The Drunken Poet is one of Melbourne's best live music venues, providing a unique community atmosphere between musicians and punters. If you are an artist looking to perform at The Drunken Poet, get in contact with us here.
All gigs are FREE ENTRY
Every Friday Night!
Poet fave Luke Austen returns to croon us into our weekend!
Come have a tipple with the Tipplers for your Satruday arvo!
The Infernos return to rockabilly the Poet on a Saturday night!
Mixing early country, bluegrass, blues, waltzes, rumbas, Cajun, originals, and Hawaiin slack key = the Luaus.
Andrew Forrer, double bass and vocals, Tom Forsell vocals, strings and accordion, Brian Fitzgerald blues, and hawaiin guitars. So don’t miss em, they’re unique and NEW RECORDING Live from the crypt is on sale. They can yodel and do some original tunes and carter family, frank stokes, Jimmy Skinner and Gabby Pahinui.
Don Morrison is a songwriter, singer, guitarist, guitar maker, story teller and author. He has a commanding stage presence and features harmonica, slide guitar and a powerful, wide ranging voice. He’s done gigs from Bridgetown to Byron Bay, from Sydney to San Antonio, Perth to Penrith and released sixteen albums and CDs of original songs.
Don is currently celebrating the release of his new (double) CD “40x40”, a compilation of forty songs from forty years of making music. Dubbed the Larrikin Troubadour Laureate of Adelaide, Don is playing, singing and writing songs better than ever and he’s not stopping any time soon.
“I’m convinced that Don Morrison really is one of the finest songwriters this country has produced. Why isn’t he a household name like that Kelly fellow, Don Walker, Mark Seymour, Deborah Conway, Shane Howard and so many others that we could
name?” Stuart Coupe
Kathryn Clements is one of Australia’s finest exponents of traditional Irish song. She has toured Ireland extensively and her latest concert: “Songs of Ireland: A Mary BlackTribute is an intimate weaving of Irish music, song and story.
Kathryn is also an accomplished songwriter and will weave some of her own songs into show, from her latest album “ Songs of Love and Freedom” which highlights four Irish favourites including ‘Song for Ireland and No Frontiers.
Jorja is a Melbourne based country singer/song writer. Living her younger years in the south of the USA and having attended a renowned fine arts school in South Carolina, she developed a strong soulful sound with a pretty country twang. She spent 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee travelling and performing learning what it takes to be a true country muso.
Melbourne songstress TANYA-LEE DAVIES is a heart-seeking missile, who specialises in dreamy / pop country / folk sounds: big on melody, lush vocals and lyrics that cast spells.
Her psychic home is in the sounds of Laurel Canyon, Nashville and early 70’s New York. Her latest single KISS SOMEONE, fuelled with yearning and longing, was written during a long cold lockdown in Melbourne.
In a rare solo show, she brings her guitar and voice to the Drunken Poet for an hour of story telling, song singing and post house arrest re-connection.
Sunset Stranger is a Melbourne-based singer/songwriter playing original alt-country, folk and blues - previously known as Eddie Nuardo
Every Friday, our traditional Irish music session will get you going just right for your Friday night!
Grim Fawkner is an itinerant minstrel, whose acoustic works range from upbeat folk/country, to soulful balladry, with elements of blues, pop & indie thrown in.
Fun times on a Saturday arvo with Say Nothing!
Ezra Lee grew up in Tamworth NSW & at an early age began playing boogie woogie & blues piano. He used his father, Ed Matzenik’s record collection to teach himself boogie woogie & barrelhouse piano styles. He obtained blues lessons from Dr John & Johnny B Goode Johnson when they toured Australia.
London-born, Melbourne-based musician Alison Ferrier is a prolific songwriter, talented guitarist and an active player in Melbourne’s vibrant music scene. Ferrier’s voice is unadorned and inviting, singing songs of nostalgia and the human condition, with observations on the universal emotions of everyday life.
She has delighted audiences at Port Fairy and Woodford Folk Festivals as well as numerous venues along the east coast. Her third studio album 'What She Knows' is an evocative and emotive slice of folk, country, blues and rock 'n' roll and has established Ferrier as a force to be reckoned with. Ali's latest project is blues trio Opelousas, with Anthony Shortte and Kerri Simpson. Performing at The Drunken Poet with Shorty on drums, you're in for a real treat, and will hear a few Opelousas songs as well as Ali's solo material.
The oft-neglected trophies from the dusty corners of the Steve Hoy Songbook have been lovingly cleaned into gleaming ornaments to song by The Subliminals – Mark Ferrie and Scotty Martin, and Hoy himself. The in demand rhythm masters and Hoy play The Drunken Poet on Sunday April 25th from 6:30 – 8:30, hours so civilised the only excuses for non-attendance would be injury or illness. Tunes hummable, drinkable and toe tappin’, a show for the discerningly appreciative Drunken Poet audience.
Liam Gerner & Luke Moller hit the Poet to play the songs of the one and only Tom T Hall country music legend.
Georgia Rodgers is a solo act from Geelong performing a range of infused jazz/blues tunes for all ears to enjoy.
Emma Jury’s performances have a way of pulling you out from the crowd as if you were sitting right beside her as she sings her truths to you, some inspiringly beautiful and others painfully resonant. Emma is able to accomplish this as a singer/songwriter/pianist with absolute control over versatility, intimacy and emotion culminating from many years writing and performing music all over Melbourne. From Rock bands to Jazz Quartets, Guitar Duos to Solo shows, Emma Jury’s music is sure to speak to everyone listening.
Our beloved Open Mic returns in over a year! We can't wait to have you back! Sign up from 5pm at the bar.
Traditional Irish music session every Friday night to get your weekend right!
Dan Dinnen & Shorty sees one of the Australian Blues Scene’s most dynamic performing artists team up with one its most exciting and original drummer/percussionists. The result is a bluesy gumbo of rootsy goodness. A little bit delta swamp, a little bit hill country, and a lot its own unique flavor.