Wednesday, Live Piano Bar @ Spa Bar Daylesford
Join resident pianist Adrian Deakin on a melodic journey of classic and magical tunes.
Thursday, The Coopers @ Spa Bar Daylesford
Formerly the Capo Bros, acoustic musos Andy Vogel and Trevor Shard having been working their duo round the local circuit over the last couple of years. Describing their sound as “rootsy, alt-country, bluesy folk”, their gig picks up the trail of their favourite songwriters, giving things a twist with their own special blend of tight harmonies, guitars, squeezebox and harmonica.
Friday, DJ Beats with Pancho Combo @ Spa Bar Daylesford
Saturday, The Temple of Tunes @ Spa Bar Daylesford
Billed as a fusion of roots, progressive rock, funk and grunge with a highly distinctive sound. Featuring Brett Franke on guitar and vocals, Jeremy Gray on bass and vocals and Rob Clark on drums and percussion.
Friday, Friday Festivities @ Old Hepburn Hotel
The usual Friday night festivities. Happy hour from 6-8pm, cocktails, plus trivia, Joker Poker, Bar Wars and community raffle.
Saturday, Gabe Atkinson @ Old Hepburn Hotel
Sunday, Sean Dixon @ Old Hepburn Hotel
Friday, Scott Fraser @ Blue Bean Cafe
Saturday, Paige Duggan @ Blue Bean Cafe
Ballarat jazz performer Paige Duggan is joined by guitarist and bassist performing an eclectic mix of jazz standards.
While Duggan’s style references many of the jazz greats – both contemporary and classic – her years as a singer-songwriter crossing genres has helped her voice evolve into a unique and exciting one.
Sunday, Never Easy @ Blue Bean Cafe
The official 19th nom de plume of a certain cafe owner.
Sean Simmons and Bronwyn Henderson (The Spoils) @ Bridge Hotel Castlemaine
Sean Simmons and Bronwyn Henderson sing songs of pursuit, regret and hope.
They have released three studio albums with their band The Spoils.
They’ve also played with the likes of Bonnie Prince Billy, Catpower, Mick Harvey, The Church, Tex Perkins, The Drones, Kid Congo and the Pink Monkey Birds and The Flying Burrito Brothers, touring the world.
Simmons has moonlighted with acts like The Dumb Earth and Chris Russell, while Henderson has also performed and arranged for some of Australia’s best musicians including Mick Harvey (Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds/PJ Harvey), James Cruickshank (The Cruel Sea) and Marty Willson-Piper (The Church).
Comprising of vocals, guitar, violin, accordion, musical saw, glockenspiel and an Indian drone box, the pair return with their first national tour in four years, playing songs old and new.