Category Archives: Music Performance

Upcoming Performances

BEAT FACTOR DRUM GROUP


African & Samba Beats Live performance. Presented by Beat Factor Drum Group.

The Beat Factor Drum Group will be performing their own brand of African and Samba Beats at the following dates:

Come down, have some fun and be part of this free community event.

Enjoy the sound of the African Drums and the infectious rhythms of the Samba beats.

UPCOMING PERFORMANCES:

MAY 21 – The Lomond Hotel, Brunswick Johnny Longshot- 9.00pm to 11.30pm

May 21- Rod from Beat Factor Drum Group will be performing with Melbourne’s 6 piece Ska band, Johnny Longshot on Saturday May 21 at Melbourne’s famous Live music venue, The Lomond Hotel in Brunswick. Come down and skank away the night with us. Door charge $10

MAY 27 – Altona Meadows Library Event Launch-Performance- 3.30pm to 4.30pm

Friday May 27 from 3.30 pm to 4.30pm. The Beat Factor Drum Group will be part of a special launch presented by Hobsons Bay City Council at the Altona Meadows Library. Guest speakers and lots of fun for the family, with refreshments, face paining and African and Brazilian drumming performance from us as usual.

MAY 29 –MulticulturalEvent Festival

Point Cook Town Centre-6.00 pm to 6.30pm

May 29-from 6.00pm to 6.30pm, followed by Fireworks in the evening. The Beat Factor Drum Group have been invited to be part of this special combined event presented by Wyndham City Council at the Point Cook Town Centre. Lots of food, rides and fun for the family, live music and African and Brazilian drumming performance from us as usual.

PAST PAST PERFORMANCES:

Point Cook Pop Up Park, Sat 12 Feb and 12 March, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm. Point Cook Town Centre, Murnong St, Point Cook.

Soho Village Pop Up Park, 26 Feb and 26 March, from 3.00pm to 4.30pm, Adelphi Blvd, Point Cook

Our community drumming group are always looking for new participants to join our weekly classes in Point Cook. If interested, Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

Rodi- Solo instrumentalist playing cool tunes in Latin-Jazz, Reggae, Pop and originals.

Soho Village Pop Up Park, Friday 18 Feb and 11 March, from 5.00pm to 6.30pm, Adelphi Blvd, Point Cook. A great way to chill out on a Friday afternoon and enjoy a drink at Hopheads.

Contact us for more details:

info@beatfactormusic.com1

Mobile: 0411 028 077

Thank you to CoLocal and Saltwater Community Centre for their ongoing support.

african beats live

African Beats live performance presented by Wyndham’s own Beat Factor Drum Group.

The Beat Factor Drum Group and its students will be performing their own brand of African Beats at the Williams Landing Pop Up Park, 16th April (5.00-6.30pm), Overton St, Williams Landing.

And at the Point Cook Pop UP Park on April 17th
(3-4.30pm), Murnong St, Point Cook Town Centre.

This is a FREE event for all ages.

Come down and enjoy the rhythms of the Djembe drums and the big Dun Dun African Drums.

Join in the fun and maybe have a play with the group if you are keen.

Thank you to CoLocal and Saltwater Community Centre for their ongoing support.

Weekly classes in African & Brazilian Beats starting from 27 April at Saltwater Community Centre, 7.00 – 8.30pm

For bookings and enquiries call 0411 028 077

or Email: info@beatfactormusic.com

AFRICAN BEATS Performances

Friday 16th April- Williams Landing Pop Up Park, 100 Overton Rd, Williams Landing

(5pm-6.30pm)

Saturday 17th April- Point Cook Pop Up Park- Murnong st, Point Cook

(3.00pm -4.30pm)

The Beat Factor Drum Group and its students will be performing their brand of African Beats at the Pop UP Park in Point Cook in March

This is a Free event and suitable for all ages.

Come down to the Community Pop Up Parks and enjoy the rhythms of the Djembe drums and the big Dun Dun African drums.

Thanks to CoLocal and Saltwater Community Centre for their on going support.

