Saturday, The Great Gatsby Party (Brooks n Baker, UK) @ Palais Hepburn
Dance event and cabaret show. Doors: 7.30pm.
Friday, Bosky Nova @ Blue Bean Cafe
From Ballarat, Bosky Nova play bossa nova, jazz and pop. Jan Palethorpe and Bruce Armstrong of Bosky Nova bring you a set of bossa nova standards and other Latin styles on percussion, violin and classical guitar. Maybe The Girl From Ipanema will walk on by...
Saturday, The Cartwheels @ Blue Bean Cafe
Still reeling from their gut-wrenching final act at the Old Hepburn, Dave and Wendy will wipe the tears from their eyes as they reimagine their future.
Not to be too nostalgic, the band will still feature alt.country music of all shapes and sizes, rockabilly influenced material and personal and poignant anecdotes.
This town needs people to support live music now more than ever!
Sunday, Open Mic @ Blue Bean Cafe, 5pm
Whatever your skill level, write your name on the board, pre-book a spot or just come and encourage the talent.
To book a set, phone the venue on 5348 2297.
Saturday, William Crighton, supported by Beans on Toast @ Theatre Royal Castlemaine
Acclaimed singer-songwriter William Crighton performs in Castlemaine as part of his first headline solo tour, combining traditional sounds with unexpected experimentation.
He has released two albums since 2016, the latest of which features a very different take on Eric Bogle's And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda.
The album, Empire, was labelled by Dave Faulkner of the Hoodoo Gurus as "the best album of 2018, local or international".
Crighton has toured extensively throughout Australia and overseas over the last two years and is rapidly building a reputation as a must-see artist.
He will be playing songs from both albums as well as new material on a variety of instruments.
Crighton will be joined by Beans on Toast, a leading light in the new wave of UK folk artists.
The pair met while playing at Boomtown in the UK in 2018.
These will be very memorable shows.
After more than 10 years in the game, Beans on Toast has become something of a cult figure. He's a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist. Singing simple songs that tackle big issues. Political protest songs for the modern day, honest and open love songs. Songs that will make you laugh, but also make you think with no holds barred honest lyrics and quick wit.
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