Thursday, Moodswing @ Spa Bar, Daylesford
The band’s repertoire spans early swing, jive and blues to modern jazz.
Creating a balance of vocal and instrumental swing, jazz and blues numbers, including a cover of Johnny Cash’s Folsom Blues captured in a swing jazz rhythm.
The band loves to switch instruments throughout each set, offering a rich selection of up-tempo tunes suitable for dancing and toe-tapping, as well as the classic jazz standards.
Moodswing consists of Russell James (piano, accordion and vocals), Jim Brannon (clarinet, saxophone, ukulele, percussion and vocals) and Pip Avent (tuba, bass guitar, double bass and vocals).
Saturday, The Darbys @ Spa Bar, Daylesford
The Darbys are rock 'n' roll/country singer Rob Darby and his son Roy Soulman Darby (Kids From Trashabilly) on lead guitar and vocals.
Performing with special guest, Melbourne artist Ezra Lee on piano and vocals.
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.
Friday, Brett Franke – blues, roots and funk @ Blue Bean Cafe
Saturday, Next Episode @ Blue Bean Cafe
One of the aliases of a certain venue proprieter, Next Episode will feature an all-original folk/blues/alt-country set full of story telling and emotion. Beautifully capturing the melancholy, mundane and wonder of everyday life.
Sunday, Sean Dixon @ Blue Bean Cafe
A singer-songwriter from Melbourne, self taught on guitar and piano, Dixon has spent substantial parts of his youth travelling the world sharing his songs.
From teaching guitar to kids in an orphanage in northern India, to busking in the old town of Stockholm, he has shared his musical rhythm among many.
Friday, Perch Creek @ Theatre Royal, Castlemaine
Perch Creek are a band of five multi-talented musicians, four of whom are siblings.
This Melbourne-based international touring act writes and performs harmony-driven modern pop/folk music.
The band will bring their unique sound and live show to the Theatre Royal as part of national headline tour in support of a new self-titled album.
With three lead singers and diverse instrumentation, Perch Creek combines five-part vocal harmonies with folk, pop, roots and rock musical styles.
The album was produced by renowned artist Greg J Walker (Machine Translations, C.W Stoneking, Paul Kelly, Jen Cloher) and features his trademark lush sound and quirky additions.
The album presents 10 diverse tracks, each beautifully crafted and emotionally engaging.
First single Mama Sings has been receiving great reviews and enjoyed airplay on Triple J, Double J, ABC Radio National and various local and community stations across Australia and Canada.