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Three Simultaneous Venues on Thursday Night

It has just been confirmed the Michael Simic (aka Mikelangelo of the Black Sea Gentlemen) will be the MC for the Regional Song Contest on Wednesday 23 February. 

We have twisted his arm and he will also perform at least one song with the Bathurst Super group who will support the regional songwriters on the night.

On Thursday 24 February, the second night of the festival, there will three simultaneous concerts of five acts over three venues.  Something for all musical tastes.

Little Alberts at the Victoria Hotel will play host to local duo, Wattle Flat based Eagle & the Wolf who over have shared stages over the past five years with the likes of The Blind Boys of Alabama (USA), Phil and Dave Alvin (USA), Kasey Chambers, Charlie Parr (USA), Kim Richie (USA), Archie Roach, Katie Noonan and Kevin Bennett.

“Separately Sarah and Kris are two of my favourite singer/songwriters ever but the first time I heard their voices together I was taken to a whole other place! The blend was like nothing I had ever heard before and broke my heart in the most beautiful way.“
Kasey Chambers

At Keystone 1889 we have the Lachy Doley Group supported by another Central West local Andy Baylor.  

Lachy Doley has been named “The greatest living keyboard player in the world today” – GLENN HUGHES (Deep Purple)

Dubbed the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond Organ, Lachy Doley is Australia’s most celebrated Blues Soul Rock Organ Player. A player who can pump, pamper and occasionally pound the most unbelievable sounds from a keyboard: sounds that are intense, ferocious and sometimes transcendent. Recently going viral on Facebook with videos clocking up millions of views. His unlikely blues tunes titled STOP LISTENING TO THE BLUES is now sitting at 4.8 million facebook views alone.

Andy Baylor has “performed in everything from orchestras to string bands, and, on his latest release, Andy Baylor has combined lessons learned from the lot. The music floats on the air, light but tinged with melancholy with some blissful melodies and even some flowing dance tunes.”  Jeff Glorfeld

At the same time, on the same night, those not into country folk or blues can get the big band and world music treatment in the Festival Club with the Hot Potato Band supported by Worlds Collide.

Hot Potato Band’s larger-than-life brass collective is a breath of fresh air. HPB is un-bound by genres, stages and audiences. They are re-inventive of the traditional street brass band as a modern day dance machine and visual spectacle for all demographics with a strong sense of pride for their fun-loving, organic, and quirky musical nature. 

Worlds Collidecreates music that takes culturally diverse artists, puts them in a room to create contemporary music that Triple J will love and also showcases our hidden cultural gems. This is not white guys playing African music. This is music of the suburbs of Westen Sydney. A place-based fusion. A Western Sydney Sound”.                Richard Petkovic

What a night of diverse music!!!

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Media contact Stephen Champion, stephen.champion@bathurst.nsw, – 0418 456 646

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