Providence & Không Nói Quartet
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Providence & Không Nói Quartet

Band Room // $10

1st set:

Không Nói Quartet Formed by vocalist and Dan Tranh player Maggie Mai, the Không Nói Quartet blurs the lines between old and new by adding a contemporary personality to the traditional folk music of Vietnam. They hope that their music will be a thought provoking and deeply authentic experience that is not constrained by the borders of genre, rather, is given life by the act of bringing together sounds and stories from different parts of our world. Cello/ Looping: Ceridwen McCooey Trombone: Callum Mintzis Piano: Jobey Joh Vocals/ Dan Tranh: Maggie Mai

2nd set:

Providence Providence is a new quintet formed by Canberra born Melbourne based saxophonist Angus Davison. The band performs primarily original material with a focus on interplay and melody. The unconventional front line of two saxophones allows for a homogeneous sound rarely featured outside a larger ensemble. Expect beautiful new music as well as tender explorations of beloved classics. Alto saxophone: Thomas Colemanbell Tenor saxophone: Angus Davison Piano: Jake Amy Bass: Blakely Mclean Davies Drums: Albert Rolfe

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Mezz Coleman Piano
Aug
26
6:30 PM18:30

Mezz Coleman Piano

Band Room // Free

Singer-songwriter Mezz Coleman has always been drawn to the beautiful story telling found in folk music, the melodic and harmonic complexity used in jazz, and the accessibility of a great pop song.

Over the past 12 months Mezz has been hiding away and writing new music that sits somewhere between these genres.

Join Mezz each Monday night in August at the Wesley Anne as she goes solo and takes to the grand piano to showcase her new material.

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Viper's Swing Dream Team
Aug
30
6:00 AM06:00

Viper's Swing Dream Team

Front Bar // Free

Viper's Dream Swing Team come together to celebrate the few recordings that Django Reinhardt and Larry Adler joined forces on in 1938.

Chris Maunders (chromatic harmonica) and Nic Ryan-Glenie (trumpet) duck and weave around melodies of the Manouche idiom, backed by a rock solid rhythm section.

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Huanchacho
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Huanchacho

Band Room // $5

Join Huanchaco for a very special event in celebrating the release of up coming single - A Marcha!!! Huanchacois so very grateful so share this event with some amazing artists. Bryon Triandafyllidis Trio -

Emotional and evocative music based on traditions of Greece, the Balkans, the mediterranean and beyond.

DJ Twins - Latin Beats spun into the night Yoram Symons - Weaving words of wisdom!

And a very very special cameo performance by The Voices Unbound Choir!!!!

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The Dreggs
Aug
31
8:00 PM20:00

The Dreggs

Band Room // $15 + BF

Celebrating the release of their upcoming single, You and Me, The Dreggs embark on their ‘You and Me’ Tour, travelling from their home in Sunny Coast to NSW and VIC and WA.

After a successful 2018, with the release of their Seas Embrace EP and 2019 releases, 'Gold' and 'Just for One Night', as well as shows along the East Coast and spots at a few major festivals.

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Nathan Power Single Launch
Sep
1
3:00 PM15:00

Nathan Power Single Launch

Band Room // $10

“Borrows inspiration from folk, blues and country...”–Beat Magazine

”Laid back tales of an old soul with a guitar. Really delightfullistening...”– Nkechi Anele (Triple J)

Nathan Power had a wild childhood, growing up in Yemen, Kenyaand Pakistan. He almost got expelled from boarding school forbrewing his own dandelion wine in his wardrobe. His family had twopet baboons and a golden eagle. It was all very wild.There are no animals on Nathan’s debut EP ‘We Were Wild’. Instead,these songs use folk guitar, mandolin and cello to focus on a differentkind of wildness–the kind that lives in wandering hearts caged inbad relationships and salaried desk jobs.People can clearly relate. In 2017, Nathan sold out the launch of hisdebut single ‘Solstice’, which was played across PBS, 3RRR andTriple J. 2018 carried on the momentum with over 50 shows, twonational tours and slots at a slew of festivals including MarysvilleJazz and Blues, Djerriwarrh Festival, Nimbin Roots Festival andBenalla’s Wall to Wall Festival.2019 kicks off with a national tour around the release of new single‘Sparrow Song’ and shows at Yackandandah Folk Festival, PAVEFestival and Frankston Waterfront Festival.

