Happy new year! Hope you brought the New Year in in style! We had a great time 3000m above Antarctica, you can check out a very short clip of the chaos. (Thanks for the clip Peaches!)
Lots of great stuff in store for 2017, and we're kicking it all off with:
Minya by Moonlight
Shirazz will be taking the stage at the Minya Winery in Coonewarre (map) next Saturday (14th Jan) for an evening of great food, excellent wine and our best tunes... all under the twilight sky.
You can BYO food only, or picnic hampers ($20) are available however reservations are essential. The hampers are prepared for you to pick up on your arrival to the vineyard and includes a selection of foods including antipasto, cheese, smoked salmon roll, fruits and nuts.
There is a selection of Minya wines and beers are available at every concert. No BYO.
Tickets are $36 including a free glass of Minya wine. You only need to bring a cushion or rug, no chairs.
For more information and bookings, check the Minya website.
Festivals in February
We'll be heading down to Port Fairy for the inaugural Port Fairy Jazz Festival which runs 10-12 Feb. We're playing two sets on the Saturday (6pm at the Reardon Theatre and 9pm at Star of West) and the Sunday morning Gospel session (9am at St John's Church). If you're heading to the festival make sure you say hello!
And, for a Shirazz first, we'll be appearing at the Eltham Jazz Festival on 25th February. This is a free event and the lineup looks great, check it out at the Eltham Jazz Festival website. We're playing at 6:30pm on the Commercial Place Stage.
Williamstown Jazz Club... now in Altona!
Since the Williamstown RSL has closed its doors, the new home of the Williamstown Jazz Club is the Altona RSL, which has got a bigger dance floor, better acoustics, and easier transport options than the old venue.
Shirazz will be appearing at the Altona RSL (map) on Sunday 26th Feb, playing three very danceable sets from 4-7pm. Entry is $15 and for bookings call 9397 6198 or 9397 1885. Bring your dancing shoes, we'll be sure to get you up and dancing!
Queen Vic Night Market