Music on the Hill (MOTH) Jan 2 line up

Music on the Hill, Friday 2 January, Red Hill Pavilion from 7.00pm.

Rob Snarski, Ruby Whiting and David O’Connell.

We are proud to announce that Rob Snarski will be playing MOTH on Friday 2 January 2015.

After 25 years as the honey-voiced singer of the Blackeyed Susans who boast multiple ARIA nominations, tours with Johnny Cash, Leonard Cohen and Wilco, Rob Snarski has finally released his debut solo album, “Wounded Bird”. Produced by Rob and longtime bandmate and collaborator Dan Luscombe with Yikesville studio boss Shane O’Mara, “Wounded Bird” foregoes the lush arrangements of The Blackeyed Susans for a stripped-back and intimate sound palette. 

Think Ricky Nelson meets Mazzy Star or the Everly Brothers if they’d been raised on a diet of Big Star’s Third.
“Wounded Bird” may be as pure an expression of Rob Snarski’s oeuvre as we are yet to hear. His first solo album may have been a long time coming, but it is worth the wait already earning him rave reviews and a nomination at the Age Music Awards for Best Male Performer.

“One of the great romantic singers. A Costello-like knack for rhyming couplets…. the perfect solo album: satisfying the rusted-on fans and hopefully gaining the wider audience he deserves.”     - FOUR AND A HALF STARS Jeff Jenkins, STACK

Rob will be playing songs from “Wounded Bird” and Blackeyed Susans favourites at MOTH.

Support will be by Peninsula singer songwriters Ruby Whiting and David O’Connell.

Tickets available here.

 

ROB SNARSKI – Johnny Only

 

RUBY WHITING – Bloodline

 

 

 

Music on the Hill (MOTH) Fri 5 Dec line up

Music on the Hill, Friday 5 December, Red Hill Pavilion from 7.00pm.

Jackson McLaren, Charm of Finches and Jeff Wall.

Exciting young singer songwriter Jackson McLaren headlines the next MOTH on Friday 5 December.

At the early age of 17 Warnambool’s Jackson McLaren’s folk-inflected songcraft had caught the ear of Josh Pyke, who produced Jackson’s debut self-titled EP. A move to Melbourne later, the breakthrough came with ‘A Whole Day Nearer’ from 2011’s Mirrors and Strings EP.

In 2013 it was followed by the haunting single ‘Some of My Friends’ – a waltz-time tribute to the way that life changes us all, driven by an insistent fiddle and a melody Mumford & Sons would have killed for – and now McLaren and his trusty sidemen, the Triple Threat, have recorded their debut full length album: Songs to Greet the Dawn. Produced by John Castle (Josh Pyke, Washington, Gossling) the album maps the development of one of Australia’s most exciting young songwriters.

Jackson will play solo and mainly acoustic at MOTH.

Support act Charm of Finches are the new kids on the folk block. Literally. Aged 12 and 14, siblings Mabel and Ivy peddle seamless harmonies and songwriting beyond their years. They released their debut EP “Home” in August this year.

Local singer songwriter Jeff Wall will open the night.

Tickets can be purchased here.

JACKSON MCLAREN

 

CHARM OF FINCHES

MOTH Fri 7 Nov: addition to line up

Music on the Hill, Friday 7 November, Red Hill Pavilion from 7.00 pm.

Paul Dillon added to MOTH line up

Local singer songwriter Paul Dillon brings his troubadour spirit to MOTH on Friday 7 November.

Paul replaces Jo Meares who can not make the November gig but will appear at a future MOTH in 2015.

Paul will start the night off and will be followed by The Land (Tash Parker and Emma Anglesey) with James Kenyon headlining with bass player Luke Richardson.

Tickets are available here. We are expecting a large audience so book early to avoid disappointment.

Music on the Hill (MOTH) Fri 7 November line up

Friday 7 November, Red Hill Pavilion from 7.00 pm.

James Kenyon, Jo Meares, The Land (Tash Parker and Emma Anglesey).

We are excited to announce that the third MOTH line up will feature five artists from as far apart as Sydney, Adelaide and Hobart.

Singer songwriter James Kenyon was born and raised in South Australia and is now based in Melbourne. His song writing is a view from a car or a busted metal bridge or a window in a hall. James’ debut album The North Pole is available now at www.vitamin.net.au.

Nestled among layers of strings – acoustic guitar, double bass, banjo and fiddle – Kenyon’s stories provide a powerful reminder of the places and spaces that make the Australian experience unique:

The broad skies, passing wheat silos, river crossings, grey suburbs and power lines merge memory and imagination in song.

James will play a duo set at MOTH with double bass player Luke Richardson.

Jo Meares, from surf city Sydney, in his new album creates haunting atmospheres telling stories of outsiders, loss, confusion, love and failure.

Jo’s first solo album ‘A Handful of Smoke’ was awarded Australian Album of the year on the highly respected radio show Outpost on 2SER.

It was recorded over 2 years in France, Sydney and Melbourne involving members of Charles Jenkins and the Zhivagos, French pianist Lisa Barel and what were to become his band the Honeyriders.

