Louie & the Pride
Oct
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Louie & the Pride

Louie and the Pride are family/friends/tribe, brought together by their creativity and joint taste in music that hopscotches across the decades. Their sense of humour and affection for each other binds them. Original Songs using 4 part harmonies, piano accordion, guitars and drums, performed with love, nostalgia, sadness and laughs with the intention to draw you in and swill you around in their atmosphere.

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Louie & the Pride
Oct
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Louie & the Pride

Louie and the Pride are family/friends/tribe, brought together by their creativity and joint taste in music that hopscotches across the decades. Their sense of humour and affection for each other binds them. Original Songs using 4 part harmonies, piano accordion, guitars and drums, performed with love, nostalgia, sadness and laughs with the intention to draw you in and swill you around in their atmosphere.

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Soda Eaves
Nov
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

Soda Eaves

Soda Eaves distinctly Australian folk music, incorporating atmospheric blues, lucid dream pop and warped found sounds. They have released two LPs - 'Like Drapes Either Side' (2013) & 'Murray, Darling' (2016) - with a third due in the near future. Soda Eaves will joined by the luminous Dag

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Grumpy Neigbour
Nov
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

Grumpy Neigbour

On Saturday evening, 11th November, in the convivial surrounds of the Charles Weston Hotel, the Grumpy Neighbour duo will present an evening of songs based on the personal, geographical and historical perspectives of an island continent. Rich, deep melodies are aided and abetted by soaring harmonies, while various instrument combinations provide an evolving soundscape to entice the listener.  Along with the wealth of original material, they also own a select number of pre-loved covers guaranteed to raise eyebrows and delight in their rendering.

The duo have been variously been described as Steampunk folk, Contemporary Old Time, and even Quirky Tasmanian Folk. Grumpy Neighbour borrows from a great many traditions of acoustic music to create their diverse approach to Australian song.

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Dean Bard Residency
Nov
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Dean Bard Residency

"After many years secretly tunnelling out of Chateau D’If with an improvised rudimentary shovel, Dean Bard has finally surfaced outside of the compound.  

Fresh and shocked by relative freedom, Dean has brought his friends Eugene Holcombe, Steph Brett (Empat Lima) and Donnie Dureau (Blueline Medic/Ribbons Patterns) together to entertain you on Thursday nights this November. 

Join them celebrating escape with evenings of traditional and experimental singer-songwriter melodies.”

Supports

16/10/2017 - Eugene Holcombe
23/10/17 - Steph Brett
30/10/17 - Donnie Dureau

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Dean Bard Residency
Nov
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

Dean Bard Residency

"After many years secretly tunnelling out of Chateau D’If with an improvised rudimentary shovel, Dean Bard has finally surfaced outside of the compound.  

Fresh and shocked by relative freedom, Dean has brought his friends Eugene Holcombe, Steph Brett (Empat Lima) and Donnie Dureau (Blueline Medic/Ribbons Patterns) together to entertain you on Thursday nights this November. 

Join them celebrating escape with evenings of traditional and experimental singer-songwriter melodies.”

Supports

16/10/2017 - Eugene Holcombe
23/10/17 - Steph Brett
30/10/17 - Donnie Dureau

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Dean Bard Residency
Nov
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Dean Bard Residency

"After many years secretly tunnelling out of Chateau D’If with an improvised rudimentary shovel, Dean Bard has finally surfaced outside of the compound.  

Fresh and shocked by relative freedom, Dean has brought his friends Eugene Holcombe, Steph Brett (Empat Lima) and Donnie Dureau (Blueline Medic/Ribbons Patterns) together to entertain you on Thursday nights this November. 

Join them celebrating escape with evenings of traditional and experimental singer-songwriter melodies.”

Supports

16/10/2017 - Eugene Holcombe
23/10/17 - Steph Brett
30/10/17 - Donnie Dureau

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Pugsley Buzzard duo
Oct
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pugsley Buzzard duo

The hippeningest, happeningest, piano mashingest hoodooman hipster of the funkological piano this side of where it's at daddio! Big voice, chunky piano, red hot bands and sassy horns, intriguing multidimensional songs. Pugsley has played all over from New Orleans to Berlin and beyond. Come and get your very own dose of his restorative, cures all ills musical elixir. Free Entry.

