Georgia Rodgers
Aug
23
6:00 PM18:00

Georgia Rodgers

A fresh new and exciting sound takes the stage at the Edinburgh Castle Melbourne on the 7th of April.
Georgia Rodgers is a young female artist performing a range of diverse original compositions and her own versions of popular songs. This blues/soul influenced song writer performs a raw and engaging set with the accompaniment sound of her telecaster complimenting her raspy vocals. An artist ready to bleed her sounds into the world, Georgia’s performance is one to remember.

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DJ Simon Laxton
Aug
23
to Aug 24

DJ Simon Laxton

Simon Laxton plays wilder underground sounds  from the 50's and  60's. He genre hops (Rock n Roll, Rockabilly, Soul, Early Funk, Popcorn, authentic R&B, Rocksteady, Ska, Garage and more)

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Agus Batara Quartet
Aug
24
5:00 PM17:00

Agus Batara Quartet

Agus Batara Quartet will bring 2 sets of original jazz infused with warm guitar sound to The Edinburgh Castle. The band came into formation in 2017 through their debut performance at the Castlemaine Jazz Festival and later that year at the Halls Gap Jazz Festival. Agus Batara (keys/ band leader) draws his unique song writing style from a mix of jazz root tradition, modern funk and wider ‘world’ music influence inspired by idols like Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau, Avishai Cohen(b), Tigran Hamasyah, EST and more. The quartet’s unique repertoire often evokes an imaginative landscape, place or story beyond their melodic, harmonic or rhythmic ideas.

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DJ Tardisco
Aug
24
to Aug 25

DJ Tardisco

Time and relative dimentions in sound

Remember when you were young and your dad would be playing music, and every once in a while a song would come on that nailed it. Thats TARDISCO. Sharyn and Nick play some songs you know and some obscure, without the prejudice of time.

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Patrick Wilson
Aug
29
8:00 PM20:00

Patrick Wilson

There’s a tender, unmistakable charm that lingers in the work of natural-born storyteller, Patrick Wilson. Rich in craftsmanship, Wilson’s trademark sound and approach to songwriting are gifts only strengthened by the life he breathes into performance.
Catch Patrick and his band at the Edinburgh Hotel on the 29th of August playing songs off his forthcoming release

Website // Facebook // Instagram

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Fraser Telfer
Aug
30
6:00 PM18:00

Fraser Telfer

Fraser Telfer combines the timeless singer-songwriter emotive spirit with sleek contemporary soul. Based in Melbourne, Telfer provides the ultimate afternoon easy listening atmosphere. With jazzy acoustic tunes for balmy nights, golden oldies for the reelers and rockers, and your fave R&B
throwbacks, Fraser’s easy-going approach to what he does best will make sure you remember the time.

Soundcloud // Facebook // Youtube

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Devlin Lewis
Aug
31
5:00 PM17:00

Devlin Lewis


Devlin Lewis is an American-born, Canadian songwriter and pianist/guitarist whose music is a unique blend of folk and contemporary piano arrangements. Devlin released his debut solo EP, What Are We Tonight, last year and assembled a band in Toronto to perform music from the project and from his repertoire of yet unreleased originals. Now in Australia, Devlin has brought his songs along with him in solo-piano form.

Facebook // Instagram // Website // Spotify

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DJ The Knave
Aug
31
to Sep 1

DJ The Knave

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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Secret Native
Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

Secret Native

Secret Native are a double guitar quartet led by Zeb Vescio. Rooted in the energy and language of bop, the group perform compositions new and old, original and standard, and explore the textures unique to 16 strings in a context where 4 would regularly have been plenty. Expect all things guitar and all things not. Secret Native are Zeb Vescio - Rhythm and Lead Guitars, Nick Kyritsis - Lead and Rhythm Guitars, Robbie Finch - Bass, Luke Andresen - Drums.

