Tom and Jerry
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Tom and Jerry


Tom & Jerry are coming to the The Charles Weston hotel in Brunswick! Trading their singlets and shorts for more refined attire, the boys will have something to sing about after a long day working for the man. Choice cuts of Bluegrass, Old Time & Country will be served to your liking with a side of jibber jabber and jovial​​ innuendo. Also worth a gander is the fine array of ales and vitality tonics available for purchase at the bar. Do join us for a few!

2 sets from 6.30!
Free entry

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Greg Steps
Oct
20
5:30 PM17:30

Greg Steps

"Accompanying himself on guitar, piano and harmonica, Greg Steps is a modern day story-teller. His songs exude an old-timey, world-weary feel, yet still sound fresh. As an artist he possesses a watchful eye and a razor sharp mind, allowing him to fashion lyrics that are sophisticated, poetic and timely. With his distinctive voice, unique song writing ability and spellbinding live performances, he has proven himself to be a true original".

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Dylan Guy Pinkerton
Oct
21
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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Simon Imrei
Oct
25
6:30 PM18:30

Simon Imrei

Having toured the country with the likes of alt-country troubadours ‘Lachlan Bryan’ and ‘The Basics’, blues/folk singer songwriter Simon Imrei returns with his second studio album of original material; a special two-part collection dubbed The Sum of Scenes.

The two-disc collection, both in concept and style, pairs upbeat, bluesy pop rhythms with moody, acoustic and stripped back folk and features some of Melbourne’s world-class musicians including Ben Franz (The Waifs), Gretta Ray, Josh Bridges (Mustered Courage), Brooke Russell, & more.

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Twilight in Tulsa
Oct
27
6:30 PM18:30

Twilight in Tulsa


Honky Tonk n’ Western Swing n’ paintin’ yer nose red is what it’s all about. Twilight in Tulsa bring it with the swinginest vintage sounds from the song books of Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson and plenty more. This bangin’ rantankerous retiracy and bonafide high times is brought to you with a bunch of fun and some fine musicianship. There’ll be drinkin’ dancin’ singin’ and you’re all invited. Last one at the bar is the swamp gator’s grits.

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Anthony Rea
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

Anthony Rea

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 Sunday 28 October. In a stripped back, acoustic format, this promises to be a great night of original, obscure and familiar tunes, delivered by a group of talented and versatile musicians.

Anthony and 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.

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Nancy Cole & Alice Cotton
Nov
1
6:30 PM18:30

Nancy Cole & Alice Cotton

In the last few years Nancy Cole’s songwriting has emerged from her bedroom and onto the small stages of Melbourne. Her songs tell stories of love, bitterness and melancholy and are embellished with the skills of bassist Chris Hughes and the sweet and breezy backing vocals of Nicki Williams.  She plays for the first time at the Charles Weston.

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Team Love
Nov
3
6:30 PM18:30

Team Love

'Team Love are an alt-country band, hailing from the chilly Wombat State Forest. Traditional country songs, with popular influences, ranging from rocking duets to heartbreaking ballads to four part harmonies, Team Love makes songs that are both dynamic yet simple and that warm the coldest heart. Team Love are Ruby (vocals), Ruby (violin), Monique (keys) and George (guitar)'

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Jason Lowe
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Jason Lowe

Lowe's astounding abilities as a Singer-Songwriter, storyteller, and performer, as well as his prodigious skills on the lap slide guitar and acoustic guitar are mesmerising and awe inspiring.

His performances are intimate, a euphoric experience to be remembered, embodying an emotional, poetic, and musical power likening him to such greats as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

Jason Lowe is a proud Endorsee of Cole Clark Guitars (AUS) and K&K Pickups (USA)

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Jason Lowe
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Jason Lowe

Lowe's astounding abilities as a Singer-Songwriter, storyteller, and performer, as well as his prodigious skills on the lap slide guitar and acoustic guitar are mesmerising and awe inspiring.

His performances are intimate, a euphoric experience to be remembered, embodying an emotional, poetic, and musical power likening him to such greats as Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen and Neil Young.

