A rip-snorter of a night is about to happen at the Karova Lounge Friday November 2nd when You Am I headline. They’re bringing along a “keep it in the family” theme with the line-up as Davey Lane opens the night with his wonky pop, to be followed by rock/garage collaboration Draught Dodgers, who have the charismatic Tim Rogers on the guitar. You Am I have stood the test of time with their pub-rock brand of rock’n’roll that rarely disappoints. Their latest release Porridge & Hotsauce has some great tracks on it with ‘Bon Vivants’, ‘One Drink At A Time’ and one of my all time favourites, ‘Beehive’. Davey Lane also gets to display his songwriting talents on the 2017 release with a couple of great tracks. Buzz The Boss being the pick of the two, but Lane is a very accomplished songwriter in his own right and yours truly is rather excited about this gig!
Jordie Lane will play at Cabaret Club on November 24. It is an early start so get on your bike and get there early for the 8.30pm kick off. Lane has just released Glassellland and motoring his way around the U.S with co-producer/co-writer Clare Reynolds. The record has a real Bob Dylan/James Taylor flavour to it and the guitar sounds really blend in beautifully with the harmonica and Lane’s gravelly voice. The album hit the Top 100 on the AMA Americana Album Charts within the first week of its release. Residing now in Nashville, it’s a rare opportunity to see the indie roots artist in Ballarat.
Dave Anderson will play covers in the groovy bar down the side of the George Hotel, known as The Lane.
Down at The Lost Ones, Melbourne based songstress Katie Bates will trawl her way through Americana, blues and folk on Sunday November 4. It’s free to get in and Bates will kick off at 3pm.
Not to be missed on the following Sunday is Izzy Losi & The Auracles. Izzy’s voice is amazingly powerful and is definitely one of Australia’s up and comers. The band have been compared to Florence & The Machine, Fleetwood Mac and Missy Higgins. This is also a free event.
If you need to find some reverse swing to get your motor running, the Midlands Golf Club have John Scurry with his star studded line-up playing original contemporary jazz from his latest CD Latest Matinee. Scurry will throw in the odd favourite from many years of composing his own music. This is all a part of the Ballarat for JAZZ Spring 2018 program.
Written by Glen Anderson