Gigs

All live music is FREE! For gig bookings, write to: bands@retreathotelbrunswick.com.au

  • 18-09-2017

    (18/9) FAT COUSIN SKINNY

    8:30 PM

    Fat Cousin Skinny is the alter-ego of the two core members of Oh Pep! As the acoustic/folk/pop band Oh Pep!, Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs collaborate as songwriters and very talented musicians and singers, across a range of instruments. As Fat Cousin Skinny, Olivia and Pepita are all things Appalachian old-time. They have travelled to the US and conducted an exploration of Appalachian music and beyond. They learnt from the greats in the homeland of the music, jamming with old-time musicians who have had the music handed down to them across the generations.

  • 19-09-2017

    (19/9) YOUNG HENRY’S PRESENTS TRYOUT TUESDAYS – NEW BANDS MAKING THEIR RETREAT DEBUTS

    8:30 PM

    Every Tuesday night at the retreat we will feature three to four new up and coming bands. Come down and support some of Melbourne's freshest talent. If you'd like to play send an email to bands@retreathotelbrunswick.com.au with TUESDAY TRYOUTS in the subject heading.

  • 20-09-2017

    (20/9) PUMPY’S PUB QUIZ

    7:00 PM

    "From blistering garage rock guitar riffs to chilling invocations of the Occult, it's blindingly obvious that this is not your typical pub quiz " - CNN Get down to The Retreat every Wednesday night for Pumpy's Pub Quiz - the most musical pub quiz in town, hosted by the charismatic Pete "Pumpy" Lawler.

  • 21-09-2017

    (21/9) LIVE FROM NEW ORLEANS: THE ROAMIN JASMINE!!!

    8:30 PM

    New Orleans' The Roamin' Jasmine are headed down-under. The band, led by upright bass player and raconteur Taylor Smith, embody everything that we love about New Orleans. They're a melting pot of old school big band influences (think Cab Calloway) and country blues (think Leadbelly or Son House) and they play with the inimitable swagger that can only come from starting on the streets of one of the greatest music towns on earth. They take a little piece of the town with them everywhere they go. Following three huge tours of Europe, this is The Roamin Jasmine's first visit to Australia. They're out here for the Nashville Skyline Festival and are playing a range of sideshows up and down the EAST COAST. A unique slice of The Big Easy not to be missed! Come down early and tuck into NOLA food specials!

  • 22-09-2017

    (22/9) LOST WOODS + ZOCKAPILLI + DONNARUMMA

    9:30 PM

    Adelaide's Lost Woods have made a strong impression in their home town with their recent self-titled EP. Now they're bringing the record, and their great live show, to Melbourne with fellow South Australian Louis Donnarumma and Melbourne locals Zockapilli.

  • 23-09-2017

    (23/9) CITRUS JAM

    5:00 PM

    Citrus Jam is a highly energetic Flamenco/Acoustic Instrumental Metal duo. The infamous mastermind behind his self coined Tropical Acoustic Metal with Ultimate Pirate Shred genre, Citrus joined by Scorpius Pinchius on the Violin unleash massive visual forces of rhythmically energised riffs alongside luxurious blissful shred melodies on his journey to accomplish absolute 'Le Tropical Axe' wielding skills! After the release and launch of their 2nd album Off the Hook in June 2015, they plan to tour nationally with the fresh and chaotic live show.

  • 24-09-2017

    (24/9) T.K.REEVE EP LAUNCH + JESS PARKER & THE TROUBLED WATERS

    3:00 PM

    Join T.K. Reeve as he celebrates the completion of his debut EP with Nathan Power featuring on drums. With support from Jess Parker & The Troubled Waters. Free entry, music starts at 3pm T.K. Reeve is a solo artist from Melbourne, Victoria whose original songs hark back to early roots music with a modern perspective. Playing baritone electric guitars and with his some-time drummer Nathan Power, he conveys everything from ballads to energetic dance numbers, delivering a spontaneous and dynamic show. After releasing debut single "Don't Want Nobody New" in late 2016, he made a showcase appearance and several street performances at Tamworth Country Music Festival 2017, followed by two shows on the legendary Blues Train in Queenscliff, Vic in early 2017 as well as a string of regional and Melbourne performances before taking a hiatus to prepare his debut EP.

