TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
May
31
7:30 pm19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

THE LONG STAND (duo)
Jun
1
6:00 pm18:00

THE LONG STAND (duo)

Free, front bar

Hailing from Scalloway, a small fishing village on the Shetland Islands north east of Scotland, Duncan Phillips is an emerging talent on the Australian music scene. As an original songwriter he found the perfect outlet for his music in the Melbourne venues and the public radio stations the city has to offer.

Duncan had the good fortune to grow up in a house where music was an important part of everyday life. His mother was the booker for the world renowned Shetland Folk Festival and his step father fronted Shetland’s number one blues/rock band. This meant that he got to meet and learn first hand from local and international musicians from an early age. He picked up his first guitar aged eight and by fourteen he was taking part in local gigs and festivals. Over the years he has played many styles in many different ensembles, which has lead him musically to where he is today.

THE BOYS
Jun
2
6:00 pm18:00

THE BOYS

Tim Pledger's trio, "The Boys" perform a mixture of jazz, folk and bossa nova. "The Boys" are led by Tim on clarinet and saxophone with long time collaborators Ali Watts on double bass and Daniel Brates on drums.

Free, front bar

ZOE FOX
Jun
3
6:00 pm18:00

ZOE FOX

Zoë Fox is a magical, mystical marvel from Melbourne. After recently returning from her second France tour, she has found her middle ground with a voice velvet and a spunky style that'll get you groovin'. Now in Northcote she rocks the stage with her new band "Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks", …keep your eyes and ears open my friends…

Playing tonight with Fabian Hunter

Free, front bar

Songwriter Saturday at Wesley Anne
Jun
3
8:00 pm20:00

Songwriter Saturday at Wesley Anne

Melbourne based singer songwriters David Cosma, Damon Smith, Adrian Whyte, Cookie Baker and Adam Coad, all have one thing on common.

Collectively, they are part of the critically acclaimed national touring show, Sun Rising- The Songs That Made Memphis, which pays tribute to the amazing early music of Sun Records.

Having shared the stage countless times over the last five years, their next meeting on stage will be quite different! They come together on June 3rd, at Wesley Anne, to individually perform their very own songs!

It’s going to be a great night, which kicks off 8pm, entry is $10.

davidcosma.com

JAMES ELLIS AND THE JEALOUS GUYS
Jun
4
4:00 pm16:00

JAMES ELLIS AND THE JEALOUS GUYS

Free, front bar

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys is a country / Americana band from Melbourne, Australia. After 10 years writing and playing songs in The Bitter Sweethearts, James Ellis launched this new band at the end of 2016, which includes members of Big Smoke (Tim Baker, Luke Brennan, Joe Cope and Alex O'Gorman) and The Hello Morning (Steven Cliffhanger and Joe Cope). Relying heavily on traditional country instrumentation and arrangements, the music draws on the influence of Hank Williams, Ray Price, Waylon Jennings and more recent traditionalists such as Daniel Romano. 

https://www.facebook.com/jamesellisandthejealousguys/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-88UdVZcp1A 

THE MOULIN BEIGE
Jun
6
7:30 pm19:30

THE MOULIN BEIGE

Warm up your winter with a fabulously fruity comedy cocktail made up of Melbourne’s finest comic acts.

 

 Gillian Cosgriff– Musical Comedy Superstar

‘There’s not a single gag that doesn’t land’ - The Herald Sun ★★★★★

 

Laura Davis- Stand Up Sensation

‘Blistering talent’ -Time Out

 

Tash York- Queen of Cabaret

‘A real treasure, a divine voice, charismatic & commanding’ - Theatre People.

 

Justine Sless- Comic & Satirist

‘Razor sharp wit’ -  Herald Sun

 

HoopDogg- Entertainer Extraordinaire

 'Queen of Hoop- Hop’

 

Liz Skitch- Comic Accordionist & MC

‘Simply ahhhh-mazing’ - Heckler

 

‘It’s a treat of a night, especially where the level of talent is concerned’- Australian Stage

 Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets $15 Concession, $20 Full Price or try the $30 show and meal deal.

Bookings essential http://www.trybooking.com/DDEB  

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Jun
7
7:30 pm19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

BRONI
Jun
8
6:00 pm18:00

BRONI

Free, front bar 

Broni is a singer-songwriter/fun-haver from Melbourne. For years he's been touring Australia and Internationally to share his songs and stories of whimsy and life and love. An old regular at The Wes, he's back to get acquainted with one of his favourite places on earth. Come join him in the front bar June 8 and 22 6-8pm. Have a tipple while he sings to you. 

YouTube: http://thisisbroni.com 

Twitter: @broni

Instagram: @bronimusic

Facebook.com/bronimusic

MO LOUIE
Jun
9
6:00 pm18:00

MO LOUIE

Mo•Louie lives in a world where the soul and the artificial are intertwined. The Melbourne-based artist’s electro-pop / soul powered music comes from what she sees around her and her internal journey of mental illness and curiosity. Mo draws audiences in through her contrastingly deep and playful music showing Mo’s jazz background and a passion for electronic music.

Mo released her debut single, ‘She Said’ November 2016 showing Mo’s playful take on an overthinking mind. The electronic/synth-produced received praise from many new listeners nationally and abroad ‘Words cannot express how BLOWN away we were by the musical genius of Mo•Louie.’ Live From Melbourne for Wizard Radio UK. Mo’s debut EP ‘Firebrick’ is due to be released September 2017, the collection of songs is an introduction into the vibrant, troubled and cluttered mind of Mo•Louie.

