Irish singer-songwriter ANDY WHITE carries a 12 string guitar under his arm and wears his particular brand of Irish magic and charm on his sleeve. With the political edge of the young Bob Dylan, the romance of David Gray and the Celtic influences and lyricism of the Waterboys, an Andy White concert is a special experience.
A chalkboard open mic night, hosted by local artist Kate Walker. Great night to meet other Melbourne musicians, share a beer and hear some truly great talent.
Need a reason to help you get over the hump?
Come down to SImply Acoustic on Wednesday’s and discover some of Melbourne’s finest Acoustic talent free in the band room.
Make a night of it, catch up with friends, have a meal a few drinks but be home early as we kick off 3 talented acts from 7.30 and finish at 9.30pm.
Klara Zubonja is a progressive singer/songwriter who’s music is driven by spontaneous and energetic passion. Her voice conveys both sweetness and strength within the same breath. She is known for her extensive range of expressive colour. Her concise song structures play host to her vocal theatrics, her provocative lyrics and her naïve and minimalist keyboard vamps. She aligns herself with such artists as Kate Nash, Lisa Mitchell and Sarah Blasko. Klara draws inspiration from her eclectic background in European folk music and combines this with her broad knowledge of various contemporary and independent musical traditions. She is currently recording her first album.
5 piece Indie Folkists Priestessa & Dash have slipped past cynicism after encountering (& filming) a profound encounter with a handsome nature Spirit in Torongo Falls, as part of their Pozible campaign in which they will record a five track EP which will enable them to time travel to the year 2015.
Drummer Mark “Gilly” Gilligan explains: “I finished fixing a bike and the combination of sweat and oil put me in a trance where I saw our lives in 2015 and they look awesome. I had a long beard and Marlene (lead vocalist) had wings. I told the guys and we immediately set off to Torongo Falls to seek a Nature Spirit and get more data.”
Songs from the EP Visigoths will get a proper airing at the Wesley Anne on Thursday May 23 & the completed video detailing the ambitions and prophecy emparted by the mystical beings at Torongo Falls will be on full display. Do not miss a chance to be entranced.
Letter B play a mix of cool groovy Latin jazz with a unique modern edge. Morphed from players of Cabaret Antique and featuring members from Jazz City, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks, The Guilts and Squid Squad; these boys have been around.
Currently recording their debut original album this summer whilst wooing Melbourne audiences, this new concoction presents five smooth lads with a passion for jazz.
Picture that it's 1936. The mafia run the city - pay your dues or serenade the pavement from the top floor of a tall building. For musicians, the gambling dens and bordellos run by the gangsters provide the best paying gigs out there in a time where money is hard to come by. Musicians everywhere are honing their craft, ousting other musicians with their virtuosity in the legendary cutting contests. Inspired by these times, the 'Pavement Serenaders' are a hard swinging jazz combo that will take you to the smoke filled clubs of the 30's.
Put on your fine clothes, stick a feather in your cap and head down to the Wesley Anne to see some authentic early swing! Featuring Dario Ogrin, Adrian Whyte, Nikola Shaw and Gregory Craske.
James Kenyon is a Melbourne musician and songwriter. Kenyon released the EP Caravan in 2010 under 'The Lloyd Weir' banner. His debut Album The North Pole was released on the 12th of Novemeber 2012.
Recently described as 'like Crowded House meeting up with Christine McVie and Michael Stipe, sharing songs and battle scars over a bottle of Margaret River Shiraz' That's a bit over the top but you get the picture.
Ethereal folk pop out of Australia. featuring Glenn Musto and Jodie Lee Bartlett telling stories about pelicans, hidden creeks, love in all it's gory, inflatable pools, dogs, old weeds, best friends, loss, hope and trust.
A Folk/Pop Singer/Songwriter/Fun-haver that sounds like Damien Rice and Conor Oberst had a baby and it grew up to write spontaneous, hopeful songs. http://bronimusic.com/
One of Melbourne’s hidden gems, Melting Pot’s ‘Songwriters in the Round’, is a must see for anyone who appreciates live acoustic music. On any given Friday you’ll get to experience two ‘Rounds’, with three artists in each, taking turns sharing their songs and the stories that inspired them. With its laidback atmosphere and cozy environment, it is the perfect place to start your weekend.