Music (1409 Stories)

Friday Night Live – Clayton Doley & Illya Szwec

By 24 November 2015
Clayton Doley and Illya Szwec

[ 4 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Clayton Doley is Australia’s finest Hammond organist. He has dedicated his life to exploring the full potential of the B3 Hammond and utilising its dynamics, depth of tone and it’s bass pedals. Not just an organist, Clayton has a deep and rich and soulful singing voice and his bluesy songwriting combines modern structure and harmony [...]

ALOHA! 13th Annual Pro Blues & Roots Charity Fundraiser

By 24 November 2015
Aloha 2015

[ 5 December 2015 at 2:30 pm; ] Presented by Lone Wolf Promotions, Canberra Blues Society & ACT/Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group

Clayton Doley & Illya Szwek (Sydney)
Owen Campbell (Sydney)
P J O’Brien Band (Sydney)
Backbeat Drivers
The Groove Kings
Johnny Reynolds Band
The Sisters & Brothers Community Choir lead by Queen Juanita

Great raffle prizes.
Entry $5 – all proceeds to The ACT Eden Monaro Cancer Support Group
Enquiries – Bucky [...]

Three Sides of Love and Death – 8pm 27 November, The Q Theatre

By 21 November 2015

[ 27 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] Southern Tablelands Arts presents the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra in performance at the Q Theatre in Queanbeyan.
Tickets are $25 full prince and $18 concession. Bookings can be made at
Three Sides of Love and Death takes audiences on a transformative journey and is one of the most memorable experinces to come out of Sydney [...]

Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra Public Workshops Saturday 28 November 2015

By 20 November 2015

[ 28 November 2015; ] Three public music workshops are on offer on Saturday 28 November 9 – 12 at the Jerrabomberra Community Centre, The Parkway Jerrabomberra with musicians who are part of the Sydney World Music Chamber Orchestra performing on Friday night at the Q Theatre.

Empowering the Female Voice is open to women and girls of all skill levels [...]

Piano Blues Night – Friday 27 November at 8 pm

By 20 November 2015
Blues Piano Night

[ 27 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

The annual Blues Piano Night hosts four players with different styles showing what blues piano means to them. And, to top it off, the four players mix and match on the two on stage pianos to play duos and trios and then that crowd favourite, the eight-handed boogie-woogie!

The concept was born in New Orleans, with [...]

National Folk Fellow Lecture with Miriam Jones

By 16 November 2015

[ 24 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Enjoy bluegrass and old time tunes performed by 2015 National Folk Fellow Miriam Jones and her band, selected from Miriam’s research into the Library’s Oral History and Folklore Collection and recorded as part of the Folk Fellowship.
Miriam Jones is an early childhood music teacher and fiddle player from Sydney. She plays in old time trio [...]

Friday Night Live- Lachy Doley Group

By 13 November 2015
Lachy Doley

[ 20 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Rock Organ Player. He’s been dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, a player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent.

Lachy has seen much of the world, recording and touring with acts [...]

Keller Sessions presents Blues Odyssey

By 13 November 2015
Williams & Louise

[ 14 November 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

You may have seen these two singers crooning around Canberra in various outfits. Now, for the first time, Tara Louise and Justin Hoffman unite with stripped-back vocals and guitar as part of the Harmonie German Club’s ‘Keller Sessions’. Take a blues and soul journey, and enjoy some very special duets prepared especially for the occasion. [...]

Christmas Vintage Market & Ball: Old Blue Eyes meets the Queen of Jazz

By 12 November 2015

[ 12 December 2015; ]

Canberra’s historic Albert Hall plays host to an exciting day of vintage charm with a Christmas-themed vintage market followed by an evening ball celebrating the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra.

Grab some great last-minute Christmas gifts at the huge variety of vintage market stalls and then join Canberra’s own Tony Haley and Leisa Keen, Connexion Big [...]

Lest We Forget: Canberra Wind Symphony on Remembrance Day

By 9 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

[ 11 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Join the Canberra Wind Symphony for this performance in the evocative setting of the Warrior’s Chapel, in the Church of St Andrew Forrest.

Be transported to the battlefield in The Lonely Beach, and reflect on the beauty and solemnity of Schubert’s Ave Maria and other stunning hymn-tune settings.

This performance is the final of our 2015 beyondblue concert series, supporting [...]

