Wednesday Trivia!
Jul
18
8:00 PM20:00

Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday night trivia is back at The Bridge!

Highly affable hosts Kate and Adam will guide your team through two rounds of cognitive tussle as we find out who really got the brains in this here town. So gather your mates and your wits and head on down for some good old quizmaking. Free entry. Many great prizes to be won.

Max team size 8 people.

Starts 8pm sharp.

Bookings essential ring 4406 6730

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Liam Linley & The Louvres + Felicity Cripps Band
Jul
20
9:00 PM21:00

Liam Linley & The Louvres + Felicity Cripps Band

Liam Linley released his debut EP 'In the Course of Love' in May and is currently recording his first bunch of music with his band, The Louvres (Chris Valdemarin, CJ Rhodes & Ceci Dowling).
https://www.liamlinley.com

Legendary locals, Felicity Cripps Band released their debut LP in 2017 and are now recording new music!
https://www.felicitycripps.com

From 9pm - $5

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Joshua Hedley with Lillie Mae
Jul
21
8:30 PM20:30

Joshua Hedley with Lillie Mae

It is with great delight that Love Police Touring announce the beloved Joshua Hedley, this time with his crackin’ 5 piece band, will tour Australia in July 2018 along with Lillie Mae. Together they will play multiple shows in Sydney, Melbourne plus Castlemaine and the Groundwater Festival on the Gold Coast.

Joshua Hedley is a welcome frequent vistor having toured here so many times he is on a first name basis with Australian Customs officials, tattoo parlours, good coffee shops and bad bars. Australia has almost become his second home, and with good reason as  audiences here have embraced him like no other since he was first pushed to the first of stage at Melbourne’s Out On The Weekend festival in 2014. He is a well defined front man these days, enough to catch the eyes of Jack White’s Third Man Records who quickly added him to their enviable roster.

Every few years a tour comes along that will redefine what you thought traditional country should be or was all about. This is that tour.

Tickets onsale now right here.

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Empat Lima Album Launch
Jul
22
9:00 PM21:00

Empat Lima Album Launch

 

To herald the June 28 release of their album 'Cling, Clang Clutter', Melbourne garage-pop trio Empat Lima play a special show at the Bridge Hotel.

Over the five years they’ve been together the band has participated in 24-hour art installations, played with seminal Indonesian post-punk heroes in rice fields, and inadvertently induced labour with their music. 

Empat Lima continue to draw upon the inspiration of the great women in music before them, mixing in their own unique style of overlapping melodies and driving dance beats.

Free Entry / 9pm

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Wednesday Trivia!
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday night trivia is back at The Bridge!

Highly affable hosts Kate and Adam will guide your team through two rounds of cognitive tussle as we find out who really got the brains in this here town. So gather your mates and your wits and head on down for some good old quizmaking. Free entry. Many great prizes to be won.

Max team size 8 people.

Starts 8pm sharp.

Bookings essential ring 4406 6730

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Warped (Album Launch) + Hoss + Grindhouse
Aug
10
9:00 PM21:00

Warped (Album Launch) + Hoss + Grindhouse

Cop this for a sweet, sweet line up!
It’s been a loooong time between drinks! 

As part of their string of shows launching the long awaited release BOLT FROM THE BLUE.
WARPED are honored to be hitting the Calder Freeway with Melbourne’s finest sonic crafts persons- HOSS, for one of their very rare outings. 

Joining their sparkling little faces is the inimitable girth and glisten of everyone’s favourite kabana masticating good guys- GRINDHOUSE.

*waterproof ponchos are suggested during performances.

TICKETS HERE

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Delsinki
Aug
11
9:00 PM21:00

Delsinki

Shape-shifting uncategorizable post-colonialist DELSINKI will release his debut album, “And No Place Was Found for Them” an amalgam of honest and compelling narratives about war, loss, ageing, tribalism, emotions, nature, the futility of urban life and the perils of conformity.

Delsinki has a crack band, including Justin Brady from Things of Stone and Wood, a top notch rhythm section and vocalists Ruby, Brooke Taylor and Coby Grant, all of whom share the spotlight on this stunning album.

