helen catanchin

Friday 6th March

Jazz vocalist Helen Catanchin leads her Trio through some of her favourite standards, as well as classic popular songs by the likes of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Queen. A passionate singer and lover of all music from a young age, Helen's voice captivates with its emotion, individuality and honesty. Join her and her bandmates for two sets of fine, fun and sometimes fervent music-making.

free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Z Star

Samuel Marzola & Telos Teacup
Friday 6th March

Z-STAR (UK) {pronounced ‘zee-star’} is the Psychedelic RockSoul project of British Trinidadian artist/songwriter/producer Zee Gachette. Z-STAR are infamous for their explosive live energy - expect to rock the funk out with dirty basslines, heavy beats, infectious rock ‘n’ roll riffs and soul soaked vocals. Zee has an inimitable talent for improvising onstage that is simply exhilarating to watch. The raspy blues tones unleashed in her wild and passionate delivery fill the air with a buzz that seems to flow on tap from the source, inspiring standing ovations from music legends Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Roger Daltrey (The Who) and the late great Amy Winehouse. Their high octane live performances are an experience that put Z-STAR on that list of bands you must see live!

Wesley Anne Band Room
soul/blues/singer songwriter
8:00pm
$15

Grain of Truth

Saturday 7th March

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

The Boys

Saturday 7th March

Tim Pledger’s trio, ‘The Boys’ play an eclectic mix of swing jazz and blues, bossa nova and folk music. Often, special guests will sit in including Belinda Woods on flute, Gemma Horbury on trumpet and
Tom Fryer on guitar. Tim’s bands include ‘Bohjass’ and Sandwich
Jesus’ and play regularly in the bustling Melbourne music scene.

Free in the front bar
jazz
6:00pm

Two Steps on the Water

Twins and Coral Ceto
Saturday 7th March

Two Steps on the Water is a small handful of youths making music sad, angry, soft and loud. Using instruments often associated with folk music – nylon string guitar, violin, drums, piano accordion and voice – they cherry-pick elements from a range of genres as diverse as Folk Rock, Emotion Punk, and Melodramatic Popular Song. Though the band has been around nary two-thirds of a year, the members are old friends and accomplished musicians with their extremities in many a figurative musical pie. On this night they will be launching their 8-song mix cassette with their kewl and talented friends, Twins and Coral Ceto..

Twins is a special-made mini band comprised of Totally Mild's Elizabeth Mitchell and Alyx Dennison's Alyx Dennison. What would that sound like? That is the question. So far there are keyboards, and not-very-sophisticated-but-pretty-good beats. They are cosmic twins with kindred hearts and voices. There will be many emotions. Bring a towel!

Coral Ceto describe themselves as “Genre-defying high femme performance art meets aquatica/weird folk. Lush, layered instrumentals on accordion and strings are complimented by wailing vocals, to take you from spray to depths.”

Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm
$6 or $10 with tape

Peny Bohan

Sunday 8th March
Free in the front bar
5:00pm

A tribute to the women of latin america

Sunday 8th March

CELEBRATING INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY!
CANTO ALMA: A TALE OF LOVE, LAMENT AND LIBERATION

Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm
$$12 (+booking fee). $15 on the door.

Local Sounds

7:00pm-7:30pm Anna-Leisa Vietz, Stephanie Carbone, Jack Ford + Frayah
Wednesday 11th March

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

Broni

Thursday 12th March
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Roscoe James Irwin - The Wild EP Tour

Sam Buckingham + Laura K Clarke
Thursday 12th March

Roscoe James Irwin is a traveller, marrying his experiences to his music,
drawing on his solo adventures in some of the world’s most remote and
interesting locations as fuel for this personal project that showcases his
complex musical capabilities. The result is a wall of lush orchestral
colors, layered on folk pop melodies washed with ambient electronic
sounds. This “long haired multi-instrumental wonder”, at times performing
as a one-man band, “delivers his songs unashamedly and note-perfect”. -
The Ripe, Leah Phillips.

The launch of ‘The Wild’ marks his second EP release in a series of three,
featuring striking artwork by Melbourne digital artist Kate Moon. The
illustrated world created by Moon and the musical world created by Irwin
are unfolding together giving audiences a unique insight into the mind of
this enigmatic and “immensely talented artist” – The AU Review

Supported by folk troubadour Sam Buckingham, showcasing new songs on her
'Down The Rabbit Hole' tour. “Compelling, beautiful… She’ll take you on a
journey home” - The Music


8:00pm
$10

Tracey Bunn

Friday 13th March

A blend of rootsy rock, country swing, and 60′s-flavoured guitar pop, Darwin singer/songwriter, Tracey Bunn delivers a gutsy swag of songs that express mixed
feelings of desire, regret, and wanderlust, leavened with a healthy dollop of good
humour.

free in the front bar
country/blues
6:00pm

Songwriters in the round

Maddison Wilson, John Lingard, Pear & the Awkward Orchestra, Dan Waters, James Kenyon and Tobias Hengelveld
Friday 13th March
Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm

Melbourne Ukulele Festival Show

Saturday 14th March

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival returns to Wesley Anne with 17 sensational uke performances of widely differing genres!

