Brian Campeau
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Brian Campeau

Free // Front Bar

Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. Some don’t like his sense of humour.

Originally from Canada, he’s been in Australia since 2003. He tends not to like being compared to other artists, but sees some value to these comparisons. With this in mind, some say Brian sounds like Nick Drake mixed with Radiohead. Others say he sounds angelic. That’s pretty nice.

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Music of Crete – Μουσική της Κρήτης
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Music of Crete – Μουσική της Κρήτης

Band Room // $20

Two nights dedicated to music from the island of Crete, Greece. Featuring Nikos, Antonis and Apollonia Xylouris on lyra, lute and percussions respectively. Children of George Xylouris (of Xylouris White fame) and grandchildren to the legendary Cretan lyra player Psarantonis, these three are flamekeepers for their family name, which spans several generations of musical heritage both back home and here in Melbourne. Alongside them is Paddy Montgomery, who has studied Cretan music with their father George and also with Ross Daly. This music is not what you would associate with the stereotype of Greek traditional music.Whilst being uplifting and energetic it can also encompass a rather a heavier, more sinister sound with driving rhythms and almost hypnotic phrasing. Traditional instruments such as the lyra (three stringed fiddle) and laouto (steel-strung lute) are featured in a repertoire of both traditional and contemporary songs and instrumentals.

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Glory B
Feb
23
6:00 PM18:00

Glory B

Free // Front Bar

Glory B can be described as a contemporary soul group, infusing elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock and latin. Fronted by signer and pianist Bryson Mulholland the line-up is completed by drummer Daniel Brates and bassist Mimmo Panunzio.

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Music of Crete – Μουσική της Κρήτης
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Music of Crete – Μουσική της Κρήτης

Band Room // $20

Two nights dedicated to music from the island of Crete, Greece. Featuring Nikos, Antonis and Apollonia Xylouris on lyra, lute and percussions respectively. Children of George Xylouris (of Xylouris White fame) and grandchildren to the legendary Cretan lyra player Psarantonis, these three are flamekeepers for their family name, which spans several generations of musical heritage both back home and here in Melbourne. Alongside them is Paddy Montgomery, who has studied Cretan music with their father George and also with Ross Daly. This music is not what you would associate with the stereotype of Greek traditional music.Whilst being uplifting and energetic it can also encompass a rather a heavier, more sinister sound with driving rhythms and almost hypnotic phrasing. Traditional instruments such as the lyra (three stringed fiddle) and laouto (steel-strung lute) are featured in a repertoire of both traditional and contemporary songs and instrumentals.

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Bob Hutchinson
Feb
25
4:00 PM16:00

Bob Hutchinson

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.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Feb
28
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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William Alexander
Mar
1
6:00 PM18:00

William Alexander

Front Bar

He's been called many things in his short but full life, including titles such as the 'Gentleman of the Bush' , 'The kid from Bourke', 'Young William' and most likely a few profanities. William is most at home when close to a river and surrounded by the plants and animals that bring life to this country. He has always had a love for history and knowing about what life was like back when people stashed all their savings in their bed mattresses instead of the banks. Like many musicians, music is a way that William can communicate his experience of life in song, though he often finds the words of others to be valuable for telling stories of love gone wrong, living on the road, and working in the sun. So for William, folk songs are the perfect coupling of his twin loves of history and story-telling song. If heart touching (breaking) tales from the Appalachian mountains interest you, or the stories told through early Australian and American country music get your heart pumping, then perhaps William Alexander is your man.'

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Nick Cunningham
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Cunningham

$20+BF // Band Room

Nick Cunningham has announced his biggest headline tour to date with the release of his second studio EP “In Between.” The Byron Bay singer songwriter is returning to deliver a feel good folk/pop EP filled with warm acoustic tones and soothing melodies reflecting on stories of love, loss and longing.

