Rain of Animals
Dec
20
6:30 PM18:30

Rain of Animals

Rain Of Animals is the euphonious collaboration between Pepita Emmerichs (Oh Pep!) and Theodore Barnard (Wire & Wool) and their love of all things mandolin, fiddle, guitar, harmony vocals, bluegrass, oldtime, swing, tunes and songs. Spanning originals to arrangements of classics and gems of rarities you wish you had discovered earlier, their sound is both new and old, unique in it's instrumental wizardry and musical integrity all at once.

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Gardiner and Gabriel
Dec
22
6:30 PM18:30

Gardiner and 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 year and a half 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. Saturday 22 December, 6:30pm.

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Othrship
Dec
23
4:00 PM16:00

Othrship

Inspired by the infinite range of World music to be discovered on the Blue Planet, Henry Manuell tunnels deep into the cultures and histories of this part of the Universe and launches his discoveries up into the 21st Century. Often performing solo, trio, quartet or quintet Henry takes listeners on a journey through the world viewed through his eyes.

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Madi Leeds
Dec
27
6:30 PM18:30

Madi Leeds

With her recently released debut EP 'Spinning', indie-pop singer-songwriter Madi Leeds will be bringing her quirky vibes and pop to the Charles Weston.

Following the release of her debut single ‘Water to Me’, 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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Matthew Alford
Dec
29
6:30 PM18:30

Matthew Alford

Mr. Alford’s songs have been recorded by many acts around the world. In addition he has a long list of performance recording credits with some of the world’s most talented musicians. With four albums, he covers many themes and aspects of country music from traditional to modern bluegrass.

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Floyd Thursby
Dec
30
4:00 PM16:00

Floyd Thursby

Thursby sings Old Time Jazz


Solo guitarist and vocalist Floyd Thursby plays early blues and jazz from New Orleans to New York. 1920s and 1930s tunes by Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, Sophie Tucker, Louis Armstrong, the Mills Brothers and more.

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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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A Rioting Mind
Jan
10
6:30 PM18:30

A Rioting Mind

A Rioting Mind is the brainchild of singer/songwriter Camilla Sullivan and guitarist Libby Ferris. Their ambient 90’s inspired sound flies between reverb drenched ballads and soft-rock jams, interwoven with a balance of melancholy and fierce lyrics. 2017 saw the band release their debut E.P. Perfect As Strangers and they are currently working towards their debut album.

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Satchumo
Jan
12
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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Cruwys
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Cruwys


First of all, you have to start with the freshest ingredients; a mixture of minimal techno, blues and new wave genres, and blend them all together to produce the sound. Next, throw in a jazzy guitar and a lamenting voice seasoned with just enough spice to vibe out the room. Adding an element of traditionalism back into electronic music, Cruwys' set walks the line between downright dirty groove and relaxed down-tempo chill manifesting in a space where everyone is welcome to feel as they please.
With influences ranging from Jon Hopkins to Radiohead and from Muddy Waters to Nicolas Jaar, Cruwys’ style is eclectic, energetic, a real quick fix for some kicks. Cruwys’ Broth creates spaces to get lost in, beautiful waves to wash over you and earthy grooves to make sure you don't fly too far away.
So turn it down to a simmer and slow cook 'til it falls right off the bone.

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Agus Batara Quartet
Dec
15
6:30 PM18:30

Agus Batara Quartet

Agus Batara Quartet will bring 2 sets of original jazz infused with warm guitar sound to The Charles Weston. The band came into formation in 2017 through their debut performance at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival and later that year at the Halls Gap Jazz Festival. Agus Batara (keys/ band leader) draws his unique song writing style from a mix of jazz root tradition, modern funk and wider ‘world’ music influence inspired by idols like Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, Avishai Cohen(b), Tigran Hamasyah, EST and more. The quartet’s unique repertoire often evokes an imaginative landscape, place or story beyond their melodic, harmonic or rhythmic ideas.

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Knott Family Band
Dec
13
6:30 PM18:30

Knott Family Band

The Knott Family Band is a fresh, hard driving young band beautifully walking the line between original and traditional bluegrass. Fast gaining recognition for their outstanding performances in bluegrass and folk circles, Lucy McKenzie-McHarg, Vinny Russell, Thomas Kendall and Stephen Hornbywrite captivating songs and daring instrumental pieces, drawing from diverse influences.

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Rosario
Dec
9
4:00 PM16:00

Rosario

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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Yasin Leflef
Dec
8
6:30 PM18:30

Yasin Leflef

Yasin Leflef started out playing shows and busking on Bourke St as a street performer with a sonic palette geared towards roots & folk. In 2016, he was hand picked as a semifinalist at the Bluesfest Busking Competition before stepping out of his comfort zone to build a home studio and explore his love for groove based music. Leflef spent two years cultivating his new sound while helping other artists with co-writing and production.

