THERE BE DRAGONS!!
We’ve just been asked to perform at Bendigo Easter Festival this Saturday April 19th. We’re performing one set at midday and another at 2pm on Little Weirdos Island – “A fantastical island of retro interactive family entertainment featuring the weird and the wonderful.” You’ll find us in the Gum Gardens area of Rosalind Park. Entry is free.
Having been to the festival a few years ago, we’ve witnessed first hand the spectacle of the Awakening Of The Dragon. Bendigo’s processional dragon, Sun Loong, is believed to be the longest imperial dragon in the world. Acrobatic teams in lion costumes playfully tease him into a state of awakening, accompanied by traditional music and 100,000 firecrackers!
More information on the whole festival is at www.bendigoeasterfestival.org.au
We’ve been doin’ more bookin’ than a chicken with an egg!
Sat Apr 26th, 9-11:45pm – HOBART: The Night Owl Music Bar – $10
Fri May 2nd, 7-10pm – BYRON BAY: Frankie Brown – Free entry
Sat May 3rd, 7:30-10pm – GOLD COAST: Mandala Organic Arts Cafe – $3
Sun May 11th, 8:30-10:30pm – CASTLEMAINE: The Bridge Hotel – $10
Fri May 16th, 6:30-8:30pm – GLENLYON: Glenlyon General Store – Free entry
Sun May 18th, 1-4pm – TRENTHAM: The Cosmopolitan Hotel – Free entry
Fri May 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm – KYNETON: The Chairmakers Wife – Free entry
Sat May 24th, 9-11:45pm – MELBOURNE: The Grace Darling Hotel – $10
It’d be fab to see you at a gig near or far. We’ll be posting more details about each one as they get closer, but feel free to comment below if you have any questions.
We’re making our Melbourne debut on Friday March 14th at Footscray’s Dancing Dog Café! We’ll be playing all our originals and our favourite 1960s and 1990s British covers, in 2 sets, 8-10pm. Entry is $10 at the door.
The Dancing Dog is at 42A Albert Street, which is a short walk from Footscray Station. There’s a huge variety of Asian and African restaurants nearby, so for an intensive westside experience, you might like to pick one for dinner before the show. Feel free to comment below if you have recommendations for good eats.
Annie here. We’re playing our very first music festival on Friday Feb 28! We’re opening Kyneton Music Festival, 7-8pm, in a nice little bar called The Chairmakers Wife (part of Rundell & Rundell Chairmakers). We’ll be playing all our originals and our favourite covers. It would be lovely to see you – Those friendly people who met and welcomed us on our recent tour, our sterling friends from Melbourne, and those of you reading this who we haven’t even met yet! The program, ticketing and camping information are all available via the link above.
Kyneton is only about an hour from Melbourne, by the way, and has much to offer. I stayed there recently and managed to treat myself to an exemplary B&B, cafe and day spa. If you’d like to mix your music festival with a smattering of swishy-swish time, here are my recommendations:
Angoby’s of Kyneton – I stayed in the Gabriel room, which has a deep bath with a beautiful sketched panel of birds on blossomy branches, candles and white linen, and I breakfasted on bagels and fancy jam. My host made me feel so welcome, and drove me to the train station in the morning. Ahhh.
Ruby Cafe – I have a penchant for willow pattern crockery, so was delighted when my free range eggs on sourdough toast and loose leaf tea with soy milk were served aboard this estimable crockery. The food and service were also A1.
Ellenis Salon-Spa – Do you like being exfoliated, massaged, and wrapped in a botanical cocoon, in elegantly luxurious surrounds, and to have a revitalising facial while you’re at it? I do, and I was, and it was just the ticket.
The next two weekends complete our first Central Victorian tour, with performances at Marong and Glenlyon:
Sunday 05/01/14 Marong Family Hotel MARONG 12:30-4pm – Free
Friday 10/01/14 The Old Glenlyon General Store GLENLYON 6:30-8:30pm – Free
Marong Family Hotel has live music every Sunday afternoon, local wines, and an extensive menu. (Ooh! The trio of filled capsicums looks nice!)