Mo•Louie will bring her acoustic set to the iconic Wesley Anne. A collection of original music with her spin on her favourite covers, the show combines captivating vocals and lush electronic keyboard that will have you entranced.

Free, front bar

www.molouie.com.au

www.facebook.com/molouiemusic

www.soundcloud.com/molouie

www.instagram.com/molouie

www.twitter.com/MoLouieMusic

Jordan Merrick 'In Colour Tout' EP Launch
Jun
9
8:00 pm20:00

Jordan Merrick 'In Colour Tout' EP Launch

$10 - Band Room

It's a beautiful song.” (Roots N All, Triple J) [About debut single ‘Untitled #1’]
"Merrick has revived the Australian bush ballad. More raw in energy and less colloquial than those before him…” (Happy Music Mag) [About debut single ‘Untitled #1’]
"My imagination gets carried away with this track" (Indie Shuffle) [About debut single ‘Untitled #1’]

Brisbane folk raconteur Jordan Merrick brings the In Colour EP tour to the none other than Melbourne town. The Wesley Anne is the picture perfect backdrop to what will be an evening of storytelling at its finest. Joining him will be the brilliant Millar Jukes and the beautiful songstress that is Maja

Jordanmerrick.com.au

Premiere of latest single: http://musicismymuse.com.au/premiere-jordan-merrick-chases-dreams-in-new-single-you-gotta-go/

THE LONG STAND (duo)
Jun
10
6:00 pm18:00

THE LONG STAND (duo)

Free, front bar

Hailing from Scalloway, a small fishing village on the Shetland Islands north east of Scotland, Duncan Phillips is an emerging talent on the Australian music scene. As an original songwriter he found the perfect outlet for his music in the Melbourne venues and the public radio stations the city has to offer.

Duncan had the good fortune to grow up in a house where music was an important part of everyday life. His mother was the booker for the world renowned Shetland Folk Festival and his step father fronted Shetland’s number one blues/rock band. This meant that he got to meet and learn first hand from local and international musicians from an early age. He picked up his first guitar aged eight and by fourteen he was taking part in local gigs and festivals. Over the years he has played many styles in many different ensembles, which has lead him musically to where he is today.

THOMAS OLIVER (NZ)
Jun
10
8:00 pm20:00

THOMAS OLIVER (NZ)

$15 BF / $ 20 door

All tickets on sale via: http://www.thomasoliver.co.nz/

Thomas Oliver is a New Zealand singer-songwriter, internationally recognised as one of the world’s leading players of the Weissenborn lap-steel guitar. He is set to release his first solo album of lyrical songs, Floating In The Darkness, on April 28th this year, featuring his Silver-Scroll award-winning hit, “If I Move To Mars”.

Thomas released the world's first full-length, all-instrumental, all-Weissenborn album in 2013, titled Beneath The Weissenborn. The album debuted at #6 on the NZ charts, received 5 star reviews, and sold out shows across the nation.

With over two million views on his YouTube channel, Thomas has developed an international audience from his home base in New Zealand, and has performed throughout New Zealand, Australia, Europe and Vietnam, and has toured and shared the stage with such legends as Joe Cocker, Eric Clapton and Fat Freddy's Drop. 

“He joins Leo Kotke, Ry Cooder and Michael Hedges as someone who has made buying a guitar album a must.” – Stuff.co.nz *****

JAMES ELLIS AND THE JEALOUS GUYS
Jun
11
4:00 pm16:00

JAMES ELLIS AND THE JEALOUS GUYS

Free, front bar

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys is a country / Americana band from Melbourne, Australia. After 10 years writing and playing songs in The Bitter Sweethearts, James Ellis launched this new band at the end of 2016, which includes members of Big Smoke (Tim Baker, Luke Brennan, Joe Cope and Alex O'Gorman) and The Hello Morning (Steven Cliffhanger and Joe Cope). Relying heavily on traditional country instrumentation and arrangements, the music draws on the influence of Hank Williams, Ray Price, Waylon Jennings and more recent traditionalists such as Daniel Romano. 

https://www.facebook.com/jamesellisandthejealousguys/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-88UdVZcp1A 

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Jun
14
7:30 pm19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

STEPH BRETT
Jun
15
6:00 pm18:00

STEPH BRETT

Free, front bar

Steph Brett is a singer/songwriter from Tasmania who has played around Melbourne for 10 years. She has played guitar and sung in bands Sugar Fed Leopards, Empat Lima, Richie 1250 and the Brides of Christ and the Rebelles. Her new solo material has lots of country fingerpicking and some pseudo bossa nova tunes. 

https://stephbrett.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sugarfed.leopards.9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfTdSxybJok

ZIGGY ZEITGEIST & LACH LANEOUS
Jun
16
6:00 pm18:00

ZIGGY ZEITGEIST & LACH LANEOUS

Free, front bar

Gurus of Groove Lach Laneous and Ziggy Zeitgeist unite for a series of intimate improvisations covering the spectrum of sweet soul, punk jazz and hip-hop.

MEL TAYLOR & BEC GORING
Jun
17
6:00 pm18:00

MEL TAYLOR & BEC GORING

Free, front bar

Collaborating singer-songwriters Mel Taylor & Bec Goring join forces to share their music in an intimate setting. Bec Goring is an electrifying guitarist and singer-songwriter whose music blurs the boundaries between blues and soul. Hailing from the hills of North-East Victoria, Mel Taylor’s songwriting is both vibrant and contemplative, drawing on elements of folk, pop and jazz. Come down for an evening of rich harmonies from two songbirds with tales to tell.

JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO SINGLE LAUNCH
Jun
17
8:00 pm20:00

JOHN FLANAGAN TRIO SINGLE LAUNCH

$20 // $15 conc.

John Flanagan Trio launch their new single ‘Beauty On The Bottom’, the first release from their forthcoming album. Fast becoming a favourite on the Australian Folk Festival circuit, the John Flanagan Trio somehow manages to transcend the sum of its impressive parts. John Flanagan’s engaging storytelling, uplifting melodies and warm vocal timbre have seen him draw comparisons to James Taylor and Paul Kelly and described as “one of Australia’s finest lyricists” (Timber and Steel); Liz Frencham has a remarkable stage presence and creativity in her double bass playing and has played alongside artists of international renown; Dan Watkins is recognised as one of the finest young bluegrass pickers in the country on guitar and mandolin. Together they combine 70s folk singer-songwriter influences with a contemporary Americana/bluegrass sound. In 2016 John released his latest album 'There's Another Way to Where You're Going' which was recorded in Nashville with producer Viktor Krauss and was nominated for best Folk/Roots Album in the Age Music Victoria Awards. With tight arrangements and soaring 3-part harmonies they deliver a dynamic and energetic live show that can vary from humorous and uplifting to moving and thoughtful. Opening the show will be soulful young singer/songwriter Graciana Holland.

 MLBRN FSTVL: the clwn shw
Jun
18
3:00 pm15:00

MLBRN FSTVL: the clwn shw

Funding cuts have hit the MLBRNE FSTVL in a big way this year and as a result, the entire festival will be staged at the one venue by one clown troupe made up of 16 under resourced, over trained actors.

Produced by Melbourne Community Clown Troupe & supported by Westside Circus.

Directed by Liz Skitch

Featuring Hayden Burke, Elizabeth Davie, Ella Ellington, Lauren Fraser, Warren Herbu, Nayt Housman, John Latham, Louise Mapelston, Sharney Nougher, Rauri O’Driscoll, Jake Payne, Jess Rizzi, Andi Snelling, Cherese Sonkkila, David Tieck & Kimberley Twiner

3 Shows Only in June: SUN 18th (3pm Matinee & 7.30 pm) & MON 19th (7.30pm)

Tickets: $5 kids, $15 concession, $20 full

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/QJBS

MLBRN FSTVL: the clwn shw
Jun
18
7:30 pm19:30

MLBRN FSTVL: the clwn shw

Funding cuts have hit the MLBRNE FSTVL in a big way this year and as a result, the entire festival will be staged at the one venue by one clown troupe made up of 16 under resourced, over trained actors.

Produced by Melbourne Community Clown Troupe & supported by Westside Circus.

Directed by Liz Skitch

Featuring Hayden Burke, Elizabeth Davie, Ella Ellington, Lauren Fraser, Warren Herbu, Nayt Housman, John Latham, Louise Mapelston, Sharney Nougher, Rauri O’Driscoll, Jake Payne, Jess Rizzi, Andi Snelling, Cherese Sonkkila, David Tieck & Kimberley Twiner

3 Shows Only in June: SUN 18th (3pm Matinee & 7.30 pm) & MON 19th (7.30pm)

Tickets: $5 kids, $15 concession, $20 full

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/QJBS

MLBRN FSTVL: the clwn shw
Jun
19
7:30 pm19:30

MLBRN FSTVL: the clwn shw

Funding cuts have hit the MLBRNE FSTVL in a big way this year and as a result, the entire festival will be staged at the one venue by one clown troupe made up of 16 under resourced, over trained actors.

Produced by Melbourne Community Clown Troupe & supported by Westside Circus.

Directed by Liz Skitch

Featuring Hayden Burke, Elizabeth Davie, Ella Ellington, Lauren Fraser, Warren Herbu, Nayt Housman, John Latham, Louise Mapelston, Sharney Nougher, Rauri O’Driscoll, Jake Payne, Jess Rizzi, Andi Snelling, Cherese Sonkkila, David Tieck & Kimberley Twiner

3 Shows Only in June: SUN 18th (3pm Matinee & 7.30 pm) & MON 19th (7.30pm)

Tickets: $5 kids, $15 concession, $20 full

Bookings: www.trybooking.com/QJBS

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Jun
21
7:30 pm19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

BRONI
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

BRONI

Free, front bar

Broni is a singer-songwriter/fun-haver from Melbourne. For years he's been touring Australia and Internationally to share his songs and stories of whimsy and life and love. An old regular at The Wes, he's back to get acquainted with one of his favourite places on earth. Come join him in the front bar June 8 and 22 6-8pm. Have a tipple while he sings to you. 

YouTube: http://thisisbroni.com 

Twitter: @broni

Instagram: @bronimusic

Facebook.com/bronimusic

ZIGGY ZEITGEIST & LACH LANEOUS
Jun
23
6:00 pm18:00

ZIGGY ZEITGEIST & LACH LANEOUS

Free, front bar

Gurus of Groove Lach Laneous and Ziggy Zeitgeist unite for a series of intimate improvisations covering the spectrum of sweet soul, punk jazz and hip-hop.

CARUS THOMPSON CRASH LAND TOUR
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

CARUS THOMPSON CRASH LAND TOUR

$20 + BF // $25 door - Get tickets here

Australian songwriter and accomplished storyteller Carus Thompson releases “Crash Land”, the third single off his new album ISLAND.  Telling engaging stories through song, Thompson has weaved a particularly Australian tale on ISLAND, delivering an album that depicts this country as he sees it today.

