Piano Atmospherix
Mar
25
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
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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Rat Child
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Rat Child

Free // Front Bar

Rattlebrained soul-blues and part-personal part-political storytelling from a Melbourne swamp rat. Mellow grooves and mindful meditations to move you and make you think. Set to a thick layering of soulful R&B vocal harmonies and jazzy rhythm guitar, Rat Child's powerful soul vocals are combined with her particular knack for earnest storytelling, inspired by the traditions of blues and folk music. Seeing herself as both artist and activist, Rat Child's lyrics reflect this and her personal vulnerability, as well as her drive for social change is translated through every performance.

Facebook // Instagram

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Perolas 'Santiago' Single Launch
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Perolas 'Santiago' Single Launch

Band Room // $10

We are pleased to put together an eccentric night at our favourite venue ’The Wesley Anne’ this March! We look forward to sharing our new single 'Santiago' with you after our recent creative hiatus, and coming back from our travels in Chile, South America.

Epic Supports:
Ernest Aines & Is It Light Where You Are

Përolas is an electro-acoustic duo, featuring Liana on Harp & Vocals, and Fabian on Guitar, Trumpet, Keyboard and live electronic Beats. With a modern approach to traditional instruments and eclectic cultural roots, Përolas bring a unique and intriguing essence to their music. From local venues to music festivals, the duo love to connect with diverse audiences and engage them in music that is familiar and played in new and interesting ways. To date, the duo has been featured on PBS FM for the release of their original music, performed internationally in Chile, and currently work across the Melbourne music scene. Përolas offer a very unique musical experience, the only duo in Australia to bring the harp into the contemporary acoustic-electric realm by coupling this ancient instrument with loops and ableton live. They have an rnb flavour, from up-tempo beats to ethereal soundscapes.

Instagram // Youtube // Spotify

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Adrian Whyte
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Adrian Whyte

Free // Front Bar

Adrian Whyte takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for!

Website // Spotify

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Esstee Big Band
Mar
31
3:00 PM15:00

Esstee Big Band

Band Room // $10

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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Bob Hutchison
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Bob Hutchison

Free // Front Bar

Folk musician Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar and lively bluegrass-inspired rhythms
with a consummate troubadour's sensibility.

Bob's songs are vibrant, his narratives and characters vivid with action and antiquity. His deft lyricism spans tall-tales, philosophical imagery
and melancholy ballads with confidence and wisdom.

Facebook // Website

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Piano Atmospherix
Apr
1
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Comedy Fest Spectacular Moulin Beige
Apr
2
7:30 PM19:30

Comedy Fest Spectacular Moulin Beige

Band Room // Concession $20, Full Price $30 or Show and Meal deal $40.

Join us for our Comedy Festival Spectacular!

Featuring this festival’s most outstanding and unconventional physical comics, satirists, stand ups, musical comics & clowns.

Expect the Unexpected’ – Heckler

‘It’s a treat of a night, especially where the level of talent is concerned’- Australian Stage

THE LINE UP:

Tash York - Award Winning Cabaret Star

‘Hilariously innovative comedy cabaret’ - Theatre People

Jacqueline Mifsud- Stand Up Superstar

‘One of those true 'see it before she blows up' types’ - Pedestrian.TV

The Birdman and Egg - Comedy Circus Legends

‘Idiosyncratic geniuses’- The Scotsman

Winner, 'Best Circus' -Melbourne Fringe

Liz Skitch - Satirist & MC

‘Anarchic comedy’ – The Age

Pamelas Palace - Beauty Salon Satire

‘An outstanding sitcom comic creation’- The Scotsman

Varietyville - Award Winning Variety Stars

Daniel Oldaker and Rani Huszar

‘World-class performers’- Rip It Up

Andi Snelling - Physical Comedy Powerhouse

‘Nightmarishly funny’- The Age

Anya Anastasia - Musical Comedy Misfit

WINNER 'Pick of the Edinburgh Fringe' - Voice Mag.
WINNER 'Best in Fringe' - The Advertiser.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Apr
3
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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Leon Wilks
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Leon Wilks

Free // Front Bar

Leon has been in rock bands since the 1990's but is now going solo to bring a more melodic one man show, full of peace, love and a bit of rock and blues. Written more than 100 songs to date including several guitar instrumental compositions

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The Dykeside
Apr
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Dykeside

Band Room // $25 full, $22 concession

Lori Bell and Bobby Macumber are The Dykeside! These two best mates and talented comedians know how to put on a comedy show like no other!

