining experience, al fresco or inside the restaurant,  consider Nostimo Bar & Restaurant, where nothing is too much trouble if it makes your visit memorable.