What's on in Bendigo?
|The Bendigo Live Gig Guide|
There's always something fun to do in Bendigo.
Experience one of country Victoria's best markets. Wander around the huge variety of stalls and enjoy the family atmosphere, free admission and ample free parking - all just five minutes from the city centre. Every Sunday.
21st May to 22nd May
After nine successful years, Guy has earned a place in Australian music history as the Australian male artist with the most number one singles. His recent single Battle Scars (featuring US rapper Lupe Fiasco) debuted at number one on the ARIA singles chart, where it remained for an amazing six consecutive weeks. Battle Scars gave Guy his first American hit, peaking at number one on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Chart. Guy performed it on the Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in New York City with Lupe Fiasco.
Guy is looking forward to playing songs off his latest album Armageddon, which was released in October, hitting number one on the ARIA album chart. “I can’t wait to get back on the road again and play songs from my new album to all of my loyal regional fans,” Guy says. “Of course I’ll play all the old favourites too!”
Guy is one of Australia’s greatest singer-songwriters and has proved his place as an Australian idol. After winning the first series in 2003, Guy captured the hearts of Australians with his unique and incredible vocal talent. Since then his success has carried over into seven multi-platinum albums and countless sell-out tours. Add to this his string of awards and the fact he is the only Australian male artist in Australian music history to achieve six chart-topping singles – Battle Scars, Angels Brought Me Here, All I Need Is You, Out With My Baby, Like It Like That and Who’s That Girl? – and you can see why Guy truly is a world-class talent.
|Women's Dinner Dance|
Live Entertainment by Ivagabondi, Rustic, italiana traditional with a twist.
Tickets: Full $48m, cone $40. incl. buffet dinner (drinks at bar prices)
24th May to 25th May
Forced to survive in the real world, a man-made creature soon loses his child-like innocence and transforms into an adult being.... an adult with bitterness, lust, vengeance - and deadly reasoning.
The Creature is cast out by his creator, the young doctor Frankenstein, and unleashed upon the world. He is shunned for his grotesque appearance and spurned by society where he goes. When a blind man takes Frankenstein's monstrous creation under his wing and educated him, the Creature begins to question his existence and to yearn for a future without loneliness. His search for a lifelong partner brings him back to his maker, with vengeance foremost in his mind.
Subscription tickets are on sale now
Single performance tickets to this show will be on sale from February
Since barnstorming his way onto the country music charts with the mega hit Boys From The Bush Lee Kernaghan has notched up 32 #1 hits on the Australian Country Chart, won a staggering 28 Golden Guitars and has sold 2 million albums in the Australian market. His music gave birth to rural rock and songs like Hat Town, She’s My Ute and The Outback Club gave voice to a new generation of country Australia. Now he is back, stretching the musical envelope yet again with what industry insiders are calling another ground-breaking album - Beautiful Noise.
Lee will be taking his new album on the road throughout 2013 with a new show featuring new songs and sounds from the Beautiful Noise album plus all of his classic hits including Boys From The Bush, Hat Town, Dirt, Planet Country, Texas QLD 4385, The Way It Is…… and more.
Lee’s special guests for the tour are The Wolfe Brothers. Hailing from Hobart Tasmania, The Wolfe Brothers burst on to the scene in 2012 when the nation voted them into the Grand Final of Australia’s Got Talent. Their first album, It’s On, was released in January 2013 and on the week of release the album entered the ARIA Country Chart at #2 behind Taylor Swift, #18 on the ARIA Chart and was the 4th highest selling Australian album of the week.
Lee Kernaghan is one of Australia’s greatest live entertainers. When you add the energy and excitement of The Wolfe Brothers in one show you get what will be the country music event of the year. Book now.
Through four decades, Rick and John Brewster, The Angels guitarists, co-founders and its most prolific songwriters, have seen lineups change and the band’s musical styles rearrange, but through it all they’ve maintained the pure Australian rock guitar sound that’s driven The Angels most legendary songs.
With Dave Gleeson (from The Screaming Jets) upfront, The Angels have been storming rock stages right around the country. They've even notched up a festival in Japan. Two years of blowing away new and old Angels fans at sold out show after sold out show. All the hard work has paid off. The Angels with Dave Gleeson are now widely known as the best live rock band in Australia today.
Now The Angels are heading for the heartland.
“It’s a bit like time-traveling for us,” says Rick Brewster, recently named of Australia’s five best guitarists, alongside Angus Young. “We’re doing some shows in theatres and towns we haven’t been to in decades, but the band is playing with the same kind of energy and passion again now that that shot us to the top in the late 70s.”
“We must be doing something right,” says Dave Gleeson, of The Angels’ recent successes, “I just wanted to give all these classic Angels songs I grew up with the justice they deserve live onstage.
“Now after 60 shows together,” says Dave, “Songs like ‘Long Line’, ‘Marseille’, ‘Be With You’, ‘After The Rain’, ‘Shadow Boxer’ and ‘Mr Damage’ are inside me, I feel them, and I can let them out onstage. Our audiences get that. They know we mean it.”
In recent months, The Angels have headlined sold-out music festivals and released a new album, Take It To The Streets, which debuted at No. 7 on the ARIA Australian Albums chart. They’ve seen new songs like Waiting For The Sun become FM radio hits, they’ve released their first live album in 24 years, ‘The Angels: Live At QPAC’ and they’ve published a book of stunning live photos taken by professionals and fans during their 2011 Waiting For The Sun tour.
“The Angels have always been about giving fans the best show they’ve seen from us yet,” says John Brewster. “With Dave Gleeson tearing up the stage now, and the whole band playing at the top of its game, that’s exactly what Angels fans who haven’t seen us for a long time are going to get.
“We’re having an absolute ball,” says John, “and everyone in the audience can feel it. This kind of energy is always infectious.”
While many Australian bands have abandoned the grind of life on the road required to take their shows to regional and country towns, for The Angels it’s never been about anything else. You make your music, says John Brewster, and then you take it out there and you play it to the people.
“We’re wandering troubadours,” says John, “always have been. That’s part of this thing we’ve always done. My brother Rick and I are still driving the same highways we’ve been travelling for 38 years. We’ve always been happy to play live to more of this country than most bands ever do.
“The fact we’ve been around so long as The Angels, that we’ve made so many fans and we play so many of our most famous songs live means we can keep doing that.”
“The guitar muscle mustered by the Brewster Brothers, through Marshall stacks, has a sonic impact akin to that of Australia’s most famous riff-meisters, Angus and Malcolm Young. With Dave Gleeson out front, the re-booted Angels tear through a catalogue that includes such seminal songs as ‘Take A Long line’, ‘Marseilles’ and a jaw-dropping ‘Face The Day’. Back with a vengeance and a new album, Take It To The Streets, the Angels, who had the bulk of the 10 000 strong audience on their feet, are showing no signs of slowing down." - Sean Senate (TOM Magazine)
A quartet for the twenty-first century, Flinders continues their second decade with acknowledged musical skill and maturity, and is a highly respected force in Australian chamber music. The winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition 'Flinders Quartet Prize' is finalist, Dmitry Onishchenko. Dmitry stunned audiences in Sydney with his arresting technique and thought-provoking interpretations. Flinders are thrilled to welcome him to the stage for the emotional power of Shostakovich's piano quintet, preceded by Ravel's luminescent string quartet in F major and Ian Munro's Divertissement sur le nom d'Erik Satie.
"It's the strangest thing. No longer being able to tell what is the past and what is the present. It seems that events that took place only minutes ago are now being erased while memories I have been able to hold at bay for decades suddenly come rushing towards me."
The realm of memory remains a great mystery. Through the eyes of three generations, Sundowner tells the story of so many Australian families. If a loved one starts to lose their memories, what role can we play in holding on to them? And how can we care for them in the present while honouring their memory?
Starring Helen Morse, Sundowner combines theatre, dance and physicality in a story of lament and at times, grief and sorrow. Ultimately though, this is a story of love: love of family, love of history and love of life.
"Morse is splendid...Director Kate Denborough seizes every opportunity to bring to life the collisions between the past and the present happening in the woman's mind" The Australian
Toured by Performing Lines for Road Work, with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, through the national performing arts touring program, Playing Australia and Arts Victoria.
Subscription tickets are on sale now
Single performance tickets to Sundowner will be on sale from February
WE FULLY SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGE THE LIVE MUSIC SCENE AROUND BENDIGO
Don't miss out reporting a gig just because you can't afford it, please just send it in anyway. We need your support and involvement to help promote the local music scene and keep it thriving by visiting the pubs that support them. Please let us know of any gigs you know about, whether it is you playing, you hosting the gig or it is an event you just happen to know about. Even if you can't make it, you can still recommend it to your friends using the tweet this or Facebook buttons on the gigs you like to help local artists spread the word.