DJ Party Pest
Dec
22
to Dec 23

DJ Party Pest

DJ Party Pest started as a bloody good excuse to buy more records and quickly became an excellent night out.

Featuring members from local bands La Bastard, The Reprobettes, Party Pest, Hot Wings and Moody Beaches, these two will spin your favourite hits from soul to funk, post-punk to garage, exotica to disco and a good dose of local music too!

Guaranteed to encourage your inner party pest to PARTY!

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XMAS Party w/ Dr Popalotacorn
Dec
24
4:00 PM16:00

XMAS Party w/ Dr Popalotacorn

Is your turkey stuffed to the gullet with shopping mall carols and Wham's 'Last Christmas'? Need a drink to escape the inevitable trauma of your family's festive fallout? Come down to the Edinburgh Castle this Xmas eve and enjoy a mystery stocking overflowing with weird and wonderful seasonal tunes, in all sizes and colours. Dr Popalotacorn will be playing a range of rocking left-of-field holiday hits, pulling Yuletide-themed hip hop, funk, garage, salsa, rock, boogaloo, Bollywood, surf and reggae from his bountiful sack. Prepare to be de-grinched!

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Ben Carter
Dec
29
6:00 PM18:00

Ben Carter

Having recently released his debut album 'These Winters they howl'

Ben J. Carter is spreading his mix of blues/folk and Americana around Melbourne and Regional Victoria.

Ben`s one man band approach consisting of finger picking guitar and foot stomp goes from

soaring slide guitar and blues hollers to folk song ballads.

Ben returns to The Edinburgh Castle on Friday Dec 29th playing in the EC beer garden.

Website // Facebook // Bandcamp

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DJ Watt Love
Dec
29
to Dec 30

DJ Watt Love

Free // Beer Garden


WattsLove is a Melbourne based DJ specialising in funk, soul, R&B, disco and all groove music that makes you want to move. He is just as comfortable spinning his collection of vintage funk vinyl 45s, or playing digitally in whichever genre suits the gig. As Alex Watts he also performs original indie pop music, and his debut album, Another Step in the Dark, was released in 2016.

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Arnab Sengupta
Dec
30
6:00 PM18:00

Arnab Sengupta

An alumni of the revered Berklee College of Musi, Boston, Arnab has over 15 years of
experience in the study and performance of contemporary music covering diverse genres
like progressive rock, pop, funk, jazz, r&b, etc. He has recorded a couple of albums of
original music in collaboration with top session players of Boston & New York. Apart from
being a performing and a recording musician, Arnab has also taught several vocal students of all ages in some of the best music schools of Bangalore, enabling them actualize their own singing abilities He is currently exploring musical opportunities in the beautiful city of Melbourne.

Soundcloud // Facebook

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Alana Eileen
Jan
5
6:00 PM18:00

Alana Eileen

Free // Beergarden

"Gothic folk imbued with a quiet, introspective intensity from Alanna Eileen, a New Zealand-based singer-songwriter. Eileen has just released her second EP, 'Keepsake', produced by Ben Edwards (Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin). Praised for her pure vocals, her live shows are an intimate showcase of her musicianship

Website // Facebook

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Hannah Campbell
Jan
6
6:00 PM18:00

Hannah Campbell

Free // Beer Garden

Hannah Campbell is a songwriter form Melbourne. She is a warm, discerning, and joyfully real story teller. She has been writing music since a young age, and has just recently release her debut EP, For Your Love. Her own brand of indie-folk-pop draws people in with its familiar echoes of acoustic folk roots, and it keeps them around with her moving lyrics and catchy melodies. 

Website // Facebook

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Twilight in Tulsa
Jan
7
4:00 PM16:00

Twilight in Tulsa

Free // Beer Garden

Twilight In Tulsa‘s broad repertoire covers the old-time style of country music (Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Jimmie Rogers) through to 50s & 60s country music (George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn) through to alt-country (USA independent The Lonesome Doves) and some original songs written by front person and lead vocalist Jane Hilson, and our resident songwriter Paul Cumming.

