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Posted 17 Jul 2012 @ 2:09pm

Charles Jenkins is clear on the highlight of each year’s Winter Ball.  “It’s that two hours when I’m up on stage, performing – that’s really rewarding” Jenkins says.  “There’s a lot of organisation that goes into the Winter Ball, and I’ve got some great people helping out with the event, and doing the things that I couldn’t do.  But just to get up there and play for a couple of hours, with all...

Posted 25 May 2012 @ 7:52am

The exceedingly popular Winter Ball, hosted by Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos, had locked in its 2012 date at The Corner. Now we can wrap our eyes around the very tasty first lineup announcement.


The first round of artists includes Melbourne soul queen Suzannah Espie, rock n' roller Joel Silbersher, the fabulously dreamy Orbweavers, new kid Alex Lashlie, surf western genius...

Posted 7 May 2012 @ 11:41am

Hosted by Charles Jenkins and The Zhivagos, the Winter Ball is back for a fourth year.


The performers of this year's event will taking to a snowflake-bedazzled stage to raise funds for Support Act, a non-for-profit organisation that works towards “assisting members of the music industry who were in need or suffering hardship.”

Posted 6 Jul 2011 @ 10:13am

" The highlights of this year's Winter Ball will be musical, I think - I know who I've invited, but I've no idea what we're going to do." So laughs Charles Jenkins, one-time leader of legendary Adelaide greasy power-pop band The Mad Turks From Istanbul, Melbourne's Icecream Hands, and lately eponymous leader of Charles Jenkins & The Zhivagos. Jenkins' songwriting abilities are renowned by...

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