The podcast panel game show where comedians, improvisers and academics have a battle of wits as to who can come up with the best answers to the most ridiculously absurd questions. It's a cross between Whose Line is it Anyway? and Rock-Wiz, with a dose of TED Talks and a smidgeon of MacGyver. Let your brain out for a laugh. Directed by David S. Innes (The Impro Box, Time Lord).
After a string of successful shows throughout Melbourne, Japanese songstress Misaco has returned to present her enchanting voice with a new ensemble. Joining her new trio are veteran musicans: bassist Masayuki Matsumoto and guitarist JP Glovasa (Vitruvian Man, ex-4ARM), Misaco and her new group will be showcasing both Western and Easter bossa/jazz favorites throughout the shows in a stripped down, personal
and intimate setting. These shows are bound to melt the hearts of the listeners and all lovers of music.
Melbourne Unclaimed is a monthly live music night, aimed at showcasing emerging artists.
The Tipplers are an Irish duo consisting of guitar and mandolin. Performing a mix of old Irish traditional folk tunes and some newer favourites they are sure to get tongues tippling and toes tapping. The Tipplers consist of Ciarán and Alex, this recently formed band provides a platform to present a musical culture spanning centuries. The music is shrouded in sorrow, sentiment and hilarity, with a reproachful gaze at melancholy and a watchful eye on optimism, much like Mother Ireland herself. Upbeat and down and dirty, this is one Irish outfit that won’t leave you feeling green.
Warren Howden is an ex-classical flautist, recently escaped from a hip hop horn harem. Beatboxing through the flute, he lays down funk beats and mixes in looped harmonies. Illusions has been over a year in the making and is a much anticipated debut fluteboxing release.
Formed deep within the heart of Melbourne’s underground in 2012, Anne of the Wolves combine wistful melancholy and dark jazz noir with a touch of rambunctious gypsy stomp to form a fresh new sound that is truly their own.
Philemon is a singer/ songwriter/ multi instrumentalist from Melbourne who weaves electric guitar with haunting vocals in her own brand of dark folk.
ROUND 1 - 7:45 PM
Ella Fence (QLD)
ROUND 2 - 9:15 PM
In a different concept, 3 singer/songwriters (and any pals they happen to invite along to play with them) are seated in a circle (round) in the middle of Wesley Anne's gorgeous band room. They each take turns in playing their tunes, one by one, and so it goes 'round'.
The audience is intimate. They're all closeby, within arm's reach, intently listening, providing silence for each performance and truly taking in the beauty of SITR.
Treat yourself to yet another breathtaking performance at Songwriters in the Round. It runs the first Friday of each month at the Wesley Anne, with 2 rounds each night.
We are getting pretty full now so make sure you get down super early to secure a seat!! OR book a table by calling the Wesley Anne: 9482 1333
$8 at the door/$5 for musicians
Hugh McGinlay and the Recessive Genes play everything from raw ballads to hedonistic blues. Having played the world over, this is a band that will have you reach for a double scotch, then your dancing shoes.
Who would like that then?
People who can tap a toe, nod a head or dance like no one is watching. People who like watching shabby men sing polished songs. People who like songs to stay with them, following them home and lingering the next day. People who like music.
Kirsty Webeck has kicked her stage name to the curb, ditched her public service job and upset her neighbours again.
She's got some things to say about having visitors, that girl you met at the rave fifteen years ago and the six month period it takes to de-sand after a day at the beach. This will be her last headlining show in Melbourne before the 2015 festival season starts. Don't miss out.
Join her on November 8th for a night of laughs with MC Andy Balloch and a special guest.
Doors open at 7:30 pm for an 8:00 pm start. Tickets available from October 19th on www.trybooking.com - search for ''Rebranded.''
Melbourne! We are finally going to play in you, for the first time ever.
We will also be launching our debut album. Squeeee.
Come to the Wesley Anne at 8pm. Bring your pals, and we'll give you a kiss.
We have some delightful local ladies supporting:
Jennifer Kingwell (solo) & Ayleen O'Hanlon (full band)
Canberra peeps, please share with your Melbourne maties, if ya don't mind :)
Some talk of the album:
It has finally happened. We have recorded an album. Sam King has produced it. He is a Dumbledore. It has exotic things like harp, vibraphone and dirty guitar. Strange vocal harmonies. Some men sing on it as well.
