Summer MOTH line ups

Music on the Hill, Friday 6 January, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7.00pm.

Luluc, Jim Lawrie

Luluc are a product of the Melbourne music community, but after going and planting themselves in their adopted home in New York, their music was quickly embraced on a worldwide scale. Signing to SubPop for the release of their acclaimed 2014 album Passerby, Luluc quickly rose as significant artists in the U.S. indie music scene, with Passerby featuring in numerous ‘Best of 2014′ lists – including NPR USA’s 2014 Album of the Year – and Luluc being added to the American Songbook earlier this year with a performance at New York’s Lincoln Center.

Luluc have supported The National, Father John Misty and Jose Gonzalez and have won fans in some of contemporary music’s biggest names, including Sleater Kinney, Lucinda Williams and Jeff Tweedy. Returning to Australia in 2017, audiences will have a special opportunity to catch Luluc before they embark on their anticipated third album release.

Melbourne singer songwriter Jim Lawrie will open the night at 7.30pm.

Doors open 7.00pm. Tasty platters, local wines and beer available.

Tickets available here.

LULUC – Reverie on Norfolk Street

JIM LAWRIE – Does Your City Sleep Like Mine?


Music on the Hill, Friday 3 February, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7.00pm.

Dan Kelly, Brooke Russell

Dan Kelly has released four lauded CDs and two EPs over the last ten years. Both solo and with his bands Dan Kelly and The Alpha Males and Dan Kelly Dream Band.

He has received Seven Aria nominations, is J Award and AMP Award nominated and won The Age Award for Best Male Artist in 2010 and Inpress Magazine Album of the Year for ‘Drowning in the Fountain of Youth’.

His 2015 album ‘Leisure Panic!’ received rave reviews and was nominated for the Australian Music Prize for Album of the year.

He has played on 4 albums with Paul Kelly, touring for 15 years as his guitarist as well as playing and recording with the likes of Augie March,  Neil Finn, Spencer Jones, Bic Runga and Kasey Chambers.

Dan tours solo with his cousins Memphis and Madeleine Kelly singing fabulous backing vocals and he is known to tell lots of funny stories as well as shred his guitar while being wrapped in rope lights

Melbourne singer songwriter Brooke Russell will open the night at 7.45pm.

Doors open 7.00pm. Tasty platters, local wines and beer available.

Tickets available soon.

DAN KELLY – Never Stop The Rot

BROOKE RUSSELL – Cotton

November and December Line ups

Music on the Hill, Friday 4 November, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7.00pm.

All Our Exes Live in Texas, changoTRee

Sydney-based indie-folk four piece All Our Exes Live in Texas will include MOTH on their ‘The Devil’s Part’ single release national tour on Friday 4 November.

All Our Exes Live in Texas have had an impressive career to date. They’ve toured with The Backstreet Boys (USA), Passenger (UK), Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (USA) and Tiny Ruins (NZ), not to mention Australian icons Megan Washington, Kate Miller-Heidke and Mama Kin.

AOELIT is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – here combining in four-part, indie-folk harmony heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of charm and songwriting prowess. Fair warning: this foursome is the most badass female folk band around.

They’re confirmed as the national support for Boy & Bear, but most importantly they are doing what they do best: lighting up the stage and tantalising your earholes with songs, tales and laughter. “Catch them before they’re famous and only perform for royalty and astronauts” – The Brag

They will be supported at MOTH by local singer songwriter duo changoTRee.

Doors open 7.00pm. Tasty platters, local wines and beer available.

ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS – The Devil’s Part

 


Saturday 19 November, Main Ridge Estate, doors open 6.30pm.

MOTH Acoustic Club The Mae Trio at Main Ridge Estate

Award-winning Melbourne three-piece The MAE Trio will take a break from international touring and play the third MOTH Acoustic Club show at Main Ridge Estate in Red Hill. Humbly authentic, dynamic and striking, the trio write powerful original songs, accompanying them on cello, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and ukulele and stunning three part harmonies. Their disarming on-stage presence and originality makes for a spellbinding and refreshing live experience.

