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Melting Pot’s Top 4: Tuesday, 6th September 2016

September 7, 2016 by Josh Forner
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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!

ohpep-backgroundOH PEP! are Australia’s folk-pop darlings, returning home after a successful trip to the US which saw them launch their debut set of recordings, the album ‘Stadium Cake’ to the world.

This amazingly talented duo are one of our most favourite and invited-back performers, we can’t get enough of Oh Pep! and we certainly guarantee the same for you. That is, if you haven’t already stumbled across them, in which case you may have been living under a rock!

The album has been widely played across RRR & PBS and they will complete the second show of their national tour at Howler, alongside The Ocean Party and The Grand Mazoogi. Tickets are available online (click the more info link below) and selling fast.

GENRE: Folk/Pop, Rock
WHEN: Friday, 8/9 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Howler – 7-11 Dawson St, Brunswick
COST: $18


Melbourne soul is the hottest thing going around right now, and the DO YO THANGS are a deep part of the soul/funk revival.

They are bringing out their debut EP, One Plus One and to celebrate, are descending upon the stage at Collingwood’s Gasometer with a little help from soul sista WILSN, the synth/pop stylings of DX Heaven and DJ Big Rig will keep the dance-ables flowing through to close.

Tickets are available online or at the door.

GENRE: Soul, Alt-Pop
WHEN: Thursday 7/9 @ 7:30 PM
WHERE: The Gasometer (band room) – Cnr. Smith St & Alexandra Pde, Collingwood
COST: $12/$15


KatySteeleFormer frontwoman of Little Birdy, KATY STEELE brings her brand new solo sound to the masses with a national tour in support of her solo album, ‘Human,’ out on October 21, and the first single, ‘Where’s the Laughter,’ out now.

Following the end of the run for the highly successful Little Birdy, Steele has been out on the road parading her solo show for a few years now, all whilst fine-tuning her highly anticipated debut release.

She comes to Melbourne’s Hugs & Kisses for an intimate show, opening the new chapter in her music career.

GENRE: Rock, Pop
WHEN: Saturday 10/9 @ 7 PM
WHERE: Hugs & Kisses – 22 Sutherland St, Melbourne CBD
COST: $18


Not so much something different stylistically, but certainly one for the higher-spending punter:Foy Vance

VANCE JOY releases his third album, ‘The Wild Swan’ across Australia this spring, and brings his show to the iconic Corner Hotel in Richmond.

Tied to Ed Sheeran’s record label, Vance’s reputation continues to grow with production on the new album by Sir Elton John and Jacquire King (Tom Waits; Modest Mouse).

For an extra $20, they’ll chuck in a copy of the new CD. Well worth the investment. Support from Byron Bay native, Kyle Lionhart.

GENRE: Folk, Soul
WHEN: Monday 12/9 @ 8 PM
WHERE: Corner Hotel – Cnr Swan & Stewart Sts, Richmond
COST: $40/$60 w/CD


…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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