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Dorothy-Jane Band hosts Blues Jam – Sunday 20 December at 2 pm

By 17 December 2015
DJ Gosper

[ 20 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

With “V8 capacity” vocals and a reputation as Australia’s Queen of the blues-harp, Dorothy-Jane will host our Christmas Party Jam with her smokin’ hot band. Richard Steele – guitar, Paul Leeder – Bass, Mikey Stratford – drums with special guest, the wonderful & extremely talented Ali Penney – keys & vocals.

The host band will be [...]

Kevin Bennett & The Flood – Saturday 19 December at 7 PM

By 17 December 2015
Kevin Bennett

[ 19 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

Kevin Bennett – well respected singer/songwriter with Sydney roots band The Flood, CMAA Gold Guitar winner in 2006 (with The Flood for Best Group) and 2011 (with Kasey Chambers for Vocal Collaboration) also Aria Nominee for 2006 – writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock and Country, telling stories of where he’s [...]

Ask RiotACT: Do you know a drummer?

By 10 December 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
Ask RiotACT

DRUMMER WANTED – Canberra Based Metal Band
So, here’s an interesting one. Canberra based band BEAST IMPALOR are looking for a new drummer.
After recently parting ways with our last member, we’re now ready to start the search for a new member, and get back into rehearsal, recording and performing.
We draw inspiration mainly from progressive metal and [...]

Friday Night Live – Pat Powell Band: BB King Tribute – 18 December at 8 pm

By 7 December 2015
Pat Powell BB King tribute

[ 18 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

With the tragic loss of BB King earlier this year, a group of the best blues musicians in the country band together to bring you A Night At The Regal as a tribute to the Ambassador of the Blues, the world’s greatest blues singer, Mr BB King.

Featuring Pat Powell on vocals and Dave Blanken on [...]

Maruki plays Beethoven 3 Eroica & more

By 3 December 2015

[ 6 December 2015 at 3:00 pm; ] Maruki Community Orchestra / Conductor John Gould

3pm, Sunday 6 Dec 2015, Albert Hall

JS Bach – Orchestral Suite no.3 Dmaj BWV1068
Brahms – Academic Festival overture Op.80
Glinka – Ruslan and Ludmila overture
Beethoven – Symphony no.3 Ebmaj “Eroica”

Tix – includes afternoon tea after the concert
At the door: $25/$20 conc
Or buy online ($5 discount): $20/$15 conc
http://marukicommunityorchestra.org.au/index.php

Friday Night Live with Pugsley Buzzard – 8pm 11 December

By 3 December 2015
Pugsley Buzzard

[ 11 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Like a cantankerous mule towing a speakeasy full of drunken gorillas through a glass factory. Like a grizzly bear in a porkpie hat rummaging through a piano. Warm fuzzy and charming Dr Buzzard can cure all your ills with his genuine bona fide 100% pure elixir tonic and balm. His musical vibrations will warm your [...]

Roger Bone Band hosts Bucky & Jeffro’s Pro Blues & Roots Jam – Sunday 6 December at 2 pm

By 3 December 2015
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[ 6 December 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

The local rock band legend is back! While many local musical acts seem happy to create a “vibe”, any Roger Bone outing has always been the epitome of tight. Few guitarists can match Bone’s economy and sense of melody, not to mention his impeccable tone, invention and brevity. Nary a note extraneous or out of [...]

Lloyd Spiegel – Sunday 13 December at 5 pm

By 3 December 2015
Lloyd Spiegel

[ 13 December 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Finally!! Australian Blues Man Lloyd Spiegel returns to Canberra for the Canberra Blues Society.

December 13 – Harmonie German Club 5pm.
General $20 CBS Members $15.
Enquiries 0419 607 710 or 0418 633 239

Support from US singer/songwriter Tim Moyer.

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 www.theq.net.au
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
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[ 12 December 2015 at 10:00 am; 12 December 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]

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
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[ 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
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[ 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

By 30 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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
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[ 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
Harper

[ 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

By 14 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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

By 13 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE FEATURED ARTICLE
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, [...]

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