Thank Folk It’s Friday – 15th September

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Bush music legends The Bushwackers released their new single “Waltzing Australia” featuring guest vocals from Sara Storer and John Williamson. Details here

– The Mullum Music Festival has announced the Mullum Music Festival Opening Night Gala lineup including Mama Kin, Harry James Angus, Suzannah Espie, Lindi Ortega, The Teskey Brothers, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Wallis Bird, Greg Sheehan, Ethno Folk Orchestra and the Youth Mentorship winner. Details here

– Indie-folk singer-songwriter Diana Anaid released her new video “Can’t Apologise”. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Gretta Stanley released her new single “Spin Around”. Details here

Billy Bragg covered Anaïs Mitchell’s track “Why We Build The Wall”, slotting it very well into today’s political climate. Details here

– American bluegrassers Foghorn Stringband return to Australia for a tour this October. Details here

– This week’s Bluegrass @ Yulli’s will feature Golden Whistler. Details here

– Dashville Skyline announced additional artists for their Sunday Wind Down including Ben Ely, The Safety Of Life At Sea, Burger Joint, Dave Wells, James Thomson, Ahlia Rain and Georgie Jones. Details here

TinPan Orange released their new single “Wanderers” and announced an October and November tour. Details here

– Melbourne Americana and bluegrass duo The Weeping Willows announced an East Coast tour. Details here

– The John Butler Trio released their new single “Bully”. Details here

– The Fleurieu Folk Festival announced their 2017 headliners including Kristina Olsen, Ken Nicol, Greg Champion, Co-cheòl, The BordererS, Tom Richardson, Alan Gogoll and Fiona Ross. Details here

Angus & Julia Stone released their new video “Chateau”. Details here

– Melbourne’s Mitch Power released his new video “Do It Till I Die”. Details here

Releases This Week

Angus and Julia Stone
SnowAngus & Julia Stone
iTunes

Ben Ely
Strange Tales of Drugs & Lost LoveBen Ely
Official Site

My Queen
My QueenDiana Anaid
iTunes

Lisa Mitchell
When They Play That SongLisa Mitchell
iTunes

The Lone Bellow
Walk Into A StormThe Lone Bellow
iTunes

The Orbweavers
Deep LeadsThe Orbweavers
iTunes

Willie Watson
Folksinger Vol. 2Willie Watson
iTunes

Cat Stevens
The Laughing AppleYusuf Islam
iTunes

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Americana Music Association of Australia Newcastle and WA Launch

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The Americana Music Association of Australia is going out all guns blazing this week with launch shows in York, WA and Newcastle, NSW. The York show features Wayward Johnson, Helen Shanahan, The Jaycos, The Justin Walshe Folk Machine and Tom Fisher & The Layabouts while over in Newcastle you’ll be able to catch Eagle & The Wolf, Magpie Diaries, Lou Bradley, Nicholas Connors, Dearly Departed and Dan Southward. Two shows definitely not to be missed.

Saturday 16th September – York Castle Hotel, York, WA
Thursday 21st September – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Gigs Next Week

19-Twenty
Friday 15th to Monday 18th September – Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival, Kandanga, QLD

A Medieval Affayre feat. The Crooked Fiddle Band
Sunday 17th September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Áine Tyrrell
Thursday 21st September – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

Alanna and Alicia
Friday 15th September – Smiths Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Friday 15th to Saturday 17th September – Turning Wave Festival, Yass, NSW

Alice Terry
Friday 15th September – Secret Show, Sydney, NSW

Americana Music Association of Australia Newcastle Launch feat. Eagle & The Wolf, Magpie Diaries, Lou Bradley, Nicholas Connors, Dearly Departed, Dan Southward
Thursday 21st September – The Stag and Hunter Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Americana Music Association of Australia WA Launch feat. Wayward Johnson, Helen Shanahan, The Jaycos, The Justin Walshe Folk Machine, Tom Fisher and the Layabouts
Saturday 16th September – York Castle Hotel, York, WA

Americana Sunday Sessions feat. Karin Page
Sunday 17th September – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Angus & Julia Stone w/ Ruel
Thursday 21st September – Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD

Anna Smyrk
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW
Tuesday 19th September – Queen St Mall, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 20th September – The Bearded Lady, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 22nd September – Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay, NSW

Ashlea Reale
Friday 15th September – The Bank Gallery Space, Carnamah, WA
Wednesday 20th September – Indi Bar, Perth, WA
Friday 22nd September – Dôme Waikiki, Waikiki, WA

BANFF
Friday 15th September – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 16th September – Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 21st September -The Lansdowne, Sydney, NSW

Ben Ely
Thursday 21st September – Record Crate, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Grace Darling, Melbourne, VIC

Benny Walker
Friday 15th September – Basement Discs Instore, Melbourne, VIC

Best Music Girls feat. Merpire, Christine Jane, Hannah Robinson
Thursday 21st September – Best Music Warehouse, Sydney, NSW

Bluegrass @ Yulli’s feat. Golden Whistler
Wednesday 20th September – Yulli’s, Sydney, NSW

Canyon
Friday 15th September – Caravan Music Club, Melbourne, VIC

Captain Apples
Friday 15th September – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Clare Bowditch
Friday 15th September – The Sound Doctor Presents, Anglesea, VIC

Co-cheòl
Friday 15th September – St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 17th September – Yarrunga Community Centre, Croydon Hills, VIC

