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Chaika w/support Twin Willows

The Rhythm Hut

Chaika w/support Twin Willows

6:30pm, Sat 29 June, 2019

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Described as "spine-tingling" (Rhythms) and "extraordinary" (Fine Music FM), Chaika create worldly rhythmic textures inspired by Balkan vibrancy, Turkish markets, Celtic stories, and Australia's own stunning landscapes. Their genre-blending sounds have been branded by fans as 'Nomadic Folk-Jazz'. Employing ethereal harmonies (in several languages), a myriad of instruments and a dynamic ability for discovery, Chaika re- imagine and create their own exuberant music traversing incredible landscapes with jazz-like dexterity.

This April, 2019, they will release their third LP 'Arrow' - an almost completely original suite of work injected with the compositional personalities of all 6 members. Chaika comprises musicians who have written for and performed with a truly diverse roster, including Monsieur Camembert, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Nicky Bomba, The Brandenburg Orchestra, Riley Lee, Mara! & The Martenitsa Choir, The Song Company, The Rhythm Hunters, Kevin James, Baby et Lulu, Marais Ensemble, Elysian Fields, Miriam Lieberman Trio, Alireza Ghorbani, Great Waitress, Ta ngalo, Klezmer Divas, The London Bulgarian Choir, and The Renaissance Players, on major national and international stages.

At home wherever appreciative ears assemble - from roots and folk festivals to the world-class environs of Sydney's City Recital Hall - Chaika surprise, thrill and move the unsuspecting listener. Decidedly "outside the norm" (Timber & Steel) Chaika traverse another age, journeying an unidentifiable era and landscape, in a manner simply referred to by The Australian as "enchanting."


'Extraordinary.' - Fine Music 102.5FM
'Spine-tingling.' - Rhythms Magazine
'Enchanted.' - The Australian
'Outside the norm.' - Timber And Steel
'A rich depth... such a young and talented group of musicians.' - Eastside Radio


Laura Altman - clarinet, vocals
Laura Bishop - percussion, piano, accordion, vocals Susie Bishop - violin, guitar, vocals
Johan Delin - double bass, vocals
Rendra Freestone - percussion, guitar, vocals Emily-Rose S arkova - accordion, piano, vocals



Twin Willows combine the musical sensibilities of Rohan Parry and Folk/Jazz musician Jen Hankin. The fusion of their rich musical history makes for a sonic palette like no other. Armed with their guitar, flute, ukulele and vocal harmonies their repertoire spans 90's grunge, pub rock classics, top 40 pop hits, and everything in between.




Delicious home style cooked dinners and desserts are available for purchase. The Rhythm Hut is fully licensed with assorted beers, wines and ciders, including locally made Six String Brewing Company and Murray's Craft Brewing Co beers and a range of non alcoholic drinks including locally made Kombucha Zest. Under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


WHAT: Chaika w/support Twin Willows
WHEN: Friday 29 June 2019 - Door open 6:30
WHERE: The Rhythm Hut - 135 Faunce St Gosford
TICKETS: $20 + bf pre sale / $25 door (if available). Kids 12 & under FREE (must be booked)
MORE INFO: music@therhythmhut.com.au