[ 3 June 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
It’s been a while since Beats Workin’ blew the roof off in Canberra and we couldn’t wait to get the band back! They rarely play 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), Lynda-Rae Harris (vocals) and Marcy [...]
[ 28 May 2016 at 7:30 pm; 28 May 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]
Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres’ latest art party, CANBERRA OBSCURA, is a celebration of the ACT’s weirdest sounds and strangest stories.
Inspired by the atmosphere and tropes of the Australian gothic, CANBERRA OBSCURA will challenge perceptions of our urban surrounds and interrupt the everyday with an eerie and unsettling exploration of what lies beneath. You’ll never see [...]
CANBERRANS WILL NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A MIDDAY SING, COURTESY OF LISA RICHARDS
Canberra, Australia – Lisa Richards, celebrated singer-songwriter and experienced voice teacher, this week announced Canberrans will now have the opportunity to engage in a lunch time singing session.
Every second Tuesday at SmithsAlternative starting May 17, Richards will host a Lunchtime Sing Fling from noon until [...]
[ 27 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; 27 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Andrew Baxter plays some of the hottest, swingiest, rockiest, soulful, funkiest blues around. His performances plays to the audience and he works hard to make sure that they go home with a smile on their face and a song on their lips.
Mike Beale is known for his raw, acoustic sounds, paired with strong rock vocals and [...]
[ 20 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Join us for original Blues for and about Australia. Doggn it Blues is Graeme Druce (vocals, guitar) and John Cupit (vocals, harp).
Doggn It Blues won the SBS Blues contest Sydney in 2012 and reached the semi-finals at the International Blues Competition in Memphis in 2013.
Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave
[ 9 May 2016 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 [...]
[ 13 May 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Alanna & Alicia are identical twins who blend folk, jazz and roots in their original acoustic songs. Known for their sweet sibling harmonies and natural musical rapport, their original songs sparkle with original, intimate, funny and heartfelt lyrics. Their band features the talents of Damien Neil (guitar) and Michael O’Donnell (violin).
Alanna & Alicia have won [...]
[ 6 May 2016 to 8 May 2016. ] Carl Rafferty presents…
“An Affair to Remember” May 6/7/8 at Canberra’s Albert Hall
Special MOTHER’S DAY afternoon tea concert with scones and champagne and lots of other goodies! Sunday May 8.
You’ll love this celebration of the great love affairs from movies,history and opera. Will this be the most entertaining concert I’ve yet presented?
Let these wonderful tunes remind [...]
[ 8 May 2016; ] Canberrans will be treated to an special intimate concert on Sunday May 8th at Smith’s Alternative, with Julia Johnson and Vorn Doolette; two of the city’s most successful folk songwriters coming home to play a special one off concert. With a string of fairy lights and guitars in tow, the two will be singing a [...]
[ 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; 3 May 2016 at 6:00 pm; ]
When | 6pm Tuesday 3 May Where | Radford College Senior School.
Big Life, published by Ginninderra Press, will be launched by Frank Fogliati, the principal 0f Black Mountain School, with some additional words by Radford Collegian, James Wanjura. Junk Sculpture will then perform a short set of Midnight Oil songs to conclude proceedings.
George Huitker was born [...]
[ 7 May 2016; ] VAMP’s 9th Anniversary Event
Saturday May 7 2016 at The TRANSIT Bar, Akuna St Civic
Alternative Music Club eg. [Post] Punk, Dark Indie, Goth, Industrial, New Wave, Electronica, Heavy Glam Rock, EBM, Grunge, Darkwave, Bowie etc
Featuring dark electro-industrial band [SNUFF] of Sydney
+ DJs: Robot Citizen (VAMP co-ordinator) + Special Guests: Mircalla + Black Temple
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[ 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; 17 April 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]
Whisky Straits is yet another band which grew out of the Canberra Blues Society.
Back when the monthly jam sessions were held at the Statesman Hotel in Curtin, Owen Cooper (bass, trombone & vocals) & Jake Cussens (guitar, harmonica & vocals), visiting CBS for the first time, were directed by someone to ask Ken Nosworthy to [...]
[ 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; 22 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Phil Emmanuel is known as Australia’s Greatest Electric Guitar Player and has a resume of amazing performances with musical legends from Jazz – James Morrison, Don Burrows to big-band – Ed Wilson, the Royal Military College Band, to Country – Slim Dusty, Lee Kernaghan, Dolly Parton, to rock and blues – Jimmy Barnes, Roy Buchanan, Don [...]
Raging with humanity, Candy Royalle will perform at the 50th National Folk Festival this week with her band the Freed Radicals. Accompanied by bass, keys, drums, trumpet, and ‘feminist terrorist’ Betty Grumble, Royalle entwines words and loops sound through funk, hip hop, rock, and fusion.
There is no point in categorising Royalle. She performs with such [...]
[ 15 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
With Ali Penney (keys, vocals), Dave Blanken (guitar), George Rigatos (guitar), Mike Rix (bass), Rosscoe Clarke (drums), it’s a dream team of musos that makes for an evening of sweet, but saucy sounds, informed by Penney’s husky vocal warmth and swag of sassy songs. They groove, grind and swing, with a bit of blues, a spattering of funk [...]
[ 8 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Winning an inner west Battle of The Bands competition, Just Us soon lit up the stage with a sensational performance at The Basement Blues Society – where it has now performed twice – supporting the Australian Blues legend Ray Beadle. At a recent performance at the Sydney Blues and Roots festival Just Us was described [...]
