Enjoy the sights of Bendigo’s architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage W Class tram, while being serenaded by two brilliant acts:
The Piano Wizard Andrew Farrell – is a famous Australian blues, boogie woogie, piano player, songwriter and singer, who has performed internationally and Australia wide over the last few decades from small halls to the most prestigious venues & largest Festival stages
He is widely acknowledged as a versatile virtuoso pianist with great technical and brilliant improvisational skills . Totally unique!The great Piano Wizard will take you on a magical musical journey from Joe Cocker to Tom Waits , Ray Charles to Oscar Peterson, Jerry Lee Lewis to Leon Russell, as well as his own original compositions. Amazingly he uses all 88 keys, fingers gliding with ease & providing a depth & & texture with the whole spectrum of musical color; his brilliant use of vocal completing the performance. The Piano Wizard Andrew Farrell is a powerful, unique and compelling voice in Australian music today!
Charlie Bedford is a guitarist/vocalist from Melbourne.
Charlie journeyed to Memphis USA in 2017, ‘18 & ‘19 to perform at the International Blues Challenge – Youth Showcase, representing the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society.
Charlie returned to Memphis in 2020 & performed again in both Nashville & Muscle Shoals.
Home in Australia, Charlie has played alongside & been mentored by some of Australia’s biggest blues artists such as; Geoff Achison, Jimi Hocking, Russell Morris & Lloyd Spiegel to name a few.
Charlie has had the honour of performing on stage in the USA with band members from great acts such as BB King, Albert Collins, Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt, & Wilson Pickett.
Charlie began playing in bars & clubs at 12 years of age & now works as a full-time musician. He performs regularly as either a solo artist or fronting his Band. Charlie is also the guitarist in both The Great Unknown & The New Savages.
Charlie is a fresh act, representing the next generation.
He’ll get your feet tapping & leave a smile on your face!
Saturday October 10th
Blues Tram, feat: Charlie Bedford + Piano Wizard Andrew Farrell
Departing Central Deborah Goldmine (76 Violet Street) at 12pm (sharp), returning 2:15pm (approx.).
Tix: $39 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.
The Blues Tram is organised and staged by Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival Inc, a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers.
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.