Rosario
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario

Front Bar // Free

Rosario is a gifted musician and composer, he can create a Mediterranean atmosphere with just a guitar. His style is something between melodious picking and rhythmic percussive playing. The general impression is aggressive and experimental, he adds a lot of influences into his tunes but it always sounds somehow rooted in the Mediterranean, yet with a unique flavour to it. He has also a "project" called United World Music "project", and he has performed with the leading Jazz musicians of Australia...

It is always a pleasure to get CDs with so much emotion in solo instrumental music - Rosario can entertain with giving an insight into his (musical) soul!

Christian Moll, FolkWorld (Internet site)

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Mariah McCarthy
May
26
8:00 PM20:00

Mariah McCarthy

Band Room // Price $10 at the door

Magical singer songwriter Mariah McCarthy announces details of debut EP Counting Sheep, joined by the wonderful Jarrod Shaw and Georgie Currie of the Northern Folk to begin the evening.

Heathcote born, Bendigo based, folk artist Mariah McCarthy is one of regional Victoria’s most prized possessions. Since living and performing in the big smoke with her old band Deer Prudence for a time, Mariah has returned to her neck of the woods a solo artist and is focussing all her energy on launching her own career with gusto. After releasing the title track to her forthcoming EP Counting Sheep in February, followed by a second single 'Hail Mary' the budding young talent is excited to reveal her debut EP 'Counting Sheep'.  

Facebook // Website // triple j unearthed // Youtube

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The Rebelles
May
27
2:00 PM14:00

The Rebelles

Band Room // $18 

The Rebelles – Ballads, Doo-Wop and more – an intimate acoustic afternoon show

Well you know The Rebelles love to rock out fast and loud – and they always have a blast. But just once they’re going to do it differently. The Rebelles have lined up a special afternoon show at the Wesley Anne – intimate and acoustic – to showcase their sweeter side.

They’re bringing out all the tear-jerking ballads from their Go! Rebelle! LP, plus timeless classics from The Shangri Las, The Crystals and more.

And for the first time ever, The Rebelles are bringing in a live string section, playing lush arrangements from their own Bobb B Rebelle!

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Catfish
May
27
6:00 PM18:00

Catfish

Front Bar // Free

Catfish is a virtuosic gypsy jazz band that draws upon influences from the 30’s to present day. Intricate, quirky arrangements of borrowed and original material give the band a unique exciting spirit. This power trio manages to rinse the guitar of all its worth, strategically crafting each set for maximum impact. Catfish draws influence from Django Reinhardt, Les Doigts De L'Homme, Louis Armstrong, Julian Lage and more. Flamboyant virtuosity to introspective nostalgia, Catfish elegantly commands a range of emotion on stages around the country.

Website

 

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Audio Playground
May
29
7:00 PM19:00

Audio Playground

Band Room // Free

Audio Playground is a jungle gym of live sonic experimentation that hangs out somewhere between radio, music and montage. Four performers rotate through individual live sets that are in tune with their particular sonic sensibility, from samples of documentary and ambient noise to soundscapes and melodies. Think irregular audio mixtape jammed out live.

Constellations Audio // Michelle Macklem // Paper Radio // Camilla Hannan // Miyuki Jokiranta

 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
May
30
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Wharf & Dough
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

Wharf & Dough

Front Bar // Free

Wharf and Dough is the dynamic duo of Holly Moore (saxophone) and Atienne Bakker (guitar).  Both are regular musicians and bandleaders within the Melbourne music scene, the two can be found frequently playing around town in different settings.  The pair have been playing together for several years in various groups, most recently with the Northside Composers Collective. Wharf and Dough emphasis their mutual passion for the jazz tradition and a respect for the great composers of the genre.  Softly weaving through these standards, new melodies form whilst still remains true to the history of the music.

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Kimba Griffith Duo
Jun
1
6:00 PM18:00

Kimba Griffith Duo

Front Bar // Free

One sweet and melodious voice; one big old jazz guitar; one hefty double bass anchoring it all together; three friends playing their favourite songs from that vast jazz canon.

