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Mon, 24 April 2017

Mike Rudd Caravan Music Club 21.5.2017

Filed under: blues music, rock music, Gigs, General — site admin @ 2:57 pm

Mike Rudd
Sunday 21 May
The Caravan Music Club Oakleigh Vic.
Doors open at 3pm (Showtime 3.30pm)
Price: Reserved Seats- $32+bf, General Admission- $23+bf
$25 at door if available

MIKE RUDD presents a retrospective show covering Spectrum, The Indelible Murtceps, and Ariel. Featuring Ariel’s GLYN MASON.

Michael David Rudd was born in Christchurch, New Zealand. His first major group was the Chants R&B. The group came to Australia and settled in Melbourne in 1966 but broke up soon afterwards. Rudd then joined The Party Machine led by Ross Wilson and Ross Hannaford, who later formed Daddy Cool.

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Phil Para

Filed under: blues music, Live Music Venues, rock music, Gigs — site admin @ 2:37 pm

Phil Para
Anzac Eve Monday 24th April
Somerville Hotel
from 7pm

The Tarantinos @ The Cherry Bar 28.4.2017

Filed under: rockabilly music, rock music, Gigs, General — site admin @ 2:28 pm

SURFROCKARAMA
@ The Cherry Bar
The Tarantinos, Los Tremoleros, The Vibrajets, Black Bats
SURF-ROCK-A-RAMA at Cherry. 4 spectacular bands performing 4 sensational sets of surf rock.
FRI 28 APR
8pm
$13 Entry
AC/DC Lane Melbourne

Tom Lee-Richards Tour 2017

Filed under: acoustic music, rock music, CD Launches, Gigs, Tours — site admin @ 2:22 pm

Picking up the pace, Tom Lee-Richards has arrived with ‘Beside You’,a new track for those
who want to move and celebrate being open in the moment.
The track is another collaboration with Countbounce (Jarryd James, Ash Grunwald) and
continues the sound exploration begun in The Wearing Kind . ‘Beside You’ s elevating rhythms
and unusual synth melodies reinforce an inviting lyrical story about connection and another side
to the debut Mini-Album to come.
The Tour:
Thu 27th April - Townsville Folk Club , Townsville , QLD
Fri April 28th - Bingil Bay Cafe , Bingil Bay , QLD
Sat April 29th - The Grand Hotel , Cairns , QLD
Thu 4th May - The Fox Den , Gloucester , NSW
Sat May 6th - Roth’s Wine Bar , Mudgee , NSW
Fri May 12th - Westernport Hotel , San Remo , VIC
Wed May 17th - The Homestead , Hobart , TAS
Fri May 19th - Willie Smith’s Apple Shed , Hobart , TAS
Fri May 26th - Billyroy’s Blues Bar , Bendigo , VIC

