Anna Smyrk (Trio)
Aug
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Anna Smyrk (Trio)

Free in the front bar, Anna Smyrk will warm your winter cockles with tunes inspired by much hotter places. Joined by friends on banjo, violin and dobro guitar she plays delicate folk songs that tell beautifully-crafted stories about two years spent living and working in Asia and the Pacific. Described by ABC Radio National as "exquisite", Anna is back in town for a short time before she heads out on a national tour in September. 

Website // Facebook // The Murder of Alan Beyne (Live)

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Losumo
Aug
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Losumo

6pm free front bar

Losumo is an ever evolving singer and songwriter, whom embodies a ceaseless streaming source of creative energy that flows into all art forms the world provides framework for. The organic, the abnormal, and irregular come naturally to Losumo, she speaks through her essence with an unadulterated stream of consciousness that can be compared to no other.

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CO-GROUND FOLK SHOW #2
Aug
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

CO-GROUND FOLK SHOW #2

Get tickets here - $15

 After the success of their first sold out Folk Show, Co-Ground invites fans of intimate live music back to the Wesley Anne in August for a second captivating and purposeful show, featuring four of Melbourne's most loved contemporary folk artists - AmistatAriela JacobsMia Wray & Spiritus. All funds from the night will go towards a new school library and classroom project on in the village of Sara in Vanuatu..

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Dirty Lopez and his Sax Mambo
Aug
19
6:00pm 6:00pm

Dirty Lopez and his Sax Mambo

Dirty Lopez and his Sax Mambo 6pm free front bar

Dirty Lopez and his sax Mambo is a four piece Latin group from Melbourne.

We recently came together from previous larger Latin band (Da Chos) where we have been playing lots of shows and festivals around Australia for almost 20 years.

We play various Latin (and some modern hip tunes-Latin-fied) tunes as well as originals.

The band Includes: Henry Chaparro - Vocals, composer, Jorge Duran - Keys, Steve Forss -Drums, Percuss, and Cristian Lopez - Vocals, Sax

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The Jack Earle Big Band
Aug
20
2:00pm 2:00pm

The Jack Earle Big Band

The Jack Earle Big Band $15 // $10 conc. 2pm

The Jack Earle Big Band is honoured to be playing at The Wesley Anne for the first time! The exciting 18 piece band is sure to knock the socks off the this vibey Northcote gem! Bringing an evening of original music, whacky covers, and a vibrant big band sound, The Jack Earle Big Band at The Wesley Anne is set to be an awesome way to spend your Sunday afternoon. 

Website // Facebook // Youtube // Soundcloud

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Samassin
Aug
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Samassin

Samassin 6pm free front bar

Earthy, vibrant ,original eastern-tinged jazz with exotic rhythms and cinematic beauty...a musical journey through ancient landscapes.
Two years into our adventures in lush, cinematic, world fusion music, Samassin have finished recording their first album. The originals on this album “Golden Muse” are 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 rhythmic ideas from the Middle East and Turkey.

The sound is rich and textured and the quartet's members play with passion and energy, with each musician equally comfortable soloing or playing as part of the ensemble. The connection between the players is also worth-noting: it's clear that these four know they are creating a special sound. 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Aug
23
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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Anna Smyrk (Trio)
Aug
24
6:00pm 6:00pm

Anna Smyrk (Trio)

Free in the front bar, Anna Smyrk will warm your winter cockles with tunes inspired by much hotter places. Joined by friends on banjo, violin and dobro guitar she plays delicate folk songs that tell beautifully-crafted stories about two years spent living and working in Asia and the Pacific. Described by ABC Radio National as "exquisite", Anna is back in town for a short time before she heads out on a national tour in September. 

Website // Facebook // The Murder of Alan Beyne (Live)

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Losumo
Aug
25
6:00pm 6:00pm

Losumo

Losumo 6pm free front bar

Losumo is an ever evolving singer and songwriter, whom embodies a ceaseless streaming source of creative energy that flows into all art forms the world provides framework for. The organic, the abnormal, and irregular come naturally to Losumo, she speaks through her essence with an unadulterated stream of consciousness that can be compared to no other.

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Dirty Lopez and his Sax Mambo
Aug
26
6:00pm 6:00pm

Dirty Lopez and his Sax Mambo

Dirty Lopez and his Sax Mambo 6pm free front bar

Dirty Lopez and his sax Mambo is a four piece Latin group from Melbourne.

We recently came together from previous larger Latin band (Da Chos) where we have been playing lots of shows and festivals around Australia for almost 20 years.

We play various Latin (and some modern hip tunes-Latin-fied) tunes as well as originals.

The band Includes: Henry Chaparro - Vocals, composer, Jorge Duran - Keys, Steve Forss -Drums, Percuss, and Cristian Lopez - Vocals, Sax

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CARPENTER CASWELL (ALBUM LAUNCH) + KATIE BRIANNA + THE WEEPING WILLOWS
Aug
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

CARPENTER CASWELL (ALBUM LAUNCH) + KATIE BRIANNA + THE WEEPING WILLOWS

Carpenter Caswell (Album Launch) + Katie Brianna + The Weeping Willows 8pm $20

Carpenter Caswell, are a new duo, but in name only. Allan Caswell is an Australian artist that needs no introduction. Arguably Australia’s most recorded songwriter in any genre, his career spans over 4 decades in the country music world. As an artist his much celebrated career continues to evolve, including this collaboration with Michael Carpenter. Carpenter himself is no stranger to the Australian music scene. A singer-songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/producer-engineer with well over 3 decades of involvement in the industry, he’s no slouch in the experience department. Together they’ve created the duo’s debut album, being launched at the Wesley Anne. The album showcases the duo’s unique interpretation of ‘Austracana’ - Australian Alternative Country music. With everything from classic old school country sounds, to bluegrass, to folk, to straight down the line country rock, the album (including 3 top ten singles), and the show they’ve put together to showcase it, takes the audience on a trip through the creative minds of 2 great Australian songwriters, and the way they see the world after a few years of being in it!

The Weeping Willows are a wonderful Melbourne based duo that are going from strength to strength. Drawing on folk, bluegrass and country music, combined with great songwriting and a unique combination of the voices of Laura Coates and Andrew Wrigglesworth, the band celebrated their first Golden Guitar nominations this year for their album “Before Darkness Comes A-Callin’”. Their always captivating videos from the album have seen them become a staple on the Country Music Channel, and a rigorous touring schedule around the country over the last 18 months has seen their live show evolve into a potent display of contemporary Alternative Country.

Katie Brianna has been busy this year, following up the success of her Golden Guitar nominated album “Victim or the Heroine” with a solid array of touring up and down the East Coast both in solo and full band mode. With one of the most captivating and compelling voices in the Alternative Country realm, her songwriting has started to find an audience across the country thanks to good successes with the first 3 singles from the album.

This show promises to be one of the highlights of the Melbourne Alternative Country calendar, with 3 acts at the top of their game, showcasing great music from their newest album. A show not to be missed!

Facebook Pages: 

Carpenter Caswell // The Weeping Willows // Katie Brianna

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Unpainted Prospects EP Launch w/ Melissa Main & Kite
Aug
27
4:00pm 4:00pm

Unpainted Prospects EP Launch w/ Melissa Main & Kite

Unpainted Prospects open doors to places that are sometimes raw, sometimes strange, sometimes clear and sometimes achingly unsettled. Their alternative folk tunes evoke the musical world visited by explorer-songwriters such as Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell and the Finn Brothers.

"The Night & Day EP explores the light and dark I think many of us shift between as we try to find ways to get closer to ourselves, the people we care about and the world out there. I think this is the most honest set of songs I've ever recorded, drifting between my dreaming and waking worlds," - Matthew Daniel, singer/songwriter

$7 on the door

Website // Bandcamp

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Melissa Main makes a eclectic blues folk cabaret with punchy lyrics, catchy tunes and a wicked sense of humour. Tales of the human story delivered with grace, wit and street-smarts.
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Kite, fronted by Micha Hosking, perform immediate, personal songs with weaving melodies.

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Samassin
Aug
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Samassin

Samassin 6pm free front bar

Earthy, vibrant ,original eastern-tinged jazz with exotic rhythms and cinematic beauty...a musical journey through ancient landscapes.
Two years into our adventures in lush, cinematic, world fusion music, Samassin have finished recording their first album. The originals on this album “Golden Muse” are 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 rhythmic ideas from the Middle East and Turkey.

The sound is rich and textured and the quartet's members play with passion and energy, with each musician equally comfortable soloing or playing as part of the ensemble. The connection between the players is also worth-noting: it's clear that these four know they are creating a special sound. 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Aug
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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Brooke Taylor
Aug
31
6:00pm 6:00pm

Brooke Taylor

Brooke Taylor 6pm free front bar

Brooke's music style encompasses alternative folk, roots and country-pop elements. She writes about the human condition, drawing listeners in with her strong storytelling and raw emotion. Her songs are layered with rhythm guitar melodies, honey-toned vocals and soulful lyrics. Taylor is an exciting performer with a magnetic energy.

 Website // Facebook

 

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JESS PARKER & THE TROUBLED WATERS (duo)
Aug
31
8:00pm 8:00pm

JESS PARKER & THE TROUBLED WATERS (duo)

With a voice like honey poured over a thunder, a howling, beat up old Gretsch guitar and thumping animalistic drums, JP & The Troubled Waters mix their unique brew of dark Australiana and roaring swamp blues perfectly. After releasing their Debut
EP – 'Delta Veins' in December and following it up with an interstate tour, the momentum and force this Melbourne duos' train is growing stronger and proving to be unstoppable. $10 on the door.
 

Supported by:

WHITE LIGHTNING

White Lightning are a pair of raucous, whiskey drinking, happy-go-lucky scamps hailing from Melbourne. A 120 proof blend of hill-country, fingerpicking blues and slide guitar with some Chicago style crunch. With influences ranging from R.L Burnside, Son House and The White Stripes, White Lightning has been moving hips and wetting lips all around Victoria and is sure to get your bones rattlin'! Sexy, slightly narcotic blues grooves, straight from the Yarra Delta. Featuring: Sean McConnell on Vocals, Guitar and Harmonica - and - Ben Gerrard on Drums.
 

JULIAN JAMES 
The front man from the raucous Melbourne based Chicago Blues outfit 'Catfish Voodoo' has been playing around Australia for the past 8 Years. His style is based deep in the Blues/ Gospel Acoustic Strummers of the South, with biblical references of Love, Loss and Debauchery. Recorded with Paulie Bignell (The Detonators, Paulie Bignell and the Thornbury Two) in Hailstone Studios (Three Kings), 'Whiskey and the Devil' is a mix of the contemporary and traditional that showcases a different side of a man familiar to Australian blues fans. Julian James will be hitting the streets to a town near you!

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Maja 'Still Bleeding' EP Launch
Sep
1
8:00pm 8:00pm

Maja 'Still Bleeding' EP Launch

8pm // $10+BF // $10 door // Band Room

Maja is back on the road touring the release of her new EP ‘Still Bleeding’ after the recent success of her track ‘Wake Up And Find’ on Triple J and unearthed. She is thrilled to announce her launch show at the Wesley Anne on September 1st joined by special guests The Hip Streets and Nitida

The title of the EP, ’Still Bleeding' (recorded at Airlock Studios by Konstantin Kersting) comes from the opening track that has Maja putting her heart out on the table that is "still bleeding” after re-entering an unhealthy relationship when she returned home from a trip across Europe in 2015. Uncoincidentally, this theme runs throughout the five tracks.

Although it may explore some darker, painful topics that Maja has experienced over the past few years, the EP is more positive than not which aligns exactly to Maja’s “real-world”, sprightly personality that shines through the songs upbeat arrangements, structures, instrumentation and general pop-like feel. 

Maja continues to show a maturity in songwriting well above her young age and her relatable songs will leave you laughing, crying and dancing. 

TICKETS HERE // Facebook Event
 

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GRAIN OF TRUTH
Sep
2
1:15pm 1:15pm

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.

Facebook

Review 

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Dan Lethbridge
Sep
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Dan Lethbridge

Free // Front Bar

A difficult artist to categorise, Lethbridge's music shifts seamlessly between genres blending moments of folk, pop, country, vintage rock n' roll and even psychedelia. He plays two solo sets from 6pm.
 

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The Moulin Beige
Sep
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Moulin Beige

Come on down to the warmest comedy room in town and experience The Moulin Beige. This award winning comedy cabaret takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at the Wesley Anne, where you can enjoy a scrumptious meal by the fireplace while you take in the show.  Featuring Melbourne’s most extraordinary alternative comedy acts, our Winter Warmer Moulin Beige is going to burst your bellies, split your sides and blow your minds.  We welcome back Australia’s Queen of Corporate, KAREN FROM FINANCE, Melbourne’s answer to Buster Keaton, Daniel Oldaker, the booty shakin’ physical comedy stylin’ of TESSA WATERS, Stand Up and Triple R host, GERALDINE HICKEY and Rolla Bolla Vaudevillian ALEX GELLMANN. Our Winter Warmer Moulin Beige will be MC’d by our hostess with the mostess, the squeezeboxing comedian LIZ SKITCH, ‘Simply ahhhh-mazing’ – Heckler.

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  

Line Up:

KAREN FROM FINANCE

Queen of Corporate

‘Had me in stitches’ – Theatrepress

 

DANIEL OLDAKER

Physical Comic

"High energy clowning rivals Buster Keaton." – The Advertiser

 

TESSA WATERS

Award winning Booty Shaker

‘Roars of side-aching laughter’ – ThreeWeeks

 

GERALDINE HICKEY

Stand Up & Triple R Host

‘Deadpan Brilliance’ – Herald Sun

 

ALEXANDER GELLMAN

Rolla Bolla Vaudevillian

‘Unique circus skills and just a touch of magic’ – Theatre Press

 

LIZ SKITCH

Squeezeboxing Comedian & MC

‘Simply ahhhh-mazing’ – Heckler

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Sep
6
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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David Cosma
Sep
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

David Cosma

Free // Front Bar

David Cosma returns to Wesley Anne for two of Thursdays in September.