Join songstress Kimba Griffith, known for her lightfooted vocals and quick wit, and her two longtime collaborators, guitarist Ryan Griffith and double-bassist Mark Elton. 

Perfect Day Music
Kimba Griffith 
Aussie Jazz 

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The Sockettes
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

The Sockettes

Band Room // $7 at the door 

They say ‘good things come in threes’.

The Sockettes, a new Melbourne trio, weave together a wide range of musical influences to deliver a unique sound. From jazz piano to Irish fiddle, mandolin to folk guitar, The Sockettes unify their learnings, individual genre's and personal experiences to create a range of warm and engaging song writing. Storytelling is deilvered with mellifluous three-piece harmonies adorned with strings and keys. Close to finishing their first album, the show is intimate and emotive - not to be missed.

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Red Dirt Radio
Jun
2
6:00 PM18:00

Red Dirt Radio

Front Bar // Free

Red Dirt Radio deliver an upbeat and playful retrospective reinvention of all that we hold dear. They are currently completing the finishing touches on their debut EP at The Armoury with Troy Kelly due for release in mid 2018. Meanwhile check out their new single Valves, Vinyl and Rusty Gold at www.reddirtradio.co.nz – now available on Spotify and iTunes.

Website 

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Sam Buckingham and Timothy James Bowen
Jun
2
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Buckingham and Timothy James Bowen

Front Bar // $23+BF // $25 door

Two of Australia’'s most authentic and prolific singer-songwriters, Sam Buckingham & Timothy James Bowen, are teaming up for an ambitious EP release and tour throughout May & June 2018.

Delivering a live show that truly delves into the art of songwriting and storytelling, Bowen & Buckingham will share the stage - performing songs from their respective releases as well as new music, written and recorded specifically for this tour and their brand new, collaborative EP "Stories From The Road".

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Tirio
Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

Tirio

Front Bar // Free 

TIRIO is saxophonist Zac O'Connell, guitarist Theo Carbo, and drummer Luke Andresen. This band formed formed out of a mutual adoration for artists such as Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Thelonious Monk, Duke Ellington, and many more! These young musicians will be exploring musical provocation and acquiescence through composition and improvisation.

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Winter Warmer Moulin Beige
Jun
5
7:30 PM19:30

Winter Warmer Moulin Beige

Band Room // $15 Concession, $20 Full or $30 meal and show, 

‘Expect the Unexpected’ – Heckler

Hosted by award-winning sketch comedy trio THE TRAVELLING SISTERS, our June Moulin Beige features biting cabaret, physical comedy, whit and whimsy! Book your tickets to Melbourne's most extraordinary and entertaining comedy night- Come on down to The Wesley Anne to see award-winning acts from the other side of the tracks!

THE LINE UP:
TRAVELLING SISTERS - Award Winning Sketch Comedy Trio
'Insane geniuses of sketch comedy'- Great Scott

ANDI SNELLING - Powerhouse physical performer
‘Snelling is nightmarishly funny’- The Age

LEATHER LUNGS - Comedy cabaret diva!
‘The next big thing!’ - Broadway Baby

NICHOLAS J JOHNSON - The Honest Con Man
‘Witty, clever and comical’ - Herald Sun

GLITTER AND SNATCH and Madame Bon Bon
‘Porn wrapped up in art’ - Christian Blogger

SARAH HUNTER - Satirical Songstress
(Up and coming season at Butterfly Club)
‘Here’s to my Ecz’

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jun
6
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Don't Thank Me, Spank Me

Free // Front Bar

Don't Thank Me Spank Me is an avenue for exploration of the most fabulous kind. Colourful, glamorous and raw, Esther Henderson (Tek Tek Ensemble) and Nitida Atkinson (Lady Oscar) are a force to be reckoned with. Honest to a T and feminine to a fault, this duo combines immaculate vocal harmonies, guitar and violin for a full bodied RnB/Pop experience. With their whacked out songs of country girl grit and good-boy romances, DTMSM will leave you giddy with groove and wishing for more. 

