GlenlyonTreeWe’re back for the third time at Glenlyon General Store this Friday October 10th. It’s a lovely cafe in Glenlyon, which is one hour from Melbourne and ten minutes from Daylesford. There’s cosy lighting, boutique beers and ciders, carefully selected wines, inventive and hearty food, friendly service and pretty decor. The show is free, and we’re playing 2 sets, 6:30-8:30pm. If you get there before nightfall, you’ll see there’s a tree out the front with a little door in it. You don’t get that everywhere.

Remember Arni Rey Paras, front man of good-timey, guitar-pop band, The Gems? Our bands have played many a gig together over the years, and now we’re at it again, acoustic style.

Arni will be performing a solo, semi-acoustic set of Gems songs at 10pm. We’ll follow with a set of our originals at 10:45pm. All this will take place on Friday October 3rd at the cosy Thornbury Local, where good food and crafty drinks abound. The kitchen is open 6pm-midnight, and entry is free. It’ll be a night of catchy, guitar-pop lovin’.

We’re getting into Spring by performing at Creswick Market on Saturday September 20th, 10am-1pm. There’ll be over 80 stalls with hand-made arts & crafts, gourmet takeaway and home-grown plants and produce. Dogs and sunshine will be welcome. Creswick is a picturesque, historic town about 20 minutes north of Ballarat or west of Daylesford, so how about a Springtime country day trip?

We’re very excited to be supporting 7-piece soul band, Alone with Tiger, on Wednesday September 10th.

We’ve heard tell that, “Chanteuse Cosmos leads the way with an elastic vocal style that encompasses likenesses to Madelaine Peyroux and Janis Joplin. She is supported by a band redolent of the golden age of soul, a vintage sound with horns punctuating over a solid rhythm section, funky keys and dirty electric wailings”. Holy Moly.

We’re opening the night with our originals set at 8:30pm. We’ll be followed by Mya Wallace and then Alone With Tiger, with DJ Saul Knight getting amongst it too. Apparently, he’s “got more soul than a sock with a hole”. You’ll find us all upstairs in the swish band room of Collingwood’s Grace Darling Hotel, and entry is only $5 at the door.

Here’s Alone With Tiger’s demo, to prepare you for the experience:

We’ve just got word that we’re playing THIS FRIDAY August 15th as part of a Rockabilly night! It’s at the Prince of Wales in St Kilda, in the public bar. We’re doing one set at 8:30pm to begin the night, and we’ll be followed by The Mighty Kings, and then The Infernos! They’re well turned out, those rockabilly enthusiasts – Big skirts, impeccably-set hair, bold lipstick, fancy shoes. They like a dance too! It’ll be a cracker of a night.

Next Friday August 22nd, we’re playing 6:30-9:30pm at Daylesford Hotel, in the front bar. It’s quite the sensory experience, that brisk walk from the car to the pub door, immediately followed by the comforting embrace of pub warmth and convivialty. Let’s give Winter a proper bon voyage, with roaring open fires, wine …possibly snow?!

 

This weekend ends our album release tour, in cosy Kyneton and cool Collingwood.

On Friday May 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm, we’ll be enjoying the open fires at The Chairmakers Wife. It’s a reverse BYO bar, where you can bring your own food, and buy a glass or bottle of their local wines, ciders or beers. Entry is free.

On Saturday May 24th, in the basement of The Grace Darling Hotel, we’ll have a top-notch set from our friend Suzie Dickinson, and then we’ll play 2 sets: Firstly, our favourite covers and then, our mostly-originals album Here Comes The Love, ‘cover-to-cover’ as it were.

Suzie Dickinson is an award-winning singer and songwriter. Likened to Rikki Lee Jones, Michelle Shocked and The Waifs, Suzie’s trio takes you through stories of street life, secret lovers, madness and survival.

The night’s running times are:
9:30pm – Suzie Dickinson trio
10:30pm – Our 60s and 90s covers
11:30pm – Our album set

Doors open at 9pm. Entry is $10. Here Comes The Love will be available to buy from us for $20 OR, if you’d like to learn the words in advance, you can listen or buy it online here!

This weekend, we continue the Central Victorian leg of our tour, in the pretty locales of Glenlyon and Trentham.

On Friday May 16th, 6:30-8:30pm, we’re performing at The Old Glenlyon General Store, where you’ll find delicious and interesting food and local drinks. Last time we were there, we tasted the lentil salad with heirloom carrots and pomegranite. Pomegranite! You don’t get that everywhere.

On Sunday May 18th, 1-4pm, we’re performing at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Trentham. It’s a very cosy hotel, built around 1866 but beautifully restored, and there too you’ll find seasonal, local, flavoursome food. You might also like to have a look in the vintage shop next door.

Both gigs are free and only about an hour from Melbourne.

This Sunday May 11th, we begin touring Central Victoria in Castlemaine at my FAVOURITE PUB IN THE WORLD, The Bridge Hotel. It’s a proper, cosy pub, with friendly staff and a fine selection of food, ciders, beers and whiskeys.
We’re doing 2 sets, 8:30-1
0:30pm and entry is $10. Central Victorians and Melbournians will be able to get home to beddy byes at a respectable hour and feel good on Monday having had a lovely night at the pub! Ahhhh. – Annie

This weekend, our tour goes north to Byron Bay and the Gold Coast! We’re looking forward to those extra few degrees, and to performing at two very appealing venues:

On Friday May 2nd, we’ll be at Byron Bay’s Frankie Brown restaurant and bar. Perusing Frankie Brown’s photo gallery feels a bit like looking at a set from Mad Men, with its gorgeous modern-vintage decor, impressive cocktail bar, and comfortably sophisticated atmosphere. We’re performing 3 sets, 7-10pm, and entry is free.

On Saturday May 3rd, we’re on the Gold Coast at Mandala Organic Arts Cafe. Mandala Organis Arts is an organic, vegan restaurant and cafe run by a community of food and arts lovers. Judging by Mandala’s menu and photos, those of us who search for vegetarian, vegan, raw, or gluten-free dining may have our minds blown. We’re performing 2 sets, 7:30-10pm, and entry is $3.

Next weekend, we’re off to Hobart! As well as playing our first interstate gig, we’ll be going to MONA and being leisure-seeking tourists. Perhaps you might like to join us…?

We’re performing at The Night Owl Music Bar on Saturday April 26th. Hobart local, Ian Paulin, is starting the night with one set at 9pm. We’ll then follow on with two sets of originals and covers. Entry is $10 at the door.

This gig is the first in our promotional tour for our debut album, Here Comes The Love. The album will be for sale at all our gigs, but if you’d like to soak it up before seeing us live, you can buy the CD or download here. The full tour schedule is:

Sat Apr 26th, 9-11:45pm – HOBART: The Night Owl Music Bar – $10
Fri May 2nd, 7-10pm – BYRON BAY: Frankie Brown – Free entry
Sat May 3rd, 7:30-10pm – GOLD COAST: Mandala Organic Arts Cafe – $3
Sun May 11th, 8:30-10:30pm – CASTLEMAINE: The Bridge Hotel – $10
Fri May 16th, 6:30-8:30pm – GLENLYON: Glenlyon General Store – Free entry
Sun May 18th, 1-4pm – TRENTHAM: The Cosmopolitan Hotel – Free entry
Fri May 23rd, 6:30-8:30pm – KYNETON: The Chairmakers Wife – Free entry
Sat May 24th, 9-11:45pm – MELBOURNE: The Grace Darling Hotel – $10