Daylesford Gig Guide, July 25

ENTERTAINING: Sometimes known as The Human Juke Box, Gabe Atkinson will perform at the Old Hepburn Hotel on Saturday.

ENTERTAINING: Sometimes known as The Human Juke Box, Gabe Atkinson will perform at the Old Hepburn Hotel on Saturday.

Thursday, Open Mic Night @ The Spa Bar, Daylesford

 A new initiative that will take place on the last Thursday of each month.

New talent young and old welcome.

Friday, DJ Beats with Clay Ravin @ The Spa Bar, Daylesford

Saturday, Black and Blue @ The Spa Bar, Daylesford

Back to the venue, Black and Blue are promoted as Melbourne’s “rootsiest five piece blues-rock band”.

The band’s various members boast of stints recording and playing with a range of artists including Pat Wilson, Paul Norton, Rhonda Burchmore and Tinsley Waterhouse.

Black and Blue perform a blend of originals, classic Aussie covers, swing and blues-rock. 

Friday, Friday Frivolities @ The 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 @ The Old Hepburn Hotel

Dance the night away or just sit and listen to this amazing musician.

Atkinson is a world-renowned guitarist and an extremely versatile vocalist with a vast repertoire.

Friday, Next Episode @ The Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, The Cartwheels @ The Blue Bean Cafe

Still acoustic, intimate and unpredictable, The Cartwheels family band – with singer-guitarist Wendy Phypers, bassist Dave Patterson and drummer Charley – play country, rockabilly and rock’n’roll … in fact, almost anything you care to request.

Sunday, Live Stand Up Comedy @ The Blue Bean Cafe 

Saturday, Paul Dempsey @ The Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Paul Dempsey will play one of three solo shows in Victoria at Castlemaine in a couple of weeks.

Having released his second solo album Strange Loop to some outstanding reviews and a top-five ARIA chart debut, these solo shows will showcase Dempsey’s talent as he takes to the stage on his own, offering fans intimate and stripped back interpretations of songs from the new album as well as his gold-selling debut Everything is True, plus the odd well-chosen cover.

“One of our leading craftsmen of refined acoustic pop” – The West Australian

“Paul Dempsey retains his place as one of Australia’s best songwriters… immediately pleasing, but never predictable. It seems like Dempsey never takes the easy option when writing songs and it means that the songs have an extra kind of depth.”  – Double J

“Dempsey is a gifted observer of the human condition.” – The Daily Telegraph

“With Paul Dempsey, the tally for genius lyrics per second is positively baffling … one of Australia's finest songwriters.” – Beat Magazine