A consumate troubador, Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice with driving blues and bluegrass inspired rhythms. Bob's songs are vibrant, his narratives and characters vivid with action and
antiquity. His deft lyricism spans tall-tales, philosophical imagery and melancholy ballads with confidence and wisdom.
Satchumo is the pseudonym of Melbourne based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist James Titherington, which blends the styles of ambient music with more beat driven trip-hop and down-tempo rhythms, all whilst incorporating live playing and looping of instruments such as violin, viola, and keys.
Steve Mitchell is a singer-songwriter from the bayside suburbs of Melbourne.
In 2019 Mitchell has been working on a debut release inspired by a seven week road trip, spanning across the great divide.
Mitchell's husky lows and airy falsetto sees his style covering a multitude of genres such as blues, soul, pop and folk.
The flavours of Pop, Folk and Soul intertwined with a splash of wit and remorse, Dylan Guy Pinkerton infuses the influences of John Mayer and Allen Stone into tasty ear sized treats. Playing a combination of original music and unique covers, Dylan has played all round Australia and the US from Byron Bay Blues Festival to your fair dinkum aussie pubs and clubs.
The Colvin Brothers are Colin Weight (Guitar, Vocals) and Vinny Russell (Mandolin, Vocals), two Victorian pickers who came together through a mutual love of bluegrass, as well as country and old-time influences. For a long time they have been active the Victorian folk and bluegrass circuit, through their respective bands Nine Mile Creek and The Knott Family Band. Their performances as a duo draw from a broad span of original and traditional material, played with melodic picking, sung close harmonies and a joyful energy.
The Ben Delves Trio + a super special guest are back at the fantastic Charles Weston Hotel, Brunswick to bring you more hard hitting, bopping, and jazzing heroics. Catch Ben Delves (Guitar), Monty Shnier (Bass), Ollie Cox (Drums), and a special guest on Thursday the 4th of April
Melbourne's folk-rock singer-songwriter, Kimberly promises an intimate evening of sweet melodies and raw vocals. Inspired by the rolling hills of Southern Africa, the sounds and stories of Baez, Nicks, Young and Joplin. Her unique stripped back sound and captivating voice will transport you back to a simpler time.
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On Saturday 22nd of June Kier Stevens returns to The Charles Weston but in solo mode! Armed with only his dobro and his voice, Kier will burn through two sets of original blues numbers and black ballads plus the odd cover by other Australian artists. Kier has been seen around town playing dobro and lap steel with the likes of Doggerel, Tom Redwood and The Glue, and folk noir duo Come Heavy Sleep, but this show presents an opportunity to see him in bare-bones mode hollering a bunch of salacious numbers at ya in the only way he knows how: real wrong and real strong.
DKOU is the new project of Dylan Knur, violinist of Parkville, Paul Reid and Grand Baxter. The classical-turned-contemporary musician blends elements of folk, alternative rock and ambient music to create serene soundscapes. Make no mistake, though — Dylan Knur does not write your standard singer-songwriter love songs. Instead, he weaves twisting tales of indecision, inheritance and felony that will linger like riddles on in your mind long after they have ended.
NoLess consists of a group of delicious humans who all have a deep love for for the sounds of RnB, Soul and Jazz.
Their purely original set will be jam packed with honest lyrics, soulful melodies and dirty grooves.
Reminiscent of the daily mood swings of a pubescent teen, their tunes range from slow jam cry bangers to up-beat funky jams you can shake ya booties too.
For this show NoLess will be appearing in an intimate two piece.
On Saturday 15th June Kier Stevens returns to The Charles Weston but in solo mode! Armed with only his dobro and his voice, Kier will burn through two sets of original blues numbers and black ballads plus the odd cover by other Australian artists. Kier has been seen around town playing dobro and lap steel with the likes of Doggerel, Tom Redwood and The Glue, and folk noir duo Come Heavy Sleep, but this show presents an opportunity to see him in bare-bones mode hollering a bunch of salacious numbers at ya in the only way he knows how: real wrong and real strong.
Organix are a trio featuring Hammond, guitar and drums. The group made its debut last year at Bar 303, playing original music and re-imagining classic Donny Hathaway tracks, as well as Dr. Lonnie Smith and Soulive instrumentals.
Hammond organ – Ollie Rolfe
Guitar – Harry Tinney
Drums – Albert Rolfe
Entropy Quartet merge elements of improvised jazz, funk, and groove, roving through syncopated stated and improvised landscapes.