The Beat Factor Drum Group runs its ‘African Beats’ classes every Tuesday at the Saltwater Community Centre, 7pm to 8.30pm

For enquiries or Bookings:
Email: info@beatfactormusic.com
Mobile: 0411 028 077 

Community drum jam – 14 march- PC pop up park-CANCELLED

Community Drum Jam

Point Cook Pop UP Park

Filmed and produced by Wyndham TV – copyright 2020

Move to the rhythm with the Beat Factor Drum Group on 14 March, from 2 to 3 pm at Point Cook Pop Up Park.

Play beats and help to make a big drum sound with their African, Samba rhythms.

BYO DRUMS or Sign up to book a drum and seat for you and your partner or family. info@beatfactormusic.com

Come along and join in the fun and drumming

A great family day

Help create something really special and bring our community together with power of drumming.

Rod – Ensemble Director – Beat Factor Drum Group

Info@beatfactormusic.com

Mobile: 0411 028 088

www.beatfactormusic.com/bfdrumgroup

Friyay event- drum & Dance

Friday 28 February, the Beat Factor Drum Group were joined by the fabulous dancers from Astara dancers to entertained the local community at the Point Cook Pop Up Park.

A great night of diverse performances from hiphop dancers, African singing to solo/duet vocal performances.

The Beat Factor Drum Group performed three drum pieces.

  1. African Piece – KUKU
  2. Middle- Eastern piece with Astara dancers
  3. Caribbean piece – ‘Hot Mama’ -BF music

Thanks to the Wyndham City Council and PCPopUpPark for their support in the event.

Community Drum jam

Saturdays 29 Feb and 14 March- 2 to 3 pm

Point Cook Pop UP Park, Murnong St, Point Cook

Join the Beat Factor Drum Group in the groove

Play beats and help to make a big drum sound with their African, Samba and other beats.

BYO DRUMS

Sign up for more info or just come along with your drum and join in the fun and drumming

Help create something really special and bring our community together with power of drumming.

drum group performance-28 Feb

Point Cook Pop Up Park, Murnong St, Point Cook, kindly supported by Wyndham City Council

Friday, 28 February

8.15 pm to 8.30 pm

The Beat Factor Drum Group will be performing their own brand of world rhythms from African, Middle_East and Caribbean/Samba cultures. Featuring Astara Belly dancers.

Come down and join in the fun with all the drumming and dancing. It should be a great night with lots of other acts. From 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

Jamaican Food & music festival – 10 november

Looking forward to playing some great Reggae music with GAIA the Band at the Jamaican Music and Food Festival on November 10 at Seaworks Maritime Precinct, 82 Nelson Place, Williamstown, Melbourne. From 12.00 pm to 8 pm. Tickets $20- $40 www.jmff.com.au  GAIA the Band on at 2.00pm.

Should be a great day.

November 10th, 2019, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival family will gather like-minded Jamaican music and food fans together to experience one glorious day of food, Reggae, Dub, Rocksteady and Dancehall music in the Australian sunshine.

Soundtracked by some of the very best DJs, artists and live music the country has to offer, the Jamaican Music & Food Festival has become a benchmark for the best performances inspired by music straight out of Jamaica.

With over thirty food and other traders and 10,000 visitors in 2018, this year can only hold more great entertainment and party vibes.

We hope you will join us for another magical afternoon in the unique surrounds of Seaworks, Williamstown.

Into the groove – Part I

What a great way to spend Sunday afternoon laying some improvised grooves with the local drummers in Montreal, Canada, as part of my overseas trip in July. My new friend and I started this rhythmic pattern and everyone joined in and got into the drumming spirit. It’s amazing how much listening goes on when performing/improvising with a group for the first time. Everyone is locked in to their own rhythm and collectively it evolves as a whole ensemble with intricate rhythms and it sounds amazing. It might of course sound like a bunch of drum noise to the untrained ear. But when everything is clicking, it sounds fantastic and creates a real buzz amongst not only the drummers, but the listening audience as well.

  1. Video of my friend and I Laying down some grooves, whilst other follow.

 

2. Video of some audience enjoying the rhythm and getting into the spirit.

 

3. Big drum group jamming away.

 

 

4. Drum and dance troupe on the streets of Montreal.

 

5.Photos of the improvised drum performance.