[ 5 July 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Comprising some of the finest talent on the local scene, The CherryPickers return to Blues and Roots Central to host the July Pro Blues and Roots Jam.
The Cherries combine the monster bass grooves of John Coates, John Van Buuren on searing guitar, outstanding percussion work from Jon Jones and the powerful dynamic vocals of Monica [...]
[ 10 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
To celebrate the renovated spaces and our renewed focus on cutting-edge artistic programming, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is gearing up to host a massive, multi-arts extravaganza in the newly renovated Ainslie Arts Centre, curated by our newly appointed Creative Producers Adelaide Rief and Mark Henshaw.
Held from 6pm till late on 10 July, the multi-arts [...]
Have you ever wanted to learn to play mandolin? Now is the time to enrol in Capital of Australia Youth Mandolinata’s (COZYMO) learning group programs for semester 2 2015.
Canberra’s COZMO Ensemble runs weekly, semester-length programs under the banner ‘COZYMO’ – Capital of Australia ‘Youth’ Mandolinata.
These Semester-length programs offer you a great opportunity to begin or to [...]
KP Records is proud to present the debut EP from talented Canberran Kyle Wilkins, one of the finest new MCs coming up through the local ranks.
Titled “The Fight For Christ” his 4 track EP is available now as a free stream, free download or free CD.
To celebrate the release we also have a brand new music video [...]
[ 27 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
If you haven’t heard the Canberra City Band play then you are really missing a great time. Live music is the best and these musicians are fantastic! Canberra City Band has four ensembles that range from the award winning Canberra City Concert Band to the John Agnew Band development/leisure band for those returning to music [...]
[ 21 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Backbeat Drivers is one of Australia’s most original blues/R&B acts, with Steve Hartnett on Vocals Harmonica and Guitar, Mike Hardy on Guitar and backing vocals, Ben Connelly on Bass and backing vocals and David “Doc” Rennie on drums.
The band is a local legend in Canberra and our longest continually gigging blues band, playing originals, as [...]
[ 28 June 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) and our learning group COZYMO!
COZMO will present delightful music from Arcangelo Corelli; Australian composers Richard Charlton, Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay; and traditional tango, Italian and Latin tunes.
COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes Croatian pieces [...]
[ 26 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Melbourne duo The New Savages built their reputation by digging out long lost grooves from pre WWII era blues music, with an emphasis on creating a dark and hypnotic beat that punters can dance to.
Lead singer and guitarist Milan has built a career on finding lost blues riffs and transforming them into something modern yet [...]
[ 17 June 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Love to sing? Join us in June!
Brindabella Chorus is inviting interested singers to join our new members program, commencing on 17 June.
Let us help you to develop your singing and performing skills in a fun environment. Join our eight-week program and perform with us at the National Eisteddfod at Llewellyn Hall on 22 August.
Brindabella Chorus [...]
[ 19 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Although Brisbane based Harmony James is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock and blues. In 2006 Harmony first came to the attention of the music industry when she became the only Australian songwriter to have won the country category of the International Songwriting Competition, with [...]
[ 13 June 2015 at 7:00 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, [...]
Would you be brave enough to learn a new instrument, form a band and write a song to perform at a live venue in just one week?
For some, the prospect is terrifying, but for the young women who participate in Girls Rock camps around the world every year, it’s an opportunity to develop creativity, teamwork and leadership [...]
[ 12 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Chris Mawer has performed at major festivals around Australia, has shuffled through cities, remote areas, promoting his unique blend of blues, and recently expanded operations into Asia and the UK.
Chris has had a interesting and colourful music career spanning over a decade, and has performed and recorded with many Australian and international blues acts Newly [...]
[ 27 June 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
Qwire’s mid year concert will be something truly awesome! As the theme for the year is connections, what better way to reach out, through music, than to hold a combined concert with another community music organisation!
In Full Swing is a 20 piece big band that has been playing in and around Canberra for over 20 [...]
[ 5 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
An amazing pianist with an honest vulnerability in her vocals, rawness and emotion are what strikes you when you hear what Ali Penney and The Money Makers play for you. Ali knows how to put on a show – a funny and entertaining show – and play songs which get the audience toe-tapping and dancing. [...]
[ 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 [...]