March and April line-ups

Friday 2 March: MOTH International Women’s Day Show
Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, Rosebud

MOTH returns to the community theatre at Rosebud to celebrate women in music with an array of female talent.

With Rebecca Barnard, Xani, Kerryn Fields, Ling Marra and Girl on the Hill. Plus special guests.

Rebecca Barnard is a singer songwriter who fronted popular 90’s band Rebecas Empire. Since then she has released 3 solo albums, and appeared regularly on ABC TV and radio. Rebecca is nothing less than a legend in the Australian music scene. Not to be missed.

Xani Kolac is well known to the Melbourne music scene, having sung and played violin for just under a decade with her drums/violin duo, The Twoks and lending her incisive attack and entertaining on-stage presence to artists and bands such as Clare Bowditch, Thando, Tim Rogers, Tin Pan Orange and Benny Walker. She has also spent most of 2017 directing a brand new ensemble, SPIRE, consisting of female instrumentalists from Melbourne and performing with the likes of Kate Ceberano, Kate Miller Heidke, Jen Cloher and Harry Angus. For this very special International Women’s Day event, XANI will be performing her heart-warming pop tunes together with incredible vocalist, Olivia Nathan.

Those who were lucky enough to catch Kerryn Fields at the Henry Wagons show in December will already know that Kerryn is a storyteller with an extraordinary voice and an exceptional way with words. The New Zealand native has worked her way to become a solid pinnacle in Australia’s music scene with her towering personality and enslaving voice. She is also very funny!

Local world music group Ling Marra need no introduction. They smashed it at MOTH IWD Show 2017 and are back by popular demand.

Girl on the Hill (no relation) is multi-award-winning young singer-songwriter, Sadie Mustoe, who has been astounding audiences with her outstanding musicianship and unique indie-folk songs. With a musical maturity that belies her years, Sadie (14) accompanies herself on the guitar, ukulele, violin and keyboard. In March last year, Sadie was a winning finalist in the ‘Music Count Us In’ songwriting competition run by Music Australia.

The MOTH IWD Show will be the opening event of a week of International Women’s Day events and activities including workshops, a film screening and a theatre performance featuring our very own, multi-talented Carole Patullo. The events starting on Saturday 3 March and all come under the banner ‘A Woman’s Place’. More info here.

Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud. Doors 6.30pm.
Local wines and beers available. Snacks available at the interval.

Tickets available here

 


 

Friday 6 April: Dan Sultan
Killer Solo Tour

We are excited to announce that the Friday 6 April show will feature Melbourne singer-songwriter Dan Sultan!

Dan will include MOTH on his ‘Killer Solo Tour’ where he is playing small and medium-sized theatres. MOTH will be the smallest venue on the tour and he will play two sets in a one-off, never-to-be-repeated, intimate MOTH show.

First release tickets will be available to members only (one ticket per membership) very soon. Memberships available below.

Friday 6 April Dan Sultan. Red Hill Pavilion. Doors 7pm.
Tasty food, l
ocal wines and beers available. 

 


 

2018 MOTH memberships available!

MOTH members receive a $5 discount for every MOTH show ticket*

MOTH memberships available here

*One ticket per membership per show

Summer line ups

Friday 2 February: Dan Parsons, Slim Dime

As a singer/songwriter, Parsons conjures up the essence of Indie folk rock and classic Americana influences, exploring the triumphs and anxieties of the human experience for the iPhone generation. His rich baritone voice and deft guitar style never fails to enthral audiences of all ages and his ability to connect as performer has never been more apparent.

Recording his eagerly anticipated follow up to ‘Valleywood’ (Nominated for Best Folk/Roots Album, The Age Music Victoria Awards 2015) live and straight to tape in 3 days, Dan Parsons’ new album is scheduled for release in 2018. The first single, Here Goes Nothin’  (which hit #1 on the AMRAP Regional Chart) was described as “a modern slice of old-school country funk” (Henry Wagons, Double J). 

With this new collection of songs, Parsons’ sound rides through canyons, across silver oceans and launches into the interstellar… 

Support will be by local duo Slim Dime.

Red Hill Pavilion, 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill. Doors 7.00pm.
Doors 7pm. Tasty food, local wine and beers available.