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Crumhorn
Sep
5
8:00 PM20:00

Crumhorn

Dubbed ‘Master of the Floaty Dance-floor’, Crumhorn, aka George Worthy brings together
ambient, experimentalism and downtempo music to create a lush evolving sonic
landscape.
Playing clarinet, bassoon, zither, percussion, FX processing, sampling and live-looping his
music explores historical classical music, jazz, ambient music, and sound art through
improvisation and electronic manipulation.

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Sep
6
to Sep 7

DJ Nita

DJ Nita weaves together the kind of threads that connect Enya to The Knife or The Cramps to Rufus Thomas. With a soft spot for new wave gems, garage rock and local indie magic, her sets are always eclectic and fun with a rock n roll heart.

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Hamish Macleod
Sep
7
5:00 PM17:00

Hamish Macleod

Hamish Macleod is a Melbourne singer/songwriter. After fifteen years of playing his solo sets with an acoustic guitar he has made the leap to performing with an electric, and the results have been amazing. His sound now incorporates both the song writing and lyricism of artists such as Niel Young and Leonard Cohen with the sonic possibilities of the electric shown so well by bands such as Mogwai, Nirvana and Pink Floyd. It’s a captivating, dynamic and eclectic performance which only builds on his previous shows that have seen him share bills with artists such as Hugo Race, Kim Salmon, Spencer P Jones and Jess Rebiero.

iTunes // Instagram

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DJ Murph
Sep
7
to Sep 8

DJ Murph

Not much is considered off the tables when this guy spins. Expect a whole heap of vintage Soul and 50’s & 60’s R’n’B mixed with a healthy dose of the classic and the obscure from every era and genre. Music with soul for the heart and the feet.

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The Man From Atlantis
Sep
8
4:00 PM16:00

The Man From Atlantis

The Man From Atlantis is the moniker for Mike Sill (Ray Of Creation / Imperial Leatherman), and when playing solo he is informed by the American Primitive idiom traversed by John Fahey and Robbie Basho.

Fingerpicking ramblings are infused with blues, Eastern ragas, outsider folk and psych and often resemble recognisable, deconstructed structure of traditional pattern arrangements. These forms explore the terrain where improvisation and spontaneity coalesce and are best experienced with the third eye uncalcified or in the confines or your local public bar or honky-tonk.

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Georgia Gordon
Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Georgia Gordon

New arrival from Edinburgh Scotland, singer-songwriter Georgia Gordon is delighted to play
in Melbourne where she’s hoping to stay for a while.
After a wee break she’s back with a bang with the title track from her latest EP ‘New York’s
Army’ announced as single of the week on BBC Radio Scotland.
‘this is heavy good, reminds me of Twin Peaks, real roadhouse vibe’
‘super sexy and the combo of the music and your voice it’s so good’
With hints of Alabama Shakes and KT Tunstall, Amy Winehouse meets Lucinda Williams
–‘there’s an intimacy to Gordon’s voice, and lyrics that really take it to the next level’

Facebook // Soundcloud // Instagram // Twitter

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DJ Chris Xynos
Sep
13
to Sep 14

DJ Chris Xynos

From Pop to Rock to Soul to Jazz and all things in between DJ Xynos spins hip swinging, booty shaking, toe tapping tunes that will get you out of your seat and dancing no matter how hard you try to resist, from a record collection as strange and eclectic as the man himself. Catch him fortnightly from 2am Monday mornings on the PBS 106.7 FM airwaves co-presenting the most connected show on the PBS grid "Connections"

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Ben Carter
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

Ben Carter

After honing his skills busking the city streets of Melbourne, Carter turned his attention to writing, recording and playing his own brand of folk and country blues to venues and festivals across Victoria. His one man band live show with acoustic guitar, foot drums and harmonica goes from soaring slide guitar and blues hollers to folk song ballads.

His reinterpretation of old time country blues aims to pay tribute to iconic bluesman of a bygone era such as Skip James, Fred Mcdowell and Robert Johnson, as well as providing a swag of original folk songs.