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Kimba Griffith Duo
Jun
8
6:00 PM18:00

Kimba Griffith Duo

Front Bar // Free

One sweet and melodious voice; one big old jazz guitar; one hefty double bass anchoring it all together; three friends playing their favourite songs from that vast jazz canon.

Join songstress Kimba Griffith, known for her lightfooted vocals and quick wit, and her two longtime collaborators, guitarist Ryan Griffith and double-bassist Mark Elton. For the first time at Compass Pizza, enjoy a relaxed, warm and musically deft set of tunes in a vintage setting with amazing Italian food.

Perfect Day Music
Kimba Griffith 
Aussie Jazz 

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Rose Zita Falko
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

Rose Zita Falko

Band Room // $12+BF // $15 door 

Western noir singer-songwriter, Rose Zita Falko, launches her debut EP, ‘Original Son’, with a vibrant one night only Melbourne show at the Wesley Anne.

Written when living in western Victoria and fuelled by a love of story-telling, the songs reflect stories of loneliness, hope and courage. ‘Original Son’ is a collection of songs that range from quiet and soulful, to upbeat toe-tapping sing-alongs. There is no archetypal Rose Zita Falko song. Falko’s songs ‘create their own magical little worlds’ – (Charles Jenkins, The Zhivagos) and they come from a place of dedication to the love of poetry, a love of melody and from a place of trust in the art of improvisation.

Rose Zita Falko will be joined on the stage by five of Melbourne’s finest musicians for a performance that will showcase the magical beauty and haunting sophistication of the EP. Special guest, Brooke Russell, whose beautiful rich voice will sway through her well-crafted tunes, will kick off the night.

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The Peacocks
Jun
9
6:00 PM18:00

The Peacocks

Front Bar // Free

The Peacocks are a rambunctious Jazz 4 (or 5) piece who present their own unique take on classic jazz standards. Featuring a band of varying musical tastes from folk, indie-rock, funk and trad jazz it results in a somewhat chaotic, but intriguing musical blend. The band formed in 2016 and enjoyed a yearlong residency at The Peacock Inn finding their own sound. The band consists of Bede Forde-Gaddes (Trumpet), Jackson Phelan (Guitar), Robbie Finch (Double bass) and Hannes Lackmann (Drums). Former member James Vincent (Sax) is in America gaining intel to bring back fresh new sounds.

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Elli Schoen / Asha Jefferies
Jun
9
8:00 PM20:00

Elli Schoen / Asha Jefferies

Band Room // $12.00 + BF

Two for one and double the fun Elli Schoen and Asha Jefferies are joining forces this June, announcing a four date co-headlining East Coast Australian tour. 

With both artists having recently released singles and received a healthy groundswell of support in their respective hometowns, the pair will continue to pique interest and win hearts with their introspective and honest lyricism this June when they hit the road for a co-headlining tour down the East Coast. Delving into the intricacies of love, heartbreak and the in between, the four dates promise an intimate peep behind the veil at two of Australia's most promising singer/songwriters.
 

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Sophie's Voice
Jun
10
3:00 PM15:00

Sophie's Voice

Band Room // $20 full or $10 conc. 

On the the 10th of June, Sophie's Voice Choir explores the rich tradition of traditional and contemporary Irish music in the cozy bandroom of the Wesley Anne. It's more like a pub sing-a-long than a concert. The choir will abandon the stage, sit in the audience and lead a great collection of traditional songs as well as music by Sinead O'Connor, The Pouges and U2. Our special guests will play some rollicking jigs and reels to set the mood. It's the long weekend so pull up a chair, grab a pint and sing some rousing choruses with your friends and family.

Website // Facebook Event

 

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Mykaela Jay Trio
Jun
10
4:00 PM16:00

Mykaela Jay Trio

Front Bar // Free

Swining into the Wesley Anna for the first time, Mykaela Jay and her delightful trio are bringing old tunes back to life. The Melbourne based trio (Guitar: Gus Cox, Sax: Jess Mahler and Vocals: Mykaela Jay) will warm up your Sunday afternoon with swinging tunes from the 1940's and 50's, covering songs from some of Jazz's great early artists including the likes of Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Duke Ellington and Ella Fitzgerald.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jun
13
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Perolas
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Perolas

Band Room // $10 at the door

Përolas is gathering one more time spices from all over the world and putting together an exotic and exuberant night full of rhythms, psychedelic and rich nuances.

