Bob Hutchinson duo
Dec
16
6:30 PM18:30

Bob Hutchinson duo

Melbourne singer-songwriter Bob Hutchison returns to the Wesley Anne front bar to play two sets of original folk and americana music.

Influenced by his youth spent between homes and the great lyricists and writers of the 20th century, Bob's songs are proud, intimate and deeply

reflective of the modern world, all the while told through traditions and stories from days gone by. Musically Bob's songs are animated by his  

authentic tenor voice, driving bluegrass guitar rhythms and delicate folk-style fingerpicking.

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Arnab Sengupta
Dec
21
6:30 PM18:30

Arnab Sengupta

An alumni of the revered Berklee College of Musi, Boston, Arnab has over 15 years of
experience in the study and performance of contemporary music covering diverse genres
like progressive rock, pop, funk, jazz, r&b, etc. He has recorded a couple of albums of
original music in collaboration with top session players of Boston & New York. Apart from
being a performing and a recording musician, Arnab has also taught several vocal students of all ages in some of the best music schools of Bangalore, enabling them actualize their own singing abilities He is currently exploring musical opportunities in the beautiful city of Melbourne.

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Brooke Taylor
Dec
23
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. Join her for her maiden performance at The Charles Weston

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Augustine Ang
Dec
28
6:30 PM18:30

Augustine Ang

Indie folk artist Augustine Ang writes honest songs with themes of travel, discovery, growth, decay, and brains. His music is inspired by artists of the 90s such as Elliott Smith and Neutral Milk Hotel. Currently working on his debut album, he will be playing old and new songs with some covers in between.

Soundcloud // Facebook // Bandcamp

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Brooke Taylor
Dec
30
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. Join her for her maiden performance at The Charles Weston

Website // Facebook // Instagram // Soundcloud

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Jan
6
6:30 PM18:30

Patrick Wilson Duo

Patrick Wilson totes a special sound of traditional and alternative country, all the while drawing comparisons to Roy Orbison and the groove of Van Morrisson.  

Shaping his music around the trials and tribulations of rural life, Wilson knows this first hand having originated from a Victorian surf-coast town where he worked tirelessly as an apprentice butcher. Now at the forefront of the thriving Melbourne Americana scene he is continuing to make waves with his band, The Bare River Queens.

Wilson's debut EP, ‘Ryan the Moth’, was released in 2013, and has since graced the stages of Tamworth Country Music Festival, performed alongside Bill Chambers and most notably opened for country royalty, The Bellamy Brothers on the Melbourne leg of their 2014 Australian tour, with the Brothers acknowledging Wilson on his “thoughtful and diligent” song writing. 

Since then he has taken a step back, performing as drummer and guitarist for several Americana/ Blues bands (Georgia State Line, Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells, Jemma Nicole), taking time to craft, write and independently release his latest offering; sophomore EP, 'Anywhere With A Rooftop'.

 “I heard Patrick Wilson sing for the first time in a small studio in Melbourne. His voice and his songs blew me away.”- Bill Chambers

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Winnick
Jan
11
6:30 PM18:30

Winnick

With 10 years of gigging experience and supporting the likes of Ash Grunwald, Dallas Frasca and Bonjah. Winnick has become known as an unpredictable, genre bending word wizard.


“He’s a word wizard, that guy rules!”- Winnick


He’s quirky to say the least, fusing folk/hip hop and blues grooves so come on down to the Charles Weston Thursday the 11th of January for some  fun and thoughtful entertainment.
 

Youtube // Instagram

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Daz Gray
Jan
13
6:30 PM18:30

Daz Gray

After a year of playing shows and looking at each other mournfully that there seemed like an essential ingredient was missing we can finally lift our heads out of the gloom and announce that we have found said ingredient in Kat Ogilvie on accordion, who we have poached from Rich Davies & The Low Road. Finally D.G. Gray & Co. sound like the 4 piece we were always meant to be!

The melancholy of the accordion is a beautiful accompaniment to the happy singalong songs that hide some dark subject matters which have always been songwriter Daz Gray's stock-in-trade. With D.G. Gray & Co. you can have a dance and have a wee cry at the same time.

Join us for two sets of happy/sad Americana at The Charles Weston on Saturday, 13th January to try to forget the fact that you have another whole year of work ahead of you.

