Summer Concert – Sunday 22nd February 2015 – Performers

Confirmed performers for the 2015 Summer Concert, Sunday 22nd February 2015 are:

Taylor Sheridan

Taylor Sheridan is a talented singer/songwriter from Kyneton, Australia.

His soulful and passionate voice paired together with his electric and commanding stage presence produce a very engaging pop experience. His distinct brand of music brings together elements of funk and rock, drawing inspiration from some of the most iconic pop artists of the past to create a unique modern sound you can’t stop dancing to, with lyrics you can’t get out of your head.

“Taylor Sheridan is beyond amazing, he is a genuine talent that appeals to all ages,”
Alex DeAraugo – Radio Announcer, Southern Cross Austereo.

Taylor’s passion for performing developed at an early age, starting singing at the age of 12 and rocking it at the Schools Spectacular at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne when he was only 16 years old. He has supported the likes of Uncle Jed and Shannon Noll live, appeared on Star FM radio 4 times performing his original songs live and has amassed over 150,000 views on his YouTube Channel.

Taylor successfully launched his debut six-track CD in 2012 to a packed crowd of 400 people in his hometown of Kyneton. The EP, which was recorded at VCA studios in Melbourne, is now available digitally worldwide.

Taylor is currently touring his unique brand of soulful pop across the state of Victoria, while reaching out to new fans across the world with his ever expanding online presence.

Taylor will be performing at the MITCH concert at Cope-Williams Winery on February 22 2015.

Sue Yardley & John Payne

John has lived in the Macedon Ranges since 1982 and has been involved in many local community arts programs including:

  • The Mount Players as rehearsal pianist and Musical Director.
  • The Gisborne Singers as accompanist, singer and Director.
  • More recently with the Pollyphonics choir performing Bob Chilcott’s Little Jazz Mass at the Church of the Resurrection.
  • Macedon Music as President and occasional performer. This organisation is now in its nineteenth year and features performers from all over the world. Please visit for more information.

John also teaches piano and music theory privately and until the end of 2013 taught music at schools in and around the Macedon Ranges. Today he specialises in teaching and performing both classical and jazz music.

Before moving to the Macedon Ranges he worked regularly in several jazz ensembles performing in major hotels, festivals and private functions.

Sue has worked as a singer, actor, writer and voice over artist for over thirty years, performing in theatre, television, radio, cabaret, live music venues and schools.

Some of the highlights include:

  • (TV) D Generation, Full Frontal and Blue Heelers
  • Jazz After Dark (Vic Arts Centre), Miettas, The Castlemaine State Festival
  • Bouverie St and Barnstorm Theatres

Since moving to Woodend eight years ago, Sue has been a proud member of the Pollyphonics Choir, the Macedon Ranges Writers’ Group and the duo ‘Sweet Nothings’ with Joseph Bromley.


Eleanor Barkla is a jazz-inclined vocalist residing in Castlemaine. Despite being only seventeen years old, Eleanor is no stranger to performing for a crowd. Her accomplishments include numerous recitals, concerts and productions at Sacred Heart College, featuring in Open Mic afternoons at The Comma in Castlemaine, her local Christmas Carols, productions with Scouts Australia, supporting Melbourne-based bands, as well as several private functions including a wedding in Ireland!

Eleanor also placed 1st in the 2014 Kyneton Idol and has now graduated from Sacred Heart College. She looks forward to expanding her range of performance in 2015.

Event Details

Sunday 22nd February 2015

Family Picnic with Entertainment 12:00pm
Pre-concert Arrival 2:00pm
Concert Start 2:30pm

Royal Tennis Court,
Cope-Williams Winery,
160 Glenfern Road, Romsey.


$30 – Adults,
$25 – Pensioners & Students (WITH PENSIONER/STUDENT CARD PLEASE)
$10 – Children under 15 years.

As we have limited seating of 150 for this concert, those first to confirm their bookings by responding to this invitation will have the first chance of securing seats. In case anyone who has booked is suddenly unable to attend we will have a waiting list for those seats.

Please let us know if you are happy to go on that waiting list.

Bookings to be made via the Contact and Payment page.

We look forward to welcoming you!

Chairman’s Christmas Message 2014

Dear Friends of MITCH,

Thank you for your support of MITCH during 2014. What a year it has been, with wonderful performances from both our accomplished, established musicians and also the talented young performers, all showing what an abundance of talent we are fortunate to have within the Mount Macedon & Hepburn Shires. We look forward to bringing you more of the same in 2015 and beyond.

There will be a small rise in ticket price in 2015: for Adults from $25.00 each to $30.00, for Pensioner & Students from $20.00 each to $25.00. If you wish, however, to subscribe to the 4 MITCH concerts for the year, the old price applies: i.e. four concerts for $100. If subscribing is of interest to you, please let us know and will we will arrange for your subscription to come to you. You may also wish to offer this as a gift to family and friends.

Our Summer concert next year, which once again is a family picnic day, will be at Cope-Williams Winery, Romsey, on Sunday 22 February. We encourage you to come along, with family and friends and a picnic basket, and enjoy the surroundings of the cricket ground and vineyard, and then the concert at 2.30pm on the Royal Tennis Court. Henry Vyhnal our Music & Program Director is, as usual, working tirelessly to bring you yet another splendid day of music. As part of the MITCH Summer Concert we will also be announcing the winner of the MITCH Young Musician of the Year.

Other 2015 concerts date for your diary:

  • Autumn Concert – Sunday 19 April 2015
  • Winter Concert – Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August2015
  • Spring Concert – Sunday 18 October 2015

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all our supporters, our sponsors, those who have opened their homes and properties to us, and those whose extra financial support has enabled MITCH to continue encouraging young musicians in their endeavours. Also a very big thank you to the committee members who give so much of their time to make MITCH what it has become.

I wish you all the very best for the Festive Season and may 2015 bring you all you wish for.

Bern Barry
Music in the Central Highlands (MITCH)

Spring Concert 2014 – Performer UPDATE

With 10 days until our Spring 2014 Concert, MITCH is pleased to announce that in addition to Roesy, Irish singer/songwriter and the instrumental trio Antelodic, the young performers for the concert at historic Degraves Mill at Skelsmergh Hall are: “José and the Coffee Mugs”

José and the Coffee Mugs

A quartet of local guys playing the infectious music in the style of the great Django Reinhardt. The band is comprised of two acoustic guitars, and acoustic bass guitar and drum kit.

This variety of swing music is easy on the ears and provokes an endearing foot-tapping, head-nodding or finger-clicking action. Their music is free, elegant and slick, perhaps a reflection on the boys themselves.

All members: Brayden Smith, Lachy Leeds, Kyle Muir and Seb Antoine are students at Braemar College.”


Tickets are are still available!

As we have limited seating of 100 for this concert, those first to confirm their bookings by responding to this invitation will have the first chance of securing seats. In case anyone who has booked is suddenly unable to attend we will have a waiting list for those seats.

Please let us know if you are happy to go on that waiting list.


$25 – Adults,
$20 – Pensioners & Students (WITH PENSIONER/STUDENT CARD PLEASE)
$10 – Children  under 15 years.

Bookings to be made via return email.

We look forward to welcoming you.