The Lost Ones is a place you must visit if you haven’t already. The perfect introduction night is Friday May 4 when The Audreys will play from 8pm. The duo have just bowled over their Between Last Night & Us tour and had so much fun that they have decided to get back out on the road again, and Ballarat folk have the opportunity to catch them live at one of the town’s great venues. Playing their laid-back ballads and alternative country folk, the gig will be an absolute ripper. The venue really does some great things and well worth a mention is The Wild Game Feast which will take place on May 25.Tickets are $180, but you will dine from an amazing menu of yabbies, chestnuts, quinces, pheasant and duck, fallow venison and hare. The feast will be served in the Gallery so get in early for this unique event.
The Mavis’s are making a trip to Ballarat after announcing a 20th anniversary tour. Back in the days of Recovery and Rage, singles ‘Naughty Boy’ and ‘Cry’ were often on rotation if you rolled in the door at 4am after a large night on the sauce! I’m not sure too many bands would be able to brag about going on tour with Kylie Minogue, but this trio have that notch etched into their belt. ‘Pink Pills’ was a real pop masterpiece and it continues to be loved and praised by their die-hard fans. The gig will be on Saturday May 12 at Karova Lounge, and tickets are selling fast. Only $20 to get in which is great value.
Another interesting gig at Karova will be Middle Kids who are based in Sydney, but will be on a national tour when they make their way to Karova Lounge on May 25. ‘Lost Friends’ is their latest release and the sounds of Blondie take you back to eye-liner, black denim and hips that move and shake! They have a really infectious sound and they will be firing on all cylinders by the time they hit Ballarat, so make the effort to see these guys as they are an outfit really on the rise.
Nicole Millar and British India are also locked in to play at Karova over the next few months, so although the temperature is about to drop, the action around town is still pretty hot.
Get in to Billy’s Bistro down on Main Road for a great coffee if you need a quick hit on your way to work. Lovely friendly staff too. Adios!
Written by Glen Anderson