Doors open 6.30pm for a 7.30pm prompt start. Main Ridge Estate wines available. Complimentary supper snacks at interval.

THE MAE TRIO – ‘Well Enough Alone’


 

Music on the Hill, Friday 2 December, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7.00pm.

Tresses featuring Ella Hooper, Melody Pool and Gene Rose Bruce

Three young singer songwriters: Ella Hooper, Melody Pool and Gena Rose BruceA meeting that bloomed into deep friendship and now presents itself as a unique musical offering.

From Patti Smith and Karen Dalton to Lykke Li and Lana Del Ray, the smoky, strident, dreamy and esoteric cast a magical circle over these three when they collaborate and explore the feminine mystique through music.

It’s witchy, it’s strong, it’s a celebration of a shared passion between these three, who are incredibly excited to share it with you on a dimly lit, sage scented stage (or carpet).

The trio may also perform the odd, inappropriate Christmas cover.

Doors open 7.00pm. Tasty platters, local wines and beer available.

Tickets available here.

ELLA HOOPER (THE VERSES) – Want Everything

MELODY POOL – Xavier

GENA ROSE BRUCE – Call Girl

October line ups

Music on the Hill, Friday 7 October, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7.00pm.

Tinpan Orange, Chris Pickering

Critically acclaimed Melbourne indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange play MOTH on the first Friday of October. They are currently taking Australia by storm with their latest release ‘Love is a Dog’. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, the trio are wowing fans and critics all over the country. Tinpan Orange’s melancholic indie-folk music has a classic, brooding and slightly playful edge.

Melbourne-based singer songwriter Chris Pickering will open the night at 7.30pm. Chris  writes and performs songs in very much his own style: think a 21st century malcontent that somehow found himself adrift in Laurel Canyon in the late 1960s, soaking up everything he could and then transforming that into new music.

Doors open 7.00pm. Local wines and beer available. Tickets available here.

TINPAN ORANGE – Rich Man

CHRIS PICKERING – Fisherman’s Daughter

 

MOTH Acoustic Club, Saturday 15 October, Whistlewood Private Art Gallery, doors open 5.00pm.

Leah Flanagan – MOTH Acoustic Club @ Whistlewood – SOLD OUT

Leah Flanagan recently released her latest album Saudades and has included MOTH Acoustic Club as part of her national album tour.

The Darwin-raised, Sydney-based singer songwriter will play a solo, unplugged, intimate performance in the unique, gallery environment at Whistlewood.

Saudades - it almost sounds like a sigh. An audible release of emotion, tinged with regret and a melancholy kind of pleasure.  It is the perfect title for this elegant collection of heartfelt songs by the rising Australian songwriter, singer and sometime saltwater ukulele whisperer.

The culmination of two years’ work and recorded live in the studio with Leah’s band and music director/producer Niall Anderson a majority of the album was made at the studio of Midnight Oil’s Jim Moginie in the Northern Beaches of Sydney, then mixed by Paul McKercher at 301 and Free Energy Device Studios.

Leah dives in deep with her second release Saudades, a suite of songs that capture a full repertoire of the emotions that we carry into our relationships, romantic and otherwise. ALL of the feels…

“The first single (Chills) from Leah’s upcoming album Saudades is a beautiful produced track that sees her deliver trademark sensitive, searching vocals over an echoey riff, contemplating an emotionally distant love“ - Tone Deaf

Doors open at 5.00pm for a 5.30 prompt start. Complimentary finger food will be served during the interval. Local wines and beers available for purchase.

There are a limited number of tickets available for this unique show.

Tickets available here.

More information on Whistlewood here

 

LEAH FLANAGAN – Chills

September line up

Music on the Hill, Friday 2 September, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7.00pm.

Archie Roach, Anna Cordell

Critically acclaimed Melbourne indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange play MOTH on the first Friday of October and are taking Australia by storm with their latest release ‘Love is a Dog’. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, the trio are wowing fans and critics all over the country. Tinpan Orange’s melancholic indie-folk music has a classic, brooding and slightly playful edge. Melbourne-based singer songwriter Alanna Eileen will open the night at 7.30pm.

