Imogen Pemberton
Feb
24
4:00 PM16:00

Imogen Pemberton

Imogen Pemberton is an acclaimed singer songwriter, having performed all across Australia. In this project she joins James Titherington (Viola) to blend Blues and Jazz covers as well as some original works for an intimate and stripped back setting.

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Sonia Serin
Feb
28
6:30 PM18:30

Sonia Serin

Sonia Serin, who is warm, soulful, playful and passionate, is a progressive Australian female acoustic guitarist, singer-songwriter, drummer and pianist from Melbourne- Australia. Internationally praised with residencies in Camden-London, and an international scope to her concerns; her soulful music conveys the urgency of polarising times and fresh perspectives.
Sonia's performances can be described as a new genre of 'acoustica'. A very stylish percussive sound that is swiftly collated with sophisticated rhythm and moody guitar melodic styles

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Ben Carter
Mar
2
6:30 PM18:30

Ben Carter

Having recently released his debut album 'These Winters they howl' Ben J. Carter is spreading his mix of blues/roots and Americana around Victorian venues and festivals.

Ben`s one man band approach consisting of guitar, foot stomp, harmonica and percussion goes from soaring slide guitar and blues hollers to folk song ballads.

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SRSP - Cruwys
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

SRSP - Cruwys

Not just your typical vanilla ice cream, Cruwys is a moving and grooving singer-songwriter based in Melbourne. He aims to captivate, communicate and stimulate with melodies that will follow you home. The combination of blues, R&B, singer-songwriter and alt-indie produces a tangible energy about the room.

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SRSP - Soft Power
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

SRSP - Soft Power

Soft Power is a Melbourne based post-rock jazz band by guitarist Matthew Roche.

Since the release of “Easy Listening” (Newmarket Music 2018) and “A Breath Is Like a Swinging Door” (Independent 2017), Soft Power have transfixed audiences nationally with their down tempo jazz grooves and meditative improvisations. With album launches in Melbourne, Sydney and a performance at MONA under their belt, Soft Power are ready to stride into 2019 with their own quiet revolution.

Featuring Matthew Roche (guitar), Oscar Neyland (double bass) and Chris Cameron (drums), the internal becomes an accessible place in the hands of Soft Power, their slow burning harmonic landscapes and jazzy vibes play out in a captivating listening environment that hypnotizes rather than startles - demonstrating a maturity beyond their collective years.

“Easy Listening, the sprawling new album from Melbourne three-piece Soft Power, melds jazz, prog-rock, and psych to deliver something truly mesmerizing”. – HAPPY MAG 2018

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SRSP - DJ Chips and Salad
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

SRSP - DJ Chips and Salad

Nobody wants Steamed veggies. Everybody wants Chips and Salads!

Indie miserablism meets party hip hop. Kraut, synth, a shallow knowledge of dub reggae, two Beyonce records, awkward house music and a bunch of Alt. hits and memories. Like if Jive Bunny did the Stranger Things Soundtrack.

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Front Porch
Mar
7
6:30 PM18:30

Front Porch

'Front Porch are a Melbourne-based 5 piece band who delve deep into and combine the sounds of Bluegrass, Western Swing, Ragtime and Indie Folk. Front Porch's unique sound, instrumentation and energy on stage always bring an engaging performance to be enjoyed by any and all!'

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Alister Turrill
Mar
8
6:30 PM18:30

Alister Turrill

“Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good
hands.” - Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.


It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His
playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen. He’s shared the stage with Jeff Lang, Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel on several occasions and has supported the likes of Charlie Parr (US), Tim Rogers, Ash Grunwald, Kim Churchill, Steve Smyth, Tim Freedman and Shane Howard.

