Blackman’s Brewery brings bands to their Geelong location

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Blackman’s Brewery brings bands to their Geelong location

The Kite Machine.
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Local brewers, Blackman's Brewery are set to get you hopping and bopping with the introduction of new band nights.

Bands and beer have more compatibility than some of the greatest romances of our time. It’s a marriage that goes with the grain; one that puts the hop and skip into the step.

It’s a partnering that the legends at local brewery brand Blackman’s Brewery have capitalised on at their flagship Torquay location, setting up bands for Saturday hangs and Sunday sessions, and now they’re bringing it into their Geelong location.

The Kite Machine at Blackman’s Brewery

  • When: Saturday 11 May 2024, from 6PM
  • Where: Blackman’s Brewery Geelong, 29/8 Lewalan Street, Grovedale 3216
  • Tickets: $15 on Humanitix, $20 on door
  • Support: Gabby Steel

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Advancing from their Tanks and Tunes evenings every Friday evening from 4pm, the local brewers will be adding more music to their menu introducing band nights. To kick off the momentous occasion, Blackman’s have brought in local lads and complete legends, The Kite Machine.


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The Kite Machine, consisting of Geelong music scene superstars Levi Anderson, Liam Brennan and Kane Sherriff and recent addition, long-time collaborator Cam Jerabek, have built a strong reputation in the live music scene thanks to their savage guitar sounds and groovy riff intersection. Their rockstar energy, matched with energetic rock/funk/prog arrangements is a winning combination that has seen them recognised at the Music Victoria Awards in 2019.

Their slew of successful releases includes ‘Lunatics’ which shot to number one on the Tripel J ‘Unearthed charts’ and crowd-favourites ‘Charlotte’ and ‘Sinister Sound’ both garnered a whopping 1 million streams each on Spotify in 2022. These tracks come to life in the live setting, winning over audiences across their headline sets and their festival appearances. They are seasoned billers on the Queenscliff Music Festival line-up, and have played a list of major broadcast sports events including the NFL, Big Bash Cricket, F1 Grand Prix, and Bathurst.

Along for the celebration is support artist Gabby Steel. Gabby has been a fixture of the Geelong music region for the past few years, playing her unique styles of soulful pop-folk fusion. Since releasing her third EP The Urge Will Pass last November at Bad Decisions Bar in Fitzroy, Steel has soared as a solo artist, consistently playing shows in and around the region including Lake Bolac Eel Festival, Ballarat Begoni Festival, Gardensque, Pako Festa and Americana on the Bellarine. Her fresh yet familiar blends of soul, pop and jazz underscore heartfelt lyrics as amplified by her larger than life vocals.

This huge combination of talent will be playing Blackman’s Brewery Geelong on Saturday 11 May 2024 from 6pm. Doors are from 5pm, allowing you to settling in with a cold one from Blackman’s new range – the Dark Lager, Needs More Enigma IPA and the Eclipse Fresh Smash single malt, single hop brew. Additionally, order a woodfire pizza from the team at Il Capo Wood-Fired Pizza Truck to really get the mood set for the live music evening.

Tickets to the show are available for purchase through not-for-profit ticketing platform, Humanitix. Door sales are available for $20.