REFRACTION
Mar
30
6:00 pm18:00

REFRACTION

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Melbourne-based jazz piano trio Refraction return to the Wesley Anne in March for a five gigs, performing material from their two albums as well as new music recently recorded for a forth-coming album in 2017, in addition to a selection of standards from the jazz repertoire. The trio is Chris Broomhead on drums, Brenton Foster on Piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass.

DAVIES WEST
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

DAVIES WEST

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Davies West are a Melbourne-based folk outfit that are fast presenting themselves as a unique offering in the contemporary music scene. Their member mix is an eclectic one: a stoutly father with a penchant for anecdotes, a handful of jazz musicians, and a folk singer trying to keep a lid on it all. This dynamic informs a style that borrows from many and isn’t easy to categorise, but is nevertheless brought together by their musicianship.

 So what can you expect to hear? Well, they first and foremost promise energetic, rootsy music hinted with bluegrass. Vibrant mandolin lines dance along a steam train of steel-string guitar, double bass and drums, and given voice by rich 4-part harmony. Contrast this with the softly spoken stories of the band members – who all co-write the lyrics and music – illuminate them with Alex Attrill’s vulnerable lead vocal, and you have a diverse, exploratory sound that is simple and creative at the same time.

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Mar
31
Apr 1

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.

PHIA
Apr
1
6:00 pm18:00

PHIA

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Classically-trained singer-songwriter Phia makes music that is abound with luscious layers of harmonies, vocal percussion and vivid pop sensibilities. Her album, ’The Ocean of Everything' released in August 2016, features the African kalimba, an instrument she has made her own through her remarkable use of it through effect pedals and loops. See her perform songs from her album as well as brand new ones in the Wesley Anne front bar on the first two Saturdays in April, as well as her breathtaking and unique takes on modern classics from Radiohead, Mariah Carey, M.I.A and more.

LIV CARTLEDGE 'YOU GOT ME HIGH' SINGLE LAUNCH - SOLD OUT
Apr
1
8:00 pm20:00

LIV CARTLEDGE 'YOU GOT ME HIGH' SINGLE LAUNCH - SOLD OUT

 Get tickets here -  $10 

Hailing from Victoria's goldrush town of Beechworth Liv Cartledge has taken the road less travelled to arrive in 2017 guitar in hand and armed with a bevy of disarming songs.  As her father's musical apprentice throughout the early years of her life, Cartledge caught the music bug early on, “Dad showed me many tricks of the trade, one of them being how to strum a chord on guitar on the couch at my Gran and Pops house in Bendigo and from that moment I was sold”  from then on there was no turning back.  At the tender age of twelve Cartledge began busking in her hometown and joining her builder by day, musician by night dad on stage, and as they say the rest is history.

Fast forward to December 2015 and Cartledge was crowned winner of the prestigious Telstra Road To Discovery granting her  the opportunity to record with renowned producer Daniel Ledwell in the small town of Lake Echo, Nova Scotia, Canada.

“Recording in Nova Scotia was nothing short of surreal. Looking over the lake from the vocal booth was a bloody dream. I’m so proud of what Daniel and I have put together”.  

With her sweet soulful voice, Liv Cartledge has produced a genuine, abundant and melodic ballad full of promise for what this young artist will deliver in the future.

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BROADSTONE 'GENESIS' SINGLE LAUNCH
Apr
2
2:00 pm14:00

BROADSTONE 'GENESIS' SINGLE LAUNCH

After having locked himself in a bedroom for years on end, Broadstone has finally decided to cash in on his efforts writing and recording his debut EP Genesis. Come catch him launch his newest single 'Let Me,' April 2! $5 entry

DANNY ROSS
Apr
2
6:00 pm18:00

DANNY ROSS

$FREE - FRONT BAR

A deeply moving, distinctly engaging performer, Danny is an artist truly evolving within his craft - exploring and uniting diverse genres and ideas through truly virtuosic guitar playing and haunting vocals.

THE MOULIN BEIGE
Apr
4
7:30 pm19:30

THE MOULIN BEIGE

Join us for our Comedy Festival Spectacular Moulin Beige!

Featuring this Festivals finest and fruitiest acts.

