Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, 14th March, 2017
Hello and welcome back to another installation of ‘Melting Pot’s Top 4’ – thanks so much for sticking with us as we continue to 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!
//saturday// jemma nicole ‘my darkest hour’ single launch
The outstanding JEMMA NICOLE – Melting Pot’s Feature Artist this March – is launching her latest single and video, ‘My Darkest Hour’ at The B.East this Saturday night. She’s gone from strength to strength in the Melbourne Americana scene and has enjoyed a healthy run of JJJ airplay since her album release in June 2016.
Her dark and edgy subject matter melds beautifully with her haunting melodic vocal style and Americana-based charm. She is joined by Tom Dockray on the night which is a rare chance to see some big names for free!
GENRE: Folk, Americana
WHEN: Saturday, 18/3 @ 9:30PM
WHERE: The B.East – 80 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
//wednesday// folk uke & dog trumpet
In their only Melbourne date for the 2017 Australian Tour, star duo FOLK UKE bring their guitar/ukelele folk & country themed show to The Gasometer Hotel.
Haven’t heard of Folk Uke? They are Amy Nelson (daughter of Willie) and Cathy Guthrie (daughter of Arlo) and after just one show, they’ll be one of your newest favourite acts!
Mixing the sometimes serious and heartfelt songwriting with the most indecent and completely hilarious lyrics keep you entertained and forever wondering what’s coming next!
They’ll be teaming up with Dog Trumpet – made up of the founding members of Mental as Anything – Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa.
GENRE: Country, Roots
WHEN: Wednesday, 14/3 @ 7PM
WHERE: Gasometer Hotel – Cnr. Smith St & Alexandra Pde, Collingwood
COST: $25+bf/$30 door
//THURSDAY// BEN SALTER & Jack spider
Wilson Pickers founding member, BEN SALTER is bringing his solo show to Brunswick’s Edinburgh Castle on Thursday.
Listing elements from his writing as rock, pop, jazz, folk, country and beyond – you know you’re in for an interesting show. Having supported acts such as Something for Kate, The Violent Femmes, Augie March and Tim Rogers – he comes with a very reputable CV.
His non-traditional indie-pop will be offered support from Jack Spider.
GENRE: Indie-Pop, Singer/Songwriter
WHEN: Thursday, 16/3 @ 9PM
WHERE: Edinburgh Castle Hotel – 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick
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//friday// moth presents: st. Patrick’s day show
Music On the Hiill presents an all-Irish artist spectacular for St. Patrick’s Day 2017. AINE TYRRELL AND THE MIDNIGHT TIDE joins AIOFE SCOTT BAND to bring fans a fantastic and intimate ‘Music on the Hill’ gig.
Skipping between the tides of traditional Irish folk and more contemporary singer/songwriter sounds, this team of Irish acts will bring you the most genuine St. Patrick’s Day experience you can find.
With great local food, beer and wine available – as well as Guinness (of course!) – surround yourself in the truly unique MOTH experience this Saturday.
GENRE: Irish Folk, Singer/Songwriter
WHEN: Friday, 17/3 @ 7PM
WHERE: Red Hill Pavillion – 184 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill
COST: $35/$30 members
…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.
Author DetailsJosh 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.