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Bec Goring
Jan
13
6:00 PM18:00

Bec Goring

Free // Beer Garden

Amidst a new wave of avant guard Australian troubadours singing for the hardships and stuff ups of the 21st Century, Bec Goring fills audiences with her sweet vocals backed by a never-ending bag of blues infused riffery. An electrifying guitarist and singer-songwriter whose music blurs the boundaries between blues and soul, hailed 'an incredibly accomplished guitarist' by internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter Mia Dyson. It's not at all surprising that audiences are spinning her single release 'Weekend' like fairy floss from a candy store.

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Buck Edwards
Jan
14
4:00 PM16:00

Buck Edwards

Free // Beer Garden

The songs feature powerful melodies, rich harmonies, and honest lyrics with a touch of nasty swagger. Paperjane has capture audiences with their unique take on to the Americana sound. They deliver that new country experience with precision and…yep, telecaster echo twang. The bands ability to match iconic vocal hooks with angelic guitar riffs has Paperjane winning over audiences far and wide. If Justin Townes Earl, Johnny Cash, Ryan Adams and Patty Griffin had a bizarre love child, that bastard would be called Paperjane.

All the kids and kaboodle - SMH // Triple j unearthed // Spotify // Facebook

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Lehmann B Smith
Jan
21
4:00 PM16:00

Lehmann B Smith

Free // Beer Garden

Leading up to his first release thru Bedroom Suck Records, Lehmann B Smith Band will be playing a mini-residency over the last 2 Sundays of January. Playing 2 sets of old, new and even newer material, LBS Band will make your sunny Sundays both rock, chill and do something in between.

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Lehmann B Smith
Jan
28
4:00 PM16:00

Lehmann B Smith

Free // Beer Garden

Leading up to his first release thru Bedroom Suck Records, Lehmann B Smith Band will be playing a mini-residency over the last 2 Sundays of January. Playing 2 sets of old, new and even newer material, LBS Band will make your sunny Sundays both rock, chill and do something in between.

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Gus Rigby
Dec
17
4:00 PM16:00

Gus Rigby

Free // Beer Garden

Gus is one of Melbourne's most seasoned and diverse session musicians whose original songs draw from his life's eclectic musical experiences. Gus grew up playing in his family band and touring the folk festivals of Australia. More recently as a multi instrumentalist with bands like Big Scary and #1 Dads Gus has toured the world and played on many of Australia's hallowed stages. You can expect to hear from Gus' solo repertoire a vast catalogue of songs spanning folk, pop, country and blues all strung seamlessly together with his unique self taught finger style guitar.

Website // Facebook

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Heartwood
Dec
16
6:00 PM18:00

Heartwood

Free // Beer Garden

Local accoustic trio Heartwood will be showcasing their rich harmonies in songs from their recently released EP. 

Bridging the gap between folk and pop, these three women will delight with their distinctive vocals and smooth sounds.

Triple j // Facebook

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DJ THE KNAVE
Dec
15
to Dec 16

DJ THE KNAVE

Free // Beer Garden

When he's not performing as Elvis or some other musical project - The Knave spins records and you can frequently catch him on the airwaves of PBS 106.7FM.

With his signature collection of LP's and 45's that includes rare and quirky gems collected from around the world - he has a sound a sound like no other.. 

Surf and Spy Guitar, Heavy Funk & Psychedelic Soul, Afro Latin Shakers, Exotic Dances, Rock N Roll screamers, Popcorn Swoons, Desert Rock Gas Guzzlers, Gin Soaked Jazz Swingers, Calypso, Voodoo & more

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Nancy Cole
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Nancy Cole

Free // Beer Garden

Nancy Cole Band plays for the first time at the Edinburgh Castle, singing some occasionally toe-tapping but sometimes joy-sapping tunes for your sunny Friday evening. In the last few years Nancy Cole’s songwriting has emerged from her bedroom and onto the stages of Melbourne’s inner north. Her melodic ruminations on bitterness, love, crocs, and miscellany are embellished with the skills of bassist Chris Hughes and backing vocalist Nicki Williams.