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Andy Nelson
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

Andy Nelson

Free // Front Bar

Andy Nelson is a Singer Songwriter from Central West NSW. With a mesmerising voice he writes and sings songs full of heart.

Within the few years he's has been involved in the music scene Andy has quickly become a well-respected musician and festival favourite. I

n September he will bring his solo performance, and debut album "Man on The Mountain" to the Wesley Anne.

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Milne/Attiche/Flenady
Sep
7
6:00 PM18:00

Milne/Attiche/Flenady

Free // Front Bar

With an emphasis on Jazz Standards we draw from several role models such as Ella Fitzgerald & Joe Pass or Tuck & Patti. Conventional and unconventional arrangements and ideas reflect our experience from various projects we have been part of over the years.

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Sam O'Halloran
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Sam O'Halloran

Free // Front Bar

Sam O'Halloran plays the tunes of Wes Montgomery and a few others. Featuring drums, bass and guitar this trio sets out to explore the jazz from the late 40's, 50's and 60's. Big fat jazz sounds for days...(for two hours).

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Organix Trio
Sep
9
6:00 PM18:00

Organix Trio

Free // Front Bar

Organix are a trio featuring Hammond, guitar and drums. The group made its debut last year at Bar 303, playing original music and re-imagining classic Donny Hathaway tracks, as well as Dr. Lonnie Smith and Soulive instrumentals.

Hammond organ – Ollie Rolfe
Guitar – Harry Tinney
Drums – Albert Rolfe

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The Sounds of Science
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Sounds of Science

Bandroom // $15 // $18

The Sounds of Science is a storytelling night where a group of science lovers take us back to where it all began.

When science folk speak publicly they are normally explaining how our world works, or the results of their research. We very rarely hear about the scientists themselves. What drew them to their career? What gets them out of bed in the morning? What started them on their journey of lifelong discovery? Why does the science matter to them?

‘The Sounds of Science’ is a chance to hear where it all began for them; their origin story. What stoked their interest and passion into a life long adventure in science? Come to the beautiful Wesley Anne, grab a meal and a beverage and hear our guests share their personal stories about science.

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The Sockettes
Sep
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Sockettes

Band Room // $7

Melbourne Folk Trio, The Sockettes are joined by silky smooth folk singin' heartbreaker Edward Vanzet for a night of sweet jams.

he Sockettes weave together a wide range of musical influences to deliver a unique sound. from Irish fiddle, mandolin, bass to folk guitar, The Sockettes come together to create a range of warm and engaging song writing.

Storytelling is delivered with mellifluous three-piece harmonies adorned with strings and keys making for a show that is intimate and emotive - not to be missed.

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Cam Gilmour
Sep
19
8:30 PM20:30

Cam Gilmour

Band Room // $20

Cam Gilmour is set to perform his debut show "Can’t Complain. Frequently Do." at the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Belting out songs on the piano at the legendary Wesley Anne on 19 September, it’s a one night only affair.

Cam’s show brings a light touch and plenty of depth with songs about the everyday things that make life a joy and a misery. It’s dark comedy. Or light drama. Depends on your view really.

This year, his music took him to the Raw Comedy state prelims. Since then, he’s been polishing a full-hour show in any room with a piano. A former drummer for artists like Illy, Joelistics and Behind Crimson Eyes, Cam is thrilled to have the stage all to himself.

With a simple, stripped-back show, he’s backing himself on good writing and a whiz-bang performance.

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Tide
Oct
3
8:00 PM20:00

Tide

Band Room // $15

Surrounded by percussive instruments, very special guests and with his guitar, Tide will present an intimate concert of traditional Brazilian music at Wesley Anne.

There will also be Rasteiro opening the night with Brazilian standards of Bossa Nova, Samba, Baião and more. Nos vemos lá! Tide is a Melbourne based guitarist and vocalist from Brazil.

Tide plays traditional Brazilian jazz music: Samba-Jazz, Baião, Chula, Côco, and Afoxé; genres which have a strong African origin as well as South American Indigenous and European influences. I

nspired by the likes of Brazilian contemporary songwriters Gilberto Gil and João Bosco, Tide has developed a distinctive percussive style, melding fingerstyle and articulate strumming techniques to achieve a dynamic, delicate and varied sound.

The result is an organic and authentic style of traditional Brazilian music.

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Seren Spain
Aug
23
8:00 PM20:00

Seren Spain

Band Room // $10

Have a seat, drink & good food by the fire or a dance whilst enjoying an immersive, sensory experience and musical show!

Seren Spain is releasing her new single "You Lost Nothing" tonight - celebrating at the Wesley Anne with a show launch! The incredibly WILD & playful Belly Savalas are opening.

Seren Spain's new single launch will kick off 9pm with the finest:

• LIANA on HARP! Liana is pushing the envelope by using harp in innovative ways across genres.

• Erin Grace of SPAWN serving up sick licks!

• Brandon Valentine bringing vibes on guitar!

• Jeff Consi of Aria-winning The Badloves on Drums!

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JOYING
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

JOYING

Front Bar // Free

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

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Amie Griswold // Album Launch
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Amie Griswold // Album Launch

Band Room // Free

To Celebrate the release of her debut album 'Making Sense of it All', folk-pop singer/songwriter Amie Grisold is putting on an album launch at the Wesley Anne, Nothcote on Thursday August 22nd.

This is a free event, so come along and celebrate local Melbourne music.

Amie Grisold is a singer/songwriter who creates beautiful original folk-pop music with a unique style that makes her stand out in the modern folk crowd. Amie is a regular on the Folk Festival scene, including performances alongside the Northern Folk and Sal Kimber.

Her style has been compared to that of Missy Higgins, Sarah Blasko and Joni Mitchell. Her EP of original music was described as: “Such a beautiful debut EP... a sensational talent and a gorgeous voice.”

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Mezz Coleman Piano
Aug
19
6:30 PM18:30

Mezz Coleman Piano

Band Room // Free

Singer-songwriter Mezz Coleman has always been drawn to the beautiful story telling found in folk music, the melodic and harmonic complexity used in jazz, and the accessibility of a great pop song.

Over the past 12 months Mezz has been hiding away and writing new music that sits somewhere between these genres.

Join Mezz each Monday night in August at the Wesley Anne as she goes solo and takes to the grand piano to showcase her new material.

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Doko
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Doko

Band Room // $10 +BF

80s New Wave and Psychedelic Rock just had an illegitimate love child. Born out of wedlock, Doko entered this world in late 2015 as a band trying to find their feet in a post lockout law Sydney.

The band have gigged up and down the East Coast searching for an identity and sound of their own. From playing full capacity headline shows to three people in a rural pub, the band has quickly become a force to be reckoned with.

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Andrew Swift
Aug
16
8:00 PM20:00

Andrew Swift

Band Room // $15+BF

with special guest Katie Bates

Andrew Swift
Ball & Chain is the 5th and final single to be taken from Andrew Swift's award winning album, 'Call Out For The Cavalry'. To celebrate, Swift will be touring the east coast of Australia throughout July & August.
Andrew Swift made a big first impression on the country music world when he performed as a Toyota Starmaker grand finalist in 2017. Despite not taking home the title of Starmaker, Swift has gone from strength to strength over the past couple of years with the release of his album 'Call Out For The Cavalry' debuting at #1 on the ARIA Australian Country Charts & singles taken from the album receiving national airplay a chart placements including 'Runaway Train', 'King of the Sky' & 'Fire & Ice' featuring Catherine Britt.
At the 2019 Golden Guitar Awards, the country music industry recognised his hard work and saw Swift take home the Golden Guitar Awards for Qantas New Talent of the Year & for Alternative Country Album of the Year.
"...an Australian songwriting heavyweight - with a powerfully evocative voice to match." - Country Update Magazine.

