[ 8 February 2016 at 2:00 pm; ] The Members of the Board played around Canberra for years, after forming at the Tuesday night “Blues Jam in the Boardroom” (1991-94). Featuring Phil Coleman (vocals/guitar), John van Buuren (Bass), Dave Blanken (guitar) and Graham Finnamore (drums). Now the band is back together, with a few extras, to host the first jam of the year.
[ 12 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Key Grip lives and breathes by the motto, “It’s Gotta Swing”. In the grey area between blues and jazz, so it can explore the many shades that the blues genre has to offer.
With Canberra’s finest ‘bluesicians’ in the outfit – Leo Joseph on piano and Hammond, the vocal prowess of Angela Lount as well as Leo [...]
[ 26 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the big voice, the amazing stories and the funky guitar of internationally renowned bluesman Sugarcane Collins.
From the canefield pubs of Queensland to the honky tonks of New Orleans and juke joints of the Mississippi Delta, the 2014 Australian Blues Singer of the Year performs his potent no frills blues with an emotional intensity and [...]
[ 18 January 2016; ] 2XX Local N Live, great supporters of local music, are hosting the famous (or infamous?) Bootleg Sessions at the Phoenix on Monday the 18th of January.
And this night promises to be a big one with original music coming from the Feldons, My Sister’s Gramophone, the Blade Winner and Happy Axe.
8.00- 8.30 Happy Axe
8.45- 9.15 [...]
[ 8 January 2016 at 8:00 pm; ]
While continuing with The Bondi Cigars, Shane Pacey plays to his urge to revisit the music that turned him on when he first started playing, like the guitar playing/singing of Peter Green and the short sharp style coming out of Chess Records in the 50s and 60s.
Shane (guitar and vocals) is joined by Paul Blasi [...]
[ 31 December 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Ring in the New Year with Canberra Salon Orchestra. This event is sure to be a bit!
Performing classical favourites and Viennese Waltzes.
Prizes for the best dressed couple and the best Venetian Mask.
Doors open at 8pm. Music and dancing from 8.30pm.
When: 31st of December. Doors open at 8pm.
Where: Albert Hall, 100 Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla
Tickets: From [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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)
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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. [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
[ 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), [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 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, [...]