The ensemble performs predominantly original material, drawing influence from a broad spectrum ranging from Nik Bartsch to The Bad Plus. Within their repertoire, the band challenges the distinction between rock and jazz, reinterpreting pieces from Pink Floyd, The Beatles, and Radiohead.
Their debut full length studio album, S>0, was launched to a full house at Uptown Jazz Café in 2017, with a second expected in early 2019.
Entropy Quartet are :
Sally Rochlin – alto sax
Ben Delves – guitar
Ben Tansey – double bass
Kein Jenkin - drumkit
Jugo were formed in late 2018 by David Tomisich on keys and Sebastian Lugo on vocals/guitar. David grew up playing classical piano in Melbourne, while Sebastian (originally from Bogotá, Colombia) is a self-taught musician and popular street busker in the CBD.
They play a mix of originals and covers every Saturday evening at Station 59 in Richmond, and their debut album ‘Algo Más’ is due for release later this year.
Believe me folks, this is the winter warmer you've been waiting for...
Two of Melbourne's most prolific performers are set to warm up your winter in one of Brunswick's cosiest caverns, the charming Charles Weston Hotel.
If you've ever been to the Bourke Street Mall, you'll no doubt know Simon Paparo. Since the launch of his debut album at The Toff last year, Simon has quickly become part of the Melbourne experience providing the soundtrack for locals and visitors alike.
Alongside Paparo, Gerry Kennedy has flown a slightly different flightpath to fame...
Best know as the bloke who managed hip-hop star 'Eazy G' to national notoriety, Gerry first found fame as a talent agent. He has since gone on to write some of the most influential folk songs of our time.
Not since tomato sauce first squirted onto a meat pie has there been a partnership more pleasing than Paparo and Kennedy.
Catch them from 6pm on Thursday 6th June at Brunswick's Charles Weston Hotel.
Georgia Rodgers is a young female artist performing a range of diverse original compositions and her own versions of popular songs. This blues/soul influenced song writer performs a raw and engaging set with the accompaniment sound of her telecaster complimenting her raspy vocals. An artist ready to bleed her sounds into the world, Georgia’s performance is one to remember.
From reclusive closet-folkstar to New Orleans indie rocker, Denim Gorgeous returns to his home in Aus with new music impregnated with spirit and emotion so honest it could light the bulb. In his voyage back home, stripping the old clothes of an old band, Denim Gorgeous showcases his charming songs in naked solo fashion – from cabinet confessional to an open stage.
Expect dark candour, spines to chill & soul-staring contests.
Max Teakle began learning the piano at the age of 5, playing the blues and the music of Thelonious Monk. Now 12 years later he is extending and refining his pianistic approach under the tutelage of Barney McCall and Mark Fitzgibbon. Here playing with two close friends and equally strong voices in the Melbourne music scene, Blakely Mclean Davies and Dom Stitt. They form a strikingly beautiful group through intimate exploration and a deep musical trust. Whether they’re playing American Songbook standards, originals or more contemporary works by the Beatles, Bob Dylan or Paul Simon the trio always manages to communicate with long, emotionally arching pieces that resonate with whoever happens to listen.
Max Teakle - p
Blakely Mclean Davies - b
Dom Stitt - d
Charles Jenkins has called his music “a rare and brilliant treat for the ears.” Ben Salter thinks he is “the unreal deal.” This April Tom Redwood and his band "the Glue" will be playing songs from his four solo releases and their upcoming LP, produced by Melbourne music legend Matt Walker (Lost Ragas, Tex Perkins, Vika and Linda, Archie Roach etc). The band includes the talents of outstanding lap-steel guitarist Kier Stevens and archetypal bluesman TK Reeve on bass. Come along and watch them cook up a storm at the Charles Weston.
Singer-songwriter James Teague is undeniably unique. Finding solace in the souls of old jazz singers and psych-tinged folk ramblers, his songs are filled with unpredictable melodies, poetic lyricisms and a soaring vocal tremolo. James is currently working on new material, after having produced his last album with acclaimed engineer, Nick Huggins (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, The Harpoons, Whitley, Leah Senior).
Bringing together three artists from diverse, yet complimentary backgrounds, Tapsalteerie is a Melbourne-based Celtic music group, consisting of flute, guitar/keyboards, and double bass. The group performs tunes mostly written by Meredith Beardmore, the flutist. These tunes explore interesting musical territory – including unusual time-signatures and colourful harmonies – infused with the rhythmic drive and tone colours of traditional Irish and Scottish music.
