Dan Sultan headlines The Sound Doctor

What better way to celebrate the Grand Final long weekend than with music from the amazing Dan Sultan! He’s just performed two huge shows at Arts Centre Melbourne with the MSO, and now he’s coming to Anglesea for two stripped back solo gigs on Thursday 26 & Friday 27 September.

On Thursday Dan will be joined by local talent Daisy Kilbourne, a wannabe ’70s child from a small town with a big spirit. Using her artistry as a passage for connection and catharsis, she combines elements of folk, rock and soul to create a sound that pays homage to her musical heroes (anyone you’d find at Woodstock) while remaining distinctly her own.

On the Friday award-winning Naarm-based artist Bumpy brings a voice that is equal parts tender and towering. Going by her childhood nickname – earned for a habit of bumping into all kinds of obstacles – Bumpy pulls from the strength found in tenderness, scars and all to perform a shimmering collection of R&B and neo-soul.

Tickets are on sale now for these two very special shows. Limited general admission seated tickets are $60 and standing tickets $50.

Dan Sultan supported by Daisy Kilbourne
Thu 26 September 7pm


Dan Sultan supported by Bumpy
Fri 27 September 7pm


June Music Not to Miss

The three members of the Band Bonny Doon in a garden around a piano

We’re bringing you one of the hottest indie-folk acts on the US scene on Friday 14 June – Bonny Doon. It’s the band’s first trip Down Under and they are pumped at the prospect. “Playing for people on the other side of the world from us is a dream come true”, guitarist and vocalist for the band Bobby Colombo said. “When we formed this band 10 years ago a lot of what we were influenced by was the 2010’s Australian punk scene. If you told me then that we’d get the chance to go on tour in Australia I wouldn’t have believed you,”

Guest support artist for the show is Jess Ribeiro – no stranger to Sound Doctor audiences after her stand out set supporting Olympia in 2019. She’s been busy since then and comes to Anglesea with a brand-new album that’s got a lot of buzz about it.

The Music and Rolling Stone both gave it four stars and Double J said: Jess Ribeiro has cemented herself as one of the Australian undergrounds most engaging and unpredictable creative forces”.

Together Jess and Bonny Doon promise a sweet night of songs and pure joy. It’s also a rare chance to see international talent without leaving the Surf Coast! And if you’re under 30 there’s even more reason to get excited as tickets are just $30 for you.

Friday 14 June 7pm
Anglesea Memorial Hall
Tickets: $30 – $45

Our second June show, on Saturday 15, promises to be an absolute hoot! Andy Golledge Band are heading to Anglesea on their album tour and good times are guaranteed. Andy is known for live shows that are exhilarating and unpredictable. His killer songs can be tender and bring your to tears one minute, then the next will a rollicking track to get you dancing wildly.

Mika James is leaping out from the behind the drumkit of Melbourne punk outfit The Vovos to unleash her spirited solo outing in support

An Unearthed finalist in 2022 with her passionate proclamation ‘Witchy Woman’, Mika’s musical output swerves from cinematic country to punk-infused blues. and will be the perfect warm up for Andy Golledge and his band.

Saturday 15 June 7pm
Anglesea Memorial Hall
Tickets: $35

We’ve Got Music Galore in 2024

It’s only February but already we have an amazing line-up of music guests planned for the upcoming year. Tickets for these stars are on sale now with more to be announced throughout the year. So save the date(s), buy your tickets and we’ll see you at Anglesea Memorial Hall.

USA singer/songwriter, storyteller and funny man Steve Poltz is a cult figure on the Festival scene. A huge hit at places like Byron Blues & Roots Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and Port Fairy Folk Festival, an evening with with this guy is one you’ll remember for a life time. Don’t be the one to miss it!


Fri 22 March 7pm
Tickets $50 –Buy here

After more than 20 years in the biz, Mia Dyson has a new album (out 23 Feb) and is taking it around the country – with a final stop in Anglesea! Don’t miss her powerful grit and gravel voice, acclaimed guitar prowess and band of stellar musicians.

