Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don’t

Fed Uni Arts Academy cabaret season 2018

Performers for the night over 2 shows:

Early Show: Heather Cheney, Rachel Dwyer, Benjamin Carter, Nick Bell, Blake Peiper, Emily Jaker-Lawrence, Georgie Potter

Late Show: Chloe Prendergast, Abbey Bull, Michaela Pace, Olivia Condous, Natalie Whalley, Anna Grabham, Annabelle Heslop, Bethany Harrison

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Bar Choir
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

Bar Choir

Free Event

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.

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It Must be Thursday Jazz with Stephen Fewell
Jul
5
7:00 PM19:00

It Must be Thursday Jazz with Stephen Fewell

Jazz guitarist & touring musician, Stephen Fewell, brings classic songs from the jazz guitar greats of the 50’s & 60’s, to the Lost Ones Basement Bar, every Thursday night throughout July.

Fewell pays homage to those legends that shaped the golden era of jazz, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Herb Ellis and more. Whilst Fewell stays close to the original arrangements, a modern theme gives the songs an updated interpretation.

Settle in with one of our seasonal selections, such as mulled wine or a hot toddy, relax, let the warmth of the fire and Fewell's jazz help you get the hang of Thursdays.

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It Must be Thursday Jazz with Stephen Fewell
Jul
12
7:00 PM19:00

It Must be Thursday Jazz with Stephen Fewell

Jazz guitarist & touring musician, Stephen Fewell, brings classic songs from the jazz guitar greats of the 50’s & 60’s, to the Lost Ones Basement Bar, every Thursday night throughout July.

Fewell pays homage to those legends that shaped the golden era of jazz, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Herb Ellis and more. Whilst Fewell stays close to the original arrangements, a modern theme gives the songs an updated interpretation.

Settle in with one of our seasonal selections, such as mulled wine or a hot toddy, relax, let the warmth of the fire and Fewell's jazz help you get the hang of Thursdays.

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Ballarat Noir
Jul
14
7:00 PM19:00

Ballarat Noir

Embrace the bleak. 

In Ballarat winters, the days are short, and the nights are long. It’s the perfect time to escape to The Lost Ones Basement Bar. Sample a collection of weird and wonderful elixirs, vodkas, tonics and ancient alcoholic formulas and cocktails from across the colder climates. Immerse yourself in the live sounds of the Russian steppes, and warm yourself by the open flames.

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Sunday Sessions: High Havoc
Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sessions: 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.

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It Must be Thursday Jazz with Stephen Fewell
Jul
19
7:00 PM19:00

It Must be Thursday Jazz with Stephen Fewell

Jazz guitarist & touring musician, Stephen Fewell, brings classic songs from the jazz guitar greats of the 50’s & 60’s, to the Lost Ones Basement Bar, every Thursday night throughout July.

Fewell pays homage to those legends that shaped the golden era of jazz, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Herb Ellis and more. Whilst Fewell stays close to the original arrangements, a modern theme gives the songs an updated interpretation.

Settle in with one of our seasonal selections, such as mulled wine or a hot toddy, relax, let the warmth of the fire and Fewell's jazz help you get the hang of Thursdays.

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Sunday Sessions: Simon Pianta
Jul
22
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sessions: Simon Pianta

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.

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Bar Choir
Jul
25
7:30 PM19:30

Bar Choir

Free Event

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.

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It Must be Thursday Jazz with Stephen Fewell
Jul
26
7:00 PM19:00

It Must be Thursday Jazz with Stephen Fewell

Jazz guitarist & touring musician, Stephen Fewell, brings classic songs from the jazz guitar greats of the 50’s & 60’s, to the Lost Ones Basement Bar, every Thursday night throughout July.

Fewell pays homage to those legends that shaped the golden era of jazz, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, Herb Ellis and more. Whilst Fewell stays close to the original arrangements, a modern theme gives the songs an updated interpretation.

Settle in with one of our seasonal selections, such as mulled wine or a hot toddy, relax, let the warmth of the fire and Fewell's jazz help you get the hang of Thursdays.

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Sunday Sessions: Paige and The Vinleys
Jul
29
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sessions: Paige and The Vinleys

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.

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Geoffrey Williams sings Bill Withers and Nina Simone
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Geoffrey Williams sings Bill Withers and Nina Simone

Geoffrey Williams re-imagines the songs of Nina Simone and Bill Withers. In his one man show, live looping with harmony, groove and inimitable style Geoffrey brings their music to life in a way that only he can! This show has been performed to sell out audiences in venues across Victoria. Come and immerse yourself in a celebration of the lives of these giants at The Lost Ones Basement Bar.

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Sunday Sessions: Victoriana Gaye
Aug
5
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sessions: Victoriana Gaye

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!

