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El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra

The KHYAL TRIO featuring ARIA award winner Bobby Singh (Tablas), Sarah Hyland (Voice) & Damian Wright (guitar). Three friends from three different musical backgrounds take to the stage and create a collaboration of beautiful music through the traditions of Flamenco, Hindustani classical and Jazz.


Lachy Hamilton:

Australian saxophonist Lachy Hamilton is fast becoming a leading voice in the Australian Improvised and Contemporary Music scene. Having learnt from James Morrison and Don Burrows from an early age, he was identified as one of SIMA’s (Sydney Improvised Music Association) 2021 Sonic Futures artists, and is described as "an exemplary musician with attributes and musical wisdom beyond his years'' - Jeff Clayton.

2022 saw the release of Hamilton’s latest album JAHL HESHI, a collaborative project with pianist Harry Sutherland. “JAHL HESHI represents all that is cutting edge in Australian contemporized jazz…they are the future of Jazz today” - Barry O’Sullivan.

Warwick Alder:

Trumpeter Warwick Alder is known for working with many illustrious artists over his long career, and he is notably a long-term associate of legendary saxophonist Bernie McGann's highly praised quartet. His beautiful sound and style, his feeling for the characteristics of the instrument and his effortless flow of ideas in any idiom have made him the trumpeter of choice for many artists and many styles, from the traditional to the avant-garde.

Alder was a founding member of James Morrison’s first band; Morrison Bros. Big Band, as well as Australia’s leading modern jazz ensemble; Ten Part Invention. He has been a lecturer at the Sydney Conservatorium since time immemorial, and continues to inspire audiences with his unique approach to the music.



El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra

Influenced by the culture of their home in Sydney and their Latin American heritage, SONIDO’s sound is a unique form of musical expression born of an immigrant experience. It is traditional music of a place on no map, a folklore in search of a country.


Ally + Caribe

El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra

On Fri March 22nd musicians from world music group ALLY, aka little Caribe, are coming to El Horses to celebrate Harmony Day alongside insanely wonderful Cuban dancer Cruz Vazquez Borges. ARIA-nominated ALLY presents global music drawn from Afro-Peruvian, Cuban, Afro-Brazilian and Andalusian traditional rhythms paired with a modern jazz aesthetic and spoken word. AND because they know Nowra loves to dance, they'll be performing a set of Cuban rumba and son for you to shake those hips! Our first set features Brazilian Slam Poet Queen Dai Moret and the second features you on the dance floor with Cruz enjoying mambo, son, guaguancó and more. Join us for a night of spectacular, trailblazing original music that sounds great sitting in a chair or moving on the dance floor.

Artists include two-time winner of Australia’s Poetry Grand Slam Brazilian Australian poet Dai Moret, saxophonist/composer Gai Bryant (Elio Villafranca, Jim McNeely), sensational trombonist James Greening (Lou Reed, Maria Schneider, the catholics), Peruvian Australian percussionists Giorgio Rojas (Burn the Floor, Ursula Yovich) and Julio Candela (El Orqueston, Felix Valdelomar), pianist Daniel Pliner (Watussi, Monsieur Camembert), bassist Harry Birch (Holopeak), sensational Cuban dancer Cruz Vazquez Borges (Havana Nights, Lady Salsa).


The Jeremy Sawkins Band

El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra

Jeremy Sawkins is the Shoalhaven’s best kept secret. Having relocated from Sydney

to the Illawarra in 2016 then migrating further south to Bomaderry in 2020, he has

been busier than ever performing and touring since the end of Covid lockdowns.

A member of the Australian music community since the late 1970’s as a performing

guitarist, composer, bandleader and recording artist, Jeremy has shared the stage

and recording studios with many notable musicians. Having performed all around

Australia, he has also performed in Europe and Asia and is regarded as one of

Australia’s most versatile jazz guitarists.

Recent performances have seen Jeremy sharing the stage with such luminaries as

Sting and Dominic Miller (guests at Paul Mason’s Jeff Beck homage) Katie Noonan,

Wendy Matthews, Kristin Berardi, Melinda Schneider, Ella Hooper, Wanderlust, Alma

Orquestra and Glenn Shorrock among others. He performed at the 2023 Adelaide

Guitar Festival with Paul Mason and James Muller.