Coast Acoustics Music Festival
Saturday 16th September – Gold Coast, QLD

Cyclo Timik, The Old Married Couple, Jemma Nicole
Friday 15th September – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Damien Dempsey
Friday 15th September – Prince Bandroom, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th September – Manning Bar, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 17th September – Badlands Bar, Perth, WA

Dan Sultan
Friday 15th September – HQ, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 16th September – Metro City, Perth, WA
Thursday 21st September – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Max Watt’s, Brisbane, QLD

Dan Tuffy
Thursday 21st September – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC

Diana Anaid
Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Fest, Nimbin, NSW

Emma Russack
Saturday 16th September – The Fitzroy Pinnacle, Melbourne, VIC

Fanny Lumsden
Friday 22nd September – School of Arts Hall, Burren Junction, NSW

Folk By The Sea
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September – Kiama, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. John Mason, Hannah Matysek, Paul Mason
Wednesday 20th September – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Gallie
Thursday 21st September – Star Hotel, Yackandandah, VIC

Garrett Kato
Thursday 21st September – Albury Entertainment Centre, Albury, NSW

Gold Coast Acoustics Music Festival
Saturday 16th September – Gold Coast, QLD

Grant Arthur and the Jazz Musicians
Sunday 17th September – The Fitzroy Pinnacle, Melbourne, VIC

Great Aunt
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW
Thursday 21st September – The Bellingen Brewery & Co., Bellingen, NSW

Guildford Banjo Jamboree
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Guildford, VIC

Hannah Matysek
Wednesday 20th September – FolksWagon, Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Newtown Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Harry Hookey
Thursday 21st September – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD

Hooting & Howling feat. Julia Johnson
Wednesday 20th September – The Butterfly Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 21st September – The Butterfly Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – The Butterfly Club, Melbourne, VIC

Irish Rebel Night
Saturday 16th September – The Quiet Man, Melbourne, VIC

James Bennett
Friday 15th September – Latin Loafer, Port Macquarie, NSW
Sunday 17th September – Leadbelly Newtown, Sydney, NSW

Jed Rowe
Friday 15th September – The Chapel, Burnie, TAS
Saturday 16th September – Mountain Mumma, Sheffield, TAS

Jen Mize and Mitch Power
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Two Goats, Armidale, NSW

Joe Mungovan and Greta Stanley
Friday 15th September – Penny Black, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Anitas Theatre, Thirroul, NSW

Jordan Merrick
Saturday 16th September – Kilcoy BBQ and Beer Festival, Kilcoy, QLD

Justin Bernasconi & Cookie Baker
Saturday 16th September – Bayview Country Art Club, Bittern, VIC

Karl S Williams
Friday 15th September – Soundlounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Saturday 16th September – The Northern, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Kate Wadey & George Washingmachine
Wednesday 20th September – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Kelly Brouhaha
Saturday 16th September – The Muswellbrook Hotel, Muswellbrook, NSW
Sunday 17th September – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle, NSW
Friday 22nd September – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Kilcoy BBQ and Beer Festival
Saturday 16th September – Kilcoy, QLD

Kim Churchill
Friday 15th September – Unibar, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 16th September – Street Theatre, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 21st September – The Jack, Cairns, QLD
Friday 22nd September – The Office, Townsville, QLD

Kimberley Wheeler & Roz Girvan
Sunday 17th September – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Lazy Colts
Sunday 17th September – Labour In Vain, Melbourne, VIC

Lily & King
Saturday 16th September – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Lizzie Flynn
Friday 15th September – Coast Acoustics Festival Fringe, Nerang, QLD
Saturday 16th September – House Concert, Rathdownie, QLD
Sunday 17th September – Irons & Craig Cafe, Yamba, NSW
Tuesday 19th September – Queen St. Hall, Wingham, NSW
Wednesday 20th September – Upper Lansdowne Hall, Taree, NSW
Thursday 21st September – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd to Saturday 23rd September – Folk By The Sea, Kiama, NSW

Madison Violet
Friday 15th September – Trinity Sessions, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 16th September – Courthouse Auburn, Clare Valley, SA
Wednesday 20th September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Thursday 21st September – Sussex Inlet Surf Club, Sussex Inlet, NSW
Friday 22nd September – The Dungeon, Newcastle, NSW

Mark Olson
Friday 22nd September – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

Mark Wilkinson
Saturday 16th September – House Concert, Kew, VIC
Sunday 17th September – House Concert, Doncaster East, VIC
Thursday 21st September – House Concert, Belmont, VIC
Friday 22nd September – House Concert, Wyndham Vale, VIC

Mat Black
Sunday 17th September – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne Celtic Piping Session
Sunday 17th September – Exford Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Melody Moko
Sunday 17th September – The Black Sheep, Corryong, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Marrickville Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Mem Davis
Saturday 16th September – The Yo-Yo Bar, Wollongong, NSW

Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest
Friday 15th to Monday 18th September – Upper Kandanga, Mary Valley, QLD

Montgomery Church
Friday 15th September – Blackheath Community Hall, Blackheath, NSW

Nimbin Roots Festival
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin, NSW

Oscar Lush
Saturday 16th September – The Diggers Store, Castlemaine, VIC

Out of Abingdon
Friday 15th September – Brisbane Jazz Club, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 16th September – Gold Coast Acoustic Music Festival, Gold Coast, QLD
Sunday 17th September – Iron and Craig Café, Yamba, NSW

