Music

Wunderhorns

Wunderhorns are a 5-8-piece trubaci and Balkan folk-pop-soul outfit based in Ballarat. With high to low end brass, gypsy percussion, clarinet and a soulful songstress, Wunderhorns perform banging beats, lush harmonies and soaring solos. Bringing the heartfelt and addictive music of the Balkans – gypsy coceks, trubaci tunes, turbo-folk songs, film music and more – to your doorstep.

 

Wunderhorns features:

Holly de Jong – trumpet

Ange Sorrell – clarinet

Paige Duggan – trombone

Hugh McKelvey – baritone horn

Adam Dean – accordion

Scott Mangos – sousaphone

Michael Evans-Barker – gypsy drum

Elena Polevaya – voice

With collective experience as jazz, ska, hip hop, Balkan, classical, experimental noise-core, pop, free improvisation and folk musicians, Wunderhorns brings a uniquely experienced group of artists together in this unique collaboration.

When: Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May

Where: The Mining Exchange (Lydiard St)

Time: Varied – see entertainment schedule for details

Cost: FREE

Mick Trembath

A local legend on the Ballarat music scene. the marvelous Mick Trembath will be entertaining the crowds with his old blues and country music throughout the Town Hall over Ballarat Heritage Weekend.

Mick has been playing the guitar for over 35 years and in that time has touched on any and all genres and styles of music. His passion for the guitar comes through in every performance, and you’re going to be hanging on every note!

When: Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May

Where: The Town Hall, Sturt St

Time: Varied – see entertainment schedule for details

Cost: FREE

Bands on the Balcony

Ballarat Memorial Concert Band has been making music for almost 100 years.  It began as a brass band for returned servicemen but in the 1980s woodwind instruments such as clarinets, flutes and saxophones were introduced and it became a concert band. We are a true community band. We have members aged from 11 years to 70+ and welcome anyone who can play some notes and read music. Ballarat Memorial Concert Band play a wide repertoire including classical, pop, movie themes and more.

The Ballarat City Brass Band has been in existence for over 110 years, providing music and entertainment to the citizens of Ballarat – Band concerts at the Gardens or in the lower part of Sturt Street, Parades, funerals, Church fairs, band contests, ANZAC Day ceremonies, and more.

When: Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May

Where: The George Balcony

Time: 10am – 5pm daily

Cost: Free

The Michael Westlake Trio

The band enjoys creating original tunes with anything from ambient to an African feel, or simply trying something a bit different on a standard jazz or pop tune.

Whether in concert or a normal gig, something new always rises to the surface.

Michael Westlake – piano, vocals and occasional synth
Denis Tone – double bass
Michael Evans-Barker – drum kit

When: Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May

Where: The Town Hall, Sturt St

Time: Varied – see entertainment schedule for details

Cost: FREE

Victoriana Gaye

Victoriana Gaye don’t particularly sound like anybody else!

Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, trumpet and shared lead- harmony singing is the backbone of the Victoriana Gaye sound, but the songs themselves are drawn from a diverse and broad musical knowledge, which includes jazz, classic movie soundtracks, reggae, sunny psychedelia and their own blend of indie/folk/rock.

Vicki Gaye Philipp and Jeff Raglus come from Aireys Inlet on the South West coast of Victoria Australia and have packed a lot into the 8 years since they formed. Recording 5 albums, “Five Songs”, “Our Pleasure’’,”Holy Roll’’, “Red Moon Ray” and their latest ‘The Freest of the Free’.

They have played their original tunes at festivals and venues in The UK, Europe, Japan, New Caledonia and continue to tour around Australia.

‘Voices that curl like smoke around each other in harmonies that intertwine but are still individual…songs that talk about feelings found washed up at high tide. Victoriana Gaye are that rare thing; a progressive, sophisticated adult pop duo’. Chris Wilson

When: Saturday 25 May

Where: The Civic Hall, Mair Street

Time: Varied – see entertainment schedule for details

Cost: Free

Stylus DJ

STYLUS DJ has been created to provide your special occasion with a delightful hand picked range of songs from the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, 2000 & Beyond.

We discover styles of music from Jazz, Blues, Rock n Roll, Swing, Folk, Disco, Funk, Soul, Gospel, Rhythm & Blues, Motown, Rockabilly, Country, Pop, R&B, Top 40 and more.

Importantly having the music on point is key, but then we add some mood lighting and a touch of vintage decor and the set-up maintains an organic environment to be expected.

STYLUS DJ is the exceptional choice for your next upbeat event, exclusive wedding or hip function. We focus on playing great music and strive to deliver an enjoyable experience from start to finish.

We need to be there with you to bring genuine entertainment and make it unique.

Our website is www.stylusdj.com.au or you can find us on Facebook

When: Saturday 25 May & Sunday 26 May

Where: The Mining Exchange, Lydiard Street

Time: Varied – see entertainment schedule for details

Cost: FREE