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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Copy of Wednesday Trivia!
Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

Copy of 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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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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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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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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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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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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Tobias Hengeveld + Amarina Waters
May
20
5:00 PM17:00

Tobias Hengeveld + Amarina Waters

Tobias sings rare and valuable stories, swaying between local landscapes and other-worldly themes. Like a melodic Cormack McCarthy, planting honest narratives in the Australian psyche. 

On the long tail of his steady-burning 2014 release The Daylight Express Tobias plays a full-band show of all new songs from his forthcoming new album! 

Surprising melodic twists and turns, navigating between rousing ragged rock and magnetic pop hooks, with a unique sense of space, languor and latent menace.

 

“Hengeveld casts some uncanny voodoo spell over the ears - not to mention the heart and the head as well.”                                

(Triple J Unearthed Crew)

 

 

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Stonefield
May
19
8:30 PM20:30

Stonefield

 

'Far From Earth' is the latest addition to an extensive catalogue that the four Findlay sisters have been officially releasing since 2010, but a catalogue they have been building since the days when they were only as tall as the strange stone formations that surround their hometown in Australia's rural south-east. For over a decade, Stonefield have seemingly existed within their own stellar nebula; unaffected by fleeting modern musical trends, their sound is a homage to the prog, metal and psych powerhouses of the 70s whilst remaining completely their own.

 

Stonefield’s latest single ‘Delusion’, and first for Flightless Records, demonstrates a shift from the hardened psych pop of earlier records toward more prog and heavy metal. Heavy waves of operatic synth and tubular bells ring below guitars with mellotron lines that warn you that humans don't belong in space.

Tickets here or $30 on the door.

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Mildlife
May
18
8:30 PM20:30

Mildlife

Mildlife take the musical canvas, rip the lids off the paint tins, and throw vibrant slashes of colour into kaleidoscopic jams. Old friends, the four-piece bonded over the desire to push musical boundaries, developing tight live shows bolstered by wild improvisation and a debut record that mines jazz, psych and disco for its irresistible groove.

Taking cues from pioneers Can and Herbie Hancock, creating a Mildlife song is a constant process of teasing and tugging, expanding and refining. Occasionally, they start with an individual idea, but most often, they come from moments of spontaneity, jamming together in the studio to find the seed of a strong notion, plucking it out of the session, and nurturing it to see where it grows. Some of those seeds were planted as far back as the beginning of the band, forgotten and rediscovered in the process of defining this album.

It’s that energy and excitement for the live show that drives the band. With their background in improvisation, those stories change in the retelling. Bringing the songs alive on stage is a process of transformation, the audience moulding the songs, the songs moulding the audience, Mildlife casting themselves as the cosmic funk house band for a party at the edge of the universe.

Don't miss Mildlife launch their debut album 'Phase' at The Bridge Hotel, May 18th.

Tickets here

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Wednesday Trivia!
May
16
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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Chris Harold Trio + The Good Minus
May
12
8:30 PM20:30

Chris Harold Trio + The Good Minus

The Chris Harold Trio is an all original, funk-blues hybrid from the psychadelic "Luvland" to the anthemic lets-hit-the-dancefloor "Kamasutra".
Chris ramps up the fusioneering on the guitar, bathing you with classical virtuosity, then shifting gear to a get-down street party. The band is powered with the funk twins, Neil Hodgson and Peter Keown, keeping it real and relevant.

Tonight the trio launch their new video "Breaking Bad" from their forthcoming album "Mystic Mile".

Door prizes include CD'S and Kamasutra t-shirts.

$10.

cjharold.com

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Tristen Bird + Hot Wings
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Tristen Bird + Hot Wings

Join Tristan as he launches the highly anticipated 2nd album ‘Yonder Comes The Sun’. Recorded in Melbourne, Memphis and Muscle Shoals, mixes in Nashville this record sees Bird’s new Sound come to fruition with a solid band of players.

Special guests include Melbourne’s master song craftsman Bill Jackson and Castlemaine’s own Hot Wings Band.

Tickets $10 at the door

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H.R. + Badskin
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

H.R. + Badskin

Badskin is Melbourne-based musician and composer Carla Oliver. Her album recently released album WHERE WAS I is her debut contribution to Australian ambient and experimental music
Self-defined as concave mess-room romantica, Where Was I uses noise and frozen signals to warp between reflection and presence. In her use of guitar loops, improvisation, live samples, and elements of rock music, her pieces often carry with them a cold romanticism.

H.R. peddles a brand of dark, soulful country-inspired guitar jams that meld ethereal harmonies under rumbling, rhythmic layers of solid gain and fuzzy ambience.

Doors 8PM, $5.

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Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission + Dana Gehrman
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Mick Thomas & The Roving Commission + Dana Gehrman

Mick and the band looking forward big-time to playing the rejuvenated Bridge Hotel. We are gearing up to do a new album in June and will be playing a small selection of songs contending for the record.

Also, it'll be the first show in Victoria for Dana Gehrman from Brisbane - make sure you get down early and catch her set.  She's a rockin' guitar slinging girl with a great voice and some fine songs.

Support from the extremely talented Dana Gehrman

Tickets here

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Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife

Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife bring their infectious sound to the Goldfields of Castlemaine – playing 2 sets from 3-5PM on Sunday APRIL 29...and it's free!