There are songs that deal with issues such as refugees, isolation & Ice, but also there is “Crash Land”, a moving and uplifting tribute to one of this country’s, indeed the world’s greatest rock’n’roll front men: Bon Scott.

The eagerly awaited ISLAND is Thompsons’ first record in over 5 years and it has been incredibly well received by critics and fans alike.

Don’t miss this very special night of acoustic music. 

Support from Nathan Gaunt

 

https://www.facebook.com/Carus-Thompson-31907562785/?ref=ts

https://www.instagram.com/carusthompson/

https://twitter.com/carusthompson

CARUS THOMPSON
Jun
23
8:00 pm20:00

CARUS THOMPSON

$20 + BF // $25 on the door. Get tickets here

Australian songwriter and accomplished storyteller Carus Thompson releases “Crash Land”, the third single off his new album ISLAND.

Telling engaging stories through song, Thompson has weaved a particularly Australian tale on ISLAND, delivering an album that depicts this country as he sees it today.There are songs that deal with issues such as refugees, isolation & Ice, but also there is “Crash Land”, a moving and uplifting tribute to one of this country’s, indeed the world’s greatest rock’n’roll front men: Bon Scott

The eagerly awaited ISLAND is Thompsons’ first record in over 5 years and it has been incredibly well received by critics and fans alike.

Fellow West Australian Nathan Gaunt opens the show, in support of his latest single “Pain Killers”. Nathan is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter in his own right, one of the most incredible guitarists and singers you’ll ever come across.

Don’t miss this very special night of acoustic music. 

Facebook event here

https://www.facebook.com/Carus-Thompson-31907562785/?ref=ts

https://www.instagram.com/carusthompson/

https://twitter.com/carusthompson

MEL TAYLOR & ISAAC GUNNOO
Jun
24
6:00 pm18:00

MEL TAYLOR & ISAAC GUNNOO

Free, front bar

Hailing from the hills of country Victoria, Mel Taylor draws on elements of folk, pop and jazz in her original songs. Having launched her debut EP Time last year, the 23-year-old is currently in her final year of studying a Bachelor of Music (Jazz & Contemporary) at Monash University’s Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music. Joining forces with double bass player Isaac Gunnoo, the Melbourne-based duo create music that is both vibrant and contemplative.

LIAM GERNER
Jun
24
8:00 pm20:00

LIAM GERNER

w/ Rowena Wise

Singer songwriter LIAM GERNER and his new band The Sunset Pushers celebrate the release f their new self-titled album out now (MGM) with a fully electrified show with The Sunset Pushers at Wesley Anne.

Liam Gerner and The Sunset Pushers feature a trio of Melbourne’s finest seasoned musicians in Steve Hadley, Toby Lang and Shane Reilly, and together with Liam they bring experience in droves and a thirst for new songsploration.

Since the release of Liam’s debut album ‘Land Of No Roads’ , Liam has been touring relentlessly throughout Australia, New Zealand and the USA whilst also finding precious time for writing new songs. Now based in Melbourne after 10 years overseas Liam has had the chance to collaborate and build a band and bond with his new compatriots. 

Listen to the album ere

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT: http://tickets.oztix.com.au/?Event=74099

$12+BF / $15 on the door

TOM REDWOOD & BAND
Jun
25
2:00 pm14:00

TOM REDWOOD & BAND

"A rare and Brilliant treat for the ears." - Charles Jenkins

For his third release on Walking Bird Records in as many years, songwriter Tom Redwood is bringing his full band (featuring former members of The Garden Path) over to Melbourne for a special launch show. The set will showcase songs the new LP COLD MOTHER NIGHT as well as tracks from LOOK! and the MEXICAN FOOD EP. In support will be Summon the Birds and folk duo Troika  

$10 Entry

MOTTE
Jun
25
6:00 pm18:00

MOTTE

Free, front bar

Motte is the moniker of New Zealand solo artist Anita Clark. At once soothing and disorienting, or riding the thin line between beautiful and uneasiness, she creates layers of reverb swamped loop violin and dream like vocals into a cinematic soundscape, conjuring the impression of being lost in the tropics or inside a hothouse full of moths. Her debut album 'Songs For Movies' (2015) is a series of improvisations recorded straight into a Tascam 4 track and Motte's newest album 'Strange Dreams' was prereleased in Australia last winter for her first tour. This June/July sees Motte travelling to Sydney to write music for a film and playing a select string of Melbourne performances. 

'The music is truly affecting. It’s lovingly suffocating. It’s like walking through a dense fog, or driving in the rain, lost in the glow of rear tail lights' Reg Norris - music editor at Critic (NZ)

'It's a burnished, hovering, ever-mutating sound, beautiful and anxious by turns. Some songs seem to set off little sonic flares in the darkness. Others are stippled with glitches, overdrive distortion and earth hum. The fact Clark also rolls her glorious thick contralto voice over some pieces is almost a bonus. -  Grant Smithies Sunday Star Times (NZ)

mottemotte.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/mottemusic/

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Jun
28
7:30 pm19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

STEPH BRETT
Jun
29
6:00 pm18:00

STEPH BRETT

Free, front bar

Steph Brett is a singer/songwriter from Tasmania who has played around Melbourne for 10 years. She has played guitar and sung in bands Sugar Fed Leopards, Empat Lima, Richie 1250 and the Brides of Christ and the Rebelles. Her new solo material has lots of country fingerpicking and some pseudo bossa nova tunes. 

https://stephbrett.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/sugarfed.leopards.9

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfTdSxybJok

Pérolas 'All is here' Video Launch
Jun
29
8:00 pm20:00

Pérolas 'All is here' Video Launch

Get tickets here $10

Pérolas is a world music electro-acoustic trio comprising a rare combination of instruments with Liana Pearl on Harp & Vocals, Jag Garuda on Indian Tabla, Percussion & Flugelhorn and Fabian Aravales on Guitar, Trumpet, Melodica and Live Electronic Sounds.

