Gig Guide, July 20-23

Thursday, Andy Vogel and Friends @ The Spa Bar Daylesford, (formerly Horvat’s)

UNIQUE SOUND: Mana Moto - with Justine Walsh on vocals, electric guitar and loops and Adam Menegazzo on electric violin and loops - honed their craft by playing in eclectic bands in Melbourne in the 1990s.

UNIQUE SOUND: Mana Moto - with Justine Walsh on vocals, electric guitar and loops and Adam Menegazzo on electric violin and loops - honed their craft by playing in eclectic bands in Melbourne in the 1990s.

Saturday, Kingstone Ska @ The Spa Bar Daylesford

Saturday, Renee Geyer @ Suttons, Ballarat

Renée Geyer’s career has spanned four decades and is still going strong with her 25th album Swing.

In 2005, Geyer was inducted into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, while in 2013 she was added to The Age Music Victoria Hall of Fame – both proud occasions in which she joined the ranks of Australia’s most respected and accomplished musicians.

Sunday, Old Money Mountain @ Old Hepburn Hotel

Four-piece Americana outfit from the hills above Melbourne. A new project for folk singer Stef Duzel, former Paperjane frontman Buck Edwards, rockabilly bass player Malcolm Beverage of the Flamin’ Mongrels and on drum styles of Tim Lane.

Old Money Mountain plays original alternate country songs that are reminiscent of the harmonies of Gram and Emmylou, with the attitude and approach of Ryan Adams.

Friday, The Larks @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs

Saturday, Next Episode @ Blue Bean Cafe

Sunday, Mana Moto @ Blue Bean Cafe, Hepburn Springs

Mana Moto will be playing in the area again, in the intimate setting of the café. The backdrop for their unique sound is built over voice, electric violin and guitar, producing a soulful and moody sound rich in nuance and space.

Dreamy vocals and haunting guitar are layered with string harmonies and melodies, creating an atmospheric and emotive sound.

Mana Moto is Justine Walsh on vocals, electric guitar and loops and Adam Menegazzo on electric violin and loops. 

Sunday, Alyce Platt @ Scrub Hill 1869, Ballan-Daylesford Road

Exciting way to open a new venue, as Alyce Platt invites us into her “Funny Little World”.

After the successful launch of her new album, a sophisticated and enchanting blend of melancholy pop and indie rock, Platt and a small combo of musicians are performing some winter shows, including this one at the new venue in the Newlyn area.

The story Tunes to ease winter chill first appeared on The Advocate - Hepburn.