Facebook // Bandcamp

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Checkerboard
Dec
10
4:00 PM16:00

Checkerboard

Free // Front Bar

Legendary underground institution, Checkerboard (formerly Checkerboard Lounge), deliver a dynamic, soulful well of emotion and playful abandon in collective improvisation over classic blues and soul. World class musicianship meets raw unbridled passion inspired by moment's music and their ability to articulate the greater depth of expression to create seemingly rehearsed pieces out of nothing but great listening and reaction skills.

Checkerboard's point of difference has always been playing with different musicians and throwing them into an improvisational hot-seat, a tour-de-force that demands honesty, integrity and the truth of the musician.

The current line up of Carl Pannuzzo -vocals/drums, Shannon Bourne -guitar, Amos Sheehan -bass and Tim Neal - Hammond/Sax puts the band at the peak of their co-creative evolution to create unforgettable experiences in music.

“You got it boy, it’s in you”

...(Jimmy Smith)

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DJ THE KNAVE
Dec
9
to Dec 10

DJ THE KNAVE

Free // Beer Garden

When he's not performing as Elvis or some other musical project - The Knave spins records and you can frequently catch him on the airwaves of PBS 106.7FM.

With his signature collection of LP's and 45's that includes rare and quirky gems collected from around the world - he has a sound a sound like no other.. 

Surf and Spy Guitar, Heavy Funk & Psychedelic Soul, Afro Latin Shakers, Exotic Dances, Rock N Roll screamers, Popcorn Swoons, Desert Rock Gas Guzzlers, Gin Soaked Jazz Swingers, Calypso, Voodoo & more

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Chitarri (feat. Robert Bratetich)
Dec
9
6:00 PM18:00

Chitarri (feat. Robert Bratetich)

Guitarist Robert Bratetich, bassist Conrad Henderson and guest guitarist Brandon Lewis has teamed up to perform as a trio for two special dates at the Edinburgh Castle.
Robert as part of the guitar duo Lattuada & Bratetich since 1992, along with regular bass player Conrad Henderson (Mother Gong (England), Warako Music (Paris & Congo) and Rumberos is being joined by (ex WA guitarist) Brandon Lewis for two nights of exciting acoustic guitar music, playing a mix of originals and music from Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and latin favourites.

Website

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Mon Shelford
Dec
8
6:00 PM18:00

Mon Shelford

It was out of her parents’ great insight, or perhaps sheer desperation to get some peace and quiet when at age 7, Monique Shelford was enrolled in private vocal tuition. Anyone who knows Mon however, can vouch that quietening down was not on her agenda.

Originally beginning her training in the classical style, Mon was leaning towards the operatic industry, until she began to attend a Catholic girls' high school. This was where she discovered the power of gospel music. These two strong and soulful influences have mashed together in a rich and powerful mixture.

For almost two decades, Mon’s vocal talents have soared to something truly extraordinary. Now armed with an acoustic guitar and a colourful, intriguing past, she is ready to take audiences on some of her own adventures and share with them her struggles and enlightenment of a woman has experienced more than her age should allow.

"The background noises gradually fall silent and fifty smartphones plop forgotten into the laps and handbags of their stunned owners. Monique’s voice seems to emanate from some higher plane, as if imbued with some magnetic power to raise the hairs on the napes of necks."

Heartstrings Melbourne

Youtube // Facebook // Soundcloud

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Travis Bowlin
Dec
3
4:00 PM16:00

Travis Bowlin

Travis Bowlin lives and breathes rhythm and blues music with his growly yet smooth voice to this loud rockin' cigar box guitar playing.

Travis will sure hit your soul with his original songs as well as renditions of traditional american roots songs.

In 2015 with his Blues/Rock hit single "See You Again" Debuting at 5 on iTunes New Blues and Number 3 on the Roots Music Report staying in the top 20 for nearly 3 and a half months this allowed Travis to perform around the United States and Australia, sharing the stage and billed with acts such as Samantha Fish, War, John Mayhall, Cyrill Neville, and more. Travis is currently working on his 2nd studio album titled TRAVIS BOWLIN THE II due out sometime 2018 as well as his one of a kind, handmade instrument business Bowlin's Box Instruments which focuses on building pieces of art, made to play music, from up-cycling and/or reclaimed items.

