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Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, 24th January 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!

Brand new music from PIERCE BROTHERS is ready to hit your ears, and luckily enough, you will be able to immerse yourself this Friday night at Belgrave’s Sooki Lounge.

Following a national tour alongside folk legend Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and selling out shows at festivals worldwide, The Pierce Brothers bring their ultimate, energetic roots/rock performance back home.

Support from the spectactular Josh Cashman.

GENRE: Roots/Rock, Alternative Rock
WHEN: Friday 27/7 @ 7:30 PM
WHERE: Sooki Lounge – 1648 Burwood Highway, Belgrave 
$34.70 +bf


has been away working on community projects overseas of late, but returns to do one show only at Northcote’s Wesley Anne band room, with some friends joining her on alternative instruments to form a band for the special occasion.

Mark Campbell and The Ravens along with Tim Guy open up the night for Anna’s return. Having been a Melting Pot regular over many, many years, Anna Smyrk goes far beyond recommendation for us, and is an absolute must-see for music fans.

GENRE: Pop, Folk
WHEN: Saturday, 28/1 @ 8PM
WHERE: Wesley Anne – 250 High St, Northcote
COST: $10


JOSH FORNER returns from a long hiatus which has left very little time for song. There is a rough amount of new material however, which will be on show at The Retreat Hotel front bar as he rattles through his unique and non-traditional blend of tragedy folk, hope-laced pop and Americana.

He’ll be sidled up on stage with GRACE KING, armed with a phenomenal voice and a wonderfully beautiful turquoise stratocaster, King is raw emotion through song. Making her name through Melbourne’s open mic circuit, she also wails in a non-traditional style that is very much her own – and owns it.

Get down for one of the more individual and original gigs you’ll be able to see around Melbourne.

GENRE: Folk, Pop
WHEN: Tuesday, 31/1 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Retreat Hotel (Front Bar) – 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick



HAT FITZ & CARA are a tour de force amongst Blues enthusiasts, a couple creating an uplifting vintage blues sound with a modern twist.

‘After the Rain’ is their fourth studio album and is being launched at Caravan Music Club on Australia Day Eve.

What makes this show so different? They’re being supported by two vocal choirs! If You See Her Say Hello: an all-female vocal choir instigated for the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival and expanded into the 2016 Adelaide Fringe, and; Written in Stone: of which is a little mysterious, with little information existing.

The choirs will blend you through their original takes on some gospel, soul, blues and folk classics before the main event, the original music of Hat Fitz & Cara

GENRE: Blues, Retro
WHEN: Wednesday 25/1 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Caravan Music Club (Oakleigh RSL) – 95-97 Drummond St, Oakleigh
COST: From $23 (+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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