The Old Glenlyon General Store has musical acts playing every Friday night in an intimate setting, which you can enjoy with dinner or just a drink …maybe a boutique cider?!
Thank you to the sterling friends who have come out to see us here and there, and to the welcoming people we’ve met, including those at the cosy Guildford Family Hotel and The Cosmopolitan Hotel, Trentham last weekend. We hope we see you again soon.
This Sunday December 22, we’re playing 3 sets at The Rifle Brigade Hotel, 2-5pm.
Over the past few weeks, Bendigo locals we’ve met have been telling us what a good Summer’s afternoon there is to be had at The Rifle Brigade. We’ve already seen the beautiful decor and extensive bar, and met their friendly staff, and we’re looking forward to experiencing the good-timey crowd we’ve been hearing about.
The Rifle Brigade also happens to be in our favourite part of Bendigo: View Street has vintage shops, cosmopolitan cafes, Bendigo Art Gallery, and the shady and picturesque Rosalind Park. Vintage shopping, lunch, art, music, a stroll around the gardens? That’s a lovely day to be had!
How we love to see our name up in chalk!
As the blackboard says, we’ll be performing at Inglewood’s Empire State Hotel this Sunday December 15, 1-4pm. Entry is free.
Coincidentally, Inglewood is a treasure trove of vintage shops:
- Inglewood Emporium, from where I’ve procured my dress and shoes for this gig, and which has 3 huge rooms of clothing, accessories, furniture and homewares
- Sharp’s Bazaar, which has vintage collectibles spanning many eras, from Victoriana to the 50s, 60s and 70s
- Fusspots, which has an impressive collection of vintage salt & pepper shakers, along with beautiful crockery, glassware and linen
The Empire Hotel is the first pub you’ll see on the right as you drive into the main street of Inglewood, and the vintage shops are also all in the main street. A couple of hours of vintage shopping, followed by a few hours of vintage music, could make for quite a nice Sunday, yes?
We’re making our live debut this Thursday December 12, in Castlemaine – First on radio and then on stage!
In recent weeks, Josh Meadows has been playing our debut single on his WMAFM show, It’s A Jangle Out There. At 6:15pm on Thursday, he’ll interview us and we’ll play a song live in the studio. If you’re near Castlemaine, you can tune into 94.9FM, and you can listen anywhere online at wmafm.rad.io
Later, 9-11pm, we”ll play 2 sets at The Bridge Hotel, which has a great menu and selection of drinks, welcoming bar staff and old pub charm, and is just over an hour from Melbourne. Entry is $10. It’s going to be an exciting night!
We’re staking our claim on Central Victoria’s live music goldfields! We’ll be posting details about the attractions of each venue and locale (country charm, vintage shopping, etc) but here are the basics:
Thursday 12/12/13 The Bridge Hotel CASTLEMAINE 9-11pm
Sunday 15/12/13 The Empire Hotel INGLEWOOD 1-4pm
Sunday 22/12/13 The Rifle Brigade Hotel BENDIGO 2-5pm
Saturday 28/12/13 Guildford Family Hotel GUILDFORD 7:30-10pm
Sunday 29/12/13 The Cosmpolitan Hotel TRENTHAM 1-4pm
Sunday 05/01/14 Marong Family Hotel MARONG 12:30-4pm
Friday 10/01/14 Glenlyon General Store GLENLYON 6:30-8:30pm
We hope you can join us on our little road trips!
Hello! We’ll very soon be playing our debut gigs in Melbourne and regional Victoria, and are on the lookout for venues that will complement us. We’re thinking something cosy, a bit swish, with good service, maybe with an early-1960s vibe. Have a listen on the Listen & Download page, and a read on the Story page, and if you know of any venues that you think might suit us, we’d love for you to let us know.