1.UNDER THE INFLUENCE- a tribute to the musical influences of Keith Potger, founding member of The Seekers.
Shortis and Simpson join forces with Keith Potger, singer/ songwriter/ guitarist/ arranger in The Seekers, in a repeat performance of their successful show, Under the Influence, exploring the musical journey that took Keith to those heights and sustains his career to this day. Who were the singers, the groups, the songwriters, the musical heroes? What were the seminal moments, the songs, and the places that have inspired him in his remarkable musical adventure?
Funny, surprising, touching, full of stunning musical moments, this is one not to be missed. You’ve heard the Seeker, now visit the world that made him in Under the Influence.
Sunday November 12, 3pm (SOLD OUT!!!), extra show 7pm, $47.96 (includes booking fee $2.96)Bookings: https://circlemusic.iwannaticket.com.au/event/under-the-influence-MjU0MzM Enquiries 0455 832 979
2.A SHOT IN THE ARM (a satire and a tonic in one show)
Shortis and Simpson’s annual end-of-year satire, a satirical look at the stories of 2021, and what a year it has been! The Year from Hell marked by rollouts, lockdowns, and stuff-ups, as Premiers and Prime Minister wrangle, nerves jangle, and carrots of freedom are dangled.
With a year like this, we need a good laugh, with songs like Fifty Shades of Gladys, The Jabs and the Jab-Nots, and the lament of the mask wearer, My Gogs Fog Up, and many more to come.
Funny, poignant, and entertaining, don’t miss A Shot In the Arm.
The Carrington Inn, 53 Ellendon St, Bungendore. Fri Dec 3, Sat Dec 4. Three course meal, show, and pre-dinner drink $130, Senior Card Concession $117. Bookings https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=783360&
Saturday Dec 11, 4pm/7.30pm, $40, Smith’s Alternative, 76 Alinga St, Canberra Bookings- www.smithsalternative.com/events/shortis-simpson-a-shot-in-the-arm-73990 or www.facebook.com/events/1167701703755178/
Saturday Dec 18, 5pm, The Crisp Galleries, 28234 Hume Highway, Bowning
(14kms south of Yass Service Centre). $87 for one-course meal, complimentary drink and show. Bookings 0427 488373 or firstname.lastname@example.org or https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=829511&
3. SINGING AND WALKING HOLIDAY at CHARLOTTE PASS
Enjoy a glorious week of singing, walking, great meals, and time to just hang out in the heights of Kosciuszko National Park in the warmth of summer.
The singing will be lead by Moya Simpson, the walks by Jo Cresswell, food cooked by Dave O’Neill, with John Shortis as support for all of the above.
Moya Simpson will bring her usual joy and fun to the singing sessions (1-3 hours a day), with no previous experience needed. The walks will also be 1-3 hours a day, sometimes with a picnic lunch, and will vary in terms of how undulating and steep they are. There will be options some days for those who would prefer an amble. Accommodation is in a charming old ski lodge, all rooms have ensuites.
Saturday 29 Jan to Sat 5 Feb, 2022, Southern Alps Ski Lodge, Charlotte Pass, NSW. Cost (including all dinners, accommodation, singing and walking) $1650 per person in a twin share/double room, limited single rooms $1870 per person. https://jocresswell.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Moya-Charlotte-Pass-Walking-22.pdf