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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Tom and Jerry
Sep
13
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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Joshua from Jericho
Sep
15
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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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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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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Sep
27
6:30 PM18:30

Crumhorn

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

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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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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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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Allison Forbes
Aug
2
6:30 PM18:30

Allison Forbes

Tamworth͛s own rebel child is a breath of fresh air and an outburst of originality in songwriting. Allison Forbes is a new-age outlaw of country music. Born from country roots, her music and career is weaved with influences of rock and laced with pop

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Steve Tyssen
Jul
28
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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Slim Dime
Jul
26
6:30 PM18:30

Slim Dime

Slim Dime are an acoustic duo featuring old-time mountain sounds, seamless harmonies and some mighty-fine pickin’. They make music that sounds as though it’s always existed somewhere on a mountaintop, “the arrangements and performances are utterly engaging and, because of the nature of the material, altogether timeless.”

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Nyssa Bradworth
Jul
21
6:30 PM18:30

Nyssa Bradworth

Combining her love for soul, blues and folk music, Nyssa Bradsworth has been performing around Australia for over 15 years. After a small break to grow a little baby, she is back on the mic! Join Nyssa for an evening of stories, music and lots of crowd participation. The best way to remedy you long week is with a bit of a singalong!

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Pete Fidlar
Jul
19
6:30 PM18:30

Pete Fidlar

Seasoned sidekick and bluegrass maven, Pete’s Charles Weston solo debut features a swag of original tunes and songs from the road. Known for his classy dobro playing, Pete also picks a mean guitar and mandolin and has a long and complicated relationship with the banjo. He doesn’t play fiddle.

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Twilight in Tulsa
Jul
14
6:30 PM18:30

Twilight in Tulsa

Twilight In Tulsa‘s broad repertoire covers the old-time style of country music (Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Jimmie Rogers) through to 50s & 60s country music (George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn) through to alt-country (USA independent The Lonesome Doves) and some original songs written by front person and lead vocalist Jane Hilson, and our resident songwriter Paul Cumming.

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Craig Horne
Jul
12
6:30 PM18:30

Craig Horne

The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected blues and roots musicians. They have released six CDs , to rave reviews and have gained a regular following of devoted fans as a result of many live performances. Consequently, The Age named The Hornets “The best blues band in Melbourne”, and the Herald Sun said the band “demanded attention”.

Singer song-writer Craig Horne together with ARIA Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Burstin from Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the Black Sorrows and Vika and Linda are joined by Yuri Pavlinov (Bamboos and Renee Geyer) on bass and Chris Tabone (Bad Loves, Junes) drums See our web site.. 

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Y.C. Liu
Jul
7
6:30 PM18:30

Y.C. Liu

Y.C. Liu is a Taiwanese-Kiwi singer-songwriter with a distinctive baritone voice who draws on folk, blues, and indie-rock to create impassioned songs that challenge and console. On a bedrock of expressive guitar playing that can move from sparse to expansive in a heartbeat, his captivating live shows are a celebration of the poetry of the every day and our remarkable potential for transformation.

He teams up with the Charles Weston to present two sets of songs. Set one will consist of all new originals fresh from the songwriter’s desk, while set two will consist of alluring reinterpretations of his favourite songs from around the world, including Taiwan, France, Brazil and Sweden.

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Steven Hammer
Jul
5
6:30 PM18:30

Steven Hammer

Steven Hammer is a singer/songwriter from Bendigo, hitting the road to promote his new E.P ‘Temporary Love’ available on Spotify and all other streaming services. His latest single, topping the Triple J Unearthed charts. The live performance is a mixture of high energy and heartfelt songs coupled with alternative and alt. rock covers to keep everyone entertained. Get down to see this unique show!

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The Pheasantry
Jun
30
6:30 PM18:30

The Pheasantry

Americana country electric with an original set list that started back in 1993. Swampy grooves, blues, and country rock n roll with an alternative grassy harmony. Upright bass pins it all down with lead guitar that always tells a story. There's so many bar gigs around the Melbourne music precinct and these guys have played just about all of 'em.

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Danny Walsh
Jun
28
6:30 PM18:30

Danny Walsh

Australian songwriter and bandleader Danny Walsh plays music for your inner fugitive. Perhaps Melbourne’s answer to Joe Cocker’s ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ tour of the 1970s, ‘The Danny Walsh Banned’ have been performing unmissable shows since 2011.

