Daylesford Gig Guide, February 15

CAN'T MISS: The Calgary Sun recently described Ann Vriend's voice as "unmistakable, catching and powerful", lauding her new album as "a Bohemian approximation of a Motown record that would do Berry Gordy Jr proud".
CAN'T MISS: The Calgary Sun recently described Ann Vriend's voice as "unmistakable, catching and powerful", lauding her new album as "a Bohemian approximation of a Motown record that would do Berry Gordy Jr proud".

Sunday, Ann Vriend @ Old Hepburn

Ann Vriend is an award-winning singer, songwriter and pianist hailing from Edmonton, Canada.

Besides her much-talked about voice and soulful singing style, Vriend's songwriting delivers pop appeal with a sense of timelessness that creates an immediate familiarity. The composition of her songs finds a delicate balance between soul, blues, jazz and folk.

Vriend's new album, For The People In The Mean Time, tells stories of the struggle of inner-city life against the backdrop of explosive indie soul beats and harmonies.

Friday, Tamara Kudlin @ The Grande, Hepburn

Tamara Kuldin is returning to the area after gigs at Melbourne Recital Centre.

One of Melbourne's most in demand jazz vocalists will be singing material from the likes of Doris Day, Peggy Lee, Sarah Vaughan and Nat King Cole. She will be accompanied by Steve Paix on the baby grand.

Kuldin has captivated audiences from Melbourne to Paris and New York with her champagne infused tales of romantic adventures and her merry-go-round of men and wild escapades. She has performed at many events including the Melbourne International Jazz Festival.

Saturday, Jennie Brown Trio @ Horvat’s Supper Club.

Jennie Brown performs swing jazz, jive and sultry blues reminiscent of Billie Holliday, Nina Simone and Etta James. She will be joined by Bruce Millar on double bass and classical guitar.

Friday, Shonby Rumbler @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs 

Often with band, here in solo mode playing “originals and covers, rock’n’roll, grunge pop, psych stuff.”

Saturday, Josh Dance @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs 

From down the road at Geelong, Dance plays electric guitar with a drummer – Black Keys style – serving up mostly originals with some covers thrown in.

Sunday, Next Episode @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs 

One of the aliases of a certain venue proprieter, this show will feature an original folk/blues/alt-country set full of storytelling and emotion.

Sunday, Kasey Chambers/Bernard Fanning @ North Gardens, Ballarat