Woodfordia Inc 

presents

Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2022

featuring Karen Lee Andrews (AUS) and Juzzie Smith (AUS)

Karen Lee Andrews

Karen Lee Andrews (AUS)

Karen Lee Andrews is in possession of a unique sense of artistic purpose. Surrounded by music her entire life, Karen’s career to date has largely revolved around classic soul and rhythm and blues sounds, but in recent years, as her musicality has evolved, she’s been leaning more towards blues.

The influence of soul, gospel and Karen’s Polynesian background continues to inform what she does, but the blues has come to feel more like home. The beginnings of this shift were apparent on Karen’s 2018 EP, Far From Paradise, which served as a declaration of independence following several years appeasing the expectations of a major label.

Karen’s played at Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, was the audience favourite on The Voice, was chosen as Herald Sun’s Album of the Week, receiving 4 stars, and has appeared on RockWiz, the Today Show, Morning Show, Sunrise and Weekend Today.

 

https://www.karenleeandrews.com/ 

 

One of the most original and dignified talents to emerge in Australian entertainment in a long time. She manages to be both imperial yet vulnerable.

– Sydney Morning Herald

Andrews is on an inspiring and passionate musical journey. A must see.

– Beat Magazine

Commanding and brilliant.

– Daily Telegraph

Karen Lee Andrews doesn’t need a band behind her to fill a room with music. Her voice is big enough on its own.

– The Australian

Juzzie Smith by Mirjam van Ravenhorst

Juzzie Smith (AUS)

A true musical virtuoso with a style that is bluesy/folk mixed into a world of its own, Juzzie Smith is a ridiculously talented one-man band, based in Byron Bay. Juzzie gives performances that are marked by an amazing ability to play guitar, harmonica and percussion at the same time using all of his body. It seems Juzzie is at home holding anything that makes a sound, and he combines this with a real rhythmic talent and a raw, warm vocal style. The result is truly engaging, mesmerizing music that makes you want to move and leaves you feeling inspired. This is a show that has spread to over 200 million views on social media and placed on the top of the iTunes blues charts all around the world.

 

juzziesmith.com

 

 

 

 

But the one-man music phenomenon, who hails from Byron Bay, isn’t all just ‘bells and whistles’ … he’s a prodigious talent’.

– WA Today

‘… an afternoon of wonderful performances including particularly remarkable performance by Australian music maven Juzzie Smith, whose unique talents include making beats by juggling (something you’d actually have to see to believe).’

– Texxandthecity.com

 

 

Iluka, 9 February 2022

Iluka Community Hall, NSW, Yaegl Country Iluka Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Yaegl People. Built on Yaegl land, in 1985, Iluka Community Hall is fairly modern building by local standards and is central to the small fishing village situated on the north spit of The Mighty Clarence River. Iluka, meaning ‘near…

Coramba, 10 February 2022

Coramba Community Hall, NSW, Gumbaynggirr Country Coramba Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr People. Coramba is a picturesque historic village north-west of Coffs Harbour. The North Coast railway meanders through Coramba village, as does the Orara River. The Coramba Community Hall was built in 1914, and has been holding functions for over 100 years. It was recently…

Frederickton, 11 February 2022

Frederickton School of Arts Hall, NSW, Dunghutti Country Frederickton School of Arts Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Dunghutti People. Frederickton School of Arts is located in the heritage town of Frederickton in the Kempsey Shire. The foundation stone was laid in November 1903 by Sir Harry Rawson, Governor of New South Wales.…

Laguna, 12 February 2022

Cruise down the back roads of the beautiful Hunter Valley region and you’ll come across the village of Laguna, nestled deep into the Wollombi Valley. At first glance a sleepy village sprawled across the old great North Road (also known as The Convict Trail, the road which originally linked Sydney to the fertile farmlands of…

Portland, 13 February 2022

The Foundations, NSW, Wiradjuri Country The Portland Cement Works stands on land traditionally owned by the Wiradjuri people. The old Portland Cement Works was the beating heart of Portland for nearly 100 years, and after a brief rest it is coming alive again hosting all manner of community events. If the workers of the cement…

Goulburn, 16 February 2022

St Saviours Hall, NSW, Goulburn St Saviours Hall stands on lands traditionally used as a Meeting Place for many Indigenous tribes. The renovated St Saviour’s Hall was opened by the Australian composer, Peter Sculthorpe which lends it incredibly strong musical links in its current form. So it seems perfect that The Festival of Small Halls…

Dalton , 17 February 2022

Dalton Public Hall, NSW, Ngunnawal Country Dalton Public Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Ngunnawal People. Dalton Public Hall will celebrate its centenary in 2023! The hall has been given a new lease of life after being closed up and neglected for about 20 years. Over the past five years, the hall has…

Ganmain , 18 February 2022

Ganmain Hall, NSW, Wiradjuri Country Ganmain Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri People. Filled with die-hard Festival of Small Halls fans this little hall promises a fun night of music and the friendliest, most welcoming atmosphere for miles around! Soak in the heritage streetscape as you enjoy pre-show drinks in the plaza…