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Dirty Lopez & His Sax Mambo
Mar
3
6:00 PM18:00

Dirty Lopez & His Sax Mambo

Free // Front Bar

Dirty Lopez and his sax Mambo is a four piece Latin group from Melbourne.

We recently came together from previous larger Latin band (Da Chos) where we have been playing lots of shows and festivals around Australia for almost 20 years.

We play various Latin (and some modern hip tunes-Latin-fied) tunes as well as originals.

The band Includes: Henry Chaparro - Vocals, composer, Jorge Duran - Keys, Steve Forss -Drums, Percuss, and Cristian Lopez - Vocals, Sax

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Estee Big Band
Mar
4
2:00 PM14:00

Estee 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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The Moulin Beige
Mar
6
7:30 PM19:30

The Moulin Beige

$15 conc // $20 full // $30 meal and show // Band Room

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

Melbourne's most extraordinary and entertaining comedy cabaret.  Featuring experimental local acts and world class internationals from the other side of the tracks.  See the new and the tried and true, up and coming and the award winning.  Featuring clowns, physical comedians, character comedy, theater of the absurd, circus, cabaret and comedy that delights and simply cannot be defined.  

"Expect the unexpected” - The Herald Sun.  

"A night of frivolity and fun” – Heckler

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
7
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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Nick Murray
Mar
9
6:00 PM18:00

Nick Murray

Free // Front Bar

Nick Murray is a folk-blues musician from Sydney. He’s been a headline act as part of the RAW Sydney event “Grandeur” at Manning Bar in 2015, performed in the 'Feeling the Street' competition, as well as at well-known Sydney venues Brighton Up Bar, The Soda Factory, The Gasoline Pony, LazyBones and The Brass Monkey.  He has been a mainstay in the Sydney busking scene, regularly performing at Hyde Park and surrounding areas. His striking appearance and rapport with the audience make for a memorable musical experience. He has been interviewed and played live on ‘Blues Radio’ on Northside Radio Station, Alive 90.5 and Tribes of Sydney on 2RRR. Following on from a 2015 demo release, Nick Murrayteamed up with local Sydney producer, Michael Wheatley (Nut ‘n’ Butter Studios) to release his debut EP, “Blue Fruits”. “Blue Fruits”, mastered by Grammy award winner William Bowden (King Willy Records), has received favourable reviews in national music publications and enjoyed widespread airplay.  On the back of releasing “Blue Fruits”, Murray embarked on a Regional NSW Tour in late 2016 which saw him play at East Coast venues including 5 Church St and The Front Gallery. Nick Murray released “The Van Sessions” in January 2017, a live album of songs recorded during his tour of Regional NSW.


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The Shifties
Mar
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Shifties

$10 door // Band Room

The Shifties are bringing an array of fantastic acoustic music to the Wesley Anne on Friday 9th March.

Wilder Genes will open the night with an unplugged set of Experimental Folk, followed by the smooth crooning of Bluegrass quartet, Knott Family Band.

We will then see off the evening with an unplugged set featuring country versions of the songs off our upcoming debut album, Dean Hall.

 

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Joyce Prescher
Mar
10
6:00 PM18:00

Joyce Prescher

Free // Front Bar

Joyce Prescher launched her debut album “Home” in July this year. On her album, she meditates on the hardship of living away from home, identity, love and death. Inspired by the great singer-songwriters of our time, her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana.

With her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and a voice that really gets under your skin, Joyce has mesmerized audiences in Australia as well as the Netherlands ever since she was a little girl. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

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Devil on the Rooftop
Mar
11
6:00 PM18:00

Devil on the Rooftop

Devil on the Rooftop formed by Jess Randall (The Crooked Fiddle Band) draws on Medieval roots, hard-driving Bluegrass and Eastern European ’Gypsy violin’ traditions. They combine heart-stopping suspense, jaw-dropping fluidity, mind-bending rhythms, tear-jerking passion and a slightly odd sense of humour.

