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Geoff Achison at the Golden Vine


Geoff Achison is Australian blues royalty. The internationally-renowned guitarist, who spent his early years in Malmsbury, has just embarked on a lengthy tour that also takes in the UK and US. Bendigo’s Golden Vine, tomorrow [...]

Geoff Achison at the Golden Vine2017-05-06T15:42:48+10:00

Andy Phillips & the Cadillac Walk


“Musically, I want Bendigo to become the Seattle of Australia.” Twelve months or so ago, that statement, from a hard-working local muso, may have seemed fanciful, or certainly very ambitious. Now though, it sounds like [...]

Andy Phillips & the Cadillac Walk2017-05-06T15:38:58+10:00

Summer in the Parks


Bendigo’s massive Summer in the Parks program continues with the Music in the Park concerts every Friday evening through February. The series of free concerts takes in Strathdale, Eaglehawk and White Hills before wrapping up [...]

Summer in the Parks2017-05-06T15:35:29+10:00

This Way North at the Golden Vine


I was talking up This Way North a few evenings ago, but stalled when asked to categorise their sound. “They’re a bit rocky,” I said, “and there are elements of dance in there. A bit [...]

This Way North at the Golden Vine2017-05-24T19:06:42+10:00

Russell Morris at the Capital Theatre


Forever associated with the 1960s psychedelic classic The Real Thing, Russell Morris’s career stretches back over 50 years. Variously described as both legend and icon, he was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in [...]

Russell Morris at the Capital Theatre2017-05-06T15:30:30+10:00

Year in review kind of thing…


You won’t find “vibranter” in the dictionary, however it perfectly describes what happened to the Bendigo music scene this year; a vibrant scene got vibranter. There were many 2016 highlights for me. But I’ll start [...]

Year in review kind of thing…2017-05-24T19:06:42+10:00

James Kenyon at the Old Church On The Hill


If you’re looking for quality original live music tonight, Friday, December, 2, and fancy something at the mellower end of the scale, check out Adelaide’s James Kenyon at the Old Church On The Hill. Kenyon [...]

James Kenyon at the Old Church On The Hill2017-05-24T19:06:42+10:00

BBRMF discoveries


“Best ever” is the resounding verdict on the sixth Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival which took over the city last weekend. Spring finally arrived and a definite spring in the step was evident amongst [...]

BBRMF discoveries2017-05-06T15:22:05+10:00



My favourite weekend of the year in Bendigo is upon us. The sixth Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival kicked-off last night (Thursday, November, 3) and kicks on in earnest today and over the weekend. [...]

BBRMF #62017-05-24T19:06:42+10:00

Sherri Parry, Kylie Auldist, Alister Turrill


Sherri Parry is a Bendigo singer-songwriter who takes a traditional approach to the creative process. “Everything I write gets hand-written into a small book. It makes the song feel more authentic.” Parry’s next big step [...]

Sherri Parry, Kylie Auldist, Alister Turrill2017-05-24T19:06:42+10:00