Papa Pilko and The Binrats w/ Hemmingway
Thursday 21st September – Hotel Steyne, Manly, NSW

Patrick James
Friday 15th September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Pierce Brothers
Friday 15th September – 170 Russell, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 16th September – Westernport Hotel, San Remo, VIC
Thursday 21st September – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney, NSW
Friday 22nd September – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Queen Porter Stomp
Friday 15th September – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Raised By Eagles
Saturday 16th September – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Sunday 17th September – Torquay Bowls Club, Torquay, VIC

Roadhouses
Sunday 17th September – Grace Darling Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Rockabilly Night of Mayhem feat. Voodoo Rhythm Shakers, Fire Down Below, That Red Head
Saturday 16th September – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Skyscraper Stan w/ Georgia State Line, The Weeping Willows
Sunday 17th September – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC

Tempus Sun, Obscura Hail, High Society
Friday 15th September – Ding Dong Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Tex, Don & Charlie
Friday 15th September – Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, QLD
Saturday 16th September – Brisbane Festival, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 19th September – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD
Wednesday 20th September – Badlands Bar, Perth, WA
Friday 22nd September – The Prince Of Wales Hotel, Bunbury, WA

The Blues Tram feat. Geoffrey Williams, DIGG
Saturday 16th September – The Blues Tram, Bendigo, VIC

The Button Collective
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW
Thursday 21st September – Temperance Society, Sydney, NSW

The Cope Street Parade
Saturday 16th September – The Rooks Return, Melbourne, VIC

The Demon Drink
Sunday 17th September – Limes Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

The Gadflys
Friday 22nd September – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

The Johnny Can’t Dance Cajun Band w/ Craig Woodward & Jeremy Marcotte
Sunday 17th September – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Maladies
Friday 22nd September – The Botany View, Sydney, NSW

The Roamin’ Jasmine
Sunday 17th September – Hardy’s Bay Club, Hardys Bay, NSW
Wednesday 20th September – Gin Lane, Belgrave, VIC
Thursday 21st September – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Private Show, Reservoir, VIC

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September – Wave Rock Weekender, Hyden, WA

The Weeping Willows
Sunday 17th September – Bella Union, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 22nd September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Tim Guy
Friday 15th September – The Taproom Shedshaker Brewing, Castlemaine, VIC

Timothy James Bowen
Thursday 21st September – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Tobias
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Nimbin Roots Festival, Nimbin, NSW

Tori Forsyth
Saturday 16th September – Cobar Golf Club, Cobar, NSW

Triffid Acoustics feat. Byron Short
Wednesday 20th September – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Turning Wave Festival
Friday 15th to Saturday 17th September – Yass, NSW

Twilight in Tulsa
Friday 15th September – Oscar’s Alehouse, Belgrave, VIC

Ukes of Hazard
Saturday 16th September – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Vanishing Shapes, Ungus Ungus Ungus, Deepsea Lights
Friday 22nd September – The Townie, Sydney, NSW

Vardos
Friday 22nd September – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT

Wave Rock Festival
Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September – Hyden, WA

Wilson & White
Friday 15th September – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 17th September – Yarra Valley Grand Hotel, Yarra Glen, VIC

Z-Stay Delta
Friday 15th to Sunday 17th September – Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Fest, QLD
Thursday 21st September – Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 22nd September – Miami Marketta, Miami, QLD

Friday Folk Flashback

“Aragon Mill” – Transatlantic Sessions feat. Karen Matheson, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Tim O’Brien

Dashville Skyline Announces Additional Artists for Sunday Wind Down

Dashville
Image Courtesy of Dashville Skyline

If you thought the Dashville Skyline lineup was already huge then you ain’t seen nothin’ yet. The folks behind the Hunter Valley based “cosmic country” festival have just announced plans to finish up the event for the Sunday Wind Down party, complete with a bunch of new artists.

Headlining the Sunday Wind Down will be Ben Ely (Regurgitator) who will be performing songs from his brand new solo record Strange Tales of Drugs & Lost Love.

Joining Ely exclusively on Sunday will be The Safety Of Life At Sea, Burger Joint, Dave Wells, James Thomson, Ahlia Rain and Georgie Jones.

Held in the bushland of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Dashville Skyline takes place from the 29th September to the 1st October. Tickets for Dashville Skyline are on sale now – check out the official web site for more details including the recently announced set times.

Watch the New Valerie June Video “Got Soul”

Valerie June
Image Courtesy of Valerie June

If you’ve been reading the overseas music press over the last 12 months then you would know that Valerie June is the most buzz-worthy folk and roots artist in the scene right now.

Valerie June has just released her new single and video “Got Soul” taken from her album The Order of Time. Check out “Got Soul” below:

Valerie June will be in Australia this September and October supporting Old Crow Medicine Show on their Australian tour as well as appearing at the Dashville Skyline Festival – the full list of dates are here:

Thursday 28th September – The Tivoli, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 29th to Saturday 30th September – Dashville Skyline, NSW
Sunday 1st October – Forum Theatre, Melbourne, VIC
Tuesday 3rd October – Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Declan O’Rourke Announces Australian Tour

Declan O'Rourke
Image Courtesy of Declan O’Rourke

Celebrated Irish singer-songwriter Declan O’Rourke has announced plans to head down to Australia for a tour this Spring.

Having already been announced as part of the Dashville Skyline Festival, Declan O’Rourke has added dates in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Adelaide.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Wednesday 27th September – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 28th September – Caravan Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October – Dashville Skyline, NSW
Sunday 1st October – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Tuesday 3rd October – Ainslie + Gorman Arts Centre, Canberra, ACT
Wednesday 4th October – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA
Thursday 5th October – The Factory Theatre, Sydney, NSW

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 4th August

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This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

– Melbourne singer-songwriter BATTS released her new single “Little White Lies”. Details here

– Legendary string band Old Crow Medicine Show have announced Australian tour dates with Valerie June in support. Details here

Dashville Skyline revealed the rest of their 2017 lineup including Valerie June,
Oh Mercy, The Teskey Brothers, Declan O’Rourke, Dashville Progress Society, Demi Mitchell, Lyle Dennis Express, Magpie Diaries, Ben Leece, Nicholas Connors, Fallon Cush, Jen Mize, Paddy McHugh, Lucie Thorne and Matt Walker. Details here

– American Americana singer-songwriter Micah P. Hinson released his new single “Oh, Spaceman”. Details here

C.W. Stoneking announced a series of rare solo live shows. Details here

The Mullum Music Festival announced their full 2017 lineup including a bunch of Timber and Steel friendly artists like Marlon Williams, Frazey Ford, Lindi Ortega, Harry James Angus, Z-Star Delta, Tinpan Orange, The Teskey Brothers, Mama Kin Spender, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Vance Gilbert, Liz Stringer, Suzannah Espie, Wallis Bird, Áine Tyrrell, The East Pointers, Irish Mythen, Loren Kate, Hussy Hicks, Lucie Thorne & Hamish Stuart, Sara Tindley, Sal Kimber & the Rollin’ Wheel, The Twoks, Angie Hudson, Rebecca Ireland, Cecilia Brandolini, Domini Forster, Heartworn Highway, Jimmy Dowling, Low Down Riders, Queen Porter Stomp and many more. Details here

– Regular Sydney jam and concert night Bluegrass @ Yulli’s announced their August event with a performance from Gareth Rowan and The Crazy Fools. Details here

– Melbourne singer-songwriter Nathan Seeckts released his new video “Ghost In The Fog”. Details here

– UK based Australian singer-songwriter Emily Barker has announced plans to head back home with a series of dates in September and October. Details here

– Ex-Bellowhead frontman Jon Boden has announced plans to release his first post-Bellowhead solo album Afterglow. Details here

– Melbourne based indie-folk singer-songwriter Dan Vogl launched his new single “If I Die”. Details here

Releases This Week

Brad Butcher
From The Bottom Of A WellBrad Butcher
iTunes

SMB
Troubled Thoughts Keep Her FedShelley’s Murder Boys
iTunes
Bandcamp

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Stray Hens

Stray Hens

Melbourne modern trad-folk group Stray Hens have announced that after tonight’s performance at the Selby Folk Club they’re going on hiatus. If you can get to Selby tonight for their last show you won’t be disappointed.

Friday 4th August – Selby Folk Club, Selby, VIC

Gigs Next Week

Bangalow BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
Friday 11th and Saturday 12 August – Bangalow Showground, Bangalow, NSW

BEMAC presents World Music Cafe: MZAZA & Vardos
Friday 4th July – Queensland Multicultural Centre, Brisbane, QLD

Ben Catley
Friday 4th August – The Wheatsheaf, Adelaide, SA

Bill Chambers
Friday 11th August – Sunset Studio, Mayfield, NSW

Central Coast Country Music Festival
Friday 11th to Sunday 13th August – Memorial Park, The Entrance, NSW

Charm of Finches
Saturday 5th August – Golden Age Cinema, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 6th August – Bendigo Folk Club, The Old Church on the Hill, Bendigo, VIC

Daggy Man
Friday 11th August – Some Velvet Morning, Melbourne, VIC

Dead Men Talking feat. Max Cullen & Warren Fahey as Henry Lawson & Banjo Paterson
Sunday 6th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Devil Goat Family String Band
Sunday 6th August – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Folk On The Mountain feat. Catwalk City, Melanie April, Luke Collings, Mem Davis, Hannah Park
Saturday 5th August – The Yo-Yo Bar, Wollongong, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Dan Crestani, Gentle Leader, Tradición
Wednesday 9th August – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

For Folk Sake feat. Alice Terry, Christine Jane, Stephanie Cherote
Friday 11th August – 107 Projects, Sydney, NSW

Forever Son
Friday 4th August – Quicksilver Bar 61, Torquay, VIC
Friday 11th August – Jive, Adelaide, SA

Georgia Fields and Phia
Saturday 5th August – Baby Black Espresso Bar, Bacchus Marsh, VIC
Sunday 6th August – Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine, VIC
Friday 11th August – Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA

Georgia State Line
Saturday 5th August – Torquay Bowls Club, Torquay, VIC
Sunday 6th August – Old Hepburn Hotel, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Thursday 10th August – Sooki Lounge, Belgrave, VIC
Friday 11th August – Saints + Sailors, Portarlington, VIC

Grigoryan Brothers
Friday 4th August – St Peter’s Anglican College, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 5th August – Milton Theatre, Milton, NSW
Sunday 6th August – Cooma School of Music, Cooma, NSW

Hinterlandt
Friday 11th August – Bomaderry Presbyterian Church, Bomaderry, NSW

Hootenanny feat. Rachael Brady & The Moonshine Special
Sunday 6th August – Miss Peaches, Sydney, NSW

