Gary Daley & Damian Wright | Pigeon Lane at Gallery One88

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Date(s) - 31/07/2021
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Gary Daley & Damian Wright | Pigeon Lane, Katoomba.

Music in the Mountains and Pigeon Lane are excited to present the debut of a brand new duo featuring highly renowned musicians, DAMIAN WRIGHT, flamenco guitar, and GARY DALEY, piano & accordion. An enchanting combination of instruments and musical flavours from flamenco, choro and jazz to classical, played by two of Australia’s most respected performers, this show promises to be a special performance, so book your tickets now.
GARY DALEY & DAMIAN WRIGHT // Saturday, July 31 2021 // Doors 6:00 pm // Tickets: $94.50 ea
Location: Pigeon Lane @ GalleryONE88, Katoomba. 186-188 Katoomba St, Katoomba
Ticket price includes a 2-course meal & event memorabilia // This is a seated performance // BYO alcohol // COVID-Safe Event. We recommend that you visit our good friends at Leura Cellars en route to GalleryONE88, who provide an exquisite selection of wines, beer, and spirits, including locally brewed beers from ‘Mountain Culture’ and ciders from ‘Hillbilly’.
Please read the event information on this page very carefully, as information about COVID-19 restrictions, menu and ‘Terms & Conditions’, will be provided below.
Gary Daley is best known as a musician playing in some of the elite bands of Australian jazz; currently James Greening’s band Greening from Ear to Ear and the jazz-world music band The Catholics. He leads the quartet Bungarribee which features his own compositions and interpretations from the classical repertoire. Gary plays acoustic and electric piano, organ and also the piano accordion. Another side to Gary is his appearances weekdays on the ABC TV children’s channel in the pre-school show Lah Lah’s Adventures.
In home town Springwood, just west of Sydney, he is the artistic director of the music concert series Live at the Village which has presented leading musicians in a variety of improvised music since late 2009.
Sanctuary is the recording of the latest album which was supported by the Australia Council. Psalm from ‘In the Palm of Your Hand’ is a five part gospel-jazz work was commissioned by the St Paul’s Grammar School, Cranebrook in 2004. Performed by Gary Daley, Steve Clisby (solo voice), Toby Hall, Jess Ciampa, Richard Maegraith, Ben Waples, Ben Daley, Voice Mail (choir of St Paul’s Grammar), Cathy Jarman.<br>
In 2002 Gary’s then band Heavy Weather recorded World View, which was sponsored by ABC Jazz Track.
Daley’s playing has been described as “exquisite”, John Shand of The Sydney Morning Herald, and his composition for large ensemble, Sanctuary, drew the following response……
“. . . music such as this can knock the wind out of my diaphragm, by simply reminding me how far the word falls short of the music.”
– John Hardaker,
Damian Wright is an ARIA-nominated Flamenco guitarist based in Australia. Damian was invited to perform as a solo artist at ‘The Rajasthan International Folk Festival’, India, and in 2016 & 2018 performed at ‘The Shanghai Fringe Festival’, China. Damian’s ensemble Bandaluzia was invited to perform at the biannual ‘Adelaide International Guitar Festival’ curated by Slava Grigoryan & was a soloist at ‘The Sydney International Guitar Festival’ in 2017 and with the ensemble in 2018. Bandaluzia also performed to a sold-out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as part of TEDx 2014. Bandaluzia was awarded ‘Pick of the Fringe’ at The Sydney Fringe Festival & 5 stars from The Adelaide fringe Festival in 2020. Damian recently released ‘Shifting Sands’, an original music album funded by The Australia Council of the Arts. In 2010 Damian received a development grant from The Australia Council of the Arts to study flamenco guitar in Spain with Pepe Justicia.
“Damian Wright is a brilliant flamenco guitarist…Wright showed what a captivating solo player he is on his own “In Time”, and elsewhere his articulation of complex lines was fluid and dripping with conviction”
– John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald.
“Wright imbues every piece with the rich, rhythmic structure so characteristic of flamenco. …..A piece like Khyal, by Wright, has haunting harmonics and an evocative Moorish flavour. It’s an imaginative journey: like travelling, without moving your feet”.
– Loyd Bradford Syke, Australian Stage Online