Tue, 14 February 2017

Geoff Achison gig list

Filed under: blues music, rock music, Tours — site admin @ 11:29 am

FEB 17 FRI
Micawber Tavern Belgrave, Australia
FEB 19 SUN
Bruthen Blues and Arts Festival, Buchan, Australia
FEB 24 FRI
Tanswells Hotel Beechworth, Australia
FEB 25 SAT
Tolmie Tavern Tolmie, Australia
FEB 26 SUN
Grand Hotel Yarra Glen, Australia
MAR 3 FRI
Flying Saucer Club Elsternwick, Australia P
MAR 4 SAT
Diamond House Stawell, Australia
MAR 5 SUN
The Royal Oak Fitzroy North, Australia
MAR 10 FRI
Micawber Tavern Belgrave,
MAR 12 SUN
Beach 162 Frankston, Australia
MAR 16 THU
Farnham Maltings Farnham, United Kingdom
MAR 17 FRI
The Hawth Crawley, United Kingdom
MAR 18 SAT
Blues at Barleylands Billericay, United Kingdom
MAR 21 TUE
Tuesday Night Music Club
Hooley, United Kingdom
MAR 22 WED
The Old Town Hall Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
MAR 24 FRI
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Liverpool, United Kingdom
MAR 25 SAT
Redcar R&B Club Redcar, United Kingdom
MAR 26 SUN
Elme Hall Hotel Wisbech, United Kingdom
MAR 27 MON
Famous Monday Blues Oxford, United Kingdom
MAR 28 TUE
Bottleneck Blues Club Rochester, United Kingdom
MAR 29 WED
The Inn. Chichester, United Kingdom
MAR 30 THU
Ropetackle Arts Centre Shoreham-By-Sea, United Kingdom
MAR 31 FRI
The Grainstore Brewery Oakham, United Kingdom
APR 1 SAT
Evershot Village Hall Dorchester, United Kingdom
APR 2 SUN
Duke Of Cumberland, Whitstable, United Kingdom
APR 4 TUE
Vonnie’s Blues Club, Cheltenham, United Kingdom
APR 5 WED
The Stables, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
APR 6 THU
Barnoldswick Arts Centre Barnoldswick, United Kingdom
APR 6 THU
Band on the Wall, Manchester, United Kingdom
APR 7 FRI
Bowness Bay Blues
Bowness On Windermere, United Kingdom
APR 8 SAT
Farnsfield Village Centre, Farnsfield, United Kingdom
APR 9 SUN
Kieghley Blues Live, Bradford, United Kingdom
APR 11 TUE
Mrs Yarrington’s Music Club, Battle, United Kingdom
APR 15 SAT
Eddies Attic, Atlanta, GA
APR 20 THU
Dr Mac Arnold’s Restaurant, Greenville, SC
APR 21 FRI
Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, Asheville, NC
APR 22 SAT
Hendershot’s, Athens, GA
APR 27 THU
Tryon Fine Arts Center, Tryon, NC
APR 28 FRI
Knoxville Museum of Fine Art, Knoxville, TN
APR 29 SAT
Inman Park Festival, Atlanta, GA
MAY 2 TUE
Carolina Wren Park, Anderson, SC
MAY 5 FRI
Bradfordville Blues Club, Tallahassee, FL
MAY 12 FRI
The Old Feed Store, Cobden, IL

Wed, 28 December 2016

My Leonard Cohen : Sat Mar 18 2017

Filed under: roots music, blues music, rock music, folk music, Gigs — site admin @ 7:43 pm

My Leonard Cohen : Sat Mar 18 2017
@ Thornbury Theatre.

Sold Out Smash Hit of the Edinburgh Fringe D’Arrietta’s six piece band provides gutsy and arresting interpretations of Cohen’s powerful works, framed by a personal narrative. The stories give an insight into Cohen’s life and the motivations behind the songs, with a sprinkling of laconic humour. ‘A glowing tribute to this legendary artist’ Pop Culture Few bodies of musical work rouse, seduce and are of such great solace as that of the great singer songwriter Leonard Cohen. Soulful lyrics are laced with raw emotion and sheer seductiveness. D’Arrietta’s arrangements add an uplifting, upbeat feel. ‘In D’Arrietta’s hands, these are proper rock songs’ Broadway Baby **** For two decades, Stewart D’Arrietta and his collaborators have brought their own musical personality to the works of great songwriters, including Tom Waits, John Lennon and Randy Newman, and have received praise for shows in Australia and overseas.

‘My Leonard Cohen’ was the toast of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016, with sold out shows and rave reviews from critics and fans alike. ’…this is one not to be missed’ Daily Business ***** D’Arrietta on piano and vocals is accompanied by a veritable ‘who’s who’ of Australia’s best rock musicians. ‘Taking no prisoners… to put it mildly, they are storming’ SG Fringe **** Expect Cohen’s best, including the heartrending Suzanne, the iconic Tower Of Song, the desperately sensual I’m Your Man, and the mournful, but mighty Hallelujah – all delivered as you’ve never heard them before. ‘A show not just for Cohen fans but for anyone with a true love of music and theatre and great musicianship’ Stage Whispers ‘A show for both newcomers and golden Leonard lovers, both intimate as well as big entertainment’ The Beat ‘…the opportunity to experience the remarkable Stewart D’Arrietta in live performance’ Australian Arts Review ‘My Leonard Cohen is above all, very, very fun’ Broadway Baby ****!

Midge Ure and India Electric Company Tour

Filed under: blues music, pop music, rock music, Gigs, Tours, General — site admin @ 7:41 pm

Midge Ure and India Electric Company Tour
Midge Ure Something from Everything : Fri Mar 10 2017
Midge’s career spans four decades from his pop band beginnings to almost joining the Sex Pistols, his electronic groundbreaking work with Visage (Fade To Grey is still voted No.1 in its genre across Europe), the mainstream success of Ultravox and the twists and turns of his solo releases. For this Something From Everything Tour, Midge and his band will perform at least one song from every album he has ever released from 1977 until now. What a journey, don’t miss it!
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