The past two years have seen the new Melbourne resident at his busiest and best yet with his first East Coast Tour (including a well-received slot on the Roaming Buskers Stage at Byron Bay Bluesfest
2017) and first European shows. Following his award winning 2013 debut album 'Reverence & Resonance, 2015 single release ‘Road To The Grave’ and 2016 EP ‘A Toast To Better Times’, Alister launched into 2018 with the release of brand new single ‘See You On Your Way’. A deeply personal dark folk song highlighting the struggles associated with mental health in today’s society.

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Michael DeLara
Mar
14
6:30 PM18:30

Michael DeLara

Singer/songwriter/actor Michael Delara has traversed a long and winding road of music, art and performance experiences to arrive at a place of serene clarity in his song craft. His profound acoustic storytelling speaks directly to the heart with feelings that ring earthy, authentic and familiar to any listener, anywhere around the globe. Playing songs rooted in soul and rock, Michael’s target is to get the audience to move. “There is still no greater feeling than to take an audience on a ride they never saw coming, open up a space where they can be themselves and we all have a great time along the way.” -

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Dan Horne
Mar
16
6:30 PM18:30

Dan Horne

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

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Steve Tyssen
Mar
21
6:30 PM18:30

Steve Tyssen

Steve Tyssen returns to the Charles Weston for an intimate solo set featuring some brand new songs off his latest album 'Come Home'. Recently written and recorded in Brisbane, it is a return to the raw stripped-back songwriting approach Tyssen has been getting recognition for around Melbourne. Charles Weston is the perfect venue making this a gig not to be missed!

Website // Facebook // Instagram // Youtube // Spotify

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Neeko
Mar
23
6:30 PM18:30

Neeko

Melbourne based songstress Neeko compliments her honest approach to poetry with lush chords and floating melodies. Emphasised by a strong connection to rhythm Neeko invites you into her world as she observes relationships, spirituality, and people.

Her journey is laden with a groovy pop sensibility guided by positivity and a universal consciousness.

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Steven Reinhardt
Mar
24
4:00 PM16:00

Steven Reinhardt

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.

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Buddy Knox
Mar
28
6:30 PM18:30

Buddy Knox

Buddy Knox is a funky blues man, described as Australia’s answer to BB King!

Buddy has carved up the Blues scene around Australia since 2007, notching his Blues belt with all the big ticket Australian festivals. He won the Sydney Blues Society Performer of the Year twice, and continues to share his old school Blues style with fans.

Buddy plays with smooth finesse, in the tasty authentic style of the old legends. Whilst yearning to play like rocker Chuck Berry as a teenager, Buddy now has a style of his own that exudes the essence of Blues.

Buddy’s recent move to acoustic Blues gives fans the intimate experience of bare bones genuine Blues, Knox style.'

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Neeko
Mar
30
6:30 PM18:30

Neeko

Melbourne based songstress Neeko compliments her honest approach to poetry with lush chords and floating melodies. Emphasised by a strong connection to rhythm Neeko invites you into her world as she observes relationships, spirituality, and people.

Her journey is laden with a groovy pop sensibility guided by positivity and a universal consciousness.

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Agus Batara Quartet
Mar
31
4:00 PM16:00

Agus Batara Quartet

Agus Batara Quartet will bring 2 sets of original jazz infused with warm guitar sound to The Charles Weston. The band came into formation in 2017 through their debut performance at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival and later that year at the Halls Gap Jazz Festival. Agus Batara (keys/ band leader) draws his unique song writing style from a mix of jazz root tradition, modern funk and wider ‘world’ music influence inspired by idols like Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, Avishai Cohen(b), Tigran Hamasyah, EST and more. The quartet’s unique repertoire often evokes an imaginative landscape, place or story beyond their melodic, harmonic or rhythmic ideas.

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Unpainted Prospects
Feb
21
6:30 PM18:30

Unpainted Prospects

Unpainted Prospects weave a tapestry of lush alt-folk with beauty and honesty. Roddy Read Songwriting Award finalist Matthew Daniel’s voice sounds across the band’s landscape, rich with woodwind and harmonies. Their debut EP ‘Night and Day’ was praised by Beat for its ‘exceptionally constructed melodies’.

