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LAUGH UP A STORM AT THE GRAND Prepare yourself for a hilarious night when three great Australian comedy acts, The Nelson Twins, John Burgess and Richard Marks come to the Grand Hotel in Frankston on Tuesday, January 14. The Nelson Twins, aka. Justin and Chris, have a down to earth, cheeky humour which audiences can’t resist, and one which saw them catapulted into the Grand Final of Australia’s Got Talent in 2012. Although they didn’t win the show, they certainly won a place in many Australian’s hearts with their matching beards, hair styles and yellow Australia jumpers worn on the show and now being worn everywhere from their comedy gigs, to the beach and shopping centers. The two certainly take being identical to the next level! Just look them up on YouTube and these bearded twins will have you laughing in no time with cracking one liners often at each other’s expense. Fellow comedian Jeff Green can vouch for their talent. “These fellas are destined to be

household names – they’ve got wit, intelligence and fantastic comic timing. I hate them,” he says. The Nelson Twins, who hail from rural New South Wales, are rising stars on the international scene as well, performing their show to sold out audiences in Edinburgh during the Fringe Festival. The multi-talented twins have also created a curriculum-based program, which they perform for secondary schools and they also do corporate gigs so you can be sure their performance will have something for everyone. They will appear at the monthly Grand Hotel comedy night alongside John Burgess, otherwise known as ‘Burgo’ or ‘Baby John’. Burgess became a household name as host of popular TV shows Wheel of Fortune and Burgo’s Catchphrase, now lighting up the airwaves in the breakfast slot on Perth radio station 6IX, as well as performing comedy gigs. As if the night weren’t hilarious enough, Richard Marks has been a regular on the Melbourne comedy scene for more than eight years having performed all over the country, and will appear alongside the twins and Burgess. In 2004, Marks became the first Victorian to win the comedy competition ‘Green Faces’, hailed as Australia’s best new comedian. The Grand Hotel comedy nights are held in the recently

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renovated Grand Lounge, so make sure to come along January’s installment, set to once again be a hilarious night with three quality acts. Head to or call 03 9783 7388 for tickets which are $10 per person. For more about the Nelson Twins head to JESSICA MILLS

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BONDI CIGARS, BACK FOR THE BLUES “If anyone had told me back in 1989 when I first jammed with Al Britton, Lez Karski and Ace Follington, that the band we formed would still be active well into the 21st century, I would have laughed my head off and had them committed. Yet here we are, 25 years later bloodied, but unbowed.

one way or another. If pressed as to why the band is still around, I would have to say stubbornness is a major factor, as well as a strong work ethic (we toured nationally. And I mean nationally not just major cities, right from the start) and a real commitment to playing original material.

Quite a few have passed through the ranks, some fleetingly, some incredibly hard to get rid of, but all have made contributions

We have done this with very little mainstream media support, but one must doff ones cap to local and street press, the ABC and

Community Radio. Despite this we can still out-draw high-profile acts in many areas, a fact of which we are quite rightly proud. The music we choose to play is tricky to get a foothold with in Australia, but we have somehow managed to stake a place in an incredibly parochial and occasionally purist scene. We enter our quarter of a century still playing at a high energy level and possibly enjoying it more than ever... who needs a hit?” These are the words of founding member, Shane Pacey, ahead of the 25 YEARS NO HITS tour and whilst there is in fact no breakthrough commercial success, the band is without doubt an Australian musical institution and 25 years deserves to be celebrated. It’s a milestone that the band have earned with grit, determination, humour, sheer bloody talent, great music, stellar live shows – and most importantly, with the support of the many, many fans who turn out to see them, year after year. The Bondi Cigars perform at the Blues At The Briars Festival on Saturday February 1 at the Briars Historic Homestead, Mount Martha. Tickets are still available, for to grab yours or for any other info, head straight to For more details on the band, head to


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A word from the editor...

January 2014

Happy New Year to everyone, right around the Peninsula and Bayside. Here’s hoping you made the most of the New Years Eve festivities, right round the area at one of our great live music/DJ venues or one of the awesome festivals taking place. I know the guys at French Fest had a very successful turnout, with Falls going off and Celebration 2013 offering the pefect early afternoon and evening for families at the Mornington Racecourse. :-) Attention now turns to Australia Day, with the Mornington Peninsula Shire once again organising a bevvy of activities right around town. On top of that, there’s plenty of action happening at the venues on the eve of the day, so make sure you check out our PEARL Gig Guide for the full scoop on summer and everything to do out and about! This month, we’re stoked to be able to chat to John Waters about Looking Through A Glass Onion, Daryl Braithwaite on all things Between The Bays Festival, Lachy Hulme ahead of the Peninsula Short Film Festival and bring you the latest on Kingston’s Globe To Globe world music festival and the Frankston Waterfront Fest, happening this month. Add to that the inaugural Concert In The Vines at Pig N Whistle, and there’s no sign of the events slowing down!


So as we pack the trees and decorations away, throw those new clothes in the closet (and unwanted ones on eBay or Gumtree) and start to look forward to the footy season and time to yourself once kids go back to school, we bring you our first ever January edition of PEARL to enjoy! (PS. Keep your eyes peeled for exciting announcements very soon, including possible some web and mobile developments... Suitably cryptic? Great!) SIMON IMREI (Editor)

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AUSTRALIA DAY Each year, late January offers us a chance to reflect on our nation’s history, be thankful for sacrifices made and also embrace the many great things about being Australian! On the Mornington Peninsula, the Shire once again has organised a huge array of events and commemorative festivities right around the area, from Mount Eliza down to Sorrento and Portsea, designed to be as fun, family friendly and free as possible. There will be something for everyone to enjoy including official flag raising ceremonies, free community breakfasts, live music, colourful activities and more! For those wanting to get active, the Australia Day Fun Run in Rosebud is a must with proceeds going to support local community groups. With two start points, for the more dedicated runners, there is a 10km and 5.3km distance, taking you along the foreshore bay trail to finish at the Village Green. It all kicks off at 8:30am (10km – from Safety Beach Sailing Club) and 9am (5.3km – from Dromana Visitor Information Centre).

For those in Mornington, the street parade will be held at 5pm in Main Street, with the spectacular 5th/6th Battalion, Royal Victoria Regiment - a Pipes and Drums Band - to lead the Hillview Quarries Parade. This means that for only the second time in memory there will be two pipe and drum bands, as the popular RSL Pipes & Drums will also be marching. In addition, the Mornington Youth and Citizen’s Band, which has participated in the parade for several decades, will also be participating. Bands provide enormous flair to the Australia Day Parade, which this year will have a record number of entries and a crowd to match.

in the fun in Mornington Park from 12noon until 9pm. The PEARL Live & Local stage will be kick starting mid afternoon with Chris Doheny and local favourites Black Water Riff, before the Midnight Oil Show brings some quintessential Aussie anthems back to rock into the evening. Then, of course, the guitars are put down and amps turned off for the awesome Fireworks display, set to start approx. 9:15pm. Great for the whole family, it’s a spectacle always hotly anticipated, making Mornington one of the true patriotic hotspots on the day. All Shire activities will again be free, but make sure to check changed traffic and parking conditions right around the Peninsula. For information on this and all the Shire activities, contact the Community and Special Events Team at the Mornington Peninsula Shire on 1300 850 600 or visit the Shire web site at www.

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n the back of the success of the inaugural Huck n Hold event, held on O Melbourne Cup Weekend in 2012, Portsea

Back Beach will see the event return from January 31 to February 2, in the peak summer period of early 2014. The event makes for great entertainment and the Freestyle Jet Skiing spectacle on show for all ages! Freestyle Jet skiing is a combination of Freestyle Motocross X and Surfing. The judging criteria at the upcoming Huck and Hold event will be 50% aerial tricks, and 50% surf riding, with the goal being to do as many different aerial combinations as possible. Judges particularly look for height, extension and innovation as competitors surf ride all the way to shore trying to put together as many turns in the most critical part of the wave and re-entries combining aerial tricks for maximum points. The Huck and Hold event will be staged over three days, with Friday to mark the start of the Krash Industries Australian Freestyle classes heats, Saturday to run through to the Krash Industries Freestyle finals, which will also double as qualifying in the Pro Class for Sundays World Title Round which consists of the top 8 seeded world riders and 14 qualifiers. The Krash Industries Australian Freestyle titles cater for all levels of riders, with classes of Rookie, Amateur, Pro, Runabout and Masters. Whether you’re a beginner wanting to test out your surf riding skills or


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aP ro wanting to push your aerial wizardry, the contest is a great option. There will also be single seated runabouts and over 35s Masters, as well as the ShedNine tow expression session where some of the coast’s best aerial surfers and bodyboarders will be towed into and out at waves hopefully launching huge aerials for the crowds enjoyment. This year marks the very first time Australia will host a round of the International Freeride Watercraft Association World Championship, which until recently was only France, Spain, Portugal, UK, USA and Brazil. It will showcase some of the very best riders from around the world and give our Australian riders a chance to test themselves against the best. As well as the riding there will be key industry companies like Yamaha PWC, Jetpilot, Worx components and Krash Industries all with displays on the beach for the public who are seeking information not only about the products but the sport as well. If last years event is anything to go by, with blue skies, good surf conditions and a great turnout, the 2014 event will be bigger and better during a warmer time of year. Hopefully the conditions come and the weather turns it on for all at the beach. The 2014 Huck N Hold event will be held January 31 to February 2 at Portsea Back Beach. For details, visit EDDIE WEARNE / NICK BARTON

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Marti Paradisis is a household name in surfing, a global name held high by peers and fans alike with great respect. Ask a surfer anywhere in the world if they know of Marti and chances are they will nod in awe, jaw dropping subtly as their mind flickers through their memory bank flashing images of crazy fearless charging on the heaviest waves in the world. As someone who has been out and paddled into to Shipsterns (albeit on a bodyboard) with Marti, on one of the most solid days ever ridden, I was humbled by the obvious joy and lack of fear he expressed as he tackled these buckling lumps of water; snarling, thick lipped, stepping, barrels which looked like you could fit a double decker bus inside. Marti was clearly on a different path and another level. Like an energizer bunny, he was either being towed or towing the lads into the craziest 20 footers I have ever seen, from 9am until sunset. I don’t think he even stopped for lunch!                     Last year Marty won the prestigious Oakley Big wave awards, taking a monster wave off the south coast of Tasmania and collecting a cool $25,000. Despite these achievements and having a huge fan base and following, ‘Moose’ (as he is known to his friends) has remained very humble, down to earth and has been an amazing influence on the Peninsula surfers over the years, making many friends along the way.

Now living in Clifton Beach (Tasmania), Marti has just booked tickets to come back and catch up with the Peninsula crew and surf in April, always up for a good time and the great waves over here. PEARL: Tell us about your time on the Peninsula, and what keeps bringing you back? PARADISIS: I’ve been coming to the Peninsula for the last 13yrs and think of it like my second home. Some of my best friends live there and everyone’s just super chilled. There’s a great coastal community vibe and there’s some of the funnest, most consistent conditions a surfer could ask for. Those afternoons at Rye Back Beach, surfing all day with all the crew in the car park cooking barbie’s and hanging out til the sun sets and sinking a few cans. The coastline from Flinders to Point Nepean is “Marti scooping into an Indonesi world class. an freight train, a couple of mon ths ago.” PEARL: Describe the craziest wave you ever caught? PEARL: So people can just jump on the site and vote? PARADISIS: On big days at Shipstern, every wave you catch is PARADISIS: Yeah, it’s pretty simple. The most important part crazy. Not being able to predict if the wave is going to mutate is to vote for all my waves, so we get a vote per wave. Plus is a very daunting experience and you have to mentally you get more chances to win the prizes. There’s heaps of pro prepare for that exact situation. surfers from the Goldy and it would mean the world to me PEARL: Tell us about the Intense Surf Challenge contest to take this thing out, so I can push my surfing career to the your currently coming second in. There’s $30,000 up for next level and come and hang and surf on the Peninsula more grabs if you can get the votes to win, yeah? often, ha ha. Yeeeww! PARADISIS: Yeah, its been going since August this year. 15 Spend a minute to vote for Marti Paradisis, Australia’s most surfers were invited to take part. We submit one video each likeable big wave hellman, in the Original Source Intense month and the public votes on each clip for that month. Surf Challenge and you could win yourself some amazing January is the last month and I’m currently second, but if I can prizes. Head to get some last minute support now there’s a chance I can win. to People can win a trip to Fiji, a $500 Shed Nine voucher, Apple cast your vote now. iPad or a trip to Tasmania just by voting. EDDIE WEARNE




The YMCA, in conjunction with Frankston City Council, is bringing family fun to Frankston Skate Park this January with another of their successful Family Fun Days! To be held on Saturday January 18, the event will feature free skateboard clinics, fun activities and games and a free sausage sizzle. Parents aren’t left out either, with free board hire available to kids participating in the clinic set to make things more affordable, and an open offer to parents to join in the fun!

Book now or contact Frankston Skate Park on 9769 6579, 0400 530 118 or For further details, visit Find the park at 16N Cranbourne Rd, in the Samuel Sherlock Reserve in Frankston.

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Willo’s replacement as President of the CMAA is Dobe Newton, a man who has championed Americana in the past.

For those out of the loop, one of Williamason’s main gripes is the Americanisation of Australian country music – typified by the announcement that Nashville-based Keith Urban is nominated for a few Golden Guitar Awards, as are Troy Cassar-Daley and Adam Harvey (for their covers album of mostly classic American songs). Of course, on some level, I agree with Willo about the covers record – we could all make pretty good albums if Willie Nelson, Roger Miller and Hank Williams wrote the songs for us – it doesn’t really progress the genre very far and does little to dispel the rumour that country is a bit of a backwards-looking musical style. Whilst every artist has the right to record whatever he or she wants, I definitely believe that new, original music should be favoured when it comes to award recognition.

Australian country music is in crisis! Well, that’s what you might think if you read the reports in the major daily newspapers during December, following the very public resignation of Australiana icon John Williamson as President of the Country Music Association of Australia (the CMAA).

It was unusual, I’ll admit, for country music to hit the mainstream headlines, but if you ask me, Williamson’s remarks weren’t so much and indictment on the industry as they were the rants of a cranky musician (and hey, lots of us are guilty of that kind of behaviour).





Blues Fest at the Edwards Tavern in Wodonga. An acoustic afternoon and an electric evening with Lloyd Spiegal, Chris Wilson, Geoff Achison and the Souldiggers, Fiona Boyes, Phil Manning and Mike Elrington - Truly an amazing line up. Occasionally an exceptional gig will just creep up on you, try not to miss it next year.


Fresh from his tour of duty at the Bendigo Blues and Roots festival, Doc White (pictured) and the Si Compadres (Pete Howell and Winston Galea) came down to the Chandelier Room to play and entertain. It’s always great value when seasoned professionals come together on stage. The audience were privileged to experience the unexpected as an all-in jam set up at the end of the night; where Doc and the Compadres, Bec and Sebastian Ivanov plus Tim “the Tonic” Hulsman all connected on stage in a beautiful chaos. Rumour has it that Doc White has now added some Jessie J tunes to his back catalogue. Earlier in the night, Doc and friends delivered a wonderful set of country blues including many originals. Please check the following video clip for a sample of the action:


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But as for Americanisation? I think John’s fighting a losing battle here. Country music IS, inherently, an American form. The kind of country I (and a lot of my fellowAustralian artists) favour even gets called Americana. Whilst there have always been Australian artists to break the mould and record distinctly Australian sounds, I believe that we should accept country music as a celebration of our shared roots with our American brothers and sisters. Ironically,

I have always been a great fan of live CDs they capture a moment and a mood that often studio artefacts are unable to represent. Greg Dodd, Dan Dinnen, Clint Healy and Rob O’toole are some of Melbourne’s finest blues musicians and they play songs by Willie Dixon, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Buddy Guy, Little Walter & Junior Wells in addition to their own original material. The band and their blues family came together at the Royal Standard Hotel in November for a live CD recording. It was a great evening’s work ably managed by Robert B Dillon running the desk and recording the proceedings. The tracks have been chosen and the artwork is finished. The CD Launch of 3AM Blues is set for Thursday February 13 2014 at Bessie’s Blues bar. For more information please go to

Politics and industry chat aside, this will be an exciting month for country music fans. Up in Tamworth the festival and awards will be on from January 17 to 26, with many Victorians (including Mustered Courage, Jasmine Rae and even myself) performing in town and nominated. If you’re attending, I recommend checking out Texan songwriter Robyn Ludwick, who comes highly recommended by my friend Bill Chambers. But if you’re not planning on heading to NSW you can still catch some of the Tamworth action thanks to festival favourites The Perch Creek Family Jug Band, who are hitting town on February 14th for a show at The Caravan Music Club in Oakleigh. These guys have a unique, modern take on old-time mountain music and play to packed rooms all around the country, especially at places like Tamworth, Gympie and Port Fairy.


Lachlan Bryan is primarily a singer/ songwriter, having released Ballad Of A Young Married Man with his band The Wildes, his debut solo album Shadow Of The Gun and now Black Coffee, his solo album with The Wildes. 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


An inaugural blues festival showcasing a great line-up at the Bentleigh Club from Friday 7th February to Sunday 9th February 2014. The Bentleigh Blues Feast will comprise the Kniki & Mike Beale Project, Dreamboogie, Mr Black & Blues, the Stevie Paige Band, Spectrum, Phil Manning presenting his all star guitar show featuring Lloyd Spiegel and Fiona Boyes as well as Lachy Doley, Kelly Auty Band and the Andrea Marr Blues Band. Don’t miss it.


The December meeting opened with a dedication to British blues in the style of Clapton’s Cream era. Local Blues trio Wilson, White and Manning followed with a stylish performance including many Slim Harpo and Bo Diddley tunes followed by Olive May and Electric Larry who led the jam with class. The next PBC meeting will be held on January 12 with Mama Blue and Son. For more details please check Phil Para


Safari Motel appearing at the DAVA hotel on January 12 and the Peninsula’s premier blues event Blues at the Briars on February 1. Until next month, let’s keep the blues alive and support our local artists.

Greg writes monthly for PEARL on all things Blues and if you’d like Greg to review your release or you know of something happening in the Blues world please drop him a line at: or

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hen it’s all said and done, Eminem will go down as one of the most influential artists of all time. The thing with being ‘influential’ in the music industry is that it’s less about what you have done over an entire career and more about whether you were able to put a ‘jolt’ in the system that would redefine the very framework of popular music itself. If we considered Elvis’ entire career, which includes those midday movies that are still played on daytime television and the late Las Vegas years, we may just consider him as a ‘very good’ artist. But the initial ‘jolt’ he put into music was enough to create a lifelong legacy. Nirvana did it with their second album Nevermind, Jimi Hendrix did it with a singular performance at the Monteray Pop Festival in 1967 and Michael Jackson managed to pull it off in five seconds when he moonwalked his way into greatness back in 1983. These ‘jolts’ are bursts of inspiration

that people around the world continue to draw on in their bid to be creative. Eminem also had his moment, his ‘jolt’. At the turn of the century, Eminem was the most feared artist by every parent who owned a television or radio. I laugh when I talk to parents who are worried about the influence people like Miley Cyrus are having on their kids. Back in 1999 every second kid in primary school was huddled around a disc-man at lunchtime listening to a burnt copy of an Eminem album someone’s older brother managed to buy from Sanity. We’re talking about a guy who opened his shows with a chainsaw, denim overalls and a white hockey mask. Did you hear me? A chainsaw! Not some wrecking ball. Please. Kids these days are dealing with Micky Mouse sh*t. The pinnacle of Eminem was the release of The Marshall Mathers LP in 2000. Listening back to it now and actually being able to understand the lyrics, I’m surprised that both my classmates and I didn’t turn out more screwed up. Let’s just say there’s some ... ‘interesting’ material on there. Stan and The Real Slim Shady are classics that still stand up today... I mean please stand up, please stand up! PLEASE STAND UP! Sorry. But recently Eminem decided to tarnish this memorable period in music by releasing the

sequel to this album The Marshal Mathers LP 2, 13 years after the first instalment. WHY? Why Marshall Why? Imagine if Adele released a sequel to her album 21 in 2025. Doesn’t sound right does it? And neither does this. The thing is... it’s not that bad, but it’s not that great either. I don’t know. The album cover makes me sentimental. Anyway. If you look at the list of the fastest selling albums in U.S history, you’ll find a lot of N*SYNC, The Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears. But amongst it all are a couple of

fret over whether you, like Jan, should be set on loosing ten kilos can be quickly overcome by incredulity at the price of unseasonal fruit. Unfortunately in our increasingly digital age, Jan’s mission to be fabulous is a little harder to forget, with networks such as Facebook and Instagram perpetuating the notion that ‘to share is to be’. Now, rather than assuming Jan’s resolution has fallen short of the mark (like yours), you get seemingly endless updates about every time she makes a green smoothie, goes to the gym, weighs herself or finds an inspiring quote that ‘just so applies to her life right now’. It’s a stream of declared life-improvement, and scrolling through your social feeds can feel akin to everyone screaming that your life just isn’t as great as theirs. 

