From the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to the Old Church on the Hill come The Bean Project, a vibrant brass-folk quintet blending the raw sounds of folk, jazz and singer-songwriter – most aptly described as the odd marriage of James Taylor and The Cat Empire.

It’s exciting to have The Bean Project back in Bendigo after they made a lot of fans at last year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival – it’s extra exciting to have Georgie Currie (of The Northern Folk) as the chief support on this show with an opening set to be performed by Pat Ward.

The singer/songwriter showcase events, staged at the Old Church by the Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival crew on a semi-regular basis, are an opportunity to enjoy a house concert vibe in a public venue.

The door charge is generally $15 for adults, under 12s free and, although drinks are available for sale, the focus is on the music.

Proceeds from drink sales go to supporting the Old Church crew and their many initiatives.

The show is on tomorrow, April 7, corner of Harkness and Russell Streets, Quarry Hill. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Door charge: $15.