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For Folk Sake

Sydney Now

For Folk Sake

7:00pm, Thu 1 July, 2021

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Come and join us on THURSDAY 1 JULY to be spellbound by three amazing live original music acts at For Folk Sake!

Sydney NOW presents FOR FOLK SAKE!

~ live original music ~

at The Petersham Bowling Club


Come and join us on THURSDAY 1 JULY to be spellbound by three amazing live original music acts ….




Mysterious Universe bring you a blend of earthy, spacy original tunes, many with electric mandolin as lead instrument. 

Rootsy psychedelia vibes and alt-country tales add up to some kinda kosmic country, toe-tappin’, mind-expandin’, spirit-raisin’, ragged-but-right hedonistic haze that will leave you spinning in a fever wanting more! 

A four-track EP lurks on Bandcamp right now and another’s on the way real soon.






We have chosen ‘Gii’ as the name for our band as ‘Gii’ means ‘heart’ in the language of the Gamillaroi people. 

GiiMusic was founded by Troy Russell and Bree Baxter in 2016. Both have a deep love of folk music of all styles and always look for fresh and new ways to tell a story. Our vocalist Leila Hamilton hails from Hill End and Troy and Bree met her at a series of concerts held in Redfern NSW.  Chris Beltran is on ukulele and guitar. Chris's playing style is important to the sound of GiiMusic and his playing compliments the sound of the band. 





Emotional and witty, Kay is a Wollongong-raised indie-folk singer-songwriter with a remarkably agile, engaging, honest, soul-bearing voice and a wry, dry-ice sense of humour. 

With a live performance style that is much like being invited into her lounge room, her songs are truly stories set to melody, by turns relatable, humorous and heartbreaking. Creating an intimacy between audience and performer through vulnerability, Kay's live show is likely to leave you wondering whether all of the songs were about you. 

After releasing her latest single ‘Maybe I’m Not A Grown Up’ in the midst of the 2020 lockdown, this year has so far seen Kay develop and premiere music for the play ‘See You Later Mum’ at Adelaide Fringe Festival, perform at the National Folk Festival’s Good Folk concert and take the stage in support of renowned homegrown artist including Felicity Urquart, Josh Cunningham, 19 Twenty and Melanie Horsnell. 

Development for Kay’s newest project is underway - a hybrid of theatre and music that involves turning her teenage diaries into songs.








Tickets are $20 and must be booked in advance. 

All patrons must adhere to covid safe practices and check in upon entry. 



We don't want anyone to miss out on the soul-filling experience of live music therefore volunteers receive a free ticket in exchange for assisting on the night. We are most happy to exchange tickets for other services including graphic design/ social media/ marketing, photography, door person duties, live stream or videography. Let's talk!

To register as a volunteer, click here:




Local artisanal beer and wine will be available to purchase along with the most medicinal of spirits. The bistro will be open to cater to your tastebuds with a smile.



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The Petersham Bowling Club is a family friendly venue in Sydney's inner west that supports live music with gusto and is proudly pokie free. Run by local volunteers who keep the veggie patch colourful and cold glasses overflowing, the heart and soul of Petersham is at 77 Brighton St and has an interesting story. We are proud to support this iconic venue and keep the disco ball spinning.


This is a Covid-safe show. Pre-sale tickets only. 

Under 18s are welcome at the Petersham Bowling Club but must be accompanied by an adult.

The Petersham Bowling Club acknowledge the Gadigal of the Eora Nation as the traditional custodians of the land on which this show takes place and pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and emerging and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond.