Peny Bohan

Thursday 21st August

Not a newcomer to the music scene, Peny Bohan's knack for singer-songwriting was discovered after years of playing and studying Horn. Time out due to a physical hiccup allowed Peny many hours to get creative; who knew a couple of months in a neck-brace could turn out to turn out to be a good thing!
You may stumble across her on stage telling her stories and sweetly rambling about her day.
Sit a while with her and you will learn of the affectionate and oft-times passionate way she views her world. Peny delivers sass with an outwardly sweet persona whilst hinting at the sultry, cheeky and seductive singer within.

Achievements:Winner of the Melting Pots "Play with Faye Blaise" competition, 2014. Semi-finalist in the Telstra Road to Discovery 2012, winner of the Catapult song Contest peer choice award 2011 and a judge in 2012.

Free in the Front Bar
singer
5:45pm
$free

Nath Valvo: Boy Next Door

Thursday 21st August

Nath Valvo found himself on the singles table at his friend's wedding yet again, he forgets to floss, and still hasn't returned a library book from 2001. He'll do it tomorrow!

Boy Next Door is the follow up to Nath's critically accliamed 2013 show, Almost 30.

The Nova FM presenter, and The Project regular is fast becoming one of Australia's hottest new comedians.

"This guy is hilarious. ★★★★★” Herald Sun

"No clearer evidence of his talent, than keeping a full house roaring with laughter. ★★★★½” Adelaide Advertiser

"It's wild, wicked and wonderful comedy. ★★★★½” Australian Stage

Wesley Anne Band Room
comedy
7:30pm
$20

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

Letter B

Saturday 23rd August

Gypsy Jazz
6:00pm

Patrick Wilson

Tayla Hay and Ike Ruckman
Saturday 23rd August

A child of the 90s with the soul of a 60s troubadour, Patrick Wilson is a multi-talented singer-songwriter whose musical heart is planted firmly on his sleeve.

In their early 20s, Patrick Wilson & The Bare River Queens have already played extensively around their home towns of Melbourne, Bendigo, and Geelong appearing at a host of festivals, pubs, and clubs. The Bare River Queens' fluency in the language of guitar, slide, drums, bass, and harmonica create a great alternative sound that can be heard throughout venues across Melbourne.

The band is currently working on its debut album, adding to a collection of original country folk, blues, and pop that can be heard on Patrick’s debut EP, Ryan The Moth.

The band’s influences appear tastefully in their own music; namely Paul Simon, Neil Young, Derek & The Dominoes, and The Who.

With the Bare River Queens backing up, the sweet country tunes of Patrick Wilson turn into a thick mixture of rockabilly, country and everything alternative

Wesley Anne Band Room
alt country
8:00pm
$7

Cat Fork Eye

Sunday 24th August

Three cats come together to form this dynamic Latin/Jazz collective. Forking out some mellow grooves and nimble melodies, this is one group to definitely keep your eye on.

Free in the front bar
folk
6:00pm

Josh Rennie-Hynes

With Special Guests
Sunday 24th 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

Sinful Pleasures

Tuesday 26th August

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

Austin Brady

Thursday 28th August

folk
6:00pm

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

Thursday 28th August

Nath Valvo found himself on the singles table at his friend's wedding yet again, he forgets to floss, and still hasn't returned a library book from 2001. He'll do it tomorrow!

Boy Next Door is the follow up to Nath's critically accliamed 2013 show, Almost 30.

The Nova FM presenter, and The Project regular is fast becoming one of Australia's hottest new comedians.

"This guy is hilarious. ★★★★★” Herald Sun

"No clearer evidence of his talent, than keeping a full house roaring with laughter. ★★★★½” Adelaide Advertiser

"It's wild, wicked and wonderful comedy. ★★★★½” Australian Stage

Wesley Anne Band Room
comedy
7:30pm
$20

Flying Engine Trio

Friday 29th August
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Odie Ida

Wishful + Billy and the TBags
Friday 29th August

Melbourne-based art pop band Odie Ida is quickly drawing fans for the harmonies of the dual front-women whose voices merge so effortlessly the effect has been described as 'live vocoder'. Odie Ida mixes pop, soul, jazz and Brazilian overtones into masterfully crafted tunes that range from lilting ballads to punchy grooves. Powered by drums, bass and keys, the five-piece multi-instrumentalist band features three vocalists, cavaquinho, ukulele, violin and cello.

Wesley Anne Band Room
pop/soul/jazz
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

"DANGEROUS DANCING"
Sunday 31st August

‘Climate change’ is the theme of The Hornets 6th album “Dangerous Dancing”… a blues first.
Legendary Melbourne Blues outfit The Hornets will be launching their recently released CD “Dangerous Dancing” at the Wesley Anne Bar, 250 High Street Northcote, August 31 @ 3.00 pm
Garry Williams of the Herald Sun gave Dangerous Dancing a 4 star review, describing it as original and engaging with the right amount of swagger…

Wesley Anne Band Room
rock n' roll
3:00pm

Moulin Beige

Tuesday 2nd September

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 3rd September
Wesley Anne Band Room
acoustic/folk
8:00pm

The Boys

Thursday 4th September
Free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Geraldine Hickey: One Week in Paradise

Thursday 4th September

Nath Valvo found himself on the singles table at his friend's wedding yet again, he forgets to floss, and still hasn't returned a library book from 2001. He'll do it tomorrow!

