Golgotha Motel

Smoky Seas & Dane Naoum
Wednesday 24th September
Wesley anne Band Room
Alt
8:00pm

The Boys

Thursday 25th September
Free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Hugh McInlay & the recessive genes

Katie Jacobs, Richard Putnam, Lucy McKinnon
Thursday 25th September

Singer Songwriter Hugh McGinlay plays a springtime solo show with friends on the 25th of September. Hugh's thoughtful lyrics and deft songcraft have earned him freinds and fans the world over. Joining him is Katie Jacobs (the Raylenes) in her first show since returning from years in America, folk enigma Richard Putnam and Plastic Spaceman Drummer Lucy McKinnon, stepping out from the kit to showcase her beautiful songs. Music starting at 8pm. $5 on the door


blues
8:00pm
$5

Broni

Friday 26th September

singer songwriter
6:00pm

Thomas Hugh

Dan Lethbridge
Friday 26th September

Austin Texas native Thomas Hugh will play songs from his sparkling new ep Sum = at
Wesley Anne at 8pm on Friday 26 September. Tickets are $15 on the door and the door price includes a copy of the 5 song ep. Sum = is a combustion of new-folk and indie pop, with old time storytelling and the occasional grand flourish thrown in for good measure.
A recent import to Melbourne, Thomas relocated in 2008 and the five songs on Sum = are a rich blend of the influences of the two colourful musical cities Thomas has inhabited for most of his life.

Thomas said, “I’ve been away from Austin for a few years now but the first thing I do when I get there is hit a cool blues bar like the Continental Club and drink beer made in Texas. There’s nothing
quite like it, but Melbourne is a great city with its own character.

Of course, the traffic is just as bad.” Sum = was recorded with Roger Bergodaz (drums), Dean Addison (bass) and Shannon Bourne (guitar). It creates a sound that hints at a solid blend of excellent musical influences and a natural affinity for melody and telling a twisted tale.

Thomas has released three albums Always Going Somewhere, Welcome to Yikesville and Strange Company, over the last six years but says, “I had the most amazing time recording the new EP. I wanted to really strip it back. I wanted the songs to sound as if we were playing them in your lounge room... bum notes and all. I wanted to keep it honest so we did just a few takes of each song and that was it.”

A stylistic sampler, Sum = features the emotive, poignant Them Dams Never Break, the breezy 70’s California echo of Chrome Bike and the spooky harmonica tinged ode to a girl with Dylan posters Where All the Spiders Crawl, to a journey through to country life with Little Things (Sting).

The first single to be lifted from the EP is the harmony infused bittersweet love song Canterbury Road: She bloodied my blue skies but kissed me when we’d drive down Canterbury Road

Thomas plays gigs large and small around Melbourne town and beyond and this ep was inspired by a gig at Maldon Festival, which Thomas says, “...really opened the floodgates and these songs just rolled out, as sometimes happens after a particularly inspiring gig.”

Don’t miss Thomas Hugh playing songs from Sum = at 8pm on Friday 26 September at Wesley Ann with support from Dan Lethbridge.

Wesley Anne Band Room
singer songwriter
8:00pm
$15 with CD

Crazy Old Maurice

Saturday 27th September
Free in the Front Bar
folk
6:00pm

Musette

She Said Zed + Jacinta Le
Saturday 27th September

Songbirds Amy Bandeira and Rosie Hilder join forces with George Loram on guitar, and Giuliana Lombardi on double bass, to bring you to bring you their unique folk pop stylings, some new material, and some golden oldies.

Supporting on the night will be the fabulous Jacinta Le and the gorgeous She Said Zed.