New Year typically brings with it the aspirations of making changes to our lives. From your personal health to the health of your bank account, to career moves and beyond, it’s a time to take stock of your life and often make grand promises of change.

Earlier this year, two German universities showed that ‘passive following’ on Facebook triggers states of envy and resentment in many users, with vacation photos standing out as a prime trigger. Another study, featuring 425 undergrads in Utah, carried the self-explanatory title ‘They Are Happier and Having Better Lives Than I Am’: The Impact of Using Facebook on Perceptions of Others’ Lives.

Throughout early January, an odd bump in at the supermarket can often be coupled with the details of an acquaintance’s fabulous New Year resolutions, and your responses are usually a healthy mixture of admiration and envy - or doubt. As you continue your shopping venture,

Each of these studies make a point that it is not Facebook per se that triggers loneliness and envy, rather the way the individual uses the network. In addition to this, studies of network interaction linking to feelings of inadequacy support the hypothesis that Instagram is an even more

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Eminem albums. So in a period when boy bands and pop stars ruled, Eminem was an alternative, and for that we should all be grateful. 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

dangerous social sphere, its core functions mimicking the most harmful aspects of Facebook use - eg. loitering around others’ photos, perfunctory like-ing, and ‘broadcasting’ to a relatively amorphous group. Exclusively image-driven, implicit and explicit cues of wealth, health, happiness and beauty are inescapable on an Instagram feed. Users can spend copious amounts of time selecting the perfect photo, adding the perfect filter, cropping and framing.  All this time and effort can then be undermined by the user’s compulsion to compare it with the stream of photos in their feed, of which they forget are just as meticulously curated.  But hey, remember how you chose to not post a picture of your stack of paperwork, dirty dishes and deliciously convenient can of tuna? Your friends and acquaintances make those same choices every day. People are only broadcasting the life that they want others to see, and that shouldn’t devalue the life that you are living. We all experience ups, downs, triumphs and failures, but we’re more inclined to pop a ‘Mayfair’ filter on a rainbow than the ice cream scoop that just fell on the ground. Go ahead and make your resolutions, but don’t feel bad if you stumble after a few days or weeks, because chances are that Jan snuck in a cheeseburger between green smoothies. #Cleaneating. MATILDA HEGGIE

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EAT IT In this ‘Beer Talk’ column, over the months, we’re heard from some great publicans, gifted brewers, retail store and business owners, event publicists and more, but we haven’t heard from the average bloke. If we’re talking all things BEER, then it’d be rude not to let slip on some trade secrets and talk a bit about the etiquette involved in bending the arm and treating yourself and your mates to a cold one at the pub. Here’s 10 things to bear in mind, when you’re enjoying your next brew.

10 (OF THE MANY) BLOKE’S RULES OF BEER DRINKING AT THE PUB: 1 Never complain about a free beer. 2  If you are trading rounds with a friend and he asks if you’re ready for another, always say yes. Once you fall out of sync you will end up buying more drinks than him. 3  Drink one beer with lime or raspberry cordial in public and you will forever be known as the guy who drinks girly drinks. (Fresh-limed Coronas excepted) 4  If you offer to buy a girl a drink and she refuses, she does not like you. If you offer to buy a girl a drink and she accepts, she STILL might not like you. 5 Never lie in a bar. You may, however, grossly exaggerate and lean. 6 If you ever owe someone money, always pay them back in a bar. Preferably during happy hour. 7  Asking a bartender what beers are on tap when the handles are right in front of you is the equivalent of saying, “I’m an idiot.” 8  If you think you might be slurring a little, then you are slurring a lot. If you think you are slurring a lot, then you are not speaking English. 9 There’s nothing wrong with drinking before noon, especially if you’re supposed to be at work. 10 If there is ever any confusion, the fuller beer is yours. There’s plenty more rules out there… If you’ve got a few, let us know on Facebook at


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6 Acrobating Jetski event coming in 2014 7 Member of the Rat Pack 8 New venue for monthly Market and Live Music events in Mornington 10 Coming to Hickinbotham in January 11 Interviewed this month in BPM 13 This month’s industry profile feature business


1 Family, members of which Lachy Hulme has portrayed twice

2 New Cafe in Mt Eliza with a unique name

3 The Nelson Twins comedy duo appeared on which reality TV show (‘----------’ Got ‘------’) 4 One of the headline acts at the 2014 Blues At The Briars Festival

5 John Waters appears in which Channel 10 TV drama

9 Venue for the upcoming inaugural Band On The Run festival

11 Daryl Braithwaite’s successful 70s band 12 Appears with Cara Robinson in this month’s From A Distance column


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She came in, still out of breath and slightly red in the face. I could see that she had been working out... hard. She walked over to the drinks fridge and asked, “Do you have any sports drinks?” I sighed to myself. Are people really that blinded by advertising? “I could sell you something much healthier and it will aid your recovery much faster than sports drinks,” I tried. She didn’t move, which meant she was willing to listen to more. “You know the sports drinks are full of synthetic sugars and colourings and there is no telling where the added synthetic vitamins are coming from,” I said. She looked interested. Yipee, another person to educate. I continued, “Lots of synthetic vitamins come from genetically modified corn or are made from petroleum products such as tar. There are far better and healthier solutions.”

“Like what?” she asked “Just plain water, or even coconut water would be far better than an energy or sport drinks,” I offered. “Sports drinks will corrode your teeth for 45 minutes after drinking, more than most fizzy drinks and they are also made to be very acidic, to prolong their shelf life. This becomes a problem

approximately 30 minutes of jogging or 40 minutes on the exercise bike to burn off.” I knew I could get more in! We exchanged the money for the coconut water. I could see her brain was taking it all in. “Good choice,” I said. “Fresh coconut water is one of the highest sources of electrolytes know to man. Great for strenuous exercisers and athletes such as yourself. Even good for diarrhoea.” She smiled. I was glad I had made her happy, helped her body and mind for the better, and educated her more about her wellbeing. It was going to be a good day!

when you’ve been working out and have a dry mouth, without enough saliva to protect your teeth.” She walked over to the fridge and picked up an organic coconut water; a far wiser choice. “A 600ml bottle of the energy drink contains roughly 798 kilojoules (191 calories), which would take

Raw on Rye Tea House is the place for real Organic, Vegan, Gluten Free and Diary Free Foods, now with a Healing Centre offering many modalities of complimentary Health & Wellbeing services along with wholesome organic and live foods. They’ve recently moved to 2347 Point Nepean Rd in Rye. For info, find them on Facebook or contact or 0418 940 653.

Mt Eliza is a funny little seaside village. Just like your Aunt Shirley (40 going on 32yrs old) the streetscape seems to be getting mysteriously hip in both looks and the people she attracts. Changes have been a happenin’ for some few years now, yet in small town tradition the new businesses certainly don’t crop up unnoticed. Squeezed in between two longstanding staples of the Mt Eliza scene (Gouzlan Egyptian Jewellers and Euro Collections) stands the draw card for a very different clientele. Velos Mazeh Musette may be a slip of a shop amidst the rows of hairdressers, real estate agents and the like, but it’s a darn cool one. As a combined retail and café space, Velos Mazeh Musette is intriguing to say the least. Walls clad by eclectic prints, vintage records and custom-made wares; it’s one of those spaces that make you feel as if beyond aesthetics, the artifacts and curios each mark a great yarn. On the menu one can find delights such as Hillclimbers muesli, Mattise fruit or gluten free toast, the classic ham and cheese panini, a range of baguettes or the ever so delicious saganaki plate; be still our beating hearts (and rumbling tummies). On the retail side, Velos Mazeh Musette offers custom hand printed tees and classic musettes (the road racer’s ‘feedbag’) on the regular, as well as other local made wares. Needless to say, a customer arriving on two wheels will feel more than welcome with a coffee in one hand and snack in the other. Velos Mazeh Musette is located at 76 Mt Eliza Way, Mt Eliza. Open Tues – Sun.


Only in America could you find the following holiday treats this season:

umpkin Pie Spice, Pecan Pie, White Chocolate Peppermint and • PCinnamon & Sugar Pringles • Winter Cheese and Turkey Flavoured Doritos Tofurkey (vegetarian turkey) & Gravy flavoured lemonade and • Christmas Ham soda Milk Chocolate Lays Potato Chips SARAH EBBOTT • Source:

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THIS MONTH: “It’s Not True Until It’s On Facebook!” #theartofcommunication #lostforever You doll yourself up, mascara applied, stilettos attached using heavy-duty crane equipment. Spandex-like dress has been firmly attached to all the right crannies. Pre-drinks at Lesley’s? Check. Mood setting music blaring in the car on the way up to the city? Check. Girlfriends in tow? Check. Tonight is going to be fabulous! You get to the bar; buy a round of shots and a cocktail with a serving of fruit attached. A cute guy looks at you from the across the bar, you smile in return and let your mind free-fall into thinking you already love him, and start visualizing the gorgeous wedding. Then, when you didn’t think the night could get any better. You take out your smart phone and begin surfing Facebook. 20 minutes later…you’re on Fiona Brown’s page, a girl from high school. High school finished eight years ago and you’re looking at pictures of her engagement party where she is surrounded by beautiful friends and a handsome husband-to-be. 40 minutes later…SELFIES!! The word has now made its way into the Oxford Dictionary. For the uninitiated, a ‘selfie’ is a type of self-portrait photograph, typically taken with a camera phone, and is usually captured in a slightly tilted manner from arm’s length. You post the photo with the title, “At bar having awesome time with the girls.” Of course, the only reason you know the girls are still with you is because you saw them in the background of your photo, as you haven’t

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looked up from your portable device for the last 40 minutes. You start hashtagging (I still don’t know what hashtagging does mind you, but I know it’s a thing) #YOLO #girliestogether #gettingwasted #amazingnight #whycantIgetalife? 45 minutes later...taking a few more “selfies” including GROUP SELFIES, because the first ten photos you took didn’t show your nose in the right angle. I wonder why people bother going out really? People have lost the art of conversation. It’s vanished, gone POOF! I’ve watched people of all ages studiously ignore each other in public because they are having some sort of love fest with their miniature computers. One day the only sound you will hear is people tapping on their phones and breathing heavily, the two seem to go hand in hand. I have this fear that the spoken word will die off like Latin and we will converse via twitter, and even the waiters will communicate with us via smartphones… #tablefortwo? #sparklingorstillwater? Perhaps the world won’t reach those abhorrent depths, but if we can’t get our heads out of phones soon, in thirty years time spinal specialists will be making a fortune with the bent-neck syndrome going around. Alexis Collier writes monthly for PEARL on whatever springs to mind really. If you’ve got any feedback about any of her columns, drop us a line on Facebook at pearlmagazine.


Some astrologists believe your star sign can dictate the foods that you should and shouldn’t eat. Below is a compilation of their findings (which you SARAH EBBOTT could be forgiven for thinking is just common sense!) Fire Signs – Aries, Leo & Sagittarius: ‘Don’t Burn Yourself Out’ Eat: Brown rice, whole grains, bananas, citrus fruits, fruit juices, olives, tomatoes, onions, lettuce, cauliflower, cucumbers, spinach, root vegetables, broccoli, beans, lentils, pumpkin, walnuts, figs, dried apricots, garlic, and mustard Avoid: Spicy food, refined sugars, salt, dairy products and alcohol. Air Signs – Gemini, Libra & Aquarius: ‘Go Nuts’ Eat: Plums, oranges, grapefruit, grape juice, raisins, apples, lettuce, cauliflower, spinach, carrots, celery, green beans, tomatoes, vegan yogurt, non-dairy cheese, almonds, cayenne, garlic, ginger and protein bars. Avoid: Coffee, root vegetables, yeasty foods, refined sugar and alcohol. Water Signs – Cancer, Scorpio & Pisces: ‘Avoid the Oil’ Eat: Wheat, whole-grain rye, rice, oats, bananas, steamed vegetables, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, tomatoes, beets, pumpkins, cucumbers, seaweed, vegan yogurt, beans, dates and natural sugars. Avoid: Oily foods, salt, refined sugar and coffee. Earth Signs – Taurus, Virgo & Capricorn: ‘Keep Things Light’ Eat: Whole grains and cereals, oats, rice, cranberries, asparagus, beets, cauliflower, cucumbers, cabbage, corn, spinach, onions, radishes, pumpkin, nuts, beans, soups and tea. Avoid: Rich and heavy foods, spicy foods, chocolate and excessive amounts of carbohydrates.

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Wild rice isn’t rice at all! Wild rice (most commonly Zizania aquatica or Zizania palustris) is actually a semi-aquatic grass that historically has grown in lakes, tidal rivers and bays, in water between half and two metres deep. This aquatic grass produces a grain, similar to wheat or barley. Source: / Image sources: / /



n POOR FORM to summer crowds on the Southern Peninsula. The other day I nipped out for a litre of milk from my local supermarket and ended up waiting in line for 72 hours. Michael Hunt, McCrae


n GOOD FORM to the caring pharmacy staff, who allowed me to use their premises to apply a soothing balm after I was stung on the testicles by scorpions. God knows how the things got into my wet suit, but I wouldn’t wish that sort of pain on my worst enemy. Dan Mofink, Rye

anxious when faced with their edible object of dread. Here are some of the stranger phobias that are known to induce panic attacks, irregular heartbeat, sweating, and nausea in their sufferers:


n GOOD FORM to the author of the soggy note I found washed up on the beach, which reads as follows: “Dear Santa, please bring me a new Daddy for Christmas, mine is an annoying idiot, love from Stacy.” Anne Ditherlust, Sorrento

butter sticking to the roof of the mouth CONSECOTALEOPHOBIA = Fear of chopsticks MAGEIROCOPHOBIA = Fear of cooking METHYPHOBIA (PHOTOPHOBIA) = Fear of alcohol THERMOPHOBIA = Fear of hot things Sources: / Image source:


n POOR FORM to Santa. Did you even read my bloody letter? I said JET SKI, you cheap Norwegian bastard, not socks and undies! And by the way, you might want to tell your elves to lift their game; Stacy’s dollhouse is a piece of crap. Neville Spermson, Sorrento



n POOR FORM to newborn twins – you guys totally f**ked my New Years Eve. Mitch Udders, Frankston

ALLIUMPHOBIA = Fear of garlic


n GOOD FORM to our gorgeous new twin boys - Ethan, born just before midnight on December 31st, and Elton, born 5 minutes later on the first day of 2014!!! Such a joyous way to bring in the New Year! Holly Udders, Frankston

ALEKTOROPHOBIA = Fear of chicken MYCOPHOBIA = Fear or aversion to mushrooms

n GOOD FORM to my busy husband for taking time to help our daughter write a letter to Santa. He even wrote one of his own. They sealed both letters in a bottle and threw it off the pier at sunset, destined for the North Pole. These sorts of loving gestures become fantastic memories that last a lifetime. Sally Spermson, Sorrento n POOR FORM to the impatient local man who stood behind me at the checkout complaining about tourists for three days straight. Angela Lombardi, Camberwell.

ACEROPHOBIA = Fear of sourness


n POOR FORM to my worst enemy. I loathe you with the white-hot intensity of a thousand suns. Hope you enjoyed the scorpions. Stan “Hate Dan’s Guts” Roper, Rosebud

Food-related phobias can leave people feeling extremely

n POOR FORM to the little girl who threw a wine bottle off the pier while I was snorkeling. I now have a gaping hole in my head… No, hold on, that was already there… What the… now there’s a hole in my… oh… whoops, already there… Hey, where’s my snorkle? Confused, Sorrento 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 with your story!

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DISCOVER THE SUNDAY MARKET AT 115 Mornington’s 115 Café and Restaurant have teamed up with 100% Entertainment (Harba Tuesdays & Plugged In Thursdays) for something different, set to both suit the Peninsula lifestyle and live music/arts lovers in the community. The Sunday Market is a monthly live music showcase, but also quite literally (as the name suggests) an ‘actual’ market, with stalls inside the venue allowing local businesses to advertise their products in a truly unique atmosphere.

Following the hugely successful launch on December 15, the next event will be January 12, featuring food and drink specials, live acoustic acts, deep house DJs and heaps more stalls from 3pm. With free entry thrown in, Sundays just got a whole lot better, so head down! For details, visit


Baluk Arts Events proudly presents the 5th annual Survival Day Picnic in 2014 at the Frankston Waterfront, on Australia Day 2014. Join them in celebrating the strength and survival of Aboriginal culture in a FREE local showcase of Indigenous music, featuring live performances by Benny Walker, Illana Atkinson, Peter Rotumah, Allyson Walker and David Dryden. The celebration reflects the values, beliefs and attitudes of many contemporary Australians in that Indigenous commemoration is an appropriate part of Australia Day. Whilst acknowledging the pain and trauma associated with dispossession, Survival Day is also a time to celebrate the strength, vitality and survival of Indigenous culture.

If you’re looking for that extra little bit of live music to cap off your weekend, you can head down to Daveys in Frankston, each and every Sunday in Summer, to check out the AcousDeck Sundays! On offer are the awesome sounds of Matt Bradshaw on the newly renovated back deck, along with local beer, wine and cider and an all day kitchen. It all kicks off from 2.30pm each Sunday at Daveys, 510 Nepean Hwy in Frankston. Also, don’t miss the launch of the brand new QUENCH Saturdays, presented by White Pony Entertainment. With 3 rooms, premier DJs and VIP drink specials, make sure you head down January 11 for the launch! For all the details, visit or find Daveys on Facebook! PEARL Magazine x January


Frank Yamma is a traditional Pitjantjatjara man from Australia’s central desert and an extraordinary songwriter and guitarist. He began performing on stage with his widely renowned musician father, the late Isaac Yamma, at the age of 9 with his incredible voice; rich, deep and resonant and is now regarded by many as one of Australia’s most important Indigenous songwriters. This month, Yamma will appear alongside the quiet achiever of Australian music, seven-time ARIA award winning songwriter and composer David Bridie. Having enjoyed a distinguished career as one of the country’s most innovative musicians, Bridie founded the critically acclaimed musical groups Not Drowning Waving & My Friend The Chocolate Cake. The two will come together for an evening of incredible music on January 26 at Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud. Doors open at 7pm, with tickets available now through


The drug and alcohol free event takes place on January 26 at the Frankston Waterfront from 11am to 3pm. For details, visit




For years, Frankston patrons have danced, sung and enjoyed their Saturday nights with resident party band Fudge, and now the trio is set to return to Mornington to play one of the Peninsula’s premier live music venues, Beaches. Jordy, Cam and the elusive Scotty Hotpants have played right across Melbourne, providing all the energy and presence of a five peice band as a trio, with talent, experience and the right technology to cater for any size crowd. Fudge delivers unique three part harmonies, driven by three unique entertainers so don’t miss their debut appearance at Beaches in Mornington on Friday January 17, from 9pm. Beaches is located at 55 Barkly St, Mornington. For bookings and enquiries, phone 5976 0966. For details on Fudge, find them on Facebook at FudgeLiveBand


Whether you’ve been a Flanagans Thursday regular, a Stamford Hotel lover or just a Peninsula resident who’s been around the live music scene in the last 10yrs, chances are you’ve run into two larger than life musos, performing together under the name ‘Olly & Scuzzi’. The two have brought their energetic and sometimes completely random song selections – yes they still play Backstreet Boys – to audiences for years. Now you can check them out Saturday nights at the Mentone Hotel and Sunday afternoons at The Chelsea Heights Hotel, bringing familiar hits and dancefloor anthems to each venue. If you haven’t seen these two in a while, or have never had the pleasure, make sure you check out Saturdays at the Mentone Hotel (95 Beach Rd, Mentone) or Sunday afternoons in the Sports Bar at the Chelsea Heights Hotel (cnr Springvale & Wells Rd, Chelsea Heights).


