Music News

Willis has soul
Steve Kendall
IT has taken a while for Ainslie Willis to release her album, but with good reason. This Melbourne-based singer wanted the time to be right, and for it to make an impact. This is not a first release by any means with two bite-sized EPs released since uni. Ainslie knew early on she wanted to..
28-Mar-2013
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The Blues are back
Bendigo Weekly
The Blues are Back in Bendigo with one of Australia’s finest blues acts Shannon Bourne. Bourne is featured at the picturesque Big Hill Vineyard for the second Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival Fundraiser on April 14. He will team up with some of the region’s finest talent in ..
28-Mar-2013
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Macca on the road
Anthony Radford
By STEVE KENDALL WHEN you have been doing a job for 30 years you’d expect to know the ropes. But Ian McNamara would know every fibre. As presenter of Australia All Over on ABC radio, Macca is an icon of broadcasting. To celebrate 30 years of the show he’s taking a year-long tour..
15-Mar-2013
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Hazzards light up
Anthony Radford
Dukesy and The Hazzards enjoyed the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival so much last year they’re coming back to town. They are playing the Gold Dust Lounge next Friday, March 22 . The band features the talents of Nick Brown (vocals/guitar), Dave Evans (bass/vocals) and Adrian Violi (drums). ..
15-Mar-2013
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Twins line up once more
Bendigo Weekly
By STEVE KENDALL BENDIGO twins Alanna and Alicia Egan have put the final touches to their album Twinlines and are about to take it on the road. It’s their third album of original folky/jazz/roots songs and it will be given an airing at their five performances at Port Fairy Folk Festiva..
08-Mar-2013
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Music man Bo’s in town
Bendigo Weekly
THERE is a night out for the blues/country, music lover and a chance to sample some deep southern country with guitarist Bo Jenkins. Jenkins’ music reflects the richness of a life playing on river boats and in the bars and clubs of the famous Mississippi Delta region. He has playing with ..
08-Mar-2013
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Gig in a good cause
Bendigo Weekly
TOMORROW there will be live music and raffles going on at the Newmarket Hotel to try and help raise some cash for fireys in need. The Mount Hotham Dinner Plain Fire Brigade faces some of the harshest terrain and weather of any firefighting group in Australia. Mount Hotham fire station is the highe..
22-Feb-2013
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Drapht on tour
Bendigo Weekly
Drapht is back, and is kicking off his tour in Bendigo. After going to ground following last year’s Big Day Out Tour, Drapht has resurfaced with two completely new and free tracks, plus a University based tour throughout Australia. “The purpose of the two new songs, was to push myse..
22-Feb-2013
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Journey of happiness
Bendigo Weekly
By STEVE KENDALL THE road to discovery is opening up for Genevieve Chadwick, with part of the journey bringing her to Bendigo tomorrow night. Like so many of her craft she spent her youth singing in front of the mirror, but finally made the decision to go full time about three and a half year..
15-Feb-2013
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Drumming up a show for a mate
Bendigo Weekly
MUSICIANS are banding together to hold a Rock Tribute Rock Show for Craig Pearse. Pearse was the original drummer for the Grinners when they formed in 2005. Craig died in December 2011 after a heart attack. “He was a top guy and dedicated to his partner Leesa and two boys Christian and ..
15-Feb-2013
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Clare by the river
Bendigo Weekly
By STEVE KENDALL CLARE Bowditch is messing about on boats next weekend, as she takes part in the Riverboats Festival. Staged in Echuca-Moama, the festival takes place in a natural amphitheatre next to the Murray, so maybe next to boats is more accurate. Clare is no stranger to performing, a..
08-Feb-2013
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Passion shows in the music
Bendigo Weekly
Benny Walker’s voice has earned him the Victorian Indigenous Performing Arts Award for Best New Talent 2012 and a 2011 Deadly Award nomination for Most Promising New Talent in Music. His album Sinners and Saints, is a blend of soul, blues, reggae and acoustic folk set for release on Februar..
10-Jan-2013
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Learn the ways of the stage
Bendigo Weekly
Musicians from central and northern Victoria and along the Murray River will be picking and strumming day and night at the Girgarre Moosic Muster starting today. Free concerts, open mike sessions, community jamming and more than 20 free workshops are on offer from this evening to Sunday afternoon...
10-Jan-2013
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Woohoo for music
Bendigo Weekly
A sextet of horns, strings and drums, The Woohoo Revue has forged its reputation throughout Australia as a festival favourite. The band has a signature sound and an adrenalin-fuelled celebration fit for dancing, drinking, and ignoring tomorrow. Hopefully this fits in with your plans as the band..
03-Jan-2013
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The Rubens lay it down
Bendigo Weekly
By Jarvis Holt, YO Bendigo Indie rock band The Rubens have exploded on the music scene, receiving raving accolades. The three brothers and a mate formed their band in 2011. After gaining attention from Triple J Unearthed and placing 57th on Triple J’s Hottest 100 with the tr..
13-Dec-2012
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Upbeat band one to watch
Bendigo Weekly
By Tarnay Sass YO Bendigo Oh Pep! are a young band hailing from Melbourne, with an addictive indie/folk/pop sound. They recently released their debut EP at The Toff, and, to no surprise, received an overwhelmingly positive reception to their well-crafted lyrics and melodically pleasing tunes. ..
06-Dec-2012
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Homeless blues
Bendigo Weekly
MUSIC fans have a full day of entertainment ahead tomorrow. Bendigo for Homeless Youth is set to perform a marathon 12-hour fundraising concert from noon at the Golden Vine Hotel. Co-founder David Turpie said the concert was part of a larger fundraising campaign that aimed to raise more than $10..
30-Nov-2012
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Anne of the airwaves
Steve Kendall
HOT on the heels of the Contribution to Indigenous Broadcasting Award, presenter Anne Conway is back on the air. The community broadcaster was back at the helm of the studio for her Monday program The Fur Children Show. Such diversity of programming is what gives Phoenix FM its strength..
29-Nov-2012
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May 4 the day for Groovin
Bendigo Weekly
Bendigo and Groovin the Moo loves this time of year. With fond memories of GTM 2012 still fresh in mind, new bands are being booked, artwork is being crafted and event site planning is under way. All the good news can’t be shared just yet, but GTM has let the Bendigo Weekly know a handful..
22-Nov-2012
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Bluegrass brothers
Bendigo Weekly
The Davidson Brothers are playing the Shamrock tonight What’s more they have released a brand new Instrumental digital single this month. Transpacific was written and recorded while Lachlan and Hamish were at opposite ends of the Pacific Ocean - Nashville, Tennessee and Bendigo, Victoria. ..
15-Nov-2012
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