Sandy Point Music Club

A group of interested residents have banded together to form a Sandy Point Music Club. Their aim is to enhance the village atmosphere of Sandy Point by organising regular events at the Community Centre.

The plan is to encompass different styles of music to cater for different ages and groups with the main focus on having social and fun evenings. This is very important in a community and Sandy Point is pretty well a perfect size to allow this to happen.

As a result of running such events the group hopes to make a small profit with the proceeds being donated to worthy causes with some local connection. Profit from the first two events was given to the South Gippsland Hospital and later events to the Fish Creek Primary School music program.

The Music Group would love to hear from people with ideas and “special requests” for future events. For more information please email

Upcoming Events


Friday 15 March 2019

Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8.30pm

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Mike Rudd’s bands, Spectrum, The Indelible Murtceps and Ariel were highly respected in the ‘70s and inspired many of today's popular music icons. Spectrum's 1971 national number one hit, I’ll Be Gone (Someday I'll have money), still features on radio playlists and inspires crowds to sing along all around the country.

Spectrum was formed in 1969 and today still features founder-member and principal songwriter Mike Rudd on vocals, guitar and blues harp. Drummer Peter ‘Robbo’ Robertson joined Mike and Bill in 1997 when they’d decided to resume the Spectrum name and keyboardist Daryl Roberts joined a few years later, evoking the original organ-based Spectrum line-up. Bassist Broc O’Connor joined Spectrum after Rudd’s long-term musical partner Bill Putt’s unexpected death in 2013.

In 2018 Spectrum has returned to being the concert band it was famous for being in the first place, with its repertoire comprised of the most famous songs from the Spectrum/Murtceps/Ariel eras. The band is expanded to include guests, including former Arielist Glyn Mason and more recently the Madders' Brenden Mason.

The end result is that Spectrum still exists, albeit in multiple guises. Mike Rudd solo or surrounded by his long-term musician friends, Robbo, Broc and Daz, (not forgetting Masons' Glyn and Brenden and George and Jeremy) is enthusiastically received wherever he plays and obviously still enjoys what he does as much as his audiences. See and hear him and his bands - and be inspired!

James Bennett

Saturday 13 March 2019
Doors Open 7.00pm, show starts 8.00 pm.

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After getting rave reviews from locals who heard him play at the Centre in September last year, James Bennett has been invited back to Sandy Point to play again.

James Bennett is an Alternative Roots/ Folk artist from Newcastle NSW. No stranger to playing live, James incorporates 12 & six string guitars, Weissenborn Lap Steel, stomp box & harmonica into his performances & has been playing nationally across Australia for the last seven years.

The last few years James has warmed up the stage for much loved Australian artists such as The John Butler Trio, Diesel, Wendy Matthews, Jeff Lang, Ian Moss, The Black Sorrows, Rick Price & Dan Sultan. This list also extends to some well know international artists like Newton Faulkner (UK) & Canned Heat (USA)

James has independently recorded & released two E.P’s & a self titled album. He recorded his second album titled ‘Run with the Hunted’ in Hollywood CA with highly respected Producer/ Engineer Scott Campbell who has worked with & recorded industry names such as Alanis Morissette, Stevie Nicks & Tom Petty.

James is currently working towards his third studio album set to be released soon.

Claire Anne Taylor

Saturday 4 May 2019

Doors open 7pm, show starts 8pm

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If you went to the Small Halls Festival music event last year featuring Canadian Dave Gunning and Tasmanian Claire Anne Taylor you'll remember Claire's wonderful voice and great stage presence. She's on her own this year but is sure to give us a great evening's entertainment.

Claire released her critically acclaimed second studio album All The Words in January, 2019. Recorded in a cabin in Tasmania's Huon Valley by Chris Townend (Portishead, Silverchair, Tim Finn, Ngaiire), 'All The Words' is a soulful masterpiece. Penning songs that are visually rich and emotionally revealing, and delivering them in a soulful, passionate style that reveals both strength and fragility, All The Words, reveals why Claire Anne Taylor is one of the most significant songwriters of her time. More information about Claire on