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Steve Balbi returns to Katoomba for the first time in more than a decade for one night only – to perform an exclusive solo show in acoustic mode for Songs & Stories at Pigeon Lane – on Saturday the 21st of November.

With very special guests Blue Sherlock

Doors 6pm // Blue Sherlock 7:00pm // Steve Balbi 8:00pm

Ticket price includes a 3-course meal // Non-alcoholic refreshments available // BYO alcohol. We recommend that you visit our good friends at Leura Cellars en route to Pigeon Lane @ Gallery One88, who provide an exquisite selection of wines, beer and spirits, including our locally brewed Mountain Culture.

Please read the event information at the bottom of this page very carefully, as you are required to select a vegetarian or non-vegetarian meal option when purchasing your tickets.

For the creative chameleon, the COVID-19 takedown presented the unique opportunity to peel-back yet another layer of skin to reveal an entirely new pigment – an iridescent orange in colour, melody and tone – which takes the form of a new record, I Think I Know For Sure.

Perhaps best remembered as the founding member of Electric Hippies and Noiseworks – although presently the front man of ‘80s new-wavers Mi-Sex – one never quite knows what to expect from Balbi when he takes to a stage of his own. Yet the exposition of a set of songs & stories that brings together a selection of material from the new record, accompanied by hit pics and out-takes from his eclectic back catalogue, is tantalising enough.

Mining a kaleidoscope of life at the margins, Steve Balbi promises an enlightening evening of melody and verse that transcends sentimentality and soul, cast within the inherently intimate and bohemian walls of Pigeon Lane @ Gallery One88. 

Blue Sherlock was born on Jeremy’s thighs, in a piece of trash Toyota Camry somewhere between Orange and the Mountains. A banger was blaring on the radio, his hands were going a million miles an hour on his trousers while Willem yelled a bit and played air guitar. “Hey man, we should jam sometime.” Since then, Willem Sherlock Roorda and Jeremy have been concocting the dirty, delicious, bluesy funk that is Blue Sherlock. Living proof that the Blues is alive, well, and ready to kick your teeth in.


Pigeon Lane @ Gallery One88 is a COVID-safe venue. For this reason, tickets must be purchased in tables for 2, to ensure that social distancing requirements are upheld, in the interest of public safety. At the time of this announcement, tickets are limited to just 10 patrons per night.

However, if you find that the ticket allocation for your selected event is exhausted, please place your name/s on the waitlist. Restrictions are likely be lifted and the capacity marginally increased closer to the event. In any event, in an ideal world, tickets are limited to 32 patrons. This is to ensure the exclusivity and intimacy of the event is respected.

Songs & Stories is an exclusive dinner and show event, which includes a set 3-course meal with a vegetarian and non-vegetarian option, so please be sure to select your dietary preference at the time of purchasing your tickets. Accordingly, you will be seated in pairs.


Victor Peralta is both a celebrated artist and executive cook, who will be curating a dining experience like no other. Featuring 3 majestic courses and fine-dining experience, meals will be delivered to your table by alternative drop between sets.


For these events, Pigeon Lane is BYO only, with an array of non-alcoholic refreshments and themed mocktails available for your experience.


Dates: Saturday 21 November, 2020.

Venue: Pigeon Lane @ Gallery One88, 186-188 Katoomba St. Katoomba

Doors Open: 6:00pm

First Course Served: 6:15pm

Second Course Served: 6:45pm

First Set: 7:00pm – 7:35pm

Dessert Served: 7:45pm

Second Set: 8:00pm – 9:15pm

Doors Close: 10:00pm

Tickets: $85 plus booking fee (per person), although all tickets are sold in pairs and include a 3-course meal, which are valued at $170 plus booking fee ($174.90).

Ticketing & Seating:

  1. All tickets are sold in groups of two (2).
  2. Reserved seating will be allocated – first-in, first-served.
  3. Seating is limited to 10 patrons at the time of this announcement. However, additional tickets may be made available (not exceeding 20pax) should the NSW Department of Health relax COVID-capacity restrictions ahead of the show day. Accordingly, please add your name/s to the ‘waitlist’ if the allocation is exhausted for your selected event.
  4. All ticket will be sold in advance, as walk-ins are not permitted.

Terms & Conditions:

  1. Tickets are non-refundable except as specified in the Live Performance Australia Ticketing Code of Practice.
  2. Tickets are non-refundable unless restrictions are imposed by the NSW Department of Health, which forces the closure of the venue due to COVID-19.
  3. Tickets are non-refundable unless the headline musicians are unable to perform due to feeling unwell.
Pigeon Lane @ Gallery One88

186 Katoomba Street Katoomba NSW 2780, Australia

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Jeremy Hutton


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