13:45-14:15 Ukelea Blast

14:25-14:55 Mick and Tas Fleming

15:05-15:35 The Sextet Dukes

15:45-16:15 The Thin White Ukes

16:25-16:55 Someone Else's Wedding Band

17:05-17:35 Rose Turtle Ertler

Wesley Anne Band Room
1:30pm
$10

Mandy Connell

Saturday 14th March
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Melbourne Ukulele Festival Show

Sunday 15th March

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival returns to Wesley Anne with 17 sensational uke performances of widely differing genres!

13:45-14:15 The Renegades

14:25-14:55 Cathouse

15:05-15:35 Jane Cameron

15:45-16:15 Kahiwa Sebire

16:25-16:55 Urban Ukes

17:05-17:35 Ukulele Stardust


1:30pm
$10

Melbourne Ukulele Festival Show

Sunday 15th March

The Melbourne Ukulele Festival returns to Wesley Anne with 17 sensational uke performances of widely differing genres!

19:30-20:00 Hundred Acre Woods

20:10-20:40 AJ Leonard

20:50-21:20 Kim Halliday (NZ)

21:30-22:10 Azo Bell

22:20-23:00 Bosko and Honey


7:00pm
$20/$15

NMIT Showcase

Tuesday 17th March
Wesley Anne Band Room
7:00pm

Galleri

Pepperjack + Open Swimmer (Solo)
Friday 20th March

Folk rockers Galleri are headed to Melbourne for the first time to celebrate the release of their new song Tacky Part. Something special happened when two brothers and their childhood friend started writing songs to perform in their parents' woodfired pizza place on the beautiful mid-North coast of NSW. They became Galleri and have since surrounded themselves with some of the country's most promising musicians to form their huge, raw sound. Tight grooves, slick licks and dreamy harmonies will make for a beautiful start to the weekend. They'll be joined by the charming and friendly spicy cheese namesake Pepperjack and a special solo show from Open Swimmer (Ben).

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

We the Elusive

Featuring The Saucy Sidekicks + Harmony & Contrast
Saturday 21st March

We the Elusive, 6 piece soul/blues outfit, smoking hot off the launch of their debut album Albeit Transitory have invited the Saucy Sidekicks and Harmony & Contrast to join them on stage for a special evening of heavy blues, soul music and dancing.

Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm
$10

Kirsty Letts

Erica Pringle, Kirsty Letts and Zinnia Blue
Sunday 22nd March
Wesley Anne Band Room
singer songwriter
2:00pm

Tottie & the Wanderers

Sunday 22nd March

8:00pm

Sinful Pleasures

Tuesday 24th March

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

Peter Lubulwa

Wednesday 25th March
Wesley anne Band Room
8:00pm

Phil Lyddy Trio

Friday 27th March
Free in the front bar
6:00pm

Vanderlay

Saturday 28th March
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

Austin Brady

Sunday 29th March
Free in the Front Bar
6:00pm

Freida Le Bjorn

Sunday 29th March
Wesley Anne Band Room
8:00pm

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
6:00pm

SONGWRITERS IN THE ROUND

Lineup TBA
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
7:30pm
$10

Keko

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

Moulin Beige

Tuesday 7th April

The Moulin Beige is back for 2015 and entering it’s third year in Melbourne! What to expect? The unexpected! February Moulin Beige features world class acts and award winning comedy acts from the other side of the tracks. See Cocoloco from the UK presenting their “Raucous, hilarious and ever so slightly bent theatre”. Don’t miss award winning comedy cabaret sensation BEAU HEARTBREAKER “Selina Jenkins’ gender-queer creation is stunning.” - The Age. See the latest from comedy duo JONESTOWN "sure to delight, disturb and perhaps just cause a few audience members to question their own sanity.” – Herald Sun. Chameleon character comedian LIZ SKITCH is back “A true master of impersonation and satire” - The Music. Hosted by The Moulin Beige’s resident clown and master of unceremony, CAM VENN. Bookings essential. http://www.trybooking.com/DDEB

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 Menu.
Bookings essential for show and meal deal: http://www.trybooking.com/DDEB
Please note booking line closes at 3pm on the day of the show. Tickets available at door if not sold out. To check for updates please visit our facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/themoulinbeige

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

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)

The Sea Birds Album 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

Crookshank

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

Jane Cameron

Sunday 26th April

8:00pm

Broni

Friday 1st May

6:00pm

Wayfare

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