Compassionate Poetry Slam
Oct
24
7:00 pm19:00

Compassionate Poetry Slam

Free event

The Lost Ones is proud to present a Compassionate Poetry Slam as part of Compassion Week 2019.

We will share creative minds with an expression of Compassionate Poetry. We are calling on everyone to take a moment to reflect and create a short poem with a compassionate theme and perform it in our SLAM. Or come along and be entertained in the audience. No judgement, just sharing.

This event is held in conjunction with Compassionate Ballarat.

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Paige Duggan & Wayne Parker
Oct
26
3:00 pm15:00

Paige Duggan & Wayne Parker

Jazz duo Paige Duggan and Wayne Parker strive for genuine exploration and experimentation in their music. It is always about the sharing of ideas and risks between them. They present an intimate opportunity to witness, what is essentially, live jamming. Steeped in the risk and vulnerability which comes with jazz duos who explore improvisation; if jazz is about the relationship between musicians, then this is a worthwhile example. Not what you might expect and not to be missed.

Book your seat for a memorable afternoon.

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Monday Night Life Drawing
Oct
28
6:00 pm18:00

Monday Night Life Drawing

Start your week with life drawing
Single class: $25 inc GST / $20 inc GST for concession

$125 inc GST for series of 6 weeks / $100 inc GST concession

Cross life drawing off your bucket list

Join us as we continue our discovery of the willow charcoal in this 6-week drawing series. Come down and dedicate some time to examining the human form throughout the whole series, or just for a one-off class.

Perfect for the experienced artist who simply wants to keep their skills up, as well as for the novice who wants to try something different.

This is a three-hour drawing class on a Monday night, with professional models and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Respond to the challenges set, or set your own path.

Easels, clips and boards provided. Please bring your own materials.

Classes run each Monday from 7th October through to the 11th November, from 6pm to 9pm in the Basement Bar.

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Michael Westlake Trio
Oct
30
7:30 pm19:30

Michael Westlake Trio

The Michael Westlake Trio is Michael on keyboards and vocals, Denis Toner on double bass and Michael Evans-Barker on drums and percussion. Look forward to an evening of blended jazz fusion with classical influences, and an adventure at every turn.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Michael Westlake Trio in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money they receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Basement Session: Georgia State Line
Nov
2
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: 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 band melds both vintage and contemporary sounds to craft songs steeped in Tennessee sunsets. Delves’ voice is effortlessly colourful, lyrical and textural with a depth and grace to rival even the most revered of talents.

With years of touring and collaboration under their belt, the group has performed alongside Wagons and Margo Price at Out On The Weekend, at the National Folk Festival, and opened for country music heavyweights Eilen Jewell (USA) and Justin Townes Earle (USA). 

Joining Delves at The Lost Ones, Ballarat will be long time collaborator and “natural born story teller” Patrick Wilson. Together the pair quit their day jobs in 2018, packed their lives into a van and played extensively along the East coast of Australia before returning to Melbourne with a fresh set of road-warmed elegies. Rich in craftsmanship, Wilson’s trademark sound and approach to songwriting are gifts only strengthened by the life he breathes into performance.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Georgia State Line’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money they will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Polyphonic Voices & Sweet Mona's Choir
Nov
2
7:00 pm19:00

Polyphonic Voices & Sweet Mona's Choir

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General Admission: $45

Polyphonic Voices return to The Lost Ones, performing in conjunction with locally grown Sweet Mona's Choir.

Polyphonic Voices is a Melbourne-based chamber choir formed in 2013 under the artistic direction of Michael Fulcher, and since its inception has become renowned for its polished, innovative and engaging performances in non-traditional concert venues, often combined with multimedia elements. The choir prides itself on presenting a wide variety of music – both accompanied and unaccompanied – from the classical choral tradition, but also arrangements of music from jazz, pop, folk and other alternative genres.

