Music at Castlemaine Fringe 2009

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Senior Citizens Hall

Located in the swanky Senior Citizens Hall the Castlemaine Fringe and Zombie Brainspace Productions launch an ultra supper club of deluxe entertainments (to continue each month). The Fez presents an ever-changing line-up of international guests and local luminaries - jugglers, comedians, crooners, bands, acrobats, dancers, films and more. Delectable foods, exotic drinks, games, prizes & dancing ensure that The Fez will be where its gonna be for any discerning cat who wants to party like its 1959. DRESS CODE: Secret Society, Tiki, Exotic, Swanky, Jetset, Retro-Modern, Space-age, Hot Rod, Swinging. All ages welcome. Licensed Venue.




Two nights of down and dirty, straight and twisted ROCK!
It looks like the federation is in danger when the Space Terrapin from a distant world arrives. It's up to Ace from Outer Space to lead his brave men into the unknown - and maybe even save the galaxy while they're at it.

Saturday 28th March

Saturday 4th April

PART I - Attack of
the Space Terrapin

Friday 27th March

PART II - Ace from
Outer Space

Friday 3rd April

Rose Turtle Ertler
Paddy Toasty: Kungfu Tennis
DJ Devil Girl
Anita Sinclair
The Great Gondos
Gasoline Stew and Dump
DJ Devil Girl
Crazy Craw (melb)
Smurfinger
The Beat Disease
MoonRockit
Earworm
Duck Duck Chop (melb)
Mr Blister
The Combs
Ryk's Blue Planet
Blackouts

The Folk of the Fringe

An assortment of local musical delights!

Saturday 28th March
Saff's Cafe
1pm - 5pm

Sunday 29th March
Doveton Corner Store
1pm - 5pm

Sunday 29th March
Bridge Hotel
7pm - 11pm

Monday 30th March
Bridge Hotel
7pm - 11pm

Mick Ahearne
Mildcats
Gus Read-Hill
Tommy B
Dan Nixon
The Heel Toe Express
Calcutta Cuties
Brothers in Arms
Acoustic in the Corner
Jude Parsons and Charles Affleck
Kestral
Sayou Souare'Bato
Chris Jephcott CD Launch with
Tim Walter, Kynan sutherland,
Rohan Souter, Josh Preston, Jacinta Walsh
Roostar
S.E.G.U.E.
Charlie Steel
Saul Roache

Keep out of the park at night

Two nights of avant-garde improvisation
plus local action painter Djonn

Highland Pipe Band Hall
Castlemaine Botanical Gardens

Castlemaine Idyll

Lot 19

where the town really gets to sing!

CAN YOU HEAR THE DRUMS, FERNANDO?

Monday 30th March
6:45pm - 7:45pm

ELEVEN, ELEVEN, ELEVEN!

Tuesday 31st March
6:45pm - 7:45pm

Saturday 4th April
2pm - late

Bob Daniels
Dan Cookson (melb)
Langley
Scott Sanders
Tom Foster
Simon Howard
Justin Bull
Mathew Underwood
Lot 19 Presents...
Castlemaine Idyll, where the town really gets to sing!
Live band, live dancers, famous judges and memorable (although not valuable) prizes, a bawdy afternoon in the sun with a fine food kitchen and small bar...
Mature audiences recommended, immature performances inevitable.
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ArgentinianBBQ.com presents
Film and Buenos Aires Disco: TANGO OR DEATH!

Lot 19

Thursday 2nd April
7pm - late

Nicolas Entel, 90mins, Argentina, 2006 (Spanish w/English subt).
The film follows the tango group "Orquesta Tipica" through their European tour through Germany, Italy, Switzerland, then back home to Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Followed by Buenos Aires Disco! Dj Astrid and MC Hernan playing contemporary latin and funk tunes! With a delicious Argentinean BBQ and bar.

Outdoor event - BYO rug and polished shoes!
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End of the Line for

Duncan Graham
and his Co-accused



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Sunday 29th March
11am - 1pm


Fresh from the launch of their latest single the kitten owns the cream, Duncan Graham and his Co-accused invite all and sundry to take the steam train (packed with local performers) out to Muckleford for a BBQ lunch and a taste of the new album.
General Enquires: 54752966 Recorded Train Info: 54706658 Click here to go to Victorian Goldfields Railway

Young songwriters
of the Region

a BreakOut FReeZA event

Castlemaine Highland
Pipe Band

Open rehearsal

Saturday 28th March
2pm - 5pm

Thursday 2 April
7pm - 9pm

 
MASK Productions presents the 2009 Songwriters competition Get Your Music Heard!
This FReeZA event is a competition and display of local young singer/songwriters, shown through solo group acoustic performances.


Click here for entry forms and details
The Castlemaine Highland Pipe Band rehearses every Thursday evening. Tonight they open their doors for a glimpse behind the scenes.