Heading into the studio with a bunch of songs penned, the resulting album “These Winters they howl” was released in late 2017. The album conveys his mastery of finger picking guitar with songs of loss and new beginnings. The album features the combined respective talents of Anita Quayle (cello), Hannah Francis (fiddle), Jason Bunn (violin/viola) and Damien Fitzgerald on Drums.

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DJ Funk McRump
Sep
14
to Sep 15

DJ Funk McRump

Funk McRump (Owen Miller) has been spinning the funky discs around Melbourne town for around 3 years. Over time his collection has expanded in heavy funk, dirty disco, sultry soul, boogie boogie, amazing afro-beat, smooth hip-hop and sensual jazz.

He has played trumpet from an early age and played with acts such as Foreign Brothers, Dub Princess, Copperhead Brass Band, The Beegles, Chicken Wishbone, Mon Shelford Band and many more.

With an eclectic taste of the hip shakin’ grooves you’ll be bound to move.

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The Man From Atlantis
Sep
15
4:00 PM16:00

The Man From Atlantis

The Man From Atlantis is the moniker for Mike Sill (Ray Of Creation / Imperial Leatherman), and when playing solo he is informed by the American Primitive idiom traversed by John Fahey and Robbie Basho.

Fingerpicking ramblings are infused with blues, Eastern ragas, outsider folk and psych and often resemble recognisable, deconstructed structure of traditional pattern arrangements. These forms explore the terrain where improvisation and spontaneity coalesce and are best experienced with the third eye uncalcified or in the confines or your local public bar or honky-tonk.

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Bernadette Novembre
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Bernadette Novembre

Bernadette Novembre and her band have been causing a stir around Australia with her unique fusion of Soul, Reggae and Garage Rock. They have been in high demand and have recently been part of the line up for St Kilda Festival, support to Tim Ries (Saxophone player for The Rolling Stones) and also played support to Kylie Auldist. They are now making their debut at Compass Pizza for a night of original Soul mixed in with Soul and Rock classics from the 1960's to present.

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Satchumo
Sep
20
6:00 PM18:00

Satchumo

Satchumo is the pseudonym of Melbourne based composer, producer and multi-instrumentalist James Titherington, which blends the styles of ambient music with more beat driven trip-hop and down-tempo rhythms, all whilst incorporating live playing and looping of instruments such as violin, viola, and keys.

Facebook // Instagram

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DJ Crispi
Sep
20
to Sep 21

DJ Crispi

DJ Crispi is a dj for all occasions, playing upbeat music from the 50s to now and covering genres from funk and soul to rock and pop and everything in between. Using his experience as a dj on PBS FM, he knows how to play the right music to suit the right mood. Whether it's background music while dinner is served or party music for dancing, DJ Crispi is the ideal dj for the weekend!

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Ben Carter
Sep
21
5:00 PM17:00

Ben Carter

After honing his skills busking the city streets of Melbourne, Carter turned his attention to writing, recording and playing his own brand of folk and country blues to venues and festivals across Victoria. His one man band live show with acoustic guitar, foot drums and harmonica goes from soaring slide guitar and blues hollers to folk song ballads.

His reinterpretation of old time country blues aims to pay tribute to iconic bluesman of a bygone era such as Skip James, Fred Mcdowell and Robert Johnson, as well as providing a swag of original folk songs.

Heading into the studio with a bunch of songs penned, the resulting album “These Winters they howl” was released in late 2017. The album conveys his mastery of finger picking guitar with songs of loss and new beginnings. The album features the combined respective talents of Anita Quayle (cello), Hannah Francis (fiddle), Jason Bunn (violin/viola) and Damien Fitzgerald on Drums.

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Jess De Luca
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Jess De Luca

Jess DeLuca writes songs about difficulties in our lives, getting lost in the woods, loving your mother and hating life sometimes. Gently whispering into your ear that it’s okay to be lost, with stark but precise arrangements matched to her meticulous and skilful, soft and poignant songwriting ability.

