Upcoming Events

See what’s happening with The Shiraz Republic and Cornella Brewery.

Nov 2019

Date/Time Event
29/11/2019
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Vineyard Views Open Day

We look forward to showing off our new self-contained accommodation units with an open day on Friday November 29.

We welcome our peers and friends in industry in addition to the general public for some light refreshments and a walkthrough of the accommodation from 3PM on Friday November 29th.

RSVP by Wednesday November 27th to info@shirazrepublic.com.au


The Shiraz Republic, Cornella VIC

Dec 2019

Date/Time Event
15/12/2019
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Carus Thompson (WA)

Following on from his performance at the 2019 Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, having just released his latest album, Shakespeare Avenue, we are excited to welcome Freo’s Carus Thompson back to The Shiraz Republic.

Free entry. Lunch from 12pm. Music 2PM-5PM.

Globe trotting troubadour Carus Thompson has toured the world alongside The John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson & Pete Murray, selling over 30,000 albums along the way.

He returns with his seventh studio album Shakespeare Avenue.

Recorded in Dartmoor, in the South-West of England with Mercury nominated producer Sean Lakeman, the album takes its name from a street in Bath, Somerset where Thompson’s late Grandfather lived, before he left his home for Australia.

In the reverse of his Grandfather’s journey, for Shakespeare Avenue Thompson moved his family to Dartmoor to write and record with a new approach that delved further down the folk path, spurred by his connection with good friend and folk-star Seth Lakeman.

Seth, his brother Sean (who’s supurb production perfectly accentuates Thompson’s songs), and Sean’s partner the sublime Kathryn Roberts all feature on Shakespeare Avenue. Often referred to as a “virtual folk dynasty”, the trio bring their heavyweight musicianship to the record.

Thompson’s narrative, character based, emotive songs have long earned him comparisons to Springsteen and Mellancamp, however this time there is also a distinct Richard Thompson, Christy Moore, Dick Gaughin folk edge.

The connection with the Lakeman clan, together with the move to England, has paid dividends with what is undeniably Thompson’s best work to date.

He launches the album around Australia through October / November before taking these new songs to Europe & the UK in 2020.

“This is quality songwriting” – Jeff Jenkins, Living in the Land of OZ

“A treasure in the Australian musical landscape” – The Dwarf

As always expect some great Shiraz Republic wines on pour, Cornella Brewery beers on tap and a fully stocked bar with everything else.

Food stall details tbd. Shuttle buses available from Bendigo & Heathcote.

The details:
* Free Entry.
* Shiraz Republic wines and Cornella Brewery craft beers on tap with producers available for chats
* Fully-stocked bar with your regular favourite drinks and soft drinks also available
* Pop-up food stall
* Music 2PM – 5PM
* Shuttle bus from Bendigo & Heathcote TBD


The Shiraz Republic, Cornella VIC

Feb 2020

Date/Time Event
09/02/2020
1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Hailey Calvert (QLD) & Grim Fawkner

Hailey is heading to Bendigo to play on a Blues Tram, so we have jumped at the opportunity to host her and Grim Fawkner for a Sunday afternoon of live music at The Shiraz Republic.

Free entry. Lunch from 12pm. Music 2PM-5PM.

Hailey Calvert

Its her warm and breathtaking blues voice together with impressive guitar skills and relatable stage presence, as well as achingly honest song writing that makes each audience member feel like they are the only people in the room to hear Hailey Calvert’s stories.

It’s the same song writing style that saw Hailey take out the blues category in the 2015 International Songwriting Competition. With over 18,000 entries from 20 countries, it was a huge deal to be a winner alongside fellow Australians in other categories including Meg Mac and Birds of Tokyo. Two EP’s, one album and countless charismatic live shows into her career, Hailey Calvert is an independent performer showing no signs of slowing down.

The small Western Australian town she grew up in is a far cry from the places Hailey’s music has taken her. From tours in Australia supporting Stu Larsen, to performing all over Ireland, London and New York, a highlight was a show at the famous NYC venue The Bitter End, a place that has hosted performances from the likes of Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder and Joni Mitchell among many others. Hailey has also graced the stages of many of Australia’s favourite festivals including Woodford Folk Festival (three times), Queenscliff Music Festival, Bendigo Blues and Roots Music Festival (four times) and Palm Creek Folk Festival (twice).

Inspired by the thoughts and worries she was waking up with at 3am, Hailey Calvert’s 2016 fourth CD release ‘In the Hour of the Wolf’ is a cinematic sounding affair and Hailey’s most grown up songs to date. She stretches her legs in her new album with producer Brett Shaw playing around in genres making the album a darker, grander affair than her previous releases. With the album earning rave reviews, Hailey is an independent performer making a lasting impression.

It always comes back to that voice; a breathtaking cross between Eva Cassidy and devilish deep blues. Hailey has the element of surprise as it’s never the voice people think will come out of her.

Grim Fawkner

A regular at The Shiraz Republic, Rambling man, Grim Fawkner, is no stranger to stages and streets across the globe and at home. The epitome of the itinerant musician, he draws together tales and musings from his travels and is as likely to deliver them in soft ballad form as he is face-meltingly intricate and upbeat roots/country/blues.

As always expect some great Shiraz Republic wines on pour, Cornella Brewery beers on tap and a fully stocked bar with everything else.

Food stall details tbd. Shuttle buses available from Bendigo & Heathcote.

The details:
* Free Entry.
* Shiraz Republic wines and Cornella Brewery craft beers on tap with producers available for chats
* Fully-stocked bar with your regular favourite drinks and soft drinks also available
* Pop-up food stall
* Music 2PM – 5PM
* Shuttle bus from Bendigo & Heathcote TBD


The Shiraz Republic, Cornella VIC

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