A chalkboard open mic night, hosted by local artist Kate Walker. Great night to meet other Melbourne musicians, share a beer and hear some truly great talent.
Need a reason to help you get over the hump?
Come down to Simply Acoustic on Wednesday’s and discover some of Melbourne’s finest Acoustic talent free in the band room.
Make a night of it, catch up with friends, have a meal a few drinks but be home early as we kick off 3 talented acts from 7.30 and finish at 9.30pm.
Mark Stevens is a free thinking guitarist and singer from Melbourne, exploring a range of musical ideas in the beginning of his musical journey. Influenced by artists such as Miles Davis and Pat Metheny among others, Mark and his trio will be playing original tunes as well as a few jazz and pop standards. Features Hiroaki Chan on bass and Anthony Stanislavski on drums.
They will be followed by The Stanislavsky/Stockwell Quartet, a talented group of improvisers pushing the boundaries of modern Jazz in Melbourne.
Returning to the Wesley Anne after last month's successful first show, this will be a night of music not to be missed!
The Furbelows & Projeto Inesperado Big Band. Come and swing the night away a two of Melbourne's hottest, jazziest, swingin'-est (is that a word?) outfits. Projeto Inesperado Big Band, an authentic 9-piece samba band, present a samba extravaganza, guaranteed to make your hips move whether you like it or not; and The Furbelows will mesmerise you with their smooth and soulful tunes and make you wanna party like it's 1929!
Melodies take flight over an arid landscape of earthy double bass and searing
electric guitar. These songs are high blue skies and open spaces, where words sit hand-in-hand with music. An organic approach to songwriting is teamed with adventurous improvisation into the unknown.
Saturday the 29th of June, will be a fantastic night of music at the Wesley Anne.
Olli Jach will start the evening with his strangely beautiful songs. Written in the heartfelt
lyrical vein of artists like Joni Mitchell, Bright eyes, Bon Iver, and Okkerville River.
Following Ollie will be Matt Procter. Matt has come a long way from the British Isles,
and has come a long way musically. His influences are different from most, and he will
leave you fascinated with his take on indie Rock, pop, and even a little hint of the blues.
To finish the evening, you will be delighted, to hear Heather Stewart and Nat Riley.
Heather Stewart, and Nat Riley, are Melbourne singer song writers.
They play original, harmony rich, folk, pop and country tunes.
Don`t miss this evening of beautiful, musical entertainment.
"Holy Bible" tells the story of the Bloom family a large, raucous, often
obscene but quietly damaged family growing up in the Christadelphian sect in Ballarat. They are all unusual people, right down to Tranquility Bloom, the
youngest of nine children and the only daughter, who dreams of fleeing the
sect and becoming a nurse. This is the story of their unravelling.
"Brilliant. Loved it. Read it in one go. Some of it was horribly familiar
despite not knowing a thing about the religion. I guess all Christian
churches, no matter how whacky, share essential DNA."
"Just when you thought it was safe to sleep with your bible, Vanessa Russell
shows us a nightmare under the covers. A disturbing yet liberating story of
an off-beat family growing up in a restrictive religious environment. A
moving book, I relished it more than relish itself."
Mourne Kransky, of The Kransky Sisters
"Russell's writing combines grace and poignancy with a prosaic deadpan
matter-of-factness that is frequently astonishing and bitterly funny... This
is an intelligent and strikingly generous novel."
One of Melbourne’s hidden gems, Melting Pot’s ‘Songwriters in the Round’, is a must see for anyone who appreciates live acoustic music. On any given Friday you’ll get to experience two ‘Rounds’, with three artists in each, taking turns sharing their songs and the stories that inspired them. With its laidback atmosphere and cozy environment, it is the perfect place to start your weekend.