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Pugsley Buzzard duo
Oct
7
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pugsley Buzzard duo

The hippeningest, happeningest, piano mashingest hoodooman hipster of the funkological piano this side of where it's at daddio! Big voice, chunky piano, red hot bands and sassy horns, intriguing multidimensional songs. Pugsley has played all over from New Orleans to Berlin and beyond. Come and get your very own dose of his restorative, cures all ills musical elixir. Free Entry.

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Pepper Jane
Oct
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

Pepper Jane

Pepper Jane plays current folk pop that would really like to have jazz babies but doesn't quite have the dexterity.

Hailing from SE Qld, Pepper is regularly found playing in any other state, lamenting her own teacup storms and probably oversharing.

This October Pepper plays Vic/Tas: the final jaunt south before Pepper's debut album 'Released', is... well... released...

Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Youtube

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James Hickey and Friends
Sep
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

James Hickey and Friends

Hickey is a bold performer who strives to go beyond the realm of public recital and into the spectrum of entertainer. He is both light-hearted and heavy handed in his approach to song writing, throwing the first punch and taking the last hit. Watch the pop-groove flow down the sidewalk, feel your toes tap out the inner urban rhythm and catch yourself humming his tunes all the way home.

Youtube // Website // Facebook

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Imogen Pemberton Duo
Sep
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

Imogen Pemberton Duo

Always in the search of a rawer, more heartfelt sound within her songwriting, Imogen Pemberton mesmerises audiences with her broad vocal range, soaring melodies and sophisticated guitar playing. Within her folk ballads she touches on many genres but always stays true to her own unique sound. Her pure organic tone and honesty within her lyrics displays a maturity beyond her years that reaches listeners on a personal level. Of recent Imogen has been performing with Cellist Oliver Downes. Together the dynamic duo present a hauntingly beautiful soundscape that both nourishes the soul and breaks the heart.

Website // Facebook // Instagram // Youtube

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James Hickey and the Fair Weather Riders
Sep
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

James Hickey and the Fair Weather Riders

Hickey is a bold performer who strives to go beyond the realm of public recital and into the spectrum of entertainer. He is both light-hearted and heavy handed in his approach to song writing, throwing the first punch and taking the last hit. Watch the pop-groove flow down the sidewalk, feel your toes tap out the inner urban rhythm and catch yourself humming his tunes all the way home.

Youtube // Website // Facebook

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Imogen Pemberton Duo
Sep
21
6:30pm 6:30pm

Imogen Pemberton Duo

Always in the search of a rawer, more heartfelt sound within her songwriting, Imogen Pemberton mesmerises audiences with her broad vocal range, soaring melodies and sophisticated guitar playing. Within her folk ballads she touches on many genres but always stays true to her own unique sound. Her pure organic tone and honesty within her lyrics displays a maturity beyond her years that reaches listeners on a personal level. Of recent Imogen has been performing with Cellist Oliver Downes. Together the dynamic duo present a hauntingly beautiful soundscape that both nourishes the soul and breaks the heart.

Website // Facebook // Instagram // Youtube

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Anthony Rea and the Charm Offensive
Sep
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Anthony Rea and the Charm Offensive

Anthony Rea and the Charm Offensive bring their unique blend of folk, blues, alt country, power pop and swamp rock to the intimate surrounds of the Charles Weston on Saturday 16 September. In a stripped back, acoustic format, this promises to be a great night of original and familiar tunes, delivered by a group of talented and versatile musicians.

The band will play two sets, drawing on Anthony’s catalogue of strong original material including his 2007 album, ‘Separation Street’, newer original material from the Charm Offensive, and interpretations of tunes from our favourite songwriters.