Pérolas' new music video "All is here" is a reggae-inspired track featuring powerful lyrics, eclectic instrumentation and captivating visuals to bring the concept of true presence and power within each of us, to life.

Each of the Pérolas bring a strong sense of their cultural heritage to their music; infusing Indian, European and Latin American rhythms, melodies and scales, whilst maintaining a truly Australian identity. Their music encourages participation from the audience, allowing for listeners to develop their sense of community and conscious connection.

Listen to Perolas here and here

https://www.facebook.com/perolasband/

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Supporting Pérolas will be:

SNED Juman  Every live SNED performance is a uniquely organic synthesis of the live and the electric - fluid, otherworldly production meets an improvised exploration of sound - music that is created, produced and performed before your eyes in real time. Juman is a seasoned singer with the deep rooted sounds of sensual soul and snazzy jazzy vibrations. Her passion for singing is derived from a place of pure healing freedom and authentic expression.

BLOOM -  an indie, neo-soul artist who mixes electronic and acoustic genres to create her own distinctive style along with her soulful voice and strong stage presence. Performing with launchpads, loop pedals, and a guitar, BLOOM's sound is reminiscent of musicians such as Bon Iver, Nai Palm and Jaala.

GRAIN OF TRUTH
Jul
1
1:30 pm13:30

GRAIN OF TRUTH

Free, band room

The Grain of Truth Network is a monthly comedy show podcast in the style of a digital radio station where Melbourne's best comedians and improvisers are presenting segments, shows and interviews that are bizarre, surreal and nonsensical. David S. Innes (Innes LloydThe Mighty Little Puppet Show) is the host of the show, the sequel to the hit gameshow Grain of Truth and the other panellists are called upon at random to play ridiculous characters and deliver responses to bizarre questions and fun facts that are more fun than fact. Think a cross between Whose Line is it Anyway? and The Project, with a good measure of old time radio adventures.

Created by David S. Innes.

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CARL DUNAI
Jul
6
6:00 pm18:00

CARL DUNAI

Carl Dunai can be seen playing blues of the Mississippi Delta all around the north side of Melbourne. In addition to tunes from greats such as Leadbelly and Robert Johnson, Carl will be playing his original music of a more modern style. There will be loops, beats and of course, delta blues.

Carl's Soundcloud & Facebook

Free, front bar

CARL DUNAI
Jul
13
6:00 pm18:00

CARL DUNAI

Carl Dunai can be seen playing blues of the Mississippi Delta all around the north side of Melbourne. In addition to tunes from greats such as Leadbelly and Robert Johnson, Carl will be playing his original music of a more modern style. There will be loops, beats and of course, delta blues.

Carl's Soundcloud & Facebook

Free, front bar


 MELODY MOON 'WINGS OUT OPEN WIDE' ALBUM LAUNCH
May
28
2:00 pm14:00

MELODY MOON 'WINGS OUT OPEN WIDE' ALBUM LAUNCH

Ocean road songbird Melody Moon will be launching her new EP - Wings Out Open Wide on May 28th. In an exciting mix of city meets the sea, Melbourne producers Joe Oppenheimer and Fahad Abdulaal from 2Hz have combined recordings from Melody's solar-powered van by the sea, with city sessions at Oaklands & 2Hz Studios to create a sound crossing folk to indie to power pop; a refreshingly unique EP set to take off. Come celebrate and grab your copy at the launch - Sunday May 28th @ The Wesley Anne, Northcote. Doors 2pm. Support by Hello Tut Tut (gypsy trio) & a special mystery guest. Wear wings (optional). $8 on the door / or $20 with CD.

For more information visit: www.melodymoon.com.au 

DON'T THANK ME SPANK ME
May
27
6:00 pm18:00

DON'T THANK ME SPANK ME

Free, Front Bar

Don't Thank Me Spank Me is an avenue for exploration of the most fabulous kind. Colourful, glamorous and raw, Esther Henderson (Tek Tek Ensemble) and Nitida Atkinson (Lady Oscar) are a force to be reckoned with. Honest to a T and feminine to a fault, this duo combines immaculate vocal harmonies, guitar and violin for a full bodied RnB/Pop experience. With their whacked out songs of country girl grit and good-boy romances, DTMSM will leave you giddy with groove and wishing for more. 

https://www.facebook.com/dtmsm/

'WINTER' SCREENING w/ WINTER YORK + MCROBIN + ZLATNA
May
26
8:00 pm20:00

'WINTER' SCREENING w/ WINTER YORK + MCROBIN + ZLATNA

$6 - Band Room

Winter York return in collaboration with a team of Melbourne creatives to bring you a ‘silent’ web series backed by the bands sophomore EP.

 In a world where politics screams louder than everyday lives, "Winter" tackles themes that are under-explored in Australia.

 Using the bands music as inspiration to create and traverse 3 weaving narratives, this team of writers, actors and film makers explore depression, belonging and youth relationships. 

 To celebrate the online release of this powerful series, we invite you to join the band and creative team for a very special screening of Winter plus acoustic performance form Winter York & special guests; MCROBIN and ZLATNA.

