Daylesford Gig Guide, July 15

VISITING: Michelle Parsons is an artist who is renowned for her on stage presence, boasting her own unique style, gutsy, passionate vocals and raw sensuality. She will perform at the Old Hepburn Hotel this Saturday.

VISITING: Michelle Parsons is an artist who is renowned for her on stage presence, boasting her own unique style, gutsy, passionate vocals and raw sensuality. She will perform at the Old Hepburn Hotel this Saturday.

Thursday, Pennyweight @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

Friday, The Resignators @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

The Resignators have been bringing their brand of Aussie ska punk rock to the area for the past 11 years.

It’s a sound of melodic horns and floating keyboards fuelled by a tight, hard-hitting rhythm section and a Jamaican-inspired back beat. Plus, you can dance to ’em.

Saturday, The Howling Owls @ Spa Bar, Daylesford

The Howling Owls are a five-piece eclectic garage rock group.

Locally based, their rock style spreads from rhythm/blues/country playing originals to classic obscure covers.

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, Michelle Parsons @ Old Hepburn Hotel

A frequent visitor to the area, blues belter and fine interpreter of classic covers, Michelle Parsons will return to the pub on Saturday.

Parsons has built a reputation as one of Melbourne's top solo acoustic acts, and along with guitar virtuoso and vocalist Mark Hughes has formed one of the most popular music duos on the live circuit.

Renowned for her on stage presence, Parsons brings to her live show, her own unique style, energy and charisma, gutsy, passionate vocals and raw sensuality.

As a solo performer she has been wooing audiences on the live circuit for more than 10 years.

Friday, Scott Fraser @ Blue Bean Cafe

Saturday, The Old Married Couple @ Blue Bean Cafe

Vintage in style and sound, The Old Married Couple combine a witty songwriting style with a distinctive kazoo and fun-infused swing-folk sound.

The indie folk duo is a retro-styled acoustic folk band who sing stories of life and love from the perspective of young lovers.

Sunday, Tommy Castles @ Blue Bean Cafe

Thursday, Justin Bernasconi & William Alexander @ Bridge Hotel, Castlemaine

Justin Bernasconi (Cambridgeshire, UK) and William Alexander (the Kid from Bourke) team up to play a night of country storytelling.

Described as “one of this country’s most interesting guitar talents” by Australian Guitar Magazine, Bernasconi easily transitions between  styles and sounds from the delta blues, Appalachian bluegrass and English folk.

Bernasconi’s 2017 album Barefoot Wonderland has been embraced by fans and critics with Acoustic Magazine describing it as “a dazzling gumbo of songs” and was equally acclaimed by Rolling Stone and The Age.

Alexander has been called many things in his short life, from the “Gentleman of the Bush” to “the kid from Bourke”, “Young William” and a few profanities.

Alexander sings about love gone wrong (and right), living on the road and working in the sun.

He does this with both his original works and through the words of others.