Bendigo Au Go Go #15

Bendigo Au Go Go #15

She’s never far from a stage, but local singer-songwriter Sherri Parry has been focusing her attention on recording in recent months.

Parry and her band will be performing at the Golden Vine on Friday, August 23, where punters can expect to hear some of the fruits of those endeavours. The band will be making its debut as a five-piece (featuring Parry on lead vocals and guitar, along with keyboardist Patrick Barton-Grace; guitarist Thomas Hadlow; bassist Jaspar Austin-Gray; and drummer Kane Watts).

“I’ve been in preparation mode for a new record with my band over the past couple of months,” Parry says. “Long days have been spent rehearsing and writing to slicken us up before we grace the studio. It’s been wondrous to see the songs develop and deepen, with new perspectives and ideas from each one of the four members.”

Parry praised her band members, describing them as “incredible world-class musicians”.

“I feel so grateful that they enjoy my music enough to have them on board,” she says.

The upcoming album will be Parry’s first new release since her ukulele sessions in 2017. “Plenty of new tunes have been born, so it’s difficult to choose which songs to record and which will get the cut,” she says. “Even so, there’s still such a range in energy, topic and genre. I don’t like limiting myself or my music to one specific box, so I’m very excited to release an album stemming from every side of me.”

From 9pm; support to be confirmed; $5 entry at the door.

Also performing around town during the next fortnight:

Ramble Town will showcase their rock ‘n’ roll, rockabilly, and country boogie at the Golden Vine on Friday, August 16. From 8.30pm; $5 entry at the door.

A Poppet Head Records triple bill – featuring Inner City Traders, Brett Franke (Temple Of Tunes), and Acoustic Foxx – will take over the Golden Vine on Saturday, August 17. From 9pm; $5 entry at the door.

Don’t miss your chance to see legendary English pop and rock stars Peter Asher and Albert Lee at The Capital on Tuesday, August 20. From 8pm; tickets available from boxoffice.gotix.com.au

Castlemaine-based R+B singer-songwriter Maya Rose and her band will launch her debut EP Time at Handle Bar on Saturday, August 24. Support from local jazz duo Strawberry Jamz. From 8.30pm; free entry.

Throw on your Boots N All and head on down to the Golden Vine on Saturday, August 24, for a night of country rock. From 8.30pm.

Heathcote singer-songwriter Mariah McCarthy will grace the stage at the Axedale Tavern on Sunday, August 25. From 1pm; free entry.

Written by Lynette Walker. Contact: nettee136@gmail.com