Wesley Anne Band Room
folk
8:00pm
$8

Stephanie Carbone

Mihra
Sunday 28th September

So you're team just won the grand final... Or lost, either way you need a drink right? This Sunday 28th of September is a perfect time to head down to Wesley Ann, Northcote for a drink and some live tunes! Doors open at 2pm sharp! 2/4ths of alternative soul band Mihra will start the evening off followed by Stephanie. An acoustic pop duo featuring John from Undervienna Skies that will carry you into the evening with some of the hottest current tunes. Stephanie's debut EP will also be for sale, so come down, have a drink & a listen! See you then!


pop
2:00pm
$5

Rusty Pickers

Sunday 28th September

The Rusty Pickers are an acoustic trio playing a mixture of bluegrass, folk, country and roots tunes with guitars, mandolins, double bass, harmonica and banjo.

free in the front bar
folk
5:00pm

Bob Hutchison

Brett Lee + Elise Cabrèt
Sunday 28th September

A night of music by Bob Hutchison and Elise Cabrèt marking the final chapter of their studies at NMIT. The evening will feature three performances.

Inspired by the sounds of the female singer-songwriters of yester-year, Elise Cabrèt will be presenting a performance marked by stripped back vocals, expressive ballads, a touch of darkness and little bit of flair. Elise’s voice is uniquely her own and commands attention, though it’s been said that there’s a hint of Joni Mitchell in there.

Named after Bob Dylan and raised on the folk heroes and poets of old, Bob Hutchison never really had a chance. As a singer-songwriter with a taste for powerful lyrics, catchy melodies and lush vocal harmonies, he will be performing a handful of the songs that have inspired him the most over the years along with a few originals.

Wesley Anne Band Room
folk
7:00pm
$5

Sinful Pleasures

Tuesday 30th September

Sinful Pleasures Burlesque troupe showcase the varying themes, styles and genres of Burlesque in the length of a night's show. The audience will be exposed to provocative and polished performances, backed up by sharp and witty delivery from the MC. This is a night of tease and full of laughter for all! Featuring the last Tuesday of every month 7.30pm-9.00pm. show and meal deal available.

Wesley Anne Band Room
burlesque
7:30pm
$25 with meal $12 on the door

Hannah Rosa + Lisa Crawley + Hollow Drums

Wednesday 1st October

7:30pm

Monique Shelford + David Craft

Thursday 2nd October
Free in the front bar
folk
6:00pm

candice mcleod

David Knight & Alister Turrill
Thursday 2nd October

folk
8:00pm
$10

Green's Diary Angel Ensemble

Friday 3rd October

Formed in Melbourne in 2012, Green’s Dairy Angel Ensemble takes its name from the strings of the mandolin – GDAE. Drawing inspiration from bluegrass, western swing, jazz and Celtic music. Green’s Dairy Angel Ensemble performs original compositions with a smooth crooner, Spanish guitar, bluegrass mandolin, swinging double bass and folky piano accordion. This is country music as nature intended.


bluegrass
6:00pm

Songwriters in the Round

Friday 3rd October

Lisa Crawley
Luke Watt
Tracey Hogue (The Girl Friday Public Domain Project)

ROUND 2 (9:15 PM)

John Flanagan
Mary Webb
Robot Child (duo - feat Waleed Aly)
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In a different concept, 3 singer/songwriters (and any pals they happen to invite along to play with them) are seated in a circle (round) in the middle of Wesley Anne's gorgeous band room. They each take turns in playing their tunes, one by one, and so it goes 'round'.

The audience is intimate. They're all closeby, within arm's reach, intently listening, providing silence for each performance and truly taking in the beauty of SITR.

Treat yourself to yet another breathtaking performance at Songwriters in the Round. It runs the first Friday of each month at the Wesley Anne, with 2 rounds each night.

We are getting pretty full now so make sure you get down super early to secure a seat!! OR book a table by calling the Wesley Anne: 9482 1333

$8 at the door/$5 for musicians

Wesley Anne Band Room
Singer Songwriter
8:00pm
$8/5

A grain of Truth

Saturday 4th October

The podcast panel game show where comedians, improvisers and academics have a battle of wits as to who can come up with the best answers to the most ridiculously absurd questions. It's a cross between Whose Line is it Anyway? and Rock-Wiz, with a dose of TED Talks and a smidgeon of MacGyver. Let your brain out for a laugh. Directed by David S. Innes (The Impro Box, Time Lord).