Catch him on Thursday 7 & 14 as he performs two sets of originals from 6.00pm.

Playing a right handed guitar, left handed, Dave’s songs are honest, with content about anything, nothing and everything in between.

Facebook // Website // Youtube

 

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GraceJean
Sep
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

GraceJean

$5 // Band Room

The Wesley Anne is hosting three fantastic acts for your Thursday evening! Starting with the sultry tones of Abbey Rose, followed by the jumping energy of Atticus Street and topped off with a sweet serving of folk duo GraceJean. Treat your self to a tasty serving of fresh, locally sourced, all natural tunes this Thursday.

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PATCHES Album Launch
Sep
8
8:00pm 8:00pm

PATCHES Album Launch

PATCHES are a Melbourne band who combine elements of indie and rock to create great contemporary pop music. Led by Scottish songwriter Iain Wallace, PATCHES are influenced by the dark emotional ballads of Roy Orbison, soft vocal melodies of Jose Gonzalez and the elegant arrangements of Lennon and McCartney. 

Patches have completed their debut album, ‘Morning Songs’, and are very excited about debuting it to a live audience. Recorded over a year with Damien Sutton (The Bon Scotts), the album is a maturation of the band’s sound, and is an eclectic blend of moods and styles. 

Bandcamp // Facebook
 

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Helen Catanchin Duo
Sep
9
6:00pm 6:00pm

Helen Catanchin Duo

Free // Front bar

Singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Helen Catanchin and virtuoso double bassist Philip Rex team up for this uniquely intimate but equally fun and engaging project, performing duets that cover genres as diverse as jazz, 80s pop, country, calypso and Romanian traditional folk.  From originals and murder ballads to Monty Python and Madonna, this musical match made in heaven delivers each song in their own distinctively quirky way.

Website // Facebook
 

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Timothy James Bowen
Sep
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

Timothy James Bowen

$20+BF - $20 door // Band room

The last 18 months have brought Bowen commissioned works with Virgin Mobile Australia, two brand new EP’s, multiple national Australian tours with internationally renowned recording artists; The Milk Carton Kids & Clare Bowen, 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. Just before Christmas of 2015, however, he was unexpectedly diagnosed with end stage Lymphoma and was given just 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. In May of this year, Bowen released his brand new EP, ‘Bloom’ and is currently touring the record with his sister, Clare, once again, along the east coast of Australia. Timothy will continue touring his new record after this run of shows with Clare, revisiting many of the cities they have both played over the last few weeks. With much more music planned for release in the coming months and a new lease on life, Timothy has proven himself as one to watch in 2017

GET TICKETS HERE // FACEBOOK // YOUTUBE // SOUNDCLOUD // WEBSITE

 

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Samassin
Sep
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Samassin

Free // Front bar

Earthy, vibrant, original  eastern-tinged jazz with exotic rhythms and cinematic beauty...a musical journey through ancient landscapes. Samassin’s first 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.

Bandcamp 
 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Sep
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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David Cosma
Sep
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

David Cosma

Free // Front Bar

David Cosma returns to Wesley Anne for two of Thursdays in September.

Catch him on Thursday 7 & 14 as he performs two sets of originals from 6.00pm.

Playing a right handed guitar, left handed, Dave’s songs are honest, with content about anything, nothing and everything in between.

Facebook // Website // Youtube

 

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Oliver Downes
Sep
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Oliver Downes

$15/$10 - Tickets Here 

Singer-songwriter Oliver Downes blends intricate, percussive piano playing with instantly hummable melodies and thought-provoking lyrics.  Packing ‘soaring melodies and sharp wit in equal measure’ (Tone Deaf), his debut album ‘Ultraviolet’ (2016) took a leaf from artists such as Ben Caplan, Kate Bush and Rufus Wainwright to offer a lush fusion of dreamy ballads and instantly familiar chamber pop.  Joined by Joshua Kreusler (electric guitar) and Jack Towers (drum kit), expect a high-definition musical passage through the darkness into the light.

“[Downes’] compositions and arrangements create nebulous, ethereal soundscapes, deftly woven by the tensile orchestration… Give your mind permission to wander” - The Music

Website // Facebook

Support: STAV

Soulful and honest, STAV (Stav Shaul) writes thoughtful, uplifting songs in English, French and Hebrew with bursts of innovative rhythmic fire. Folk, jazz and a hint of something else, she has a compelling ability to tell a story in song. Tears and laughter are the main ingredients in the songwriting process. An expressive voice and a natural affinity for guitar, live performance brings this songwriter's introspection, playfulness and raw passion to life.

