Music News

They're pretty in pink
Bendigo Weekly
The Fabulous Singlettes are a playful, celebration of some of the greatest hits of the 60s, 70s and beyond. They sing, they dance, with frocks galore – and beehives that are a triumph of hairspray over gravity... but it’s the impeccable harmonies and camp humour that have made ..
04-Aug-2016
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Singers on the road
Bendigo Weekly
Last Saturday, seven local choristers joined others from across Melbourne and regional Victoria to perform Windrush, as part of the 300 member Boîte Millennium Chorus at the world class Hamer Hall in Melbourne. The Bendigo group, under the leadership of Kelly Effenberg trained for 10 weeks..
28-Jul-2016
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Diamond Dominic
Bendigo Weekly
Dominic Finley and the Diamantes are bringing Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night album to Bendigo. Each song will be featured with stories about how the songs were created, and of Diamond’s dark journey from being a struggling Brooklyn poet, to becoming one of the worlds most loved p..
21-Jul-2016
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Bell plays Billyroy's
Simon Wooldridge
Tomorrow, Saturday, May 7 sees Frank Bell launch his debut single White Horse at Billyroy’s BluesBar. It’s a swampy, gutsy dirty blues number with a contrasting acoustic folk number, Riverside, on the B-side. Both are Frank Bell originals. The ubiquitous Bill Barber produced bo..
06-May-2016
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Psychos in at cosmic speed
Simon Wooldridge
Ross Knight doesn’t so much as play the bass guitar as wield it. And in wielding it he looks like a man ready to set about a medium-sized farm animal with a chainsaw. Cosmic Psychos are not your average punk, rock or punk rock band. And they’re back in Bendigo, practically a hom..
22-Apr-2016
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the Etta James story
Bendigo Weekly
Vika Bull puts her heart, soul and funk into the amazing story of Etta James. Etta James not only sang the blues... she lived the blues. In 1938 America had endured a full decade of hardships and economic misery as The Great Depression wreaked havoc across the damaged land. It was to t..
15-Apr-2016
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Rediscovering master works
Bendigo Weekly
Matthew Fagan and Daniel Tucceri have come together to present Solstice in Bendigo. It’s a musical journey into mythology and rediscovery of ancient music, acoustic instruments and modern electronics from traditions of Celtic, Classical to Romantic. It will feature performances of ..
08-Apr-2016
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Bank on your music success
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne Music Bank is calling on Bendigo musicians and bands to submit an original song for a chance to win the ultimate kick-starter pack for a career in music. This is a chance for local musos to break into the music industry. The winner will receive a toolkit for success, comprisi..
07-Aug-2015
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Surrender to the music
Bendigo Weekly
RISING Aboriginal singer and songwriter Dewayne Everettsmith is headed to Bendigo tomorrow. Having grown up listening to American artists Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles, Everettsmith says being Aboriginal doesn’t really influence his music. “Being Aboriginal is something I was ..
22-May-2015
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ALT-J put on a show to remember
Bendigo Weekly
By CAITLYN PETRIE SUNDAY evening saw thousands flock to Rod Laver Arena to see immensely talented UK group alt-J. With a handful of Brit Award nominations, a Grammy nomination and a recent stint at Australia’s summer festivals, the British quartet are playing their bi..
15-May-2015
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Blues and Roots Festival program
Bendigo Weekly
Line up and program here (http://www.bendigobluesandroots.com.au/lineup.php) Australian Blues legend Chris Wilson is coming to Bendigo as part of this year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival. The multi-instrumentalist – who has been a part of some of Austra..
02-Oct-2014
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Illy in Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
ILLY, LA TROBE UNIVERSITY BENDIGO, SEPTEMBER 9 By JASMIN BRADSHAW It was the two drunk girls in the cubicle beside me that made me realise I was a little out of place. Clearly sitting on the ground, one of the girl’s feet was creeping under the cubicle wall, almost touch..
10-Sep-2014
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Vance Joy dreams away
Bendigo Weekly
Triple J hottest 100's 2014 winner Vance Joy is set to release his new album on September 5. For his only Australian performance before the end of the year, Vance Joy will launch the album, Dream Your Life Away, in Melbourne. In recent weeks, Vance Joy released Mess Is Mine, the lead s..
31-Jul-2014
Ellie Parmenter
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A vine time for rock at the Rifle
Bendigo Weekly
THE Rifle Brigade Hotel plays host to Rock in Vines this Sunday. Festival director Steve Saxton said the big day was getting close. “We are committed to delivering this and other events for Bendigo, its music-loving public, and the talented local artists who have been such great sup..
06-Mar-2014
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Groovin the Moo Bendigo sold out
Bendigo Weekly
“I want to say a huge thank you to Bendigo and the surrounding regions for welcoming the return of GTM! We really appreciate the enthusiasm and support of our Bendigo moo crew. It makes for such a great feeling at the event. This year’s line up is really exciting, a good mix of Australia..
14-Feb-2014
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Night of the mic
Bendigo Weekly
Musicians of all experience levels will have the chance to take to the stage at this year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival, by getting involved in one of the many open mic night sessions being held across the weekend. Guitar virtuoso Mike Elrington will be hosting his ever popular &l..
01-Nov-2013
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New bar has roots
Steve Kendall
A new bar boasting a line-up of rollicking blues, comfy couches and plenty of craft beer, is set to pop up in a surprising location next month. The Bendigo Beer Pop Up Bar is a new and unique venue for this year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival, running November 7-10. Ready to ente..
25-Oct-2013
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Jugband aims to make splash
Bendigo Weekly
Off the back of new single Big Things Calling, the first taste of their forthcoming new album, Melbourne’s The Perch Creek Family Jugband have just announced their Dressin’ Up & Shakin’ Down tour. Originally from Perch Creek in the North Coast area of NSW, The Perch Creek Fa..
11-Oct-2013
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Jellies hooked in
Bendigo Weekly
The debut album from The Royal Jellies is a polished gem of pop hooks and earworm melodies. Recorded by Marty Brown (Clare Bowditch, Art of Fighting) in the summer of 2013, this eight-piece Melbourne band delivers a sound that is brash, brassy and infectious; neo-vintage, modern-dapper songs text..
04-Oct-2013
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Harp at heart
Steve Kendall
ALANA CONWAY still calls Bendigo home. Despite heading off to the wide world of music, she is very pleased to be playing Bendigo on October 12 as part of her debut album tour. Harpist and singer Alana has been signed to ABC Music for at least two albums, the first of which is officially l..
19-Sep-2013
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