Join them in the front bar for an intimate, free trio show.

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Maja
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Maja

Telling her honest story to the Australian music scene, Serbian-born singer-songwriter Maja is gaining quite a reputation for her eccentric character and glittering performances. Thought- provoking and deeply-personal, the songs are vulnerable and relatable, displaying a depth and maturity far beyond her age. 2017 has seen Maja move interstate to Melbourne, where she has continued to build her following - filling rooms with her charm and passionate vocals. Her latest EP ‘Still Bleeding’ looks to the past for inspiration, echoing soul, blues, and folk and is set to cement her reputation as a serious contender in the Australian music scene.

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Henry J Sawyer
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Henry J Sawyer

Henry J. Sawyer is a whiskey drinkin', ramblin' man. Sawyer plays Texas country that invokes the spirit of barrooms and dancehalls across the lone star state. The echos of his idols ring through his words and songs. He'll be performing with backing band The Texarkana Three at The Charles Weston on 17th February from 4pm.

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Denim Gorgeous
Feb
16
6:30 PM18:30

Denim Gorgeous

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.

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Twilight in Tulsa
Feb
14
6:30 PM18:30

Twilight in Tulsa

Roses are red, Twilights are blue, Honkytonk yer lover... It's Valentines Woo-hoo!
Come paint yer noses and hunker down to some billing n' cooing Twilights style. While you're working on yer beer goggles, we'll be puttin' y'all in the mood. Well provide the sparks and y'all can fan the flames!

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Entropy Quartet
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Entropy Quartet

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

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Yasin Leflef and Friends
Feb
9
6:30 PM18:30

Yasin Leflef and Friends

Yasin Leflef [Yaah-sin Lef-lef] blends sounds of neo-soul, jazz and r&b, drawing influence from D’angelo, Jordan Rakei and 30/70. Leflef will be headlining at The Charles Weston on the 2nd and 9th of February, accompanied by a guest act every week! The duo will play both covers and soulful originals ranging from up-beats, mellows and classics.

Special Guests

Feb 2nd: Isadora - Facebook // Instagram
Feb 9th: Fraser Telfer - Instagram // Soundcloud // Facebook

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Don Morrison
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

Don Morrison

Songwriter, singer, guitarist and guitar maker, Don Morrison, has shared the stage with many of the biggest names in Australian music, like Midnight Oil, Hunters and Collectors, Billy Thorpe, Joe Camilleri, Australian Crawl, Men At Work, Stephen Cummings, Ross Wilson and a hundred more in more than thirty years in music game.
He has worked with Bo Diddly, Joe Cocker, Rodriguez and even Billy Ray Cyrus. He was brave enough to stand next to Shakin’ Stephens in a urinal and nearly killed by Willie Nelson in Austin, Texas.
He might not be as young and pretty as he once was but he’s not done yet. Dubbed the Larrikin Troubadour Laureate of Adelaide, Don Morrison is playing, singing and writing songs better than ever. You can find out more about Don at www.donmo.com and on Facebook at Don Morrison’s Raging Thirst and Don Morrison

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Roadside Holiday
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

Roadside Holiday

Roadside Holiday is a Modern Folk/Americana acoustic band that plays the original songs of Kimberley Wheeler and some reworked traditional repertoire. The songs are moody and evocative, and presented in a spare acoustic style, compelling melodies, and with sophisticated vocal harmonies.

Kimberley’s award winning original songs are lyrical and quirky. In 2015 Kimberley won the Tilley’s Choice Award for ‘Watching Over Joan’. She sings about modern life, and social issues. Some tracks are pure fun and some are darkly political.

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Yasin Leflef and Friends
Feb
2
6:30 PM18:30

Yasin Leflef and Friends

Yasin Leflef [Yaah-sin Lef-lef] blends sounds of neo-soul, jazz and r&b, drawing influence from D’angelo, Jordan Rakei and 30/70. Leflef will be headlining at The Charles Weston on the 2nd and 9th of February, accompanied by a guest act every week! The duo will play both covers and soulful originals ranging from up-beats, mellows and classics.

