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Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, 2nd August, 2016

Hello and welcome to another installation 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!

are an acclaimed sibling teenage duo. Picking up the 2015 Darebin Songwriter’s Award, these sisters have taken no time to make an impact on the live scene.

They’ll be launching their debut dream folk album, ‘Staring at the Starry Ceiling’ this coming Saturday night at the Wonderland Spiegeltent at Melbourne’s Docklands waterfront. The album has been created with popular folk producer, Nick Huggins, who is well known for his work with James Kenyon, Domini Forster and Rowena Wise – among others.

The lovely Anna Cordell will be playing support. Discounted price for patrons under 14 years of age. All ages show.

GENRE: Dream Folk, Folk/Pop
WHEN: Saturday 6/8 @ 7:30PM
WHERE: Wonderland Spiegeltent – 101 Waterfont Way, Docklands
COST: $15/$10 under 14’s – Tickets below or on the door if available


 is the blues/rock monicker of one of the Melbourne independent scene’s sweethearts, Rhea Caldwell. She’ll be returning to her old haunt, Some Velvet Morning, this coming Friday night to belt out some tunes in the solo vein, alongside her good friend James Ellis from The Bitter Sweethearts.

Entry is free and the forecast is rockin’!

GENRE: Retro Rock, Blues
WHEN: Friday 5/8 @ 8PM
WHERE: Some Velvet Morning – 123 Queens Pde, Clifton Hill


JadeImagineJADE IMAGINE launches her 7-inch single this coming Monday night at ‘Monday Night Mass,’ the Northcote Social Club’s weekly free gig. Fresh from signing a new record deal, the indie-pop stylings reminiscent of Teeth & Tongue meets Courtney Barnett provide an interesting and unique sound. Support from a number of artists including Forever Son.

GENRE: Indie-Pop, Alt-Folk
WHEN: Monday 8/8 @ 8:30PM
WHERE: Northcote Social Club (Band Room) – 301 High St, Northcote
COST: $10




You Am I’s frontman transcends into a new realm, an intimate theatre show, singing songs of unrequited love from the world’s most celebrated performers. From Frank Sinatra to Bob Dylan, Rogers is set to open up his talent to a whole new landscape.

Clio Renner and Xani Kolac also feature in this show happening at The Arts Centre on Thursday night.

GENRE: Vocal, Jazz & Pop
WHEN: Thursday 4/8 @ 8PM
WHERE: Playhouse Theatre, The Arts Centre – St. Kilda Rd, Melbourne
COST: $55 + bf


…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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