Early December saw the launch of a brand new live music night in Mornington, with The Grand Hotel Sports Bar bringing live and local acts to the stage every Friday night! With a rotating roster of talent, upcoming highlights include the return of inaugural feature artist Sarah Rzek on February 7, with her versatile yet rich folk, pop, rock, soulful voice and band putting their unique twist on crowd favourites. Before then, you should head down January 10 to see Joel and the boys from Bosley, also returning to bring the dancefloor energy to the end of the working week. The Grand Hotel Mornington kitchen opens from 6pm, with a huge menu on offer including the Friday Night special of $10 Pizza’s til late, with the live music kicking off at 8pm. For all the info on upcoming artists, check the PEARL Gig Guide or find ‘The Sports Bar’ on Facebook. bayside & mornington peninsula





ocal Dromana girl Tammy Brittaine will be celebrating with her band mates from Mercury White after they won the Emerganza band competition and will now represent Australia at the Taubertal Open Air Festival in Germany. The competition gives unsigned bands a shot at the big time by allowing them to play at venues from January to June. At the end of each of the concerts, the audience votes for their favourite band of the evening with the eventual final in Sydney. This particular final ended with Mercury White the victors out of 18 other bands. A very much talked about, up and coming act, they have been hailed for their perfection of a, ‘sound so perfect and so impactful live, it’s as if you were listening to them on your ipod.’ Other members Kevin, Cam and Paul, together with Tammy on vocals, keys and violin take inspiration from bands such as Muse, Bloc Party and Arcade of Fire. With one EP well received and another on their Reverbnation page, along with a live, open-air performance coming up this August, Mercury White are definitely making waves in the music industry.





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ome January 25, Mornington Racecourse will play host to the biggest and best Red Hot Summer Tour yet, a massive line-up of rock royalty making the event a highlight of the festival calendar. Bringing together the likes of Suzi Quatro, The Angels, The Black Sorrows, Shannon Noll and Russell Morris, the Red Hot Summer Tour defines itself as a golden opportunity to catch a range of high calibre artists in a day of celebrating the great rock experience. Headlining the tour, the undisputed international Queen of Rock Suzi Quatro is ecstatic to be touring in Australia once more. “I have been touring Australia since 1974 and have actually lost count of how many times I have been there, she says. “It’s my second home and I love it dearly. Nobody in the world rocks as hard as the Aussies, and from me… that’s what they’re gonna get – foot on the gas and go! I’m so looking forward to this special summer tour.” Indeed, Quatro seems to rarely take her foot off the gas, whether it is playing her solo rock show to packed houses, hosting her own show on BBC Radio 2, performing on the West End or penning hit songs. Selling over 55 million records to date and once featuring in the British charts for an incredible 101 weeks, the rocker is sure to set the stage on fire with hits such as The Wild One, 48 Crash, Devil Gate Drive, She’s in Love with You and If You Can’t Give Me Love. Showcasing iconic Aussie rock are crowdfavourites, The Angels. Almost four decades have passed since brothers Rick and John Brewster co-founded the band, penning some of Australia’s most anthemic tracks and undergoing a few line-up changes along the way. Fronted now by Dave Gleeson – of The Screaming Jets fame – The Angels are still delivering the pure Australian rock sound they earned a rep for. Another rocker from the homeland, Joe Camilleri, will be bringing his legendary band The Black Sorrows to the Red Hot Summer Tour. Renowned for his iconic songwriting and unforgettable hits with The Black Sorrows, the live show is sure to have the audience on their feet dancing. Similarly, Shannon Noll’s hits are hard to forget, with ten consecutive Top 10 singles in the charts across his eight-year career. A country boy who came to prominence thanks to his heart-winning performances on the first series of Australian idol, Noll has been nominated for several ARIA awards, won Best Male Artist at the MTV awards three years in succession and stretched his musical wings in the stage production of Jeff Wayne’s musical The War of the Worlds. The final, yet equally stellar name on bill for the Red Hot Summer Tour is Russell Morris. With more than 40 years passing since his breakthrough hit The Real Thing, Morris will be captivating crowds with music of old and new. A superb bluesman, Morris’ latest album is crafted around the stories of Australian historical figures and demonstrates an understanding of Australia’s past every bit as acute as his feel for a great riff. The 2014 Red Hot Summer Tour kicks off at 12pm at Mornington Racecourse. Tickets start from $79.90 (+BF) and are available now from MATILDA HEGGIE

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Coming up across the month will be local favourites Rob Pappalardo, Mama Blue & Son, Jay McLean, Mama’s Mountain Jug Band and Holycow, with events spanning some Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. In particular, Saturday January 18 will see Andrew (The Wizard) Farrell and Donna McConville unite for a special show from 6pm, with limited tickets still available, whilst January 26 will be a special Australia Day celebration with the one and only Jimi Hocking performing. Again these tickets are limited.



Summer on the Peninsula can tend to bring new live music venues and gigs out of the woodwork, with the weather warming and the influx of tourists. Hickinbotham of Dromana, well known for it’s great roster of live music each and every weekend, is going the other way and stepping things up to offer a couple of standout events in January, well worth attending.

The highlight for the month has to be January 24, with Hickinbotham welcoming Australia’s beloved, respected and admired Aboriginal singer/songwriter, Archie Roach, in an intimate evening with his band. With a voice and sensibility well known across the country since capturing the hearts and minds of a nation in 1990 with Charcoal Lane and the landmark song Took The Children Away. In 2010, Roach lost his partner and soul mate Ruby Hunter, at only 54yrs of age. Within the following two years he would go on to suffer a stroke, leaving parts of his body including one of his hands inert, and be diagnosed with the early stages of lung cancer, before undergoing surgery and heavy rehabilitation. Now, Roach will come to the Peninsula in support of his 2012 Into The Bloodstream, an album which marked the triumphant return of a man who lost everything, then lost some more, but he has been bold enough to come back to the stage and the spotlight and tell us what he has learned. Don’t miss the special evening on Friday January 24 at Hickinbotham, 194 Nepean Hwy, Dromana. For details or bookings, phone 5981 0355 or visit Tickets are strictly limited. For more details on the lineup across January, check out the PEARL Gig Guide.

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Abstract Entertainment and the Frankston Arts Centre are proud to present The Rat Pack From Vegas, starring David DeCosta as Frank Sinatra, Johnny Edwards as Dean Martin and Nicholas Brooks as Sammy Davis Jnr. Direct from Las Vegas, following a sell-out season throughout the US and Britain, the show will be touring in January/February 2014, set to wow Australian audiences with their special tribute to the original Rat Pack, the group initially featuring the three entertainers along with Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford. Often, when one of the members was scheduled to give a performance, the rest of the Rat Pack would show up for an impromptu show, causing much excitement among audiences, resulting in return visits. The marquees of the hotels where they were performing as individuals would often read (for example) “DEAN MARTIN - MAYBE FRANK - MAYBE SAMMY” - such was the phenomenon of “The Rat Pack”. The group sold out almost all of their appearances, and people would come pouring into Las Vegas, sometimes sleeping in cars and hotel lobbies when they could not find rooms, just to be part of the Rat Pack entertainment experience. DeCosta, Edwards and Brooks have already won rave reviews, so you must not miss the show when it comes to the Frankston Arts Centre on Friday February 14, 2014, ahead of their Athenauem Theatre show on February 15. For booking enquiries and further info, phone 9786 1060 or visit

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Launching his new show on January 17, Bayside resident Joe Creighton will perform at the Caravan Club in a nine piece band called JC and the PO’ Boys. Joe would be forgiven for name dropping considering the long list of established artists he has performed with. Some of which include Ray Charles, Kyle Minogue, John Farnham and OliviaNewton-John. He came to Australia from Northern-Ireland in 1967, formed the band Mellisa in 1971 and recorded the album Midnight Trampoline which still has a cult following amongst young musicians today. When Joe performed with the Neville Brothers at the home of the Blues in New Orleans he became inspired and formed the group The Uptown Rulers who played regularly at the Espy. His new show delivers a banquet of New Orleans second-line funk, soul and R&B from artists such as The Meters, Dr John, Professor Long hair and many more. Together with the legendary Jimmy Slogget leading the horn section, Joe takes his audience on the journey with him through his bass playing and vocal ability. So come and enjoy this funky New-Oleans-inspired group and celebrate a night of soul and R&B. Find the venue at 95-97 Drummond Street, Oakleigh. SIMON BURKE

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The Bay SET FOR A BIG 2014

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It’s a new year, resolutions have either been made or broken, Christmas is under the belt and we have a whole year to look forward to. At Mornington’s favourite live music and party venue, The Bay Hotel, the regular roster of popular weekly nights will return, with some awesome special occasions already penned in as well. Plugged In Thursdays will be back in 2014 giving the local guys and girls a shot on stage and showing us some of the vast talent on the Peninsula. Alongside the revolving lineups, resident band Black Water Riff will be back, smashing it like they do every Thursday night. FriBays will be will be bigger and better this year with amazing line ups of wellknown and local DJs. Saturday nights, resident DJs Benny Watt, Code Luke, Chris P and Matty Horner will be on board every week, set for another massive year alongside Rob and Tarquin, onstage. Finally, the Sunday Sessions at the Bay are becoming more and more popular, especially as the summer months roll on. This year they will welcome back Bay favorites like Phil Para, Jimi Hocking and the very popular Irish band Shanakee, alongside the likes of Daniel Champagne, Shaun Kirk, Safari Motel, Blues Mountain and the hugely talented Wilbur Wilde! Following an amazing 2013, The Bay is ready to step it up and make 2014 even bigger and better, with special occasions and public holidays one of the jewels in their cap. St Patricks Day and Oktoberfest have both been huge successes in recent years, with Moktoberfest and ‘1/2 Way To St Paddys Day’ also on the calendar. Keep a look out for dates, so you can pencil them in nice and early! So there you have it, just a taste of what’s to come in 2014. For more information, please contact the Bay on 5976 2222. Find the venue at 62 Main St, Mornington.

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GETTING SHE’S GOT THE TOGETHER AT THE POWER REVERENCE GET YOUR SOUL ON If your looking to get your soul on whilst in the holiday spirit then the Cherry Bar has it all sorted for you. The venue’s Soul In The Basement night coming up will see the return of Melbourne Soulstress herself Kylie Auldist. Half-Samoan but born and bred in the outback of Australia, Auldist recorded her first song at the age of six, and from the age of fifteen could be found singing country and western songs in pubs which, for the only non-white in town, was a gutsy move. She’s since been singing on stages around Australia, possessing an undeniable natural vocal talent: the kind of powerful yet nuanced soul voice that comes along only once in a while, and when you’ve heard it once you never quite forget it. Catch Kylie Auldist and the Glenroy Allstars at The Cherry Bar, AcDc Lane, Melbourne CBD on January 9, with doors at 8pm. For more details, visit

Cat Power‘s 2012 album, Sun, featured the singles Ruin & Cherokee and went on to become the most successful of her career, debuting at No.10 on the US Mainstream Billboard charts and No.2 on Billboard’s Alternative and Independent charts. In Australia, Power’s full band tour in Feb/March 2013 lead to sold out shows at the Perth International Arts Festival and Melbourne’s Forum. In addition, Power enjoyed a headline spot at this year’s Golden Plains Festival and shared a formidable a double bill with George Clinton at MONA in Hobart. This time though, Cat Power is going it alone, so don’t miss the opportunity to catch her, Intimate and Up Close at the Thornbury Theatre Ballroom in Thornbury on February 1. Doors 8:30pm. For more info on Cat Power, visit



Sweet Jean is the moniker attached to duo Sime Nugent and Alice Keith. Having formed in late 2010, their music is lush, melodic, honest and full of charm, helping them build a reputation for evocative songwriting, razor sharp harmonies and stirring live performances. Raw emotive writing and stellar guitar work from Nugent, lavished with the syrupy vocal of Keith accompanied on banjo or autoharp has you wanting more each time you see them. See for yourself when Sweet Jean appear (alongside Hello Satellites) at The Northcote Social Club, High St, Northcote on January 19. All the details at www. music x arts x events x entertainment

Uncle Jed’s sound is a blend of the music that has influenced the three of them over time; Funk/Soul/Reggae/Jazz. The group are powering on, now performing in lineups as large as 7-piece, with the amazingly talented musos and friends they have made whilst in Sydney. They’re a band you fall for almost immediately, with a unique sound that’s hard to pigeonhole into one particular genre.

For the fourth year running, the Australian punk, rock and hard core communities will unite to present one of the most exciting and positive events on the live music calendar; the annual Australia Day Weekend shows, which raise vital funds for Oxfam and The Refugee Council of Australia. Hosted for the second time at Melbourne’s Reverence Hotel, the 2014 instalment boasts the event’s most diverse line-up yet, with two mega stages to be rammed with the best of Australian live music including Luca Brasi (pictured), Damn Terran, Anchors, Outright, Old Love, Sunbather, Lincoln Le Fevre, Darren Gibson, Ribbons Patterns, The Union Pacific, Have/Hold, Summerhill, Mightiest Of Guns and more! It all happens on Saturday January 25 & 26, with tickets and raffle tickets available now via


He has become our adopted son of AltCountry music and now the award winning Marlon Williams is launching his debut live album, with special guests James Teague (WA) and Kathryn Rollins (QLD). Williams is a wonderful blend of Hank Williams and Townes Van Zandt with a smidgen of Presley for good measure. Sprinkle in to that mix the swagger of a rat pack crooner and there you have it; a recipe for sensationally good music. Having hit the musical capital with his feet running, the New Zealand native has played most notable venues across the city and supported the likes of Jordie Lane, Renee Geyer and Wagons, to name but a few.

If you haven’t had the pleasure, do yourselves a favour and check out Uncle Jed, with special guests, when they play The Yarra Hotel in Abbotsford on Thursday February 6. Doors open 7:30pm, with details at

If you get to one gig in January, make this the one as Marlon Williams & Band launch his live album, alongside special guests James Teague and Kathryn Rollins at the Toff In Town, Swanston Street, Melbourne. It all happens Saturday January 11 from 7:30pm, so grab your tickets now from the venue. More details at www.

Lonesome are one of Melbourne’s finest country-rock acts, drawing upon elements of Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan and Gram Parsons in their influences. The band brings Everly Brothers style harmony and Johnny Cash vocals together, along with an ability to get a tune out of even an old cracked cup! Lonesome launch their album this January 19 at The Workers Club, Brunswick St, Fitzroy. Along for the ride in support will be the The Merri Creek Pickers & SiB, with tickets $8 on the door. It’ll be an afternoon show, with doors opening at 1:30pm. For any other details, visit www.

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@ 260 (Edithvale), Live Music. 6:30pm 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Live Music. 7:30pm Baha (Rye), Quarry Mountain Dead Rats (w Max Savage). 9pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Funky Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Plugged In Showcase (w Bronte, Joshua Andrew, Daniel Jenkin & Black Water Riff). 8:30pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Afenginn & Woohoo Revue. 8pm Flanagans (Frankston), Flanagans Thursdays (w Bedrock & DJ Chris P). 8pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Trivia Night. 7pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Guilty Party. 7pm Vesbar (Somerville), Trivia Night. 8pm Westernport Hotel (San Remo), The Getaway Plan. 8pm


@ 260 (Edithvale), Live Music. 7:30pm 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Live Music. 7:30pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke Night. 9pm Baha (Rye), Teskey Bros (w Moonah Rip). 9pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Mat Dalrymple. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays RnB Room (downstairs) & Apocalypto, Holly J & guests (upstairs). 9pm Beach 162 (Frankston), Live music. 6pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm Berettas (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Ozcan Showcase (w Mo Kenney, Kim Wempe, Nicholas Roy & Liam Gerner). 8pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony (4pm) Guest DJ’s (Nightclub). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), Every Avenue. 7pm & DJ Scott Gardner. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Karaoke Fridays. 8pm Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), The Amy Winehouse Show (w Atlanta Coogan & The Little Big Band). 8pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Rob Papp Duo. 7pm


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Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Live Music. 7pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Matera Stone Duo. 9pm Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Mornington), Cameron Oates. 3pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), Kevin Solo. 7pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Crave. 10pm Rose GPO (Rosebud), The Warrains. 8pm Rye Hotel (Mornington), Karaoke (w DJ Matt). 7pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 9pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Steve Warner. 9pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner (10pm) Soundbar (Rosebud west), Wilson & White Duo. 8:30pm Trims (McCrae), Mojo Pearls. 6:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Band Night (w Leigh & Mates). 7:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), TGIF Karaoke (w DJ PK). 9pm


Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Yellow. 7pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke Night. 9pm Baha (Rye), FLAP. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJ’s Code Luke & Benny Watt upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live w DJ Chris P (downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Shazam. 9pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Renee Geyer. 8pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Over 28s HQ Saturdays. 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony (4pm) Conti Saturdays (Nightclub w Guest DJs). 9pm Corner Store (Mentone), Live Music. 7pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Resident DJs (Check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Quench Saturdays Opening Night (w Courtney Mills, Holly-J, Kitty Kat, Veli, Shane Martin & More). 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Lucas Brock. 9pm & Guilty Pleasure. 10:30pm

Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge & DJ Craig). 8pm Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Claymore. 8pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Alex Kyle. 7:30pm General Wine Lounge (McCrae), Trudy & The Saturday Night Cowboys. 8:30pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Rob Pappalado. 1pm Lazy Joes (Rosebud), Jay McLean. 7:30pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Olly & Scuzzy. 9pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Gary Young. 9:30pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), Analou. 7pm Portsea Hotel (Portsea) Sarah Rzek Duo (2pm) & DJ Scott Gardner (7:30pm) Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Josh Roydhouse. 7:30pm Rosebud Library (Rosebud), Marty Williams. 11am Rose GPO (Rosebud), Marty Williams Trio. 8pm Royal Hotel (Mornington), Joe Laff. 8pm Rye RSL (Rye), Blue Flame Rock. 7pm Sandringham Hotel (Sandringham), Band-aoke (w Andrew Hoskings ). 9pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Richard Evans. 9pm Social (Mornington), DJ Matt Horner. 10pm Soundbar (Rosebud west), Craig Atkins. 8:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Trios Sports Club (Cranbourne), Karaoke. 8:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Spectrum. 7:30 Westernport Hotel (San Remo), The Funkoars. 8pm


Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Sunday Sessions (w Live Music). 3pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Sundays @ The Bay (w Phil Para). 4pm Beach 162 (Frankston), Live music. 2:30 Beaches (Mornington), Centreville. 3pm Box Stallion Winery (Merricks), Live Music. 1pm Canadian Bay Hotel (Mt Eliza), Live Music (w Cam Tapp). 3pm Captains Bar @ Picknics Café (Rye), Heidi Louise. 4pm Cerberus Beach House (Black Rock), Sunday Sessions (w Live Music). 6pm

Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony. 4pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Sarah Rzek. 2pm Dava Hotel (Mt Martha), Aaron Crook. 2:30pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Acousdeck Sundays (w Matt Bradshaw). 2pm Deck Bar (Frankston), BBQ, Beers & Beats (w DJ Scotty Gardner). 3pm Flanagans (Frankston), Rockabilly Afternoon (w The Blackhill Ramblers). 3pm Frankston Bowls Club (Frankston), Blues Jam & Mama Blue & Son. 6pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Jenny Biddle. 2:30pm General Wine Lounge (McCrae), Crome Heart. 3pm Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 5pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Jimi Hocking. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Mamma’s Mountain Jug Band. 1pm Leaf & Bean (Mornington), Live Jazz. 3pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Jennifer Lee Band. 4pm Morning Star Estate (Mt Eliza), Peninsula Music Festival. 9am Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Mornington), Good Morning Blues. 3pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), Live Music. 1pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), James Vincent. 2pm Red Hill Baker (Balnarring), Silly Sunday (Live Jazz). 1pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Live Acoustic Music. 2pm Rye Hotel (Mornington), Live Music in the Beer Garden (w Rob Pappalardo). 2pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Sunday Unplugged. 2pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Andrew Rigo. 1pm Soundbar (Rosebud west), Holy Trash. 4pm Strike Bayside (Frankston), Live Music. 3pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Santiago. 5:30


Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Trivia Night. 7pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Trivia Night. 7pm

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Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Baha (Rye), Peninsula Songriders Club Jam Night. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Humpday Project. 9pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Edgy Wednesdays. 9pm


@ 260 (Edithvale), Live Music. 6:30pm 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Live Music. 7:30pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Funky Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Plugged In Showcase (w Toni Watson, Parkvue, Daniel Jenkin & Black Water Riff). 8pm Flanagans (Frankston), Flanagans Thursdays (w Bedrock & DJ Chris P). 8pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Trivia Night. 7pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Trivia Night. 7:30pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge. 7pm Vesbar (Somerville), Trivia Night. 8pm


@ 260 (Edithvale), Live Music. 7:30pm 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Live Music. 7:30pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke Night. 9pm Baha (Rye) Lee Rosser. 9pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), James Vincent. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays RnB Room (downstairs) & Courtney Mills, Lefty & guests (upstairs). 9pm Beach 162 (Frankston), Live music. 6pm Beaches (Mornington), Fudge. 9pm Berettas (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), JC & The Po’ Boys. 8pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony (4pm) Guest DJ’s (Nightclub). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), Every Avenue. 7pm & DJ Funky Col. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Karaoke Fridays. 8pm Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Jon Stevens.