Youtube -  Winter York

Facebook -  Winter York

SECRET NATIVE
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

SECRET NATIVE

Free, Front bar

Secret Native are a double guitar quartet led by Zeb Vescio. Rooted in the energy and language of bop, the group performs compositions new and old, original and standard, and explore the textures unique to 16 strings in a context where 4 would regularly have been plenty. Expect all things guitar and all things not. Secret Native are Zeb Vescio - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Nick Kyritsis - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Robbie Finch - Bass, Luke Andreson - Drums. 

https://soundcloud.com/zeb-vescio

JHANA ALLAN w/ Market Lane + Dan Musil
May
25
8:00 pm20:00

JHANA ALLAN w/ Market Lane + Dan Musil

$10 on the door

Jhana Allan is a singer/violin/mandolin player who explores themes of darkness and light, loss and acceptance. Having a wide range of experience playing in bands such as The Woohoo Revue and The Willie Wagtails, her original work is soulful folk with a country influence. Jhana draws on her roots of growing up in the big sky landscape of Northern NSW to create a genuine, honest and raw sound.

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Supported by Dan Musil, who plays slide guitar like no one else.

Shared with characteristic humility and love of improvisation, Dan’s music combines haunting instrumental slide guitar pieces with boisterous songs of social satire; traditional Celtic tunes with stomping acoustic blues, lullabies & eucalyptus-infused musical meditations – the provocative and the calming.

Dan has performed at venues and festivals around Australia and internationally as a solo artist, and as a member/collaborator with artists including Marissa Quigley, Lucy Wise, Tim Guy, Power & Greig, Catgut, Anna Smyrk, Lucas Paine, Brother Johnstone, The Woolworths Blues Singers and others, has composed music for a number of short films and video projects.

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+ Market Lane , who mix earthy three part vocal harmony, exotic percussion and folky accompaniment to bring you fresh original music and their twist on classics. The group has graced festivals, weddings, city venues, rural community events, live radio slots and interstate performances. With a mutual love for story-telling, influences in jazz and world music traditions and exciting additions to their instrumentation, the trio has created new ground to collectively explore their writing, improvising and arranging. Think Coco’s Lunch, Tillery and The Staves.

 

CALLUM GENTLEMAN
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

CALLUM GENTLEMAN

Free, Front bar

Callum Gentleman plays blues/folk noir with the odd dash of country. It’s Nick Cave meets The Smiths in a dark alley where they conspire to kidnap Bob Dylan and move to New Zealand.

It’s Tom Waits sharing a bottle of moonshine with Leonard Cohen at 4am. He's a raconteur, trouper, chancer, and murder ballad lover. But above all, Callum Gentleman is a storyteller.

These stories come out as songs, poems, campfire yarns, whiskey-soaked bar banter. Stories about good people doing bad things, and bad people who try hard to be good ... but often fail. Stories of fallen angels staring to heaven, contrite demons yearning for redemption, down-and-out junkies scrounging for a dollar, the devil gets it on with the wrong hooker. Stories told in a child's whisper, a father's tears, and a drunken man's roar.

He often performs with allies Joel Vinsen (guitar) and Sam Loveridge (violin) beside him, but is just as happy going solo. He’s played gigs with artists such as Tami Neilson, Delaney Davidson, Marlon Williams, Tiny Ruins, Hopetoun Brown, Nadia Reid, Great North, Reb Fountain, Bond Street Bridge, Will Wood, and The Eastern.

Callum is also one half of poetry/experimental guitar duo Panhandlers.

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
May
24
7:30 pm19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

DON'T THANK ME SPANK ME
May
20
6:00 pm18:00

DON'T THANK ME SPANK ME

Free, Front Bar

Don't Thank Me Spank Me is an avenue for exploration of the most fabulous kind. Colourful, glamorous and raw, Esther Henderson (Tek Tek Ensemble) and Nitida Atkinson (Lady Oscar) are a force to be reckoned with. Honest to a T and feminine to a fault, this duo combines immaculate vocal harmonies, guitar and violin for a full bodied RnB/Pop experience. With their whacked out songs of country girl grit and good-boy romances, DTMSM will leave you giddy with groove and wishing for more. 

https://www.facebook.com/dtmsm/

2 INCH TAPE
May
19
8:00 pm20:00

2 INCH TAPE

$10 - Band Room

2 Inch Tape, an eight-strong collective helmed by songwriter and producer Simon Rigoni, has for the past three years, built a body of material that’s true to the aesthetic flourishes of past decades, while placing their own imprimatur on the sounds and the songs. On Friday 19th May, they will grace the stage at the Wesley Anne to promote the release of the single Sadist in Slippers from their sophomore, self-recorded and independently released album, Control.

Support from Caitlin Archibald.

2 Inch Tape Facebook & Soundcloud

SECRET NATIVE
May
19
6:00 pm18:00

SECRET NATIVE

Free, Front bar

Secret Native are a double guitar quartet led by Zeb Vescio. Rooted in the energy and language of bop, the group performs compositions new and old, original and standard, and explore the textures unique to 16 strings in a context where 4 would regularly have been plenty. Expect all things guitar and all things not. Secret Native are Zeb Vescio - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Nick Kyritsis - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Robbie Finch - Bass, Luke Andreson - Drums. 

https://soundcloud.com/zeb-vescio

JOSE NIETO's Farewell Gig
May
18
8:00 pm20:00

JOSE NIETO's Farewell Gig

$10 entry

Jose Nieto's farewell concert before heading off on his 2017 South American tour, which will take him to Chile, Argentina, Peru and Colombia.The night will also see the launch of his new studio album Pequeñas Canciones para Grandes Almas 2, a follow-up to his sublime 2016 release. With the special participation of the A Voz Limpia poetry collective reading of original material in Spanish (mostly).

