BARRY CHARLES & the DEEPER BEAT – Thursday 23rd October


Not just another singer, Barry Charles is a man with an extraordinary voice. Regarded as one of the most innovative vocalists around today, he exhibits his five octave range with powerful textures of tone and emotion.

Barry’s performances mesmerise with deep blues grooves and wildly free improvised vocal scatting. His legendary vocal range (from Tibetan Monk lows, to Motown heights), is accompanied by his driving blues rhythms.

He selects his songs carefully, with an eclectic mix of his originals and selected album covers which he gives with his own unique interpretation. His song-writing touches the soul with observations of life, love, fantasy and humor – darkness and light.

THE GRISWOLDS – Friday 24th October


As far as debut album mantras go, “Be Impressive” is a fantastically simple statement of intent.

For Sydney party-starters The Griswolds it proved the driving ideal that would shake off the daiquiri-flavoured tropical tones of their Heart of a Lion EP and unite the four-piece’s more refined musical goals. Be Impressive? These 11 shimmering, anthemic tracks are that and more. Be Impressive isn’t just an indie rock record you can dance to; it’s a record that’ll break and mend your heart, have you dancing with joy. It’s the hedonistic island paradise that’s an escape from all of your worries… before it becomes obvious it’s better to confront them than to run away.

BONJAH – Saturday 25th October


BONJAH are thrilled to announce their most extensive national tour yet, supporting their brand new critically acclaimed record ‘Beautiful Wild’. Playing over 20 shows across six states the guys want to thank their fans in all corners of Australia.

The shows will see the band playing their new record in full whilst delving into their past two albums. With a sold out launch show at The Corner on May 9 the explosive live act never disappoint making these shows a must see.

“The group have evolved from a loose blues/groove unit to the fully fledged rock n roll band they showcase on Beautiful Wild….. a band that knows what they’re doing”
Rolling Stone

“There’s simply too many good tunes”
Tone Deaf (album of the week)

“damn can they pull out a bluesy rock swagger that’ll put everybody in a room on the dancefloor”
The Music

BEARFOOT – Sunday 26th October


You know that moment that was a great idea at the time, and then becomes a brilliant one? That’s Bearfoot.
A collaboration of like-minded musicians, Bearfoot emerged from a few jams at open mic nights, to quickly gain a reputation as a bunch of groovy lads with catchy roots/reggae tunes, often jamming out the songs that go off into ska or dub tangents. Bearfoot by name, barefoot on stage. Tasty roots/reggae tunes from a bunch of musically-talented dudes.

Lloyd Spiegel Guitar Clinic – Monday 27th October


  • 6:30pm Monday 27th October
  • Reservations (07) 5441 5454

Lloyd Spiegel is the world-wide demonstrator and premier endorsee for Cole Clark Guitars. The brand has based much of their evolution on Lloyd’s hard hitting style and he is actively involved as an advisor in most aspects of the company. He’ll be at Solbar tonight thanks to our friends at Shake It Up Music. We strongly advise reserving a spot… Continue reading