 

VICTORIA FALCONER (UK)

Fringe Wives Club & EastEnd Cabaret

London Cabaret Award & Top 10 Cabaret Superstars- Time Out London, Moosehead Award with Fringe Wives Club

‘Comic genius’ ★★★★★  - Three Weeks UK

 

GERALDINE QUINN

Green Room Award- Best Cabaret Artist& Golden GIbbo Award winner

“A brilliant blend of sass, satire and pathos” ★★★★★ - The Age

 

NEAL PORTENZA

Amused Moose Comedy Award 2016 Edinburgh Fringe

‘Exhilarating and insane’★★★★★  - The Age

 

TRAVELLING SISTERS - Physical Comedy Trio

‘Infectious silliness, impish cheek & harmonious musicality’  - The Scotsman

 

CHARLES HORSE

aka Cam Venn of The Broccoli Brothers

The most brilliantly WTF show ever to grace Fringe’ ★★★★  - The Age

 

TIANNA TRAVELLER (CANADA)

Escape Artist

‘Extraordinary, sophisticated, hilarious’ - London Busking Festival

 

LAUREN BOK

Stand Up

'Relatable, hysterical, sassy, uncompromising’ - Bare Truth Magazine

 

PINK FLAPPY BITS

Musical Comedy Duo

‘Non- stop laughter and smiles’  - The Plus Ones

 

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

 

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

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

 

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Apr
5
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.

ALEXIS NICOLE
Apr
6
6:00 pm18:00

ALEXIS NICOLE

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Alexis Nicole is a bold young woman with a wealth of experience in performance and song writing far surpassing her years with an incredible enthusiasm to boot. She presents courage and vulnerability to her art all at once. Her songs are a fusion of folk/roots, alternative and gyspy.

SARAH BELKNER ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr
6
8:00 pm20:00

SARAH BELKNER ALBUM LAUNCH

Get tickets here or $15 on the door

Sydney artist Sarah Belkner brings us her beautifully crafted empathetic world of a debut album BUT YOU ARE, BUT IT HAS, a dreamscape indie pop record that ferries catchy, emotional vocal hooks to a rich world of complex, subtle and layered arrangements, released through MGM. Drawing attention for her enigmatic live performances Belkner recently supported OLYMPIA on her national album tour and toured the UK & Europe opening for Sarah Blasko.

Support from Darling James

LIANA & THE PEROLAS
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

LIANA & THE PEROLAS

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Liana & the Pérolas are an eclectic trio comprising a rare combination of instruments with influences from many cultures to empower and transcend those who experience their potent sounds. With Liana Pearl on Harp & Vocals, Jag Singh on Indian Tabla & Trumpet and Fabian Aravales on guitar and electronic soundscapes, a captivating ambient & world music sound is born.

www.lianapearlmusic.com

www.facebook.com/lianapearlmusic

www.soundcloud.com/lianapearlmusic

MIKE WATERS 'DROWNING' SINGLE LAUNCH
Apr
7
8:00 pm20:00

MIKE WATERS 'DROWNING' SINGLE LAUNCH

Get tickets here for $15  / $20 on the door

Melbourne singer/songwriter Mike Waters launches his new single ‘Drowning’ at the Wesley Anne on Friday 7th April.

 Having sold-out his last Melbourne show, appeared as a feature vocalist on Illy’s recent #1 album, and with recent performances at sold-out NYE on the Hill and The Hills Are Alive festivals, Mike Waters is quickly building a reputation as a must see performer and storyteller. His new single ‘Drowning’ was created as a collaboration with LA artist Max Frost (of ‘White Lies’ fame) and reveals a whole other side to Mike Waters song-writing ability.

 This launch show will be in seated-format and see Mike Waters perform in intimate solo mode with support acts to be announced.

PHIA
Apr
8
6:00 pm18:00

PHIA

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Classically-trained singer-songwriter Phia makes music that is abound with luscious layers of harmonies, vocal percussion and vivid pop sensibilities. Her album, ’The Ocean of Everything' released in August 2016, features the African kalimba, an instrument she has made her own through her remarkable use of it through effect pedals and loops. See her perform songs from her album as well as brand new ones in the Wesley Anne front bar on the first two Saturdays in April, as well as her breathtaking and unique takes on modern classics from Radiohead, Mariah Carey, M.I.A and more.