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Eddie Nuardo "The Good Whiskey Never Lasts" debut album launch
Aug
11
8:30 PM20:30

Eddie Nuardo "The Good Whiskey Never Lasts" debut album launch

Eddie Nuardo will be launching his debut album 'The Good Whiskey Never Lasts' with his band in Ballarat at The Lost Ones Basement Bar on Saturday 11th August. Recorded in early 2018 by Myles Mumford, the album features stellar instrumental performances by bluegrass musician Pete Fidler (Bluestone Junction), fiddle player John Bedggood (The Wilson Pickers) and Melbourne country stalwart Luke Richardson (The Stetson Family, Raised By Eagles), with the sweet harmony vocals of Helena Plazza rounding out the album's sound. Performing two sets of originals and some old favourites, fans of pure acoustic alt-country are sure to find something to like.

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Sunday Session: Khristian Mizzi
Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Session: Khristian Mizzi

Folk artist Khristian Mizzi, who is known for his poetic lyrics and his intimate and heartful live performances will be performing his latest works in what will be his first visit to Ballarat.

With songs that explore humanity, social injustice and gratitude for life and love, all sung with ‘A voice that sounds like a big warm hug’ , Khristian captures the hearts and imaginations of his audiences. Khristian will be at The Lost Ones Basement Bar in Ballarat on Sunday the 12th of August.

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Sunday Sessions: Liz Frencham
Sep
2
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sessions: Liz Frencham

Liz is a rare bird. A warm, exuberant performer known for multiple successful collaborations (FrenchamSmith, Jigzag & Dev'lish Mary) and a captivating soloist. A luminous presence, armed with a double-bass and a smile, oozing cheeky Rickie Lee spontaneity and Joni-style honesty, dipped in velvety Norah Jones soul. 

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Sunday Sessions: High Havoc
Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sessions: 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.

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Sunday sessions: AchtungSounds
Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday sessions: AchtungSounds

Prepare to make an auditory escapade for this Sunday Session, as AchtungSounds takes front and centre to produce a soundscape that will round out your weekend just right. To enhance the sounds a special visual presentation will also be available on the afternoon.

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Sunday Session: Mozart Horn and Clarinet Quintet
Sep
30
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Session: Mozart Horn and Clarinet Quintet

On Sunday September 30, at The Lost Ones Basement Bar, Ange Sorrell (clarinet) will play the quintet K.581 in A Major (1789) and Bill Stewart (French horn) will play the quintet K.407 in Eb Major (1782). Both pieces will be accompanied by violins, violas and cello played by Ballarat’s leading string chamber musicians.

This is a rare opportunity to see and hear two of Mozart’s most charming chamber works together in the same program.

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The Night Reverses: Going away party (SOLD OUT)
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

The Night Reverses: Going away party (SOLD OUT)

Nathan and Geoffrey are hosting their own fundraiser party before flying off to Europe with their show The Night Reverses. This show was born in Ballarat! With your support we’ll be performing it next month on the other side of the world. So join us this time for a jam packed evening of riffing on the theme of flying, with all ticket sales going toward lift-off for our upcoming trip to literary festivals in Krakow, Frankfurt and Heidelberg. 

There will be prizes, poetry and freestyled loops, plus Geoffrey’s bound to get his Bill Withers on at some stage. Come and have a drink with us and bid us farewell on our whirlwind tour.

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Bar Choir
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

Bar Choir

Free Event

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.

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THE LEGENDS OF FIRE & FLOOD: Fire
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

THE LEGENDS OF FIRE & FLOOD: Fire

Join Mick Bourke (Dja Dja Wurrung) of DELWP and Dr Fred Cahir (Federation University Australia) for an intimate lecture exploring Aboriginal heroes of Fire. Settle in with a bushfood cocktail, enjoy great conversation and discover the facts, the stories and the legendary examples of Aboriginal fire technology in Victoria.

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The Working Dog Union
May
26
8:30 PM20:30

The Working Dog Union

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.

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The Wild Game Feast - Plate Up Ballarat
May
25
7:30 PM19:30

The Wild Game Feast - Plate Up Ballarat

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.

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Sunday Sessions: The Bandits
May
13
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sessions: The Bandits

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.

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Ballarat Creative Industries meet up
May
9
6:00 PM18:00

Ballarat Creative Industries meet up

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.

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The Audreys
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Audreys

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.

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Sunday Session: Izzy Losi and the Auracles
Apr
29
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Session: Izzy Losi and the Auracles

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.

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Sunday Sessions: Nathan Power
Apr
15
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sessions: Nathan Power

Free

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.

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Animus Gin Masterclass
Apr
15
12:00 PM12:00

Animus Gin Masterclass

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.

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Meet the artist: Jenny Reddin
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

Meet the artist: Jenny Reddin

Free event

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.

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Sunday Sessions: MirLyn
Apr
1
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sessions: MirLyn

Free

MirLyn was born through a desire to experiment with cello and nylon stringed acoustic guitar, began developing arrangements of their favourite music. Miriam Skinner and Lyndon Kriss bring their unique combination of instruments to Sunday Sessions.

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