Vibrant, harmonically magnificent Sweet Mona’s Choir is a Ballarat based gospel and world music choir of exceptional quality, famous for their world-class arrangements. For over 20 years, the “Monas” have continued to delight audiences with their energetic stage presence and stunning vocals. The choir focuses on a Capella and rhythm, and performs a range of gospel and world music. Their sound ranges from a rich, deep resonance to a lively, energetic tone, to haunting melodies that stay with you long after the performance is over. Sweet Mona’s Choir a colourful and lively human music machine!

Doors open 6.30pm.

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Basement Session: Rod Gear
Nov
3
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Rod Gear

Stalwart musician, Rod Gear opens up the summer season of Sunday Basement Sessions at The Lost Ones Basement Bar on Sunday 3 November. Using his guitar and loop station, Gear creates Latin and Middle Eastern musical expressions with subtle loops that draw the listener in, evoking a spectrum of emotion & thought. His arrangements of familiar songs, leave you with the essence of the composition, whilst injecting his own unique views into the mix. A great afternoon for some reflective world music.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Rod’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

 

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Monday Night Life Drawing
Nov
4
6:00 pm18:00

Monday Night Life Drawing

Start your week with life drawing
Single class: $25 inc GST / $20 inc GST for concession

Cross life drawing off your bucket list

Join us as we continue our discovery of the willow charcoal in this 6-week drawing series. Come down and dedicate some time to examining the human form throughout the whole series, or just for a one-off class.

Perfect for the experienced artist who simply wants to keep their skills up, as well as for the novice who wants to try something different.

This is a three-hour drawing class on a Monday night, with professional models and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Respond to the challenges set, or set your own path.

Easels, clips and boards provided. Please bring your own materials.

Classes run each Monday from 7th October through to the 11th November, from 6pm to 9pm in the Basement Bar.

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Alessandra Garosi (ITALY) & Adam Simmons
Nov
6
8:00 pm20:00

Alessandra Garosi (ITALY) & Adam Simmons

General admission: $30

Alessandra Garosi – piano
Adam Simmons – saxophones, clarinets, shakuhachi

Two extraordinary musicians with a passion for exploring musical possibilities come together again for this special concert. Alessandra and Adam first met in 2009 as fellow artists at Prague’s Alternativa Festival and have since performed in Tuscany, Sicily and Australia, including Ballarat’s Festival of Slow Music and released two albums, including “Zappa in Recital” recorded live at Melbourne Recital Centre and performed at MONA FOMA.

Alessandra Garosi (ITALY), is an exceptional pianist of international standing, from a classical background but with a passion for many styles of music including rock and border-line music. This is exemplified by her work with Harmonie Ensemble, who are known for their chamber ensemble versions of the music of Frank Zappa. Based in Tuscany, Alessandra also has a long-standing relationship with Australia, including with composers May Howlett and Robert Davidson.
“... brilliant pianist, and finally I can write pieces for her which I could never play myself.” – Roger Eno

Adam Simmons is heavily active in Melbourne in both contemporary classical music and in jazz, collaborating with numerous international groups of the most diverse genres. His recent projects include the highly acclaimed “The Usefulness of Art” concert series featuring Michael Kieran Harvey, Arcko Symphonic Ensemble, Ray Pereira and Wang Zheng-Ting, as well as having directed both Festival of Slow Music and Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues.
“… Adam Simmons is producing some of the most incredible jazz in Australia or anywhere else.” – Raphael Solarsh, Arts Hub

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Basement Session: Nina Rose
Nov
9
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Nina Rose

Nina Rose is a Melbourne singer songwriter who is attempting to keep her house plants alive.

Joining her is her sister Bessie who’s green thumbs grow lots of healthy silverbeet and lettuce.

Together their sister harmonies will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for a Saturday afternoon cocktail. Not to be missed!

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Monday Night Life Drawing
Nov
11
6:00 pm18:00

Monday Night Life Drawing

Start your week with life drawing
Single class: $25 inc GST / $20 inc GST for concession

Cross life drawing off your bucket list

Join us as we continue our discovery of the willow charcoal in this 6-week drawing series. Come down and dedicate some time to examining the human form throughout the whole series, or just for a one-off class.