Retreat, 19 February 2022

Retreat Public Hall, NSW, Wemba Wemba Country Retreat Public Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wemba Wemba People. This hall has been in Retreat for 100 years. In this time the community has seen the school come and go, the tennis club bounce into town, church service, weddings, funerals and birthday parties held…

Savernake, 20 February 2022

Savernake School of Arts Hall, NSW, Bpangerang Country Savernake School of Arts Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Bpangerang People. Two churches, an oval, Post Office and hall,A school, some houses and that’s just about all.It may sound tiny, it has no castles,But good things come in small parcels. (Cecile Dowling 1985). The…

Humula, 23 February 2022

Humula Hall, NSW, Wiradjuri Country Humula Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri People. Built in 1955, the Humula Memorial Hall has served the community well, from Balls to school concerts to Anzac Day ceremonies and the 100th Centenary celebrations back in 1979. It has echoed the beautiful sounds of a symphony orchestra…

Brungle, 24 February 2022

Brungle Memorial Hall, NSW, Wiradjuri Country Brungle Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri People. The Brungle Memorial Hall was established in honour of those who served in the First World War. It was opened on 26 March 1935. Inside the hall is a polished timber honour roll for the Second World…

Numeralla, 25 February 2022

Numeralla Diggers Memorial Hall, NSW, Ngarigo Country Numeralla Diggers Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Ngarigo People. Festival of Small Halls rolls into Numeralla on Friday, 25 February 2022 with Karen Lee Andrews and Juzzie Smith. Opening the show will be local act Olo and Charlie! Olo and Charlie are Numeralla locals…

Woodstock, 26 February 2022

Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall, NSW, Wiradjuri Country Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri People. The Central West NSW village of Woodstock has a population of 200 with a further 500 people living in the rich farming district surrounds. The Woodstock Soldiers Memorial Hall was built in 1924 to show…

Orange, 27 February 2022

Bloomfield Hall, NSW, Wiradjuri Country Bloomfield Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri People. Situated in the leafy grounds of the Orange Health Service precinct, the Bloomfield Hall is an iconic venue with a long history of hosting performances in all areas of the arts in the Orange community. Don’t be surprised if…

Currabubula, 2 March 2022

Currabubula Memorial Hall, NSW, Kamilaroi Country Currabubula Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Kamilaroi People. Currabubula is the little village that could! This hall is the heart of the village and locals love the chance to dance the night away to awesome musical acts. Newly air-conditioned the Currabubula Hall is the perfect…

Guyra, 3 March 2022

Australian Poetry Hall of Fame, NSW, Kamilaroi and Banbai Country Australian Poetry Hall of Fame stands on the traditional lands of the Kamilaroi and Banbai People. The Australian Poetry Hall of Fame is in the heritage listed Arcadia Theatre which opened in 1929. Both Slim Dusty and Chad Morgan have played here… and now, Festival…

Argents Hill, 4 March 2022

Argents Hill Hall, NSW, Gumbaynngiir Country Argents Hill Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Gumbaynngiir People. Travel through the winding hills of the beautiful Nambucca Valley, Gumbaynngiir Country and you will find, nestled on a ridge, overlooking farm land and forest as far as the eye can see…the historical Hall of Argents Hill.…

Toormina, 5 March 2022

Toormina Community Centre, NSW, Gumbaynggirr Country Toormina Community Centre stands on the traditional lands of the Gumbaynggirr People. Toormina is a suburb of Coffs Harbour and is located close to the seaside village of Sawtell. The Toormina Community Centre is nestled in a lovely natural green and leafy setting and has a variety of rooms…

Eureka , 6 March 2022

Eureka has a rich history of farming traditions, hard work and a caring and supportive community. Built in 1906, the Eureka Hall all has witnessed many community celebrations and commemorations. Young men were fare-welled from the hall to fight battles in distant lands, and welcomed on their safe return. A journey down memory lane reveals…

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Woodfordia Inc presents Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2022 featuring Karen Lee Andrews and Juzzie Smith

Festival of Small Halls has announced that Karen Lee Andrews and Juzzie Smith will feature on their upcoming Summer Tour 2022: New South Wales.

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KAREN LEE ANDREWS (AUS)

Karen Lee Andrews is in possession of a unique sense of artistic purpose. Surrounded by music her entire life, Karen’s career to date has largely revolved around classic soul and rhythm and blues sounds, but in recent years, as her musicality has evolved, she’s been leaning more towards blues.

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JUZZIE SMITH (AUS)

A true musical virtuoso with a style that is bluesy/folk mixed into a world of its own, Juzzie Smith is a ridiculously talented one-man band, based in Byron Bay. Juzzie gives performances that are marked by an amazing ability to play guitar, harmonica and percussion at the same time using all of his body.

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Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under current government Covid Safe requirements, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19. Patrons are reminded that in New South Wales, currently masks are required in all indoor venues, and that singing and dancing is not permitted from audience members.

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

The Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2022 is supported by the New South Wales Government through Create NSW