HUGO RACE

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HUGO RACE

SAT Aug 10th 8:30pm

HUGO RACE

FATALISTS - "TAKEN BY THE DREAM" ALBUM LAUNCH

 

Hugo Race, ex- Bad Seed and Wreckery founder, composer, producer and author returns with a new album from his  "Fatalists" project.

 Never one to sit still, Race, follows his recent excursions into world electronica (Dirtmusic's 'Bu Bir Ruya' and 'Gemini 4'), 21st century blues ('John Lee Hooker's World Today') with  a selection of modern folk songs on his latest album, "Taken by a Dream".

 The album is a cinematic tapestry of complex emotional states illuminated by mercurial moments of dazzling light and grace. Recorded in Sicily, Taken by The Dream is an album with a dark, nocturnal mood, characterised by pieces where the melodies, always tinged with a certain melancholic fatalism, float in textural and musical scores, crossing hypnotic rhythms with guitars of all kinds, sounds in reverse, organ, piano, keyboards and violins.

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BCSVD

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SARAH MCLEOD

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SARAH MCLEOD

Sat 20th July 8:30pm

Special guest Belmont Haze

SarahMcLeod is the creative force behind ARIA Award winning, platinum-selling rockersTheSuperjesus. With over 20 years in the industry she hasexperimented with many different styles and genres. Collaborating withJeff Martin from the Tea Party, Chris Cheney from The Living End, SteveAoki , Tiesto , Dzeko And Torres, Hook And Sling , Electric Six and manymore.Having released 3 studio albums with The Superjesus (Sumo, Jet Ageand Rock Music) and two studio albums as a solo artist (Beauty Was ATiger and Rocky’s Diner) McLeod has proven herself to be one ofAustralia’s most diverse artists. Her most recent release ‘Rocky’s Diner’was written in New York and shows a distinctive 50’s soul influence thathighlights her extraordinary vocals.McLeod’s eclectic solo performances have consistently been met withrave reviews .“ I find that when I’m playing in The Superjesus , for me it’s more aboutplaying the guitar . My solo shows are a different though. The guitar workis really simple and its all about the singing . I really love the peace inplaying solo, to just enjoy the quiet and control the dynamics as I feelthem flowing through me. Its always very impromptu, I just move with thevibe of the room .”Armed with the work ethic of a runaway train, McLeod also has a passionfor acting and starred in Green Day’s American Idiot in 2018 playing therole of St Jimmy along side Grinspoon’s Phil Jameison and Magic Dirt’sAdalita to rave review

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BDKNN

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PORPOISE SPIT

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PORPOISE SPIT

SAT 13th July 8:30pm

Porpoise Spit will be celebrating the release of their brand spankin’ new single 'MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT' by hitting the road for 6 weeks. In particular scoping out the Saturday night Kyneton vibes.
They'll be joined by legends 'Eaglemont' fresh off the road from touring with CERES and the success of their new track Hound as well as the powerhouse cut snakes of Slowcoaching.
What a bloody time to be had.
Also Kyneton is like.. so nice.. like.. we had a wine there once and think maybe we'll get married there? who knows. come see.

$10 entry
13th of July
Major Toms
Kyneton
Kicks off at 8pm

ashes to ashes, funk to funky.

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BDJNZ

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KATIE BATES and ROSE ZITA FALKO

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KATIE BATES and ROSE ZITA FALKO

Fri 21st June 8:30pm

"After both having released their anticipated debut EP's last year, and both currently gearing up to record a full length album - Americana songbirds Katie Bates and Rose Zita Falko bring their unique and heartfelt tunes to Regional Victoria to play a magical night of music at Major Tom's.

 

Upon hearing the rustic tones of Katie Bates, you'd be forgiven for thinking she'd cut her teeth in music from the back of a Tennessee saloon as opposed to the dive bars of Melbourne, Australia. The Victorian singer-songwriter brings an attitude to the table that is seldom seen in the roots/country scene. A fire in the belly that simmers beneath a sweet surface of a gifted storyteller.

Her alluring single 'Rewrite A Page' from her debut EP 'New Gold' is like something straight out of a Quentin Tarantino film. 'New Gold' has the foundations of a traditional country EP at its core – but it sways, lingers and cuts its way past country clichés to become a record that is gritty as it is pretty.

Bates' sound pays respect to the likes of Gillian Welch, Gram Parsons, Tom Petty and Emmylou Harris. Like scooping a bucket through a wishing well of Americana, country and roots legends.  