Perfect for the experienced artist who simply wants to keep their skills up, as well as for the novice who wants to try something different.

This is a three-hour drawing class on a Monday night, with professional models and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Respond to the challenges set, or set your own path.

Easels, clips and boards provided. Please bring your own materials.

Classes run each Monday from 7th October through to the 11th November, from 6pm to 9pm in the Basement Bar.

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Basement Session: Anna Smyrk
Nov
16
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Anna Smyrk

With her sun-drenched voice and songs about far-flung corners of the world, Anna Smyrk paints stunning pictures of places she’s lived- from the sapphire waters of the Solomon Islands to a dusty city in Cambodia.

She comes to Ballarat to launch her brand new EP; a collection of songs about her time spent living in wild places. Her live show features glowing harmonies, masterful violin and mandolin, songs in several languages, and lots of stories.

Anna’s new EP is out on November 1st, but singles from the record are already getting love on Double J, ABC, BBC and community radio. AU Review called it "a glorious piece of musical storytelling " and Soundcheck magazine said it “packs a heart-rending and elegant punch.”

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Basement Session: Postcards from Europe
Nov
23
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Postcards from Europe

Mara Ripani singing a delightful selection of evocative folk songs from Italy accompanied by local legend Michael Westlake.

Claire O’Brien (trumpet), Hugh McKelvey (trombone) and William Stewart (French horn) playing Poulenc’s rarely performed Sonata.

Michael Westlake (piano) and William Stewart (horn) performing Rachmaninhoff’s Vocalise and Rondo from Mozart’s K. 495 horn concerto.

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Basement Session: Shon D
Nov
24
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Shon D

Shon is a singer songwriter who inserts charm and wit into his performances. An avid lover of music as a whole. He is a long-time guitarist and will often produce covers of unexpected rock classics.

Shon's vocals can be melodious, at other times full of grit. His songwriting provides nuances and nods to influences from a broad array of genres spanning generations.

He is constantly developing and cutting his teeth, both as a performer and a songwriter.

 

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Whiskey Sour Masterclass
Nov
28
7:00 pm19:00

Whiskey Sour Masterclass

TICKETS ONLY $20 EACH

The Sour family of drinks is one of the oldest families of drinks that has been using foam in their recipe since 1892. 127 years later and that recipe has been perfected, honed and refined. It's travelled the world, landing in Ballarat. We're giving you the chance to unlock the secret of the perfect sour alongside some of the city's finest bartenders. 

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Neil Murray and Sarah Carroll
Nov
29
8:30 pm20:30

Neil Murray and Sarah Carroll

General admission: $35

Acclaimed singer-songwriters Neil Murray and Sarah Carroll bring their uniquely Australian storytelling and character-filled performances to The Lost Ones Basement Bar as part of their south-west tour this November.

Neil is promoting his current release Blood and Longing, while Sarah is road-testing songs for her next recording project.

Neil and Sarah are proud to present this show, which promises to combine deep emotion, keen observation, dry humour and excellent musicianship.

This performance will be part of Spilt Milk Fringe Benefits.

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Gretta Ziller & Michael Waugh
Dec
5
8:00 pm20:00

Gretta Ziller & Michael Waugh

General Admission: $25

First impressions aren’t always right. If you’ve been foolish enough to nail down the sound of acclaimed songwriter Gretta Ziller, then prepare to have the rug pulled out from under you. Queen of Boomtown, her stunning debut record, defies categorisation and demands repeated listens.

Ziller’s sound may bear the hallmarks of classic Americana music but its essence is far more diverse. The Melbourne songstress’ roots span jazz, blues, rock, pop and classical, and that eclectic musical upbringing is reflected in the varied tracks on this new collection.

Michael Waugh gives a profound new voice to the Australian experience. His insightful storytelling cuts to the heart of everyday life. It is honest, emotionally brave and compelling in its beauty. He has been likened to the iconic Australian singer-songwriters Mick Thomas, Paul Kelly and John Williamson.