Barbershop is more than a Shave and a Haircut!

By 6 November 2015

[ 5 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] Canberra’s premiere male barbershop chorus, the Canberra Chordsmen, are presenting “A Very Merry Concert” on the 5th of December at the Wesley Uniting Church in Forrest. Off the back of a very successful performance at the national Barbershop Harmony Australia Convention, receiving the highest score in our club history and the most improved chorus award, the [...]

Friday Night Live with Mitch Grainger

By 6 November 2015
Mitch Grainger 1

[ 13 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Discovered by Malcolm Young and trained by Harry Vanda, Mitch Grainger is one of Australia’s most talented and experienced blues and roots musicians and producer.

Mitch played guitar and harmonica with The Beefs and Bondi Cigars, before forming his own band Papa Lips and, later, going solo. Since his solo album “Love & Demons” in 2006, [...]

Friday Night Live with Beats Workin’

By 6 November 2015
Jeff Cartwright beats

[ 6 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

This time last year more than six hundred lucky locals went nuts at the packed out Boot and Flogger Revival as Beats Workin’ blew the roof off.

The band rarely plays away from Sydney so make sure you don’t miss Geoff Cartwright (vocals, guitars), Neil Marr (drums) Geoff Marr (bass, backing vocals), David Peach (lead guitar), [...]

9 reasons to go to the symphony tonight

By 5 November 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
Henry Laska, Clare Edwardes and Sarah Kimball.

Look, I know you have ironing to do, dishes to stack, washing to sort, people to see, places to be. But I’d strongly advise you to drop them all and book yourself a ticket for the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s final concert of the year tonight instead. I went to their second last performance for the [...]

Percussion queen set to dazzle at Llewellyn

Claire Edwardes

[ 4 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; 5 November 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]

Get ready for a magic carpet ride! Claire Edwardes, the “Sorceress of Percussion”, joins the flamboyant conductor Nicholas Milton and his Canberra Symphony Orchestra on Wednesday and Thursday for the final concert of 2015, RACHMANINOV.

Chief conductor and artistic director Milton has put together a vibrant and varied program for the orchestra’s last outing this year.

Edwardes is an internationally [...]

The Levee hosts November Blues Jam

By 30 October 2015
Levee Blues Jam Pic Draft 1 flat

[ 15 November 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Guitarist Bryan Williams formed The Levee in Sydney in the 2000s. Now, joined by lead singer Justin Hoffman – a gifted singer with a broad vocal range – and a solid rhythm section, with Keith Joliffe on bass and Jon Nourse on drums. The Levee is at its best, punching out hot and compelling blues, [...]

Nick Charles launches “The River Flows”

By 30 October 2015

[ 8 November 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] It’s no surprise that the prestigious Black Rose Acoustic Society in Colorado USA describes Australian guitarist, Nick Charles, as “a world class stylist and composer”. His dazzling, melodic fingerpicking on 6 and 12 string guitars, stinging slide and a lifetime’s stories and songs from the musical highway has him labelled by the Melbourne Age as [...]

CELL BLOCK 69 – From the 80′s to the ANU. A multi-storey of Corey !

By 24 October 2015

[ 19 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] The nine Corey’s of power return to the ANU Bar and Stadium on Saturday Dec 19th Dec and will excite you with infinitely enhanced Rock action moves, and daring Corey-ography.

Not since the sold out performance of Two Thousand and Nineteen 80 Fourteen have the Canberrian Rock (and to a smaller extent but not to be [...]

Friday Night Live with Blue Eyes Cry

By 23 October 2015
Blue Eyes Cry

[ 30 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Slick, modern and funky are words often used to describe multi-award winning blues band Blue Eyes Cry. Hardworking would be another. From the un-air conditioned comfort of its touring van, the band regularly journeys from its home base of Melbourne to perform at festivals and gigs across Australia.

Since the May 2013 release of its debut [...]

The Voice’s Amber Nichols performs live at The Arboretum

By 23 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 30 October 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear singer-songwriter Amber Nichols live in concert, as seen on The Voice. With special guests Grace Pitts, fellow contestant on The Voice and local rising star, 14 year old Lucy Sugerman.

With stunning twilight views, great food and exceptional entertainment it’s sure to be a night to remember.

When: Friday 30 [...]

