Victoria's string quartet, Flinders Quartet, returns for another of their wonderfully intimate recitals at The Lost Ones Basement Bar. This time they are joined by violist and narrator Chris Moore for for performances of works by Mendelssohn, Brahms and Australia's own Calvin Bowman.
Izzy Losi and the Auracles, bring an orginal line up of songs to Ballarat. Izzy's voice is a powerful force that begs to be heard live. This soulful act will have you bouncing out of your seat and grooving round the.room. Definitely one of Australia's up and comers, Izzy Losi and the Auracles have supported the likes of Mia Dyson and Courtney Barnett. They have been compared to Florence and the Machine, Fleetwood Mac and Missy Higgins.
SOLD OUT : The Audreys have graced almost every major festival in Australia and played more gigs than they can count. They’ve rocked festivals and clubs in Europe and North America, sold songs to films and tv shows far and wide, written music for theatre, won awards, hit the charts, gone gold and pawned their very hearts for rock and roll.
Run a business in the creative sector? Well, you're invited.
This is a meet-up of representatives of Ballarat's Creative Industries. A get-to-know-you, a sharing of ideas and cross pollination between businesses in the creative sector. This is a casual coffee or a cocktail where you can let your guard down and chat about those things that can make or break a business.
The Bandits was born one Sunday afternoon on a veranda in a little country town. Gabriel had just picked up a mandolin and Lucie decided slap bass was her thing. Mary pulled out her fiddle and taught them some tunes, which left Amie no choice but to learn bluegrass ukulele.
THE OLD MARRIED COUPLE are the faces of new vintage, playing Dixieland style music with a vaudevillian twist that would be at home in the Music Halls of the 19th century.
A degustation-style dinner for 26 people in The Lost Ones Contemporary Art Gallery over heritage weekend, combining modern gastronomy with old world techniques, surrounded by a series of works from local contemporary female artists. The 1800s inspired menu will focus on the wild, the foraged, the hunted and the scavenged. The exhibition ‘Fabulous Maude’ will interpret the life of the fierce and forgotten woman who drove change in Ballarat in the same era. The tables will be dressed in linens and local flora, and all food will be matched with complementing wine.
Working Dog Union is a Celtic fusion band formed in South Australia comprising Nick Martin (uilleann pipes/whistles/vocals), Rick Chew (keyboards/vocals) and Jamie Jones (drums).
With influences ranging from classical to contemporary jazz and progressive rock, WDU play an eclectic mix of traditional music from Ireland and Scotland and a swag of originals, with a sound that is entirely their own; epic, tender, quirky and intense; but above all, life affirming.
Join Trent Nelson (Dja Dja Wurrung), of Parks Victoria, and Dr Fred Cahir (Federation University Australia) for an intimate lecture exploring Aboriginal heroes of Fire. Settle in with a bush food cocktail, enjoy great conversation and discover the facts, the stories and the legendary examples of Aboriginal fire technology in Victoria.
The Acfields, Hannah and Dan Acfield, have taken their music from their childhood in central Queensland to the world. Their two stunning voices have spent many a childhood car trip together harmonizing together in Australia and overseas. Their blending of folk-pop and alt-country roots has created music that stays with you long after the song ends.
7.30pm, 30th May 2018
The most fun you can have with a drink in your hand. You don't even have to be able to hold a tune, you just need to be prepared to enjoy yourself. Arranged and conducted by Paige Duggan and Mary Card. Gold coin donation to participate (but only if you want to), with all proceeds going to Soup Bus.
Join us in welcoming Phil and Trudy Edgeley to The Lost Ones Basement Bar. Phil and Trudy are a high powered, high energy, infusion of soul, blues, gospel, roots and folk. They bring along the Soulful, Charismatic, Indigenous RnB musings of DeborahN.
Tickets: $120 p.p.
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society Masterclass presents an introduction to their exclusive single malt, single cask whiskies. Learn about the different flavour profiles and what makes single cask whisky so special. Coupled with a sophisticated tasting menu.
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. Book now.
Simon studied clarinet and sax at VCA in the 90s and has played in various ensembles and bands over the years. His latest works feature saxophone and electronic sound scapes. Simon is looking to create melodies that transcend. Future releases in Japan and Canada are in the works.
