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So far Ben Cameron has created 29 blog entries.

Artist profile: Hailey Calvert

2017-05-24T19:06:44+00:00

Where do you hail from originally and how did you first get into music? I grew up in a mining town in W.A called Port Hedland. It gave me such a wonderful start in life because it was a very carefree up bringing for me. My dad is a singer [...]

Artist profile: Hailey Calvert 2017-05-24T19:06:44+00:00

The blues intuition of Lloyd Spiegel

2017-05-24T19:06:44+00:00

For a man who commands the guitar like an extra appendage, who collects major awards for fun, it's hard to believe some aspects of music remain largely foreign to the great Lloyd Spiegel. Over the past decade the freakishly skilled 30-year-old has made a habit of raiding the Victorian Blues [...]

The blues intuition of Lloyd Spiegel 2017-05-24T19:06:44+00:00

Skip answers the siren’s call

2016-05-01T03:16:49+00:00

One of Bendigo music’s most popular performers has found his voice again after a long period of soul searching. It’s hard to fathom for an upbeat bloke known for his gregarious live shows, but Albert ‘‘Skip’’ Skipper admits he became a little lost after the band he fronted so memorably [...]

Skip answers the siren’s call 2016-05-01T03:16:49+00:00

Two Wards to watch

2017-05-24T19:06:45+00:00

They might look alike, and share the same enviable gene pool, but Pat and Cass Ward are different beasts when it comes to music. Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival fans got their first taste for the talents of the teenage brother and sister from Heathcote at the festival’s first [...]

Two Wards to watch 2017-05-24T19:06:45+00:00

Bourne to play

2017-05-24T19:06:45+00:00

Aussie guitar maestro Shannon Bourne has made a habit of collaborating with some of the finest names in Australian blues. And the tradition continued this week with news Russell Morris' blues LP Sharkmouth had landed in the ARIA top ten album charts; a record Bourne lent his considerable guitar skills [...]

Bourne to play 2017-05-24T19:06:45+00:00

Australia Day blues tram

2017-05-24T19:06:45+00:00

“It was like our own serene blues bubble floating through Bendigo. I was super impressed by the calibre of musicians on board. More! More! Incredible blues music matched with a gorgeous historic tram! I wish it lasted longer! Definitely not missing out on the next one!” Beck Chalmer, 3BO Announcer [...]

Australia Day blues tram 2017-05-24T19:06:45+00:00

Josh Owen: chasing the groove not glory

2017-05-24T19:06:45+00:00

Catching a break in the music industry is sometimes more about luck than talent. It's the only way you can explain why funk 'n' soul sensation Josh Owen is not a household name yet. Once a relentless tourer who's kept some esteemed company over the years, from Toni Childs to [...]

Josh Owen: chasing the groove not glory 2017-05-24T19:06:45+00:00

Big Mike’s love and isolation

2017-05-24T19:06:45+00:00

Mike Elrington is a big man, in stature and opinion. As one of nearly a hundred acts descending on the city next week for the second annual Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Elrington is known for playing from the heart and shooting from the hip. Over the past decade [...]

Big Mike’s love and isolation 2017-05-24T19:06:45+00:00

Gen’s playing for change

2017-05-24T19:06:49+00:00

For the moment, firey Blues blondie Genevieve Chadwick is happily playing for pennies. She's making enough to keep herself on the road - or from worrying about day time jobs - and to be blunt, the life of a cash strapped musician has actually been good for her health. "I [...]

Gen’s playing for change 2017-05-24T19:06:49+00:00

The Blues Tram keeps rolling on

2017-05-24T19:06:49+00:00

“It was like our own serene blues bubble floating through Bendigo. I was super impressed by the calibre of musicians on board. More! More! Incredible blues music matched with a gorgeous historic tram! I wish it lasted longer! Definitely not missing out on the next one!” Beck Chalmer, 3BO Announcer [...]

The Blues Tram keeps rolling on 2017-05-24T19:06:49+00:00