Jun
25
Sun
Chris Johnson Guitar and Vocals @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chris Johnson Guitar and Vocals @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista | Curtin | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Chris has been performing at Beyond Q longer than any other of our regular artists. With a beautiful voice and smooth guitar style, Chris adds his own personal touch to classic rock ballads and blues. Playing great songs from the catalogues of Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, The Beatles, the Stones, Johnny Cash and many more (including some very old old blues and folk songs), Chris is always entertaining and a pleasure to listen to over a coffee or two. He usually slips in an original song or two during his set as well, which are also very well received.

Gary Luck Gordon Lightfoots Aussie double @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Jun 25 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Jul
1
Sat
Dan Fernandes Guitar, Vocals & Musical Philosophy @ Beyond Q
Jul 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dan Fernandes Guitar, Vocals & Musical Philosophy @ Beyond Q | Curtin | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Daniel Lids Fernandes has been playing and writing music for over 40 years; In Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. Dan played throughout the mid-70s to 1987 when he stopped for personal reasons. He returned to playing live in 2005. An engaging and communicative performer who over the last few years has been playing solo and sometimes additional musician friends also sit in. The music is mostly original; covering a broad range of genres. Dan describes his music as a blend of acoustic Soul, reggae, folk and blues. Dan compliments his original compositions with selected interpretations of songs from other artists such as Bob Dylan, Beatles, Rolling Stones and Lucinda Williams. Dan has a natural vocal style which is suited to the music he writes.

Fred Pilcher, Vocals & 12 String Guitar @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Jul 1 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Fred Pilcher, Vocals & 12 String Guitar @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista | Curtin | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Fred started playing the 12-string acoustic guitar in Sydney in the late 1960s, inspired and mentored by the likes of Doug Ashdown, Mike McLellan, Marion Henderson, Buddy Wilson and Phil Cuneen. He was a regular at PACT Folk, Sydney’s premier folk club that saw impromptu appearances by Bob Dylan and Peter, Paul and Mary.

He played with Pat Drummond’s Toot Whistle Plunk and Boom Band, regulars in the Sydney music scene, headlining at many of the university and protest movement concerts in aid of the anti- Viet Nam war movement. Pat’s website retrospectively refers to Fred as a “12-string guitar whiz kid”. Iva Davies (Icehouse) cites the band as a major influence.

After moving to Canberra in the mid-1970s Fred played with a wide range of Canberra’s musical luminaries and iconic musicians including Mike Hayes (the Pricklefarmer), Donal Baylor, Dave O’Neill, Bruce Packard, John Butler (the Canadian one), Kevin Abbey, Lainey Kier and Steve McDonald, John van Buuren, Rick Hay, and appeared on Eric Bogle’s CD, Endangered Species. He appeared on a variety of ads and soundtracks and have been a regular for many years, with a variety of bands and performers, at the National Folk Festival.

His recent and current projects include Craig Dawson’s extraordinary Lord Byron Five; a double-

CD work-in-progress with Pat, Geoff and Steve Drummond; a CD commemorating Gordon Lightfoot’s 75th birthday with Gary Luck; and a new blues band, The Northside Lemon Kickers. As a member of Celtic band, Humbug, he recorded and produced their recent CD, On Raglan Road.

As a solo performer his material ranges from traditional to contemporary.

John Black Piano & Vocals @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Jul 1 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The Diode Yang Band @ Beyond Q
Jul 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The Diode Yang Band is a four-piece Canberra-based band that performs original music, eventually intended to be performed as a rock opera.
Even so, the band has a diverse range of musical interests from folk and country rock to pop, rock and blues.
Jul
2
Sun
John Harkins Guitar & Voice @ Beyond Q
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Michael Lemmer, Slide Guitar Blues Roots @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Jul 2 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Michael Lemmer, Slide Guitar Blues Roots @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista | Curtin | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Beyond Q is hosting Michael Lemmer.

So who is Michael Lemmer?

Michael is a quiet, almost shy retiring kind of guy until he picks up his slide guitar and lets his music speak.

And then,

Well then – jaws drop as the quiet guy channels Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page – who all flirted with slide.

If you listen hard you will even hear a little touch of George Harrison – one of the world’s most influential guitarists who started playing slide in 1969 – albeit in a non blues style.

Michael will mesmerize you with his dexterity and intensity. It’s no wonder he has supported artists such as John King Cleary, Stephen Cummings, Phil Emmanuel, Mick Thomas and the Sure Thing.

Even the hardest to excite, jaded music reporters like The SMH’s Chris Johnson, have said “a guitarist whose prowess on the steel-bodied National tri-cone resonator is impressive . . . . a sound that can only be created with an excellent understanding of how sweetly a resonator guitar can sing”.

You haven’t heard of him? Fix that while you can!
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=shzKHLoHEuA

Amazing Grace- Michael Lemmer

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbZ-iei-CBDKfnMwYQ5Y2Aw

Youtube Channel- Michael Lemmer

http://michaellemmer.bandcamp.com/

Michael’s page to download his albums.

Jul
8
Sat
Trish, Vocals; 6 String Guitar @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Dan Fernandes Guitar, Vocals & Musical Philosophy @ Beyond Q
Jul 8 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Dan Fernandes Guitar, Vocals & Musical Philosophy @ Beyond Q | Curtin | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Daniel Lids Fernandes has been playing and writing music for over 40 years; In Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney. Dan played throughout the mid-70s to 1987 when he stopped for personal reasons. He returned to playing live in 2005. An engaging and communicative performer who over the last few years has been playing solo and sometimes additional musician friends also sit in. The music is mostly original; covering a broad range of genres. Dan describes his music as a blend of acoustic Soul, reggae, folk and blues. Dan compliments his original compositions with selected interpretations of songs from other artists such as Bob Dylan, Beatles, Rolling Stones and Lucinda Williams. Dan has a natural vocal style which is suited to the music he writes.