Jason Lowe is a proud Endorsee of Cole Clark Guitars (AUS) and K&K Pickups (USA)

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Erik Parker
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Erik Parker

This will be Erik Parker's first appearance at the Charles Weston. He plays an ever evolving blend of soul, folk, rhythm & blues, jazz and rock, all tied together in the live-looping fashion. His original music ranges from the bright & playful to the funky to the introspective & moody, played with guitar, ukulele, harmonica, beat-boxing and beat sampling.

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Great Aunt
Nov
22
6:30 PM18:30

Great Aunt

Great Aunt is an Americana/nu-grass duo from Melbourne, rambling a musical line between the plaintive and the joyous. They write and play happy-sad music about life: grief and joy, whiskey and wine, disappointment and love. The group features the talents of Megan Bird (mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Chelsea Allen (double bass, vocals, drums and percussion).

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Soft Power
Nov
25
4:00 PM16:00

Soft Power

Since the release of their second album ‘Easy Listening’ (available through Newmarket Music) - Soft Power have been blurring the line between jazz and rock music, resulting in bittersweet guitar melodies, slow moving harmonic landscapes and a meditative live show that flows from groove oriented pop tunes to epic post-rock crescendos.

“Easy Listening, the sprawling new album from Melbourne 3-piece Soft Power, melds jazz, prog-rock, and psych to deliver something truly mesmerizing.” – HAPPY MAG 2018

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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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Kyle Brew
Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Kyle Brew

Fresh from releasing his debut EP 'Hangover Day', already garnering local radio play and set to be launched in November. Up and coming local singer songwriter Kyle Brew brings his bluesy folk stylings along to the intimate surrounds of the Charles Western Hotel. The twenty year old already earning comparisons to the likes of Justin Townes Earle, Neil Young and Robert Johnson, looks destined for bigger things to come.

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Helen Ashworth
Oct
11
6:30 PM18:30

Helen Ashworth

Brisbane based guitarist and singer, Majelen, is fast becoming one of Qld’s premier and ground-breaking artists in the indie/folk music scene. To coincide with a new EP release, Majelen will be playing her first run of shows in Melbourne before branching out overseas.Majelen’s unique percussive guitar style is inspired by the combination of a degree in Jazz music, plus years of backpacking with her signature Maton guitar, and has been labelled “writing genius” and a “beautiful inspiration”. 

After being fortunate enough to perform alongside names such as Katie Noonan and Kristin Berardi, Majelen’s solo work combines ground-breaking technical fluency and speed, thought provoking lyrics, improvised melodies and a captivating stage presence, which continues to inspire audiences around the globe.

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Steve Tyssen
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

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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Katie Bates
Oct
6
6:30 PM18:30

Katie Bates

Singing since she could talk, and playing shows from the age of 8, Katie Bates has crafted her skill throughout childhood. After being in various punk bands growing up, by the age of 17 Katie had found where her true passions lay in country, folk and Americana music and forged forward with a solo career; creating a unique blend of these genres and writing songs that were faithful to herself.

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Helen Ashworth
Oct
4
6:30 PM18:30

Helen Ashworth

Brisbane based guitarist and singer, Majelen, is fast becoming one of Qld’s premier and ground-breaking artists in the indie/folk music scene. To coincide with a new EP release, Majelen will be playing her first run of shows in Melbourne before branching out overseas.Majelen’s unique percussive guitar style is inspired by the combination of a degree in Jazz music, plus years of backpacking with her signature Maton guitar, and has been labelled “writing genius” and a “beautiful inspiration”. 

After being fortunate enough to perform alongside names such as Katie Noonan and Kristin Berardi, Majelen’s solo work combines ground-breaking technical fluency and speed, thought provoking lyrics, improvised melodies and a captivating stage presence, which continues to inspire audiences around the globe.

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Jheli Emmet and Gaia Scarf
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Jheli Emmet and Gaia Scarf

Gaia Scarf is a fresh and charming addition to the Melbourne music scene, performing around New South Wales before recently moving to Victoria to further pursue her career. Ambient guitar interwoven with delicate yet soulful vocals, Gaia sings of identity, love and her personal human experience.

