Festival season rocks
Simon Wooldridge
LIVE music-wise, there isn’t much time to pause for breath in the lead-up to Christmas. The festive season kicks off in style tonight – Friday, December 8, with Anglo-Welsh-Australian outfit, Iffy Pop, putting Ashes squabbles aside to deliver an eclectic mix of covers &n..
07-Dec-2017
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Working the Vine
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne duo This Way North will be returning to Bendigo on Friday, December 15 at the Golden Vine Hotel. With a powerful alt-pop-rock sound, This Way North are two-piece drum and guitar featuring Cat Leahy and Leisha Jungalwalla. Their new track Make It Work was recor..
07-Dec-2017
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One night - one gig
Simon Wooldridge
Nothing that unusual about a band putting out a live album. TJ and Son are doing just that, early next year. But they’re taking a bold, and quite different approach. Not only is their forthcoming live album their debut, but it will be recorded on one night, at one gig – at t..
01-Dec-2017
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Changing seasons with the MSO
Bendigo Weekly
The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra is bringing its finest players and a gorgeous repertoire to Bendigo for an evening of classical music tomorrow. In his final concert with the MSO, concertmaster Eoin Andersen invites you to enjoy some of his favourite works celebrating the changing of the sea..
01-Dec-2017
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The word is out
Bendigo Weekly
Formed less than 12 months ago, The Write Stuff has attracted hundreds of central Victorians to its spoken word events this year. An event on Sunday will be the collective’s last event for 2017. It all happens at Bendigo’s MusicMan, 264 Hargreaves Street, from 3pm. &ldquo..
23-Nov-2017
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Songs they're singing
Simon Wooldridge
Tomorrow night, Saturday, sees a welcome return to Bendigo for folk-roots songstresses Alanna and Alicia. The twin sisters, now based in Melbourne, launch new album, Songs I’m Singing With Me, at The Old Church on the Hill. They’ll be joined by special guest, Enda Kenny &nda..
23-Nov-2017
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The War of Ideas
Simon Wooldridge
Fronted by singer-songwriter Trevor Petrie, The War of Ideas is a Bendigo-based indie-folk-rock five piece. They recently released their second EP, The Beauty of Solitude. “First EP kind of, really,” Petrie told the Weekly. “The previous incarnation of the band wa..
17-Nov-2017
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Beating the drum
Bendigo Weekly
Lily and the Drum return to Bendigo tonight to perform at Allies Hotel in Myers Flat. The duo has been visiting the Bendigo area to perform their brand of bluesy roots rock and soul on numerous occasions over the past four years. “We performed some of our very first shows in the re..
17-Nov-2017
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Dorothy heads to Oz
Bendigo Weekly
Within a few short days the curtain will rise on The Wizard of Oz at Ulumbarra Theatre. More than 80 students from Bendigo South East College have spent many months rehearsing popular songs and scenes, including Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Over the Rainbow, We’re Off to See the Wizar..
17-Nov-2017
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Blues and roots kicks off
Simon Wooldridge
Phil Manning is an Australian blues icon. This weekend, Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival punters will get the opportunity to see Manning play an intimate Sunday afternoon set on the iconic Blues Tram. Manning, who has been performing for more than 50 years, was a member of early 1..
09-Nov-2017
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Magic mix for festival seven
Simon Wooldridge
This year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival showcases a diverse mix of local, national, and international talent. Twenty thousand punters are expected at this year’s festival – the seventh – will be treated to a mix of blues, folk, country, rock and world music..
02-Nov-2017
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Harry heads to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Fresh from a stint up and down the east coast throughout 2016/17 Harry Coulson’s Blue Dogs are bringing their ruckus to the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival. While the earlier album Harry Coulson’s Rain Dogs was an engaging set of jazz instrumentals, the new album Harry Coulson&..
02-Nov-2017
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Cruise into the blues
Simon Wooldridge
The seventh Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival is just two weeks away. An exciting, diverse weekend of music is in store for the 20,000 punters expected. More than 140 artists – nearly half of them Bendigo festival debutants – will perform in more than 50 venues, rangin..
26-Oct-2017
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Your chance to be remarkable
Bendigo Weekly
beStella is presenting be Remarkable, an evening of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs featuring celebrated thought leader Lorraine Murphy. Join beStella and Lorraine at Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre on Monday from 6pm. Ms Murphy is the founder of The Remarkables Group – ..
19-Oct-2017
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Return of the Sleepy West
Simon Wooldridge
IT’S been a long time between Bendigo gigs for local blues-alt-country five-piece, Sleepy West. “Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival last year – so two weeks shy of a year which is crazy,” front man Joel English told the Weekly. “To be honest, this year..
12-Oct-2017
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Debut for Kerr's Cur
Simon Wooldridge
Three years of song writing, rehearsing and heavy gigging reaches a landmark for Kerr’s Cur next week with the release of their eponymous debut album. Kerr’s Cur showcases the broad-ranging influences of the Bendigo-based indie garage band’s front man, Mr D. It’s his..
06-Oct-2017
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Tim Rogers in town
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne Theatre Company’s production What Rhymes with Cars and Girls is playing in Bendigo this Friday. Commissioned by MTC, the show weaves together the poetic songs from Tim Rogers’ debut solo album, with words by award-winning playwright Aidan Fennessy. MTC artistic dire..
27-Sep-2017
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Walker on the road
Bendigo Weekly
Benny Walker releases his new EP this month and is playing at the Old Church on the Hill next month. Winner of the Best Aboriginal Act of the Year at 2016’s The Age Music Victoria Awards, Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Walker is the real deal. His lyrics and epic tales of love and..
27-Sep-2017
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Boy from the bush
Bendigo Weekly
IT is 25 years since Lee Kernaghan introduced us to Boys From the Bush, and he’s coming to Bendigo in November to celebrate. The 36-time Golden Guitar winner is celebrating the silver anniversary of his ARIA award winning debut album, Outback Club and on his biggest tour. The tour ..
27-Sep-2017
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Continuation for the Lions
Simon Wooldridge
Shann Lions said he like his band to try things a bit different. He’s just back from two weeks in Bali; fresh, energised and keen to talk about Four Lions’ new album, Golden Triangle, which will be launched at True Brew on Saturday, October 7. Golden Triangle carries on &nda..
27-Sep-2017
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