Doors open 7.00pm. Tasty food, local wines and beer available.

 

ARCHIE ROACH – ‘From Paradise’

 

August line up

Music on the Hill, Friday 5 August, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7.00pm.

Ali Barter, Dan Parsons

Tickets are selling fast for August MOTH featuring indie-pop singer songwriter Ali Barter who is currently enjoying regular airplay on Triple J. Ali has recently embarked on a national stadium tour supporting Triple J Hottest 100 list-toppers The Rubens. She will be accompanied at MOTH by Oscar Dawson from Holy Holy.

Support will be by singer songwriter Dan Parsons. Dan conjures up the essence of troubadour folk and classic country influences on his latest album ‘Valleywood’, exploring the triumphs and anxieties of the human experience for the iPhone generation. His rich baritone voice and deft guitar style never fail to enthral audiences of all ages.

Doors open 7.00pm. Tasty food, local wines and beer available. Tickets available here.

ALI BARTER – ‘Marigold’

 

ALI BARTER – ‘Community’

 

DAN PARSONS – ‘I’ll Live and I’ll Die’

July and August line ups

MOTH Acoustic Club, Sunday 31 July, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 5.00pm (show 5.30pm – 7.30pm)

NEW - MOTH ACOUSTIC CLUB

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor

While normal first Friday MOTH shows will continue (see below for Friday 5 August), MOTH brings a new music event in an intimate environment. Singer songwriters performing original songs – unplugged, acoustic, different, Acoustic Club will move to various venues in the future including art galleries, wineries, small halls and churches.
The first Acoustic Club will take place at MOTH’s familiar venue, The Red Hill Pavilion with a double headline show featuring two of Australia’s newest singer songwriter talents. William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor will perform songs from their debut albums accompanied by double bass and snare drum.
” It looks like it’s gonna be a big year for Claire Anne Taylor… what a voice!” Sarah Howells, Triple J
William Crighton – Mesmerising debut album ****1/2 stars. The Music.
Crighton is a major talent. ****1/2 stars. Courier Mail

Sunday 31 July. Doors open 5.00pm. Tasty food (Helen and Bec’s Winter Chilli), local wines and beer available.
Tickets available here.

 

WILLIAM CRIGHTON – Woman Like You

 

CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR – My Mother the Mountain

 

Music on the Hill, Friday 5 August, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7.00pm.

MOTH August – definitely not unplugged

Ali Barter, Dan Parsons

Tickets are selling fast for August MOTH featuring indie-pop singer songwriter Ali Barter who is currently enjoying regular airplay on Triple J. Ali has recently embarked on a national stadium tour supporting Triple J Hottest 100 list-toppers The Rubens. She will be accompanied at MOTH by Oscar Dawson from Holy Holy.

Support will be by singer songwriter Dan Parsons. Dan conjures up the essence of troubadour folk and classic country influences on his latest album ‘Valleywood’, exploring the triumphs and anxieties of the human experience for the iPhone generation. His rich baritone voice and deft guitar style never fail to enthral audiences of all ages.

Doors open 7.00pm. Tasty food, local wines and beer available. Tickets available here.

ALI BARTER – ‘Marigold’

 

ALI BARTER – ‘Community’

 

DAN PARSONS – ‘I’ll Live and I’ll Die’

July line ups

Music on the Hill, Friday 1 July, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7pm.

Sweet Jean, Harrison Storm

Sweet Jean (Sime Nugent and Alice Keath) kick off their National launch tour in support of their much anticipated sophomore album, Monday to Friday with a special performance in duo mode at MOTH on Friday July 1. The new album builds on the duo’s reputation for evocative songwriting and razor-sharp harmonies, with a grittier approach to the studio. The songs range from expansive, vintage synth-driven stories about space exploration, to jangly, deadpan narratives about loss, longing the minutiae of everyday life.
 