Jheli Emmett is a 90s revival dream combined with your hippy parents favourite folk bands from the 60s. Guitar driven, and vocals like pearls on sandpaper, step into a distant familiarity; influenced by Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey & Nirvana

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Ezekiel Sneezed
Sep
29
6:30 PM18:30

Ezekiel Sneezed

Ezekiel Sneezed creates multi-part acoustic fingerpicking journeys with vocal harmonies as side cars. The road is usually a dark one, but there’s often a wry smile in the distance. After two horizon-expanding years in Barcelona, Spain, Ezekiel has returned to Melbourne, and plays the Charles Weston for the first time.

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Crumhorn
Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Crumhorn

Come and spend an evening with ambient artefacts, minimalism & curled
clarinets…..Crumhorn.

Solo electro-acoustic outfit - Crumhorn, a project of George Worthys’, will be playing live 2
sets of new works and improvisations, playing with sound, manipulating clarinet, bassoon,
zither, effects, and samplers in 2x 45min sets. Crumhorn combines electronica, jazz, classical, and experimentalism to find new sonic spheres. Step out of the cold and warm your ears with Crumhorn.

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Jared Plant Trio
Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

Jared Plant Trio

New to Melbourne this three piece band is sure to impress. Made up of vocals, guitar, bass and drums Jared Plant's music packs a punch with it's interesting rhythms and harmonies. "If you love independent music, guitar solos and dancing these guys are your remedy".

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SIMON IMREI
Sep
22
6:30 PM18:30

SIMON IMREI

Having toured the country with the likes of alt-country troubadours ‘Lachlan Bryan’ and ‘The Basics’, blues/folk singer songwriter Simon Imrei returns with his second studio album of original material; a special two-part collection dubbed The Sum of Scenes.

The two-disc collection, both in concept and style, pairs upbeat, bluesy pop rhythms with moody, acoustic and stripped back folk and features some of Melbourne’s world-class musicians including Ben Franz (The Waifs), Gretta Ray, Josh Bridges (Mustered Courage), Brooke Russell, & more.

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Tom and Jerry
Sep
20
6:30 PM18:30

Tom and Jerry

Tom & Jerry are coming to the The Charles Weston hotel in Brunswick for two Thursdays in September! Trading their singlets and shorts for more refined attire, the boys will have something to sing about after a long day working for the man. Choice cuts of Bluegrass, Old Time & Country will be served to your liking with a side of jibber jabber and jovial​​ innuendo. Also worth a gander is the fine array of ales and vitality tonics available for purchase at the bar. Do join us for a few!

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The Painted Hearts
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

The Painted Hearts

low end minimalist quasi blues/jazz (- beat) /
lo-fi murky roots live-your-lounge-room vibe (- bma) /
dusty and unhurried and full of unfiltered personality (- rhythms) /
the painted hearts remain true to their aesthetic - one can like a lot of music but one can only give oneself to one music (- beat).

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Joshua from Jericho
Sep
15
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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Don Morrison
Sep
13
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

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Rosario
Sep
8
6:30 PM18:30

Rosario

Rosario is a gifted musician and composer, he can create a Mediterranean atmosphere with just a guitar. His style is something between melodious picking and rhythmic percussive playing. The general impression is aggressive and experimental, he adds a lot of influences into his tunes but it always sounds somehow rooted in the Mediterranean, yet with a unique flavour to it. He has also a "project" called United World Music "project", and he has performed with the leading Jazz musicians of Australia...


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Unpainted Prospects
Sep
6
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 EP ‘Night and Day’ was praised by Beat for its ‘exceptionally constructed melodies’. This will be an intimate trio show.

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Nick Kyritsis trio
Sep
2
4:00 PM16:00

Nick Kyritsis trio

Nick Kyritsis(guitar), Hiroki Hoshino(bass) and Luke Andresen(drums) have been playing music together as a trio and in various ensemble settings for over 5 years now. All three are regulars at venues all over Melbourne and individually their music has taken them to New York, Shanghai, Tokyo and Berlin. This afternoon the trio will take a break from it's usual original repertoire and will instead be playing a selection of some of their favorite jazz standards with heavy influence from the Kieth Jarrett trio and Jim Hall trio.