 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
14
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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Tom Dockray
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Dockray

$8 to $12+BF // Band Room

With spellbinding charisma and wit borne of a life lived on the fringe, Tom Dockray is a writer and composer of magnum calibre.

First discovered by naturalists in 1983 lurking in the foothills of the dark mountains of Tasmania, Dockray now calls Copenhagen home.

He has been charged a mission by the Government of Tasmania.

He is to recapture stolen Crown Princess Mary and return her to her rightful place in the bosom of suburban Hobart.

To break up the arduous journey, Dockray stops in Melbourne for one night to refuel on supplies of Mountain Goat and Korean chicken. He will dust off the cobwebs and if nothing else, Mitch Power will probably attend and say some mightily wise thing. 

Dockray’s songs are also quite wise, and contain hidden within them the secret to the meaning of life. 

Justin Bernasconi has been given orders to lend his exquisite talents to open the evening

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Nick Murray
Mar
16
6:00 PM18:00

Nick Murray

Free // Front Bar

Nick Murray is a folk-blues musician from Sydney. He’s been a headline act as part of the RAW Sydney event “Grandeur” at Manning Bar in 2015, performed in the 'Feeling the Street' competition, as well as at well-known Sydney venues Brighton Up Bar, The Soda Factory, The Gasoline Pony, LazyBones and The Brass Monkey.  He has been a mainstay in the Sydney busking scene, regularly performing at Hyde Park and surrounding areas. His striking appearance and rapport with the audience make for a memorable musical experience. He has been interviewed and played live on ‘Blues Radio’ on Northside Radio Station, Alive 90.5 and Tribes of Sydney on 2RRR. Following on from a 2015 demo release, Nick Murrayteamed up with local Sydney producer, Michael Wheatley (Nut ‘n’ Butter Studios) to release his debut EP, “Blue Fruits”. “Blue Fruits”, mastered by Grammy award winner William Bowden (King Willy Records), has received favourable reviews in national music publications and enjoyed widespread airplay.  On the back of releasing “Blue Fruits”, Murray embarked on a Regional NSW Tour in late 2016 which saw him play at East Coast venues including 5 Church St and The Front Gallery. Nick Murray released “The Van Sessions” in January 2017, a live album of songs recorded during his tour of Regional NSW.


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Carus Thompson
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Carus Thompson

$23.50+BF // Band Room

Globe trotting troubadour Carus Thompson has done it the hard way. Independent, with no commercial radio play, self-managed and funded he’s toured the world alongside The John Butler Trio, The Waifs, Xavier Rudd, Jack Johnson & Pete Murray, selling over 30,000 albums along the way.

He’s won his loyal fan base through 20 years of hitting the road, one punter, one gig, one tour at a time, always delivering passionate, energetic, folk-rocking shows that entertain and engage. 

It’s fitting that in support of his new single and video clip “Starved Myself Pretty” - a sharp, succinct and emotive comment on shows like X factor – he’s heading out around the country in solo mode. No tricks, no backing, just one man, a guitar and his songs. The anti-thesis of the commercial, mainstream, corporate and exploitive approach that the reality music shows take. 

This is the third and final tour for his lauded ISLAND album, before he takes a break to start writing for album number seven. Don’t miss one of this countries finest pub-rock acoustic singer-songwriters. 

“A wonderful return from Australia’s answer to Bruce Springsteen” – FORTE Magazine

“This is quality Songwriting” – Jeff Jenkins, Living in the Land of OZ

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Joyce Prescher
Mar
17
6:00 PM18:00

Joyce Prescher

Free // Front Bar

Joyce Prescher launched her debut album “Home” in July this year. On her album, she meditates on the hardship of living away from home, identity, love and death. Inspired by the great singer-songwriters of our time, her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana.