Yasin Leflef recently debuted his new hook-laden single, 'Drifting' at Bar Open in Melbourne on the 18th of August.

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Rosario
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Rosario

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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Brooke Taylor
Dec
1
6:30 PM18:30

Brooke Taylor

Brooke Taylor is an Americana singer and songwriter from Melbourne. Her music is bursting with playful rhythm guitar, soaring melodies and honey vocals with a husky tone. Her raw passion, magnetic energy and cheeky flair bring her songs to life. She writes about the human condition, drawing listeners in with her strong storytelling and visceral lyrics. Taylor is an exciting performer and an artist to watch out for.

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The Colvin Brothers
Nov
29
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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Soft Power
Nov
25
4:00 PM16:00

Soft Power

Post-rock jazz from the depths of Melbourne’s leafy suburbia, Soft Power was formed by guitarist Matthew Roche in 2016 who began writing songs to pay homage to the jazz traditions of yesteryear whilst exploring themes of personal vulnerability and self-growth inspired by a Zen style silent meditation retreat in the Victorian hinterlands. Undoubtedly jazz tinged, but also (more importantly) – vulnerable, genderless, dorky & kitsch, unshowy & meditative –Soft Power’s new record ‘Easy Listening’ (released April 19th Newmarket Music) traverses a broad path through slow moving harmonic landscapes that at times verge on post-rock, 60’s surf guitar, pop and cinematic ambient music.

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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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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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Rachel Caddy
Nov
17
6:30 PM18:30

Rachel Caddy


Off the back of releasing her EP ‘Missing Screws’, Singer/Songwriter Rachel Caddy will be bringing 2 sets of Originals to the Charles Weston. With warm vocals and honest, tender songwriting, her style sits somewhere in the realm of Indie/Folk and explores both the delicate and powerful ends of the scale. Joined by her guitarist, she will be stripping back her songs for an intimate set of carefully crafted melodies and vividly drawn imagery.

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Whole Lotta Honkeytonk Feat. Jane and Ezra
Nov
15
6:30 PM18:30

Whole Lotta Honkeytonk Feat. Jane and Ezra

Whoa nelly! It’s a Whole Lotta Honkytonk featuring Jane Isobelle (Twilight in Tulsa / the Go-Tells) and boogie woogie piano man, Ezra Lee with an all-star backing band.
Featuring a killer set list sliding between Rock n’ Roll and it’s kissin’ cousin, Honkytonk this gig will see the roof of the Charles Weston get well and truly raised. Dancing, drinking and rambunctious attitude are the hallmarks of this night. Whole lotta Honkytonk will keep the mojo well and truly alight.


Real Honkytonkers don’t worry about work the next day.... Real Honkytonkers sleep in their clothes and turn up late....Rrrraaahhhh!

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Jason Lowe
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Jason Lowe

Newcastle’s Jason Lowe has just released his long awaited fourth studio album, Sorrow & Splendour (Independent release) Nationally and internationally renowned for his prodigious abilities both as a Singer-Songwriter, Multi Instrumentalist, Poet, and Performer, Sorrow & Splendour is being regarded as Lowe’s finest work to date.

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Dom Major
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30

Dom Major

Melbourne based ‘Folk/Rocker’ who writes self-confessed ‘sad bastard music’. Dom Major transfers his unique outlook of the ever changing world into songs crafted with honesty and fragility. Armed with his acoustic and electric guitars, Dom’s songs vary in dynamic and delivery. Ranging from lullabies to discordant angsty mess. Dom very recently relocated from Manchester (UK) to Melbourne, and is keen to make the same impact here, as he did in the rainy UK city. After supporting up and coming stars Phoebe Bridgers, Sam Brookes and Chastity Brown in 2017, Dom is currently putting together a body of work set for a 2018 release.

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Jason Lowe
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Jason Lowe

Newcastle’s Jason Lowe has just released his long awaited fourth studio album, Sorrow & Splendour (Independent release) Nationally and internationally renowned for his prodigious abilities both as a Singer-Songwriter, Multi Instrumentalist, Poet, and Performer, Sorrow & Splendour is being regarded as Lowe’s finest work to date.

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

Nancy Cole & Alice Cotton

Nancy Cole are a girl duo who sing folk-pop songs about friendship, love, cynicism and other, mostly sad, stuff. Their stripped back sound and elaborate and haunting harmonies make them a pleasure to watch. After a year or so gigging in Melbourne, they are gearing up to record their first EP next year.

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Alice Cotton is a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter from the Northern Territory. She combines her love of folk, country and gospel music to bring you thoughtful home-spun songs.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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