“Wright provided a solo introduction of exquisite delicacy and increasing drama”
– John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald
Whilst many events promise a ‘speakeasy’ experience, no other venue in the Blue Mountains does it quite like ‘Pigeon Lane’, Gallery ONE88’s live music quarter. Why you ask? Well, you won’t find the entrance to this space on Katoomba’s main drag . . . you need to take a stroll down Katoomba’s ‘Art Street’, aka Beverly Place, and with so much visual candy on display, you won’t quite know where you’re going. Walking past the ever-changing tapestry of street art, rated as one of the ‘Top 10 Things to Do in Katoomba’ according to TripAdvisor, you need to find a green door at the rear of the gallery. Don’t expect a big neon sign or a grand entryway though – it helps to bring someone who has been here before and keep your eyes peeled. Once you cross the threshold, you will pass through a peculiar ticketing booth, a quirky corner bar (although the venue doesn’t yet have a liquor licence – so it’s BYO) and enter Pigeon Lane proper.
Just like the eclectic underground venues of Paris or New York, this space has antique chandeliers, timber floors and exposed brick, a small stage framed with red velvet curtains, individual tables, and plenty of artwork and vintage curiosities everywhere to pique your roving interest. The acoustics in this space are divine and the vibe casual, which is the perfect storm for bringing out engaging and emotive performances out of every musician that graces this stage. With the likes of Steve Kilbey (The Church), Jak Housden (The Whitlams), Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Lloyd Swanton (The Necks), Sandy Evans (10 Part Invention), Paul Cutlan, Gary Daley, Trish Delaney-Brown (The Idea of North), George Washingmachine, James Greening and many more having played in this room, the quality of music is second to none. You won’t want to miss a show here as there aren’t many rooms like this.
Pigeon Lane & GalleryONE88 are both ‘COVID-Safe’ spaces and have contingencies in place in the event COVID-19 restrictions are increased. This means that this event is going ahead unless NSW Health prevents this sort of activity from taking place, or all performers are unable to attend. And not to worry, in the case of the event being cancelled, every patron will get a full refund. We know that many events have given their patrons a credit when events have been postponed – we won’t do that, so you’ve got no reason not to book 😀.
Victor Peralta is both a celebrated artist and an executive cook, who will be curating a dining experience like no other. Featuring two majestic and generous courses, meals will be delivered to your table by alternate drop (one option for you and the other option for your partner) between sets. Dessert, tea, and coffee will also be available to purchase on the night.
– Example Menu: Menu to be updated prior to event –
/ Entrees /
Platter of Mixed Pinchos: A traditional dish from the North of Spain closely resembling ‘Tapas’, ‘Pinchos’ are usually eaten in bars or taverns as a small snack while hanging out with friends or relatives. Thus, they have a strong socializing component and in the Basque country and Navarre, they are usually regarded as a cornerstone of local culture and society; or
Potato Gnocchi in House Pesto Sauce (Vegetarian): This gnocchi is served lightly tossed in our house-made fresh basil & pine nut pesto sauce, and sprinkled with shavings of matured parmesan.
/ Mains /
Mega Meat Balls: Prime beef and spicy chorizo baked slow in a secret ONE88 herb and spiced tomato au jus until tender and mouth-watering. Served alongside al dente pasta and sprinkled with shavings of matured parmesan; or
Red Lentil & Cauliflower Dahl (Vegetarian): This curry is perfect for those nights where warmth and just a little spice is needed. Served alongside jasmine rice and naan bread.
Pigeon Lane is currently BYO only, however, has a dedicated cafe during the day and has an extensive range of non-alcoholic beverages, as well as fresh espresso coffee.
Dates: Saturday, 31 July 2021.
Venue: Pigeon Lane @ GalleryONE88, 186-188 Katoomba St. Katoomba
Doors Open: 6:00 pm
First Course Served: 6:30 pm
First Set: 7:00-7:50 pm
Second Course & Intermission: 7:50 – 8:40 pm
Second Set: 8:40-9:30 pm
Tickets: $94.50 per person including a 2-course meal & event memorabilia

Pigeon Lane at Gallery One88

186/188 Katoomba St, Katoomba NSW 2780