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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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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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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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. Thursdays in May at The Royal Oak. Food, drink, dimly lit corners and sweet nothings.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No Less
Jun
16
4:00 PM16:00

No Less

NoLess consists of a group of delicious humans who all have a deep love for for the sounds of RnB, Soul and Jazz.
Their purely original set will be jam packed with honest lyrics, soulful melodies and dirty grooves.
Reminiscent of the daily mood swings of a pubescent teen, their tunes range from slow jam cry bangers to up-beat funky jams you can shake ya booties too.
For this show NoLess will be appearing in an intimate two piece.

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Kier Stevens
Jun
15
6:30 PM18:30

Kier Stevens

On Saturday 15th 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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Organix
Jun
13
6:30 PM18:30

Organix

Organix are a trio featuring Hammond, guitar and drums. The group made its debut last year at Bar 303, playing original music and re-imagining classic Donny Hathaway tracks, as well as Dr. Lonnie Smith and Soulive instrumentals.

Hammond organ – Ollie Rolfe

Guitar – Harry Tinney

Drums – Albert Rolfe

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Entropy Quartet
Jun
9
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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Jugo
Jun
8
6:30 PM18:30

Jugo

Jugo were formed in late 2018 by David Tomisich on keys and Sebastian Lugo on vocals/guitar. David grew up playing classical piano in Melbourne, while Sebastian (originally from Bogotá, Colombia) is a self-taught musician and popular street busker in the CBD.

They play a mix of originals and covers every Saturday evening at Station 59 in Richmond, and their debut album ‘Algo Más’ is due for release later this year.

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Gerry Kennedy and Simon Paparo
Jun
6
6:30 PM18:30

Gerry Kennedy and Simon Paparo

Believe me folks, this is the winter warmer you've been waiting for...

Two of Melbourne's most prolific performers are set to warm up your winter in one of Brunswick's cosiest caverns, the charming Charles Weston Hotel.

If you've ever been to the Bourke Street Mall, you'll no doubt know Simon Paparo. Since the launch of his debut album at The Toff last year, Simon has quickly become part of the Melbourne experience providing the soundtrack for locals and visitors alike.

Alongside Paparo, Gerry Kennedy has flown a slightly different flightpath to fame...

Best know as the bloke who managed hip-hop star 'Eazy G' to national notoriety, Gerry first found fame as a talent agent. He has since gone on to write some of the most influential folk songs of our time.

Not since tomato sauce first squirted onto a meat pie has there been a partnership more pleasing than Paparo and Kennedy.

Catch them from 6pm on Thursday 6th June at Brunswick's Charles Weston Hotel.

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Georgia Rodgers
Jun
1
6:30 PM18:30

Georgia Rodgers

Georgia Rodgers is a young female artist performing a range of diverse original compositions and her own versions of popular songs. This blues/soul influenced song writer performs a raw and engaging set with the accompaniment sound of her telecaster complimenting her raspy vocals. An artist ready to bleed her sounds into the world, Georgia’s performance is one to remember.

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Denim Gorgeous
May
30
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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Max Teakle
May
26
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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Tom Redwood
May
25
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.” This April Tom Redwood and his band "the Glue" will be playing songs from his four solo releases and their upcoming LP, produced by Melbourne music legend Matt Walker (Lost Ragas, Tex Perkins, Vika and Linda, Archie Roach etc). The band includes the talents of outstanding lap-steel guitarist Kier Stevens and archetypal bluesman TK Reeve on bass. Come along and watch them cook up a storm at the Charles Weston.

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James Teague
May
23
6:30 PM18:30

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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 Tapsalteerie Band
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Tapsalteerie Band

Bringing together three artists from diverse, yet complimentary backgrounds, Tapsalteerie is a Melbourne-based Celtic music group, consisting of flute, guitar/keyboards, and double bass. The group performs tunes mostly written by Meredith Beardmore, the flutist. These tunes explore interesting musical territory – including unusual time-signatures and colourful harmonies – infused with the rhythmic drive and tone colours of traditional Irish and Scottish music.
Meredith is the founder of and flutist with Muses Delight, a Melbourne-based early music ensemble. Timothy also plays the saxophone and writes music – he is a published composer and plays avant-garde improvised music and jazz. Isaac regularly performs with the best of Melbourne’s jazz and folk musicians.
The group’s name, Tapsalteerie, (literally ‘topsy-turvy’) is in homage to the work of Rabbie Burns.

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Wastelands
May
18
6:30 PM18:30

Wastelands

WASTELANDS is a Melbourne-based group exploring a variety of different
grooves within a guitar trio setting. The group draws from a broad range of
influences, including Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Kaidi Tatham and
Radiohead, while paying tribute to the jazz lineage. There is a distinct
emphasis on preserving simplicity within new song forms. Listeners can
expect improvisation, dynamic interplay and a keen sense of embracing the
unknown.

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Dan Horne
May
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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