The year is whizzing by and we have been gripping on to the last of some mild weather, but we are about to chill down real soon. Karova Lounge are still putting on plenty of artists and one of Australia’s fastest rising stars Baker Boy trots into town on Friday 18 May. With his famous catch-cry “Come Marryuna – let’s dance”, the sounds of Baker Boy has been ringing out on triple j’s Hottest 100. Word is that a couple of deadly dancers will have the crowd pumping with some synchronised moves, and if you get along to this one, expect a high energy show packed with some bangin’ tracks. It is only $20 to get in.
Regular visitor to Ballarat, Skyscraper Stan, will return to the Goldfields on Thursday 31 May. Telling stories in his own way, the singer-songwriter from Melbourne has a real knack of capturing the audience with his candid, accessible style of music. Bringing a loaded guitar case with new single ‘Dole Cues and Dunhill Blues’, the track is on the slightly darker side of Stan’s repertoire.
Lost Ones are putting on the Ballarat Acoustic Sessions for local musicians to get along with a guitar, voice or even just your ears if you want to just have a listen and a night out.
Son Of Gunzel will appear at Cabaret Club on Friday May 25. Recently formed, the members have come from various bands such as Saskwatch, The Woohoo Revue, Guy Sebastian and Dorsal Fins. You can expect loose-times soul, blues and party jazz.
The mighty Lloyd Spiegel is coming back to town on Saturday June 23, so pencil that into your diary and get along to support the Cabaret Club which has been shooting the lights out as a relatively new venue in the area.
If you are new to town and you don’t know the Rat very well, you can go along on the Hidden Treasures walking tour. From 9am until 2pm on Saturday May 19, you will be taken through the streets of Ballarat, discovering laneways, cafes, fashion, food and fun facts along the way.
Here is an interesting show to go and see. Local performers will play one song from every year since 1918! The gig will run over the course of two evenings at the Ballarat Mechanics’ Institute. The best thing about this one is it’s free to get in. It goes down Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May. It might pay to register online if you would like to attend.
Written by Glen Anderson