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Thu, 25 February 2016

Bella’s 4th Birthday 24.2.2016

Filed under: General — site admin @ 3:29 pm

Blonde blue-eyed Bella turned 4 yesterday, her very proud mommy, Betty B. from Beaconsfield put on a rockin party to celebrate. Entertainment Depot staff could see the glow of talent from the day Bella was born, hence, her presents included a Blues Harp and the cutest Ukele.
She was a natural. We look forward to seeing her first blues gig or starring in her one woman theatre show, in another decade perhaps? Or earlier. A rock chick at 4, yeah baby!
All our love and Happy Birthday Princess.

Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story

Filed under: blues music, Gigs — site admin @ 3:18 pm

Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story
Friday 1st July 2016
@ Caravan Music Club
FEATURING:
Liza Ohlback- A unique singer of Blues laced with Soul, Jazz, Funk and Gospel Harmonies, Liza is often compared to Aretha Franklin and Etta James.
Jeremy Edwards – Musical producer, singer, songwriter and guitarist. Cutting songs and touring with ‘The Voice’ winner Karise Eden. he also has played shows with U.S blues greats Charlie Musselwhite and John Hammond.
Including hits such as ‘Cry Baby’, ‘Move Over’, ‘Piece of My Heart’, ‘Bobby McGee’ and more. Also featuring songs from Janis’s greatest influences such as Bessie Smith, Bob Dylan & Leonard Cohen.
Transporting the audience into a smoky, jazz, blues club feel… mixed with a good dose of pure acid bohemian vintage rock!

Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story, delivers in words and music her tumultuous outlook on life, love and being the first lady of rock who got a little dirty!
The music, obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin.
For the first time in Australia, a production about a rock immortal whose individuality became a hallmark that both shocked and inspired a generation and to this day touches all ages.
2015 would have marked her 72nd year (Born 19 January 1943); unfortunately she would only reach those numbers in reverse and join the infamous 27 club.
On 4th October 1970, Janis Joplin was found dead from a heroin overdose. Lonely, sad and on the inevitable self-destructive path of a junkie, Janis was ironically also headed for far greater personal and musical success with her critically acclaimed album ‘Pearl’. Released after her death and embraced by the world then and today as a triumphant album that fuses, rock, jazz and blues with a gritty flavour that marked an era of change.
Best remembered for her rebellious lifestyle, her psychedelic Porsche, her free flowing fashion sense and above all, her distinctive voice.
To her intimate friends she was known as ‘Pearl’. To her enthralled public she was Janis Joplin, the greatest female singer in the history of rock and roll.

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks

Filed under: contemporary music, rock music, Gigs — site admin @ 3:14 pm

Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks
Friday 18th March 2016
Show: 8.40pm
Caravan Music Club Oakleigh

Welcome back Ross Wilson & The Peaceniks to the Caravan for another rockin gig.
From the time Ross Wilson, the future Daddy of Cool began to Mondo Rock out of suburban Hampton with the 1960’s outfit The Pink Finks, he was intrinsically aware of the heritage of growing up on the fringes of a major city. When he performed in 1966 at The Onion Patch, home of the Red Onions Jazz Band, little did he know he would be returning 48 years later to the very same stage, now The Caravan Club, to perform a homage to the streets of his youth.

Russell Morris & Band

Filed under: roots music, blues music, rock music, Gigs — site admin @ 3:12 pm

Sunday 6th March 2016 - show 3.30pm
@ The Caravan Music Club,Oakleigh

We are glad to have Australian music legend RUSSELL MORRIS back at the Caravan with his rockin’ band, performing songs from his ARIA award winning album “Sharks Mouth” as well as hits throughout his vast musical career. Special Guests MOJO CORNER
Russell Morris is one of Australia’s most enduring singers. A major pop star in the late ’60s, he went on to become one of the country’s first singer/songwriters. Both ends of his career feature predominantly in the soundtrack to the movie The Dish.
Morris’ career started in September 1966 with the formation of the Melbourne group Somebody’s Image, which rose to prominence with a local hit version of the Joe South song “Hush.

Rebecca Barnard & Billy Millers Singalong

Filed under: acoustic music, pop music, contemporary music, blues music, folk music, rock music, Gigs — site admin @ 3:08 pm

Wed 2nd March 2015
Caravan Music Club 95 Drummond St. Oakleigh

Singalong Society is all about relaxed community singing. 1st Wednesday night of every month, the much loved Melbourne Singer/songwriters Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller will direct things where fun is the prime objective. Not your average choir. So anyone who can hold a tune is welcome.
You don’t have to come every month just check in when you need a dose of joy and maybe a glass of wine. Rebecca says “Some of the most memorable, intense, fun and therapeutic moments of my life have been when singing and even better when singing with other voices”. The Singalong Society is for people who want to sing Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Billie Holiday, Rolling Stones and anything great.

Doors open: 7pm (Singing starts 7.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats-$18+bf
$20 at door (if still available)

Ruby Boots @ The Northcote Social Club 10.3.2016

Filed under: rock music — site admin @ 3:03 pm

RUBY BOOTS
Guests: Big Smoke & Time Easton, Millar Jukes + Emilee South

THURSDAY 10 MARCH 2016, DOORS 7:30PM
$20 at the door if still available
Northcote Social Club. 301 High Street Northcote 3070

Australia’s sparky Americana starlet, Ruby Boots announces her “I Miss You Already Tour”, slated for 2016 and taking in Australia, Asia and the USA. This will be the last chance for Australian audiences to catch her live for some time before she heads overseas.

Ruby Boots has fast been pushed to the forefront and captured the attention of the local and international music community following the rapturous reception of her debut album Solitude, released on Lost Highway, which garnered stunning reviews and picked up feature record status on PBS, RRR and RTR and her star continues it’s meteoric rise.

Bo Jenkins gigs March 2016

Filed under: bluegrass music, blues music, rock music, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 2:53 pm

Bo Jenkins
Gig Guide
FEBRUARY 2016
Friday 26th Suttons, Ballarat 8:00pm
Saturday 27th Hepburns Springs Hotel, Hepburn Springs 8:30pm

MARCH 2016
Sunday 6th Panton Hill Hotel, 2:00pm
Saturday 12th Apollo Bay Hotel, 9:00pm
Sunday 13th Apollo Bay Hotel, 2:00pm
Saturday 19th Yakandandah Music Festival, Yakandandah Hotel, 8:00pm
Sunday 20th Yakandandah Music Festival, Yakandandah Hotel, 2:00pm
Saturday 26th Reefton Hotel, 1:00pm
Sunday 27th Samknot Hotel, 2:00pm
Monday 28th Riverview Hotel, Tarwin Lower, 2:00pm

About Bo Jenkins…
His mere talent puts him in the same league as Hendrix and Clapton” is a bold statement to say about someone only few have heard of, but these are the words from “RHYTHMS” magazine about the Bo Jenkins Band on his performance at the, Byron Bay Blues Festival in Australia.Bo, a left hander, tunes his guitar upside down and plays with the high “E” string on top - allowing him to play some things that right handed players just cannot do.

Bo was born on a small farm in Bottleneck, Arkansas, to Joe and Thelma Jenkins. He spent his early years living next door to Levon Helms, future drummer and vocalist for “The Band”.
After his family moved to Helena Arkansas, Bo grew up hearing his father sing and his grandfather (a full blooded Native American) play guitar. www.bojenkins.com

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