These time travelling from the traditional greek music with the ‘Orchestra by PK’ to the complex and rich sound of ‘Lijuka’ to the magic of ‘Përolas’.

Congregation of wonderful musicians in just one special night.

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Archer
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Archer

Band Room // $12+BF / $15 door

 

Archer is an old time sing-song man. He works the fruit picking rounds, sits under the sky a lot and drives a car if he has to. He's earned his singing spirit from the feet up with his many hours of being out with the country, getting it under his skin the only real way you can.

Archer has a pared-back honest clarity and strength of presence that stand him apart. He sings up the land, its people and animals, in a way that's seldom heard today; with all of himself, without artifice, with dark humour and real beauty. He sounds like he's been singing for a hundred years and will still be singing it in a hundred more just the same. There's no one else doing it like Archer.

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Dana Crowe
Jun
16
6:00 PM18:00

Dana Crowe

Front Bar // Free

Dana released her debut Ep Everything in 2017. Since then she can be found regularly playing around Melbournes many markets and the occasional gig. Armed with a little acoustic guitar that produces a easy listening mix of familiar songs with a little bit of twang and a cheeky smile.  

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Ben Delves Trio
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Delves Trio

Front Bar // Free

The Ben Delves Trio are back at the Wesley Anne front bar to bring you their hard bopping jazz heroics.  At 4pm on Sunday the 15th April, 20th of May, and 17th of June, come and enjoy some of Melbourne's tallest boppers at one of Melbourne's premier water holes. The trio will be joined by a new special guest artist for each Sunday, we can’t wait!

 Website

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Blooming

Band Room // $10 door 

Alt indie/folk singer songwriter Blooming, has released his debut single, ‘Ways To Go’- The single comes from his forthcoming debut EP, ‘The Waiting Game’ slated for a release this spring, 2018.

The song is described by Blooming (Patrick Grierson) as:

“A song about knowing where you want to go while needing to come to accept where you are. It's a song about waiting for the thing you desperately want.”

After ten years of writing, developing both his style/sound and performing a plethora of solo and band-backed shows all across Australia, a release from this artist has been long awaited.

Supports: Ancient Animal Orchestra, Sung Loh

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SHOL Quintet
Jun
23
6:00 PM18:00

SHOL Quintet

Front Bar // Free

SHOL is a quintet from Melbourne that has been performing and recording since 2012. They are a contemporary jazz ensemble whose original compositions cover hard bop, free jazz, world and soul music. They have developed a personal and unique ensemble sound and are all composers in their own right.

Website // Facebook // SoundCloud

 

 

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Estee Big Band
Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Estee Big Band

Band Room // $10 door

Esstee Big Band is Melbourne’s hardest-swinging 18-piece jazz ensemble. Synonymous with toe-tapping, swing dancing good times, Esstee Big Band performs the best of the classic big band vocal repertoire, as well as the most exciting instrumentals and original compositions in town. Featuring fabulous singers Margot Leighton and Zac Teichmann, Esstee has played around Melbourne for the past 15 years, including regular performances at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, The Spotted Mallard, The Penny Black, Manchester Lane, Stonnington Jazz and many more. If you like Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Harry Connick Jr, Nina Simone, Michael Buble or even a bit of Basie, Mingus or Ellington, then Esstee Big Band is the band for you!

 

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Cruwys
Jun
24
6:00 PM18:00

Cruwys

Front Bar // Free

Not just your typical vanilla ice cream, Cruwys is a moving and grooving singer-songwriter based in Melbourne. He aims to captivate, communicate and stimulate with melodies that will follow you home. The combination of blues, R&B, singer-songwriter and alt-indie produces a tangible energy about the room. Cruwys will be sharing his eclectic brew with the Wesley Anne on the 24th of June.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jun
27
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Mezz Coleman
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Mezz Coleman

A jazz singer in a former life, Melbourne songbird and storyteller Mezz Coleman finally found her home in the folk music world, and with her ukulele in hand has spent the last decade performing her unique blend of dreamy folk pop at festivals and venues around Australia. She will be performing a twilight show in the Wesley Anne Front Bar on Friday June 29th

 Website // Facebook // Twitter

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Hayden Mitt
Jun
29
8:00 PM20:00

Hayden Mitt

Band Room // $10 door 

Melbourne singer & guitarist Hayden Mitt's new self titled project will be releasing the final half of it's first release - 10 song, 2 part EP, 'Tenfold'.

