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elebrating the release of its fourth studio album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action with a sold-out London gig, Franz Ferdinand have returned from a four-year hiatus to deliver familiar pithy lyrics and virile beats, with a slight undertone of introspection. Demand for tickets meant that fans were required to enter a lottery for the opportunity to buy them, the show delivering songs of old and new in classic dapper fashion. Australian fans need not worry about lottery selection for their chance to see Franz Ferdinand, as the band returns to Australia for Harvest Festival in November. It doesn’t feel as though a decade has passed since the Scottish indie rockers took the world by storm with their inescapable breakthrough single Take Me Out, a potent mix of danceable post-punk. Franz Ferdinand’s sound was a refreshing oddball in an era of predictable fare, thrusting the band into the clutches of fame. While many might attribute this track, along with their 2005 followup, You Could Have It So Much Better to the mainstream-ifying of indie music, singer Alex Kapronos adamantly quashes such allegations, claiming instead that indie music fluctuates between periods of mainstream and non-mainstream. “I would never call ourselves an indie band. We were a band on an independent label. I do not think we are a part of this horrendous, generic genre of indie music and particularly that thing that happened after our first record...for me it maybe changed after the Stone Roses, The Happy Mondays and that Aye, knowing we could instantly break up the make an artistic recovery. Despite the sort of thing. There was another type of indie band made us appreciate it.” lack of commercial hits from Tonight, the that appeared, then with grunge in America festival circuit was always open to Franz On getting back together for Right Thoughts, there was another type of indie again, Ferdinand, perhaps because they still carried Right Words, Right Action, guitarist Nick which appeared and hit the mainstream. that timeless cheek, which they famously McCarthy explains, “I think we felt good abut Maybe indie is the wrong word. Maybe it is described as “music for girls to dance to”. each other. We sorted out our friendships. just like the alternative eventually hits the We did a few things on the side as well after Fatigued from expectations of the industry mainstream. It is going to happen.” we toured the last time…I realized that I play and persistent touring following their third Indeed Franz Ferdinand’s rise to fame was in a really, really good rock’n roll band.” studio album, the band took a breath. It rapid and relentless in terms of tours, recently came to light that this four-year Kapronos adds, “What a band is, is a social appearances and the overall demand placed breath consisted of a near break-up of Franz dynamic. It is a group. It is a band. It is a upon the band. While You Could Have It So Ferdinand, Kapranos revealing in an interview gang… It is when I sometimes Much Better circumvented the see a band later on in their dreaded sophomore career and they do not want to The songs on the album, while buoyant, youthful fallout that often be in the same room with each comes with a near and injected with dancefloor desire, other because they do not get perfect debut, it on anymore. That is when it is are also mature and reflective. seemed as though difficult.” the lads fell just Appreciating what they had and short of the mark with 2009’s Tonight. with GQ, “If you feel under obligation to finding the self-assurance to produce an do anything you resent it. If you face up to A fine record delivering that catchy No album on their own terms, Franz Ferdinand’s it, and declare ‘I can end this now and not You Girls track, the album rounded off a latest album captures the relief of pressure regret it,’ your perception changes radically. common career arc from which few bands that comes with knowing that a decade-old

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band cant be nominated as the cool new thing. Rather than transporting us to new musical territories, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action sounds like one big, knowing smirk. The songs on the album, while buoyant, youthful and injected with dancefloor desire, are also mature and reflective. “Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action” for me it reflects the positivity of the band at the moment. The whole album is about questions. It’s about questions that ask more questions and trigger more questions within you. It is about choices like whether you will take a positive route or a negative route. I think the final conclusion was a pretty positive one despite the questions of mortality.” Catch Franz Ferdinand at Harvest Festival on Sunday November 10 at Werribee Park. More info at MATILDA HEGGIE

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A word from the editor... It’s just about that time of year where things start ramping up for summer, and this month we’ve got the first look at a couple of cracker local events taking place over the next 6 months.

We have everything from the Main Street Mornington Food, Wine & Music Festival, Peninsula Short Film Festival, The Voice of Frankston Competition, Battle Of The Bands Regional Finals, French Fest, Rosebud Cinemas Film Festival, Beers By The Bay and more are in our pages.

September 2013

PEARL Magazine

A music, arts, entertainment & events magazine for the Bayside & Peninsula.

Also, we hear from Franz Ferdinand & Chance Waters, leading into festival season and preview Aussie icons Diesel & Mark Seymour’s gigs, the latter with a reformed Hunters & Collectors.

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At long last, a new venue called Trax 627 Café & Bar has opened in Carrum with the sole purpose of, not only serving yummy food, wicked cakes and excellent coffee, but showcasing some of Peninsula’s finest musicians too. Husband and wife team, Jeff and Casey, have opened their doors to the public 7 days a week and plan to have local musos gracing their premises from Wednesday through to Sunday soon. In the lead up to this, to get the music ball rolling, Trax 627 has engaged local music identity Susan Oshea to kick the season off, every Saturday night in September. I first saw Oshea perform a few years ago and was intrigued by her unique sound. For me, it’s a cross between Marianne Faithfull and Joni Mitchell - delightful to say the least - and I’ve been a fan ever since. Busking during her teens in Rundle Mall in Adelaide with a core group of five musos called The Raggle Taggle Hippios was a way of life for her. It was during this bohemian time in her life that Oshea’s brief stint studying at university kicked off her serious song writing side. After migrating to Victoria and tragically losing her partner to cancer, Oshea wrote and produced here first album titled All Dressed Up And No Planet To Stand On. Oshea’s inspiration came from her pain and loss, as well as observations of other people’s life journeys. The funny, sad, insightful, and tragic circumstances gave insight and depth to her song writing, with songs like More People To Love and Wine Colour Images particularly expressing her personal anguish. It was her way of tuning into her heart and transforming her emotions into tunes, which allowed the healing cathartic feeling to absorb her. Oshea describes her style as folk, with tinges of light bluesy reggae and rock blues ballad and gets the most enjoyment when people relate to her music through their own life experiences. Catch her performing at Trax 627 Café & Bar, at 627 Nepean Highway in Carrum, between 6.30 and 8.30pm, every

Saturday in September. To coincide with these dates, owners Jeff and Casey are giving a free main meal to the person who books for dinner and brings the most friends along. They will also receive Oshea’s album All Dressed Up And No Planet To Stand On. For bookings, call 8712 3103 and mention this offer in PEARL! For more information on Susan Oshea, visit her ReverbNation page at Until next month... live well TERRI LEE FATOUROS


ANDREW JANS-BROWN Andy Jans-Brown is a muso with heart helping troubled teens. Based in Brisbane, he works with the Aboriginal Centre for Performing Arts and with The Northern Rivers Conservatorium, helping to train and educate young people with musical aspirations. On top of this, he’s also involved with Circus Arts in Byron Bay helping kids explore the themes of belonging and peer group pressure. Currently Jans-Brown has two youth musical plays, Escape From Worryville and Hard Rubbish, funded by School Focussed Youth Services and Family life, touring Victoria and NSW with Full On Theatre. He wrote this after spending time with troubled youths from broken homes within the Victorian school system. “I personally have come from a broken family and found it natural to relate to these kids and the emotional world they inhabit,” he says. “Teenage years can be awkward while you find your place in the world as an individual, free from your parents.” Going one step further, Jans-Brown remembers a quote that has stayed with him for many years. “Pardon me whilst I paraphrase,” he begins, “but the quote is something like ‘unless the youth are initiated and included in society, they will burn the city down just to feel the warmth of the flames.’” With this understanding, Jans-Brown has taken the time to listen to the hearts of young people, to hear their dreams, losses, confusion and bliss. It makes the world of difference in their lives when they know they have been heard


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and not judged and when they are given life tools to express their story in a creative and entertaining way. Whether it’s through visual arts, dance, poetry, storytelling, theatre or music, it is alchemy. “We take these painful experiences and transform them into pieces of beauty.” He used this medium when employed by The Royal Children’s Hospital Festival For Healthy Living a few years back to work with kids who survived the tragic Victorian bushfires. He taught them to express their sorrow, trauma and resilience and helped them restore some kind of harmony within each individual and the community at large. It’s like these arts speak some kind of abstract language, which can communicate to the most irrational parts of our being and soothe the trauma and confusion, taking place there. In next month’s Pearl we conclude JansBrown’s spiritual and philosophical life journey and discover how his new album, entitled Sunshine Avenue, came about. For now, you can find more information at www. or Until next month… Live well TERRI LEE FATOUROS bayside & mornington peninsula

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orn Mark Lizotte, Diesel has lived his dream, playing a huge part in the Australian music industry. With a career spanning several successful records, the five-time ARIA Award winner has just released his latest album Let It Fly and PEARL had an interesting chat with him about his different aliases.


PEARL: How does Let It Fly compare to your many other records? DIESEL: It’s as different as any one record to the other. There are things that I tend to try, with the songs sometimes asking me to do something entirely different. For the most part, the songs tend to bind into what instrumentation I want to do; the sound is mixed along with my DNA. This one is a good combination of all the records I have done with new flavourings on top (laughs). PEARL: What’s great about being Diesel for you right now? DIESEL: It’s great working with people that are talented. I’ve gotten a lot out of working in the studio whether it is doing solo material or collaborating with others, and I like being a solo artist, but it is also really important for me to work with other people. Solo means that I am very much alone, so it’s great to team up with other people and get that musician camaraderie. PEARL: Was there much of a decision behind changing from Johnny Diesel to Diesel, back in the day? DIESEL: It really wasn’t a big deal to me. The ‘Johnny Diesel’ name originally came as a joke, named after our bass player John Dalzell. It had nothing to do with me, but because I’m in the middle of the stage I had to go along with the whole idea of being Johnny Diesel, when it was all just a joke (laughs). People then started to recognize me as Diesel, so when I went solo I just decided to continue it. It felt natural by that stage anyway. PEARL: Why did you feel the need to put out a record under your own birth name? DIESEL: When I put a record out as Mark Lizotte people thought it was strange. It came about cause I wanted to put my label’s mind at ease in the US by not getting mixed up with the clothing label Diesel. When people heard the song, Dig, they were thinking ‘who is Mark Lizotte? It sounds a lot like Diesel’, which is hilarious. PEARL: What can we expect to hear on your upcoming tour? DIESEL: It is going to be a combination of everything from the first record right up to Let it Fly. There’s gonna be thirteen records that I will be trying plug from the history. When it’s all put in the basket, it is quite a lot of fruit to pick from. Let It Fly is out now. Catch Diesel on the Velvet Curtain Tour with special guest Owen Campbell performing at The Geelong Performing Arts Centre on September 14, Frankston Arts Centre on September 21 and the Drum Theatre in Dandenong on September 27. For more info, visit ALEX CHISHOLM

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e all enjoy a good laugh from time to time and who better to supply us with a giggle than local comedian Sam McMillan, aka ‘Sammy J’. You might know him best from his performances with Randy the puppet at the Melbourne Comedy Festival or his numerous television appearances including host of ABC’s Wednesday Night Fever. Truth is, the Mount Eliza native is now well known in the UK and Australia for both his comedy and music, adding another name to the list of successful Peninsula School alumni gaining notoriety and success further afield. Sammy sees the Peninsula in a unique way, reflecting fondly on the area though he lives further north these days. “It’s a very special part of the world. People who aren’t from there don’t always appreciate how magical it is, so I feel very lucky to have that connection.” Indeed, much of Sammy J’s success came, he says, as a result of some great encouragement in school back in the day. “My main influences were my English and Drama teachers who made me very passionate about writing and performing. My songs now started as poems back in school, which my music teacher told me I should turn into songs. It’s the best advice I’ve ever been given because I realised I can get away with a lot more in a song.” In his early career Sammy would wear a uniform on stage to reference his ‘Peninsula’ days, admitting this era is when


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SAMMY J, Pulling the strings he found his sense of humour. “I had a tight-knit group of friends and we all loved comedy. I was the biggest attention seeker, but we all thrived on making each other laugh so I think my sense of humour really formed in those high school conversations and experiences.” Musically, Sammy J taught himself how to play the keyboard because, as he says, “the Cello was too heavy.” Discussing how his comedy came together with music, he reminisces about one of his early slumps, performing. “I did some busking outside a Safeways once with my keyboard and got egged by a car full of my ‘school mates’. That was a low moment,” he laughs. Since then, the comedian’s rise to fame has taken him to festivals in Montreal and Edinburgh and seen him win Australia’s most coveted comedy award, the Barry Award, in 2010. His success can largely be attributed to the popularity of his comedy/ musical duo with Randy The Puppet, an act conceived with puppeteer Heath McIvor. “Randy and I are quite nuts on stage; we’re loud, offensive and always jumping around. In my solo stuff early on, I’d talk a bit more about my personal life, but with Randy I have the outlet to do the more outlandish stuff,” chuckles Sammy. One of the pair’s shows together is named The 50 Year Show. First staged in 2008, the performance reflects every five years on the changes in comedy, with the latest coming this October in Melbourne. It will be an opportunity to get the original cast

back for each show, with Sammy quite obviously excited about the prospect. “I’m really excited, yeah. It’s like a time capsule for us. Comedy hasn’t changed much, but some of the cast has, for sure. Take Charlie Pickering, who wasn’t well known back then. Now he’s hosting shows on Channel Ten! It is interesting watching people’s careers as well, so it’ll be really fun to revisit it.” With a television show in the pipeline, in addition to upcoming shows, the duo certainly has a bright future together. Certainly, from my time chatting with him, Sammy’s a funny guy, but is he as funny as Randy? “Definitely not. A minute in our company and you’ll realise I’m riding his purple coat tails,” laughs Sammy.

Catch this year’s instalment of The 50 Year Show on October 3 (one night only) as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Featuring Dave Callan, Randy The Puppet and other special guests, the show will be held at Northcote Town Hall, with tickets just $20. Sammy J’s 2012 ARIAnominated album Skinny Man Modern World is also available on iTunes & Google Play. For more info, visit SIMON BURKE

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Get to the GRAND… Lounge Oh, hello, I’m glad you could join me for another episode of ‘Behind the Lounge’ at The Grand Hotel… From the beginning of time there was a little thing called the Pub. It was a brave ole thing and it brought the unlikeliest of people together in merriment. In Australia pubs are iconic. They’re where Brucey goes for his Parma after his missus irritates the beejezus out of him; where young Johnny had his first Bourbon; and where 70% of women meet their first husbands. Okay, that statistic I blew out of thin air, but it does feel right doesn’t it? Over the years the local pub has evolved. Sure, it’s still a place where one can eat a hearty meal, enjoy a pot and watch a little bit of Pies Vs Cats, but that lil ol’ pub is now the place where people can enjoy a few drinks in a relaxed and stylish environment. Enter The Grand Hotel. The Last Pub Standing. Sounds like a fantastic movie title doesn’t it? Coming to cinemas everywhere this September. Starring Good Nights and Fantastic Memories. When it comes to our local pubs, The Grand Hotel has been one of the stalwarts of Frankston and the Peninsula, but as it

stands now, it’s not really just a local pub anymore is it? Standing strong on the corner of Nepean Highway and Davey Street, the Grand Hotel is set to become the local entertainment destination. This month, on Thursday September 26, The Grand is opening its doors to a new experience; The Grand Lounge. Oh yes, it sounds a little fabulous doesn’t it? It’s a space where you can put your feet up and relax and a space where you can settle your very shapely derriere (I’m trying to flatter you, can’t you tell?) on one of their Chesterfield couches. It’ll be your new knock-off destination, lit with stunning chandeliers - to add a little ‘ooh la la’ to your evening. Opening on Thursdays and Fridays from 5pm til late, you can enjoy a coffee and cake whilst reading the paper and perhaps a little later you can grab a bite to eat, selecting an exquisite plate from their tapas menu or your favourite drink from the extensive liquor selection. You might also try one of their cocktails if you want to make the night a little more extraordinary. If that’s not enough to make The Grand your destination, then why not check out their live entertainment on Thursday and Friday nights? Local DJs and weekly drink specials will bring your Thursday nights to life again in the Uni-que Lounge, reminding


egendary Australian band Hunters & Collectors are reforming for one night only to be the support act for Bruce Springsteen’s Melbourne concert in February 2014. The band will be special guests exclusive to the Melbourne shows only on the American superstar’s Australian tour, with fifteen years having past since they called it quits. Apart from another one-off reformation for 2009’s Sound Relief concert, the prospect of the band performing again has been almost completely unlikely, with members all busy with their own projects. Now, on the eve of a brand new compilation of their songs performed by popular Aussie musicians being released, the band and the memories have come flooding back to many. It’s hard to have a night out at the pub without hearing a Hunter’s & Collectors classic. Songs like Holy Grail, Do You See What I See and Throw Your Arms Around Me are still hugely popular, the latter having been voted in the Triple J Hottest 100 Top5, three years in a row. These pub anthems will be given a whole new twist with the release of Crucible


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you of those epic uni nights you once had, or are still having depending on whether you actually graduated or not. Friday nights will become Totally Retro, with experienced local music man DJ Greg Gurnett and guests spinning you tunes throughout the evening. Plus, promised cocktail food and a free drink on arrival between 8-9pm has just made me do a mini 30 second celebration dance in my pyjamas. Looking for a laugh? (… and I’m not talking about when your bud does a terrible impression of Hugh Jackman as The Wolverine). The Grand Hotel will offer a comedy night every month, with their October 8 show to feature Des Dowling, Brad Oaks, Tom Siegert and supporting acts. Tickets are available now from the venue for $15. Sounds good for a belly shake doesn’t it? Let’s face it; The Grand is in its prime. It’s aged well, like a good scotch or George Clooney, with the recent modern contemporary refurbishment rejuvenating this classic Frankston icon, making it a multi-level destination perfect for summer nights. In the soon-to-be-open lounge you’ll be able to play a game of pool, watch live sport and news on your own lounge screen with personal remote and listen to great tunes from fantastic local DJs. The sports bar offers round the clock live sports with

TAB facilities, as well as mid week parma & burger specials set to wet the most discerning of appetites and Friday live music & raffles as well. And, I’m sorry, if that isn’t enough, there are two-for-one meals all week in the Bistro, including public holidays, with a new menu introduced each month. Phew! With all the stuff going on at the Grand, my fingers are tired with typing. Honestly, I don’t know why you’re still reading… You should have dropped this magazine by now and be sitting on a Chesterfield couch, possibly picking up PEARL in the brand new Grand Lounge, well are you? ALEXIS COLLIER

- The Songs of Hunters & Collectors, out in late September. The album will feature a host of some of Australia’s most talented musicians such as Matt Corby, Missy Higgins, The Rubens, Birds of Tokyo, The Living End, Cloud Control and Paul Kelly, just to name a few, who have all recorded covers of Hunters & Collectors’ songs. “It is deeply rewarding for me as a writer to know that beyond the years and all the hard work that was done in the crucible of the Australian suburbs, the songs of Hunters & Collectors have reached the cream of Australia’s talent, great singers and bands young and older, who have stepped up to record the best of what we delivered in those pubs so many years ago,” says lead vocalist Mark Seymour. “I’m honoured by the respect they have shown. Songs are what we share, and sharing itself is crucial to our identity as a people.” For a band that gained such a reputation in the 80s/90s for being one of the best live acts in the country, it’s a great opportunity to appreciate their gifted songwriting ability through the voices and interpretations of some other great artists. Crucible – The Songs Of Hunters & Collectors is released September 27, but while you’re making plans to grab your copy, make sure you don’t miss your chance to see them live when they support Bruce Springsteen early next year. The opportunity may never arise again! To preorder Crucible - The Songs of Hunters & Collectors, visit and for more information on the Bruce Springsteen shows, check out JESSICA MILLS

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in each city so I’m going to go all out with that…Plus antics, there’ll ovember will see Sydney’s Chance Waters take to the stage definitely be antics. I’m going to have to try and out-crazy The for the Queenscliff Music Festival, his name one of many in Griswolds.” a killer line-up. PEARL hit up the hip-hop artist and producer for some insight to the rollercoaster ride of album releases, accolades, The tour will see the unlikely duo unveil their collaboration for the tours and collaborations that has been the last two years. first time, and like Kanye and Bon Iver before them, the Australian couple are set to surprise fans while delivering their respective familiar Releasing his latest album Infinity in November 2012, Waters scored sounds. not one, but two tracks in tripe j’s Hottest 100 Countdown, with Maybe Tomorrow (feat. Lilian Blue) charting at #89 and Young & “It’s got my character and my producer One Above’s style, and a lot Dumb (feat. Bertie Blackman) scoring the #45 slot. On top of this, of really recognisable elements from The Griswolds so I think it’s Maybe Tomorrow was voted #7 in the rage Top Fifty, ahead of M.I.A, a nice cross section of what we’re all doing. My biggest songs are Alt-J, Grimes, Tame Impala, The Temper Trap and many others. usually collaborations so I think my listeners have come to expect it.” Following the hype of 2012, Chance Waters has gone from fanboy to friend in a embarked on 19-date national Infinity tour number of collaborations this last year with the “Touring rurally is one of the earlier this year, in addition to appearing at likes of Bertie Blackman, Lilian Blue and most best things about being an several festivals including BigSound, Red recently, Patience Hodgson from The Grates. Deer and The Village Festival. On top of Perhaps it is the softer, humble and reflective yet Australian performer” the constant touring, Waters has also been upbeat tone to Waters’ music that these artists have writing, recording and forming collaborations taken to, as it distinctly sets him apart from a lot of other aussie with new artists, yet rather than being overwhelmed by the newfound hip-hoppers. pressure Waters is chugging along from one success to the next. “I think I tend explore ideas and metaphors across whole verses and “It used to be a case of going here and there playing shows and stanzas rather than leaning on punchlines which are very popular in writing as beats cropped up. Now things are a lot more carefully Australia… There’s also not much braggadocio in my work and it’s structured, we’re really putting a lot of thought into my touring and pretty self deprecating, which is at odds with the status quo for hipwriting cycle, but I’m also a lot busier because of that. Basically in hop in general.” real terms I’m watching less of the TV series you watch when you’ve Gearing up for Queenscliff Festival, Waters expresses his excitement seen every other TV series, Vampire Diaries definitely isn’t getting a at not only performing on the opening night, but also sticking around run anytime soon.” to see everyone else do their thing. While Vampire Diaries may be suffering from one lost fan, The “Touring rurally is one of the best things about being an Australian Northcote Social Club will be welcoming Chance Waters back for performer, rural towns really just give more of a shit about live music the second time this year come September, when the hip-hop artist because they get less of it and their events are generally really steps out with the Griswolds for their co-headlining More Than Just friendly and inclusive.” Friends tour. Head to for tickets and event information. For “I’ll have some songs from the new album with me and Whitehall tickets to the Chance Waters / Griswolds gig at The Northcote from The Griswolds is threatening to sing Patience Hodgson’s parts Social Club, head to in my song Looking For Something. I usually get a few guests up MATILDA HEGGIE


Kicking off in September, Fun-Key Music and the Frankston Performing Arts Community are giving aspiring singers the opportunity of a lifetime with an open invitation to participate in The Voice of Frankston. Barriers are being cast away in the inaugural local community singing competition, as event organizers call upon solo artists from all age groups, whether you are a budding young singer, an aspiring adult or a senior with a passion for entertaining. Besides offering the opportunity for exposure and the thrill of performing to judges and a crowd, Fun-Key Music is offering a share in a grand prize pool of over $10,000. A private music studio established in 1997, Fun-Key initially taught singing and performance skills to students within the communities of Seaford and Frankston. Quickly gaining momentum, the studio added teachers and found their way into schools by running specialized sessions with students. Fast-forward to today; Fun-Key now conducts private singing, piano, guitar and group vocal classes Monday-Thursday, in addition to school-based sessions. Although the company has grown over time, their mission has always remained the same: to teach singing and performance skills in a fun, nonthreatening environment without prejudice to previous experience or ability, with the aim of developing confidence and self-esteem alongside basic music, drama and performance requirements. It is this goal - along with the knowledge that people of all ages can possess the talent of singing yet might not have had the opportunity - that undertones The Voice of Frankston, which Fun-Key hopes will further the already blossoming music and arts community within the cultural hub of Frankston. Indeed, The Voice of Frankston is one of many events held in Frankston that encourage development within the arts and music community, inviting creatives of all walks to showcase their talent in a positive environment. From September 1, applicants for the singing competition can fill out a submission form via Fun-Key’s website, then


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follow the provided instructions to submit a video audition through the FrankstonTV YouTube channel, a community-driven media distribution network. For those less tech-savvy applicants, Fun-Key welcomes hardcopy auditions dropped in at their Seaford office. Submissions close EOB Friday October 31, with the Semi Final to be held on Sunday November 10 at Frankston RSL, and the Grand Final showcase to take place Wednesday November 13 at the same venue. The competition will be divided into three age groups, ‘Juniors’ representing talent up to the age of 15yrs old, ‘Adults’ spanning from 16 to 59yrs old and ‘Seniors’ being over 60yrs of age. All finalists will receive a Fun-Key music voucher to the value of $100, which can be used for singing, guitar or piano lessons, plus special offers from Frankston businesses supporting the event. Grand Finalists will receive a ‘light make-up and hairstyle’ from Rhiannon Pritchard Beauty for their special Grand Final performance. The winner from each age category will receive prizes to the value of $2,500 including the filming of a video clip for a song of their choice from AV Friend Productions, a professional recording session, an interview with our very own PEARL Magazine, a CD cover photo shoot by Danni Knight Photography, make-up for your photo shoot from Rhiannon Pritchard Beauty, support and vouchers from local businesses and a chance to perform at local events such as The Frankston Waterfront Festival and Frankston Children’s Day Festival. In addition to this huge loot of prizes, competitors will enjoy the exposure of having the event filmed and submitted for Community TV. Judges for the event are yet to be announced, but with such an opportunity open to the community we can expect the competition to be fierce at the Frankston RSL come November 10 and 13. For more information, you can check out the Fun-Key and FrankstonTV websites at and www. or contact the Fun-Key office at 9786 3104 or Shop 2/1 Heversham Dr, Seaford. MATILDA HEGGIE

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When 1927 released their debut album, ...ish, 24 years ago, they filled the gap that had been missing in Australian music. The album reached number one on the ARIA charts and won them multiple ARIA Awards. Selling around half a million copies, ...ish remains of the highest selling debut albums by an Australian artist. Having just released their first album in over 20 years, Generation-i, it’s a process that has seen three years of hard work. Featuring the singles Stop The World and The Story Never Ends, the band’s latest work is some of their finest to date, bridging the gap between their previous self-titled album, many years ago. Vocalist Eric Weideman’s voice is in the best form of his life as the leading and only original member of the band. Generation-i sounds like things have picked up right where they were left a long time ago, with the line-up changes not affecting the band’s ability to continue with brilliant songwriting and the band’s signature sound.