Jose Nieto is a singer–songwriter–guitarist born in Cali, Colombia’s musical epicenter. With an innate ear training ability and a deep-rooted troubadour influence, his compositions are based on the daily life of his country and of South America in general, using themes that range from love to lovelessness and from the urban environment to the landscapes of his beloved South America. Often described as “Latin America’s best musical ambassador in Australia ”, his trajectory as a solo musician has granted him wide national recognition with numerous residencies in some of Melbourne’s most important music venues and invitations to participate in festivals and events across the country. Career highlight's include: A private recital for Diego El Cigala (2013), support of international star Manu Chao (2013), Australian tour with Leon Gieco (2014) including a live performance of @Solo le pido a dios" with Aboriginal Australian legend Archie Roach and Leon Gieco. Australian tour with  Folklore legend Jaime Torres (2015).

KYLE BREW
May
18
6:00 pm18:00

KYLE BREW

Free, Front Bar 

Country kid Kyle Brew made the journey to inner-city Melbourne a few months ago, you know how the story goes - guitar and suitcase in tow and a million dreams in your back pocket. The singer-songwriter's style is blues based acoustic folk and its delivery - pure, unique and distinctive. Along with a parlour guitar in hand, his intriguing style of fingerpicking is extraordinary. He can somehow make his guitar sound like there's three playing at once. His observational lyrics confidently delivered with the kind of lines that get stuck in your head for days. At just Nineteen years of age his voice is rich and full and beyond his years. His wide range of Influences range from Lightnin Hopkins to Big Bill Broonzy to more modern day artists like Justin Townes Earle.

www.facebook.com/kylebrewstunes

www.soundcloud.com/kylebrewstunes

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
May
17
7:30 pm19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

BOADZ
May
14
6:00 pm18:00

BOADZ

Free, Front bar

Dale 'Boadz' Boaden has roared onto the Melbourne blues scene over the last 2 years, playing shows to packed rooms throughout Victoria and earning a reputation as one of the most promising up-and-comers working today. Particularly well known for his tribute performance of the 'Complete Works of Robert Johnson', Boadz possesses a deep understanding of the history of the blues. Combined with the background of an accomplished jazz improviser, a sound has emerged that is rough and earthy yet sleek and sophisticated; contemporary while also deeply entrenched in tradition. 

Boadz makes his solo debut at The Wesley Anne with a selection of old blues favourites from the likes of Blind Blake, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson and more, as well as original music fresh from the woodshed. 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOR23zLnfb8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wpprYM9Yl8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2EpMByTQZ0

FRANCES GUMM FRONTIER
May
13
8:00 pm20:00

FRANCES GUMM FRONTIER

$10 - Band Room

Frances Gumm Frontier are a band based out of Melbourne, combining the forces of five established musicians from a swag of musical and artistic projects. Their sound is a whole lot of country with a whole lot of twang and is as catchy in moments as it is heart wrenching in others.

Led by the enticing vocal harmonies of Danny Suran and Erin Fischer; their songs tell the stories of history's lovesick, downtrodden and world weary. Danny’s guitar playing is straight out of Nashville and will get deep under your skin with its edible licks. Renowned pedal steel player Mark Thomas dips and soars throughout the set, creating a dream-like aural landscape that is the essence of country music. Nick Donaldson on drums and Danny Rosner Blay on bass are a tight backline, providing a hallmark rhythm section that has groove and tenderness.

Playing a mix of originals and covers, Frances Gumm Frontier are playing The Wesley Anne on Saturday May 13th at 8 pm. Supported by poet and banjo player Simon Carrol as well as roots bluesman Tim Hulsman, this will be a seriously entertaining evening of musical delicacy.

 

 

THE HULA HANDS WITH ALFRED HARUA
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

THE HULA HANDS WITH ALFRED HARUA

Join Alfred Harua and his Hula Hands for a smooth and soulful Saturday evening of Tahitian sounds. We play Tahitian swing, mid-century pop, and traditional numbers, all informed by the songs Alfred grew up with. We might even throw in a little Hawiian or country for flavor - you never know your luck in the Pacific. It's the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail with friends and is guaranteed to convince the Autumn leaves to hold on for just a little longer.

Join us for two sets of beautiful and rarely heard music, free, from 6pm to 8pm.

THE HULA HANDS WITH ALFRED HARUA
May
13
6:00 pm18:00

THE HULA HANDS WITH ALFRED HARUA

Join Alfred Harua and his Hula Hands for a smooth and soulful Saturday evening of Tahitian sounds. We play Tahitian swing, mid-century pop, and traditional numbers, all informed by the songs Alfred grew up with. We might even throw in a little Hawiian or country for flavor - you never know your luck in the Pacific. It's the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail with friends and is guaranteed to convince the Autumn leaves to hold on for just a little longer.

Join us for two sets of beautiful and rarely heard music, free, from 6pm to 8pm.

TIM SOLLY
May
12
8:00 pm20:00

TIM SOLLY

 $15+BF - Get tickets here // or $20 on the door

Fresh from wowing the crowds at Tamworth and Whittlesea Country Music Festivals, Tim Solly  has kicked off 2017 in style with the release of his new Ep 'Waking Up'. This exciting new Alt-Country/Folk release features Tim delivering "Nick Cave and Tom Waits like intensities” (John Kinsella, The Australian) and is transporting listeners on a journey of love, loss and the search for identity.

With an infectious and charismatic performance style and emotive storytelling at the heart and soul of his music, Tim Solly is mesmerising crowds across the country and quickly garnering praise as one of Australia's edgiest new entertainers.

