Two contrasting styles from two well-traveled and well credentialed acts – Marisa Quigley (Beechworth, VIC) and Don Morrison (Adelaide, SA).
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:
Marisa is an award-winning Australian blues/roots singer and songwriter, solo artist, and cabaret performer. With her charismatic stage presence and powerhouse delivery, the husky-voiced chanteuse has drawn comparisons with Janis Joplin and Bonnie Raitt. Absolutely at home on the stage, with her irreverent wit and deft lyrics, Marisa has audiences in stitches one minute, and moved to tears the next.
Her songwriting influences are as diverse as Tom Waits and The Eagles, and her songs span the gamut from haunting to heartfelt to hilarious. With an eclectic blend of blues/roots and alt-country/folk, a wink and a nudge, a tickle and a poke, her act is soulful, fun, endearing—and highly entertaining.
“South Australian resonator specialist, guitar-maker and raconteur Don Morrison returns with a self-titled solo album of bluesy R&B rich with Morrison’s trademark colour and humour. The way Morrison enjoys mixing slapstick with social and political commentary, it wouldn’t be surprising to discover that Ry Cooder is high up his list of musical heroes. The Australian Ry Cooder? Who wouldn’t want that tag? Certainly Don has a deft touch on the slide guitar.
Unashamedly regional, Morrison sings about the places, people and plights of his immediate environment, talking about Adelaide and the Nullarbor and enjoying applying his wit to working man’s concerns like fishing (‘Fishing’) and the mining boom (‘Mining Boom’).” – Martin Jones, Rhythms
Saturday February 9th
Blues Tram, feat: Marisa Quigley + Don Morrison
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
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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.