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Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston), Looking Through a Glass Onion (w John Waters). 8pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Mama Blue & Son. 7pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Live Music. 7pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Two Direction. 9pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), Jack Daniel. 7pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Crave. 10pm Rose GPO (Rosebud), Rob Amato & Lorenzo Ianotti. 8pm Rye Hotel (Mornington), Karaoke (w DJ Matt). 7pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 9pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner (10pm) Soundbar (Rosebud west), Josh Cashman. 8:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Cazmagic. 7:30 Westernport Hotel (Hastings), TGIF Karaoke (w DJ PK). 9pm


Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Take Cover. 7pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke Night. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJs Code Luke & Benny Watt upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live w DJ Chris P (downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Million Dollar Riff. 9pm Chandelier Room (Moorabbin), The Kite Machine, Haji Basim and Char & Miles. 8pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Over 28s HQ Saturdays. 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony (4pm) Conti Saturdays (Nightclub w Guest DJs). 9pm Corner Store (Mentone), Live Music. 7pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Resident DJs (Check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Quench Saturdays (w Resident & Guest DJ’s). 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Lucas Brock. 9pm & Guilty Pleasure. 10:30pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge & DJ Craig). 8pm

Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Grand Wazoo. 8pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Rick Evans. 7:30pm Frankston Waterfront (Frankston), Frankston Waterfront Festival (w Live ‘n’ Local Stage). 11am General Wine Lounge (McCrae), Trudy & The Saturday Night Cowboys. 8:30pm Hastings Library (Hastings), Brad Kennedy. 11am Hickinbotham (Dromana), Andrew Farrell & Donna McConville. 6pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Olly & Scuzzy. 9pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Sarah Rzek Band. 9:30pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), A Concert in the Vines (w The Australian Queen Tribute Show, Bjorn to be Wild & Annalou. 2pm Portsea Hotel (Portsea) Sarah Rzek Duo. 2pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Josh Roydhouse. 7:30pm Royal Hotel (Mornington), Angela Robinson. 8pm Rye RSL (Rye), The Joe Galea Band. 7pm Sandringham Hotel (Sandringham), Band-aoke (w Andrew Hoskings ). 9pm Social (Mornington), DJ Matt Horner. 10pm Soundbar (Rosebud west), Jarrod Shaw. 8:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Trims (McCrae), Mellere. 6:30pm Trios Sports Club (Cranbourne), Karaoke. 8:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Live Music (w Harry). 7:30 Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Tex Perkins & The Ape. 8pm


Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Sunday Sessions (w Live Music). 3pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Sundays @ the Bay (w Shanakee). 4pm Beach 162 (Frankston), Live music. 2:30 Beaches (Mornington), Live Music. 3pm Box Stallion Winery (Merricks), Live Music. 1pm Canadian Bay Hotel (Mt Eliza), Live Music (w Cam Tapp). 3pm Captains Bar @ Picknics Café (Rye), Erik. 4pm Cerberus Beach House (Black Rock), Sunday Sessions (w Live Music). 6pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on

The Balcony. 4pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Dylan Boyd. 2pm Dava Hotel (Mt Martha), Dirty Boogie Band. 2:30pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Acousdeck Sundays (w Matt Bradshaw). 2pm Deck Bar (Frankston), BBQ, Beers & Beats (w DJ Scotty Gardner). 3pm Flanagans (Frankston), Rockabilly Afternoon (w Itchy Finger). 3pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), Sunny Hawkins. 2:30pm Frankston Waterfront (Frankston), Frankston Waterfront Festival (w Live ‘n’ Local Stage). 11am General Wine Lounge (McCrae), Crome Heart. 3pm Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 5pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Holy Cow. 3pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Mama Blue & Son. 1pm Leaf & Bean (Mornington), Live Jazz. 3pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Sunday Trader. 4pm Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Mornington), Pierce Brothers. 3pm Pier 10 (Shoreham), James Vincent. 1pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), Momentum Band. 2pm Trims (McCrae), Usual Suspects. 12:30pm Red Hill Baker (Balnarring), Silly Sunday (Live Jazz). 1pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Live Acoustic Music. 2pm Rye Hotel (Mornington), Live Music in the Beer Garden (w Ron Vincent playing Cat Stevens). 2pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Sunday Unplugged (w Chris Doheny). 2pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Ian Duchesne. 1pm Soundbar (Rosebud west), DJ Jono. 4pm Strike Bayside (Frankston), Live Music. 3pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Live Music (w Linda & Harry). 5:30

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Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Trivia Night. 7pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Trivia Night. 7pm


Balnarring Hall (Balnarring), Muso Night. 7pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Humpday Project. 9pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Edgy Wednesdays. 9pm


@ 260 (Edithvale), Live Music. 6:30pm 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Live Music. 7:30pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Funky Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Plugged In Showcase (w Bang Chop, Tom Kid, Daniel Jenkin & Black Water Riff). 8pm Flanagans (Frankston), Flanagans Thursdays (w Bedrock & DJ Chris P). 8pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Trivia Night. 7:30pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Guilty Party. 7pm Vesbar (Somerville), Trivia Night. 8pm


@ 260 (Edithvale), Live Music. 7:30pm 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Live Music. 7:30pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke Night. 9pm Baha (Rye), The LATCHtikos. 9pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), John Cosgrove. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays RnB Room (downstairs) & Melbourne’s hottest DJ’s in rotation (upstairs). 9pm Beach 162 (Frankston), Live music. 6pm Beaches (Mornington), $ingle Income. 9pm Berettas (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Dog Trumpet. 8pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony (4pm) Guest DJ’s (Nightclub). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), Every Avenue. 7pm & DJ Funky Col. 9pm


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Flanagans (Frankston), Karaoke Fridays. 8pm Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Ronnie Charles & The Retro Bandits. 8pm Frankston RSL (Frankston), John Unitt. 2:30pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Cameron Oates. 7pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Archie Roach. 6pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Trivia Night. 7pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Live Music. 7pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Fused. 9pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), Kevin Solo. 7pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), The Local Boys (w DJ J. Mills). 10pm Rye Hotel (Mornington), Karaoke (w DJ Matt). 7pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 9pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), John Zammit. 9pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner (10pm) Somerville Hotel (Somerville), Angels Tribute Show. 9pm Soundbar (Rosebud west), DJ Juddy. 8:30pm Trims (McCrae), Rossco G. 6:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Band Night (w Leigh & Mates). 7:30 Westernport Hotel (Hastings), TGIF Karaoke (w DJ PK). 9pm


Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke Night. 9pm Baha (Rye), Papa Pilco & The Bin Rats. 9pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Class Action. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJ’s Code Luke & Benny Watt upstairs) and Rob & Tarquin live w DJ Chris P (downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Live Music. 9pm Chandelier Room (Moorabbin), John McNamara, Stewart Kohinga & Leigh Sloggett Duo. 8pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Over 28s HQ Saturdays. 9pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony (4pm) Conti Saturdays (Nightclub w Guest DJs). 9pm Corner Store (Mentone), Live Music. 7pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Resi-

dent DJs (Check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Quench Saturdays (w Resident & Guest DJ’s). 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Lucas Brock. 9pm & Guilty Pleasure. 10:30pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge & DJ Craig). 8pm Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Guitar Showdown (w Jimi Hocking & Geoff Achison). 8pm General Wine Lounge (McCrae), Trudy & The Saturday Night Cowboys. 8:30pm Hickinbotham (Dromana), Jay McClean. 1pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Olly & Scuzzy. 9pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Michael Oliphant Trio. 9:30pm M’ton Library (Mornington), Tash Parker. 11am Mornington Racecourse (Mornington), Red Hot Summer Concert. 1pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), Analou. 7pm Portsea Hotel (Portsea) Tim Morrison Duo. 2pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Josh Roydhouse. 7:30pm Royal Hotel (Mornington), Pete Zoch. 8pm Rye RSL (Rye), The Kingpins. 7pm Sandringham Hotel (Sandringham), Band-aoke (w Andrew Hoskings ). 9pm Social (Mornington), DJ Matt Horner. 10pm Sorrento Portsea RSL (Sorrento), Live Music (In the beer garden). 6pm Soundbar (Rosebud west), Moonah Ripp & Heidi Luckhurt. 8:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Trios Sports Club (Cranbourne), Karaoke. 8:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Live Music (w Paul Barry). 7:30 Westernport Hotel (San Remo), Jebediah. 8pm


Baha (Rye), The Harlots, Jam Roots & More. Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Sunday Sessions (w Live Music). 3pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Sundays @ the Bay Australia Day (w Kate Maclachan, Joshua Andrew, James Ducca, ParkVue, Daniel Jenkin & DJ Code Luke). 4pm Beach 162 (Frankston), Live music. 2:30

Beaches (Mornington), Cameron Oates. 3pm Box Stallion Winery (Merricks), Live Music. 1pm Canadian Bay Hotel (Mt Eliza), Live Music (w Cam Tapp). 3pm Captains Bar @ Picknics Café (Rye), Triple J Hottest 100 Countdown. Cerberus Beach House (Black Rock), Sunday Sessions (w Live Music). 6pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony. 4pm Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Sarah Rzek. 2pm Dava Hotel (Mt Martha), Australia Day Triple J’s Hottest 100. 2:30pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Acousdeck Sundays (w Matt Bradshaw). 2pm & Orkestrated, Slice N Dice & Zane Zero. 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), Australia Day BBQ, Beers & Beats (w DJ Scotty Gardner). 3pm & Stellar. 10pm Dromana Foreshore (Dromana), Live music by the pier ( w Missing Links, Little Munchkins & more). 8:30am General Wine Lounge (McCrae), Crome Heart.3pm Flanagans (Frankston), Rockabilly Afternoon (w Atomic Hightones). 3pm Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 5pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Blues Mountain Band. 3pm Leaf & Bean (Mornington), Live Jazz. 3pm Mornington Park (Mornington), Live Music on the PEARL Magazine Stage (w Black Water Riff & Chris Doheny). 3pm & Absolutely Aussie (Midnight Oil Show). 7pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Neil & Howie. 12pm (In the TAB) & Party Animals. 4pm Mt Eliza Village Green (Mt Eliza), Live music (w Bec & Dave Spalding. 10:50am Namatjira Park (Clayton South), Globe to Globe World Music Festival). 11am Pier 10 (Shoreham), Rob Papp. 1pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), James Vincent Trio. 2pm Red Hill Baker (Balnarring), Silly Sunday (Live Jazz). 1pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Live Acoustic Music. 2pm Rosebud Village Green (Rosebud), Live music. 8:30am Royal Hotel (Mornington), Grand Wazoo. 3pm

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Rye Foreshore (Rye), Legend. 2pm & 6pm, BABBA. 7:45pm Rye Hotel (Mornington), Live Music in the Beer Garden (w Rob Pappalardo). 2pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Guilty Party.9pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Paul Varney. 1pm Sorrento Portsea RSL (Sorrento), Australia Day Celebration (w Billy Miller & Munster Terrace). 11:30pm Soundbar (Rosebud west), Blues Mountain. 8:30pm Strike Bayside (Frankston), Live Music. 3pm Terrace). 11:30pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Vesbar (Somerville), Live Music. 2pm


Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Trivia Night. 7pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Trivia Night. 7pm


Baha (Rye), Peninsula Songriders Club. 9pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Ken Stringfellow & Chris Stamey. 8pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Humpday Project. 9pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Edgy Wednesdays.9pm


@ 260 (Edithvale), Live Music. 6:30pm 2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Live Music. 7:30pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Funky Bunch Trivia. 7:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Plugged In Showcase (w Matt Clarke, Ben Jansz, Daniel Jenkin & Black Water Riff). 8pm Flanagans (Frankston), Flanagans Thursdays (w Bedrock & DJ Chris P). 8pm Longbeach Hotel (Chelsea), Trivia Night. 7pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Trivia Night. 7:30pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Fudge. 7pm Vesbar (Somerville), Trivia Night. 8pm


@ 260 (Edithvale), Live Music. 7:30pm

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2 Brothers (Moorabbin), Live Music. 7:30pm Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke Night. 9pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Rob Foenander. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Live Music. 9pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), FriBays RnB Room (downstairs) & Melbourne’s hottest DJ’s in rotation (upstairs). 9pm Beach 162 (Frankston), Live music. 6pm Beaches (Mornington), Munster Terrace. 9pm Berettas (Langwarrin), Rob & Tarquin. 9pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Bondi Cigars. 8pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony (4pm) Guest DJ’s (Nightclub). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Bayside Over 28s. 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), Every Avenue. 7pm & DJ Funky Col. 9pm Flanagans (Frankston), Karaoke Fridays. 8pm Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), James Reyne. 8pm Heritage Tavern (Balnarring), Warrains. 7pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Matera Stone Duo. 9pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), Jack Daniel. 7pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Live Music. 7pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), The Local Boys (w DJ J. Mills). 10pm Rye Hotel (Mornington), Karaoke (w DJ Matt). 7pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Karaoke Friday. 9pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), John Unitt. 9pm Social (Mornington), Friday 5’s with Simon Imrei (5-7pm) & DJ Matt Horner (10pm) Soundbar (Rosebud west), Mitch & Naomi. 8:30pm Trims (McCrae), James Vincent. 6:30pm Westernport Hotel (Hastings), TGIF Karaoke (w DJ PK). 9pm


Backyard Bar (Mornington), Karaoke Night. 9pm Baha (Rye), Josh Owen. 9pm Baxter Tavern (Baxter), Dons Party. 7pm Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), 23 Past. 9:30pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), DC Saturdays (w DJ’s Code Luke & Benny Watt upstairs) and Rob &

Tarquin live w DJ Chris P (downstairs). 9pm Beaches (Mornington), After Hours. 9pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Nina Ferro. 8pm Chandelier Room (Moorabbin), The Sweet Sorrows & Sarah Carnegie. 8pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Over 28s HQ Saturdays. 9pm Corner Store (Mentone), Live Music. 7pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony (4pm) Conti Saturdays (w Guest DJs). 9pm Cruze Club @The Grand Hotel (Mornington), Resident DJs (Check Facebook for details). 9pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Quench Saturdays (w Resident & Guest DJ’s). 9pm Deck Bar (Frankston), DJ Lucas Brock. 9pm & Guilty Pleasure. 10:30pm Flanagans (Frankston), Saturday Shenanigans (w Fudge & DJ Craig). 8pm Flying Saucer Club (Elsternwick), Whitetop Mountaineers. 8pm General Wine Lounge (McCrae), Trudy & The Saturday Night Cowboys. 8:30pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Olly & Scuzzy. 9pm Mordialloc Sporting Club (Mordialloc), Hey Gringo. 9:30pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), Analou. 7pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Josh Roydhouse. 7:30pm Royal Hotel (Mornington), Joe Laff. 8pm Sandringham Hotel (Sandringham), Band-aoke (w Andrew Hoskings ). 9pm Seaford RSL (Seaford), Lloyd Poole. 9pm Social (Mornington), DJ Matt Horner. 10pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm Trios Sports Club (Cranbourne), Karaoke. 8:30pm


Bay Hotel (Mordialloc), Sunday Sessions (w Live Music). 3pm Bay Hotel (Mornington), Sundays @ the Bay (w Jimi Hocking). 4pm Beach 162 (Frankston), Live music. 2:30 Beaches (Mornington), Live Music. 3pm Box Stallion Winery (Merricks), Live Music. 1pm Canadian Bay Hotel (Mt Eliza), Live Music (w Cam Tapp). 3pm

Cerberus Beach House (Black Rock), Sunday Sessions (w Live Music). 6pm Continental Hotel (Sorrento), DJ on The Balcony. Cove Hotel (Patterson Lakes), Live Music. 2pm Dava Hotel (Mt Martha), Cameron Oates. 2:30pm Daveys Hotel (Frankston), Acousdeck Sundays (w Matt Bradshaw). 2pm Deck Bar (Frankston), BBQ, Beers & Beats (w DJ Scotty Gardner). 3pm Harba (Mornington), Live Music. 5pm Leaf & Bean (Mornington), Live Jazz. 3pm Mornington Peninsula Brewery (Mornington), King Catfish. 3pm Pig & Whistle Tavern (Main Ridge), James Vincent Band. 2pm Red Hill Baker (Balnarring), Silly Sunday (Live Jazz). 1pm Rosebud Hotel (Rosebud), Live Music. 2pm Rye Hotel (Mornington), Live Music in the Beer Garden (w Ron Vincent playing Cat Stevens). 2pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Sunday Unplugged. 2pm Strike Bayside (Frankston), Live Music. 3pm T’Gallant Winery (Main Ridge), Live Music. 12:30pm


Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Trivia Night. 7pm Sands Hotel (Carrum Downs), Trivia Night. 7pm


Balnarring Hall (Balnarring), Muso Night. 7pm Beaches (Mornington), Karaoke Kool. 9pm Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh), Rebecca Barnard & Billy Miller’s Sing a long. 7pm Chelsea Heights Hotel (Chelsea Heights), Humpday Project. 9pm Mentone Hotel, (Mentone), Edgy Wednesdays.


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The countdown has begun to Melbourne’s biggest street party; the annual St. Kilda Festival. Beginning February 1, the Yulakit Wilum Ngargee: People Place Gathering will honour the indigenous arts with established and up-and-coming talent performing in the O’Donnell Gardens. From Sunday, between 2pm & 8pm, local bars, clubs, restaurants and shops will host the main Sunday Street Party. For all the details, visit

Celebrating its 26th year, the Brunswick Music Festival runs from March 2-16 in 2014. For two weeks an array of local and international acts will unite patrons, culminating in a Sydney Road Street Party for the festival finale. Stay tuned PEARL-ers or check out for updates.

Mt Eliza’s Morningstar Estate will give birth to a new festival on the Peninsula, aptly named The Peninsula Music Festival. Featuring Ross Wilson, PEARL writer Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Aleyce Simmonds, The Weeping Willows, Raw Brit and more, the event will take place on Jan 12. For all info and tix, head to www.



A festival for families, Mooba is the iconic free event held Labour Day weekend along the banks of the Yarra River. See the traditional Birdman Rally, the luminous fireworks held nightly and activities galore for the family. Keep your eye on for updates.


From February 28-March 2, Apollo Bay will play host to a bevvy of local and international music acts. US performer Everlast takes the headline honours, with Kate Miller-Heidke, Shane Nicholson, Dallas Crane and Hollie Smith supporting, amongst many more. ‘Summer Seal’ tix are on sale until Jan 20, check out for details.

