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Now the footballs have been stowed away and cricket balls and sunscreen are coming out of the cupboard, it’s time to get out amongst it. Harry Lamb plays a nice set of covers at The Lane and fifty or so punters enjoyed his talents on a recent Saturday night out.
October 6 will see Sunnyside play at Karova Lounge as they take to the road with their new LP Body Heat. Blending funk, jazz and hip-hop,with instrumentally driven melodies and a dynamic, fun stage presence, you are guaranteed to see the sunnyside up! $13 to get in!
Keep an ear to the ground as U.S band The Bronx are about to make a commotion at Karova on October 29. Bringing their L.A brand of rock/punk, it will be a first for the band when they unstrap their guitar cases and launch their unique sound on Monday 29 October. Mind you…it is $68 to get in, so you better start saving your pennies now.
The Cabaret Club have a tribute night to the King of Soul Sam Cooke. It’s $23 to get in and you will hear classics such as ‘Chain Gang’, ‘What A Wonderful World’, ‘You Send Me’ and ‘Twisting The Night Away’. Doors open at 8.30pm and the gig is on the 12th of October.
Rick Price is a bit of a legend from the 90’s and his songs have stood the test of time, with hits like ‘Heaven Knows’, ‘Walk Away Renee’ and ‘Not A Day Goes By’. 25 years of recording and performing has given Price a solid grounding. His latest release California Dreaming became his second Top 10 album and shot straight to number one on the ARIA charts. The Cabaret Club hosts Rick Price on 20th October and it’s $30 to get in.
Up in the distance there is a famous Aussie rock band coming to Ballarat in early November when You Am I come back to Karova. Guitarist Davey Lane will play a few of his own tunes to begin the night.. then Tim Rogers has an outfit called the Draught Dodgers…then the mighty You Am I to close the night out. It’s Melbourne Cup weekend so a good opportunity to let your hair down.
On the food scene, the once marvellous Catfish has now been turned into a classy French a la carte restaurant, Mr. Jones. The same chefs will take you on a dining experience you will not forget. The wines to match the dishes have been carefully thought about and I’m going back for sure! Be sure to book ahead as it is very popular amongst the locals!
Written by Glen Anderson