We are thrilled to announce that Festival of Small Halls is returning to Coramba Community Hall and Toormina Community Centre on the upcoming Summer Tour 2022 with the bluesy-powerhouse Karen Lee Andrews and exceptional one-man-band Juzzie Smith.
Festival of Small Halls is a series of tours that takes the best folk and contemporary acoustic artists performing at two of our country’s largest festivals, and sends them on the road to tiny halls in communities all over Australia. It is produced by Woodfordia Inc in partnership with many other wonderful Australian festivals, regional partners and great lovers and supporters of folk and contemporary acoustic music. It’s an opportunity for music-lovers from welcoming communities to invite artists from Home and Abroad into their towns, and a way of exploring this vast country in the spirit of hospitality and great fun.
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.
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.
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.
Our priority is the health of our patrons, volunteers, team members and community and to comply with all Government restrictions, please refer to our Community Venue Covid Safety Plan for more information.
Woodfordia Inc Presents
Saturday 5 March
Toormina Community Centre
171 Toormina Rd, Toormina
Doors open 6:30pm
Show starts 7pm
All tix $25
Approximately 2.5 hours including interval
Licensed Bar available