Musical Globetrotter, and his String Things
Given Nick Rheinberger’s recent travels in India acquiring a beautiful classic Indian instrument, we wondered if he would be content to arrive by car – maybe a magic carpet would have been more appropriate.
However, when Nick, and bassist Andrew Rankin, come to Newcastle and Hunter Valley Folk club, on 4th May, they will be carrying a whole heap of interesting things to play to our friendly audience.
Nick Rheinberger is one of the most versatile entertainers in Australia, playing witty songs on a huge variety of strings, including Greek baglama, Bolivian charango and a resonator guitar made from recycled Lysaght galvanised roofing iron.
Infamous for his yarns, poetry and audience participation, Nick has patented a brand of entertainment he calls “Acoustic cabaret.” Recently, he studied with the world’s greatest lap slide guitar player for a month in Kolkata, India, and he has brought back a Gandharvi, a 14-string lap slide guitar. Newcastle will be the first time Nick plays it in concert.
Nick has worked as a blues singer, children’s entertainer, songwriter and cook, but the one consistent thing in his CV is his work in radio. Nick started in radio as a comedy writer in Canberra, eventually working as a writer and announcer for stations in Melbourne, Sydney, Geelong and Perth. He started working with the ABC on Overnights, before moving to NSW Statewide Drive, and most recently has been hosting the Morning Show on ABC, Illawarra.
Nick has also spent quite a lot of time writing comedy for TV, including working with the first season of Back Berner the final season of Good News Week.
Support on the night: ‘PUTTY ROAD’ – Jane M Harding and Amanda Broberg – Putty Road combines the talents of Jane M Harding (vocals, mandolin, whistles, guitar) and Amanda Broberg (vocals, bouzouki, guitar). The repertoire ranges from Jane’s original songs through an eclectic selection of covers to tune sets from the Australian, Scandinavian, Celtic and Old Timey traditions. All of this comes with a side serve of blues for good measure. Putty Road is a versatile and exciting combination featuring stunning vocals and great sounding arrangements that is bound to delight with a little of ‘something for everyone’!
WHEN: Saturday, 4th May 2013, 7.30pm
ENTRY: $15.oo Adults $12.oo Conscession. $10.oo Club Members Kids 16 /under free
More information is available from Publicity and Bookings officer Carole Garland on (02) 4929 3912.