Waugh’s songs peer unflinchingly into the lives of those who have faced misogyny, homophobia, illness, violence and mental health in Australian rural communities – but the stories are lovingly depicted, evoking striking images of funny, real, beautiful, strong and flawed people. They are deftly balanced with humour, hope and lightness – textured with Australian vernacular and detailed with idiosyncrasies of specific places and people.

Gretta and Michael are touring together in celebration of Gretta’s debut album Queen of Boomtown and Michael’s second album The Weir.

Doors open 7pm.

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Basement Session: Riley Catherall
Dec
7
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Riley Catherall

Following a successful release of his 2018 5-track EP Venture In Vain, Melbourne based Americana artist Riley Catherall is touring his latest single "Pray That I Won't Be Long", the first release off an upcoming record. Riley will bring his trio to The Lost Ones Basement on the 7th of December, introducing Ballarat to his arresting lyricism and alluring live show.

 

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Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow
Dec
11
8:30 pm20:30

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow

General admission: $15

Tim McMillan & Rachel Snow are a duo from Melbourne, Australia, based in Germany and currently immersed in an endless tour entertaining and delighting audiences across the world. Tim is a percussive fingerstyle guitarist and outlandish storyteller and Rachel an exceptional violinist and accomplice in Tim's whimsical narrative.

With over 120 concerts delivered every year across Europe, Japan and Australia, the duo's thirst for exploration and inspiration is growing. Their lust for travel seeps into the soundscapes of their live shows with some imagining the music as a moving soundtrack. Along with emotive moments the audience is captivated by athletic guitar stunts, interwoven violin antics and a magical blend of vocals.

Tim's psychedelic and sometimes true stories of life on the road and tales from the Australian bush become increasingly eccentric and outrageous as the show progresses. The audience leaves feeling that they have themselves been on a wonderful and colourful adventure.

Doors open 8pm.

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Mo Kenney 'Ahead of Myself' tour
Jan
15
8:30 pm20:30

Mo Kenney 'Ahead of Myself' tour

General admission: $25
General admission + supper: $45

Nova Scotia native Mo Kenney returns to Australia with a brand new single and a bag of new songs from her upcoming new album.

In a world where connection becomes increasingly scarce, there’s a quixotic stubbornness in Kenney’s songs, an insistence that forging a bond is worth all the unavoidable pain and heartbreak and self-destruction that might be wrought from it. And there are few songwriters who are able to create such unforgettable melodies while communicating just how rough the ride can be.

Either with band or armed only with her acoustic guitar and voice, Mo Kenney draws the listener in and has them hanging on every word of her songs about love, loss and self-evaluation that pathologically mine the most shadowy corners of herself in order to surface with something unflinchingly honest. 

This time, Mo lands down-under with no band and only an acoustic guitar to play a series of solo shows that include performances at Cygnet Folk Festival and Illawarra Folk Festival.

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Monday Night Life Drawing
Oct
21
6:00 pm18:00

Monday Night Life Drawing

Start your week with life drawing
Single class: $25 inc GST / $20 inc GST for concession

Cross life drawing off your bucket list

Join us as we continue our discovery of the willow charcoal in this 6-week drawing series. Come down and dedicate some time to examining the human form throughout the whole series, or just for a one-off class.

Perfect for the experienced artist who simply wants to keep their skills up, as well as for the novice who wants to try something different.

This is a three-hour drawing class on a Monday night, with professional models and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Respond to the challenges set, or set your own path.

Easels, clips and boards provided. Please bring your own materials.

Classes run each Monday from 7th October through to the 11th November, from 6pm to 9pm in the Basement Bar.

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Basement Session: High Havoc
Oct
19
3:30 pm15:30

Basement Session: High Havoc

High Havoc bring you top quality Instrumental Acid Jazz tunes from the 1990s. With years of experience touring and performing across Australia and overseas individually, High Havoc have formed to bring that smooth funk sound to appreciative audiences wherever they play.