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Adam Dwyer
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Adam Dwyer

From the suburbs of Sydney, to fantastic Fitzroy, Adam Dwyer has arrived to deliver his unique brand of melodic songwriting to the music lovers of Melbourne. With a distinct vocal sound and musical style, Adam has taken influence from some of the greats of popular music and set sail towards crafting a sound that can only be classed as his own.

Besides his own songs, Adam also delivers a swag of songs from artists such as the Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Kinks, Oasis, Creedence clearwater revival, Johnny cash,  and many in between.

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Grand Baxter
Jan
20
6:30 PM18:30

Grand Baxter

On Saturday 20th January country-folk singer songwriter Grand Baxter will be gracing the front bar of the Charles Weston Hotel singing a new collection of songs inspired by love, from infatuation to deflation. The Grand Baxter story so far is short, being formed by friends from various touring bands in late 2016 as a means of getting over an ex. Their songs are somber and true, watermarked with a musicality and lyrical intent driven by their diverse jazz and country influences. Inspired by artists such as James Taylor and Jose Gonzales, Grand Baxter are best described as 'a bold hamper of charisma, musicality and country folk charm.'

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Joshua from Jericho
Jan
25
6:30 PM18:30

Joshua from Jericho

Born in Hobart and raised in the mainland, Joshua has been travelling Australia and the world, collecting stories and writing songs from his unique and often philosophical perspective on life and love. Inspired by the likes of Tom Petty and Neil Young, Joshua has a back catalogue of original material that he is taking to the studio in 2017/18.

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Tim Guy
Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Tim Guy

Informed by world travels and other adventures, Melbourne’s Tim Guy has
steadily mapped out a diverse catalogue that documents his unique evolution as
a singer, songwriter and performer. He’s also notched up more casual career
highlights than most artists could ever hope to – let alone keep track of. 
Itinerant and articulate, Tim Guy has stood out by never standing still.

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Great Aunt
Dec
9
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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Tim Guy
Dec
7
6:30 PM18:30

Tim Guy

Informed by world travels and other adventures, Melbourne’s Tim Guy has
steadily mapped out a diverse catalogue that documents his unique evolution as
a singer, songwriter and performer. He’s also notched up more casual career
highlights than most artists could ever hope to – let alone keep track of. 
Itinerant and articulate, Tim Guy has stood out by never standing still.

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Grand Baxter
Dec
2
6:30 PM18:30

Grand Baxter

On Saturday 2nd December country-folk singer songwriter Grand Baxter will be gracing the front bar of the Charles Weston Hotel singing a new collection of songs inspired by love, from infatuation to deflation. The Grand Baxter story so far is short, being formed by friends from various touring bands in late 2016 as a means of getting over an ex. Their songs are somber and true, watermarked with a musicality and lyrical intent driven by their diverse jazz and country influences. Inspired by artists such as James Taylor and Jose Gonzales, Grand Baxter are best described as 'a bold hamper of charisma, musicality and country folk charm.'

Soundcloud // Youtube

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Dean Bard Residency
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

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

Dean Bard // Eugene Holcombe // Steph Brett // Donnie Dureau

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Joyce Prescher
Nov
25
6:30 PM18:30

Joyce Prescher

Joyce Prescher launched her debut album “Home” in July this year. On her album, she meditates on the hardship of living away from home, identity, love and death. Inspired by the great singer-songwriters of our time, her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana.

With her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and a voice that really gets under your skin, Joyce has mesmerized audiences in Australia as well as the Netherlands ever since she was a little girl. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand. Joyce will be bringing songs of her album as well as new material to the Charles Weston.

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Dean Bard Residency
Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

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

Dean Bard // Eugene Holcombe // Steph Brett // Donnie Dureau

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Jemma Nicole
Nov
18
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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Dean Bard Residency
Nov
16
6:30 PM18:30

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

Dean Bard // Eugene Holcombe // Steph Brett // Donnie Dureau

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Grumpy Neigbour
Nov
11
6:30 PM18:30

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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Soda Eaves
Nov
4
6:30 PM18:30

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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Louie & the Pride
Oct
28
6:30 PM18:30

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
21
6:30 PM18:30

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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Pugsley Buzzard duo
Oct
14
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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
6:30 PM18:30

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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