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Rare Child
Sep
1
6:30 PM18:30

Rare Child

Drawing together disparate influences from Neko Case to Jeff Lang to The Chieftains, Dra Rare Child’s melt-your-face folk fascinates and delights audiences. Guitarist Lachlan Heycox and violin/vocalist Erin Heycox grew up in rural Australia steeped in bush-bands and balladeers. Through their love of everything old-time, they created their sound that blends bluegrass fiddle licks, Celtic rhythms, virtuosic guitar, jazz harmonies and Quebecoi podorythmie foot percussion.

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Tom Redwood
Aug
30
6:30 PM18:30

Tom Redwood

Charles Jenkins has called his music “a rare and brilliant treat for the ears.” Ben Salter thinks he is “the unreal deal.” Since emerging from the world of punk rock, Tom Redwood has reinvented himself as a prolific songwriter of unusual lyrical depth and originality. Over his three albums and one EP Tom's poetic and intriguing songs touch on all sorts of things -relationships, addiction, astral travel, fishing and his love of Mexican food. Tom and his outstanding lap steel guitarist Kier Stevens will be in their element for this Thursday evening show at the Charles Weston.

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Secret Native
Aug
26
4:00 PM16:00

Secret Native

Secret Native are a double guitar quartet led by Zeb Vescio. Rooted in the energy and language of bop, the group performs compositions by each of its members, as well as some esteemed non-members, and explore the sonic possibilities unique to 16 strings in a context where four would regularly have been plenty.

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Damon Langley
Aug
25
6:30 PM18:30

Damon Langley

Damon Langley is a self-confessed sad white boy with an acoustic electric guitar who moved out of Adelaide and into Melbourne 4 years ago. Ever since being here and even beyond he has encountered love, loss, change, heartbreak, and regret, all of which he puts into his songs. His live show featuring said songs, as well as a side dosage of smooth baritones, sailing falsettos, tears and sometimes even blood is sure to leave an impression on anyone that gazes upon it.

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Matthew Winstanley
Aug
23
6:30 PM18:30

Matthew Winstanley

Matthew Winstanley is the lead singer of Melbourne band Truly Holy and from time to time he will perform solo, drawing on songs from the bands early days as ‘Straw King Eye’, some solo projects, new material, unheard material and covers. On the 23rd of August he performs two sets, both punctuated with unusual covers and occasionally returning to Truly Holy’s most familiar tracks, such as their song ‘One Thousand Years’.

If Truly Holy deal with portals and other worlds, then Matthew’s solo work deals with real life. At times they are self-deprecating and humorous, a catchy expression of life’s bitter ironies, while at others they are curious and unsettling, strange stories inspired by either personal experience or urban legend. Whichever way the pendulum swings, there is much to explore and given the amount of diverse music to draw from, the 23rd of August should be an entertaining evening with a songwriter laid bare.

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Brooke Taylor
Aug
18
6:30 PM18:30

Brooke Taylor

Brooke Taylor is a Melbourne-based singer, songwriter and guitarist. Her music style encompasses alternative folk, roots and country-pop elements. She writes about the human condition, drawing listeners in with her strong storytelling and raw emotion. Her songs are layered with rhythm guitar melodies, honey-toned vocals and soulful lyrics. Taylor is an exciting performer with a magnetic energy.

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Ben Carter
Aug
16
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/folk and Americana around Melbourne and Regional Victoria.  Ben`s one man band approach consisting of finger picking guitar and foot stomp goes from soaring slide guitar and blues hollers to folk song ballads.

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Jemma Nicole
Aug
11
6:30 PM18:30

Jemma Nicole

Haunting and beautiful, Jemma Nicole’s gritty, country noir is born from a love of sad songs and the darker side of Americana. Imagine Nick Cave and Hope Sandoval on a double date with Glenn Danzig and King Dude with Johnny Cash waiting the table. You’re getting close.

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Sonia Serin
Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Sonia Serin

Sonia Serin, will be playing for the 3rd 'Winter Sessions' being played at the Charles Weston on the 9th of Agust. Sonia 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. 'She is bit of a whiz on a guitar' Camden Calling (London-UK).

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Jemma Nicole
Aug
4
6:30 PM18:30

Jemma Nicole

Haunting and beautiful, Jemma Nicole’s gritty, country noir is born from a love of sad songs and the darker side of Americana. Imagine Nick Cave and Hope Sandoval on a double date with Glenn Danzig and King Dude with Johnny Cash waiting the table. You’re getting close.

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