With Tenfold Pt.1 already available everywhere, don't miss the premier show for the second helping of music from an upcoming & empowered young writer.

Many months in the making, and recorded & produced almost entirely in a bedroom, Tenfold draws upon a myriad of influences from star pop writing and instrumentation from John Mayer and Matt Corby to Donovan Woods and Will Heard to create an independently written and released ten song EP, giving you the full foray into Hayden's musical stylings.

Website

 

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Trio Agogo
Jun
30
6:00 PM18:00

Trio Agogo

Front Bar // Free

Trio Agogo are one of the few Australian groups performing the Brazilian styles of Choro and Samba. Their live show is a fiery display of one of the first true Brazilian instrumental music forms.

The group has performed from festival and conservatorium stages to the gritty back lane bars and botequims around Brazil,  Australia and South and Central America

All members of the group have lived, studied and traveled in Brazil, bringing a wealth of knowledge and understanding to their music.

Website // Facebook

 

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Jun
30
8:00 PM20:00

WINTER POP UP TOUR, FEAT. GEORGIA FIELDS (MEL), PHENO (CAN), MATILDA ABRAHAM (SYD), MERPIRE (MELB)

Band Room // $16+BF or $20 door

Four dynamic indie-pop music-makers from across the country are joining forces on a collaborative East Coast tour this June. Georgia Fields, Pheno, Matilda Abraham and Merpire present a delectable evening of alt-pop passion and creative camaraderie as they perform a mix of solo originals, rearranged covers and cute collabs! Conceived out of a desire to build community across state lines with likeminded, independent artists, this DIY mini-festival celebrates the unveiling of new music from the singer-songwriters – each a distinct voice in melodic, story-driven pop.

Matilda Abraham’s latest EP ‘Away’ (out now) features lush, heavily layered vocal arrangements, warm synths, and low-fi drum machines. Pheno’s recently released EP ‘Dragon Year’ (out now) is a collection of songs composed while pregnant with her first child. With themes that divulge the joy, darkness and downright weirdness of becoming a parent, this is real-life storytelling in a vibrant, art-rock setting. Merpire will give audiences a taste of her forthcoming EP ‘Endless Chatter’ (out 23 June), and Georgia Fields will share new, yet-to-be-recorded, brand new songs composed during her recent residency at Jackie Winter Gardens.

Come swoon, sway and get your fix of endearing indie-pop in a rosy and low-lit setting.

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Sunday Sip and Sing Karaoke w/ Mrs Smith and Sparxs
Jul
1
3:00 PM15:00

Sunday Sip and Sing Karaoke w/ Mrs Smith and Sparxs

Love Sparx and Mrs Smith’s audio rounds?
Love a Sunday?
Love a sing?
Love a sip?
Yes. We all get to sing them; solos, duets, groups, everyone!
Because everyone deserves to shine.
Join Mrs Smith vs Sparx first Sunday of the Month, alternating between The Edinburgh Castle and Wesley-Anne for drink prizes and seize your moment to sparkle. 
Mics up at 3pm mics drop 6pm.    

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Chris Maunders Trio
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Chris Maunders Trio

Front Bar // Free

Come down to Wesley Anne for some Gypsy Swing played by Melbourne's most recent Manouche ensemble "Viper's Dream Swing Team"

Put together by local chromatic harmonica player Chris Maunders, the group's stella lineup of musicians have a unique blend of instrumentation as they bounce through energetic tunes from the 20's and 30's.