In the last year alone Jess DeLuca’s debut single ‘Lucifer’ premiered on triple J show ‘Home & Hosed’ to fanfare not normally received for a bluesy-folk barnstormer. Both ‘Lucifer’ and her second release ‘Woods’ received spot rotation on triple j unearthed and received many fantastic reviews from triple j’s very own Tommy Faith, Dave Ruby Howe, Claire Mooney and many others.

Upcoming EP titled ’Nightingale’, set to be released on January 18th was recorded late 2017 at Echidna Studios and was mixed by star sound engineer and producer Jono Steer (Gretta Ray, Ainslie Wills). The songs will sweep you away, rip you apart and gently place you back on solid ground feeling better than you did before.

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Stephen Grady
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Stephen Grady

Stephen Grady is an Australian singer songwriter now living in Melbourne. His musical influences ranges from classic folk, rock, to americana. He has been writing and performing his original music since he could hold a guitar in his hands, and most recently as part of the folk duo 'The Ahern Brothers'. Their debut album has received incredible reviews including four stars from Rolling Stone and The Courier Mail.

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Organix
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Organix

Organix are a trio featuring Hammond, guitar and drums. The group made its debut last year at Bar 303, playing original music and re-imagining classic Donny Hathaway tracks, as well as Dr. Lonnie Smith and Soulive instrumentals.

Hammond organ – Ollie Rolfe
Guitar – Harry Tinney
Drums – Albert Rolfe

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Team Love
Aug
22
8:00 PM20:00

Team Love

'Fresh out of the studio, your alt-country besties, Team Love, are back at the Edinburgh Castle for one of their last gigs of 2019. Traditional country and folk songs with twist, rocking duets to heartbreaking ballads to dazzling four part harmonies. With two sets of all your Team Love faves, you’ll be crying sad and happy tears'

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DJ Tropical Breeze
Aug
17
to Aug 18

DJ Tropical Breeze

Dj Tropical Breeze plays breezy disco, boogie, yacht rock and exotic house - "laid back, familiar, comfortable island music."

DJ Tropical Breeze started out in the late 1990s playing techno to drunk salarymen in a tiny after work bar in Tokyo called Nothing. In the 2000s, he played classical records in London for Gabriel Prokofiev’s Nonclassical label, worked with Tony Conrad and Islaja and presented "Dead and Alive" weekly on Resonance FM. Nowadays he is sometimes on Melbourne Triple R FM, presenting programs like Pattern Repeat and Soft Option and specials on folk like Haruomi Hosono, Dean Martin and Vektroid.

Resident Advisor // Mix Cloud

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Shannon Bourne
Aug
17
5:00 PM17:00

Shannon Bourne

Shannon Bourne is a critically-acclaimed blues-and-roots-founded guitarist, singer and songwriter with a strong following of discerning fans and the power to sway audiences with the naked emotion and sheer virtuosic power of his soul-searing performances. From his almost 20 year career as Chris Wilson's guitarist of choice to co-writing and playing on Russell Morris' ARIA award winning blues trilogy to releasing 4 of his own critically acclaimed albums, Shannon has learnt and worked with the best. NOT TO BE MISSED

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Selki
Aug
16
6:00 PM18:00

Selki

Since 2014, Melbourne songwriter has been finding her voice and the results and response have been favourable. Enjoying radio play in Australia and Europe, not to mention taking in huge show numbers both at home and abroad, Selki has continuously evolved her style and musical growth. In her new single “Skins”, the idea of continuing to find oneself is furthered.

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Alister Turrill
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

Alister Turrill

Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good
hands.” - Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.

It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His
playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen.

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Joying
Aug
10
5:00 PM17:00

Joying

Joying is a new band by guitarist Matthew Roche which is dedicated to playing original jazz that is hard swinging, energetic and positive. Tired of existential angst and staring out of dusty windows, the prolific composer Roche sought out some old musical friends Tom Flenady (double bass) and Liam O’Leary (drums) to pay homage to the jazz royalty of his childhood. After one dream too many about swinging rhythm sections from the 60’s – our protagonist decided enough is enough and began writing simple tunes with a catchy melodic vernacular held together with an improvised backbone and got on the phone – the result is JOYING.

