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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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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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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East Brunswick All Girls Choir + House Deposit
Dec
1
9:00 PM21:00

East Brunswick All Girls Choir + House Deposit

Following on from a sold out album launch in July, Australian and New Zealand tour supporting Courtney Barnett in August and BIGSOUND showcases in September, East Brunswick All Girls Choir have announced their Teddywaddy album tour this November. Don't miss out on this chance to catch one of this countries most captivating live acts

"Teddywaddy is stressful, vivid, temperate and gratifying. East Brunswick All Girls Choir offer a listening experience that's missing in much Australian music at the moment" The Australian ★★★★

The follow up to their 2014 Australian Music Prize-long listed Seven Drummers, Teddywaddy is the most profound and riotous statement of the band's career, anchored at every turn by the ragged glory of Hobbs' eruptive singing and the piercing details of his lyrics.

Alongside Marcus Hobbs who pens the songs is bassist/keyboardist Rie Nakayama, drummer Jen Sholakis and guitarist Rob Wrigley. Co-produced with Anna Laverty (Courtney Barnett, The Peep Tempel), the album is etched deeply with such contrasts. For every spacious swath of majesty like 'Rounds' or 'Never/Never', there's some punked-up exorcism like the calm-to-squall 'Dog FM', the nerves-fraying 'Cicada Chirps the Chicane' or first single 'Essendon 1986', an old song revisited and accelerated.

Supported by House Deposit.

TICKETS HERE | 9pm 

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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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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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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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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. 

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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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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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The Outdoor Type + World Turtle World
Oct
19
9:00 PM21:00

The Outdoor Type + World Turtle World


The Outdoor Type return with ‘Dirty Water’, their latest slice of Australiana guitar-pop. Released on September 7th through Nettwerk Music.

It’s been a huge 12 months for The Outdoor Type, from breaking the top 40 Triple-A charts in the U.S and playing their first international shows, to sharing the stage with the likes of Vance Joy and Portugal. the Man. After signing with Paradigm booking agency for North America, the band turned its attention to recording their debut album with producer John Castle (Josh Pyke, Vance Joy, Cub Sport). Ending the year on a high note, the release of the ‘Perspectives’ EP and the lead track ‘Middle of the Road’ received extensive praise from local radio.

With a debut album ready for release and burgeoning international presence, 2018 is shaping up to be the year for The Outdoor Type.

To promote the release of ‘Dirty Water’ The Outdoor Type will be embarking on a regional tour, playing here at The Bridge on Friday October 19th with support from local legends, World Turtle World. Not to be missed!

9pm | FREE Entry

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Royalty Noise + Tumi the Be
Oct
18
8:30 PM20:30

Royalty Noise + Tumi the Be

Fresh out of the studio (new album coming March 2019) Royalty Noise sets the dance floor in motion with a soundscape of vintage electronica, jazz-RnB and dexterous rhythms. Royalty Noise are bringing their unique sound to The Bridge Hotel this October.

Joining them is the Melbourne based rapper and spoken word poet, Tumi the Be. Following a year of feature performances at the Evelyn Hotel, Alex Theatre and Incinerator art gallery, Tumi will be setting the mood with his unique brand of rap and performance.

Tickets $10 on the door | 8.30pm

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Wednesday Trivia!
Oct
17
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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Cookie Baker + Georgia State Line
Oct
14
3:00 PM15:00

Cookie Baker + Georgia State Line

Cookie Baker 
Cookie Baker is a pint-sized melodic force to be reckoned with. A walking, talking exercise in compact contradiction and adaptation. As gutsy in person as she is empathetic on stage, as careful with her picked guitar as she is unapologetic with her incisive words, as warm in her interactions as she is unafraid of bringing airtime to the hard stuff.

More often than not penning songs of keenly observed lost love and found habits, Cookie speaks honestly of longing, loss, displacement and isolation, and the emotional debris resulting from these experiences.

‘Rushing, driven, sublime folk and a great voice make this one impressive debut.’ – Nat Tencic, Triple J

Georgia State Line
Honest, agile, and refreshingly self-assured, Georgia State Line’s unique brand of country-infused melancholy yields music that’s equal parts heartsick and hopeful. 

Fronted by lauded songwriter Georgia Delves, the Melbourne, Australia-based band melds both vintage and contemporary sounds to craft songs steeped in Tennessee sunsets and the scent of softened leather. Delves’ voice is effortlessly colourful, lyrical and textural with a depth and grace to rival even the most revered of talents.

Georgia State Line has appeared at the National Folk Festival (Canberra, AUS), Dashville Skyline Festival (Belford, AUS), toured alongside acclaimed country-blues artist Eilen Jewell (USA), and in October 2018 will join the bill at Out on the Weekend (Williamstown, AUS).

