Tunes around town BATHURST RSL July 28 - Friday Skyz The Limit 29 - Saturday Christmas In July – The Shuffleboys 30 - Sunday Willie B August 4 - Friday Nuthin’2 Serious 5 - Saturday West Brothers 6 - Sunday Peter Horan 11 - Friday Crushed Ice 12 - Saturday Midnight Drifters 13 - Sunday Barry Bishop
THE FAMILY HOTEL July 28 - Friday Kieran Wicks 29 - Saturday Mud Monkeys August 4 - Friday DJ Kadensee 5 - Saturday Barabbas 11 - Friday Momentum 12 - Saturday The Works
TWO HEADS BREWING ALBUM NIGHTS 16 August - Ben Pettit performing Paul Simon’s Graceland
Local bands rock hard
for a great cause Raising money for charity took on a whole new meaning at Jack Duggans over the weekend as some of Bathurst’s prominent live acts helped support a fantastic cause.
n conjunction with the Central West Charity Tractor Trek Group, local bands The Works and The Mad Arabs lent their spirited services to an event that was raising money for the children’s charity Little Wings. Little Wings is a not for pro�it charity that aims to provide continuous transport (both in the air and on the ground), free of charge, to children with serious illness and their families, families. and Having live live music serve as the having music serve basis of a fundraiser was a wonderfully unique approach to take. Kicking off the evening were The Works, who brought their fantastic presence to the fold, and their impressive connection with the crowd added a lot of personality and
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�lair to the occasion. Following The Works were The Mad Arabs, who displayed their virtuosic musicality and hard rocking spirit that has seen them stand tall as a solid pillar in Bathurst’s music scene through nearly three decades. Both bands performed exceptional sets, and they were supported by an immense crowd who were highly appreciative of the bands efforts, and the amount of people buying raf�le tickets and donating money to the Little Wings charity was inspiring to see, and it highlighted the fantastic co-operation between the Tractor Trek Group and members of Bathurst’s music scene to stage the event. It was pleasing to see live music being used to support a charity, and the results from the successful fundraiser are sure to be seen locally. be seen locally.
Kieran Wicks ‘sticking to his guns’ with
album launch tour SAM BOLT NEWCASTLE MUSICIAN/ JOURNEYMAN Kieran Wicks will be performing at the Family Hotel tomorrow night to promote his new, selfproduced album Sticking to My Guns, a release that presents engaging commentary on self-discovery, love and perseverance. In association with Scarr Entertainment, Wicks will be performing songs from the new album amongst his other originals and classic pub covers, and is a gig that is sure to attract those who love their live music and also those who enjoy hearing interesting stories and journeys put to song. Wicks’ devotion to getting his music out there through constant touring and an immense amount of perseverance on his part is something that a lot of up and coming musicians should take some inspiration from, as he exemplifies the amount of hard work that goes into paving out a career as a musician. “This album has been an accomplishment within itself, and the process
behind it has really helped me prove to myself what I’m capable of as a musician,” Wicks said of Sticking to My Guns. In conjunction with the new album, Wicks has been preparing a documentary for Patreon (an online business platform for creatives and artists) entitled One Town at A Time, documenting his travels across Australia, and how his journeys have shaped the music he has created. “I’ve always been fascinated by the stories behind an artist’s travels, and I hope to use this documentary to build a grassroots community around what I do,” Wicks said. Wicks’ gig at the Family Hotel tomorrow night kicks off at 9:30pm, and is highly recommended for anyone who wants to join a musical adventure. Sticking to My Guns is currently available at Wicks’ website (http://kieranwicks. com/).
NEW CHEF, GREAT FOOD, EVEN BETTER PRICES
Bistro's Meal of the Week
Red Thai Curry
in homemade Whole chicken breast sautéedjasmine rice. Gluten Free. h wit red curry sauce, served
The Elephant & Castle’s bistro has long been associated with great pub meals, set in the pub’s funky beer garden at the rear of the venue. Recently, they have welcomed executive chef, Darrin Masters to the team to bring a new look to the menu. With gourmet meals including red curry, pork belly, alongside some pub classics including delicious porterhouse steaks, gourmet pizza and the ever-popular pub parmy (with a fresh twist) – there are plenty of delicious choices on the bistro menu. Darrin has a wide range of experience in the Bathurst region and brings that to the bistro for Wednesday to Saturday luncheons and Wednesday to Sunday nights. Before Bathurst, Darrin worked at a range of fine dining eateries in Sydney, Ayers Rock, Melbourne and Darwin and that experience and flair will be a wonderful addition to the Elephant & Castle bistro.
35 Keppel Street, Bathurst 6331 5544 BISTRO OPENING HOURS: LUNCH Wednesday - Saturday 12-2pm DINNER Wednesday - Saturday 6pm-9pm Sunday - 6pm-8pm (Pizza Only)
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Bathurst City Life
July 27 - August 2, 2017