[ 1 April 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Melbourne duo Andy Wrigglesworth and Laura Coates are a couple of old souls, steeped in bluegrass tradition and draped in gothic Americana imagery. They are part of a long music tradition – the old songs they sing are plucked from the canon, the new ones they write are simply added to the book. Each track is [...]
[ 11 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra based vocalist Bridget Croft and New Zealand punk/metal guitarist Phil Gemmell, with Bill Bostle on bass and Mark Woods on drums, have been honing their shared passion for strong blues and rockabilly riffs, powerful lyrics and quirky musical style.
With influences such as Florence Welch, Blondie and Bobbie Gentry, this is not your average blues [...]
[ 18 March 2016 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 [...]
[ 11 March 2016 at 7:00 pm; ] With more grooves than a record store, The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the funk of New Orleans, & the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica.
The South Coast collective are celebrating their sophomore release “From The Hip” and bring their show to Smith’s Alternative on Friday, March 11.
Venue: Smith’s Alternative
Date: Friday March 11.
Time: Doors [...]
[ 17 March 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]
Stripped down to just voices, guitar and vintage drums, Hat Fitz & Cara embellish impeccable rootsy originals with powerful and soulful vocals reminiscent of a time once forgotten. They have been referred to as festival favourites globally, as they share a personal invitation into the parody of their lives on the road together that often [...]
[ 24 February 2016; ] CABBAGES & KINGS will be launching their debut album, DO PIG, in Canberra at The Phoenix with local legends, LOCAL HORROR and Sydney gurus THE BUTTON COLLECTIVE. The last leg of the interstate tour so it’s going to get real filthy. Treat yourself to an evening of chaotic and eclectic music on one of the week’s many hump [...]
[ 4 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; 4 March 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
With her strong soulful and versatile voice and her witty, passionate and down to earth presence, Liza Ohlback has been a constant performer at major venues and festivals. Liza has toured with Richard Clapton, John Paul Young, Jade McRae, Tony Neville, Regina Velasquez and many others.
Together with Jeremy Edwards, an incredible singer and guitarist who [...]
Despite wet weather hitches in recent years, the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s annual Prom Concert in the grounds of Government House is one of the highlights of the capital’s arts (and summer) calendar. Tomorrow’s forecast is for sunshine and 30 degrees, so this would be an excellent year to pack a picnic and make your Prom [...]
[ 19 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Canberra musicians Phil Coleman, Pete Glanville, Callum Howarth, Trevor Neil and Russell Vincent pay tribute to a venue called Kimbo’s, where they and many other locals started playing music.
Kimbo’s was a small venue in Philip in the ’90s where you could hear anything from original songs to covers ranging from Jim Croce and The Eagles [...]
As I write, the first of the estimated 260,000 or so people who will head to Canberra’s biggest public event this weekend are about to purchase their first world food snacks and gather around the stages set up all around the city to watch it come alive with culture. We have some suggestions to help [...]
[ 13 March 2016 at 4:00 pm; ]
German-based US blues artist Big Daddy Wilson has announced his debut Australian tour in support of his latest album ‘Time’.
Big Daddy Wilson uses his wonderfully warm baritone voice to draw on a wide stylistic spectrum of blues, folk, soul and gospel – his music is all heart and natural soul.
‘Time’ was co-produced by blues legend [...]
[ 27 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
Few modern musicians live roots music like Minnesota’s Charlie Parr. Parr’s heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don’t strive for authenticity – -they are authentic.
A favourite of Australian audiences since his national tour supporting Paul Kelly, dates with You Am I and spots on festivals such as Falls, Sunset Sounds, Southbound and [...]
[ 19 February 2016; ] The Canberra Music Scene and the CMC present
DAVID BOWIE TRIBUTE NIGHT
Polish White Eagle Club
Friday 19 February
$10 door (proceeds donated to the Cancer Council)
or online: http://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=179891
Featuring: The Gaps, the Feldons, Loud So Clear, In Built Relief, Chris Endrey, the Blade Winner, Cherie Kotek, Alison Procter, Laura Ingram, Alice Cottee, Nigel McRae and others.
Prize for the best [...]
[ 15 February 2016 at 7:30 pm; ]
Those west coast hipsters are visiting from WA to play at Goulburn! Lone Wolf Productions is staging a special, one off’ gig, showcasing this great schwingin’ band. With sassy singer Peta Lee, these cats leave the room sizzling with their West Coast jump feels. Don’t miss this exclusive free event!
[ 21 February 2016 at 2:00 pm; ]
Guitarist/singer/songwriter Ross Ward’s has worked and recorded with some of the best artists and musicians in this country. It was at his first Bluesfest appearance in ’95, where the idea for the band Ward’s Xpress was conceived.
In July 2015, Wards Xpress celebrated its 20th anniversary by releasing ‘The Back Roads’ retrospective album. The CD hit [...]
[ 27 February 2016 to 28 February 2016. ] Canberra City Band Inc. will be hosting an open day at its rehearsal venue in Watson, on the 27th February.
The organisation, whose premier ensemble Canberra City Band are the seven-time Australian National Eisteddfod A Grade Concert Band champions, and last year’s runner-up at the Australian National Band Championships, are ushering in a new era. With [...]