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Melting Pot’s Top 4: Wednesday 27th July, 2016

Hello and welcome to the very first edition of ‘Melting Pot’s Top 4’ – where we bring you the 4 absolute must-see gigs in Melbourne this coming week.

We’re scouring deep and hard to find you the cream of the crop that live music in this town has to offer!

jemma-300x225JEMMA NICOLE brings her band to The Retreat, Sydney Road Brunswick, on Friday, 29th July. After the successful release of her latest dark and mesmerising material and enjoying extensive Triple J airplay, Jemma Nicole descends on the familiar boards of The Retreat alongside Girl Friday.

GENRE: Dark Folk, Jazz
WHEN: Friday 29/7 @ 9PM
WHERE: The Retreat – 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
COST: Free


GSnCGREG STEPS launches his latest single & video, ‘Early Hours of Morning’. Bringing a band to the show for this very special event, he will also be joined by solo support act, Ciaran Boyle.

GENRE: Country, Folk
WHEN: Monday 1/8 @ 7:30PM
WHERE: Long Play Cinema – 318 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North
COST: $10 (includes CD)




NCostelNICHOLAS COSTELLO is a highly accomplished songwriter at the tender age of 24, and he is also launching a single this week, ‘Joy is Rising’. Influence by acts like Mazzy Star & REM, Costello’s delivery is something to behold. He’s being supported by Anna Cordell, Didirri & Lauren Hart.

GENRE: Folk/Pop, Alt-Folk
WHEN: Thursday 28/7 @ 8PM
WHERE: Grace Darling Hotel (Band Room) – 114 Smith St, Collingwood
COST: $10





sydoniaSYDONIA are a staple of Melbourne’s metal scene and they return to the stage in 2016 with new music, bringing their Prog/Doom show to The Corner Hotel this coming Saturday, supported by Over-Reactor, El Colosso and Rival Fire.

GENRE: Prog Metal/Heavy Rock
WHEN: Saturday 30/7 @ 8PM
WHERE: The Corner Hotel – Cnr Swan & Stewart Sts, Richmond
COST: $15+bf or at door if available


…and that’s a wrap for this week’s gig guide from us here at Melting Pot! Keep your eyes peeled for more news and gig guide updates weekly. We’re looking forward to bringing you next week’s MELTING POT TOP 4.

The views expressed in this article are the views of the author and not necessarily the views of Melting Pot.

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Josh Forner

Josh Forner is a folk/pop songwriter from Melbourne, Australia and Virginia, USA. Forner was born in Melbourne on July 2 1988, and spent the first 18 months of his life there before moving with his parents to the town of Reston in Virginia, USA. At the age of 3, Forner and his mother returned to Melbourne, where he has stayed ever since.

Josh sings of love, primarily (wow, what a shock right?), but also on his list of ‘hot topics’ are politics, famine, poverty and - of course – landscapes: the folk writer’s favourite.

He’s played with some of Melbourne’s stalwarts including Timothy Cannon, Bridget Pross, Mr Brady, Pro Rata, Gabriel Lynch & Kyle Taylor, and has contributed two of his tracks to non-profit compilation CDs in the past.

Josh’s repertoire continues to grow. He released his first album, a 10-track LP entitled ‘Leading to Nowhere’ at The Workers Club on May 28th, 2013. Forner has since returned to the studio to begin work on a 5-track solo EP to be released by the end of 2013. Following that, he has plans for album number two in 2014.

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