Daylesford Gig Guide, December 19-31

BIG NIGHT: Popular DJ Rich Spanning will spin vinyl from the 1960s to the present at the Palais on New Year's Eve. Revellers can see in the new year with free entry and cold champagne.

BIG NIGHT: Popular DJ Rich Spanning will spin vinyl from the 1960s to the present at the Palais on New Year's Eve. Revellers can see in the new year with free entry and cold champagne.

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

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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