Thursday, Jack Pantazis Jazz Trio @ Spa Bar, Daylesford
One of Melbourne’s leading jazz guitarists, Jack Pantazis, performs jazz fusion with Simon Wigney on bass and a surprise drummer .
Saturday, Slim Fit Low Wasters @ Spa Bar, Daylesford
Rising from the ashes of the Mockbells, Slim Fit and Low Wasters will unleash their infectious mix of songs they stole and songs they made up. Combining ‘searing solos and banging rhythms’, enjoy the jump blues and swingin’ sounds of some of the hottest players in town.
Friday, Friday Frivolities @ Old Hepburn Hotel
The usual Friday night festivities. Happy Hour 6-8pm, cocktails, plus Trivia, Joker Poker, Bar Wars, Community raffle and footy tips.
Sunday, Susans Birthday, Charlie Law @ Old Hepburn Hotel
English singer-songwriter Charlie Law has recorded an album with BMG and played a gig with Ed Sheeran, cutting his teeth as a street entertainer on London’s Southbank. His new album ‘Coffee Cup In Soho’ is out soon in Melbourne.
Friday Greg Steps @ Blue Bean Cafe
Sunday Next Episode @ Blue Bean Cafe
Thursday Dan Sultan @Theatre Royal Castlemaine
After wowing audiences at WOMADelaide and Bluesfest, Dan Sultan kicks off his solo tour, with the second intimate tour show in Castlemaine. Stripping back to basics – just Dan Sultan, his piano and guitar, this show is part of a huge 45-date tour, spanning Australia from Hobart to Darwin and everywhere in between.
This intimate, acoustic performance has Sultan re-imagining all of his most recent release, the ARIA #5-debuting, critically-acclaimed Killer (out now via Liberation Records ), including singles ‘Hold It Together’, ‘Kingdom’, ‘Magnetic’ and fan-favourites ‘Cul-de-sac’ and ‘Reaction’.
A re-listen of this proves this is up there with Sultan’s best work, with some lovely material which will surely stand up well in this format. In addition, fans will be treated to a handful of classics from his decade-long back catalogue (expect hits from Blackbird, Dirty Ground, Get Out While You Can and Homemade Biscuits).
To coincide with the Killer Solo Tour, Sultan has also revealed initial details for a very special project he is working on. The Melbourne musician is teaming up with friends Camp Cope, A.B. Original, Meg Mac, and Dave Le’aupepe from Gang Of Youths to rework a selection of songs from Killer.
“I can’t wait to hear the reworked versions of my songs from some of my favourite artists,” Sultan said.
Please note, this gig is likely to sell out before Thursday, so please book at the venue.