Wesley Anne Band Room
Comedy
1:00pm
$free

The Funkmeister General's Variety Hour (and a half)

Saturday 4th October

Under the tutelage of the mysterious figure known only as the Funkmeister General, the Renegades are bringing to Fringe a one-off variety show displaying every talent they have.

Song, stand-up, sketch, improv, dance, music... The Renegades are hosting a happening party -- and you're invited!

All proceeds from this event will be
The Renegades are a comedy troupe of free spirited artists from a variety of disciplines. They have played in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Melbourne Ukulele Festival.

Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm
$25/15

Caveman and Will Do Art For Food

present live music and live dance with Sophie Officer, Miss Tash, Sons Of May and much more
Sunday 5th October

CaveMan productions & Will Do Art For Food are teaming up to present a showcase of talent from artists associated with previous ‘A Higher Ground’ festivals on the first Sunday of each month at The Wesley Anne, Northcote. Artists will be interviewed by Will Do Art For Food presenters Ben Byrne and Nicholas Emsley discussing their careers and journey in the industry. Throughout the extended residency you can expect a variety of music, fashion and dance performances and a glimpse of what ‘A Higher Ground’ festival is about. Launching the residency will be a lineup of acoustic style and cultural musical artists. Headlining the show will be the Sunday Chairs with support from the Jawa Pitu Band and Leah Senior. All funds raised for the event will be donated to Melbourne City Mission.
The launch will be held on Sunday the 7th of September at The Wesley Anne, 250 High St, Northcote. Entry: Gold coin donation.


“Caveman Productions is a collective of artists/performers, techs and directors who all share the same passion for raising public consciousness regarding social issues through music, fashion and dance. Launching in September 2012, Caveman productions was listed as an incorporated association in September 2013. Looking to unite members of Melbourne’s underground art scene through the spirit of D.I.Y and generosity our mission is simple to build a higher ground for those who are less fortunate in our world”

Wesley Anne Band Room
3:00pm
$Gold Coin Donation

Austin Brady

Sunday 5th October
Free in the front bar
singer songwriter
6:00pm

Moulin Beige

Tuesday 7th October

September MOULIN BEIGE- Tuesday 2nd Sep, 7.30pm

"A night of frivolity and fun" Heckler

“Expect the Unexpected” Herald Su

Check out Melbourne’s most exciting, experimental and entertaining comedy performers at the monthly Moulin Beige (Wesley Anne). Hosted by the inimitable comic accordionist LIZ SKITCH, this month features everyone’s favourite felt faced comedian, RANDY!!! Also see 2014 Moosehead Award winning character comedian Superstar RAMA NICHOLAS, cabaret diva ELENA GABRIELLE, Devilishly intriguing vocalist ANYA ANASTASIA, Comic Harpist LINDA BEATTY and Australia’s funniest Stunt Man JOHNNY DANGER.
Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets are $12 at the door or try the $25 show and meal deal. Yes, you get show AND choose delicious meal from the Wesley Anne Specials Menue. Bookings essential for show and meal deal: http://www.trybooking.com/DDEB
@ The Wesley Anne, 250 High St, Northcote, 3070 (the southern end of Northcote, just opposite the Uniting Church -catch 86 Tram)

Wesley Anne Band Room
comedy
7:30pm
$12/$25 with Meal

Secret Tones

Lightly Toasted + Tom Noonan Trio
Wednesday 8th October

Monthly Jazz by some of Melbourne's most exciting musicians. Hosted by Jack Hosking

