The Sydney Rock’n’ Roll & Alternative Market is putting the soul back into Christmas shopping! November’s Market is not just a summer wonderland of fabulous goods and records Santa’s brought an epic entertainment line-up along too featuring; Bluesman Frank Sultana, Johnny G & the E Types – Women of Soul Revue, Wes Pudsey & the Sonic Aces, Toni & the Rhythm Cats, Mick Hart plus DJs Limpin’ Jimmy & the Swingin’ Kitten, Honeycombe, & The Crimplenes.

This market-meets-music festival is Sydney’s most original and exciting shopping experience! A fantastic line-up of stalls indoors and out feature fashion galore; rock ‘n’ roll, alternative, vintage, handmade and unique clothing for everyone; jewellery and accessories; records and cult DVDs; posters and other artwork; homewares and collectables; handmade goods and unique goods you will not find elsewhere, plus a food court, café, bars and much more. Unearth some vinyl treasure at this market’s huge record fair, presented by Revolve and Egg Records. 

The November entertainment line-up features:  

UPSTAIRS:
Frank Sultana. This bluesman’s brilliant and raw, soulful voice delivers songs that are in one breath sad, joyous and hopeful and awash with vintage guitar tones. He has shared the bill with many great artists, including International acts (Gary Clarke Jnr, Tony Joe White, Canned Heat, the New Power Generation) and local artists (Ian Moss, The Whitlams, Russel Morris, Diesel, Mojo Juju).

Johnny G & the E Types – Women of Soul Revue. Johnny G & the E Types present this unmissable tribute to legendary women of soul – Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Dusty Springfield, Mavis Staples, Laura Lee and many more. The sensational Sarina Jennings will showcase the classics in what is undoubtedly Sydney’s premier soul show, and the seven-piece band will have you dancing all afternoon like it’s Memphis 1967.

Wes Pudsey & The Sonic Aces. In a career spanning more than 1500 live performances, three world tours and six successful releases, Wes has made a name for himself across the globe writing songs now considered modern Rockabilly classics – My Baby Looks Like Betty Page, Maybe, There’s Gonna Be A Rumble and more. Backed by his frenetic trio of roots-rockers The Sonic Aces, expect a blistering performance.  

Toni & the Rhythm Cats are inspired by the raw sounds of 40s and 50s rockabilly, blues, and honky tonk. These cool Cats have a fun-loving attitude, and their on-stage antics and audience interaction have earned them a dedicated following. They get the crowd hoppin’ with a mix of originals and rock’n’roll standards from the likes of Johnny Cash, Wanda Jackson, Johnny Burnett and Carl Perkins. 

Plus DJs Limpin’ Jimmy & the Swingin’ Kitten, DJ Honeycombe and MC Limpin’ Jimmy.

Swing Dancing Beginners’ Class will be held from 10:30am – 11:30am with teachers Bruce Elder and Peta Parnell – This class will give you the basics to hit the dance floor straight after class and Cut a Rug!!  $11 class fee includes entry to the market. No need for a dance partner – just plenty of energy and your best dancing shoes. Register for class at swingoutsydney@gmail.com.

DOWNSTAIRS COURTYARD:
Mick Hart has been touring the world for 20 years and been showered with praise by critics and fans the whole wild journey. Mick has played support to Bob Dylan, Coldplay, Sting, Van Morrison, Paul Weller, Gomez, The Pretenders, Paul Kelly, John Butler Trio and many more. With a past ARIA nomination for Best Blues and Roots under his belt, this year he released his 9th studio album Awake – a brilliant mix of soulful indie folk rock to blistering dirty blues. He will inspire you!

PLUS DJs The Crimplenes

Entry to the Sydney Rock ‘n’ Roll & Alternative Market is $6 before 12pm and $8 after 12pm, with kids under 12 FREE.

For more information visit 
www.rocknrollmarket.com.au

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