Since getting back in the studio, the band has supported international sensations Simple Minds and Roxette, the latter giving 1927 their first chance to share songs from Generation-i in arenas around Australia. The band’s latest adventure sees them embark on a national headline tour, set to offer fans a more defined look at Generation-i, now they’ve had the chance to listen to the album and know the songs inside out. Treating both fans of the old and new, 1927 will play all of their hits including That’s When I Think of You, If I Could, The Other Side, Don’t Forget Me, and Compulsory Hero. The decision to reform the band for the 20th anniversary of the ...ish release back in 2009 is not one that Weideman will ever regret. After touring several times since the reunion and releasing their highly anticipated fourth album, 1927 is back in business.  1927 perform at Chelsea Heights Hotel on Friday September 13, with tickets available from the venue or via Ticketmaster. Visit for more details. Generation-i is out now. ALEX CHISHOLM

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Most male country artists like to think of themselves as “men’s men” (yes, even though we cry in our beers and sing about broken hearts etc), but lately I’ve been getting in touch with my feminine side. I’m not sure if it’s the early Spring weather or just the fact that I happened to find a bunch of cds wedged behind the back seat of my car, but these past few weeks I’ve replaced my usual musical diet of Hank, Johnny Cash, Roger Miller and Steve Earle with the likes of Dolly, Kasey, Loretta and Gillian Welch. Girls have always made up a healthy proportion of the great country singers and writers. When I think of my favourite country songs, it’s often the voices of Bonnie Rait, Ashley Monroe or Emmy-Lou Harris that first pop into my head. But it’s not just the American gals – here in Australia we have many fine female artists – some of them famous, many drastically underrated. Suzannah Espie is, in certain circles at least, a much-celebrated local. She’s a Melbourne girl and her voice has been heard as one third of The Junes, one quarter of The Cartridge family and as a guest with just about every country artist worth his or her salt around these parts. Her solo records are generally stunning – after all it’s pretty hard to go wrong when you’re a great writer with a beautiful voice. Suzannah will be performing in a very intimate setting at The Caravan Club in Oakleigh on Wednesday, September 11 as part of the Caravan Campfire Sessions, with special guest Marlon Williams (NZ). Next month, acclaimed Australian country songstresses Aleyce Simmonds and Diana Corcoran will be making rare Victorian appearances as part of their Pure Acoustic Blonde tour (which will by then have already seen them traverse most of Australia’s East Coast from as far north as Townsville). Whilst Simmonds is a Sydney girl, Corcoran has been living in Nashville (where she self-produced and recorded her new album Love & Therapy). Both will be showcasing their new records ‘in the round’ on this tour – with just acoustic guitars and stories. To see them at their Box Hill House Concert on October the 18 send an email to - or alternatively you could venture out to Koroit to see them the next evening at The Commercial Hotel in Koroit. One of my favourite female Aussie country singers is not Aussie at all. Canadian-born Tracy McNeil first came to my attention as one half of Fireside Bellows (the other half being Jordie Lane) and has since then continued to blow my mind with her sultry voice and songwriting swagger. Tracy has a new solo record coming and first single Wildcats can be streamed for free on her website ( I’m almost certain you’ll be won over by her womanly charms.


Lachlan Bryan is primarily a singer/songwriter, with his debut album Shadow Of The Gun out now through Core/Sony. He also moonlights as a gifted observer and music journalist, writing monthly for PEARL Magazine on all things folk/country/bluegrass. If you’ve got a new release, upcoming show or you’d like to get in touch with Lachlan, drop him a line at



with Greg Fisher WINTER BLUES

Now in its 13th year, the Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival now hosts more than 45 blues and roots performers from all across the country. Attracting more than 15,000 people, this July festival has now become a major item on the event calendar. If you couldn’t get to the festival weekend this year, please check out this short video and book early for 2014.

INTERNATIONAL BLUES MUSIC DAY TWE12E Bar Blues in Frankston paid tribute to International Blues Music Day. Wilson and White commenced proceedings with their special brand of acoustic blues paying tribute to the 1930s through to the 1950s. Andy Phillips & the Cadillac Walk then raised


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the temperature with some electric blues incorporating a number of crowd pleasing Cadillac Walk favourites. It was a great evening of music on a freezing night. For more information go to twelvebarblues

FROM BLUES MOUNTAIN TO THE BAY Fresh from the Echuca-Moama Winter Blues Festival and the After Party, Jesse Valach and his Blues Mountain came down to the Bay Hotel (August 4) to deliver some blues, soul and a bit of reggae in between. A great show and you know it’s working when you feel like dancing. Please check out their selftitled album Jesse Valach presents Blues Mountain at


Blues at the Briars 2014 will be taking place on Saturday Feb 1, 2014, at the Briars historic homestead and park located at Mount Martha on the Mornington Peninsula. This world-class family friendly blues event, right here on our own doorstep, should not be missed. Early bird tickets are selling fast so avoid disappointment and reserve your place at

WILSON, WHITE & MANNING There’s a new band on the Peninsula; Troy Wilson, Matthew White & Duanne Manning have joined forces. Check out their video of the blues classic Dust My Broom at www.

PENINSULA BLUES CLUB Well, it’s finally here! Sunday August 11 kicked off the inaugural Peninsula Blues Club event. With a crowd in excess of 140, the headline act Mike Elrington did not disappoint with his mix of acoustic blues and roots delivered with blistering energy and passion. The talented Peninsula Blues Club House band entertained with an excellent Chicago Blues set and the evening closed out with a jam enjoyed by all. Don’t miss the next PBC event on Sunday September 8. See PeninsulaBluesClub for details.

DON’T MISS Rob Papp & Blues Head at the TWE12E Bar in Frankston on September 27. Until next month, let’s keep the blues alive and support our local artists.

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With the Pier Live main room now closed, the focus has shifted to Flanagans to produce quality party bands and live music/ DJ entertainment, week in week out. Now, in addition to their successful Thursdays, featuring Bedrock and DJ Chris P, and Saturday Shenanigans, with Fudge and DJ Craig, Flannies have launched a brand new Sunday for lovers of Rockabilly! Aptly timed to pick up where the Daveys Sunday Soultrain left off, the afternoon is badged ‘Rockabilly’, but Sundays at Flanagans will also feature a mix of jump blues, rock n roll, swing and more, with some of Melbourne (and Australia’s) loved bands now setting the stage alight, as well as the dancefloor. Coming up in September will be Hanks Jalopy Demons, who’ve been performing publicly in Melbourne and Internationally since 1996, active in seedy late night bars, where they have assailed unsuspecting victims with their well practiced and expert renditions of unadulterated rockabilly music (sometimes cut with illicit substances such as late-50s garage Rock‘n’Roll and Hillbilly). Also on the cards are Peninsula regulars The Dirty Boogie Band and The Detonators, the latter having cemented themselves as Australia’s kings of roots rock n roll in their years together since 1997. A lethal combination of rockabilly, blues and early rock n roll, the Detonators have toured to all corners of Australia, done all major blues and roots festivals more than once and have ventured into Europe with their high powered original show. Dancing shoes and drinking arms are compulsory for any good time Detonators show. Itchy Fingers are also on the lineup, a 4 piece rock n roll, rockabilly, rhythm & blues band with over 19 years experience and multiple awards to their name. “Guaranteed to please any crowd and keep them tapping their toes and boppin’ their heads,” Itchy Fingers play with passion and always put on a great show. The Kustom Kulture scene will also play a part, with Hot Rods, customs, motorbikes and (in the words of organisers) “generally everything that is cool” on board each week. Come and discover a fresh new option for your Sunday arvo, full of great music and lots of dancing running from 3pm-6pm each week! What’s more, entry is completely FREE. Flanagans (at the Pier Hotel) is located at 508 Nepean Hwy, Frankston. music x arts x adrenalin x events x entertainment

















MORNINGTON RACING Frankston South belle Jessica Whitfort isthe Face of Mornington Racing Club for 2013. Already one of the busiest women on the Peninsula, Jessica will be charged with mixing her existing responsibilities of being a mother and wife, local business owner, captain of the Mt Eliza Red Legs A-Grade netball team, netball coach, presenter and model, with a raft of duties under her new crown. That includes participation in key fashion and racing events, assisting with hosting, trophy presentations, conducting interviews in the media and at events and, of course, judging Fashions on the Field. “It’s a really exciting time to be representing the Mornington Racing Club and representing racing on the Peninsula,” Ms Whitford said. “We’re so lucky to have such great facilities on our back door and be able to experience the quality of the fashion and the racing, very close to home. I love the races; the colour and the buzz and the fashion. Plus, of course, the social aspect, catching up with friends. It’s very exciting.” The impressive bounty Jessica receives for being selected Face of Mornington Cup includes $500 cash, styling by


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Annette Sanfilippo, six months’ worth of hairdressing at Zumay Salon, a Sundari Cosmetics prize pack, a $500 voucher to spend at Alannah Hill, plus VIP access to key fashion and race day events, and more. “I love Alannah Hill, I’m looking forward to going shopping and having a look at some outfits,” she said. “And of course every girl loves to get their hair done so the hairdressing package. My husband’s very happy, it’ll be saving him six months’ worth of hairdressing!” As part of the process in identifying the 2013 Face of Mornington Racing Club, now in its fourth year having previously been known as the Face of Peninsula Cup, Jessica was required to submit a photo and a response to the question, “What attributes do you believe would make you the perfect Face of Mornington Racing Club?” Jessica’s Peninsula pride shone through in her application, claiming, “I would love to represent all the women on the Peninsula in this exciting role,” which she duly will. The first of Jessica’s key appearances is at the Hats N’ Hooves charity luncheon on Friday, October 25, followed by Sportingbet Peninsula Cup Day on Sunday, November 3.

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from the team behind ‘Good Beer Week’

Collaborations Beer is often talked about as the ultimate social lubricant, superior to any other – wine, tea, whisky, coffee – when it comes to fostering conviviality. Certainly, it unites people in so many different arenas, from the summer BBQ to the beach party, from the boundary of a sports field to your local pub.

Red Hill Brewery has created beers with Yarra Valley brewery Hargreaves Hill and Mornington’s own Mornington Peninsula Brewery, and has also played host to a joint effort between a gathering of the country’s brewing ladies, who created a vanilla stout under the Women of Beer moniker. Other Aussie brewers have cast the net far and wide: Mountain Goat has brewed with Danish brewer Mikkeller and New York’s Brooklyn Brewery; Bridge Road Brewers, from Beechworth, has just visited Europe and laid down beers at De Struise in Belgium and Italy’s Birra del Borgo.

and yeast – the variety within those ingredients, the ability to blend them in almost limitless ways and to add ingredients only bound by the brewer’s imagination means often even the most outlandish ideas can, with a bit of wit and science, be turned into incredible results.

That beer is such a flexible product helps. Although predominantly brewed from four key ingredients – water, hops, malt

Bringing a new face (or faces), especially high profile ones, into a brewery can have clear marketing benefits too. Indeed, there are some who disparage the growth in collaborations as little more than brewers


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Yes, collaborations are becoming so frequent that it can at times recall the line about a Z-List celebrity who “would turn up for the opening of an envelope”. But then they lead to stunning beers such as the Bridge Road / Nogne O India Saison and only a misanthrope wouldn’t wish for more. The net has been cast wider than just mere brewers too, to include bands, coffee and chocolate producers, writers and chefs, adding more invention to the modern beer world’s already hyperactive collective mind. And when a brewery can turn the notion of using mussels, oysters, peated malt commonly found in whisky and a Trappist yeast into one of the top rated beers in the country, as New South Wales brewery Murray’s has just done with one of my ideas, it can only be a good thing. GOOD BEER WEEK (Coming up in 2014, from May 17 – 25)

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So perhaps it was only inevitable that beer would ultimately bring together the people that make it in the form of collaborative brews. What was a novelty just a few years ago is now commonplace: the joining of two or more brewers under one roof to share ideas and practices with the aim of creating a new beer they may never have come up with alone.

Yet, as long as the resultant beer is good, should the drinker worry?

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Coolio, the man who reshaped Stevie Wonder’s Pastime Paradise to bring the 90s audience Gangsta’s Paradise is selling the rights to his Grammywinning single, along with 122 other songs in order to further his career as a chef.

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Oktoberfest is coming and plans are being finalised across the Bayside and Peninsula area for some stein-laden good times. We’ve got a full feature coming in our next edition, but until then here’s some things you can expect, to wet your appetite… so to speak!

Some of you might remember Cookin’ With Coolio back in 2009, a cookbook that made him a New York Times-bestselling author. According to a press release, Coolio is planning to “invest the funds from the song catalogue sale to expand his cookbook series and his online cooking show of the same name.” Even though the 50-year-old rapper hasn’t hit the album charts in over a decade, his handful of smash singles, such as 1996’s 1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New) and 1997’s C U When U Get There, are reported to pull in $23,227 per year in royalties. All 123 songs will be up for grabs at the Royalty Exchange and are expected to fetch between $134,000 to $225,000. SOURCE:

One of Mentone’s favourite eateries come live music venue – The Corner Store continues to offer a massive array of food and cocktail options. Having warmed many a belly over winter, spring sees the crew trialing Vietnamese por banh mi rolls, new look ‘Cocktail Jars’ and keeping up with the huge demand for dishes like their famous chocolate fondant and their slow braised wagyu steak & mushroom pie with braised cabbage and dutch carrots. Celebrate Spring with Friday night footy on the screen and live music on Saturday nights from local acoustic artist. Find them at 1 Swanston St (cnr

Balcombe Rd) in Mentone. For all enquiries, including to book or event or Christmas function nice and early, phone 9583 6462 or visit

MORNINGTON PENINSULA BREWERY (MORNINGTON): Between Thursday October 3 and Sunday October 6, Mornington Peninsula Brewery will have six beers on tap, including two Oktoberfest ‘specialty’ beers. On top of their traditional wood-fired pizzas, there’ll be a special German style pizza with Bavarian toppings, bound to fill your hollow lederhosen. Come down and enjoy a few steins, a pizza or two and some great live music as Mornington Brewery has all your Oktoberfest needs covered without having to fly to Munich. RED HILL BREWERY (RED HILL): Saturday October 12 Sunday October 13 will see five Red Hill brewed German beers on tap, matched to Phat Brats top-notch dogs. Festivities include live Oompah Music, souvenir full size steins available to fill and our best dressed German competition. Kicking off at 12:30pm for the parade and judging, keep track of events.html for the latest info. HICKINBOTHAM (DROMANA): After last year’s success, this Sunday October 20 October will see Hickinbotham team up once again with Bayside Brewers for their Oktoberfest day, running from 11am - 5pm. Featuring numerous handcrafted beers of various styles for tasting, brews produced by members of local and Melbourne based amateur brew clubs are submitted to rigorous testing and judged by well respected and renowned beer aficionados. This is an event for any serious beer drinker who admires the intricacies of real hand crafted beer. The day will also feature live music in the restaurant, with bookings essential. More info can be found at TRUE SOUTH (BLACK ROCK): This October, True South in Black Rock are having a ‘Beer Wheenl’ of lagers, two of which will be new to their line-up and one of which will return from their past catalogue. They also have special beer


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steins to be purchased for $15 or $20 (filled with a beer of your choice!) Beers on offer include ‘Zwei Bärten› Munchen Helles Festbier, brewed in conjunction with Odyssey Brewery in Geelong, new creation Black (Rock) India Lager, Imperial Harvest, Red Truck Lager and Pilsner. See it for yourself at True South, and find out more at BAY HOTEL (MORNINGTON): The Bay Hotel’s famous Oktoberfest celebrations take place this year on October 13, with live music from 3pm with Pete & Chris Doe, Daniel Jenkin and DJ Code Luke. With international beers on tap, Steins available (with $15 refills), bar snacks including chips/wedges and Bratwurst on offer and all kinds of themed and dressed up staff and patrons, it’s one of the Bay’s special events not to be missed! 2 BROTHERS (MOORABBIN): 2 Brothers in Moorabbin are celebrating Oktoberfest on Friday October 4 in their famous beer hall. With 13 different beers planned to be on tap, the selection will feature four specialty brews, imported from the fatherland, as well as slow cooked pork and sauerkraut rolls to match! Best of all, they’ll sponsor your own Octoberfest party! With tickets $2 (with all proceeds to go to charity), a lucky ticket holder will win a keg of our trophy winning Taxi (German style lager) (Conditions apply). For more info, visit Prost! CHELSEA HEIGHTS HOTEL (CHELSEA HEIGHTS): Chelsea Heights Hotel is set to get into the Oktoberfest spirit with a Burlesque! Join the crew for a rollicking night of laughter, beer swilling, thigh slapping and all round great fun and entertainment as Frida Bompalot and friends bump & shimmy their way across the stage with a dazzling & comical array of cabaret, circus and strip tease acts. It all happens on Friday October 25 from 8:30pm (or for a dinner & show package from 6:30pm). Tickets are available from bayside & mornington peninsula



IN FRANKSTON MadCap Cafè takes on the approach of ‘we make coffee to employ people, not employ people to make coffee’, giving people who have difficulty working or finding their way back into the workplace due to mental illness the opportunity to learn a new skill set and develop ways to make having a job easier. Having already established successful stores in Fountain Gate and Geelong, now the team behind MadCap have opened a new store in Frankston. Like the others, the brand new venue has been employing those people who otherwise may have been turned away and been teaching them the ins and outs of running a busy café, giving them greater job opportunities than they ever had before. The store itself received a great deal of community assistance

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after a Facebook post asking for volunteers went viral. Necessary to open was a full fitout of the store, with new signage and a brand new interior; all of which was achieved from donations and people volunteering their own time. Local business jumped on board with Dulux donating 30litres of paint enough for the project - and various members of the Frankston Council all played their part as well. To celebrate the opening, the store is offering a ‘buy one, get one free’ breakfast deal, for those who print out the voucher, located on their Facebook page. This great community store is working hard to give everyone the fair go they need, so why not discover Madcap Café Frankston, and get a delicious coffee and hearty breakfast while you’re at it! MadCap Cafè is located at 42 Playne Stree, Frankston, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. For more information, call 9770 6224, visit or find the team on Facebook at www. Donations are still welcome. KIERA STEPHENS

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Choose any 2 entrees and a glass of wine for $29.00


HAPPY HOUR from 5.30pm - 6.30pm $6 beer wine & basic spirits


SUNDAY SESSIONS live music every Sunday starting Grand Final Day

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BACK! Burritos are back at The Mordy Supper Club! Head down to grab a $15 deep fried beef burrito with guacamole, pico de gallo and sour cream now! Find the venue (and the burrito) at 539 Main St, Mordialloc. Visit for more info.

BETTER MOW THAT GRASS! “Why have you got grass growing in your window,” a man asked me the other day. “Its wheatgrass,” I said. “We trim it down and then juice it and make wheatgrass shooters. Have you ever tried one?” “I am not a cow,” he said. “Why would I want to eat grass?” Theoretically one is not eating grass, rather drinking it. It is a condensed dose of chlorophyll and nutrients. “It is high in nutrients,” I said, “and it does have many benefits.”

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I could see that he was waiting more info. “It is a great protein source that is not damaging to the body when we ingest it and very high in Vitamin E. It even contains B12.” I continued, “In fact, it has a far superior content of B12 than other garden vegetables. Many people use it as a deodoriser and people even use it in cancer support.” I could see that I did not impress him, so thought I would go for the shock tactic. “It can be used in enemas,” I said.

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His eyebrows went up. I started so I thought I better finish. “When it is used in this way it gives a rapid cleansing of the lower bowel and it helps to shift any accumulated debris,” I suggested, as if everyone is wanting to do this on a daily basis. “The juice has a lot of similarity to blood and the chlorophyll in it is soluble in the fat particles so it gets directly absorbed into the lymphatic system. This way it helps to enrich the blood stream. It will also help bowel problems,” I spieled out.

This one was a hard nut to get into. “Do you think you want to give it a go?” I asked. “Are there any dogs that pee on it?” he replied. What could I say to that as I stared at the wheatgrass inside the shop on a rack?

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Across 5 Headline band for 2013 Harvest Festival 6  Artist discussed in this month’s Music Between The Lines 9 Peninsula comedian Sammy J’s sidekick Cold Chisel member Don Walker’s latest 10  album 11  Improv expert featured in our Arts section Soulful act coming to Australia in March 2014 13  14  Brand new venue opening in one of Frankston’s iconic pubs Drive-In still in operation in Dandenong 15 

Down 1  Bluegrass band coming to Mornington Peninsula Brewery 2  Sang saucy duet with Robin Thicke at VMAs recently New Trampoline venue in Seaford 3  4  Resident band at The Deck, Frankston 7  Profile of night/venue up north in our BPM section 8  Johnny Diesel’s old band name Featured store in this month’s Industry 9  section 12  Music concert series screening at Hoyts Frankston




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FOODS, NAMED AFTER REAL PEOPLE Margherita Pizza – According to legend, the margherita pizza was born in Naples, Italy in 1889, when a famous pizza maker made a pizza in honour of the visiting Queen Margherita. He created a pizza featuring all the colours of the Italian flag and the recipe has been used ever since. Boysenberry - Charles Rudolph Boysen (July 14, 1895 – November 25, 1950) was the California horticulturist who created the boysenberry, a hybrid between several varieties of blackberries, raspberries, and loganberries. Peach Melba - The classic dessert was invented at the Savoy Hotel in London in the 1890s in honour of Dame Nellie Melba, the Australian opera singer who was performing in Covent Garden at the time. Pavlova - The ballet dancer Anna Pavlova lends her name to meringue-based dessert the pavlova, which is thought to have been created in either New Zealand or Australia after her tours there in the 1920s.

Nachos - Named after Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, a Mexican cook who wanted to satisfy a group of hungry army wives who arrived at the restaurant where he worked after the kitchen had closed. The ladies enjoyed the cheesy dish so much that they began to spread the word about Nacho’s speciality, and a classic snack was born. Caesar Salad - Caesar Cardini, an Italian immigrant who owned restaurants in the US and Mexico, is generally held to be the creator of the Caesar salad. According to his daughter, the dish was created when a Fourth of July rush in 1924 led to low stock in the Tijuana restaurant, and the kitchen’s few remaining ingredients were thrown together. Granny Smith Apple Originated in Australia in 1868 and is named after Maria Ann Smith, who propagated the cultivar from a chance seedling. Beef Carpaccio - A dish of thinly sliced raw beef, is named for the Italian painter Vittore Carpaccio – possibly because the colours of the dish are reminiscent of his vivid use of reds. It’s claimed it was invented by the famous Venice bar Harry’s Bar, for a countess who had been told by a doctor to eat more raw meat. Sara Lee - Charlie Lubin, a bakery entrepreneur, decided to name his new line of cheesecakes after his daughter, Sara Lee who was eight years old at the time. SARAH EBBOTT

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Okay. I have a confession to make. I’ve been faking it. I’ve been faking it for a long time. Whenever someone said something like ‘oh I love Jeff Buckley’ or ‘this guy is just like Jeff Buckley’ I would simply nod along in agreement and say ‘oh yeah, totally, no one can touch Jeff Buckley’. But deep down I didn’t think he was that great. I thought his debut album Grace was good at best and I quietly thought that a youthful and tragic death at the age of 27 made him bigger than his actual worth. I never actually voiced these opinions in public for fear of having a Fender telecaster speared at me while being kicked out of these small open mic nights I used to attend regularly. I bought his seminal debut album Grace when I was fifteen. At the time I wasn’t able to really appreciate what I was hearing. I was too interested in the idea of pop music. The Beatles ruled my life and the chorus was king. A year or so ago I found out that Buckley and I had the same birthday. This was an amazing moment. My mum shared a birthday with Johnny Cash, my dad with Mick Jagger and my brother with Don Bradman. Who did I have up until this point? Isaac, the eldest brother from Hanson. Even as a 12 year old I knew this was not a fact I should be sharing with the world. But now I had Buckley, so it was time give him another go. I tried Grace again and nothing. I felt something but not much. Then I trolled through the Internet and started finding these covers he had done. They were amazing. Just Like a Woman by Dylan, Sweet Thing by Van Morrison and then there was this song by a Pakistani artist called Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan called Yeh Jo Halka Halka Suroor Hai and this French tune called Je n’en connais pas la fin, all of which were uniquely flawless. They were all taken from this album called Jeff Buckley Live at Sin-e. A two and half hour assault on the emotions. Recorded 20 years ago in 1993, this was Buckley when he was nobody. The full recording, which was released after his death contains early versions of songs that would eventually be on Grace. Just Buckley and a guitar. That’s it. Completely naked and with nowhere to hide. If you are a kid playing covers on a guitar, this is the album you need to hear. The range of material Buckley covers in one gig is remarkable. Playing other people’s songs shouldn’t be as boring as it is right now. If you are a real artist you will force your imprint on the work before you, allow it to run through your veins until it becomes yours. In the process you will find your own voice. Go and buy Jeff Buckley Live at Sin-e press play and close your eyes, you’ll feel like he’s playing it right in front of you. Kog Ravindran is a writer, occasionally sings for Melbourne band, The Scarecrows and currently has his debut solo EP Barricades out in the world. Find out all about him at or check him out on Triple J Unearthed. KOG RAVINDRAN


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TUBE SLIDING THE THRILLS OF THE HILLS It’s the frosty season, which for a lot of people means a trip to the snow. I enjoy throwing myself down a hill at great speeds just as much as the next person, but my pockets aren’t quite deep enough to cover a resort pass, lift pass and all that ski-jazz. The solution to this predicament is fortunately right on our doorstep, or rather, Arthurs Seat.