Friday Night Live with Harper and Midwest Kind

By 15 October 2015

[ 23 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Detroit Music “Outstanding Vocalist” Award winner (2014) singer/songwriter Peter D Harper creates a heady mix of original world, blues & roots music, featuring soulful vocals, wailing harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo! Harper is backed by his incredible Michigan based band “Midwest Kind”.

Harmonie German Club, 49 Jerrabomberra Ave, Narabundah. Free entry.

New Year’s Eve Ball at the Albert Hall with Canberra Pops Orchestra

By 15 October 2015

[ 31 December 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] New Years Eve 2015 may well spoil you for future New Years Eves! Albert Hall is a stunning high-end ballroom with original features. The doors will open at 8pm to give you plenty of time to find your seats and enjoy your free glass of bubbly on arrival.

A mood of excitement and anticipation will be [...]

School of Music student speaks out

ANU School of Music

When I was a first year at the ANU School of Music in 2012 there were 30 classical voice students. Now there are one-tenth of that number.
I enrolled in a degree of music performance so that I could gain knowledge and expertise in the field of opera. There’s no way I can be given the [...]

It’s time to reclaim our School of Music

Peter Tregear

Earlier this year, my business partner and I attempted to produce a small opera in Canberra. Having been buoyed by a successful seasons in Hong Kong, we thought we’d bring it to the place we love and call home.
It was impossible. The lack of suitable venues, coupled with an inflexible attitude from government-funded arts bureaucrats, [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE

There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival, learn about bonsai-keeping with the Canberra Bonsai Society, or kick back to Mental As Anything at the Gundaroo Music Festival. Other top [...]

Keller Sessions presents Jonno Zilber and Friends

By 8 October 2015

[ 17 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] It’s been a year and a half since Jonno Silber has played in Canberra – now he’s home and playing at the Keller!

Jonno has brought together a band of his favourite musicians to play some loud and electrified swing and jump blues. Joining Jonno on stage will be Mitch Preston (drums), Dave Blanken (guitar), Leo [...]

Groove Kings hosts October Blues Jam

By 8 October 2015

[ 18 October 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] The gold standard for tough Texas shuffles, Chess-era Chicago blues, and greasy Louisiana-style swamp pop – the Groove Kings grew out of the legendary Blind Freddie and feature some of the fattest-toned, dirtiest-blues harp and guitar on the Australian blues scene.

Put on your high heeled sneakers, wear your wig hat on your head, and get [...]

Keller Sessions presents Duos Night – Saturday 10 October at 7 pm

By 8 October 2015

[ 10 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] This Saturday night it’s Duos night at the Keller. Catch the Chris Harlands Duo with both Chris and Christopher Harland, followed by guitar and blues harmonica duos Matt Fitzgerald and Steve Hartnett and then the Reverend Dave Blanken with Moondog – it’s blues up the wahzoo, that well known tributary of the Mississippi so Steve [...]

The all-Leunig song almanac

By 6 October 2015
So Leunig

[ 7 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

To farewell the old year and ring in the new, the Song Company presents 12 new songs and stories, one for each month.

After a year traversing the globe (metaphorically of course) and discovering the musical gems hidden throughout Prague, Turkey and Italy, the Song Company’s final program will see them touch down on home soil [...]


By 5 October 2015

[ 30 October 2015 at 6:30 pm; 31 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; 1 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Carl Rafferty presents a fun night of fine music and hilarity…


Enjoy a glittering musical and theatrical entertainment! Enter Mozart’s world where you’ll be captivated by his charm and energy. You’ll be thrilled by fantastic performances of his greatest operatic and instrumental music.

MozartMANIA! features a cast of fine international and Australian singers and musicians giving you a [...]

Friday Night Live with John McNamara

By 2 October 2015

[ 2 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] “The b@stard made me feel insecure, he’s so good!” – Russell Morris (Australian music icon).

Taking cues from soul greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland, John McNamara delivers an emotionally charged performance, with fiery blues and slick guitar. John has found acoustic soul & blues to be the perfect showcase for his [...]

Friday Night Live with Claude Hay

By 29 September 2015
Claude Hay 2

[ 9 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Hailing from the Blue Mountains, award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay blends slide guitar, sitar, bass and drums to create music that invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with chops to burn and a vocal range to match.

Claude is perhaps the world’s ultimate do-it-yourself musician – [...]

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