Combining music from legendary acid jazz outfits such as Corduroy, James Taylor Quartet, Brand New Heavies and Incognito, they also throw in some Herbie Hancock and Oscar Peterson jazz tunes for good measure.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to High Havoc in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money they receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Draw the Nude Dude
Oct
17
7:30 pm19:30

Draw the Nude Dude

He's baaaaaaaack!
Our very compliant and oh-so-polite nude dude is back for another drawing session. This is a free drawing event, hosted in the Basement Bar, where you're stepped through challenges and encouraged to drop your embarrassment, grab a charcoal and a drink and get drawing. Leave your prude at the door. Materials provided.

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Karen Lee Andrews
Oct
16
8:30 pm20:30

Karen Lee Andrews

General admission: $25
General admission + supper: $45

Karen Lee Andrews has reconnected with her guitar, hitting new strides and a new style, which can only be described as Oceanic Blues. And now this commanding Polynesian woman of soul is back with her own original music and new EP.

Her sound is an exceptional blend of American Blues, Soul and Gospel. The roots of the sound are gritty guitar, glowing valves, lush tremolo and deep reverb in a distinctively fluid Oceanic expression.

Doors open 7pm.

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Monday Night Life Drawing
Oct
14
6:00 pm18:00

Monday Night Life Drawing

Start your week with life drawing
Single class: $25 inc GST / $20 inc GST for concession

Cross life drawing off your bucket list

Join us as we continue our discovery of the willow charcoal in this 6-week drawing series. Come down and dedicate some time to examining the human form throughout the whole series, or just for a one-off class.

Perfect for the experienced artist who simply wants to keep their skills up, as well as for the novice who wants to try something different.

This is a three-hour drawing class on a Monday night, with professional models and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Respond to the challenges set, or set your own path.

Easels, clips and boards provided. Please bring your own materials.

Classes run each Monday from 7th October through to the 11th November, from 6pm to 9pm in the Basement Bar.

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Basement Session: Rod Gear
Oct
12
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Rod Gear

Stalwart musician, Rod Gear brings his Latin and Middle Eastern musical expressions to The Basement Bar. Using his guitar and loop station, Gear creates subtle loops that draw the listener in, evoking a spectrum of emotion & thought. His arrangements of familiar songs, leave you with the essence of the composition, whilst injecting his own unique views into the mix. A great afternoon for some reflective world music.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Rod’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

 

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Out of Copyright Film Night: A Star is Born (1937)
Oct
10
7:00 pm19:00

Out of Copyright Film Night: A Star is Born (1937)

Free entry

Long before Lady Gaga, Barbara Streisand and Judy Garland played variations on this classic, Janet Gaynor played starry-eyed farm kid Esther Blodgett who moves to Los Angeles in the hopes of breaking into the film industry. She catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine, and is quickly caught up in the Hollywood glamour machine.

Set back in the day when your chances of becoming a star were 1 in 100,000 instead of 1 in 1,000,000, A Star is Born is the tragic story of squandered potential and volatile self-loathing created by a stellar writing crew, brought to you in glorious Technicolour.

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Monday Night Life Drawing
Oct
7
6:00 pm18:00

Monday Night Life Drawing

Start your week with life drawing
Single class: $25 inc GST / $20 inc GST for concession

$125 inc GST for series of 6 weeks / $100 inc GST concession

Cross life drawing off your bucket list

Join us as we continue our discovery of the willow charcoal in this 6-week drawing series. Come down and dedicate some time to examining the human form throughout the whole series, or just for a one-off class.

Perfect for the experienced artist who simply wants to keep their skills up, as well as for the novice who wants to try something different.

This is a three-hour drawing class on a Monday night, with professional models and a warm and inviting atmosphere. Respond to the challenges set, or set your own path.

Easels, clips and boards provided. Please bring your own materials.

Classes run each Monday from 7th October through to the 11th November, from 6pm to 9pm in the Basement Bar.