The Dykeside started in 2016 with three founding comics. One comic left in 2017 and another fitted in nicely in the 2017 shows. Then that comic left in 2018, leaving Bobby and Lori thinking that perhaps something was wrong with them? Lori blamed Bobby and Bobby blamed Lori. Both are too stubborn to leave each other so The Dykeside lives on as a duo.

Expect stand-up and singing from both comics, some over-the-top dance moves from Bobby and non-stop heckling and laughs from Lori throughout the show.

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The Pigs
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

The Pigs

Band Room // $25+BF presale, $30 door

The family that plays together, stays together and The Pigs are living proof as they prepare to unleash their first all original album on the world: Hillbilly Synthesiser. With unforgettable song names like ‘Go, Robot Goat’, ‘I’m Never Gonna Be Barry White’, ‘Sterilised! Humidified! Sleep Deprived!’, and ‘While The Moon Rolled Down The Street’, this is their first album release without an ounce of space for a cover.

The Pigs' will perform songs from Hillbilly Synthesiser and also their greatest hits... and there are many!

Highlights of The Pigs’ 13 years on the Australian highways include performances at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, The Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival, The Deni Ute Muster, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, and Queenscliff Music Festival. Live performances weren’t enough for admirers, so they’ve also popped up on the tele in places like Australia’s Got Talent (Semi-Finals), Studio Ten, Spicks n Specks, Rage and The Country Music Channel.

Throughout this time they’ve released four albums and come to be known as the band that has made songs by Beyonce, Powderfinger, John Farnham, INXS, Skyhooks, Kelis, and even Kanye West, bluegrass – just as they were meant to be!

Website // Youtube // Facebook

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Jam Jar
Apr
6
6:00 PM18:00

Jam Jar

Free // Front Bar

Jam Jar are a highly energetic Melbourne-based trad jazz band. With influences ranging from the masters, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington, to local bands The Red Onion Band and The Hoodangers, they combine the sounds of New Orleans and Melbourne in their upbeat repertoire of original songs and beloved standards. Their debut, self-titled album is a lighthearted commentary on the apathy and anxieties of modern life and a yearning for a romanticised past, all wrapped up in toe tapping tunes you can’t help but dance to. In their trio form they'll present stripped-back versions of all their favourites.

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Frank Burkitt Band & Lucy Wise
Apr
6
8:00 PM20:00

Frank Burkitt Band & Lucy Wise

Band Room // $20+BF presale

The Frank Burkitt Band are gathering their instruments and hopping over the ditch from their New Zealand home for a 17 date tour across Victoria and New South Wales. Following on from the success of their March 2018 Australian tour in support of their second album Raconteur, which won the band the Vodafone NZ Music Award for Best Folk Artist 2019. This tour will support their new live EP Lost But Alive (out 30th Dec).

Starting at Yackandandah Folk Festival, they will perform in Melbourne, Sydney, Newcastle and a host of smaller towns along the way. Touring this time as a trio with vocals, guitar, mandolin and double bass, they will perform original songs spanning a wide range of genres such as Americana, swing, blues and folk.
Frank’s songs often come with anecdotes and his rambling but entertaining introductions give audiences a back story to each song. Subject matters such as philosophy, space travel, nature, relationships, haircuts and colourful characters from Frank’s past are all delivered within expertly crafted arrangements, performed by fantastic musicians.

Facebook // Website

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Apr
10
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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B R Dalton
Apr
11
8:00 PM20:00

B R Dalton

Band Room // $15+BF presale

With a voice that will make those hairs stand on end, B R Dalton crafts heartwarming folk songs that are lush and intimately confronting with poignant lyrics woven through an unmistakably Irish sonic tapestry, delivered with truth and grace. Born in Dublin Ireland, Dalton’s music dives deep into heartache, imigration and Irish/Australian history.

His live shows leave the audience in no doubt that they have just witnessed something extraordinary. After recent shows in Australia with Damien Rice, Dalton brings his own show to Melbourne on April 11 at The Wesley Anne. An evening not to be missed.

Support on the night from Adelaide Singer/Songwriter SAM BRITTAIN

Facebook Event // Website // Facebook // Instagram // Youtube

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JOYING
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

JOYING

Free // Front Bar

JOYING is a new jazz band by guitarist Matthew Roche which is dedicated to playing original jazz that is hard swinging, energetic and positive. Tired of existential angst and staring out of dusty windows, the prolific composer Roche sought out some old musical friends Tom Flenady (double bass) and Liam O’Leary (drums) to pay homage to the jazz royalty of his childhood. After dreaming of swinging rhythm sections from the 60’s – our protagonist decided enough is enough and began writing simple tunes with a catchy melodic vernacular held together with an improvised backbone and got on the phone –the result is JOYING.

