Daylesford Gig Guide, May 16

He almost got expelled ... for brewing his own dandelion wine in his wardrobe.

UNIQUE: Don't miss Gayle and Terry at Daylesford's Spa Bar this Thursday night. They'll perform a wide range of classics, all in their own inimitable style.

UNIQUE: Don't miss Gayle and Terry at Daylesford's Spa Bar this Thursday night. They'll perform a wide range of classics, all in their own inimitable style.

Thursday, Gilly and Terry @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Gilly and Terry are well known for their acoustic versions of classic hits from the likes of Dragon, the Pretenders, Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix. 

Numbers by Cold Chisel, Bob Marley, Hoodoo Gurus, the Divinyls, the Kinks, Small Faces, Amy Winehouse and more also get a look in. 

Saturday, Smokey Town @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Original acoustic music. Full of the flavours of Italy, Spain, Melbourne and Allendale Poignant and pungent stories told with the accordion, guitar, harmonica and voice box.

Featuring the musical performances of Martin Perkins, and Andy Vogel.

Friday, Friday Frivolities @ Old Hepburn Hotel

The usual Friday night festivities – happy hour from 6-8pm, cocktails, plus Trivia, Joker Poker, Bar Wars, community raffle and footy tips.

Saturday, Gabe Atkinson @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Friday, Nathan Power @ Blue Bean Cafe

“Borrows inspiration from folk, blues and country…” – Beat Magazine

“Laid back tales of an old soul with a guitar. Really delightful listening…” - Nkechi Anele (Triple J)

Power had an unusual childhood, growing up in Yemen, Kenya and Pakistan.

He almost got expelled from boarding school for brewing his own dandelion wine in his wardrobe. His family had two pet baboons and a golden eagle. It was all very wild.

However, there are no animals on his debut EP We Were Wild. Instead, these songs use folk guitar, mandolin and cello to focus on a different kind of wildness – “the kind that lives in wandering hearts caged in bad relationships and salaried desk jobs.”

People can clearly relate. In 2017, Power sold out the launch of his debut single Solstice, which was played across stations including PBS, 3RRR and Triple J. 

If you’re into artists like the Tallest Man on Earth, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, you’ll be into Nathan Power.

Saturday, Jethro Picket and Adrian Whitehead @ Blue Bean Cafe

Tasmanian-born Jethro Pickett – nice double-barrelled rock name by the way – gets a nice  plug from Goldenplec: “That’s what makes it such an intriguing record, it fuses the storytelling of the likes of Bob Dylan and Neil Young with a more modern observational approach akin to Courtney Barnett. Ultimately, If honesty was a commodity Jethro Pickett would have an abundance of it.”

Sunday, Never Easy @ Blue Bean Cafe

The official 19th non de plume of a certain cafe owner.