george borthwick trio

Thursday 2nd April

6:00pm

Greens Diary Angel Ensemble

Friday 3rd April

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
5:00pm

SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND

Mary Webb, Sean Kirkwood, Susy Blue, Jethro Pickett, The Flumes, Nick Batterham.
Friday 3rd April

Since starting in 2008, Melting Pot's Songwriters in the Round has gained the reputation of being one of Australia's premier regular acoustic events.

Featuring a unique concept of 3 highly talented singer-songwriters seated facing each other in a circle in the middle of the band room, they each take turns in playing their tunes, one by one, and so it goes 'round'.

It's intimate, often interactive and incredibly special to be part of for both the artists and audience members alike!

Wesley Anne Band Room
singer songwriter
7:00pm
$10

Keko

Saturday 4th April
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Tim Woodz

+ Augustine Ang + Trees For Ruru + Karl Hüttenmeister
Saturday 4th April

Winner of the 2011 Maldon Minstrel Award, Gippsland born singer-songwriter Tim Woodz plays rhythm based folk music and has been captivating audiences for over 9 years, with a unique style that melts Jazz, Blues and Funk into his passion for folk music and poetry. He is a modern Paul Kelly storyteller with a quirky twist, singing into the hearts of the audience through poetry and insight, not to mention he is a stunning guitarist and has a warm, deep, bass-baritone voice. Tim is one of a kind with a stage presence that will leave you with an unforgettable experience.


8:00pm
$5

Red Wine Rivers

Sunday 5th April

6:00pm

Moulin Beige

Tuesday 7th April

"It’s a treat of a night” 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

Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets are $12 for the show or $25 show and meal deal.

The Moulin Beige will sell out so it is always best to book!

Wesley Anne Band Room
comedy
7:00pm
$25 with meal or $12 on the door

Local Sounds

7:00pm-7:30pm Anna-Leisa Vietz, Stephanie Carbone, Jack Ford + Frayah
Wednesday 8th April

Amber Mic continues it's quest to build the local live music scene across Victoria with our new monthly event at Wesley Anne in Northcote. Darebin Sounds Local Acoustic Event will bring to you a selection of 4 new & different indie acoustic acts from the Darebin Local Area playing original acoustic music (covering genres including folk, blues, country, jazz, indie & more) each month.

wesley anne band room
local
7:00pm
$$5

Trio agogo

Thursday 9th April
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

The Mae Trio

+ Officer Parrot (April 9) & John Flanagan Solo (April 23)
Thursday 9th April

It's a Mostly April Residency as The Mae Trio pull into Northcote's The Wesley Anne on April 9 and April 23, joined by different special guests each week.

From Celtic Connections, Glasgow to Americana Music Festival, Nashville, and Festival of Small Halls, Australia - not to mention winning the prestigious National Film & Sound Archive Folk Recording of the Year and the Maton Class Act awards - it's been a massive 18 months for the trio.

The Mae Trio’s last two Melbourne shows sold out weeks in advance so be sure to get in early for this residency, a last chance to catch the trio before they head off on a return UK tour and then into the studio to record their next album.


8:00pm
$$10 pre-sale, $15/$12 student on the door (if still available)

Phil Lyddy Trio

Friday 10th April
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Grain Of Truth

Saturday 11th April

1:00pm

The Sea Birds Album Launch

A SHORT ROMANCE - EP LAUNCH
Saturday 11th April

The Sea Birds begun crafting out their own set of rich musical landscape driven pop in late 2014. Dual lead vocalist Lara Wentworth and Loic Mamet provide a rich dexterity and original vocal approach to the song writing direction of fellow founding member Mike Amarant. Shades of alt country rock rich vocal harmony work, and nuanced guitar work define the bands approach to writing introspective but accessible pop.

Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm
$10 + CD

Jane McArthur

Sunday 12th April

Jane McArthur offers audiences a raw and honest experience where lyric is king and the blues got soul. Jane is currently wooing Melbourne audiences with her solo shows, and is widely admired for her soulful vocals, poetic writing and bluesy undertones. This year she is recording and releasing a new song every month.

Oringinally from down south, she is known in Tasmania as one of Hobart’s finest contemporary female singer songwriter exports, having started out as front-woman for Tasmanian blues/funk/soul/roots outfit Let The Cat Out. She has recorded two albums of her own material with Let The Cat Out ('Get It Like That', 'Swimming Upstream’), and released her debut solo album - 'Lemon Tree' in 2012.


6:00pm

NMIT Showcase

Tuesday 21st April
Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm

The Flumes

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

MONTAIGNE

+ Banff
Saturday 25th April

8:00pm

Crookshank

Sunday 26th April
Wesley Anne Band Room
3:00pm

Jane Cameron

+ Stepford + Gothum
Sunday 26th April

A prolific songwriter, Jane brings a darker approach to the ukulele than you might expect with songs that weave stories that are familiar and fresh, humourous and heart-breaking. Add to this the jazz sensibilities of Sebastien Jego (drums) and George Borthwick (bass) and you are in for a smooth and sultry evening of music. Jane has supported celebrated cigar box guitarist Justin Johnson (USA), performed at almost every major ukulele festival in Australia and at the Recycled Roots Festival. In April 2015, she and her band are heading into the studio with producer Tristen Bird to record her debut album - The Mercy of the Tide. The album will feature a wider palette of instrumentation drawing on the skills of the many talented musicians she has met in recent years. The album is scheduled for release in June 2015.


8:00pm

Sinful Pleasures

Tuesday 28th April

award winning MC and inaugural & cutting edge Special Guests for the month of November! We are so proud to be presenting not one, but two amazing Special Guests this month! Join us for a great show jam packed full of laughter and tease!