We think it's pretty swell, hope you do too.
Monthly Jazz by some of Melbourne's most exciting musicians. Hosted by Jack Hosking
Brisbane artist SAHARA BECK is gearing up to release her second EP BLOOM in October and will be hitting the
road throughout September and October to celebrate its release. Over the past year she has released a critically
respected EP, toured and played shows non-stop, had her music featured on radio, online and on television,
collaborated with numerous artists, written countless new songs and grown into an exceptional songwriter.
Recorded at Queensland’s Applewood studios and produced by Sahara and engineer on the rise Sean Cook and
mixed by Jeff Lovejoy, the new EP is packed full of surprises and showcases her diversity as a writer.
When she arrived in Brisbane a couple of years back, the then 16 year-old already had a full-length album behind her and a burgeoning reputation as an artist to watch. But 2013’s release – You Could Be Happy – really saw the buzz start to build. Led by the striking singles ‘Bang Bang Bang’ and ‘C’Mon Man You’re Dead’ Sahara marked her arrival as an
artist not just brimming with talent, but with plenty to say.
Since the release of that EP Sahara has started building plenty of fans around the country thanks to airplay, critical
nods and a live show the always leaves people wanting more.
“There’s a beautiful mood right throughout this song that draws you in. Then there’s Sahara’s voice, which is really something else.” – Dom Alessio, Triple J
Two of Melbourne’s most respected place of origin music acts come together for one night to perform music of passion, yearning and lament, sung in the languages of love.
Alma Mater bring to life the proud, dramatic and staunchly guarded musical traditions of Portuguese fado and Brazilian modinha. Led by the alternately lilting and rending vocals of Yuliya Mik, Alma Mater’s music is fiery, gripping, tense, yet surprisingly delicate.
Reflejos draw on many travels and collaborations to create music rich with Latin American rhythms, vocal harmonies and instrumentations, peppered with moments of Central and Eastern European folk tradition. Bonnie Smith’s soaring vocals lead audiences seamlessly from stirring laments to rousing melodies that bring every room to its feet.
Join us for this very special event and share tales of love, loss and celebration, sung in the tradition of centuries.
Soulful vocalist and poet Lindsey Meldrum (Aus) whose voice was once described as ‘hot coffee on a cold Sunday afternoon,’ builds on the engaging guitar playing of award winning songwriter, Tom Ciccone (USA.) Together they craft original songs and interpretations nostalgic of their folk and jazz backgrounds. Since forming in January 2014, Wayfare has captivated audiences in the US, UK and AUS, with performances featuring music from their EP ‘For You, From Me’ as well as traditional songs from a wide range of genres and geographic influences. Their intimate performance entices audiences by evoking the familiar in a refreshing way.
There are many pockets throughout Melbourne; small venues, independent record labels and the occasional panel discussion, where musicians come together to present work, for which the only agenda is to represent an original idea.
Australian folk sweetheart Sarah Humphreys returns with her third studio album, New Moon - recorded live over four days in a studio on a foggy mountain with some of Australia's finest musicians and produced by Kasey Chambers. It is a record that whilst being written, helped Sarah find her way back to the light again with honesty and strength.
'From the first time I heard Sarah Humphreys' beautiful voice I became her biggest fan. She writes songs from the heart that are real and captivating - just like the person she is.'
- Kasey Chambers
The long-held tradition of the Melbourne Composers’ League Elbow Room concerts continues with the latest installment at the Wesley Anne on Saturday 22nd November at 3.00 pm. The Elbow Room concerts have become a much-loved and appreciated part of the Melbourne music scene, providing a valuable opportunity for composers to present their newest works in public or re-visit older works in the friendly and conducive atmosphere of the Wesley Anne. The Elbow Room concerts are known for their broad array of both traditional and experimental music by local composers, including acoustic and electronic works. For audiences, the diverse mix offers something for everyone to enjoy or be surprised. Featured composers on 22nd November include Paul Moulatlet, Jacqui Rutten, Colin McKellar, Ros Bandt, Brigid Burke, George Dreyfus, Johanna Selleck, David Henderson, and Andrian Pertout with a selection of works including pieces for bass clarinet and electronics, alto and bass flutes, woodwind quintet, solo tarhu, and a trio of flute, clarinet and double bass.