Now, I’m sure you’ve all heard rumours about ‘that time it snowed on Red Hill/Arthurs Seat’ years back, but what I’m talking about requires no snow, only a tube and some prime artificial turf at the Enchanted Maze Garden. For $29 you can feel the frosty wind on your face, heart pumping as you whirl down a big old hill. In addition to gaining access to the stateof-the-art slides, your tube sliding fare also covers entry to all of the mazes at The Enchanted Maze Garden, including the super spacey 3D Maze. Phwoar so many activities!


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spectacle of herself in our bistro on Friday. As my staff pointed out to you, our lunch menu is very affordable and wearing a (way-too-tight) ‘Christina Ballerina’ leotard and tutu does not qualify you for a kid’s meal. Barry Soddem, Mornington

n Good form to the hamburger with the lot that I bought the other day. The bun was fresh and soft, yet sturdy enough to hold together for the duration. Every bite was sufficiently juicy, but the ‘juice’ didn’t leak out the back of the burger onto my hands. This was evidence of great care taken in the burger’s construction. Ingredients were layered to optimize distribution of flavours and textures while negating common pitfalls such as ‘spurting’, ‘slipping’, or full-blown ‘scattering’. Nothing is more disappointing, for example, than a bite consisting of sauce and pineapple only, followed up with a dry mouthful of pure egg. One might try rotating the burger to his or her advantage, but by this time things are pretty much out of control. Meanwhile one wonders, “Where did the beef patty go?” as it slides out and splats into the earth. No such dramas here though! Well done! Prunella Hogg, Cranbourne

There are four slides in total, with two of each design. Just like the water park bendy slides, two of the tube slides will see you sliding up the walls when you pick up enough speed, while the two straighter designs are built for ultimate speed and are a little longer. A height and weight limit of 195cms or 120kgs applies for riders (whichever comes first) and the weather has the capacity to change the opening hours, so just call ahead to check first that the slides will be open if you plan on making a grand day of it at the maze. Indeed, being the more mountainous part of the Peninsula, it’s a good idea to rug up, so stack on the layers until you feel like your decked out for the snow and you should be just about fine. One downside of the experience is the chore of pulling your tube up the hill, which is built by a company who create artificial slopes for ski training, yet isn’t quite big enough to warrant a ski lift. Considering Arthur’s Seat’s history with lifts it’s probably for the best that the slides aren’t too high up anyway, so suck it up and march on up that hill so you can go straight back down.

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LOCAL POLLIES ‘ If you were lucky enough to catch RAGE’s election in late August, you would have learnt that Julie Bishop loves Madonna and Queen, Adam Bandt likes to do a bit of Melbourne shuffling to French house, and deputy PM Anthony Albanese is a music fan from way back, into The Triffids and Pixies. There was something for everyone in the entertaining and eclectic mix. In the spirit of seeing politicians as people, or basing your vote on music taste, we have asked the local candidates (running for Dunkley in the federal election) to give us five songs they would play if they got the chance to guest program Rage.

n Good form to my 14-year-old brother, for scaring away the weird ballerina lady who climbed over our fence and spewed on our trampoline when my two best friends and I were just about to go on there. Gross!!!! Jacinta (10yrs old), Mornington



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n Poor Form to the pompous woman who brought 20 of her university students into our fish & chip shop in order to deliver her lecture on ‘The Perfect Hamburger.’ I appreciate the compliment but it was very impolite of her to wipe our blackboard menu clear for her own purposes. She then proceeded to pace the floor for nearly two hours, ‘deconstructing’ our burgers. In China I was a respected Quantum Physicist, now I have to put up with this shit? Fred Huang, Cranbourne n Poor Form to ‘Darla’, who drove me and the boys home after a massive pub session on Saturday night. I’m prepared to forgive you for not doing tequila body-shots with us (since you were driving) but it was wrong not to warn us about your little ‘meat and two veg’ secret. If you’re gonna doll yourself up like that, at least tell a bloke you’re drivin’ stick-shift before he casually goes the grope. I’m still washing my hands. Don ‘Donkey’ O’Reeley, Frankston n Poor Form to the brainless sleazebags at the pub, who get blind drunk every weekend and somehow convince themselves that I am a woman. Just because I have a slightly feminine name and happen to wear my hair in a ponytail does not mean I’m some sort of cheap tart. I’m a DUDE, you idiots!!! How many times do I have to tell you?? That’s the last time I drive any of you home. Darla Rodd, Frankston n Poor Form to the maniac in the tiny pink tutu who lurched in halfway through the movie and sat practically on top of me the other night. Firstly, the cinema was basically empty - why invade my personal space with your spewy breath? And secondly, you really hogged my popcorn… (please call me xx) Davin Lowe, Mornington From tiffs and turmoil to good blokes and great moments, tell us about the good and bad stuff happening around town in our ‘Good Form / Poor Form’ column! Email Simon at goodformbadform@pearlmag. with your story!

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A NEW FACE AT 260 Coming into summer, a new venue on Nepean Hwy is taking their passion for great food and atmosphere and offering Edithvale residents a fresh new option, with a dash of live music on the side. Setting their sights on fine quality food and service, they’re open from 7am til late from Tuesday-Saturday and 7am3pm on Sundays for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The venue also has live music every week on Thursdays (6:30pm) and Fridays (7:30pm), with upcoming weeks to include Shortnote, Ange & Justin, Homebrew and one of the Peninsula’s familiar faces Robbie McVean. Find @260 at (you guessed it) 260 Nepean Hwy, Edithvale. For any enquiries, phone 9773 2117 or visit


Matt Van Rooy is proudly to presenting The Alliance Tour, to feature hip-hop artists Fluent Form, Mata & Must, One Sixth, Maundz, Discourse, Deece, Dialect & Despair and Social Change. The high-calibre lineup consists of some of the country’s brightest and most well respected artists, all on one bill, and is sure to leave a lasting impression on punters and go down in local hip hop history as a first of it’s kind. Catch The Alliance Tour when it comes to town, appearing on September 13 at The Westernport Hotel, 161 Marine Parade in San Remo. For more info, visit


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LIVE & LOCAL MUSIC AT THE LIBRARY Coming into Spring, Frankston Library continues to feature live music, two Sundays a month. Having welcomed local acts like Meryl Leppard, Mojo Pearls and Czarina, September will see Erik Parker return on September 8, before Ree Liddell performs once again on September 22. Live music starts at 1:30pm, continuing through until 3pm at the Library, located at 60 Playne St, Frankston. For more information on events at Frankston, visit


Melbourne pianist, conductor and composer Stefan Cassomenos performs throughout Australia, Europe and Asia and, in 2012, was a finalist in the Rhodes International Piano Competition and more recently a finalist in the Symphony Australia Young Performer Awards. Following worldwide auditions Stefan has been selected as one of only 28 participants (and the only Australian) in the International Telekom Beethoven Competition, to be held this December in Germany. Cassomenos comes to Moorooduc Estate, 501 Derril Road in Moorooduc, Saturday September 21 from 5pm. Tickets are $40, with all proceeds going to the Peninsula Summer Music Festival. For further info, visit www. and to book, phone Moorooduc Estate on 5971 8506.


The Mornington Peninsula Brewery is proud to present the Quarry Mountain Dead Rats on Saturday September 21, from 7pm. Fresh from their announcement on the lineup of this

year’s Beers By The Bay Festival, the hardworking local band has been gracing festival and pub stages across the country and will return to the Peninsula to provide the soundtrack to great beer, pizzas and atmosphere. Tickets are available via pre-purchase at the brewery for $20 or at the door on the night for $25, with numbers limited to 150. Don’t miss your chance to see this amazing band play their unique style of music.

DID YOU KNOW THERE’S JAZZ AT LEAF & BEAN? Well, we here at PEARL certainly didn’t until recently. Turns out, since April the venue has been featuring live music, most regularly with young jazz guitar duo Jake Flynn & Liam Clapp. The two are booked for the last three Sundays in September, with James Vincent and Bernadette Mether filling up the other two slots. It’s a chance to enjoy some quality coffee, grab a bite to eat, possibly play one of their board game tables and listen to some classy music! Find them at 53 Main St, Mornington and for more info, check out Leaf & Bean’s Facebook!


Continuing their tradition of bringing the very best live entertainment on offer to town, September holds more than a few highlights set to light up the Level One stage. Friday September 6 sees former Trial Kennedy frontman Tim Morrison play one of his first shows since his appearance on this year’s edition of The Voice. With his single Sunday Warning available from his website for a limited time as a bonus with the Trial Kennedy album, Living Undesigned, Morrison is a seasoned performer worth experiencing first hand. Also returning to the venue is Bob ‘Bongo’ Starkie (ex-Skyhooks), who last brought his 50s/60s rock songs and Skyhooks classics to town in April, to rousing acclaim, as well as the wonderful Mae Parker & the King Beats. With an enduring career on stage and in the studio, Parker has performed alongside Wendy Stapleton, Russell Morris, Wilbur Wilde, Brian Mannix and more, also gaining notoriety as part of her own Bette Midler tribute A Divine Madness. You’re spoilt for choice with great live and local bands at The Mordialloc Sporting Club, 528 Main St, Mordialloc. For all the info, visit or check the PEARL gig guide.


Rosebud West’s Seawinds Community Hub has begun a Music For Social Change program, giving young people the chance to meet, discuss and work on beats and rap music in a fun and collaborative environment. Lead by centre manager Judy Doolan, the program is designed for people 15yrs and over, with the next meeting to take place on September 17 involving a beat-maker coming to teach kids about how to create the foundation for their original material. This way the youth can create beats in their style and craft rhymes to suit. Six of the best creations will get the opportunity to record at local community radio station RRP FM, as well as make a video clip. For information about this opportunity, or to book, phone 5982 2204 or visit bayside & mornington peninsula

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The judges, aka Caleb from OPG, Tim from Jam Roots and Kath from The Peninsula Hot Springs, had a tough job. In the end though, after much deliberation and red wine, the vote was given to Spunk Machine. With a sound a little like Amy Winehouse, you can expect to see heaps of these guys around Melbourne and of course on the Baha stage when they return for a Saturday show as part of their prize. The gig will be recorded by Baha sound guru Matty Jones for a live album they’ll be able to take away with them at the end of night, care of the brand new recording facilities at the venu.

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The ‘Battle Of The Bands’ at Baha has always been a competition not just for musicianship, but for legendary rights of overall awesomeness. This year’s battle was fought out by hard-hitting acts Spunk Machine, Myyth, Siren Sun and The Spitting Swallows in the final. To say each of these acts possess a killer punch is an understatement, with each outfit able knock you out with their own unique brand of original tunes and energy.

Big thanks to our sponsors Cheeky Rascal Cider, The Guitar Shack and The Peninsula Hot Springs for all their support and making B.O.B 2013 a special event once more. Bring on next year! NATH (BAHA)


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ust a short drive out of central Frankston you’ll find one of the most popular suburban restaurants – come nightspots; Beach162. Situated on the corner of Kelman St and Beach St, this Rome, Venice and Morrocan inspired venue couples Eastern European influence with modern Australian dishes and family favourites and, with separately themed rooms and décor, you really do feel like you’re on the other side of the world. The weekly calendar and specials at Beach162 have been hugely popular with their ‘two entrees and a glass of wine for $29’ offer on Thursdays and Friday evening happy hour between 5:30pm-6:30pm. In addition, Wednesdays are ‘$14.90 Pizza/Pasta night’, giving patrons the opportunity to enjoy their now famous pizza out of the incredible mosaic wood-fired pizza oven. While you’re enjoying the pizza in the Tapas Bar, you can catch live music every Friday night with Pete Miller from 7pm, but make sure you phone and make a booking. If recent Friday

Mornington’s much loved ‘Beaches’ has been known for years as a venue providing great live bands and party entertainment, as well as some flat out delicious food options throughout the week. Now, with the newly renovated upstairs Mezzanine area open and available for functions and special events, Beaches have decided to kick off a weekly comedy night to feature a mix of Australia’s finest and future comics, performing live with a new headline act each Thursday. Hosted by Ben Horowitz, a Mornington local who first started performing comedy in 2001, the night will include weekly giveaways to the best joke told by an audience member, Darts in the courtyard and well as some big names in comedy rumoured to be coming to town in the music x arts x adrenalin x events x entertainment

nights are anything to go by, you may struggle to get a table without one. The live music will continue through September, with Grand Final Day marking the opening of the Roman Beer Garden, where patrons can relax under the umbrellas with a drink and some tapas throughout the Spring and Summer months. Sean Harvey will be the resident muso on Sundays from then on, with local artists rotating on occasion as well. Make sure you make plans to enjoy your Grand Final in the Beach162 beer garden, with the game on screen, great Mediterranean food and live acoustic music.


Beach162 is located at 160-162 Beach St Frankston. For more info, or to book, phone 9783 7109 or visit

coming months. “”You can enjoy a great evening of laughs for only $5 entry,” Horowitz says, going on to highlight the great value on offer. “Chuck on a Parma and an ale or two and you’ll still be about 50 bucks in front than if you had of gone to a movie and bought an ice-cream!” In addition to the comedy, September will feature newcomers to the Beaches stage, Activate, on Saturday September 7 and a host of other cracking live acts. For all the info, check the PEARL gig guide! Beaches is located at 55 Barkly St, Mornington. For further info, or for dining bookings, phone 5975 0966 or visit

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The King Elsternwick’s Flying Saucer Club are no stranger to gifted and renowned musical talent, having seen some of the country (and world’s) most acclaimed bands and artists grace their stages. Paying tribute to one of the greats (if not THE greatest) on September 13, Melbourne live music icon Bob Valentine will team up with The Pearly Shells to bring you Elvis – Such A Night, an event set to give you ‘the songs, not the jump suits…’ The finest of music from the King himself will be soothing the stress out of the hardest of working weeks when the pairing get the Elvis on, with Valentine looking forward to belting out some of his finest numbers. Looking back, though, Presley wasn’t an artist he gravitated towards. “When I was a kid, you were either a Beatles fan or an Elvis fan. Because Elvis was sort of that sad paunchy old has-been in those silly suits & aviators, doing those ‘silly movies’ (Elvis’ words) and the fab four were the IN thing, the choice was easy,” Valentine remembers. Fronting successful acts like The Lonely Boys and the Sweethearts lead to his rediscovery and appreciation of the king. “I didn’t discover how great Elvis was until my first band The Lonely Boys covered a


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bunch of his early songs. Over the years I added more & more of his great songs to my repertoire.” Valentine’s amazing talent and signature ‘crooner voice’ established him as one of Melbourne’s favourite performers, sparking much demand and leading to many shows on the corporate circuit, Australian TV and around the country. With influences like Sinatra, Count Basie, The Beatles, Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Stevie Wonder and Australasia’s own Ricky May, the word ‘variety’ has become synonymous with the name Bobby Valentine. Join Bobby Valentine & The Pearly Shells a take night to remember THE KING as they present Elvis – Such A Night at The Flying Saucer Club, 4 St Georges Rd in Elsternwick, on Friday September 13 from 8pm. Tickets are $27/$20 (+bf) presale or $22 on the door. For more details, visit or www.

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HIX beer SATURDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER The Social is the coolest and sexiest venue on the Peninsula, offering a cosy environment in the beautiful wine bar and an extensive tapas menu. In addition to their $10 cocktail Friday nights (including the 5-7pm ‘Friday 5s’ with live music), the Social are now introducing ‘Socially Singles’, an opportunity for singles to mix and mingle with the Peninsula’s most eligible bachelors and bachelorettes. The first event will be held on Friday September 27 in The Vodka Bar from 7pm til 10pm, with the only restrictions being you must be over 25, dressed to impress and be open minded. Door prizes will be on offer, with canapés and a free

drink on arrival as well as resident DJ Matty Horner, who will be spinning tunes and providing the soundtrack to get you in the mood to party. After all, it is a Friday night! No speed dating, no awkward introductions, no forced games; just a relaxed and funky atmosphere in which to enjoy your Friday night and possibly spark some new friendships (… or maybe more?). To register for Socially Singles, contact Char at the Bay Hotel on 5976 2222. For more information, visit The Social is located at 62 Main St, Mornington.

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Since opening its doors recently, The Deck has enjoyed a steady lineup of great entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights and has offered those looking for a fresh alternative exactly that. Friday nights have seen Peninsula local legend DJ ‘Funky Col’ return to mix up some old school tunes, but it’s the Saturday combination of DJ Lukas and live band ‘Guilty Pleasure’ that has really shaken things up on the famous pub corner. Guilty Pleasure’ are a young, driven and talented band from Melbourne who’ve already been turning heads performing a host of RnB/soul/funk/ dance tunes. Ranging from four to the floor thumping party songs, to sensual groove numbers, Guilty Pleasure provide a soulful party atmosphere combining songs of today by Usher, Aloe Blacc, Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown with the classics Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, The Jacksons, Bill Withers and Prince. The band aren’t just limited to smooth sounds and laid back grooves, with an extensive list of Pop/Rock/Party songs from 1950-today having proved the biggest success, Saturday nights at The Deck. Classics by Dragon, INXS, Prince, Lionel Richie through to artists of today like Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, One Direction, Cee Lo Green, The Killers and more have established full dancefloors, not afraid to sing loud as they dance the night away. If you’ve been in to check out Frankston’s newest venue, why not make plans for later in the year with seafood banquet and beverage ticket packages available for New Years Eve, Christmas function bookings welcomed and a huge Grand Final Day planned. Plus, the amazing live band Soltribe are performing September 20 and on Cup Eve. The Deck is located at 2-4 Davey St in Frankston. Phone them for more info or to make a booking on 9783 1003 or visit

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unique background and style into shaping and arranging Christopher’s new and old works. This is one of those acts that must be experienced one on one. Coleman’s Debut EP Burnt Blackwood (featuring Dandelion Flower) is out now on iTunes.


with everyone from Liz Stringer to Van Walker. The band has an energy on stage not to be missed, so if you like yours a little Country Alternative, this is the band for you. Raised By Eagles play The Drunken Poet on Sunday September 22 as part of the venue’s 7th Anniversary Showcase! The night will also feature Van Walker, Liz Stringer, Alan Ladds & Roesy.


Matt Glass, Melbourne based Troubadour, is in the studio putting the finishing touches on a debut album that is, from all reports, sounding fantastic. Glass and his talented band, The Loose Cannons, perform intelligent folk, country, bluegrass and blues songs in classy pubs, dives, city corners and festivals up and down the country. Sydney based future-folk/soul artist Ngaiire has been building a reputation for herself as one of the country’s most recognisable and dynamic vocalists and performers, combined with her love for flamboyant stage attire. Dirty Hercules was the first single to be dropped from her highly anticipated debut album Lamentations OUT NOW, an album partly written in an obscure little drinking bar in the suburban outskirts of Tokyo, Japan. Her peculiar vocal arrangements and rare sense of soul set her well apart from other singers transcending universal territories with its electronic soul elements as well as gratifying the folk sphere with her great adoration for storytelling and heartfelt laments. Ngairre will appear with special guests Lester The Fierce at Northcote Social Club, High St in Northcote, on Saturday September 21. Doors open at 8pm. Visit for more info.


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Coming off an impressive sold-out launch show promoting their debut EP, Glimmers, Them Swoops will settle into the Northcote Social Club for a Tuesday night residency for the month of September (and one October show). This inner northern Melbourne duo are the talk of the town right now, so don’t miss your chance to see what the hype is all about. Them Swoops play Northcote Social Club (High St, Northcote) every Tuesday in September, and the first Tuesday in October. For all the info, head to

Christopher Coleman, with special guest Sophie Elliot, plays the Wesley Anne (High St, Northcote) on Friday September 13, from 8pm. All the info can be found at ChristopherColemanCollective.


‘Music Feast’ is one of Melbourne’s most musically diverse festivals, reflecting Darebin’s eclectic population. It is known for its quirky, grass roots vibe and has showcased music styles ranging from Argentinean tango to psychobilly, crosscultural chanting to hard rubbish orchestras, tongue in cheek Lithuanian folk music to Indigenous bogan cabaret as well as all the popular main-stream staples that make up the Melbourne music scene.

Glass is playing The Wesley Anne (High St, Northcote) as part of Simply Acoustic Sessions on Thursday September 21 from 8pm. Visit for details.


Raised By Eagles is one of those emerging bands on the scene that have you wanting more from the very first time you see them. Their self-titled debut album is nothing short of sublime. Luke Owen Sinclair’s other projects include The Idle Hoes and Tracy McNeil, which have seen him play stages


Melbourne based indie/popsters Tully On Tully have been on my radar for quite some time and with the release of their Debut EP Weightless to radio last month, they are asking you to come along and have a dance to help celebrate. Stemming from lyricist Natalie Foster’s innate ability to write a catchy melody, Tully on Tully brings together delicate indie-pop tunes and infectious hooks with all the heart-warming sensibilities of a full-piece band. Capturing the imagination of the listener with romantic stories and poetic imagery, the group’s music delves into the world of longing and nostalgia.
 Catch Tully On Tully at the Toff In Town (Swanston St, Melbourne) on Saturday September 7. Doors open from 8pm. Visit for further details.

Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs write songs about travelling, the sea and travelling on the sea. In mid-2011 Paddy Montgomery (bouzouki/mandolin), Stuart West (double bass) and Justin Olsson (kit) began playing songs with the duo and this phenomenon lead to Oh Pep! Last September saw them release their first self titled EP and since then they’ve been plying their wares across stages in venues in Melbourne to enthusiastic audiences. See Oh Pep! for yourself at the Drunken Poet, West Melbourne, on September 8 from 8pm. Find out more at


Christopher Coleman is one of the finest talents to cross the Tasman and call Melbourne home. In fact, this may well have been the best decision he’s made for his career and for our listening pleasure with his latest endeavor being The Christopher Coleman Collective. The band contains the closest of friends and the collaboration is one in which each individual brings his own

Darebin Music Feast 2013 will take place across multiple stages and venues throughout the Darebin Shire from September 18 – 29. Find out all the details on events and participating artists at

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in each city so I’m going to go all out with that…Plus antics, there’ll ovember will see Sydney’s Chance Waters take to the stage definitely be antics. I’m going to have to try and out-crazy The for the Queenscliff Music Festival, his name one of many in Griswolds.” a killer line-up. PEARL hit up the hip-hop artist and producer for some insight to the rollercoaster ride of album releases, accolades, The tour will see the unlikely duo unveil their collaboration for the tours and collaborations that has been the last two years. first time, and like Kanye and Bon Iver before them, the Australian couple are set to surprise fans while delivering their respective familiar Releasing his latest album Infinity in November 2012, Waters scored sounds. not one, but two tracks in tripe j’s Hottest 100 Countdown, with Maybe Tomorrow (feat. Lilian Blue) charting at #89 and Young & “It’s got my character and my producer One Above’s style, and a lot Dumb (feat. Bertie Blackman) scoring the #45 slot. On top of this, of really recognisable elements from The Griswolds so I think it’s Maybe Tomorrow was voted #7 in the rage Top Fifty, ahead of M.I.A, a nice cross section of what we’re all doing. My biggest songs are Alt-J, Grimes, Tame Impala, The Temper Trap and many others. usually collaborations so I think my listeners have come to expect it.” Following the hype of 2012, Chance Waters has gone from fanboy to friend in a embarked on 19-date national Infinity tour number of collaborations this last year with the “Touring rurally is one of the earlier this year, in addition to appearing at likes of Bertie Blackman, Lilian Blue and most Box Stallion WineryHodgson (Merricks), The Hornetts. Westernport Hotelabout (Hastings), being Karaoke (Sportsbar). best things an 9pmrecently, several festivals including BigSound, Red Patience from The 1pm Grates. 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Simon Phillips. 7:30pm Canadian Bay Hotel (Mt humble Eliza), Live and Musicreflective (w Cam Tapp). Westernport Hotel (San Remo),Seth Sentry. 7pm Deer and The Village Festival. On top of Perhaps it is the softer, yet Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Funky Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm Australian performer” Bay Hotel (Mornington), ‘Plugged In’ showcase (w Naomi the constant touring, Waters has also been upbeat3pm tone to Waters’ music that these artists have & Narelle Pimlott, Robbo & Black Water Riff). 8pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Caravan Sunday Soup writing, recording and forming collaborations THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH taken to, as it distinctly sets him apart from a lot of other aussie SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH Sessions (w Loretta Miller Band). 3:30pm Beaches (Mornington), Comedy Night. 8pm with new artists, yet rather than being overwhelmed by the newfound hip-hoppers. @ 260 (Aspendale), Robbie McVean. 6:30pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 9pm Cerberus Beach House (Black Rock), Nish Paranavitana. Blu Bar (Patterson Lakes), Something to talk about. 7pm pressure Waters is chugging along from one success to the next. 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Simon Phillips. 7:30pm “I think Baha (Rye), The Hello Morning. 9pm I tend explore ideas 6pm and metaphors across whole verses and Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Thirsty Thursday (w Guest “It used toBay beHotel a case of going playing shows and(Baxter), Donsstanzas (Mordialloc), Funkyhere Bunchand Trivia.there 7:30pm onHeights punchlines which are very Baxter Tavern Party. 7pmrather than leaning Chelsea Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Ollie &popular Scuzzi inDJs). 9pm writing as Blu beats cropped up. Now things are a lot more carefully Australia… not much 5pmbraggadocio in my work and it’s Bar (Patterson Lakes), Something to talk about. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9:30pm There’s also(Sportsbar). Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Live Comedy. 9pm structured,Continental we’re really putting Thirsty a lot Thursday of thought into my and deprecating, which is at odds the statusFancy quo for hip(Blairgowrie), Nikkiwith Nichols & Frankie Hotel (Sorrento), (w Guest Baytouring Hotel (Mornington), DC pretty Saturdaysself (w DJs Code Luke Coast Flanagans (Frankston), Flanagans Thursdays (w Bedrock writing cycle, Basically Fingers. 3:30pm DJs). but 9pm I’m also a lot busier because of that.& Benny general.” Watt - in upstairs) andhop Rob &inTarquin (w DJ Chris ,DJ Ontime & DJ Chris P). 8pm real termsDaveys I’m watching less of the TV series you watch when you’ve P downstairs). 9pm Cove Festival, Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Matt Bradshaw. Hotel (Frankston), Live Comedy. 9pm Gearing up for Queenscliff Waters expresses his2pm excitement L’Aqua (Dromana), James Vincent. 6:30pm seen everyFlanagans other TV series,Flanagans Vampire Diaries definitelyBeretta’s isn’t getting a Hotel (Langwarrin), DJ Sutho). Flanagans (Frankston), Rockabilly Hanks around (Frankston), Thursdays (w Bedrock atRetro notNight only(wperforming on the opening night, butBands. also (w sticking Rye RSL (Rye), Silhouettes. 7pm 9pm Jalopy Demons). 3pm ,DJ soon.” Ontime & DJ Chris P). 8pm run anytime to see everyone else do their thing. Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge. 6pm Beaches (Mornington), Activate. 9pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Celtic Illusion. 7pm L’Aqua (Dromana), Jamesbe Vincent. 6:30pm from one lost fan, The While Vampire Diaries may suffering “Touring rurally is one of the best things about being an Australian Vesbar (Somerville), Trivia Night. 8pm Chandelier Doc White & Pete Howell, Frankston Bowls Club (Frankston), Peninsula Blues Club RSL (Rye), Tones. NorthcoteRye Social ClubTruwill be7pm welcoming Chance Waters backRoom for (Moorabbin), performer, rural towns really just give more of a shit about live music Sultana artist & Leigh Sloggett. 8pm (w Andy Phillips & The Cadillac Walk). 6pm the second time this year Downs), come Fudge. September, when theTash hip-hop Sands Hotel (Carrum 6pm because they get less of it and their events are generally really Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Over 28s HQ Frankston Library (Frankston), Erik Parker. 1:30pm FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 13TH steps out Vesbar with the Griswolds for their (Somerville), Trivia Night. 8pm co-headlining More Than Just friendly and inclusive.” Saturdays. 9pm Harba (Mornington), Acoustic Cats. 5:30pm Friends tour. @ 260 (Aspendale), Ange & Justin. 6:30pm Head to for tickets and event information. For Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Conti Saturdays (w Guest Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Joel Plymin & Them Blues 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Milan Perkins. 7:30pm “I’ll have some songs from the new album with me and Whitehall tickets to the Chance Waters / Griswolds gig at The Northcote DJs). 9pm FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH Cats. 3pm from The Griswolds is threatening to sing Patience Hodgson’s Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 9pm Club, head to Corner Store parts (Mentone), LiveSocial Music. 7pm @ 260 (Aspendale), Shortnote. 7:30 Hickinbotham (Dromana), Appalachian Heaven. 1pm in my song2 Brothers Looking For Something. I usually get a few guests up Baha (Rye), Lotek. 9pm MATILDA HEGGIE Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Local DJs (Moorabbin), Sean Marchetti. 7:30pm

