Daylesford Gig Guide, July 4

LIVELY: Cash Savage and The Last Drinks are "whisky drenched, straight ahead country tinged blues-influenced rock’n’roll." They will perform in Castlemaine this Saturday.
LIVELY: Cash Savage and The Last Drinks are "whisky drenched, straight ahead country tinged blues-influenced rock’n’roll." They will perform in Castlemaine this Saturday.

Thursday, Smokeytown @ 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.

Saturday, Gillian and Terry @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Playing acoustic versions of classic hits from great bands in their own inimitable style.

Featuring songs from artists such as Dragon, Pretenders, Fleetwood Mac, Jimi Hendrix, Cold Chisel, Bob Marley, Hoodoo Gurus, the Divinyls, the Kinks, Small Faces, Amy Winehouse, Led Zeppelin, the Rolling Stones, the Animals and more.

Friday, Friday Frivolities @ Old Hepburn Hotel

The usual Friday night festivities: Happy Hour from 6-8pm, cocktails, plus trivia and more.

Friday, Rory Pitt @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, Tommy Castles @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Open Mic @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, Cash Savage & The Last Drinks @ Theatre Royal, Castlemaine

Join Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, a powerful and confronting live band, in celebrating the release of Better Than That, the first single from their forthcoming album Good Citizens, set for release later this year.

This is serious outlaw, whisky drenched, straight ahead country tinged blues-influenced rock’n’roll. And of course, I mean that in a good way!

Cash Savage (double-barrelled rock’n’roll name or what?) explores the darker corners of the human condition with a “rich, husky and soulful voice that is nothing short of astounding.

When she sings, you can feel every broken heart, every tale of woe.

The band, the ever-evolving Last Drinks, can move from a three to an eight-piece, depending upon the environment and who turns up on the night.

Cash’s parents are country musicians and she is a niece of Bad Seed Conway Savage. 

So it’s a fair bet she heard the tinklings of both Jerry Lee and Conway from the cot.

Her debut album WOLF was recorded at various locations across Victoria. She has since recorded even more fully realised albums including The Hypnotiser and her wonderful One of Us from 2016, which topped many scribes best of lists of that year.

She has received glowing reviews from both 3RRR and Rhythms magazine, where her work has been described as a “testament to the raw power of Cash Savage, an artist like no other in Melbourne”.

Log on to her website for her influences – there aren’t too many on that list I’m not a fan of. Her profile and fan base have grown over the last five to six years.

Performing with special guest Blake Scott (The Peep Tempel).