March is indeed the festival month, with the Port Fairy Folk Festival taking over the heritage listed fishing village from March 7-10. The Greencards, Justin Johnson and Pieta Brown will lead the international talent, with locals The Stray Sisters (of the Waifs), Quarry Mountain Dead Rats & Celia Pavey also. See


Tennis and music will again combine in 2014 with a stellar line-up of Australian acts to perform daily on the Heineken Live stage at the Australian Open. British India, Snakadaktal, Jon Stevens, Daryl Braithwaite and more will feature over the tournament, with The Rubens & Clare Bowditch headlining at the Mens’ and Womens’ finals. It’s a free for all Aus Open spectators, so see for details and grab tickets through Ticketmaster.


Red Hill Country Music Festival January 12, 2014 Peninsula Music Festival January 12, 2014

Blues @ The Briars Festival February 1, 2014

So Frenchy So Chic January 12, 2014

St Kilda Festival February 1-9, 2014

Midsumma (Queer) Music Festival January 12-February 2, 2014

Ballarat Beat Rockabilly Festival February 13-16, 2014

Harvest & Graze January 18, 2014

Pyrenees Music Festival February 14-16, 2014

HeavyFest January 18, 2014

Riverboats Music Festival February 14-16, 2014

Frankston Waterfront Festival January 18-19, 2014

Grape Grazing Festival February 14-16, 2014

Big Day Out January 24, 2014

Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival February 14-16, 2014

Rainbow Serpent Festival January 24-27, 2014 Red Hot Summer Tour January 25, 2014

Mornington Oz Day Festival January 26, 2014 Globe to Globe Festival January 26, 2014 Cool Summer Festival January 31-February 2, 2014

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I’ll Be Ya Mirror Festival February 15-16, 2014 Rock The Bay Festival February 15, 2014

Festival Of Sails January 25, 2014


St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival February 1, 2014


Rapture Festival February 19, 2014 Westernport Festival February 21-23, 2014 Belgrave Buskers Festival February 22, 2014 Applecore Backyard Festival

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Moonee Valley Festival February 23, 2014 Soundwave Festival February 28, 2014 Bright Rio Festival February 28-March 2, 2014 Kyneton Music Festival February 28-March 2, 2014 Portsea Summer Latin Festival February 28-March 2, 2014 Apollo Bay Music Festival February 28-March 2, 2014 Mordialloc Food, Wine & Music Fest March 1-2, 2014 Bright’n Sandy Festival March 2, 2014 Sydney Road Street Party March 2, 2014 Brunswick Music Festival March 2-16, 2014 Goodlife Music Festival March 7, 2014 Motor City Music Festival March 7-9, 2014 Moomba Festival March 7-10, 2014

Port Fairy Folk Festival March 7-10, 2014 Inverloch Jazz Festival March 7-10, 2014 Maitreya Festival March 7-10, 2014 Golden Plains Festival March 8-10, 2014 Future Music Festival March 9, 2014 Harvest Festival March 10, 2014 Push Over Festival March 10, 2014

The Basin Music Festival March 14-16, 2014 Ararat Jailhouse Rock Festival March 14-16, 2014 Live On The Lawn March 16, 2014 Harvest & Graze Festival March 16, 2014 Raw Family Music Festival March 18, 2014 Mossvale Park Music Festival March 19, 2014 Yackandandah Folk Festival

March 21-23, 2014 Square Sounds Festival March 28-29, 2014 Man From Snowy River Festival April 3-6, 2014 Fest la Frog April 7-13, 2014 Confest April 17-22, 2014 Boogie Music Festival April 18-20, 2014 International Record Store Day April 19, 2014 St Albans Folk Festival April 24-27, 2014 Mt Beauty Music Festival April 25-27, 2014 Bright Autumn Festival April 25-May 4, 2014 Next Wave Festival May 1-11, 2014 Groovin’ The Moo May 3, 2014 Kingston Harvest Festival May 10, 2014 Stonnington Jazz Festival May 15-25, 2014

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Daryl Braithwaite initially became a household name as part of Aussie band Sherbet in the 70s and 80s, but came into his own with hits like One Summer, All I Do and (of course) The Horses in the 90s. With a new album entitled Forever The Tourist, he’s back on the road with a bunch of Aussie rock royalty at shows like Day On The Green and, luckily for the Peninsula, the Between The Bays Festival in February. PEARL: I’ve seen you live often and what I find interesting is that with every performance you vocally give everything you’ve got… every time! How do you keep that up? Is it something you worry about? DB: It sometimes worries me; that something is going to go wrong with it. I actually just recently went and had it checked out by a surgeon because I was experiencing a bit of rasp, she said my throat was in trauma! I had to rest it for a week, which was interesting, and have antibiotics, and gargle with water and stuff. It’s all sorted now though.

PEARL: You’re still appearing on many festival line-ups around the country regularly. What motivates you to keep gigging? DB: I think, the people. Every gig is like a challenge for me, wondering how the audience are going to take you, and even though I’ve got the band I think its up to me to try and get the audience to feel really happy. It’s as simple as that, I think. Music moves people in different ways and that’s the aim of it. You want them to get a glimpse of that feeling YOU get while you are singing a song on stage and there’s a whole audience just singing back to you. It’s that feeling of “oh my god!” PEARL: You have had quite a long career, spanning Sherbet and solo albums each finding success with a number of songs. Do you still enjoy playing the hits? DB: Yeah! You play them because you enjoy them and then you know the audience enjoys them as well. It’s like the first incarnation of ‘Howzat’, which goes back to ’76. When we play that people love it and even people in their 20s or 30s seem to know it and love it now, which is incredible! It’s FUN when you play that first couple of bars of a song and people react. PEARL: When you were originally recording The Horses did you have any idea it was going to accrue the type cult status that it seems to have today? DB: It’s like it’s in a rebirth or something at the moment. The song was written by Ricky Lee Jones and Walter Becker, and was the last one I recorded for the ‘Rise’ album. I had just gone home after being in the studio and listened to it and thought this would be an interesting song to have as an album track, never even thinking about it being a single. As I found out only about six months ago, when I recommended the song to the producer Simon Hussey and Peter Carpenter, who was in charge of musical direction, they were trying to figure out ways to talk me out of it. They were like, “What is Daryl doing?” But I got it on the album and then it came out as a single. It went to number one, but it took a long time. I actually think the reaction it gets now surpasses when it was a hit! PEARL: What artists inspire you these days? DB: Well I really like Greenday, and have for a long time. As far as new artists go, I REALLY get into Gotye. PEARL: Well his band, The Basics, are on the line-up with you at Between The Bays, so that’s great news for you! DB: I know! I’m really looking forward to seeing them live. Guess who will be backstage, asking for a photo with them? (laughs) You too can catch Daryl Braithwait, The Basics, Deisel, Tex Perkins and many more at the Between the Bays Festival in Moorooduc on February 22, 2014. Visit for more details. LOUISE MACGREGOR

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GIGS/TOURS IN 2014 JANUARY 2014 Karnivool & Dead Letter Circus (Palace Theatre). Wed Jan 8 & Thurs Jan 9 Peatbog Faeries (Northcote Social Club). Thurs Jan 9 Caravana Sun (The Espy). Thurs Jan 9 The Crimson ProjeKCt (The Hi-Fi). Thurs Jan 9 Sukaro Gypsy Jazz Band (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Thurs Jan 9 Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro (Corner Hotel). Thurs Jan 9 London Grammer (Prince Bandroom). Thurs Jan 9 & Fri Jan 10 The Funkoars (The Espy). Fri Jan 10 Mayhem (The Hi-Fi). Fri Jan 10 Deafheaven (Corner Hotel). Fri Jan 10 Joe Robinson (Northcote Social Club). Fri Jan 10 Icehouse (Palms at Crown). Fri Jan 10, Sat Jan 11 & Tues Jan 14 The Getaway Plan (The Espy). Sat Jan 11 Swing Train featuring Gianni Marinucci & guest Hetty Kate (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Jan 11 Tim McMillan Band (Northcote Social Club). Sat Jan 11 Elly Hoyt Band (Bennetts Lane). Sat Jan 11 Babylon Circus (Corner Hotel). Sat Jan 11 Paramore (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Sun Jan 12 Chaka Khan (The Plenary). Sun Jan 12 Confetti featuring The Presets (Palace Theatre). Sun Jan 12 Bombino (Corner Hotel). Sun Jan 12 The Julie Ruin (Corner Hotel). Wed Jan 15 Jagwar Ma (The Hi-Fi). Thurs Jan 16 Orquesta Tipica Fernandez Fierro (Forum Theatre). Thurs Jan 16 Blessthefall & Like Moths To Flames (Corner Hotel). Thurs Jan 16 Mi-Sex (The Espy). Fri Jan 17 Panama (Northcote Social Club). Fri Jan 17 The Misfits (Corner Hotel). Fri Jan 17 John Grant (Corner Hotel). Sat Jan 18 Bourban Street Band Party (Bennetts Lane). Sat Jan 18 John Waters (Palms at Crown). Sat Jan 18 Alinta & The Jazz Emporers (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Jan 18 Ja Rule (Trak Lounge). Sun Jan 19 Sun Ra Arkestra (Forum Theatre). Sun Jan 19 Eyehategod (The Hi-Fi). Sun Jan 19 Half Moon Run (Corner Hotel). Sun Jan 19 John Murry (Northcote Social Club). Tues Jan 21 Toro Y Moi (The Hi-Fi). Tues Jan 21 Major Lazer &Flosstradamus (Palace Theatre). Tues Jan 21 Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion (Palace Theatre). Wed Jan 22 Arcade Fire (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Wed Jan 22 Mudhoney (Corner Hotel). Wed Jan 22 The 1975 (Northcote Social Club). Wed Jan 22 The Lumineers (Palace Theatre). Thurs Jan 23 Grouplove (The Hi-Fi). Thurs Jan 23 Headhunterz (The Hi-Fi). Fri Jan 24 Vulgargrad (Northcote Social Club). Fri Jan 24 The Wolfetones (Forum Theatre). Fri Jan 24 Russell Morris (Corner Hotel). Fri Jan 24 Born Of Osiris (The Espy). Fri Jan 24 Georgia Anne Muldrow, Dudley Perkins & DJ Romes (Prince Bandroom). Fri Jan 24 Timothy Coghill (Northcote Social Club). Sat Jan 25 White Summur (Cherry Bar). Sat Jan 25 Fractures & Yeo (The Toff In Town). Sat Jan 25 Red Hot Summer Tour (Mornington Racecourse). Sat Jan 25 music x arts x events x entertainment

We Are Scientists (Corner Hotel). Sat Jan 25 Heather Stewart (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Jan 25 Andy Montanez (The Hi-Fi). Sun Jan 26 Avicci (Melbourne Showgrounds). Sun Jan 26 King Krule (Corner Hotel). Tues Jan 28 Ken Stringfellow (Northcote Social Club). Tues Jan 28 Chvrches (Forum Theatre). Wed Jan 29 Jeff Martin & Sarah McLeod (Northcote Social Club). Wed Jan 29 Parquet Courts (Corner Hotel). Wed Jan 29 Mount Kimbie (Corner Hotel). Thurs Jan 30 Miss Murphy (The Toff In Town). Thurs Jan 30 Cass McCombs (Northcote Social Club). Thurs Jan 30 Savages (The Hi-Fi). Thurs Jan 30 Renee Geyer (Bennetts Lane). Fri Jan 31 & Sat Feb 1 FEBRUARY 2014 Emma Gilmartin Quartet (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Feb 1 Periphery (Billboard, The Venue). Sun Feb 2 XXYYXX (Corner Hotel). Tues Feb 4 Frightened Rabbit (Palace Theatre). Wed Feb 5 Youth Lagoon (Prince Bandroom). Wed Feb 5 Kurt Vile & The Violators (Corner Hotel). Wed Feb 5 & Thurs Feb 6 Earl Sweatshirt (Palace Theatre). Thurs Feb 6 Uncle Jed (The Toff In Town). Thurs Feb 6 Groundation (The Hi-Fi). Thurs Feb 6 The Locust (Corner Hotel). Fri Feb 7 I Am Giant (Ding Dong Lounge). Fri Feb 7 Dash Berlin (Hisense Arena). Sat Feb 8 Ed Kowalczyk (Forum Theatre). Sat Feb 8 & Sun Feb 9 The National (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Sun Feb 9 Dolly Parton (Rod Laver Arena). Tues Feb 11 Lynyrd Skynyrd (The Plenary). Tues Feb 11 Diana Krall (Hamer Hall). Tues Feb 11 & Wed Feb 12 Michael Paynter (The Toff in Town). Thurs Feb 13 Ludovico Einaudi (Hamer Hall). Thurs Feb 13 Julia Holter (Northcote Social Club). Fri Feb 14 Kerser (The Hi-Fi). Sat Feb 15 Leigh Barker & The New Skeiks (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Feb 15 Austra (Corner Hotel). Sat Feb 15 Bruce Springsteen & The E-Street Band with Hunters & Collectors (Aami Park Stadium). Sat Feb 15 & Sun Feb 16 Eddie Vedder (The Palais). Sun Feb 16 & Tues Feb 18 The Necks (Corner Hotel). Mon Feb 17, Tues Feb 18 & Wed Feb 19 Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole & 360 (Etihad Stadium). Wed Feb 19 The Hollies (Hamer Hall). Wed Feb 19 Patrizio Buanne (Hamer Hall). Thurs Feb 20 Oliver Tank (Corner Hotel). Thurs Feb 20 Wire (Corner Hotel). Fri Feb 21 Kid Creole & The Coconuts (Melbourne Recital Centre). Fri Feb 21 Bobby Rydell (Palms at Crown). Sat Feb 22 Okkervil River (Corner Hotel). Sat Feb 22 Kings Of The Sun (Cherry Bar). Sat Feb 22 Mango Groove (Forum Theatre). Sun Feb 23 Clutch (Prince Bandroom). Thurs Feb 27 Ngaiire (Northcote Social Club). Thurs Feb 27 The Wonder Stuff (Corner Hotel). Fri Feb 28 Flying Lotus (Forum Theatre). Fri Feb 28 Shannon Noll (The Espy). Fri Feb 28 MARCH 2014 The Searchers (Palms at Crown). Sat Mar 1 Tamara Kuldin (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Mar 1

THE WHO/WHAT/WHERE WITH TRACY COATES Six60 (The Hi-Fi). Sat Mar 1 Neko Case (Corner Hotel). Sun Mar 2 Public Enemy (Corner Hotel). Tues Mar 4 Bruno Mars (Rod Laver Arena). Tues Mar 4 & Wed Mar 5 Brian McKnight (The Palais). Wed Mar 5 Paul Anka (Hamer Hall). Wed Mar 5 Charles Bradley (Corner Hotel). Thurs Mar 6 Phoenix (Festival Hall). Thurs Mar 6 Jon Cleary & The Absolute Monster Gentlemen (Northcote Social Club). Thurs Mar 6 Gold Panda (Corner Hotel). Fri Mar 7 Robert Glasper Experiment (Forum Theatre). Fri Mar 7 Illy (The Hi-Fi). Fri Mar 7 Julie O’Hara & Ultrafox (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Fri Mar 7 Yo La Tengo (Corner Hotel). Sun Mar 9 Pokey Lafarge (Corner Hotel). Wed Mar 12 Neil Finn (Hamer Hall). Wed Mar 12 & Thurs Mar 13 Christine Anu (Bennetts Lane). Wed Mar 12, Thurs Mar 13 & Fri Mar 14 Billy Bragg & Courtney Barnett (The Palais). Thurs Mar 13 Queens Of The Stone Age with Nine Inch Nails (Rod Laver Arena). Fri Mar 14 & Sat Mar 15 Pete Murray (Forum Theatre). Sat Mar 15 Hetty Kate (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Mar 15 The Smith Street Band & The Menzingers(Corner Hotel). Sat Mar 15 Mike Tramp (The Toff In Town). Sat Mar 15 Iced Earth (Billboard, The Venue). Sun Mar 16 Lionel Richie & John Farnham (Rod Laver Arena). Sun Mar 16 Daniel O’Donnell with Mary Duff (Hamer Hall). Mon Mar 17 & Tues Mar 18 Kate Miller-Heidke (Athenaeum Theatre). Tues Mar 18 Toby Keith (Rod Laver Arena). Wed Mar 19 Lowther Hall (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Wed Mar 19 Jurassic5 (Palace Theatre). Thurs Mar 20 Sebadoh (Corner Hotel). Fri Mar 21 Adrian Cunningham Quartet (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Fri Mar 21 Sunnyboys (Forum Theatre). Fri Mar 21 & Sat Mar 22 Absu, Portal & Denouncement Pyre (The Hi-Fi). Fri Mar 21 Orphaned Land (The Espy). Sat Mar 22 Baths (Corner Hotel). Sat Mar 22 Fem Belling Quintet (Paris Cat Jazz Club). Sat Mar 22 Dark Tranquillity (Billboard, The Venue). Thurs Mar 27 Sunny Cowgirls (Hallam Hotel). Thurs Mar 27 The Angels (Corner Hotel). Thurs Mar 27 Thirty Seconds to Mars (Hisense Arena). Fri Mar 28 The Rolling Stones (Rod Laver Arena). Fri Mar 28 Abba The Concert (Palms at Crown). Sat Mar 29 Kylesa (Northcote Social Club). Sun Mar 30

Bozz Scaggs (The Palais). Wed Apr 16 Morcheeba with Chali 2na & The House of Vibe (Corner Hotel). Wed Apr 16 Michael Franti & Spearhead (Prince Bandroom). Wed Apr 16 Devendra Banhart (Prince Bandroom). Thurs Apr 17 Jimmie Vaughan & Nikki Hill (Corner Hotel). Thurs Apr 17 Dave Matthews Band (Sidney Myer Music Bowl). Thurs Apr 17 Jack Bugg, The Creases & The Growl (Palace Theatre). Thurs Apr 17 KC & The Sunshine Band (Hamer Hall). Fri Apr 18 Toxic Holocaust & Skeletonwitch (The Espy). Sun Apr 20 Aaron Neville, Dr John & The Nite Trippers (Hamer Hall). Mon Apr 21 Buddy Guy with Charlie Musselwhite & The James Cotton Blues Band (The Palais). Mon Apr 21 Iron & Wine (Forum Theatre). Tues Apr 22 Doobie Brothers (The Palais). Tues Apr 22 John Mayer (Rod Laver Arena). Tues Apr 22 Greg Allman (Forum Theatre). Wed Apr 23 Larry Graham (Corner Hotel). Wed Apr 23 Steve Earle & The Dukes with Kasey Chambers (Forum Theatre). Thurs Apr 24 Skid Row & Ugly Kid Joe (Palace Theatre). Fri Apr 25 Jason Derulo (Rod Laver Arena). Sat Apr 26 Toxic Holocaust & Skeletonwitch (The Hi-Fi). Sun Apr 27 MAY JUNE JULY 2014 Michael Buble (Rod Laver Arena). Wed April 30, Thurs May 1, Sat May 3 & Sun May 4 Children Of Bodom (Billboard, The Venue). Wed May 7 Petula Clark (Hamer Hall). Fri May 9 Arctic Monkeys (Rod Laver Arena). Fri May 9 Celtic Thunder (The Princess Theatre). Tues May 13 Septicflesh & Fleshgod Apocalypse (The Hi-Fi). Fri May 16 Absolutely 80’s (Chelsea Heights Hotel). Fri May 16 Dennis Locorriere (Palms at Crown). Sat May 17 Ellie Goulding (Festival Hall). Sat May 31 Glenn Miller Orchestra (Hamer Hall). Sat May 31 Armin Only (Hisense Arena). Sat Jun 7 Celtic Thunder (The Plenary). Sat Jun 7 James Blunt (The Plenary). Sun Jun 8 & Tues Jun 10 The Beatle Boys (Festival Hall). Sat Jun 14 Bastille (Festival Hall). Sun Jun 15 Glenn Shorrock & Brian Cadd (Palms at Crown). Sun Jun 21 Keith Urban (Rod Laver Arena). Wed Jun 25 & Thurs Jun 26 Absolutely 80’s (Hallam Hotel). Sun July 13 Rumors: Drake, Katy Perry