Leaf & Bean (Mornington), Bernadette Mether. 3pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Mat Dalrymple. 7pm (Check Facebook for details). 9pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 9pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Sunday Sessions (w Collards Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Davey’s Saturdays. 9pm Baha (Rye), Jesse Valach & The Blues Mountain. 9pm Greens & Gravy. 3pm follow the provided to submit a video audition through the Bay instructions Hotel (Mornington), FriBays RnB Room (downstairs) Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Lukas & Guilty Pleasure 9pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Mick Read. 7pm Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Mornington), Blue & Ryan channel, Riback, Samual James, Bray Hodge + guests FrankstonTV YouTube a community-driven media distribution Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge Mountain. 2pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm (upstairs). 9pm network. For those less tech-savvy applicants, Fun-Key welcomes Live & DJ Craig). 9pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Bob ‘Bongo’ Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays RnB Room (downstairs) Beach 162 (Frankston), Music. 6pm hardcopy auditions dropped in at Live their Seaford office. Submissions Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick),Snarski Vs Snarski. Starkie. 3:30pm & Fabian Gray, Stevie Mink+ guests (upstairs). 9pm (Mornington), Terrace. 9pmto be held on Sunday 8pm EOB FridayBeaches October 31, withMunster the Semi Final Mordialloc Supper Club (Mordialloc),close Liz Bradley & Isaac Beach 162 (Frankston), Live Music. 6pm Beretta’s HotelRSL, (Langwarrin), RobGrand & Tarquin. 9pmshowcase to take Frankston RSL (Frankston), Frankie Stevens. 7:30pm November 10 at Frankston and the Final Main. 3pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm BluNovember Bar (Patterson13 Lakes), The same Prefects.venue. 7pm place at the The competition God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Sonic Expedition. 9pm One Fourteen (Mentone), The Lazy Boys. 4pmWednesday Beretta’s Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Caravan Music (Oakleigh), Winnebago Lounge (w will be divided into three ageClub groups, ‘Juniors’ representing talent up Hotel Sorrento (Sorrento), Live Music (Public Bar). Pier 10 (Shoreham), Jay McLean. 1pm Blu Bar (Patterson Lakes), The Prefects. 7pm The JVC Guitar Method spanning & Brian Nankervis). 8:30pm to the age of 15yrs old, ‘Adults’ from8:30pm 16 to 59yrs old and Portsea Hotel (Portsea), Live Music. 1pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Russel Morris and band Kicking off in September, Fun-Key Music and the Frankston Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), 1927. 8pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), 3 Band Nite (w Wild ‘Seniors’ being Hill Baker (Balnarring), Silly Sunday (Live Jazz). 1pm over 60yrs of age. & Shannon Bourne. 8:30pm Performing Arts are giving Red aspiring singers the Coyoty, Jay & The Giants,Community Rock ‘A’Dees). 7:30pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Bayside Over 9pm All finalists will receive a Fun-Key music voucher the value of $100, Seaford RSL (Seaford), Andrew Rigo. 1pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Karaoke Kool opportunity of aClub lifetime withFUSED. an open Mordialloc Sporting (Mordialloc), 9:30pminvitation to participate in Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Funky Col. 9pm which can be used for singing, guitar or piano lessons, plus special (Sportsbar). 9pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm The Voice of Frankston. Barriers are being cast away in the inaugural One Fourteen (Mentone), Dirty Laundry. 9:30pm Flanagans (Frankston),supporting Party People Karaoke. 8pm Grand Finalists offers from Frankston businesses the event. Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Vesbar (Somerville), Live music (w Lovely Linda & Harry). local community singing competition, organizers call upon Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Josh Roydhouse. 7pm as event Flyingmake-up Saucer Cluband (Elsternwick), Elvis-from Such ARhiannon Night (w hairstyle’ Pritchard 5pm Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Funky Col. 9pm solo artists from all groups, whether you are a budding young will receive a ‘light Valentine & TheFinal Pearly performance. Shells). 8pm Rose GPO (Rosebud), Bradage Kennedy Blues. 8pm Beauty for their Bobby special Grand The winner from Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm singer, an aspiring adult or a senior with a passion for entertaining. Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Stardust. & Royal Hotel (Mornington), Pete Zoch. 8pm age category will receive prizes to the value10:30 of $2,500 including Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Vulgargrad. 8pm Besides offering the opportunity for exposure and the thrill of each TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 10TH 1:30pm Rye RSL (Rye), Cover Up. 7pm the filming of a video clip for a song of their choice from AV Friend Frankston RSL (Frankston), Simply Burlesque. 7:30pm performing to judges and a crowd, Fun-Key Music offering a share MentoneisHotel, (Mentone), Funky Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Expedition. Hotel (Sandringham), Band-aoke (w Productions, a professional recordingSonic session, an9pm interview with our in Sandringham a grand prize pool of over $10,000. God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Rhys Crimmin. 9pm Hotel (Frankston), Live Music (Sports Bar). 7pm Andrew Hoskings ). 9pm very own PEARLGrand Magazine, a CD cover photo shoot by Danni Knight Grand Hotel (Frankston), Live Music (Sports Bar). 7pm A private music studio established in 1997, Fun-Key initially taught Mordialloc Sporting (Mordialloc), Feelin Groovey. Seaford RSL (Seaford), Lloyd Poole. 9pm WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 11TH make-up Photography, for your Club photo shoot from Rhiannon Pritchard Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Tim Morrison (Thesinging and performance skills thePeninsula communities Social (Mornington), DJ Matt Horner. 10pmto students within Baha (Rye), Songriders Club. 9pm Beauty, support 9pm and vouchers from local businesses and a chance Voice). 9pm Mordialloc Supper Live DJ. 8pm of T’Gallant Seaford and(Main Frankston. Quickly gaining momentum, the(Oakleigh), studioCaravan Winery Ridge), Sergio Ercole. 12:30pm Caravan Music Club Campfire at local to perform events suchClub as(Mordialloc), The Frankston Waterfront Festival Mordialloc Supper Club (Mordialloc), Ghost Sultana. 8pmadded teachers and found their way intoSessions schools by running One Fourteen (Mentone), The Retrosonics. 9:30pm (w Suzannah Espie & Marlonand Williams). 7:30pm Children’s Frankston Day Festival. In addition to this huge loot of Trios Sports Club (Cranbourne), Karaoke (Sports Bar). One Fourteen (Mentone), Ronnie Charles and The Retro specialized sessions with students. Fast-forward today; (Rosebud), The Local of Boys. 10pm the event filmed 8:30pm ChelseatoHeights HotelFun-Key (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day Rosebud prizes, competitors will Hotel enjoy the exposure having Bandits. 9:30pm now conducts private singing, piano, guitar and group vocal classes Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm Rose GPO (Rosebud), James Vincentfor Duo.the 8pmevent are yet to be Vesbar (Somerville), Live music (w Paul Barry). 7:30pm and submitted for Community TV. Judges Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), The Local Boys. 10pm Monday-Thursday, in addition to school-based sessions. the Hard Frankston ArtsAlthough Centre (Frankston), Rubish Day. but with Rye Hotel (Rye), & Tradies. From 5:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro). 6pm announced, such anLadies opportunity open to the community we Rose GPO (Rosebud), Marty Williams Duo. 8pm company has grown over time, their mission11am has& 6pm always remained can expect the competition Rye RSL (Rye), Rubber 7pm at the Frankston RSL come to beSole. fierce Rye Hotel (Rye), Ladies & Tradies. From 5:30pm God’s Kitchen Trivia Night. 8:30pm 10 and the same: to teach singing and performance skills in(Mornington), a fun, nonSands November 13. Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 8pm SUNDAY environment SEPTEMBER 8TH prejudice to Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 8pm threatening without previous experience Strike Bowling (Frankston), House Party (w Mash-Up Seaford RSL (Seaford), Rob Foenander. 9pm the Fun-Key and For more information, you can check out Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Sunday Sessions. Live Acoustic Tunes). 5pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), John Zammit. 9pm or ability, with the aim of developing confidence and self-esteem Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) and www. Music. 5pm FrankstonTV websites at Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) alongside basic music, drama and performance requirements. It & or DJ Matt Horner (10pm) contact the Fun-Key office at 9786 3104 or (Mornington), Blues Sundays (w Jimi Hocking). & DJ Matt Horner (10pm) is Bay thisHotel goal - along with the knowledge that THURSDAY people of all SEPTEMBER ages can 12TH Trimms Dr, (McCrae), Mojo Pearls. 6:30pm 3pm Shop 2/1 Heversham Seaford. Trimms (McCrae), The Warrains. 6:30pm possess the talent of singing yet might not have had the opportunity MATILDA HEGGIE Vesbar (Somerville), Live music (w Steve Romig). 7:30pm Blu Bar (Patterson Lakes), Something to talk about. 1pm @ 260 (Aspendale), Robbie McVean. 7:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Live music (w Bo Jenkins). 7:30pm - that undertones The Voice of Frankston, which Fun-Key hopes will

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further the already blossoming music and arts community within the cultural hub of Frankston. Indeed, The Voice of Frankston is one of many events held in Frankston that encourage development within the arts and music community, inviting creatives of all walks to showcase their talent in a positive environment. From September 1, applicants for the singing competition can fill out a submission form via Fun-Key’s website, then

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Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Sunday Sessions. Live Acoustic Music. 5pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Blues Sundays (w Shanakee ‘Half Way to St Patrick’s Day’). 3pm SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 14TH Blu Bar (Patterson Lakes), Something to talk about. 1pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 9pm Box Stallion Winery (Merricks), Momentum. 1pm Baha (Rye), Kinematic & The Naked Cheifs. 9pm Canadian Bay Hotel (Mt Eliza), Live Music (w Cam Tapp). Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Rick Evans Duo. 7pm 3pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9:30pm Cerberus Beach House (Black Rock), Josh Roydhouse. 6pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJs Code Luke & Benny Watt - upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin (w DJ Chris Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Ollie & Scuzzi P - downstairs). 9pm (Sportsbar). 5pm Beaches (Mornington), Momentum. 9pm Coast (Blairgowrie), Kathy, Steve & Leigh. 3:30pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Backsliders & Broderick Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Smith. 8:30pm Flanagans (Frankston), Rockabilly Bands. (w Dirty Chandelier Room (Moorabbin), The Kite Machine, Sarah Boogie Band). 3pm Carnegie & Mike Hayes Trio. 8pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Ben Smith. 5pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Over 28s HQ Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 5:30pm Saturdays. 9pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Holy Cow. 3pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Conti Saturdays (w Guest Leaf & Bean (Mornington), Jake Flynn & Liam Clapp. DJs). 9pm 3pm Corner Store (Mentone), Live Music. 7pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Sunday Sessions (w Jimi Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Local DJs Hocking). 3pm (Check Facebook for details). 9pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Party Animals. Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Davey’s Saturdays. 9pm 3:30pm Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Lukas & Guilty Pleasure 9pm Mordialloc Supper Club (Mordialloc), Dennis McCarthy Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge & CCGoons. 6pm Live & DJ Craig). 9pm Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Mornington), Safari Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Goddess #7. 8pm Motel. 2pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Yellow in Cracked Pepper. Mornington RSL (Mornington), Gut Bucket. 12:30pm 7:30pm One Fourteen (Mentone), The Lazy Boys. 4pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Rhys Crimmin. 9pm Pier ago, 10 (Shoreham), Rob Papp. When 1927Hickinbotham released (Dromana), their debut album, ...ish, 24 years they filled the 1pm gap that had Whiskey Gypsey’s. 1pm Portsea Hotel (Portsea), Live Music. 1pm been missing Australian The album number one on the ARIA charts and Hotelin Sorrento (Sorrento),music. Live Music (Public Bar). reached Red Hill Baker (Balnarring), Silly Sunday (Live Jazz). won them8:30pm multiple ARIA Awards. Selling around half a million copies, ...ish remains of the 1pm Lazy Joes (Rosebud), Jay McLean. highest selling debut albums by an8pm Australian artist.Rye Hotel (Rye), Shiraz & Jazz (w Pippa Wilson). From Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), Firebird Trio & Wild 1pm 8pm their first album in over 20 years, Seaford Having justTurkey. released Generation-i, it’sIan a process that has RSL (Seaford), Duchesne. 1pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Sarah Rzek Trio. T’Gallant (Main Ridge), 12:30pm seen three9:30pm years of hard work. Featuring the singles Stop TheWinery World and TheCalmer StoryMiles. Never Vesbar (Somerville), Live gap music between (w Bev & Leigh Fraser). Ends, the band’s latest work is some of their finest to date, bridging the their Mordialloc Supper Club (Mordialloc), The Untouchables. 5pm 8pm previous self-titled album, many years ago. One Fourteen (Mentone), Mick Pealing Band. 9:30pm TUESDAY 17TH Vocalist Eric Weideman’s voice in the life as theSEPTEMBER leading and only original Royal Hotel (Mornington), JoeisLaff. 8pm best form of his Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm Hotel (Rosebud), Josh Roydhouse. member ofRosebud the band. Generation-i sounds 7pm like things have picked up right Funky where they were Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke (Sportsbar). 9pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), The Alliance Tour. 7pm



Sandringham Hotel (Sandringham), Band-aoke (wnot affecting the band’s ability to continue with left a long time ago, with the line-up changes Andrew Hoskings ). 9pm brilliant songwriting and the band’s signature sound. WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 18TH Seaford RSL (Seaford), Ian White. 9pm

Balnarring Hall (Balnarring), Balnarring Musos Night.

7pminternational sensations Simple Social (Mornington), DJ Matt Horner. 10pm has supported Since getting back in the studio, the band Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Chris Fatouros. 12:30pm Minds and Roxette, the latter giving 1927 their first chance to share songs Day Project (w Resident DJs).from 9pm Generation-i in Trios Sports Club (Cranbourne), Karaoke (Sports Bar). arenas around Australia. The band’s latest adventure sees them embark on a national headline God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Trivia Night. 8:30pm 8:30pm tour, set toTwe12e offer fans a more Super defined look Generation-i, they’ve hadHouse the chance to Strikenow Bowling (Frankston), Party (w Mash-Up Bar (Frankston), Saloon, Two at Headed Tunes). 5pm Dog, Siren Sun & The Rift. 8pm listen to the album and know the songs inside out. Vesbar (Somerville), Live music (w Harri & Guest).

7:30pm Treating both fans of the old and new, 1927 will play allTHURSDAY of their hits including That’s When SEPTEMBER 19TH I Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro). 6pm Think of You, If I Could, The Other Side, Don’t Forget Me, and Compulsory Hero. The decision @ 260 (Aspendale), Robbie McVean. 6:30pm Simon is Phillips. to reform the band for the 20th anniversary of the ...ish2 Brothers release(Moorabbin), back in 2009 not 7:30pm one that SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 15TH Weideman will ever regret. After touring several times since the reunion and releasing their highly anticipated fourth album, 1927 is back in business.

Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Funky Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Plugged In Showcase (w Jess O’Sullivan, All Day Weekend & Black Water Riff). 8pm Beaches (Mornington), Comedy Night. 8pm Blu Bar (Patterson Lakes), Something to talk about. 7pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Brian Kennedy. 8:30pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Thirsty Thursday (w Guest DJs). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), The Bizarre Gazzard. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Flanagans Thursdays (w Bedrock ,DJ Ontime & DJ Chris P). 8pm Frankston Bowls Club (Frankston), Peninsula Folk Club Jam-boree night. 7:30pm L’Aqua (Dromana), James Vincent. 6:30pm Rye RSL (Rye), Chordettes. 7pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Guilty Party. 7pm Vesbar (Somerville), Trivia Night. 8pm

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH @ 260 (Aspendale), Homebrew. 7:30pm 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Simon Phillips. 7:30pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 9pm Baha (Rye), Ngaire & Lester Fierce. 9pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Ian Duchesne. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays RnB Room (downstairs) & Footy Finals Party Some Blonde DJ, JDG+ guests (upstairs). 9pm Beach 162 (Frankston), Live Music. 6pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm Beretta’s Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Blu Bar (Patterson Lakes), The Prefects. 7pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), The Orbweavers (Single Launch) & Jack Winter. 8:30pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Karaoke Kool (Sportsbar). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), Soltribe. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Wine Island (Brendan Gallagher CD Launch). 8pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Sonic Expedition. 9pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Live Music (Sports Bar). 7pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Rez. 9pm One Fourteen (Mentone), Takin’ Cover. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), The Local Boys. 10pm Rose GPO (Rosebud), Sugartree. 8pm Rye Hotel (Rye), Ladies & Tradies. From 5:30pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 8pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner (10pm) Trimms (McCrae), Simon Tryst. 6:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Live music (w Santiago). 7:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke (Sportsbar). 9pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Quarry Mountain Dead Rats. 7pm

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 21ST Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 9pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Take Cover. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays Footy Finals Party (w DJs Code Luke & Benny Watt - upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live (w DJ Chris P - downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Shazam. 9pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), The Bastard Children CD Launch & Francis Fancesco. 8:30pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Over 28s HQ Saturdays. 9pm Corner Store (Mentone), Live Music. 7pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Conti Saturdays (w Guest DJs). 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Local DJs (Check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Davey’s Saturdays. 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Lukas & Guilty Pleasure 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge Live & DJ Craig). 9pm Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Diesel. 8pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Dave Twissell. 7:30pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Austin Busch. 9pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Legends of Rock Tour (w Wiz & Oz). 6pm Hotel Sorrento (Sorrento), Live Music (Public Bar). 8:30pm Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), Detonators & Bill O’Neil & The Headliners. 8pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Sunday Traders. 9:30pm Mordialloc Supper Club (Mordialloc), Oisin. 8pm Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Mornington), Quarry Mountain Dead Rats One Fourteen (Mentone), Party Animals. 9:30pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Josh Roydhouse. 7pm Rose GPO (Rosebud), Rob & Lorenzo. 8pm Royal Hotel (Mornington), Pete Zoch. 8pm Rye RSL (Rye), Vincents. 7pm Sandringham Hotel (Sandringham), Band-aoke (w Andrew Hoskings ). 9pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), June Newman. 9pm Social (Mornington), DJ Matt Horner. 10pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Chris Fatouros. 12:30pm Trios Sports Club (Cranbourne), Karaoke (Sports Bar). 8:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Live music (w Paul Barry). 7:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro). 6pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Smashenator. 7pm

SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 22ND Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Sunday Sessions. Live Acoustic Music. 5pm

1927 perform at Chelsea Heights Hotel on Friday September 13, with tickets available from the venue or via Ticketmaster. Visit for more details. Generation-i is out now. ALEX CHISHOLM

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in each city so I’m going to go all out with that…Plus antics, there’ll ovember will see Sydney’s Chance Waters take to the stage definitely be antics. I’m going to have to try and out-crazy The for the Queenscliff Music Festival, his name one of many in Griswolds.” a killer line-up. PEARL hit up the hip-hop artist and producer for some insight to the rollercoaster ride of album releases, accolades, The tour will see the unlikely duo unveil their collaboration for the tours and collaborations that has been the last two years. first time, and like Kanye and Bon Iver before them, the Australian couple are set to surprise fans while delivering their respective familiar Releasing his latest album Infinity in November 2012, Waters scored sounds. not one, but two tracks in tripe j’s Hottest 100 Countdown, with Maybe Tomorrow (feat. Lilian Blue) charting at #89 and Young & “It’s got my character and my producer One Above’s style, and a lot Dumb (feat. Bertie Blackman) scoring the #45 slot. On top of this, of really recognisable elements from The Griswolds so I think it’s Maybe Tomorrow was voted #7 in the rage Top Fifty, ahead of M.I.A, a nice cross section of what we’re all doing. My biggest songs are Alt-J, Grimes, Tame Impala, The Temper Trap and many others. usually collaborations so I think my listeners have come to expect it.” Following the hype of 2012, Chance Waters has gone from fanboy to friend in a embarked on 19-date national Infinity tour number of collaborations this last year with the “Touring rurally is one of the earlier this year, in addition to appearing at likes of Bertie Blackman, Lilian Blue and most Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Ollie & Scuzzi @ 260 (Aspendale), Robbie McVean. 6:30pm best things about being an several festivals including BigSound, Red SATURDAY 28TH recently, Patience SEPTEMBER Hodgson from The Grates. Chelsea (Sportsbar). 5pm 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Simon Phillips. 7:30pm Deer and The Village Festival. On top of Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke. 9pm Perhaps it is the softer, humble and reflective yet Australian performer” Coast (Blairgowrie), Peter Miller & RJ Kirk. 3:30pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Funky Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm upbeatBaxter the constant touring, Waters has also been toneTavern to Waters’ that7pm these artists have (Baxter), music In Like Flynn. Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Plugged In Showcase (w Aimee writing, recording and forming taken to, as it distinctly sets(Mordialloc), him apart23from a lot of other aussie Bay Hotel Past. 9:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Bluescollaborations Sundays (w Phil Parra). Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Yvette Johansson’s Chambers, Ruby Potter & Black Water Riff). 8pm with new artists, yet rather than being overwhelmed by the newfound 3pm hip-hoppers. Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJs Code Luke Vintage Pearls. 3pm Beaches (Mornington), Comedy Night. 8pm pressure Waters is chugging along from one success to the next. & Benny Watt upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin (w DJ Chris Blu Bar (Patterson Lakes), Something to talk about. 1pm “I think I tend explore ideas and metaphors across whole verses and Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 5:30pm Blu Bar (Patterson & Lorenzo. 7pm P - downstairs). 9pm “It used toBox beStallion a case of going here there and Lakes), Rob Winery (Merricks), Peteand Miller. 1pm playing shows stanzas rather than leaning on punchlines which are very popular inHeritage Tavern (Balnarring), Mamma Sass. 3pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), Thirsty Thursday (w Guest Beach 162 (Frankston), Live Music. 1pm writing as Canadian beats cropped up. Now things are a lot more carefully Bay Hotel (Mt Eliza), Live Music (w Cam Tapp). Australia… There’s also not much braggadocio in my work and it’sHickinbotham (Dromana), Live Music. 1pm DJs). 9pm Matters. 9pm structured,3pm we’re really putting a lot of thought into my touring and pretty self deprecating,Beaches which (Mornington), is at oddsSize with the status quo for hipGod’s Kitchen (Mornington), Ben Smith. 5pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Live Comedy. 9pm Chandelier Room (Moorabbin), Green’s Dairy Angel Caravan Ross Hanaford’s Critters. writing cycle, butMusic I’m Club also(Oakleigh), a lot busier because of that. Basically in hop in general.” Leaf & Bean (Mornington), Jake Flynn & Liam Clapp. Flanagans Thursdays (w Bedrock Ensemble, Jess Palmer & Josh Cashman. 8pm real terms3:30pm I’m watching less of the TV series you watch when(Frankston), you’ve Flanagans Gearing up for Queenscliff Festival, Waters expresses his excitement 3pm ,DJ Ontime & DJ Chris P). 8pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Over 28s HQ Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Ollie &definitely Scuzzi seen everyChelsea otherHeights TV series, Vampire Diaries isn’t getting a at not only performing on the opening night, but also sticking around Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Sunday Sessions (w Jules L’Aqua (Dromana), James Vincent. 6:30pm Saturdays. 9pm (Sportsbar). run anytime soon.”5pm to see everyone else doContinental their thing. Boult). 3pm Rye RSL (Rye), Rainbow. 7pm Hotel (Sorrento), Conti Saturdays (w Guest Coast (Blairgowrie), Wendy Stapleton, Paul Norton & While Vampire Diaries may be suffering from one lost fan, The “Touring rurally is one ofDJs). the9pm best things about being an Australian Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Mornington), Mike Michael Cristiano. 3:30pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge. 6pm Northcote Social Club will be welcoming Chance Waters back for Elrington. 2pm performer, rural towns really just (Mentone), give more a shit Corner Store Liveof Music. 7pmabout live music Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Dylan Boyd. 2pm (Somerville), Trivia Night. 8pm the second time this year come September, when theVesbar hip-hop artist Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Mae Parker. because they get less of it and their events are generally really Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Local DJs Flanagans (Frankston), Rockabilly Bands. (w Itchy 3:30pm steps out Fingers). with the friendly and inclusive.” (Check Facebook for details). 9pm 3pmGriswolds for their co-headlining More Than Just FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH Friends tour. Daveys (Frankston), Davey’sinformation. Saturdays. 9pm For Mordialloc Supper Club (Mordialloc), Bee & Tamara. Frankston Library (Frankston), Ree Liddell. 1:30pm Head to forHotel tickets and event 3pm @ 260 (Aspendale), Shortnote. 7:30 to the Chance Waters / Griswolds gig at The Northcote “I’ll have some songs from theJohn new albumBand. with me and Whitehall tickets Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Lukas & Guilty Pleasure 9pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Lawrence Pier 10 (Shoreham), James Vincent. 1pm 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Jame Forbes. 7:30pm from The Griswolds is threatening to sing Patience Hodgson’s parts 2:30pm Social Club, head to Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge Portsea Hotel (Portsea), Live Music. 1pm Backyard Bar up (Mornington), Karaoke. 9pm in my songGod’s Looking Something. I usually guests Live & DJ Craig). 9pm Kitchen For (Mornington), Austin Busch. 5pm get a few MATILDA HEGGIE