SIMON HUDSON + THE WALTER BOYS
Apr
8
8:00 pm20:00

SIMON HUDSON + THE WALTER BOYS

$5 - Band Room

Simon Hudson is a singer-songwriter whose influences range from world to roots, with an eclectic dose of soul and folk. His background includes African and Latin percussion and his live show mixes soulful and funky originals with irresistible world music. Based in Melbourne, Australia, he’s toured Europe with his band and played festivals throughout Australia.

His debut Earthman was launched in August 2016 worldwide on German label Songs and Whispers. About to embark on his third European tour and record a new EP, Simon has brought together a collection of new and favourite songs for you to enjoy.

Support from The Walter Boys:

Front man Andrew Arnold sings his catchy creations in French and English, and sets are often peppered with revamped 80's hits, guest appearances, and showdowns between trombone and mouth-trumpet. Not to be missed!

DANNY ROSS
Apr
9
4:00 pm16:00

DANNY ROSS

$FREE - BAND ROOM

A deeply moving, distinctly engaging performer, Danny is an artist truly evolving within his craft - exploring and uniting diverse genres and ideas through truly virtuosic guitar playing and haunting vocals.

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Apr
12
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.

LUKE BRENNAN & ANGIE McMAHON
Apr
13
6:00 pm18:00

LUKE BRENNAN & ANGIE McMAHON

Singer-songwriters Luke Brennan and Angie McMahon join together for a special matinee show at the Wesley Anne front bar on Thursday 13 April.

Brennan, a member of the bands Truly Holy and Big Smoke, is fresh off an east coast tour celebrating the launch of the single 'One True Love'. His forthcoming album Lovers Leap explores the duality of fear and attraction in love.

McMahon is preparing her first solo record outside her role singing for soul-pop collective The Fabric. Her songwriting style balances evocative traditional soul melodies with dark and dreamy electric guitar sounds. Recently she has turned heads with memorable performances supporting the Teskey Brothers, Melody Pool and Oh Pep, among others.

Join them for an armchair session in the front bar for free from 6 to 8PM.

LIANA & THE PEROLAS
Apr
14
6:00 pm18:00

LIANA & THE PEROLAS

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Liana & the Pérolas are an eclectic trio comprising a rare combination of instruments with influences from many cultures to empower and transcend those who experience their potent sounds. With Liana Pearl on Harp & Vocals, Jag Singh on Indian Tabla & Trumpet and Fabian Aravales on guitar and electronic soundscapes, a captivating ambient & world music sound is born.

www.lianapearlmusic.com

www.facebook.com/lianapearlmusic

www.soundcloud.com/lianapearlmusic

ALEXIS NICOLE
Apr
15
6:00 pm18:00

ALEXIS NICOLE

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Alexis Nicole is a bold young woman with a wealth of experience in performance and song writing far surpassing her years with an incredible enthusiasm to boot. She presents courage and vulnerability to her art all at once. Her songs are a fusion of folk/roots, alternative and gyspy.

DANNY ROSS
Apr
16
6:00 pm18:00

DANNY ROSS

$FREE - FRONT BAR

A deeply moving, distinctly engaging performer, Danny is an artist truly evolving within his craft - exploring and uniting diverse genres and ideas through truly virtuosic guitar playing and haunting vocals.

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Apr
19
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.

SHAKY STILLS
Apr
20
6:00 pm18:00

SHAKY STILLS

Free in the front bar  -  Shaky Stills play Country and Western, Western Swing, Rockabilly and original Alt-roots with a backbone rhythm section made of Rhythm and Blues. They are aplayers band, made from Australia's finest, with Ed Bates' pedal steel at the core of the sound, Patty and the band's song writing and playing is genuine and seriously good.

Patty Carr fronts with Ed Bates on the pedal steel driving the bands unmistakable sounds. There's plenty of inspired soloing from Ed and Matt Roddon the pedal steel and electric guitar.

 “With a brand of country, folky rhythm and blues, out the front Shaky is more of a crooner than a screamer, Shaky’s pure and charismatic voice is impossible to miss”.
 

