We’re performing at Bendigo Easter Festival on Saturday April 4th! It will be our second year performing at the festival, which is set along Bendigo Creek in lush Rosalind Park. You’ll find us in Lansell Gardens, which sit at the corner of Pall Mall and Williamson Street. Earlybirds can catch us 11:20am-midday, and afternooners 4:10-5pm.

In between, 2-4pm, you’ll be well-timed to see the Awakening Of The Dragon. This annual ceremony includes dragon dancing, lion dancing, drummers and martial arts demonstrations. It closes with the spectacle of the 100,000 firecrackers to ensure that Sun Loong (the longest imperial dragon in the world) is awoken. That takes place a 7-minute walk away in the Dai Gum San Precinct of Golden Dragon Museum. We hope to see you there! In the meantime, here’s a glimpse of the festival and of the Bendigo Chinese community’s over-100-year involvement:

We’re performing at Kensington Market this Sunday March 15th, 1-3pm. This month, the market moves into the recently-restored Kensington Town Hall. Join us and peruse the breads, cakes, candles, cards, ceramics, clothes, coffee, cushions, jewellery, lamps, origami, paintings, preserves, skin care products, soaps, spices, terrariums and toys, all hand made and home made by local artisans. Entry is free.

We’ll be debuting our latest 1960s cover, Love Of The Loved, which was written by Lennon & McCartney and made famous by Cilla Black in 1963:

We’ve been selected to perform at Yackandandah Folk Festival on the weekend of Friday March 20th – Sunday 22nd! Festival tickets can be purchased from the festival website, and range from $35 to $95. The early bird discounts finish on February 28th, so get in quick if you can! The festival’s performer line-up features over forty acts, presenting very varied interpretations of folk. There’ll be acapella, Americana, Appalachian mountain music, bluegrass, Celtic, comedy, country, 50s/60s/70s covers, gypsy, honky-tonk, jazz, poetic lyricism, and pop! We’re looking forward to seeing Alanna & Alicia’s sets, and to being entertained by so many other accomplished acts. Yackandandah is in North East Victoria, between Wangaratta and Wodonga. To quote Yackandandah township’s website: It all begins with the descent from the surrounding tree-covered hills of the Stanley State Forest, past the avenue of English trees, across the historic stone bridge with its sparking creek …Here you’ll find the township of Yackandandah. As for accomodation, if you’d like options other than camping, and you find that Yackandandah is booked out, try Beechworth. It’s only a 20-minute drive South West of the festival, and has its own attractions. Our performances will be held at:
– 11:30am Saturday 21st at the Public Hall
– 1:30pm Saturday 21st at Yack Station, and
– 10:30am Sunday 22nd at Grace’s Place

It would be fab to see you there!

THIS FRIDAY February 20th we’re returning to The Thornbury Local! We’ll perform 2 sets, mixing our romantic vintage-pop originals with hits made famous by Lulu, Sandie Shaw, Petula Clark, The Beatles, Gerry & The Pacemakers, The Troggs, The Kinks and many more 60s British greats! We’re on 9:30-11pm. Entry is free, and the kitchen is open 6pm-midnight.

In the meantime, here’s our first video! It’s a live performance of our original song, If You.

Here’s a gig for the early birds – We’re performing at Yarraville Festival on Sunday February 15th at 10am! We’ll be on the ‘Times Square’ stage, which is next to Yarraville train station. Entry is free. We’ll be playing a taut 30-minute set, so make sure you don’t sleep in and miss us (and we’ll do the same). The Yarraville Festival website has a programme, map and many more details.

You’ll then have the rest of the day to take in live music on three different stages OR wander around the seventy-five market stalls OR exchange your harvest bounty at the community gardens swap meet OR be entertained by the dog parade, flying trapeze, teddy bears’ picnic, face painting, magicians and clowns OR …sit in the cafes drinking and eating. Ahhh.

We’re proud to be presenting a night of romance, fine musicianship and original song writing in the intimate back room of Some Velvet Morning in Clifton Hill this Wednesday January 14th! Alanna & Alicia perform at 8pm, followed by us at 9pm. Entry is free.

Alanna & Alicia are twin sisters with sweet and unusual sibling harmonies and wry, observant lyrics. Singer/song writer, Jen Hawley, will complement them with jazz and world music flavours and exquisite guitar playing. As a trio, they charm audiences with their chemistry, warmth and fun. Here’s Alanna & Alicia performing Double Trouble!

Fancy seeing us in the daytime? We’re performing on Sunday December 14th at Kensington Arts & Craft Market, 1-3pm.

Everything at the market is hand made or grown by local artisans. It’ll be a fun opportunity to find Christmas presents, LIKE OUR ALBUM! There’ll also be jewellery, clothing, homewares, toys, terrariums, tasty food, fresh produce, and children’s entertainment including roaming Disney characters, face painting and a craft table. Rumour has it that Santa will visit too!

You’ll find us performing indoors, 1-3pm. The market is held at Kensington Primary School, and is open 10am-3pm. Entry is free.

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We’re doing yet another thing we’ve never done before …Songwriters In The Round!

On Friday December 5th at The Wesley Anne in Northcote, we’ll sit in a circle with two other acoustic acts, and we’ll each take turns doing a song. We’ll be playing five of our songs, 8-9:30pm. The audience will sit around us, within arms’ reach. We’ve performed up close to audiences before, but this setting is going to be beautifully intimate, and we’re really looking forward to it.

The poster below lists the other acts performing. To make sure you get a seat, you might like to book a table by phoning The Wesley Anne on 03 9482 1333 or to get there early. Doors open at 7:45pm. Entry is $8, and if you tell the door person that you’re an active musician, it’s only $5. We hope to see you (or sense you) there!

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We’re VERY happy to be supporting vintage-esque pop siren, Lisa Crawley, this Sunday November 16th at Brunswick’s Lomond Hotel.

Lisa is a singer, keys player and stage banterer extraordinaire, with songs to move you, body and heart. We’ll be performing a set of our perkiest originals and one NEW cover at 5:30pm, before Lisa performs two sets with her 3-piece band. Entry is free.

We hope you can join us for this sweet, sixties-styled, sublime soiree. In the meantime, here’s one of Lisa’s videos to get you swooning and swaying!

We’re looking forward to performing our favourite originals as part of Wax Lyrical, in Melbourne on Tuesday October 21st.

Wax Lyrical is an initiative of The Australian Songwriters Association, and is held on the third Tuesday of every month, 7:45-10pm. It aims to “provide the highest standard of songwriters possible and an enjoyable night of entertainment”. It also has an ethos of helping musicians to connect with each other in a friendly atmosphere. If you’d like to perform at a future Wax Lyrical, contact Lee & Trevor at waxlyrical@westnet.com.au

In addition to us, October’s line-up includes:
Mats Bjorklund – A Swedish-born singer/songwriter who performs his songs with a melodic voice and acoustic guitar, and who draws comparisons to Paul Simon and Neil Finn.
Patrick Evans – A singer/songwriter, guitarist and fiddle player with musical roots in the Celtic music tradition.

Wax Lyrical is held at Murmur, which is a very cosy, loft-style bar in the CBD with welcoming and knowledgable bar staff. They declare themselves to be “booze nerds of the highest order”, and enthusiastically claim “a revolving menu of rare, boutique beers and spirits, a wine list highlighting some of our favorite hand-picked Victorian vintages and a fierce pride in constantly striving to make the very best cocktails this town has on offer.”

Entry to Wax Lyrical is free. Murmur Bar is upstairs at 17 Warburton Lane, just off Little Bourke between Elizabeth and Queen. We hope to see you there!