Sweet Jean “can break your heart one minute and mend it the next. The duo has a natural ability to transport their audience to the heart of their songs”. The Au Review

Doors open 7pm. Tasty food, local wines and beer available. Tickets available here. 

 

SWEET JEAN – Shiver and Shake

HARRISON STORM – Sense of Home

 

MOTH Acoustic Club, Sunday 31 July, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 5pm (show 5.30pm – 7.30pm)

MOTH ACOUSTIC CLUB

William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor

MOTH brings a new music event in an intimate environment. Singer songwriters performing original songs – often unplugged, usually acoustic, always different.
The first Acoustic Club will be a double headline show featuring two of Australia’s newest singer songwriter talents. William Crighton and Claire Anne Taylor will perform songs from their debut albums accompanied by double bass and snare drum.
” It looks like it’s gonna be a big year for Claire Anne Taylor… what a voice!” Sarah Howells, Triple J
William Crighton – Mesmerising debut album ****1/2 stars. The Music.
Crighton is a major talent. ****1/2 stars. Courier Mail

Doors open 7pm. Tasty food (Helen and Bec’s Winter Chilli), local wines and beer available. Tickets available here.

WILLIAM CRIGHTON – Woman Like You

 

CLAIRE ANNE TAYLOR – My Mother the Mountain

June line up

Music on the Hill, Friday 3 June, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7pm.

Mick Thomas, Áine Tyrrell.

Raconteur, troubadour, balladeer and poet, Mick Thomas is best known as the song master of pub-rock icons Weddings Parties Anything. Featuring Squeezebox Wally on Piano Accordion this show will present Micks unique mix of folk, roots and country. Support will be by female Irish singer songwriter Áine Tyrrell.

Doors open 7pm. Tasty food, local wines and beer available.

Fri 6 May: Ben Salter, Leah Senior

Music on the Hill, Friday 6 May, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7pm.

Ben Salter, Leah Senior

Ben Salter is coming to perform at Music On The Hill for the first time this May. A seasoned campaigner, Salter has been relentlessly touring both around Australia and abroad for the best part of ten years. As well as releasing two critically acclaimed solo albums, Salter is a founding member of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the ARIA Award nominated Wilson Pickers, and has collaborated with Gareth Liddiard, Mick Thomas and Tim Rogers, amongst many others. Don’t miss his intimate solo performance at Music On The Hill, Friday the 6th of May.

Ben will be supported by young Melbourne based singer songwriter Leah SeniorLeah grew up in the country listening to her mother singing arias whilst blasting rock and roll from her bedroom. Her music now falls between these worlds with elegant lyrical prose and a distinctive dusky, rain slicked tone reaching back to the coffee houses of 1960s Britain. Her debut album “Summer’s On The Ground” was released late last year to critical acclaim, Rolling Stone giving it four stars saying “This is insular and intimate music, akin to eavesdropping on someone else’s private, prettily conveyed thoughts.” 

Doors open 7pm. Tasty food, local wines and beer available. Tickets available here.

Fri 1 April: Jordie Lane Duo, Ling Marra

Music on the Hill, Friday 1 April, Red Hill Pavilion, doors open 7pm.

Jordie Lane Duo, Ling Marra

Thornbury born-now Los Angeles transplant, Jordie Lane, returns to Australia to release ‘Frederick Steele McNeil Ferguson’, the first single from his eagerly awaited third album which is slated for release later this year. Since his critically acclaimed folk/blues inspired ‘Blood Thinner’ album back in 2011, Jordie has gone on to tour the world several times over, with appearances at Philadelphia, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Celtic Connections folk festivals, and tours with Billy Bragg, Old Crow Medicine Show and The Moody Blues to name a few. Accompanied by the incomparable Clare Reynolds on Vocals, Keys and percussion, they have created a duo show that’s garnering huge praise worldwide.

Support will be provided by local 8-piece, all-female, world music outfit Ling Marra.

Doors open 7pm. Tasty food, local wines and beer available.