APRIL 2014 John Butler Trio & Emma Louise (Palace Theatre). Tues Apr 1 The McClymonts (Hallam Hotel). Thurs Apr 3 Darkside & Movement (Palace Theatre). Fri Apr 4 Kodaline (Prince Bandroom). Sat Apr 5 Helen Reddy (Hamer Hall). Sat Apr 5 Kris Kristofferson (The Palais). Tues Apr 8 The Magic Band & Grandmother Of Invention (Corner Hotel). Fri Apr 11 Todd McKenney (Palms at Crown). Fri Apr 11 Hunters & Collectors (The Palais). Fri Apr 11 & Sat Apr 12 Allen Stone (Corner Hotel). Sat Apr 12 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (Palace Theatre). Tues Apr 15 Erykah Badu (The Palais). Tues Apr 15

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January 18 and 19 sees Frankston come alive at the Frankston Waterfront Festival. Locals and visitors alike can expect a weekend packed with live entertainment, market stalls, great food and wine, free activities and much more. Music-lovers are invited to settle in for the weekend at the Live’n’Local stage for two days of jazz, funk, indie pop and rock music. Secure your spot up front to catch the likes of Shoot the Messenger, While the City Sleeps, Brighter at Night, Gossamer Pride, Superjuice and Blackwater Riff over the weekend. When Saturday night rolls on in, make sure you’ve got plenty of energy to jump around, with INXSIVE: The INXS Tribute Show leading in the fireworks display over the bay. Celebrating the beauty of living by the bay, the Frankston Waterfront Festival invites attendees of the seaside event to try their hand at a range of water-based activities. With stand-up paddle boarding, canoeing, sailing, outrigging and snorkelling on offer, many punters are sure to find their calling. The Stand Up Paddling – Australian Open is sure to be an event worth watching, with races on both days calling upon experts and novices to strive for the title. For the little ones, Nerissa the Mermaiden will provide endless smiles as she enchantingly dives, sings and glides through the shallows of the foreshore. For those less inclined to dip their feet in, the Beer and Wine Garden promises prime viewing for the weekends live music. Mornington Brewery, T’Gallant Winemakers and Cheeky Rascal Cider will make sure that you don’t go thirsty while you enjoy spending quality time with friends. You can refuel in the festival food court with a range of delicious gourmet food from across the region including Filipino BBQ skewers, tacos, kangaroo and crocodile burgers, crepes, icecream and of course quality coffee vendors. Once your belly is satisfied, your taste for local and handmade goods can be explored in the sprawling market place. Discover unique children’s goods, henna art, jewellery, fashion, homewares and gourmet foods or visit the Peninsula Arts Society and Friends art exhibition at Mechanics Halls to peruse a range of woodturning, mosaic, embroidery and more, all available for purchase. A wide variety of amusements and rides for all ages will be a highlight of the event, proving to be a great success year after year with families and friends of all ages. The iconic Sand Sculpting Australia display will be showcasing this summer’s Story Land theme alongside the festival, rounding out what is set to be a truly unforgettable event. The Frankston Waterfront Festival runs from 11:00am to 10:00pm on Saturday, and from 11:00am to 6:00pm on Sunday, and is located at Pier Promenade, Frankston (Melway Ref: 100A A9). For more information visit MATILDA HEGGIE

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Kingston City Council will once again kick 2014 off with a hugely talented and varied line-up of musicians, multicultural dance and craft, world fare and great FREE kids activities in the 14th annual Globe To Globe Music Festival! In one of the most unique days on the event calendar, the Globe To Globe Music Festival celebrates diversity and the unique contributions made by each culture in an engaging and all-ages community event. On offer will be three stages of music, running all day, with highlights to include Frank Yamma, regarded by many as one of Australia’s most important Indigenous

songwriters, playing alongside seven time ARIA award winning songwriter David Bridie, the Didgeridoo stylings of Richard Perso, vintage Bollywood meets original music and dance sensation Bombay Royale and Cuban, Romanian and African acts on the Globe Centre Stage. The Globe Folk stage will feature a collection of choirs, Turkish belly-dancing, Japanese drummers, Rap/Hip-Hop workshops and Chinese, Greek, Irish, Brazillian and New Zealand music and dance. The Outer Space Stage will be all about free workshops, actively encouraging people to get involved in an array of different activities. Whether it’s Turkish belly dancing, tap dancing, Greek dance, Steel Pan drumming or Zumba, there’s a fun class or workshop on offer at Globe To Globe. If you’re just wandering around, you may also catch roaming

stilt walkers and other entertainment, with food lovers not disappointed either with the Australia Day Brunch from 11am, and plenty of sumptuous World Food Stalls serving up aromatic, mouthwatering cultural cuisines all day. A great atmosphere for all ages, children are not forgotten with giant paper plane making and a flying competition in the Around the Globe Flight Deck and circus workshops. Make sure you come prepared to learn some new skills, sun smart with sunscreen, hats and appropriate clothing for what is set to be a cracking day out! The fun starts at 11am on Sunday January 26 at Namatjira Park, and ends with a bang at 10pm after a spectacular fireworks display. The Kingston Globe To Globe Music Festival takes place on Australia Day, Sunday January 26, from 11am until 10pm at Namatjira Park, in Clayton South. Entry is by gold coin donation. For any other information, phone 1300 653 356 or visit

CHECK OUT SOME BANDS, ON THE RUN In a season of quite a few inaugural festivals, another has popped up on the radar, set to take place on the open lush grounds of Settler’s Run Golf & Country Club. The first annual ‘Band On The Run’ festival will offer live music, alongside a full Arts & Craft market and fine food and wine throughout the afternoon. Plus, for the kids, the MEGA PlayZone will feature Big Kahuna, Zorb Balls and Junior Trampolines! Taking the stage will be Bob Valentine, The Jamieson Trio, Dan Hamill and Matt Hetherington. Valentine has fronted many successful acts like The Lonely Boys and The Sweethearts, having also opened for acts including Whitney Houston, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder and Jerry Lewis, and performed at the weddings of Hugh Jackman and Deborah Lee, Eddie & Carla McGuire, Steve & Jo Silvagni and Dermott & Toni Brereton. With influences like Sinatra, Count Basie, THE The Beatles, Ray Charles, Elvis, Van 7pm 2Morrison, Stevie Wonder and own Ricky ND May, the Word ‘variety’ is synonymous MUSIC FESTIVAL AT SETTLER S RUN with the name Bob Valentine. TT HETH

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Catch Valentine, Hetherington and more at The Band On The Run festival at Settler’s Run Golf & Country Club on March 2. The event runs from 2pm until 7pm. Tickets are $25 (Adults) and $15 (Children Under 12yrs), with a $70 Family ticket also available (valid for 2 x Adults and 2 x Children). For all the info, visit








Hetherington has been singing professionally for over 20 years, having performed as a feature vocalist all across Australia and around the world both as a soloist and with his band. He has also starred in numerous productions including Shane Warne – The Musical, Sweet Charity, Flowerchildren, Hair and Happy Days The Arena Spectacular. In 2012, he set his sights on The Voice (Australia), competing and making it through to the final six of Team Delta (Delta Goodrem).








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The 19th Annual Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival brings an amazing line-up of serious Blues musicians, a family-friendly atmosphere, a colourful market and plenty of kids activities in an event that truly has something for everyone. Leading the bill will be red-hot blues and soul from one of Australia’s most respected guitar troubadours, Geoff Achison & the Soul Diggers. A highly regarded singer/songwriter and guitarist, Achison and his band, The Souldiggers, present a show that is rich in blues history yet irresistibly danceable with heartfelt soul, rockin’ rhythms and contemporary, funky grooves. Other artists include Lachy Doly Group, Blues Mountain, The Fret Drifters (USA), Zevon & the Werewolves of Melbourne, Claude Hay, Hey Gringo, Salty Dog, Zucchini Clan, Nicki Moffat Band, First Tuesday Blues Club, Dirty Souls, Mark McCord & Friends, Matt Katsis, Cookies & Cream, and East Gippsland Brass band. The Festival Program kicks off with the (always popular) Friday Night Jam Competition, with Saturday seeing the shady Main Street Gardens come alive with free music, buskers, market stalls and workshops. This year the Free Music Stage on Saturday February 15 will feature the competition final for the International Musicians Challenge, a music exchange with Southern Oregon, which will send Australian musicians to the USA to perform their music at a number of small festivals and venues. This is a fantastic opportunity for solos and duos to compete to win this fabulous experience with the other half of the exchange set to bring a duo from the USA, the Fret Drifters, to perform live at the festival. On the Saturday night there are two venues to choose from; the laid back and family friendly Blues Café, at the Hall, and the Big Blues Bash party at the Bruthen Inn Hotel. The free music and market continues on Sunday in the Main Street, along with the everpopular Duck Race on the Tambo River. The Festival winds up with the Blues Recovery on Sunday afternoon at the Bruthen Inn Hotel. The Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival takes place February 14-16. The full Weekend Pass is only $70, giving you access to all venues and all workshops over the entire weekend, including harmonica for beginners, ukulele for beginners, blues guitar and song writing workshops. For more info on the festival and lineup, go to or find them on Facebook


Saturday January 18 will see the inaugural Concert In The Vines Festival, presented by Bayview Estate and The Pig & Whistle in Main Ridge. Kicking off at 2pm, the family friendly atmosphere will feature headliners ‘Bjorn To Be Wild’ and ‘The Australian Queen Tribute Show’, with all encouraged to bring along picnics, blankets & dancing shoes! For the kids, there’ll be a jumping castle & animal farm too! The Concert In The Vines event will take place at Bayview Estate Winery at The Pig & Whistle, 365 Purves Road, Main Ridge. Tickets are $39 for adults ($49 at the gate if available), $15 for children and $99 for families ($120 at the gate, if available). Kids under 3yrs are free. For all the info, visit


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As a venue booker I’m privy to how artists apply, promote and prepare for live gigs. I’m here to tell you that very few (I can think of about two) are maximising the fabulous opportunity that live performance brings. If you’re serious about your music career you need to have systems in place for (a) getting the gigs, (b) promoting them effectively, (c) preparing for the event, (d) blitzing it on the night, and (e) spinning your event highlights for weeks afterwards.


• Personlise your request to the venue. Don’t send out blanket

emails to seventy-seven bookers without any personalization.

• E nsure the booker can easily follow a link to see and hear you within a couple of clicks (unless you know their preference is for non-digital material).

• Keep track of when you last communicated with the booker, the feedback they provided and when you should make contact again.


• Read the Performance Agreement promptly. Don’t wait until the day before the gig to find there’s a problem or query.

• Have a marketing strategy. The odd un-enticing Facebook


mention doesn’t cut it.

• Rehearse! Yep, I know it seems obvious.....but you’d be surprised.

• B rief your band a week before the gig to ensure everyone is aware of the logistics.

• Capture the event on camera, in video and by written review. • Strategically spin the content you created at the gig.....for weeks to come.

• S hare your post gig marketing with the venue, offer feedback on the gig and suggestions for how you’ll improve the event next time!

Managers, Record Labels, Booking Agents, Venues Owners and just about anyone in our industry will tell you that successful music careers are built on live performance. One hundred is said to be the magic number. If you can consistently pull 100 fans to your gigs - the powers that be will take notice. It’s their job to take notice. Big ask? How are you going to do it? One gig at a time! I’ve released an on-line course and workbook designed to maximise your chance of success. Onward and upward!

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 (www.melbournerockschool. and Sound Music Business ( Keep up to date with Anthea’s video tutorials at

COME & DISCOVER: AIM MELBOURNE After five years of careful planning, the Australian Institute of Music has expanded into Melbourne, offering a diverse range of music, entertainment and performing arts degrees, in conjunction with their courses and facility in Sydney. The 3000 square building will house lecture rooms, classrooms, ensemble and rehearsal spaces and music production suites, as well as the three-storey ‘Peter Calvo Auditorium’, the hall named after the AIM founder.

The focus for the Melbourne campus will be delivering professional and unique tertiary education, right in the heart of the city with the very best teaching staff, visiting artists and lecturers on offer, all in aid of preparing musicians and performers for the rigours of the entertainment industry. Lessons, workshops, and master-classes within AIM are designed to mimic

real world practices, with music history and theory applied in meaningful ways to strengthen each student’s practical skills and knowledge. Relevancy is the key, with courses tailored towards individual student needs. For those wanting more information about AIM and their courses, you can come to their King St location to check out the AIM Melbourne Open Day on Saturday January 18. Held from 10am to 3pm, the public will get the opportunity to see the new, purpose built campus, find out more about the courses, meet AIM staff, students and teachers, check out all the awesome new facilities and attend free workshops and masterclasses run by industry professionals. There’ll also be performances running throughout the day, with a number of alumni performing including 2013 graduate Sam

Westphalen and a big band performance with special guests. Interactive sessions have been scheduled for the day, with visitors encouraged to participate in guitar, voice, drums, keys, bass and music production workshops and masterclasses, as well as a special vocal workshop with Darren Percival. A number of talks will also run through the day, including A Day in the Life of a TV Composer, a panel discussion on the current music industry, and discussions on career and study opportunities at AIM. The AIM Melbourne Open Day is the perfect opportunity to see what AIM is all about, taking place on Saturday January 18 at the new Melbourne campus at 120 King St, Melbourne. The day will run from 10am until 3pm. Applications are currently open for all AIM courses starting in 2014. Find out how to apply by calling 1300 301 983 or visiting

ILLY & OBESE RECORDS WIN ARIA A big congratulations to Illy and the team at Obese Records, winning an ARIA Award for Best Urban Album with Illy’s Bring It Back, which was released through Obese Records in 2012. As the label’s 5th ARIA, it’s a huge achievement, especially up against such a talented field including Urthboy, Seth Sentry, Horrorshow and Bliss N Eso. Nice one guys!


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I HAVE A BOOGIE TO PLAY Jules Boult & The Redeemers (ELECTRIC)


I am a great fan of live albums and this work from Jules Boult does not disappoint. I would not like to pigeon hole Jules to a particular style or genre on this album as there are elements of yesteryear, blues, jazz and country. The live atmosphere is apparent and you can feel the warm vibe in the room throughout the album especially with Held My Baby Tight and the title track I Have A Boogie To Play. With no less than 4 CDs already in play, the talents of this multi instrumentalist are ably assisted on this work by Winston Galea, Aaron Richard and Jimmie Sloggett. These 11 tracks recorded live at the Rainbow Hotel in Melbourne will make an excellent addition to your collection. The album is currently at #14 on the Australian Blues Roots Chart.

Catherine Traicos has teamed up with The Starry Night for a second time bearing a folk inspired 11 track LP. Their first collaboration received floods of commendations and I believe their latest effort entitled The Earth, The Sea, The Moon, The Sky to be of the same calibre. The first single Light In The Dark is the harder edge track of the collection, applying weighted drumming and tamborine beats to create a darker mood. However it is the soft and dreamy first track One By One that sets the tone for the rest of the LP. Traicos signature vocals are beautifully haunting turning the somewhat simple lyrics into beautiful emotive poetry. Each track is delicately laced with soft satin melodies and complimentary instrumentals. The LP is an impressive assortment of wistful, soothing numbers that have been magically crafted and produced. JESS SCUDAMORE


LIZARD MAN Lizard Man (INDEPENDENT) Peninsula-bred alt-rockers, Lizard Man have released their self-titled debut EP chock-full of grunt and passion. The cool thing about it is how they’ve captured this gritty rock sound that was a staple for grunge acts in the 90s. It’s a sound that’s not pursued often enough. Big and bold guitar riffs accompanied by headbanging drum beats and melodies are so infectious you’re caught humming the tunes long after listening to them. The choice track on the EP is Spirals. It’s like if Karnivool and The Butterfly Effect joined forces. It’s something magical. Nathan Seal’s vocals fuel the fire, taking each song to another level of awesome. The diversity of Lizard Man is a positive sign for the future. It’s a ripping debut that’s got the lot. HADYN LEVETT

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This little gem won’t be widely known to the masses at large, but connoisseurs of Aussie rock will know it all too well. Dead Forever is the 1972 debut release for Aussie hard blues stoner-rock band Buffalo. It’s hard to believe that this Black Sabbath sounding band was actually from Sydney. The album opens with a haunting guitar sequence and a vocal drone that sounds like monks in a graveyard, before suddenly hitting you with the deathly riff that drives the remainder of the song The Leader. Suzy Sunshine is the most commercial song on the album; pure blues-rock with an Ozzy vocal and a Ritchie Blackmore sounding guitar solo. Pay My Dues is next and starts with loads of eerie guitar and feedback FX. Even a police siren is thrown in before the track erupts into a very bluesy riff, one of several to come. It is reminiscent of something that you might hear on Free’s Tons Of Sobs album, which is a real possibility considering the next track, I’m A Mover, is actually a 10 minute cover of a Free song complete with some great guitar soloing and high screaming vocals that Ian music x arts x events x entertainment

Gillan would be proud of. The Ballad Of Irving opens with one of the most memorable riffs on the album, while Bean Stew has all the ingredients of the previous offerings - lots of riffs and bluesy solos. Every great hard rock band needs a mindnumbing ballad, and Forest Rain is all that! It’s a brooding melancholy track with an evil ghostly feel that would make Ozzy feel right at home. The last track on the album is the title track, Dead Forever, and seems to sum up what the album has been all about; an up-tempo, hauntingly riffed, morbid Sabbathy type of album which rivals the great proto metal pioneers themselves. As it says on the cover... play this album LOUD!  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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You’ve got to love a New Year. Resolutions aside, it’s a chance to start afresh, to reinvent oneself and be reinvigorated. It’s time to take stock of the last twelve months and envision the next twelve with spirit and imagination.


When I feel a ray of hope When I feel a light inside my heart When I feel a sunbeam so strong and fast I look up to the sky and say I love the world and everything that lies in it.

Last year I saw some truly amazing arts events and exhibitions along with some magnificent literary, cinematic and theatrical productions. I laughed, cried and was truly inspired by the art and artists, productions and actors of the Bayside and Peninsula.

When I feel sad and blue When the sky is black and grey When the words from my mouth are from anger, I say to myself it is only for now, but how long will now go when time feels this slow?

We also had the pleasure of seeing some incredible imports through the Frankston and Kingston Arts Centre, The Ventana Festival, Archibald Prize and Rosebud Film Festival to name a few. I look forward to the latest offerings from our art centers and artists, our local theatre companies and libraries along with those from father afield.

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That’s the beauty of the arts tapestry. It is interwoven with so many threads and such colour. For me, it’s a magic carpet ride into the unexpected. Come along for the ride and find yourself swept away with passion and laughter, faith and fear, but most of all inspiration, for that is the true nobility of the arts. Happy New Year! Your Arts Editor

AMATEUR THEATRE JUST CAN’T BE GOOD Why would you pay good money to see people who aren’t professionals try to act? Could novice players possibly entertain? Actually the majority of non-professional theatre companies are producing very fine work. Many of their players move on to professional theatre and those who don’t improve exponentially quite content to be big fish in a small pond. The Peninsula and Bayside have a staggering number of superb amateur actors and directors working with terrific technical teams. If you’ve turned up your nose at non-professional groups because you think they’ve got no talent, you might want to have a closer look. What do you think? Share your views on our PEARL facebook page or suggest a hot topic to: If you have a hot topic you’d like to see addressed, send your topic to:


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Pretty little coastal town Blairgowrie nestled between Port Phillip Bay and the Bass Straight has tucked in amongst the ti-trees and sand dunes modern architectural gems, old-fashioned seaside cottages, a yacht club dating to the 1950s and coast walks with breathtaking views, but that’s not all. Hidden away in the Blairgowrie Senior Citizens Centre is a little enclave of talented up and coming actors working on scenes and techniques with actress and drama coach Harriet James of The Actor’s Shed. She hopes to establish a local theatre company there developing amateurs into professionals.

