Bendigo stalwarts Midweek Blues have spent a busy winter in the studio – and they are preparing to unleash the results in the coming months.
The quintet – who describe themselves as “five guys who jam on a Wednesday night to overcome the midweek blues” – laid down two new tracks at the local Ladd Studios.
Local singer-songwriter Sherri Parry, who is also in the midst of recording new material, joined regular vocalist Mick Sheahan on the track Blue Eyes. It will be released as a single prior to this year’s Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival. “It’s a song about the impression we leave behind when we leave this world,” says guitarist Paul Robins.
The second single The Night will be released in early 2020, accompanied by the band’s first music video. And there are plans beyond that to put out a second album, the long-awaited follow-up to their 2017 debut The Last Days Of May.
To coincide with their new material, Midweek Blues will be hitting local stages, starting at the Golden Vine on Saturday, September 28, where they will be supporting Canberra’s indie blues rockers Muddy Wolfe.
Punters can also see the band live at the Bendigo Blues Club’s monthly jam at Allies Hotel on Sunday, October 13; at the Rifle Brigade Hotel on Friday, November 8, as part of the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival; and the annual Tyson’s Reef Hotel Fiesta on Sunday, November 10 (along with West Australian guitar slinger Matty T. Wall).
Catch Midweek Blues, along with Muddy Wolfe, at the Golden Vine on Saturday, September 28. From 8pm; entry $5.
Also appearing at local venues in the next fortnight:
Geelong’s blues patriarch Wayne Jury will be entertaining the Friday night crowd at Rocks Underground (Rocks On Rosalind) on September 27. From 7pm; free entry; dining packages available at www.opentable.com.au
Melbourne-based stoner rockers Planet Of The 8s will be playing material from their second album Tourist Season at the Golden Vine on Saturday, October 5. Support from local space-doom proponents Jack Harlon and the Dead Crows, and stoner rock trio Sleeping Giant. From 8pm; entry $5.
MudTrain are hitting the highway from Melbourne to bring their blues/rock/soul cocktail to the Gold Dust Lounge on Saturday, September 28. From 9.30pm; free entry.
Settle in for a Sunday afternoon session with singer-guitarist Boh Dower, who will be performing solo acoustic covers at the Axedale Tavern on September 29. From 1pm; free entry.
Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Lucie Thorne is launching her new album Kitty & Frank at The Old Church On The Hill on Saturday, October 5. From 7pm; tickets $20 from www.trybooking.com
Pop songstress Dani Im is bringing her Dreamer tour to The Capital on Sunday, October 6, performing new material alongside hits from throughout her career. From 3pm; tickets available from www.bendigoregion.com.au
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