Georgia State Line celebrate the release of 'Dry My Tears' (via Metropolitan Groove Merchants) with a string of tour dates throughout October/ November. 

3pm | FREE ENTRY

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Terry + School Damage + Constant Mongrel
Oct
12
9:00 PM21:00

Terry + School Damage + Constant Mongrel

Hot on the heels of last year's instantly loveable self-titled debut, Melbourne anxiety-pop angels SCHOOL DAMAGE are back with a new album and a new album launch tour!

School Damage's second album A To X is due out on Chapter Music on August 31 on black vinyl, limited white vinyl, CD and digital. A To X focuses School Damage's simultaneously sharp and wobbly DIY pop aesthetic, taking in the wooziness of Young Marble Giants, the bite of Devo and the busy melodies of the Television Personalities.

TERRY is a latent person of mystery. Terry is also a band from Melbourne, Australia. Divide them in half and you split the genders, into quarters and you get Amy Hill (also of Constant Mongrel, School Of Radiant Living), Xanthe Waite (Mick Harvey Band, Primo), Zephyr Pavey (Eastlink, Total Control, Russell St Bombings) and Al Montfort (UV Race, Dick Diver, Total Control). Guitars, bass, drums, all four sing.

Terry are busy people and Terry is a particularly active project too, having released two EPs and a full length album ('Terry HQ') last year on Upset The Rhythm. In 2017 it proved time to 'Remember Terry', whilst this Finals season Terry returns with 'I'm Terry'! In shops late August!

TICKETS HERE | 9PM

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Two if by Sea featuring members of Klok (Austria)
Oct
11
9:00 PM21:00

Two if by Sea featuring members of Klok (Austria)

If you are a lover of vocal harmony and rich soul folk music this is one not to be missed.

Two If By Sea play original and traditional tunes that draw on their breadth of experience as multi genre musicians.

Built upon the wonderfully virtuosic sounds of Rachel Johnston and Trent Arkleysmith on cellos, Mandolins and Guitar they are joined by the brilliant rhythm section of Joerg Reissner (Guitar) and Roman Britschgi (Double bass) of Vienna based Trio Klok. 

Collectively their music is infused with Celtic, Scandinavian, Eastern European folk and Americana sounds and together they create a sublime collaboration that is more than the sum of its parts, something contemporary and rare.  

Doors 9pm | $12 / $8 concession


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Wednesday Trivia!
Oct
10
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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The Guilts
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

The Guilts

The Guilts are proud to perform at the Bridge Hotel in Castlemaine for a cosy afternoon. Let's do Sunday lunch in the country - good friends putting the world to rights. 

This languid affair will be free of charge for punters. The Guilts will play two sets: one at 3pm and one at 4pm. Earlier that day they will probably be purchasing rustic furniture and antique agricultural equipment, if past visits are anything to go by.

Free Entry | 3PM

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Wednesday Trivia!
Oct
3
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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Stephen Grady
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Stephen Grady

Stephen Grady is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician living in Melbourne. 

In 2016, Grady formed folk-duo ‘The Ahern Brothers’ with Josh Rennie-Hynes, with the pair releasing their self-titled album to critical acclaim and playing over 70 shows around Australia in 2017/18. Stephen is now performing solo and will be releasing a new single just prior to playing the Bridge Hotel. 

Stephen was also recently included in Paul Gough's Tone Deaf article 'The 8 incredible Australian artists you need to hear this week': 

Stephen plays two sets from 3-5pm.
Free entry.  

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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 - Luke Watt
September 27th - Amaya Laucirica

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Wednesday Trivia!
Sep
26
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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Raised by Eagles + Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells
Sep
21
9:00 PM21:00

Raised by Eagles + Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells

Fresh off the back of their winter run which took in TAS, NSW, QLD and VIC, award winning alt country act, Raised By Eagles are taking a break from the road until December when they'll head west again to round out their year in SA.

In the meantime they're maintaining some match-fitness by playing a few intimate shows closer to home. Catch them back at the Bridge with support from Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells.

Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells will take you on a trip through 60s surf, 70s pop, and their unique brand of ‘Femmericana’ twang. Influenced by Bonnie Raitt and Patsy Cline, Madeline captivates audiences with stories of strong women who ramble their way through the mundane and the profound. The Desert Swells will be performing songs from their forthcoming debut album Nobody’s Fool, a collection of Americana classics, that together present as Leman’s own feminist manifesto. Featuring the vocals of Leah Senior, her band creates the perfect backdrop of 1970s women’s lib-nostalgia met head on with a fresh take on country songwriting.  Leman’s strong vocals and playful pop sentiment provide a powerful listening experience not to be missed!

TICKETS HERE | Showtime from 9pm

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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 - Luke Watt
September 27th - Amaya Laucirica

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Wednesday Trivia!
Sep
19
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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