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Ben Carter
May
24
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Carter

Front Bar // Free

Having recently released his debut album 'These Winters they howl' Ben J. Carter is spreading his mix of blues/folk and Americana around Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

Ben`s one man band approach consisting of finger picking guitar and foot stomp goes from soaring slide guitar and blues hollers to folk song ballads. Ben returns to The Wesley Anne front bar on the 24th May.

Website // Facebook

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
May
23
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Ben Delves Trio
May
20
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Delves Trio

Front Bar // Free

The Ben Delves Trio are back at the Wesley Anne front bar to bring you their hard bopping jazz heroics.  At 4pm on Sunday the 15th April, 20th of May, and 17th of June, come and enjoy some of Melbourne's tallest boppers at one of Melbourne's premier water holes. The trio will be joined by a new special guest artist for each Sunday, we can’t wait!

 Website

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Tay Oskee
May
19
8:00 PM20:00

Tay Oskee

Band Room // $$10.76

After a massive 2017 with his win at the Byron Bay Blues Fest Busking Competition and the successful release of his single ‘Like Waves’ (which debuted at no.8 on Australia’s Regional Radio charts), Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tay Oskee returns with his latest release ‘We Were Young’.

‘We Were Young’ was written with hope that the future of the world will eventually come together without the prejudice and racism that is still so common to this day.

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Shayan
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Shayan

Front Bar // Free

SHAYAN is a musical group  that incorporates the sounds and concepts of contemporary Jazz, Iranian Folk music and Funk blended together to make music that is unique, exciting and diverse.

Led by saxophonist Omid Shayan, the quartet was formed in mid-2015 after Omid won first prize at the ‘Darebin Music Festival Composition Competition’. The winnings allowed him to focus his energy on composing for the group and allow the band to record their debut EP which was released in 2016. Since then, SHAYAN has been performing in venues throughout Melbourne, strengthening their sound and musical concept.

Featuring: Matthew Roche (Guitar), Costa Hagi (Electric Bass), Omid Shayan (Tenor Sax) and Monique Zucco (drums).

 

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D.G. Grey and Co
May
18
6:00 PM18:00

D.G. Grey and Co

Front Bar // Free

After a short hiatus wherein we thought our beloved bass player Mikey was going to be sent back home to Trumpland, D.G. Gray & Co. are back with some new upbeat depressing songs to play you. You don't get just one chance to catch us but two as we play The Wesley Anne on Friday's 11th & 18th May so you really don't have an excuse. Who washes their hair two Friday's in a row anyway?

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Autumn Acoustica
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Autumn Acoustica

Band Room // Price $13 at the door

A lovely Thursday evening by the beautiful open fire with talented songstress Sonia, Kristin, Maja, Joyce and other special guests. The Wesley Anne is a special venue which hosts Melbournes local musicians and has a unique and cozy vibe in the band room. Autumn, Women and Strings, hosted by Melbourne Acoustica is a soulful collaboration with a variety of talent, sheer brilliance; showcasing splendour, musical diversity and variety from four very amazing women, whom each will bring something very special and without a doubt make this a memorable evening at the Wesley.

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Teresa Duffy-Richards
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Teresa Duffy-Richards

Front Bar // Free

Teresa writes songs reflective of past and modern life via the means of long steeped folk music traditions. Performing in a duo with Josh Jones, the pair alternate between acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, and banjo to back her timeless voice. She is influenced by traditional music as well as classic 20th century folk, country and rhythm and blues troubadours among other things.

 Facebook // Instagram

 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
May
16
7:30 PM19:30

TRIVIA WITH SPARX

FREE - Band Room

CALL (03) 9482 1333 to book a table!

Your Wednesday night won't be the same after you have experienced Trivia at Wesley Anne, with tens of dollars worth of prizes, food and booze up for grabs. You will also be in the running to win the fabulous JC Disco Clock. Hosted by Melbourne's second best trivia host, you are guaranteed the best trivia with a twist in town! Or 2 hrs of life back. 

Trivia at The Wes is free, fun, busy and most of all fabulous. Get your mates together and book a table for the best free show in town.

