Cecilia Brondolini
Aug
24
6:30 PM18:30

Cecilia Brondolini

These two all-female power-house artists will be gracing The Charles Weston for their single launch tour.
A diverse and engaging night of original music, TASHI (WA) ''Something of a phenom'' has just released her punchy pop/funk banger ''Nothing On You''.
''Spouting rhythmic and evocative art on piano, drums and vocals'' Cecilia Brandolini (NSW) has just put out ''RED'' an explosive yet theatrical single.
Come on down to The Charles Weston for a taste of folk-funk acoustic guitar followed by cinematic soul music.

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DJ Chips and Salad
Aug
24
to Aug 25

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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Madi Leeds
Aug
29
6:30 PM18:30

Madi Leeds

This August, Melbourne’s indie-pop singer-songwriter ‘Madi Leeds’ will be returning to the Charles Weston, Brunswick.

Following the release of her debut single ‘Water to Me’ and EP ‘Spinning’, 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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Front Porch
Aug
31
6:30 PM18:30

Front Porch

Front Porch are a Melbourne based Bluegrass/Western Swing/Indie Folk band. Musically very diverse and individual, no one song is the same as the next – Creating an entertaining and engaging atmosphere for any gig-goer to enjoy. Front Porch have performed at a variety of venues around the Melbourne area as well as Victoria’s many Bluegrass, folk and roots festivals.

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DJ Tardisco
Aug
31
to Sep 1

DJ Tardisco

Time and relative dimensions in sound

Remember when you were young and your dad would be playing music, and every once in a while a song would come on that nailed it. Thats TARDISCO. Sharyn and Nick play some songs you know and some obscure, without the prejudice of time.

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Red Dirt Radio
Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

Red Dirt Radio

Red Dirt Radio explore a sound existing somewhere between roots infused folk and pop-driven bluegrass. Together they examine what it is to gain wisdom, celebrate life’s joys, and endure a
shortage of coffee and alcohol. Join them as they celebrate the release of their EP.

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Selki
Sep
7
6:30 PM18:30

Selki

Selki's powerful and unique vocal sound, merged with her simple melodic, jazzy improv keys, combines her folk roots with the pop power of more modern influences. With a simple take on complex matters of life or the heart, her lyric writing is catchy, fun, and combines a sweet sincerity on the back of a lil dry humour.

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Andy Nelson
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

Andy Nelson

Andy Nelson is a Singer Songwriter from Central West NSW. With a mesmerising voice he writes and sings songs full of heart. Within the few years he's has been involved in the music scene Andy has quickly become a well-respected musician and festival favourite.
In September he will bring his solo performance, and debut album "Man on The Mountain" to the Wesley Anne.

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The Peacocks
Sep
12
6:30 PM18:30

The Peacocks

The Peacocks are a hard swinging collective of young musicians who fell in love with Jazz from the 1940s onwards. Listeners can expect to hear classic standards being sculpted carefully or thrown around like a wet tennis ball. Moments of chaos subdued with empathetic listening, The Peacocks celebrate the act of play and invite the audience along for the ride.

Robbie Finch: Bass
Max Slorach: Saxophone
Bede Forde Gaddes: Trumpet
Ollie Cox: Drums

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DJ Chips and Salad
Sep
14
to Sep 15

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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DJ Lady Blades
Sep
21
to Sep 22

DJ Lady Blades

DJ Lady Blades will be spinning her unique mix of  Stompin Rhythm and Blues, 60's dancers, Surf, Exotica, Garage, Latin shakers, soul screamers and a whole heap of dirty rock n roll,

Specialising in Mexican Rocanrol from the 50's and 60's. She has travelled Mexico a few times to collect and spin records in a few of Mexico's smokey 60's Garage a Go Go and Rockabilly Rocanrol record hops. .. you'll get a mix of much loved and little-heard rarities she's collected along the way!

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Agus Batara Quartet
Sep
22
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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Cruwys
Sep
26
6:30 PM18:30

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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Hamish Macleod
Sep
28
6:30 PM18:30

Hamish Macleod

Hamish Macleod is a Melbourne singer/songwriter. After fifteen years of playing his solo sets with an acoustic guitar he has made the leap to performing with an electric, and the results have been amazing. His sound now incorporates both the song writing and lyricism of artists such as Niel Young and Leonard Cohen with the sonic possibilities of the electric shown so well by bands such as Mogwai, Nirvana and Pink Floyd. It’s a captivating, dynamic and eclectic performance which only builds on his previous shows that have seen him share bills with artists such as Hugo Race, Kim Salmon, Spencer P Jones and Jess Rebiero.

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James Teague
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

James Teague

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).

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The Luau Cowboys
Aug
18
4:00 PM16:00

The Luau Cowboys

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.

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Tim Woods
Aug
17
6:30 PM18:30

Tim Woods

Winner of the Maldon Ministerial award, touring with iconic musician Tex Perkins and Ruckman for the Rockdogs, Tim Woodz is “all grins and silly anecdotes” as he performs Jazzy folk tunes with a quirky narrative. Tim’s songs provoke beautiful, nostalgic and charming imagery with energetic musical warmth.

