SUN 19 NOV
Ash Grunwald performing live at the Theatre Royal.
Stay tuned for further info and support artists.
FRI 24 NOV
W The Orbweavers & Caroline No
Machine Translations is excited to announce the Castlemaine launch of their new album Oh at the glorious Theatre Royal on Fri Nov. 9thsupported by the wonderful Orbweavers and Carloline No. This will be MT's first Castemaine show in several years and promises to be a cracker.
Machine Translations aka J Walker has returned, announcing his ninth studio album'Oh' dueNovember 10 via Spunk Records. To coincide with the news, J has shared"Parliament Of Spiders", the hard-hitting first taste of the album, as well as announcing a string of Australian shows this November.
DOORS : 8:00PM
$25 + BF
SAT 25 NOV
BALLS 'N' ALL
DOORS : 8:00PM
SUN 26 NOV
W THE ANDROMEDA STRING QUARTET
DOORS AT 4:30PM
entry BY DONATION
THEATRE ROYAL COURTYARD
FRI 1 DEC
americana double feature
tracy mcneil &
the stetson family
With her latest album 'Thieves' (winner Best Country Album, The Age Music Victoria Awards 2016), Tracy McNeil and her band The GoodLife deliver classic Americana infused with a healthy dose of Californian shimmer, harking back to the halcyon days of late 70s L.A country rock with Laurel Canyon-esque harmonies hung on pop-hooks. . “Dazzling…A technicolour West Coast dreamscape: the sound of sunrise over cedars and noonday Joshua Trees and high desert dusk…” Rolling Stone
Celebrating their 10 year anniversary with the release of their new single 'Brother', The Stetson Family continue to deliver their spirited, free-wheeling bluegrass and gritty Americana infused sound with lush harmonies and songs that take the audience on a journey down life's joyous and sometimes crooked highway. Their latest album, True North, further established the band internationally, breaking out of Australia onto US Roots/Americana charts and garnered stellar reviews in the UK, Italy, Czechoslovakia, Uruguay and everywhere in between.
SUN 3 DEC
SUN 3 DEC *SOLD OUT
MON 4 DEC - ON SALE NOW
THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR
2017 marks the continuation of The Waifs 25th Anniversary tour across Australia. The Waifs are celebrating and commemorating this event having released their critically acclaimed double album called “Ironbark” which took out the number one position on the Aria charts, the first time for the band to have achieved this milestone.
Ironbark was recorded in true Waifs style in a make shift studio in the unfinished kitchen of Josh Cunningham’s rural retreat on the NSW South Coast across two weeks. The name references the majestic eucalyptus standing sentinel over the band as they recorded, and the resilience and inner strength of the wood as opined in the song of the same title.
An Evening with The Waifs features over two hours of music that spans their 25 year history of touring with their sets determined with input from you, and laced with your stories.
fri 8 dec
the east pointers
‘What We Leave Behind’ Australian National Tour
Transatlantic Celtic folk power trio, the JUNO Award winners The East Pointers, are Prince Edward Island fiddler Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and Ontario guitarist Jake Charron.
Their second album ‘What We Leave Behind’, released in September 2017, continues to blur the lines between traditional and popular music and develop a devoted fanbase around the globe. With a captivating balance between their traditional-sounding instrumental tunes, and songs, The East Pointers have spent the last two years solidly touring Canada, the US, the UK, and Australia in support of their JUNO Award winning album, Secret Victory. “Furiously energetic yet organic, celebratory yet cool, this is an impressive calling-card for a band who are soon to be making waves around the world” Songlines Magazine.
“The high-velocity trio expresses an intuitive freedom in its approach with savvy interaction and youthful vigour”
BBC Radio 2.
SUN 10 DEC
W Special Guests
One of Australia's favourite storytellers, Josh Pyke has today announced a regional tour of Australia alongside the news that he'll be hanging up his Josh Pyke boots and going on hiatus from the end of the year. To celebrate his illustrious career and to say 'goodbye for now,' he will be embarking on a massive regional tour in November and December, kicking off on November 3 at the Byron Bay Brewery, moving through to Port Macquarie, Katoomba, Henley Beach, Norwood, Mackay, Townsville, Cairns, Belgrave, Ballarat, and finishing up at Theatre Royal in Castlemaine on December 10
FRI 22 DEC
A COUNTRY CHRISTMAS REVUE STARRING
RAISED BY EAGLES,
THE AHERN BROTHERS
It’s said that Christmas comes but once a year. And often - that’s enough for some. But someone - somewhere - has been very, very nice and Santa (in the form of Raised By Eagles’ Luke Sinclair wearing a dodgy red onesie and hat) has repaid both the favour and behaviour with the announcement of a very special Raised By Eagles show to help you celebrate Christmas in salubrious style and excellent company.
Raised By Eagles – who have had a somewhat hectic past few months, touring extensively and playing to full rooms around the country following the release of their critically acclaimed third album I Must Be Somewhere - have invited good friends and fellow talents Lost Ragas and The Ahern Brothers to join them in a rousing, soul-shaking, Country-style Christmas Revue (times two).
Led by the ARIA award winning Matt Walker, Lost Ragas - whose musical wizardry and earth-quaking, cosmic-country stylings has been blowing minds since their inception in 2013, were delighted to accept – taking time out from the studio where they are working on their next album to join the festivities.
Steve Grady and Josh Rennie-Hynes, who make up The Ahern Brothers have been busy stealing hearts out on the road, touring with Tex, Don & Charlie and fast forging a name for themselves as one of the best new country/folk acts on the scene. They’ll round out this wonderful lineup of three of Melbourne’s finest and most sought after live bands.
DOORS : 8:00PM
SUN 31 DEC
SUGAR FED LEOPARDS / TEK TEK / EMPAT LIMA
Party on with our favourite bands the Sugar Fed Leopards, TEK TEK and Empat lima.
Dress up for your cruise ship holiday. There'll be food, tropical drinks and all kinds of weird fun.
$35 + BF
SAT 17 MARCH
CALLING ALL DANCING QUEENS TOUR
BABBA - Calling All Dancing Queens Tour! The wonderful musical illusion that is BABBA. For 22 years, BABBA have been thrilling audiences with their superb re-creation of 70’s super group ABBA and the legacy of hits they gave us. With glitz and glamour served up with Swedish accents and an overflow of musical memories, BABBA will take you on a journey through time to when satin was King and Dancing Queens ruled. Benny, Bjorn, Agnetha and Frida can be yours once again - all you have to do is believe. No matter how old or how young you are, the show, just like the music, is timeless. Audiences know when they have been a part of something very special and that is why BABBA audiences keep coming back, time after time after time. It’s truly is a family affair!
$ 35 +BF