Pink Wool Press + Mon Coeur
Jan
27
3:00 PM15:00

Pink Wool Press + Mon Coeur

Off the back of their debut EP Clumsy, pink wool press tackle the stage at The Bridge Hotel to hand deliver a vibrant set of original compositions and share their latest single ‘I really hate to bring it up again’ with the good folk of Castlemaine.

pink wool press is made up of 5 Australian native fauna, Mike (guitar and yodelling yabby), Tom Robinson (recording engineer and lead guitar galah), Shaun Fogarty (vocals and woodwind wallaby), Callum Barker (bass bandicoot) and Finton Hocking (percussion platypus). 

The Melbourne/Geelong/Ballarat group navigate a viscous blend of folk and indie-rock to provide a familiar yet quirky musical presence that holds just about something for everyone. Their comforting sound and presence is attributed to the rich arrangements, lively rhythms, animated lyricism, warm clarinet, twinkly glockenspiel, jangly guitars and a well rounded bass.

With local legend and ray of sunshine Mon Coeur playing goal assist at 3PM and pink wool press taking goal attack at 4PM, you will be in excellent company for a Sunday afternoon worth bragging about to your work mates in the tea room.

Free Entry | 3pm

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Rain of Animals + Bluegrass Jam
Feb
3
3:00 PM15:00

Rain of Animals + Bluegrass Jam


Rain Of Animals is the euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) and their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, bluegrass, oldtime, swing, tunes and songs. Spanning originals to arrangements of classics and gems of rarities you wish you had discovered earlier, their sound is both new and old, unique in it's instrumental wizardry and musical integrity all at once. 

Free Entry | 3pm


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Galaxy Hop 'Old Gold' Album Launch + Sweet Whirl + Hotep & Rose
Feb
9
9:00 PM21:00

Galaxy Hop 'Old Gold' Album Launch + Sweet Whirl + Hotep & Rose

Galaxy Hop is the electronic song writings of Tommy Norton, former drummer of Felicity Cripps Band and Citizen Sex. Born out of a long cold German winter in 2012, Galaxy Hop has developed from a solo act with a loop pedal into a three-piece band summoning the talents of multi instrumentalists Nigel Tilbrook and Sam Mackisack.

The tail end of 2018 has seen the release of their first full length LP titled ‘Old Gold’ and a brand new click of the lid live show. Galaxy Hop use pulsating tempos created from arpeggiators along with samples and found sounds to build songs into big goodtime crescendos. There are also a couple love songs about nice people.

They are joined onstage by diamonds of the highest order Sweet Whirl and Hotep & Rose.

Tickets $10 on door | 9pm start


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Matt Walker
Feb
10
3:00 PM15:00

Matt Walker

Matt Walker is one of the most respected musicians on the Australian scene. His work as a songwriter, guitarist, producer and composer is credited on dozens of albums, films and documentary scores, and among his peers he enjoys the status of a true cult legend. He has toured with people such as Bob Dylan, Patti Smith, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dirty Three, Nick Cave, Tony Joe White, Cat Power, The Black Keys and Joe Cocker. Matt has also written, recorded and performed with an eclectic bunch of outstanding artists including Brod Smith, Mick Harvey, Rob Hirst and Jim Mogine (both from Midnight Oil), Archie Roach, Tex Perkins, Kim Salmon, Henry Wagons and Ashley Davies...the list goes on.

His commitment to other projects has, at times overshadowed his own work, but he has nevertheless won an ARIA award for his music, and it goes without saying that, within the Australian music industry, there is much respect for Matt Walker.

Although Matt may currently be found out front of the band, Lost Ragas, a collective of songwriters, he still ventures out to play in solo mode. Experimenting with guitar improvisation and often taking his songs out into cinematic realms. His latest solo album 'In Echoes of Dawn' is a stunning, uplifting piece of work that moves from swamp-soul through to harmony-rich country blues and lilting piano-driven balladry. Matt's voice is haunting, effortless and pure and his songwriting here is nothing short of a revelation.

