Sydney duo PNAU -“ Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes -“ is fast notching up some mighty acclaim as one of the year’s best. The latest member of team PNAU is none other than Sir Elton John, who last year invited the duo for tea at his luxury city hotel. He found the record as a music fan and was stunned with what he heard. Sir Elton has offered his enthusiasm and massive influence to help establish the band in anyway. Details:


The Sydney Gay & Lesbian Business Association monthly social and networking night, Lemons With A Twist, is on at Slide on Friday 4 January from 6pm. Entry is free for members and $10 for guests.


Talent from 2008’s International Bluesfest in Byron Bay will play sideshows in Sydney this month. First on the list is the very popular and charismatic UK television host Jools Holland and his rhythm and blues orchestra. Also making an appearance is the London Community Gospel Choir and The Clarke Duke Project. Details and bookings: or 9250 7777.


Riverside Theatres at Parramatta will celebrate 20 years of entertaining Sydney this year with a unique selection of musicians from community organisations and professional performers from around the globe. Favourites include the SBS Youth Orchestra, Sydney Youth Orchestra and the Sydney Welsh Choir performing with the Victoria Welsh Choir. Bookings and details: 8839 3399 or

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