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Lily & King return to The Golden Vine

2017-09-02T08:17:02+00:00

The inimitable Lily and King make a welcome return to Bendigo at the Golden Vine. ‘Quirky’ only goes partway to describing this fun, multi-talented duo – who happen to include a toy piano amongst their arsenal of instruments. Lily and King have been charming Bendigo audiences for several years [...]

Lily & King return to The Golden Vine 2017-09-02T08:17:02+00:00

A Charm of Finches at The Old Church on the Hill

2017-08-04T13:59:33+00:00

This Sunday, August, 6, award-winning teen sister duo Charm of Finches (Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes), from Melbourne, are celebrating the first birthday of their debut album, Staring at the Starry Ceiling, with a show at The Old Church on the Hill. The ‘dream-folk’ duo have been playing folk and roots [...]

A Charm of Finches at The Old Church on the Hill 2017-08-04T13:59:33+00:00

Lloyd Spiegel drops in at the Old Church on the Hill

2017-07-31T10:10:07+00:00

Bendigo holds good memories for Australian blues icon Lloyd Spiegel. “Bendigo was the first place I ever went outside of Melbourne to play, when I was 11. At that age, it felt like a 'tour'.” Spiegel told the Weekly. He reckons he’s now played here about 50 times. It’s not [...]

Lloyd Spiegel drops in at the Old Church on the Hill 2017-07-31T10:10:07+00:00

Bluesy double act to roll through Bendigo

2017-05-24T19:06:42+00:00

The Blues Tram is set to roll again on Saturday, May, 27 with two very talented singer-songwriters on board. Hailey Calvert and Luke Watt will entertain and charm passengers on a vintage restored W Class tram as it traverses the Bendigo CBD From Queensland, soulful powerhouse Hailey Calvert (w/Jason Cameron) [...]

Bluesy double act to roll through Bendigo 2017-05-24T19:06:42+00:00

Easter Weekend Bendigo music highlights

2017-05-06T13:15:46+00:00

Bendigo has a big weekend of music in store to complement the city’s other Easter festivities. The Easter Blues Bender features over 20 artists at venues across the city from Thursday evening through until Sunday. There are daytime family-friendly events in Rosalind Park and Lansell Gardens, and later evening events [...]

Easter Weekend Bendigo music highlights 2017-05-06T13:15:46+00:00

Jagger’s Bendigo tour

2017-05-24T19:06:42+00:00

The name Jagger will no doubt ring a bell for music fans of all ages. This weekend sees Chris Jagger, Mick’s younger brother, visit Bendigo to play three gigs. Remarkably, these gigs are Jagger’s only Australian dates. He plays at the Handle Bar in Mitchell Street tonight, Friday, March, 24. [...]

Jagger’s Bendigo tour 2017-05-24T19:06:42+00:00

Jeff Lang at the Golden Vine

2017-05-24T19:06:42+00:00

“I used to come and play in the corner of the front bar at the Golden Vine in the early days, before the back room was set up as a venue.” Jeff Lang has fond memories of the Golden Vine. “They were fun shows, everyone pretty close to you. I [...]

Jeff Lang at the Golden Vine 2017-05-24T19:06:42+00:00

March highlights

2017-05-24T19:06:42+00:00

March is going to be another exciting month for live music in Bendigo. Scanning the online what’s on and events pages, it’s shaping-up to be pretty busy, with many highlights. Tomorrow, Saturday, March 4, sees two regular musical visitors to Bendigo join forces for a double header on the Blues [...]

March highlights 2017-05-24T19:06:42+00:00

Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers Band tribute concert

2017-05-06T15:49:15+00:00

“Legend” gets over-used in popular music. Eric Clapton though, is one of a handful of stars who genuinely carries that label. Tomorrow night, Saturday, February, 25, a group of Bendigo musicians will come together for a special Eric Clapton and Allman Brothers Band tribute show at the Golden Vine. Chris [...]

Eric Clapton, Allman Brothers Band tribute concert 2017-05-06T15:49:15+00:00

Blues & Roots Showcase, Musicman, Deer Prudence

2017-05-24T19:06:42+00:00

It seems only a few weeks ago that the last guitar riffs of another explosive Travis Bowlin set pretty much rounded-out proceedings at the sixth Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival. That November weekend saw the most successful Festival to date with around 17,000 punters soaking up the sounds whilst [...]

Blues & Roots Showcase, Musicman, Deer Prudence 2017-05-24T19:06:42+00:00