Daylesford Gig Guide, October 26-29

ENERGY: Formed in 2009, the Cope Street Parade will bring a very Australian twist to a unique blend of gypsy swing and traditional New Orleans jazz at Daylesford's Spa Bar this Thursday.
ENERGY: Formed in 2009, the Cope Street Parade will bring a very Australian twist to a unique blend of gypsy swing and traditional New Orleans jazz at Daylesford's Spa Bar this Thursday.

Thursday, Cope Street Parade @ The Spa Bar

The Cope Street Parade is a high-energy Australian music ensemble from Sydney.

This is Australian swing music. The sounds of gypsy swing are mixed with elements of New Orleans traditional jazz and a decidedly Australian bent.

They are reimagined as if Django Reinhardt met Louis Armstrong in a good, old country pub.  

Formed in 2009, The Parade has performed at major music festivals and venues across Australia including the Wangaratta Festival of Jazz, Sydney Festival, Bellingen Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz Festival and Jazzgroove Summer Festival.

The band has also been lucky enough to collaborate with the likes of Lulo Reinhardt, Dan Barnett, Geoff Bull, Bob Henderson and Bob Barnard.

Saturday, Blacktone Radio @ The Spa Bar and Sunday @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Blacktone Radio is an original, blues-infused funk-rock trio hailing from Central Victoria. Noted for its big sound, the band incorporates a variety of influences into its original list. 

Stay tuned for more on Blacktone Radio.

The band consists of Brett Muhlhan on guitars and vocals, Chris Burke on bass and David McDougall on drums.

Friday, Peasant Moon @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs

Saturday, Buck Jr @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs

Sunday, Stand Up Comedy @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs

The Age Music Victoria Awards

The Age Music Victoria Awards has revealed the nominees for each category, opening up the polls to the public to celebrate another massive year in Victorian music. From now until Friday, November 10, you can vote for your favourite acts, releases, venues and festivals. Awards will be presented on November 22. 

Of particular relevance is Ballarat artist Freya Josephine Hollick getting a nomination in the best female category, best country album and best regional artist. DD Dumbo from Castlemaine is in the running for best male section and best regional artist. The Theatre Royal and Bridge Hotel get a nod as nominees for best regional venue. Vote at www.musicvictoria.com.au/votenow