A Tapestry of Fire & Rain: ​The Music of Carole King & James Taylor

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Avalon Bowlo

4 Bowling Green Lane

Avalon Beach, NSW 2107

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A Tapestry of Fire and Rain captures the essence of these two seminal artists and takes the audience on a nostalgic journey.

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The music of Carole King and James Taylor is the sound track of a generation. A Tapestry of Fire and Rain captures the essence of these two seminal artists and takes the audience on a nostalgic journey through the music of their youth with songs such as You’ve Got a Friend, Fire and Rain, Way Over Yonder, Smack Water Jack to name just a few. Di Bird and Peter O’Regan are themselves old friends just like James and Carole, and they combine to deliver an unforgettable night of fun, nostalgia and great music.

The show also features the incomparable Steve Brien on Guitar, Michael Bartolomei on keys, Paul Kneipp on drums and Abel Cross on bass. For lovers of Carole King and James Taylor this show is a must.

The Performers

Peter O'Regan - vocals and percussion

Di Bird - vocals

Steve Brien – guitar, vocals and musical director

Di Bird

An adept vocalist and experienced band leader, Di’s warm vocal tone and lyrical dexterity provide the perfect vehicle for tightly arranged swinging jazz... standards.

Di has performed at all of Australasia’s premiere jazz festivals – from the Queenstown International Jazz Festival in New Zealand to Magnetic Island’s legendary Great Tropical Jazz Party.

Other keynote performances include concerts on Lindeman Island, at Jazz à Vienne Sydney, and Bennett’s Lane, Melbourne’s premier jazz club – as well as sets at the ever popular Manly Jazz Festival. They also wowed audiences at the Noosa Jazz Festival for more than five years – being voted Most Popular Band by enthusiastic punters.

2014 saw Di and her band play at the Norfolk Island Jazz Festival, Newcastle Jazz Festival, Magnetic Island Jazz Festival – as well as local and rural concerts across NSW.

Peter O'Regan

Peter is one of Sydney’s most respected vocalists; fronting his own bands, and also appearing as a featured artist alongside the cream of the Australian music fraternity. You would have heard Pete’s voice on radio and television commercials through the 80’s and 90’s. Peter also sings with well known Sydney bands The Kites.

Steve Brien

Jazz guitarist Steve Brien grew up in Sydney Australia. Getting involved with jazz groups in the late 70s, he soon established him self on the scene playing with local jazz musicians such as Dale Barlow, James Morrison and Don Burrows. In 1985 Steve won an overseas study grant and went to New York City where he spent two years doing some part time study with Jack Wilkins and John Scofield and playing with many New York musicians.

In 1987 Steve returned to Australia and went on the road with the James Morrison Quintet, traveling extensively throughout Australasia and Europe. In 1992 Steve moved with his family to Connecticut and became established on the Connecticut jazz scene playing with many local and New York jazz musicians, such as: John Mastrioanni, Nicole Pasternak, Ralph Lalama, Ali Ryerson, Giacomo Gates and Joyce Di Camillo.

In 1998 Steve was offered a position on the jazz faculty of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and so moved back to Sydney to take the job. Since returning to Sydney he teaches and is in demand playing gigs and recording on the local Sydney scene as well as completing a masters degree in 2005.

"consistently professional..." - Rolling Stone. "Jazz guitarist second to none" - James Morrison. “ superb” Phil Woods.A musical extravaganza - the music and legacy of Carole King & James Taylor starring Peter O'Regan, Di Bird & Steve Brien

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Avalon Bowlo

4 Bowling Green Lane

Avalon Beach, NSW 2107

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