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

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



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