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LIANA & THE PEROLAS
Apr
21
6:00 pm18:00

LIANA & THE PEROLAS

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Liana & the Pérolas are an eclectic trio comprising a rare combination of instruments with influences from many cultures to empower and transcend those who experience their potent sounds. With Liana Pearl on Harp & Vocals, Jag Singh on Indian Tabla & Trumpet and Fabian Aravales on guitar and electronic soundscapes, a captivating ambient & world music sound is born.

www.lianapearlmusic.com

www.facebook.com/lianapearlmusic

www.soundcloud.com/lianapearlmusic

TIMOTHY JAMES BOWEN
Apr
21
8:00 pm20:00

TIMOTHY JAMES BOWEN

$20 - Band Room

The last 12 months have been a wild ride for songwriter, Timothy James Bowen. 2015 brought Bowen commissioned works with Virgin Mobile Australia, a brand new EP, a national Australian tour with Grammy nominated act, The Milk Carton Kids, multiple cameo performances at the world renowned Grand Ole Opry stage in Nashville, TN. and a song he co-wrote, ‘From Here On Out’, being chosen for the U.S. TV show, ‘Nashville’ and their subsequent series 4 soundtrack. At Christmas time, however, he was unexpectedly diagnosed with end stage Lymphoma and was given two weeks to live. Having endured an intense chemotherapy regime, he returned triumphantly to the stage in May of 2016, while still completing his last round of treatment, to open for and play alongside his sister, Clare Bowen, of the hit U.S. TV series, ’Nashville’, for her inaugural and sold out Australian tour. With more music planned for release in the coming months and a new lease on life, it’s sure to be a great year ahead.

FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/TJBOfficial

YOUTUBE: www.youtube.com/TimothyJamesBowen

SOUNDCLOUD: soundcloud.com/tjbowen

BOSSA BRUNSWICK
Apr
22
6:00 pm18:00

BOSSA BRUNSWICK

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Bossa Brunswick is Maurizio Gulina (guitars), Dario Ogrin (saxophones) & friends. We enjoy exploring where Bossa Nova’s and Samba’s sit alongside some of the finest mainstream Latin/Jazz sounds.

Nahko and Medicine for the People (US): Tim and Chitty
Apr
22
8:00 pm20:00

Nahko and Medicine for the People (US): Tim and Chitty

Get tickets here - or $30 on the door

Touring non-stop around the world with Nahko and Medicine for the People (USA), Tim (violin/vocals) and Justin (drumkit/vocals) will very rarely find a break in the schedule to do a tour of their own. Fortunately for us, they have found such a window of opportunity here in Australia following the band's Byron Blues Fest performances in April this year.

Justin (AKA Chitty Bang) not only plays drums in Medicine for the People, but also has a voice that will melt you down and songs that will lift up, playing both guitar and keys. Tim is renowned for his incredible violin playing, but he also loops guitar, percussion, and vocals into a sound that has been described as a “world-folk hybrid, aimed at the heart the head and the feet”. Their individual styles of R&B, world-folk and conscious rock will leave you dancing with a new sense of purpose.

Don’t miss this special opportunity to see a different side of these two men behind the Medicine.

DANNY ROSS
Apr
23
6:00 pm18:00

DANNY ROSS

$FREE - FRONT BAR

A deeply moving, distinctly engaging performer, Danny is an artist truly evolving within his craft - exploring and uniting diverse genres and ideas through truly virtuosic guitar playing and haunting vocals.

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Apr
26
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.

SHAKY STILLS
Apr
27
6:00 pm18:00

SHAKY STILLS

Free in the front bar  -  Shaky Stills play Country and Western, Western Swing, Rockabilly and original Alt-roots with a backbone rhythm section made of Rhythm and Blues. They are aplayers band, made from Australia's finest, with Ed Bates' pedal steel at the core of the sound, Patty and the band's song writing and playing is genuine and seriously good.

Patty Carr fronts with Ed Bates on the pedal steel driving the bands unmistakable sounds. There's plenty of inspired soloing from Ed and Matt Roddon the pedal steel and electric guitar.

 “With a brand of country, folky rhythm and blues, out the front Shaky is more of a crooner than a screamer, Shaky’s pure and charismatic voice is impossible to miss”.
 

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LIANA & THE PEROLAS
Apr
28
6:00 pm18:00

LIANA & THE PEROLAS

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Liana & the Pérolas are an eclectic trio comprising a rare combination of instruments with influences from many cultures to empower and transcend those who experience their potent sounds. With Liana Pearl on Harp & Vocals, Jag Singh on Indian Tabla & Trumpet and Fabian Aravales on guitar and electronic soundscapes, a captivating ambient & world music sound is born.

www.lianapearlmusic.com

www.facebook.com/lianapearlmusic

www.soundcloud.com/lianapearlmusic

BOSSA BRUNSWICK
Apr
29
6:00 pm18:00

BOSSA BRUNSWICK

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Bossa Brunswick is Maurizio Gulina (guitars), Dario Ogrin (saxophones) & friends. We enjoy exploring where Bossa Nova’s and Samba’s sit alongside some of the finest mainstream Latin/Jazz sounds.

