Daylesford Gig Guide, April 4

DEVELOPMENT: Music Victoria has put on three Victoria Music Crawls, connecting regional and city industry leaders.
DEVELOPMENT: Music Victoria has put on three Victoria Music Crawls, connecting regional and city industry leaders.

Thursday, Michael Timcke Jazz Quartet @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Timcke and band will perform a selection of music from some of the great composers and improvisers of the jazz idiom.

Saturday, The Howling Owls @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

The Howling Owls are a five-piece eclectic garage rock group. Locally based, their style spreads from rhythm/blues/country, playing originals to classic obscure covers.

Friday, Friday Frivolities @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Happy Hour from 6-8pm, cocktails, plus trivia, Joker Poker, Bar Wars, community raffle and footy tips.

Saturday, Gruesome Twosome @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Featuring Cam Burnside, acoustic guitar and vocals and Stewart Crosely, drums, Gruesome Twosome perform party favourites from the ’60s to present. Artists covered include the Beatles, Pete Murray, Pearl Jam, Hunters & Collectors, Bryan Adams, Blink 182, George Michael and more. 

Friday, New Elk @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, Brett Franke @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Open Mic @ Blue Bean Cafe


Music Victoria’s annual membership drive is currently taking place, with some particular relevance to our region.

As Victoria’s independent voice for contemporary music, Music Victoria has been working hard over the past 12 months to shine the spotlight on regional Victoria and drive new opportunities. 

It has run a series of regional professional development workshops on topics including digital marketing, promotion, and radio airplay. Music Victoria has also delivered three Victoria Music Crawls, building connections between Melbourne and regionally based music industry leaders.

These crawls covered so much of our great music state, from Port Fairy to Traralgon, Geelong to Echuca, Ballarat to Mornington Peninsula.

As part of the membership drive, Music Victoria has also negotiated regional-specific prizes and discounts for new and renewed members.

Regional benefits include discounts at The Bridge Hotel Castlemaine, The Blues Train Queenscliff, L’espresso Ballarat & Music Workshop Geelong.

All regional venue members who sign up or renew during the drive will go into the running to win an OpenLIVE live recording unit fully installed (value $600).

OpenLIVE is a cloud-based system that delivers a fully mixed, mastered and optimised recording to the artist, which allows a band to take their show home.

For more details, visit