red wine rivers

Friday 27th February
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Shanty Town

Immortal Horns
Friday 27th February

Ska/Reggae

Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm
$$10

Sascha Ion

Saturday 28th February

Sascha Ion’s style of pop-infused alternative country songs can be attributed to her musical influences being the likes of Lucinda Williams, PJ Harvey, Shovels and Rope, Suzi Quatro, Isobel Campbel and Mark Lanegan, Johnette Napolitana and Marianne Faithful.

 In her various musical incarnations this singer-songwriter has supported the
likes of The Cruel Sea, Abbe May, The Fumes, The Black Eyed Susans, The
Angels, Little Birdy (national tour), Evermore (NZ), Morphine (USA) and
Veruca Salt (USA).

She was recently selected as a semi-finalist in the 2014 Telstra Road to Discovery.


6:00pm

Charlotte Grace

special guests
Saturday 28th February

Charlotte Grace is a Melbourne singer-songwriter who weaves stories into song and music in a unique and distinctive style.
In March 2014, Charlotte spent time with Liz Stringer, Charles Jenkins and Mark Seymour in a series of song-writing workshops. Leading on from this, Charlotte was put in contact with Cameron Mackenzie (producer and sound engineer for Mark Seymour) and it was here that the seeds of her debut EP grew.
Taking almost 12 months from very small beginnings, Charlotte Grace’s Debut EP ‘Fugitive’ is finally here!
Charlotte would like to invite you to join her at the Wesley Anne Band Room on February 28th to officially launch this EP into the world.
Joining her will be Dani Sib and Nick Anderson.
Originally from Broome, Dani Sib is an acoustic-folk singer/songwriter. She started playing guitar when she was 8, and singing when she was 12 years old, after being inspired by her uncles 'The Pigram Brothers'. Currently based in Melbourne, her music reflects the experiences of a 20 something living away from home and finding herself.
Melbourne Soloist Nick Anderson's harsh and passionate vocals combined with foot percussion, guitar loops and vocal harmonizer create an atmosphere you rarely here from you average soloist.

Some very special guests will also be joining Charlotte Grace on stage, but you’ll have to come along to find out who.

 

Wesley Anne Band room
folk
8:00pm
$8

Austin Brady

Sunday 1st March
Free in the Front Bar
6:00pm

Celeste Kate Album Launch

Sunday 1st March
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Moulin Beige

Tuesday 3rd March

The Moulin Beige is back for 2015 and entering it’s third year in Melbourne! What to expect? The unexpected! February Moulin Beige features world class acts and award winning comedy acts from the other side of the tracks. See Cocoloco from the UK presenting their “Raucous, hilarious and ever so slightly bent theatre”. Don’t miss award winning comedy cabaret sensation BEAU HEARTBREAKER “Selina Jenkins’ gender-queer creation is stunning.” - The Age. See the latest from comedy duo JONESTOWN "sure to delight, disturb and perhaps just cause a few audience members to question their own sanity.” – Herald Sun. Chameleon character comedian LIZ SKITCH is back “A true master of impersonation and satire” - The Music. Hosted by The Moulin Beige’s resident clown and master of unceremony, CAM VENN. Bookings essential. http://www.trybooking.com/DDEB

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 Menu.
Bookings essential for show and meal deal: http://www.trybooking.com/DDEB
Please note booking line closes at 3pm on the day of the show. Tickets available at door if not sold out. To check for updates please visit our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/themoulinbeige

Wesley Anne Band Room
comedy
7:00pm
$25 with meal or $12 on the door

David Craft, Davey Craddock and Sean Pollard

Wednesday 4th March
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Broni

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

Andrew Kimber Quartet

Tom Sly Quintet
Thursday 5th March

Tom Sly Quintet - 'A Sly Perspective'

Jazz trumpeter Tom Sly is inspired by the teachings of his mentors to compose and interpret by focusing on the value of beauty and heart in music. With a broad range of inspiration, Tom’s compositions present an varied mix of styles and moods. Joined by Greg Sher (Alto Sax and Clarinet), Joel Trigg (Piano), Jordan Tarento (Bass) and James Milic. This show will be Tom’s debut gig with his own band in Melbourne. 