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Caring for a person with a disability is incredibly rewarding, but it’s also hard work. Carers need a respite break from time to time, but they also want to know that the person they are caring for is happy and fulfilled in their time away from their primary carer. This is where Artlink comes in.


orcha Whitehorse is an artist who defies definition. Her photographic work would best be described as avant garde visual storytelling. She creates purist photographs without the use of aids such as Photoshop because she prefers a more honest aesthetic. Her content is modern, but her ethic is old school. She is frequently both model and muse as many of her photographs are skillfully executed self-portraits. Sorcha creates prolifically whether photographing, writing or designing. She studied Anthropology and Political Science at Melbourne University focusing on human culture and societies both past and present following her interest in people, relationship dynamics and sense of place. She’s most proud of her 2012 installation in New York City where her photographs took over Times Square in a blaze of big screen images.

Her life-long love of reading from classic literature and mythology to feminism and current events inspired her to write. She enjoys penning poetry. In 2011 she self-published a book of poetry and photography entitled 9ine Months. It is available for purchase through her bookshop at Blurb: http://au.blurb. com/b/2458875-9ine-months. Artlink offers fun and engaging opportunities for people with disabilities to create, discover, explore and participate in the arts. Offering affordable all day workshops in visual arts and theatre delivered in partnership with Arts Access Victoria and the Mornington Peninsula Shire, Artlink is a wonderful creative program. This month Artlink offers a Visual Arts Mash Up workshop Thursday – Saturday, January 9 - 11 from 10 am to 4 pm at Seawinds Community Arts Hub in Rosebud West and Theatre Workshops Monday, January 13, Friday & Saturday, January 17 & 18 from 10 am to 4 pm at Cube 37 at Frankston Arts Centre. All workshops are $7 (subsidised). Contact Melissa Lucas 9699 8299 email: ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

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New Year, New Label. The artist in PunkBitch and her own Black Milk.

Sorcha’s latest artistic foray is clothing design. This summer she releases her brand new label PunkBitch featuring simple statement tee shirts and tank tops in a retro nod to tees of the 80s and 90s. She plans to expand the line in the near future. If you are interested in an artist who really thinks outside the box, Sorcha Whitehorse is your woman. See her work online and view links to her books and previous exhibitions on her Redbubble portfolio. Just Google her name. View her new clothing line at ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

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WHAT’S HAPPENING IN ARTS & CULTURE... Your guide to Arts & Culture events on the Peninsula & Bayside in January / Early February 2014 • Send all listings to Andrea (Arts Editor) at

Tuesdays at 8pm Mordialloc Neighbourhood House (Mordialloc) 9587 8757

MORNINGTON ART EXHIBITION Opens Friday, January 17 at 7 pm and runs until Monday, January 27 at 6 pm @ Peninsula Community Theatre (Mornington) Contact Alan 0413 082 992 www.



Wednesdays at 1 pm @ Rosebud Library (Rosebud) Kaye 5985 6773

Opens Friday, January 17 at 6 pm and runs until Wednesday, February 12 @ G3 Artspace Kingston Arts Centre (Moorabin) 9556 4440 or au/visual-arts


MORNINGTON WRITERS’ GROUP Fridays at 10 am & 7:30 pm @ Albert Street 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 Fortnightly on Saturdays at 10 am. Next meeting February 1 @ Cube 37 at Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) Contact: Fran 0438 890 217 or

FIGURE IT OUT 2014: GLBTI ARTISTS GROUP SHOW Opens Saturday, January 18 at 2pm runs until Tuesday, February 4. Artist Floor Talk on Saturday, February 2 at 2 pm @ G1 Gallery Kingston Arts Centre (Moorabin) 9556 4440 or PENINSULA ARTS SOCIETY & FRIENDS AT FRANKSTON WATERFRONT FESTIVAL Saturday, January 18 & Sunday, January 19 from 10 am to 5 pm @ The Mechanics Institute Hall (Frankston) www.

FELLOWSHIP OF AUSTRALIAN WRITERS, PENINSULA BRANCH Third Sunday of the month at 1:45 pm @ Albert Street Community Contact House (Mornington) Contact: READINGS BY THE BAY Last Sunday of the month at 2pm Mordialloc @ Neighbourhood House (Mordialloc) 9587 8757 mairi@

Contact Lorin Randall 0412 660 495 SORRENTO ANNUAL ROTARY ART SHOW Opens Friday, January 10 at 6.30 pm and runs until 4 pm Saturday, January 18 @ Sorrento Community Centre (Sorrento) Contact: Margaret MacDonald 0410 466 331 email: STUDIO 12 ARTISTS EXHIBITION Saturday, January 11 to Monday, January 27 from 10 am to 5 pm @ St. Peters Hall (Mornington) Contact: Sandra 9787 7237 MANYUNG GALLERY AT SORRENTO PRESENTS: Saturday, January 11 to Thursday, January 23 David Ardley, Potts, Jo Anne Hunt & Ross Tamlin Saturday, January 25 to Thursday, February 6 Rick Mattear & Belynda Henry @ Manyung Gallery at Sorrento (Sorrento) 9787 2953

MORNINGTON PENINSULA REGIONAL GALLERY PRESENTS: SEA OF DREAMS (PART TWO) Until March 2, 2014 @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Mornington) 5975 4399 www.mprg.mornpen.

WORKSHOPS AND DEMONSTRATIONS: 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 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

Wednesday, January 22 9:30 am for 10 am start – 3pm (BYO lunch) @ Point Nepean National Park Bookings 5975 4395 OAK HILL GALLERY PRESENTS: THE JOURNEYS OF THREE WOMEN Until Wednesday, January 29 @ Oak Hill Gallery (Mornington) 5973 4299 MORNINGTON LIBRARY FOYER EXHIBITION PRESENTS: DAVID DRAKOPOULOS & RINA ROSI Until Friday, January 29 @ Mornington Library (Mornington) 5950 1820 KINGSTON COUNCIL LENS MIST PHOTOGRAPHY AWARD AND EXHIBITION SUBMISSIONS OPEN Until Friday, January 31, 2014 Information at www. MCCLELLAND GALLERY PRESENTS MADE TO LAST: THE CONSERVATION OF ART &



Monday, January 13 to Sunday, February 2 Melbourne AIDS Memorial Quilt Exhibition & Monday, February 3 to Saturday, February 15 Brendan Rock’s Evolution @ The Cube 37 Gallery at Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) 9784 1896


Until Sunday, February 2, 2014 @ McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (Langwarrin) 9789 1671 www.

Monday, February 3 to Monday, February 17 @ Cube 37 at Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) 9784 1896

DRAMA CLUB WITH HARRIET JAMES Sunday, January 19 from 9:30 to 4:30 (BYO lunch) @ Blairgowrie Senior Citizens Centre (Blairgowrie) Free, but bookings essential Contact Harriet 0487 918 015 www. ACTING ACROSS ALL LEVELS Tuesday, January 21 from 1- 4 pm @ Austin Acting Studio (Mt. Eliza) Free, but bookings essential. Contact Alivia 0425 750 520 or email: SELF-ESTEEM AND CONFIDENCE BUILDING WORKSHOP Thursday, January 23 from 1- 4 pm @Austin Acting Studio (Mt. Eliza) Free, but bookings essential. Contact Alivia 0425 750 520 or email:

THEATRE: LOOKING THROUGH A GLASS ONION Friday, January 17 at 8 pm @ Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) 9784 1060

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




Thursdays, January 9 & 16 from 10 am to 4pm @ Peninsula Arts Society (Frankston South) Contact: Ruth 9787 6103 MASTER CLASS: POINT NEPEAN WITH COLIN JOHNSON

Painting, Thursdays, January 16 & 23 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Let’s Play Art For Kids, Sunday, January 26 from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm Kids Mandala Workshop @ Arthaven Studio Gallery (Red Hill) Enquiries to Lorin 0412 660 495 or



Thursday, February 6 5:30 for 6 pm start – 7 pm @ Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery (Mornington) 5975 4395


Until Monday, February 9 on Curved Wall, Main Foyer @ Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) 9784 1060

Wednesdays, January 8 & 15 from 10 am to 4pm @ Peninsula Arts Society (Frankston South) Contact: Cathy on 0413 337 024 or




ARTLINK (DISABILITY RESPITE WORKSHOPS) Thursday – Saturday January 9 - 11 Visual Arts Mash Up 10 am to 4 pm @ Seawinds Community Arts Hub (Rosebud West), Monday, January 13, Friday & Saturday, January 17 & 18 from 10 am to 4 pm Theatre Workshops @ Cube 37 Frankston Arts Centre All workshops $7 (subsidised) Enquiries & Bookings Contact Melissa Lucas 9699 8299 email: TEEN ART WITH GINNIE GALBRAITH Friday, January 10 at 10 am at Somerville Library and at 2 pm at Mornington Library, Tuesday, January 14 at 10 am at Rosebud Library and at 2 pm at Hastings Library Free, but bookings essential. ARTHAVEN BEGINNER’S PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP Saturday, January 11 from 10 am to 4 pm @ Arthaven Studio Gallery (Red Hill) Enquiries to Sue 0419 679 510 or or Lorin 0412 660 495 or OAK HILL GALLERY SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAM Monday, January 13 Gell Printmaking with Yvonne, Tuesday, January 14 Silk Screen Printmaking with Brett, Wednesday, January 15 Pottery with Judi, Thursday, January 16 Acrylic Painting with Peter, Friday, January 17 Drawing a face with Yvonne. All Classes run from 10 am to 12 pm @ Oak Hill Gallery (Mornington) 5973 4299 www.

Friday, January 10 at 8 pm @ Shirley Burke Theatre (Parkdale) PENINSULA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL Saturday, February 1 from 4 – 11 pm @ The Village Green (Rosebud) PSFF & CREATIVE HEAD PRODUCTIONS PRESENT: HOW TO MAKE A SHORT FILM MASTERCLASS Sunday, February 2 from 10 am to 2 pm at Southern Peninsula Arts Centre (Rosebud) $5 at the door. Contact Anthony on 0419 114 478 or email: anthony@

OTHER: THE PENINSULA YOUTH MUSIC SOCIETY’S SUMMER MUSIC SCHOOL SHOWCASE CONCERT Friday, January 10 at 7:30 @ the Frankston Arts Centre (Frankston) Tickets: 0417 597 504 or email Antoinette@ FRANKSTON WATERFRONT FESTIVAL Saturday, January 18 from 11 am to 10 pm (Fireworks at 9:45 pm) & Sunday, January 19 from 10 am to 6 pm @ Frankston Waterfront (Frankston) 1300 322 842 SANDSCULPTING AUSTRALIA PRESENTS STORYLAND Until April 27, 2013 from 10 am to 7pm (summer hours). 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 Monday of each month. Advertisers are considered first for editorials. Ads in Pearl are inexpensive. Call 5906 5775.

ARTHAVEN CREATIVE KIDS SCHOOL HOLIDAY ART PROGRAM Tuesdays, January 14 & 21 from 1 – 4 pm Kids Silk

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Star Take on Short Film

Lachy Hulme is one of Australia’s finest screen actors. He recently wowed audiences and critics alike with his extraordinary transformation into Kerry Packer in Howzat: Kerry Packer’s War and as Sir Frank Packer in Power Games. While an exceptional dramatic actor, his comedic timing is also flawless. As the lovably eccentric Dr. Martin Clegg in Offspring, he is superlative. Hulme has a long list of screen credits, but he’s also a screenwriter and a film buff with an encyclopedic knowledge of film history and filmmaking. For a third year in a row the Peninsula Short Film Festival is privileged to have the eminently qualified Hulme as a panel judge thanks to another fabulous Australian actor, Steve Bastoni, who founded this festival in 2011 after moving to the Peninsula a few year earlier. Over the past ten years the pair have formed a friendship having worked together in three films: the two Matrix sequels and The Crocodile Hunter, but Hulme also has ties to the Peninsula. His family has a place in Portsea, which he’s visited for many years. So when Bastoni asked Hulme to get involved, he happily joined the team.

Leaders in the Australian film industry, Director Robert Connolly and actress Kerry Armstrong will join Hulme to find the particular qualities that make this year’s short films the best in their class. While judging carries responsibility and consequence the process was made easier by the initial selections. “By the time it gets to my eyes, Steve’s already done all the hard work. He’s whittled it down to the top twelve contestants,” Hulme explained. So what makes a great short film? Hulme answers, “The beauty of short film is that it’s really got to hit you on a gut level. Something that makes you laugh, something that makes you cry, something that shocks simply because of the format of short film itself. You get wowed and that seems to get people across the line. Originality and use of the form is what we look for whether it is funny or sad or anything in between. Narrative with a twist helps because you’re talking about

compressed narrative full stop. Compressing any narrative into a five-minute format takes a tremendous amount of skill.” Short film is also historically important as Hulme points out, “In actual fact, the film industry started off as a series of shorts. The first film that people paid to see was Thomas Edison’s Kinetoscope of his assistant Fred Ott’s sneeze (1894). The medium of feature

film came later. Short film has always been a proving ground and a training ground for filmmakers. It’s always had a strong place in the history of cinema.” When asked about how he’d like to see the Peninsula Short Film Festival grow, he added, “I’d like to see it become bigger and bigger similar to what happened to Tropfest. I’d like to see it get national recognition. It would be a great thing for filmmakers in Victoria, but also it could be unbelievably good for the tourist dollar down the coast. We’ve only done it twice and it’s already doubled in size.”

When we spoke Hulme had just finished filming Season 5 of Offspring. Look out for him as quirky quack Dr. Martin Clegg on Channel Ten soon. As he’s sworn to secrecy on his next project, I can’t report on that. You’ll just have to keep your ear to the ground and eyes on the screen to find out what he’s up to next. To see the latest crop of amazing short films at the 3rd annual Peninsula Short Film Festival head down to the Village Green at Rosebud on Saturday, February 1. Entertainment begins at 4 pm. Films screen at 7 pm with the judging normally wrapped up by about 11 pm. Don’t miss this event. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

Back To Brush Strokes

Bianca Bajkiewicz completed the first two years of a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture and Ceramics at Melbourne’s Victorian College or the Arts before she decided to take a break and travel the world. When she got back she needed to work. The world of real estate proved to be a very exciting choice. Then the tide of life swept her away and she never got back to her degree. A few years ago she started to study painting and began working at an art gallery. Being around art and artists all the time brought back that old yearning for education and creation. Now she’s killing two birds with one brush. She’s completing a new degree in Visual and Cultural Arts and has started her own art classes to inspire aspiring artists. Creative Strokes accepts artists from teens upwards who are looking to gain basic fundamental skills or improve on the ones they already possess. She teaches everything from essential drawing techniques to abstract composition. Her ten-week workshops give students a strong foundation from which to build. Once the foundation is laid, she teaches students to tackle texture and manage multiple mediums. Come ride the wave of creativity and get swept up in a whirl of imagination and enthusiasm at Creative Strokes. All classes will be held in Frankston. Her building from basics beginner to advanced classes will run Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am to 1 pm or 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm starting January 8. Abstract painting classes will be held on Saturdays from 10 am to 12 pm starting February 1. All classes are $30 per class. Don’t miss out. Contact Bianca on 0421 250 599 for bookings and information on the necessary course materials. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS


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Back in February, the iconic Dromana Drive-In celebrated 50 years of operation. Reminiscing about some of my favourite Drive-In moments on film, I wrote: I can’t leave out a mention of Sandy and Danny in Grease.  Their well-known scene at the Drive-In is a cute and kitsch display of 1950’s cars and fashion.  And don’t worry, everyone sings-along while watching this, not just you. You can imagine the excitement that followed then, when I discovered the St. Kilda Open Air Cinemas Grease Sing-a-Long! last month. Summer. Loving.








The cult following that surrounds Dr. Who inspired Frankston Library to install its own Tardis in November. Not to be outdone, Chelsea bookshop, Notions Unlimited, wheeled in a life size Dalek.  Respectably, all Peninsula Cinemas screened the 50th Anniversary special, Day of the Doctor, in 3D, to mark this globally celebrated occasion.   In April I was excited to get the hot tip on the best seaside eateries from local foodie and colourful My Kitchen Rules contestant Melina Bagnato.  In no particular order: Marina Cafe for pizza and coffee in Carrum and Brown Rice for Thai food in Edithvale.   My food on TV trend continued in May when I interviewed the ‘dishy’ (to quote one of my pun-loving editors) Masterchef Professional Michael Demagistris.  If you get the chance to try his food at the Sorrento Golf Club, do it.  You will need to find a member to take you, but in my experience they are a pretty friendly bunch. Aussie surfing flick, Drift was one of my film highlights for 2013 and my June column was a gas.  I loved chatting to local actor and

The Peninsula is in summer mode and like every other January, the city suburbs have a sleepy feel as almost everyone is here. So in the spirit of leftover Christmas, here are some of my film & TV highlights from 2013 for the townies* who may have missed them.  



















keen surfer Steve Bastoni about his role in Drift as the bikie gang leader, Miller. Apparently, playing a menacing and slightly stupid guy comes naturally to him, as does avoiding the WA sharks while surfing during filming breaks.  If you haven’t seen this yet, or even if you have, it is perfect summer viewing.  Bastoni is busy at the moment putting the finishing touches on the 3rd Peninsula Short Film Festival, which will be held on February 1 at the Rosebud Village Green.  I might see you there.

*I am pretty sure no one uses the term Townies any more but I am fantasising that my life is a scene out of Puberty Blues in the 70’s. Penny Ivison writes monthly for PEARL on film & TV. If there’s anything you’d like to let Penny know about that’s happening in the Bayside or Peninsula area in 2013, you can find her on twitter on @pipsicedtea or email her at















capezio IN THE SPOTLIGHT Capezio is one of the world’s leading suppliers of dance shoes and apparel. The brand has been handcrafting dance shoes for 126 years and its innovative designs in apparel and footwear for dancers have seen their latest shop has open in Elsternwick.


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Capezio still retains that first class reputation for craftsmanship continually pioneering design and new technology in dance footwear and apparel. Today, Capezio supplies the shoes and dance gear for some of the biggest names in show business. Their shoes were recently seen dancing across the floor in Dancing with the Stars. From Melbourne to Broadway, from London to Paris, Capezio dominates dance on stage and screen. Visit Capezio at 12-14 Milgate Drive, Mornington Monday to Friday, 9:30 am to 5pm and Saturday 10 am to 3pm. Call 5975 0266 or email: shop@capezio. com. New store: 296 Glenhuntly Rd. Elsternwick Monday to Thursday 9:30 – 5, Friday 9:30 – 6 and Saturday 9:30 – 4.


Scene Without Thinking, is both a clever course title and coaching philosophy of Actress Harriet James of The Actor’s Shed. At the Blairgowrie Senior Citizens Centre (a gem of a venue with a lovely little stage), she’s been teaching her students how not to act. In this workshop, James gives participants a scene to work with, but no time to prepare. They just read and do whatever comes intuitively. It works brilliantly. I know this because without any kind of acting training at all, I was able to act in scenes with other participants purely from instinct. I’ll tell you what…it was really exciting and liberating and fun! Better yet, James has been offering a whole series of different acting workshops free of charge. There is one more chance to take advantage of an amazing opportunity to find your inner actor at her next free workshop, Speed Acting for Energy and Well-being on Sunday, January 19 from 9:30 to 4 pm (BYO lunch). Bookings essential. See www. for further information.

The Capezio story began in a little hilltop village in the heart of Italy where a 17 year-old boy, Salvatore Capezio, had a dream to produce the best dance shoes in the world. This ingenious young man moved to New York City and quickly set up shop supplying shoes to the New York Metropolitan Opera. His specialization and passion to meet the needs of professional dancers put him at the top of his game. He also got to know the dancers and his personal relationships with them helped him to fully realize their needs.


