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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The Quad Squad
Oct
1
4:00pm 4:00pm

The Quad Squad

Free // Front Bar

Eyes closed tones of beauty so close you believe you can touch them.

Three beguiling female voices and one barely-there guitar, offering songs you know, songs you should know and songs you thought you knew ... dissolving harmonic atoms to their painfully tender essence … via a coalescing of some of Melbourne’s favourite vocalists (Kinematic, The Rebelles, The Sister City Sisters).

The Quad Squad take your heart and quietly, exquisitely, almost imperceptibly eviscerate it to a perfect state of sunyata.

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Moulin Beige
Oct
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

Moulin Beige

‘Expect the Unexpected’ – Heckler

Book your tickets to Melbourne's most extraordinary and entertaining comedy cabaret!  Come on down to The Wesley Anne on Tue 3rd Oct and see experimental physical comedy and award winning acts from the other side of the tracks.  MC’d by Squeezeboxing Stand Up Liz Skitch- ‘As loopy and fun as a carnival ride’ (The Pun), See comedy trio The Travelling Sisters- comedy tri, ‘Insane geniuses of sketch comedy’ (Great Scott- UK), Hayley Hoopla & The Hoop Army ‘Universal soldier spreading love’ (The Kinship), Lu Lu La Marr Cabaret Star- Winner- Best Cabaret, Short + Sweet Cabaret Festival, 2017, Po Po Mo Co ‘Unpredictable... Comedy on another plane’  (Hugging Comedians) & Multi Award Winning Selina Jenkins ‘Tour de force' (Indianapolis Arts- USA)

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

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

Bookings essential!

@ The Wesley Anne, 250 High St, Northcote.

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THE LINE UP

Liz Skitch- Squeezeboxing Stand Up
‘As loopy and fun as a carnival ride’-  The Pun

Travelling Sisters- comedy trio
‘Insane geniuses of sketch comedy’ - Great Scott (UK)

Hayley Hoopla & The Hoop Army
‘Universal soldier spreading love’- The Kinship

Lu Lu La Marr- Cabaret Superstar
Winner- Best Cabaret, Short + Sweet Cabaret Festival, 2017

Po Po Mo Co- Post Post Modern Comedy
Unpredictable... Comedy on another plane’  - Hugging Comedians

Selina Jenkins- Musical Comedy
"Tour de force' Indianapolis Arts  (USA)

 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Oct
4
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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Rat Child
Oct
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rat Child

Rat Child is a Melbourne-based singer, composer, activist and ratbag. Her rattlebrained style of quasi-jazz and her part-personal-part-political storytelling is musically melded into a soulful sound that floats somewhere up in the ether between rhythm and blues. She has jived and jammed with some of Melbourne’s finest as a member of the ‘The Core-tet’ (House band of ‘Momentum’ presented by Foreign Brothers) and has been spotted scurrying around the stages of Strawberry Fields Festival, Melbourne Music Week and the Sydney Road Festival.

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Ruby Boots
Oct
5
8:00pm 8:00pm

Ruby Boots

Band Room // Get tickets here $17+BF or $20 door

Nashville-based, Australian-born artist Ruby Boots has signed with renowned Indie-Americana US label, Bloodshot Records and to celebrate she is heading back to Australia for two intimate Album Preview Shows in Sydney and Melbourne. 

Recently off the road with Nikki Lane throughout Europe and the UK, she will unveil the first single and video from her forthcoming record later this year, ahead of the albums early 2018 release. Recorded at Modern Electric Sound Recorders in Dallas, TX under the watchful eye of producer Beau Bedford (Paul Cauthen) the record features Lone Star-bred collective and studio wizards, The Texas Gentlemen as backing band.

Limited tickets so secure your spot to see Ruby showcase several new cuts for the first time on Australian soil.

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Fat Cousin Skinny
Oct
6
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fat Cousin Skinny

Free // Front Bar

Fat Cousin Skinny are all things old-time. Recently returning from an exploration of Appalachian music and beyond in the US, they've got a lot to share. They learnt from the greats in the homeland of the music, jamming with old-time musicians across the land. They travel light and instead of novelty t-shirts, Fat Cousin Skinny brought back two brainfuls of hillbilly haikus. Come hear the banjo, mandolin-guitar, vocal chords and fiddle played through the vessels of two young travellers.

Bandcamp

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GRAIN OF TRUTH
Oct
7
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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Oct
7
6:00pm 6:00pm

The First Baboon Civilization Trio

Free // Front Bar

Sun Ra meets the First Baboon Civilization' for a special DMF show at the Wesley Anne front bar. 