9pm - Free Entry

 

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Hannah Cameron Album Launch + Merpire
Aug
18
9:00 PM21:00

Hannah Cameron Album Launch + Merpire

Hannah Cameron’s music possesses a power that is immediately arresting. Based in Melbourne, Cameron has established herself as a captivating musician to watch. Through evocative lyrics, she explores a range of themes and emotions, maintaining a voice that is both assured and insightful. 

To celebrate the release of her sophomore LP ‘I Lay Where You Lie’ (out June 8th), Cameron will play a Castlemaine launch at the Bridge Hotel

Special Guest Merpire

Tickets - $5 (+BF)

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Sime Nugent & Friends
Aug
19
3:00 PM15:00

Sime Nugent & Friends

Since finishing high school in Castlemaine back when dinosaurs walked the earth, Sime Nugent has toured nationally and internationally throughout Australia, Europe and America and released more than a dozen albums with a range of bands in his 20 year career. 
Sime’s work under his own name; with indie folk duo Sweet Jean and 3 time ARIA nominated band, The Wilson Pickers has received both critical and popular acclaim. 
He travels now with an extensive repertoire as a soloist , band leader and band member and returns to the Bridge Hotel with Shane Reilly (Lost Ragas, Man in Black) for two sets of new, old and borrowed songs.

“Devastatingly powerful, highly listenable roots and pop influenced music”. Rhythms

 

 

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An evening with The Audreys
Aug
25
9:00 PM21:00

An evening with The Audreys

At the end of 2017, live favourites and multiple ARIA award winners The Audreys completed a sell-out national tour performing their award winning debut album “Between Last Night & Us” to celebrate 11 years since its release. So well received it was, that they decided to go back out on the road adding the rest of their illustrious repertoire to the show earlier in 2018 as part of a special Spiegeltent tour.
They are now back again in your town for the 2nd half of 2018 pawning their very hearts for rock and roll.

Tickets on sale now

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Charm of Finches - Single launch
Aug
26
3:00 PM15:00

Charm of Finches - Single launch

Melbourne harmony weaving sister duo, Charm of Finches come to The Bridge Hotel, CASTLEMAINE, as part of their "The Bridge" single launch tour.

The song was inspired by an experience the two had while on tour last Christmas, heading up to play the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland. 

"We were walking across a bridge when we came upon a group of people, probably not much older than us, who were obviously grieving. There were flowers and beer cans hanging from the bridge, and we found out their friend had jumped off the bridge during a party and didn't make it.
This stayed with us all day. As a young person, how do you deal with losing someone who was so young and had their whole life ahead of them? We had also been through this experience and it's very intense and complex. That evening we wrote a song as a kind of ode to our experience that day."

The song was recorded in Point Lonsdale, Victoria, with producer Nick Huggins (Two Bright Lakes) and with its chamber folk feel of piano, glockenspiel, cello, violin, guitar and uke (all played by Mabel and Ivy) it is awash angelic vocal harmonies.

Watch out for the music video shot by Adalita (Magic Dirt) and featuring 7 teenagers on location in the Salt Lake country near Colac and the Otways forest.

http://www.charmoffinchesband.com/

The band will play two sets from 3pm. Free entry.

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Felicity Cripps Band September Residency
Sep
6
8:30 PM20:30

Felicity Cripps Band September Residency

Felicity Cripps spent her twenties playing around Australia and internationally in various Melbourne-based bands. After moving to Castlemaine and taking a step back from her various collaborations, Cripps began the move in solo territory and before too long, FCB was born. The FCB (Felicity Cripps Band) soon released an LP in 2017. A second record is currently underway.

Cripps regularly performs with her band and also plays as a solo artist. More than a singer/songwriter, as performer she harbours an other-worldliness and embodies the spirit of her songs - her voice a force of strength and character.

Cripps and her band play every Thursday in September. $5 entry.

Supports:
September 6th - Luke Brennan
September 13th - Hilary Hutchinson
September 20th - TBC
September 27th - TBC

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Felicity Cripps Band September Residency
Sep
13
8:30 PM20:30

Felicity Cripps Band September Residency

Felicity Cripps spent her twenties playing around Australia and internationally in various Melbourne-based bands. After moving to Castlemaine and taking a step back from her various collaborations, Cripps began the move in solo territory and before too long, FCB was born. The FCB (Felicity Cripps Band) soon released an LP in 2017. A second record is currently underway.