Paige & The Vinleys explore Paige Duggan’s original songs, blending music styles for an easy listening, but reflective experience for the audience. With Paige on guitar and singing, joined by Andrew Vincent on double bass, Lesley Williams on drums and Mary Card on vocals. The mood of songs is as diverse as is the subject matter the group delve into, but themes of searching for equality and common human experience form much of their basis.
It’s primal..... Boy meets girl, girl gets pregnant, boy (now man) in band tours a lot, girl (now woman) stays home bringing up kids, woman starts playing guitar and writing songs - waiting for man to return. Woman says ‘hey man, listen to this!’ Man gets turned on to woman sound, quits band and together they become VICTORIANA GAYE.
Six years down the track, Victoriana Gaye have performed nationally and internationally. They have released three CD’s and are currently writing their 4th. They describe their sound as soft-core-prog!
Shaking up the Australian blues scene, award-winning international artist Zee Gachette with her trio Z-Star Trinity setting the stage alight with her high octane energy modern blues, psyche rock, folk n’ funk. Zee’s inimitable talent for improvising onstage is simply exhilarating to watch, inspiring standing ovations from music legends like Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and Amy Winehouse. A show not to be missed!
Borrowing inspiration from artists such as the Tallest Man on Earth, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, Nathan explores a love of folk music to communicate stories loosely based on life experiences. Armed with a parlour guitar and backed by a ragtag collection of instruments including double bass, drums, and the occasional three-part vocal harmony, this is music for contemplation and slow dancing.
Animus brings us their incredible depth of knowledge of distilling and botanicals. Founded in 2015, Animus has had breakaway success with their gin range. This event presents an opportunity to sample their gin, whilst learning about the crafting of these sensational, modern takes on the centuries old art of gin distilling from the creators themselves.
Healesville artist, Jenny Reddin's show runs from 4th April to 13th May, and her work is a comprehensive investigation of the symbol of the flower. She examines colour as symbol for love, loss and regret. Meet the artist at her exhibition drinks in the Gallery.
Now in it's sixth year, The ANBC is a different sort of music festival for Australia.
The ANBC is a celebration of all styles of music because the Buskers who perform bring a huge variety of music to the event.
Paige Duggan performs an intimate Sunday Session at the gorgeous Lost Ones Basement. Joined by Wayne Parker on guitar. A wonderful opportunity to witness and engage with Paige and Wayne's exploration of jazz standards. Unpredictable and honest, raw and beautiful. Real jazz from and in the heart of Ballarat.
Tickets: $35 p.p.
Gordie MacKeeman exemplifies the term natural showman. An ace fiddle player nicknamed “crazy legs” for his frenetic loose-limbed step-dancing, he just loves to perform. Combine that exuberance and onstage dynamism with the stellar musicianship of his multi-instrumentalist comrades His Rhythm Boys, and you have an unstoppable roots music force. Book now.
Sunday, February 18
Bill Stewart on French Horn and Michael Westlake on keyboard and vocals bring to you a palette of jazz, classical and 60s pop which celebrate the versatility of the French horn.
With Bill’s experience in the WA and Sydney symphony orchestras and Michael’s comfort with different styles, they evoke the sounds of orchestral film textures, classical chamber music and the muted tones of Miles Davis.
Kirsten Fredericks and Deb Lord - The Politics of the Personal
2pm, Saturday 10th February
Coinciding with the current exhibition, Body Politic, this podcast recording and 'meet the artist' session is destined to be challenging, funny and tender. Our panel discussion includes an upfront and personal conversation with Kirsten Fredericks and Ballarat's own Deb Lord (aka Lance DeBoyle) discussing the motivation for their work.
Join us at 2pm for a 2.30pm start. Bring your questions.
Ballarat native, Freya Josephine Hollick is an Old-Timey, Country, Folk singer/songwriter from the Victorian Goldfields. Hollick has always had her roots in folk music, coming to earlier 20th Century folk, blues and country music through a hunger for knowledge of how and from where modern music evolved.
Amie Brûlée and Floyd Thursby are hosting an evening of classic French song and close harmony duets in the sophisticated confines of Ballarat's most salubrious establishment, The Lost Ones Basement Bar.
Entry is free. The wine is good. The songs are grand.