The First Baboon Civilization will be performing as a trio with drums, percussion, sax, guitar, electronics, vocoder and costumes. Vibrations sent back and forth from Sun Ra's resting place on Saturn will guide the trio into his compositional techniques and spiritual guidance.
The First Baboon Civilization will be performing some of his lesser known works and conceptual pieces as well as his popular post-bop and jazz-funk voyages. 
 
For a taste of 'The First Baboon Civilization' cassette – on Moontown Records  
 
If you don't know who Sun Ra is
How I Feel' From Lanquidity
Saturn' From Jazz In Silhouette
Nuclear War' From Nuclear War 
 

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Simon Marks
Oct
7
8:00pm 8:00pm

Simon Marks

Band Room // $17 pre sale via here or here   

One of Australia's most endearing singer songwriters, Simon Marks will be bringing his latest work "Big River, Little Stories" to the Wesley Anne and the BIG CITY from his home on the banks of the Murray River Saturday 7th October.  

Recently moving to the east coast of Australia (rural Victoria) Marks has been busying touring and finishing up his latest release reuniting with some of the country's finest musicians including Syd Green (19-Twenty) Ben Franz (The Waifs) and long time collaborators Thomas Mitchell and Sylvie Millard, who will join him for this special intimate show.  Special support via Dave Johnson (W.A)

From this latest work 'Big River, Little Stories' both the second single “WALLY” (The Mick Thomas Song) and the first single “MISFIT” have received signifigant airplay from ABC Radio and Indie stations Australia wide.

Marks has toured the globe and the country intensively over the last decade and in that shares with his loyal listeners a saddlebag of stories about life, love and loss. Sometimes sad, sometimes funny, but always captivating, Simon remains one of Australia's most remarkable storytellers with his live shows a true joy to be part of which need to be experienced at least once in your lifetime.

Website 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Oct
11
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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Rat Child
Oct
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Rat Child

Rat Child is a Melbourne-based singer, composer, activist and ratbag. Her rattlebrained style of quasi-jazz and her part-personal-part-political storytelling is musically melded into a soulful sound that floats somewhere up in the ether between rhythm and blues. She has jived and jammed with some of Melbourne’s finest as a member of the ‘The Core-tet’ (House band of ‘Momentum’ presented by Foreign Brothers) and has been spotted scurrying around the stages of Strawberry Fields Festival, Melbourne Music Week and the Sydney Road Festival.

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Fat Cousin Skinny
Oct
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Fat Cousin Skinny

Free // Front Bar

Fat Cousin Skinny are all things old-time. Recently returning from an exploration of Appalachian music and beyond in the US, they've got a lot to share. They learnt from the greats in the homeland of the music, jamming with old-time musicians across the land. They travel light and instead of novelty t-shirts, Fat Cousin Skinny brought back two brainfuls of hillbilly haikus. Come hear the banjo, mandolin-guitar, vocal chords and fiddle played through the vessels of two young travellers.

Bandcamp

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Oct
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

The Rifle Birds

Band Room // $10

Two of Melbourne's finest up-and-coming bands, Riflebirds and The Woodland Hunters, come together for a special night of rock, bluesy psychedelia and raw'n'dusty Americana at The Wesley Anne for Darebin Music Feast.

Prolific five-piece Riflebirds are on a roll, having released two albums in as many years, and then launching another new single 'Plastic Rock'n'Roller' earlier in 2017. They've played a slew of festivals in recent times and shared a stage with the likes of Davey Lane (You Am I), Ron Peno (Died Pretty) and Dallas Crane. Their latest album World Feels Wide "cracks the whip from the get-go" according to Beat Magazine.

Famous in some parts for their fuzz drenched guitars and love of 70’s jam band style workouts, The Woodland Hunters will explore the yin to their yang at this special Darebin Music Feast show with Riflebirds. Taking the level down a few notches from 11, they’ll play some more acoustic but no less exciting interpretations of songs from their much anticipated debut album Let’s Fall Apart.

Rifle Birds

The Woodland Hunters

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Oct
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

The First Baboon Civilization Trio

Free // Front Bar

Sun Ra meets the First Baboon Civilization' for a special DMF show at the Wesley Anne front bar. 

The First Baboon Civilization will be performing as a trio with drums, percussion, sax, guitar, electronics, vocoder and costumes. Vibrations sent back and forth from Sun Ra's resting place on Saturn will guide the trio into his compositional techniques and spiritual guidance.
The First Baboon Civilization will be performing some of his lesser known works and conceptual pieces as well as his popular post-bop and jazz-funk voyages. 
 