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Basement Session: Above the Bit
Oct
5
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Above the Bit

Lauded songwriters in their own right, Luke Watt & Nigel Wearne join forces to go Above The Bit. Skirting the fringes of blues, country and outlaw folk, their diverse influences include Richard Thompson, Tom Waits and the spirit of Woody Guthrie.

Above The Bit shines a light on true tales of mutiny and civil disobedience that lie in the shadows of Australian history. Nigel Wearne is "one of Australia's emerging songwriters" (Tone Deaf) and Luke Watt is "the real deal… so real you feel you already know him" (ABC Radio). Together, they tap into the psyche and emotive fabric of their subjects, harnessing the power of narrative and verse with an informed historical approach and social conscience. Some tales don’t heal unless they’ve been told.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Above the Bit’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money they will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Basement Session: Mick Trembath
Sep
28
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Mick Trembath

The insanely talented Mick Trembath is set to entertain us with a Basement Sessions on Saturday 28 September. Kick back with Mick as he takes you on a wander through his influences, from Blind Blake to Fred Frith. Mick is as comfortable playing country rags as he is playing prepared guitar sonics.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Mick’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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WHITE NIGHT 2019: queens of the night garden
Sep
21
to 22 Sep

WHITE NIGHT 2019: queens of the night garden

We’re marking White Night 2019 in a heady celebration of lush tunes delivered by the ever-talented Slyshun and DJ PLMH, free ‘glow in the dark’ body paint and a stroll through a fevered dream-like garden of the night. Come discover what’s hidden down the garden path as we mix you a cocktail or three, and you can dance the night away to anthems by inspirational queens.

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Out of Copyright Film Night - Lady Frankenstein (1971)
Sep
19
7:00 pm19:00

Out of Copyright Film Night - Lady Frankenstein (1971)

Free entry.

Bodacious babe Rosalba Neri plays Frankenstein’s daughter who returns from medical school to take over the family business. Chaos ensues: there’s a monster on the loose, a brain transplant and some romance to cap it off.

It’s been described as "a hybrid of the '70s Hammer horror films' infatuation with nudity and sadism and the golden age of Italian horror's gothic period." With reviews like that, you can’t lose.

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Michael Westlake
Sep
18
7:30 pm19:30

Michael Westlake

Michael Westlake normally plays at The Lost Ones in some kind of ensemble, but on Wednesday 18th September he’s doing one of his favourite things- playing solo piano, which he’s done a lot!

Jazz standards, some classical, original pieces that sound like both, pop songs.

He plays anything really!

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Michael Westlake in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

 

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Basement Session: Deborah N
Sep
14
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Deborah N

Deb has been singing for 20 or so years. She began her musical adventures with original songs and after a stint attempting acid jazz in 'Cocoa Soul', performed solo whilst dabbling in her small acoustic soul band 'Otis'.  Deb has an eclectic taste in music. Soul is what comes naturally. She enjoys playing some originals, and covers a variety of music with her 'deborahN' sessions. She also enjoys bringing Motown sounds to life.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Deb’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money she will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Draw the Nude Dude
Sep
12
7:30 pm19:30

Draw the Nude Dude

He's baaaaaaaack!
Our very compliant and oh-so-polite nude dude is back for another drawing session. This is a free drawing event, hosted in the Basement Bar, where you're stepped through challenges and encouraged to drop your embarrassment, grab a charcoal and a drink and get drawing. Leave your prude at the door. Materials provided.

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Basement Session: Victoriana Gaye
Sep
7
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Victoriana Gaye

Vicki Gaye Philipp and Jeff Raglus (Bachelors from Prague, Black Sorrows, The Beachniks) play a mix of jazz, classic movie soundtracks, reggae, sunny psychedelia and their own blend of indie/folk/rock.

They play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, trumpet and share the lead; harmony singing is the backbone of Victoriana Gaye sound.

