Sinful Pleasures

Tuesday 29th July

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
$20 with meal $12 on the door

The Boys

Thursday 31st July
Free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

women in docs

Emma Wall
Thursday 31st July

“[women in docs'] earthy vibe and strong voices deserve
attention” - Rolling Stone.

“disarmingly charming” - The Australian.

“effervescent folk-pop… honest emotions and tunes you can
hum, delivered with spirit and conviction” – The Courier
Mail.

women in docs are an independent, folk pop act (with a little bit of country). With a reputation for stirring and humorous live performances, and a vigorous touring schedule, they have spent ten years building a loyal following throughout Australia, North America, Europe, New Zealand and
China. If you like The Waifs, Indigo Girls or Wilco, you'll love women in docs.

Wesley Anne Band Room
folk
8:00pm
$15/10

Flying Engine Trio

Friday 1st August
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Songwriters in the Round

Friday 1st August

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 2nd August

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

Dave Bramble

Saturday 2nd August

David Bramble is back from a tour of the United States of Americus with a whole bag of new songs. Country, soul, americana, wafty folkiness and hard edged storytime. He's got a whole bag of tricks up his sleeve and he's not afraid to mix metaphors. Someone told him he sounded like the Australian Roy Orbison, when he heard that he thought he better repeat it to get people to come to his gigs, so he did just that. Come along, you'll like it. He may have some guests helping him out. They'll be cool as well.

Wesley Anne Band Room
3:30pm
$7

priestessa and dash

Saturday 2nd August

Come and float into the ethereal world of Priestessa & Dash and celebrate the release of their debut EP Visigoths.
The music of Priestessa & Dash is built on the old fashioned notions
of song craft, lyrical integrity and endless harmony. The title track
Visigoths is a cheeky nod to both the Game of Thrones phenomenon and to the Philip K Dick haiku “Rome Never Fell”– finally, the 7 kingdoms has a sound!

The EP was recorded over winter 2013 and trails merrily through stories of snowstorms in NY, vampire lust, Heraclitian aphorisms (#All Is Flow) and rampaging Germanic hordes.
The chill of Melbourne’s southeast can be felt in the girls’ vocalisations which are reminiscent of Sarah Blasko and Stevie Nicks. Their resplendent harmonies are accompanied
by rolling drums, dirt-clean bass and glass-shining guitars; a sound that has been compared with bands like Beirut and Other Lives.
Visigoths was co-written by founding members Jonathan Shaw (also of prog-rock band Summon the Birds and Blue Mtns based neo-Folk iFly) and Marlene Samson (who has released 2 electro-flavoured EPs under the name of Priestessa) and was recorded with a 6 piece ensemble featuring Poppy Turbiak on bass, Mark Gilligan on drums, Cathie Clinton on vocals and Lee Stout on mandolin, banjo and lap steel.


folk
8:00pm
$10

Well Swung

Sunday 3rd August

If you like that big swing dance band look
and sound, Well Swung has it all. Whether we dress up for a 6, 8 or 10 piece show, you can expect a big combo of cool keyboard, high harmonies, bouncy bass, groovy guitar, harmonious harp, menacing mandolin all with a dash of dangerous drumming!

Wesley Anne Band Room
Swing
3:00pm
$5

Josh Rennie-Hynes

With Special Guests
Sunday 3rd August

“Few young artists in recent memory have so effortlessly bridged the gap between the younger generation and the elders educated by the American folk and country legends” – Martin Jones, Josh Rennie-Hynes is making waves as one of the most promising and upcoming Americana/folk artists since the release of his debut album, ‘February’ on July 4.

This year has seen Rennie-Hynes head out on an Australian headline tour to support the new record, spending two months on the road driving to capital cities, regional areas, house shows and in-stores.

Wesley Anne Band Room
Americana/folk
8:00pm

Moulin Beige

Tuesday 5th August

Check out Melbourne’s most exciting, experimental and entertaining comedy performers at the monthly Moulin Beige Vaudeville Night.

