Fresh sound on tour
Bendigo Weekly
Byron Bay singer-songwriter Pete Murray is performing at Ulumbarra Theatre on Wednesday. It’s part of a tour for his sixth studio album Camacho. Murray has more than one million album sales to his name, and is the quiet achiever of Australian music. Determined to shake things..
17-Aug-2017
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Khan plus Lily and King
Simon Wooldridge
Next Saturday, August 26 sees two exciting, but hugely contrasting, gigs in Bendigo. Melbourne rock three-piece Khan are in town at MusicMan to promote Break Off Your Shells, the first single off their forthcoming debut album. They’ve had a busy 18 months or so, which has seen them..
17-Aug-2017
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Music masters
Sharon Kemp
FOR Tex, Don and Charlie, the motivation for their third album in 24 years came from performing together on stage in the intervening years... Don Walker for only one song per set and singing through the phone. On August 26, the band described commonly as an Australian supergroup and comprisi..
17-Aug-2017
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Music and other art
Simon Wooldridge
Rock ‘n’ roll, beer, art and tattoos are not entirely unfamiliar bedfellows. Bringing them together is perhaps quite obvious, but seemingly rare. But that’s exactly what the Sailor Jerry Origins of Originals touring exhibition is doing. After stops in Brisbane, Ne..
10-Aug-2017
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Cake on the road
Bendigo Weekly
My Friend the Chocolate Cake have hit the road on the back of the release of their newest album, The Revival Meeting.M Playing at the Theatre Royal, Castlemaine on Friday, August 18, triple ARIA winners MFTCC combine genres, images, instruments and lyrics rarely found in much of today’..
10-Aug-2017
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Vera Blue in the city
Simon Wooldridge
MusicMan hosts Bendigo’s first “In The Metal of Winter” festival next Friday, August 11. The event features seven top regional and Melbourne metal bands. “It will be a great opportunity to showcase some of the best metal the wider region has to offer,” Lia..
03-Aug-2017
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Capture those starry, starry nights
Bendigo Weekly
EVER wanted to capture your own images of a galaxy far, far away? Well, the Bendigo District Astronomical Society is inviting the public to participate in a presentation from astrophotographer Richard Tatti next Wednesday. Richard is the founder of Nightscape Images and has been a keen w..
27-Jul-2017
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Blues Maestro on the hill
Simon Wooldridge
Bendigo holds good memories for Australian blues icon Lloyd Spiegel. “Bendigo was the first place I ever went outside of Melbourne to play, when I was 11. At that age, it felt like a ‘tour’.” Spiegel told the Weekly. He reckons he’s now played here about 50 tim..
27-Jul-2017
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Ritzy show at Ulumbarra
Bendigo Weekly
AFTER playing to sold-out crowds in the UK, musical Puttin’ On The Ritz is coming to Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre in September as part of a huge national tour. The show is set in the golden age of Hollywood where melody, rhythm and dance was king. The Australian version adds R..
27-Jul-2017
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Fountaineer adds a local touch
Joel Peterson
FROM its name to its songwriting, Bendigo band Fountaineer takes no shortage of inspiration from the city in which it was formed. The group’s debut record, Greater City, Greater Love, displays that fact proudly and it has caught the attention of plenty around the musical world. ..
20-Jul-2017
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Rockin' with a magic touch
Simon Wooldridge
With their stand-up double bass, 1950s outfits and rousing renditions of the likes of Wake Up Little Suzie and Great Balls of Fire, the Magic 8-Balls have been getting central Victorian rock ‘n’ rollers to their feet for nearly three years now. The trio, Darren Howell (vocals, gu..
20-Jul-2017
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Time to laugh
Bendigo Weekly
A new comedy night is up and running in Bendigo. The fourth Thursday of each month will bring nationally recognised headliners and MCs to the Old Church on the Hill, with new and established Bendigo comedians in support. On Thursday the headliner will be Danielle Walker, 2016 winner of ..
20-Jul-2017
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Meg Mac at the Capital
Joel Peterson
AFTER shooting to prominence with rave reviews, Meg Mac will tour later this year in support of her first album, Low Blows. She will bring the distinctive, booming vocals heard on the album, out today, to Bendigo on Sunday, September 10 when she plays the Capital Theatre. The former Trip..
13-Jul-2017
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Golden blues
Simon Wooldridge
Cameron James Henderson is one of 16 acts set to play at the Blues and Roots Winter Showcase at the Golden Vine on Sunday, July 16. Eight hours of music over two stages also sees Catfish Voodoo, Tasha Zappala, and Matt Katsis line up alongside local favourites Bill Barber, William Alexander..
13-Jul-2017
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Songbook in Bendigo
Steve Kendall
Beccy Cole and Adam Harvey have individually carved out their places at the forefront of Australian country music for almost two decades and each has a list of awards, top selling albums and plenty of fans. They are joining forces and coming to the Ulumbarra Theatre this month to perform a ..
07-Jul-2017
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Frenzal Rhomb to hit MusicMan
Simon Wooldridge
Frenzal Rhomb, out on the road promoting new album Hi-Vis High Tea, rock-up at Bendigo’s MusicMan on Thursday, July 27. A sedate, gentle, recital kind-of-evening seems unlikely. The new album, their ninth studio record in a 25-year career, clocks-in at a very punk rock 20 tracks i..
07-Jul-2017
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Dave O'Neil is comedy gold
Bendigo Weekly
Goldmines Comedy is back for July with Dave O’Neil as the headline act on Thursday. The night is being held from 8pm at the Goldmines Hotel, 49-57, Marong Road. Tickets are $10 on the door and for that you will be entertained by Melbourne and local comedians. O’Neil is A..
07-Jul-2017
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Isaiah has a homecoming
Bendigo Weekly
With a population of just more than 5000 people, Moama is hardly the kind of place you expect to find a superstar. Well, no one told Isaiah Firebrace that. In the past two years, the teen has transformed from a small town singer with big dreams, to one of Australia’s most successful ar..
29-Jun-2017
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Jess aims for the Skye
Simon Wooldridge
There’s something of the young PJ Harvey about Warrnambool’s Jess Skye, who plays her first-ever Bendigo gig at MusicMan tomorrow night, Saturday, July 1. The indie-folk-blues singer joins a formidable line-up which includes Kerr’s Cur, Midweek Blues, Stone Djoser, Dead Lur..
29-Jun-2017
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Matt back for blues showcase
Bendigo Weekly
Artists are preparing for the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival’s winter showcase. This will be at the Golden Vine Hotel on Sunday, July 16 with performances from visiting and local artists alike. Now in its seventh year, the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival continues t..
22-Jun-2017
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