The Strides with James Greening

The Strides
Saturday 15th February 2020

Nine-piece act “The Strides” are a force for Reggae music in oz and worldwide.

Fronted by roots man Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian MC LTL GZeus and Sierra Leonian ragga powerhouse Blaka C, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as explosive as it is authentic.

The Strides pose

the Force

With 10 years of touring and three acclaimed albums, festival appearances across the country and having graced the stage with the likes of Third World, Julian Marley, Tony Allen and Groundation, The Strides' music builds on classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, bringing together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop.

The Strides have forged a truly global sound melding a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness.With a calling card of powerfully melodic horns, infectious bass lines, easy musings and a magnetic stage presence between its two lead vocalists, the Strides are an 8-piece collective of multi talented songwriters and musicians.

Suitable for all ages; minors must be in the immediate company of an adult.

Presented by Music Hunter in association with Entertainment Blue Mountains.

Saturday 15th February 2020

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    • doors open: 7:30 pm 
    • 8.15pm showtime
      • Full Single $30.00
      • Concession $25.00
      • Group 6+ $25.00
      • Under 18s $15.00

*booking fees apply

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Duration:  approximately 140 minutes, with an interval of 15-20 minutes.

Approximate end time: 11pm

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"If you like the relaxation of Bob Marley and the spirit of The Cat Empire, you’ll find yourself at home with The Strides."
Caroline Savransky
Drum Media
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review: Reclamation CD

Myopic Melburnian music buffs might suggest otherwise, but Sydney has its share of seriously good fusion outfits. The Strides, a comparatively new 10-piece act, souns classy enough, judged on its sophomore album, to be considered a serious challenger to the Cat Empire and company. The band’s leaning towards afrobeat puts it directly in the path of Melbourne’s Public Opinion Afro Orchestra, which has set the benchmark in this arena down under. however, the fact it also weaves reggae rhythms and rapping into its fresh and funky 50-50 mix of songs and instrumentals stamps it more the Aussie equivalent of Kiwi juggernaut Fat Freddy’s Drop. Trinidad-born singer Ras Roni shows Marley influence – Damian as well as Bob – on tracks such as Storm Clouds. Fijian MC LTL Gzeus (that’s Little Jesus in non-vernacular_ channels dance-hall don Sizzla and reggae rapper Mos Def in Some O Dem and Reclamation, and during his duet with Ras Roni on Fresh Lady. The Band’s poten three-piece brass section, made up of some of Sydney’s finest young jazz players, strecthes out stylishy when unleashed in the afrobeat infused instrumental romps Umbi Gumbi and Well Hung Parliament that constitute album highlights.

  • Reclamation CD Review in The Australian; Tony Hillier

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Get a group of 6 or more together and party at $25pp.

A cash bar will be operating at the back of the room.

Le Salon Grand is the Blue Mountains entertainment venue situated inside the Palais Royale Hotel in Katoomba.

The Palais Royale is located at 230 Katoomba Street, opposite the YHA Katoomba.

It is approximately 20 minute’s walk from Katoomba railway station, or 5 minutes from Stop Number 2 of the Blue Mountains Explorer Bus route.

You can also travel by the Katoomba Taxis service. There is a taxi rank on Bathurst Road near Katoomba Railway, or you can phone them on 02 4782 1311 to request a pickup.

If you are driving, parking for 40 vehicles is available at the Palais Royale. If you miss out on a parking space on site, there is ample on-street parking.

Tickets for this event can be purchased;

The doors open 30 minutes before the advertised commencement time of the event.

While you are waiting to enter the venue, enjoy the ambiance of the Palais Royale, and perhaps partake of a pre-show drink at the bar.

Please be sure that you and your party arrive before the event starts as a courtesy to your fellow audience members, and the artistes themselves. We have a lock-out policy, whereby latecomers will be ushered into the venue when and if there is a suitable break in the programme.

You are welcome to take photographs of this event. Please observe the following conditions:

  • Flashes are strictly forbidden.
  • Taking video footage is prohibited, unless by prior arrangement.
  • Please do not block the view of other patrons. If you are asked to move or cease your activities by another patron or venue management, you are expected to comply. If you do not, you will asked to leave the premises.

    Please note that if you are asked to leave the venue because of non-compliance or any other behaviour deemed inapproriate, refunds will not be issued.

If advertised, some shows offer you the opportunity to book at Dinner & Show ticket, with your 3-course meal served at 6.30pm in the venue. Note there is a strictly limited number of these tickets available.

Otherwise, Katoomba has a range of dining options to suit various tastes and budgets.

You are invited to explore the Visit Blue Mountains website for information on local restaurants, cafes and tearooms or the area’s pubs, clubs and bars.

Ticketholders may be asked by venue management or staff to present their bags and personal belongings for visual inspection,  as a safety precaution. If an inspection is requested of you, compliance is a condition of entry. 

Valid photo ID must be presented to purchase a drink from the bar.

There isn’t a formal dress code; as long as you are relaxed and comfortable, you are welcome.

Bear in mind that the venue is in the Blue Mountains, and the weather is often cooler than in Sydney, especially at night. It is recommended that you ‘layer up’, particularly after an evening event.

Yes, you can take any drinks and snacks that you have purchased at the Palais Royale into the venue.

A bar is available at the back of the venue, for you to purchase refreshments before the event, during any intermission and afterwards.

Please note that you may asked for ID when making purchases at the bar, alcohol can only be sold to patrons who are 18 years of age or older, under Australian Law.

Refunds are not available if you are late or simply do not attend. Depending on availability etc., Entertainment Blue Mountains may be able to transfer your booking to another date on your request, however be aware this is solely at the producer’s discretion.

  • Depending on the event, EBM has a policy of ‘locking’ the door at the advertised time performances are due to commence.
  • This policy is in place out of respect to those audience members who are in attendance as well as the performers.
  • If there is a suitable break in the performance, such as an interval, we will grant access to latecomers at that time only.
  • Refunds will not be issued if you are denied access once the show has commenced

Some shows and events presented by Entertainment Blue Mountains have suggested age restrictions depending on content. Any such age restrictions will be advertised as part of the details of each event. If you bring children / minors to any event with age restrictions, your tickets will not be refunded.

Entertainment Blue Mountains does not take any responsibility for the actions of its ticketing provider TicketBooth or any other third-party ticketing provider which EBM may use from time to time. If you do experience any problems with ticketing, please contact Entertainment Blue Mountains and EBM will do what it can to resolve the problem; however EBM cannot be held responsible for the actions of any third-party.

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