Performers at Castlemaine Fringe 2009

Anita Sinclair

The Fez
Sat 28th March
8pm - late
Anita Sinclair
Entertainment and misguided advice for the love-lorn, and some beautiful, classical puppetry.
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Acoustic in the Corner

Doveton Corner Store
Sun 29th March
1pm - 5pm
Peter Sullivan and Tasha Mullings present acoustic music

Charles Affleck

Doveton Corner Store
Sun 29th March
1pm - 5pm
Performing with Jude Parsons. Charles is a local pianist and teaches from CASPA
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Mick Ahearne

Saff's Cafe
Sat 28th March
1pm - 5pm
Mick Ahearne
Mick Ahearne has been a singer/songwriter and guitarist in any band that would have him since 1973. 36 years on, Mick is still doing what he does best - playing acoustic folk roots music all over the country. He has recently launched his latest album Forward

Tommy B

Saff's Cafe
Sat 28th March
1pm - 5pm
Tommy B is a local singer/songwriter

The Beat Disease

Five Flags Hotel
Fri 27th March
8pm - late
The Beat Disease
Surf's up - Castlemaine style, that is. With deep-set blues roots as you'd expect from a band raised in the 'maine.
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Blackouts

Five Flags Hotel
Fri 3rd April
1pm - 5pm
Blackouts, presented by Windarring, play pop, funk and rock covers.

Brothers in Arms

Doveton Corner Store
Sun 29th April
1pm - 5pm
Brothers in ArmsIn the red corner: Michael Sanders, with strings and springs of steel.
In the blue corner: Scott Sanders, with gut-rending finger-picking goodness.
Brothers meet HEAD to HEAD and BACK to BACK in this rare musical showdown.

Justin Bull

Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall
Tues 31st March
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Justin Bull at the Old Fire Station, Bendigo
An experimental guitarist, Justin is a member of the band Planet Caravan and appears courtesy of Undue Noise
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Calcutta Cuties and Skiduchi and the Coloured Girls

Doveton Corner Store
Sun 29th March
1pm - 5pm
Traditional Bengali and Hindu singers

Castlemaine Highland Pipe Band

Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall
Thurs 2 April
7pm - 9pm
Maryborough Highland Gathering Street March 2007
Formed in 1951 and led today by Pipe Major Ian Wilson, the band rehearses every thursday night in the hall at the botanical gardens.

the Combs

Five Flags Hotel
Fri 3rd April
8pm - late
Five piece band jamming on taboo topics. Will make you laugh and tap your feet :D Includes live sampling, improvised vocals and visual effects.
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Dan Cookson

Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall
Mon 30th March
6:45pm - 7:45pm
dan cookson at the noise bar, brunswickI've never met a man who hits the drums with such power and yet such control. You can see him through the window and hear him throughout the park, improvising with Bob Daniels and Langley. Dan also plays with his alter-ego Tim McNeill in Duck Duck Chop.
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Crazy Craw

Five Flags Hotel
Fri 27th March
8pm - late
crazy crawClaw 'My name is the Craw.'
Max 'The Craw?'
Claw 'No, no. Not the Craw. The Craw.'
Max 'Oh. Yes. The Craw.'
...
Max 'You'll never get your craws on the princess.'
Claw 'No, no, no. Not craws. Craws.'

stoner rock at it's dirtiest and most beautiful
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Bob Daniels

Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall
Mon 30th March
6:45pm - 7:45pm
A self-proclaimed metal drummer with four toms and obligatory double-kick, you can see him through the window and hear him throughout the park, improvising with Langley and Dan Cookson.
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Duck Duck Chop

Five Flags Hotel
Fri 3rd April
8pm - late
duck duck chop'We are performance material'

experimental post-punk from melbourne
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Duncan Graham and his Co-accused

Muckleford Steam Train
Sun 29th March
11am - 1pm


Well, Duncan's hitching along the acoustic-based rock'n'roll highway - and digging it. He's hustling gigs in Melbourne, Castlemaine and Sydney with his band The Co-Accused.
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Earworm

Five Flags Hotel
Fri 27th March
8pm - late
Electro sounds to open the battle against the terrapins.
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Tom Foster

Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall
Tue 31st March
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Tom FosterElectric bass virtuoso Tom Foster improvises live through the window solo and with Scott Sanders, Simon Howard, Justin Bull and Mathew Underwood.
Tom also performs with Smurfinger
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Gasoline Stew and Dump

The Fez
Sat 3rd April
8pm - late
Dirty dirty blues deep from the sewer
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The Great Gondos

The Fez
Sat 3rd April
8pm - late
Astonishing acts of daring, skill and stupidity
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The Heel Toe Express

Saff's Cafe
Sat 28th March
1pm - 5pm
The Heel Toe Express Lilting four-part harmonies, dueling stringed things and general pandemonium define The Heel-Toe Express, a troupe of beings who somehow found each other through a healthy obsession with the blues, bluegrass, old-timey country and a sprinkling of traditional folk.
The Heel-Toe Express bring to the stage a swag of original material along with a new take on some timeless tunes.