Cripps regularly performs with her band and also plays as a solo artist. More than a singer/songwriter, as performer she harbours an other-worldliness and embodies the spirit of her songs - her voice a force of strength and character.

Cripps and her band play every Thursday in September. $5 entry.

Supports:
September 6th - Luke Brennan
September 13th - Hilary Hutchinson
September 20th - TBC
September 27th - TBC

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Felicity Cripps Band September Residency
Sep
20
8:30 PM20:30

Felicity Cripps Band September Residency

Felicity Cripps spent her twenties playing around Australia and internationally in various Melbourne-based bands. After moving to Castlemaine and taking a step back from her various collaborations, Cripps began the move in solo territory and before too long, FCB was born. The FCB (Felicity Cripps Band) soon released an LP in 2017. A second record is currently underway.

Cripps regularly performs with her band and also plays as a solo artist. More than a singer/songwriter, as performer she harbours an other-worldliness and embodies the spirit of her songs - her voice a force of strength and character.

Cripps and her band play every Thursday in September. $5 entry.

Supports:
September 6th - Luke Brennan
September 13th - Hilary Hutchinson
September 20th - TBC
September 27th - TBC

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Felicity Cripps Band September Residency
Sep
27
8:30 PM20:30

Felicity Cripps Band September Residency

Felicity Cripps spent her twenties playing around Australia and internationally in various Melbourne-based bands. After moving to Castlemaine and taking a step back from her various collaborations, Cripps began the move in solo territory and before too long, FCB was born. The FCB (Felicity Cripps Band) soon released an LP in 2017. A second record is currently underway.

Cripps regularly performs with her band and also plays as a solo artist. More than a singer/songwriter, as performer she harbours an other-worldliness and embodies the spirit of her songs - her voice a force of strength and character.

Cripps and her band play every Thursday in September. $5 entry.

Supports:
September 6th - Luke Brennan
September 13th - Hilary Hutchinson
September 20th - TBC
September 27th - TBC

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Winter Warmers featuring Loose Tooth, Jaala & East Brunswick All Girls Choir
Jul
15
4:00 PM16:00

Winter Warmers featuring Loose Tooth, Jaala & East Brunswick All Girls Choir

Not content with staying home huddled in front of a faulty heater this Winter, the good folk at Poison City and Bedroom Suck Records have cooked up the perfect Rock N Roll bus adventure; a Sunday bus ride into the country that departs The Tote Hotel at midday, stopping in at Major Tom’s burger bar (Kyneton) and Red Hill Hotel (Chewton) on route to The Bridge Hotel where you’ll be treated to the supreme sounds of JAALA, LOOSE TOOTH and EAST BRUNSWICK ALL GIRLS CHOIR. Tickets are available for the full bus round-trip via Poison City www.poisoncityestore.com & Bedroom Suck www.bedroomsuckrecords.com -

OR you can purchase tickets for The Bridge Hotel show only HERE.

 

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S.M. Jenkins + Cool Sounds
Jul
14
9:00 PM21:00

S.M. Jenkins + Cool Sounds

Melbourne's S.M. Jenkins launch their second EP, "Campbelltown" with friends (and part Castlemaine locals), Cool Sounds. 

S.M. Jenkins consists of main-man Steve Bourke plus Jo Syme of Big Scary on the drums, Jimmy Gallagher of Dumb Punts on the bass, and Shanna Watson (Kira Puru, Handsome) on bass and lead guitar.

$5 entry

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Baby Blue + Georgia Spain
Jul
13
9:00 PM21:00

Baby Blue + Georgia Spain

Establishing themselves as a live force to be reckoned with, Baby Blue have played relentlessly around town in their short time together as a band, with a strong fan base continuing to build in tow. Having performed alongside an impressive list of both local and international outfits such as Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Benjamin Booker, Husky, The Ocean Party, The Courtney's, Chastity Belt, Leah Senior and more, Baby Blue have become a powerful and compelling live act. 

Join Baby Blue in launching 'Do What You Like' with special guests Georgia Spain and band.

Tickets here


www.babybluemelbourne.com
www.georgiaspainmusic.bandcamp.com

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Wednesday Trivia!
Jul
11
8:00 PM20:00

Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday night trivia is back at The Bridge!