Matt plays 2 sets from 3pm | Free Entry 

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Tomgirl + Sofala + Aplegate
Feb
22
9:00 PM21:00

Tomgirl + Sofala + Aplegate

After a highly successful east coast tour, Melbourne's sister-brother band TomGirl and Sofala join forces once again for round two - a five stop tour through February and March.

TomGirl burst onto the local scene with their debut 7 inch release through Melbourne’s Northside Records.They have since supported the likes of Mildlife, Godtet as well as being festival favourites this summer gifting audiences at Strawberry Fields, Kennedy’s Creek Music Festival and the upcoming Party in the Paddock.

Sofala are a seven piece psych-groove outfit, known for their wild and highly immersive live performance. They are coming off the release of their debut single and sold out single launch as well as festival appearances such as Party in the Paddock and Kennedy’s Creek Music Festival in 2018.

Sofala and TomGirl will be bringing their variations of psych and groove joined by the amazing local talent of Aplegate!

TICKETS $8 plus Booking Fee HERE | $10 on the door | 9pm start

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Mia Dyson
Mar
9
to Mar 10

Mia Dyson

LA-based award-winning Australian singer-songwriter, Mia Dyson will return to Australia this March for a special run of headline dates accompanied by her full band.

Since self-releasing her debut album at age 22, Australian singer/songwriter Mia Dyson has instilled her music with raw passion and timeless vitality, along with the sharp musicianship she’s shown in opening for the likes of Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Nicks, and Eric Clapton. 

In creating her sixth highly acclaimed album If I Said Only So Far I Take It Back, the L.A.-based artist deepened the connection to her musical roots by recording at Portside Sound: a studio in the same Muscle Shoals building where legendary records by the Bob Dylan and Joe Cocker came to life. 

Support TBC

IF I SAID ONLY SO FAR I TAKE IT BACK AVAILABLE HERE

TICKETS HERE $25 plus BF | $30 Door | 9PM

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The Soul Movers
Mar
29
9:00 PM21:00

The Soul Movers

The Soul Movers are super-gassed about playing The Bridge!

With a swag of awesome new tunes off their new album 'Bona Fide' - cut with legendary US groove merchants the Swampers (Muscle Shoals, AL) across seven Southern US studios from Memphis to Nashville and beyond - their rockin' Soul and Groovin' Pop sound has become even more powerful. Come join the 'Movers again for an all-out arvo of Soul moving and uplifting fun, hijinks, singing along and dancing. A 'not to be missed' show with the fabulous (ex-Red Wiggle) Murray Cook,  accomplice Lizzie Mack and the awesome 'Movers. Come shake it loose!

The Soul Movers will play two sets from 9pm.
TICKETS $10 Pre-sale HERE | $15 on door

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Jo Jo Smith + Lucie Thorne
Apr
7
3:00 PM15:00

Jo Jo Smith + Lucie Thorne


Jo Jo Smith is one of Australia's greatest musical treasures, a sexagenarian pocket-rocket, soul-singing, groove-driving tour de force, who "drops jaws and melts hearts with every performance" (Colin Thompson, Bendigo Blues Festival Director). Across her 50 year career Jo Jo Smith has worked with the cream of the crop, and her capacity to move her listeners through tears and joy with the power of music is stronger than ever. 

“I've been lucky enough to grow up with Jo Jo's music. But I do remember a specific moment at an intimate show when it hit me how brilliant she was. There was this deft capturing of the crowd with her rich vocals, they flowed over us almost visibly (like amber, like honey, like the love light she sings about!) Then prickles of joy. I realised I was in the presence of a master. And boy did it feel good” - Ella Hooper

Lauded for writing "some of the most simple and beautiful songs you will hear" (**** The Age), Lucie Thorne has earned her place as one of Australia’s most striking contemporary songsmiths. With eleven releases to her name and a prodigious touring schedule, Lucie Thorne continues to carve out an extraordinary creative career. From spacious gritty rock n roll to dark and delicate folk, Thorne conjures "exquisitely impressionistic... poetry in motion" (**** Rolling Stone Magazine) with an intimacy and warmth for which her live shows have become so renowned. 