Boy Next Door is the follow up to Nath's critically accliamed 2013 show, Almost 30.

The Nova FM presenter, and The Project regular is fast becoming one of Australia's hottest new comedians.

"This guy is hilarious. ★★★★★” Herald Sun

"No clearer evidence of his talent, than keeping a full house roaring with laughter. ★★★★½” Adelaide Advertiser

"It's wild, wicked and wonderful comedy. ★★★★½” Australian Stage

Wesley Anne Band Room
comedy
7:30pm
$20

Broni

Friday 5th September

singer songwriter
6:00pm

Songwriters in the Round

Friday 5th September

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 6th September

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

Greens Diary Angel Ensemble

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

Dr Crask and His Swingin' Elixir

Saturday 6th September
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Caveman Production

Sunday 7th September
Wesley Anne Band Room
3:00pm

MELBOURNE MAGIC NIGHTS

Tuesday 9th September

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

'By Cheryl' group & Danny Fischer, Hugh Stuckey, Sam Zerna Trio (2nd Set)
Wednesday 10th September

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

Wesley Anne Band Room
Jazz
7:00pm
$free

Emily Soon

Friday 12th September

12:00am

the Tipplers

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

NMIT Showcase

The best of NMIT
Tuesday 16th September
Wesley Anne Band Room
NMIT student showcase
7:00pm
$free

Antechamber

Wednesday 17th September

Antechamber is forum for experimental music and sound performances, taking place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at the Wesley Anne.

Wesley Anne Band Room
Experimental
8:00pm
$free

Amistat

Discovery of a Fox, Hollie Joyce
Friday 19th September

$10 ENTRY – DOORS FROM 8PM
Friday the nineteenth of September sees one of Melbourne’s highly regarded venues exhibit a grand collection of overwhelming talent. The Wesley Anne is proud to present an evening of intimacy and reflection through the likes of some of the most exciting established and up-and-coming folk acts of Melbourne – Headlined by folk/pop duo Amistat, featuring live performances from Discovery of a Fox and Hollie Joyce, both forgoing their bands in favour for a closer resonance. The Friday night festivities will kick off from 8pm, with live music commencing from 8:30pm in the cosy band room. Come in, grab a glass of mulled wine, and sit by the fire in a room filled to the brim with soulful story-telling and excellent song-writing.
Josef and Jan Prasil, twin brothers who together form AMISTAT are easily recognizable for their acoustic set heard on the streets of Melbourne. Originally from Europe, the brothers reunited in 2013 to rekindle their music. Boasting intricate guitars with broad melodic devices, listeners of Amistat are sure to be oddly touched by the emotional investment in their music.
Encompassing the instrumentation of alternative rock, the lyrical expertise of folk, and a spoken-word-influenced delivery, Discovery of a Fox, like worn-out antique furniture, reeks of character. Friday September 19 will see Alex Biggs forgoing a band for the first solo Discovery show “in what seems like forever”.
Hollie Joyce is a poetic singer /songwriter/guitarist that is inspired by a plethora of musical styles. Intrigued in the complex inner workings of day-to-day life, her songs weave a hypnotic thread that touches a familiar nerve. This musician’s witty and honest lyrics are complimented by her diverse finger picking, chord slashing and raw guitar style resulting in dynamic and soulful performances.

Wesley Anne Band Room
folk
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

Hugh McInlay & the recessive genes

Thursday 25th September

Hugh McGinlay and the Recessive Genes play everything from raw ballads to hedonistic blues. Having played the world over, this is a band that will have you reach for a double scotch, then your dancing shoes.
Who would like that then?
People who can tap a toe, nod a head or dance like no one is watching. People who like watching shabby men sing polished songs. People who like songs to stay with them, following them home and lingering the next day. People who like music.


blues
8:00pm

Thomas Hugh

Dan Lethbridge
Friday 26th September
Wesley Anne Band Room
singer songwriter
8:00pm
$15 with CD

Rose Hilder

Saturday 27th September
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Bob Hutchison

Sunday 28th September
Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm

Hannah Rosa + Lisa Crawley

Wednesday 1st October

7:30pm

candice mcleod

Thursday 2nd October

8:00pm

Green's Diary Angel Ensemble

Friday 3rd October

6:00pm

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

Saturday 4th October
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

The Grahams & the Morrisons

Thursday 9th October

12:00am

Nigel Wearne

Friday 10th October
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Trio Agogo

Sunday 12th October
free in the front bar
5:00pm

Melody Moon

Sunday 12th October

8:00pm

Kain Borlaise Trio

Thursday 16th October
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

The Iluminated Palace

Thursday 16th October
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Kaisha

Friday 17th October
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Taliska

Saturday 18th October
Wesley Anne Band Room
2:00pm

Glory B

Saturday 18th October

6:00pm

Pepperjack ep launch

Saturday 18th October
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Glenn Musto

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

PATCHES EP LAUNCH

Sunday 19th October

8:00pm