Bacon + Beers + BLUES Fest with Mescalito Blues - Sunday 24th February

Bacon + Beers + BLUES Fest with Mescalito Blues

Mescalito Blues Band are ready to jam at Bearded Dragon Tamborine for an awesome day of the BLUES and craft beer promotions. Book your table early, free crocodile reptile shows, toad racing and fun for all the family. Serving Breakfast at our Tamborine Farmhouse BBQ from 8am and Lunch from 10am!

Crocodile & Reptile show 11am & 2.30pm KICK START LIVE MUSIC around noon!Toad Racing at 3.30 pm ish! A wonderful Kid Friendly Venue with alpaca feeding, childrens playground and a huge paddock fo them to play on while you sit and enjoy your meals and craft beer paddles, wines or smoothies.

Food Served all day from our casual all day dining menu, chefs blackboard and paddock street eats from the bbq. Plus kids menu options.

Ph (07) 5543 6888 or email

Gavin Doniger has been on the east coast music scene since picking up a guitar and hitting the road back in 1998. Since then he has toured continuously throughout Australia, and the world, collecting more foreign stamps in his passport than many bona fide diplomats.

It is Donigers love for the open road that inspires his music, and this is especially true for his main project, Mescalito Blues, which consists of Doniger and any number of talented musicians that Doniger discovers in his travels.

Fast building a reputation for blazing live shows that resonate with audiences from all walks of life, Gavin Doniger and his Mescalito Blues are as comfortable playing intimate shows to blues aficionados as they are a room full of rambunctious backpackers�and it is with this uncanny ability to engage and seduce audiences that Doniger and his companions are famous at home, and abroad.

In 2005 Mescalito Blues released its debut album Dos Cerveza and backed it up with extensive tours. Doniger also recorded a number of solo tracks during these sessions, but before completing the album injured his hand and decided to release those tracks which had already been recorded onto a now rare EP, The Beautiful Lady.

While most musicians take a break after injuring themselves, Doniger chose to draw a line under his current work and got creative�releasing The Wounded Hand Recordings in 2006; an extremely raw, swamp-stompin-blues creation which has become a favourite amongst fans.

Doniger chose to take a sabbatical in early 2007 to play solo through the U.S., where he bounced around famous locales such as Hollywood and Seattle before soaking up the sights and sounds of Nashville for a further three months. The experience left him invigorated and chomping-at-the-bit to unleash some fresh blues back home in Australia.

It is with this renewed vigour that Doniger released both a Mescalito (Album 2) and solo release (Waves of Grain) later that year, and backed this feat up with extensive touring throughout Australia and Europe in 2008/09. These albums and subsequent tours marked a definite change in Donigers musical vocabulary: the swamp stompin blues was still there�but now it was beautiful.

Finally, in late 2009, Mescalito Blues recorded some of the tracks they had been playing live now for nearly two years. The 6-track LP Let the Sunshine Grow subsequently received wide acclaim and encouraging radio play for its title track, and for the track Love Love. In mid-2010 Doniger took his Mescalito Blues across the UK, playing at Saltash Summer Music Festival performing with good friend and known luthier Tom Anfield. Other Doniger tour spots included Barbican Plymouth, Half-Moon London and solo shows at The Union in Saltash.

More touring followed in New York City, playing at Arelenes Grocery, followed by a small West Coast tour through Hollywood, San Francisco.

In March 2011 two of Donigers tracks, Talkin About and Point Taken were included in the soundtrack for Dean Dingo Morrisons DVD A Dingos Tale. Around this time Doniger begun recording new tracks in his Gold Coast studio for both solo and Mescalito releases due later in 2011.

Donigers 2011 European tour will commence in late July, starting in Paris France and heading into Scandanavia early September.

Enjoy this awesome band and support live music!

Head over to show Gavin & his band some love at their website

Support Live Blues Music right in the heart of the scenic rim. So if you like Leftys music hall , sonnys house of blues or any of the awesome brisbane blues bars and gold coast blues bars but feel like taking it to the country then a visit to Bearded Dragon Hotel Beer Bacon and Blues is a must.

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