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JAN 16 – JAN 30 47 Ronin (JANUARY 16TH) Keanu Reeves, Hiroyuki Sanada, Ko Shibasaki

Her (JANUARY 16TH) Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara

You never know where winning can lead you. When the inaugural Peninsula Short Film Festival opened in 2011, it was an unknown quantity. It has quickly established itself doubling in size from 2011 to 2012, but the winners have also shot forward. Luke Arnold who won in 2011 with his wonderfully inventive Phone Wars is currently shooting on location in South Africa. He will wow Australian audiences this year as Michael Hutchence in telemovie biopic, Never Tear Us Apart: The Untold Story of INXS. Rosebud resident, David McIntosh, whose film Toast took out the top prize last year, has started up his own production house on the Peninsula. Winners of this year’s Best Director Prize will have a chance to shoot their next film on the very best professional digital cinema camera thanks to Anthony Littlechild of Creative Head Productions. This might make you next year’s winner. Learn how to use the Red Epic camera at the PSFF & Creative Head Productions masterclass: How to Make a Short Film on Sunday, February 2. If you think you’ve got what it takes to win or least want to give it a shot, make your way to the How to Make a Short Film masterclass at Southern Peninsula Arts Centre on Sunday, February 2 from 10 am to 2 pm. $5 at the door. To hire professional filming equipment from Creative Head Productions in Safety Beach, contact Anthony on 0419 114 467 or email:


Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (JANUARY 16TH) Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Keira Knightley

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (JANUARY 23RD) Andrew Jacobs, Molly Ephraim, Richard Cabral

The Wolf Of Wall Street (JANUARY 23RD) Leonardo DiCaprio, P.J. Byrne, Jon Favreau

The Dallas Buyers Club (JANUARY 30TH) Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto

Grudge Match (JANUARY 30TH) Robert De Niro, Sylvester Stallone, Kim Basinger

Short Films Under Starry Skies Get ready for superb summertime entertainment at the 3rd annual Peninsula Short Film Festival on Saturday, February 1st at the Village Green in Rosebud. Pack a picnic basket, roll out that rug, recline and get ready to be riveted by this year’s best dozen entries. Aiming to foster the Australian film industry, raise the profile of the Mornington Peninsula, showcase filmmakers and kick start careers; Australian actor and Peninsula local, Steve Bastoni, initiated this festival in 2011. The PSFF invites filmmakers, amateur to professional, to submit a film of up to eight minutes.

Director, Rob Connolly and leading screen actors, Kerry Armstrong and Lachy Hulme.

PSFF provides a rare opportunity to see award-winning short films and a chance to meet and greet the elite of the Australian film industry. Musical entertainment kicks off at 4 pm. Films screen from 7 pm at the Village Green in Rosebud on Saturday, February 1. www. ANDREA LOUISE THOMAS

With cash prizes for the top three film of $5000, $2500 and $1250 respectively, plus a Da Vinci Resolve software package courtesy of Black Magic Design for the Best Cinematographer and an under 16 encouragement prize of $500 cash, there is a lot at stake. But that’s not all…this year offers an incredible new prize provided by Creative Head Productions. The Best Director will win 2 days hire of a Red Epic digital cinema camera for their next film shoot. This is same camera used to film blockbusters The Hobbit and Pirates of the Caribbean! Beyond the amazing prizes, the festival offers filmmakers a chance to have their films seen by an enthusiastic live audience and key figures in the Australian film and television industry. This year’s impressive panel of judges includes


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FIND FUN IN FRANKSTON THIS SUMMER This summer, Frankston City Council is hosting a range of different holiday programs for young people aged between 12 and 17 who are living in or attending school in the Frankston area. Various activities will be held between January 8-28 and include a Hoyts movie day, Pearcedale Sanctuary Night Tour, Geelong Water Park and BBQ, Kayaking, Cooking, Enchanted Maze and Tree Top Walk, Pizza and Movies, Horse Riding, Barefoot Bowls, Craft Days, Laser Strike, Gaming Competitions, and much more. Activities range from free to $40. Booking forms are available at and can be submitted with payment (cash or EFTPOS only) at Frankston Youth Central located next to the Frankston Library. For more information contact Frankston Youth Central on 9768 1366 or visit the website for a full list of activities, times and costs.



The City of Casey is running two weeks of holiday activities for youths aged between 12 and 17 from January 13-24. Activities held include a visit to Galactic Circus, rock climbing, surfing lessons, Australian Open Tennis, Melbourne Zoo, paintball for kids, dance workshops, indoor sports tournaments and reptile encounters. Costs and times for individual activities will vary. Bookings for week one – 13-17 January – close January 8, and bookings for week two – 20-24 January – will close January 16 unless booked out prior. For more information on activities or to make ta booking, contact City of Casey on 9705 5200.

GET YOUR HANDS ON SOME FRESH MUSIC Keen to head down to the Frankston Waterfront Festival this summer? Make sure you drop in to the Frankston Youth Hangout at the Waterfront on January 18 and 19 for live music and a silent disco. The Youth Hangout will be near Sofia’s for the weekend, celebrating the release of Fresh Entertainment’s debut CD, the first recorded at the Frankston Freeza’s brand new studio. The best tracks recorded so far will be on the CD including tracks from artists like Sporadic Children, Annie Pinzone, Melanie Grace, Sky Pillar, I Ran Eleventh, Jay Walkz, T2, D.I.C.E, and many more. Chill out on beanbags and watch many of the artists featured on the CD perform live over the weekend between 1-6pm both days and grab your free copy. In the evening between 6-9pm on January 18, dance the night away at the silent disco choose between two music channels through the supplied headphones and dance the night away. There will also be door prizes at this free, fully supervised event, which will be held in the drug and alcohol free precinct on Frankston’s waterfront. For more information contact Frankston Youth Services on 9768 1366.

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Are you interested in music? Listening to it? Playing it? And /or event management? Then combine your passions into one and join Impakt Productions in 2014. The Mornington Peninsula Freeza program, formly known as Impakt Productions are a youth committee who plan, organize and stage live music, cultural and arts events across the Mornington Peninsula. Impakt Productions gives young people the opportunity to develop new skills and knowledge in a fun, safe and empowering environment. Sounds like fun? Then please contact Jackie Rickard from Youth Services on 59501666 or check out our Facebook page for more info


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Last month, local City of Kingston band, Baking Blind, took home a win for the Regional Final of the annual Push Start Battle of the Bands. With a turnout of around 300, eight bands competed for the chance to play at the grand final Battle to be held at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl on March 10. The other talents competing on the night included Myyth, Osaka, Heather Cross, Robots and Aliens, The Legend of Barcelos, In Orbit, and the Mornington Peninsula (Impakt Freeza) finalist Pockets. Baking Blind also managed to pull the biggest supporting crowd of all the bands with a turnout of 62 supporters, also winning them the door prize for the evening. The band’s guitarist, Kallin, said, “it’s crazy that we’ve come so far in one year, and it’s largely due to our good friends and family who have supported us along the way. We’re incredibly excited and feel privileged that we’ve been given such an enormous and rare musical opportunity.” The headlining act for the night was Closure in Moscow who also sang happy birthday and presented a candle lit cake to one of the lucky Impakt Productions Committee members and entertaining the audience while judges had an incredibly tough decision to make for who took home the winning title. Eliza Anthony, one of the organizers for the event, says it was a very smooth sailing event for which they received some very positive feedback from attendees. One member from Impakt Productions said, “It just had such a nice vibe,” when asked how they enjoyed the evening. Also in attendance was the Mornington Peninsula Shire CEO, Dr Michael Kennedy, and the Mornington Peninsula Shire Mayor, Antonella Celi. Baking Blind will now go on to compete against Alkali Fly, Bel Air, Darcy Fox, Great John Himself, Listerdale, Residual, The Rims, and Worship The Fallen at this year’s Grand Final. For more information visit ALIYAH STOTYN

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at every set, even at Creamfields in the UK, which is amazing. I was absolutely stoked.” James’ most recent track Argon was released on Hype records, a small boutique label in Adelaide, as they wanted a filler between the release of Mega and the big things to come next year. “They’re a really great crew and they put out my track with the Uberjakd remix. It got a lot of attention, which was great.” Samuel says he is looking forward to 2014. “I’ve been working really hard the past few months and I have lots of new music on its way. One of my new tracks is going to be the follow up to Mega, and Will Sparks has been playing it for the past few months, including dropping it at Stereosonic. Word is just starting to creep out that this track is mine, before its official release in March.”

You can catch James at his weekly residency at Nightcrawler at Levels nightclub, monthly residency at Billboard and guest spots at Humpday & Fribays. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the announcement of Samual James’ Australian tour, which will start at the end of January and finish in March. For further details, visit SamualJamesOFFICIAL or find him on SoundCloud.



t’s been quite the snowball effect of success this year for Samual James. June saw him signed to Konkrete Agency, whilst September saw his track Mega released on Basik records, which gained huge support abroad from big name Hardwell and our own Will Sparks. Chatting to Samual, he says things are just warming up with big things to come in 2014. Samual started off spinning tunes at house parties in his late teens, before moving onto the club scene where he has played numerous venues around Melbourne as well as held down a residency for the past 2 years at Ringwood’s biggest Thursday night, Noizy Neighbours, at Orange Whip. Describing his sound as more festival inspired opposed to the local Melbourne sound, James says his main influencers are guys like Hardwell and Tiesto. “That’s my aim anyway, to create a bigger sound. For me, personally, I’m steering away from the Melbourne sound. Don’t get me wrong, it’s hot all over the world right now, I still play it in my sets and when it’s done properly I like it.” John Hanlon, director of Konkrete Agency, who also heads up Basik Records, launched the new label and James’ track Mega at the same time earlier this year. It was the first single to come out on the label, and James says it was awesome to be the first release as he received lots of online and blog support. “I showed the guys in the Konkrete office the track, John loved it and he said he’d love it to be the first release.” Hanlon even managed to get it into the hands of one of the biggest names in EDM, and James says the moment he found out his idol was playing his track at a gig overseas was unforgettable. “Hardwell was playing a show in Texas at the time and one of my friends was there. I got a tweet from him saying dude Hardwell just played Mega! My heart literally stopped for a second. I then found out from John that he’d been playing it

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Breath - Anna Lunoe First up for my Top 5 is the latest track from Aussie expat Anna Lunoe with this monster original, Breath. It starts with a catchy synth and kick that gets your attention. The clap is the biggest slap in the face. Then reels back into the one of the best vocal hooks I’ve heard in a very long time. The drop comes up out with a amazing 90’s house feel synth and of course that hook vocal. Instant dance floor hit - 5/5 in my books.


Astronaut (Gorgon City Remix) - Joel Compass Second up is one of my favorite Act’s for 2013 “Gorgon City” these guys can’t put a foot wrong. This remix really grabbed my attention with such a powerful vocal & 4x4 jackin’ style hats. Then there’s the Gorgon City signature bass that I just can’t get enough of. Just wants to get me out and forget my troubles and dance! Best Be Believing (Shadow Child Remix) – Aluna George Another of favorite Act of mine in 2013 is “Shadow Child” formally know as “Dave Spoon.” He came up with this monster of a remix for Aluna George. I’m really digging the bass sides of Deep House. This is no exception. He intertwines the vocals and Bass so well its sends me into a melodic frenzy of UK Bass. I love this. Not Hit Enough ft. Chuck Inglish - Jesse Rose & Playmode Jesse Rose “House god” & new boys on the block Playmode team up to make something quite special. Adding an element of Gangsta “Chuck Inglish” smashes out a heavy Rap and it locks into a groove that keeps you bouncing with their take on Techy Deep house “Amazing”. You can also check out Jesse Rose who is also playing in Melbourne on the 25th of January at Tramp.


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Lost (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix) - Frank Ocean You can never go wrong with Frank Ocean. When Amine Edge & DANCE get onto a remix you know it’s going to be big. This remix in is pretty much perfect. The bass, the hats, the claps and have course Frank Ocean “Voice of an Angel.” There not much I can really say about this track apart for searching it and listening to it on repeat like I did for the first 3 weeks I heard it! Every time I play it people always loose their minds.

Option4’s remix of You’re The One For Me

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Going by the name of Bray Hodge, this self-taught 19-year-old up-and-coming superstar is on the rise with his festival-like inspired sets jam-packed with Electro House, Big Room, Melbourne & Minimal tunes.

Hours upon hours, sitting in his room after school is how he taught himself the basics of DJ’ing, getting pointers thrown at him from his Dad and some friends but he’s pretty much endured the journey himself.

Ever since seeing the SCNDL boys play at an underage festival called Breakout, Bray has thrived to push himself further and further, inspired by Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Armin Van Buuren, Hardwell, Nicky Romero, Showtek, Will Sparks, Chardy and of course SCNDL, some of the big names in the industry that are living their dream - Bray wishes to one day live his dream. After playing interstate with the Ultraglow Music Festival tour in Tasmania at the start of last month, they loved him so much down there they brought him back down to be the main support for one of Sparks’ shows for his tour only weeks later.

In terms of Production, he has been taught by Nathan Thomson and none other than the boss… Chardy. You can catch Bray getting it done at Fribays, Humpday Project Wednesdays and La Di Da Saturdays. He’s been knuckling down and spending a bit of time in the studio so expect some big things coming soon… To keep in the loop - be sure give a squiz or check out his page on Facebook.

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What A Year!



After drinking and eating copious amounts at your Christmas feast with the extended family and getting through the biggest party night of the year, you better be ready to kick on because Cruze Mornington is full steam ahead, welcoming 2014 with a monster of a month. Driven by a ferocious festival anthem and the uplifting buzz it brews, Samuel James created a tornado of hype globally with Hardwell and was tipped by Will Sparks to be the biggest DJ in the World. On his 19th Birthday and celebrating interstate, festival and headline gigs in his debut year, Jiay Mills is set to treat his hometown crew to a sip of his mix that’s got everyone talking uptown in residencies at Tramp and Wah. Fresh-faced music maestro Stevie Mink returns to town with his uncanny ability to serve up only the freshest of dance tunes while riding the wave international airplay alongside Dirty South and the killer mix of Vicious Cuts 2013.  Rounding out a month of who›s hot, like a superhero siren, is Some Blonde DJ (aka Nicole Weir without her suit) armed some big room electro house, some crossgenre club-thumpers, and her reputation as the ultimate party starter. Catch ‘em all, plus your resident crew, at Cruze Mornington (124 Main St) on Saturdays in January! JIAY MILLS

Ah… the New Year is upon us, and down at FriBays we can’t wait to kick start 2014 off in style. In 2013 we shared many memories at the Bay Hotel. We saw the first international act DEORRO, breaking records for the largest amount of people to attend FriBays, we partied the night away on the FriBays 2nd Birthday Party, along with the endless theme nights which included Beach Parties, Jungle Parties, Angels vs Demons nights and Halloween, as well as dancing to some of Australia best acts such as Timmy Trumpet, Will Sparks, Pez & more! Our promise to you is that this next 12 months will be that and MORE down at FriBays and we look forward to partying on with you for another fun filled year at the Bay Hotel in Mornington! BRAY HODGE

As The Summer Sun Comes Up,

Humpday Sounds Go Underground!

As The Summer Sun Comes Up, Humpday Sounds Go Underground! In 2011 Fun Ticket Entertainment under the tutelage of JD Saphire launched a new night at the Chelsea Heights Hotel called Humpday-Project Wednesdays. This night was to be unlike any other night seen on the Bayside/Peninsula to date. Up until that

point commercial music reigned supreme, but this was about to change. JD and the Fun Ticket crew sought out the finest DJ’s from Melbourne’s notorious underground nightlife and to the surprise of all their competitors the night was a success! Nearly 2 and a half years later the night is still going strong having established itself as one of Melbourne’s premier mid week club nights. However in recent times the hard hitting, foot stomping sound that made this club an icon has been softened, so we think it’s time it came back! This summer Humpday is going underground and bringing back all your old favorites and some new ones never before seen this side of the city that includes; Joel Fletcher, Spacey Space, Kalus, Orkestrated, Azmac, Keesh, Sunshine, Travlos, Matt Watkins, Reece Low, Jungle Jim, Matty Lincoln, John Doe and T-White. Wednesday nights have never looked better! CHRIS HOLDING



Unique Thursday @ The Grand Hotel is really making its mark on Thursdays night in the Peninsula. Focusing on incredible value for patrons which includes FREE Entry, FREE Drink Card on Guest list Between 9pm and 11pm and not to mention the already great drink specials with $5 Bourbons & $5 Vodkas heading up the list, but its in fact its 2 for the price of 1 made fresh to order Cocktails that are really taking the Unique Thursdays to the next level when it comes to quality and value, our hot tip is the Espresso Martini. Backing up all these already great positives is our resident DJ’s and headliners for the night, with Code Luke and Benny Watt regulars warming for guests such as: Azmac, Madeleine, Andy Prata, Ben Mac, Drew Reid, Chivsy, Pisco, Zac Masters, Hawvick DJ’s and more all rotating weekly to provide the House, Commercial, RnB and Bounce music. Watch This Space, as some larger than life headliners will be soon announced to grace the decks at Unique Thursday and Keep an Eye out for Party Panda on the D-Floor. CODY EDMONDS


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Locals Launch – House & Techno Locals is a monthly night dedicated to the finer strands of House, Techno and related underground music, showcasing both local DJ’s and artists of International repute, known through their DJ/Live Sets and discography. The night will focus on DJ sets from guests within the innate confines of the ground floor of Melbourne’s premier project art space and bar, Loop – where up on the roof a new bar has recently opened, which offers attendees cocktails, bar food and stellar CBD views. Resident DJ’s include Paul Cooper (Project Squared, Sub Squared) and Daniel Filipovic (Pinksilver).

800 delegates, 150 artists and industry speakers, 15 parties and countless drinks sums up Asia Pacific’s Electronic Music Conference that took place last month. The bombastic Brooklyn Viking himself & the ‘Most Enthusiastic Man in Dance Music,’ Tommie Sunshine, joined by the pioneers of Melbourne’s music scene: Will Sparks, Joel Fletcher, Orkestrated & Reece Low.

Sunshine recently wrote a Guest Editorial for inthemix about how people need to stop hating on dance music’s explosion into the mainstream, because a bigger overground presence means an underground that’s “about to absolutely explode and be the healthiest we’ve seen in about two decades,” and that “I really feel it’s that strong, and now we’re sitting on the verge of this getting global… this is the moment where this music is going to soar. Sparks revealed his frustration with the genre’s “saturation,” “If you like a song and you f**king bang your head against a wall, that’s a banger… Is everything that’s Melbourne Sound sick? No! All that stuff that the kids are trying to produce to get their name out there… all these kids are loving anything that has a kicking bass.”

Tomorrow Never Comes: Pleasurekraft, Doorly, Amine Edge & Dance Pleasurekraft, A simultaneously visceral and cerebral experience induced by only the seductive, deep, groove heavy, underground techno inspired music that you hear everybody listening to. Common side effects include: unrelented headbopping, giving way to complete surrender to physical movement commonly referred to as ‘dancing.’ They could arguably call 2013 their year with so many chart topping tracks and a massive year of touring, their rework of Bontan’s remix of Got A Feeling was their biggest yet, charting for weeks. Also joined by Turntablist Doorly has emerged as one to watch in 2013 with some insanely funky releases. Put them together and this could quite possibly be the party of 2014. This carefully picked double header takes over Blights Bar in Brown Alley for new brand “Tomorrow Never Comes”, the exciting new promoter partnership of Thick As Thieves & Loud Entertainment.

January 17 marks the date at Brown Alley, but wait… there’s more – keep February 9 free in your calendar… Amine Edge & Dance will be dropping bombs at the Prince Bandroom as the next installment of Tomorrow Never Comes head over to for tickets.


The opening night features deep abilities of two talents, one being Andy Donnely, better known as Kloke, who has been calling Melbourne home for the last 6 years. In 2012 he was invited to participate in the New York edition of the Red Bull Music Academy, culminating in a stellar hybrid Bass and Techno set at the Bunker club in Brooklyn. Also playing is Craig McWhinney - DJ, producer, and live artist and owner of label, Haul Music. Drawing upon his wealth of DJ’ing experience and a gift for sound design, he crosses the boundaries of Techno and House with precision and intent, creating dance floor focused music that speaks to both mind and feet. Come join the Locals at Loop on January 25, it’s free entry - 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne CBD.

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PEARL Magazine (Issue 23 - January 2014)  

Presenting PEARL Magazine - A Music, Arts, Events & Entertainment magazine for the Bayside & Mornington Peninsula. For more info on our Janu...

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