Soft Power
Feb
16
5:00 PM17:00

Soft Power

"Post-rock jazz from the depths of Melboune’s leafy suburbia, Soft Power was formed by guitarist Matthew Roche in 2016 who began writing songs to pay homage to the jazz traditions of yesteryear whilst exploring themes of personal vulnerability and self-growth inspired by a Zen style silent meditation retreat in the Victorian hinterlands. Undoubtedly jazz tinged, but also (more importantly) – vulnerable, genderless, dorky & kitsch, unshowy & meditative –Soft Power’s new record ‘Easy Listening’ (released April 19th Newmarket Music) traverses a broad path through slow moving harmonic landscapes that at times verge on post-rock, 60’s surf guitar, pop and cinematic ambient music."

Website // Bandcamp // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

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Feb
16
to Feb 17

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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Ben Delves Trio
Feb
17
4:00 PM16:00

Ben Delves Trio

The Ben Delves Trio + a super special guest are back at the fantastic Edinburgh Castle Brunswick to bring you more hard hitting, bopping, and jazzing heroics. Catch Ben Delves (Guitar), Monty Shnier (Bass), Ollie Cox (Drums), and a special guest on Sunday the 17th of February at 4pm.

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Mrs Smith's Trivia
Feb
20
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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Rat Child
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Rat Child

Rat Child's powerful soul vocals are combined with her particular knack for earnest storytelling inspired by the traditions of blues and folk music. Seeing herself as both artist and activist, Rat Child's lyrics reflect this and her personal vulnerability, as well as her drive for social change is translated through every performance. Her mellow groove is rolled with the help of a handful of makeshift jazz chords strummed upon a lovely old Japanese electric guitar. Gospel soul meets folk storytelling meets stoner blues.

Facebook // Instagram

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DJ Murph
Feb
22
to Feb 23

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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Tasha Zappala
Feb
23
5:00 PM17:00

Tasha Zappala

Australian singer-songwriter Tasha Zappala unlocks a raw mixture of post-folk blues that synthesizes the atmosphere of a local coffee shop where the lighting is warm and the atmosphere nothing short of enticing. Her intense gypsy-folk melodies will at once materialise into dainty falsettos, and the next into a throaty, growling chest tone. An edge and a gritty presence, Zappala weaves abstracted tales of foggy memories and days adrift.

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DJ Tardisco
Feb
23
to Feb 24

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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Checkerboard
Feb
24
4:00 PM16:00

Checkerboard

From deep within the veins of Melbourne’s music scene, Checkerboard are the very essence of live music experience. Front man Carl Pannuzzo (drums and vocals) is joined on stage by master guitarist Shannon Bourne, Hammond virtuoso Tim Neal, and groove bassist Amos Sheehan; breathing fire, virtuosity and improvisation into classic soul and blues originals.

Website // Video

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Mrs Smith's Trivia
Feb
27
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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SRSP - Jess DeLuca
Mar
3
3:00 PM15:00

SRSP - Jess DeLuca

Beer Garden

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.

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SRSP - Baby Blue (solo)
Mar
3
4:30 PM16:30

SRSP - Baby Blue (solo)

Beer Garden

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Baby Blue have been around for longer than two years given their prolificacy in the Melbourne music scene. Having quickly become a staple of the local scene through their relentless gigging, the band, centred around Rhea Caldwell, have been turning heads with their infectious melodies and live show which is a joy to behold.

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SRSP - The Seduceaphones
Mar
3
6:30 PM18:30

SRSP - The Seduceaphones

Front Bar

An 8-piece Balkan brass powerhouse, The Seduceaphones have been hitting the scene with a fusion of both culture and innovation that is truly unique. Drawing heavily from Yugoslavic Brass traditions and Melbourne’s ever evolving music scene, they are a full body experience that never fails to move the crowd in new and unusual ways!

The Seduceaphones have performed at Falls Festival, Rainbow Serpent Festival, Castlemaine State Festival, Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival, ZINDA Festival and The Village Winter Solstice Festival, always leaving the crowd grooving and ravenous for more. They play regularly around Melbourne, performing at all manner of bars, pubs and Weddings. The Gasometer, The Evelyn Hotel, Bar Open, The Spotted Mallard, Open Studio, The B.East, Bar Oussou, The 303 to name a few. The Seduceaphones are a truly innovative cross-cultural musical experience.

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SRSP - DJ Lady Blades
Mar
3
7:00 PM19:00

SRSP - 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 spin records in a few of Mexico's smokey 60's Garage a Go Go and Rockabilly Rocanrol record hops. .. you'll get a mix of much loved and little-heard rarities she's collected along the way!

