Aug
19
Sat
Trish, Vocals; 6 String Guitar @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Night Potion Great Irish Music @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Aug 19 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Night Potion Great Irish Music @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista | Curtin | Australian Capital Territory | Australia

Night Potion are Caroline McNicholas (singer songwriter/flute), Johnny Reynolds (guitar), Paul Callan (bass) and Shayne Rolt (drums/percussion). Their set is eclectic ranging from Traditional Irish tunes infused with jazz, blues and rock idiom to original songs penned by Caroline and Johnny. They have recently recorded a CD, ‘The Armada Sessions’. The album contains exciting rock arrangements of traditional Irish tunes as well as haunting original songs with a distinctive celtic flavour.

Caroline McNicholas is a singer songwriter from Dublin and has played flute from a young age. She has an MA in music from St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, where she specialised in composition and musicology. She has toured extensively with Urban trad band ‘Suas’ before collaborating with partner Johnny Reynolds as Night Potion.

Johnny Reynolds has been a professional guitarist for the past 30 years. He played on the Dublin circuit since 1982 with bands such as The Touch and No Shame. While involved with the latter group Johnny had the honour of supporting BB King at the National Stadium in Dublin 1985. After a short stint touring Ireland with The Karen Coleman Band, he joined The Rob Strong Band for 5 years touring Europe and Ireland. While in Europe they shared The Gothenberg Rock Festival bill with such giants as Deep Purple, Georgie Fame, The Kinks and Zak Wilde. Johnny went on to join acclaimed Dublin outfit ‘The International Blues Band’. They toured in the UK, Canada and Ireland where they supported James Brown at the Point Depot in Dublin. In 1997 he formed The Johnny Reynolds Band playing mainly original material from the blues/rock genre. He has recorded 4 Cds to date, Never Say Die (1998), Summer’s Here (2001), Rock Steady Blues (2002), Johnny Reynolds Band Live in JJ Smyths(2007).

Aug
20
Sun
Iska & Andrew Back, Vocals, Fiddle Piano & Guitar @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Aug 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
MP4 Jazz Standards @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
The Other Side @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Aug 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aug
26
Sat
Leo Joseph Blues Jazz Vocals, Piano @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Aug 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Aug
27
Sun
Chris Johnson Guitar and Vocals @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Aug 27 @ 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
Aug 27 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Sep
2
Sat
Trish, Vocals; 6 String Guitar @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Sep 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Fred Pilcher, Vocals & 12 String Guitar @ Beyond Q Books | Bar | Barista
Sep 2 @ 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.