Highly affable hosts Kate and Adam will guide your team through two rounds of cognitive tussle as we find out who really got the brains in this here town. So gather your mates and your wits and head on down for some good old quizmaking. Free entry. Many great prizes to be won.

Max team size 8 people.

Starts 8pm sharp.

Bookings essential ring 4406 6730

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JoJo Rainwater
Jul
8
3:00 PM15:00

JoJo Rainwater

Born in Tennessee USA,
JoJo Rainwater is a Singer, Guitar player

JoJo Rainwater has captured the sound and voice of his culture/country and people. Songs and story telling on a deep level that captivates your heart.

 Listen to JoJo Rainwater.

JoJo plays two sets from 3pm.

 

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Didirri
Jul
7
9:00 PM21:00

Didirri

Didirri’s challenging and thoughtful writing, combined with on-stage charisma and relatable depth has continually won over listeners around the world. Simultaneously heartbreaking and healing, and approaching real issues with smile and charm, Didirri is an artist with something to say. His uninhibited lyrics tug at raw nerves, while his charming melodies soothe your heart - all at once provoking a wild thought and calming your heady mind.

Join Didirri on this special goldfields outing on Saturday 7th July with special guests Moreton and Kat Edwards. Tickets onsale now here.

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Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters + Skyscraper Stan (solo)
Jul
6
9:00 PM21:00

Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters + Skyscraper Stan (solo)

With their unique brew of dark Australiana and shaky Louisiana swamp blues, Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters have been serenading and possessing audiences all over Victoria since their inception in early 2017. After the release of their debut EP 'Goin' Swimming' in April and receiving an invitation to play this years Echuca Winter Blues Festival, they will be bringing their sassy rock n roll gumbo to The Bridge Hotel, with very special guest Skyscraper Stan (solo). 

Free entry.
 

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Wednesday Trivia!
Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday night trivia is back at The Bridge!

Highly affable hosts Kate and Adam will guide your team through two rounds of cognitive tussle as we find out who really got the brains in this here town. So gather your mates and your wits and head on down for some good old quizmaking. Free entry. Many great prizes to be won.

Max team size 8 people.

Starts 8pm sharp.

Bookings essential ring 4406 6730

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Nigel Wearne
Jul
1
3:00 PM15:00

Nigel Wearne

Nigel Wearne is a folk/country singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner. Equipped with personally handcrafted instruments, his music melds finger-style guitar, clawhammer banjo, folk and honest storytelling. Gleaning diverse influence from Kelly Joe Phelps, Townes Van Zandt and Sun Kil Moon, he tells stories of forgotten rebels, wandering poets and his love of eggs. His 2012 album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4 star review in Rolling Stone and a nomination for Best Country Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Nigel’s current album Drawing Circles is a solo record that’s raw, compelling and reflective. A storyteller at heart, he paints lyrical pictures with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” - Beat Magazine. “One of Australia’s emerging songwriters” - Tone Deaf. “Warmth flecked with grit… beauty awaits” 4 Stars – Rolling Stone.

Nigel Wearne brings his finger pickin', folk country singin' to The Bridge, Castlemaine – playing 2 sets from 3 – 5PM on SUNDAY 1ST JULY...and it's free!

www.nigelwearne.com

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Raised By Eagles
Jun
30
9:00 PM21:00

Raised By Eagles

After the release of their award winning, third album ‘I Must Be Somewhere’ in mid-2017, Raised By Eagles are hitting the road again this winter to play a string of national dates, and return to Castlemaine for a very special show at the The Bridge Hotel on June 30th.

“Raised by Eagles opened for us on our national tour in 2017. I watched ‘em every night and was taken in by their wide-eyed commitment to their craft. Their music soars and meanders, takes you to familiar places you’ve never been. To call them alt-country only tells half the story” – MICK THOMAS

Tickets available now right here.

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MAINfm Radio Party - Bench Press + Leon & The freedom Cage + H.R.
Jun
29
8:30 PM20:30

MAINfm Radio Party - Bench Press + Leon & The freedom Cage + H.R.

MAINfm Radio Party! 

To celebrate a huuuuuuge month of radiothon and fundraising events we wanna party with you!

The Inaugural Radio Party featuring...

Bench Press - https://poisoncityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/bench-press

Leon & The Freedom Cage - https://leonstackpole.bandcamp.com/releases

H.R
https://soundcloud.com/h-rsounds

8:30pm
Tickets at the door: $7 MAINfm subscribers / $10 general 

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Wednesday Trivia!
Jun
27
8:00 PM20:00

Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday night trivia is back at The Bridge!

Highly affable hosts Kate and Adam will guide your team through two rounds of cognitive tussle as we find out who really got the brains in this here town. So gather your mates and your wits and head on down for some good old quizmaking. Free entry. Many great prizes to be won.

Max team size 8 people.

Starts 8pm sharp.

Bookings essential ring 4406 6730

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Trouble Peach
Jun
24
5:00 PM17:00

Trouble Peach

Trouble Peach are a five piece country band from Melbourne featuring former and current members of The Toot Toot Toots, Saint Jude and Oh! Mercy. The band formed in 2017 and released a few original singles over the past 12 months. Trouble Peach recently completed their debut album, 'El Avíon Sobre El Mar', a tribute to cult lofi folk band 'Neutral Milk Hotel' performed entirely in Spanish. The band will launching the album in Melbourne, Kyneton and Castlemaine this June!

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Gabriella Cohen
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Gabriella Cohen

Australia’s sweetheart, Gabriella Cohen, returns with her sophomore album, Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love. The album’s opener and first single ‘Baby’ was born in the graveyard of unrequited love, yet morphs into a remarkably catchy, feel good number.

On Pink Is The Colour, Cohen pays homage to her musical influences by inviting the listener on a journey: from the grooves of bossa nova, to the lilting sentimentality of strings, to kicking it back on the sprawling highways of rock ‘n’ roll. Honest heartache is woven into glory throughout the record, and during eleven tracks a candid, almost ethereal self-portrait of its songwriter emerges. For Gabriella Cohen, it’s an epitaph of electric wonder, and a definitive fact: Pink is the Colour of Unconditional Love.

Cohen moved to a farm in countryside Victoria, Australia in summer of 2017 to record and self-produce the album with engineer and partner-in-crime, Kate “Babyshakes” Dillon. There, amidst flocks of screeching white cockatoos and herds of Black Angus cows, they etched the beginning of Pink Is The Colour Of Unconditional Love. The record was almost complete when the band was invited to join Foxygen’s US tour, compelling the girls to finish the album on the road. Armed with a microphone and an interface, Dillon and Cohen captured the final touches of the album on a boat in England, and the coast of Portugal; in the mountains of Southern Italy, cafes of Mexico, and finally in Venice Beach, Los Angeles.

Throughout the new album Cohen (flanked by a choir of imaginary dolls that exist in her head) creates complex and sugary backing vocals. These signature vocal arrangements – contoured with classic harmonies and nostalgic melodies – form songs remarkable in their originality.

Tickets here


 

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Wednesday Trivia!
Jun
20
8:00 PM20:00

Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday night trivia is back at The Bridge!

Highly affable hosts Kate and Adam will guide your team through two rounds of cognitive tussle as we find out who really got the brains in this here town. So gather your mates and your wits and head on down for some good old quizmaking. Free entry. Many great prizes to be won.

Max team size 8 people.

Starts 8pm sharp.

Bookings essential ring 4406 6730

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The Finks + Soda Eaves
Jun
17
3:00 PM15:00

The Finks + Soda Eaves

The Finks emerge warm and blinking as a five-piece band to play a handful of shows in support of their third album, Rolly Nice. This is a rare opportunity to witness the songs live and limbed before The Finks slink back to wherever they came from.

It's a Sunday afternoon. It's free entry. It's a support set from the king of catgut, Soda Eaves (of Brierfield Flood Press).

Written and recorded at home, Rolly Nice is The Finks’ sixth release through Milk! Records since they joined forces in 2012. It is an unassuming beauty, a poignant collection of instrumentals, piano sketches, and spoken and sung songs.