"Atmospheric, innovative... brilliance" (**** Sydney Morning Herald)  

“a demonstration of power through grace and subtlety. World Class.” (Roots Down) 

“Australia’s PJ Harvey… possessing the punch of Cat Power and the wise words of Joni Mitchell” (The Courier Mail)

Pre-sale tickets $18 plus booking fee available HERE | $25 on door

3pm

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The Woodland Hunters
Jan
13
3:00 PM15:00

The Woodland Hunters

The Woodland Hunters are a guitar band from Melbourne, Australia. Two members also play in flower punk outfit The Sand Pebbles. Their freewheeling sound owes a debt to 60’s psychedelia, 70’s jam bands and 80’s underground scenes. They can channel ragged epic guitar workouts and subtle country tinged confessionals, often in the same set.

For this appearance at The Bridge Hotel the band will be bringing a Sunday afternoon beer garden vibe, playing stripped back versions of songs from their brand new album, ‘The Thoughts of Chairman Jim’, produced by Shane O’Mara at his legendary Yikesville Studios. Their previous album ‘Let’s Fall Apart’ was voted into ‘The Top 10 Australian Albums of 2017’ 3RRR Off The Record listeners poll and ‘Best Australian Albums 2017’ for Basement Discs end of year selections. Skull Cave’s Stephen Walker said of their 2015 EP “The cream of the crop of new releases… this album is just terrific”.

The Woodland Hunters play two sets. 3-5pm. Free entry!

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Archer + Cathy Burke
Jan
6
3:00 PM15:00

Archer + Cathy Burke

Archer is one of the last known purveyors of the mystic frequency. He has been singing since he was a baby. He’s spent the last year or 2 on the wallaby through every state and territory in Australia and has just got back from recording in New Orleans. Playing the opening set will be local wonderful musician and person, Cathy Burke.

Cathy makes music from another time, her own time. Steeped in tradition yet forging her own sound, she ushers songs which are both familiar and formless.

From 3pm | Free Entry

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Christmas Eve Jazz Special
Dec
24
9:00 PM21:00

Christmas Eve Jazz Special

Come get your XMAS ON!! Castlemaine Local Supergroup (Ann Metry on bass, Dom Hede (Jazz party, Oscar Lush) on drums, Jem Challender on keys plus Kate Hede and Matthew Colin on voice) perform one night only of Jazz improv meets Sinatra, meets The Vince Guaraldi Charlie Brown Xmas album. Things may get loose.

Free Entry | 9pm

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The Septembers
Dec
23
3:00 PM15:00

The Septembers

The Septembers play a smattering of pop with a little bit of rock, all tied together with some country tinged ballads. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll leave, you’ll come back. The Septembers take you on this roller coaster of emotion at The Bridge from 3pm-5pm.

Free Entry


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The Roadshow Deluxe Tour - Starring Ben Mastwyk, Rose Zita Falko and Mitch Power
Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

The Roadshow Deluxe Tour - Starring Ben Mastwyk, Rose Zita Falko and Mitch Power

Ben Mastwyk, Rose Zita Falko and Mitch Power are thrilled to announce the ROADSHOW DELUXE TOUR! This year has been nothing short of action-packed for these three and this tour promises to be a wild ride!

Ben Mastwyk is hot off the release of his second album 'Winning Streak' which received rave reviews from both Country Update and Rhythms Magazine; "The songs are rich with meaning and truth…real and raw, just as true country music should be”. (Samuel J. Fell - Rhythms), “Winning Streak will be a hard album to top in 2018” (Country Update).

Whilst Rose Zita Falko is also on the back of her debut EP "Original Son' which saw her EP launch show sell out the Wesley Anne in Melbourne and become a feature review on the Australian Musician website; "Her songwriting gift, her remarkable voice, her professionalism, warm and welcoming stage presence, and her genuine delight in the patrons’ response had made it a musical evening to remember." 