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Comedy on High
Aug
13
8:00 PM20:00

Comedy on High

Band Room // $10

This August, Comedy on High Presents, a comedy show about NOTHING! However theres definitely SOMETHING about this #1 Rated Lineup! Unlike other comedy nights in melbourne Comedy On High brings you a variety of comics doing larger sets so you get a real chance to see their real brilliance and on one of the biggest stages in town in a lounge-like room, a unique experience, one to savour and look forward to! Featuring;

Ash Greblo! Bendigo boy bringing his humour down to the wes this month, known for delivering stories and anecdotes that are energetic and outrageous yet innocent, featured in the comedy fest and coming to comedy on High this month!

Randy Adeva! An improv and stand up performer who blends the two in a genius manner, bringing alive characters on stage, featured throughout melbourne and the comedy festival, now bringing his brilliance to the wesley anne!

Alessio Carducci is owed a spot as per a contractual agreement between he and dan rozario

Matt O’Neil - This guy, all the way from the uk, that’s what comedy on high is doing for ya, sourcing this stuff from the other side of the world (he is based in melbourne), well back to it, this guy, wow, sharp, quick turns that provide shock and laugh inspiring awe at every turn. A regular big hitter in Melbourne, just coming off being the support act for Steve Hughes at the atheneum theatre, be excited.

Joseph Green one of the most unique and calming voices in Melbourne Comedy, will take you on a verbal journey that’ll leave you feeling like you’re resting your head on a pillow but just at any moment he’ll split your sides

Carla Wills A raw national finalist in 2017, proving that she really was a rising star with sold out nights during the melbourne international comedy festival and featuring alongside some of Australia’s biggest comics,

LUKE MCGREGOR Our headliner for you this August is none other than superstar Luke McGregor, star of the international hit RoseHaven, fresh off his best actor win at the TV Week Logies and runs of stand up shows across the country, primed and ready to bring his renown standup to the wes!

Believe in yourself, Come down to Comedy On High this August, the second tuesday of every month, at the Wesley Anne

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Mezz Coleman Piano
Aug
12
6:30 PM18:30

Mezz Coleman Piano

Band Room // Free

Singer-songwriter Mezz Coleman has always been drawn to the beautiful story telling found in folk music, the melodic and harmonic complexity used in jazz, and the accessibility of a great pop song.

Over the past 12 months Mezz has been hiding away and writing new music that sits somewhere between these genres.

Join Mezz each Monday night in August at the Wesley Anne as she goes solo and takes to the grand piano to showcase her new material.

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Santa Taranta
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

Santa Taranta

Bandroom // $15 - $25

Santa Taranta is proud to launch its second full length album in Melbourne for a special night of music and stories. Accompanied by very special guests this is a night no to be missed!

Full ticket includes a copy of the new CD. Sonu - Songs from the Homeland' is an album that celebrates Italian folk music in Australia.

Beautiful songs, stories and voices from the National Library of Australia's collections come alive in this powerful, emotional and life affirming show.

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Organix Trio
Aug
8
6:00 PM18:00

Organix Trio

Organix are a trio featuring Hammond, guitar and drums. The group made its debut last year at Bar 303, playing original music and re-imagining classic Donny Hathaway tracks, as well as Dr. Lonnie Smith and Soulive instrumentals.

Hammond organ – Ollie Rolfe
Guitar – Harry Tinney
Drums – Albert Rolfe

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Mezz Coleman Piano
Aug
5
6:30 PM18:30

Mezz Coleman Piano

Band Room // Free

Singer-songwriter Mezz Coleman has always been drawn to the beautiful story telling found in folk music, the melodic and harmonic complexity used in jazz, and the accessibility of a great pop song.

Over the past 12 months Mezz has been hiding away and writing new music that sits somewhere between these genres.

Join Mezz each Monday night in August at the Wesley Anne as she goes solo and takes to the grand piano to showcase her new material.

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Rachel Caddy
Aug
4
6:00 PM18:00

Rachel Caddy

Free // Front Bar

Rachel Caddy is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter with warm vocals and tender, honest songwriting. Her songwriting explores both ends of the scale from delicate to powerful, and she paints the imagery in these songs vividly – drawn from life and nature, loss and small victories.

