Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Music for Art, Art for Life

Nick Brennan
Creative doctor and singer-songwriter Nick Brennan, fresh from his 2015 appearance at the Creative Doctors Performers Night at the Camelot Lounge, will appear again in the annual fundraiser concert for War Memorial Hospital at Waverley, NSW on Saturday 7th November. Every year the concert raises money to buy art to add to the hospital's collection.
(If you're interested here's an article from the Wall Street Journal from August 2014 about the importance of art in hospital environments)

Special guests this year will include Australia's Best Busker 2012 Ollie Brown (check him out at http://www.olliebrownmusic.com/), Adam Gottlieb and Gabby Brennan.

The concert starts at 8.00pm but the $20 ticket price includes nibbles and finger food from 7.00pm with drinks available for purchase.

Music for Art, Art for Life

Saturday 7th November 
"The Stables" Education Centre, 
Cnr Church St and Carrington Rd, Waverley.

Get your tickets at the door 
or from nicholas.brennan@sesiahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Saturday, 12 September 2015

The Winning Logo

As promised, we announced the winner of our logo competition last Thursday night at Camelot. We had a dozen entries and our judge, Gill Corban, had a tough job making her decision. Thank you to everybody who took the time to apply themselves and their creative talents to the task of creating an entry.

In the end Gill chose an entry submitted by Elie Mattar, currently a medical registrar at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney. She said Elie's entry was quirky and memorable and best captured what Creative Doctors was all about. Elie won a gift voucher from Gill's company Corban and Blair which we are certain he will enjoy spending!

So let us introduce you to our new Creative Doctors logo (we hope you like it as much as we do):

I wonder if he/she should have a name?

All suggestions are welcome.

Here's that mysterious blonde again.

Can you see the tiny out-of-focus blonde figure singing with the band? (That's the Dave Eisinger Band who closed the show at Camelot on Thursday night.) She was Dave's special guest on the night, and maybe if I told you she sang "Stomping at Maroubra" some of you might have a tiny clue about who she is!
For those of you who are too young to know here's a link to help you out
Wow, did we ever have a great night! It was rounded off by some wild sixties rock and some cool dance floor moves thanks to Dave's band and a very enthusiastic audience.
Watch for posts about Performers Night in the coming weeks.
Right now I'm still too exhausted from it all to go on!
But just because I know you want to hear it here's a link to Stompin' at Maroubra recorded in 1963 on the B side of He's MY Blonde Headed Stompie Wompie Real Gone Surfer Boy

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Were You Alive in Sixty-Five?

If you were you'll recognise the girl in the picture.
What's that got to do with anything?
Come to Creative Doctors Performers Night to find out:

7.00pm Thursday 10th September 2015
Camelot Lounge
19 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

More (Non-musical) Wickedness at the Camelot Lounge

Remember that wicked film we saw at a past Performers Night - the one about hospital funding (gangnam style) that was taken off Youtube because it was too incendiary?
Anaesthetist/filmmaker Tony Padley is back in 2015 with an excerpt from another short film he's made called "Westmead Story: The Cruelest Cut". Funding is not the issue this time but I have heard the film is very funny indeed. We are very lucky are we to have it on the program this year at Performers Night. You won't find it on the net so you'll have to come to see what it is all about.
There's another five minute film on the program too, by child psychiatrist Sam Younan and called "Not Quite Ready". Its subject matter is shrouded in mystery.
And we've got live comedy as well - Abhi Pal and Leon Edwards are going to see how much fun they can get out of "Bullying in Medicine". They might have set themselves a bit of a challenge!
Come on, come to Camelot on Thursday night- you'll be sorry if you don't!

Creative Doctors Performers Night
7.00pm Thursday 10th September 2015
Camelot Lounge
19Marrickville Rd, Marrickville

Just drop in on the night or, better still,  let us know you're coming: 
RSVP to Howard Gwynne howard@aya.yale.edu

Monday, 7 September 2015

Who Else is Coming to Camelot on Thursday?

As well as the wonderful Sam Warhurst (see previous post) we are delighted to have quite a few other accomplished  medical musicians and performers on the bill this year:
Nick Brennan is a singer-songwriter who has performed for us at Camelot before. You can buy Nick's 2013 album Marching Single File in Limbo by clicking on the link - or listen to some of his work on the Triple J Unearthed Jukebox website. Nick, a geriatrician, is currently busy putting together his next album.

Alana Bruce at the Camelot Lounge

Also returning to entertain us is singer-songwriter Alana Bruce who regrets that her musical career has been somewhat hampered recently by her medical career. Alana's first album, Degrees of Freedom, was released  in 2009. Alana and her husband Ben Hoadley, who will perform with her at Camelot, are currently medical registrars. You can hear Alana and read about her musical career by following this link to the Triple J Unearthed website. 

Come and join us for all this and much more.

Creative Doctors Performers Night
7.00pm Thursday 10th September 2015
Camelot Lounge
19Marrickville Rd, Marrickville

Just drop in on the night or, better still,  let us know you're coming: 
RSVP to Howard Gwynne howard@aya.yale.edu

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Come to Camelot for Performers Night 2015

Creative Doctors Performers Night is on again this Thursday 10th September at the Camelot Lounge in Marrickville, in Sydney's beautiful, rapidly gentrifying industrial heartland.
Come and hear original music, perfect performances and watch exciting new films from doctors and medical students who are all part of the Creative Doctors network.

We have some old favourites and some exciting newcomers on the bill. (You won't want to miss seeing Samantha Warhurst. Click on her name to see Sam performing
Samantha Warhurst
at the Voice Foundation's 42nd Annual Symposium in Philadelphia earlier this year)

Entry to Camelot for Creative Doctors' Performers Night is free thanks to our sponsor, Judith Babich from Active Locums, and pizza, mezza plates and liquid refreshments will be available to purchase from the bar.

Prepare to be dazzled by the talent on show!

7.00pm Thursday 10th September
Camelot Lounge
19Marrickville Rd, Marrickville