Wesley Anne Band Room
Jazz
7:00pm
$10/7 students

The Grahams & the Morrisons

Thursday 9th October

country
6:00pm

One Man Guy – Songs in the key of Loudon Wainwright III

Curated by Nigel Wearne, featuring Jim Green, Mandy Connell, Damon Smith, Kate Crowley, Sally Taylor & special guests
Friday 10th October

Take a whiff on me that ain’t no rose! A troupe of Melbourne songwriters present a scribbled napkin of original music inspired by the alarming and disarming ramblings of Loudon Wainwright III. Curated by Nigel Wearne, featuring Jim Green, Mandy Connell, Damon Smith, Kate Crowley, Sally Taylor & special guests.

Wesley Anne Band Room
folk
8:00pm
$16/11

ASSEMBLY FESTIVAL

ANIMAUX, PARKING LOT EXPERIMENTS, AUDEGO, ROYALTY NOISE, CABBAGES & KINGS, SWEETS, BRONI, THE BON SCOTTS, TANK T, THE GRAHAMS (US) AND MANY MORE
Saturday 11th October

Assembly Festival, presented by The Wesley Anne, is an annual event featuring more than 25 acts from influences as broad as folk, indie, hip hop and jazz.

This year's exciting lineup features the big and brassy, funk/soul/pop lovechild that is Animaux, the kooky indie flourishes of Parking Lot Experiments, Audego's noir beats & harmonies, the live hip hop mastery of Royalty Noise, as well as American country legends, The Grahams (US), local indie darlings Sweets, and new folk bands Broni, The Bon Scotts and Cabbages & Kings. This must-see, free entry festival is a central outing in the Darebin Music Feast.

Wesley Anne
FOLK:INDIE:HIP HOP:JAZZ
12:00pm
$FREE ENTRY

Trio Agogo

Sunday 12th October

Formed in 2009, Trio Agogo are one of the few Australian groups performing the Brazilian styles of Choro and Samba. Their live show is a fiery display of one of the first true Brazilian instrumental music forms

free in the front bar
Choro and Samba
5:00pm

Melody Moon

TYTO
Sunday 12th October

Melody Moon & Tyto will be performing two sets of amazing music for your listening & dancing pleasure in a Sunday night celebration of Melody's debut album "Down to the Sea" and Tyto's debut EP "Big Fat Message".

Melody Moon's two recent releases featured in the top ten of the AMRAP Air IT charts after receiving widespread airplay nationally on community radio stations and her new album looks to be continuing this trend.

Tyto began performing in November 2013 and has already graced the stage of lucrative festivals and events since emerging onto the live scene!

An evening not to be missed!


folk/singer songwriter
8:00pm
$10

MELBOURNE MAGIC NIGHTS

Tuesday 14th October

Mark the date!!! The SECOND TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH is Melbourne Magic Night and you can’t afford to miss a trick!

The Australian Institute of Magic is proud to present an action packed night of entertainment and information for magicians, variety performers and magic fans alike.

The night begins when you arrive at the timeless venue WESLEY ANNE (250 High St, Northcote). Come straight from work and enjoy a delicious meal while being entertained up close at your table by strolling magicians beta-testing their latest effects!

At 7.15pm you’ll head into the theatre and take the best seat in the house as you prepare for a 90 minute feast for the senses.

From 7.30pm one of the AIM Magicians will introduce a non-stop cavalcade of 5 and 10 minute presentations. From performances, demonstrations, TED style talks, interviews, showcases… every facet of the performing art of magic will be covered in a brilliantly entertaining way.

From 9.30pm those who would like to learn more can join one of three ‘sessioning’ groups where magic secrets and techniques will be shared.

ADMISSION is only $10, but if you’d like to attend multiple times throughout the year, you can join AIM as an Associate Member for only $40 and attend as often as you like ABSOLUTELY FREE!

Wesley Anne Band Room
Magic
5:00pm
$free/10 show

Antechamber

Smeathers/Charles/Barnes/ Lewis Warren Burt PRIME(feat. Scott McConnachie and Ren Walters)
Wednesday 15th October

There are many pockets throughout Melbourne; small venues, independent record labels and the occasional panel discussion, where musicians come together to present work, for which the only agenda is to represent an original idea.

Wesley Anne Band Room
free
8:00pm

Kain Borlaise Trio

Thursday 16th October

Kain credits his early gravitation toward music to childhood trombone and classical guitar study, and singing with school and regional choirs as part of a rich and culturally diverse community in Auckland, New Zealand. He later completed a cultural studies and film degree, finding employment in the print industry for a number of years before discovering the double bass and reigniting a passion for music.

Relocating from Queensland in 2006, Kain attended the Victorian College of the Arts studying contemporary improvisation and composition. He has also studied privately with bassists Gary Costello, Geoff Kluke, Ben Robertson and Anita Hustas. In 2013 Kain undertook a jazz sabbatical to New York City which included study with bassists Ben Wolfe and Neal Miner.

Free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Saray Iluminado

Thursday 16th October

Saray Iluminado (The Iluminated Palace) focuses on new interpretations of Bosnian and Herzegovinian "Sevdah" music and secular Sephardic Jewish songs. The ensemble vision is developed to integrate each member's particular area of expertise. Its core comes from the vocalist Nela's intimate knowledge of Sevdah and Bosnian and Herzegovinian cultural customs and traditions. Its extended tentacles include: Ernie Gruner's multifaceted skills in Sephardic, and Klezmer music (violin, mandolin), Kelly Dowall's knowledge of Turkish music (nay, clarinet and frame drum), together with Will's cross-disciplinary art and multi-instrumental musical skills (oud, lute and vocals.) The performance aesthetic of Saray Iluminado draws on the unifying elements from the Balkan, Ottoman, Jewish and Mediterranean musical traditions and brings them to life in a new and unique way.

Wesley Anne Band Room
world/folk
8:00pm
$15 full price/ $10 conc./ $12 for a group of 5+ people

Taliska

& CO-CHEOL
Saturday 18th October

Scottish folk outfit Taliska play host at the Wesley Anne’s Celtic Cafe. With a menu featuring pipes, harp, fiddle, vocals, guitar, bodhrán, whistles, accordion and French horn, every taste is catered for! Plus award-winning Co-cheòl, touring their freshly launched EP.

Wesley Anne Band Room
folk
3:00pm
$15/10

Glory B

Saturday 18th October

6:00pm

Pepperjack ep launch

Saturday 18th October

After launching their robust folk single, ‘Going Home,’ at the Wesley in April, Melbourne band Pepperjack are returning to release a new EP. Along with local act, Dash + Pear and the Awkward Orchestra, this showcase offers a variety of indie-folk goodness.

Wesley Anne Band Room
indie folk
8:00pm
$5

Brunswick Women's Choir

Sunday 19th October


Brunswick Women’s Choir has a rock-solid reputation for delivering great, gutsy music that brings about change. Hot off the heels of their recent sell-out concert, the choir will bring you lilting harmonies, percussive tones and complex arrangements that will take you to another world.

Wesley Anne Band Room
Choir
3:00pm

Glenn Musto

Sunday 19th October
Free in the front bar
5:00pm

PATCHES EP LAUNCH

Sunday 19th October

8:00pm

The Tony Barnao Quartet & The Shady Ladies

Monday 20th October

The captivating and amazing tones of the Tony Barnao Quartet will be on display as he presents an exiting journey into his very own roots and adventures in Jazz. His tenor saxophone will lift you up into the spirit of jazz, conjuring the people who have infused and inspired his musical life journey.

Originating from Wellington, Aotearoa New Zealand, Tony Barnao grew up around an eclectic cultural musical mix which has infused his style into a blend of gospel, soul, blues, dub, reggae with a stage presence that will send shivers down your spine and is sure to make you feel good.

