Music Town showcases Bendigo’s vibrant, growing and diverse music scene – from international artists like The Davidson Brothers and Cosmic Psychos, to Bendigo Chorale, to rising young talents Bill Barber and Sherri Parry.

This new book features more than 120 bands and artists – rock, blues, folk, rap, metal, roots, country… and a choir.

There are 200 photographs – mostly colour and includes local music personalities, iconic local venues, fans’ stories and local festivals. 

Band and artist entries include a short biography, lists of band members, information about releases, quotes and more.

Best of Bendigo is a joint venture developed by Simon Wooldridge and Chelsea Koetsveld. 

Music Town is the first in a series of books and creative projects that will showcase the arts, culture and other aspects of Bendigo and central Victoria.

“It’s great to have brought this project to fruition,” Mr Wooldridge said.

 “The interest and support of the local music community has been fantastic. 

There’s some serious local music talent – across many genres. And I hope we’ve captured that in this book.” 

Creative director Ms Koetsveld said she really enjoyed putting this book together. 

“We got some really great images to use. The depth of the local music scene is reflected really well. It’s a vibrant scene.”

Music Town costs $22, and can be bought at Bendigo Tourism, 51-67 Pall Mall, Muso’s Stuff, 115 Mitchell Street, or online at