Bruce Milne’s music festival bus tour of Yarra City’s music landmarks is back for 2015 as part of the Leaps and Bounds Festival.
The Leaps and Bounds Music Sites Bus Tour visits the landmarks across the City of Yarra including the house where Michael Hutchence filmed ‘Dogs In Space’, the Young Talent Time school, studios were iconic albums were made and locations were historic videos were filmed.
Milne kicks off the tour from the legendary Corner Hotel in Richmond and then immediately gives his tourist a trip down one of Melbourne’s most notorious streets where the origins of the Underbelly community began. (Tying that make to music it does relate to many of the Russell Morris songs from Sharkmouth).
Bruce Milne is a Melbourne music icon in his own rite. Bruce, a lifetime resident of the area, founded the iconic independent record store and label Au-go-go Records, managed acts such as Dan Kelly and the Blackeyed Susans, had a stint as EMI’s A&R guy, then started another label In-Fidelity which signed groups like the Drones and the Datsuns, introduced rock bar culture to Melbourne when he established International Bar on the same site which the Ding Dong Lounge now inhabits, and was licensee of one of Melbourne’s archetypal live music venue, the Tote Hotel as documented in the film Persecution Blues.
All tours depart from the Corner Hotel front bar at 1pm and arrive at the same location at approximately 4pm (depending on traffic, please allow an extra 30 minutes on weekends).
The Corner Hotel, 57 Swan St, Richmond, one block east of Richmond train station.
Dates are July 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19.
Each bus tour is limited to 20 passengers but all ages are welcome.
Tickets are $27 from the Corner Box Office or online for each date via www.leapsandboundsmusicfestival.com.
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