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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Blooming
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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Alexis Nicole
Jun
28
6:00 PM18:00

Alexis Nicole

Front Bar // Free

Alexis Nicole is a bold soul with a wealth of experience in performance and prolific songwriting that far surpasses her years. Alexis presents courage and vulnerability to her art all at once. Her songs are a fusion of folk, indie and gyspy and her content is inspired by social observation and her passion for cultural intricacies. Join Alexis for her Thursday front bar sets on June 28th and July 5th in the front bar of the Wesley Anne Bar where she will be sharing her original tunes.

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Nyssa Bradworth
Jun
29
6:00 PM18:00

Nyssa Bradworth

Combining her love for soul, blues and folk music, Nyssa Bradsworth has been performing around Australia for over 15 years. After a small break to grow a little baby, she is back on the mic! Join Nyssa for an evening of stories, music and lots of crowd participation. The best way to remedy you long week is with a bit of a singalong!

Youtube

 

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

Facebook
 

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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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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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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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Mykaela Jay Trio
Jun
10
6:00 PM18:00

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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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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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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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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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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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. 

Perfect Day Music
Kimba Griffith 
Aussie Jazz 

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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