Facebook // Soundcloud

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DJ The Knave
Apr
12
to Apr 13

DJ The Knave

As one of the most unique & versatile DJ's you will ever encounter, The Knave's record spinning career has seen him travel with & support international touring bands, run successful dance parties & perform festivals and venues around the world. In addition he has been a popular show host on both Radio Active FM in Wellington, NZ and PBS 106.7FM here in Melbourne. He has dug for records across Morocco, Japan, Spain, New Zealand, Portugal, Mexico and across the United States to collect rare gems that are signature in his broadcasting and live sets. Expect an all killer, no filler soundtrack of exotic gems, wild guitar twangers, feverish boogaloo, funk, disco get downs and more!

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Trio Agogo
Apr
13
6:00 PM18:00

Trio Agogo

Trio Agogo return to their spiritual home for another wild ride of Brazilian goodness, bringing with them the hottest of grooves and the guitar madness of 4, 6 and 7 string guitars.

Expect Samba, Choro, Forro and more as the Agog’s take flight

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Sean McMahon
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Sean McMahon

Band Room // $18

In September last year, Sean embarked on a 24 date solo tour of the east coast to coincide with the release of the single 'Spring', which won many critics praises "On his incredibly endearing new track Spring, the artist weaves together elements of folk, rock , Americana, and alt-country to deliver an earthy sound that belongs entirely to himself. The new track sees McMahon traverse through immersive storytelling and folk-infused, heartfelt soundscapes to deliver a new single that feels simultaneously mellow and adventurous."- Happy Mag
Listen to single ‘Spring’ on Spotify

Now he is set to release his LP - You Will Know When You’re There on March 1 with
Blind Date Records.

"You Will Know When You're There" - the new album by Sean McMahon

From openers ‘One Foot Out The Door’s stark confession and ‘Angel At Your Back’s reflections of ‘Waiting For My Man’, to the delicate intimacy of ‘Outsider Blues’ and ‘Just For An hour’, McMahon brings a quiet authority to his songs allowing the economy of his lines to be savoured for their wry or poignant observations. Importantly that poignancy is part of the timbre of McMahon’s voice, a gentle ache that coaxes delicate melodies that earworm in a way that is wholly believable and moving.
Throughout the record the arrangements maintain an uncluttered focus through which the songs flow, allowing a lightness of touch and a confidence in the strength of the songs to carry their weight.

Reference points might be Blood On The Tracks Bob Dylan or On The Beach Neil Young but that risks reducing the work to pastiche, instead of regarding it as the work of a dedicated, deft artist. On You Will Know When You're There, Sean has distilled his influences into an exceptional selection of songs and proves that to deliver something memorable, hard yards must be done, experience must be developed and craft learned and refined.

Recorded over several sessions with Roger Bergodaz at Union Street Studios the album features a cast of Melbourne’s musical talent, including vocals from Broads’ Kelly Day and Freya Josephine Hollick, guitar by Matt Green, piano and organ by Ryan Oliver and Joe Cope, pedal steel by Matt Dixon, strings from Jason Bun and Giles Warren and the rhythm section of Roger Bergodaz, Tim McCormack and Callan Walker.

Website

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Melbourne Composers' League
Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Melbourne Composers' League

Band Room // $10

The long-held tradition of the Melbourne Composers’ League Elbow Room concerts continues at the Wesley Anne on Sunday 14 April at 2.30pm. The Elbow Room concerts are a much-loved part of the Melbourne music scene. The concerts are not formally curated and are open to all styles of music, providing a valuable opportunity for composers to present their newest works, experiment and test out ideas or re-visit older works in a friendly and conducive atmosphere. The concerts are known for their broad and interesting array of new music by local composers, including acoustic and electronic works. For audiences, the diverse mix offers something for everyone to enjoy or be surprised and challenged by.

Facebook // Website

https://www.facebook.com/melbournecomposersleague
http://www.melbournecomposersleague.com/
http://www.melbournecomposersleague.com/events/

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Anita Levy & Nick Watson
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Anita Levy & Nick Watson

Front Bar // Free

Nick Watson, on his 7-string guitar, along with multilingual vocalist Anita Levy are coming to the Wesley Anne to delight us with their unique sound. They deliver Brazilian music in a rousing way, creating a rich ambiance. Even to hear 'The Girl from Ipanema' performed in three different languages including Japanese, brings new interpretation and style to the familiar. Make sure to catch their sound, while connecting with their music

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Piano Atmospherix
Apr
15
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Apr
17
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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MänDzjér
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

MänDzjér

Free // Front Bar

MänDzjér is a dynamic and inspiring melting pot of musical flavours, blended together on Accordion and Guitar. The Music the Duo brings together is spontaneous, colourful and played with joy. Their collaborative playing depicts an intensity and musical understanding that comes from their mutual music backgrounds.
Accordion – Tony Mite
Guitar – Jeremy Bourke

Facebook // Youtube

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Trio Agogo
Apr
20
6:00 PM18:00

Trio Agogo

Trio Agogo return to their spiritual home for another wild ride of Brazilian goodness, bringing with them the hottest of grooves and the guitar madness of 4, 6 and 7 string guitars.