Mitch Power is no stranger to stages around Australia, touring heavily over the last 5 years with Kylie Auldist, Deep Street Soul, Dan Hamil, The Bombay Royale and also as a solo singer/songwriter. His knack for stage banter and his ability to command a room has made for a very successful and well-received switch to stand up comedy. "Really funny. Great stories from his life experiences", "Interaction with the crowd was hilarious." (fan reviews).

Ben Mastwyk - 'This Country'

Rose Zita Falko - 'A Town Called Lonely'

Mitch Power - Showreel

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Grand Salvo 'Sea Glass' Album Launch + Jonathan Michell
Dec
15
9:00 PM21:00

Grand Salvo 'Sea Glass' Album Launch + Jonathan Michell

Esteemed Melbourne artist Grand Salvo launches his eagerly awaited new album Sea Glass with support from Jonathan Michell ('the ancients'). Sea Glass is a baroque-folk rumination on memory, loss, the passing of time and death. Someone walks slowly along the beach, though it soon becomes apparent that this is a beach of dreams, where everything is allegory and symbol. A childlike attempt to articulate the endless flow of time. 

From 9pm | TICKETS HERE

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Slim Hope & The Lonesome Cowboys
Dec
9
3:00 PM15:00

Slim Hope & The Lonesome Cowboys

Fresh from their triumphant tour of Guildford, Slim Hope and the Lonesome Cowboys add their lonesome sounds to the country scene in central Victoria. Playing country cross-over hits from the 40s and 50s from Hank Williams to George Jones and Willie Nelson, they add occasional blues and sentimental crooning. With Christian Imfeld on bass, Tex Turkey on drums and SFX, Rex Watts on dobro and mandolin, Howard Malkin on lead guitar and John Hannah on rhythm guitar and vocals, they will entertain you with depressing songs of lost love interspersed with occasional up-beat attempts at hope for true love.

From 3pm | Free Entry

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Wednesday Trivia!
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

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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Freya Josephine Hollick
Dec
2
3:00 PM15:00

Freya Josephine Hollick

Freya Josephine Hollick finished 2017 with a new e.p, new single, 3 Age Music Victoria Award Nominations, a tour with Justin Townes Earle plus festival appearances at Nannup Music Festival, Boogie Festival , Gumball, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster, Kyneton Music Festival, Dorrigo Folk Bluegrass Festival, Out on the Weekend & Queenscliff Music Festival             

Having just released and launched her brand new album “Feral Fusion”, the old-timey country songbird brings blues and honky tonk goodness that transports you back to early Appalachia, through wartime romance, the golden era of country music and into a cosmic hootenanny.

With a voice that floats between Maybelle Carter, Dolly Parton and Skip James, Freya Josephine Hollick is a lady not to be missed.

Freya plays two sets from 3pm/Free Entry 

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Sime Nugent and The Capes
Nov
30
9:00 PM21:00

Sime Nugent and The Capes

Sime Nugent brings his band, The Capes to the Bridge Hotel this November.   

Sime 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 duo Sweet Jean and two time ARIA nominated band The Wilson Pickers has received both critical and popular acclaim. Sime has just finished performing Stardust - The songs of Willie Nelson at the Arts Centre with Linda Bull. 

The Capes features Steve Hesketh, Shane Reilly, Zane Lind and Roger Bergodaz who've variously played with The Drones, You Am I, Man in Black, Mick Thomas band and Tex Perkins band. The Capes line up piano, hammond organ, pedal steel, baritone guitar, bass and drums along side Sime's disarming voice, harmonica and agricultural guitar. 

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

Sime plays two sets from 9pm | TICKETS HERE

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Wednesday Trivia!
Nov
28
6:00 PM18:00

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 ‘Johnny Can’t Dance’ Cajun Band
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

The ‘Johnny Can’t Dance’ Cajun Band

Returning to the Bridge Hotel, Melbourne’s own ‘Johnny Can’t Dance’ Cajun Band. One of Australia’s leading Cajun/Creole music ensembles and dedicated practitioners of the tradition dance and social music of Rural Southwest Louisiana. Performing live for your listening and dancing pleasure!