March 2014 saw the release of his 1st EP “Wave” with his electronic duo called IO.
The Tony Barnao Quartet showcases a live band playing some of these songs in an unplugged live Jazz setting along with other classic modern and golden Jazz standards.

Wesley anne Band Room
jazz
9:00pm
$free

NMIT Showcase

The best of NMIT
Tuesday 21st October
Wesley Anne Band Room
NMIT student showcase
7:00pm
$free

Musketeer Launch

Friday 24th October
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Christopher Sealey Trio

Saturday 25th October
free in the front bar
6:00pm

The Ruby Rogers Experience

Saturday 25th October

The Ruby Rogers Experience has ‘Got that Retro Groove’.

They find the blues in jazz, the jazz in soul and the soul in blues. It’s a cool 6 piece band that performs sensational songs from inspirational genres. What’s not to love about tracks by Sharon Jones, Irma Thomas, Koko Taylor, James Brown, Martha High and Marvin Gaye.

The key ingredient in this band is groove and it’s laid down by a killer rhythm section. Over a rock sold pulse guitar, saxophone and keys riff until it’s time to make their mark. The solos are exciting and dynamic, they leave you wanting more.

Ruby Rogers sings with conviction. She has a big blues voice with soulful heartfelt tone.

The Ruby Rogers Experience is a remarkable collection of musicians that deliver a timeless retro sound scape.


soul/jazz/blues
8:00pm
$10

hannaka - The Colour of War Launch

Trappist Afterland and Hollow Drums
Sunday 26th October
Wesley Anne Band Room
folk
8:00pm

Bad Hobbits

Wednesday 29th October
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

'221 B - a Display of Mindreading inspired by Sherlock Holmes

Thursday 30th October
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Siskin River

Saturday 1st November
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

David Lacey + Misako recitals

Sunday 2nd November

12:00pm

Melbourne unclaimed

Sunday 2nd November

7:00pm

Busy

Wednesday 5th November

8:00pm

The Tipplers

Thursday 6th November
Free in the Front Bar
6:00pm

Warren Howden + Anne of the Wolves

Thursday 6th November
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Hugh McInlay

Saturday 8th November
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

No Hausfrau

Sunday 9th November
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Sahara Beck

Thursday 13th November

Brisbane artist SAHARA BECK is gearing up to release her second EP BLOOM in October and will be hitting the
road throughout September and October to celebrate its release. Over the past year she has released a critically
respected EP, toured and played shows non-stop, had her music featured on radio, online and on television,
collaborated with numerous artists, written countless new songs and grown into an exceptional songwriter.

Recorded at Queensland’s Applewood studios and produced by Sahara and engineer on the rise Sean Cook and
mixed by Jeff Lovejoy, the new EP is packed full of surprises and showcases her diversity as a writer.

When she arrived in Brisbane a couple of years back, the then 16 year-old already had a full-length album behind her and a burgeoning reputation as an artist to watch. But 2013’s release – You Could Be Happy – really saw the buzz start to build. Led by the striking singles ‘Bang Bang Bang’ and ‘C’Mon Man You’re Dead’ Sahara marked her arrival as an
artist not just brimming with talent, but with plenty to say.
Since the release of that EP Sahara has started building plenty of fans around the country thanks to airplay, critical
nods and a live show the always leaves people wanting more.

“There’s a beautiful mood right throughout this song that draws you in. Then there’s Sahara’s voice, which is really something else.” – Dom Alessio, Triple J

Wesley Anne Band Room
Folk pop
8:00pm
$12 +bf

Reflejos and Alma Mater

Friday 14th November
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

CYGNET FOLK FESTIVAL

Saturday 15th November
Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm

Wayfare

Sunday 16th November
Free in the Front Bar
6:00pm

Sarah Humphreys

Thursday 20th November
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Voix de ville

Friday 21st November
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm