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Sydney-based art-pop quintet, HINTERLANDT, are heading to GalleryONE88 on Saturday, December 19th, for the Blue Mountains launch of their 4th studio album Seven Tales – an elegantly composed collection of acoustic indie-chamber anecdotes. 'Seven Tales' is a significant step forward for the band, as composer Jochen Gutsch adds a narrative and poetic element to the intricate and purely acoustic music Hinterlandt has been known for. Beautifully sung by Nicole Smede, the album combines emotive storytelling with progressive musical arrangements.

HINTERLANDT // Saturday, December 19th, 2020 // Doors 6:00 pm // Tickets: $99.50 ea

Location: Gallery ONE88, Katoomba. 186-188 Katoomba St, Katoomba

Ticket price includes a 2-course meal & event memorabilia // This is a seated performance and tickets are sold in pairs // BYO alcohol // COVID-Safe Event. We recommend that you visit our good friends at Leura Cellars en route to Gallery ONE88, who provide an exquisite selection of wines, beer, and spirits, including our locally brewed Mountain Culture.

Please read the event information on this page very carefully, as information about the view of the stage, menu, venue access, and 'Terms & Conditions', will be provided.



Jochen Gutsch – Composition, Trumpet, Guitar, Percussion
Simeon Johnson – Cello
Monique Mezzatesta – Violin
Lara Goodridge – Violin
Nicole Smede – Vocals 

As the fourth Hinterlandt record released under the 'Art As Catharsis' label, Seven Tales showcases Jochen Gutsch’s exceptional compositional talents. A quintet of classically trained instrumentalists shape the music with masterful violins, cello, guitar, trumpet, and vocals, bringing together such diverse influences as the moving storytelling of Grand Salvo, the compositional intricacies of Robert Fripp, and the fearless curiosity of John Zorn.

“The chamber-music style of the arrangements carries some dark subject matter in the lyrics,” begins Gutsch. “Listeners are introduced to fictional characters who experience tragic moments in which they are confronted with aspects of mortality. However, as a band, we aim to deliver these tales with glimpses of black humour, to provide a window into the lives of seven humans (and a dog).

On Seven Tales, Gutsch’s compositional talents are taken to new heights through the introduction of narrative, poetic and vocal elements. The band is thrust a significant step forward by these careful additions – the storytelling is engaging, clear, and rife with curiosity.

For lovers of narrative music, meticulous compositions, and unique instrumentation, this record brings a brilliant and refreshing twist on multiple fronts – a must-listen for anyone appreciating intricacy and detail.

Album Review - ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

". . . Seven Tales does exactly what it says on the packet: each track introduces us to a character in the midst of their own rather tragic event . . .  By the time you reach The Tale of Zara you’d be forgiven for thinking you’d stepped into a recitative from a Sondheim musical."

Jessie Cunniffe, Sydney Morning Herald


Whilst some might see COVID-19 restrictions as challenging, Music in the Mountains and Gallery ONE88 see this as an opportunity to create a truly special experience. This performance will be a ‘dinner & show’ . . . so no need to grab a meal on the way as Gallery ONE88 will be serving up something tasty. You will be seated in pairs . . . so it’s guaranteed to be intimate (maybe even romantic?). You’ve got 1.5m of space around your table . . . so you won’t be knocking elbows with someone you don’t want to. Seating restrictions limit the number of attendees able to be in the gallery . . . so only a select number of people will be able to soak in the music, current art exhibition and meet the musicians in person. We have a few more surprises in store - but you will have to come along to find out what’s in store.

At the time of this announcement, tickets are limited to just 20 patrons, however, if you find that the ticket allocation for the event is exhausted, please place your name/s on the waitlist. We hope restrictions will be lifted and the capacity increased closer to the event. In the event of restrictions easing, the show could be moved downstairs to Pigeon Lane and an additional 10 seats could be opened up. Regardless of capacity, the intimacy of the event will be respected.


To accommodate a Quintet during COVID restrictions, this performance will take place in between the Cafe & Gallery at Gallery ONE88. This means that you will be seated in either the Cafe OR the Gallery, and will only be able to see half the stage. Whilst this is not ideal, Music in the Mountains is striving to create the opportunity for Hinterlandt to create and perform during a time where musicians' livelihoods are at risk, and we ask that you support us in this endeavor. Worry not, however, as the intimate nature of the show will allow the musicians to personally meet all patrons attending and the atmosphere of the event will not be impacted.


Victor Peralta is both a celebrated artist and an executive cook, who will be curating a dining experience like no other. Featuring 2 majestic and generous courses, meals will be delivered to your table by alternate drop (one option for you and the other option for your partner) between sets. Dessert, tea, and coffee will also be available to purchase on the night.


Roast Potato and Sweet Potato Soup (Gluten Free + Vegetarian); or

Antipasto Platter: A medley of mixed cold cuts and spicey chorizo served alongside cooked peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms and mixed vegetables


Slow Cooked Short Cut Beef Ribs: Cooked slowly for 6 hours in red wine and tomato au jus base, served on a bed of creamy pontiac potato mash and garnished with salsa verde. Accompanied with a side of lightly sautéed cottage vegetables; or

Eggplant Cannelloni (Vegan): In our vegan version of this Italian dish, protein-rich lentils take place of the ground meat. Cooked in a mixture of mushrooms, carrots, onion, herbs, and crushed tomatoes, and spinach. We went with mashed potatoes for the top layer, in place of the custard or béchamel, which takes this dish even further into the cozy meal territory.


Gallery ONE88 is currently BYO only, however, is a dedicated cafe during the day and has an extensive range of non-alcoholic beverages, as well as fresh espresso coffee.


Dates: Saturday, 19 December 2020.

Venue: Gallery One88, 186-188 Katoomba St. Katoomba

Doors Open: 6:00 pm

First Course Served: 6:30 pm

First Set: 7:00-7:45 pm

Second Course & Intermission: 7:45 - 8:15 pm

Second Set: 8:15-9:00 pm

Tickets: $99.50 per person, although all tickets are sold in pairs and include a 2-course meal, which is valued at $199.


  1. All tickets will be sold in pairs.
  2. Seating will be allocated & seated in pairs, as per tickets sold.
  3. Seating will be allocated as per the order of the tickets sold, with the first tickets sold being sat at the front.
  4. Seating will be limited to 20 people, with 5 pairs of people seated in the gallery, and 5 pairs of people seated in the cafe.


  1. Tickets are non-refundable unless one of the following conditions are met:
    1. Government COVID-19 restrictions prevent Gallery ONE88 from undertaking this kind of activity or force the closure venue as a whole; or
    2. The musicians are unable to perform due to feeling unwell/sick.
  2. Special dietary requirements must be specified at the time of booking otherwise we cannot guarantee all requirements will be catered for.
  3. Tickets will not be refunded due to 'change of mind' or failure to read the 'event description' in full.

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