Get there early to catch local singer/songwriter Ella Sweeney in her Sound Doctor debut.

Sat 23 March 7.30pm
Tickets $45 – Buy here

Get set for an alt-country rocking good time when the Andy Golledge Band hit the road for their Young, Dumb & Wild Album Tour 2024. An Andy Golledge show is both exhilarating and unpredictable.  He’s an artist who knows how to write a killer song and how to knock an audience off their feet. If you caught him at Aireys Inlet Music Festival last year you’ll know what we’re talking about!

Sat 15 June 7pm
Tickets $35 – Buy here

Aussie country music legends don’t come much bigger than Troy Cassar-Daley and we are thrilled that this multi-award-winning star finishes up his HUGE national album tour in Anglesea. Hear Troy weave his musical tapestry, connecting with audiences through the timeless art of storytelling.

Sun 24 November 4.30pm
Tickets $55 standing / $60 seated
Buy here

2023 – Thanks for coming!

From our special summer gig featuring California’s Ty Segall to the final notes from charismatic performer Didirri, 2023 was a HUGE year for The Sound Doctor. We had a number of sold out shows across our five weekends, brought our loyal audiences some old faves and introduced them to new talent, and welcomed in plenty of first timers to our coastal gigs.

Here’s just a few photos to remind you of the great year we had. Thanks to Patrick Callow for these and for all the unbelievable shots he captures at all our shows.

The Sound Doctor wouldn’t be possible without our top team of amazing volunteers (who do pretty much everything to help run our shows). Thanks to them, especially Bea for transforming the hall into a venue, and a big shout out to Elmo and Sam for making it all sound and look so incredible, KL for her graphic design wizardry, Surf Coast Shire and Creative Vic for much needed funds, all the amazing artists who included Anglesea on their album tours or stopped by for one off shows and, of course, the music fans who came out to our gigs in such great numbers. Thanks everyone – and see you in 2024!

Final Sound Dr shows for 2023

It’s been a huge 2023 and we’d love you to join us to finish it off in style with two great nights of music.

On Friday 6 October Melbourne band RVG swing by on the world tour for their third album Brain Worms and do what they do best: “unfurl the oddities of modern life through lyrics spiked with pathos and black humour” (The Guardian). With their blend of lush jangling guitar pop with elements of wiry post-punk, goth and ’80s college rock, this is a Friday night stand-up show not to be missed. Support on the night comes from ex-local four-Piece alternative rock band Paraquay.

On Saturday 7 October Didirri returns to Anglesea – this time with a full band and a brand-new (debut) album. With his raw talent and heartfelt lyrics Didirri is a captivating performer and we know Sound Doctor audiences are going to be blown away by this incredible show. Adding to the magic is local singer-songwriter Maddy Petch bringing her brazen voice, broad chords and rainbow indie-pop melodies as support act.

These are last two shows for the year – and we won’t be back until March – so don’t miss your chance to be part of it.

Didirri returns to Anglesea on 7 Oct

Didirri and his phenomenal live band are set to ignite the Australian music scene with their highly anticipated debut album tour in October – and we are thrilled this young star will be returning to The Sound Doctor after wowing audiences back in 2019.

Spanning across Melbourne, Sydney Newcastle, Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, Belgrave, Anglesea and Castlemaine, the Caught in the Act tour promises an exhilarating journey through Didirri’s musical landscape. With the soulful strains of his debut album featuring the mesmerising singles ‘Begin Again’ and ‘Often Broken’, Didirri aims to captivate audiences with his raw talent and heartfelt lyrics. 

Didirri and his band consistently deliver an unmissable live experience. Don’t miss the chance to witness this unique songwriter and his incredible ensemble live in Anglesea. 

Three Winters Nights to Warm Your Heart

As the wind howls and the sky looks ominous and grey outside, there is no need to suffer with the winter blues. The Sound Doctor has THREE shows to look forward to at the end of July, over a weekend of album launches that truly has something for everyone!