THE ANECDOTE 'CARVED UPON THE AIR' ALBUM LAUNCH
Apr
29
8:00 pm20:00

THE ANECDOTE 'CARVED UPON THE AIR' ALBUM LAUNCH

$15 get tickets here

(Supports from Mandy Connell + ‘Remembering Iceland: An Introspective’)

The Anecdote are a captivating, virtuosic, and fire-spirited acoustic trio. With cello, trumpet, percussion and soaring vocals, their music is a marriage of painstakingly sculptured songs, poetic lyrics, fiery improvising and spacious interweaving. Drawing from elements of folk, world music, reggae and jazz, The Anecdote are a dazzling and stunning live experience. Impassioned in performance, The Anecdote are unique acoustic music lived and breathed...

The Anecdote launch their debut album ‘Carved Upon The Air’ at the Wesley Anne, on Saturday April 29. The album is a profound work, with songs written over a 15-year period, rich string and brass arrangements, and a compelling and haunting intimacy. Throughout their careers, members of The Anecdote have performed and recorded with such musical luminaries as Gotye, Dan Kelly, Jeff Lang, Gareth Liddiard, Greg Arnold and Dallas Frasca.

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Mandy Connell, frontwoman of searing folk favourites Stray Hens, is a voice of startling honesty, with tales and guitar skills that have her well loved throughout Australia. David Francey calls her one of his & favourite trad voices anywhere (Best Album, Canadian FMA).

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‘Remembering Iceland: An Introspective’ is an unforgettable audio, visual and sensory music/image projection trip of nomadic travels to Iceland and beyond. Featuring Shannon Bourne (The Black Sorrows, Russell Morris, Chris Wilson) and Anita Quayle (The Waifs, Ainslie Wills, Gossling).

ELBOW ROOM CONCERT
Apr
30
2:00 pm14:00

ELBOW ROOM CONCERT

 

$10 - Band Room

The long-held tradition of the Melbourne Composers’ League Elbow Room concerts continues with the latest installment at the Wesley Anne on Sunday 30th April 2016. The Elbow Room concerts have become a much-loved and appreciated part of the Melbourne music scene, providing a valuable opportunity for composers to present their newest works in public or re-visit older works in the friendly and conducive atmosphere of the Wesley Anne.  The Elbow Room concerts are known for their broad array of both traditional and experimental music by local composers, including acoustic and electronic works.  For audiences, the diverse mix offers something for everyone to enjoy or be surprised. Featured composers and Performers will be available closer to the event.  

DANNY ROSS
Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

DANNY ROSS

$FREE - FRONT BAR

A deeply moving, distinctly engaging performer, Danny is an artist truly evolving within his craft - exploring and uniting diverse genres and ideas through truly virtuosic guitar playing and haunting vocals.


PB & JAM
Mar
28
7:00 pm19:00

PB & JAM

$5 - Band Room

Tuesdays seem to be this day that we all wish we had something RAD to do, but found out that our friends are responsible and places don't really have much on. 

Got a bit boring and we got a bit itchy, so times are changing and we want you to jam. We want you to feel inspired. We want you to be excited. Mainly, we want to drink with you all, have a dance, paint a canvas and meet some really swell kids. 

Wesley Anne's PB&J jam nights are all about collaboration -- no matter who you are, what you kick it with and what your job is. 

We lined up some truly sublime musicians, some local underground art legends and smooshed them together in one delicious peanut-butter-and-jelly-creation-extravaganza-sandwich!

Getting into your audio heart:

James Teague  

-  Poppy 

Chicken Wishbone

We will have a blank canvas for all you jam lovin' pals who feel inspired and want to paint up a storm to the music you will fall in love with. 

Watch this space for our artists pieces and more delicious line up announcements...

