Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, 15th November 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!
The divine and eloquent EMMA LOUISE returns to Melbourne, bringing her powerful live show to The Corner Hotel on Friday. Known modestly as a singer/songwriter, Emma Louise is in fact a brilliant multi-instrumentalist, as well as being a majorly talented artist – even painting her own cover art for her first album and designing her own on-stage costumes.
She brings with her the accessible pop-crossover sound that she has so independently defined and is somewhat unmatched throughout Australia.
Support from NYCK and FRACTURES – tickets selling fast, so get in quick!!
GENRE: Pop, Electronica
WHEN: Friday, 18/11 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Corner Hotel – Cnr Swan & Stewart Sts, Richmond
JENNY BIDDLE is back in Australia and is bringing her nationwide tour through Northcote’s Wesley Anne on Thursday night.
The Sydney native plays a brand of blues-entwined folk which has seen her successfully release five albums to date, and there is no sight of her stopping the show any time soon.
Following a recent move to Scotland, we’re happy to see Jenny back on our shores with some new tunes and – no doubt – old favourites as well. She’ll be supported by one of our absolute faves, the incredible MARY WEBB (now based in Adelaide). Tickets available online or at the door.
GENRE: Blues, Folk
WHEN: Thursday, 17/11 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Wesley Anne (Band Room) – 250 High St, Northcote
COST: $12/$15 (door)
NIGEL WEARNE is ready to release his brand new album, ‘Drawing Cirlces,’ and he’ll be doing so across two nights at the hidden little Smith Street bar, Caz Reitop’s Dirty Secrets. We’re focusing solely on the Saturday show here, because his first one clashes with something else in this guide – but also because he will be playing the album in its entirety!
Wearne really brings the old-stylings of country together with a soulful blend of folk and a tinge of bluegrass in a style that is steeped within roots music. He brings a darker mood with him on this 14-track monster album (my euphemism for a double album) which is sure to find itself on the shelf of any Melting Pot follower.
GENRE: Country, Folk
WHEN: Saturday, 19/11 @ 3 PM
WHERE: Caz Reitop’s Dirty Secrets – 80 Smith St, Collingwood
COST: $15+bf [[[STRICTLY LIMITED]]]
WHAT ABOUT SOMETHING DIFFERENT…?
One for our performers and vocalists out there, RICK PRICE, APRA song of the year winner and with four times gold selling ARIA singles, comes to town for a special workshop on vocals and ‘The Art of Performing’
From a career spanning almost 30 years, Price is often regarded as one of the best solo performers to see live – with not just his music – but his stage dynamics, crowd interaction and reminiscent story-telling keeping hoards of old (and new) fans coming back for more each time.
Rick is taking time out from his National Tour to present this workshop at Vocal Art Studios in Airport West.
GENRE: Industry Workshop
WHEN: Thursday, 17/11 @ 4 PM
WHERE: Vocal Art Studios – 30 Webb Rd, Airport West
COST: $75 (public)
…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.