Special Guests

Feb 2nd: Isadora - Facebook // Instagram
Feb 9th: Fraser Telfer - Instagram // Soundcloud // Facebook

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Dave Holmes Gang
Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

Dave Holmes Gang

Dave Holmes brings you "Cool Cafe Country Rock". The Dave Holmes Gang, renowned for their rocky urban original songs, now play a cut down version in bars and cafes.

Come and check out these great songs and grooves that touch the heart of the city

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Brian Campeau
Jan
26
6:30 PM18:30

Brian Campeau

Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. Some don’t like his sense of humour.

Originally from Canada, he’s been in Australia since 2003. He tends not to like being compared to other artists, but sees some value to these comparisons. With this in mind, some say Brian sounds like Nick Drake mixed with Radiohead. Others say he sounds angelic. That’s pretty nice.

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Tennyson King
Jan
24
6:30 PM18:30

Tennyson King

Tennyson King is a international touring act from Hong Kong and Canada having performed with notable acts such as Paul Dempsey, Paul Woseen (Screaming Jets), Yirrmal, and Brad Marr (Massive). He will be hitting the stage at Charles Weston on his 3rd national Australian tour. He is coming off album release tours in Canada, Brazil and China with lots of new songs and stories to share. His style of rock and roll is infused with earthy roots and blues while subtly laced in psychedelic ear candy. It’s a raw, gritty, and organic sound that makes the soul feel wild and the heart comforted.

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Ruby Saltbush
Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

Ruby Saltbush

Ruby Saltbush returns to Brunswick to play some sweet and soulful harmonies. Hailing from Deniliquin in NSW, where the Edward River flows and the skies seem to extend forever, Ruby Saltbush brings together guitar and three-part harmonies in an eclectic mix of musical genre and mood. If you like music where you can hear all the lyrics, then come along and hear some favourites and a few originals. With a repertoire ranging from bluegrass to Bowie, Ruby Saltbush has something for everyone.

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Steve Tyssen
Jan
17
6:30 PM18:30

Steve Tyssen

Although best known as a drummer (currently for hip-hop duo Deathbeat), Steve Tyssen's obsession with songwriting has led him to release an EP and four solo records - the latest full length 'You're Gonna Feel It In The Winter' was released on May 11th. All ten of the new songs were written in ten days during his time recently spent in Portland and Seattle, and were quickly recorded and produced by Julian Schweitzer (Greenthief/Deathbeat) upon returning to Australia. Having toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe, North and South America both solo and in various projects - Steve's travels and experiences have merged with his various music influences to create a truly unique sound which can be best described as alternative folk.

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Dylan Guy Pinkerton
Jan
13
4:00 PM16:00

Dylan Guy Pinkerton

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.

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Satchumo
Jan
12
6:30 PM18:30

Satchumo

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.

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A Rioting Mind
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

A Rioting Mind

A Rioting Mind is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Camilla Sullivan and guitarist Libby Ferris. Their ambient 90’s inspired sound flies between reverb drenched ballads and soft-rock jams, interwoven with a balance of melancholy and fierce lyrics. 2017 saw the band release their debut E.P. Perfect As Strangers and they are currently working towards their debut album.

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Rhyley McGrath
Jan
6
4:00 PM16:00

Rhyley McGrath

Rhyley McGrath is returning to Melbourne for a show on January 6th from 4pm-6pm, at The Charles Weston


Rhyley is a talented young Bendigo-based musician garnering praise and winning fans across Victoria. He will be playing a solo acoustic mix of blues/funk/soul using just an acoustic guitar and his soulful vocals.