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Ba Ba Boom
Dec
2
to Dec 3

Ba Ba Boom

Summers here and its Ba Ba Boom Time! Hear some of the greatest Jamaican records from its Golden Era 1962-  72. During this incredibly prolific time, the Island released Calypso, Ska, Rocksteady, Soul, Boss Reggae and Funky Reggae tunes. Join Simon Laxton and Special Guest DJs on the 1st Saturday of the month in the luxury surrounds of the Edinburgh Castle beer garden - where they will be selecting the cream of this bountiful crop

Free // Beer Garden

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Chitarri (feat. Robert Bratetich)
Dec
2
6:00 PM18:00

Chitarri (feat. Robert Bratetich)

Guitarist Robert Bratetich, bassist Conrad Henderson and guest guitarist Brandon Lewis has teamed up to perform as a trio for two special dates at the Edinburgh Castle.
Robert as part of the guitar duo Lattuada & Bratetich since 1992, along with regular bass player Conrad Henderson (Mother Gong (England), Warako Music (Paris & Congo) and Rumberos is being joined by (ex WA guitarist) Brandon Lewis for two nights of exciting acoustic guitar music, playing a mix of originals and music from Chick Corea, John McLaughlin and latin favourites.

Website

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The Luau Cowboys
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

The Luau Cowboys

Free // Beer Garden

As front man and founder of The Moonee Valley Drifters, Tom Forsell is an institution in the Melbourne music scene. His music goes back many years and across the whole hill and range of the American experience, from his grandfather whistling Croatian tunes and his father singing Jimmie Davis songs to his student years dropping in on every rhythm’n’blues, soul or country music gig in the Michigan area. The Luau Cowboys are an opportunity for a complete indulgence in the music he loves and grew up with: from hard country through to early blues, cowboy songs, cajun boogies, urban bluegrass, Michigan waltzes and even a little Hawaiian slack-key guitar.

Tom Forsell: vocals, guitar, mandolin and accordion

Andrew Forrer: double bass and vocals

Brian Fitzgerald: guitar

Website // Facebook

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Amy Pollock
Nov
26
4:00 PM16:00

Amy Pollock

Free // Beer Garden

For the past several years, Amy has been performing her music in and around the city of Melbourne. Spending a lot of time busking in the streets and developing her skills and techniques, she has grown into her own vibe. Amy plays her twelve string guitar, sings covers and originals. She has been told her music is fantastic for creating relaxed atmospheres and curing hangovers.

Facebook // Triple J Unearthed

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DJ ERNIE DEE
Nov
25
to Nov 26

DJ ERNIE DEE

Original mister nice guy and keen vinyl collector Erney dee (aka DJ Ernest) is known for his reggae style hip hop, jungle and dancehall selections, mixing it up with some future jazz, dirty south beats, dubstep and trap to get the dancefloor jumping, but always maintaining the jamaican vibe.

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DJ Dave Gray
Nov
24
to Nov 25

DJ Dave Gray

Dave Gray emerges from the farthest reaches of the alternate universes that are his groups Rocket Science and The Electric Guitars to create worlds with a mad scientist’s lab-worth of freakbeat frenzy, psych mayhem, garage fury, yé yé hipness, girl group street corner cool, proto-to-post-punk-rock chaos, krautrock hypnosis and power pop stomp. Saturday October 21th at the Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick from 9pm-midnight.

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Sean Pollard
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Sean Pollard

Free // Beer Garden

Brunswick based singer / songwriter Sean Pollard hits the Edinburgh Castle for a couple of special summer evening shows in November. Best known for his role as the leader of triple j darlings Split Seconds, Sean has shared the stage with the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Tallest Man On Earth, Stephen Malkmus, Glenn Richards and The Mountain Goats. Straight from the songbook of Australian storytellers past.

Facebook // Bandcamp

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Moreland City Soul Revue
Nov
19
4:00 PM16:00

Moreland City Soul Revue

Free // Front Bar

What started out as a protest band, a vehicle to voice their concerns with the global political climate, took an interesting twist when they approached former Pornland front man and vocalist Slatty D, who pointed out “The people don’t want to hear about our disillusionment with the inadequacies of government, local or otherwise. What they really need is soul.” The MCSR was born!