Tickets available here

 

2018 MOTH memberships available!

MOTH members receive a $5 discount for every MOTH show ticket*

MOTH memberships available here

*One ticket per membership per show

 


 

 Friday 5 January: Raised By Eagles, changoTree 

Raised By Eagles continually raw and captivating performances have cemented the Melbourne band’s reputation as one of Australia’s most sought after independent acts. They released their widely acclaimed second album LP Diamonds In the Bloodstream in May 2015 which bagged a slew of award nominations and went on to win ‘Best Country Album‘ and ‘Best Emerging Artist’ at the Age Music Victoria Awards. It also scored them an invitation from the prestigious Americana Music Festival in Nashville Tennessee, where they delivered a stellar run of international shows.

After a big year on the Australian festival circuit which included Port Fairy Folk Festival, Bigsound, Bello Winter Music Festival and Dashville Skyline the band released their third album, ‘I Must Be Somewhere’, which has already scored four stars in Rolling Stone Australia and recently won best Country album in this year’s Age Music Victoria Awards.

Support will be by local roots band changoTree.

 

 


 

Friday 1 December: Henry Wagons, Kerryn Fields

Henry Wagons is a true renaissance man, with a unique swagger reminiscent of a day when front men gave back bucket loads of charm and were shrouded in enigmatic mystery. Unanimously lauded as one of one of Australia’s great entertainers, a Henry Wagons show is a true sight to behold.

Drawing on a broad-ranging swag of influences, Henry’s show is a high sensation roller coaster ride that ranges from the bluster of sweaty jumpsuit era Elvis, to the somber, drunken malaise of Lee Hazlewood. He can touch on the tenderness of a recently heart-broken Roy Orbison while simultaneously embracing the menace of Nick Cave.

“a shrewd showman and an equally savvy songwriter and singer… Wagons makes sly rock ‘n’ roll that both intellectuals and pop fans can appreciate”  Nashville Cream

“Henry Wagons comes across like Nick Cave singing the Johnny Cash songbook”  Timeout NYC

Support will be by New Zealand singer-songwriter Kerryn Fields.

 

 

No shows during November… the MOTH team are taking a short,
well-earned break.

 

MOTH Acoustic Club presents

Friday 20 October: Domini Forster at Main Ridge Estate

Domini Forster is fast-establishing herself as one of Melbourne’s brightest new voices in modern folk.

She leads you through the dusk-lit corridors of her intricate song-stories, each scene as intimate and lovelorn as tea-stained lace. Forster’s distinctive voice shifts effortlessly from commanding call to lilting, whisper-close falsetto, earning her comparisons to the likes of Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell.

“Australian indie folk music has a new queen.” – Beat Magazine

Domini will play an unplugged, duo set at the beautiful Main Ridge Estate.

80 William Road, Red Hill. Doors 7.00pm.

Supper snacks will be served during interval.

Tickets available here.

 


 

Friday 1 September: Henry Wagons, Kerryn Fields

Red Hill Pavilion, 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill.

Tasty Food, local wines and beers available.

Tickets available here

October line ups

MOTH Acoustic Club presents

Friday 20 October: Domini Forster at Main Ridge Estate

Domini Forster is fast-establishing herself as one of Melbourne’s brightest new voices in modern folk.

She leads you through the dusk-lit corridors of her intricate song-stories, each scene as intimate and lovelorn as tea-stained lace. Forster’s distinctive voice shifts effortlessly from commanding call to lilting, whisper-close falsetto, earning her comparisons to the likes of Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell.

“Australian indie folk music has a new queen.” – Beat Magazine

Domini will play an unplugged, duo set at the beautiful Main Ridge Estate.

80 William Road, Red Hill. Doors 7.00pm.

Supper snacks will be served during interval.

 


 

Friday 6 October: Karl S Williams (Qld), Twin Peaks (Canada)

Perhaps one of the country’s most honest and mesmerizing singer-songwriters, Karl S Williams is today excited to include MOTH on his on east coast tour to promote his new single ‘Blood to Give.’

“He can channel the pain of life and warp it into beauty.” – Beat Magazine

You don’t have to listen long to grasp the beauty in the blended voices of Western Canadian Music Award-winning folk/roots duo Twin Peaks (Naomi Shore and Lindsay Pratt). But when you experience their live show you’ll realise that their music is about something much more captivating than just a catalogue of clever songs. It’s the expression of a rare kind of harmony that exists between their spirits – that’s what makes Twin Peaks so infectious and unforgettable.

“Go see them in an intimate performance while you can, once the word gets out about this talented young duo you’ll wish you had. Go see them!” Doug Cox, Artistic Director – Vancouver Island Music Fest

Red Hill Pavilion, Red Hill Recreation Reserve,184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill. Doors 7.00pm.

Tasty food, local wines and beers available.

 

KARL S WILLIAMS – I Have Been Sentenced

TWIN PEAKS – One Long Year

MOTH third birthday show

Friday 1 September: James Kenyon, Broads, Amarina Waters

This is a night for the lyric lovers. Song smiths and MOTH favourites James Kenyon and Broads come together with Amarina Waters on a magical 3rd Birthday for MOTH.
MOTH was founded on the idea that great songs deserve a great audience, and vice versa. Over the last 3 years, month after month, MOTH has delivered both.
It’s time to celebrate!
Get your tickets now for what’s sure to be a memorable night that is in dire risk of selling out.

Red Hill Pavilion, 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill. Doors 7.00pm.

Tasty platters, local wines and beers available.

Tickets available here.

Winter line ups

 



Thursday 24 August: Showcase of Peninsula Music

‘Local produce at Hickinbotham of Dromana’

The Weeping Willows, Young Vincent, Sam O’Connell,
Mia Grunden

FREE EVENT

Music Victoria is bringing a bus full of music industry managers, bookers, artists and media on a jam-packed tour to explore the live music landscape of the Mornington Peninsula. The Victorian Music Crawl is a new Victorian Government initiative with the aim of building connections between Melbourne and regionally-based music industry leaders.

On Thursday, August 24, Music on the Hill (MOTH) will present a FREE showcase of Peninsula music at Hickinbotham of Dromana, featuring The Weeping Willows from Mount Eliza plus short sets by local acts Young Vincent, Sam O’Connell and Mia Grunden. Doors open from 5.30pm. First artist on at 6.00pm sharp. The performances will conclude at around 9.30pm.

Hickinbotham of Dromana.

Dinner and snacks menu available. Reservations are recommended. 5981 0355.

This is a FREE event.

The Victorian Music Crawl is a Victorian Government initiative delivered by Music Victoria.

 


 

Saturday 19 August: Charles Jenkins

Dinner and show event at Trofeo Estate, Dromana

Trofeo Estate, 85 Harrisons Road, Dromana, 3936

 


 

Friday 4 August: The Teskey Brothers, Emilee South

Red Hill Pavilion, 184 Arthurs Seat Road, Red Hill. Doors 7.00pm.

Tasty platters, local wines and beers available. Tickets currently available to MOTH members only.

 


 

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

Ayleen O’Hanlon, Rich Davies and The Low Road

Hailing from small-town New South Wales, Ayleen O’Hanlon is a dyed-in-the-wool folksinger and banjoist, with a commanding voice, poetic turn-of-phrase and a skilled picker to boot. O’Hanlon is a seasoned performer whose knack for honest storytelling combined with an unmatched stage presence make her live show a rare thing to behold. Her songwriting evokes widescreen imagery, and when brought to life with with her four-piece folk band, the results are visceral, fierce and tender.

Support will be from Melbourne songwriter, Rich Davies & The Low Road.

AYLEEN O’HANLON – North Of Nowhere

 


 

Music on the Hill and Trofeo Estate present Saturday 17 June, Trofeo Estate, 85 Harrisons Road, Dromana

The Little Stevies, The Midwayers – Dinner and Show

Sisters Sibylla & Beth of The Little Stevies have an uncanny knack of captivating an audience by being delightfully and unapologetically themselves. There’s something alluring in the authenticity of their often hilarious story telling of everyday life, and touring adventures, which they’re only too willing to share. With a deep, full & warmly polished sound, sweet layered harmonies & irresistible melodies, the sisters’ songs tend to leave a lasting impression. 

