June and July line-ups

 

Friday 6 July
Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar), Younis Clare

We are pleased to announce that Mark Lang will play MOTH on 6 July.

Rich with melody and storytelling, Australian singer-songwriter Mark Lang’s performances are “a must-see immersive live experience”. (Arts Centre Melb)

A renowned lyricist & storyteller, he has written three critically acclaimed albums making many album of the year lists as the singer-songwriter of Australian indie band Skipping Girl Vinegar. Mark was invited by legendary Canadian songwriter Ron Sexsmith to join his Australian tour before launching his own solo show at the National Theatre in Melbourne. Mark releases his debut solo work with a North American & European tour including appearances and the legendary Cambridge Folk Festival, Mark returns to Australia between his North American and European dates to play a special once off  performance at Moth.

★★★★ “Track roar with Lang’s Lyrical strengths on show” Rolling Stone

★★★★ 1/2 “A celebration of love” The Australian

Support will be by Melbourne singer-songwriter Younis Clare.
 

Friday 6 July. Mark Lang, Younis Clare. Red Hill Pavilion. Doors 7pm.
Tasty food, local wines and beers available. 
 

Tickets available here

 


 

Friday 1 June
Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Alana Wilkinson

Lachlan Bryan returns to MOTH with his band The Wildes on 1st of June. Support will be by local singer-songwriter Alana Wilkinson.
 
Over the past decade, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes have established themselves as one of this country’s foremost alt-country/Americana acts. Their new record ‘Some Girls (Quite) Like Country Music’ is their most accomplished work to date, filled with the sort of hard hitting narratives which have become synonymous with the band. Music on the Hill marks the first date on their extensive ‘small world tour’ that takes starts in Victoria and ends at the Gympie Muster, with shows in England, Scotland, Germany and Switzerland in between.

Friday 1 June. Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Alana Wilkinson. Red Hill Pavilion. Doors 7pm.
Tasty food, local 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

May and June line-ups – 2 shows in May

 

Friday 1 June
Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Alana Wilkinson

Lachlan Bryan returns to MOTH with his band The Wildes on 1st of June. Support will be by local singer-songwriter Alana Wilkinson.
 
Over the past decade, Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes have established themselves as one of this country’s foremost alt-country/Americana acts. Their new record ‘Some Girls (Quite) Like Country Music’ is their most accomplished work to date, filled with the sort of hard hitting narratives which have become synonymous with the band. Music on the Hill marks the first date on their extensive ‘small world tour’ that takes starts in Victoria and ends at the Gympie Muster, with shows in England, Scotland, Germany and Switzerland in between.

Friday 1 June. Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Alana Wilkinson. Red Hill Pavilion. Doors 7pm.
Tasty food, local wines and beers available. 
 

Tickets available here

 


 

Friday 18 May: MOTH ‘Acoustic Club’
Justin Bernasconi at Main Ridge Estate

The third Friday in May sees another MOTH Acoustic Club show featuring Justin Bernasconi playing unplugged in the beautiful Main Ridge Estate tasting room.

Named as ‘One of this country’s most interesting guitar talents’ by Australian Guitar Magazine, Justin Bernasconi is a rarity among guitarists and songwriters. Straddling styles and sounds from the Delta Blues, Appalachian Bluegrass, English Folk and all stops in between, his highly original tunes are infused with exciting and soulful guitar playing.

His 2017 album ‘Barefoot Wonderland’ was been embraced by fans and critics with Acoustic Magazine describing it as ‘a dazzling gumbo of songs’ and Justin embarked on nationwide Australian tour, and flew to the UK to launch the album in London. UK mag fRoots simply wrote “like Leo Kottke and John Fahey on the instrumentals and John Prine on the songs’.

“This is an accomplished piece of work from Bernasconi, an album for the discerning acoustic lover and for those who appreciate the intricacies of a talent at work.” Americana UK

Friday 18 May. Justin Bernasconi. Main Ridge Estate, 80 William Road, Red Hill. Doors 7pm.
Main Ridge Estate wines available. Complimentary supper snacks served during the interval. 

Tickets available here

 


 

Friday 4 May: Tracy McNeil and the GoodLife, Adam Harpaz

We are excited to announce that the Friday 4 May show will feature Tracy McNeil and her band The GoodLife.

Support will be by Byron Bay singer-songwriter Adam Harpaz.

Friday 4 May. Tracy McNeil and the GoodLife, Adam Harpaz. 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

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.

Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastbourne Rd, Rosebud. Doors 6.30pm.

Local wines and beers available. Snacks available at the interval.

 


 

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. Dan will play two sets in a never-to-be-repeated, intimate MOTH show.

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.

 

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.