Apart from being a featured artist on many recording since the 1980’s, Jeremy has

released 5 albums as leader featuring his own compositions. “Toys” (1994)

“Southpaw” (2001) “Jazz Organism ‘Live’ in Dublin” (2010) “Artefact” JS Organ

Quartet (2016) “Somnambience” (2021)

The JS Band was formed in 2022 for the launch of Jeremy’s critically acclaimed solo

acoustic guitar album “Somnambience” and performs music composed by Jeremy as

well as standards and rare compositions from local and international jazz artists. The

group’s individual members bring a wealth of experience and creativity to the stage.

Jeremy Sawkins - acoustic and electric guitars

Hugh Fraser – bass

Dave Goodman - drums

Rosemarie Eilert – keys

Loretta Palmeiro - saxes.


Peter Locke & the Allstars

El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra

The Peter Locke trio and special guest John Morrison.

The Peter Locke Trio was formed with the sound of Nat "King" Cole's trio in mind.

"We don't necessarily 'copy' Nat Cole as such but more attain that ambience in the sound of a tight, swinging trio. Remember of course that Nat Cole's trio was the inspiration for Oscar Peterson's first trio - that is piano/guitar/bass. Everyone wanted to sound like Nat, even Ray Charles, early on, was singing and playing like Nat Cole.

"We do a few of the Cole arrangements but mainly we want to carry this trio forward with that 'sound' and just play hot swinging trio.

Fantastic jazz quartet. World Class.

Peter Locke - piano and trumpet.

Mark Walsh - double bass

Robbie Brice - Guitar and flute

John Morrison - Drums



Headline band: Post

Bio: With their sophomore album ‘Fitzville’, Post evolves from being purely the work of writer/producer Matthew Wykniet to incorporate in-depth collaborations, resulting in an album that links the sonic worlds of Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver and the National. The songs are meditations on grief, love and constancy; rather than moving in the arc of a timeline they shift between the past and present fluidly. Depending on where in the story you are, piano glows gently, glitchy electronic basslines and 808s pulse and huge guitar riffs rip the roof off the thing. The album is tied together by both lyrical and musical motifs that hide in its rich layers, but is written thoughtfully enough and beautiful enough musically to make you catch your breath on the first listen.

Support band: Sampson

Sampson is a Sydney Psych-Pop-Rock group hailing from the South Coast of NSW. The 5-piece formed back in 2016 with founding members Daniel Hockey (lead vocal, guitar), Joel Morrow (lead guitar), and the Sampson twins; Matthew (bass, BVs, synth), Brendan (drums), before Sam Langley (synth) joined two years later once the band relocated to Sydney.

Inspired by artists such as Tame Impala and Methyl Ethel, Sampson’s music showcases their love for psychedelic layers. Dabbling in hip-hop drum beats and making the most of catchy pop melodies, they blend genres in a way that advances their psych-rock base. Sampson explore diverse ranges of sound and texture, all produced DIY.


On The Stoop

El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra

Hear this great band.

On The Stoop are a 8 piece of genre-shifting, subversive, uncompromising, horn-driven, cacophonous harmony.

Mariachi, Balkan, New-Orleans swing, Spaghetti-Western, Cabaret, Film Score, Cumbia, Punk-Rock are all represented in this adept ensemble of some of the finest musicians around.

Recent times have been generous to the band with a bunch of festivals under their belt, some regional touring capped off with performing at Sydney Opera House.

Their recent debut LP has received extensive radio support including album of the week on Eastside Radio and airplay on community radio stations 2SER, FBi, ABC Radio National and RRR in Melbourne.

The music careers between Balkan Gypsies, Ennnio Morricone, Nino Rota, jazz, rock, ska and a few other as yet unidentified genres. On The Stoop are making a mark with their own style of original sound and their continually unpredictable original music.


Daniel Champagne

El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra


Daniel Champagne lives and breathes live music. Playing upwards of 250 shows a year he is passionate about spreading it around the the world and on the back of an action packed 2023 traversing the globe to rave reviews he will bring his tour back home for a string of NSW, VIC & QLD shows with a brand new album - ‘The Pursuit’

Growing up in the Bega Valley, on the Far South Coast of New South Wales the story goes that the young singer-songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a 5-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing wherever he could, honing his craft and developing the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today.

At 18 he finished school, turned professional and hit the road without looking back.

The following 15 years have seen him independently release 7 studio albums, tour relentlessly around the globe, play some of the biggest festivals under the sun and share stages with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins and Rodrigo y Gabriela.

He has been described as “the finest guitar player of this generation”, “a leading light in acoustic music” and “a performer that must be seen to be believed” and from January to March 2024, music lovers in NSW, VIC and QLD will be treated to and intimate live experience not to be missed!