"One of the most original singer-songwriters I have heard recently... I'll be doing what we should all do when we hear or see great art... I'll be shouting her praise from the rooftops" - The Night Sky Is A Jewellery Store Window

Bandcamp // Facebook

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Captain Apples
Sep
15
8:00pm 8:00pm

Captain Apples

$15 on the door, or $30 with an album // Band room

9-member folk waltz band Captain Apples reunite for a rare show. This troupe shred modern folk-waltz, two-step, and the occasional lullaby. Rich orchestrations, extended vocal harmony, and fully acoustic instrumentation are prominent features. Also, a lolly scramble may well occur, which is kinda nice for the nostalgia glands. Supported by dystopian folk-wave duo Tin Forest.

Facebook // Website // Bandcamp
 

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Helen Catanchin Duo
Sep
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Helen Catanchin Duo

Free // Front bar

Singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Helen Catanchin and virtuoso double bassist Philip Rex team up for this uniquely intimate but equally fun and engaging project, performing duets that cover genres as diverse as jazz, 80s pop, country, calypso and Romanian traditional folk.  From originals and murder ballads to Monty Python and Madonna, this musical match made in heaven delivers each song in their own distinctively quirky way.

Website // Facebook
 

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Aylin Eser w/ Ester Holt
Sep
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

Aylin Eser w/ Ester Holt

$20 // Band room

Indie-pop songstress Aylin Eser launches her new EP.  Written with producer Will Larsen (The Killjoys, Jose Carreras, k d lang) and mixed in Los Angeles by Grammy nominated engineer, Gary Lux (Foo Fighters, Ben Harper, Frank Sinatra, Aretha Franklin), Aylin’s new songs are a nostalgic take on late 60s/early 70s pop, but given her unique twist.

Website // Facebook // Esther Holt
 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Sep
20
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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Trio Agogo
Sep
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

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.
 

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Patrick James
Sep
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Patrick James

PATRICK JAMES RETURNS WITH ELECTRIFYING NEW SINGLE LAY IT DOWN ALONG WITH HIS ONLY SYDNEY & MELBOURNE DATES FOR 2017
Sydney song-smith Patrick James has taken an adventurous turn with the release of new single Lay It Down; an electrifying pop song with elevated synths, infectious guitars and a heated dose of Phil Collin's inspired percussion.

To celebrate the release of Lay It DownPatrick James will be playing two special shows in Sydney and Melbourne through September.

Lay It Down is the first new music Australia has heard from Patrick James since his gorgeous debut album Outlier featuring crowd pleasers California SongBugs and Covered In Rain.

The creative process for Lay It Down was unfamiliar territory for Patrick, where he utilised a lot of sounds and instruments to create something that was new but still recognizably Patrick James.
$20 PRE / $25 DOOR // Band Room

"Throughout the entire writing and recording of the song I didn't pick up the acoustic guitar once, which was strange at first but ultimately gave a new feel and vibe to the music. It's bigger and bolder ," said Patrick.

This new sound was reached with the help of acclaimed producer Ben McCarthy (Gordi, Alex The Astronaut) who brought harmonized influences to the table.

"I specifically remember an early conversation with Ben where we were both edging towards, 'man, there just has to be a Phil Collins roto tom drums!'," said Patrick.

That shared Phil Collins influence definitely made it into Lay It Down, but there are more contemporary touches as well.

"Lay It Down was a song that came from a drum loop that I had going, inspired heavily by the likes of Bruce HornsbyPhill Collins and more contemporary acts like HAIM," said Patrick.

"Patrick James follows a well-established formula of instrumental builds and breaks, but has the remarkable ability to make it sound fresh. Yes, there are spectacular harmonies, but purely describing Patrick James as an 'indie folk artist' doesn't quite do him or his music justice."

Gemma Bastiani, The AU Review

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Sep
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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Trio Agogo
Sep
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

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.
 

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Conda! Conda!! Conda!!!
Sep
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

Conda! Conda!! Conda!!!

$20 full - $10 conc. // Band room

Q. "How do you get art credibility in Newcastle?" 
A. Move to Melbourne.

Newcastle based comedy genius Matthew McFarlane brings his hit show to Melbourne. 

"Conda!Conda!!Conda!!!" is a cabaret style show, written & produced for the sole purpose of winning 17 CONDAS (CITY OF NEWCASTLE THEATRE AWARDS). 

In order to put pressure on the judges at home, Matthew has come to woo Melbourne with his hilarious story-telling, dramatic scenes (featuring co-stars Jacqueline 'Flame' Kimbell and Mark 'baby face' Bailey) plus captivating original songs with house band The Flaming Balls of Fury. 

This show was nominated 'Fringe Worthy' by 3 out of 4 Conda judges….

Supporting and likely to blow away any memory of the show will be a powerful dirty blues rock set from Smokey ex Hailin’& The Flaming Balls of Fury, fronted by Matthew McFarlane and featuring Jason Winn on lead guitar, Mark Bailey on keys and bass, Flame Kimbell on vocals, theremin and tambourine and Melbourne legends David Major on drums and Jonny Clow on guitar. This psychedelic blues experience is destined to fill this dance floor with pelvic gyrations, sensual shimmering and reckless abandon.
 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Aug
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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Beers & Hymns
Aug
13
5:30pm 5:30pm

Beers & Hymns

An event celebrating 40 years of the Uniting Church. You are welcome whether you have never sung a hymn or if you go to church regularly. No sermons, no pressure, just beer and hymns. 

An initiative of Chalice and Richmond Uniting

Sunday 13th August 5.30pm onwards
Wesley Anne 250 High St, Northcote
Bring a copy of TIS or AHB (song books for those who have them)
Everyone is welcome
No door charge

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GRAIN OF TRUTH
Aug
13
1:15pm 1:15pm

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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DJ Lazer Ferrari
Aug
12
to Aug 13

DJ Lazer Ferrari

Thomas W. Butt, also known as Lazer Ferrari, is a DJ, double-bassist, producer, teacher and recording artist based in Melbourne, Australia.

Thomas has over 20 years experience performing at countless (literally, he can't remember them all) festivals, boats, clubs, beaches, boat houses, skyscrapers, stadiums, arenas, VIP rooms, buses, warehouses, bars, rooftops, and city squares across the globe, from Australia to Singapore to Mauritius to Europe.

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The Dany Maia Trio
Aug
11
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Dany Maia Trio

Dany Maia Trio 6pm free front bar

Direct from Salvador, Bahia, Dany Maia brings the authentic sounds of Brazilian music to Australian audiences.

Having begun her artistic career touring Brazil, Portugal and Spain as a professional dancer, Dany later decided to make singing her main focus.

Dany has shared the stage with important Brazilian artists including Margareth Menezes and Carla Cristina, as well as performing at the famous Carnivals both in Sao Paulo and Salvador. 
A reflection of the cultural melting-pot in which Dany was born and raised, her music merges Brazilian dance rhythms with classic (Bossa Nova) songs, jazz and pop (Samba) tunes.

A multi-talented performer with an irrepressible stage presence, Dany Maia embodies the true spirit of the 'Baiana.'

Dany will be joined by Diego Villalta (guitar) and Jorge Albuquerque (electric bass).

This trio is not to be missed!

Facebook // Instagram // Leve by Dany Maia

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Tammy Heider
Aug
10
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tammy Heider

Playing her own brand of casio folk Tammy Haider will be playing a mini residency at Wesley Anne on Thursday 3rd and 10th August. Performing stripped back versions of songs from her forthcoming album,"The One" plus skeletal re workings of old songs.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Aug
9
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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Sunday Jazz Session
Aug
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

Sunday Jazz Session

Jazz Jam at Wesley Anne 3pm free band room

Jazz Jam at the Wesley Anne featuring Line Matter. PA, drum kit, bass & guitar amp provided. Bring your instrument and join in the fun or just come along and enjoy the music on a Sunday afternoon.

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The Blue Hotel
Aug
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Blue Hotel

The Blue Hotel 8pm $10 Band room

To celebrate the release of The Blue Hotels' debut E.P 'Stand in Gold', the Melbourne ambient pop 5 piece are holding an evening at the Wesley Anne on Friday 4th August with special guests Dogood and Murklins. 

'Stand in Gold' tempts the listener with a sideways glance across the room in a full bar on a rainy August evening. A mulled wine the odd cigarette and a slow burning fire. 

Bandcamp

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The Dany Maia Trio
Aug
4
6:00pm 6:00pm

The Dany Maia Trio

Dany Maia Trio 6pm free front bar

Direct from Salvador, Bahia, Dany Maia brings the authentic sounds of Brazilian music to Australian audiences.

Having begun her artistic career touring Brazil, Portugal and Spain as a professional dancer, Dany later decided to make singing her main focus.

Dany has shared the stage with important Brazilian artists including Margareth Menezes and Carla Cristina, as well as performing at the famous Carnivals both in Sao Paulo and Salvador. 
A reflection of the cultural melting-pot in which Dany was born and raised, her music merges Brazilian dance rhythms with classic (Bossa Nova) songs, jazz and pop (Samba) tunes.

A multi-talented performer with an irrepressible stage presence, Dany Maia embodies the true spirit of the 'Baiana.'

Dany will be joined by Diego Villalta (guitar) and Jorge Albuquerque (electric bass).

This trio is not to be missed!