Red Hill Baker (Balnarring), Silly Sunday (Live Jazz). 1pm Baha (Rye), CC & The Cat. 9pm Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Ronnie Charles & The Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 5:30pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Paul Varney. 1pm Retro Bandits. 8pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), John Cosgrove. 7pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Tony Byrne. 3pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Calmer Miles. audition 12:30pm through the God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Sonic Expedition. 9pm provided Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm follow the instructions toRidge), submit a video Hickinbotham (Dromana), Heather Stewert. 1pm Trimmschannel, (McCrae), Usual Suspects. 12:30pm media distribution Harba (Mornington), Acoustic Cats. 5:30pm FrankstonTV YouTube a community-driven Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays RnB Room (downstairs) Leaf & Bean (Mornington), Jake Flynn & Liam Clapp. & Damang, Apocalypto + guests (upstairs). 9pm Vesbarless (Somerville), Live music (w Lovely LindaFun-Key & Harry). welcomes tech-savvy applicants, Hotel Sorrento (Sorrento), Live Musicnetwork. (Public Bar). For those 3pm 5pm dropped in at their Seaford office. Submissions 8:30pm Beach 162 (Frankston), Live Music. 6pm hardcopy auditions Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Sunday Sessions (w The Lucky 13 Garage (Moorabbin), The Flyin Saucers 7 Rock hornets). 3pm Beaches (Mornington), Cover Zone. 9pm close EOB Friday October 31, with the Semi Final to be held on Sunday ‘A ‘Dees. 8pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Joyride. 3:30pm November 10 at Frankston and the Grand Beretta’s Hotel (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm TUESDAYRSL, OCTOBER 1ST Final showcase to take Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), CaptainWednesday Spalding. place November 13 at the same The competition Mordialloc Supper Club (Mordialloc), Peter Cazwell & Blu Bar (Patterson Lakes), The Prefects. 7pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Funky Bunchvenue. Trivia. 7:30pm 9:30pm Thunder Road. 6pm will be divided into three age groups, ‘Juniors’ representing talent up Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Karaoke Kool Mordialloc Supper Club (Mordialloc),to Grand Party Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Mornington), Rob Papp (Sportsbar). 9pm theFinal age of 15yrs old, ‘Adults’ spanning from 16 to 59yrs old and (w Kopp & Lu). 1pm WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 2ND Kicking off (Frankston), in September, & Blueshead. 2pm ‘Seniors’ being over 60yrs of age. Daveys Hotel Bayside OverFun-Key 28s. 9pm Music and the Frankston One Fourteen (Mentone), The Lazy Boys. 4pm Balnarring Hall (Balnarring), Balnarring Musos Night. Performing Arts Community are giving aspiring singers the One Fourteen (Mentone), The Lazy Boys. 4pm Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Funky Col. 9pm All finalists a Fun-Key music voucher to the value of $100, 7pm Rosebud to Hotelparticipate (Rosebud), Josh 7pm will receive opportunity of a lifetime with an open invitation inRoydhouse. Pier 10 (Shoreham), Ruby Whiting. 1pm Flanagans (Frankston), Party People Karaoke. 8pm which can be used forHeights singing, pianoThe lessons, Chelsea Hotelguitar (ChelseaorHeights), Hump Dayplus special The Voice of Frankston. Barriers are being cast away in the inaugural Rose GPO (Rosebud), James Vincent Duo. 8pm Portsea Hotel (Portsea), Live Music. 1pm Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Ross McLennan & The offers from Frankston businesses supporting the event. Grand Finalists Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm singing competition, organizers call upon Royal Hotel (Mornington), Joe Laff. 8pm Red Hill Baker (Balnarring), Silly Sunday (Live Jazz). 1pm local Newcommunity World + Matt Walker & The Lost Ragas. 8pm as event will receive a ‘light and hairstyle’ from Rhiannon Pritchard God’smake-up Kitchen (Mornington), Trivia Night. 8:30pm solo artists from all age groups, whether you are a budding young Rye RSL (Rye), The Dalton Gang. 7pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), James Vincent. 1pm God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Ben Smith. 9pm Beauty for their Strike special Grand Final House performance. The winner from Bowling (Frankston), Party (w Mash-Up singer, an aspiring adult or a senior with a passion for Hotel entertaining. Sandringham (Sandringham), Band-aoke (w T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Lindsay Fields. 12:30pm Grand Hotel (Frankston), Live Music (Sports Bar). 7pm will5pm receive prizes to the value of $2,500 including Tunes). Besides offering the opportunity for exposure the thrill of each age category Andrew and Hoskings ). 9pm Vesbar (Somerville), Live music (w Jules, Dave & Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Rockerfellers. the filming of a video clip for a song of their choice from AV Friend performing to judges and a crowd, Fun-Key Music is offeringDJa Matt share Social (Mornington), Horner. 10pm Andrew). 5pm 9pm Productions, a professional recording session, THURSDAY OCTOBER 3RDan interview with our in a grand prize pool of over $10,000. T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Sergio Ercole. 12:30pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Jimi Hocking. 5:30pm One Fourteen (Mentone), 80’s on the Edge. 9:30pm very own PEARL2Magazine, a CD cover photo shoot by Danni Knight Brothers (Moorabbin), Simon Phillips. 7:30pm Trios Sports Club (Cranbourne), Karaoke (Sports Bar). A private music studio established in 1997, Fun-Key initially taught Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), The Local Boys. 10pm Photography, make-up for your photo shoot from Rhiannon Pritchard 8:30pm the communities Bay Hotel (Mornington), Plugged In Showcase (w singing and performance skills to students within Rose GPO (Rosebud), The Warrains Duo. 8pm Beauty, support Madeline and vouchers from local and a chance TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 24TH Jane + Chris and Pete Doe businesses & Black Water Riff). Vesbar (Somerville), Livestudio music (w Harri & Guest). of Rye Seaford and Frankston. Quickly gaining momentum, the to perform at local Hotel (Rye), Ladies & Tradies. From 5:30pm 8pmevents such as The Frankston Waterfront Festival Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Funky Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm added teachers and found their way into7:30pm schools by running and Frankston Children’s Day Festival. In addition to this huge loot of Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 8pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Funky Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Colin Dodds (Bistro). 6pm specialized sessions with students. Fast-forward to today; Fun-Key prizes, competitors will (Mornington), enjoy the exposure having the event filmed Seaford RSL (Seaford), Craig Dare. 9pm Beaches Comedy Night.of8pm WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 25TH now conducts private singing, piano, guitar and group vocal classes and submitted for Community TV. Judges for theabout. event Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) Blu Bar (Patterson Lakes), Something to talk 7pmare yet to be Monday-Thursday, in addition to school-basedSUNDAY sessions. Although the announced, Baha (Rye), Peninsula Songriders Club. 9pm SEPTEMBER 29TH but with suchHotel an (Sorrento), opportunity open to (w the community we & DJ Matt Horner (10pm) Continental Thirsty Thursday Guest has grown over time, their missionBayhas remained Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), The Hump Day company Hotelalways (Mordialloc), Sunday Sessions. Acousticthe competition to be fierce at the Frankston RSL come canLive expect Trimms (McCrae), James Vincent. 6:30pm DJs). 9pm Project (w Resident DJs). 9pm Music. 5pm in a fun, nonthe same: to teach singing and performance skills November 10 and 13. Hotel (Frankston), Live Comedy. 9pm Twe12e Bar (Frankston), Rob Papp Blues Head & Jarrod Daveys God’s Kitchen (Mornington), Trivia Night. 8:30pm threatening experience Bay previous Hotel (Mornington), Blues Sundays (w Safari Motel). Shaw. 7pm environment without prejudice to For more information, you can check out (wthe Fun-Key and Flanagans (Frankston), Flanagans Thursdays Bedrock 3pm or Vesbar ability, with the developing confidence and self-esteem Strike Bowling (Frankston), House Party (w Mash-Up (Somerville), Liveaim music of (w Steve Romig). 7:30pm ,DJ Ontime & DJ Chris P). 8pm Tunes). 5pm Blu Bar (Patterson Lakes), Something to talk about. 1pm websites at and www. alongside basic music, drama and performance requirements. It FrankstonTV Westernport Hotel (Hastings), Karaoke (Sportsbar). 9pm Frankston Arts Centre RENT. 8pm at 9786 3104 or or contact the(Frankston), Fun-Key office Stallionof Winery (Merricks), 1pm is this goal - along with the knowledge that Box people all ages canRob Papp. Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Stefan Waltersson. 7pm Shop 2/1 Heversham Dr, Seaford. L’Aqua (Dromana), James Vincent. 6:30pm possess the talent of singing yet might not have hadBay theHotel opportunity Canadian (Mt Eliza), Live Music (w Cam Tapp). MATILDA HEGGIE THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH Vesbar (Somerville), Trivia Night. 8pm 3pm Fun-Key hopes will - that undertones The Voice of Frankston, which

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further the already blossoming music and arts community within the cultural hub of Frankston. Indeed, The Voice of Frankston is one of many events held in Frankston that encourage development within the arts and music community, inviting creatives of all walks to showcase their talent in a positive environment. From September 1, applicants for the singing competition can fill out a submission form via Fun-Key’s website, then

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GET IN EARLY FOR THE PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL Those Port Fairy Folk Festival fanatics can get involved early for the March 2014 festival – saving a massive $80 off usual ticket prices. Subscribers can be ‘first in best dressed’ for the 38th edition of the PFFF, with earlybird tickets released from September 2 to those previous attendees or anyone registered on the e-news mailing list. See for details.


...with Heidi Bond


Never heard of it? This small but reputable festival has been put together by Melbourne Cherry Bar owner James Young. Admitting last year he “got greedy” with escalated ticket prices, Mr. Young will host 14 acts across 2 stages in AC/DC Lane and the Cherry Bar – headed by Californian garage rock gods The Bellrays. Held Sunday November 24, see for ticket details.


COMPLETES ITS LINE-UP Final artist additions have been added and a legendary MC announced for Jamgrass – the blues and roots festival held at Thornbury Theatre, October 11-13. Former Rolling Stones manager Sam Cutler will direct the finger-pickin’ fun, joined by Mustered Courage, The Stetson Family and The Ramblin’ Roses. Check out the full line-up and day schedules at




Some ‘urban fervour’ coming out of the Rainbow Beat camp this month, with the news that renowned South African artists Carin Dickson and Daniel Popper will be attending the 4-day celebration. Tickets are available to purchase online, so get in early to ensure your place at this cultural fiesta and get in touch with your Rainbow Beat. See for details.

The announcement of Falls festival in Byron Bay was groundbreaking news, with patrons eagerly anticipating the line-up release. And here it is! Celebrate New Year in style with The Cat Empire, Big Scary, Neil Finn, Rufus, Chet Faker, Vampire Weekend and The Wombats – to name an absolute few. More local acts to be announced soon, check for ticket details.



Independent artists unite; the celebration of ‘bangs’ is upon us. Say hello to all types of fringe, whether it be side, straight or quiff at the Melbourne Fringe Festival – launching September 18. Performance, Visual art, Comedy, Cabaret, Music and Live art will saturate Melbourne streets in cultural symphony of independent talent. Wrapping up October 6, see for program.


After the phenomenally successful 2013 instalment of rock-fest Soundwave, organisers had a lot to live up to - then came the much anticipated 2014 line-up announcement. Greenday, Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Stone Temple Pilots, Placebo and Alice in Chains will tour the countryside in late February/ early March next year, kicking off in Brisbane on February 22. See for ticket details.

The Basics are back! After three years in the wilderness, these Melbourne cult heroes announce their return to the stage. Time apart has yielded some unexpected results: Tim Heath’s filmwork on The Rise and Rise of Richard Latté, Wally De Backer’s triple Grammy win (as Gotye) and Kris Schroeder’s solo EP, Red Cross in Keyna and subsequent bout of malaria. The band’s career has given them four studio albums with singles With This Ship and Like a Brother added to Triple J. See them live as they headline the Main Street Mornington Food, Wine & Performing Arts Festival, this Sunday October 20, from 11am-5pm. More details to be announced in PEARL Magazine next month!

festival calendar with Tracy Coates Poison City Weekender Festival September 6-8, 2013

Listen Out October 5, 2013

Cuban Jazz Festival October 27, 2013

Queenscliff Music Festival November 22-24, 2013

Falls Festival December 29, 2013-January 1, 2014

Darebin Music Feast September 18-29, 2013

JamGrass Festival October 11-13, 2013

Somers Art Fair October 27, 2013

Strawberry Fields Festival November 22-24, 2013

NYE On The Hill December 30, 2013-January 1, 2014

Melbourne Fringe Festival September 18-October 6, 2013

Melbourne Festival October 11-27, 2013

Whiplash Festival October 28, 2013

Hinterland Scarecrow Festival September 21-October 20, 2013

Anglesea Music Festival October 18-20, 2013

Maldon Folk Festival November 1-4, 2013

Royal Melbourne Show September 21-October 6, 2013 Guildford Banjo Jamboree September 20-22, 2013 Mildura Country Music Festival September 27-October 6, 2013

Sprung Festival October 19,2013 Main Street Festival October 20, 2013 One Electric Day October 24, 2013

Global Citizen Festival September 29, 2013

Camperdown Cruise Rockabilly Festival October 24-27, 2013

The Phoebe Festival October 4-5, 2013

Release The Bats October 26, 2013

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Dromana Art Show November 1-4, 2013 Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival November 7-10, 2013 Beechworth Annual Celtic Festival November 8, 2013 Harvest Festival November 10-11, 2013 Beers By The Bay Festival November 16, 2013

Sonic Forge Festival November 30, 2013 End Of The Line Belgrave Festival November 30, 2013 Cherry Fest 013 November 24, 2013 Vans Warped Tour December 7, 2013 Stereosonic December 8-9, 2013 Meredith Music Festival December 13-15, 2013

Summadayze January 1, 2014 Let Them Eat Cake Festival January 1, 2014 Midsumma (Queer) Music Festival January 12-February 2, 2014 Frankston Waterfront Festival January 18-19, 2014 Big Day Out January 24, 2014

Peninsula Summer Music Festival December 29, 2013-January 6, 2014

Rainbow Beat Festival January 24-27, 2014

Pyramid Rock December 29, 2013-January 1, 2014

Pyrenees Music Festival February 14-16, 2014

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Beers & Bands... By The Bay


he Mornington Peninsula’s premiere event for beer lovers, Beers By The Bay, is back for 2013 with organisers recently announcing their first round of entertainment. Building on the success of last year’s inaugural festival, punters can expect up to 100 different beers and ciders, lots of great food as well as an improved selection of some of the finest wine from the region.

To headlining the impressive bill on stage will be the Peninsula’s own Kisschasy, performing their first Victorian show in nearly two years. Consisting of Darren Cordeaux, Joel Vanderuit, Karl Ammitzboll and Sean Thomas, the band formed in 2002 in Balnarring, with their debut album United Paper People and follow up Hymns For The Non-Believer gaining much notoriety and enjoying commercial success. The band’s energetic and melodic guitar pop made them firm Triple J favourites and earned them ARIA Award nominations. Kisschasy’s third album Seizures was nothing less than a quantum leap creatively, attracting deeper and broader attention for singles Generation Why, Turnaround and the 2010 gold selling Dinosaur. Now they’re back with their rock-solid rhythm section and trademark off-the-leash guitar chops, a true testament to a band who have well and truly hit their stride. Also featured are Twin Beasts (formerly the Toot Toot Toots), as well as other locals The Fauves and Quarry Mountain Dead Rats. Together for 24yrs, The Fauves met at high school and became

regulars on the Melbourne live scene. Signing with Polydor in 1993, they release three albums including 1996’s Future Spa which saw them reach another level of popularity and relentlessly tour the country playing over 200 shows a year. Not easily confined to a single genre, The Fauves are an act who’ve made an art out of careful reinventions and staying relevant.

The Quarry Mountain Dead Rats have always taken their music and persona back to a simpler time, where the pickin’ was fast and the banjo was king. The five-piece bring their raw and gritty version of bluegrass kicking and hollering into the modern day, delivering a kick-you-inthe-face live show and setting the tone for a sing along, drink along, foot-stomping good time. It’s the influence of old- time mountain-music combined with rock‘n’roll sensibilities, and a bit of humour and attitude in there as well. Seasoned performers on the bluegrass and festival circuit, QMDR return to the Peninsula to set the stage alight. Several new additions have been made for the 2013 festival; most notably that this year’s festival will be a family friendly event, with a designated children’s area featuring kids rides, face painting and other amusements. There will also be several new breweries, a larger focus on wine, lots of new food stalls and a renewed focus back on all things beer. Beers By The Bay takes place at Mornington Racecourse on Saturday November 16, 2013. For all the information on the festival, lineup and tickets visit Howlin Steam Train



French Fest, the new boutique music and arts festival, taking place over New Years on French Island, has just released its first round lineup and it’s full of familiar local faces and awesome musicians. Into its second year, organisers are looking to create a fun, safe place to party on New Years Eve, with great vibes, good people and amazing talent with the festival conceived for the people, by the people. The festival will showcase a range of artists music styles from rock, blues, folk, funk, reggae, hip hop, electronic and dance, covering two massive days and across two stages. The talent appearing on stage will also include many artists from the Mornington Peninsula, with organisers recognising it’s never easy starting off in the music industry. “We are hoping to lend a helping hand to some of the up and comers like Moondogz, Verbal Tatics, Spunk Machine, Super Saloon & Moonah Ripp and even some artists that are thriving in Melbourne’s music scene right now, like Howlin Steam Train & Dizz 1,” Festival codirector Steph Born says. It’ll be an eclectic and diverse array of music, but there’ll be much more to the event than just the lineup, with a local art collective, pyrotechnic shows, natural remedies, tarot reading, music trivia, magicians, local gourmet and organic food, beer/cider and much more to be enjoyed on the grounds, thanks to the generous support of music x arts x adrenalin x events x entertainment

businesses and artist helping make things possible. Importantly, the festival has tried to remain affordable, whilst providing safe and comfortable facilities for patrons. Being on French Island, you can’t bring your car as access is only via the ferry from Stony Point, but the trip will be well worth it with all the weekend is set to offer.

More acts are yet to be announced, so grab your tickets early when they go on sale on Monday September 9 via The event will be 18+ only and BYO, however no glass is permitted. Camping packages are available and surprisingly affordable. For more info, like them on Facebook and keep checking the pages of PEARL in the coming months!

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GIGS/TOURS IN 2013 September 2013 Andrew Strong & The Commitments (Corner Hotel). Thurs Sep 5 Machine Gun Kelly (The Hi-Fi). Sep Thurs 5 Dodd’s & Finley’s British Invasion (Hallam Hotel). Thurs Sep 5 Cloud Control (Forum Theatre). Fri Sep 6 Dumb Blondes & Teal (The Espy). Fri Sep 6 John OO Fleming (The Prince, Bandroom). Fri Sep 6 Big Scary (The Hi-Fi). Fri Sep 6 Joshua Kyle (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Fri Sep 6 & Sat Sep 7 The Smith Street Band (Corner Hotel). Sat Sep 7 Demarco (The Espy). Sat Sep 7 Northeast Party House (Brown Alley). Sat Sep 7 Monique Di Mattina Quintet (Bennetts Lane). Sat Sep 7 Stonefeild (Ding Dong Lounge). Sat Sep 7 Hit The Lights (Corner Hotel). Sun Sep 8 Fat Freddy’s Drop (Forum Theatre). Sun Sep 8 The Maine (Palace Theatre). Sun Sep 8 Anberlin (Palace Theatre). Sun Sep 8 Megan Washington (The Toff In Town). Tues Sep 10 Tonight Alive (The Hi-Fi). Wed Sep 11 Australian Drummers Touring Forum (Bennetts Lane). Thurs Sep 12 Jack Carty (The Toff In Town). Thurs Sep 12 Buffalo (Corner Hotel). Thurs Sep 12 The Cat Empire (Forum Theatre). Thurs Sep 12 & Fri Sep 13 Dylan Joel (Corner Hotel). Fri Sep 13 1927 (Chelsea Heights Hotel). Fri Sep 13 The Meltdown (Bennetts Lane). Fri Sep 13 Daryl Braithwaite (Palms at Crown). Fri Sep 13 Tonight Alive (Billboard, The Venue). Fri Sep 13 The Drones (The Hi-Fi). Fri Sep 13 & Sat Sep 14 Lanie Lane (The Toff In Town). Sat Sep 14 Heather Stewart (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Sep 14 John Hoffman Sextet (Bennetts Lane). Sat Sep 14 Gangsters Ball (Forum Theatre). Sat Sep 14 Ghostpoet (Corner Hotel). Sat Sep 14 Celtic Woman (Hamer Hall). Sun Sep 15 For The Fallen Dreams (Corner Hotel). Sun Sep 15 The Paper Kites (The Hi-Fi). Sun Sep 15 Kvelertak (Corner Hotel). Tues Sep 17 Ute Lemper (Hamer Hall). Wed Sep 18 Alison Wonderland (Corner Hotel). Thurs Sep 19 Amanda Palmer (Forum Theatre). Fri Sep 20 Hernan Cattaneo (The Prince, Bandroom). Fri Sep 20 For The Fallen Dreams (The Hi-Fi). Fri Sep 20 Illy (Corner Hotel). Fri Sep 20 Models (Ding Dong Lounge). Fri Sep 20 & Sat Sep 21 Parkway Drive (Palace Theatre). Fri Sep 20 & Sat Sep 21 & Sun Sep 22 Lucky Ali (The Hi-Fi). Sat Sep 21 Rudimental (Festival Hall). Sat Sep 21 Damien Leith (Bennetts Lane). Sat Sep 21 Tumbleweed (The Espy). Sat Sep 21 Beach Fossils (Corner Hotel). Sat Sep 21 The Delta Riggs (The Toff In Town). Sat Sep 21 Roy Orbison & Johnny Cash (Palms at Crown). Sat Sep 21 Lamb Of God (Festival Hall). Sun Sep 22 Festival Of Russian Ballet (The Palais). Sun Sep 22 Calexico (Atheneum Theatre). Tues Sep 24 Horrowshow (Corner Hotel). Thurs Sep 26 Foals (Palace Theatre). Thurs Sep 26 & Fri Sep 27 Steve Clisby Band (Bennetts Lane). Fri Sep 27 Way Of The Eagle (Ding Dong Lounge). Fri Sep 27 Jinga Safari (Forum Theatre). Fri Sep 27


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Rufus & Yesyou (Corner Hotel). Fri Sep 27 Regurgitator (The Hi-Fi). Sat Sep 28 Tamara Kuldins (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Sep 28 Swervedriver (Corner Hotel). Sat Sep 28 The Paper Kites (Forum Theatre). Sat Sep 28 The Cannanes (The Toff In Town). Sat Sep 28 The Basics (Corner Hotel). Sun Sep 29 Horrowshow (Ding Dong Lounge). Sun Sep 29 october 2013 Rihanna (Rod Laver Arena). Mon Sep 30 & Tues Oct 1 One Direction (Rod Laver Arena). Wed Oct 2-30 [8 shows]! Harrison Craig (Palms at Crown). Tues Oct 1 & Wed Oct 2 Disclosure (The Prince, Bandroom). Wed Oct 2 Steve Wilson (Billboard, The Venue). Wed Oct 2 Xavier Rudd (Forum Theatre). Thurs Oct 3 Rap City 2013 (The Hi-Fi). Thurs Oct 3 Gabriel Antonia (The Espy). Thurs Oct 3 Twelve Foot Ninja (Corner Hotel). Fri Oct 4 Soilwork (Billboard, The Venue). Fri Oct 4 Cannonball (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Fri Oct 4 Sander Van Doorn (Palace Theatre). Oct Fri 4 Alan Jackson (Rod Laver Arena). Fri Oct 4 Lurch & Chief (Ding Dong Lounge). Sat Oct 5 Roger Seventytwo (Brown Alley). Sat Oct 5 Swing Train with Gianni Marinucci (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Oct 5 The Cult (Festival Hall). Sat Oct 5 Me First & The Gimme Gimmes (Corner Hotel). Sat Oct 5 & Sun Oct 6 Ricky Martin (Rod Laver Arena). Sat Oct 5 & Sun Oct 20 Bring Me The Horizon (Festival Hall). Wed Oct 9 Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour by Cirque du Soleil (Rod Laver Arena). Wed Oct 9-13 [6 shows]! T.I & Akon (Festival Hall). Thurs Oct 10 Hot Chocolate (Chelsea Heights Hotel). Fri Oct 11 Australian Chamber Orchestra: The Crowd (The Palais). Fri Oct 11 Regurgitator (The Hi-Fi). Fri Oct 11 Victor Essiete &The Mandators (The Hi-Fi). Fri Oct 11 Classic Kandy (Billboard, The Venue). Fri Oct 11 Sticky Fingers (Corner Hotel). Fri Oct 11 Fem Belling quintet (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Oct 12 Devin Townsend Project (Palace Theatre). Sun Oct 13 Amorphis (Billboard The Venue). Mon Oct 14 Imagine Dragons (Palace Theatre). Wed Oct 16 Kim Wilde & Nik Kershaw (Chelsea Heights Hotel). Thurs Oct 17 Kim Wilde & Nik Kershaw (The Palais). Fri Oct 18 John Williamson (Palms at Crown). Fri Oct 18 Mickey Avalon (Corner Hotel). Fri Oct 18 Matt Corby (Festival Hall). Fri Oct 18 Andre Rieu (Rod Laver Arena). Fri Oct 18 & Sat Oct 19 Katchafire & Common Kings (The Hi-Fi). Sat Oct 19 Porter Robinson & The M Machine (Billboard the Venue). Sun Oct 20 Yellowcard (Palace Theatre). Sun Oct 20 Every Time I Die (Corner Hotel). Sun Oct 20 Lorde (Corner Hotel). Mon Oct 21 & Tues Oct 22 Beyonce (Rod Laver Arena). Tues Oct 22 – Sat Oct 26 [4 shows]! The Amity Affliction (Palace Theatre). Tues Oct 22 & Wed Oct 23 Stratovarius (Billboard The Venue). Wed Oct 23 Kortiklaani (Corner Hotel). Wed Oct 23 Booka Shade (The Prince, Bandroom). Thurs Oct 24 Behemoth (The Espy). Fri Oct 25 Paul Dempsy (The Hi-Fi). Fri Oct 25

