SAT 16th FEB 2019 - Hat Fitz & Carain concert as part of the 'Metro Social' at The Metropole Guesthouse, Katoomba, Blue Mountains. They will also be joined by local artist Vanessa Caspersz. This is an intimate capacity venue and we advise booking early to avoid disappointment!
Hat Fitz and Cara can in no way be mistaken for a dainty duo. They are a striking pair who seldom fail to deliver an electric live performance on stage.
They are festival favourites throughout Canada, Australia, Europe, and the UK and it has been said they pack more energy into one song than most have in an entire career.
Their original compositions are seeped in Folk and Blues with an authentic Gospel sound. With just voices, guitar and vintage drums Hat Fitz & Cara embellish impeccable rootsy originals with old timey flavourings and soulful vocals reminiscent of a time forgotten.
Launching their fourth album, ‘After The Rain’ has a unique vintage sound that these two have created themselves, yet it is packed with a modern punch that cannot be denied once seen live.
The album was recorded by Govinda Doyle, who was behind the No. 1 Big Jet Plane by Angus & Julia Stone, and mastered by Graham Durham at Exchange Studios who has worked with the likes of Grace Jones, Sea Sick Steve, Groove Armada and many more.
“This album shows this couple at the peak of their creative powers – soaring soul vocals, visceral blues guitar, unexpected quiet, and sudden changes in feel and tempo. A masterful blend of roar and nuance”. (ABC RN) **** Rhythms Mag (Aus) **** Get Ready To Rock (UK)
Tickets DISCOUNT $25 pre-sale available from THE METROPOLE GUESTHOUSE (during reception hours) Cnr of Lurline and Gang Gang Streets, Katoomba, Blue Mountains NSW 2780. (Cash Only)
Or + b/f Card /Phone 02) 4782 5544 and Online $27.50 (Including booking fees): www.stickytickets.com.au/78252
Or $30 on the Door from 5:00pm (Unless Sold Out)
This is an intimate seating venue and tickets are strictly limited!
As I pack up the car this morning and prepare for what will be 2 incredibly transformational retreats for the courageous women booked in, I feel grateful to have created my new talking bowl which has been weaved with my own hands which was weaved on the top of a mountain while I was on vision quest only a couple of weeks ago. This bowl holds all the stories of every woman I can call my sister now and what a privilege it was to hear each story and to know that each story has been weaved into my medicine talking bowl.
This is the bowl I will use at all my upcoming retreats and events. The bowl is passed around the circle with medicine gifts for the women can use. Beautiful calming gifts as for many this can be the first time they are being fully seen and witnessed for who they are and it can create a little anxiety. While they are holding the bowl, they are the only person talking. Everyone else is listening. The woman speaking is fully seen and heard in all her glory by everyone else.
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Discover the Blue mountains national park an hour outside of Sydney! ⠀
If you are lucky to stay overnight camping, don’t be surprised to see a stunning sky littered with stars. You can even see the Milky Way with the naked eye!⠀
Get away from the light pollution and take in everything nature has to offer.⠀
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📍 Blue Mountains National Park, NSW, Australia⠀
These mountains are densely populated by oil bearing Eucalyptus trees, filling the atmosphere with finely dispersed droplets of oil, which, in combination with dust particles and water vapour, scatter short-wave length rays of light that are predominantly blue in color. This creates a visual phenomena called the Rayleigh Scattering where one can see an intense blue haze off in the distance.
Phil and Mel just got married. I’m sitting at the computer now about the go through the wedding photos, and noticed a folder of photos right above it, their engagement photos. I absolutely love these guys so thought I’d share one of those photos first! 🤙🏼☀️💥
My last two weeks in Australia were spent in Sydney celebrating the holidays and catching up with friends. Most of this time I was in Bondi Beach enjoying the weather and taking in views like this of the Bondi Icebergs Club. I was able to twice make it out of the city to visit the Blue Mountains though. The only reason we visited twice was because the first time the fog was so thick we couldn’t see fifty feet ahead of us. Fortunately, the second visit gifted us better weather and I was able to actually see the Three Sisters this time.
Dream Time Story of the 3 Sisters in the Blue Mountains
The ancient aboriginal legend tells the tale of three sisters – ‘Meehni’, ‘Wimlah’ and Gunnedoo’. These three enchanting girls lived in the heart of the Jamison Valley as part of the Katoomba tribe. Yet the girls were young and their hearts were captured by three brothers from a neighbouring tribe. However the law of the land forbid the girls from following their desires and marrying outside their own people. The brothers decided to capture the girls and carry them away to be wed, a major battle ensued as the two tribes clashed and the blood ran thick. An elderly witchdoctor from the Katoomba tribe feared for the safety of the beautiful sisters and cast a spell to turn them to stone to keep them safe from harm. Yet during the raging battle the witchdoctor was killed and unable to reverse the spell. The sisters stand mournfully high above the Jamison Valley, doused in glory, bewitching in their enchantment but never able to return to the human form. Text by Sightseeing Tours Australia.
Let the good times roll.
Ho’omaluhia Botanical Garden.
Photo by @sofieagger_
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You’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone so fast...
How time flies, I swear it hasn’t been that long since I first met @chris1oh but god damn it’s been a whole year and a half. So keen to catch up with Chris soon and maybe see him somewhere overseas in January..🤭
The foggiest + dreamiest evening of all in the Blue Mountains of Australia! These two got to have their ceremony with the most stunning backdrop of the mountains, & then soon after the ceremony this mist came rolling in & we knew we had to venture back out to capture its epic-ness! The fog stayed most of the evening, surrounding the outdoor reception & creating the coolest ambience ever! I can’t wait to share more from this amazing day! ☾
Almost 3 months in Australia... // Bientôt 3 mois en Australie... ⛰🦋
The days go by and the months add up.
Living in Australia is an experience in itself. Although we have seen only a small part, the insight as a "local" is, in our opinion, the best approach to understanding a culture.
Les jours défilent et les mois s'additionnent.
Vivre en Australie est une expérience en soi. Bien que nous ayons vu qu'une infime partie, l'aperçu en tant que "locaux" est, selon nous, la meilleure des approches pour comprendre la culture. 💭