WATTLE AND WOOD
Mar
26
6:00 pm18:00

WATTLE AND WOOD

$FREE - Front Bar

Wattle and Wood is a four piece band comprising bass, acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric guitar and vocals, who met at Melbourne Polytechnic in 2015. They are influenced by the blues, jazz, country and soul - songs rich in harmony that will take you in different directions. In March 2016 they recorded a demo of songs by artists such as Peggy Lee, Leonard Cohen and the Beuna Vista Social Club. The demo was recorded and mixed by Mark Twigden, In November 2016 they recorded a 3 song original demo featuring 'Alley Cat', 'Forgotten Love Songs' and 'Little Ways'. The demo was recorded and mixed by Aidan Rooney and can be found here

MECHANICAL PTERODACTYL
Mar
25
8:00 pm20:00

MECHANICAL PTERODACTYL

$10 - BAND ROOM

+ EMI

Mechanical Pterodactyl combine vocal layers, synthesisers, guitars, keys and sequencer to create spacious yet richly textured melodic songs. They are currently recording a follow up to their critically acclaimed album Watercolours and will be performing brand new material.

Emerging from Melbourne's musical underground to immerse audiences with her intuitive story telling into deep sonic landscapes, EMI is of the new folk fray.

This is also EMI's last gig before she travels to the Northern Territory, bringing an end to her time in Melbourne where she has shared stages with the likes of Nai Palm (Hiatus Kayiote), Texture Like Sun, Zol Balint and The Twoks.

 

www.facebook.com/mechanicalpterodactyl/

TRIO AGOGO
Mar
25
6:00 pm18:00

TRIO AGOGO

$FREE - Front Bar

Trio Agogo are one of the few Australian groups performing the Brazilian styles of Choro and Samba. Their live show is a fiery display of one of the first true Brazilian instrumental music forms. The group has performed from festival and conservatorium stages to the gritty back lane bars and botequims around Brazil, Australia and South and Central America

All members of the group have lived, studied and traveled in Brazil, bringing a wealth of knowledge and understanding to their music.

ROBBIE BOYD
Mar
24
8:00 pm20:00

ROBBIE BOYD

$10 presales TBA / $15 on the door

 London based singer/songwriter Robbie Boyd is on a World Tour promoting his second album 'Break The Chain', packed with beautiful melodies, raw lyrics and streamed straight from the heart. New single 'Hey Girl' is an instantly likeable and catchy pop song, free from any pretence and full of joy; much needed in these troubled times. Having performed live twice on ITV's 'This Morning' to millions of people, been played lots on BBC Radio 2 by the likes of Graham Norton, written with the legendary Ray Davies from The Kinks, along with Nashville stars, previously toured Argentina, America, Europe and Japan, released his debut album 'So Called Man', and supported some huge artists like The Kooks, Suggs, Mark Ronson, McFly and Jack Garratt, Robbie Boyd is already well on his way to impress in 2017.

www.robbie-boyd.com

www.facebook.com/therobbieboydband

www.instagram.com/robbie_boyd

www.soundcloud.com/robbie-boyd 

www.twitter.com/robbieboydband

www.youtube.com/therobbieboyd

DAVIES WEST
Mar
24
6:00 pm18:00

DAVIES WEST

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Davies West are a Melbourne-based folk outfit that are fast presenting themselves as a unique offering in the contemporary music scene. Their member mix is an eclectic one: a stoutly father with a penchant for anecdotes, a handful of jazz musicians, and a folk singer trying to keep a lid on it all. This dynamic informs a style that borrows from many and isn’t easy to categorise, but is nevertheless brought together by their musicianship.

 So what can you expect to hear? Well, they first and foremost promise energetic, rootsy music hinted with bluegrass. Vibrant mandolin lines dance along a steam train of steel-string guitar, double bass and drums, and given voice by rich 4-part harmony. Contrast this with the softly spoken stories of the band members – who all co-write the lyrics and music – illuminate them with Alex Attrill’s vulnerable lead vocal, and you have a diverse, exploratory sound that is simple and creative at the same time.

REFRACTION
Mar
23
6:00 pm18:00

REFRACTION

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Melbourne-based jazz piano trio Refraction return to the WesleyAnne in March for a five gigs, performing material from their two albums as well as new music recently recorded for a forth-coming album in 2017, in addition to a selection of standards from the jazz repertoire. The trio is Chris Broomhead on drums, Brenton Foster on Piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass.

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Mar
22
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.