Facebook // Instagram // Leve by Dany Maia

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Tammy Heider
Aug
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Tammy Heider

Playing her own brand of casio folk Tammy Haider will be playing a mini residency at Wesley Anne on Thursday 3rd and 10th August. Performing stripped back versions of songs from her forthcoming album,"The One" plus skeletal re workings of old songs she will be joined on the 3rd of August by Alana Lorenzon whose moody guitar ramblings are sure to be a sweet treat. 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Aug
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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The Moulin Beige
Aug
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Moulin Beige

Come on down to the warmest comedy room in town and experience The Moulin Beige. This award winning comedy cabaret takes place on the first Tuesday of every month at the Wesley Anne, where you can enjoy a scrumptious meal by the fireplace while you take in the show.  Featuring Melbourne’s most extraordinary alternative comedy acts, our Winter Warmer Moulin Beige is going to burst your bellies, split your sides and blow your minds.  We welcome back Australia’s Queen of Corporate, KAREN FROM FINANCE, Melbourne’s answer to Buster Keaton, Daniel Oldaker, the booty shakin’ physical comedy stylin’ of TESSA WATERS, Stand Up and Triple R host, GERALDINE HICKEY and Rolla Bolla Vaudevillian ALEX GELLMANN. Our Winter Warmer Moulin Beige will be MC’d by our hostess with the mostess, the squeezeboxing comedian LIZ SKITCH, ‘Simply ahhhh-mazing’ – Heckler.

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  

Line Up:

KAREN FROM FINANCE

Queen of Corporate

‘Had me in stitches’ – Theatrepress

 

DANIEL OLDAKER

Physical Comic

"High energy clowning rivals Buster Keaton." – The Advertiser

 

TESSA WATERS

Award winning Booty Shaker

‘Roars of side-aching laughter’ – ThreeWeeks

 

GERALDINE HICKEY

Stand Up & Triple R Host

‘Deadpan Brilliance’ – Herald Sun

 

ALEXANDER GELLMAN

Rolla Bolla Vaudevillian

‘Unique circus skills and just a touch of magic’ – Theatre Press

 

LIZ SKITCH

Squeezeboxing Comedian & MC

‘Simply ahhhh-mazing’ – Heckler

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ZOJ
Jul
30
4:00pm 4:00pm

ZOJ

A thrilling combination of Persian music and post rock motifs.  ZÖJ draws influence from surroundings, exploring space and time, interpreting audience, and communicating with energy, leading to a complex and orchestral dynamic.

ZÖJ is Gelareh Pour on Voice, Kamancheh Alto and Brian O'Dwyer on Drums.

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In The Circle with James Franklin, Jade Alice, Olivier Martin and Qualia.
Jul
29
8:00pm 8:00pm

In The Circle with James Franklin, Jade Alice, Olivier Martin and Qualia.

Soul/Pop Artist James Franklin has hand-picked three of his favourite artists from Melbourne to showcase alongside himself at the newest Songwriters night in town. On July 29th at The Welsey Anne, join these four incredible songwriters as they share stories about the art of songwriting and what inspires them to take a thought or a memory and give it life in the form of a song. As all the acts take the stage together, you never know what kind of collaborations could happen.    $10 on the door.

James Franklin // Jade Alice // Olivier Martin // Qualia

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HELLO TUT TUT trio
Jul
29
6:00pm 6:00pm

HELLO TUT TUT trio

Clarinet, guitar and fiddle will be gracing your senses on a Saturday night as three of the seven members from the high energy world music band Hello Tut Tut  play for you two hours of klezmer, balkan and original tunes to ease you into your evening. Come on down to the Wesley Anne, get a mulled wine pull up a pew and enjoy the music. Free in the front bar.

Facebook // YouTube

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TIARYN
Jul
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

TIARYN

From as early as she can remember, Tiaryn has been deeply connected to the emotional power of song and the art of expressing the human experience. Her effortless stage presence and soaring voice gracefully combines pop, electronic, and soul elements. Along with her 5 piece band, Tiaryn has a unique and modern sound featuring catchy synths, lush harmonies, dirty beats and compelling stories.. Free in the front bar.

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BOB HUTCHINSON
Jul
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

BOB HUTCHINSON

Melbourne singer-songwriter Bob Hutchison returns to the Wesley Anne front bar to play two sets of original folk and americana music.

 Influenced by his youth spent between homes and the great lyricists and writers of the 20th century, Bob's songs are proud, intimate and deeply reflective of the modern world, all the while told through traditions and stories from days gone by. Musically Bob's songs are animated by his authentic tenor voice, driving bluegrass guitar rhythms and delicate folk-style fingerpicking.  This is Bob's first show since returning from overseas, expect new original songs and a few tall tales.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Jul
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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ZOJ
Jul
23
4:00pm 4:00pm

ZOJ

A thrilling combination of Persian music and post rock motifs.  ZÖJ draws influence from surroundings, exploring space and time, interpreting audience, and communicating with energy, leading to a complex and orchestral dynamic.

