Live Music

What’s on

Live band every week.
Dancing encouraged.
Program and links below

DECEMBER 5TH
Saoirse
Saoirse are a Melbourne based Celtic Folk band with a great reputation as world class entertainers.

With soaring vocal harmonies and masterful musicianship they are a band to be reckoned with.

Saoirse

December 12TH
The BLTs
BLT’s is a new Melbourne-based six pieces funk band. The band is led by a Brazilian-born musician; Diego Trigo (tenor and soprano sax). And the current band members consist of Agus Batara (keys), Anthony Pell (electric bass), Marek Podstawek (drums), Santiago Gutierrez (guitar), and Brae Grimes (trumpet).

DECEMBER 19TH
All Day Fritz
All Day Fritz play rootsy, swingy,rowdy, melodious, harmonious music for humans of all ages.Join well known performers  Karen Davitt (Blue Heelers, Madcows), John Fleming (Scared Weird Little Guys), Jane Bayly (Crying In Public Places) and Boris Conley (Spaghetti Western Orchestra)for dancing ,laughter ,and a taste of great music from a range of musical places.

All Day Fritz

JANUARY 2ND

JANUARY 9TH
Balajo Jazz Manouche

Hot Swing, Gypsy Jazz or Jazz Manouche are all names given to a
unique, joyous music made famous by the European gypsy guitarist
Django Reinhardt during the middle of the 20th century. A confluence of nomadic Romany gypsy music, popular French ‘Musette’ and Swing Jazz. Infectious rhythms and ornate melodies make this music both easy to dance to and interesting to listen to.

 Acoustic instruments are played by: Mark Twigden (guitar), Simon Kidd (guitar), Michael Danne (clarinet), Jesse MacIntyre (double bass) and a very special guest – Erica Branham (vocals).

 More info: https://www.facebook.com/marktwigden001/app_470868196288052
Balajo Jazz Manouche

JANUARY 16TH
Rachel by the Stream

Rachel By The Stream is made up of future-pop shamans Rachel (vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/loop artist) and Mattriks (MC/Producer). After releasing their debut EP in 2013, the pair toured the festival circuit in Australia and the UK, playing at the world renowned Glastonbury Music Festival. A dynamic live show sees them synchronise live loops; mixing on-the-fly instrumentation with studio cut samples. Dedicated to the exploration of musical magic, the duo are a partnership on and off stage – making music together since 2012’s solar eclipse.

RBTS_Promo_Shot

JANUARY 23RD
Trumpet
Trumpet are a 5 piece Melbourne jazz band led by vocalist David Ruiz playing styles of jazz music from bebop to bossa nova and beyond. Trumpet also delve into blues, funk, soul and 50s rock n roll.

Trumpet

 

JANUARY 30TH
The Duck Downpickers
We play acoustic-zyda-Jug-holy-billy-blues a little tongue in beak!

Duck Downpickers

FEBRUARY 6TH
Melbourne Ukulele Kollective

The Melbourne Ukulele Kollective is a gaggle of ukers of all ages and persuasions, each equipped with only four strings and the truth! With small egos and big dreams, they’re on a crusade to put music back into the hands and hearts of the people!

MUK

FEBRUARY 13TH
Manny Fox
Bona fide crowd-pleasers Manny Fox run riotous escapades down the sun-bleached boardwalks of old-school soul, riding helium-hooks through the sticky condensation of tropi-pop groove forests, to emerge in a feel-good house-party haze, via the freewheeling swagger of early rock n roll. Featuring members of stellar local bands: Sweets, Hello Satellites, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Papa Chango.

Manny Fox

 

FEBRUARY 20TH
Zucchini Clan

Zucchini Clan are a unique Australian band for free range kids, families and fine folk! With eye-catching bespoke costumes and flamboyantly quirky stage personas, their positive, upbeat and instantly “singalongable” songs have charmed audiences of all ages wherever they have performed. A touch of vaudeville, a sprinkle of fey with a twist of funky punk.
Zucchini Clan ~ music for free range kids!

Zucchini Clan

 February 27th
Hawaiian Supremes

Swinging Country Jazz with a Hawaiian Twang.
With guitar, ukes and double bass.
If you know Jody Bell, you know it’ll be good.

night hula

MARCH 6th
Asanti Dance Theatre

Musicians from the Asanti Dance Theatre will join us on January 2nd. Having wowed audiences at a variety of events including Woodford Folk Festival, the Australian Dance Awards, Sydney Opera House, and headlining New Years Eve at Federation Square, Asanti Dance Theatre are Australia’s leading African dance company.

Joined by international guest artists from their company in Ghana, the group specialise in traditional and contemporary African dance, music and acrobatics the company display an extensive skill set that will leave you speechless. Undulating torsos, flips through rings of fire, raw energy, exhilarating dance moves and phenomenal acrobatics are just some of the elements you can expect from a performance by Asanti Dance Theatre.

Directed by Appiah Annan (Sidney Myer Creative fellow and internationally recognised dancer, choreographer and musician), the company have been working extensively in Melbourne over the past 7 years. With a sister company in Ghana the company have toured regionally, nationally and internationally and perform in a variety of contexts including festivals, schools, corporate, community events and in theatres.
Asanti

MARCH 13TH
The Riot Squad
It’s all about dancing in the street. The Riot Squad heads out once a week with Melbourne’s finest acoustic dance generators. The lineup changes at a moments notice. Gigs get organised at the drop of a hat. Weather dictates. But if you listen very carefully to the feed, maybe, just maybe, one of these days you can dance nonstop for 2 hours.

Riot Squad

Twilight Market at the Abbotsford Convent