Website // Soundcloud // Facebook

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Imogen Pemberton Duo
Sep
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

Imogen Pemberton Duo

Always in the search of a rawer, more heartfelt sound within her songwriting, Imogen Pemberton mesmerises audiences with her broad vocal range, soaring melodies and sophisticated guitar playing. Within her folk ballads she touches on many genres but always stays true to her own unique sound. Her pure organic tone and honesty within her lyrics displays a maturity beyond her years that reaches listeners on a personal level. Of recent Imogen has been performing with Cellist Oliver Downes. Together the dynamic duo present a hauntingly beautiful soundscape that both nourishes the soul and breaks the heart.

Website // Facebook // Instagram // Youtube

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Brooke Russell
Sep
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

Brooke Russell

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend vintage Americana with widescreen, dark country.

“Brooke Russell and the Mean Reds’ country-inflected take on timeless pop that you’ll dig if you like Caitlin Rose.” - Nashville Scene

“She’d be at home in the Nighthawks diner, except that she’s maybe not jaded enough. There’s an innocence and hope to most of her songs that feels like a balm.” - McKinley Valentine, unpaved.com.au

Website // Bandcamp // Twitter / Instagram // Facebok

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Brooke Russell
Sep
2
6:30pm 6:30pm

Brooke Russell

With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend vintage Americana with widescreen, dark country.

“Brooke Russell and the Mean Reds’ country-inflected take on timeless pop that you’ll dig if you like Caitlin Rose.” - Nashville Scene

“She’d be at home in the Nighthawks diner, except that she’s maybe not jaded enough. There’s an innocence and hope to most of her songs that feels like a balm.” - McKinley Valentine, unpaved.com.au

Website // Bandcamp // Twitter / Instagram // Facebok

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Louie & The Pride (trio)
Aug
26
6:30pm 6:30pm

Louie & The Pride (trio)

Louie and the Pride are family/friends/tribe, brought together by their creativity and joint taste in music that hopscotches across the decades. Their sense of humour and affection for each other binds them. Original Songs using harmonies, piano accordion, guitars and drums, performed with love, nostalgia, sadness and laughs with the intention to draw you in and swill you around in their atmosphere.

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Grumpy Neigbour
Aug
19
6:30pm 6:30pm

Grumpy Neigbour

On Saturday evening, 11th November, in the convivial surrounds of the Charles Weston Hotel, the Grumpy Neighbour duo will present an evening of songs based on the personal, geographical and historical perspectives of an island continent. Rich, deep melodies are aided and abetted by soaring harmonies, while various instrument combinations provide an evolving soundscape to entice the listener.  Along with the wealth of original material, they also own a select number of pre-loved covers guaranteed to raise eyebrows and delight in their rendering.

The duo have been variously been described as Steampunk folk, Contemporary Old Time, and even Quirky Tasmanian Folk. Grumpy Neighbour borrows from a great many traditions of acoustic music to create their diverse approach to Australian song.

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Ivan Zar
Aug
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Ivan Zar

Ivan moved to Perth via his birthplace Alexandria, Egypt in the 1960s and has been playing in blues combos and solo for over 5 decades. He has worked with and supported some of the blues' best known artists including Mick Jagger ('95 solo tour), Dutch Tilders, Hubert Sumlin (Howlin' Wolf) and many others. 

His raw, down home style of blues is a rare gem, heavily undervalued and undeserving of the obscurity so many great musicians remain in to this day.

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The Hack Ensemble
Aug
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Hack Ensemble

Hack is a 3-piece improvisation collective, with Harry Cooper on sax, Arty Witherby on bass and Chris Tito Uson on drums/percussion.  Having played together in various groups for many years, Hack has a dynamic sound drawing together a diverse range of influences from Jazz, Trad Soul, Hip-Hop and contemporary groove.

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Anna Smryk (trio)
Aug
10
6:30pm 6:30pm

Anna Smryk (trio)

Free in the front bar, Anna Smyrk will warm your winter cockles with tunes inspired by much hotter places. Joined by friends on banjo, violin and dobro guitar she plays delicate folk songs that tell beautifully-crafted stories about two years spent living and working in Asia and the Pacific. Described by ABC Radio National as "exquisite", Anna is back in town for a short time before she heads out on a national tour in September. 