She has recently released a brace of her original songs under the production guidance of Chris Pickering and Benjamin McCarthy (Alex the Astronaut, Gordi), which feature all the cumulative forces of her songwriting and performing talent.

She will be stripping back these tracks alongside a range of new material for an acoustic set at the Wesley Anne front bar.

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Winter Women & String
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Winter Women & String

Band Room // $12

Melbourne Acoustica and The Wesley Anne proudly present and suppport the third edition to WInter Women and Strings. An incredible showcase of Melbournes finest female performers.

An evening with multi intrumentalists and songwriters of the highest caliber; masters of their art. We are pleased to announce Sonia Serin Music Carolyn Oates Cate Taylor and Tori Dee Friday, August 2nd at 8pm at the Wesley Anne.

We are closing off Winter celebrating exceptional virtuoso talent.

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Yhal Leal
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Yhal Leal

Free // Front Bar

Born the son of Colombian poverty, reprised a migrant under Australia’s burnt sun. Raised by an angelic mother in wilderness scrub. The youngest of four brothers, I didn’t walk the path of a modern nuclear family. Seeking freedom from hardship my eyes and heart opened to a new way of living. Young and hungry I found my path in music.”

This is the story of Yhan Leal, a truly gifted musician with a powerful personal story. As a boy growing up in Cali Colombia life wasn’t easy. Classical guitar came naturally, working his magic on Lennon, Elvis and Richie Valens. Writing his first compositions to suit his older brother’s poetry he nurtured a pure talent for songwriting. Music marched through his teens and to the stage.

The turmoil came too, and his path took route through buddhism and bouts of meditation. Having ridden the undulatory throws of life, a man emerges wise and courageous with music that moves those inescapably drawn into his circle.

There is no pigeon hole for Leal’s music, but if one was to categorise the genre it might well be Post Folk. Drawing similarities to luminaries Patrick Watson, Devendra Banhart, M.Ward, Angelo De Augustine and Sufjan Stevens.

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TRIVIA WITH SPARX
Jul
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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Bob Hutchison
Jul
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.

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Esstee Big Band
Jul
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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Banbury Cross
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Banbury Cross

Banbury Cross -Cath Denise Hugh & Pete- are cantering into The Wesley Anne to launch their new EP, and supporting them, acapella siblings the Messenger Sisters (Julia Gen & Tash)!

Banbury Cross has drawn together Cath Russell (indi folk from the prolific Fitzroy scene of the 90's/2000s), Hugh McGinlay (the Recessive Genes), Peter de Ryk (Aus Cotton Club Swing Orchestra, 3MBS presenter) and introduces Denise McKay who began singing with us on a picket line in the Dandenongs and was so amazing she's sung with us ever since. Banbury Cross's creative melodic folk combines playful and serious in crafted original tunes

Banbury Cross are excited to have as support, the Messenger Sisters reuniting for a rare appearance at the Wesley Anne. This is a unique opportunity to hear the sisters in years, and promises the 3 part harmonies and onstage sibling banter they’re known and loved for.

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Colvin Brothers
Jul
27
6:00 AM06:00

Colvin Brothers

Free // Front Bar

The Colvin Brothers are Colin Weight (Guitar, Vocals) and Vinny Russell (Mandolin, Vocals), two Victorian pickers who came together through a mutual love of bluegrass, as well as country and old-time influences. For a long time they have been active the Victorian folk and bluegrass circuit, through their respective bands Nine Mile Creek and The Knott Family Band. Their performances as a duo draw from a broad span of original and traditional material, played with melodic picking, sung close harmonies and a joyful energy.

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Adrian Whyte
Jul
26
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!

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Rhythm X Revival
Jul
25
6:00 PM18:00

Rhythm X Revival

Free // Front Bar

Rhythm X Revival are an energetic new rocking country blues band formed by John-Luke Shelley together with Johnny Tesoriero.

The two musicians have collaborated and each written songs for a new album which they have just recorded through The Teskey Brothers' Studio.

The band was runner-up at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s Blues Performer of the Year in 2016 as JLS & Co (now renamed Rhythm X Revival).

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