Every last TUESDAY of the month! 7.30 - 9.00PM

specialise in showcasing varying themes, styles and genres of Burlesque in the length of a night's show. Be exposed to provocative and polished performances by Lordof Mis-Rule (Boylesque), KerryX (Noir), The Marquise (Tease), Goldie White (Classic).
Served up by award winning guest MC 's and Special Guest performers.


burlesque
7:00pm
$25 with meal or $12 on the door

Broni

Friday 1st May

6:00pm

Grain of Truth

Saturday 2nd May

Grain of Truth is a comedy podcast with a difference, recorded live at The Wesley Anne. Under the vague pretence of an academic quiz, Grain of Truth challenges some of Melbourne's cleverest comedians, improvisers and academics to respond to ridiculously absurd questions, scenarios and topics. Whoever wins the most points wins the coveted Grain of Truth prize.

Chairing the panel is Melbourne comedian, writer, improviser and creator of the show David S. Innes (Innes Lloyd, The Impro Box, This Can't End Well). Runs for approximately 90 minutes with a ten minute break in between.

"Cancel all plans for the first Saturday of the month. We don’t give a s**t even if it’s your nan’s 90th birthday – you have to go and see Grain of Truth instead. This is goddamn hilarious." - **** Beat Magazine

Wesley Anne Band Room
comedy
1:00pm
$Free

Sonia Serin

+ The Divine Fluxis + Peaches Simone
Saturday 2nd May

8:00pm

Wayfare

Sunday 3rd May
Free in the front bar
5:00pm

The Sea Birds

+ GUESTS
Saturday 9th May

The Sea Birds begun crafting out their own set of rich musical landscape driven pop in late 2014. Dual lead vocalist Lara Wentworth and Loic Mamet provide a rich dexterity and original vocal approach to the song writing direction of fellow founding member Mike Amarant. Shades of alt country rock rich vocal harmony work, and nuanced guitar work define the bands approach to writing introspective but accessible pop.


8:00pm
$5

Toby

+ Manny Fox
Thursday 14th May

“Toby – whose voice seems to know no bounds fronts the one part orchestra, one part bonfire jam, one part circus with ease…”

West Australian Blues/roots/indi artist Toby is so much more than your average singer-songwriter. She powers through each live performance with her own lyrical talent and fierce, dynamic vocals, with audiences revelling in the genuinity and honesty of both her songwriting and her performance. Her compelling vocals and the way in which she captures her audience can’t be explained but just needs to be heard and seen. Her live performance truly is a treat. Toby is passionate, raw, fun and powerful, with a mix of soul, blues, folk, rock and a splash of gypsy hick.


8:00pm
$10

PATCHES

+ Scrub Wrens
Saturday 16th May

PATCHES are a Melbourne band who combine elements of indie and rock to create great contemporary pop music.

Led by Scottish songwriter Iain Wallace, PATCHES are influenced by the dark emotional ballads of Roy Orbison, soft vocal melodies of Jose Gonzalez and the elegant arrangements of Lennon and McCartney.

“Beautiful voice, nice arrangements... This'll do nicely on a rainy day.” (Stacy
Gougoulis, Triple J)

Debut EP sour fruit was recorded at Circal Studios in Preston with Damien Sutton (The Bon Scotts) and mastered by Adam Dempsey at Jack the Bear’s Deluxe Mastering in Brunswick. The EP will be available to download via Bandcamp from May 16th and on the same day, the video for their first single Chrysanthemum, will go viral.

“PATCHES are the culmination of years of living through life’s exhilarating and
complex ups and downs,” Iain states. “I’ve been holed up in my bedroom writing these songs since the turn of the century so it feels so great to have found an incredible band of people that can create the sound I hear in my head and carry it to the stage. It’s been an incredible cathartic and creative process and this release is something we’re super proud of. We are recording our follow up EP in May and can’t wait to return to the studio.”


8:00pm
$10 + Free download code for EP

Timothy Nelson

Thursday 21st May
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Messy Mammals

+ AViVAA
Friday 22nd May

Messy Mammals are Asha Trips (Sydney) and Fionn Brewer (London), a cosmic dream pop duo who make music to accompany your astral travels. Drawing influences from Stereolab, Hendrix and Stevie Wonder, these two like-minded homo sapiens fuse trippy synths, psychedelic guitars, chunky bass and big beats with jazzy chords and shimmery vocals. They have recently made Melbourne their home. Join them on their trips to the swirly, multi-coloured end of the spectrum.

AViVAA are Sydney based indie-electronic duo, Aviva Payne and Matais Coulter. Their fusion of deep bass, intricate vocal harmonies and vibrant addictive melodies combine to form elements of the human experience at its most visceral. AViVAA’s pulsing synth and raw, haunting lyrics leave listeners with lingering memories of distant forests bathed in bright moonlight.


8:00pm

The Great Imposter

+ Lamb Boulevard
Saturday 23rd May

Once known for their blend of piano rock, punk, and cabaret that ruled debut EP “Find Structure Through The Chaos”, Melbourne based band “The Great Imposter” have begun their inevitable evoloution. Staying true to their band name, they are planning to surprise fans and start something completely new – to become the “imposter”; turning all aspects of being a songwriter, performer, and entertainer on its head. This all becomes clear after hearing “Carousel”, and “Be The Ignorant! Be The Free!”; two new songs itching to be released.

"The boys from Lamb Boulevard are fairly new to the music scene. With each individual member having their fair share of musical experiments, they bring their own twist/flavour to folk music. Being compared quite often to the sound of Mumford and Sons, the boys like to consider themselves just a little bit different. In saying that, their music is hard to describe as it goes from having a Banjo and Violin, to a smooth folk acoustic sound. With their new EP along the way, Lamb Boulevard are very excited to share with you their sound and live energy."


8:00pm
$10