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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
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[ 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
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[ 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
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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, [...]

15 things to do in Canberra this weekend (10 and 11 October 2015)

By 8 October 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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There is so much on this weekend we had to make some tough calls to put this list together. You could spend a day of beautiful garden wandering at The Tuliptop Gardens Festival, learn about bonsai-keeping with the Canberra Bonsai Society, or kick back to Mental As Anything at the Gundaroo Music Festival. Other top [...]

Keller Sessions presents Jonno Zilber and Friends

By 8 October 2015

[ 17 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] It’s been a year and a half since Jonno Silber has played in Canberra – now he’s home and playing at the Keller!

Jonno has brought together a band of his favourite musicians to play some loud and electrified swing and jump blues. Joining Jonno on stage will be Mitch Preston (drums), Dave Blanken (guitar), Leo [...]

Groove Kings hosts October Blues Jam

By 8 October 2015

[ 18 October 2015 at 2:00 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, and get [...]

Keller Sessions presents Duos Night – Saturday 10 October at 7 pm

By 8 October 2015

[ 10 October 2015 at 7:00 pm; ] This Saturday night it’s Duos night at the Keller. Catch the Chris Harlands Duo with both Chris and Christopher Harland, followed by guitar and blues harmonica duos Matt Fitzgerald and Steve Hartnett and then the Reverend Dave Blanken with Moondog – it’s blues up the wahzoo, that well known tributary of the Mississippi so Steve [...]

The all-Leunig song almanac

By 6 October 2015
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[ 7 November 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]

To farewell the old year and ring in the new, the Song Company presents 12 new songs and stories, one for each month.

After a year traversing the globe (metaphorically of course) and discovering the musical gems hidden throughout Prague, Turkey and Italy, the Song Company’s final program will see them touch down on home soil [...]

MozartMANIA

By 5 October 2015

[ 30 October 2015 at 6:30 pm; 31 October 2015 at 5:30 pm; 1 November 2015 at 5:30 pm; ] Carl Rafferty presents a fun night of fine music and hilarity…

MozartMANIA!

Enjoy a glittering musical and theatrical entertainment! Enter Mozart’s world where you’ll be captivated by his charm and energy. You’ll be thrilled by fantastic performances of his greatest operatic and instrumental music.

MozartMANIA! features a cast of fine international and Australian singers and musicians giving you a [...]

Friday Night Live with John McNamara

By 2 October 2015

[ 2 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] “The b@stard made me feel insecure, he’s so good!” – Russell Morris (Australian music icon).

Taking cues from soul greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Bobby Bland, John McNamara delivers an emotionally charged performance, with fiery blues and slick guitar. John has found acoustic soul & blues to be the perfect showcase for his [...]

Friday Night Live with Claude Hay

By 29 September 2015
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[ 9 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Hailing from the Blue Mountains, award winning Australian solo artist Claude Hay blends slide guitar, sitar, bass and drums to create music that invokes the best of stomping traditional blues, hard rock and booty-shaking funk, all delivered with chops to burn and a vocal range to match.

Claude is perhaps the world’s ultimate do-it-yourself musician – [...]

Swing by the Canberra Symphony Orchestra

By 23 September 2015 HEADLINE ARTICLE
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[ 26 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Be transported back to the roaring swing era with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra!

The CSO’s upcoming concert on 26 September, Canberra Weekly Matinee Magic: In the Mood, promises the familiar music we love, including Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, On The Sunny Side Of The Street, and of course Glenn Miller’s, In the Mood.

With the largest [...]

Canberra Wind Symphony: In Full Flight!

By 17 September 2015
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[ 9 October 2015 at 6:30 pm; 9 October 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

After the huge success of their inaugural concert in August, the Canberra Wind Symphony returns to the stage in October for their second installment for 2015.

Join this stunning wind orchestra – the freshest contributor to the international wind music conversation – for an evening of musical magic with compositions by James Barnes, Eric Whitacre, Philip [...]

Victor Valdes and his Mariachi band at the Canberra Fitters Workshop

By 16 September 2015
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[ 17 September 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Victor Valdes’ powerful, compelling voice, magical harp and passion for storytelling will take you on a sonorous journey through Mexico and Latin America rarely heard in Australia.
As a soloist and collaborative artist Victor Valdes has performed with Tlen Huicani, Placido Domingo, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Maya Jupiter, The Wiggles and Jimmy Barnes. 
Now based in Sydney, [...]

Friday night live with Isaiah B Brunt

By 7 September 2015
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[ 25 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

For decades Isaiah B Brunt has been a top Aussie production guy and studio owner who’s worked with Julio Iglesias orchestra, hosted the Goo Goo Dolls and rehearsed American Idol’s Randy Jackson and his band for their Australian touring.

Not only has Isaiah been behind the board for globally upper echelon bands, he’s been a go-to [...]

Friday Night Live – The Wayne Kelly Band

By 3 September 2015
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[ 18 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

It’s always amazing watching Wayne Kelly play and his own enjoyment is infectious!

Wayne is a uniquely talented Australian jazz pianist and has been a professional musician for over 25 years. At 15 years of age Wayne performed in his first working club band ‘The Motivators’, which also featured his brother Gavin on drums. Since then [...]

Queen Juanita and the Zydeco Cowboys at Harmonie German Club

By 2 September 2015
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[ 6 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Queen Juanita and the boys play to dancers – swing, rockabilly, rock and roll, zydeco two step. They have caused hips to shake across several states including the Illawarra, Cobargo, Snowy Mountains and ACT Multicultural Festivals, numerous clubs, pubs, weddings, parties and dance hall jamborees. Their live CD “Dancehall Jamboree” is out now!

Juanita Cucinotta – [...]

Join the Canberra Wind Symphony this Friday

By 1 September 2015
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[ 4 September 2015 at 6:30 pm; ]
Are you ready to be blown away?
If you like bad*ss massive sounds that swallow you whole, or sweet lilting melodies… if you like George Gershwin, blues, or if you want to hear 45 amazing musicians do an impersonation of a train…and if you’ve never been to a concert before, THIS IS THE CONCERT FOR YOU!
We [...]

The Groove Kings at Harmonie German Club

By 31 August 2015
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[ 4 September 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, [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Cassidy’s Ceili TONIGHT

By 28 August 2015
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Cassidy Richens has the kind of voice that’ll bring you delicate ballads, rowdy pub songs and all those Irish favourites you didn’t know you knew, delivered by a band with the ease and power that comes from playing together for ten years to audiences across Australia:

Sandy Gibbney plays the fiddle
Peter Richens plays guitar, banjo and [...]

Marisa Quigley with Ali Penney at the Keller Sessions

By 27 August 2015
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Award winning blues divas Marisa Quigley and Ali Penney are set to take the stage as Ali accompanies Marisa for another fabulous Keller Sessions night. The pair have played together numerous times, including Bruthen Blues, Broadbeach and both of Quigley’s solo album launches in Melbourne.
Marisa has been described as “possibly the blackest white woman since [...]

Lone Wolf Promotions presents Fiona Boyes

By 26 August 2015
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[ 29 August 2015 at 5:00 pm; ]

Fiona Boyes plays deep Blues, influenced by a myriad of traditional regional styles, her mostly original repertoire is like a Blues travelogue. She has carved an international reputation as a blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter.

Winner of the International Blues Challenge in Memphis & nominated for 4 successive USA Blues Music Awards, she was the first [...]

Long John hosts September Blues Jam

By 25 August 2015
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[ 20 September 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]

Long John plays its originals and blues catalogue favourites, throwing in some Bob Dylan, JJ Cale, and Tim Buckley for good measure!

Long John’s groove loving John Stockdill (drums), John Coates (bass) and John Van Buuren (guitar/vocals) got together, wrote tunes and played the blues in their own way.

Enjoy an afternoon of funk, shuffle, ferocious boogies, [...]

Free gig: Dr Jawbone & the Restless Souls

By 22 August 2015
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[ 11 September 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]

Dr Jawbone, high energy swinging jazz & a little Latin featuring Ross Buchanan on keys, singer song writer Owen Cooper on Trombone & Ken Nosworthy on drums.

When: Friday 11 September
Time: 8pm
Where: Harmonie German Club, Narrabundah

Local recording artist to feature in national advertising campaign

By 20 August 2015

Singer Mike Lang and producer duo, Daniel and Josh Pinkerton, have won the chance to feature in the national Mind Body Business advertising campaign.
Lang and the Pinkerton brothers collaborated to create the electronic song ‘Revolution in You,’ which took out the top prize over dozens of entries from across Australia.
Film production house Blue Clay Creatives [...]

Pickin’, pluckin’, bendin’ and groovin’: how to play the blues on your guitar

By 18 August 2015 FEATURED ARTICLE

[ 1 September 2015 at 7:30 pm; ] This two-hour workshop will provide the participant with the tools and knowledge to take their blues guitar playing to the next level.

The workshop will be a relaxed, informal discussion of blues music and guitar playing and will cover the following topics:

Chords, scales, chord progressions and arpeggios used in blues music
Techniques for squeezing the most amount [...]

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