Craig Woodward. Accordion/fiddle/vocal, Susan Shaw. Guitar/vocal/ti’ fir, Campbell Shaw. Fiddle & Jeremy Marcotte. Drums

Two-Steps, One-Steps, Waltzes, Blues and Stomps from the Swamps!

Free Entry / 3-5pm

 

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Jordie Lane
Nov
23
9:00 PM21:00

Jordie Lane

Jordie Lane - The much loved Australian indie roots artist, who recently moved from Melbourne via LA to Nashville, is malleable and resilient despite the torrent of changes that have come his way. His latest album, GLASSELLLAND, which received it’s long awaited worldwide release in September, has had Lane and co-writer producer, Clare Reynolds striding across the American countryside on a massive US Fall Tour.

With their first time on the AMA Americana Album Chart cracking inside the Top 100 in the album’s first week, and standout performances at Nashville’s recent Americana Fest, Lane and Reynolds will fall short of US winter to return to Australia for a series of select dates this Spring & Summer.

Hitting Brisbane, Mullumbimby Music Festival, Maitland, Sydney, Castlemaine, Ballarat, Aldinga and Adelaide. Finishing in Melbourne for their now annual X-Mas shows with Liz Stringer at Northcote Social Club.

TICKETS HERE | 9pm


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Wednesday Trivia!
Nov
21
6:00 PM18:00

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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Eliza Hull EP Launch + Julia Johnson + Rachael Comte
Nov
11
7:00 PM19:00

Eliza Hull EP Launch + Julia Johnson + Rachael Comte

Eliza Hull’s music is not for the weak hearted. A stirring and captivating songwriter, Eliza has been responsible for the creation of music that hits straight at the core of the listener. After a recent shift to Castlemaine, Eliza's music has developed into a rich soundscape of indie, folk tinged tracks, which showcase her development as a songwriter.

Eliza’s upcoming EP ‘How We Disappeared’ is due for release in October 2018. These five new songs were taken into the studio and recorded live with Engineer/ Producer Jono Steer (Gretta Ray, Ainslie Wills) and were brought to life organically with a five-piece band. Singles from the release included ‘Hard Way’ and ‘Rewind.’

Come and witness Eliza launch ‘How We Disappeared’ with a full band. Supports from Julia Johnson.

TICKETS HERE | 7pm

 

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Nic Imfeld (Tyrannamen) + Esther (Sweet Whirl)
Nov
11
2:00 PM14:00

Nic Imfeld (Tyrannamen) + Esther (Sweet Whirl)

Frontman of Melbourne garage-rock favourites Tyrannamen, Nic Imfeld delivers soulful rock’n’roll with pop sensibility and a whole lot of heart. Nic’s solo stuff is raw, ragged and catchy as hell. Catch Nic with Sweet Whirl at The Bridge Hotel, Sunday 11th of November.

Sweet Whirl is the solo project of vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Esther Edquist. Dark, moody and stripped back, Sweet Whirl creates a textured and hypnotic sound that is moving and mesmerising. Catch Sweet Whirl at The Bridge Hotel with Nic Imfeld on Sunday November 11.

From 2pm | Free Entry

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New War
Nov
10
9:00 PM21:00

New War

New War returns!

The cult group’s laid relatively low the last few years, passing through the same refining fire that marked the songs on their debut, including the epic nine-minute ‘Ghostwalking’, which had 9 lives & 4 different labels over 2011-14. The group toured Australia & the UK, played 3 ATP Festivals, a Rough Trade in-store & much more. 

Long awaited 2nd LP ‘Coin’ - out 21/9 on underground stalwart It Records - was recorded with longtime live engineer Lachlan Wooden at Sing Sing Studios’ original Cremorne location, one of the last albums made there. First single ‘Get in the Boot’ was premiered by respected UK tastemakers The Quietus in June. 

‘Coin’ is astonishing, a more immediate, potent sister to the debut & as recent shows attest, the group has hit its stride again, taking the album & audience ever higher. Don’t miss these album launches by one of Australia’s consensus best live acts. 
 
