[ 31 May 2015 at 6:00 pm; ] Australia’s premier alt-country guitarist Bill Chambers is both a master of delicate picking on Dobro or Lap Steel and a demon on slide. His albums of mostly original music include the ARIA nominated Sleeping With The Blues, Frozen Ground and his most recent, Drifting South.
Catherine Britt has a voice which instantly gets your attention. She has [...]
[ 22 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; 23 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; 24 May 2015 at 5:30 pm; ]
Carl Rafferty has assembled a cast of fabulous tenors, and they’re going to take you on a thrilling journey through all of the great songs that make tenors the most popular and exciting of all singers. You’ll hear these fantastic singers in wonderful acoustic and beautiful setting of Canberra’s historic Albert Hall. You’ll be thrilled [...]
If a day of free beauty pampering, gourmet food tasting, live music, dance and cycling events plus entertainment for the kids sounds good, then we have a great event for you!
This Mother’s Day, Bunda Street is hosting a free event for the community!
Event: Mother’s Day on the shareway
Where: Bunda Street, from Genge Street to Akuna [...]
[ 17 May 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
The Mighty Bluzicians was formed when some of the best rock & blues musicians in Canberra came together 12 years ago with a dedication to musicianship & love of blues. Feel the passion of Rick Bamford – guitar, slide and vocals, Dean Edgecombe – bass guitar and vocals, Gavin “Larry Spoons” Kelly – drums, percussion [...]
[ 7 June 2015; ]
Do you nurse a burning desire to pick up a harmonica and play some wailing blues riffs?
Here’s your chance. Tony ‘Mouth from the South’ Maguire is holding a half-day beginners’ workshop at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin on Sunday June 7.
Tony (pictured) promises he’ll get you playing tasty-sounding riffs within the first 15 minutes on his song Spearfishin’ [...]
[ 9 May 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
The versatile Leo Joseph, whose bands Nightless Lovers and Key Grip are amongst the best blues bands Canberra has to offer, will play solo blues piano and guitar (not at the same time!) that even seasoned Canberra blues’ aficionados will not have heard him play before.
Joined by guests during the course of the evening – [...]
[ 2 May 2015 at 9:30 pm; ]
Bring the child in you back to life. Dress up in your favourite superhero costume for a theme dance event. From Captain America to Spider-Man to X-Men to Cat Woman, this not to be missed dance event will knock your socks off and will be jam-packed with superhero characters from all genres. So what are you [...]
[ 6 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; 7 May 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Llewellyn Hall on May 6 & 7, to join forces with acclaimed young Australian pianist Hoang Pham, to perform Tchaikovsky’s first and most famous piano concerto.
Hoang Pham was named Australia’s Young Performer of the Year in 2013 by Symphony Australia, and has performed as a soloist with the Melbourne, [...]
[ 18 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; 19 April 2015 at 5:00 pm; ] This Saturday and Sunday.
Twilight piano music at the Drill Hall Gallery, ANU
This Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19, 5pm.
Please join Carl Rafferty at ANU’s very pleasant Drill Hall Gallery, this weekend at 5pm. He is presenting a preview of some of the piano music he’ll be playing in Vienna this summer.
Concerts in the Drill [...]
[ 11 April 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The guitar and voice of The Bondi Cigars is bringing it back home at the Harmonie German Club this Saturday 11 April.
Although Shane Pacey’s other band, The Bondi Cigars, is still going strong, Shane recently felt the strong urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, such as the [...]
For the 49th time the National Folk Festival opened its arms to artists and audiences alike and, for five perfect days, washed away from the soul the dust of everyday life. The National Folk Festival continues to be the festival of the people and for the people; a time and place for a collective imagination [...]
[ 11 April 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
What do you do when a pub that has been open since 1857 comes up for sale? You grab it by the horns and throw one hell of a party. Well, that’s what The Meem Collective partners Nick Diver and Ben Johnston have done anyway.
Excited by the opportunity to turn a heritage venue older than [...]
[ 1 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; 2 April 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
The Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to the concert hall for the first Llewellyn Series in 2015 to pay tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius on the occasion of his 150th anniversary.
Conducted by the CSO’s Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Dr Nicholas Milton, the evening will feature a program of celebrated works including Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5, [...]
[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
On 27 March 2015, Brass Knuckle Brass Band (BKBB) will launch their debut album Split Lip at Transit Bar. The show will feature a slew of guest appearances as part of BKBB’s set, including local emcees Citizen Kay, Hayds and Roshambo, as well as Bec Taylor, front-woman of Fun Machine and Glitoris.
“This album’s been a long [...]
[ 27 March 2015 at 10:30 pm; ]
Sax on Legz is one of Australia’s most talented DJ’s and instrumentalists. She will showcase her unique, electric trademark sound at Lucky’s Speakeasy on Friday, 27 March from 10.30pm.
Sax on Legz is a solo artist improvising on the saxophone to electro, house and dance music. She has supported artists including The Aston Shuffle, Goodwill, Basement Jazz, [...]
[ 27 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Having blown away crowds at over 100 blues, rock, folk, acoustic and music festivals, Richard Perso is steadily becoming known as one of those ‘not to miss’ acts.