Sinful Pleasures Burlesque troupe showcase the varying themes, styles and genres of Burlesque in the length of a night's show. The audience will be exposed to provocative and polished performances, backed up by sharp and witty delivery from the MC. This is a night of tease and full of laughter for all! Featuring the last Tuesday of every month 7.30pm-9.00pm. show and meal deal available.
Elliot Friend are one of my favourite bands in Melbourne at the moment, graceful lyrics, soaring melodys (although these combined sometimes sound like they're singing in french.... but that's cool though, coz they might be) and there are all put together by their magical musical abilities, if you haven't already seen these guys play around various places in Melbourne, you better come to this.
Sleepy Dreamers according to their facebook.
sleepy dreamer: noun,adj. this is a person lacking common sense. the littlest
things are a challenge for them.
The only thing that doesn't seem that is a challenge to them is writing really cool and catchy songs!
Annan Blix writes songs about certain xperiences that are beautiful, but unfortunately don't last, instead of dwelling on them and getting all sad, he just enjoys the memories.
Or so I've been told.
Introducing Kirsten Moore: a brave new-age woman.
In her debut EP Bare, the Melbourne-based songstress exposes her personal encounters with light and dark.
Kirsten utilises the medicinal qualities of music and lyric writing to resolve her inner imbalances and Bare is the sonic embodiment of those experiences.
"Writing this EP was incredibly cathartic for me. It was a matter of getting the music out of my head and body and freeing myself of the content within the songs. They deal heavily with body image and the discovery of self acceptance so it took a while for me to be at a place where I felt confident enough to share those experiences." - Kirsten
Kirsten began her vocal training in classical music, elements of which lace the self-described “alt-pop” EP. With voice being her instrument of choice: Kirsten’s soundtrack has been conscientiously composed to reflect her evocative lyrics. Rich strings, haunting piano, stirring electric guitar, and heartbeat drums. Think the lamentation of Alanis Morissette, the self-examination of Fiona Apple, the eccentricity of Tori Amos, and the lilt of Kate Miller-Heidke.
Electric Harp pouring out psychedelic melodies over a stylin rhythm section laced with soulful vocals. The Flumes conjure up a lushly funky, dark and sparkling, intoxicating brew.
Harper Kayt Wallace immerses herself in 36 strings of Electric Harp, artfully bending the organic tones of this ancient instrument with wah and delay stylings as her smoky vocals sweep from whispers to roars. Combined with the tasty grooves of rhythm section players Stephan Beattie on Bass/Guitar & Mitch Francis on skins; the Flumes kick out a luscious live sound and awaken audiences to the deliciousness of music.
It’s difficult to pin this trio down to one genre. Let’s just say The Flumes create an exquisitely eclectic blend of psychedelic folk laced with funk, blues, jazz, trip hop and a splash of reggae. So if you’re expecting Irish ditties or anything faintly classical prepare to have your preconceptions blown in the best possible way.
This month’s features winner of 2014 Melbourne Fringe Outstanding Comedy Show Award- TESSA WATERS, Clown- CAM VENN of the Broccoli Brothers, Character comedy from LIZ SKITCH “squeezes your funny bone in all the right places.” Edinburgh Spotlight, balancing teacups with SUE BROADWAY, JONESTOWN delivering freshly baked sketch comedy (aka PAJAMA PARTY, nominated for a Golden Gibbo, 2014 Comedy Festival), PAPILLION “indefatigably cheerful and sexy circus vaudeville” Stage Whispers and irresistible theatrical comic tease from POPPY CHERRY
Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets are $12 at the door or try the $25 show and meal deal. Yes, you get show AND choose delicious meal from the Wesley Anne Specials Menue. Bookings essential for show and meal deal:
After an eventful year and subsequently keeping a low profile, Thomas Dylan will once again be performing at The Wesley Anne to share stories through song for ears willing to listen.
JULIAN BANKS TRIO is made up of long time friends and musical allies: Julian Banks (tenor saxophone), Christopher Hale (6 string semi acoustic bass guitar) and James Hauptmann (drums, cymbals). After years of playing together in different bands and ensemble make-ups. these three accomplished musicians have formed a truly unique sound, that leaves you wondering how such a full and lusty soundscape can be achieved by just three people.