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.
Parry’s self-described quality of a clown-fairy dipped in the glitter section of Lincraft, is one of a plethora of sides to this quirky, talented and very humble performer. When on stage with her trusted Nisha (Maton acoustic guitar), they have documented some truly inspiring tales that poets twice her age aspire to. As a soloist or with her band, the genre-fluid songwriter based in an alt-pop sound, with sprinkles of jazz, folk, and neo soul will exceed the expectations of any audience. After spending Spring/Summer of 2019 recording her full-length album with over 350hrs of studio time, Parry released “Leave The Flowers” last February into what would soon be a new COVID world where live shows ceased to exist. Safe to say, it’s yet to have its moment. Now, armed with Nisha, a book and pen, a glass (or sometimes just a bottle) and the inspiration of a global pandemic, daily existential crises, and a complicated breakup, creating from trauma and heartbreak for over half her life has shown it’s value with 25 odd new pieces to show.
Carefully crafted lyrics set to a mix of cinematic and raw, stripped-back compositions are the hallmark of David Spry’s music. His style moves from gritty and intimate songs to free-spirited, fun tracks. David strongly identifies with his Indigenous Maranunggu/Marrithiyel lineage from Northern Australia. His cultural heritage has informed not just his songwriting but his take on life and how to live as a conscientious human, leaving a legacy and being mindful of his place in the world.
Embracing an idiosyncratic lifestyle, David has chosen to follow the path of a ‘Songman’ akin to his Indigenous Grandfather. His contemporary nomadic lifestyle gives him the power to touch people with his music and story on a personal level. David’s unique style blurs traditional musical genres and has seen him touring extensively performing at festivals nationally. David’s music delivers a poignant balance of touching personal connections and infectious rhythms that only a dance will remedy.
Friday November 4th
Blues Tram, feat: Sherri Parry + David Spry
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 7pm, returning 9:30pm.
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.