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 [...]
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“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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]