ZÖJ is Gelareh Pour on Voice, Kamancheh Alto and Brian O'Dwyer on Drums.

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THE AHERN BROTHERS
Jul
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

THE AHERN BROTHERS

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Both highly respected solo artists and songwriters in their own right, Steve Grady and Josh Rennie- Hynes formed The Ahern Brothers after an impromptu trip to the United States in late 2016. They are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album on June 23, with the rest single ‘Comb That River’ coming out on May 15. The duo are set to tour nationally off the back of the album, kicking off with a string of dates in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Western Australia. 

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HELLO TUT TUT trio
Jul
22
6:00pm 6:00pm

HELLO TUT TUT trio

Clarinet, guitar and fiddle will be gracing your senses on a Saturday night as three of the seven members from the high energy world music band Hello Tut Tut  play for you two hours of klezmer, balkan and original tunes to ease you into your evening. Come on down to the Wesley Anne, get a mulled wine pull up a pew and enjoy the music. Free in the front bar.

Facebook // YouTube

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THE BEAN PROJECT ALBUM LAUNCH
Jul
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

THE BEAN PROJECT ALBUM LAUNCH

$15 on the door

In January Belgrave’s beloved French-horn clad quintet The Bean Project recorded their debut album ‘Naked Trees’. After 3 months of touring the country, playing at Port Fairy Folk Festival, National Folk Festival and showcasing in Kansas City at Folk Alliance International, the 2016 FAA Artist of the Year are finally set to release 'Naked Trees' on 22nd June supported by a Melbourne album launch show at The Wesley Anne on 22nd July.

‘Naked Trees’ is like a good whisky - strong, woody and rich, and after a while you can’t help your booty from shaking. The album sways from enthusiastic groovy numbers such as ‘Gaps’ to tear-jerking singer-songwriter songs such as ‘Never Been More Alone.’ Inspired by the naked trees it is named after, the production took a no frills, no gimmicks, straight forward approach, using great microphones to record great performances. Described as ‘the odd marriage of James Taylor and The Cat Empire,’ The Bean Project’s premier record carves its own path in a highly saturated sonic landscape, and will be available on Spotify, iTunes and Bandcamp from 22nd June.

Wesbite // YouTube // Facebook

 

 

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TIARYN
Jul
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

TIARYN

From as early as she can remember, Tiaryn has been deeply connected to the emotional power of song and the art of expressing the human experience. Her effortless stage presence and soaring voice gracefully combines pop, electronic, and soul elements. Along with her 5 piece band, Tiaryn has a unique and modern sound featuring catchy synths, lush harmonies, dirty beats and compelling stories.. Free in the front bar.

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LILLY TUNLEY
Jul
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

LILLY TUNLEY

$10

The indie pop group 'Lilly Tunley' is a band of 'talented musicians and gentle souls.' The band who met at university decided to begin gigging singer/songwriter Lilly Tunley's original compositions in early 2014. Their next show on the 20th of July at the Wesley Anne will be a night of revealing new material and sharing the stage with some guest feature artists. Lilly Tunley's sophisticated songwriting merges Tadd Dameron-esque jazz harmonies with the openness of a pop/folk singer after your own heart. The talented vocalist, Lilly Tunley, is supported by drummer Christopher Cameron, double bassist Elise Winterflood, trumpeter Nic-Ryan Glenie, pianist Phoebe Elsworth and electric guitarist Matthew Roche. Tunley's warm and clear vocal tone and her ability to write complex and interesting melodies mixed together with the band's inherent musicality leaves their audiences enraptured. Influenced by artists such as Kimbra, Feist, Regina Spektor and Florence and the Machine, this alternative pop band's jazz roots have inspired the collectives' sound as evidenced through their funky beats, pop choruses and jazz harmonies.

Facebook Event // Bandcamp

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SOFT POWER
Jul
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

SOFT POWER

Undoubtedly jazz-tinged but also (more importantly) – vulnerable, genderless, dorky & kitsch, unshowy and meditative - Soft Power is a musical project by composer Matthew Roche that can easily recall the wistful longing of pop music as it can easily traverse jazz chord changes. Inspired by a quarter-life crisis following a meditation retreat in 2014, Roche brings together a three piece band to present compositions from his debut album ‘A Breath Is Like a Swinging Door’ as well as new works. Recorded at Pughouse Studios by Niko Shauble, his debut album features slow-moving jazz harmony with fluid rock orientated grooves and wordless melodies that recall a pop vernacular of childlike innocence. Free in the front bar.

Bandcamp // Facebook // Soundcloud

 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Jul
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

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.

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