Bendigo Au Go Go #11

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Bendigo Au Go Go #11

Local singer-songwriter Steph Bitter will bring her warm, indie folk-inflected sounds to Entrée Music Bar on Thursday, June 20.

Bitter, who will be joined on stage by Melbourne-based counterpart Serhiy, says she is enamoured of the latest addition to Bendigo’s live music scene. “It’s a beautiful, intimate songwriters’ night with lots of opportunities for storytelling and a wide range of original music, both local and from out of town,” she says. “(Manager) John Power and the people there are extremely enthusiastic supporters of live music, especially original music.”

Bitter, who released her First Of May EP in 2016, has been working closely with other local musicians and is revelling in the full band experience. “It’s so liberating to hear the little songs I wrote quietly in my bedroom being properly brought out of their shell,” she says. “I have also been playing a bit with an accordion player, which has been an unexpected delight.”

Bitter signed with Bendigo label Poppet Head Records late last year, joining other local artists such as Trevor Petrie, Bill Barber, Frank Bell, and Rowboy (along with Melbourne’s Acoustic Foxx). Her immediate plans include a new EP within the next 12 months, comprising “some new songs and songs I’ve been playing live for a while, but haven’t had the chance to record”.

“It’s a very exciting time and I cannot wait to share more of my music with the world,” she says. From 7.30pm; free entry.

As usual, the sounds never stop around town.

Country rockers Boots N All mix new hits with classic favourites at Entree Music Bar on Friday, June 21. From 8.30pm.

Blues-funk trio Unkle Dumpy will be rocking out at the Golden Vine on Friday, June 21. Support from Melbourne-based indie-blues trio The Romeo Knights. From 9pm; $5 entry.

Local singer-songwriters Sean Orr and Louise MacGregor grace the stage at Entree Music Bar on Thursday, June 27. From 7.30pm; free entry.

Popular local singer-songwriter Sherri Parry will debut several new songs at Handle Bar on Friday, June 28, as she ramps up preparations for a forthcoming album with her band. From 6pm; free entry.

Country-folk-roots duo Walkers Road will bring their intertwining guitars and superb harmonies to Rocks Underground (Rocks On Rosalind) on Friday, June 28. From 7pm; free entry, dining packages available (

An acoustic night will be staged at the Golden Vine on Friday, June 28, featuring Meredith Whittle, Trevor Petrie, Flora, and Acoustic Foxx. From 8pm; $5 entry.

Sydney-based melodic prog-metallers Red Sea unleash their new single The One at Entree Music Bar on Friday, June 28. Support from local heavy outfits Spacegoat, Die In A Dream, and Obscure. From 8pm; free entry.

Geelong-based country troubadour Nathan Seeckts brings his two-state Three Soldiers single tour to Entree Music Bar on Saturday, June 29. Support from Four Lions (Solo). From 8pm.

Written by Lynette Walker. Contact: [email protected]