Hitch a train and head to the hills... you won't want to miss it.
Sunday beers in the sunshine with TM&The GoodLife.

They play only 2 headline shows for the first half of 2018, and this is one of them.

Canadian born McNeil has been releasing albums in Australia to the adulation of critics and aficionados since her arrival on our shores in 2007. Described as ‘fully realized, world-class country rock’ (Rhythms Magazine), her latest release Thieves (winner Best Country Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards), brings a healthy dose of Californian shimmer, harking back to the halcyon days of late 1970’s L.A. country rock with Laurel Canyon-esque harmonies hung from pop hooks.

Throughout her career McNeil has supported a plethora of international bands including: Dawes, Deertick, Walter Trout (Canned Heat), Old Crow Medicine Show, Eilen Jewell, Lindy Ortega and Australian legends Weddings Parties Anything.

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Clio + Hannah Cameron
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Clio + Hannah Cameron

Clio- ‘Something Left to Leave Behind’ EP Release

With a voice that wraps you up in warm honey, Clio Renner delivers a majestic combination of beautifully crafted, lyrically rich pop magic on her much-anticipated debut EP, ‘Something to Leave Behind’.Consolidating her breakthrough 2017 singles, Renner ushers us into her intoxicating world of lush, layered melodies and soaring vocals that is as classy and cool as it is heartfelt and haunting.

Clio is celebrating the release of ‘Something Left to Leave Behind’ at the Bridge Hotel with support from Hannah Cameron.

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Buddy Knox
Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Buddy Knox

Aboriginal Blues Master Buddy Knox is coming to Melbourne for one of his rare visits and all gigs are free entry.

He first picked up a guitar at just ten years of age. Despite the challenge of practicing on an old worn guitar, which was missing a string he persisted. From humble beginnings; a passion for guitar; his own natural gift, and with music an important aspect of his life, Buddy perfected his guitar ability to an outstanding standard.

Buddy plays funky Blues with lightning speed licks and promises his show will “smoke ya boots”. He has notched his Blues belt with some of the biggest music festivals in Australia, and has been described as Australia’s own BB King.

He demonstrates a complete grasp of the work of the greats from Robert Johnson to Freddie King and BB King to Buddy Guy. But he also brings a subtle infusion of traditional Aboriginal elements of drone and rhythm that makes his music quite unique and special.

Having been born in Tamworth, the eldest son of a country singer, Buddy first joined the family band as a schoolboy but his simmering passion of the blues took over. He has played on a number of recordings and has two of his own CD's: 'got da' blues' and 'Buddy's Blues' and is working on a third.

Buddy was crowned the Blues Male Vocal of the Year at the 2012 Australian Blues Music Chain Awards, Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year 2011, 2018 and twice a Finalist in Aboriginal DEADLYS Male Artist of the Year, his swag of musical awards are well deserved for this authentic Blues man.

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Eliza Hull
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

Eliza Hull

Eliza Hull’s upcoming EP ‘How We Disappeared’, is due for release in June 2018.

These five new songs were written by Eliza on her piano, and then taken into the studio and recorded live with a band in Melbourne, bringing the songs to life organically with producer Jono Steer.

The first taste of the EP is the upcoming single ‘Hard Way’ - a raw, gritty and bold song about learning to move on from a toxic relationship, where someone was trying to change you.

Eliza Hull is known for her stirring lyrics and haunting vocals, recently Eliza's music has developed into a rich soundscape of indie, pop tinged tracks, which showcase her development as a songwriter.Eliza’s debut album ’The Bones of Us’ was named ‘one of the most anticipated local records of 2015’ by Tone Deaf and received national airplay within Australia.

This show will be the first chance to see Eliza’s forthcoming EP ‘How We Disappeared’ performed live with a full band.

Support from Carly Fern.

Tickets here

 

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Coda Chroma
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Coda Chroma

Coda Chroma will launch their new single Circles with a very special show at The Bridge Hotel with full band arrangements of songs from their debut, forthcoming and further afield, future albums.

With special guest Ben Panucci (SYD) this will be a show not to miss! 

 

Coda Chroma tumble into the abyss with their stark new single Circles. The first taste from their forthcoming album, Circles is a striking departure from the self-titled, psychedelic pop LP they released in 2017. Circles combines ultra-minimal 808 beats, handclaps and warped, junkyard organs with one- take vocal performances. You can feel it in your guts

https://www.facebook.com/codachroma/videos/611123425901166/

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The 'Johnny Can't Dance' Cajun Band
Apr
15
5:00 PM17:00

The 'Johnny Can't Dance' Cajun Band

Appearing for the first time at the Bridge Hotel Castlemaine, 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!

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

5-7PM, Free entry!

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TV Haze + Michael Beach + LOOBS
Apr
14
8:30 PM20:30

TV Haze + Michael Beach + LOOBS

Making their first trip back to Castlemaine since last year’s wonderful Country Daze fest at Theatre Royal, Melbourne sonic-indie-rock trio TV HAZE hit The Bridge Hotel on April 14 - with their brand new album ‘Circle The Sun’ (Poison City Records) in hand.

For additional Melbourne rock goodness, they’ve also invited friends MICHAEL BEACH and LOOBS along for the ride.

Tickets on sale now

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