“The word Prodigy seems to entirely fall short of this soft-spoken young man’s skills, he coaxes sounds and melodies out of his instrument that literally drop jaws.” The Calgary Herald, CANADA

“Today I saw the future of Folk – Festival goers flocking in the thousands towards the main stage to witness a young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show-stopper.” The Firefly Column, USA

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.” The Indie Blender, CANADA

“reinventing roots guitar” Rhythms Magazine, AUSTRALIA

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art.” BW Review, NEW ZEALAND

“Daniel Champagne exudes a natural ease on stage, as he sings poignant lyrics and beautifully crafted melodies that invariably whisk the heart up with grand romanticism. Coupled with an exhilarating guitar talent that transcends mere acoustic playing to replicate a whole band, Champagne is just magical” Themusic.com.au, AUSTRALIA

"You feel as if he just invented the instrument yesterday and was discovering its possibilities afresh” Ted Gioia (American jazz critic and music historian)


Shining Bird + Living with Ghosts + Tropical Strength

El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra

Shining Bird: Seven piece Eucalyptus Pop.

Living with Ghosts: Dynamic high energy guitar driven post punk rock.

Living With Ghosts | Living With Ghosts https://livingwithghostsband.bandcamp.com/album/living-with-ghosts

Tropical Strength:

Tropical strength are returning to El horses to play their new singles "not my cuppa tea" and "turnstiles", a splendid time is gauranteed for all.

Tropical Strength consists of two brothers, Russell W and Al Foil. Russell and Al make aural pastiche collages and experimental #1 hits haunted by the past, the present and the inner psyche.


Darren DC Cross

El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra

Darren "D.C" Cross (Gerling, Jep and Dep) is an Australian guitarist and storyteller.Cross’ music is inspired by the 1960’s and 1970’s mainstays of American and British acoustic guitar (John Fahey, Roy Harper, Leo Kottke, Elizabeth Cotton, Nick Drake, Bert Jansch) but he is consciously forging his own musical identity within an Australian landscape.Cross has recently supported Ed Kuepper at the Recital Hall in Sydney, Blue Mountains Theatre and an improvised solo guitar set at the Art Gallery Of N.S.W as part of the Volume Festival. Other supports shows of late have seen Darren share the stage with the likes of Ed Kuepper and Jim White, Mess-esque, Ryley Walker, Andrew Tuttle, Marissa Anderson, Lost Ragas and the Apartments.Last year he completed a 2 month tour of France, Germany and the Netherlands, his fourth tour of Europe.Cross has been creating music for the last 25 years, from Gerling to Jep and Dep, and has written songs with Kool Keith, Kylie Minogue. He played shows with artists ranging from Beastie Boys, Beck, and Happy Monday to Johnny Marr, Courtney Barnett, Ryley Walker, Bill Callahan (Smog) and Will Oldham. D.C Cross fourth album “Wizrad” has been described as “Equally parts ecstatic primitive guitar and madcap ambient. Studying the acoustic guitar as a solo instrument even further, Cross this time brought in influences as far reaching as Doc Watson, Enya, Chuck Wild, Muddy Waters and the Tacoma catalog to make something uniquely Australian”. Darren is excited to bring his new Wizrad show on the road. He will play two 45 minutes set wit a curate dj set for maximum vibes. For fans of solo fingerpicking guitar. Private Press copies of Wizrad on vinyl will be available. “Like the the Stooges taking on Leo Kottke… a terrific performer”, https://darrencross.bandcamp.com



Nicole Brophy

Nicole Brophy performing live at El Horses Friday 24th of November.

Buckle up folks. Rock and roll guitar slinger and husky vocal power house Nicole Brophy is set to give this town a good shake up. Appearing with Clinton Bramston driving drumkit.


Stringtime- Jim Pennell & George Washingmachine

El Horses, 22 Berry St, Nowra

From concerts in Europe, North and South America to World Expos in Japan and China, George Washingmachine (Hot Violin/Vocal) and Jim Pannell (Swingin' guitar), have captivated audiences with their delightful string music.

Returning to perform at El Horses by popular demand, share the fun as they weave their magic performing timeless classics from yesteryear and beyond.


Weekly Activities at El Horses


Food of Love Choir
Time: 9:30am-11am
Contact Joy Sharpe

African Drumming and Dancing
Time:  7:30pm
Contact Damo 0416204674



NukeM (Ukulele) Group  

Time:  12:30pm to 2:30 pm  

Contact Martin 0427 367 325

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