Music in the Park – Erica Hawkey Band & The Deans

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Pack your deck chairs or a picnic rug and bring along some nibbles to enjoy a night among the stars with a FREE concert at Rosalind Park (near the Rotunda)!

6.30pm – 7.20pm
Erica studied music in Melbourne, performing in among Melbourne’s live music scene, fronting 40 piece swing bands, her own funk bands, and various jazz and acoustic ensembles. She is joined by David Turpie on guitar, Ben Carr on bass and Colin Thompson on drums. “A rich mosaic of soul, blues, funk and jazz, Erica’s songwriting is unique and soulful. She fuses smooth grooves with a voice that is smoky and heartfelt one moment and roaring the next! You are left wanting more” Performances include The Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, The Blues Tram, Bendigo Easter Festival, Bendigo IPTV, Bendigo on The Hop, Heathcote Food & Wine Festival, The Gold Dust Lounge and The Bendigo Art Gallery. Erica Hawkey Band

7.40pm – 8.30pm
The Deans of Soul (formerly The Grenadines) are a critically acclaimed original Soul band. Winners of The Age Music Victoria Award for Best Indigenous Act 2014. The Deans are the sound of modern, original Soul. The Deans bring classic sounds and grooves into the gritty modern metropolis of Melbourne’s Rock City. The Deans self–titled album introduces a post-Hendrix Modern Soul Sound. With velvet smooth vocals, sweet Harmonies, soaring heartbreak guitar, deep Motown bass grooves and hip-shaking rhythms, The Deans combine soul with cool rock influences to create urban songs about a future Australia.