Daylesford Gig Guide, May 16

CONNOISSEUR: Eilen Jewell (pictured with band) says for her, music is almost like digging for buried treasure. "For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word early in front of it.”
CONNOISSEUR: Eilen Jewell (pictured with band) says for her, music is almost like digging for buried treasure. "For me, that’s where music is at. I like all kinds of music as long as there’s the word early in front of it.”

Friday, The Zero Point @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Party rock outfit The Zero Point features Scott Sanders, Matt Reid (Hobo Erectus) and Tom Foster (Plumz, Smurfinger). 

Jammed-out rock covers you can dance to.

Saturday, Double Feature @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

The Engagement

Melbourne's own electro-pop four-piece project, The Engagement has already released a collection of well-received singles without any sign of letting up.

Drawing influences from heavyweights of the prog rock and pop genres such as Imagine Dragons and Coldplay, The Engagement combines catchy melodies and edgy production with lyrical depth that creates a unique and addictive sound.

D’Arcy Spiller  

Melbourne singer-songwriter D’Arcy Spiller blends southern blues and indie pop. Her deeply personal stories are more than songs, personal tales of love and life. Having been busy songwriting in LA, Sydney and Melbourne, D'Arcy and her band are returning to her home town Daylesford to share some of her new work.

Friday, Friday Frivolities @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Saturday, Gruesome Twosome @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Featuring Cam Burnside, acoustic guitar and vocals, and Stewart Crosely, drums, Gruesome Twosome performs 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, Scott Fraser @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, John and Paul (Five Mile Sniper) @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Buck Jrss @ Blue Bean Cafe

Friday, Eilen Jewell @ Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

Eilen Jewell and her fabulous band will be playing in support of their blues/rockabilly influenced album of last year, Down Hearted Blues.  

Jewell and her band will be ripping through tunes from that album and all her catalogue in a night of country twang, Americana and reworked blues classics.

The band is worth catching to hear the sublime guitar work of Jerry Miller from 60s US band Moby Grape.

Jewell describes her work by saying “we really love to uncover the past.”