If you like your music loud, then get along to see incredible post-punk trio Cable Ties on Fri 28 July. For something a little more gentle, you want won’t to miss two of the most beautiful Indigenous performers on the scene at the moment – Jess Hitchcock supported by Jem Cassar-Daley – serenading us on Saturday 29 July. Then we’re inviting the whole family to join alt-country queen Fanny Lumsden for a super fun knees up on Sunday 30 July. Tickets to all three shows are on sale now!

Cable Ties + Our Carlson – Tickets $35 (standing only)

Jess Hitchcock + Jem Cassar-Daley – Tickets $45 (seated) $40 (standing)

Fanny Lumsden – Tickets $45 (seated) $40 (standing) $25 Under 15 (standing)


Supporting Adalita on Saturday 27 May

Amaya Laucirica is an Australian singer/songwriter whose music combines the swirling contours of Cocteau Twins with the wistful melodies of The Go-Betweens and the lush, sonic depth of Yo La Tengo. Within this rich palette of sound resides Amaya’s uniquely captivating voice, restrained yet beautiful, with rich breathy tones offering touching moments of yearning and lament.

Since 2008, she has released three critically acclaimed albums, with her most recent Rituals described as “absorbing and mesmerising” (The Morning Star, UK) and “Bright and brilliant” (GoldFlakePaint, UK).

She will be joining Adalita on Saturday May 27, and we can’t wait to have her play.

Only a handful of tickets still left – Book yours now.

Buy Tickets to Adalita $40 – $45

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ID: Photo of Amaya Laucirica. She is wearing black and has dark coloured hair. Her body faces the left and her head is turned towards the camera. She has pensive look on her face.

Phoebe Go supporting Mia Wray

Saturday 25 March is shaping up to be one very special evening! Not only can you hear the divine Mia Wray performing tracks from her stunning new EP, but we’re excited to announce Phoebe Go will be the support act. 

Phoebe Go is the exciting new solo project of Australian alt-pop artist Phoebe Lou (from Snakadaktal). It’s a heartfelt project that at its core, is full of hope. It’s about growing up, staying young, losing your feet and finding them again. It’s lyrically heavy at the crux, but there’s lightness for a reason. It’s passing Go and collecting $200 on the monopoly board. It’s the sweet milk at the end of a bowl of Crunchy Nut. It’s a NASA mission control countdown and Phoebe Go is the rocket.

Phoebe Go released an EP in December last year and she’s fresh from supporting Soccer Mommy in Melbourne and about to support Muna on their headline Aussie show  – and Mia Wray covered Muna for triple j’s Like a Version recently so really it’s meant to be!. We know you’re going to love her and it’s even more reason to make sure you don’t miss out on this show. 

Buy Tickets to Mia Wray $30

Adalita heading our way!

As if it wasn’t enough that we have a huge March weekend of music coming up – with Tex Perkins and The Fat Rubber Band in a totally sold out show on Friday 24 March and Mia Wray on Saturday 25 March  but we’ve already got you excited for May with Jen Cloher on Friday 26 May with tickets flying out the door.

Well now you’re absolutely spoilt for choice, as we announce Adalita is heading to Anglesea on Saturday 27 May and tickets are on sale now

Adalita is well-known and well-loved by many Sound Doctor fans, so it will be welcome news that her upcoming album tour will bring her back to the Surf Coast for an intimate show in Anglesea Memorial Hall. 

And she won’t be coming empty handed – she’s bringing her stunning new album, Inland and some very special guests, including her powerhouse band consisting of Matt Bailey (Paradise Motel) on bass, Dan McKay (Nation Blue) on drums and Lewis Boyes (Dan Kelly and the Alpha Males) on lead guitar. Together they’ll perform songs from Inland in a specially curated set in her trademark captivating style.

Tickets have just gone on sale – but they will not last long! Book yours now.

Buy Tickets to Mia Wray $30

Buy Tickets to Jen Cloher $45

Buy Tickets to Adalita $40 – $45

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ID: Photo of Adalita, standing outside on a light pink salt lake with clouds in the distance. She is wearing a black top and pants and resting her right hand on her left wrist. Her hair is windswept and she is looking off to her left side with her face directly towards the camera.