Expect Samba, Choro, Forro and more as the Agog’s take flight

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Brendan Lloyd
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Brendan Lloyd

Free // Front Bar

Brendan Lloyd is a Brunswick-based songwriter, who writes emotive, heart-on-sleeve folk-rock songs with strong, sentimental imagery in a distinctive Australian style. His songs are personal and honest, bursting with earnest melody and not short of catchy hooks and memorable lyrics.Having appeared as a frontman for various punk and rock bands for over 15 years, Brendan is an established performer and a captivating solo artist in his own right. Originally from country Victoria, Brendan brings his love of classic Australian folk music and mixes in a good dose of raw energy that he has become known for in his previous bands. Currently performing around all the best live music venues in Melbourne, and with plans for a recorded release in 2019, things are just getting started for this talented folk musician.

Website // Facebook // Youtube // Instagram

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Piano Atmospherix
Apr
22
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Apr
24
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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Songs on Song
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

Songs on Song

Band Room // $20+BF presale

Songs On Song is an intimate night of songs featuring four of Melbourne’s leading songwriters. On stage together in a songwriters-in-the-round format, these musicians will bounce off each other in a game of free association with songs, deciding what they’ll play next only based on the inspiration of what they’ve just heard.

Also featuring special sets from two of the artists, plus a guest MC. Songs On Song is proud to contribute a portion of each ticket sold to Support Act - the organisation dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of those working in the music industries.

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Adrian Whyte
Apr
27
6:00 PM18:00

Adrian Whyte

Free // Front Bar

Adrian Whyte takes the instrumental format of a small jazz combo and runs through all kinds of territory, from contemporary renditions of pop classics to traditional jazz, these guys will have you guessing tunes and tapping your feet. The perfect backdrop to a few drinks and conversation. Checkout Adrian Whyte's Old Jazz New School album on Spotify and you'll know what you're in for!

Website // Spotify

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Esstee Big Band
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Esstee Big Band

Band Room // $10

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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Bob Hutchison
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Bob Hutchison

Free // Front Bar

Folk musician Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar and lively bluegrass-inspired rhythms
with a consummate troubadour's sensibility.

Bob's songs are vibrant, his narratives and characters vivid with action and antiquity. His deft lyricism spans tall-tales, philosophical imagery
and melancholy ballads with confidence and wisdom.

Facebook // Website

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Piano Atmospherix
Apr
29
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Jess Mahler Trio
May
3
6:00 PM18:00

Jess Mahler Trio

Free // Front Bar

Returning to the Wesley Anne for a cozy Friday night session, The Jess Mahler Trio will serenade you with some easy listening tunes to start your weekend off right. Come grab a drink and some food and sit back and relax as the trio plays through a bunch of their favourite standards and jams.

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Glory B
May
10
6:00 PM18:00

Glory B

Free // Front Bar

Glory B is a funk-train loaded with explosive grooves, a strange hybrid of cabaret jazz and blues that has escaped quarantine and is bearing down on rock and roll like an ever-mutating alien virus. Led by pianist, vocalist and songwriter Bryson Mulholland the band features Daniel Brates on the drum set and Mimmo Panunzio on bass. Bryson is himself a strange, quivering beast, born of a piano’s unnatural mating with George Clinton’s best platform boots. Cabaret is his chief vice, and in public he conducts tests banned under international conventions, just to taste the temperament of the post-Tom Waits world. Working exclusively with producer Christian Pyle, Glory B has released three studio albums, Standing at the Door (2018), Sex Party (2012) and Puppies of Steel (2008) through SS Prawn and Spanner Records.

Website // Facebook Event

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The Long Johns + Whiskey Dram
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

The Long Johns + Whiskey Dram

Band Room // $10+BF presale, $15 door

The Long Johns are hitchin’ up the wagons and hittin’ the road with a national tour traversing fresh territory and revisiting some former with a few of their favourite things; Barbecue, Beer, Beach and Hot Rods. Across four states including WA, VIC, NSW and QLD from the tail of March through mid May. You can catch The Long Johns with Whiskey Dram at Wesley Anne, Melbourne Friday May 10th!