The MCSR is fronted by former PORNLAND lead singer and contains members from
bands like: Missy Higgins, Lanie Lane, Mia Dyson, Liz Stringer.

An all star soul band playing soulful originals and soul classics...

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Gardiner and Gabriel
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Gardiner and Gabriel

Free // Beer Garden

‘Blues......Old School. Warren Gardiner & Ian Gabriel are an acoustic blues duo hauling the blues back to the dusty crossroads from whence they came, one guitar-and-harmonica infused jaunt at a time. Playing a frosty cool spread of vintage blues classics from Robert Johnson to John Lee Hooker to the Rolling Stones, the boys know exactly where the real soul of the blues lies....and where to sell it. Pour yourself a tall whiskey and settle in.

Facebook // Soundcloud

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Nov
17
to Nov 18

DJ Watt Love


WattsLove is a Melbourne based DJ specialising in funk, soul, R&B, disco and all groove music that makes you want to move. He is just as comfortable spinning his collection of vintage funk vinyl 45s, or playing digitally in whichever genre suits the gig. As Alex Watts he also performs original indie pop music, and his debut album, Another Step in the Dark, was released in 2016.

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Sean Pollard
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Sean Pollard

Free // Beer Garden

Brunswick based singer / songwriter Sean Pollard hits the Edinburgh Castle for a couple of special summer evening shows in November. Best known for his role as the leader of triple j darlings Split Seconds, Sean has shared the stage with the likes of Sufjan Stevens, Tallest Man On Earth, Stephen Malkmus, Glenn Richards and The Mountain Goats. Straight from the songbook of Australian storytellers past.

Facebook // Bandcamp

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Anna Cordell
Nov
16
8:30 PM20:30

Anna Cordell

Anna Cordell’s rich music straddles that place between light and dark where true human emotion exists, her penchant for the minor key coupled with her intricate guitar playing and haunting yet uplifting voice make for an incredibly enthralling performance. Cordell releases her anticipated debut album, recorded with Producer Ben Edwards (Julia Jacklin, Aldous Harding) in 2018.

“The most moving and enthralling folk tunes we’ve heard all year.” TONE-DEAF

“Delicate and haunting...comes from a patient and knowing heart and will stir a yearning in yours.” CAZ TRAN, JJ

With full band & support from Bec Goring

Free // Front Bar

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Alex Pijpers
Nov
12
4:00 PM16:00

Alex Pijpers

Free // Beer Garden

Having discreetly recorded and released two albums earlier this year Alex Pijpers brings his story song stylings to the Edinburgh Castle on Sunday the 12th of November. His music draws on influences such as Leonard Cohen, Jackson C Frank and Mirel Wagner among many others and his focus is on treating the story telling folk tradition with literary and sonic influences that fall outside the folk canon. 2 sets from 4pm.

Bandcamp // Facebook

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DJ THE KNAVE
Nov
11
to Nov 12

DJ THE KNAVE

Free // Beer Garden

When he's not performing as Elvis or some other musical project - The Knave spins records and you can frequently catch him on the airwaves of PBS 106.7FM.

With his signature collection of LP's and 45's that includes rare and quirky gems collected from around the world - he has a sound a sound like no other.. 

Surf and Spy Guitar, Heavy Funk & Psychedelic Soul, Afro Latin Shakers, Exotic Dances, Rock N Roll screamers, Popcorn Swoons, Desert Rock Gas Guzzlers, Gin Soaked Jazz Swingers, Calypso, Voodoo & more

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DJ Lady Blades
Nov
10
to Nov 11

DJ Lady Blades

DJ Lady Blades will be spinning her unique mix of  Stompin Rhythm and Blues, 60's dancers, Surf,Exotica, Garage, Latin shakers, soul screamers and a whole heap of dirty rock n roll,

Specialising in mexican rocanrol from the 50's and 60's. She has travelled Mexico a few times to collect and spinning records in a few of Mexico's  smokey 60's Garage a Go Go and Rockabilly rocanrol record hops. .. you'll get mix of much loved and lil heard rarities she's collected along the way! 

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