Bakersfield Glee Club

Melbourne band The Bakersfield Glee Club draws members from as far as Gippsland to Glen Waverley and backgrounds ranging from prog- rock to bluegrass – each inspired by this straight up style that has endured since the middle of the last century and today is one of few country genres that is still unmistakably country. And like all good glee clubs their repertoire is diverse enough to include classics from the town from which they draw their name, western swing, honky-tonk and an occasional jazz standard.
The formula is old, tried and true. The line-up has everything they need and you want to hear – driving rhythm, soaring fiddle and pedal steel that will make you cry into your beer. Perhaps most importantly, over a number of years in Melbourne bars and other places, The Bakersfield Glee Club have paid their dues, gathering a following amongst the country hard core, the two-steppers and general roots-music fans.