The War of Ideas
Simon Wooldridge
Fronted by singer-songwriter Trevor Petrie, The War of Ideas is a Bendigo-based indie-folk-rock five piece. They recently released their second EP, The Beauty of Solitude. “First EP kind of, really,” Petrie told the Weekly. “The previous incarnation of the band wa..
17-Nov-2017
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Beating the drum
Bendigo Weekly
Lily and the Drum return to Bendigo tonight to perform at Allies Hotel in Myers Flat. The duo has been visiting the Bendigo area to perform their brand of bluesy roots rock and soul on numerous occasions over the past four years. “We performed some of our very first shows in the re..
17-Nov-2017
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Dorothy heads to Oz
Bendigo Weekly
Within a few short days the curtain will rise on The Wizard of Oz at Ulumbarra Theatre. More than 80 students from Bendigo South East College have spent many months rehearsing popular songs and scenes, including Follow the Yellow Brick Road, Over the Rainbow, We’re Off to See the Wizar..
17-Nov-2017
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Blues and roots kicks off
Simon Wooldridge
Phil Manning is an Australian blues icon. This weekend, Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival punters will get the opportunity to see Manning play an intimate Sunday afternoon set on the iconic Blues Tram. Manning, who has been performing for more than 50 years, was a member of early 1..
09-Nov-2017
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Magic mix for festival seven
Simon Wooldridge
This year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival showcases a diverse mix of local, national, and international talent. Twenty thousand punters are expected at this year’s festival – the seventh – will be treated to a mix of blues, folk, country, rock and world music..
02-Nov-2017
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Harry heads to Bendigo
Bendigo Weekly
Fresh from a stint up and down the east coast throughout 2016/17 Harry Coulson’s Blue Dogs are bringing their ruckus to the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival. While the earlier album Harry Coulson’s Rain Dogs was an engaging set of jazz instrumentals, the new album Harry Coulson&..
02-Nov-2017
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Cruise into the blues
Simon Wooldridge
The seventh Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival is just two weeks away. An exciting, diverse weekend of music is in store for the 20,000 punters expected. More than 140 artists – nearly half of them Bendigo festival debutants – will perform in more than 50 venues, rangin..
26-Oct-2017
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Your chance to be remarkable
Bendigo Weekly
beStella is presenting be Remarkable, an evening of inspiration for aspiring entrepreneurs featuring celebrated thought leader Lorraine Murphy. Join beStella and Lorraine at Bendigo’s Ulumbarra Theatre on Monday from 6pm. Ms Murphy is the founder of The Remarkables Group – ..
19-Oct-2017
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Return of the Sleepy West
Simon Wooldridge
IT’S been a long time between Bendigo gigs for local blues-alt-country five-piece, Sleepy West. “Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival last year – so two weeks shy of a year which is crazy,” front man Joel English told the Weekly. “To be honest, this year..
12-Oct-2017
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Debut for Kerr's Cur
Simon Wooldridge
Three years of song writing, rehearsing and heavy gigging reaches a landmark for Kerr’s Cur next week with the release of their eponymous debut album. Kerr’s Cur showcases the broad-ranging influences of the Bendigo-based indie garage band’s front man, Mr D. It’s his..
06-Oct-2017
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Tim Rogers in town
Bendigo Weekly
Melbourne Theatre Company’s production What Rhymes with Cars and Girls is playing in Bendigo this Friday. Commissioned by MTC, the show weaves together the poetic songs from Tim Rogers’ debut solo album, with words by award-winning playwright Aidan Fennessy. MTC artistic dire..
27-Sep-2017
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Walker on the road
Bendigo Weekly
Benny Walker releases his new EP this month and is playing at the Old Church on the Hill next month. Winner of the Best Aboriginal Act of the Year at 2016’s The Age Music Victoria Awards, Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Walker is the real deal. His lyrics and epic tales of love and..
27-Sep-2017
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Boy from the bush
Bendigo Weekly
IT is 25 years since Lee Kernaghan introduced us to Boys From the Bush, and he’s coming to Bendigo in November to celebrate. The 36-time Golden Guitar winner is celebrating the silver anniversary of his ARIA award winning debut album, Outback Club and on his biggest tour. The tour ..
27-Sep-2017
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Continuation for the Lions
Simon Wooldridge
Shann Lions said he like his band to try things a bit different. He’s just back from two weeks in Bali; fresh, energised and keen to talk about Four Lions’ new album, Golden Triangle, which will be launched at True Brew on Saturday, October 7. Golden Triangle carries on &nda..
27-Sep-2017
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Forever young
Bendigo Weekly
Australian rock legend Mark Seymour, lead singer of one of Australia’s most seminal bands, Hunters and Collectors, is totally attuned to the ethos of community choirs. Supporting the annual Forever Young concert at the Ulumbarra Theatre last Tuesday he provided a unique inj..
21-Sep-2017
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DIGG on the tram
Bendigo Weekly
The Blues Tram rolls again this coming Saturday. It will be a bitter-sweet affair for young Bendigo band DIGG. It’s the trio’s Blues Tram debut, but it’s also their farewell performance as a band. DIGG is a blues and folk outfit comprising sisters Gemma and Izzy Goldsm..
14-Sep-2017
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Back to their roots
Bendigo Weekly
NEXT weekend sees an afternoon of musical entertainment of the old style, with a three-act show full of traditional music, blues, Americana, roots, gospel and original songs, featuring Dave Diprose, Savannah Rose and Moonshine Coalition. Diprose is an exceptional Delta blues style player ble..
14-Sep-2017
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A runaway success
Bendigo Weekly
A new project from Kelsie Rimmer, best known for her appearances on The Voice Australia, is coming to the region. The Melbourne based singer/songwriter and producer performing as SONA is presenting her debut EP Runaway. As part of her tour, SONA is playing the Marong Family Hotel and th..
14-Sep-2017
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The Rhythms of Ireland
Bendigo Weekly
THE stage production The Rhythms of Ireland is in Bendigo next month. The elite company of dancers is bringing their worldwide 10th Year Anniversary Tour to Australian stages. This production has been seen by more than two-million people worldwide amassing an unsurpassed reputation. ..
14-Sep-2017
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Chords for cancer
Simon Wooldridge
The shock of a cancer diagnosis and a family’s passion for music have led to a special fundraiser event at the Golden Vine this coming Sunday, September 10. Chords for Cancer will raise funds to support music therapy rehabilitation at Bendigo Health’s cancer centre. Dan Parr..
07-Sep-2017
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