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Kieran Wicks puts on charismatic

performance at the Family

Tunes around town BATHURST RSL 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 18 - Friday  The Works 19 - Saturday   Dwayne Elix 20 - Sunday Dale Hooper 25 - Friday  Gedupandans 26 - Saturday   Colin Hewitt 27 - Sunday Craig Giles

THE FAMILY HOTEL August   4 - Friday   DJ Kadensee 5 - Saturday Barabbas 11 - Friday   Momentum 12 - Saturday The Works 18 - Friday  

Don’t Call Me Shirley 19 - Saturday Under The Radar

TWO HEADS BREWING ALBUM NIGHTS 16 August - Ben Pettit performing Paul Simon’s Graceland 20 September - Ben McGarity performing the Rolling Stones Tickets are $15 and are available from www.twoheadsbrewing. yapsody.com Does your venue have entertainment coming up in the coming months? Email reception@bclife.com.au with all of the details, for your free listing in Tunes around Town – every week in Bathurst City Life.

Taking the ‘man and his guitar’ act to a whole new level, Newcastle musician Kieran Wicks performed an alluring set full of classic folk rock covers as well as some atmospheric originals befitting his journeyman persona.

SAM BOLT

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romoting his new album Sticking to My Guns, Wicks treated the Family Hotel to some �ine insights into his life as a travelling musician, as well as some classic tracks from artists such as Bob Seger, Neil Young and Diesel. Being Wicks’ third gig in Bathurst, his dedication to consistent touring was proudly on show, and it's always an absolute joy to see acts performing selections of their original music in pubs. Wicks’ original songs were the clear highlights of his set, as there was a clear sense of pride and accomplishment in the way he performed his own songs, and his fascinating stories in tracks such as Things Start Speeding Up and One Town at a Time gave the audience a �irm insight into Wicks’ mind and how he views the world. It is this rich think tank that has inspired Wicks to use his travels as the basis of a documentary series for Patreon (an online business platform for creatives and artists) entitled One Town at a Time (after the song of the same name), documenting his travels throughout Australia and how it has shaped his music. The next leg of Wicks’ tour is through Queensland, covering around 5,000km and will see him venture as far north as Townsville. With such a busy schedule and a deep dedication to touring, Bathurst was very lucky to be able to host Kieran Wicks, and if you’re after inspiration in terms of how to go about selfpromoting yourself as ✪ One Town at a Time a musician, give Kieran (Original) a like on Facebook ✪ Heart of Gold and follow him on his (Neil Young) adventures. Sticking to My ✪ Runaway Train Guns is currently (Soul Asylum) available to stream ✪ Cry Wolf (Original) and download from ✪ Things Start http://kieranwicks. Speeding Up (Original) com/music/

sam’s picks:

Two Heads knows what’s goin’ on DAVE RANKINE

FROM THE FIRST chord strum and note, I knew last Wednesday night at Two Heads Brewing was going to be a special one. Local musician, Lueth Ajak took to the modest stage for the monthly album series, performing songs from the Marvin Gaye classic What’s Goin’ On. Displaying the pitch-perfect vocals and mastery of the loop pedals, for which he is synonymous, Ajak delivered

a flawless rendition of the album, plus a number of other Gaye tunes, sprinkled in with a marvellous collection of trivia about the soul singer – a narrative which highlighted the performers obvious love of the source material. But this was not a simple karaoake night of the music of Marvin Gaye. No, Ajak made the songs his own, putting his own mesmerising spin on each tune, leaving the vast majority of the crowd spellbound during the

entire two-hour performance. For the first time, the album night was moved to the front bar at Two Heads to accommodate the crowds which are booking these nights ot weeks in advance. It made for a better performance and is a move I hope the venue sticks with in the future. If you are lover of live music and have never experienced an album night at Two Heads Brewing, I strongly suggest you get online and get yourelf a ticket.

Dave’s Highlight

• Heard it on the Grapevine • Mercy mercy me • Sexual healing • Let’s get it on • How sweet it is…

Saturday Farmers Arms 7:30pm start

Congregation of Cynics 7:30 - 9:30 approx Tempermore 9:45 - 11:45 approx

NEW CHEF, GREAT FOOD, EVEN BETTER PRICES

This week’s specials

Wednesday - $15 pizzas Thursday - $10 chicken schnitzels

Chicken Alfredo pizza

onion, roasted capsicum, Chicken, parmesan, spinach, redsamic reduction - $18 on a garlic oil base with a bal

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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