THE WHO/WHAT/WHERE with tracy coates The Kin (The Toff In Town). Sat Oct 26 The Cribs (Ding Dong Lounge). Sat Oct 26 Fall Out Boy & British India (Festival Hall). Sat Oct 26 Yellowcard (Palace Theatre). Tues Oct 29 Lightning Bolt (Corner Hotel). Wed Oct 30 Baby Animals (Corner Hotel). Thurs Oct 31 november 2013 Enslaved (The Hi-Fi). Fri Nov 1 Pitbull & Ke$ha (Rod Laver Arena). Fri Nov 1 Tony Hadley (The Palais). Sat Nov 2 Boy & Bear (Forum Theatre). Sat Nov 2 Spit Syndicate (The Hi-Fi). Sat Nov 2 Diesel (Palms at Crown).Sat Nov 2 Firewind (Corner Hotel). Sun Nov 3 Violent Soho & Straight Arrows (Corner Hotel). Mon Nov 4 Irene Cara (Palms at Crown). Wed Nov 6 Scott Kelly (Corner Hotel). Thurs Nov 7 Dream On Dreamer (The Hi-Fi). Thurs Nov 7 Charley Pride (The Palais). Sat Nov 9 Jessica Mauboy (The Plenary). Sat Nov 9 The Screaming Jets (Corner Hotel). Sat Nov 9 Johnny Cash (Palms at Crown). Sat Nov 9 Bernard Fanning (Rochford Winery). Sat Nov 9 Olly Murs (The Plenary). Thurs Nov 14 No Square (Bennetts Lane). Thurs Nov 14 The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (Corner Hotel). Fri Nov 15 Eros Ramazzotti (Rod Laver Arena). Fri Nov 15 Nile with The Faceless (Corner Hotel). Sat Nov 16 Salt-N-Pepa (The Palais). Sat Nov 16 Jill Scott (The Palais). Tues Nov 19 Between The Buried & Me (Corner Hotel). Tues Nov 19 Leonard Cohen (Rod Laver Arena). Wed Nov 20 Raul Midon (Corner Hotel). Thurs Nov 21 Belinda Carlisle (Chelsea Heights Hotel). Fri Nov 22 Babba (Hallam Hotel). Fri Nov 22 Moonsorrow (The Hi-Fi). Sat Nov 23

Busby Marou (Corner Hotel). Sat Nov 23 The Bellrays (Cherry Bar). Sun Nov 24 Fleetwood Mac (Rod Laver Arena). Tues Nov 26 & Wed Nov 27 Here Comes The Night (The Palais). Fri Nov 29 december 2013 Martha Davis & The Motels (Corner Hotel). Sun Dec 1 Justin Bieber (Rod Laver Arena). Mon Dec 2 & Tues Dec 3 Passenger (The Palais). Wed Dec 4 Human Nature (Palms at Crown). Thurs Dec 5 - Sun Dec 8 [4 shows]! Kataklysm (Corner Hotel). Fri Dec 6 Muse (Rod Laver Arena). Fri Dec 6 & Sat Dec 7 Air Supply (The Palais). Sat Dec 7 Bon Jovi (Etihad Stadium). Sat Dec 7 & Sun Dec 8 Deerhunter (The Hi-Fi). Wed Dec 11 Sirenia (Corner Hotel). Fri Dec 13 Bjorn Again (Palms at Crown). Sat Dec 14 Taylor Swift with Guy Sebastian (Etihad Stadium). Sat Dec 14 City and Colour (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Sat Dec 14 De La Soul (The Espy). Fri Dec 27 january 2014 Paramore (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Sun Jan 12, 2014 february 2014 Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band with Hunters & Collectors (Aami Park Stadium). Sat Feb 15, 2014 March 2014 Bruno Mars (Rod Laver Arena). Tues Mar 4 & Wed Mar 5, 2014 Thirty Seconds to Mars (Rod Laver Arena). Fri Mar 28, 2014 april 2014 Michael Buble (Rod Laver Arena). Wed April 30, Thurs May 1 & Sat May 3, 2014 Rumours: Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Queens Of The Stone Age, Rod Stewart and The Rolling Stones.

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with Miodrag (Mick) Jankovic


The second part of the dynamic recording duo at Baha is Chris Hallam. Chris is genuinely hardcore about music; he plays it, he records it and he teaches it. I’d never heard of the guy until he turned up once at the Songriders Muso night at Baha, about eighteen months ago. He played his guitar in the background complimenting every song with his tasteful licks and it was a delight. On one of this nights I asked Chris if he would fill in for me to do a sound mix for the weekend band, which he did and continued to do so… PEARL: Well Chris, what are you cooking with in this sound kitchen? HALLAM: Well it’s a mixed brew of old and new. I’m very lucky to have a one off custom-built desk from the

late 60s, built for Rambler Recording in Mt Eliza. A local electronics genius, Alan Jenkins, built it and the desk is everything you would want in a vintage console; hand wound transformers, inductor EQ, very similar in quality and sound to the early Helios consoles of England so it has that great vintage sound and it’s simple and straight forward in design. My tape machine is an Otari half inch eight track that I got when it was brand new. The newer gear includes an Avalon 747 compressor, Amek Neve mic pre’s and Apogee converters. TC parametric EQs complete the setup. The amp is an Australian made Linear Transfer and came out of Roger Savage’s studio at Soundfirm and was one of the amps used for the sound post-production in the first few Star Wars movies. A bit of trainspotter info, maybe, but I’m a bit of a gear junkie and find the history of the gear really interesting. It’s a bit like wooden boats, where you wonder which oceans they have sailed and what storms they have survived, if you know what I mean. PEARL: Could you briefly explain the difference in the two recording facilities that are available at Baha ? HALLAM: A major difference is that you can monitor separate from the Front Of House room sound, so you do mic adjustments and EQ to suit the music being recorded. It’s always an advantage to get it right when recording so you can avoid the ‘fix it in the mix’ scenario. Also, the difference in the quality of the recording chain adds to the quality of the final mix and mastering. Music recorded through great gear responds better to EQ when at the mixing and mastering stage. Although, I’m a firm believer that it’s always about the music, before the gear and nothing beats a great live performance by the band. It really all starts with the band and the more that technology doesn’t get in the road of a great performance the better.



PEARL: What are some of the recordings that you are most proud of? HALLAM: For local bands there is Peter Martin’s band ‘Ride Em Cowboy’ in 2000. Most people probably have never heard of them but Pete’s a great songwriter and a fine musician, and the band was a great combo. There’s also some live recordings for Michael Paynter when he was starting out. Others are Jeff Lang, Chain, Lobby Lloyd, Spectrum, Collards Greens and Gravy, Lloyd Speigel, The Getaway Plan and Mercy Bell with Becca and Butterfly Boucher. PEARL: What are you most excited about right now with the facilities at Baha? HALLAM: Well, I suppose it can be said that I love my job and hope I have good things to offer the local music scene and Baha. It’s such a great local venue with a well-established credibility with independent Oz touring bands. Recording wise we are planning some great initiatives for the future but at the moment it’s all about getting it right at the foundation stage so we have something solid and of world class standard to build on, even if it’s small and as they say, intimate. But I think that’s one of the real advantages To arrange a recording with Chris, email Baha is located at 2201-2209 Point Nepean Rd in Rye. MICK JANKOVIC Artist / Musician / Weekend Sound Guy @ Baha, Rye


Are you stuck in a rut? Not sure how to push your music career forward? Well PEARL Magazine has come to your rescue! This regular column will provide you with tips to get you noticed and tricks to move you from parttime hobbyist to full-time, self managed musician.

For my advice to boost your career you will require the following: • A mind open to new ideas • A dissatisfaction with the here and now • A  want for more a willingness to take personal responsibility for your career • T  he ability to take action and implement change. Who am I to give you advice? I’m an entrepreneur who has worked in and out of the music industry for over twenty years and I currently own and manage a studio complex, live music venue and rock school. In addition, I provide coaching to a group of talented and motivated musicians, which provides me with current and tested knowledge on what works. music x arts x adrenalin x events x entertainment

My passion is to assist musicians to manage their music career like you would any other business. Yes that’s right, you are in business and although the tag is over-used, I do believe in the concept of the ‘musopreneur’. I promise to bring you a monthly article that will both instruct and inspire, and I look forward to working with you. ANTHEA PALMER Anthea Palmer is the owner and manager of Sound Rehearsal Studios & The Chandelier Room, located at 91 Cochranes Rd, Moorabbin, and also owns/manages The Melbourne Rock School ( and Sound Music Business ( tips). Keep up to date with Anthea’s video tutorials at www.

he eighth annual Carlton Dry Independent Music Awards will be held on Wednesday October 8 at Revolt, 12 Elizabeth Street in Kensington, with an exceptional lineup of the Australian Music talent performing, including Violent Soho, Archie Roach, Big Scary, RÜFÜS, Saskwatch and acclaimed hip-hop artist Seth Sentry. For more info on the Awards, Charts and Independent music check out he 2013 Australasian Worldwide Music Expo is on again this November 14 to 17. In its sixth year as one of Australia’s biggest program of global roots music, AWME 2013 will feature approximately 50 worldclass groups performing over four days and nights at select venues in Melbourne and will be jam-packed with high profile speakers, a broad conference program, and an amazing array of musical talent. For further details and to grab your early bird pass (available until September 30), visit or nine years now The Coopers Australian Music Prize (AMP) has been listening to, discovering, rewarding and promoting Australian music of excellence, and in 2013 they’re doing it again! Any Australian artist who has already released an album in 2013 – or will be doing so – should send one in, followed by an email to to advise the artist name, album title and contact details. All the details are at HeartRadio is the world’s fastest growing digital music service, with the service available in beta in Australia and fully available in September. Free and unlimited, iHeartRadio combines the best or radio and digital, bringing together radio’s live and local relationship and the personal functionality of digital. With more than 60million monthly users in the USA alone, find out more and try it now at he Mornington Peninsula Shire is inviting applications from non-profit community organisations for grants to assist projects benefitting the local community. Ranging from $500-$5000, Arts & Culture grants are on offer for groups interested in initiating arts and culture activities and programs with public outcomes, with priority given to those focused on strengthening local involvement. Apply online now via www.mornpen.vic., with applications closing at 5pm on Monday September 16. elbourne’s contemporary music conference Face The Music - which last year drew a record crowd – will be held again at Arts Centre Melbourne over November 15 & 16. The event will include forums, presentations, networking, facilitated meetings, practical music workshops and the ever-popular debate, with the conference to look at new strategies in marketing, releases, artist management, booking gigs, recording techniques, and taking your music to a global music market. The full announcement of the 150 music business speakers and themes of the panels is due on September 11 but tickets are available now from

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WHAT: Sales, repairs and servicing, as well as professional advice. WHERE: 8-10 Wells Street, Frankston WHEN: Open Mon-Wed from 10am-5:30pm, Thursday & Friday from 10am-7pm and Saturdays from 11am-3pm. WHO: • R  ob: A passionate musician focusing his efforts on studio recording. • D  ylan: A veteran of music retail. You’ve probably seen him playing in one of his many bands about town. • M  onica: An enthusiastic drummer and guitarist with a passion for rock and metal. • G  raeme: The new owner of the shop, and an avid collector over many years. GUITARS: • R  ockit is very passionate about Gibson guitars, stocking the classic Les Pauls and SGs. Plug one of these into one of our Orange stacks and you’ll feel like you’re in Led Zeppelin straight away. • T  he Epiphone range is a massive part of the business. They’re the


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guitars for those who want their first serious guitar. Rockit also has a wide range of acoustic guitars, with and without pickups. • Hofner is a German company dating back to the 1800s who make a few solid body guitars and a lot of hollow body guitars, including the famous Beatle Bass, played by Paul McCartney. • T  he store has a focus on stocking awesome effects pedals for every tone known to man. Brands like MXR, Dunlop, Hofner, Boss and Behringer are in store. DRUMS: • Gretsch drums are in store in a wide variety of sizes and designs to suit all styles. Gretsch artists include Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Cindy Blackman (Santana, Lenny Kravitz), Tre Cool (Green Day), Charlie Watts (Rolling Stones) and more! • Z  ildjian Cymbals. They’re the real deal Cymbal! • Gibraltar Hardware. Tough stuff! MISSION STATEMENT: “We are a shop focusing on catering to the professional market that wants products that will last night after

night at gigs and in the studio; gear which is ‘the real deal’. We’re a store that listens to the community and what they are looking for, stocking only the best and most sought after products and accessories and aiming to be where the Peninsula’s music community comes for their quality gear needs. At the same time, though, we do cater for beginners wanting to try out the guitar or taking their first few lessons. We’re always looking to support beginners as they progress and make their way towards becoming professional musicians.” Rob Clarke (manager) IN A NUTSHELL: Run by a team of passionate musicians, dedicated to trust, respect and reliability, Rockit has competitive pricing, full after sales support and service and some great brands, with the store being the first ever – and only – certified Gibson dealer on the Peninsula. In addition to the range, they also offer guitar, bass, drum and keyboard tuition. Phone Rockit Music for any enquiries on 9781 3022 or visit for more information.

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Pete Cornelius’ latest offering, Groundswell, is a guitar-wailing, toe-tapping adventure that gets you up and moving from get-go. In all honesty, it’s just what the doctor ordered. Cornelius is a superstar– his jittery ruckus makes this album so enticing. It’s rare to find a musician stay true to who they are in modern music. There’s nothing dull about Groundswell. It’s uncomplicated, pure and true to the essence of what blues-rock is. Cornelius ignites a fire in your belly. The only problem is you’re left wanting more. If you could sum up the album with one song it would be Right Place, Wrong Time. It acts as homage to the genre. Hop on the groove train and grab this album. HADYN LEVETT

Local one-man band, The NbC, have put out a four track EP full of awesome guitar sounds and some pretty cool song writing. The NbC (aka. Rye based Jason Strugarek) is all about rootsy, rock originals in the vein of Xavier Rudd, if you really need a comparison. It’s a really impressive debut, with the feature being the great and varied guitar playing across throughout. He pulls out the slide and does some finger picking, but it’s when he turns up the distortion and the groove on title track Gypsy Blood that I think he’s at his best. I would’ve liked more of it on some of the other tracks, but I guess that opens the door for what could be on his debut album. Listen to most of the EP on The NbC’s Triple J Unearthed page. MATT RIPPON

The new single from Melbourne artist Nicolette Forte is a laid back, fun pop song… instrumentally, that is. A mostly acoustic trio lineup, there’s some percussion and handclaps sparsely used, but the lyrics are a different story, with Nicolette carrying a powerful message about equal love, born from personal experiences. She’s not really subversive, with even those not actively listening to the lyrics sure to get some semblance of the message, as acceptance and inclusion sit alongside the bright, carefree arrangements. Go have a listen for yourself, as Nicolette is giving it away to subscribers (only) on her website, To continue the contrasts, check out the official video on her YouTube site, featuring cartoon animals and colour. MATT RIPPON

When listening to Don Walker’s latest album Hully Gully, the third for the writer of such classic rock hits for the quintessential Australian rock band Cold Chisel such as Khe San, Choir Girls and Flame Trees - it’s hard to believe it’s the same person. As a pretty massive Chisel fan, there is a part of me that says Walker should stick to writing and not singing. In saying that vocal ability may not his forte, Walker has made up for things with a number of great guitar riffs, the haunting sound of pedal steel and some captivating production! Stand out tracks for me were Lucky (reminiscent of Willy Nelson) and Mongrelwise, a track not for the faint hearted! FORRISTER JENOT







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(MGM/PENNY & LOGAN) Hailing from NSW’s Blue Mountains, ninepiece Kooyeh pay tribute to their roots with a passionate, soul enriching and all round ‘good vibe’ debut album, Soul Cleaning. The record takes you on a unique musical journey, combining a definitive reggae influence with soul, hip-hop, dub and roots, with the overarching message about everything from escaping the chaos of modern-day life and reconnecting with the world to making positive conscious decisions. I must admit, I paid sparing attention to the lyrics as the arrangements feature four vocalists, a horn section, bluesy guitar and a funky rhythm section; enough to keep me busy shuffling my feet and swaying my hips. SARAH EBBOTT


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Strange Condition is the new EP, set to be released by Melbourne based indie-rocking quartet, Empra. Forming in 2010, this relatively young band is able to bang out some truly great cohesive tracks, producing a sound which is memorable and endearing. The title track and newly released single Strange Condition, has already been given a doff of the musical cap making the final shortlist for the esteemed Vanda and Young Song Writing Competition. The single is nothing but likable, charming your eardrums with a melodic hook and creating a strong pulse with a groovy drumbeat. This is sure to get your foot tapping and your head bopping. Overall, an ideal blend of fun indie beats with a very satisfying rock edge. I, for one, want to hear more, and am certainly looking forward to a full-length album release. JESS SCUDAMORE

Angst-inspired five-piece alternate rock outfit Dead Letter Circus have returned with their second full-length album The Catalyst Fire. The Brisbane residents have made a few changes of late, replacing Rob Maric (founding member and guitarist) and Scott Davey (drummer) with the talents of Tom Skerlj (guitar/keyboards) and Clint Vincent (guitar). Drawing from musical influences like Tool, Radiohead and Pearl Jam, the quintet released their sophomore album on August 9, to an eager cohort of fans who have been waiting three years between LPs. If you are a fan then expect more Dead Letter Circus genius, but if not, it may overwhelm you with nostalgia for the apathetic and rebellious teen you once were. Enjoy with a bottle of beer and your favourite band t-shirt. HEIDI BOND

(INDEPENDENT/REMEDY) Tully on Tully’s bio claims their live shows are mesmerizing. That’s easy to believe. I couldn’t take my eyes off the film clip for Stay. Front woman Natalie Foster’s performance is beautiful, unusual and joyful. The melody is simple enough to make the lyrics so listenable, yet includes lovely little wisps of her higher register. The songwriting in the band’s Weightless EP is complex in form and instrumentation, and heavy on the dynamics which has such a dramatic effect. Stay had me wondering what was coming next, then the vocals of Hayden Calnin make an entrance and it’s nothing short of moving. I will wait with baited breath for more from this five piece and I would highly recommend catching Tully on Tully at the Toff in Town on September 7. While you’re there, you could grab a copy of Weightless. LOUISE MACGREGOR

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...with Ray McGrotty (Record City)

COCKER HAPPY Joe Cocker Joe Cocker first came to notoriety in 1963 when he and his band, known as Vance Arnold & The Avengers, booked their first major gig as support act to the Rolling Stones at Sheffield City Hall. The following year Cocker (alias Vance Arnold) was signed by Decca Records and he released his first single, a cover of the Beatles’ I’ll Cry Instead. At that stage he hadn’t yet developed the gritty vocals that would soon become his trademark. The record flopped and his

contract with Decca lapsed at the end of 1964. Having formed his new band, The Grease Band, in 1966 the then drugdrenched king of the air guitar released the most ultimate Beatle cover of all time, the soulful bluesy version of With A Little Help From My Friends, which became an instant smash hit for Cocker worldwide. The song also included future Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page and the Beatles were so impressed by Cockers version of their song that they allowed him to record a couple more, She Came In Through The Bathroom Window and Something. In 1971 the album Cocker Happy was released and would spend eight weeks at number one. Although the album is technically a compilation (basically from

SINGLES his first 2 albums) it was seen by many at the time as a new album and is mostly still viewed as such to this day. Other tracks include Hitchcock Railway, Delta Lady, Darling Be Home Soon, Marjorine , Feelin’ Alright, Hello Little Friend and The Letter. You will need to hunt up a copy of the vinyl as it has never officially been issued on cd, but it WILL be worth it! Ray McGrotty is the owner/manager of Record City Collectables, 433 Nepean Highway, Frankston. Record City stocks a vast array of memorabilia, cassettes and vinyl, rare and unseen releases as well as current favourites. If you’d like to suggest a Classic Cut, drop him a line at classiccuts@ RAY McGROTTY

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efore television and Multiplex cinemas, the Drive-In Theatre was one of the most popular ways to go to the movies. Australia’s first Drive-In, The Burwood ‘Skyline’, opened in 1954, with hundreds more to follow Australia wide. Victoria had dozens of Drive-In Theatres in operation at various stages, with several of these in Melbourne’s South East Region including Clayton, Oakleigh, Moorabbin, Sandringham, Frankston, Dromana and Dandenong. The Drive-In enjoyed success in Australia from 1954 right into the early 1970’s when it faced its decline in popularity. The large land areas where the Drive-Ins were situated became valuable real estate for housing developments and shopping centres. Combined with the introduction of colour television, the VCR and Multiplex Cinemas changing the way people watched movies,


numbers began to dwindle and many Drive-In Theatres closed. Moorabbin (off Keys Road), Sandringham (Tulip Street) and Clayton (Cnr of Blackburn & Wellington Roads) Drive In Theatres all closed in the early to mid 1980’s. Frankston (Skye Road) remained open a few years longer, closing in 1989 with Oakleigh (Old Dandenong Road), closing the following year in 1990. Oakleigh ‘Skyline’ Drive-In is the Drive-In I remember from my childhood, watching the movies from the back of the Kombi Van with my siblings. Only three Drive-In Theatres still operate in Melbourne today – Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In (155 Newlands Rd), Dromana 3 Drive-In (133 Nepean Hwy) and Dandenong Lunar Drive-In (115 Sth Gippsland Hwy). With four screens, Dandenong is the largest operating Drive-In Theatre in Australia.

DRIVE-IN I took my own family to the Lunar Drive-In, Dandenong, a few weeks ago for the first time in years and it was a blast! We ordered up burgers, fries, popcorn and Coke from the cool retro cafe (with its free old school arcade games!), BYO’d pillows and blankets and had a great night out. Summer is also a great season at the Drive-In, when you can pack the deck chairs, sit in front of your car on a hot night and watch the film under the stars. Gone are the speakers which you used to hook onto the inside of your car window, with the movie soundtrack now coming through your car stereo on an FM Station. The ‘No smuggling your mates in the boot of your car or under a blanket in the back of a Panel Van’ rule still applies though! The Drive-In is not only a little slice of nostalgia, but carload pricing can be alot cheaper (particularly in the case of a double

feature) and is a really relaxed way to see a film. You can chat, laugh, answer your mobile phone, noisily open that ice cream wrapper or bag of chocolates without disturbing other patrons, or get cosy and fog up them windows! Peninsula and South East Melbourne residents are fortunate to have two of Victorias remaining Drive-Ins right on our doorstep. So next time you fancy heading out to the flicks, why not support your local Drive-In Theatre, stay in the car and go to the movies Drive-In style! For session times, details, and events please visit Dandenong Lunar DriveIn ( and Dromana 3 Drive-In ( For history, details and photographs on Australian and International Drive Ins, visit DONNA McCOSKER

If Rockabilly, vintage cars, bikes and live music is your thing, you need to head down to Lucky 13 Garage in Moorabbin. The 1950s Rock n Roll themed venue hosts regular live music and artists, but also now holds a Vintage Market on the 1st Sunday of every month.

every month, 10am till 3pm at 8 Cochranes Road Moorabbin. Entry into the market is free and the bar is open for coffee and drinks, with a sausage sizzle (gold coin donation) for those feeling peckish while they wander around. No need to worry about the weather as the market is held inside the venue.

Clothing, memorabilia, jewellery, shoes, makeup, and tonnes more are on offer. The list of regular stall holders at the market include Lush Cherry, Dakam Pinstriping, Miss Cherry Martini, Rockabilly Bling, Damsels and Dames, Press-Tone Music Int’l , Lenny Clothing, Kingpin Kuztums and Zorros. The Vintage market is held on the 1st Sunday of

Lucky13 Garage is also available for Private Functions. For more information, bookings and upcoming gigs, check out their Facebook page or visit www. DONNA McCOSKER

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I was recently given an invite to an event and found the invite contained details of the ‘after party’. An after party?! Crikey. I’d not been invited to an after party since my High School Formal and Deb Ball! This got me reminiscing about these two events in my teens, with mixed emotions.

ODDS & SODS FROM THE BLOG A week out from the Formal I was told my ‘blind date’ had broken his leg. Disaster. Thankfully, the poor dude agreed to still go. The night arrived and off we went in our new dresses and chokers (a la Brenda and Kelly, 90210) and badly curled hair. My date sat sullen and bored at our table the whole night. The after party proved to be equally uneventful and the whole night turned out to be a complete fizzer.

