Enjoy the sights of Bendigo’s architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage Class tram #610, while being serenaded by two great acts.
Valley Road is a folk duo of two singer-songwriter friends from Central Victoria, Rebecca Jane Howell & Marty McKenna. Their contrasting voices combine to create a kind of magic, apparent from the very first time they sang in harmony together, and honed in the decade since.
Their songs are evocative and honest and their performances are captivating, with intricate guitar playing and heart-rending vocals. Valley Road’s stories and sounds bring an Australian perspective to their diverse folk influences.
The pair won a Troubadour Foundation Award after enchanting the crowd at the 2022 Burke and Wills Folk Festival, and have recently recorded their first album together on the Central Coast of NSW with acclaimed producer Rod McCormack (to be released in early 2023).
T.K. Reeve is currently backed-up by a superbly over-qualified rhythm section consisting of Dale Lindrea on bass and Ben Hendry on drums. They have been playing bars and house parties since early 2021 – as well as recording a live-in-studio album in April (release date TBA). The sounds they are making have much emphasis on the deep groove and a little extra attention to song-writing than T.K. has had in the past (ie I Wanna Feel Good – 2019). A typical show will entail raw and raucous juke joint-styled excursions that are on the brink of being a little outside. It’s the good stuff.
Saturday Mamrch 18th
Blues Tram, feat: Valley Road + T.K. Reeve
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 2pm, returning 4:30pm.
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.