The husband and wife duo have toured and played their original tunes at festivals and venues in Japan, New Caledonia, the UK and Europe. They continue to tour around Australia.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Victoriana Gaye’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money they will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Reasons: FedUni Third Year Musical Theatre Fundraiser
Sep
5
7:00 pm19:00

Reasons: FedUni Third Year Musical Theatre Fundraiser

General admission: $20
Student: $12

Join the Federation University’s 3rd Year Musical Theatre students in a night of singing and fun! This night will share with everyone reasons why they began this journey, or reasons why they stay inspired to keep pursuing their dreams of becoming performers; whether that be pop, jazz or musical theatre songs.

This night will celebrate everything they have worked for over the years and help raise money for their final semester.

The night will be accompanied and music directed by the fabulous Sol Summers.

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Michael Westlake Trio
Sep
4
7:30 pm19:30

Michael Westlake Trio

The Michael Westlake Trio is Michael on keyboards and vocals, Denis Toner on double bass and Michael Evans-Barker on drums and percussion. Look forward to an evening of blended jazz fusion with classical influences, and an adventure at every turn.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Michael Westlake Trio in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money they receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Basement Session: Tristen Bird
Aug
31
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Tristen Bird

Tristen Bird deals in subtle, intimate, mood-driven storytelling.

Born of a country-folk musician father, he turned to his craft early, developing a style that utilises textured finger style guitar and combines stringed soundscapes.

Off the back of two successful national tours, showcases in Nashville, Tristen is recording album #3.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Tristen’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Basement Session: Rod Gear
Aug
24
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Rod Gear

Stalwart musician, Rod Gear brings his Latin and Middle Eastern musical expressions to The Basement Bar. Using his guitar and loop station, Gear creates subtle loops that draw the listener in, evoking a spectrum of emotion & thought. His arrangements of familiar songs, leave you with the essence of the composition, whilst injecting his own unique views into the mix. A great afternoon for some reflective world music.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Rod’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

 

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out of copyright film night - the terror (1963)
Aug
22
7:00 pm19:00

out of copyright film night - the terror (1963)

Free entry.

It's on again, this time another Roger Corman classic - and try to keep up. This one's a doozy. Historical hottie, Jack Nicholson, stars as Andre Duvalier who falls for a wandering beauty called Helene. But Helene looks suspiciously like Ilsa von Leppe, the wife of Baron von Leppe who died 20 years before. Could she be a ghost? A rotting corpse? You betcha.

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Basement Session: Mariah McCarthy
Aug
17
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Mariah McCarthy

Folk artist Mariah McCarthy is one of regional Victoria’s most prized possessions. With a beckoning voice of home, the honest and tender performer captivates every ear in the room.

Mariah is influenced by the story telling of Dylan and Young, with femininity reminiscent of Joni. This combined with her unique folk style makes for an enchanting, intimate performance from the young artist. Don’t miss the exquisite story telling of Mariah McCarthy.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Mariah’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money she will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Cocktail Workshop: The Aviation
Aug
15
7:30 pm19:30

Cocktail Workshop: The Aviation

Tickets: $20.00

Once a forgotten classic of the pre-prohibition era, the revival of ‘The Aviation’ in the 90’s made the cocktail a secret handshake for those of the bar world’s in-crowd.

Learn the history of the ingredients, the rise and fall of the cocktail in modern times and, of course, how to make one for yourself. You might even pick up a few trade secrets.

Step into the world of Classic Cocktails.

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Basement Session: Nathan Power
Aug
10
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Nathan Power

Nathan Power plays folk music inspired by an odd up-bringing. Born in Pakistan and growing up in Yemen and Kenya, Nathan borrows inspiration from artists such as the Tallest Man on Earth and Leonard Cohen. Armed with a parlour guitar this is folk music at its finest.

2018 saw over 60 shows with the release of Nathan’s debut EP ‘We Were Wild’ and plays across PBS, RRR and Triple J. Nathan kicked off 2019 with the release of new single ‘Walking Wounded’.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to the Rod’s performance in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money he will receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Hugo Race
Aug
8
8:00 pm20:00

Hugo Race

General admission: $45
General admission + supper: $65

Hugo Race, ex- Bad Seed and Wreckery founder, composer, producer and author returns with a new album from his  “Fatalists” project.