NEW FILM CLIP  |   IT RECORDS

TICKETS HERE | 9pm

 

 

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Skyscraper Stan + H.R
Nov
9
9:00 PM21:00

Skyscraper Stan + H.R

Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats launch Tarcutta Shade at the Bridge Hotel.
Pulled from the band’s upcoming sophomore LP, Golden Boy, Tarcutta Shade is a sprawling exploration of life in the slow lane.

Support from local sludge rocker H.R.

Doors 9PM | $5

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Mojo Juju - Native Tongue Album Tour
Nov
8
8:30 PM20:30

Mojo Juju - Native Tongue Album Tour

NATIVE TONGUE is a fitting title for the third studio album from Mojo Juju and it is her very essence laid bare. It is raw, honest, emotional and intrinsically political. It is also brutal and relentlessly real. Since cutting her teeth and making a name for herself on the Australian touring circuit in the late 2000s, Mojo Ruiz de Luzuriaga, a.k.a Mojo Juju, has been many things to many people. She's been a troubadour, a soothsayer, a shapeshifter and a darn good songwriter.

Now, after a decade honing the art of story-telling, she's made the boldest move imaginable; she has decided to finally just be the story. 'Native Tongue' is exactly that; Through the telling of family history and her own personal experiences, Juju explores her relationships with Elders and Ancestry and how that informs her own identity. Contemplating her Mother’s Indigenous heritage, her Father’s experience as a Filipino immigrant and her own place in the cultural landscape of modern Australia, it is an album about self-discovery and it is her most sincere, heartfelt and personal offering to date. “One of the most crucial elements in order to know who you are is to know where you’ve come from, to know your roots. We’ve all heard it before but it really started to resonate with me. I started to think about the importance of oral traditions, how songs are such a huge part of that. I wanted to document these stories from my family, as well as my own experiences with identity and culture. So, delving into my family history is only the beginning of the story, but I think it’s a very good place to start. ”Stylistically, Juju once again embarks on new territory through collaborations with multiple  producers – Steven Schram (Paul  Kelly), Joel Ma  (a.k.a. Joelistics), jnbo (The Cactus Channel) and Jamieson Shaw (Netflix series ‘The  Get  Down’), and includes a number of features from an eclectic array of guests; Hip Hop MC Mirrah (L-Fresh The Lion), Soul music royalty Joshua Tavares and spoken word artist Lay the Mystic. The album opens with the latest single and title track to her new album, 'Native  Tongue’, and it cuts directly to the bone.

Lead by an absolutely mesmerising beat (courtesy of Joelistics) and the haunting vocal work of the Pasefika Vitoria Choir, Juju treats these opening moments like a live exorcism; she takes a hand over either side of her chest and turns herself completely inside out, laying her innermost workings bare for all to see. She pulls no punches and offers no quarter, tearing at the foundations of the institutionalised prejudices she has had to face as a mixed race, queer woman, growing up in a country with no place for her, never feeling enough a part of any one community to be accepted. It is a song that manages to be so  personal and painful, yet simultaneously empowering and anthemic, as though it were written for every mixed race or Indigenous person who has ever felt like they did not belong. This time around Juju has taken her eclectic influences and created a seamless and authentically original sound, continuing her dedication to bucking labels, bending  genres  and  doing  her  own  thing.  Perhaps  the  manifold  musical  incarnations  of  Juju  are  symbolic  of  the  manifold  pieces  that  make  up  her  identity.  Perhaps  this  unique  blend  of  Soul,  RnB,  Blues  &  Hip  Hop is in  fact  her  ‘Native  Tongue’. 

The single ‘Native Tongue’ is streaming from July 6th.  New Album ‘Native Tongue’ is due out through ABC Music / Universal August 24th.

Mojo Juju has partnered with PLUS1 to support the Aboriginal Legal Service who provide culturally appropriate legal services for Aboriginal people in NSW and the ACT and fight for justice for Aboriginal communities.