Formals and Deb are a big deal for a girl when you are 16. Who will be your partner/date? What kind of dress will you wear? How will you do your hair? And… who are you hoping to pash at the after party? My Deb Ball was a great night. The poor guys who we’d talked into being our Deb partners had suffered through many a dance rehearsal in the school hall, learning the ‘Tracey Leigh Waltz’ and the ‘Mambo’. The memory of the incredibly bad live band on the night, and our high school Vice Principal cutting up the dance floor, is something I could live without, but all in all it was a great event shared with families and friends. The formal however - not so much. With the closure of my small high school at the end of Year 10, my friends and I changed schools to one double the size. To say we were not cool and popular at this new school is an understatement, and when the Year 11 formal approached, my best friend and I couldn’t get dates. A friend at this new school agreed to set us up on blind dates for the night with two of her older brother’s friends. Blind dates are just about as bad as going with your brother or cousin. Perhaps, or maybe it’s worse!


Ace..........................................Very Cool, The Best Awesome................................Amazing, Ultra Cool Big Time..................................To the extreme. “I’ll be partying tonight - big time!” Bogus......................................Untrue, Not believable. “That story was so bogus” Chill (Take a Chill Pill)............Relax. Choice.....................................Extremely cool. “So choice” Dream On / Get Real.............Unrealistic, No chance. Dork........................................Socially awkward, Uncool person Dude........................................A Guy or Girl, Cool friend. “Hey dude, what’s happening?” Geek / Nerd............................Highly Intelligent, Tech Savvy, Unathletic, Socially awkward. Would rather be studying than partying.

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By the time the Year 12 formal came around the following year, we had zero interest and simply didn’t bother. So, at least I can look back fondly on one of these events , and I guess one outta two ain’t bad.

(Ps. No pash ‘n’ dash for me at either After Party. The circle of dork is now complete!) DONNA McCOSKER

After last month’s 70s Slang, here’s some from the daggy decade! Headbanger............................Fan of Heavy Metal Music Lame.......................................Bad, Not good at all. “That party was totally lame.” O-rama....................................Suffix added at the end of a word to intensify it’s meaning. “That guy is so strange - Weird O-rama!” Radical (Rad)..........................Awesome, Unusually good “That move was radical man!” Skeg........................................A surfer, or a wannabe surfer who wears surf clothing. To the max..............................To the maximum, the best it can be

TOP 5 RETRO ALBUM COVERS: Sharing the lost treasures & slightly humorous side of the retro album world…


THIS MONTH: a night out with the boys

Eddie Peabody: Plays A spot of Banjo with Eddie

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Viktor Klimenko: Stenka Rasin Share some laughs with Viktor

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ALL FOUR YOU Vintage store, All Four U (pictured), opened in Rosebud in May 2013. Store owner, Vintage lover and creative treasure hunter Jaye, is dedicated to upcycling and repurposing vintage furniture and goods. All Four U sells Retro, Vintage & Industrial furniture and wares, alongside brand new items including jewellery, locally made gift cards and cushions made by Jaye herself! So if your looking for Upcycled, Unique, Used or Untouched gifts and goods (the four U’s!), head to All Four U and say G’day to Jaye! Open: Wed - Fri 9.30 - 5pm, Sat 9.30 - 4pm Where: 1243b Point Nepean Road, Rosebud (2a First Ave) Facebook:


Pre-loved Vintage & Designer Women’s Fashion Market. With 100 stalls booked for Moorabbin’s market, it’s going to be a big one! Free car parking under and behind the Town Hall. Bringing cash is recommended as there is no ATM in the building. When: Sunday 8th September. Doors open at 10am and close at 3pm Where: Kingston City Hall, Moorabbin VIC 3189 Entry: $2 More Info: DONNA McCOSKER

Can you name the title of these songs featuring the word ‘Man’, by a few lines from each song?

ALBUM COVERS Bob Joe: Vaoueiro Solitario. First up, some dress ups with Bob Joe

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Ron Rhode: Organ Stop Pizza Presents And end the night with Pizza’s - Ron’s shout

1) “ Sing us a song, you’re the ______ man, Sing us a song tonight” 2) “I’m not the man they think I am at home, Oh no no no I’m a ______ man” 3) “A fathers son left to carry on, Blue denim in his vein, Oh oh oh he’s a ________ _____ man” 4) “She lies and says she’s in love with him, can’t find a ______ man” 5) “Hey! ___ __________ man, play a song for me, I’m not sleepy and there is no place I’m going to”

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It’s been a very dramatic month I must say, but I mean that in a good way. I had the pleasure of seeing the Melbourne Fringe on Tour Show recently at SPAC. Not only were the two one woman plays phenomenal, but Peninsula Poets enlivened the interval atop their soapbox with original spoken word poetry to a very appreciative audience. Happy As Larry at FAC proved to be one of the most unusual and innovative pieces of dance theatre I’ve ever seen! Brilliantly directed Bell Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors was hilarious as highly animated actors brought the tricky text to life in the most delightful way. Art murals are being erected, scarecrows will be popping up around the Hinterland, Bayside youth are making films. There are dozens of art lectures and literary groups happening, an endless selection of art gallery exhibitions, dozens of performances showcasing dance, drama, comedy and opera. There is no excuse not to be culturally engaged. Go out and be a part of the heart of arts and culture. Enjoying it all, Your Arts Editor


We view the world through the prism of our own understanding, shaped by our individual experiences, grounded in our genetic dispositions. Billions of aspects of the truth, the true, what is. None of them complete. The earth still spins thru its orbit in space. Not one thought can change that. © 2013 Charmaine Calaitzis


Every year Cube 37 at the Frankston Arts Centre invites artists of every description to enter their open exhibition interpreting an annual theme. This year’s theme, The Simple Truth, comes from Mozart’s opera Cosi Fan Tutte. This year’s open exhibition goes on display Thursday, September 5 with a special Opening Night on Saturday, September 14 preceding Cosi Fan Tutte playing that night at the FAC at 8 pm. The exhibition runs until Saturday, September 28. Bookings for Cosi Fan Tutte on 9784 1060 or www. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS


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Looking fabulous after personalized hair and make up, all meals provided by a catering service, relaxing in a temperature controlled trailer between scenes, swanning around exotic locations and meeting fabulous people while pretending to be someone else for money. Sounds like the dream job. Unless you consider… getting up at the crack of dawn, spending 18 hours a day on set, memorizing hundreds of pages of dialogue in no time flat and being told to redo the take as many times as the director deems necessary. Oh and if lucky enough to become a star, dealing with the endless invasion of privacy and constant demands of celebrity. Sounds great… or does it? What do you think? Share your views on our PEARL facebook page. If you have a hot topic you’d like to see addressed, send your topic to:

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CAN CHANGE LIVES There is nothing better than the spine tingling feeling one gets hearing something that really moves the heart and soul. An incredible singer, a beautiful piece of music or an extraordinary spoken word poem reconnects us to our deepest humanity, the thing that separates us from beasts, our emotions.

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The 2014 Peninsula short Film Fest is now calling for entries!

Over a period of sixteen weeks I have had the privilege of working with students in Years 3-6 at Mornington Park Primary School. I’ve been teaching a program I created called Poetry For Social Consciousness. This program was funded by an arts and culture stream grant from the Mornington Peninsula Shire for which we are deeply grateful.

We invite you to enter your short film (up to eight minutes in length) by December 20th, 2013.

Poetry For Social Consciousness aims to teach an understanding of how language works and a love of poetry as literature. It helps children find and express their own unique voice. They are encouraged to think about and discuss issues that affect their lives at home, school and in the wider world and then write about them. The children produce an anthology of their original poetry and perform their poems to a live audience. From beautiful haiku to laughable limericks and powerful poetry of social consciousness, these children found their voices proving that poetry can have an transformative and empowering effect on the writers and their audience.

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News from Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Cultural Planning Desk

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Mornington Peninsula Shire supports the concept of placemaking, a term coined by the Main Street movement from Canada which has transformed the way communities think about the revitalisation and management of neighbourhoods and commercial districts. Cities and towns across the world are coming to see that a prosperous, sustainable community is only as healthy as its core. From an arts perspective ‘placemaking’ is an exciting mechanism that engages communities, arts and cultural industries and producers to explore creative improvement options. The Adopt-a-Hotspot graffiti prevention program in Hastings is building momentum and soon to extend to Rosebud, check out the new street art at Illaroo Street Shops in Rosebud West. Young artists are keen to improve tagged streetscapes, preferring more interesting, colourful and alive visual symbols and images. The Shire is keen to work in partnership with our communities to realise these aspirations.

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The Shire’s Police Point Park, gateway into the Point Nepean National Park at Portsea, is engaging local people in the planning and establishment of an arts and cultural sites and program plan aligned with the Shire’s Police Point Management Plan. The Community Grants - Arts & Culture Stream fund is open until Sept 16. Ninety eight people participated in the recent Grant Writing Workshops and the Shire is keen to hear from incorporated groups wishing to organise innovative place-based arts, music and dance engagement programs that lead to public outcomes. The September 8 ARTALK forum and luncheon will engage visual artists on elements of the Shire’s Arts & Culture Strategy A Creative Peninsula. As well as a talk from artist Mike Green and other surprises there will be a presentation on facilities with an invitation to participate in the first survey focused on the peninsula’s arts sector.

Communities are urging for a variety of sculptural and other public space improvements and as such the Shire is collating a Register of Public Art and reviewing how best to manage procurement and integration into streetscape and infrastructure plans. The research and outcomes will inform the development of the Peninsula’s first Public Art Policy.

From August 30 – October 4 the studio works from Baluk Arts will be on show in the Mornington Library Foyer Exhibition Space, Vancouver Street Mornington. If you would like to promote your arts and cultural events, activities, programs, exhibitions, workshops, artist profiles or services on the artsblog www. contact Andrea at Andrea Ebsworth music x arts x adrenalin x events x entertainment

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What’s happening in arts & culture... Your guide to Arts & Culture events on the Peninsula & Bayside between September 4 & October 3 • Send all listings to Andrea (Arts Editor) at LITERARY ARTS AND ARTS LECTURES: MORDIALLOC WRITERS’ GROUP Tuesdays at 8pm Mordialloc Neighbourhood House (Mordialloc) 9587 8757 SOUTHERN PENS Wednesdays at 1 pm @ Rosebud Library (Rosebud) Kaye 5985 6773 MORNINGTON WRITERS’ GROUP Fridays at 10 am & 7:30 pm @ Mornington Community House (Mornington) 5975 4772 PENINSULA POETS First Saturday of the month at 11 am @ Mornington Peninsula Library Meeting Room (Mornington) Contact: Andrea 0435 120 297 or WRITER’S BLOCK MEETING Second Saturday of the month at 10 am @ Cube 37 at Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) Contact: Fran 0438 890 217 or

EXHIBITION PRESENTS BALUK ARTS Friday, September 6 until Friday, September 27 @ Mornington Library (Mornington) 5950 1820 MANYUNG AT MT. ELIZA PRESENTS ART BUY SELL on Friday, September 6 at 6 pm; Urban Exhibition from Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 29@ Manyung Gallery (Mt. Eliza) 9787 2953 www. MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY NOTE: No exhibitions will be on until December due to gallery upgrades @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Mornington) 5975 4399 OAK HILL GALLERY PRESENTS Ingrid Hendriksen Quiet Places (photography), Herta Nastagi (sculpture) and the Chisolm Graduates Award until Friday, September 27 @ Oak Hill Gallery (Mornington) 5973 4299

FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS, PENINSULA BRANCH Third Sunday of the month at 1:45 pm @ Community Contact House (Mornington) Jim Lawrence 5975 3612 or

ARTALK Sunday, September 8 at 12 noon @ Mornington Park Pavilion (Mornington) Contact Cherie Leeden 0407 362 208 or

AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY LECTURE: PARIS 1850-1900: THE MOST DECADENT CITY IN THE WORLD Friday, September 27 at 5:30 pm @ Peninsula Community Theatre (Mornington) Bookings 9787 2092 or adfasmp@ AUSTRALIAN DECORATIVE AND FINE ARTS SOCIETY LECTURE: FROM CAN-CAN TO SOUP CAN Saturday, September 28 at 10 am @ Beluera House and Garden (Mornington) Bookings 9787 2092 or adfasmp@


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ART CLASSES WITH MARILYN RICHARDS AT DROMANA COMMUNITY HOUSE Wednesdays 10 am and 1 pm, Fridays 10 am. Other art classes & open studio time available @ Dromana Community House (Dromana). Contact: Michelle 5987 2631 or IMPRO CLUB (IMPROVISATION WORKSHOP) WITH CAROLE PATULO Saturdays from 1- 4 pm @ Southern Peninsula Arts Centre (Rosebud) Bookings: 5986 8204 SPACwhatson.html ACRYLIC ART CLASSES WITH SUSAN FARRELL Thursdays during school terms from 7 – 9 pm @ Bentons Square Community Centre (Mornington) Contact Susan 0410 056 865 or

MCCLELLAND GUILD OF ARTISTS DEMONSTRATION WITH CATHY VAN EE: PASTEL PORTRAIT Saturday, September 7 at 1:30 @ McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park, Studio Park, (Langwarrin) Bookings: Pat Ickeringill 8317 6540

LIVE ‘N’ LOCAL LITERARY READINGS Thursday, September 5 at 5:30 pm @ Mornington Library (Mornington) Free but bookings essential on 5950 1820

MCCLELLAND GALLERY AND SCULPTURE PARK ART CHAT WITH DR. JANINE BURKE: THE ART OF BIRDS Thursday, September 26 at 11 am @ McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (Langwarrin) RSVP Essential on 9789 1671


LIFE DRAWING & PAINTING Saturdays at 2 pm @ Studio 2, Kingston Arts Centre (Moorabin) Contact Stephen Doyle 0419 876 807

READINGS BY THE BAY Last Sunday of the month at 2pm Mordialloc @ Neighbourhood House (Mordialloc) 9587 8757 mairi@

ARTIST TOOLBOX: PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ARTISTS Saturday, September 21 Session 1: Writing proposals to finance art practice: 10 am to 12 pm, Session 2: Art practice as money-making business: 1- 3 pm, Session 3: Utilising social media to promote arts practice: 3:15 to 5:15 pm @ Kingston Arts Centre (Moorabin) Free, but bookings essential: 9556 4440/

THE ART OF BIRDS Until Sunday, October 6 @ McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (Langwarrin) 9789 1671

CUBE 37 GALLERY PRESENTS THE SIMPLE TRUTH – OPEN EXHIBITION Thursday, September 5 to Friday, September 27 @ The Cube 37 Gallery at Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) 9784 1896 STUDIO @ FLINDERS PRESENTS CHILDHOOD MEMORIES Saturday, September 7 to Sunday, September 29 @ The Studio @ Flinders (Flinders) 5989 0077 CITY TO CENTRE EXHIBITION Thursday, September 12 to Sunday, September 29 @ Atrium Exhibition/Space Bayside City Council Corporate Centre (Sandringham) 9599 4444 CUBE 37 ART AFTER DARK PRESENTS RECOGNITION (JOHN MC CORMICK & ADAM NASH) Until Monday, September 30 @The Cube 37 Gallery at Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) 9784 1896 FAC CURVED WALL PRESENTS 48: SABINE AMOS Until Monday, September 30 on Curved Wall, Main Foyer @ Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) 9784 1060 BURNT OFFERINGS: ART OF THE SACRED AND PROFANE Opens Thursday, October 3 at 6 pm runs until Tuesday, October 22 @ G1 Gallery Kingston Arts Centre (Moorabin) 9556 4440 or MCCLELLAND GALLERY PRESENTS AIR BORN & NEST:

PENINSULA ARTS SOCIETY WORKSHOPS Richard Campbell’s Fun with Oils Sunday, September 15, 10 am to 4 pm Contact Richard on 5998 7830 or 0416 082 979; Mixed Media with Catherine Hamilton 0n Sunday & Monday, September 22 & 23, 10 am to 4 pm Contact Catherine on 5989 2273 or 0419 519 760; Cathy Van Ee Portraits in Oil on Wednesays, October 2 & 9, 10 am to 4 pm, Contact Cathy on 0413 337 024 or All workshops @ Peninsula Arts Society (Frankston South) PENINSULA ARTS SOCIETY DEMONSTRATION WITH WENDY JANE SHEPARD: LANDSCAPE IN OIL Monday, September 16 at 1 pm @ Peninsula Arts Society (Frankston South) Contact: Ruth 9787 6103 DARTS (DIGITAL ARTS ON SATURDAYS) School Holiday Program Wednesday, September 25 & Thursday September 26 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm @ Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) Bookings: 9784 1896 ZINE WORKSHOP Wednesday, October 2 at 2 pm Frankston Library (Frankston) Free, but bookings essential 9784 1020 PHOTOGRAHY WORKSHOPS WITH NICOLE JACKSON Digital photography classes for adults (2 week to 6 week courses) and afterschool programs on Mondays starting in Term 4. Contact Nicole on 0414 737 990 or email: info@ PROFESSIONAL ACTING CLASSES FOR ACTORS OF ALL LEVELS Multiple days & times @ The Actor’s Shed (Rye) Contact: Harriet 0487 918 015

THEATRE: ROSEBUD ASTRAL THEATRE SOCIETY PRESENTS THE WIZARD OF OZ Fridays, September 6 & 8 at 8 pm, Saturdays, September 7 & 14 at 8 pm and Sundays, September 8 & 15 @ Rosebud Memorial Hall (Rosebud) Bookings 5986 3111 or HARD RUBBISH DAY Wednesday, September 11 at 11 am & 6 pm @ Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) Bookings: 9784 1060 MORDIALLOC THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS NIGHT MUST FALL Thursdays, September 12 & 19 at 8 pm, Fridays, September 6. 13 & 20 at 8 pm, Saturdays, September 7, 14 & 21 at 8 pm and Sundays, September 8 & 15 at 2:30 pm. Bookings 9587 5141 or CELTIC ILLUSION Sunday, September 8 at 7 pm @ Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) Bookings: 9784 1060 MELBOURNE OPERA PRESENTS COSI FAN TUTTE Saturday, September 14 at 7:30 pm @ Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) Bookings: 9784 1060 SQUARING THE WHEEL Tuesday and Wednesday, September 24 & 25 at 10:30 am & 1:30 pm (Free craft workshop in foyer half an hour before show) @ Shirley Burke Theatre (Parkdale) Bookings: 9556 4440/ EVERYTHING MUST GO Thursday, September 19 at 8 pm @ Southern Peninsula Arts Centre (Rosebud) Bookings 5986 8204 or www. AND Thursday, September 26 at 8 pm @ Shirley Burke Theatre (Parkdale) Bookings: 9556 4440 or PANORAMA THEATRE COMPANY PRESENTS RENT Thursday, October 3, Friday, October 4 & Saturday, October 5 at 8 pm & Sunday, October 6 at 2 pm @ Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) Bookings: 9784 1060

FILM: MOVIEHOUSE AT KINGSTON ARTS CENTRE Wednesdays at 10:30 am, September 4: It Isn’t Done, September 11: Wherever She Goes, September 18: The Band Wagon, September 25: The Angry Hills, October 2: The Gunfighter @ Kingston Arts Centre Black Box (Moorabin) Bookings: 9556 4440 or FRANKSTON LIBRARY CULT FILM: QUADROPHENIA Saturday, September 23 at 1pm @ Frankston Library (Frankston) Free, but bookings essential 9784 1020 FLIX FIX: RESERVOIR DOGS & OFFICE SPACE Reservoir Dogs on Friday, September 27, Office Space on Friday, October 4 at 8:30 pm @ Shirley Burke Theatre (Parkdale) Bookings: 9556 4440/ THE LONG WALK Screening nightly until Saturday, September 28 @ Shirley Burke Theatre (Parkdale) Bookings: 9556 4440/ www. Listings are at the discretion of the Arts Editor and based on information available at press time. Listings need to be brief and current. It may not be possible to fit everything in, but we’ll try if we know it’s on. Send information to: by the third week of each month. Also send to: http:// Advertisers are considered first for editorials. Ads in Pearl are inexpensive. Call 5906 5775.

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Peninsula actor, writer and director, Carole Patullo knows all about it. She’s been performing and teaching improv for years. Not just for students and actors, she teaches a wide range of professionals including senior executives at large corporations and health professionals. Improved team building, collaboration, problem solving and brainstorming are some of the beneficial outcomes. Liberating and therapeutic, it’s is fun and funny while reducing stress by promoting laughter. Improv invites imagination and playfulness in a nonjudgmental environment. No time for thinking, it’s all about doing. Improvisation is also extremely useful


to writers, actors and directors as it’s brilliant for character development and spontaneous scripting. Because of its immediate nature, it reduces the fear factor of anticipating what comes next. There is no way to know what comes next thereby freeing actors to create dialogue in the moment. Patullo’s background in improvisation proved extremely useful while developing the script for her own onewoman play, Button that she co-wrote with Melbourne actor, Jane Bayly. Starting with a conversation about a jar of old buttons, they improvised to fill in the missing pieces of the puzzle. This proved invaluable in the development of the script, one that continues to morph and evolve through this process.

Patullo first got involved with improvisation in the 1980’s with Melbourne Improvising Theatre, the forerunner to Theatresports. As she recalled, “Structured improv was exhilarating!” She remembered one particular class in which students were lead around a room with their eyes shut and their stories just spontaneously unfolded. “Improv is fun. There’s a lot of laughter involved. There is something quite transformative about creating collaborative stories and scenes with other people,” she related. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

So where can one go to learn this amazing and invigorating art form? Patullo is starting a new series of workshops called Impro Club aka ‘improv arvos’ on weekends monthly on Saturdays, September 14 and October 12 and Sunday, November 10th from 1 - 4 pm at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre in Rosebud. For bookings ring 5986 8201 or go to www.

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Ultimately an exercise in being creatively in the moment, theatrical improvisation is spontaneous drama or comedy created on the spot by the people involved. It has been around since the beginning of theatrical practice. Two thousand years ago Ancient Greek thespians were doing it. From the Middle Ages Italy’s Comedia dell’arte performed improv in the streets. Nineteenth century theatrical theorist, Konstantin Stanislavski’s ‘method’, based on improvisation, is practiced today by some of the world’s most famous actors. From Theatresports in Calgary, Saturday Night Live in New York City to Australia’s own Thank God You’re Here and The Slide Show, improvisation is alive and well.


Rosebud is notorious for its beautiful shallow shoreline, soft sand beaches, annual carnival and family foreshore camping, bud Rosebud has a main street lined with local notables’ sculptures, a cinema showing arthouse films, a theatre group and two film festivals. Mermaid’s Tale Sculpture Studio & Gallery exhibits amazing ceramic sculptures and offers ceramics classes too. Peninsula Studio Trail artists in Rosebud include: Susan Swenser, Janet Green, Bryan Baldwin (Fingal) and Jenni Macauley (St. Andrews Beach)

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LIKE YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT! FAC was alive with highly physical contemporary dance, break dancing, acrobatics and a wicked music score in August when acclaimed choreographer Shaun Parker’s west end dance hit Happy as Larry hit the stage. Those lucky enough to see the show will know that it wasn’t the type of contemporary dance that leaves you baffled and wondering whether you ‘get it’. This piece was awesome, accessible and thoroughly enjoyable. So, if I still have your attention you might be disappointed that you missed this show, but an amazing opportunity is coming your way. You will have the opportunity to take part in a week long residency led by Shaun Parker at the FAC in January 2014. This residency will impart professional theatre skills development and offer daily classes incorporating dance, yoga and

physical theatre technique along with theatre making and self-devising. It will provide an understanding of meaning, movement and dramaturgy. The only catch is that involvement in the residency is by application only and you must be pre-tertiary, undergraduate or newly graduated to apply and be of advanced technical standard. Shaun’s other credits include being a featured dancer on Moulin Rouge, ensemble dancer in Mao’s Last Dancer, choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance and assistant choreographer on Dirty Dancing-The Musical. WOW! What an amazing opportunity. Start working on your application and follow the details below. Please send all applications to: Please contact Geraldine Timmins, Associate Producer on (02) 9351 7939 if you have any queries regarding the submission of your application.

Applications close: 31 October 2013 Workshop dates: 20-24 January 2014 Location: Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre Desired skills: • Contemporary dance • Physical theatre • Classical ballet experience • Break & acrobatic skills To apply please forward: • Relevant CV (no more than 2 pages) • Show reel links (5 minute maximum) • A headshot/photo • A paragraph outlining – Your five year plan as a dancer and – Your creative interests TAMMY RYAN

Expect the unexpected when going to see Celtic Illusion. It’s an Irish dance spectacular with a twist – magic. Transformative illusions bring an added dimension of mystery to this mesmerizing production. Captivating choreography created by and starring principal dancer, Anthony Street, (Lord of the Dance and Rhythms of Ireland) is perfectly complimented by an original score arranged and composed by Angela Little. For something entirely different, see Celtic Illusion at the Frankston Arts Centre on Sunday, September 8 at 7 pm. Bookings 9784 1060 or ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

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Their last trip down the yellow brick road was in 1983 when Rosebud Astral Theatre Society was born. It was the very first production for this brand new not-for-profit community theatre group. Thirty years on they now boast some 85 members from young children to senior citizens. In honour of their 30th anniversary, they’re revisiting Oz with a revamped show featuring a cast of 54 players and a few high tech surprises to boot. Since inception, Astral has aimed to produce an annual spring musical, a contemporary drama and a children’s pantomime each year. One of the distinguishing features of Astral is their multigenerational and family focused approach to theatre production. Through mentoring in all aspects of theatrical production, young people aged of 6 to 17

learn practical backstage and performance skills. They then share the stage with elder members of the group as equal partners.

with keen cast and crew create successful productions. What more could you ask for?