Stream & buy it here: https://thefinks.bandcamp.com/album/rolly-nice

Presented by Milk Records and Remote Control Records

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Werewolves Of Melbourne + White Lightning
Jun
15
9:00 PM21:00

Werewolves Of Melbourne + White Lightning

Werewolves of Melbourne are a Rhythm and Blues Band led by artist Zevon Hiltz and backed by some of the best in the business. Welding a sound risen from the haze of the Mississippi delta region, the blues clubs of Chicago, & the hellfire streets of their hometown Melbourne – it’s a look into the future of blues that has past, soulful as a preacher, powerful as a locomotive. Come and check them out for just $5 on the door with special guests White Lightning.

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Wednesday Trivia!
Jun
13
8:00 PM20:00

Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday night trivia is back at The Bridge!

Highly affable hosts Kate and Adam will guide your team through two rounds of cognitive tussle as we find out who really got the brains in this here town. So gather your mates and your wits and head on down for some good old quizmaking. Free entry. Many great prizes to be won.

Max team size 8 people.

Starts 8pm sharp.

Bookings essential ring 4406 6730

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Castlemaine Jazz Festival
Jun
8
to Jun 11

Castlemaine Jazz Festival

Four days of Jazz and more. Full program and tickets at www.castlemainejazzfestival.com.au

Poster by Axle Scott Douglas

Friday:
7pm When Frankie Met Ava
8pm Old Hat
9pm Chris Harold Trio
10pm Harry Coulson's Blue Dogs

Saturday:
11am JazzBizz
12pm South Dereel City Stompers
1pm BlueTone Jazz Band
2pm Mountain Valley Jazz Band
3pm Cheap Frills
4pm bob till ya drop
5pm Animated with Annie
6pm Julie's Jive Men
7pm Jillian Albazi Quintet
8pm The Clunk Orchestra
9pm Breakout
10pm SCHOL

Sunday:
11am Midnight Flat Nighthawks
12pm Merri Creek Jazz Band
1pm New Hillview Quintet
2pm Pages Flat Footwarmers
3pm Not Quite Right
4pm Princes Of Swing
5pm Willow Jam Jazz
6pm Nadira & Friends
7pm Miss Brigid & Her Mixed Nuts
8pm James Mustafa Quartet
9pm Tone Wheel featuring Lauren Irwin-Ray
10pm Justine Jones & The Playboys of Rhythm

Monday:
12pm Princes Of Swing
1pm Stardust Melodies
2pm Triple Entendre
3pm Sophisticats
4pm When Frankie Met Ava
 

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Wednesday Trivia!
Jun
6
8:00 PM20:00

Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday night trivia is back at The Bridge!

Highly affable hosts Kate and Adam will guide your team through two rounds of cognitive tussle as we find out who really got the brains in this here town. So gather your mates and your wits and head on down for some good old quizmaking. Free entry. Many great prizes to be won.

Max team size 8 people.

Starts 8pm sharp.

Bookings essential ring 4406 6730

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John Flanagan Trio + Cat Canteri album launch
Jun
3
3:00 PM15:00

John Flanagan Trio + Cat Canteri album launch

Australian folk band ‘John Flanagan Trio’ are set to release ‘Honest Man’, Flanagan’s 3rd album and his first time recording with his regular Trio band mates. Fast becoming a favourite on the Australian Folk Festival circuit the group manages to transcend the sum of its impressive parts. Award winning songwriter, John Flanagan has been compared to James Taylor and Paul Kelly for his warm vocal delivery and engaging storytelling “one of Australia’s finest lyricists” -Timber and Steel; Liz Frencham has a remarkable stage presence and a creativity in her double bass playing which has seen her play alongside artists of international renown; Dan Watkins is recognised as one of the finest young bluegrass pickers in the country on guitar and mandolin and has toured extensively around Australia and the US. Together they combine 70s folk singer-songwriter influences with a range of contemporary Americana styles, from bluegrass and country to blues and jazz. With soaring 3-part harmonies and tight arrangements they deliver a dynamic and energetic live show that can vary from humorous and uplifting to moving and thoughtful. 

 

Cat Canteri is a Melbourne based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who’s known in the Australian folk and Americana scene for her effortless velvet vocal performances, deeply personal songs, and energetic live performances. Her music document real life situations and experiences were framed, coloured and shaped by exquisite playing.

Her 2016 release Late At Night ventured into new territory with reckless electric slide guitar, and a bold vocal delivery that captures both the vitality and intimacy of her live shows.