Their latest album – The Dirt and the Sky – features special guests such as Talei Wolfgramm and Ian Collard and has the harshest of Melbourne music critics raving. From swamp blues to piano-driven rock ‘n’ roll, Aussie boogie, and southern soul, the album needs to be played loud and preferably through an old pair of speakers on the back verandah as the sun goes down.

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Dan Flynn
Jun
23
6:30 PM18:30

Dan Flynn

Since 2003, folk musician and producer Dan Flynn has released nine albums under his previous moniker Major Chord, folk/noise duo Children of the Wave and, more recently, under his own name. Always flying somewhat under the radar, Dan has been recognized as one of Melbourne finest songwriters. In 2013 he won the Darebin Music Feast Songwriter's Award and his albums have always received critical acclaim.

Although Dan has a tendency to live as a musical hermit, he's stepping out this winter with long term collaborator Kate Connor (violin), showcasing some brand new tunes and delving into his extensive back catalog.   

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Angus Roy & PJ Orr
Jun
21
6:30 PM18:30

Angus Roy & PJ Orr

Two travellers, Angus Roy and PJ Orr, four years estranged…

Once fused through the decade-band, Hailer, the two have taken their songs on parallel journeys in recent years. Cutting their own solo long-player’s, continuing to wield the guitar at the creative core. Songs and songs and songs have flowed and movements made to new albums, but shows have been sparse… That is about to change.

This June, AR’s stretched out tales of love and loss will travel up from Melbourne and piggy back PJ’s psychedelic, Sydney-membrane on a revolving-headline run of shows between their two hometowns. There’ll be plenty of new tunes floating along, with the shows acting as pre-cursor to their respective sophomore LPs.

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James Hickey Trio
Jun
16
6:30 PM18:30

James Hickey Trio

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.

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Crumhorn
Jun
14
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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Grand Baxter
Jun
9
6:30 PM18:30

Grand Baxter

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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Great Aunt
Jun
7
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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Madi Leeds
Jun
2
6:30 PM18:30

Madi Leeds

Melbourne’s Indie-pop ‘alien girl’ MADI LEEDS is heading over to Charles Weston for a killer night of intergalactic jams.

LEEDS will be playing with various musicians on the night on some new songs, as well as songs off her debut EP ‘Spinning’.

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Secret Native
May
31
6:30 PM18:30

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 the members and explore the sonic possibilities unique to 16 strings in a context where 4 would regularly have been plenty. Expect all things guitar and all things not.

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Louie and the Pride
May
26
6:30 PM18:30

Louie and the Pride

On the eve of beginning their 2nd studio recording, Louie and the Pride are gearing up to play the beloved Charles Weston on Saturday 26th of May. Performing their new originals and tracks from their debut album Wake Me Up, and covering songs by their favourite artists, they will let loose at one of their favourite venues.

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Secret Native
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

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 the members and explore the sonic possibilities unique to 16 strings in a context where 4 would regularly have been plenty. Expect all things guitar and all things not.

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Jeremiah Rose
May
17
6:30 PM18:30

Jeremiah Rose

Jeremiah Rose is the banjo player and songwriter in Australian folk-jazz band The Willie Wagtails, and an accomplished solo performer. His music is dry and Australian, telling stories that are locally inspired, personal, working class, and smelling like the bush. His music breaks from folk norms by taking inspiration from a long career as a jazz trumpet player, and he plays the jazz tenor banjo in a slow swing style.

You can catch him performing 2 sets live in the Charles Weston front bar on Thursday 17th May from 6:30-8:30.

Free entry.

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David Holmes Gang
May
12
6:30 PM18:30

David Holmes Gang

David Holmes has played and recorded his original songs with Jeff Burstin (Black Sorrows) and Nicki Bomba (John Butler Trio).

His songs capture the atmosphere on the street, laneways and bars in his home town of Melbourne.

The Dave Holmes Gang recorded an EP and Video last year titled "Rock N Roll Pub" protesting against the illegal demolition of the Corkman Hotel the ever changing landscape and the slow demise of the humble pub.

With Dave Adam playing fine country pick, and George Kirov on bass,come and check out the Dave Holmes Gang doing their Urban Country Rock.

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Citrus Jam
May
10
6:30 PM18:30

Citrus Jam

Citrus Jam returns to the Charles Weston on Thursday 10th May to shred his Frankenstein-ed blend of Sci-Fi Flamenco Metal.

He'll be performing all the tracks from recently released MacGyver Science record, unleashing fresh material from the upcoming 'Grand Theft Otter' Space Rock Opera plus all the cheesey Flamencelectro guitar antics.

You can catch him performing 2 sets live in the front bar from 6:30-8:30.

Free entry.

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