Meredith is the founder of and flutist with Muses Delight, a Melbourne-based early music ensemble. Timothy also plays the saxophone and writes music – he is a published composer and plays avant-garde improvised music and jazz. Isaac regularly performs with the best of Melbourne’s jazz and folk musicians.
The group’s name, Tapsalteerie, (literally ‘topsy-turvy’) is in homage to the work of Rabbie Burns.
WASTELANDS is a Melbourne-based group exploring a variety of different
grooves within a guitar trio setting. The group draws from a broad range of
influences, including Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Kaidi Tatham and
Radiohead, while paying tribute to the jazz lineage. There is a distinct
emphasis on preserving simplicity within new song forms. Listeners can
expect improvisation, dynamic interplay and a keen sense of embracing the
Dan Horne is a foot stompin' folk infused blues & roots multi instrumentalist.
The singer/songwriter began his music career in 2014 performing on the streets, busking and travelling. His "one-man- band" style is a mesmerising blend of foot drums, harmonica and multiple guitars.
In 2017 he released his debut album 'From the roots'. A folk infused, feel good, surf/roots album, independently recorded at paperbark recording co.
Dan has quickly become a must see act in the live music scene, rigorously touring and playing music festivals across the country, including, Caloundra music festival, Blues on Broadbeach & Agnes Blues and Roots just to name a few .
Dans first single 'This Town' is currently the soundtrack to the sunshine coast, and featured on the 'Come To Life' television ad campaign
Influenced by vocalists such as Marianne Faithfull, Suzi Quatro, Edith Piaf
and Lucinda Williams, Sascha Ion’s unique writing and vocal style exists
somewhere between roots infused folk and pop-driven bluegrass.
With an enduring curiosity to experiment with different collaborators she has
formed projects in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide and Wellington NZ.
Join her on Sunday May 12 with trans-Tasman trio, Red Dirt Radio.
ZV3 is a guitar trio made up of Zeb Vescio on guitar, Robbie Finch on double bass, and Luke Andresen on drums. The trio plays original music and standards and is rooted in the energy and language of bop, drawing on a range of influences from Monk and Powell to Rosenwinkel and King Bern.
TSAR GREEN's style isn't what you would normally expect from an acoustic performer. Coming from a classical background, with vocals rooted in a Cohenesque mindset, the themes of an introspective balladeer, hooks the 80's would be proud of, and chord progressions leaning to the experimental side of things, this certainly is an act that differs from your regular brand of singer-songwriter.
A genre-bender, TSAR GREEN's set is sure to mix things up, with a range of covers and originals based in rock, folk, and pop, with elements of blues, classical, alternative, jazz, and experimental blending in.
EMILY GRANT “is a crossover of classical and pop music. It’s dark. It’s emotive. It’s exciting. It’s supremely engrossing. The guitar and the piano; it works so brilliantly. Don't try and pigeon hole it because you can't. It's unique, it's original, it's got atmosphere. It's just got everything that is so special about Australian music and it's got it all in one band" DAVE ANGER, 100.3 FM
Mixing early country, bluegrass, blues, waltzes, rumbas, Cajun, originals, and Hawaiin slack key = the Luaus. Andrew Forrer, double bass and vocals, ex Uncle bill Tom Forsell (Moonee Valley Drifters)vocals, strings and accordion, Brian Fitzgerald Perth blues, and roots on guitars. So don’t miss this unique band, they’re great.
They can even yodel and do some carter family tunes, frank stokes, Jimmy Skinner and Gabby Pahinui.
For the first time in a long while Marven Lim will finally make the leap to a live set to present to you songs from his independently recorded album “Inner City Vagabond” along with some offcuts set to be released soon. Orlando Treleani will be accompanying him on the night, providing a setting in which some acoustic jams may be had.
Ross Hubbard comes to the Charles Weston on Sunday April 21st, playing two sets of acoustic originals from 4pm.
A passionate story-teller with an authentically Australiana charm, his richly lyrical songs blend contemporary, Melbourne folk with an old-school country twang.
This promises to be a fantastic afternoon of Easter Sunday fun, with great-value pub meals and drinks on offer!
Nominated for Most Popular Jazz Artist and Most Popular Experimental / Avant-garde Artist in the 2016 S.A Music Awards. Tilbrook combines introspective lyrics with deep soul grooves to deliver his message (think Father John Misty meets D'Angelo). Mike is also an active contributor in the Melbourne World music scene - Working with acts such as Ausecuma Beats, Ajak Kwai and Bortier Okoe.