Her forthcoming album 'Pentridge Wasteland' is centred on the grind and grime of life of inner city Melbourne. It will be released in May 2018 through MGM distribution. 

From 3pm, $10.

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James Ellis & The Jealous Guys
Jun
2
8:30 PM20:30

James Ellis & The Jealous Guys

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys will be bringing their country and honky tonk show to The Bridge Hotel on Saturday 2 June 2018.

Joining them will be Honky Tonk HQ (Emma-Bee's Americana Dance), the best two-step teacher this side of the Rio Grande. She'll be giving two-stepping lessons before the gig so you can learn a few moves and dance all night long.

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James Ellis and the Jealous Guys are a country and honky tonk band from Melbourne, Australia.

In 2017, they played at the Out on the Weekend Festival and supported the Deslondes and Lillie Mae. 

In 2018, they will be releasing their debut album, It Ain't Texas (But It Ain't Bad) through Blind Date Records.

Tickets available here

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Liz Stringer
Jun
1
8:30 PM20:30

Liz Stringer

 Liz Stringer returns to Australia for a flying autumnal visit, dropping into Castlemaine's glorious Bridge Hotel for an intimate solo show on Friday the 1st of June. Stringer will be featuring new songs, freshly recorded over a recent four week period in Toronto, as well as selections from her back catalogue that now comprises six full-length albums, released over a 12 year career. Liz will be joined by special guest Kerryn Fields. 

Tickets here or $25 on the door.

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Wednesday Trivia!
May
30
8:00 PM20:00

Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday night trivia is back at The Bridge!

Highly affable hosts Kate and Adam will guide your team through two rounds of cognitive tussle as we find out who really got the brains in this here town. So gather your mates and your wits and head on down for some good old quizmaking. Free entry. Many great prizes to be won.

Max team size 8 people.

Starts 8pm sharp.

Bookings essential ring 4406 6730

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Lucie Thorne & The Yearlings
May
27
4:00 PM16:00

Lucie Thorne & The Yearlings

Lucie Thorne has earned her place as one of Australia’s most striking contemporary songsmiths. With eleven releases to her name – including her latest LP Everything Sings Tonight – and a prodigious touring schedule, Thorne continues to carve out an extraordinary creative career. Thorne conjure “exquisitely impressionistic… poetry in motion” (**** Rolling Stone) with an intimacy and warmth for which her live shows have become so renowned. “A demonstration of power through grace and subtlety. World Class.” (Roots Down) “Atmospheric, innovative… brilliance” (****Sydney Morning Herald). 

 

South Australian sweethearts The Yearlings make music that exudes raw beauty, honesty, intimacy and passion, and have built a reputation for their evocative songwriting, keen harmonies and mesmerizing live performances. With Parkinson’s signature guitar tones and Chalklen’s hypnotic prose, The Yearlings deliver tunes with a confidence that carries an addictive fragility. Quiet, intimate, raw and powerful, they produce a new strain of acoustic music, distilling Americana alt. country through the filter of distinctly Australian life. 

Tickets available here

 

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Mark Wilkinson
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Mark Wilkinson

After a huge year that saw the Sydney singer-songwriter release his self-produced EP “Lost in a Dream" and stage some 100+ shows across the globe, Mark Wilkinson doesn’t look to slow down in 2018 as he unveils his much anticipated full length record "Wasted Hours" (out Feb 9) and returns to the road.

This collection of songs showcases the full dynamic range of Wilkinson's songwriting, from delicate and emotive tracks like "Time Machine" to the more driven and anthemic "Moving On". What remains ever present though is his captivating vocal and rare ability to engage and connect with an audience.

Don't miss the chance to catch one of his powerful and moving live performances as he showcases songs from his new album alongside many familiar fan favourites.

 

Tickets available here.

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Wednesday Trivia!
May
23
8:00 PM20:00

Wednesday Trivia!

Wednesday night trivia is back at The Bridge!

Highly affable hosts Kate and Adam will guide your team through two rounds of cognitive tussle as we find out who really got the brains in this here town. So gather your mates and your wits and head on down for some good old quizmaking. Free entry. Many great prizes to be won.

Max team size 8 people.

Starts 8pm sharp.

Bookings essential ring 4406 6730

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