NMIT Showcase

The best of NMIT
Tuesday 18th November
Wesley Anne Band Room
NMIT student showcase
7:00pm
$free

Antechamber

Smeathers/Charles/Barnes/ Lewis Warren Burt PRIME(feat. Scott McConnachie and Ren Walters)
Wednesday 19th November

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.

Wesley Anne Band Room
free
8:00pm

The Tipplers

Thursday 20th November

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.

Free in the Front Bar
folk
6:00pm

The Boys

Friday 21st November

jazz
6:00pm

Voix de ville

Friday 21st November

A bunch of amazingly gorgeous and talented Aussies coming together to create a modern vaudeville show

Once upon a time....

A group of talented individuals were chosen to represent Australia at the World Championship of Performing Arts in L.A in 2014.. Upon their triumphant return and to celebrate friendships made, success gained, some of these talented individuals have come together to create an entertaining modern Vaudeville show, the likes of which has not been seen in many a year....

So come and be prepared to be entertained with singing, acting, dancing and instrumental acts...

we dare you...

Artists: Sara Gousse; Lore Burns; Kristen Virag; Katie Caporta; Josh Cinco; Georgia Kamolins; Frankie Bensch; Dagny Yznaga Gaerste; Chloe Tooker; Bella Celeste; Bee Townsend; Alexandra Younas; Anthony Lucas and Jazz Hourigan

Wesley Anne Band Room
Variety show
8:00pm
$20

Elbow Room Series

Saturday 22nd November

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.

Wesley Anne Band Room
3:00pm
$10

Hugh McInlay

Saturday 22nd November

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.

Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Jed Appleton || Single Launch

Amistat & Davy Simony
Saturday 22nd November

Playing a bunch of festivals, house parties, malls, conventional venues and supporting some iconic Australian bands, this tour has it all and something quirky for everyone to catch this travelling gypsy and his beautifully crafted melodies & songs.

Joining on this special night will be good friends, Josef and Jan Prasil, twin brothers who together form AMISTAT are easily recognizable for their acoustic set heard on the streets of Melbourne. Originally from Europe, the brothers reunited in 2013 to rekindle their sound of intimacy & unique harmonies.

Also joining is Davy Simony, an alternative folk-roots singer-songwriter, with influences that span from Jack Johnson to Angus & Julia Stone and The Beautiful Girls, Simony’s work is defined by his rounded and heartfelt style of songwriting. His live performances are not to be missed. Boasting the powerful energy of a ‘one-man-band,’ Simony takes to guitar, loop pedal and foot percussion.


sing
8:00pm
$10

Christopher Sealey Trio

Sunday 23rd November
free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Sinful Pleasures

Tuesday 25th November

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.

Wesley Anne Band Room
burlesque
7:30pm
$25 with meal $12 on the door

Hollow Drums + Elliot Friend + Annan Blix

Wednesday 26th November

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.

Wesley Anne Band Room
pop/folk/indie
8:00pm

Austin Brady

Thursday 27th November
Free in the front bar
singer songwriter
6:00pm

Squawkestra end of Year bang

Thursday 27th November
Wesley Anne Band Room
ORCHESTRA
8:00pm

E.S.P quartet

Friday 28th November
free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Kirsten Moore EP Launch

Tim Cullin
Friday 28th November

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.


pop
8:00pm
$12

The Flumes + Pear and the Awkward Orchestra

and tyto
Saturday 29th November

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.


folk
8:00pm
$10

Wayfare

Sunday 30th November

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.

Free in the Front Bar
folk
6:00pm

Moulin Beige

December Spectacular!
Tuesday 2nd December

Finish the year with a BANG at the December Moulin Beige. Featuring Melbourne’s own award winning TINA DEL TWIST (aka Wes Snelling), “Beautiful voice, and a wicked sense of comic timing” The Age, DAVID SPLATT “Putting the Devil back into Vaudeville”, HAZEL BOCK “One most unusual and astonishing circus acts your ever likely to see”, LIZ SKITCH “A true master of impersonation and satire” The Music, NO JOB TOO BIG- Melbourne’s newest and largest clown troupe & CAM VENN- professional fun machine and manager of organized chaos.

Wesley Anne Band Room
comedy
7:30pm
$12/$25 with Meal

Fat Cousin Skinny

Thursday 4th December

Fat Cousin Skinny are all things old-time. Recently returning from an exploration of Appalachian music and beyond in the United States, 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.

free in the front bar
hillbilly folk
6:00pm

Songwriters in the Round

Friday 5th December

ROUND 1 - 7:45 PM
Gabriel Lynch
Ella Fence (QLD)
Davy Simony

ROUND 2 - 9:15 PM
Ben Abraham
Tanya Batt
Simon Phillips
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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

Wesley Anne Band Room
Singer Songwriter
8:00pm
$8/5

refraction

Saturday 6th December

6:00pm

Thomas Dylan

Ellery Cohen + Josiah + Richy Marks
Saturday 6th December

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.

Wesley Anne Band Room
folk/pop/singersongwriter
8:00pm

Trio agogo

Sunday 7th December
free in the front bar
5:00pm

Melbourne unclaimed

Elliott cline, the lost Fridays and aarti jadu
Sunday 7th December

Melbourne Unclaimed is a monthly live music night, aimed at showcasing emerging artists.


eclectic
7:00pm
$10

Invisible Dears and Porcelain Pill

Porcelain Pill
Wednesday 10th December

Invisible Dears return to the Wesley Anne for their last headline show of 2014 performing songs off their debut EP ‘Serenade Me To Oblivion’. The Melbourne 4-piece combine elements of Radiohead, Rufus Wainwright, The Beatles and Nick Drake to create their unique brand of Indie Rock/Folk.
Blending rich 3 part harmonies, dynamic instrumentation, intricate guitar work and powerful lead vocals, Invisible Dears span many familiar genres but in the end create their own unique sound.

They will be joined by Melbourne based Indie Folktronica duo Porcelain Pill who draw on influences such as The Postal Service, Radiohead, and Jonsi to display an eagerness to explore the possibilities within this new folktronica genre. They will be performing an acoustic set of songs from their newly released second EP ‘sometimes it is’.

Wesley Anne Band Room
folk/pop/singersongwriter
8:00pm
$5

Eyreton Hall

featherstitch album launch with Jethro Pickett
Thursday 11th December

Feather Stitch Album Launch

Wesley Anne Band Room
Folk
8:00pm
$10

Julian Banks Trio EP Launch

Friday 12th December

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.

 

Wesley Anne band room
jazz
8:00pm
$20 with ep

Afrovival

Saturday 13th December
wesley anne band room
8:00pm

OFF YA TREE FUNO PENCIL

Sunday 14th December

12:00am

TANK T

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

Alannah Russack CD launch

Saturday 20th December
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Luke Tooze

Sunday 21st December
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS

Thursday 25th December

12:00am

CLOSED FOR BOXING

Friday 26th December

12:00am

CLOSED FOR NYE

Wednesday 31st December

12:00am

CLOSED FOR NEW YEAR

Thursday 1st January

12:00am

Ronit Granot

Sunday 4th January
free in the front bar
5:00pm

Glenn Musto

Friday 9th January

6:00pm

Oscar Neyland

Saturday 10th January
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Zeke Ruckman

Thursday 15th January
Free in the front bar
6:00pm