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DJ Lady Love Potion
Aug
9
to Aug 10

DJ Lady Love Potion

Lady Love Potion brings a stack of 60s girl group soul and rocknroll and likes to play music that makes romance happen.

She'll nod to the new wave, pull out some down under nuggets and then return you to your childhood roller disco.

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Tom Redwood
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

Tom Redwood

Charles Jenkins has called his music “a rare and brilliant treat for the ears.” Ben Salter thinks he is “the unreal deal.” This August 8, Tom Redwood and his band The Glue will be hitting the Edinburgh Castle, playing songs from the upcoming album produced by Melbourne music legend Matt Walker (Lost Ragas, Tex Perkins, Archie Roach etc). Come along and watch them cook up a storm at the EC!

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Yhan Leal
Aug
4
4:00 PM16:00

Yhan Leal

Yhan Leal, walks the earth with light feet. The Colombian born, now Bellingen based singer songwriter dedicates his waking hours to honing his artistic craft, busking during the day and playing venues at night. Playing over 100 venue shows a year, Leal is undoubtedly one of the the most active musicians on the Mid North Coast. Yhan is a truly gifted guitarist and angelic singer who has found his musical identity. He draws on diverse influences from folk traditions while at the same time representing a new era of folk bringing fresh identity to the genre.

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DJ Crispi
Aug
3
to Aug 4

DJ Crispi

DJ Crispi is a dj for all occasions, playing upbeat music from the 50s to now and covering genres from funk and soul to rock and pop and everything in between. Using his experience as a dj on PBS FM, he knows how to play the right music to suit the right mood. Whether it's background music while dinner is served or party music for dancing, DJ Crispi is the ideal dj for the weekend!

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Peny Bohan
Aug
3
5:00 PM17:00

Peny Bohan

Peny Bohan is a local Melbourne singer songwriter whose sweet croonings will make you want to stay, buy a drink and let yourself be wrapped up in her melodies.

Usually found fronting The Featherheads, this is a chance to hear her spinning her tales in a more intimate setting.

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DJ Deeep Space
Aug
2
to Aug 3

DJ Deeep Space

A lifetime of music obsession has seen Lloyd Briggs dedicate his life to collecting and selecting curious records of all genres. When he’s not behind the counter of a few of Melbourne’s cherished record stores or melting minds via his weekly radio show 'Deeep Space' on 106.7 PBSfm you can find him behind the decks sharing a mixed bag of some of the finest Rare Groove, Boogie, Afro, Reggae, Soul, Jazz & Hip Hop from every corner of the globe…

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Brian Campeau
Aug
2
6:00 PM18:00

Brian Campeau

Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. Some don’t like his sense of humour.

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Slowcoaching
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

Slowcoaching

Off the back of his latest release, 'Between The Walls', Slowcoaching will be stripping things back for a special solo performance at Edinburgh Castle on August 1st, with support from the incredible, Merpire. Blending warm rhythms with intricate vocals, both Slowcoaching & Merpire will be showing off a heap of brand new music, before heading on tour with their bands this August.
So come and kick off the final month of winter in style!

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Mrs Smith's Trivia
Jul
31
8:00 PM20:00

Mrs Smith's Trivia

Mrs Smith's Trivia Every Wednesday night 8pm for one of the best trivia nights in Melbourne. 

Win JC Disco lamp, Jugs of beer, bottles of wine and meals at the EC.  A fast game is a good game!
 

Call 03 9386 7580 to book a table.

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Nir Tsfaty
Jul
28
4:00 PM16:00

Nir Tsfaty

Israeli musician Nir Tsfaty has recently moved to Melbourne, introducing, for the first time to the Australian audience, music from his wide creative work.

