[ 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 [...]
[ 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, [...]
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 [...]
[ 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 [...]
[ 21 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
The Blues Preachers – Brother John on guitar, banjo and vocals, and Captain Bluetongue on harmonica, mountain dulcimer and vocals – will take you to another place and time, somewhere between 1920 and 1940.
Their music paints a landscape of pre-war struggle and determination with sounds reminiscent of the Deep South. They will make you want [...]
[ 16 August 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
The 2015 Year 11 and 12 music students from Narrabundah College delivers its music with much skill and enthusiasm. This band of 11 seasoned musicians, who all picked up their instruments not long after they started walking, will be shaking it up as it hosts the August Jam!
When: Sunday 16 August 2015
Where: Harmonie German Club
[ 19 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; 20 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
One of England’s most distinguished violinists, Andrew Haveron, will be making his Australian concerto debut with a performance of Sibelius’ Violin Concerto as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra continues its tribute to Finnish composer Sibelius in his 150th anniversary year.
Recently appointed concertmaster of the Sydney Symphony, Andrew’s illustrious career has seen him lead celebrated orchestras including [...]
[ 14 August 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] The Mighty Bluzicians was formed when some of the best rock & blues musicians in Canberra came together 12 years ago with a dedication to musicianship & love of blues. Feel the passion of Rick Bamford – guitar, slide and vocals, Dean Edgecombe – bass guitar and vocals, Gavin “Larry Spoons” Kelly – drums, percussion [...]
Singer/songwriter Gelonese became an overnight star in the US in 2013 when his love ballad, titled “Every Dream” jumped to the top of Billboard Magazine’s list of hot singles.
When: Friday 7 August
Where: Harmonie German Club
I’m new to Canberra and play fiddle (but not very well). I’m keen to meet up with other not-very-good fiddle players so we can enjoy playing together, without worrying about being a bit rubbish. Anyone interested?!
I figure we can meet in someone’s home, or cheaply rent a church space or something, once a month to share [...]
[ 31 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Lone Wolf Promotions presents Friday Night Live with The Crossbones
The Crossbones’ power trio (George Jakovceski – Guitars and Vocals, Frank Piccolo – Drums and Backing Vocals, James Newhouse – Upright Bass and Backing Vocals) combines scorching Gretsch Guitars, pounding upright bass and pedal to the metal drums, to unleash their own brand of rockabilly, psychobilly, [...]
[ 24 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ] This is the band to get you up and dancing. Mal Osborne (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Damien Spencer (lead guitar, vocals), Tim Spellmen (drums) and Paul Kinderman (bass, vocals) will have you moving to country rock classics – from Elvis through to Neil Diamond, and a whole lot more.
When: Friday 24 July 2015
Where: Harmonie [...]
[ 19 July 2015 at 2:00 pm; ] The simplest formula. The maximum impact. The Chris Harland Blues Band has the command and the precision to nail every number it plays. UK guitarist Chris Harland brought to Oz the tradition of British-made Electric Blues, the authentic riff-driven Chicago sound, a high-voltage heritage of Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck, Jimmy Page and Peter Green.
[ 17 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
PJ O’Brien knows how to get a Blues party started. His fat and funky fretwork has been turning heads across Australia, USA, UK and Asia. Along with frequent flyer points PJ has gathered a swag of awards including: Blues Song of the Year, WA Music Awards (WAMIs); Music Oz Blues Artist of the Year; Sydney [...]
[ 31 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; ]
After a self imposed hiatus modsters The Feldons will be returning to the stage in the company of surf punk kings Space Party and ska/ reggae aficionados The Kingstons for a night of danceable original music that is guaranteed to blow away your winter blues.
When: Friday 31 July 2015
Where: The Polish White Eagle Club, [...]
[ 31 July 2015 at 7:30 pm; 1 August 2015 at 11:00 am; 1 August 2015 at 7:30 pm; 2 August 2015 at 11:00 am; ]
Canberräng, the capital city’s annual festival of swing dancing, is returning bigger and better than ever in 2015 – more bands, more dancing and more excitement!
Over four nights from 30 July to 2 August, Canberräng attracts dancers from across Australia and abroad. Along with social swing dancing, Canberräng features local and interstate musicians, performances, balls and more, [...]
[ 30 July 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
I would like to tell you the story of these two troubadours of contemporary folk.
One grew up in court of Irish music royalty, her father being a well-known traditional song-man who taught her the power of words combined with music as an avenue for social change. But as the young are want to do, she [...]
[ 9 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
With a career now motoring along in its third unique decade, TIM ROGERS remarkable resume encompasses the world of music, film, television and stage. See him perform all the best hits at the Canberra Theatre Centre, one night only, 9 JULY.
As the frontman of You Am I, one of the essential Australian rock n’ roll [...]
[ 3 July 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Paulie is well known around Australia for his work with The Detonators. A band he formed over 12 years ago, that has covered every corner of this wide brown land.
Forming, touring, running, recording and playing in bands since his early teens, he has never let up. His drive and determination getting him through the ups [...]
[ 5 July 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Comprising some of the finest talent on the local scene, The CherryPickers return to Blues and Roots Central to host the July Pro Blues and Roots Jam.
The Cherries combine the monster bass grooves of John Coates, John Van Buuren on searing guitar, outstanding percussion work from Jon Jones and the powerful dynamic vocals of Monica [...]
[ 10 July 2015 at 6:00 pm; ]
To celebrate the renovated spaces and our renewed focus on cutting-edge artistic programming, Ainslie and Gorman Arts Centres is gearing up to host a massive, multi-arts extravaganza in the newly renovated Ainslie Arts Centre, curated by our newly appointed Creative Producers Adelaide Rief and Mark Henshaw.
Held from 6pm till late on 10 July, the multi-arts [...]
Have you ever wanted to learn to play mandolin? Now is the time to enrol in Capital of Australia Youth Mandolinata’s (COZYMO) learning group programs for semester 2 2015.
Canberra’s COZMO Ensemble runs weekly, semester-length programs under the banner ‘COZYMO’ – Capital of Australia ‘Youth’ Mandolinata.
These Semester-length programs offer you a great opportunity to begin or to [...]
KP Records is proud to present the debut EP from talented Canberran Kyle Wilkins, one of the finest new MCs coming up through the local ranks.
Titled “The Fight For Christ” his 4 track EP is available now as a free stream, free download or free CD.
To celebrate the release we also have a brand new music video [...]
[ 27 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
If you haven’t heard the Canberra City Band play then you are really missing a great time. Live music is the best and these musicians are fantastic! Canberra City Band has four ensembles that range from the award winning Canberra City Concert Band to the John Agnew Band development/leisure band for those returning to music [...]
[ 21 June 2015 at 2:00 pm; ]
Backbeat Drivers is one of Australia’s most original blues/R&B acts, with Steve Hartnett on Vocals Harmonica and Guitar, Mike Hardy on Guitar and backing vocals, Ben Connelly on Bass and backing vocals and David “Doc” Rennie on drums.
The band is a local legend in Canberra and our longest continually gigging blues band, playing originals, as [...]
[ 28 June 2015 at 4:00 pm; ]
Come and enjoy a program of beautiful music played by COZMO (Capital of Australia Mandolinata) and our learning group COZYMO!
COZMO will present delightful music from Arcangelo Corelli; Australian composers Richard Charlton, Stephen Lalor and Rob Kay; and traditional tango, Italian and Latin tunes.
COZYMO will also delight you with a short program that includes Croatian pieces [...]
[ 26 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Melbourne duo The New Savages built their reputation by digging out long lost grooves from pre WWII era blues music, with an emphasis on creating a dark and hypnotic beat that punters can dance to.
Lead singer and guitarist Milan has built a career on finding lost blues riffs and transforming them into something modern yet [...]
[ 17 June 2015 at 7:00 pm; ]
Love to sing? Join us in June!
Brindabella Chorus is inviting interested singers to join our new members program, commencing on 17 June.
Let us help you to develop your singing and performing skills in a fun environment. Join our eight-week program and perform with us at the National Eisteddfod at Llewellyn Hall on 22 August.
Brindabella Chorus [...]
[ 19 June 2015 at 8:00 pm; ]
Although Brisbane based Harmony James is often classified as a country artist, her music draws on many genres, including folk, pop, rock and blues. In 2006 Harmony first came to the attention of the music industry when she became the only Australian songwriter to have won the country category of the International Songwriting Competition, with [...]
[ 13 June 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, [...]
Would you be brave enough to learn a new instrument, form a band and write a song to perform at a live venue in just one week?
For some, the prospect is terrifying, but for the young women who participate in Girls Rock camps around the world every year, it’s an opportunity to develop creativity, teamwork and leadership [...]