BONEZ • Alternative Queer Party • Halloween @ BONEZ Alternative Queer Party
Oct 25 @ 8:00 pm – Oct 26 @ 1:00 am

A monthly party for Alternative Queers and their mates!

• Friday October 25th at Whole Lotta Love, Brunswick East •
Doors at 8:00PM.
Only $10 entry before 9:00PM – $15 entry after!
(Cash only)

We’re throwing one hell of a Halloween party for you beautiful creatures!

Prizes for best dressed AND best lipsync performances so get spooky with us and RIP the stage at BONEZ this Halloween

Boob In A Test Tube

10:30PM -11:30PM
***** BONEZ LIPSYNC Hosted by Agatha Hardon *****
*Choose from 100 songs – sign up on the night. Open to all levels – anyone and everyone!*


*BONEZ badges available for just $3*

B R E T T F R A N K E @ WILLIAM LYTTLE RESTAURANT BENDIGO @ William Lyttle Restaurant & Bar
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Acoustic solo performance by Singer Songwriter Brett Franke.
Blues Roots Rock.

Lost bloom by Erik Smith @ Radio Bar
Nov 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Lost bloom by Erik Smith @ Radio Bar

Hello everyone,

I’m having an exhibition/21st party at the Radio Bar in Fitzroy.

This is my FIRST SOLO exhibition, of my series; Lost Bloom.

It’s a celebration of self expression, so if you love to be extra with fashion & make up go all out and completely over the top, feel free to!

My beautiful friend Frank Bell will be playing a few of his gorgeous songs as you look at my work.

Love you all.
This is super duper important to me, so let me know if you can make it & would love your support as I showcase my photographic work.

📷 Erik Smith

Huge shout out to my Exhibition Mentor, Supported by Mad Dame & to Radio Bar for hosting me and my work.

Exhibition opening starts at 7pm.
Radio Bar closes at 11pm

Fight The Good Fight – Album Launch #3 @ Golden Vine Hotel Bendigo
Nov 1 @ 9:00 pm – Nov 2 @ 12:00 am
Fight The Good Fight - Album Launch #3 @ Golden Vine Hotel Bendigo

We’ll be heading up the Calder, looking to strike gold with our brand of protest punk in Bendigo-go! We’re launching our debut long player, “Fight The Good Fight” and we’ll be playing the album in full and in album track listing order! This means less played tracks, the reggae infused “Mr. Mean” and guitar and vocal only ballad, “When I Was Seventeen”, will be given a long overdue airing. A new song or two will debut and we’ll round out the set will be a couple of the our cover songs.

Can I get a “hell yeah!”?

We’ll have limited stocks of T-shirts, but plenty of stickers, buttons and CDs available at the gig, or you pre-order now from

Playing Times are:
9:00 – 9:40 Steph Bitter
9:45 – 10:30 The Bridesmaid
10:45 – 11:30 The One Twos

Opening the night will be Steph Bitter. Steph has grown from a shy young girl who loved to write stories into a passionate and intelligent singer/songwriter. Her hauntingly honest songwriting showcases her raw ability to make the best of her experiences with authenticity and integrity, leaving her audiences nothing short of inspired. Quality way to start the night!

Next up is a gathering of well known local musicians; one might throw the term ‘super group’ about! The musical guise for the power pop compositions of Four Lions guitarist Keith MacQueen, The Bridesmaid are back for one of their rare live performances. We’re wrapped to be able to share a stage with these guys!

Roll up early and enjoy a the hearty pub grub and selection of brews on tap. I’d be booking a table!

Catch The One Twos grumbling and bellyaching about the general state of things through their all swagger, no frills punk music at the Fight The Good Fight launches.

Curtain Raiser – Bendigo blues @ McIvor Estate
Nov 3 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Come and join us for this year’s Bendigo Blues Curtain Raiser at McIvor Estate on Sunday, 3rd of November from 11am – 4pm!

The perfect way to warm up for the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival on the following 7th – 10th November.

The Bendigo Blues Curtain Raiser Full Lineup:
– 11am-11:45am – Frank Bell (Bendigo)
– 12pm-12:45pm – Steph Bitter (Bendigo)
– 1pm-1:45pm – Jarrod Shaw (Melbourne)
– 2pm-2:45pm – Mariah McCarthy (Bendigo)
– 3pm-4pm – Sarah Wilkinson (Bendigo)

Sensational food, brilliant beverages and wonderful hospitality awaits. More details to come!

Daniel Aaron Duo debut / Golden Vine / Bendigo @ Golden Vine Hotel Bendigo
Nov 16 @ 8:30 pm – Nov 17 @ 12:00 am

The one man band goes two man ensemble… You can call us DAD! Super stoked to announce I’ve teamed up with Dave on the buckets for the Daniel Aaron Duo!
Find yourself engulfed in an elaborate new depth of cooperative looping and collaboration between man on drum and slightly smaller man with guitar (and co) for a fusion of indie rock and roots.

Joining us for the night are the super special:
– Bill Barber Music (appearing as Bill Barber and the Revelators)
– Steph Bitter (appearing as Steph Bitter Band)

The Blues Train – Friday 29th November @ The Blues Train
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 11:30 pm
The Blues Train - Friday 29th November @ The Blues Train

Friday 29th November line-up: George Kamikawa, Bill Barber Music, Wayne Jury Music & The Ethan Farmer Band

Combining a meal, four of Australia’s best blues acts and a train ride along the historic Bellarine Railway, The Blues Train is a one-night mini-festival and a progressive party you will never forget!

Bendigo Blues & Roots Winter Warm-up at The Bridge #2 @ Bridge Hotel Bendigo
Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm – Aug 30 @ 6:30 pm
Bendigo Blues & Roots Winter Warm-up at The Bridge #2 @ Bridge Hotel Bendigo

A four-day Winter Warm-up, including a two-day Street Party, showcasing 25 local and visiting bands who will also feature at this year’s Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival.

Kicking off Thursday night (27 August) inside the iconic pub, top flight solo and duo acts will play from 8pm till midnight. Same again on Friday night (28 August), before the big party begins in Water Street, from 12pm midday on Saturday (29 August) and concluding Sunday evening (30 August) around 6:30pm.

This is not a fundraiser, it’s a preview event, a celebration of the upcoming tenth annual BB&RMF (#BBRMF20) and the venues that make it great, featuring the best live music, with great company, top food and drink, with thanks to the ownership, management and fantastic crew at The Bridge Hotel Bendigo!

Full program with playing times of the featured acts to be announced shortly – WATCH THIS SPACE…

*This is a free entry event – please support the venues who host live music and be sure to support the artists by buying their CDs, following them on social media and thanking them in person for sharing their music and making your life richer for the experience!
Don’t forget to keep an eye out as the full program for Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival 2019 – published online, in print and via the App in September!