Andrew Kimber Quartet - ‘A Western Trip’ Kimber’s strength as a composer has developed a lot over the years starting with a foundation in modern Jazz writing. Kimber developed his own voice as a composer and draws inspiration from country, rock and roll, hip hop and funk and tells the stories of life experiences that he shares with the audience both musically and through storytelling.

Joined by Matthew Dixon (Guitar and Pedal Steel), Arlene Fletcher (Bass) and John Milton (Drums) the charisma of the AKQ is not to be missed.

“Andrew Kimber redefines the modern sax player, talented, passionate and a
whole lot of fun along the way.”- Canberra Music Blog

Wesley Anne Band room
jazz
8:00pm
$10

helen catanchin

Friday 6th March

Jazz vocalist Helen Catanchin leads her Trio through some of her favourite standards, as well as classic popular songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Queen. A passionate singer and lover of all music from a young age, Helen's voice captivates with its emotion, individuality and honesty. Join her and her bandmates for two sets of fine, fun and sometimes fervent music-making.

free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Z Star

Samuel Marzola & Telos Teacup
Friday 6th March

Z-STAR (UK) {pronounced ‘zee-star’} is the Psychedelic RockSoul project of British Trinidadian artist/songwriter/producer Zee Gachette. Z-STAR are infamous for their explosive live energy - expect to rock the funk out with dirty basslines, heavy beats, infectious rock ‘n’ roll riffs and soul soaked vocals. Zee has an inimitable talent for improvising onstage that is simply exhilarating to watch. The raspy blues tones unleashed in her wild and passionate delivery fill the air with a buzz that seems to flow on tap from the source, inspiring standing ovations from music legends Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and the late great Amy Winehouse. Their high octane live performances are an experience that put Z-STAR on that list of bands you must see live!

Wesley Anne Band Room
soul/blues/singer songwriter
8:00pm
$15

Grain of Truth

Saturday 7th March

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 March

Tim Pledger’s trio, ‘The Boys’ play an eclectic mix of swing jazz and blues, bossa nova and folk music. Often, special guests will sit in including Belinda Woods on flute, Gemma Horbury on trumpet and
Tom Fryer on guitar. Tim’s bands include ‘Bohjass’ and Sandwich
Jesus’ and play regularly in the bustling Melbourne music scene.

Free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Two Steps on the Water

Twins and Coral Ceto
Saturday 7th March

Two Steps on the Water is a small handful of youths making music sad, angry, soft and loud. Using instruments often associated with folk music – nylon string guitar, violin, drums, piano accordion and voice – they cherry-pick elements from a range of genres as diverse as Folk Rock, Emotion Punk, and Melodramatic Popular Song. Though the band has been around nary two-thirds of a year, the members are old friends and accomplished musicians with their extremities in many a figurative musical pie. On this night they will be launching their 8-song mix cassette with their kewl and talented friends, Twins and Coral Ceto..

Twins is a special-made mini band comprised of Totally Mild's Elizabeth Mitchell and Alyx Dennison's Alyx Dennison. What would that sound like? That is the question. So far there are keyboards, and not-very-sophisticated-but-pretty-good beats. They are cosmic twins with kindred hearts and voices. There will be many emotions. Bring a towel!

Coral Ceto describe themselves as “Genre-defying high femme performance art meets aquatica/weird folk. Lush, layered instrumentals on accordion and strings are complimented by wailing vocals, to take you from spray to depths.”

Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm
$6 or $10 with tape

Peny Bohan

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

A tribute to the women of latin america

Sunday 8th March

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
CANTO ALMA: A TALE OF LOVE, LAMENT AND LIBERATION

Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm
$$12 (+booking fee). $15 on the door.