Simon Howard

Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall
Tues 31st March
7pm - 11pm
Simon Howard
Simon will be improvising on his electric guitar modified with a cello-style bridge which enables it to be played with a bow
Simon also plays in the band Planet Caravan and appears courtesy of Undue Noise
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Chris Jephcott

Bridge Hotel
Sun 29 March
8pm - late
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Chris launches his new CD of acoustic songwriting with his friends and guests.
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Kestral

Bridge Hotel
Sun 29th March
7pm - 11pm
Kestral's soulful acoustic sound in the beautiful space in the garden of the Bridge will soothe and settle you after a hard day's fringing

Langley

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Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall
Mon 30th March
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Famous percussionist Langley improvises through the window and into the park with Daniel Cookson and Bob Daniels
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Mildcats

Saff's Cafe
Sat 28th March
1pm - 5pm
acoustic folk - the folk of the fringe

MoonRockit

Five Flags Hotel
Fri 27th March
8pm - late
pop/rock covers from the 70's to today

Mr Blister

Five Flags Hotel
Fri 3rd April
8pm - late
Mr Blister
experimental post-punk-roots extravaganza
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Dan Nixon

Saff's Cafe
Sat 28th March
1pm - 5pm
acoustic folk - the folk of the fringe

Jude Parsons

Doveton Corner Store
Sun 29th March
1pm - 5pm
singer/songwriter/pianist Jude Parsons performing with Charles Affleck

Josh Preston

Bridge Hotel
Sun 29th March
7pm - 11pm
acoustic singer/songwriter supporting Chris Jephcott for his CD launch
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Gus Read-Hill

Saff's Cafe
Sat 28th March
1pm - 5pm
acoustic blues from the BLUES man

Saul Roache

Bridge Hotel
Mon 30th March
7pm - 11pm
acoustic folk - the folk of the fringe

Roostar

Bridge Hotel
Mon 30th March
7pm - 11pm
Roostar at Theatre Royal
Glorious acoustic folk music to cap off the night.

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Rose Turtle Ertler

the Fez Bar
Sat 28th March
8 - late
Rose Turtle Ertler
Solo ukulele and vocals.
Ukelele sometimes acoustic and sometimes with effects.
Sometimes with programmed drums.
Sometimes with a guest
on trombone
or bass

or anything they like...
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Ryk's Blue Planet

Five Flags
Fri 3rd March
8pm - late
Ryk plays Ace from Outer Space in part II of the Battle of the Planets. See Ryk and the band squeal and rock their way to vanquish the enemy and save the galaxy from almost certain doom.

Scott Sanders

Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall
Tues 31st March
6:45pm - 7:45pm
Scott Sanders
the house of andersen presents Scott Sanders, playing improvised electric guitar as loud as he can and as quiet as he can. With Tom Foster, Simon Howard, Justin Bull and Mathew Underwood.
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Sayou Souare'Bato

Bridge Hotel
Sun 29th March
7pm - 11
African drumming and dancing to start the night off at the Bridge

S.E.G.U.E.

Bridge Hotel
Mon 30th March
7pm - 11pm
The Slightly Eclectic Guildford Ukulele Ensemble
S.E.G.U.E. [seh gway] is an assemblage of musicians with diverse backgrounds and musical tastes, drawn together by an inexplicable desire to vent their musical feelings on the humble ukulele. United in their belief that any more than four strings are superfluous, this group have coalesced into a truly eclectic ensemble, playing a vast range of musical styles on an interesting array of ukuleles. Occasional appearances of Musical Saw, Kazoo or "Whistling Jim" add colour to their performance.


A S.E.G.U.E. performance can include anything from six to a dozen performers incorporating solos, trios and full ensemble arrangements of anything from Monty Python through vintage Hawaiian Hulas to Dolly Parton and the Kinks, with Material drawn from Hawaiian; Blues; Reggae; Country; Nostalgia; Rock; Swing; Risque; Pop; Comedy; Jazz; etc, etc.
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Smurfinger

Five Flags Hotel
Fri 27th March
8pm - late
Smurfinger
Some say Italian pop. Some say the dark side of brown town.
Everybody say swamp.

Not many bands rock out as large and as tight as Smurfinger - terrapins beware!
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Charlie Steel

Bridge Hotel
Mon 30th March
7pm - 11pm
acoustic folk - the folk of the fringe

Kynan Sutherland

Bridge Hotel
Sun 29th March
7pm - 11pm
acoustic singer/songwriter supporting Chris Jephcott for his CD launch

Rohan Souter

Bridge Hotel
Sun 29th March
7pm - 11pm
acoustic singer/songwriter supporting Chris Jephcott for his CD launch
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Mathew Underwood

Botanical Gardens Pipe Hall
Tues 31st March
7pm - 11pm
Mathew will be improvising on electric guitar. If you look through the window you'll be able to see who's making all that beautiful, wonderful noise. Mathew appears courtesy of Undue Noise

Jacinta Walsh

Bridge Hotel
Sun 29th March
7pm - 11pm
acoustic singer/songwriter supporting Chris Jephcott for his CD launch
wow this guy has lots of friends

Tim Walter

Bridge Hotel
Sun 29th March
7pm - 11pm
acoustic singer/songwriter supporting Chris Jephcott for his CD launch
i can't wait to hear the show Chris and his friends have put together
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