"It’s a treat of a night” Australian Stage
Melbourne's most extraordinary and entertaining comedy cabaret. Featuring experimental local acts and world class internationals from the other side of the tracks. See the new and the tried and true, up and coming and the award winning. Featuring clowns, physical comedians, character comedy, theater of the absurd, circus, cabaret and comedy that delights and simply cannot be defined. "Expect the unexpected" The Herald Sun. "A night of frivolity and fun” Heckler
Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets are $12 for the show or $25 show and meal deal.
The Moulin Beige will sell out so it is always best to book!
Harry Brown is an up and coming singer/song writer creating his own stirring breed of soulful, acoustic slap-folk. This year has seen Harry support Clare Bowditch and consistently enchant audiences across Melbourne. There's an honesty to Harry Brown's song writing that reaches out and grabs the listener and with his new band, wielding their haunting string sections and layered melodies, he will take you on a journey of emotive provocation, the highs and the lows. On a night showcasing the release of some new music, Harry is joined by two other prominent Melbourne song writers; Anna Cordell and Isaac de Heer, for a very special evening of local music.
Sporting a stage-squishing 9-piece line-up including members of Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Bustamento, The Ska Vendors and Afrovival, to name a few. Shanty Town’s influences span a wide array of artists, and their sets combine faithful renditions and surprising twists on classic B sides as well as a load of pumping original tracks.
Longtime Darebin tunesmith, Tobias Hengeveld sings rare and valuable stories - swaying between local landscapes and otherworldly themes. Like a melodic Cormack McCarthy, Tobias plants honest narratives in the Australian psyche. His steady-burning 2014 release The Daylight Express is an acclaimed collection of rousing rock tunes, poignant riff-based reflections, and magnetic ballads.
The album was written during an artist residency at Brunswick Railway Station, then recorded and produced in Darebin with local artist Robbie Rowlands.
Gaining a nomination for The Age Music Victoria Genre Awards, Tobias and band went on to play a Falls Festival Lorne slot at the end of 2014. The Daylight Express live show continues to gather attention around town. For this Darebin Music Feast Show Tobias Hengeveld features songs from the album as well as sneak-peak at some fresh fodder for an upcoming new release.
Nick Batterham is a Melbourne singer songwriter with 25 years experience performing around the country and the world in bands including Blindside, The Earthmen and Cordrazine. As a solo artist, he writes self-effacing ballads and delivers them with his unique dry humour. He recently released his fourth solo album, Self Inflicted, No Sympathy.
- "...finding beauty in our blackest moments; mining the depths of our despair for gold. A celebration of sadness beautifully done" - themusic.com.au
- "...somewhere between Dylan drawl and Go-Betweens’ love of pop" - themusic.com.au
- "Self Inflicted, No Sympathy is a triumph" 4 1/2 Stars - Courier Mail
- Three D Radio Album Of The Week
Jane McArthur offers audiences a raw and honest experience where lyric is king and the blues got soul. Jane is currently wooing Melbourne audiences with her solo shows, and is widely admired for her soulful vocals, poetic writing and bluesy undertones. Jane is currently undertaking a project to record and release an original song every month in 2015. Join her for the launch of her October installment at the Wesley Anne on Thursday 29th October. And check out the previous months songs at: http://janemcarthur.com/12-months-12-songs/
The Grapes' self-titled debut album is an indelible Australian pop classic of 1999. Sherry Rich and Ashley Naylor, two cult heroes from the country-pop and rock'n'roll ends of Melbourne's musical underground, were thrown together on a hunch by their record label. Their effortless meeting of hearts and harmony was a chance encounter with shared roots decades deep in the beat pop innocence of mid '60s jangle and the timeless sob and sigh of the great country singer-songwriter tradition. A small but perfectly formed masterpiece was born. Each has since followed their own path to individual glories from Even to the Mudcakes and Paul Kelly's band to solo albums of rare craft and lustre.
In 2013, The Grapes released their second album, 'Western Sun.’ All songs penned, produced and played by the duo, featuring gritty and swooning songs of lifelong love, separation, loss, longing and reunion that dwell in the twangsome twilight between childhood dreams and grown up reflection and bookended by an instrumental title track that rings like an invocation of pure melancholy.
Sugar Fed Leopards will present their songs in stripped back acoustic style at the Darebin Feast this year. Hear the Leopards music in an intimate venue, where the vocal harmonies and melodies will get a more sumptuous treatment and the hard working rhythm section can relax and get a bit loungey.
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