With her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and a voice that really gets under your skin, Joyce has mesmerized audiences in Australia as well as the Netherlands ever since she was a little girl. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

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Mary Webb + Phia
Mar
17
8:00 PM20:00

Mary Webb + Phia

$15 at the door // Band Room

$15

Captivating vocals, catchy, offbeat guitar picking and a swig of poetry, you can see why Mary Webb has been described as "a shining light" in the Adelaide Folk scene. Mary’s songs are thoughtful yet frank, exploring human fragility, self-discovery and connection. 

‘Love Like Planets’ was recorded at Snowghost Studios in Montana, USA with studio owner and engineer Brett Allen (Death Cab For Cutie, Swell Season, Matmos, Wayne Hotvitz, Justin Townes Earl), and local South Australian producer Mike Kirkham. While her previous releases have been predominantly acoustic, the new album also features an impressive four-piece studio band from Portland, Oregon.  Band mates include Cory Gray (keys, trumpet; has played for Darren Hanlon, The Dandy Warhols, Decemberists, Mirah), Daniel Hindman (guitar; co-creator of the band Pure Bathing Culture), Brian Wright (drums; Pure Bathing Culture) and Zachary Tillman (bass; Pearly Gate Music, regularly plays for Fleet Foxes). 

Mary will be launching her new album, ‘Love Like Planets’ with support from Melbourne folk-pop artist Phia: 

“A live-looping frenzy", classically-trained singer-songwriter Phia makes music that is abound with luscious layers of harmonies, vocal percussion and vivid pop sensibilities. Described by Rolling Stone Magazine as "Flowing from [...] minimal loops to stadium-scaled grandeur”, her newest EP "The Woman Who Counted The Stars" is “...a cosmic experience buzzing with sonic energy” (Happy Mag).

She has honed her remarkable live show over hundreds of performances across Europe, from bars in Southern Italy, to fisherman’s villages in Iceland and major music festivals such as Melt Festival, Berlin Festival and Fusion Festival in Germany.

Website // Facebook // SilverWebb Songs

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Melbourne Composer's League
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Melbourne Composer's League

$10 at the door // Band Room

The long-held tradition of the Melbourne Composers’ League Elbow Room concerts continues at the Wesley Anne on Sunday 18th March at 2.00 pm. The Elbow Room concerts are a much-loved part of the Melbourne music scene, providing a valuable opportunity for composers to present their newest works, experiment and test out ideas or re-visit older works in the friendly and conducive atmosphere of the Wesley Anne. 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. Featured composers include Paul Moulatlet, Christina Green, Peter Tahourdin, Sylvia Simons, Peter Graham, and Johanna Selleck.

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Z Star Delta + Emma & The Urban Folk + TELOS TEACUP
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Z Star Delta + Emma & The Urban Folk + TELOS TEACUP

$15+ BF // Band Room

Z-STAR DELTA is an explosive duo fronted by international artist, multi-instrumentalist and producer Zee Gachette (Z-STAR, SLOWTRAINSOUL), based in the UK. Fast becoming hot music property in Australia, being hailed as the highlight of many a festival, thanks to their most legendary live performances. The duo have an impressively huge sound that travels through an intoxicating and modern mix of Country Blues and Desert Rock. Musically speaking, it’s no surprise that Zee’s captivating tone and grit have been likened to greats such as Nina Simone and Janis Joplin. But what’s even more striking is that these powerful vocals are being delivered whilst she drums with a compelling, Bo Diddly-inspired, tribal intensity "reminiscent of the White Stripes" (The Echo).

A true musician's artist, Zee has inspired standing ovations from music legends Jimmy Page, Roger Daltrey and Amy Winehouse to name a few. As well as selling in excess of 3m in combined album sales,  with music featured in TV/Film/Adverts globally and live performances from Radio City Music Hall (NYC) to Glastonbury. This world class act is a must see!!

