Enjoy the sights of Bendigo’s architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage tram #610, while being serenaded by two great artists.
Singer songwriter Erica Hawkey began performing in Melbourne’s live scene 20 years ago, fronting funk bands, 40 piece swing bands, and acoustic ensembles. Creating a mosaic of funk, soul and blues, Erica’s songwriting is delivered by a voice rich with power and soul. Mix up influences Renee Geyer, Etta James, Allen Stone and Stevie Wonder and you’ll feel it! Behind the scenes her original album has been recorded in studio with the band, and has recently been released.
Jarrod Shaw possesses a passion and appreciation for blues music that becomes obvious from the moment the first note sounds. He delivers a soulful blues show, performed with conviction.
Jarrod was born and raised in country Victoria, down the dirt roads of the Macedon Ranges. He taught himself to play guitar listening to the renowned blues greats, as well as the icons of the Australian and local Melbourne blues scene.
He blends his unique guitar approach lying somewhere between piedmont fingerstyle and the blues of the delta, with wailing blues harp and a powerful voice often described as belying his years.
Saturday November 5th
Blues Tram, feat: Erica Hawkey + Jarrod Shaw
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 12pm, returning 2:30pm.
Tix: $49.50 from Bendigo Visitor Centre 1800 813 513 or online here: https://www.bendigotourism.com/tours/bendigo-cbd/bendigo-blues-tram
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Strictly no BYO. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.
The Blues Tram is organised and staged by Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival Inc, a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers.
This is a music appreciation event – a mobile concert. For the enjoyment of all patrons, any rowdy or loud behavior will not be tolerated. Event management reserves the right to refuse admission or evict patrons if requests to manage behavior are not complied with; in this unlikely event, tickets of offenders will be forfeited and no refund will be available.