“Expect the Unexpected” Herald Sun

Announcing the Line Up:
AURORA KURTH - Cabaret/ MC- “Sassy, tongue in cheek and effortlessly sexy, she keeps audiences engaged and longing for more." Time Out
SIMON CORONEL - Illusionist - Compelling, funny, and I can't imagine anyone being better at his craft." LA Weekly
EMILY TAYLOR- Comedian- “An enormously talented comedic actress.” Theatre View (NZ)

JOSEPH SIMONS- Dancer/ Choreographer - "Excruciatingly accurate and hysterically funny…audience members were literally weeping with laughter” australianstage.com
ANNA LUMB- Circus Artist - “A treat to watch” Herald Sun
CAM VENN (THE BROCCOLI BROTHERS)- Clown - “Trust Stupidity” Philippe Gaulier
Show starts 7.30pm. Tickets are $12 at the door or try the $20 show and meal deal. Yes, you get show AND delicious meal prepared by Wesley Anne Kitchen (vegetarian option available).
LINKS:

Wesley Anne Band Room
comedy
7:30pm
$12/$20 with Meal

Simply Acoustic

Wednesday 6th August
Wesley Anne Band Room
acoustic/folk
8:00pm

Peny Bohan

Thursday 7th August
Free in the Front Bar
singer
5:45pm

The thursday throwback

Prestents Adam Rozenbachs: Breaking Booze
Thursday 7th August

One year. Zero booze. No fun.

774 ABC Radio and Triple M regular Adam Rozenbachs tried to give up drinking for a year. And along the way, it turns out, he gave up fun, socialising and a regular sex life. Find out exactly why, how and...actually – just why – in Breaking Booze, the follow up to last year’s sell-out success, Eurodad.

"What you’re getting is a genuinely funny modern, everyday man who comes on stage to have a chat while effortlessly making you laugh out loud at the same time." - Herald Sun

Wesley Anne Band Room
comdedy
7:30pm

East Moldovia Trading Company

Friday 8th August

Balkan
6:00pm

Owen Rabbit's single launch

Dear Plastic and Jaala
Friday 8th August

Owen Rabbit is a 22 year old singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist who was born in WA but now resides in the northern suburbs of Melbourne. With his voice, and a diverse blend of
analogue, digital and acoustic instrumentation he creates textured and haunting electronica,
performed live with a loop pedal. His sound, which emcompasses elements of Soul, Trip-Hop, lo-fi indie and R&B is idiosyncratic and experimental, while full of hooks and pop sensibility.

August 1st marks the release of Owen Rabbit’s first single ‘Police Car,’ which will be available as 7” vinyl, CD and digitally through Catch Release Records. The AU Review and Catch Release Records are also proud to present Owen’s first national tour which will see him take his eclectic and
experimental live show around the country for 7 special intimate shows.

Wesley Anne Band Room
pop
8:00pm
$10

Trio Agogo

Saturday 9th August
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

PATCHES EP Launch

Saturday 9th August
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

John Flanagan

Sunday 10th August
Wesley Anne Band Room
3:00pm

Cat Fork Eye

Sunday 10th August
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

MELBOURNE MAGIC NIGHTS

Tuesday 12th August

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

Secret Tones

Wednesday 13th August
Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm

Austin Brady

Thursday 14th August

6:00pm

Damien Power: Monkeys in Space

Prestents Adam Rozenbachs: Breaking Booze
Thursday 14th August

One year. Zero booze. No fun.

774 ABC Radio and Triple M regular Adam Rozenbachs tried to give up drinking for a year. And along the way, it turns out, he gave up fun, socialising and a regular sex life. Find out exactly why, how and...actually – just why – in Breaking Booze, the follow up to last year’s sell-out success, Eurodad.