"A force of nature" - Jimmy Page

"A legend in her lifestime" - Diva Magazine

"Zee puts you under her spell" - Beat Magazine

"Z-Star Delta offer up a smorgasbord of tunes, effects and rhythms. One minute you’re rocking and then you’re in a science fiction movie! Deep down and dirty rendition of ‘I Put a Spell on You’ – complex and enthralling, and how does she drum like that AND SING!!!" - Australian Stage

"Nitrous-injected hyper-blues that spiritually hail from the Mississippi Delta....Z-Star Delta feature Zee Gachette’s driving drums, acoustic guitar and Earth mama vocals (often all at the same time), and Sebastien’s hypnotic psych and slide guitars. Charismatic, vibrant, original...sending a shock wave of sonic power throughout the venue" - 100% Rock Magazine

"The next blues star" - The Blues Magazine

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
21
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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Susan O’Neill
Mar
23
6:00 PM18:00

Susan O’Neill

All the way from Co. Clare, Ireland, the prodigiously gifted Susan O’Neill’s soulful & husky-voiced performances are truly something to behold. Using guitar, harmonica, trumpet and a loop pedal, Susan delivers a timeless and powerful blend of the old & new. Her inspirational fusion of soulful Irish folk & her own acclaimed original material makes for an entertaining & enchanting musical experience.

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Water for the Well
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Water for the Well

$10+BF // Band Room

Meet Water for the Well, a pair of musicians who stumbled into each other’s musical arms through a mutual crazy love of bluegrass and the banjo. Somewhere between folk and bluegrass, the feel of a stream rolling gently over rocks is often followed by infectious driving numbers filled with cheek, all engulfed by Jason’s sassy banjo and Freya’s distinctively elegant voice. 

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Ian Maddick
Mar
24
6:00 PM18:00

Ian Maddick

Ian is a unique multi-instrumentalist playing; Guitar, Voice, Bass, Saxophone, Percusion, Surbahar (Bass, Indian Sitar) and Banjo. 

His solo show includes influences from many styles such as Alternative, Rock and Roll, Afro Beat, Funk, Reggae, Hip Hop, Traditional Indian Music and Jazz Harmony. Blended together with live looping and delicate songwriting. It all comes together in an engaging and enlivened performance.

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Accidental Bedfellows
Mar
25
4:00 PM16:00

Accidental Bedfellows

Free // Front Bar

Accidental Bedfellows plays the Wesley Anne from 4 to 6pm Sunday 25 March.

An indie folk trio from Melbourne, Accidental Bedfellows features the rich poetic songs of Brendan Bonsack and lush vocals of Chrissy Misso. With Stephan Brown on the upright bass, the group's tightly woven tunes are reminiscent of American sixties folk, but carry a strong contemporary narrative.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Mar
28
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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Boadz
Mar
30
6:00 PM18:00

Boadz

Dale 'Boadz' Boaden has roared onto the Melbourne blues scene over the last 2 years, playing shows to packed rooms throughout Victoria and earning a reputation as one of the most promising up-and-comers working today. Particularly well known for his tribute performance of the 'Complete Works of Robert Johnson', Boadz possesses a deep understanding of the history of the blues. Combined with the background of an accomplished jazz improviser, a sound has emerged that is rough and earthy yet sleek and sophisticated; contemporary while also deeply entrenched in tradition. 

Boadz makes his solo debut at The Wesley Anne with a selection of old blues favourites from the likes of Blind Blake, Lonnie Johnson, Blind Willie Johnson, Mississippi John Hurt, Robert Johnson and more, as well as original music fresh from the woodshed. 

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Merpire
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Merpire

Free // Front Bar

Merpire fashions soundscapes of macabre dream-pop that explore the fluidity of life, death, relationships and the human condition. The brainchild of singer songwriter Rhiannon Atkinson-Howatt, Merpire’s honest and captivating refrains have piqued the interests of industry professionals aplenty since winning the Telstra Road to Discovery in 2015.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Feb
21
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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Ola Milena
Feb
18
4:00 PM16:00

Ola Milena

Free // Front Bar

Ola Milena's focuses on the energy of LOVE. It taps into vulnerability and sensitivity, strength and bravery through stories of connection, relationships and the explorations of the heart space. Crafted with careful poetry, jazzy harmonies and the energy of the feminine the songs of LP invite the listeners to be honest and fearless in the way they connect to their self love and the love they share with others. 

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Aurelia
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

Aurelia

Band Room // $10+BF HERE // $12 door

Grammy Award nominated singer/songwriter Aurelia is a star on the rise, and as it would seem, doing everything in reverse... Having scored numerous US Billboard top 10 releases, cracked the Triple J Hottest 100, multiple American Blues Music Awards nominations and a nod from the Grammy board, all before releasing a note of her own music... Aurelia has carved out a niche as a co-writing tool of force... Having worked behind the scenes with some of the biggest names in the industry and on the ground with new and upcoming artists, she has found a home connecting to, and capturing songs that reflect each individual artists voice. Outside of music, Aurelia is a practitioner of Martial Arts at the highest international level. Her international training, and her focus and dedication to a lifetime pursuit of understanding energy, forms the basis of her skills to access the heart of a lyric, a melody, a song... With no direct musical influences, her style has developed from a sense of rhythmic flow born out of her Martial Arts practices. Her melodies are as striking as they are beautiful, and with a lyrical thematic spectrum ranging from the intimacy and quiet pain of heartbreak to the universal perspective of greater humanity, her ability to connect to where an artist is, and where they want to go, is incomparable.
 

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Tim Hart
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Tim Hart

Band Room // $20+BF HERE // $25 door

Hart has a thing for honesty and convictions. As the drummer of insanely popular folk-rock band Boy & Bear, the majority of Hart’s musical life is spent behind the drum kit – touring the world, singing back-up vocals, and contributing songwriting to the award-winning Sydney group’s beloved songs and spirit. This high-profile existence pushed Hart to make his 2012 debut album, Milling the Wind, a bare bones folk record. “Something that wasn’t so meticulous and thought out,” he says now. But for his second album, The Narrow Corner, concept was shunted aside for life experience. Written largely on the road and recorded between touring with Boy & Bear, The Narrow Corner hinges on themes of loss, disconnection, and how travel alters perspective, for better and worse. It also introduces Hart as a skilled and plain-spoken curator of his own interior universe. Playing the majority of instruments himself, The Narrow Corner reunites Hart with Milling the Wind-producer Mark Myers (Emma Louise, The Middle East, Timberwolfe), as well as Sydney producer Wayne Connolly (You Am I, Knievel, Cloud Control), responsible for Boy & Bear’s Harlequin Dream.

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Glory B
Feb
16
6:00 PM18:00

Glory B

Free // Front Bar

Glory B can be described as a contemporary soul group, infusing elements of jazz, blues, funk, rock and latin. Fronted by signer and pianist Bryson Mulholland the line-up is completed by drummer Daniel Brates and bassist Mimmo Panunzio.

 Website // Facebook

 

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Stephanie Mascetta
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Stephanie Mascetta

Band Room // $10

Stephanie Mascetta and her incredible band of wonderful friends, have been gigging all over Melbourne for many years. Their first ever EP release has been a work in progress and is sure to excite and inspire its listeners. Come along and enjoy some wonderfully authentic original music!

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Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Brian Campeau and Julian Abrahams

Free // Front Bar

Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. Some don’t like his sense of humour.

Originally from Canada, he’s been in Australia since 2003. He tends not to like being compared to other artists, but sees some value to these comparisons. With this in mind, some say Brian sounds like Nick Drake mixed with Radiohead. Others say he sounds angelic. That’s pretty nice.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Feb
14
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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Ola Milena
Feb
11
4:00 PM16:00

Ola Milena

Free // Front Bar

Ola Milena's focuses on the energy of LOVE. It taps into vulnerability and sensitivity, strength and bravery through stories of connection, relationships and the explorations of the heart space. Crafted with careful poetry, jazzy harmonies and the energy of the feminine the songs of LP invite the listeners to be honest and fearless in the way they connect to their self love and the love they share with others. 

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Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters
Feb
10
6:00 PM18:00

Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters

Free // Front Bar

With a voice like honey poured over thunder and a beat up old acoustic guitar, local rambler Jess Parker has a story to tell. After releasing her debut solo EP - 'Delta Veins' in Dec 2016 and embarking on a string of local and regional shows since, she will be serving up her unique brew of dark Australiana and shaky Louisiana swamp blues at the Wes front bar, on Saturday Feb 3rd and Saturday Feb 10th from 6-8pm. Free entry.

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O'CONNELL / ANDRESEN / BENNIER / KYRITSIS
Feb
9
6:00 PM18:00

O'CONNELL / ANDRESEN / BENNIER / KYRITSIS

Free // Front Bar

This collaboratively run quartet explores music from the American and Australian jazz cannon, celebrating artists such as Paul Motian, Bill Frissel, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, and Aussies Andrea Keller, Paul Williamson, and many others! 

Band: Zac O'Connell (sax), Josh Bennier (trombone), Nick Kyritsis (guitar), Luke Andresen (drums)

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Jane McArthur
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Jane McArthur

Free // Front Bar

Jane McArthur offers audiences a raw and honest experience where lyric is king and the blues got soul. Currently wooing Melbourne audiences with her solo shows, and is widely admired for her soulful vocals, poetic writing and bluesy undertones. 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Feb
7
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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SHOL
Feb
4
6:00 PM18:00

SHOL

Free // Front Bar

SHOL’s compositions cover from hard bop and free jazz to world music and funky soul grooves. This uniquely Australian ensemble explores a range of emotions and sounds. SHOL performances  aim to engage the listener’s unique music experiences from the past up to this present day living in Melbourne, Australia. The music is distilled through the musicians’ hearts and minds, creating aesthetic melodic themes and bold improvisations.

Facebook // Website // Soundcloud // Album Review

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Estee Big Band
Feb
4
2:00 PM14:00

Estee 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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Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters
Feb
3
6:00 PM18:00

Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters

Free // Front Bar

With a voice like honey poured over thunder and a beat up old acoustic guitar, local rambler Jess Parker has a story to tell. After releasing her debut solo EP - 'Delta Veins' in Dec 2016 and embarking on a string of local and regional shows since, she will be serving up her unique brew of dark Australiana and shaky Louisiana swamp blues at the Wes front bar, on Saturday Feb 3rd and Saturday Feb 10th from 6-8pm. Free entry.

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O'CONNELL / ANDRESEN / BENNIER / KYRITSIS
Feb
2
6:00 PM18:00

O'CONNELL / ANDRESEN / BENNIER / KYRITSIS

Free // Front Bar

This collaboratively run quartet explores music from the American and Australian jazz cannon, celebrating artists such as Paul Motian, Bill Frissel, Eric Dolphy, Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman, and Aussies Andrea Keller, Paul Williamson, and many others! 

Band: Zac O'Connell (sax), Josh Bennier (trombone), Nick Kyritsis (guitar), Luke Andresen (drums)

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Still Water
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

Still Water

Free // Front Bar

Still Water sounds like sultry Territorian warmth meets mid-winter urban folk-song. The collaboration between the two classically trained multi-instrumentalists began in 2015, and Alice and Jhana have since gone on to perform at festivals and venues around Melbourne and regional Victoria. Through close-knit harmonies combined with lilting instrumentals, Still Water brings you original folk and country music.

Facebook 

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jan
31
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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Mimi Gilbert
Jan
28
4:00 PM16:00

Mimi Gilbert

Free // Front Bar

Mimi Gilbert discovered her love for music and performance on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as a teenager. Now having spent the last two years touring consistently in the USA and Europe, she continues to carry her songs and story around the world, playing in venues of all kinds. In the realm of indie, cinematic folk, Mimi is harmony driven and with a love for deep rhythm. She creates layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply burst with life, journey and experience.

 Facebook // Spotify // Instagram

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The Hunter Express
Jan
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Hunter Express

Free // Front Bar

The Hunter Express is an indie rock/folk project by Melbourne songwriter Brad Ellis. With an EP in 2016 and a fresh LP just released, let his music take you away this summer. Performing the songs as a trio with gripping instrumentation, unique folk melodies as well as his entrancing live performance will you sold. Join the Hunter Express this Jan at the Wesley Anne. 

 Website // Spotify // Instagram // Youtube

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Tailor Birds
Jan
26
6:00 PM18:00

Tailor Birds

Free // Front Bar

The Tailor Birds sound is back in Australia, returning from a 5th European summer tour, and Sophie is thrilled to be returning to play the Wesley Anne, almost a year after she left Melbourne to go on the road full time.  Sophie Kinston, front woman, electric violinist and creative force behind the Tailor Birds sound, has had a few minor setbacks including a broken ankle and a suitcase of luggage being thrown out of a coach window, but she is back in full swing.

Having just finished a long stint in the studio in both Holland and Australia, recording the new record, Sophie continues on with the 'Stilts on the Water' tour throughout Australia, in support of the 'White Feather' release in mid Feb, which she now brings to Melbourne.

Many may remember Sophie from the Rosie Burgess trio, but you can now catch her in one of her only Melbourne appearances for the year.  This is thrilling electric violin, world folk at its' finest, and music at its' most raw.  Weaving through classical, experimental and folk inspirations, Tailor Birds builds an audience that is as diverse as much as it is one, telling tales about love, loss, hopes, dreams, that anything is possible.  Connecting their people to something good again, in a world that is constantly changing, this is music to inspire, ignite the spirit, and challenge our inner most desires.

 

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Tiaryn plays the Grand
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

Tiaryn plays the Grand

Free // Band Room

From as early as she can remember, Tiaryn has been deeply connected to the emotional power of song and the art of expressing the human experience. Her effortless stage presence and soaring voice gracefully combines pop, electronic, and soul elements.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jan
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.

View Event →
Mimi Gilbert
Jan
21
4:00 PM16:00

Mimi Gilbert

Free // Front Bar

Mimi Gilbert discovered her love for music and performance on the streets of Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle as a teenager. Now having spent the last two years touring consistently in the USA and Europe, she continues to carry her songs and story around the world, playing in venues of all kinds. In the realm of indie, cinematic folk, Mimi is harmony driven and with a love for deep rhythm. She creates layer upon layer of a raw, prevailing sound that simply burst with life, journey and experience.

 Facebook // Spotify // Instagram

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The Hunter Express
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

The Hunter Express

Free // Front Bar

The Hunter Express is an indie rock/folk project by Melbourne songwriter Brad Ellis. With an EP in 2016 and a fresh LP just released, let his music take you away this summer. Performing the songs as a trio with gripping instrumentation, unique folk melodies as well as his entrancing live performance will you sold. Join the Hunter Express this Jan at the Wesley Anne. 

 Website // Spotify // Instagram // Youtube

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Half the Andes
Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Half the Andes

Free // Front Bar

Half the Andes are a vocals and double bass duo, who provide a varied selection of jazz standards and reimagined pop songs, performed by Rose Bassett and Ronan Nicholson.  The duo's varied experience in different styles of music creates a unique and highly enjoyable listening experience.

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Tiaryn plays the Grand
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Tiaryn plays the Grand

Free // Band Room

From as early as she can remember, Tiaryn has been deeply connected to the emotional power of song and the art of expressing the human experience. Her effortless stage presence and soaring voice gracefully combines pop, electronic, and soul elements.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jan
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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