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Two contrasting styles from two great young acts – soulful, jazzy and sweet vs raw, bluesy and rugged – Tasha Zappala and Victor Cripes, both making their Blues Tram debut.

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:

Tasha Zappala:
Australian singer-songwriter Tasha Zappala unlocks a raw mixture of post-folk blues that synthesizes the atmosphere of a local coffee shop where the lighting is warm & the ambiance is nothing short of enticing. Her intense gypsy-folk melodies will at one moment materialize into dainty falsettos, and at the next into a throaty, growling chest tone. Soulful and spine-tingling, ethereal and evocative, Zappala weaves abstracted tales of foggy memories and days adrift.

Victor Cripes:
‘This is the kind of music that really gets me excited’ -Matt Frederick (Juke Joint – PBS 106.7 FM)
‘Victor Cripes is a lot like the gear I make. A little rough around the edges, but sounds great’ –Larry Mead (Mead Guitars)
‘Sounds dirtier than a couple of copulating gorillas’ -Parlour Gigs(International Tour Agency)
Victor Cripes delivers a distinctive dirty blues sound which echoes the styles of over 100 years of blues music – from the blues masters of yester-year to the British / American blues revival of the 1960’s. A partnership of Australian easy groove, American thump and British tube overdrive, while keeping an original modern twist.

Saturday January 12th
Blues Tram, feat: Tasha Zappala + Victor Cripes
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.

The Blues Tram is organised and staged by Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival Inc, a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers.

Please Note:
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.