"What you’re getting is a genuinely funny modern, everyday man who comes on stage to have a chat while effortlessly making you laugh out loud at the same time." - Herald Sun

Wesley Anne Band Room
comdedy
7:30pm

Karl Frederick

Friday 15th August
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Dr Crask and His Swingin' Elixir

Saturday 16th August
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Greg Steps

Georgia Spain + Sarlin
Sunday 17th August
Welsey Anne Band Room
alt country
3:00pm

NMIT Showcase

The best of NMIT
Tuesday 19th August
Wesley Anne Band Room
NMIT student showcase
7:00pm
$free

Busy

Wednesday 20th August

8:00pm

Nath Valvo: Boy Next Door

Prestents Adam Rozenbachs: Breaking Booze
Thursday 21st August

One year. Zero booze. No fun.

774 ABC Radio and Triple M regular Adam Rozenbachs tried to give up drinking for a year. And along the way, it turns out, he gave up fun, socialising and a regular sex life. Find out exactly why, how and...actually – just why – in Breaking Booze, the follow up to last year’s sell-out success, Eurodad.

"What you’re getting is a genuinely funny modern, everyday man who comes on stage to have a chat while effortlessly making you laugh out loud at the same time." - Herald Sun

Wesley Anne Band Room
comdedy
7:30pm

Iris

Wire Bird + Velvet Archers
Friday 22nd August

After jump starting 2014 with a debut EP release, new music video and two international tours through New Zealand and Europe, Melbourne indie-pop 5 piece IRIS perform their first Melbourne show in months at Northcote’s cosy Wesley Anne.

Supported by popular local acts Wire Bird (fresh out of the studio) and Velvet Archers (back from a national tour), expect a night of musical surprises and melodic merriment with heart warming tunes and, by the way... bring your dancing shoes.

Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Patrick Wilson

Saturday 23rd August
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Gillian Cosgriff: This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things

Prestents Adam Rozenbachs: Breaking Booze
Thursday 28th August

One year. Zero booze. No fun.

774 ABC Radio and Triple M regular Adam Rozenbachs tried to give up drinking for a year. And along the way, it turns out, he gave up fun, socialising and a regular sex life. Find out exactly why, how and...actually – just why – in Breaking Booze, the follow up to last year’s sell-out success, Eurodad.

"What you’re getting is a genuinely funny modern, everyday man who comes on stage to have a chat while effortlessly making you laugh out loud at the same time." - Herald Sun

Wesley Anne Band Room
comdedy
7:30pm

Odie Ida

Friday 29th August
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Cameron Oates

serendipity + Paul Reid
Saturday 30th August

From the second Cameron starts his performance he has heads turning. Cameron captures his audience and astounds them with his ability to play totally original styled music, with his acoustic guitars, didgeridoos, harmonicas, and array of percussion pedals.

Wesley Anne Band Room
singer songwriter
8:00pm
$10

The hornets

Sunday 31st August
Wesley Anne Band Room
3:00pm

Geraldine Hickey: One Week in Paradise

Prestents Adam Rozenbachs: Breaking Booze
Thursday 4th September

One year. Zero booze. No fun.

774 ABC Radio and Triple M regular Adam Rozenbachs tried to give up drinking for a year. And along the way, it turns out, he gave up fun, socialising and a regular sex life. Find out exactly why, how and...actually – just why – in Breaking Booze, the follow up to last year’s sell-out success, Eurodad.

"What you’re getting is a genuinely funny modern, everyday man who comes on stage to have a chat while effortlessly making you laugh out loud at the same time." - Herald Sun

Wesley Anne Band Room
comdedy
7:30pm

Broni

Friday 5th September

6:00pm

Greens Diary Angel Ensemble

Saturday 6th September
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

the Tipplers

Saturday 13th September
Free in the Front bar
6:00pm

Amistat

Friday 19th September
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm
$10

Lauren G Ep Launch

Saturday 20th September
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Dave Wright and the Midnight Electric

Sunday 21st September
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm