This year was a big year for Geelong, our new Mayor Darryn Lyons set to work, serious construction happened on the library and we got our first experience at Motor City Music Festival. A three-day festival made for the blues and rock lovers in Geelong, and the new fans of the genre.Back for its second year in Geelong, the festival has just announced their first line up.
Good morrow, schimmy schimmers and dirty dancers. Daniel here with a broadcast of upcoming B-rat events. Thursday 16th of October, the quaint and comfortable Babushka Bar is the first cab off the ranks this round with the country singer Jess Holland (TBC) … but if social media is anything to go on it’s quite a secure looking “TBC”. So if it’s a bit of country sound you’re looking to hear, keep this in mind.
Well, it has been a pretty busy year for songman Josh Pyke so he may as well see the rest of the year out on a similar note. Announcing the third and final string of shows for his Lone Wolf tour, Pyke has lined up a nice little chunk of local dates. It will mark a year-long pilgrimage for the popular singer-songwriter, which includes many sold-out performances in February and March.
Quick bite: It’s time for an Aston Shuffle DJ tour. Having recently enjoyed a handful of live dates, their inner DJs are once again coming out to play. They’re calling the tour the Back & Forth tour, which you may know as the name of a single from their killer album, Photographs.
‘Best yet’ gets thrown around a great deal in music circles … and we’re going to use it here. And that’s because we reckon it is the best yet. No lie. The Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival has started to announce its line-up and we’re looking at something huge. Aussie blues legend Chris Wilson is one of the big names set to appear.
Chances are you would have heard about Busby Marou’s giant upcoming tour. I mean, we wrote about it – where have you been? Anyway, supporting the Bus’ will be Fiona Bevan, and we thought we would get to know her a little better. Fiona is a Suffolk-born singer-songwriter whose love of music was fuelled by sing-alongs to black and white films and old musicals.
REMINDER: Held annually for more than four decades, the Maldon Folk Festival is a weekend of music, dance and theatre. International performers include Beth Patterson, Kristina Olsen, Fiona Ross, Colin O’Brien and The Stage Hogs, while local performers include The Woohoo Review, The BordererS, Damien Howard, Janette Geri, Alanna & Alicia, The Capitalist Pigs and The Go Set.
REMINDER: If you haven’t been keeping tabs on the Kennedys Creek Music Festival, here is what you missed: Drunk Mums, Dyson Stringer Cloher, The Exploders, Saint Jude, Pretty Littles, The Royal Artillery, Kashmere Club, Red Eagle, The Weapon is Sound, The Laughing Leaves, The Infants, Broken Hills Band, Sid O’Neil, Rough River, Kinloch Troons, King Evil, Kung Fu in Technicolour and Malee Songs.