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Henry J Sawyer
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Henry J Sawyer

Henry J. Sawyer is a whiskey drinkin', ramblin' man. Sawyer plays Texas country that invokes the spirit of barrooms and dancehalls across the lone star state. The echos of his idols ring through his words and songs. He'll be performing with backing band The Texarkana Three in the Edinburgh Castle beer garden on 15th February from 6pm.

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Kerryn Fields
Feb
14
8:00 PM20:00

Kerryn Fields

Kerryn Fields poignant and powerful songs, baritone brilliance and unassuming string-plucking virtuosity leave audiences transfixed, crying, hysterically laughing and dipping their fingers into all the layers of the universe - after which they lick them in public, because this life is kind of delicious.

“A joyous presence” – TheMusic

Website // Facebook // Youtube // Spotify

Support from singer / songwriter / storyteller Miller

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Mrs Smith's Trivia
Feb
13
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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Dom Major
Feb
10
4:00 PM16:00

Dom Major

Melbourne based ‘Folk/Rocker’ who writes self-confessed ‘sad bastard music’.

Dom Major transfers his unique outlook of the ever changing world into songs crafted with honesty and fragility. Armed with his acoustic and electric guitars, Dom’s songs vary in dynamic and delivery. Ranging from lullabies to discordant angsty mess. Dom very recently relocated from Manchester (UK) to Melbourne, and is keen to make the same impact here, as he did in the rainy UK city.

After supporting up and coming stars Phoebe Bridgers, Sam Brookes and Chastity Brown in 2017, Dom is currently putting together a body of work set for a 2018 release.

"Trapped somewhere between Ryan Adams and Conor Oberst" - Sweet Sweet Records

Website // Facebook // Spotify // Youtube

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DJ Crispi
Feb
9
to Feb 10

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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Wilson and White
Feb
9
5:00 PM17:00

Wilson and White


Troy Wilson & Matthew White, Original Songs, Old-time, Jug Band, Pre-War Blues, Stomps and Rags. These acoustic artists will take you right back to the source to drink in the original sounds with resonator guitars and custom harmonicas. From fingerpicking to harmonica train impersonations from the 1930′s, with songs by Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, Sonny Boy Williamson, Bo Carter and Blind Boy Fuller just to name a few. Wilson & White bring fun, surprise and laughter to their twist on the Juke Joint tradition, with evocative and powerful songs, from smoking ballads to juke joint boogies.

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DJ The Knave
Feb
8
to Feb 9

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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Beautiful Buildings
Feb
8
6:00 PM18:00

Beautiful Buildings

"Delighted to be playing Edinburgh Castle Hotel in February. We're playing two sets from 6pm. One of our newest members, Simon, will be breaking out the full drum kit for this one!"

Beautiful Buildings play harmony-driven indie folk with soulful sensibility. Their songs invite you into a bittersweet reverie with originality and lyrical expression. Throughout their live set, you may hear a carefully selected cover or two by some of their favourite artists including Iron & Wine, Leonard Cohen and Low, among others.

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Matt Walker (Lost Ragas)
Feb
7
8:00 PM20:00

Matt Walker (Lost Ragas)

ARIA Award winner Matt Walker’s new project Lost Ragas are hard to pin down. Broken hearted alt country that flies off into amazing dual slide guitar meets lapsteel all centered around Matt Walker’s beautifully dark voice. Following on from their debut “Phantom Ride” which garnered ABC Radio National Album of Week, Lost Ragas released their second album, Trans Atlantic Highway in early 2015 to critical acclaim once again which led them to support The Felice Brothers as well as making their debut appearances at Dashville Skyline, Out on the Weekend and Semaphore Music Festival. In 2016 they released a new single, “Where James Played” in homage to their friend James Crucikshank (The Cruel Sea) b/w Spectrum’s classic “I’ll be Gone”.

Website // Facebook // Bandcamp // Youtube

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Mrs Smith's Trivia
Feb
6
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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Alice Cotton
Feb
3
4:00 PM16:00

Alice Cotton

Alice Cotton is a Melbourne-based singer-songwriter from the Northern Territory. She combines her love of folk, country and gospel music to bring you thoughtful home-spun songs. Joined by backing band Stefanie Renee (vocals, flute), Melanie Hansen (vocals), Phoebe Alexandra (vocals, keys) and Hannah Aulby (bass).

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DJ Erney Dee
Feb
2
to Feb 3

DJ Erney 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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Madi Leeds
Feb
2
5:00 PM17:00

Madi Leeds

This February, Melbourne’s indie-pop singer-songwriter ‘Madi Leeds’ will be returning to the Edinburgh Castle, Brunswick.

Following the release of her debut single ‘Water to Me’ and EP ‘Spinning’, Leeds’ has been known for the music video’s creative direction involving aliens, cats and ball pit balls. Her sarcastic lyrical approach towards sensitive themes, contrastingly creates a vulnerable delivery and eccentric mood when performing.