Website // Facebook // The Murder of Alan Beyne - Live

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The Hack Ensemble
Aug
5
6:30pm 6:30pm

The Hack Ensemble

Hack is a 3-piece improvisation collective, with Harry Cooper on sax, Arty Witherby on bass and Chris Tito Uson on drums/percussion.  Having played together in various groups for many years, Hack has a dynamic sound drawing together a diverse range of influences from Jazz, Trad Soul, Hip-Hop and contemporary groove.

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Anna Smryk (trio)
Aug
3
6:30pm 6:30pm

Anna Smryk (trio)

Free in the front bar, Anna Smyrk will warm your winter cockles with tunes inspired by much hotter places. Joined by friends on banjo, violin and dobro guitar she plays delicate folk songs that tell beautifully-crafted stories about two years spent living and working in Asia and the Pacific. Described by ABC Radio National as "exquisite", Anna is back in town for a short time before she heads out on a national tour in September. 

Website // Facebook // The Murder of Alan Beyne - Live
 

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SECRET NATIVE
Jul
29
6:30pm 6:30pm

SECRET NATIVE

 

Secret Native are a double guitar quartet led by Zeb Vescio. Rooted in the energy and language of bop, the group perform compositions new and old, original and standard, and explore the textures unique to 16 strings in a context where 4 would regularly have been plenty. Expect all things guitar and all things not. Secret Native are Zeb Vescio - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Nick Kyritsis - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Robbie Finch - Bass, Luke Andresen - Drums. 

Free, front bar

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BRETT LEE
Jul
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

BRETT LEE

A Ngiyaampaa man from the Wangaybon Nation in Western New South Wales, Brett grew up off country next to the Pacific Ocean in a little town called Forster 300km north of Sydney. Having spent his pre-20’s as an athlete, he began his musical journey at the age of 20. He quickly started crafting his own songs and now finds himself residing in the music metropolis of Melbourne, making tunes for the malleable hearted. There will be some special guest performances joining him at different points throughout this mini residency. 

 Reverbnation // Facebook

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SECRET NATIVE
Jul
22
6:30pm 6:30pm

SECRET NATIVE

Secret Native are a double guitar quartet led by Zeb Vescio. Rooted in the energy and language of bop, the group perform compositions new and old, original and standard, and explore the textures unique to 16 strings in a context where 4 would regularly have been plenty. Expect all things guitar and all things not. Secret Native are Zeb Vescio - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Nick Kyritsis - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Robbie Finch - Bass, Luke Andresen - Drums. 

Free, front bar

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BRETT LEE
Jul
20
6:30pm 6:30pm

BRETT LEE

A Ngiyaampaa man from the Wangaybon Nation in Western New South Wales, Brett grew up off country next to the Pacific Ocean in a little town called Forster 300km north of Sydney. Having spent his pre-20’s as an athlete, he began his musical journey at the age of 20. He quickly started crafting his own songs and now finds himself residing in the music metropolis of Melbourne, making tunes for the malleable hearted. There will be some special guest performances joining him at different points throughout this mini residency. 

 Reverbnation // Facebook

 

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BOADZ
Jul
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

BOADZ

Dale 'Boadz' Boaden has roared onto the Melbourne blues scene over the last 2 years, playing shows to packed rooms throughout Victoria and earning a reputation as one of the most promising up-and-comers working today. Particularly well known for his tribute performance of the 'Complete Works of Robert Johnson', Boadz possesses a deep understanding of the history of the blues. Combined with the background of an accomplished jazz improviser, a sound has emerged that is rough and earthy yet sleek and sophisticated; contemporary while also deeply entrenched in tradition. 

Free, front bar

Check Boadz on Facebook // YouTube

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Jul
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

LISA CRAWLEY

With a back catalogue that boasts two albums and three EPs, coupled with countless collaborations, tours, television appearances and acclaimed music-based projects, Lisa Crawley has well and truly earned her reputation as one of Australasia’s most well-respected musicians.

Her recently released EP ‘Up In The Air’ five-track EP is produced by sought-after Australian producer Ryan Ritchie(Kimbra, The Rah Project), whose work with Kiwi singer Kimbra on ‘Cameo Lover’ earned him an ARIA.

http://www.lisacrawley.com

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