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Bobby Alu
May
12
8:00 PM20:00

Bobby Alu

Band Room // $23 pre // $25 door

 

Byron Bay based 'tropical ambassador', singer, ukulele strummer and drummer Bobby Alu is
back with the single ‘Move’, his first release since 2015’s Bay Sessions EP.

Featuring snappy log drum rhythms inspired by a strong family lineage of Polynesian musicians, island-time ukulele and smooth harmonies dressed up in tight
equatorial folk stylings, 'Move'; is a musical directive. Having dedicated his world-class percussion skills to touring internationally with Xavier Rudd over the past five years, it was time for Bobby Alu to chart its own dedicated course again.

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SNAJ
May
12
6:00 PM18:00

SNAJ

Front Bar // Free

SNAJ was formed in 2017 by tenor saxophonist Omid Shayan with the goal of exploring complex rhythms and twisting melodies while still remaining funky and accessible.

Featuring Ben Hansen on drums and Paul Maz on electric bass, the trio will challenge and excite with two sets of tunes that will make you both stroke your chin and tap your feet.

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Justin Bernasconi + Nick Charles
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Justin Bernasconi + Nick Charles

Band Room // $15 presale, $20 on the door.

Fingerpicking Extravaganza

Two of Australia’s fingerpicking legends - Nick Charles and Justin Bernasconi have teamed up to perform their first double headliner show together on Friday 11 May at The Wesley Anne band room.

Both Nick and Justin will perform a solo set each, then play set together of mind blowing finger-picking classics. Booking is essential.

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D.G. Grey and Co
May
11
6:00 PM18:00

D.G. Grey and Co

Front Bar // Free

After a short hiatus wherein we thought our beloved bass player Mikey was going to be sent back home to Trumpland, D.G. Gray & Co. are back with some new upbeat depressing songs to play you. You don't get just one chance to catch us but two as we play The Wesley Anne on Friday's 11th & 18th May so you really don't have an excuse. Who washes their hair two Friday's in a row anyway?

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Ashley Naylor
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Ashley Naylor

Band Room // Price $20 pre // $25 door 

Ashley Naylor, the much-loved frontman for renowned Melbourne indie rock trio EVEN, lead guitarist for Paul Kelly, guitarist in the RocKwiz Orkestra, and one of Australia’s finest rock guitarists, plays a rare solo show at one of his local neighbourhood venues.

This will be Ashley Naylor’s first Melbourne solo show in almost two years, and is sure to be an intimate and delightful show that fans have come to know and love.

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Teresa Duffy-Richards
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Teresa Duffy-Richards

Front Bar // Free

Teresa writes songs reflective of past and modern life via the means of long steeped folk music traditions. Performing in a duo with Josh Jones, the pair alternate between acoustic and electric guitars, dobro, and banjo to back her timeless voice. She is influenced by traditional music as well as classic 20th century folk, country and rhythm and blues troubadours among other things.

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Bob Hutchinson
May
6
4:00 PM16:00

Bob Hutchinson

Front Bar // Free

Melbourne singer-songwriter Bob Hutchison returns to the Wesley Anne front bar to play two sets of original folk and Americana music. Influenced by his youth spent between homes and the great lyricists and writers of the 20th century, Bob’s songs are proud, intimate and deeply reflective of the modern world, all the while told through traditions and stories from days gone by. Musically, Bob’s songs are animated by his authentic tenor voice, driving bluegrass guitar rhythms and delicate folk-style fingerpicking.

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Nick Batterham
May
5
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Batterham

Band Room // $15+BF // $15 door

Nick Batterham returns to the Wesley Anne to launch his 5th solo album, Golden Boy. Nick will perform his new album plus fresh interpretations of some old favorites on Wesley Anne's glorious baby grand piano. Wrapped around Batterham's fragile ballads will be intimate arrangements by long time collaborators Nicholas Murray (The Earthmen, John Kennedy) on guitar, composer/sound designer Jethro Woodward (Cordrazine) on bass and Ralf Rehak (Machine Translations) on percussion. A rare full band performance by Nick Batterham is not to be missed. Support from one half of Broads, the sublime Kelly Day. 

