A MUSICIAN and composer who has recently moved to Bendigo from Melbourne has praised the city’s music scene.
Tom Wolff is playing his first gig in his adoptive city at El Gordo on Friday night as part of its Blue Hour Friday tapas and live music sessions, after officially moving to Bendigo seven weeks ago.
“Everyone seems so supportive of the local music scene,” he said. “I think Melbourne could learn a lot from Bendigo on how to embrace local musicians.”
The 24-year-old said the February 10 experimental music festival Undue Noise was a great example of how Bendigo gets behind less mainstream styles of music.
“It was a beautiful space with excellent music and there were so many people there,” he said.
Mr Wolff, who writes music to accompany plays, will be playing covers of bands such as The Pixies and Crowded House on Friday at El Gordo from 6.45pm, following on from a wine tasting with Mandurang Valley Wines at 6pm.
Mr Wolff said he was excited to make his mark on the Bendigo music scene.
“I write music for plays on a variety of instruments, but I also think it’s fun to play popular music as well,” he said. “Going into full-time work, you fear you may lose a creative outlet, so it’s great to pick up the guitar and play it on a Friday night.”