Husky
Friday 11th August – 48 Watt St, Newcastle, NSW

Illawarra Folk Club feat. Penny and Roger Illot, Sally Forth
Friday 4th August – City Diggers, Wollongong, NSW

In The Round at Leadbelly feat. Maples, Timothy James Bowen, Rosie Catalano, Andy Golledge
Wednesday 9th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Jep and Dep
Friday 11th August – The Gaelic Club, Sydney, NSW

Joseph Tawadros Trio
Thursday 10th August – Camelot Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Josh Pyke w/ Kyle Lionhart
Friday 4th August – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 5th August – The Wool Exchange, Geelong, VIC
Thursday 10th August – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 11th August – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD

Julia Johnson w/ Brooke Russell, James Fahy
Monday 7th August – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

Lloyd Spiegel
Saturday 5th August – The Melbourne Guitar Show, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 11th August – The Thornbury Theatre, Melbourne, VIC

Loren Kate, Ben Church
Sunday 6th August – House Concert, Eltham, VIC

Martha Marlow
Monday 7th August – Clovelly Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Marrickville Shanty Club
Tuesday 8th August – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Miles and Simone
Friday 4th August – Major Toms, Kyneton, VIC
Saturday 5th August – King Valley VIC

Mitch Power
Tuesday 8th August – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Mzaza and Vardos
Friday 4th July – Queensland Multicultural Centre, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 5th August – Mapleton Community Hall, Mapleton, QLD

Pete Murray
Friday 4th August – Her Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 5th August – Lighthouse Theatre, Warrnambool, VIC
Wednesday 9th August – Eastbank Theatre, Shepparton, VIC
Thursday 10th August – Chelsea Heights Hotel, Chelsea Heights, VIC
Friday 11th August – Wrest Point Showroom, Hobart, TAS

Porch Light Sessions feat. Caitlin Harnett Band, Giffen, Willowy
Thursday 10th August – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW

Raised By Eagles w/ Charles Jenkins
Friday 11th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Red-Eyed and Blue feat. Jo Meares Band, WACO (Womens Auxiliary Choir)
Sunday 6th August – The Bearded Tit, Sydney, NSW

Rich Davies & The Low Road / Rachel & Ben, Emily Davis
Saturday 5th August – Grace Emily, Adelaide, SA

Sam Buckingham w/ Evan Buckley, Kent Eastwood
Monday 7th August – The Front, Canberra, ACT

Sarah Carroll plays Merle Haggard
Tuesday 8th August – The Drunken Poet, Melbourne, VIC

Shane Howard
Thursday 10th August – Divers Tavern, Broome, WA

Shane Nicholson
Friday 4th August – Caravan Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Saturday 5th August – Wonthaggi Workmen’s Club, Wonthaggi, VIC
Friday 11th August – Anita’s Theatre, Thiroul, NSW

Sofar Sounds Brisbane
Monday 7th August – House Concert, Brisbane, QLD

Someday June w/ Zac Saber
Friday 4th August – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Saturday 5th August – Babushka Bar, Ballarat, VIC
Sunday 6th August – Blue Bean Love Cafe, Hepburn Springs, VIC
Friday 11th August – Analogue Academy, Geelong, VIC

Steve Smyth
Friday 4th August – The Workers Club, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 5th August – The Workers Club, Geelong, VIC

Stray Hens
Friday 4th August – Selby Folk Club, Selby, VIC

Sydney Bluegrass & Old Time Music Get-Together
Saturday 5th August – Annandale Neighbourhood Centre, Sydney, NSW

Taryn La Fauci
Saturday 5th August – Sunset Sessions on top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 6th August – Sunset Sessions on top of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney, NSW
Friday 11th August – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

The Ahern Brothers
Friday 4th August – Wild Vinegar, Bunbury, WA
Saturday 5th August – Secret Show, Fremantle, WA
Sunday 6th August – Secret Show, Perth, WA

The Bean Project
Friday 4th August – Pacific Hotel, Yamba, NSW
Saturday 5th August – Modus Operandi, Mona Vale, NSW

The Demon Drink
Thursday 10th August – Jubilee Hotel, Brisbane, QLD

The Morrisons w/ Not Good With Horses
Friday 4th August – The Basement, Sydney, NSW

The Ramalamas w/ Dave Favours & The Roadside Ashes
Thursday 10th August – The Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

The Royal High Jinx
Friday 4th July – Open Studio, Melbourne, VIC

The Settlement
Friday 4th August – Nightquarter, Gold Coast, QLD

The Shack Presents Narrownecks, Penny Davies & Roger Illot, Niq Reefman
Saturday 5th August – The Shack, Brookvale, NSW

The Teskey Brothers
Friday 4th August – Music on the Hill, Red Hill, VIC
Saturday 5th August – Meeniyan Town Hall, Meeniyan, VIC

The Twoks
Saturday 5th August – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC
Friday 11th August – House Concert, Adelaide, SA

The Water Runners, The Lurkers
Friday 4th August – The Yo-Yo Bar, Wollongong, NSW

The West End Sessions feat. The Company and Tin Star
Saturday 5th August – Uniting Church, West End, Brisbane, QLD

The Whiskey Jam feat. Dana Hassall
Thursday 10h August – Made By The Hill, Rooty Hill, NSW

Timothy James Bowen
Wednesday 9th August – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Friday 11th August – The Brass Monkey, Cronulla, NSW