Website // Bandcamp

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Tarzie Warzie
May
5
6:00 PM18:00

Tarzie Warzie

Front Bar // Free

Since 2012, Tarzie Warzie has been strumming her own special brand of real world folk. Whether she’s lending her soulful voice to cover Australian classics or sharing her acoustic originals, her relaxed solo performances create a feel good atmosphere wherever she plays. Her unique self taught style gives every song a refreshing edge that makes it her own. This year brings new music releases and a tour for Tarzie Warzie as she road trips this big land we like to call Oz.

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Broni
May
4
6:00 PM18:00

Broni

Front Bar // Free

Broni is a singer-songwriter/fun-haver from Melbourne. For years he's been touring Australia and Internationally to share his songs and stories of whimsy and life and love. An old regular at The Wes, he's back to get acquainted with one of his favourite places on earth. Come join him in the front bar June 8 and 22 6-8pm. Have a tipple while he sings to you. 

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Kanaboon
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Kanaboon

Free // Front Bar

KANABOON is not a so-called singer song-writer. She is a true FOLK SINGER in the tradition of female blues singer like Barbara Dane and Jo-Ann Kelly. She sometime sings in Japanese, holy grail and I couldn’t help but break into tears. Feel like “I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry” -Suzuki Junzo (MIMINOKOTO/20 Guilders)

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The Moulin Beige
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

The Moulin Beige

Concession $15 // Full Price $20 // or try the $30 show and meal deal.

Join us for our May Moulin Beige!  

Clown, Character, Cabaret Special

Expect the Unexpected’ – Heckler

Book your tickets to Melbourne's most extraordinary and entertaining comedy experimental comedy night- Come on down to The Wesley Anne on Tue 6th March and see experimental physical comedy and award winning acts from the other side of the tracks.  

LINE UP:

KIMBERLEY TWINER & LILY FISH

‘Flawlessly executed physical comedy’  - Stage Whispers

KIRSTY WEBECK - Stand Up

‘Exploding with constant laughter’  - The Funny Tonne

 

DON & DONNY FROM DONCASTER

Punk Clown Comedy Brothers

KIMBERLEY TWINER & LILY FISH

‘Flawlessly executed physical comedy’  - Stage Whispers

CAMILLA CREAM- Burlesque

More feathers than Big Bird!

MALIA WALSH - Circus Superstar

‘Supercharged showstopper’- The Advertiser

LIZ SKITCH- clown, comic, satirist

‘Ruthless and incisive’ – Theatre Press

ALICE ALBON - Cabaret

Just a Gal singin’ about her bowel…

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Tom McGowan
Apr
29
4:00 PM16:00

Tom McGowan

Free // Front Bar

Tom writes evocative folk tunes. 
He is a member of Victorian Goldfields band The Winter Berries and former member of Melbourne band Folding For Air (Jenny Hval). 
Drawings by daughter Freya.

 

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Glory B Album Launch
Apr
28
8:00 PM20:00

Glory B Album Launch

Price $12 conc. / $15 // Band Room

Indie label SS Prawn & Spanner are proud to bring you their first release for 2018! Glory B returns with an evolved, smooth and down-tempo LP entitled Standing At The Door. Produced by Christian Pyle, the album was recorded live in his studio in the tropical mountains of Goonengerry, NSW. 

GLORY B is a Melbourne-based 4-piece contemporary soul group, infusing elements of jazz, blues, funk and bossanova. Led by pianist, vocalist and songwriter Bryson Mulholland, the band features Daniel Brates on drums, Mimmo Panunzio on bass, Salvador Castro on percussion and special guest on the night, Christian Pyle on guitar.

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Blue Rose
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Rose

Free // Front Bar

Blue Rose is a project inspired by early jazz, playing ballads, downtempo blues and the occasional more bouncy number. Repertoire is sourced from all over, but the principle remains the same - simple, beautiful and stripped back traditional jazz. Run by Oscar Neyland (The Rookies, The Grubs) on Double Bass, and featuring Cheryl Durongpisitkul on Alto/Clarinet, Ellie Lamb on trombone, and Caleb Garfinkel on guitar (oh, and everyone sings!).

 

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