Support is by the Midwayers led by Peninsula-based Brendon Mellere. This is a ‘Dinner and Show’. Ticket price includes two courses prepared by the fabulous team at Whispering Vines, Trofeo Estate.


 

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

Liz Stringer, Liam Gerner

Melbourne songwriter and performer Liz Stringer makes her MOTH debut, following the unfortunate cancellation of her scheduled show two years ago. Stringer is one of Australia’s most respected musicians and will be playing tunes from her acclaimed 2016 LP, “All The Bridges”, her fifth studio album, as well as some brand new tunes, due to be recorded in early 2018. Liz will play a rare solo show at MOTH.

Steeped in blues and country music, at age 30, Liam Gerner left Australia, experienced music at its most corporate level in London and toured Europe, Australia and the USA with artists such as: Ryan Bingham, The Drive By Truckers, Paul Weller, Jason Isbell, Alanis Morrisette, Roger Daltry, Duffy and many more before returning to Melbourne in 2013. Liam will open the night at 7.30pm.

May line up

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

Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats, Jemma Nicole

Stumble into the world according to Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats – a hazy, sweat-soaked dream of sunburnt country towns, dirty inner-city intersections and hot, muggy bedrooms. Skyscraper Stan’s keenly observant lyricism has garnered him a reputation as an exciting songwriter-to-watch, while the Commission Flats offer magnetic, world-class performances with a syrupy sonic palate lending gravity and menace to every hook. Support will be by Melbourne singer-songwriter Jemma Nicole.
SKYSCRAPER STAN – Dancing On My Own Grave

March/April line ups

Friday 7 April. Red Hill Pavilion. Doors open 7.00pm

Chris Wilson w/ Shannon Bourne, Fenn Wilson. Leigh Sloggett.

Chris Wilson has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia since taking the stage with the Sole Twisters thirty years ago. Stints with Harum Scarum and Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls followed, and the end of the 80s saw Wilson as one of our finest vocalists, harmonica players and songwriters, fronting the superb Crown of Thorns.

His instrumental gifts have oft been utilised on recordings by the likes of James Reyne, Hunters and Collectors, Vika and Linda, Renee Geyer, Archie Roach, X, Deb Conway and Ross Hannaford’s Dianna Kiss. Chris has enjoyed the company of Australia’s best musicians on stage and in the studio when realising his own visions in song.

Chris’ unmistakeable voice and harmonica can be heard in the opening scenes of the smash hit Australian film The Dressmaker, on which he collaborated with long-time cohort Shane O’Mara.

Chris has performed in the U.S. and Canada at SXSW and two Folk Alliance Conferences. He has won the respect of many overseas artists, among these Joe Henry, Charlie Musselwhite and Tony Joe White. Bob Dylan once made a special trip backstage to shake Chris’ hand after a show together in 1992!

Chris has appeared at every major Australian festival and his performances, filled as they are with his own brand of sensuality and the dynamic power that leaves his audiences so satisfied, are always a highlight. Chris’ stage presence, voice and talent are all as big as the country he lives in. CHRIS WILSON is a master of his craft.

Chris Wilson, Fenn Wilson and Shannon Bourne are Skronkadoodledoo, a blues rock powerhouse. 20 years in the making, the trio have wowed crowds at Melbourne venues such as Cherry Bar and The Corner.

Local blues performer Leigh Sloggett will open the night at 7.30pm.

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

Tickets available here.

 


 

St Patrick’s Day MOTH. Friday 17 March. Doors open 7.00pm

Áine Tyrrell and The Midnight Tide (Ire), Aoife Scott Band (Ire)

Ireland’s Áine Tyrrell and Aoife Scott, together with their bands, will play an intimate St Patrick’s Day gig at MOTH on 17 March.

Áine and The Midnight Tide have built on Áine’s growing reputation as a talented live artist with appearances at major festivals including at Mullum Music Festival (NSW), Woodford Folk Festival (Qld) and Cygnet Folk Festival (Tas). Áine’s music cradles the spirit of her native homeland, growing from traditional Irish roots into a truly contemporary sound.

