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Saturday 20th December
Free in the Front Bar
jazz
6:00pm

Slide Night

Sunday 21st December

Slide Night, Melbourne's only 7-piece exotica ensemble, take you on a journey to an exotic land. Slide Night performs kitsch 1950s music with a dark twist. Staying true to the genre, Christopher de Groot (keys, bass flute, arranger), creates classic arrangements of exotica pioneers Les Baxter and Martin Denny and combines these with original compositions and covers ranging from Mr Bungle to Bjork.

Free in the front bar
Exotica
2:00pm
$8

Trio agogo

Sunday 21st December
free in the front bar
samba/world
5:00pm

Luke Tooze

Snowy Nasdaq + The O’l Faithful’s
Sunday 21st December

After a lengthy hiatus, Luke Tooze has announced one show to end his year on a high and has a string of shows planned for the next year. With his heart on his sleeve, Luke’s wavy vocal sound is worth a listen.
The O’l Faithful’s will be playing in between two solo sets, with their brand of remarkable music, a genuine act and one to watch out for in 2015.
Snowy Nasdaq will be opening the night with his style of pop meets retro. A must see.

Wesley Anne Band Room
retro/pop
8:00pm
$8

Sam Banks

Tuesday 23rd December
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

Thursday 25th December

CLOSED FOR BOXING

Friday 26th December

Yannick Walet

Saturday 27th December
Free in the Front Bar
french
6:00pm

The Boys

Sunday 28th December

Tim Pledger, (leader of Bohjass/Bohjass Upas Militia/Sandwich
Jesus) is a regular performer with his band ‘The Boys’ and has appeared at Wesley Anne on many occasions over the past decade. ‘The Boys’ play a variety of styles within the classic jazz format of Clarinet/Saxophone, Double Bass and Drums.

The music delves into modern swing jazz with touches of free jazz and improvisation with a solid grounding in the blues. As a leader Tim has produced over a dozen recordings of original music and his bands have played at all of the major venues and festivals with his music being played on most Australian major radio stations including ABC FM, 3RRR, 3PBS and 3MBS, as well as International Stations. Over the years many of Melbourne and Australia’s finest musicians have played in Tim’s musical settings. For more information, to listen to recordings, and to watch Tim’s video clips please check out

 

Free in the Front Bar
jazz
6:00pm

CLOSED FOR NYE

Wednesday 31st December

CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR

Thursday 1st January

Letter B

Friday 2nd January

6:00pm

Entropy Quartet

Saturday 3rd January
Free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Ronit Granot

Sunday 4th January

music music music…. nourishes my heart.. i love to play and write and especially feel good when others feel nourished from my music too… that is all xx

free in the front bar
5:00pm

Austin Brady

Thursday 8th January
Free in the Front Bar
singer songwriter
6:00pm

Glenn Musto

Friday 9th January

singer songwriter
6:00pm

Oscar Neyland

A tribute to Duke Ellington
Saturday 10th January
Wesley Anne Band Room
jazz
8:00pm
$10

Zeke Ruckman

Thursday 15th January

Zeke Ruckman AKA Ziggy Zeitgeist has quickly become a staple on the Melbourne scene. Re-locating from Sydney in the beginning of 2013, Zeitgeist has been busy with various projects including instrumental hip-hop gurus ‘30/70’ and the free improvising group ‘Ricochet’. Zeitgeist presents for this Wesley Anne residency a very special celebration of the great American songbook in a Jazz trio format. Exploring new concepts of improvisation with repertoire ranging from New Orleans folk songs to the free jazz and post bop eras.

Free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Timothy Nelson

Friday 16th January
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Klara Zubonja

Friday 16th January
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Artist Proof

Saturday 17th January

2:00pm

JACK DERWIN

Saturday 17th January
free in the front bar
6:00pm

Patrick Wilson and the Bare River Queens

Saturday 17th January
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Melbourne Unclaimed

Sunday 18th January
Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm

Josh Durno/ Joel Stibbard/ Acoustic Foxx

Thursday 22nd January

8:00pm

George Borthwick Trio

Saturday 24th January
Free in the Front Bar
6:00pm

Ed Wells

Lily and King
Saturday 24th January

Ed has spent much of 2014 in the UK, where he followed up radio airplay with a spot on stage at the world famous Troubadour Club in London where Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, Elvis Costello and Adele have all performed.

 It’s been an amazing ride for the 20-year-old who spent time growing up between London, Hong Kong and Sydney.  He describes his style as an eclectic mix of alternative folk/soul with
musical influences as broad as Jeff Buckley, Ben Howard, Vance Joy and Matt Corby.

Ed combines a dark, yet powerful voice with highly accomplished piano skills and a level of songwriting maturity that goes well beyond his age.  

 The highly regarded AU Review described him as a husky voiced piano man par excellence….a voice that would melt butter (AU Review, April 2014)

 \After attracting attention from several labels in the UK,  Ed returns to Australia in early 2015 to release his brand new single ‘Sparrow and Seed’, accompanied by an East Coast tour.

Wesley Anne Band Room
folk
8:00pm
$10

Sinful Pleasures

Tuesday 27th January

7:00pm

Antechamber

DAVID BROWN (Candle-snuffer) & DUR-E DARA PHONETIC ORCHESTRA
Wednesday 28th January

antechamber is a monthly gig of experimental music, taking place at the wesley anne. rather then represent a particular stylistic agenda, the curatorial aim for these performances is to bring this diversity into closer proximity—to see how the context of one practice may alter when it coalesces with another.

david brown and dur-e dara may respectively be described as veterans of improvised music. their creative interaction began in 1978, with the quartet ‘false start’, also featuring james clayden and david tolley.

the phonetic orchestra is a 10 piece ensemble that represents, at times, a vastly different approach to group improvisation. having recently undertaken a series of workshops and recordings with jim denley, the group has entered into a new phase in its collective practice.

phonetic orchestra: jenny barnes, reuben lewis*, jon heilbron, callum g’froerer, michael mcnab, jon smeathers, brett thompson, andy butler and simon charles.

Wesley Anne Band Room
free
8:00pm
$free

Steady Coolin'

Saturday 31st January

6:00pm

Kain Borlase

Sunday 1st February
Free in the Front Bar
5:00pm

Refraction

Thursday 5th February
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Greens Diary Angel Ensemble

Friday 6th February

6:00pm

Grain of Truth

Saturday 7th February

Grain of Truth is a comedy podcast with a difference, recorded live at The Wesley Anne. Under the vague pretence of an academic quiz, Grain of Truth challenges some of Melbourne's cleverest comedians, improvisers and academics to respond to ridiculously absurd questions, scenarios and topics. Whoever wins the most points wins the coveted Grain of Truth prize.

Chairing the panel is Melbourne comedian, writer, improviser and creator of the show David S. Innes (Innes Lloyd, The Impro Box, This Can't End Well). Runs for approximately 90 minutes with a ten minute break in between.

"Cancel all plans for the first Saturday of the month. We don’t give a s**t even if it’s your nan’s 90th birthday – you have to go and see Grain of Truth instead. This is goddamn hilarious." - **** Beat Magazine

Wesley Anne Band Room
comedy
1:00pm
$Free

The Boys

Saturday 7th February
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Entropy Quartet

Sunday 8th February
Free in the front bar
5:00pm

Hugh McInlay

Thursday 12th February
Free in the Front Bar
6:00pm

Letter B

Friday 13th February
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

NMIT Showcase

Tuesday 17th February
Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm