Wilderglow EP Launch w/ Danitchy + Norwood
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

Wilderglow EP Launch w/ Danitchy + Norwood

— This event takes place on stolen land, the rightful land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. Sovereignty was never ceded.
— Accessibility doc: https://bit.ly/2IZOnqE

𝓛𝔂𝓷𝓭𝓸𝓷 𝓑𝓵𝓾𝓮 - 𝓜𝓲𝓸 - 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓽𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓽 -
𝓙𝓾𝓵𝔂 28 - 2 𝓟𝓜 - 𝓕𝓡𝓔𝓔
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1. West-coast born musician LYNDON BLUE makes weird pop songs in the back room, and is surrounded live by friends such as Nathalie Pavlovic (Dianas, Elizabeth); Jack Burton (Analog Attic, Deep Water Records) and Daniel Twomey (Lower Plenty, Deaf Wish, Luxury). For fans of Antipodean post-punk, '80s art-pop and homespun disco.

𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓷: http://hyperurl.co/warmcorona

2. The digitally elusive MIO is a conduit for the songwriting of Lisa Miosku, captured in pristine lo-fi and embellished on stage by interweaving guitar hypnotics. Recalling the hazy introspection of Jessica Pratt, the bedroom-pop daydreams of Loving, and the less-is-more sensibility of Young Marble Giants, Mio are surely one of Melbourne’s most precious subterranean gems.

𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓷: https://miomiomio.bandcamp.com/releases

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Lyndon Blue w/ Mio
Jul
28
2:00 PM14:00

Lyndon Blue w/ Mio

— This event takes place on stolen land, the rightful land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation. Sovereignty was never ceded.
— Accessibility doc: https://bit.ly/2IZOnqE

𝓛𝔂𝓷𝓭𝓸𝓷 𝓑𝓵𝓾𝓮 - 𝓜𝓲𝓸 - 𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓡𝓮𝓽𝓻𝓮𝓪𝓽 -
𝓙𝓾𝓵𝔂 28 - 2 𝓟𝓜 - 𝓕𝓡𝓔𝓔
_____________________________________________________

1. West-coast born musician LYNDON BLUE makes weird pop songs in the back room, and is surrounded live by friends such as Nathalie Pavlovic (Dianas, Elizabeth); Jack Burton (Analog Attic, Deep Water Records) and Daniel Twomey (Lower Plenty, Deaf Wish, Luxury). For fans of Antipodean post-punk, '80s art-pop and homespun disco.

𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓷: http://hyperurl.co/warmcorona

2. The digitally elusive MIO is a conduit for the songwriting of Lisa Miosku, captured in pristine lo-fi and embellished on stage by interweaving guitar hypnotics. Recalling the hazy introspection of Jessica Pratt, the bedroom-pop daydreams of Loving, and the less-is-more sensibility of Young Marble Giants, Mio are surely one of Melbourne’s most precious subterranean gems.

𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓷: https://miomiomio.bandcamp.com/releases

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Underlay (NSW) w/ Perlinki + Sunfruits
Jul
30
8:00 PM20:00

Underlay (NSW) w/ Perlinki + Sunfruits

Babyccino are playing their first ever headline show, as well as releasing their second single ‘Camouflage’! It’s a double whammy so it’s going to be a great night!

The Retreat Hotel
Friday ~ 2nd August
FREE ENTRY

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

Supporting us are the lovely:

Tamara and the Dreams (solo)
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4QvGoRaJ9pQe1bO54477bt?si=9eXbJUUsRkyqAgO8Twi1WA

&

Soft Powder
https://open.spotify.com/artist/650kTFEK3E7i1FU0qBvMjK?si=HiD7lCAAQFmSShFDaPYVKA


We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation on which this event will take place. We pay our respects to the Elders of the community, their ancestors and descendants. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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Boydos (NSW) Single Launch w/ Dead Eyes + Kosmetika
Aug
1
8:00 PM20:00

Boydos (NSW) Single Launch w/ Dead Eyes + Kosmetika

Babyccino are playing their first ever headline show, as well as releasing their second single ‘Camouflage’! It’s a double whammy so it’s going to be a great night!

The Retreat Hotel
Friday ~ 2nd August
FREE ENTRY

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

Supporting us are the lovely:

Tamara and the Dreams (solo)
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4QvGoRaJ9pQe1bO54477bt?si=9eXbJUUsRkyqAgO8Twi1WA

&

Soft Powder
https://open.spotify.com/artist/650kTFEK3E7i1FU0qBvMjK?si=HiD7lCAAQFmSShFDaPYVKA


We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation on which this event will take place. We pay our respects to the Elders of the community, their ancestors and descendants. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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Babyccino Single Launch w/ Tamara & The Dreams + Soft Powder
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Babyccino Single Launch w/ Tamara & The Dreams + Soft Powder

Babyccino are playing their first ever headline show, as well as releasing their second single ‘Camouflage’! It’s a double whammy so it’s going to be a great night!

The Retreat Hotel
Friday ~ 2nd August
FREE ENTRY

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

Supporting us are the lovely:

Tamara and the Dreams (solo)
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4QvGoRaJ9pQe1bO54477bt?si=9eXbJUUsRkyqAgO8Twi1WA

&

Soft Powder
https://open.spotify.com/artist/650kTFEK3E7i1FU0qBvMjK?si=HiD7lCAAQFmSShFDaPYVKA


We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation on which this event will take place. We pay our respects to the Elders of the community, their ancestors and descendants. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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Dom Willmott w/ Sonny Bazzani + Tinks
Aug
3
3:00 PM15:00

Dom Willmott w/ Sonny Bazzani + Tinks

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FACEBOOK EVENT
FREE ENTRY / FRONT BAR

Playing with a *smashing* line up of solo gems on a breezy saturday arvo. Come join, it won't impede your schedule of weekend debauchery.

3PM // FREE Entry xx

- DOM WILLMOTT -
https://soundcloud.com/domwillmott/tunes43-old-fruit-05-02-18

- SONNY BAZZANI -
https://soundcloud.com/user-81691953/heavy-on

- TINKS -
https://osborneagainmusic.bandcamp.com/track/seasonal-fruit?fbclid=IwAR1fA_mN_Lvn1JIXu_hEyDx-FPn8DwwjzC66lKMfuki9KJuvVeBYoknEaog

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Michael Meeking X Alfanant Double Album Launch
Aug
4
3:00 PM15:00

Michael Meeking X Alfanant Double Album Launch

Babyccino are playing their first ever headline show, as well as releasing their second single ‘Camouflage’! It’s a double whammy so it’s going to be a great night!

The Retreat Hotel
Friday ~ 2nd August
FREE ENTRY

☕️☕️☕️☕️☕️

Supporting us are the lovely:

Tamara and the Dreams (solo)
https://open.spotify.com/artist/4QvGoRaJ9pQe1bO54477bt?si=9eXbJUUsRkyqAgO8Twi1WA

&

Soft Powder
https://open.spotify.com/artist/650kTFEK3E7i1FU0qBvMjK?si=HiD7lCAAQFmSShFDaPYVKA


We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation on which this event will take place. We pay our respects to the Elders of the community, their ancestors and descendants. Sovereignty was never ceded.

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First Kiss w/ Finn Inkster + Noah Coleman
Aug
8
8:00 PM20:00

First Kiss w/ Finn Inkster + Noah Coleman

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FACEBOOK EVENT
FREE ENTRY / MAIN ROOM

free entry!

Noah Coleman will be playing a set of intricate and melancholy folk rock.

http://noahcoleman.bandcamp.com

Finn Inkster will be bringing his unique brand of acoustic freak-folk.

https://finninkster.bandcamp.com

firstkiss are a shoegaze / indie rock duo that will be playing some old songs and some new songs

https://soundcloud.com/owlinmytree

We acknowledge that this event is taking place on stolen land that belongs to the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, whose sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

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AUTO LAPSE 'Soft EP' Launch w/ VIM + Green Blanket
Aug
9
8:00 PM20:00

AUTO LAPSE 'Soft EP' Launch w/ VIM + Green Blanket

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FACEBOOK EVENT
FREE ENTRY / MAIN ROOM

Friday August 9th, Reverse Shadow Records see post punk outfit AUTO LAPSE launch their debut ‘Soft EP’ live at the The Retreat Hotel bandroom.

