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Tuesday Tribute is out newest night at The Poet – we pair a local musician with a classic songbook – bringing you songs you love, played by people we love.
This edition, Gallie plays the songs of JJ Cale.
After the release of Gallie’s critically acclaimed album ‘The Occoquan River’, and prior to the release of his new recordings, Gallie takes time out to pay homage to one of his greatest influences, JJ Cale.
Gallie will be joined on the night by two of Melbourne’s greatest session musicians, Bruce Haymes on piano and Steve Hadley on bass.
Music kicks off at 8.30pm.
Two fine female singer-songwriters every Wednesday night.
8pm – Ash Sumpter:
9pm – Taylor Project:
Taylor Project are a Melbourne alt country band. Their sounds range across country and folk, Nashville-esque ballads, comical acoustic numbers, and experimental mashups. The lyrics are distinctive: at times informative, other times evocative of times and places.
Boadz is a Melbourne based blues guitarist and singer.
Catchy choruses and upbeat rhythms disguise the fact that the people in these songs are doing it hard. Songs of cheating partners and financial ruin. Songs of domestic abuse and coruscating self-doubt. Songs of claustrophobic relationships and greyhound racing. Songs that even the protagonists would prefer to not speak about.
Every Friday night from 6pm!
Last Saturday of every month!
Cisco Caesar is what happens when lovers of blues, soul, vintage rock and alt-country get together – the Staples Singers meet the Rolling Stones. Get into it.
The Stetson Family are an acoustic five-piece band who respectfully tip their hats to bluegrass and folk Americana whilst free-wheeling with their own unique sound. They’re said to be “more Old Crow and Gillian than Del, Jimmy or Bill.”
The Gob-Iron String Band play great old Cajun and Old Timey tunes.
Every Tuesday night from 7pm!
Rings is the perfect Pub Sport – simply a wooden board with 13 hooks mounted on the wall at which you toss 6 rubber rings – easy to learn, and easy to play after a few drinks!
Competition entry is free – beginners more than welcome – there’s a $50 and $25 cash prize up for grabs!
Fine female singer-songwriters every Wednesday night.
Emily Daye – 8pm:
Emily Daye is an upcoming musician from Melbourne, Australia. Known for her captivating voice, uplifting guitar, solid bass lines and beautiful piano.
9pm – Freya Hanly:
Traversing a sea of folky-jazz melodies, country ballads, humorous love songs and deeply poetic, classically influenced pieces, Freya Hanly’s eclectic musical background has fuelled a range and diversity of songs incomparable to most artists of her genre.
Poetry, Music, Comedy… All are welcome!
7pm, First and third Thursday of each month