Following the Brisbane based acts debut at Woodford Folk Festival in 2016, 2018 has seen the group hot on the festival circuit while also receiving nomination for a Queensland Music award and their latest single “Hound Dog” added to ABC rotation, making 2018 a clover year.

The four piece rag tag troupe, likened to a bastardised Janis Joplin Bluegrass garnished with your old pa’s ashes for some hints of old timey flavour and 1940’s skiffle, feature a lineup of banjos, sousaphone, national guitar, pots ’n’ pans and the skeletons from your closet. The Long Johns are: Sian Evans,
Steve Buchanan, Skritch and Paul Watson.

Website // Facebook // Instagram

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Kelly Brouhaha + Kerryn Fields
May
16
3:00 PM15:00

Kelly Brouhaha + Kerryn Fields

Band Room // $20

Shortlisted for the Americana Music Prize in 2018, Kelly Brouhaha’s brand of americana soul is as real as it gets. The South Australian songwriter & multi-instrumentalist spends most of the year around a campfire, travelling in her 1992 Toyota Hiace Van called “Pamela Vanderson”.

Her debut self titled album tells the story after leaving her marriage and mortgage behind in the pursuit of happiness. The single “40,000 Star Hotel”, co-written with Aleyce Simmonds is a big, ballsy, freedom-esque blues which captures the heart of the australian landscape and the lure of off-grid living.

Choosing to pursue the road less travelled after learning of her father’s alzheimers diagnosis - this album captures heartbreak and grief in a way that leaves you breathless. A diverse first offering from an artist you absolutely need to hear.

You cannot put her unique style into a box.
From big blues, to soulful country, it is real and raw and vulnerable.

Website

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Rick Hart Trio
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Rick Hart Trio

Free // Front Bar

The Rick Hart Trio will be bringing two sets of their rootsy, melody soaked, harmony laden, countrified soul to the Wesley Anne for the first time.

For The Country Record said “Hart is a refreshing counterpart to the plethora of male singers who have gone awry of country tradition. Hart is a perfect antidote to whatever bro-hangover still looms over.”

With a voice that floats with soulful warmth and honesty, Rick Hart’s words and melodies weave through all the dynamics and extremes of human emotions and relationships. A tapestry of melody soaked simplicity and thoughtful imagery.

Australian Country music icon Bill Chambers said, "I've worked with Rick Hart, he's a superb songwriter! Rick's music is a unique combination of roots and country."

Having played with and alongside the likes of Bill Chambers and Things of Stone and Wood, along with two releases under his belt (Spiral, Let Me In), shows are filled warmth and honesty wrapped around Hart's unique storytelling.

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Rick Hart Trio
May
26
6:00 PM18:00

Rick Hart Trio

Free // Front Bar

The Rick Hart Trio will be bringing two sets of their rootsy, melody soaked, harmony laden, countrified soul to the Wesley Anne for the first time.

For The Country Record said “Hart is a refreshing counterpart to the plethora of male singers who have gone awry of country tradition. Hart is a perfect antidote to whatever bro-hangover still looms over.”

With a voice that floats with soulful warmth and honesty, Rick Hart’s words and melodies weave through all the dynamics and extremes of human emotions and relationships. A tapestry of melody soaked simplicity and thoughtful imagery.

Australian Country music icon Bill Chambers said, "I've worked with Rick Hart, he's a superb songwriter! Rick's music is a unique combination of roots and country."

Having played with and alongside the likes of Bill Chambers and Things of Stone and Wood, along with two releases under his belt (Spiral, Let Me In), shows are filled warmth and honesty wrapped around Hart's unique storytelling.

Website // Facebook // Youtube

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Dan Musil & Beau Atkinson
May
30
6:00 PM18:00

Dan Musil & Beau Atkinson

Front Bar // Free

Dan Musil plays slide guitar like no one else, and Beau Atkinson plays guitar like a man-possessed. With a shared love of improvising and genre-bending, together they blues-up traditional Celtic tunes, funk-up favourite singalongs, and share from a magic bag of original songs & tunes. Get involved.

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SHOL Quintet
May
31
6:00 PM18:00

SHOL Quintet

Free // Front Bar

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.

All the members of SHOL have paid their musical dues over a period of many years performing, composing and collaborating with many of Australia’s finest jazz musicians. These musicians have come together forming a solid and highly experienced unit writing original compositions for their musical inspirations, paying homage to Coltrane, Coleman, Davis, Monk, Mingus, Taylor, Blakey etc. The music takes you on a journey exploring melodic themes, moods and rhythmic textures, building on compositions demanding freedom in improvisation.

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Blue Rose
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Blue Rose

Free // Front Bar

Blue Rose is a project inspired by early jazz, playing early 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. The group is led by Oscar Neyland on bass, vocals and arrangements, with Cheryl Durongpisitkul on clarinet, alto saxophone and vocals, Ellie Lamb on trombone and vocals, and Caleb Garfinkel on guitar and vocals.

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Rat Child
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

Rat Child

Free // Front Bar

Rattlebrained soul-blues and part-personal part-political storytelling from a Melbourne swamp rat. Mellow grooves and mindful meditations to move you and make you think. Set to a thick layering of soulful R&B vocal harmonies and jazzy rhythm guitar, Rat Child's powerful soul vocals are combined with her particular knack for earnest storytelling, inspired by the traditions of blues and folk music. Seeing herself as both artist and activist, Rat Child's lyrics reflect this and her personal vulnerability, as well as her drive for social change is translated through every performance.

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Gerry Kennedy
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Gerry Kennedy

Band Room // $9 presale, $15 door

Ever been in love, folks?

It can be like seeing in colour for the very first time.

Yet in the bumbling tinder-box of a world we find ourselves in, romance can be fleeting, superficial and 50 shades of beige.

But it's not too late to salvage the unremitting love of yesteryear. Come join Gerry for a night of good food, good wine and good times as we celebrate love that's been, and take solace in the promise of love soon to come.

The Wesley Anne puts on an awesome spread and the team there are genuinely welcoming people.

"So please, please, please, come on a date with me, and you will see what we could be, let me show you what I mean...xxx"

(That's a line from the song BTW)

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
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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Piano Atmospherix
Mar
18
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Rosario De Marco
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario De Marco

Free // Front Bar

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

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.

Website // Youtube

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Melbourne Ukulele Festival
Mar
17
12:00 PM12:00

Melbourne Ukulele Festival

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival presents seven specially selected uke acts for your pleasure and edification.

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Black Orchid String Band
West Papuan musicians and activists currently based in Melbourne who use music to maintain the spirit of national unity in the West Papuan struggle for freedom.

Duplicity
Combining clever arrangements with beautiful vocals.

UFO
This 11-strong group from the Uke4Kids program never fails to impress.

The Brass Traps
The Brass Traps will put a smile on your face, a tap in your toe and a tune in your voice!

 

Rose Turtle Ertler
Rose has been strumming the darling little ukulele since 2000. A staple on the Melbourne music scene.

Jane Cameron
Her songs reflect the light and shade of human existence with compassion and a dark sense of humour.

Dafka
Tightly arranged Jazz, blues, folk, Gypsy, Klezmer, exciting originals and French songs are given the Dafka treatment.

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David Cosma Album Launch
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

David Cosma Album Launch

Band Room // $15 Entry

David Cosma will perform a show to celebrate the release of his album, The Death Of Discovery, on Saturday March 16th at Wesley Anne.

Inpress Magazine described Cosma as "a thinking person’s songwriter that speaks volumes to what a terrific talent we have in our midst”.

Inspiring lyrics accompanied by sumptuous melodies and harmonies, together with his unique method of playing the guitar, guarantees an impassioned live performance. Sonically, his music is rich and luminous and boasts a world class production quality that is often overlooked in the world of independent artists. But it's lyrically where Cosma stands apart, with a knack for examining commonplace and even trite circumstance and then magnifies their significance with a wry and at times ironic tone.

David will perform on March 16th with a full band, with Charles Jenkins performing a solo set starting at 8.30pm. $15 at the door. Doors 8.00pm

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Khristian Mizzi, Ben Langdon, Benoit, Riley Catherall
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

Khristian Mizzi, Ben Langdon, Benoit, Riley Catherall

Band Room // $20/$15 concession

On a Thursday night in March we come together to celebrate Music and Stories from some of Melbourne's most authentic and prolific Singer/Songwriters.

Taking place in the cosy comfort of Melbourne's favourite Acoustic music venue, The Wesley Anne, listeners will be given an intimate and 'up close and personal experience' with these 4 enchanting artists.

 

RILEY CATHERALL is an Americana influenced singer songwriter who manages to deliver a partnership of arresting lyricism and traditional and modern folk and country sounds, illustrated on his latest EP "Venture In Vain" and at his captivating live shows.

BEN LANGDON is the songwriter behind the upbeat jazz infused folk of The Bean Project and alt-country cries of Grand Baxter. His songs are carefully crafted stories often dealing with darkness, regret or fallibility, with influences that span from James Taylor and David Ramirez to The Cat Empire and Frank Sinatra.