 

"Bates' voice is soft, sweet, and very warm which tends to pulls you in as you listen. While New Gold has got that traditional country, heart and soul grit to it, the songs have a very modern feel, blending the eras of old and new for a new generation to enjoy." - The Music Below (California, USA)

 

There is no archetypal Rose Zita Falko song, her songs range from aquiet soulful meander through to upbeat toe-tapping sing-alongs. As a solo artist, Falko continues to expand her music vision by planning her album, further co-writing ventures and live performances. Her songs come from a place of dedication to the love of poetry, a love of melody and from a place of trust in the art of improvisation whether it is working with a song for a day, or over many years. Her first music project, debut EP, is a collection of songs that explores the concepts of loneliness and what that looks like in the alternate guises of gratitude and resentment. The songs are steeped in big picture story telling intertwined with heartfelt reflection. These are songs that you can quietly sit and ponder on, or stamp your feet wildly and clap to – but most importantly, relate to.

 

"Every once in a very long while you hear a singer who floors you... completely. That was Rose Zita Falko for me. Unique, striking, classy as a 50s starlet. Since that moment I knew I had to work with her, start writing. And so here we are! I couldn't be more thrilled with the songs we've written so far!" – Jeremy Edwards (Producer/Singer-Songwriter)"

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BDCPH

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DAVE GRANEY & CLARE MOORE

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DAVE GRANEY & CLARE MOORE

SAT 15th June 8:30pm

Dave Graney & Clare Moore return with their brand new album from Dave
Graney & the mistLY, "ZIPPA DEEDOO WHAT IS/WAS THAT/THIS?" -already a
classic rock'n'roll album.

Classic if you lived through what has become known as "the classic
rock era" as it rolled out new and even broke onto the beachhead and
morphed into punk. That's the direction Dave Graney and Clare Moore
have always been coming from. They have spent their lives schooled by
and immersed in rock 'n' roll culture. Neither attended higher
education and they dived in deep and kept swimming. From the Moodists
through the Coral Snakes /White Buffaloes to the mistLY
Featuring Stuart Perera who has played guitar with them since 1998 and
Stu Thomas on bass since 2004 this is album number 33 (approx.) from
Graney and Moore
From the homage to the baddest droog that ever threw shade on both
Life, Death and breakfast - ULTRAKEEF, to the "sou'westing ballroom
jam" that is the 8 minute + "Is That What You Did?" through the soft
fusion chordal folding trick that is "Where's My Buzz?" it's an album
steeped in lore, myth and musical language as much as lyric power.
Graney's voice is up in the mix and the guitars, drums and bass have
real tension, energy and bounce.
Eight songs done thirteen ways.
What Is that?
What Was This?
Zippa Deedoo

ULTRA KEEF: https://youtu.be/LJGxdKmnbzo
http://www.davegraney.com/
https://www.facebook.com/davegraneymusic

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BBFCK

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STU THOMAS

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STU THOMAS

Sat 8th June 8:30pm

Stu Thomas is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, singer and artist, and fronts his own red-hot voodoo-surf wunderband The Stu Thomas Paradox. He’s played in 20 countries with some of Australia’s greats (including Kim Salmon, and Dave Graney).and is performing solo at the Major Tom’s for the first time. Armed with a guitar, and a killer voice, Stu will sing his material old and new, from his various releases, with some film song surprises thrown in.

free entry

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PAT DEVLIN

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PAT DEVLIN

Sat 1st June 8:30pm

Over the past three years, local singer-songwriter, Pat Devlin has been building and discovering his sound. Releasing his debut EP in Mid 2017 "We're All Friends".

On the 5th Of April, he was glad to release his second single, "Notes".

Pat has found himself supporting artists in Australia and overseas, including Michael Dunstan, Pacific Avenue, Mantell, Jordy Maxwell and many many more.

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BCQUP

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FOUR LIONS

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FOUR LIONS

Sat 25th May 8:30pm

Four Lions Bendigo’s own Americana/Classic Rock band for fans of Wilco, Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen are releasing their 4th Studio Album ‘Hard Days’ on May 1 via their own label Verse Chorus Verse. Hard Days will be getable on CD, Vinyl & Digital Formats. Produced By The Greasy Triplets (Shann Lions, Keith Macqueen & Finn Keane) and Engineered By Finn Keane ( Wilco ) at Head Gap , Preston Aus and Mixed By Sam Kassirer ( Josh Ritter, David Ramirez ) at Meffa, Boston USA, Mastering By Ludwing Diaz @us_mastering San Francisco USA. Four Lions are promoting Hard Days with shows all over country starting with Victoria! Fri May 17 Palais Hepburn Thur May 23 The Last Chance Rock N Roll Bar North Melbourne Fri May 24 Lyrebird Lounge Ripponlea Sat May 25 Major Toms Kyneton Sat June 1 Golden Vine Hotel Bendigo Sun June 2 Castlemaine Tap Room Shedshaker Brewery. www.fourlionsmusic.com

TICKETS https://www.trybooking.com/BCABB

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