Wednesday, Live Piano Bar @ Spa Bar Daylesford
Thursday, Anthony James Neale @ Spa Bar Daylesford
Local singer-songwriter Anthony James performs acoustic covers and originals
Friday, The Resignators @ Spa Bar Daylesford
The Resignators have been bringing their brand of Aussie ska punk to the area for the past 11 years.
The sound is defined from the past where members honed their craft learning from voodoo princess in the Caribbean and playing in local and international bands. It’s a sound of melodic horns and floating keyboards fuelled by a tight, hard-hitting rhythm section, powered by a Jamaican-inspired back beat. Plus, you can dance to em!
Saturday, Gillian & Terry @ Spa Bar Daylesford
Thursday, December 27, Sean Dixon @ Spa Bar Daylesford
Friday, December 28, DJ Beats with Clay Ravin @ Spa Bar Daylesford
Saturday, December 29, Phil & Trudy Edgeley @ Spa Bar Daylesford
Monday, December 31, New Year’s Eve @ Spa Bar Daylesford (doors 8pm, $20)
Featuring Ivy Streep from 9-11pm: Original indie, punk, alternative rock. with Harry Wrigglesworth, Lachie Hobson, Floyd Quinlan-Baskett. The Zero Point: Party rock outfit featuring Scott Sanders, Matt Reid (Hobo Erectus) and Tom Foster (Plumz, Smurfinger). Jammed-out rock covers you can dance to!
Friday, Jared Brentnall @ Bellinzona, Hepburn Springs
Brentnall’s song list is extensive and thoughtfully catered to suit many occasions, from easy-going acoustic Sunday sessions to drunken Friday night singalongs.
Friday Festivities, December 21 and 28 @ Old Hepburn Hotel
Saturday, Jesse Jackson @ Old Hepburn Hotel
Jesse’s one-woman show has blues, folk, country rock and soul covers, with originals in the mix.
Sunday, Sean Dixon @ Old Hepburn Hotel
Sunday, December 29, Gilly and Terry @ Old Hepburn Hotel
Friday, December 28 Josh Dance @ Blue Bean Cafe
Saturday, December 29, Jimi Crisp @ Blue Bean Cafe
Sunday, December 30, Ellerby @ Blue Bean Cafe
Monday, December 31, NYE @ Palais, Hepburn Springs
It’s DJ Rich Spanning time. Interactive DJ with vinyl from the 1960s to the present. Dance in the new year with free entry and cold champagne.
Wednesday, Christmas Carols @ Scrub Hill 1869, Newlyn 5.30pm
Come and sing traditional Christmas carols and hear local choirs and bands including the Kingston Singers and Daylesford Recorder Group at Scrub Hill, a 150-year-old bluestone church in Newlyn. BYO picnic or enjoy a CFA sausage sizzle, bar, The Tea Caravan and May Wirth Circus popcorn and fairy floss. Dinner on the lawn under the giant Himalayan tree from 5.30pm, with singing from 6.45pm.
Saturday, Lunar Dust @ Daylesford Cidery, 3pm