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BENOIT is a Folk singer-songwriter hailing from the Basin, Victoria Australia. The music of Benoit is melodic and reflective, with soulful lyrics. Benoit provokes his audience to consider another perspective and think deeply about the everyday things of life. In relating to the human condition and the issues of the day, Benoit seeks to present another narrative, one full of beauty, love and life.

KHRISTIAN MIZZI reaches the hearts of his audiences with His performances. His songs elegantly articulate many contemporary issues Australia and the World are facing today.
Poetic lyrics, meandering melodies and 'a voice like a big warm hug', along with a unique picking style, Mizzi really is a complete artist and is becoming renowned for his intimate performances and thoughtful songs. throughout the country.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
13
8:30 PM20:30

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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Piano Atmospherix
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

Piano Atmospherix

Free // Band Room

Piano Atmosferix has been created by Melbourne pianist Rod Wilson who plays a fusion of styles in this new session to be performed at Wesley Anne. Piano Atmosferix moves seamlessly from improvised treatments of well known standards through to more esoteric versions of gospel and classical tunes. All of these and more contribute to create a cool and relaxed Atmosferix. Rod plays solo and in ensembles throughout Australia and has featured on numerous recordings.

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Rosario De Marco
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Rosario De Marco

Free // Front Bar

Rosario De Marco, guitarist-composer is renowned throughout Italy for his arrangements and performances of Neapolitan and popular music. Rosario has performed live as well as for national TV and radio. He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition". His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

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.

Website // Youtube

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Dan Krochmal
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

Dan Krochmal

Band Room // $15

Australian-born indie rocker Dan Krochmal has been stunning audiences into silence since his arrival in New York. With extraordinary control of his ethereal, multi-octave voice, Krochmal bares his soul with every note. He has already built a devoted following in the city, and has performed at sold-out shows at Mercury Lounge (opening for Reeve Carney) and Rockwood Music Hall (opening for Fatai), along with being a featured interviewee in Sony Music's "You & I" documentary about Jeff Buckley's early career in Manhattan's lower-east side. Krochmal will be returning to Melbourne for the first time in two years (ahead of releasing his next album in 2019), and will be performing an intimate show at the Wesley Anne."

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Pavlova
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Pavlova

Free // Front Bar

Serving up a light and fluffy afternoon of swingers, PAVLOVA tantalise taste buds with tunes plucked from the Early Jazz Cookbook. Be delighted as these 3 sweeties deliver hard-swinging humdingers with high glucose levels assured!

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Alexander William
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Alexander William

Free // Front Bar

Alexander William is the name used by Gold Coast-based alternative folk musician Alexander William Evans. Drawn in at a young age by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Damien Rice, Ben Howard and others, Alexander formed his brooding tones that speak of love, loss, freedom, activism and his experience of the World.

Following a surprising amount of reaction to his first release ‘Truth EP’, Alex and his guitarist Tom are in anticipation of the release of their next full-length album ‘Goodbye My Darling, My Darling Goodbye’.

Website // Instagram // unearthed // Facebook // Spotify

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Remembering Chris Mann
Mar
7
8:00 PM20:00

Remembering Chris Mann

Band Room // Entry by donation

An evening to remember a unique Australian musician, poet, writer, performer, teacher and thinker. Chris died in New York in September 2018, and in March 2019 he would have been 70 years old. Let’s meet, talk, listen, blow out the candles on a cake, and say farewell.
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Chris Mann (1949–September 2018) was an Australian composer, poet and performer specializing in the emerging field of compositional linguistics, coined by Kenneth Gaburo and described by Mann as "the mechanism whereby you understand what I'm saying better than I do". He was, in the last 2 decades of his life, based in New York City.

Mann studied Chinese and linguistics at the University of Melbourne, and his interest in language, systems, and philosophy is evident in his work. Mann founded the New Music Centre in 1972 and taught at the State College of Victoria.

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Hoyne/Tarento/McCoullough
Mar
7
6:00 PM18:00

Hoyne/Tarento/McCoullough

Free // Front Bar

Long time friends and musical collaborators Matt Hoyne, Jordan Tarento and Aaron McCoulough have played together in a wide variety of musical projects. As a guitar trio, they will play a selection of their favourite tunes, from lilting ballads to swinging jazz standards, as well as a handful of their original compositions.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
6
8:30 PM20:30

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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Moulin Beige
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

Moulin Beige

Band Room // $20 conc. $30 full or $40 meal deal

Hosted by Squeezeboxing Comedian Liz Skitch see Melbourne’s most outstanding and unconventional stand ups, physical comics, satirists & clowns.