PLUS1 is an initiative that channels the collective energy of a concert to catalyse social change.  By partnering with performing artists, PLUS1 raises and grants millions of dollars to high impact nonprofits addressing our most serious global challenges around Access, Equity, and Dignity. The work begins with a $1 per ticket add-on that makes fundraising simple and seamless. Beyond the dollar, PLUS1 supports artists as educators and advocates, fuelling their passion, reach, impact. To date, PLUS1 has raised and granted over $6 million, and served as the connective tissue between over 75 artists, millions of their fans, and 100s of leading social justice organisations tackling global injustice.

8.30 PM | TICKETS

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Broderick Smith
Nov
4
3:00 PM15:00

Broderick Smith

After decades on the Australian music stage, Brod has a long list of credits to his name most notably as chief dog for Australian legends, “The Dingoes”.  He is considered to be a legend by his legion of fans, a consummate performer by many of his contemporaries and an elder statesman by the new guard of fellow musicians.

In 2018, Broderick releases his brand new album ‘Man Out of Time released simultaneously with his very first book. A study in vivid storytelling and mature restraint, Man Out of Time arrives 10 years since Brod’s last solo album, Unknown Country, and eight since Tracks, his brief return to his legendary ‘70s band, the Dingoes.

It’s fair to say that much has changed, not least in the spellbinding tone that can only come with the patience of a seasoned master craftsman.

And after all these years, there is still nobody to compare with Broderick Smith. 

In a special intimate performance Broderick plays his home town Castlemaine accompanied by Richard Tankard.

http://www.brodericksmith.com/

https://www.facebook.com/broderick.smith.37

3pm | Free Entry

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Sunnyside + World Turtle World
Nov
2
9:00 PM21:00

Sunnyside + World Turtle World

As the name may suggest, six piece jazz funk instrumentalists, Sunnyside are known destroyers of bad vibes and dedicated designers of the groove. With an impressive ability to make instruments speak to each other, it doesn't take long to lose yourself in the deep musical conversation that the band creates, combining high energy with freakishly tight performance, you’d be hard pressed to find a frown on the floor after these guys get cooking.

Drawing inspiration from acts like BADBADNOTGOOD, EMEFE, Fela Kuti and James Brown, Sunnyside invite you on a journey of percussive and instrumentally driven odysseys always seeking to bring a smile to your face and some heat into your body.

The invigorated dance disciples have honed their skills at festivals such as Kennedy’s Creek, Strawberry Fields, Hopkins Creek and Gizzfest as well as curating residencies at Cherry Bar and The Ding Dong Lounge and with the release of the bands debut record scheduled for October Sunnyside are sure to go from strength to strength in the summer of 2018/19. Be ready, be prepared, allow yourself to move to the Sunnyside.

Support from local legends, World Turtle World.

From 9pm | $5 entry

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Wednesday Trivia!
Oct
31
7:00 PM19:00

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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Don McGlashan + Skyscraper Stan - Dinner & Show
Oct
28
7:30 PM19:30

Don McGlashan + Skyscraper Stan - Dinner & Show

 

One of Aotearoa’s most beloved songwriters, Don McGlashan, has announced a return to Australia for 4 intimate shows in October.  

Don McGlashan is one of New Zealand’s best known and loved songwriters. His career spans from the seminal post-pop-punk band Blam Blam Blam, to The Front Lawn (duo), to platinum selling and internationally recognised band The Mutton Birds. Their album “Envy Of Angels” made the UK Sunday Times ten best albums list. Since The Mutton Birds, this extraordinary crafter of song has made three acclaimed solo albums, “Warm Hand”, “Marvellous Year” and "Lucky Stars". His 2006 gospel anthem “Bathe In The River” - sung by Hollie Smith, has become one of the biggest NZ singles of all time.

He delivers his songs - extraordinary tales of ordinary lives  - with vulnerability, grace and hope, conjuring transcendent moments, navigating us through breath-taking beauty, the dark and the deep. McGlashan has worked with Paul Kelly, Crowded House, Johnny Marr, Wilco and members of Radiohead, scored many feature films including Jane Campion's "An Angel At My Table", received two Silver Scroll awards and five of his compositions are in APRA’s "100 Best NZ Songs of All Time".   His solo albums are rich collections of highly personal songs exploring love, regret and mortality, infused with optimism and deep joy.  