SHELLEY SEGAL
Mar
19
2:00 pm14:00

SHELLEY SEGAL

$15 - BAND ROOM

Spirited singer songwriter Shelley Segal is back in Melbourne after her first year of living overseas. 

She will celebrate her visit with a special one-date-only intimate solo performance at the Wesley Anne on Sunday 19th March.

Armed with her guitar and her fierce and fiery voice, Shelley will share stories from the road, new songs and old favourites at one of her favourite Melbourne venues. Featuring Beth and the Brave as opener, this will be an afternoon of eclectic music from two of Melbourne’s finest voices.

TRIO AGOGO
Mar
18
6:00 pm18:00

TRIO AGOGO

$FREE - Front Bar

Trio Agogo are one of the few Australian groups performing the Brazilian styles of Choro and Samba. Their live show is a fiery display of one of the first true Brazilian instrumental music forms. The group has performed from festival and conservatorium stages to the gritty back lane bars and botequims around Brazil, Australia and South and Central America

All members of the group have lived, studied and traveled in Brazil, bringing a wealth of knowledge and understanding to their music.

MUSTERED COURAGE - SOLD OUT
Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

MUSTERED COURAGE - SOLD OUT

Australia’s own raconteurs, Mustered Courage, deliver their diverse brand of roots and bluegrass music that appeals to both traditionalists and newcomers alike.  The Melbourne based group, that Music Australia Guide describes as “the link between Bill Monroe and Mumford & Sons” has risen to the top of Australia’s folk and roots scene on the strength of their energetic live shows and albums that have won them glowing reviews, loads of radio support and a “Golden Guitar” for Instrumental of the Year 2015, along with a 2015 ARIA nomination for Best Country Album. 

DAVIES WEST
Mar
17
6:00 pm18:00

DAVIES WEST

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Davies West are a Melbourne-based folk outfit that are fast presenting themselves as a unique offering in the contemporary music scene. Their member mix is an eclectic one: a stoutly father with a penchant for anecdotes, a handful of jazz musicians, and a folk singer trying to keep a lid on it all. This dynamic informs a style that borrows from many and isn’t easy to categorise, but is nevertheless brought together by their musicianship.

 So what can you expect to hear? Well, they first and foremost promise energetic, rootsy music hinted with bluegrass. Vibrant mandolin lines dance along a steam train of steel-string guitar, double bass and drums, and given voice by rich 4-part harmony. Contrast this with the softly spoken stories of the band members – who all co-write the lyrics and music – illuminate them with Alex Attrill’s vulnerable lead vocal, and you have a diverse, exploratory sound that is simple and creative at the same time.

MAT BLACK BAND
Mar
16
8:00 pm20:00

MAT BLACK BAND

$10 - BAND ROOM

Mat Black is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter. He sings deeply honest and personal songs about love, loss and longing.
Combining Americana and country-noir stylings with swampy blues, Mat is regularly backed by a talented band of Melbourne musicians who bring a life and energy to his heartfelt lyrics and melancholy turn of phrase.

The debut E.P. from the Mat Black Band is set for release in mid-2017.

REFRACTION
Mar
16
6:00 pm18:00

REFRACTION

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Melbourne-based jazz piano trio Refraction return to the WesleyAnne in March for a five gigs, performing material from their two albums as well as new music recently recorded for a forth-coming album in 2017, in addition to a selection of standards from the jazz repertoire. The trio is Chris Broomhead on drums, Brenton Foster on Piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass.

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Mar
15
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.

FLMXD
Mar
12
6:00 pm18:00

FLMXD

$FREE - Front bar

Flmxd is a jungle canopy, a decorative chandelier, a poster child. Beneath the intrigue lies complete simplicity. Beyond the simplicity lies beer and Flmxd.

SOUL'D
Mar
11
8:00 pm20:00

SOUL'D

$10 - BAND ROOM

Soul'd are a Melbourne born 5 piece original soul band who take inspiration from a mix of jazz blues and soul artists. Think groove for your feet, velvet tones for the soul and strong lyrics for the heart. 

Supported by:

Chicken Wishbone -  hip hop/jazz

West of ProgressPost-Rock/Alternative

BEAR RESCUES CROW
Mar
11
6:00 pm18:00

BEAR RESCUES CROW

$FREE - FRONT BAR

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Bear Rescues Crow is an Accoustic Roots Reggae Rock Band consisting of tasty drum grooves, funky bass lines and the eclectic song writing of Ian Maddick.  A dynamic and upbeat group with big smiles and bigger sound scapes.

