The 2017 Minya by Moonlight Concerts

The Minya Vineyard and Winery are proud to present the 2017
"Minya by Moonlight Concerts Series" from early January through to mid March,
the concerts take place in the vineyards tranquil outdoor amphitheatre overlooking
a beautiful billabong and island.

The series offers a diverse range of entertainment. Opera, Jazz, Comedy, folk, blues
and other shows. The Amphitheatre seats up to 200 guests and is only 15 minutes away
from Geelong or 8 minutes from Torquay.

Picnic hampers ($20) are available however reservations are essential. The hampers are
prepared for you to pick up on your arrival to the vineyard and includes a selection of foods
including antipasto, cheese, smoked salmon roll, fruits and nuts.

There is a selection of Minya wines and beers are available at every concert.
Please No BYO, the way to keep business running and presenting great music and
entertainment is by selling wine. You will have the opportunity to purchase Minya wines
for your enjoyment at home.

Ticket price for Carmen is $40 per guest,
All other shows the ticket price is $36. Price includes a free glass of Minya wine.

You only need to bring a cushion or rug, no chairs.

Please contact us for more information regarding the concerts or picnic hampers
or perhaps stay over night in one of our cabins.



For Internet Bookings click on GPAC logo or Phone 5225 1200






Tattletale Saints

Concert 1
7.30pm Saturday January 7

Formed in New Zealand and currently based in Nashville, the duo takes
a unique approach to Americana music with rolling Jazz influences, coed
harmonies, upright bass and electric guitar into a sound that is as
wide-ranging as the bands own travel schedule.

The Duo was drawn to Nashville in January 2013 to record their first proper
record as a duo, teaming up with Tim O'Brien along the way. That album,
How Red is the Blood, became a launching pad for Tattertale Saints, earning
them an audience on both sides of the Pacific Ocean, while winning the
New Zealand Music Award for Folk Album of the Year in 2014.








Concert 2
7.30pm Saturday January 14

Since 2009 Shirazz has been wowing audiences across Australia with
their exciting and energetic take on classic traditional Jazz.

Expect the hottest Jazz outside Louisiana as Shirazz conjures a jumping
New Orleans dance hall where the classics, re - imaged pop tunes and the
odd cheeky original marinate in Shirazz's heady mix of Hot Trad Jazz and
Swampy Street Beats.

With a series of national jazz festival appearances, a string of albums,
a Bell Award nomination and a strong tradition of really great shows under
their belt, Shirazz has earned a reputation as one of Melbourne's most
exciting jazz bands, playing trad like it was meant to be. -

Live, rambunctious and irreverant.




The Band Who Knew Too Much

Concert 3
7.30pm Saturday January 28

Exciting Australian songs propelled by energetic jazz-like woodchop rhythm!
Add some strong local lyric, with gang vocal delivery and their unique sound
is complete.

The Band Who Knew Too Much are a bona-fide foolproof floor-packing band.
For over a decade they have branded their sound around the world; a highly
energetic act that is at home singing on the festival stage, busking unplugged
on the city streets, or anything inbetween!

Washboard/Accordion driven anthems about spending the rent, hard rubbish
nights and of course, the immortal BEER O’CLOCK!! It’s happy hour, energetic
party music for everyone.

After 15 years of proving it, The Band Who Knew Too Much are a truly classic
Australian band with an undying spirit for the complete abandon and joy we feel
when we throw our fines out the window, slam the rent down on the bar and
decide there’s no tomorrow- all night long.






Concert 4
7.30pm Saturday February 11

Emotionworks Cut Opera's award winning director Julie Edwardson has fused
the much loved Carmen score with a mix of Salsa, Latin, Blues and Jazz..

Julie Edwardson and her Cut Opera Productions are revolutionising a new aspect
of opera by exposing non opera audiences to Opera (mixed in with other styles)
and by presenting contemporised interpretataions of classic operas in venues
where you might not expect to find opera.

Blood, sex, murder and intrigue in this cabaret version will get your
feet dancing.

Julie Edwardson has combined Bizets wonderful music with Latin, Salsa,
Jazz and Blues to produce an original gutsy, updated version of this much
loved classic.

This is opera in its most essential form - using a mix of musical genres
and vocal styles and featuring some great Salsa dancing. 90 mins in length
and No Boring Bits!!





The Junes

Concert 5
7.30pm Saturday February 25

The Junes are a country swing super group formed in the wake of GIT and
The Toe Sucking Cowgirls, two of the finest female fronted bands in the land.
Barely containing the talents of Sarah Carroll, Suzannah Espie and Gleny Rae Virus.

The Junes write, sing and play with all the skill and style of their combined years
in the business.

When The Junes get together, a cone of country power is raised wherever they are
and audiences are drawn to it like moths to a flame........ helpless in the spell of
the harmonies, the swing, and the sight of these beautiful women.




Deep Street Soul

Concert 6
7.30pm Saturday March 11

At the forefront of the global funk and soul scene & hailing from Australia,
Deep Street Soul specialise in the delivery of hard-hitting gritty funk.

Formed in 2006 as a Hammond led Instrumental four piece they honed their
sound and craft in the burgeoning Melbourne Soul scene paying homage to
their hero's from the late 60's, in particular the sounds of the Meters and
Booker and the MG's.

Deep Street Soul take their place as one of the heaviest groups plying their
trade on the international funk scene.

If you like your Hammond dirty, your diva funky, your rhythm section tight and
your horn section slammin' - check out Deep Street Soul.