Expect the Unexpected’ – Heckler

‘It’s a treat of a night, especially where the level of talent is concerned’- Australian Stage

THE LINE UP:

Jude Perl- Music Comedy Genius

‘Punny, engaging and clever’ – The Australian

SCOUT– Satirist Chameleon

‘Outrageous’- Herald Sun

Ben Volchok- Radio Play Whiz

‘Always entertaining." - Squirrel Comedy

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Geraldine Hickey- Stand Up Legend

‘Gut- bustingly hilarious’- The Music

PO PO MO CO- Queer As Physical Comedy

'Weird, smart, gross out physical comedy at it's best.' - Pop-Culturey

Lauren Bok- Comedy Queen

‘A genuine bloody joy’- Pedestrian.tv


Liz Skitch- Squeezeboxing MC

‘Bizarre Delights’ – The Age


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Whitelion Trivia Fundraiser
Mar
4
6:00 PM18:00

Whitelion Trivia Fundraiser

Band Room // $20 door

Whitelion was founded in 1999 by Mark Watt & Glenn Manton. Mark was a manager at Melbourne’s youth detention centre in the ‘90s and becoming increasingly concerned about the ‘revolving door’ – young people who were released would end up back on remand shortly after. The reason was a lack of post-release services to assist those leaving detention to find a purpose in life away from offending. Glenn who was then playing AFL Football with Carlton both agreed the solution was to start Whitelion to find young people jobs and provide them with positive adult role models.

Open Family Australia was founded in 1978 by Melbourne icon Fr Bob Maguire as a grass roots vehicle to provide practical assistance to homeless youth. After a brief time in Canberra the service settled into its current delivery regions of Melbourne and Sydney. In December 2011 OFA successfully merged with Whitelion.

Stride Foundation formed in 2006 as a result of the Peer Support Foundation (which started in 1976) merging with the Bounce Back Foundation and Connecting Kids Company. In May 2014 Stride Foundation joined the Whitelion group to work with young people across Australia, to improve the physical, mental and social wellbeing of young people and their schools and communities.

Balga Detached Youth Work Project established in 1978 in a suburb of Perth known as Balga to support at risk young people to improve their future life opportunities. The majority of young people who access BDYWP are ATSI young people. BDYWP are particularly good at grass roots youth support focusing on providing information, support, advocacy, referral and case management services to assist young people with varying needs. Balga Detached also offers a work training project delivered in collaboration with Polytechnic West and occasional group and recreational activities for young people connected with the Project.

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Declan Kelly
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Declan Kelly

Band Room // $15+BF. $20 at the door

“After my last album Diesel n’Dub and being immersed in a dub filled world playing versions of Midnight Oil songs, it was only right in my heart to come back to a more personal collection of songs that have been brewing over the last few years. ‘Carry Me’ has a cinematic tone that I was craving for in its sonic quality to highlight the intimacy of this Heart song about the trials and falls of a love and essentially holding each other through it all, thick and thin.” Declan Kelly

Recorded at Declan’s studio nestled in the heart of Surry Hills, Sydney. The song is inspired by the likes of Beck’s Morning Phase record, The Alabama Shakes and the sounds and stories around the City of Sydney where Declan’s heart nests.

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Soft Power
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

Soft Power

Free // Front Bar

Soft Power transfixes audiences with their post-rock jazz grooves and meditative improvisations. Music for the head and the heart, the insular becomes an accessible place in the hands of Soft Power, their technical prowess on show but never too apparent, preferring to hypnotize rather than to startle - demonstrating a maturity beyond their collective years. With last year highlights including a 7 date east coast tour to Sydney and a performance at MONA - Museum of Old and New Art in Tasmania, they take over the front bar of Wesley Anne on Friday 1st March performing 2 sets of their slow-burning, all-instrumental tunes.

“Easy Listening, the sprawling new album from Melbourne three-piece Soft Power, melds jazz, prog-rock, and psych to deliver something truly mesmerizing”. – HAPPY MAG 2018

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Steve Tyssen + Grace Cummins + Maja
Feb
28
8:00 PM20:00

Steve Tyssen + Grace Cummins + Maja

Band Room // $10 entry

Steve Tyssen is making his Wesley Anne debut on Thursday February 28th to celebrate the release of his sixth solo album 'Come Home'.

Joining him will be his full band consisting of members Callum Walkinshaw (drums), Jaryd Miles (bass), Josh Bills (guitar) and Will Homan (keys) - all of whom play in various bands in the Melbourne music scene including Slomo, Body Corporate, Muck, Khan and Greenthief.

Also on the bill are two of the best local singer-songwriters Maja and Grace Cummings - making this a lineup not to be missed!

Website // Facebook // Instagram // Youtube // Spotify

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