“Solly’s performance is compelling, and his presence fills the room… his dark heart beats with great passion.” - Cicely Binford, Xpress Mag

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With support from pear.

pear is a quirky folk-popster currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Her debut album Smocks! exploded out in July 2011, receiving rave reviews and garnering the small odd one a special place in the Australian music scene. After solo touring in Canada and the US, pear relocated to Melbourne from Brisbane in a sweeping East Coast band tour promoting single and film clip Castle in 2012. pear has now happily settled into her adoptive city and released her latest EPs I’m an Ark in 2014 and Heartbreak/heartful in 2015. pear is busily penning the next release – sssh!

SAMASSIN
May
12
6:00 pm18:00

SAMASSIN

Free, front bar

Earthy, vibrant, original  eastern-tinged jazz with exotic rhythms and cinematic beauty...a musical journey through ancient landscapes. Samassin’sfirst album; “Golden Muse” is rich with exotic melodies and grooves, each piece a vivid and emotional journey. Written by Kirsty Pittman and beautifully interpreted by the band, these enigmatic compositions draw on the influences of jazz and traditional rhythms from the Middle East and Balkans.

https://samassin.bandcamp. com/releases

ROWENA WISE
May
11
6:00 pm18:00

ROWENA WISE

Free - front bar

Wise puts pop-infused melodies, and quirky, conversational lyrics onto a sparse, folk canvas. Her voice breaks and bellows in all the right places, with striking believability in her performance that defies her years. 

Rowena will take over the front bar of The Wesley Anne for two special nights, testing some new material for releases later this year and also throwing in a few old favourites.

 www.fb.com/rowenawisemusic

insta: @rowenawise

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
May
10
7:30 pm19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

BOADZ
May
7
6:00 pm18:00

BOADZ

Free, Front bar

Dale 'Boadz' Boaden has roared onto the Melbourne blues scene over the last 2 years, playing shows to packed rooms throughout Victoria and earning a reputation as one of the most promising up-and-comers working today. Particularly well known for his tribute performance of the 'Complete Works of Robert Johnson', Boadz possesses a deep understanding of the history of the blues. Combined with the background of an accomplished jazz improviser, a sound has emerged that is rough and earthy yet sleek and sophisticated; contemporary while also deeply entrenched in tradition. 

Boadz makes his solo debut at The Wesley Anne with a selection of old blues favourites from the likes of Blind Blake, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson and more, as well as original music fresh from the woodshed. 

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Listen here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOR23zLnfb8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wpprYM9Yl8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2EpMByTQZ0

DONOR MATE CHARITY GIG w/ The MEGAHERTZ
May
6
8:00 pm20:00

DONOR MATE CHARITY GIG w/ The MEGAHERTZ

On Saturday 6 May, the Wesley Anne will be holding a very special charity night as we host Aussie charity Donor Mate. These guys reckon that organ donation in Australia should be as common as buttering your toast with vegemite, and we do too! They'll be helped out by local band the Megahertz who provide guaranteed fun factor. Come on down and hit the D-floor, shake your booty, enjoy a night of fun tunes and help out this great cause! 

Tickets $20 on the door - all proceeds go to supporting organ donation across Australia.

THE HULA HANDS WITH ALFRED HARUA
May
6
6:00 pm18:00

THE HULA HANDS WITH ALFRED HARUA

Join Alfred Harua and his Hula Hands for a smooth and soulful Saturday evening of Tahitian sounds. We play Tahitian swing, mid-century pop, and traditional numbers, all informed by the songs Alfred grew up with. We might even throw in a little Hawiian or country for flavor - you never know your luck in the Pacific. It's the perfect accompaniment to a cocktail with friends and is guaranteed to convince the Autumn leaves to hold on for just a little longer.

Join us for two sets of beautiful and rarely heard music, free, from 6pm to 8pm.

Co-Ground Folk Show w/ The Bean Project
May
5
8:00 pm20:00

Co-Ground Folk Show w/ The Bean Project

Get tickets here for $12  // $15 on the door

As the weather starts to cool down this May, cosy up with Co-Ground at The Wesley Anne for a magical night of folky goodness featuring some of the best folk acts in Melbourne - with all proceeds going to fund grassroots education and livelihood programs in Asia Pacific. 

For those who like things a little more laid back and melancholic, on the quirky side, or if you fancy a bit of brass with your folk.

Featuring: The Bean Project, Someday June, Khristian Mizzi, Charm of Finches, Susy Blue

SAMASSIN
May
5
6:00 pm18:00

SAMASSIN

Free, front bar

Earthy, vibrant, original  eastern-tinged jazz with exotic rhythms and cinematic beauty...a musical journey through ancient landscapes. Samassin’sfirst album; “Golden Muse” is rich with exotic melodies and grooves, each piece a vivid and emotional journey. Written by Kirsty Pittman and beautifully interpreted by the band, these enigmatic compositions draw on the influences of jazz and traditional rhythms from the Middle East and Balkans.

https://samassin.bandcamp. com/releases

ZUZU "SALT" ALBUM LAUNCH
May
4
8:00 pm20:00

ZUZU "SALT" ALBUM LAUNCH

$10 - Band Room

The debut album from Zuzu, “Salt” is inspired by stories from percussionist Joseph Batrouney. The seven carefully selected grooves for each piece carry a sound that ebbs and flows with passion.

Featuring:

Chris Vizard – Trombone

Joseph Batrouney – Percussion

Matt Hayes – Bass Guitar

Nathan Slater – Guitar

Rachel Comte – Voice

Tully Ingamells – Keyboard

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