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Rat Child
Jan
5
6:30 PM18:30

Rat Child

Rat Child's powerful soul vocals are combined with her particular knack for earnest storytelling inspired by the traditions of blues and folk music. Seeing herself as both artist and activist, Rat Child's lyrics reflect this and her personal vulnerability, as well as her drive for social change is translated through every performance. Her mellow groove is rolled with the help of a handful of makeshift jazz chords strummed upon a lovely old Japanese electric guitar. Gospel soul meets folk storytelling meets stoner blues.

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Joshua from Jericho
Jan
3
6:30 PM18:30

Joshua from Jericho

After escaping the Melbourne winter and heading to Europe for the past month, Joshua from Jericho returns to Melbourne and to the Charles Weston to showcase some all new, heartfelt and honest songs, alongside his regular repertoire. Come and be swept back into a 1970's dream as he sings tales of love, loss and life.

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Floyd Thursby
Dec
30
4:00 PM16:00

Floyd Thursby

Thursby sings Old Time Jazz


Solo guitarist and vocalist Floyd Thursby plays early blues and jazz from New Orleans to New York. 1920s and 1930s tunes by Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Sophie Tucker, Louis Armstrong, the Mills Brothers and more.

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Matthew Alford
Dec
29
6:30 PM18:30

Matthew Alford

Mr. Alford’s songs have been recorded by many acts around the world. In addition he has a long list of performance recording credits with some of the world’s most talented musicians. With four albums, he covers many themes and aspects of country music from traditional to modern bluegrass.

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Madi Leeds
Dec
27
6:30 PM18:30

Madi Leeds

With her recently released debut EP 'Spinning', indie-pop singer-songwriter Madi Leeds will be bringing her quirky vibes and pop to the Charles Weston.

Following the release of her debut single ‘Water to Me’, Leeds’ has been known for the music video’s creative direction involving aliens, cats and ball pit balls. Her sarcastic lyrical approach towards sensitive themes, contrastingly creates a vulnerable delivery and eccentric mood when performing.

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Othrship
Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

Othrship

Inspired by the infinite range of World music to be discovered on the Blue Planet, Henry Manuell tunnels deep into the cultures and histories of this part of the Universe and launches his discoveries up into the 21st Century. Often performing solo, trio, quartet or quintet Henry takes listeners on a journey through the world viewed through his eyes.

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Gardiner and Gabriel
Dec
22
6:30 PM18:30

Gardiner and Gabriel


'Old-school Blues' is all Gardiner & Gabriel say to sum up their music. Driven by a love of the blues, these boys are most inspired by the most earthy, smokey, authentic vintage blues from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago, citing Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, John-Lee Hooker and Robert Johnson as the artists that move them most. Having raised eyebrows in and around Melbourne for the last year and a half this laid-back guitar/harmonica duo bring their bluesy baritone, soulful harp wails and artful acoustic finger-picking to the Charles Weston for a special performance. Saturday 22 December, 6:30pm.

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Rain of Animals
Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

Rain of Animals

Rain Of Animals is the euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) and their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, bluegrass, oldtime, swing, tunes and songs. Spanning originals to arrangements of classics and gems of rarities you wish you had discovered earlier, their sound is both new and old, unique in it's instrumental wizardry and musical integrity all at once.

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Cruwys
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Cruwys


First of all, you have to start with the freshest ingredients; a mixture of minimal techno, blues and new wave genres, and blend them all together to produce the sound. Next, throw in a jazzy guitar and a lamenting voice seasoned with just enough spice to vibe out the room. Adding an element of traditionalism back into electronic music, Cruwys' set walks the line between downright dirty groove and relaxed down-tempo chill manifesting in a space where everyone is welcome to feel as they please.
With influences ranging from Jon Hopkins to Radiohead and from Muddy Waters to Nicolas Jaar, Cruwys’ style is eclectic, energetic, a real quick fix for some kicks. Cruwys’ Broth creates spaces to get lost in, beautiful waves to wash over you and earthy grooves to make sure you don't fly too far away.
So turn it down to a simmer and slow cook 'til it falls right off the bone.

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