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Great Southern Nights, in association with Triplespeak, Music in the Mountains and Gallery One88, present the auspicious return of Nikka Costs to Australian shores, with an exclusive and inherently intimate show for Songs & Stories at Pigeon Lane on Saturday the 7th of November; accompanied by the enigmatic Robbie Woolf on keys and backing vocals.

With very special guest Ace Evergreen.

Doors 6pm // Ace Evergreen 7:00pm // Nikka Costa 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.

The daughter of legendary producer and arranger Don Costa, Nikka was born with music encoded in her DNA. Performing to enormous crowds right across the globe throughout her youth, she quickly carved a creative path of her own, which included a string of critically acclaimed LPs. This began with her 2001 debut for Virgin, Everybody Got Their Something, followed by an MTV Awards nomination for ‘Like a Feather’ and a string of hit singles throughout Europe.

In the years since her felicitous debut, Nikka has toured with Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Coldplay, and Beck, recorded with DJ and producer Mark Ronson, was a guest on Queens of the Stone Age Villains LP and a featured artist at the Chris Cornell tribute concert at the Forum in Los Angeles.

Renowned for her unique style – a seductive alchemy that combines the tropes of American soul and funk into a style of her own – alongside the artistry of Amy Winehouse and Joss Stone, Nikka Costa is lionised as a bright star of the “nu-soul” firmament.

It is an absolute privilege to have Nikka Costa illuminate the stage at Pigeon Lane for Songs & Stories this November, so please don’t miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to share in the presence of raw allure and sublimity. 


People who have heard Ace sing tend to describe her as an old soul. At 8 she picked up her first uke, at 9 she dubbed herself “Ace Evergreen” and she’s been quietly and earnestly crafting a unique musical identity ever since – shaped in one part by her own tremendous gifts and in another by an eclectic playlist of indie artists from Radiohead to Florence & the Machine, Girl in Red to Weezer. Fast forward another few years and Ace has swapped the uke for a guitar, comes armed with a truckload of vocal skill and charm and writes songs pulled from places you wouldn’t think a 12-year-old capable of going. Songs about existential dread, immortality, death, life, love. This is quintessential Ace Evergreen: a sensitive and small soul living an inconceivable conundrum just trying to make sense of it all through song.


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 7 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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