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Blues Tram w/ Lily & King + Alister Turrill

Arts Culture and Music At Central Deborah Gold Mine 76 Violet Street Bendigo, VIC 3550

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On May 11, 2019
2:00 - 4:15pm

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Artists: Lily & King + Alister Turrill

This exciting concept combines two of Bendigo’s best attractions - its historic trams and sublime music talent. Fans can enjoy a relaxed drink on the tram, while leisurely rolling through the streets of the city as some of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival’s finest talent performs, up close and personal. After taking a couple of short pit stops at the Tram Depot and the Joss House, the tram then turns back towards the mine.

Two of the most exciting acts on the Roots and Folk Music festival scene in Australia, performing The Blues Tram together on Saturday 11 May 2019 - fast rising guitarist/singer/songwriter Alister Turrill and the always rambunctious and engaging Lily & King!

Enjoy the sights of Bendigo's architecturally stunning CBD from on board the sensationally restored vintage W Class tram, while being serenaded by two great acts:

Lily and King:
Lily and King are a quirky, musical junkyard from Melbourne. Their aim is to use all of their limbs for making music at the one time. Lily and King create rousingly catchy music that sits somewhere between a captivating 40's nightclub routine and the raw, rambunctious spirit of New Orleans street buskers. 

Dixieland punk, junkyard blues, sailor songs, weird carnie show tunes and the odd bit of curious pop, their music is joyful, beautiful and a bit dirty and wicked too. 

With trombone, sweet and sassy vocals, toy piano, guitar, half a drum kit and an abundance of foot stomping, their melodies are infused with wild exuberance and joie de vivre - a Lily and King gig is a truly wild and joyful experience. 

Alister Turrill Music:
Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good hands.” – Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.

It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

The past two years have seen the new Melbourne resident at his busiest and best yet with his first East Coast Tour (including a well-received slot on the Roaming Buskers Stage at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017) and first European shows.

BBRMF 2018 will once again see Alister joined by dear friend and drumming extraordinaire, Toby Johnson, for a series of energetic and demanding performances.

Honest, Flawed, Gravel-Throated Folkin' Blues awaits.

*All details above are correct as at the time of printing.  Please check the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival's 'Events' page on our website for any possible updates.

2019-05-11 14:00:00
2019-05-11 16:15:00