What’s on in the Surf Coast?

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What’s on in the Surf Coast?

Winter is finally over and spring is getting into top gear. The footy’s finished for another six months, daylight savings is here and the weather’s getting better. Sounds like a great time to get back out there seeing some live gigs, and for anyone on the Surf Coast there’s heaps going on over the next couple of weeks.
Friday, October 31
Trevor Green: Martians Café, Deans Marsh – 7.30 p.m.
The Californian soloist plays a mixture of funk, world, folk and jam rock and his high energy performances will appeal to everyone. Trevor plays everything from guitar, banjo and mandolin to harmonica, the stomp box and even the didgeridoo. A performance veteran of over a decade, his gig at Martians is sure to be great.
Cuda Bar Halloween Party: Cuda Bar, Lorne – 9.30 p.m.
It’s the third annual Halloween party at Lorne’s Cuda Bar. Come dressed in your best Halloween costumes, have a few drinks and rip it up on the dance floor to the tunes of DJ James Fava.
Saturday, November 1
Aireys Inlet School Fair: Aireys Inlet Primary School, Aireys Inlet
The annual Aireys Inlet School fair kicks off again on November 1. There will be food, live music, stalls of all kinds, games, rides and all sorts of family entertainment. It’s a great way to spend a day out, with all proceeds to support the local school kids.
Chelsea Drugstore: Aireys Pub, Aireys Inlet – 8.30 p.m.
This Melbourne rock group has been playing together for more than twenty years. They play a mixture of their own original material and covers by artists such as the Rolling Stones, Neil Young, ZZ Top and Ryan Adams. You’ll get to hear some great original rock, but there’s sure to be plenty of songs you know too.
Tristan & Tania: Anglesea Hotel, Anglesea – 9.30 p.m.
Come and see the duo of Tristan & Tania play at the Anglesea Hotel on Saturday, November 1.
Sunday, November 2
Slim Dime & the Prairie Kings: Martians Café – 3.00 p.m.
Slim Dime & the Prairie Kings are a self-confessed hillbilly group who have been described as “hopped up cow folk on a honky tonk bender with a grieving gypsy widow”. These boogie merchants want to play their sound for you at the iconic Martians Café.
Lisa Miller Band with Victoriana Gaye: Wolseley Wines, Paraparap – 3.00 p.m.
The soulful and emotional tones of Lisa Miller have been gracing the Australian music scene for the best part of two decades. She has been nominated for nine ARIA awards and has toured with artists including Neil Young, Nick Cave, Billy Bragg and Nick Lowe. She and her band will be joined at Wolseley Wines by local Surf Coast husband and wife duo, Victoriana Gaye.
Saturday, November 8
Stephen Ward: Martians Café – 7.30 p.m.
This Melbourne-based singer-songwriter is about to release a new EP, Permanent Dream. His style has been compared to the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Neil Finn and Gotye. Come and check out his show at Martians.
Kristy & Mark: Anglesea Hotel – 9.30 p.m.
Come and see the duo of Kristy & Mark play at the Anglesea Hotel on November 8.
So there you have it guys, there’s heaps going on down on the Surf Coast for you to enjoy. Make sure you check out as many of these shows as you can. Contact the venues or check their websites for more information.
Written by Daniel Waight