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Rosario De Marco
Aug
15
6:30 PM18:30

Rosario De Marco

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style

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Max Teakle
Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Max Teakle

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

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DJ Chips and Salad
Aug
10
to Aug 11

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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Georgia Gordon
Aug
10
6:30 PM18:30

Georgia Gordon

New arrival from Edinburgh Scotland, singer-songwriter Georgia Gordon is delighted to play in Melbourne where she’s hoping to stay for a while. After a wee break she’s back with a bang with the title track from her latest EP ‘New York’s Army’ announced as single of the week on BBC Radio Scotland.

With hints of Alabama Shakes and KT Tunstall, Amy Winehouse meets Lucinda Williams

– ‘there’s an intimacy to Gordon’s voice, and lyrics that really take it to the next level’

The Charles Weston, Saturday 10 August, 6.30-8.30pm

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Rosario De Marco
Aug
8
6:30 PM18:30

Rosario De Marco

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style

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Gardiner & Gabriel
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Gardiner & 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 couple of years 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. Sunday 4 August, 4pm.

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Trio Grande
Aug
3
6:30 PM18:30

Trio Grande

Trio Grande is a little three piece making Rn'B, Blues and Honkytonk sounds. It's smokey, but it won't get in your eyes. It's cool but it sizzles. Food, drink, dimly lit corners and sweet nothings.

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Michael Sill
Aug
1
6:30 PM18:30

Michael Sill

The Man From Atlantis is the moniker for Mike Sill (Ray Of Creation / Imperial Leatherman), and when playing solo he is informed by the American Primitive idiom traversed by John Fahey and Robbie Basho.

Fingerpicking ramblings are infused with blues, Eastern ragas, outsider folk and psych and often resemble recognisable, deconstructed structure of traditional pattern arrangements. These forms explore the terrain where improvisation and spontaneity coalesce and are best experienced with the third eye uncalcified or in the confines or your local public bar or honky-tonk.

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Ben Delves Trio
Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

Ben Delves Trio

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

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Blue Lucas
Jul
27
6:30 PM18:30

Blue Lucas

Blue Lucas is a three piece alt-country band from Castlemaine in central Victoria. The trio consists of Jake Coates on vocals and bass guitar, Thom Connellan on electric guitar and Ben Smith on drums and percussion. Blue Lucas' music is a mixture of soul-crushed country and meandering alternative guitar, supporting by drumming influenced by all genres. This myriad leaves the listener longing for lost love, like awakening from a melancholic dream.

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The Colvin Brothers
Jul
25
6:30 PM18:30

The Colvin Brothers

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.

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Simon Marks
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Simon Marks

Marks began his career with an invite to perform as part of the West Coast Blues & Roots Festival in 2009. Five albums later & fortunate enough to have performed across 5 continents, plus work with some wonderful artists including Syd Green (19-Twenty) Ben Franz (The Waifs) and Angus Diggs (Mia Dyson/Jeff Lang), there’s always another song to be written for this prolific singer/songwriter...

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Dylan Guy Pinkerton
Jul
20
6:30 PM18:30

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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Merime
Jul
18
6:30 PM18:30

Merime

After touring with his band Chalouche in Australia for a few years, Merime recorded his first solo album “L’Eveil – The Awakening.” This album is the result of a long musical self-exploration, in pace with his personal journey.

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Jac Beth & Millicent Windshuttle
Jul
14
4:00 PM16:00

Jac Beth & Millicent Windshuttle

Join us for two sets of music from two performers and songwriters, weaving worlds of their own design.

Millicent Windshuttle is an artist who makes songs raw and real and yet surprisingly light-hearted and comedic, all at once. Catharsis comes to mind as a key element but never gratuitously, it is relatable and articulated within her own unique voice of songwriting. There is a palpable playfulness and genuine honesty in her music that is so refreshing. Her first official musical release is being anticipated with much excitement!

At times bewitching and intense and other times vulnerable, Jac Beth offers in her live sets the transportative qualities we all desire with music. Drawing inspirations from her guitar and piano, her past releases, swamp blues, jazz and a sound she describes as "dark soul", she is working on an album in post production at the moment and continuing to explore and develop her music.

Show up for all those parts of yourselves! And put them in your art. This is our manifesto.

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Fraser Telfer
Jul
13
6:30 PM18:30

Fraser Telfer

Fraser Telfer combines the timeless singer-songwriter emotive spirit with sleek contemporary soul. Based in Melbourne, Telfer provides the ultimate afternoon easy listening atmosphere. With jazzy acoustic tunes for balmy nights, golden oldies for the reelers and rockers, and your fave R&B
throwbacks, Fraser’s easy-going approach to what he does best will make sure you remember the time.

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Steven Reinhardt
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

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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Satchumo
Jul
6
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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Nick Krytsis
Jul
4
6:30 PM18:30

Nick Krytsis

For the past 6 years guitarist Nick Kyritsis and drummer Luke Andresen have been playing together in various ensemble settings which has seen them travel around Australia as well as internationally, developing a deeply unique musical relationship and friendship. Setting up by the warm fire in the intimate space that is the Charles Weston they will play a selection of jazz standards inspired by Paul Motian and Bill Frisell which will be sure to keep you warm and cozy on a cold winters night!

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Bob Hutchison
Jun
30
4:00 PM16:00

Bob Hutchison

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.

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Kier Stevens
Jun
22
6:30 PM18:30

Kier Stevens

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.

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Dylan Knur's Observable Universe
Jun
20
6:30 PM18:30

Dylan Knur's Observable Universe

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.

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