Tobias
Friday 4th August – The Grand Hotel, Clermont, QLD
Saturday 5th August – The Maraboon Tavern, Emerald, QLD
Friday 11th August – Irish Club, Emerald, QLD

Tomato/tomato
Saturday 5th August – The Spotted Mallard, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday 6th August – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC

Tracy McNeil & The Goodlife w/ Georgia State Line
Thursday 10th August – Sooki Loung, Belgrave, VIC

Vanishing Shapes, As of Sky, Jono B-Smith
Saturday 5th August – Lass O’Gowrie Hotel, Newcastle, NSW

Waterloo Sunset Sessions feat. The Fibro Cowboys
Sunday 6th August – George Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Zulya and The Children of the Underground
Wednesday 9th August – Paris Cat, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“Willie O Winsbury” – Ye Vagabonds

Dashville Skyline Announces Full Lineup for 2017

Dashville Skyline
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Following a super exciting first artist announcement back in June, Americana and roots festival Dashville Skyline have returned to complete the full list of artists appearing at this year’s event.

Dashville Skyline has scored a coup with the announcement of US roots singer Valerie June when she’s in the country supporting Old Crow Medicine Show. ARIA award winners Oh Mercy make a welcome return to the Dashville stage and will also be joined by local buzz band The Teskey Brothers and Irish folk guru Declan O’Rourke.

The rest of the lineup is made up of Dashville Progress Society, Demi Mitchell, Lyle Dennis Express, Magpie Diaries, Ben Leece, Nicholas Connors, Fallon Cush, Jen Mize, Paddy McHugh, Lucie Thorne and Matt Walker. That’s the full lineup in the poster above.

Held in the bushland of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Dashville Skyline takes place from the 29th September to the 1st October. Tickets for Dashville Skyline are on sale now – check out the official web site for more details.

Thank Folk It’s Friday – 23rd June

TFIF

This Week in Folk

All the News From The Week That Was

Angus & Julia Stone returned with their new single “Snow”. Details here

– Folk music legend Martin Simpson announced his new album Trails & Tribulations. Details here

Dashville Skyline announced their first round of artists for 2017 including Mark Olson & Ingunn Ringvold, Tim Easton, Songs From Dan, Mel Parsons, The Roamin’ Jasmine, Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, William Crighton, Immigrant Union, Claire Anne Taylor, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Pony Face, Emma Russack and Roadhouses. Details here

Fleet Foxes released their new single “If You Need To, Keep Time On Me”. Details here

– Brisbane based alt-country singer-songwriter Brad Butcher has announced plans to release his new album From The Bottom Of A Well. Details here

Iron & Wine has just released his first single in four years titled “Call It Dreaming”. Details here

– Singer-songwriter Julia Jacklin released her new video “Eastwick”. Details here

– Irish-born, Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Áine Tyrrell released her confronting new video “Don’t Be Left Crying”. Details here

– The Mullum Music Festival announced 10 artists for their 2017 event including Jon Cleary & The Monster Gentlemen, Frazey Ford, Marlon Williams & The Yarra Benders, Lindi Ortega, Too Many Zooz, Z-Star Delta, Gabriel Garzón-Montano, The East Pointers, The Teskey Brothers and Jazz Party. Details here

– English singer-songwriter Johnny Flynn released his new video “In The Deepest”. Details here

– Bluegrass favourites Davidson Brothers kick off their east coast tour tonight in Canberra. Details here

– Troubadour Stu Larsen released his new single “Chicago Song”. Details here

Reviews

Track by Track

“A couple of weeks ago Sydney based singer-songwriter Timothy James Bowen highly anticipated new EP Bloom. Bowen describes the EP as bookending everything that’s happened to him in the last year – much of which he spent fighting a type of blood cancer”Timothy James Bowen takes us his EP Bloom. Track by Track here

Releases This Week

Jeff Tweedy
Together At LastJeff Tweedy
iTunes

QPS
Follow The RiverQueen Porter Stomp
Bandcamp

Ahern
The Ahern BrothersThe Ahern Brothers
iTunes

Tulalah
The QuestionTulalah
Bandcamp

Timber and Steel Recommends – Go To This Gig

Queen Porter Stomp w/ Giffen, Whoa Mule

Queen Porter Stomp

Dirty swamp masters Queen Porter Stomp launch their new album Follow The River in Sydney this weekend supported by Giffen and Whoa Mule

Saturday 24th June – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Gigs Next Week

All Our Exes Live In Texas
Friday 23rd June – Jive, Adelaide, SA
Saturday 24th June – Babushka, Perth, WA
Sunday 25th June – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA
Friday 30th June – Heritage Hotel, Bulli, NSW

Amber Lawrence & Catherine Britt w/ Fanny Lumsden
Friday 23rd June – Rainforest Ranch, Rockhampton, QLD
Saturday 24th June – Carrier’s Arms Hotel Motel, Maryborough, QLD
Thursday 29th June – Club Barham, Barham, VIC
Friday 30th June – Commercial Club, Albury, NSW

Andy Golledge Band, Caitlin Harnett, Ruben Neeson
Friday 30th June – LazyBones Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Anna Cordell w/ Hollie Joyce
Saturday 24th June – Longplay, Melbourne, VIC

Anne of the Wolves
Friday 23rd June – The Thornbury Local, Melbourne, VIC

Argyle Sun-Sets at Fred’s feat. Larissa Tandy, Sam Newton, Nick Payne
Sunday 25th June – Upstairs at Fred’s, Camden, VIC