Local Sounds

Cosmos Creature, Jess Hieser, Jack Runaway and New Tides
Wednesday 11th March

Amber Mic continues it's quest to build the local live music scene across Victoria with our new monthly event at Wesley Anne in Northcote. Darebin Sounds Local Acoustic Event will bring to you a selection of 4 new & different indie acoustic acts from the Darebin Local Area playing original acoustic music (covering genres including folk, blues, country, jazz, indie & more) each month.

wesley anne band room
local
7:00pm

Sam Buckingham

Roscoe James Irwin + Laura K Clarke
Thursday 12th March

6:00pm
$10

Tracey Bunn

Friday 13th March

A blend of rootsy rock, country swing, and 60′s-flavoured guitar pop, Darwin singer/songwriter, Tracey Bunn delivers a gutsy swag of songs that express mixed
feelings of desire, regret, and wanderlust, leavened with a healthy dollop of good
humour.

free in the front bar
country/blues
6:00pm

Songwriters in the round

Maddison Wilson, John Lingard, Pear & the Awkward Orchestra, Dan Waters, James Kenyon and Tobias Hengelveld
Friday 13th March
Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm

Mandy Connell

Saturday 14th March
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

NMIT Showcase

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

Galleri

pepperjack
Friday 20th March
Wesley Anne Band Room
pop/folk
8:00pm

We the Elusive

Saturday 21st March
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Kirsty Letts

Erica Pringle, Kirsty Letts and Zinnia Blue
Sunday 22nd March
Wesley Anne Band Room
singer songwriter
2:00pm

Tottie & the Wanderers

Sunday 22nd March

8:00pm

Sinful Pleasures

Tuesday 24th March

award winning MC and inaugural & cutting edge Special Guests for the month of November! We are so proud to be presenting not one, but two amazing Special Guests this month! Join us for a great show jam packed full of laughter and tease!


Every last TUESDAY of the month! 7.30 - 9.00PM

specialise in showcasing varying themes, styles and genres of Burlesque in the length of a night's show. Be exposed to provocative and polished performances by Lordof Mis-Rule (Boylesque), KerryX (Noir), The Marquise (Tease), Goldie White (Classic).
Served up by award winning guest MC 's and Special Guest performers.


burlesque
7:00pm
$25 with meal or $12 on the door

Peter Lubulwa

Wednesday 25th March
Wesley anne Band Room
8:00pm

Phil Lyddy Trio

Friday 27th March
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Vanderlay

Saturday 28th March
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Freida Le Bjorn

Sunday 29th March
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

george borthwick trio

Thursday 2nd April

6:00pm

Greens Diary Angel Ensemble

Friday 3rd April

Formed in Melbourne in 2012, Green’s Dairy Angel Ensemble takes its name from the strings of the mandolin – GDAE. Drawing inspiration from bluegrass, western swing, jazz and Celtic music. Green’s Dairy Angel Ensemble performs original
compositions with a smooth crooner, Spanish guitar, bluegrass mandolin, swinging double bass and folky piano accordion. This is country music as nature intended.


bluegrass
6:00pm

SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND

Lineup TBA
Friday 3rd April

Since starting in 2008, Melting Pot's Songwriters in the Round has gained the reputation of being one of Australia's premier regular acoustic events.

Featuring a unique concept of 3 highly talented singer-songwriters seated facing each other in a circle in the middle of the band room, they each take turns in playing their tunes, one by one, and so it goes 'round'.

It's intimate, often interactive and incredibly special to be part of for both the artists and audience members alike!

Wesley Anne Band Room
singer songwriter
7:30pm
$10

Keko

Saturday 4th April
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Trio agogo

Thursday 9th April
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

The Mae Trio

+ Officer Parrot (April 9) & John Flanagan Solo (April 23)
Thursday 9th April

It's a Mostly April Residency as The Mae Trio pull into Northcote's The Wesley Anne on April 9 and April 23, joined by different special guests each week.

From Celtic Connections, Glasgow to Americana Music Festival, Nashville, and Festival of Small Halls, Australia - not to mention winning the prestigious National Film & Sound Archive Folk Recording of the Year and the Maton Class Act awards - it's been a massive 18 months for the trio.

The Mae Trio’s last two Melbourne shows sold out weeks in advance so be sure to get in early for this residency, a last chance to catch the trio before they head off on a return UK tour and then into the studio to record their next album.


8:00pm
$$10 pre-sale, $15/$12 student on the door (if still available)

The Sea Birds Album Launch

Saturday 11th April
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Crookshank

Sunday 12th April
Wesley Anne Band Room
3:00pm