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Tue, 17 April 2018

Grant-Lee Phillips Thornbury Theatre May 13th

Filed under: acoustic music, blues music, rock music, folk music, Gigs — site admin @ 5:32 pm

Thornbury Theatre
Sunday May 13
Doors Open 5.00pm
Dinner Served 5.30pm
Matt Joe Gow 6.30 – 7.00pm
Grant-Lee Phillips 7.30pm
Cost: $51.00 General Admission | $56.10 Reserved Seating
$91.80 Dinner and Show
$55 Door
GRANT-LEE PHILLIPS
MASTERFUL SINGER AND SONGWRITER RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA
With Special Guest Matt Joe Gow
AUSTRALIAN TOUR – MAY 2018

Over an extensive career Grant-Lee Phillips has earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter – an artist who can deliver lyrical observations with a dry and evocative sense of time and place.
His gift for reconciling classic touchstones with an adventurous sensibility has distinguished his work since he first emerged as the front-man of the acclaimed trio Grant Lee Buffalo in the early ‘90s.
At once cinematic in scope and disarmingly intimate, his captivating solo career has explored a variety of modes. Whether it be the electronic inventiveness of Mobilize, acoustic interplay of Virginia Creeper, chamber-pop of Little Moon, meditative solemnity of Walking in the Green Corn, Nashville inspired The Narrows or his latest and most urgent work, Widdershins – Phillips is not one to rest on the accolades of the past.
He’s a riveting live performer who thrives onstage. Nevertheless, a new generation have discovered Phillips through his role as the town troubadour on the cult television hit The Gilmore Girls (both in its original run and the 2016 reunion.)

Speaking of his new album, Widdershins, Phillips sees a kind of parallel with his earliest work with Grant Lee Buffalo. “That was also a time of intense social anxiety. The Gulf War, the LA riots – everything became cranked up. Then a few years later there was the earthquake we lived through, which also made for a time of uneasiness. I was in a heightened state when I wrote that stuff – as I am now.”

The 4th Annual Tarantinos Ball May 9th 2018

Filed under: roots music, contemporary music, rock music, Gigs, General — site admin @ 5:21 pm

Hey, M…F..ers, The fourth annual Tarantinos Ball at 24 Moons and Bar will be held on May 9th.
book now!

Thu, 14 September 2017

Into The Mystic Joe Creighton

Filed under: blues music, rock music, folk music, Gigs, General — site admin @ 3:45 pm

Sunday 3rd October 2017
Caravan Music Club welcomes back JOE CREIGHTON and his eight piece band (including The Belfast Horns) to present INTO THE MYSTIC celebrating The Music of Van Morrison. This line-up have been performing to sell out venues for 2yrs and with lead singer Creighton, born and raised in Belfast, he brings a tremendous authenticity to the show.
Creighton grew up in Belfast, at the same time and on the same streets as Morrison and he would often watch Van perform live in the early days of his first band “Them” at the Maritime Club in Belfast.

Woody - Songs of Freedom

Filed under: acoustic music, rock music, folk music, Gigs — site admin @ 3:41 pm

Sunday 1st October 2017
Caravan Music Club Oakleigh
Marking the 50th anniversary of the death of folk legend, Woody Guthrie, BRUCE HEARN from the iconic band Strange Tenants, has assembled some of Melbourne’s finest folk/roots musicians to form The Machinists, comprising KAVISHA MAZZELLA, CHRIS PASCOE and ALLARA PATTISON, to perform an evening of Woody’s political/social justice songs. They will be joined by special guests MICK THOMAS & KERRIE SIMPSON as well as the 20 piece Victorian Trade Union Choir.
‘Woody: Songs of Freedom’ will be a unique opportunity to celebrate the music and politics of struggle for a better world free from war, racism and inequality.

Mike Rudd’s Retrospective Spectrum - Ariel

Filed under: blues music, roots music, rock music, folk music, Gigs, General — site admin @ 3:33 pm

Saturday November 11 2017
Thornbury Theatre
Doors Open: 4pm
Steve Hoy 4.30pm
Chris Stockley 5pm
Billy Miller 6pm
Mike Rudd 7pm - 8.30pm
Special Guests Billy Miller sings The Ferrets/Billy Millers Great Blokes and Chris Stockley sings The Dingoes very special guest Steve Hoy.

Americana Honours Night Roots Music Celebration

Filed under: roots music, rock music, Theatre, Gigs, General — site admin @ 3:29 pm

Thornbury Theatre doors open 7.30pm Show starts 8pm
The first annual AUSTRALIAN AMERICANA HONOURS NIGHT has today been announced, with the inaugural event set to take place at Melbourne’s stunning Thornbury Theatre on Monday 2nd October.

Presented by Michael Chugg, Nash Chambers and the international Americana Music Association, the Australian Americana Honours Night is a celebration of Americana music in Australia, and will showcase a sensational array of the best local and international artists that the exploding genre has to offer.

A jam-packed line-up boasting the likes of Old Crow Medicine Show and Valerie June, along with seasoned chart-toppers Busby Marou, Kasey Chambers, Shane Howard, Bernard Fanning, Catherine Britt, Kevin Welch and Henry Wagons, and joined by some exciting new talent Emily Barker, Ruby Boots and Jordie Lane & The Sleepers, will grace the Thornbury stage. With Triple R’s Denise Hylands and the Americana Music Association’s Jed Hilly set to host the proceedings, the Australian Americana Honours Night will deliver an unparalleled evening of music for Roots and Americana fans.

Adding some Stateside star-power to the evening’s proceedings, Tennessee natives Old Crow Medicine Show and Valerie June will take some time out from their Australian headline tour dates to hit the stage for a multi-song performance.

Thu, 22 June 2017

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