Nir has been an active musician for the past decade - composer, songwriter, singer and multi-instrumentalist, acting as a solo artist and as a leader of the two Alternative Rock / Pop bands Noria and Bell Always.
During this time he has released, together with his bands, three studio albums and played dozens of shows across Israel, including InDnegev Festival and the iconic stage of Barby Tel Aviv.

Nir's music is often minimalist and atmospheric, influenced by British Alternative Rock and Minimalism in classical and electronic music.

Nir will play songs from his recent album with Bell Always, 'Daylight Slowly Fades', together with songs from Noria and new, unreleased songs that he has written in Melbourne.

Bandcamp // Facebook

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Gaia Scarf
Jul
26
6:00 PM18:00

Gaia Scarf

Hailing from the Blue Mountains, Gaia Scarf is a fresh and captivating addition to the Melbourne music scene. Evocative and atmospheric electric guitar interwoven with delicate yet soulful vocals, Gaia is transparent in her expression as she sings of identity, love, society and her personal human experience. She will be performing at The Edinburgh Castle on July 26th from 6-8pm.

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Sean McMahon
Jul
25
8:00 PM20:00

Sean McMahon

Exceptional songwriting is what has always stood out first and foremost for Melbourne artist Sean McMahon.

Across five albums, including recordings with outfits Downhills Home, Western Union and  The Moonmen, he has traversed a musical highway from densely textured alt-country through to an eclectic blend of folk, blues, ‘cosmic’ country and rock and roll.  

Largely inspired by the American songbook, its traditions and its champions, his melodic and poetic style of songwriting is loaded with confessional narratives and vivid storytelling that explore and exploit familiar themes,  however it's his ability to craft a song and his warm and honest vocals that set him apart.

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Mrs Smith's Trivia
Jul
24
8:00 PM20:00

Mrs Smith's Trivia

Mrs Smith's Trivia Every Wednesday night 8pm for one of the best trivia nights in Melbourne. 

Win JC Disco lamp, Jugs of beer, bottles of wine and meals at the EC.  A fast game is a good game!
 

Call 03 9386 7580 to book a table.

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Wastelands
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Wastelands

WASTELANDS is a Melbourne-based group exploring a variety of different
grooves within a guitar trio setting. The group draws from a broad range of
influences, including Aphex Twin, Boards of Canada, Kaidi Tatham and
Radiohead, while paying tribute to the jazz lineage. There is a distinct
emphasis on preserving simplicity within new song forms. Listeners can
expect improvisation, dynamic interplay and a keen sense of embracing the
unknown.

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DJ Tardisco
Jul
20
to Jul 21

DJ Tardisco

Time and relative dimentions in sound

Remember when you were young and your dad would be playing music, and every once in a while a song would come on that nailed it. Thats TARDISCO. Sharyn and Nick play some songs you know and some obscure, without the prejudice of time.

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Teresa Duffy-Richards
Jul
20
5:00 PM17:00

Teresa Duffy-Richards

Teresa Duffy-Richards writes bare bones songs, ultimately steeped in the vast traditions of folk and country music. It might sound sweet but there's an ever present grit and fragility to her distinct and timeless voice and songs that prods at the most tender of wounds. 2018 saw the release of her debut single 'Mama's Song' before the release of her debut self titled album in March 2019 to warm reception. Featuring a band of stellar musicians, affectionately known as The Fifty Foot Women, it is a collection of carefully crafted songs played out in sparse acoustic duets and full band numbers with over driven electric guitar reminiscent of Neil Young and three part harmony to rival Dolly, Linda and Emmylou. Sitting between the 20th century troubadours (Dylan, Mitchell), Tennessee reared yodellers and golden era country queens, it's music that is comforting in it's familiarities and bold and creative in it's differences. This Ed Castle show will be an intimate duo one of old and new originals with some reworked classic covers.
"Teresa's depth and artistry is astonishingly beyond her years and is one of the most exciting voices in alt-country this Country has heard in a long time. Absolutely gorgeous!" - Katherine Devaney, ABC Country Programmer

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