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Fri, 29 November 2013

The Bushwackers Birthday Bash

Filed under: country music, Live Music Venues, folk music, Gigs — site admin @ 6:26 pm

The Bushwackers Eureka Big Birthday Bash
Fri December 6 - The Thornbury Theater
The Bushwackers are celebrating their 43rd year of performing and the anniversary of the Eureka Stockade with a Big Birthday Bash at the Thornbury Theatre on Friday December 6th. The Bushwackers have always had a special connection with the spirit of Eureka. Their iconic anthem, ‘Beneath the Southern Cross’ speaks to their many fans who also feel that connection. This celebratory night is an opportunity to remember the events of Eureka, especially those diggers who stood up to the heavily armed troopers on the goldfields of Ballarat in 1854 – a defiant stance that helped forge our Australian spirit.
The Bushwackers are still going strong after 43 years. Gone are the beards and long hair of this group who formed at Melbourne’s La Trobe University in 1971 but the ideals, energy and determination have remained strong to this day. The band are led by Dobe Newton and Roger Corbett who together have seen the Bushwackers through some tough days and glorious nights of great Australian music.

Renee Geyer The Story Aust Soul

Filed under: Festivals & Major Events — site admin @ 6:23 pm

Renée Geyer and an all-star cast of Victoria’s finest musicians told the story of Australian soul to a near capacity crowd last night at the inaugural The Age Music Victoria Awards at Billboard, with Renée playing a 45 minute set of her greatest hits and delivering a passionate rendition of ‘It’s a Man’s Man’s World.’
A thrilled Geyer said, “This award means so much - it is a career-topping milestone and I’m thrilled to be the first female solo inductee to The Age Music Victoria Hall Of Fame.”
Nominees for Best Album, Big Scary, opened the night with a 30 minute set, warming the crowd up with their stunning psychedelic pop sound. Other highlights of the night included 2013’s Best Soul, Funk, R’n’B and Gospel Album Genre Award winner Kylie Auldist and Lance Ferguson together on ‘Stares and Whispers’; Linda Bull covering Paul Kelly’s ‘Sure Got Me’, and a stunning duet from Saskwatch vocalist Nkechi and Henry Wagons. The EG Allstars rocked steadily along with special guest vocalists Dan Sultan, Daniel Merriweather, Remi Kolawole, Talei Wolfgramm and Ella Thompson, and Archie Roach’s ‘Heal The People’ brought the house down.
This year The Drones won big twice, capturing City of Melbourne award for Best Band as well as the RocKwiz award for Best Live Band; and Paul Kelly also bagged two trophies with The Age EG Best Album for his ‘Spring and Fall’ album, and Select AV’s Best Male Artist Award.

Tue, 19 November 2013

The Age Music Vic awards - special announcement

Filed under: Festivals & Major Events — site admin @ 12:04 pm

The Victorian Minister for Liquor and Gaming Regulation, The Honourable Edward O’Donohue will be making a special announcement regarding outcomes from the Live Music Roundtable.

Event: Age Music Victoria Awards

When: Wednesday, 20 November, 7PM

Where: Billboard
170 Russell Street
Melbourne CBD

The Age Music Awards 2013

RENEE GEYER, EG ALLSTARS plus guests Dan Sultan, Archie Roach, Linda Bull, Lance Ferguson & Kylie Auldist, Nkechi (Saskwatch) & Henry Wagons, Remi and more.
Wednesday 20 November 2013 (opening 8.00pm)
at Billboard The Venue 170 Russell St, Melbourne www.billboardthevenue.com.au
Starring:
Renee Geyer, the EG All Stars Soul Revue with
Dan Sultan
Archie Roach
Big Scary
Kylie Auldist
Lance Ferguson
Nkechi (Saskwatch),
Henry Wagons
Remi
Talei Wolfgramm
Linda Bull
Ella Thompson
and special guests

hosted by Chris Gill

plus
DJs Vince Peach, Pierre Baroni, Johnny Topper and Chris Johnston

This is an 18+ event.

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