For a taste of 'The First Baboon Civilization' cassette – on Moontown Records  
 
If you don't know who Sun Ra is
How I Feel' From Lanquidity
Saturn' From Jazz In Silhouette
Nuclear War' From Nuclear War 

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Tim Solly
Oct
14
8:00pm 8:00pm

Tim Solly

Band Room // $20

From a theatrical background, Tim Solly is bringing his magnetic performance style and raw storytelling to his emotive Alt-Country shows. His deep and distinctive baritone has likened him to Johnny Cash and Tex Perkins and his unique storytelling is taking crowds on a journey through love, loss and the search for identity. With a recent sold out national tour and appearances at Tamworth and Whittlesea Country Music Festivals, it is clear to see why Tim Solly is quickly garnering praise as one of Australia's edgiest new enterntainers. 

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Paul McManus & The Mayblooms
Oct
15
2:00pm 2:00pm

Paul McManus & The Mayblooms

 $10 // Band Room

After nearly a two-year hiatus, Paul McManus & The Mayblooms return to the stage to preview new tunes from Album #2 which is to be released early 2018. Long time purveyors of some of the finest Alt. Country Rock & Roll in Melbourne, this will be their last show before the album is released.

Joining them for this special matinee show, is Melbourne’s Nice Boy Tom, in support of their latest album “Bloodlines”, as well as local musician, G-Pop. 


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Perolas
Oct
17
6:00pm 6:00pm

Perolas

Front Bar // Free

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

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

Listen to Perolas here and here

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Alister Turrill
Oct
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Alister Turrill

“Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good hands.” - Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.

"It's refreshing to witness live a craftsman at work and Alister Turrill playing his lap steel guitar is one of those unique experiences." Michael Carrucan, Former Director of Queenscliff Music Festival.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Oct
18
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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Nick Cunningham & Luke Morris
Oct
18
8:00pm 8:00pm

Nick Cunningham & Luke Morris

$23 pre // $25 door // Band Room

Byron Bay based singer / songwriters Nick Cunningham and Luke Morris are bringing you some sweet flok sounds.

Luke Morris a singer songwriter who in the past Luke has supported Mia Dyson, Busby Marou, Holy Holy, The Rubens among others on national tours while also playing sold out headline shows of his own. Luke was invited to play at Splendour In The Grass and Byron Blues and Roots Festival off the back of high rotation from Tripple J.

Nick Cunningham is a singer / songwriter with a flair for folk/pop music. His story telling and lyrical capabilities have seen him capture the imagination and hearts of listeners that have encountered him through his frequent touring of Australia, as well as making international headway with air time on International Air New Zealand flights.
Hailing from remote South Australia he is now based in Byron Bay where he has built a reputation as one of the areas most exciting upcoming folk talents. Nick has already performed on stages at Byron Bay Blues and Roots and Splendour In The Grass festival. With a blend of soothing vocals and warm acoustic tones he has developed a sound that is Nick Cunningham.

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Pete Lyrebird
Oct
19
8:00pm 8:00pm

Pete Lyrebird

Band Room // $10 pre / $15 full - $10 conc. at door

Pete Lyrebird is the new musical incarnation for song-maker and performer Pete Reid, who formerly appeared as Pete and The Tar Gang.

Driven by a rich, distinctive vocal and lush, spacious guitar work, the music can be described as a breed of atmosphere drenched experimental folk, featuring melancholic romantic ballads, sodden dirges, dark cabaret, gritty rock, and mystical story songs. In this debut performance, Pete will be joined by a team of musical accomplices to present songs dedicated to the rogues who walk among us, and the more dusty and unkempt corners of the heart. Expect a musical experience akin to exploring an abandoned mansion: grand and occasionally beautiful, weathered by time and the elements, filled with stories in unexpected places. Special guests to be announced.

A classy performer whose deep, rich voice and world-weary expressions you'll carry for a long time afterwards.’ - The Scotsman (UK)

Facebook // Website // Bandcamp

 

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Bob Hutchinson
Oct
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bob Hutchinson

Free // Front Bar

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.

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Lisa Crawley
Oct
20
8:00pm 8:00pm

Lisa Crawley

w /Herriot Row (NZ) 8pm $15 / $10 conc band room

Fresh from her worldwide debut of ‘Elizabeth’ at the Melbourne Fringe Festival, Lisa Crawley presents new original music along with old favourites including her recent radio single ‘Wedding Band’.

The AU Review describes Crawley as “Blending some great melodic pop sounds that evoke a classic retro vibe without planting herself solely in one era of music. A breath of fresh air, it’s no wonder Crawley has become one of the country’s most respected ladies in the game. A breath of fresh air, it’s no wonder Crawley has become one of the country’s most respected ladies in the game."

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Zoe Fox
Oct
21
6:00pm 6:00pm

Zoe Fox

Front Bar // Free

Bringing together both forces of dark and light, Space explorers Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks launch into a mixed salad of psychedelic pop, enter time warps of soft lullabies and then blast into the future with classic disco pop. Riddled with philosophical ideas and an ever-growing curiosity, Fox plays on the question ‘You may talk the talk, but can you walk the walk?’.

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Fake Sibling
Oct
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Fake Sibling

On the back of the success of triple J unearthed favourite ‘Bring Me Here’ earlier this year, Fake Sibling are back with an inspiring collection of electronic daydreams to soundtrack your Sunday arvo session at the Wesley Anne in Northcote on 22nd October 2017.

Joining Fake Sibling on stage will be James Mackey (Winter York) on bass and Alex Gooding (Passerine) on drums help them recreate their electronic sound.

Offering their talents in support are acoustic folk artist and guitarist for Gretta Ray—Connor Black-Harry—and indie dream-rockers—Once Were Wild—who are returning to the stage with some new music fresh from the studio.

The show starts at 2.30 pm at the Wesley Anne in Northcote. Tickets are $10 and can be bought on the door.

About Fake Sibling:

Fake Sibling’s music can be described as ‘dream pop’ or ‘electronic chill’, with influences from the likes of Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac through to Bonobo and Portishead.

Effortlessly shot through with glimmers of guitar melodies, the bright light of Sophie Officer’s celestial vocals dance among precise production to earn Fake Sibling comparisons to The XX, Bonobo and London Grammar.

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Copperhead Brass Band + Jam Jar
Oct
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Copperhead Brass Band + Jam Jar

Saturday October 21st at the Wesley Anne, Copperhead Brass Band (Street Funk) and Jam Jar (Dance Trad) will fill your ears with the sounds of New Orleans! From roving parties, to the gumbo kitchens of Bourbon Street, to the loud calls of any horn instrument you can imagine - both bands will have you on your feet dancing to the sounds of the birthplace of the Second Line!

Facebook - Copperhead Brass // Jam Jar

 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARKS
Oct
25
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.

View Event →
Bob Hutchinson
Oct
27
6:00pm 6:00pm

Bob Hutchinson

Free // Front Bar

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.

Soundcloud

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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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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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Aylin Eser w/ Nitida
Sep
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

Aylin Eser w/ Nitida

$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 // Nitida
 

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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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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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Oliver Downes
Sep
14
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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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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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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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.

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Mr Bramble’s Fund Raisin
Sep
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

Mr Bramble’s Fund Raisin

A sweet and nutritious musical soiree to rais(in) money for the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC).

Featuring currant artists from the Melbourne Music scene.

FEATURING: 

Do-et!, Nitida Atkinson, Steph Brett, David Bramble, Grace Turbott, Don’t thank me spank me, Sugar Fed Leopards (unplugged) and other juicy sun baked fruits!!

AMAZING MUSIC!! FEEL GOOD FEELS!! HOMEMADE RAFFLE!! FREE RAISINS!!

Bring the Kids! Bring the folks – thank them for raisin you!!

There’s no raisin for you not to be there but if you’re not coming, don’t tell Mr Bramble. That would be like rubbing sultana wound.

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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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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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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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Sunday Jazz Session
Sep
8
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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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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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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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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The Moulin Beige
Sep
5
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Moulin Beige

Pick of the Fringe Moulin Beige features this town’s most celebrated experimental comedians giving us a sneak peak of their up and coming Melbourne Fringe Seasons. MC’d by award winning comedian chameleon TESS WATERS ‘Has the charisma of Elvis’ (Broadway Baby) see performance art from MADAME NIGHTSHADE 'Will leave you stunned and flabbergasted' (Theatrepress), queer comedy troupe PO PO MO CO (Post-
Post- Modern- Comedy), award winning improvised musical comedy ensemble IMPROMPTUNES, toast of Perth World and Adelaide Fringe HELEN CASSIDY ‘Hilariously enlightening’ (Cream Magazine) and one very funny vegan, TAMARA NICOL (directed by Sarah Ward).

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

@ The Wesley Anne, 250 High St, Northcote.

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LINE UP:

TESS WATERS
Volcano & Fringe Wives Club
‘Has the charisma of Elvis’- Broadway Baby

PO PO MO CO
Recreation & Leisure
‘Physical comedy at its best’- Popculture

IMPROMPTUNES
Hamiltunes
‘Excitement, danger and hilarity’ - Time Out

HELEN CASSIDY
Erotic Intelligence for Dummies
‘A living breathing goddess’- The Journal (UK)

TAMARA NICOL
Animal Riot
‘One very funny Vegan’- Sarah Ward

MADAME NIGHTSHADE
Poison Garden
‘Will leave you flabbergasted’- Theatrepress

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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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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.

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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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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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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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