Ireland-based Aoife will be joined by her touring band fresh from the Port Fairy Folk Festival and before appearing at other festivals around Australia. She will perform songs from her 2016 album release ‘Carry The Day’. A member of the legendary Black Family, which includes her mother Frances and her aunt Mary, Aoife is rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene. Her sound is heavily influenced by her passion for traditional music and engaging stories.

Friday 17 March. Red Hill Pavilion. Doors 7.00pm. Tasty food, local wines, beers and Guinness available.


MOTH March shows

International Women’s Day Show

Friday 3 March. Doors open 6.30pm. Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, Rosebud

With Ella Hooper, Gretta Ray, Leah Senior, Ladychoir, Gena Rose Bruce, Charm of Finches, Jessie Lloyd and the Mission Songs Project, Heidi Luckhurst, Ling Marra and special guests.

After the success of our 2016 IWD gig, we are moving the 2017 show to the theatre at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre in Rosebud on the Friday before International Women’s Day for a celebratory evening of female musical talent featuring many artists that have played at MOTH over the last 12 months.

The MOTH International Women’s Day Show will be marathon, Gala fund-raiser event and proceeds will go to The Luke Batty Foundation, music scholarships for local students and the MOTH equipment fund.

2015 Australian of the Year and founder of The Luke Batty Foundation Rosie Batty will be attending.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Show starts at 7.30pm prompt. Show finishes at 10.45pm. Complimentary supper snacks at interval.

Tickets available here.

 

The MOTH show will launch a week of special events leading to International Women’s Day at the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre including ‘A Woman’s Place’ featuring our very own door person and actor Carole Patullo. More info on the other events here.

We would like to thank Mornington Peninsula Cellar and Pantry, Red Hill, the Southern Peninsula Arts Centre and Rosebud Secondary College for their support.

 


 

St Patrick’s Day MOTH. Friday 17 March. Doors open 7.00pm

Áine Tyrrell and The Midnight Tide (Ire), Aoife Scott Band (Ire)

Ireland’s Áine Tyrrell and Aoife Scott, together with their bands, will play an intimate St Patrick’s Day gig at MOTH on 17 March.

Áine and The Midnight Tide have built on Áine’s growing reputation as a talented live artist with appearances at major festivals including at Mullum Music Festival (NSW), Woodford Folk Festival (Qld) and Cygnet Folk Festival (Tas). Áine’s music cradles the spirit of her native homeland, growing from traditional Irish roots into a truly contemporary sound.

Ireland-based Aoife will be joined by her touring band fresh from the Port Fairy Folk Festival and before appearing at other festivals around Australia. She will perform songs from her 2016 album release ‘Carry The Day’. A member of the legendary Black Family, which includes her mother Frances and her aunt Mary, Aoife is rising to the top of the traditional and folk music scene. Her sound is heavily influenced by her passion for traditional music and engaging stories.

Friday 17 March. Red Hill Pavilion. Doors 7.00pm. Tasty food, local wines, beers and Guinness available.

Tickets available here.

Summer MOTH line ups

MOTH presents ‘Music Off The Hill’ Friday 20 January
at Hickinbotham of Dromana.

Doors open 6.00pm. Dinner and snacks menu available. Show starts at 7.30pm.

Oh Pep!, Nathan Lomas

We are excited to announce that Oh Pep! will be playing ‘Music Off The Hill’ at Hickinbotham of Dromana on Friday 20 January. Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs formed Oh Pep! while at music school in Melbourne, Australia. Oh Pep!’s debut LP Stadium Cake is a coming of age for the duo and is on several 2016 ‘best of’ lists. They have toured around the world during much of this year and performed at CMJ, SXSW, and Americana’s, and on KEXP and NPR’s Tiny Desk with Bob Boilen proclaiming their music “infectious.” Oh Pep! will perform as a duo at MOTH.

Support will be by local singer songwriter Nathan Lomas.

Doors open at 6.00pm for dinner and snacks or just drinks if you prefer. Hickinbotham wines and craft beers available. Reservations essential for dinner (and to get the best seats). Call 5981 0355. Performance from 7.30pm.

Tickets available here.

OH PEP! – Wanting


 

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.

DAN KELLY – Never Stop The Rot

BROOKE RUSSELL – Cotton

 


 

 

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

Luluc, Jim Lawrie

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