  • 24-09-2017

    (24/9) STRAWBERRY FIST CAKE

    7:00 PM

    Australias favourite drunk punks Strawberry Fist Cake are heading back to the USA and Canada for a month long run of show in October/Novemeber and as usual (before anyone travels overseas) it's the best excuse for a blow out party. So,come on down to the Retreat in Brunswick on Sept 24 and get some $12 jugs of beer or $5 cans in ya so you can enjoy the fisty tunes. Coz everyone knows the more beer you have the better the fisters sound. Catch ya in the pit! Hoo Haa!

  • 25-09-2017

    (25/9) FAT COUSIN SKINNY

    8:30 PM

    Fat Cousin Skinny is the alter-ego of the two core members of Oh Pep! As the acoustic/folk/pop band Oh Pep!, Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs collaborate as songwriters and very talented musicians and singers, across a range of instruments. As Fat Cousin Skinny, Olivia and Pepita are all things Appalachian old-time. They have travelled to the US and conducted an exploration of Appalachian music and beyond. They learnt from the greats in the homeland of the music, jamming with old-time musicians who have had the music handed down to them across the generations.

  • 26-09-2017

    (26/9) YOUNG HENRY’S PRESENTS TRYOUT TUESDAYS – NEW BANDS MAKING THEIR RETREAT DEBUTS

    8:30 PM

    Every Tuesday night at the retreat we will feature three to four new up and coming bands. Come down and support some of Melbourne's freshest talent. If you'd like to play send an email to bands@retreathotelbrunswick.com.au with TUESDAY TRYOUTS in the subject heading.

  • 27-09-2017

    (27/9) PUMPY’S PUB QUIZ

    7:00 PM

    "From blistering garage rock guitar riffs to chilling invocations of the Occult, it's blindingly obvious that this is not your typical pub quiz " - CNN Get down to The Retreat every Wednesday night for Pumpy's Pub Quiz - the most musical pub quiz in town, hosted by the charismatic Pete "Pumpy" Lawler.

  • 28-09-2017

    (28/9) PUBLIC HOLIDAY EVE WITH THIS WAY NORTH + DJ MERMAID!

    8:30 PM

    Fresh back from touring Canada and NZ, This Way North play their first show back in town at The Retreat on Melbourne Cup eve. The indie-pop/psych-rock two-piece band involves lush lapsteel, live guitar looping and bombastic, mesmerising drumming paired with songs about everyday life to create a colourful and playful stage show.

  • 29-09-2017

    (29/9) THE RECHORDS RETURN TO THE RETREAT + DJ GRANDMASTER VICIOUS

    8:00 PM

    The Rechords are back at The Retreat to help us celebrate Grand Final Eve. "One our favorite Melbourne bands in recent times. Great musicians, great songs, great showmen. Its western swing, hillbilly, country - pure rock n roll. A refreshingly deep take on American roots rock usually occupied by forgettable haircut bands." - Woody McDonald (21st Meredith Music Festival - Festival Booker)

  • 30-09-2017

    (30/9) THE EXCELLENT SMITHERS (AFTER THE GAME) + LATE NIGHT DJS

    5:30 PM

    The Excellent Smithers play a hot pot of honky tonk and blues music that'll make you feel like you dunked your head in an Tennessee whiskey barrel and went back for more. A regular gig will involve shredding telecasters, harmonica solos and flawless singing led by the sweet baritone vocal pipes of James Cisco. Expect to hear equal elements of tasty shufflin' blues, heartbreak honky tonk and break neck speed-country train feels. Production for the debut album in underway with a release expected in March 2018.

  • 01-10-2017

    (1/10) SHADOWBOARD

    3:00 PM

    With influences born of the early 90s Melbourne indie folk-pop scene, Shadowboard evoke a sense of nostalgia tempered by a firmly modern vision. Following their debut EP release “Outlines” and subsequent soundtrack work, Shadowboard have gained a reputation for thought provoking lyrics and memorable hooks. Shadowboard return to the Retreat main room for an afternoon of warm storytelling and heart, with the energy of a private party for the closest of friends.

  • 07-10-2017

    (7/10) D HENRY FENTON

    5:00 PM

    D Henry Fenton is a singer-songwriter from Australia who is based in Los Angeles, California and is back in Melbourne at The Retreat Sat October 7th to promote the new album Twice I Fell Down Once. "a vocal cross between Tom Petty and Roy Orbison, Fenton's tasty guitar would sit well on recordings by either Wilbury" Rhythms Magazine 2017. D Henry Fenton has opened for acts including John Mayer, Kasey Chambers, Colbie Caillat, Lissie, Morphine, Ed Kuepper and Pete Murray. His music blends americana, folk, pop, and indie-rock, bringing to mind bands like Wilco, Neil Young, Crowded House and Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.