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DJ Learntables
Feb
1
to Feb 2

DJ Learntables

Professor Learntables, MD (Master of the Dance-floor) presents:

The History of Music According To Professor Learntables. 

Squeeze into your dancing pants for an evening of toe-tapping and finger-snapping as the Professor slips a disc or two of his quality selections. 

Something for the hard-steppers and chin-strokers alike... 

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The Flaming Mongrels (duo)
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

The Flaming Mongrels (duo)

Bringing together some of Australia's finest musicians, The Flaming Mongrels features luminaries of the Melbourne country and blues scene. The ensemble brings a fresh new sound to the Melbourne music scene, cross-pollinating outlaw country, down-home blues, jazz and swing, while retaining a unique and individualistic sound.

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Gillian and Dave - A Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Tribue Show
Jan
31
8:00 PM20:00

Gillian and Dave - A Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings Tribue Show

It has been over 20 years since the release of her debut album, so we’ve decided it’s high time to get together and dedicate a show completely to the music of Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings. On the night, some of Melbourne’s best local talent and die-hard fans will each play a few of their favourite Welch-Rawlings tunes for your listening pleasure. A night of Melb-Americana not to be missed.

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Mrs Smith's Trivia
Jan
30
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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Georgia Fields w/ Phia
Jan
27
4:00 PM16:00

Georgia Fields w/ Phia

Melbourne's alt-pop darling Georgia Fields takes up residency in the The Edinburgh Castle for Sunday afternoons in January.

Joined by an array of special guests, Georgia will delve deep into material from her 10+ year career, as well as share new, yet-to-be-recorded songs. Expect duets, singalongs, and Fields' infamous onstage charm.

Following a year of almost non-stop touring (which included appearances at Tasmania's Festival of Voices and the Mullum Music Festival), these Sunday shows will be Georgia's last before she takes a hiatus to welcome her second child into the world.

Support comes from:

6th January - Merpire
13th January - Josh The Cat
20th January - Coda Chroma
27th January - Phia

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Tam Vantage + Nic Imfeld
Jan
26
5:00 PM17:00

Tam Vantage + Nic Imfeld

Tam Vantage and Nic Imfeld play solo sets in the Edinburgh Castle beer garden for Australia Day / Invasion Day. Tam plays in numerous Melbourne bands such as Permits, Girlatones and Way Dynamic when he's not crafting the jangle. He's got 2 solo albums and is gearing up for a 3rd in 2019. Nic is best known as the singer of Tyrannamen who charmed the public with their 2016 LP of flat-out soulful rock n' roll, and a pounding set at Meredith music festival. The two mates will be drinking beers and might throw in a few appropriate Australia Day covers too. It kicks off at 5pm and is free of charge.

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Agus Batara Quartet
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

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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Mrs Smith's Trivia
Jan
23
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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Georgia Fields w/ Coda Chroma
Jan
20
4:00 PM16:00

Georgia Fields w/ Coda Chroma

Melbourne's alt-pop darling Georgia Fields takes up residency in the The Edinburgh Castle for Sunday afternoons in January.

Joined by an array of special guests, Georgia will delve deep into material from her 10+ year career, as well as share new, yet-to-be-recorded songs. Expect duets, singalongs, and Fields' infamous onstage charm.

Following a year of almost non-stop touring (which included appearances at Tasmania's Festival of Voices and the Mullum Music Festival), these Sunday shows will be Georgia's last before she takes a hiatus to welcome her second child into the world.

Support comes from:

6th January - Merpire
13th January - Josh The Cat
20th January - Coda Chroma
27th January - Phia

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DJ Tardisco
Jan
19
to Jan 20

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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Tam Vantage + Nick Van Bakel
Jan
19
5:00 PM17:00

Tam Vantage + Nick Van Bakel

Tam Vantage and Bananaman play solo sets in the Edinburgh Castle beer garden on Saturday arvo Jan 19. Tam plays in numerous Melbourne bands such as Permits, Girlatones and Way Dynamic when he's not crafting the jangle. He's got 2 solo albums and is gearing up for a 3rd in 2019. Bananaman is Nick Van Bakel who fronts the Latin infused, 60's esque psych-pop band Bananagun and used to play in teen heartthrobs The Frowning Clouds. Nick's solo set are beautiful, heartfelt and vulnerable, with a wry sense of humour thrown into the mix. It kicks off at 5pm and is free of charge.

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DJ Lady Love Potion
Jan
18
to Jan 19

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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Neeko
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

Neeko

Melbourne based songstress Neeko compliments her honest approach to poetry with lush chords, floating melodies and contagious grooves. Neeko's songs will bring you into a space of self reflection as she explores relationships, spirituality and nature with an over arching message of love laced through the music.

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