Who are we?...
Our Club supports acoustic music
in our local region. We do this by engaging a variety of different styles
of music and always recognising traditional cultures. We foster a listening
audience. This acknowledges our undivided support to both established and
Bendigo Blues and Roots
The Bendigo Folk Club is proud to call Bendigo Blues and Roots a sister organisation. The Blues and Roots organisation of loyal and hard working volunteers have presented their November festival and support events for the past 5 years. This year's festival happens on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th November 2016.
Apart from the festival itself, Bendigo Blues and Roots conduct events all year round. Check out the upcoming dates here.
Please check them out and support their efforts to bring grest live music to Bendigo
Friday 17 June 2016
Pete Denahy's bio tells us that he is a comedian and bluegrass musician hailing from Yackandandah in Victoria. We here at the Bendigo Folk Club reckon he is much more than that. Pete is a highly accomplished musician who also happens to be genuinely funny man.
He is a songwriter and singer whose show includes everything from serious ballads to ridiculous stories and songs with a twist.
Pete wrote the "teenager song" Sort Of Dunno Nothin' which went viral on youtube and is seen as a Gen Y anthem, although people from all generations relate to the song.
Pete's show is popular at music festivals, due to his exquisite skills playing fiddle and guitar, as well having a sweet voice. More than this, the variety of his shows cause audience emotions to fly in every direction; appreciating the music, the humour and at times the poignancy of the stories.
Pete has toured with Slim Dusty, Sara Storer, Troy Cassar-Daley, Lee Kernaghan and has worked in the Melbourne comedy scene with Akmahl Saleh, Elliot Goblet and Flacco.
Being half Japanese, Pete draws much inspiration from his late grandfather, Kido Zenichi who was a well respected musician in Hiroshima. In 2013 Pete travelled Japan and played bluegrass and country with some of the finest pickers he's shared a stage with.
A Youtube clip from Pete here:
- The Ringing of the Steel
Tickets available at the door - $20 or $15 members and concession.
The Old Church on the Hill, Cnr Russell and Harkness Streets, Quarry Hill.
8:00 pm for an 8:15 pm start.