DJ CHRIS XYNOS
Mar
10
Mar 11

DJ CHRIS XYNOS

$FREE

Chris has been doing a regular show on PBS since 2014 his collection of vinyl is uptempo feel good Soul music (old school as well as plenty from the local scene) & kitsch 80's.
Toe tapping, hip swinging, booty shaking tunes that will get you out of your seat and moving and grooving no matter how you try to resist

THE BOYS
Mar
10
6:00 pm18:00

THE BOYS

$FREE - FRONT BAR

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.

REFRACTION
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

REFRACTION

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Melbourne-based jazz piano trio Refraction return to the WesleyAnne in March for a five gigs, performing material from their two albums as well as new music recently recorded for a forth-coming album in 2017, in addition to a selection of standards from the jazz repertoire. The trio is Chris Broomhead on drums, Brenton Foster on Piano and Jordan Tarento on double bass.

TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Mar
8
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 MOULIN BEIGE
Mar
7
7:30 pm19:30

THE MOULIN BEIGE

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  

‘Expect the Unexpected’ – Heckler

Melbourne's most extraordinary and entertaining comedy cabaret is now in it’s 6th year!  Come on down to The Wesley Anne on Tue 7th March and see experimental physical comedy and award winning acts from the other side of the tracks.  MC’d by Prague Fringe Inspirational Award winner, SHARNEMA NOUGAR, see absurdist clown improviser DAVID TIECK, performance art comedy duo BABA GANOUSH (Berlin), STU DALMAN (Fancy Boys- Golden Gibbo winners), stand up heavy weight DAISY BERRY, Queen of kitsch LIZ SKITCH and the ridiculous, whacky and gorgeously tacky, LAYDEE BOMBAY (pictured above).

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

http://www.moulinbeige.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/themoulinbeige

 

LINE UP:

Sharnema Nougar- MC Inspiration Award Winner- Prague Fringe

‘Dumbfounding, incredibly clever & hilarious’ - The West Australian

 

David Tieck - Absurdist Clown Improvisor

‘Had everyone in stitches’-  10 Comedians

 

Baba Ganoush - Berlin Performance Art Comedy Duo

‘A celebration of art, madness and pubic hair’ – Absolute Theatre

 

Stu Dalman - From Fancy Boys, Golden Gibbo Winners

‘Wonderfully weird and surprisingly poignant’ - Herald Sun

 

Daisy Berry - Stand Up Comedy heavy weight

‘a gift for storytelling and a sardonic wit’- Theatrepress

 

Liz Skitch - Queen of Kitsch

‘Simply ahhhh-mazing’- Heckler

 

Laydee Bombay - Burlesque’s Chameleon of Characters

‘Ridiculous, whacky and gorgeously tacky’- Burlesque Festival

*pictured above, photo by Angel Leggas, 3 Fates Media

FLMXD
Mar
5
6:00 pm18:00

FLMXD

$FREE - Front bar

Flmxd is a jungle canopy, a decorative chandelier, a poster child. Beneath the intrigue lies complete simplicity. Beyond the simplicity lies beer and Flmxd.

HOLLOW COVES
Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

HOLLOW COVES

$12 - Get tickets here

A dynamic indie folk group brimming with the band’s passion for travel and observing different shades of the world, Hollow Coves is the project of Ryan Henderson and Matt Carins. Quoting influences such as Angus & Julia Stone, Ben Howard, & The Paper Kites, the boys are setting out to deliver their own brand of indie folk. Blending an earthy folk sound, acoustic melodies & vocal harmonies; Matt and Ryan take turns delivering lyrics of reflection, frequently harmonising as their voices blend together and complement each other.  

Check out the facebook event here

JANE MCARTHUR
Mar
4
6:00 pm18:00

JANE MCARTHUR

$FREE - FRONT BAR

Jane McArthur offers audiences a raw and honest experience where lyric is king and the blues got soul. Currently wooing Melbourne audiences with her solo shows, and is widely admired for her soulful vocals, poetic writing and bluesy undertones. 

THE BOYS
Mar
3
6:00 pm18:00

THE BOYS

$FREE - FRONT BAR

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.