Jo’s second solo album ‘One More Time’ was made with the Honeyriders and involves a sixteen piece string section, beautiful backing vocals and lush guitar sounds.

Jo plays most years in France, Spain and Finland and is gradually building his following there.

His June 2014 release of the album ‘King of the Crystal Mountain’ in Australia was followed by an extensive tour of Europe involving France, Spain, and Finland.

Jo will play a solo mainly acoustic set at MOTH.

The Land is place of delicious harmonies, whimsical story telling, rhythmic guitars, ukulele, dolcimer and strange and wonderful percussion that will have your feet tapping and body moving. In The Land you are free to imagine, to play, to let go, to begin.

Tash Parker is from the ancient, steep-sided mountain ranges and cracking clays of the Kimberley in North Western Australia, and Emma Anglesey grew up in the high, rocky, dolerite cliffs and fertile valleys of the Great Western Tiers in Tasmania. Both established singer songwriters and musicians in their own right, together they’ve formed The Land

Tash and Emma will play a duo set at MOTH.

 

JAMES KENYON – South Troy Against the World

JO MEARES – King of Crystal Mountain

TASH PARKER – Somers

 

Music on the Hill (MOTH) Friday 3 October line up

Friday 3 October - Red Hill Pavilion

Tobias Hengeveld, The Grand Magoozi and Tim Stout.

We are excited to announce that the second MOTH line up will be an eclectic mix of singer songwriting talent.

Tobias has been a consistent presence in the Melbourne Indie-folk scene over the past decade, as one half of the duo Scout Hall, principle songsmith of The Night Bell and then under his own name. With an approach to lyric and melody that is distinctly his own, his voice calls through a landscape of situations that ring familiar with Australian audiences.

He recently released his third solo album The Daylight Express, the much anticipated follow-up to his 2009 release All The Lines Are Downwith which he toured nationally and internationally.

The Daylight Express was written in the old freight room of the Brunswick Railway Station (inner-Melbourne), through the winter of 2012. As resident artist there, Tobias spent many hours wrangling words and ideas with amps up really loud, or otherwise just huddled over a crappy heater with a parlor guitar.

Recorded through 2013 with producer Robbie Rowlands, Tobias turned his front room into a make-shift recording studio. He was joined by local music luminaries Ash Davies on drums, Andy Papadopoulos (Ron S Peno & the Superstitions) on bass and Steve Hesketh (the Drones) on keys, among a host of other special guests.

Tobias will be performing mainly solo and acoustic at MOTH.

Support will be provided by Melbourne-based The Grand Magoozi (aka Susie Scurry). She writes and sings romantic, witty and nostalgic songs that grapple with the frivolous nature of current times. Her lonesome voice and serenading guitar compositions are reminiscent of artists such as Karen Dalton, Jolie Holland and Patsy Cline.

Local singer songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Tim Stout will start proceedings.

Doors open at 7.00pm. Tickets can be purchased in advance here.

Don’t forget ‘AfterMoth’ for drinks and nibbles at The Long Table restaurant from 10.30pm–Midnight.

Music on the Hill launch: MOTH takes off

Friday 5 September - Red Hill Pavilion

Friday night saw the Red Hill Pavilion transformed into a traditional folk club. Around 50 music aficionados from the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne and beyond enjoyed an evening of original acoustic songs performed by Nathan Lomas, Alexandra Pye and Charles Jenkins.

Friday 5 Sept launch line up: Charles Jenkins, Alexandra Pye and Nathan Lomas

We are pleased to announce that our launch at the Red Hill Community Pavilion on Friday 5 September will feature:

Charles Jenkins

Charles is a Melbourne songwriter/musician and performer with more than 25 years experience in the Australian Music Industry.

Charles has recorded and released 14 albums, both locally and internationally including his solo albums Bungalow (2004) and The City Gates (2005) and with his band The Zhivagos, Blue Atlas (2008),  Walk This Ocean (2010) and Love Your Crooked Neighbour With Your Crooked Heart (2012).

His latest  album with The Zhivagos ‘Too Much Water In The Boat’ was released February 17th, this year.

A published songwriter for more than 20 years, Charles signed to Mushroom Publishing in 2004, and his songs have been placed in local and international television and film and recorded by artists of the calibre of Rebecca Barnard and Kerri Simpson.

He has been nominated for two ARIAS with the band Icecream Hands, and performed on the SBS music show RocKwiz. Of late he has co-written songs with Mick Thomas (Weddings, Parties, Anything), Angie Hart (Frente) and Suzannah Espie.

Charles will be performing solo and acoustic at MOTH.

Alexandra Pye

Young and aspiring solo act Alexandra Pye is a Melbourne singer-songwriter and musician who brings folk, blues and bit of rock tunes together in a unique and eclectic style.

Nathan Lomas

Nathan Lomas is a local singer-songwriter. He played his first gig in 2009 at the Balnarring Muso Night, and has since performed at several Melbourne venues including Revolver Upstairs in Prahran and the Prince of Wales Band-Room in St Kilda.

CHARLES JENKINS – Pray My Dear Daughter