[ 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 [...]
[ 19 February 2016 at 8:00 pm; ] Kimbo’s was a small venue in Philip in the 90s where you could hear anything from original songs, and covers ranging from Jim Croce and The Eagles to The Blues Brothers, Rolling Stones, David Bowie and BB King.
Harmonie German Club
49 Jerrabomberra Ave
All money raised on the night is being donated to Kidney Health Australia.
[ 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 [...]