Jumping onto the festival scene at the ripe old age of 16, Perso has been mastering his craft around Australia and overseas. Combining his appreciation for late 60s [...]
[ 22 March 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] Last year the ACT Down Syndrome Association (ACTDSA) lost their main sponsor and this has had large impacts on their service provision ability. In light of this, and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of World Down Syndrome Day, “Recorders in the Basement” & Friends will be performing a charity concert at Mount Stromlo Observatory at [...]
Thought Rioters might appreciate this light-hearted dig at Queanbeyan by Canberra rap duo Coda Conduct, which aired on Triple J’s breakfast show this week.
The Canberra Times wasn’t that impressed, but I reckon it’s awesome.
“Canberra! We get a light rail and we a damn sight better with a Skywhale. But meanwhile when we had it, Queanbeyan went [...]
[ 15 March 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
The Guitar Cases band create their own brew of laidback outlaw country and folk influenced blues.
Don’t just expect to hear hypnotic riffs, blues-tinged licks, solos, and strong rhythms because The Guitar Cases can bloody well write songs.
The guys are regular performers at some of the best music bars in Canberra and are one of Canberra’s [...]
[ 13 March 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Multi-instrumentalist Gwyn Ashton is an eclectic live performer blending roots, blues, alternative and ethnic music, fusing them together with alternate-tuned electro-acoustic instruments such as Weissenborn lap slide, National resonators, 12-string and electric guitars with a kick drum, blues harp along with loopers and fuzz boxes to complete his sonic palette.
He is a master of the [...]
After finishing college, most Canberra kids face the challenging decision to either head to university or start an entry-level position in the local career factory that is the public service.
For Alex Moffat, neither of these options seemed appealing. So, after enjoying a gap year in 2014, he set himself on a path to creative fulfilment [...]
[ 27 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Pretty frocks and pinstriped suits will fill the RUC Turner Bowling Club this Friday night for the third Old Timey Music Revue.
The night will open with Dr Leo Joseph, Canberra’s finest exponent of N’awlins piano classics.
Next up will be local dixie-punk-jazz outfit Moochers Inc. Fresh from performing at Queensland’s Woodford Folk Festival, Moochers Inc has established a reputation as one [...]
[ 20 February 2015 6:00 pm to 22 February 2015 6:00 pm. ]
Late notice I know but here is a reminder that Opera by Candlelight is on again this weekend (20, 21, 22 February) at Albert Hall.
Saturday night is sold out but there are still tickets available for Friday 20th and Sunday 22nd Feb.
When: Performances on Friday 20 February and Sunday 22 February
Where: Albert Hall
For more information [...]
[ 27 February 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Red hot blues & soul from one of Australia’s most respected guitar troubadours, Melbourne blues/roots artist Geoff Achison.
Geoff released his first solo album Big Machine in 1994. In 1995 Geoff represented the MBAS in Memphis, USA winning the Albert King Award and scoring an endorsement deal with Gibson Guitars and has since toured the US, [...]
[ 14 February 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]
This Valentine’s Day thousands of Canberrans will take their picnic baskets and their loved ones to the lawns of Government House as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra invokes the intoxicating music of the British Isles in the 33rd Shell Prom Concert.
Held in conjunction with the National Multicultural Festival, the concert program, themed A Touch of Tartan, [...]
[ 12 February 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] Canberra Harmony, Canberra’s newest women’s barbershop choir, will be running a four-week taster course on Thursdays 7-9:00pm starting Thursday 12th February at the Belconnen Raiders Club.
Come and learning some fun songs in four-part harmony then perform them with us for your family and friends. Cost: $35.
Email email@example.com for more information and to book a place.
[ 31 January 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Cub Callaway (Ex Saints, Ed Kuepper band, Coupe Deville) will be launching their latest record, Fall Of The Empire this Saturday (31 January) at Smiths Alternative.
Joining Cub on stage will be John Hoey (Died Pretty) and Phil Hall (Lime Spiders) plus Alex Ross and Zika Vuletic.
Supported by local modrockers the Feldons and up and comers [...]
Youth Matters on Valley FM is offering one spot each week (starting on 6 February 2015) to young musicians, singers or bands who would like the opportunity to perform live on air.
Students in high school, college or young adults in the post-school years from across the ACT are welcome to participate. Participants will be required to [...]
[ 3 May 2015; ]
Australia’s only regional music festival, Groovin the Moo, is heading back to Canberra in May this year. Organisers have today announced that the festival will feature Peaches, Wolfmother, Hilltop Hoods, San Cisco, A$AP Ferg and more.
From the event organisers:
Roll along the open highway and let the scent of nature carry you away. Delve into an [...]
[ 15 February 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points, PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]
[ 30 January 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
RAW is an indie arts organisation for artists, by artists. Every second month it showcases around 30 artists in film, fashion, music, visual art, photography, performing art, hair and make up for what the organisers describe as a “one night creative explosion”.
When: Friday 30 January 2015
Time: From 7.30pm
Where: Belconnen Arts Centre, 118 Emu Bank, Belconnen