Frankston Music Festival is back for its third year with an amazing line-up of performances. From rock and pop to jazz, blues and classical, there’s something to entertain lovers of all styles of music.
Jeff Duff salutes David Bowie’s ever-evolving musical career in Bowie Unzipped, the gala opening show on Friday, April 26, at Frankston Arts Centre. Jeff’s journey to Planet Bowie will include such songs as Space Oddity, Let’s Dance, China Girl, Life on Mars, Changes, and Ziggy Stardust, among many other favourites. Molly Meldrum described Jeff as “flamboyant, eccentric, charming and with a stunning voice . . . Jeff Duff is one of the greatest entertainers Australia has produced”. Tickets to this show are already selling fast, so head to the new-look website www.frankstonmusicfestival.org to secure your seat.
The show will be supported by all-girl rock band SheWolF. With their combination of pop, metal and indie rock, and their use of classy harmonies, the girls are bringing their unique style of rock to the music scene.
Other headline festival performances include True Confessions Revisited. Jeff Jenkins opens the show as Tom Petty with his band The Heartbreakers, with Sarah Highgate at Stevie Nicks, and relives Bob Dylan and Tom Petty’s history-making True Confessions tour of 1986.
Saturday begins at Functions by the Bay with the High Schools program, followed in the afternoon by The Australian Creedence Show with Ramble Tamble. Do not miss the Benny Goodman/Billie Holiday Sessions at Cube 37. On Sunday, join the Blues Express and Duo Aquarius, and after sunset hop up to Frankston City Bowling Club for Peter Uppman, Ruby Page and the Joe Ruberto Trio.
The final performance will be at Frankston RSL with a show by one of Australia’s most enduring singers, Russell Morris.
For more information, visit www.frankstonmusicfestival.org, Facebook @frankstonmusicfestival or Instagram @frankstonmusicfest