Ben Ottewell
Tuesday 27th June – Mojo’s Bar, Fremantle, WA
Wednesday 28th June – Four5Nine, Perth, WA
Thursday 29th June – Crown and Anchor, Adelaide, SA
Friday 30th June – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

Ben Salter
Friday 23rd June – Theatre Royal, Castlemaine, VIC

Blue Mountains Winter Magic Festival
Saturday 24th June – Katoomba, NSW

Brad Butcher w/ The Weeping Willows
Friday 23rd June – House Concert, Geelong, VIC
Saturday 24th June – House Concert, Carrum, VIC
Sunday 25th June – House Concert, Bittern, VIC
Friday 30th June – The Singing Gallery, McLaren Vale, SA

Broads
Friday 23rd June – The Junk Bar, Brisbane, QLD
Sunday 25th June – Bellingen Brewery, Bellingen, NSW

Busby Marou
Friday 23rd June – The Northshore Tavern, Perth, WA
Saturday 24th June – Mundaring Weir Hotel, Mundaring, WA
Sunday 25th June – The Boston, Perth, WA
Friday 30th June – Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin, NT

Carus Thompson
Friday 23rd June – Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Catherine Traicos
Sunday 25th June – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 29th June – Fly By Night, Fremantle, WA

Daniel Champagne
Friday 23rd June – The Tea Club Nowra, Nowra, NSW
Saturday 24th June – Polish White Eagle Club, Canberra, ACT
Sunday 25th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 29th June – Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, QLD
Friday 30th June – NightQuarter, Gold Coast, QLD

Davidson Brothers
Friday 23rd June – Harmonie German Club, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 24th June – Nethercote Hall, Nethercote, NSW

Devil Goat Family String Band
Saturday 24th June – Bar Open, Melbourne, VIC

Dusty Ravens w/ Low Down Riders
Friday 30th June – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Emma Davis
Friday 23rd June – Frank’s Wild Years, Thirroul, NSW

Folk Fun Fiesta feat. Den Hanrahan and the Rum Runners, Fred Smith, Zumpa
Saturday 24th June – Centro CBD, Wollongong, NSW

FolkSwagon feat. Pilot Hergé, Ethan Conway, Hannah Robinson
Wednesday 28th June – Cafe Lounge, Sydney, NSW

Hanny J w/ Emmy Hour, Squid Fishing, Quinton Trembath
Sunday 25th June – Reverence Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Hayden Calnin
Friday 30th June – Hudson Ballroom, Sydney, NSW

Honey & Knives
Friday 23rd June – 5 Church St, Bellingen, NSW
Friday 30th June – 63 First Ave, Sawtell, NSW

Instrumental (adj.), Hinterlandt, Brian Campeau
Friday 23rd June – 107 Projects, Sydney, NSW

Jacob Diamond
Friday 23rd June – Odd Fellow, Fremantle, WA
Friday 30th June – The Milk Factory, Brisbane, QLD

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys w/ Georgia Mulligan, Ainsley Farrell
Friday 23rd June – Botany View Hotel, Sydney, NSW

Jasmine Beth, Melanie Horsnell, Tidal Moon
Saturday 24th June – Lovett Chapel, Yass, NSW
Sunday 25th June – Bundanoon Memorial Hall, Bundanoon, NSW

Jen Mize
Friday 23rd June – Bohemian Bungalow, Eumundi, QLD
Saturday 24th June – The Basement, Nambour, QLD

Kuranda Roots Festival
Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June – Kuranda, QLD

Larissa Tandy w/ Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds
Friday 23rd June – Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney, NSW
Sunday 25th June – House Concert, Camden, NSW
Friday 30th June – Baha, Rye, VIC

Leah Senior
Saturday 24th June – Golden Age, Sydney, NSW
Thursday 29th June – The End, Brisbane, QLD

Les Thomas
Friday 23rd June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 30th June – Kingsbury Bowls Club, Melbourne, VIC

Liam Gerner
Saturday 24th June – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne, VIC

Lisa Crawley
Thursday 29th June – Paris Cat Jazz Club, Melbourne, VIC

Lisa Mitchell and Dustin Tebbutt w/ Alex The Astronaut
Friday 23rd June – Newport Hotel, Fremantle, WA
Saturday 24th June – Badlands, Perth, WA
Thursday 29th June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Friday 30th June – Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Liz Stringer’s Big Tuesday String-a-long feat. Mick Thomas
Tuesday 27th June – The Gasometer, Melbourne, VIC

Lloyd Spiegel
Friday 23rd June – The Piping Hot Chicken Shop, Ocean Grove, VIC
Friday 30th June – The Skylark Room, Upwey, VIC

Lowdown Hokum Orchestra
Friday 23rd June – Burrinja, Upwey, VIC

Lucy & Rowena Wise, John Flanagan
Saturday 24th June – House Concert, Melbourne, VIC

Mr Alford Country
Saturday 24th June – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Music on a Mission feat. Hussy Hicks, Leopold’s Treat
Wednesday 28th June – Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD

Newport Folk Festival
Friday 30th to Sunday 2nd July – Newport, VIC

Nigel Wearne
Sunday 25th June – Blarney Books & Art, Port Fairy, VIC

Queen Porter Stomp w/ Giffen, Whoa Mule
Saturday 24th June – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW

Ramblin’ Nights feat. Katie Brianna, De’May, Jemma Nicole
Wednesday 28th June – Leadbelly, Sydney, NSW

Slava & Sharon Grigoryan
Friday 23rd June – St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Shepparton, VIC

Sofar Sounds Melbourne
Saturday 24th June – Melbourne, VIC

Sofar Sounds Sydney
Thursday 29th June – Martin Place, Sydney, NSW

Song Seshes feat. Gentle Leader, Jess Keating Music, Pyjama Sam Productions, Rita B
Saturday 24th June – Gasoline Pony, Sydney, NSW

Songs of the Land and Sea feat. The Cutting, Andy Alberts
Saturday 24th June – Port Fairy Lecture Hall, Port Fairy, VIC

Sunday Sessions feat. Mitch Power
Sunday 25th June – The Public Brewery, Melbourne, VIC

Taryn La Fauci
Thursday 29th June – Townsville, QLD

The Ahern Brothers
Thursday 29th June – Treehouse, Byron Bay, NSW
Friday 30th June – 5 Church Street, Bellingen, NSW

The Bean Project
Friday 23rd June – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra, ACT
Saturday 24th June – That Little Brewery, Melbourne, VIC

The Grigoryan Brothers
Sunday 25th June – Wesley of Warragul, Warragul, VIC
Friday 30th June – Kyneton Town Hall, Kyneton, VIC

The Heggarties w/ The Cherry Pickers
Saturday 24th June – The Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

The Spooky Men’s Chorale
Friday 23rd June – Newcastle City Hall, Newcastle, NSW
Saturday 24th June – Wollongong Town Hall, Wollongong, NSW
Wednesday 28th June – The Old Museum, Brisbane, QLD

The Wayward Henrys
Friday 23rd June – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

Tom Stephens w/ eush, Bonniesongs, Sam Hughes
Saturday 24th June – RAD, Wollongong, NSW

Toni Swain
Sunday 25th June – Union Hotel, Melbourne, VIC

Vardos Trio
Saturday 24th June – Bocskai Centre, Melbourne, VIC

Friday Folk Flashback

“All The Pretty Little Horses” – Odetta

Putting the creepy back into lullabies.

Dashville Skyline Announces First Round of Artists for 2017

Dashville
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Now in its third year Americana festival Dashville Skyline has already cemented itself as a must attend event on the music calendar.

Held in the bushland of the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, Dashville Skyline is the sister festival of the hugely popular Gum Ball and features over 30 live performances over 3 days from the 29th September to the 1st October.

Dashville Skyline has just announced its first round of artists for this year and it’s looking like it’s going to be a pretty special event.

The international lineup includes Mark Olson & Ingunn Ringvold from US and Norway, Tim Easton from Nashville, Dan Tuffy’s new musical project Songs From Dan (an expat based in the Netherlands), Mel Parsons from NZ and The Roamin’ Jasmine from New Orleans.

Closer to home the local contigent includes Cash Savage and The Last Drinks, William Crighton, Immigrant Union, Claire Anne Taylor, Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes, Pony Face, Emma Russack and Roadhouses.

Tickets for Dashville Skyline are on sale now – check out the official web site for more details. And stay tuned for more lineup announcements soon!

The Brothers Comatose Announce Dashville Skyline Sideshows

The Brothers Comatose
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San Francisco folk and bluegrass band The Brothers Comatose have already been announced as part of the excellent Dashville Skyline alt-country and Americana festival and now it looks like we’re going to get a buch of sideshows as well.

The Brothers Comatose will be touring their latest album City Painted Gold

“We wrote this album living in San Francisco as it was changing from a weird, art-friendly mecca to a place that only super rich tech workers could afford,” Ben Morrison from the band explained. “Things started changing – venues were closing down, and artist and musician friends moved away. What is San Francisco without its weirdoes? That’s what the song City Painted Gold is about and that’s why it’s the name of this record.”

Check out the full list of dates for The Brothers Comatose below:

Wednesday 28th September – Retreat Hotel, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday 29th September – Django Bar, Sydney, NSW
Friday 30th September – Rad Bar, Wollongong, NSW
Saturday 1st October – Dashville Skyline Festival, NSW
Sunday 2nd October – Stag and Hunter, Newcastle, NSW
Monday 3rd October – Flow Bar, Old Bar, NSW

The Wilson Pickers Announce National Tour Dates

The Wilson Pickers
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Alt-country supergroup The Wilson Pickers released their new album You Can’t Catch Fish From a Train last week after a long, five year hiatus and now they’re planning to take it on the road.

Having already been announced as part of the Dashville Skyline and Mullum Music Festivals, The Wilson Pickers have peppered a bunch of headline dates through their tour schedule from the end of September through to December.

Check out the full list of dates below:

Friday 30th September – Lazybones Lounge, Sydney, NSW
Saturday 1st October – Dashville Skyline, NSW
Thursday 13th October – Sound Lounge, Gold Coast, QLD
Friday 14th October – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD
Saturday 15th October – Bison Bar, Sunny Coast, QLD
Sunday 16th October – A&I Hall, Bangalow, NSW
Friday 18th to Sunday 20th November – Mullum Music Festival, Mullumbimby, NSW
Thursday 1st December – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide, SA
Friday 2nd December – Basement Discs, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 3rd December – Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh, VIC
Sunday 4th December – Northcote Social Club, Melbourne, VIC

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