Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, 28th February 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!
//FRIDAY// MOTH PRESENTS International women’s day show
ELLA HOOPER, LEAH SENIOR, CHARM OF FINCHES and GRETTA RAY headline a massive show being put together from our good friends over at Music on the Hill (MOTH) in honour of International Women’s Day 2017.
With a portion of funds going to the Luke Batty Foundation, immerse yourself in some of Australia’s most talented and exciting female artists.
2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty will be in attendance for this event, moved to a larger venue after the success of their 2016 edition. Catch the show at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre in Rosebud on Friday night.
GENRE: Gala Concert
WHEN: Friday, 3/3 @ 6:30PM
WHERE: Southern Peninsula Arts Centre –
245 Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud
COST: from $45
//sunday// moreland city soul revue
The highly acclaimed MORELAND CITY SOUL REVUE take over The Post Office Hotel this Sunday afternoon with their passionate and energy-filled production of soul classics, and non-soul tunes, soulified by 100% by the members of the revue.
Having collaborated with names such as Mia Dyson and Liz Stringer, and with musicians in the band from Lior, Lanie Lane, Missy Higgins & The Bad Loves – the hugely experienced group of artists provide a truly individual and new sound and a raw and emotion-filled performance second to none in the Aussie soul scene.
WHEN: Sunday, 5/3 @ 4:30PM
WHERE: Post Office Hotel – 229-231 Sydney Rd, Coburg
//THURSDAY// BENNie’s blues bail-out
Melbourne-based bass player Ben Wicks is throwing a huge blues takeover of The Catfish this Thursday night to raise funds for some urgent medical attention.
But that’s not the drawcard – where else are you going to get suck a killer lineup?
LLOYD SPIEGEL, LOUIS KING, JESSE VALACH, JUSTIN YAP with NARDIA ROSE and PAUL SLATTERY round out the 3 hours of fun-filled wailing blues action. Special guests will also be dropping in, coupling with the launch of a 25 minute blues recording entitled BENNIE’S BLUES BAIL-OUT.
These award-winning artists are basically begging you down to Fitzroy for a boogie this Thursday night.
GENRE: Blues, Blues Rock
WHEN: Thursday, 2/3 @ 8PM
WHERE: The Catfish – 30 Gertrude St, Fitzroy
WHAT ABOUT SOMETHING DIFFERENT…?
//saturday// pbs presents: soul-a-go-go
One of Melbourne’s longest-running sould & funk dance parties returns to its monthly home at Bella Union, presented by the legends over at PBS 106.7
Your favourite soul DJ’s are out spinning vinyl til all hours, including VINCE PEACH, MISS GOLDIE, EMMA PEEL and DJ MANCHILD, with a special live performance by MAYFIELD.
They’ll take the stage first up at 10PM until the DJ’s take over and the dance floor starts burning! Special guest DJ COCO BROWN also takes to the decks in this night full of funky fever!
GENRE: Soul, Funk
WHEN: Saturday, 4/3 @ 9PM
WHERE: Bella Union: Level 1, Trades Hall –
Cnr Lygon & Victoria Sts, Carlton
COST: $10 PBS Subscribers / $15 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.