Two of the most exciting acts on the Roots and Folk Music festival scene in Australia, performing The Blues Tram together on Saturday 11 May 2019 – fast rising guitarist/singer/songwriter Alister Turrill and the always rambunctious and engaging Lily & King!
Enjoy the sights of Bendigo’s architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage W Class tram, while being serenaded by two great acts:
Lily and King:
Lily and King are a quirky, musical junkyard from Melbourne. Their aim is to use all of their limbs for making music at the one time. Lily and King create rousingly catchy music that sits somewhere between a captivating 40’s nightclub routine and the raw, rambunctious spirit of New Orleans street buskers.
Dixieland punk, junkyard blues, sailor songs, weird carnie show tunes and the odd bit of curious pop, their music is joyful, beautiful and a bit dirty and wicked too.
With trombone, sweet and sassy vocals, toy piano, guitar, half a drum kit and an abundance of foot stomping, their melodies are infused with wild exuberance and joie de vivre – a Lily and King gig is a truly wild and joyful experience.
Alister Turrill Music:
Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good hands.” – Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.
It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.
The past two years have seen the new Melbourne resident at his busiest and best yet with his first East Coast Tour (including a well-received slot on the Roaming Buskers Stage at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017) and first European shows.
BBRMF 2018 will once again see Alister joined by dear friend and drumming extraordinaire, Toby Johnson, for a series of energetic and demanding performances.
Honest, Flawed, Gravel-Throated Folkin’ Blues awaits.
Saturday May 11th
Blues Tram, feat: Lily & King + Alister Turrill
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 2pm, returning 4:15pm.
Tix: $35 from Bendigo Visitor Centre 1800 813 513 or online here: https://www.bendigotourism.com/tours/bendigo-cbd/bendigo-blues-tram
Follow The Blues Tram here: https://www.facebook.com/TheBluesTram
Strictly no BYO. Drinks and snacks available for purchase.
This is a music appreciation event – a mobile concert. For the enjoyment of all patrons, any rowdy or loud behavior will not be tolerated. Event management reserves the right to refuse admission or evict patrons if requests to manage behavior are not complied with; in this unlikely event, tickets of offenders will be forfeited and no refund will be available.