With a strong tradition of family involvement, three generations might be simultaneously treading the boards or working backstage together providing a unique and fun family bonding experience. Engaged youth, enthusiastic and committed volunteers along

See Astral’s Wizard of Oz at Rosebud Memorial Hall on Fridays, September 6 and 13 at 8 pm, Saturdays, September 7 and 14 at 8 pm and Sundays, September 8 and 15 at 2 pm. Bookings 5986 3111 or ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

GOT AN IDEA FOR A SHORT FILM? ENTER NOW! Rosebud’s own Peninsula Short Film Fest is back again! Following the success of the 2012 festival, organisers have bigger and better plans in the works, with the event now moved to the much warmer date of Saturday February 1, 2014. The festival will again take place at the Village Green (right next to the Rosebud Foreshore), kicking off at midday with live music (to be announced) and celebrity appearances before the 12 shortlisted films screen from 7pm, to be judged by a panel of industry professionals including producers, directors and actors. If you have an idea for a short film and want to make it happen, the festival is now calling for entries and inviting filmmakers of any level to submit a film up to eight minutes in length by December 20, 2013. A first

prize of $5,000 is on offer, as well as prizes of $2,500 and $1,250 for second and third. Now in its third year, The Peninsula Short Film Fest provides filmmakers with the opportunity to receive industry acknowledgment, and a grassroots chance to launch a filmmaking career. For audiences, the event is FREE so bring a rug, a picnic and prepare for a great night of film under the stars. The 12 finalists will be announced in January 2014. To enter, visit and follow the links. There is a $30 entry fee and submissions will be accepted from both Australia and overseas. For more details, stay tuned to the next few editions of PEARL Magazine!

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Applications are now open to study drama at the National Theatre Drama School, St Kilda in 2014. Course director, Ken Baucher says, “Don’t limit your thinking if acting is something you want to do…It’s not just for the arty-farty types and literature nerds. Some of the best actors have come from a sporting background or were previously scientists or even truck drivers.”







called Great – it won best comedy at Melbourne Webfest in July. PEARL: What do you feel has been your career highlight so far? STRAUSS: “Working on the ABC with Craig Maclachlan on The Doctor Blake Mysteries was a highlight and getting on Neighbours too (cos my sisters at home love the show). But...Obviously,

You have about a one in four chance of being accepted into the course via audition. The panel will be looking for talent, but also for signs of determination and drive. The reality of life as an actor is that you will need to be proactive when it comes to your career. The course gives you production skills too, opening up career possibilities behind the scenes, or giving you the option of creating your own work.


















seeing yourself up on a billboard is a bit of a spin-out, so thanks Jason, you take the cake.” PEARL: How well did the National Theatre Drama School (The Nash) prepare you for life as an actor? STRAUSS: Really well. I think what the Nash produces is really good grounded actors. Everyone there was passionate to be there. You had to be. Not to mention the great teachers. Like anything though, you get out what you put in. The Nash showed the way, but in the end you have to do the work and take the leap (the rabbit hole always goes deeper!). Oh man, I want to go back! Such great times! Auditions for next year begin November 2 and you will need to have two audition pieces prepared. Advice from Strauss: “Pick something that you can relate to, and have fun with it.” All the details and application forms can be found a or call (03) 9534 0223. Watch Cameralla’s award winning web series’ here:

Nathan Strauss is a 2005 graduate of the National Theatre Drama School. He has worked solidly in theatre since, but you would probably know him best as Jason, the call centre worker from the RACV ads. He is now a founding member of production company Cameralla, which is a group of seven guys who create “zany comedies”. They are currently working on a web series about the crazy things that can happen in a medical waiting room,



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WHEN EVERYTHING MUST GO They’ve sold the farm right out from underneath her despite the fact that Nancy Browne has lived there all her life. Everything Must Go is the comedic, but touching tale of a quirky eccentric Tassie woman whose life is turned upside down when developers buy the land on which her farm sits to turn it into posh suburb for incoming urbanites. Nancy Browne needs to sell up. During her garage sale, she tells tales of town history, the story behind garage sale items and the impact moving has on her. Hilariously written and passionately played by Rachel Leary, the play is deftly directed by Damian Callinan. Everything Must Go plays Thursday, September 19 at 8 pm at Southern Peninsula Arts Centre in Rosebud. Bookings 5986 8204 or It also plays Thursday, September 26 at 8 pm at Shirley Burke Theatre in Parkdale. Bookings: 9556 4440 or ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS music x arts x adrenalin x events x entertainment

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Maladiction Longboarders are a group of devoted surfers from the Mornington Peninsula who’ve formed a club that welcomes surfers of all ages and both genders and caters for intermediate surfers all the way through to surfers with National credentials. The club’s first comp of the season will be held on Saturday October 5 in a location to be determined, with others to follow in mid October, December and into 2014. Make sure you check www. and their Facebook page for all the latest info. Before you head there, though, you might want to duck over to ‘the other side’ and check out the Southern Ocean Longboard Festival, to be held September 21-22. Featuring live entertainment on Saturday

It’s been a long cold winter break, but The Mornington Peninsula Bodyboarders are back in action and ready to jump back in the salt for the remaining events of 2013. With the local waves being excellent at the moment there is no better tome to get back into competing and their dates for the rest of the year are as follows: night at the Ocean Grove SLC, the festival will encompass a range of divisions (including ‘Retro’ pre-1980 short board) and stand as a fully mobile comp, held from 13th Beach to Point Impossible. Visit for all the info and costs.

COMP #4 - September 14 STATE TITLES - October 12/13 COMP #5 - November 30 The club is looking forward to seeing all its members and the public in September for the first of three events, late 2013. For all the latest information on dates and exact locations, keep track of the club on Facebook at


On the evening of Saturday 24 August, if you heard a deafening roar coming from the direction of Flemington, don’t fret. It was just Banjo’s army preparing for battle. Professional MMA fighter Nick “Banjo” Patterson has worked relentlessly with


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his team at Kimekai MMA, through injury and the battles of the everyday, to prepare himself for war with New Zealand’s Daniel “Hangman” Hooker at Australian Fighting Championship (AFC) 6 at the Melbourne Pavilion for the AFC Lightweight Title. Very few people would be silly enough to think preparation for an MMA fight – incorporating a range of martial arts such as kickboxing, wrestling, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai – is easy, but even fewer tend to realise just how much physical, mental and emotional work goes in to competing in this sport at a high level. Add to that running your own business, the stress of dropping a weight division while managing diabetes, knee surgery and attempting to keep family life as usual as possible and it’s enough to make even the toughest wonder why they do it. But for Patterson, the answer is simple; Glory. Coming off a wrestling injury in which he tore a lateral ligament in his knee, no time has been wasted. Knee surgery meant that preparation could not only be hard work, it had to be smart work. Finding any way he could to get workouts in, Patterson rested his knee and slowly amped up his training to his current schedule of training twice, sometimes three times a day, seven days a week. It’s not a light schedule when you consider the fighter is the owner and operator of Kimekai MMA in Cranbourne and also has a young son running around. Patterson jumped at the chance to fight for the Lightweight Title despite usually fighting in a heavier weight division,

welterweight. “Chances like this don’t come along every day and to be the best, you’ve got to be willing to beat the best, no matter who they are,” he says. But the weight drop hasn’t exactly been a cakewalk. A Type 1 diabetic, Patterson has had to make sure his weight loss has been exemplary – no skipping meals or starving himself. Taking insulin for his diabetes has meant that losing weight in the past has often been quite difficult for him, but this time around he’s done things differently. “I’ve relearned as much as possible about food in order to make this cut as smooth as possible”, he says. A strict, totally clean diet not only helped shed the kilos, but Patterson’s daily insulin intake was able to be drastically reduced – by as much as half – and this has played a huge part in the weight loss. With his ‘odd style and relentless pace’ making him a handful for anyone, Banjo has never felt so confident or prepared to face any opponent put in his path. Though he unfortunately didn’t win the bout, Patterson and those in his corner are more than proud of his efforts. Given the adversity, he still came down to the champ’s weight and gave him a lot to handle in the first rounds, but as they say, “fighting is one of those things; one shot can change everything!” Keep up with Banjo’s career through Kimekai Cranbourne (10 Smethurst St) or their other two locations – Chelsea Heights (227 Wells Rd) and Highett (545 Highett Rd). For more information phone them on 9555 1312 or head to bayside & mornington peninsula


ead down to Cube 37 in Frankston next month for the movie premier of Carrum Downs Secondary College students’ short film focused on ‘resilience’. The students will be showing their film on the night, which they filmed, edited, produced, and are also starring in. The youths have focussed this digital arts project on current issues they have learnt about in their social skills class such as self-esteem, role modelling, bullying, and mental health issues. There will also be a showcase of a film made with young people from McClelland College with the same focus on resilience. A guest speaker will share his life story with the audience, being a great resilient role model for the youths himself. The premier will be held on October 10 from 5:30 pm til about 7:30 pm at the Cube 37 in Frankston. There will be light snacks and refreshments available. For more information, contact Jessie Nicholson at the Carrum Downs Youth Hangout on 9768 1366.


he City of Casey presents Schools on Stage, a musical extravaganza hosted by Tim Campbell from House Husbands. Schools on Stage is a competition where local schools will compete for the major prize of $2000, as well as additional prizes that will be presented on the night. More than 200 students will perform two songs with the backing of a live orchestra. The audience are in for a mixture of the great show tunes from musicals including Wizard of Oz, Annie, Camp Rock and more, as well as some modern hits. Each school will perform their songs for the audience and it is up to the judges decide the night’s winner. Schools that will be participating include Casey Grammar School, St Margaret’s School, Hillcrest Christian College, Kooweerup Secondary College, Cranbourne Secondary College, Cranbourne East Secondary College, Alkira Secondary College and Beaconhills College. The event will be held at 7.30 pm on September 12 at the Hillcrest Theatre in Clyde North (entry via gate 3). Tickets are on sale now from, at $15 for adults, $10 for children/students, and $40 for a family (includes 2 adults and 2 children). For more information contact the City of Casey Customer Service on 9705 5200.


Popcorn Productions and Soundslike Productions Freeza committees present Friday 13th Block Party this September. These two Freeza groups have come together to organise their first horror themed dance party with three guest DJs, break dancers, $500 of prizes for best dressed, a horror canteen, spooky roaming performers, and lots more activities and entertainment. There will also be freebies like a haunted photobooth, body art, and glow sticks on the night. Tickets are limited and are $10 presold, or $15 at the door. The event will commence at 7.30pm at the Malvern Town Hall. To make a booking, visit BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=59983, or head down to the Bayside City Council Centre with your flyer at 76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham. Any queries can be directed to Bayside City Council youth worker, Emily Buttriss, on 9599 4493.

Kingston Youth Services presents the Highett Skate of Mind 2013 on October 12. The skate event will see various divisions compete on October 12 for various prizes. Divisions include scooters at 10am for 11 years & under, and open; skateboards at 12pm for under 15, and open; an open division BMX comp at 2pm, and a 3pm blade open division. Also on the day will be live bands including Datura, Smoke Stack Rhino, Flybz, and Way With Words. There will also be henna body art, as well as food and more entertainment. Entry is free to the event, which will be held at Sir William Fry Reserve on the Corner of Nepean highway and Bay road in Highett. For more information contact Kingston Youth Services on 1300 369 436.

Congratul ations to the winners of Fresh Entertainment’s annual Battle of the Bands, Myyth. They competed last month against eight other bands for the chance to win $750 and continue on to the Southern Metro Regional Finals. The regional final will be hosted by iMPAkT FReeZA on December 12 at the Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington. One of eight bands competing will perform at the Push Start Battle finals in March next year. Joining Myyth at the regional’s in December will be Legend of Barcelos, Baking Blind, Heathercross, Pockets, and more. Stay tuned for details for the December Southern Metro Regional Finals.


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POCKETS The Band Take Out

2013 Battle Of The Bands Three mates, Andy Smythe (drums), Ben Van Wees (bass) and Dan Mead (guitar and vocals) from the Mornington Peninsula formed a make believe band to try and pick up girls at a Monash University St Patricks Day Party and so, Pockets The Band was born. With the name inspired by one of Australia’s greatest rock bands, Powderfinger, the boys  play an original brand of energetic indie garage rock and have done so since forming in early 2012.

This year Pockets have been slowly working their way into the Melbourne live music scene with shows across Melbourne and have just recently won the Mornington Peninsula Freeza Battle of the Bands competition which has so far been the highlight for the band. The guys took on some fierce competition with bands

such as Lords on Boards and The Moody Spooks but were able to come out on top, with the win. The guys have also been lucky enough to have had some mentoring from Powderfinger guitarist Darren Middleton which has inspired the guys to keep challenging themselves musically and will definitely come in handy when Pockets hits the recording studio this September to finish their first self funded EP. Over the next couple of months Pockets has already been billed to play several venues around Melbourne as well as a regional final for the national university battle of the bands (27/8 7.30pm @ The Prince in St Kilda) and the Push Start Freeza Regional Final Battle of the Bands Friday 13th December @ The Peninsula Community Theatre, Mornington. Keep an eye out and ears open for Pockets The Band and see www.facebook. com/pocketsOfficial for information surrounding future gigs.

Melbourne born singer-songwriter and pianist Jackie Sannia recently appeared in Australia’s second season of The Voice. Originally intending on becoming a classical pianist/ composer at around fourteen Jackie started singing lessons and since then has achieved three Top 10 hit singles in the Australian Charts. Still living on the Mornington Peninsula with her family the newly eighteen year old finalist is currently recording her upcoming album in Melbourne and teaching at Nepean Music Centre. Jackie has said that in 5 years she plans to be back in the Australian charts with her originals, touring the country and selling records. “I’ve always wanted to win an Aria, ever since I was little I’ve wanted to go to the Arias, perform and one day win. I also want to sing in New York someday!” Jackie has cited her influences as Billy Joel, Missy Higgins, Ray Charles, Adele

Adkins and her selected mentor from The Voice Delta Goodrem. Jackie recently appeared as a guest judge for the Impakt Freeza Battle of the Bands event supported by the Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.


Are you stressing majorly about exams coming up? Do you find it difficult to concentrate on one thing at a time? You could do with a good dose of meditation and mindfulness. What’s that? Well, basically, it’s sitting around doing nothing. Hmm. That sounds easy, doesn’t it? But have you ever tried sitting there thinking about nothing but your breath coming in and going out? Do you know how many thoughts are going through our mind each day, each minute, even? Well, the average is 48 thoughts per minute and a whopping 70,000 per day. No wonder we find it difficult to concentrate on just one thing. But if

we can spend just ten minutes a day in meditation, this gives our mind a chance to have a rest, to recoup and focus better. If we are more mindful every day, we learn to live in the moment and complete tasks one at a time. We learn not to stress about things that happened in the past, or future things that may never happen. With the help of School Focussed Youth Services and Peninsula Meditation and Mindfulness, Dromana Secondary College and Balnarring Primary School will be learning about relaxation, meditation and mindfulness over the next few months and we hope to get it out to all schools across the Mornington Peninsula eventually so stay tuned.


A committee of young people also known as Impakt Productions put on a truly successful Battle of the Bands Event on Friday the 16th of August. Over the course of the night, Impakt Productions had over 250 people at the gig, with local Mornington band- Lords on Boards pulling the biggest crowd, having over 80 people coming to catch a glimpse of the guys perform. We had 6 up and coming local acts play throughout the night, including Ben Jansz, Learn 2 Fly, The Moody Spooks, Pockets, Milly Taylor and Lords on Boards, being judged by special guests; Simon Imrei, editor for Pearl Magazine, Jackie Sannia, 2013 The Voice competitor and teacher at Nepean Music Center, and Luke Chapman from Bad Karma. After a very close battle the judge’s decision was final, announcing Pockets as the 2013 Battle Winners, with Ben Jansz a close 2nd and Learn 2 Fly coming in 3rd place. Winning band, Pockets were stoked to win a day in a recording studio provided by Pony Music, $100 gift voucher for Nepean Music as well as a spot at the Regional Final Battle of the Bands, Friday the 13th of December at the Peninsula Community Theatre in Mornington. Overall, Impakt Productions put on a raging Battle and can’t wait for the Regional Finals. Watch this space and like us on Facebook: for more info on Regional’s and upcoming gigs. Peace. music x arts x adrenalin x events x entertainment

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Watkins decided to defer his second year at university to focus more on his music, something he has a clear talent for. He says one of the big challenges that both musicians and DJs face is trying to be original. “Being original is one of the hardest things to do. With so much music around and so many people doing great stuff, it’s very difficult not to sound like what everyone else is doing.” In saying that, Watkins wants to take a leaf out fellow DJ and mate Will Sparks’ book and create his own sound. “That’s something Will has done really well; he has made a name for himself because of his sound and that’s half the reason he’s so successful. He is an individual, and that’s the hard part. Making your own sound and being recognized by it.” In the future, Watkins intends to continue making more tracks, maybe with a live music aspect involved. “As youngster I used to play guitar, but I don’t play it so much anymore. I have thought about incorporating that into my music, though.” Collaboratively, he’s excited about what’s to possibly come in future months/years. “In terms of collaborating in the future, I’ll continue to work with Scotty

Lee, who I worked with on our track HEY! I haven’t got any particular other artists in mind, but it’d have to be someone on the same wave length.” Since joining Lucky Entertainment, Watkins has enjoyed playing interstate gigs with his most recent at HQ in Adelaide, playing alongside Uberjakd and Zoolanda. With future plans already set to travel to Europe and America, it’s something he wants to do more of in the near future. “I definitely want to play more interstate gigs, for sure. To get my name out there.” November will see him play alongside renowned Melbourne artists such as Orkestrated, Keesh, Joel Fletcher and Slice N Dice at ‘Schoolies Do It Better’, touring Gold Coast and Byron Bay. For more info on Watkins, check out his Lucky Entertainment page at www. and to catch him live, head out to his weekly resideny at Lucky Thursdays at Billboard. JESS TAYLOR

12,059 SoundCloud followers and counting, three new originals about to be released and weekly residencies at Billboards, Hidden Forest, Cloud Nine and Wah Wah; The sky is the limit for youngster Matt Watkins and PEARL’s DJ reporter Jess Taylor had a chat with him recently about his recent achievements. The start of 2013 saw him signed to Lucky Entertainment and the past few months have been filled with successes with original records such as One Two (Twisted Plastic), Killer (Hype Records) and entering the Beatport top 100 with Swish (Pop Rox). It’s certainly a monumental development for him. Watkins has also been on remix duty as of late pushing out No More Duck (Club Cartel), To The Old School (Phethouse) and Piano’s Peak (Hype Recordings).


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Self taught two years ago, Watkins says that it hasn’t all been a walk in the park. “I started off making music and taught myself through watching YouTube videos and online tutorials, and it was really hard,” he said. “But then it got to the point where I started playing at clubs in Melbourne which was awesome.”

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Motez - Find Me (Original Mix) Sex house king, Motez demonstrates his extensive production abilities with his new original Find Me. With androgynous vocal sampling, soothing pads & diving synths he is able to create a build that butters you up right before leaving you on the edge with his unique inclusion of orchestral strings. This all comes before dropping his womping, swinging bassline that is guaranteed to get the dance floor moving.

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RUFUS - Sundream (Original Mix) Don’t even get me started on RUFUS. I had to include a track by them. Their debut album Atlas is just flawless. It was hard to pick just one but I went with their album opener – Sundream. Those carefree rhodes, jackin’ hi-hats & shakers, uplifting synths and THAT voice makes Sundream a perfect summer tune. Josh Butler - Got A Feeling (Bontan Remix) [Pleasurekraft Edit] Pleasurekraft’s edit of Bontan’s remix of Got A Feeling is the definition of a deep house ‘banger’. With barely a hint of where this song is going in the first minute, you’re completely unaware of what your ears are about to be treated to. A few short vocal cuts, a bit of heavy reverb and a hint of that melody leaves you perfectly poised to experience that drop. With catchy lyrics and a bumping bassline people will not be able to resist moving & singing along. Disclosure - When A Fire Starts To Burn (Original Mix) This track was the soundtrack to my Splendour In The Grass road trip and is an absolute guaranteed winner for DJs. People just want to scream and shout, “When A Fire Starts To Burn, RIGHT!?” You can’t fault Disclosure’s signature bass and with those layers and layers of hats, claps, percs & rims you have no choice but to get down and just dance. This is a track that will grow on you with every play.


Ministry Of Sound

Ministry of Sound Deep House Sessions embodies what deep house has come to represent and provides you with the latest offerings of records across the deep house spectrum across two immersive mixes. Serving some of the biggest house jams including records from Duke Dumont, Art Department, Rudimental, Ben Pearce, Chris Malinchak, Youan, Bicep and more.

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Lane 8 - Be Mine (Original Mix) I instantly fell in love with this track. If deep house and minimal had a baby you’d call it Be Mine. Lane 8 uses rolling, echoing minimal-Esq percs in combination with a smooth, warm bassline to make this unique angle on the deep house genre refreshingly brilliant. Relatively unknown around Melbourne, it’s my bet that Lane 8 will blow up this summer.



Where are you playing at the moment?

Tell us a little about yourself…

I’m 19, from the Mornington Peninsula and produce music and DJ under the artist name Apocalypto. I’m signed to Neon Records and also signed to 360 Agency for my bookings. After finishing year 12 last year I decided to put on hold Uni plans this year to follow my passion which is making and playing dance music!

Where did the name Apocalypto come from? When I first started producing, I was making heavy electro house, and I was thinking of words to describe the type of sound. I came up with words along the theme of “apocalypse” & “armageddon”. After playing around with words like that, I came up with Apocalypto. Originally it was going to be the name of my first single, but the record label, Neon Records, suggested to use the name for myself.

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I have a weekly residency at Billboard Saturdays, if I’m not playing interstate or overseas. I also play monthly residency spots at Humpday and FriBays, which

are great gigs for seeing familiar faces locally! In September & October I have interstate gigs coming up in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane and towards the end of the year I have a few overseas ones, including Bali and Singapore. Happy times ahead!

Where did you draw your inspiration? I think one of my biggest inspirations as an artist from the start, and even to this day, would have to be Hardwell. I’ve followed him since before he was a huge success and I still love his work now! Music wise, because I spend my whole life making and playing dance music, I like to listen to different genres when in the car and abroad to get inspiration and make sure my ideas are not limited. Anyone that has been in a car with me will know I love Hip Hop and R&B and I play nothing but Jay Z and Kanye!

How is the scene in your eyes at the moment? I think now is the best time to be involved in dance music. There is so

much commercial interest and appeal towards the genre, like never before so there’s heaps of people getting involved in the scene and even more people listening to the tracks being made. I think it’s a great thing to have an even bigger audience appreciate the things we do and love compared to maybe 10 years ago when there wasn’t as much hype for dance music and it was more underground.

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? To be honest I don’t like to think too far in the future, I’d rather think about what I’m doing now. For now I’m just focusing on the music I’m making and putting all my effort into that. I have some big new music coming out with guest vocals from bands like Evermore & Bluejuice and hopefully this will bring me closer to the dream of headlining festivals becoming a reality. JIAY MILLS

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NOW AT CONTI Even in the winter months, Saturdays at The Continental (Conti) in Sorrento have been an institution. With resident DJ duties taken care of by DJ Lowkiss, as well as other regulars Fabian Gray, Dirty Fiasco, Ben Raw and Adam Viggs, Saturdays have been about awesome tunes, drink specials and the biggest party on the southern Peninsula. September is no different, with special guests and theme nights set to heat up in the run towards summer.

Something that IS different, though, is the addition of a new night at The Conti, run in conjunction with Soundloop Entertainment. Thirsty Thursdays opened in August with a huge line-up consisting of names like Slice N Dice, Azmac and SCNDL, and proved to be just what the locals were looking for. With accommodation and a door-to-door bus service on offer, you can be picked up from your house and enjoy a large night out without the stress of driving or figuring out how to get home.

Keesh and many more, so it’s well worth making plans to come down and check out what the huge hype is all about. It’s sure to become the new late week institution! Book the bus from Mornington onwards by phoning 0411 318 778 and for accommodation enquiries, phone 5984 2853. Sound Loop Entertainment, working alongside The Conti, is bringing you all the Melbourne and local DJs you want to see in one venue, across three rooms on the Mornington Peninsula.

Future acts touted for Thirsty Thursday include Joel Fletcher, Chardy, Orkestrated,


For the young man who goes by the name Stevie Mink, it all began with an interest in collecting vinyl and taking online synthesizer tutorials. This developed into a growing obsession for dance music, spawning a career that is now closely followed by thousands. Mink is already setting a high standard in the music industry, having played some of the biggest festivals Melbourne has to offer including Summerdayze, Future Music Festival, Winter Sound System and Creamfields.

Mornington’s FriBays has been jam packed the last few weeks, and on September 6, the Melbourne based DJ/Producer makes his long awaited debut. It’s bound to be huge and one you will most definitely not want to miss… Also coming up on the FriBays calendar is: SEPTEMBER 6: Stevie Mink, Silversix, Fabian Gray, Jayden Grove vs F!lthy, Al Blaze & Handy. Lowkiss



Everybody’s favorite mid week heave has put together a special treat to mark the start of the September school holidays. On September 25, Humpday-Project Wednesdays will be rolling out the red carpet for an extra special theme night, The Humpday Prom! In true American style, Humpday will be crowning a Prom King and Prom Queen, so dressing to impress will be a necessity! This night is sure to raise the already high benchmark the club has set from its previous events, with tickets on sale now from The Chelsea Heights Hotel and Humpday promoters. Tickets will sell out and if American Pie is anything to go by, this will truly be a night you won’t forget!

SEPTEMBER 20 (FOOTY FINALS PARTY): JDG, Some Blonde DJ, Andy Prata, Chivsy, Jiay Mills & Handy. SEPTEMBER 27: Johnny Canik, Apocalypto, Adam P vs Handy, Damang, Hurley & Clipping.

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Edgy Big Wednesdays

Joel Fletcher

To find out more about both nights happening at The Conti, visit or The Continental Hotel is located at 1-21 Ocean Beach Rd in Sorrento.

SEPTEMBER 13: Samual James, Ryan Riback, Madeleine vs Siobhan, Adam P, Bray Hodge & Clipping.

The Humpday Prom happens Wednesday September 25 at The Chelsea Heights Hotel, Cnr Springvale Rd and Wells Rd in Chelsea Heights. The full lineup will be announced in the coming weeks, so make sure you keep checking the PEARL BPM Facebook page for all the latest and book your tickets now! CHRIS HOLDING


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PEARL Magazine (Issue 19 - September 2013)  
PEARL Magazine (Issue 19 - September 2013)  

Presenting PEARL Magazine - A dedicated Music, Arts, Adrenalin, Events & Entertainment magazine for the Bayside & Mornington Peninsula. This...