Music of Canberra

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Canberra is the federal capital of Australia and is in the Australian Capital Territory. The city is home to a number of important musical venues and institutions, including the Llewellyn Hall performance venue, part of the Australian National University School of Music. The local music scene includes many bars and nightclubs for local performers, mostly clustered in Dickson, Kingston and the City Centre. Canberra is also home to a number of music festivals, including Stonefest, the Canberra International Music Festival, and the National Folk Festival.

Popular music[edit]

Jack Lumsdaine wrote and recorded the songs Canberra’s Calling to You and Queanbeyan in 1938, the sesquicentenary of European settlement.[1]

Promoters and record labels in Canberra include Capital City, Dream Damage, Hardrush Music, Hellosquare Recordings, KP Records (Distributed internationally by WIDEawake Entertainment),Bad Sounds, Canberra Musicians Club, Canberra Music Workshop, Metaphysical Productions (Hip Hop), and Birds Love Fighting Records. Venues for popular music in Canberra include:

  • ANU Bar (Lic/AA & 18+)
  • The Basement (18+ & U18)
  • Belconnen Youth Centre
  • Canberra Theatre Centre (Lic/AA)
  • Civic Youth Centre (AA)
  • Deakin Soccer Club
  • The Folkus (Lic/AA)
  • The Front Gallery & Cafe
  • The George Harcourt Inn (18+)
  • The Maram (18+)
  • The Merry Muse (18+)
  • The Old Canberra Inn (18+)
  • The Phoenix (18+)
  • PJ O'Reilly's (18+)
  • The Pot Belly (18+)
  • Transit Bar (18+)
  • Tuggeranong Youth Centre
  • UC Bar (18+)
  • The Warehouse (AA)
  • Woden Youth Centre (AA)
  • Weston Creek Community Centre

Art music[edit]

Canberra hosts the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, which regularly performs at Llewellyn Hall at the ANU School of Music. Llewellyn Hall also features subscription series from touring groups such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Musica Viva Australia.

The Royal Military College Band is based at Duntroon. Other groups that present classical and jazz concerts in Canberra include the ANU School of Music, ArtSong, Brew Guitar Duo,[2] Canberra International Music Festival, The Canberra Jazz Club, The Gods Cafe, The Griffyn Ensemble, Guitar Trek,[3] Salut Baroque!, Seven Harp Ensemble, Stopera, and Wesley Music Centre.

Canberra is also home to a number of community and youth ensembles and organisations including the Canberra Choral Society, Canberra Chamber Orchestra, Canberra Youth Music,[4] Musica da Camera, Music For Everyone, and the National Capital Orchestra.[5]

Musical groups[edit]

Some of Canberra's local artists include:

  • Activate Jetpack[6]
  • Adam Hole and Marji Curran Band[7]
  • Aetoms[8]
  • Afraid You'll Fall (Formerly known as "Surrender") disbanded November 2008.[9][10]
  • Alchemist
  • All guns Blazing[11]
  • Annie and the Armadillos[12]
  • Armoured Angel
  • The Aston Shuffle
  • AstroChem[13]
  • Mr Fibby
  • Band Over
  • Beast Impalor
  • The Bedridden
  • Beth n Ben
  • Big Dave
  • The Burley Griffin
  • Burning Years
  • Carcass Brains
  • Casual Projects[14][15]
  • Cat Cat
  • ConneXion Big Band
  • Cool Weapon
  • Corgi Crisis
  • Corporate Takedown
  • Cuss
  • Dahahoo
  • Distance Fallen
  • D'Opus & Roshambo
  • Doug
  • Dubba Rukki
  • Dub Dub Goose
  • The Ellis Collective
  • Ernie Van Veen and Band
  • Escape Syndrome
  • Evilchris / NO?
  • Franklyn B Paverty
  • Friend Or Enemy
  • Flight or Fall
  • Fred Smith
  • Forgery
  • From the South
  • The Fuelers
  • Fun Machine
  • GasmA
  • Goatfish
  • Grantwho?
  • Gravelrash
  • GSD
  • Hancock Basement
  • Hands Like Houses
  • Haunted Attics
  • Hence the Testbed
  • The Heroines
  • Hoodlum Shouts[16]
  • Howlin' Zak Daniels
  • The Idea of North[17]
  • IEXIST
  • Identical Strangers
  • INDISTRICT
  • Inflatable Ingrid
  • Inside the Exterior
  • James Court
  • Johnny Roadkill
  • Jonno Zilber
  • Julia and the Deep Sea Sirens
  • Knight~Hammer
  • Knights of the Spatchcock[18]
  • Koolism
  • La Cross MC
  • LAVERS[19]
  • Little Saturn
  • Los Capitanes
  • The Love Skulls
  • Makeshift
  • Manilla Green
  • McClane
  • Meatbee
  • The Missing Lincolns
  • Moots
  • Morgan & The Freeman
  • Murder Meal Combo
  • The Naddiks
  • Niels Rozendaal
  • Nightmare[20]
  • Obsessions[21]
  • Novia Scotia
  • Omartyr
  • Owen Campbell
  • Omar Musa
  • Paqman
  • Penguin
  • Perpetual End[22]
  • Pleased To Jive You[23]
  • The Republic of Monster Elephante (formerly known as 'Fistful of Nothing')
  • The Rest Is Noise
  • The Robot Imperative[24]
  • Rubycon
  • Scatterpuss[25]
  • Scotts
  • The September Band
  • Second Sun
  • Selador[26]
  • Sidewinder
  • Signs and Symbols[27]
  • Sinderblock
  • Sister Scarlett
  • Slovac
  • So Long Safety
  • Something Like This[28]
  • Spoil
  • Starfish Hill
  • Stirred not Shakin'[29]
  • Strong Like Sam
  • Stylistics
  • Super Best Friends
  • Switch 3
  • Tactics
  • Take Cover
  • Tara Favell
  • Tell Me Bluntly
  • Templestowe[30]
  • That's Right[31]
  • The Chuffs
  • Thickshake
  • Thugs and Terrorists
  • Tonk
  • The Tullys[32]
  • Turbulence
  • Vasdefferen
  • The Very
  • Vic's Idera Mwuhuh[33]
  • Vinyl Roads
  • WASLEE (We All Sound Like Everything Else)
  • West Of The Sun
  • Where two now
  • Zero Degrees And Falling
  • Zwish
  • ZZG

References[edit]

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