Never one to sit still, Race, follows his recent excursions into world electronica (Dirtmusic’s ‘Bu Bir Ruya’ and ‘Gemini 4’), 21st century blues (‘John Lee Hooker’s World Today’) with  a selection of modern folk songs on his latest album, “Taken by a Dream”.

The album is a cinematic tapestry of complex emotional states illuminated by mercurial moments of dazzling light and grace. Recorded in Sicily, Taken by The Dream is an album with a dark, nocturnal mood, characterised by pieces where the melodies, always tinged with a certain melancholic fatalism, float in textural and musical scores, crossing hypnotic rhythms with guitars of all kinds, sounds in reverse, organ, piano, keyboards and violins. 

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Basement Session: Stella Savy
Jul
27
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Stella Savy

Stella Savy’s singular blend of funk, soul, reggae and ska is unlike any other performer in Australia.  Her original music is influenced by her Seychelle Island heritage- the sounds of the islands fused with reggae and ska guitar rhythms. Her original material showcases her talent as a songwriter and vocalist. Her expressive and soulful vocal style captivates audiences all over Australia.

Stella has worked with musicians from all over the world.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Stella in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money she receives. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

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Hetty Kate Swings the Standards
Jul
25
8:00 pm20:00

Hetty Kate Swings the Standards

General admission: $25
General admission + supper: $45

Fresh from Paris, jazz vocalist Hetty Kate is looking forward visiting Ballarat to perform with outstanding guitarist James Sherlock and bassist, Ben Hanlon. 

"Hetty has an approach to the songs that feels just right. She sings with an easy confidence that is infectious." Joseph Lang : Jersey Jazz Magazine (USA)

Credited with a 'natural musicality' Hetty Kate's pure tone and swing give a nod to the jazz singers of the 1940s and 50's whilst keeping a style that is all her own. In the last decade she has graced stages large and small from New York to New Zealand, toured with James Morrison, sung with the MSO, featured at jazz festivals around the world, released eight albums and moved to Paris. 

For this intimate concert, you can expect a smorgasbord of beautiful songs from Johnny Mercer, Cole Porter, Harold Arlen, George Gershwin and more - plucked from the well thumbed pages of the Great American Songbook. Lots of swing, some surprises, and as always many anecdotes about life in France. 

"She’s truly one of the best swing-style vocalists (I’m talking 1940, Benny Goodman style 4/4 swing) on the current scene..” Will Friedwald : Jazz Critic, Wall Street Journal (USA)

Doors open 7pm.

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Basement Session: Victoriana Gaye
Jul
20
3:00 pm15:00

Basement Session: Victoriana Gaye

Vicki Gaye Philipp and Jeff Raglus (Bachelors from Prague, Black Sorrows, The Beachniks) play a mix of jazz, classic movie soundtracks, reggae, sunny psychedelia and their own blend of indie/folk/rock.

They play acoustic guitar, electric guitar, trumpet and share the lead; harmony singing is the backbone of Victoriana Gaye sound.

The husband and wife duo have toured and played their original tunes at festivals and venues in Japan, New Caledonia, the UK and Europe. They continue to tour around Australia.

We are big believers in ensuring our artists are paid well for their time. You can contribute to Victoriana Gaye in the full knowledge that the more people who attend, the more money they receive. Reward the arts and it will reward you. Contribute $15 and you’ll get a drink as a “thank you”.

 

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Sterling Silver Ring Making Workshop
Jul
20
10:00 am10:00

Sterling Silver Ring Making Workshop

  • The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery (map)
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Full day class: 10am till 4pm
Cost: $155 per person

Learn how to craft a sterling silver ring in a day. This workshop with local recognised silversmith, Rachel Grose, is a great introduction to the joys of working with metal. The workshop provides a practical beginners approach to jewellery making. Participants will learn how to craft in sterling silver and learn about ring sizing and how to custom fit a ring, how to create an individual design for a ring, right through to finishing and polishing a completed piece.

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