During this tour of NZ and OZ, McGlashan will be performing recent songs, along with plenty of gems from his sprawling back catalogue, McGlashan will play a string of solo shows, joined on a handful of dates by legendary drummer / percussionist Chris O’Connor (Phoenix Foundation) to give you an up-close and unique concert experience. 

For an added treat, Skyscaper Stan will open the curtains for the Melbourne and Castlemaine shows.  

"A masterclass in song craft... with an inner world all his own."  ★★★★½  ~ Rolling Stone. 

"An absolute pleasure... Rich, perfectly measured." ."  ★★★★½  ~ Sydney Morning Herald / The Age.  

"Poetic honesty... shared with compassion. Quite exceptional."  ★★★★ ~ Stack (NZ) 

"No one else gets close to writing songs like that, and making them work."  ~ Metro Mag. 

Tickets
Dinner & Show - $45 + Booking Fee
Show only - $20 + Booking Fee
 

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Jade Imagine
Oct
27
9:00 PM21:00

Jade Imagine

Jade Imagine, fresh back from a run of stellar shows at BIGSOUND in Brisbane, are excited to announce their Australian End Of Year Tour to say goodbye to 2018!

With new music on the horizon, Jade Imagine (presented by Our Golden FriendNew World Artists and Milk! Records) will perform shows throughout October & November up and down the east coast of Australia including a stop here at The Bridge Hotel.

Jade Imagine, had an impressive run of shows in Brisbane during BIGSOUND, performing five shows in total throughout the week including absolutely packing out Brisbane's Black Bear Lodge for their official showcase on Wednesday night.  Not to be missed!

Special Guests TBC!

Free entry | 9pm

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Dumb Punts + SM Jenkins
Oct
26
9:00 PM21:00

Dumb Punts + SM Jenkins

It’s 2018 and the influence of Australia’s hard-rockin’ forbears is bearing fresh fruit in the form of a new wave of rugged noise. Denim and leather clad units are pairing strong-armed riffs with introspective commentary, and standing steadfast in the heart of this hungry pack is Melbourne malcontents DUMB PUNTS. The band continues its upward trajectory with a fiery and robust album THE BIG ONE, out now on Pissfart Records.
The Big One is a fine addition to Australia’s garage and pub rock lineage and proof that good things never die. They’re touring the East Coast of OZ in October and early November before heading to UK and Europe with mates Skegss. So you better catch em and see em live before you die.

Support from S.M Jenkins.

TICKETS HERE | 9PM

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Wednesday Trivia!
Oct
24
7:00 PM19:00

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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Cat Canteri
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

Cat Canteri

Hailing from the grit and grime of Melbourne’s inner city, renowned songwriter Cat Canteri hits The Bridge beer garden with her trio The Blunt Tones for two sets of songs, stories and tripped out jams.

Cat's third record ‘Inner North’ set sail into the universe this year showcasing her bold and slide guitar style intermeshed with her poignant and poetic lyrics. Her songs document real life situations and experiences – often with a brave, personal and candid honesty – framed, coloured and shaped by exquisite playing.

“A testament to hard work and a passion for writing” Sydney Morning Herald
“An impressive work of songwriting mastery” The Music Below USA

Cat and The Blunt Tones play two sets from 3pm | Free Entry

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Boogie Wonderland - Guest DJ's Sach & Kate
Oct
20
to Oct 21

Boogie Wonderland - Guest DJ's Sach & Kate

Get yer dancing shoes on for a whole night of CHEESY HITS. No shame is the game. Guest DJ’s every month. Boogie Wonderland October sees Sach and Kate from Record Low celebrating their 2nd birthday! They’ll take you on a journey through the 70s, 80s, 90s. Plus! - Rumour has it even the 00s will be getting a spin. Trash disco!

From 9.30pm | Free Entry

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