Winter line ups

 


 

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.

 


 

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. Doors 7.00pm.

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

This is a FREE event, but we recommend booking tickets to ensure entry in case the event is over subscribed.

Tickets available here.

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.

 

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 Gena 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’