Still fresh on the Melbourne scene, Auto Lapse have been quick to produce a collection of studio recordings during the end of 2018, resulting in a noisy collection of dissonant 90's inspired post punk / grunge.

Graciously joining them will be fellow noisemakers VIM and Green Blanket, as well as the 56K Records team for some hot live visuals and a live stream.

VIM - come n satisfy your dreamy needs with some tasty woozy shoegaze.
https://vimau.bandcamp.com/album/ukiyo

Green Blanket - expect some shaking floors, green blanket bring the heat via punky energetic feedback. epic.
https://greenblanket.bandcamp.com/

AUTO LAPSE - defying the commonly palatable in a form of dissonant slowcore. highs and lows, silence and noise.

Free entry all night

https://reverseshadowrecords.bandcamp.com/album/soft-ep

‘Soft EP’ out July 22nd! via Reverse Shadow Records

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Digger & The Pussycats
Aug
10
3:00 PM15:00

Digger & The Pussycats

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FACEBOOK EVENT
FREE ENTRY / MAIN ROOM

It's August. Winter is nearing its end. Your footy team are probably out of contention for this year, so you're hoping they lose so you can get better draft picks. And if you've got kids, you just want to take them to the park for a run around, but instead, they're telling you they're hungry, watching Bluey on repeat or pushing book cases onto each other.

Well Digger & The Pussycats are pleased to invite you down to The Retreat Hotel for a day out where you can drink almost too much and watch us play. Or sit outside and talk to your mates.

You'll get two sets of our worst songs. It's free entry. There's a bar and a kitchen.

Come on...it beats sitting on the couch swiping through Instagram hoping for something exciting to pop up. See you there.

Note: photo by Franck Alix http://www.franckalix.com/digger-the-pussycats/

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Jesse Glass w/ Amarina Waters + Darvid Thor
Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

Jesse Glass w/ Amarina Waters + Darvid Thor

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FACEBOOK EVENT
FREE ENTRY / FRONT BAR

Sunday Afternoon. Kicking back. It's time to relax. Bring the kids.

Please feel welcome to come down to The Retreat Hotel on Sunday the 11th of August.

***This will be an afternoon show!*** What a glorious vibe!

Better still, I have the privilege of presenting the other musicians on the bill:

darvid thor (solo) & Amarina Waters

Even better still: ***This Event Is Free.*** I'll let that settle on your little tastebuds.

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Anna Cordell w/ Nel
Jul
21
7:00 PM19:00

Anna Cordell w/ Nel

ANNA CORDELL

Anna Cordell's rich folk music straddles that place between light and dark, where true human emotion exists. Her penchant for the minor key coupled with her intricate nylon and electric guitar playing and haunting yet uplifting voice make for an incredibly enthralling performance.

Cordell has recently completed her debut album in New Zealand with producer Ben Edwards, and will be releasing new music later this year.

“Delicate and haunting, this song comes from a patient and knowing heart and will stir a yearning in yours.” Caz Tran, TRIPLE J

https://youtu.be/JNPwkh0CUOk

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Gordon Holland + Marina Mitchell
Jul
21
3:00 PM15:00

Gordon Holland + Marina Mitchell

Fresh off the back of his debut single 'Melbourne Bitter' Gordon Holland is bringing his alternative-country sounds to the front bar of the Retreat for a Sunday afternoon.

Described as an "ode to the plight of a struggling musician" (Global Texan Chronicles) Melbourne Bitter is something all Melbourne musicians would be able to connect with.

Joining Gordon for the afternoon is Blue Mountains expat, now Melbourne-based, hard working solo artist Marina Mitchell with her unique blend of Indie rock and impassioned vocals.

Entry is free and music kicks off from 3:00PM. The kitchen is open from midday so grab some food, chill out and join us for an awesome afternoon.

Check out Melbourne Bitter here: https://gordonholland.bandcamp.com/releases

Listen to Marina Mitchell here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1sxmbpE6MCln4rs6U1ul76?si=WXo-JlKCQnCXOaU3m2z3hA

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Life Strike w/ Dental Plan
Jul
20
3:00 PM15:00

Life Strike w/ Dental Plan

Fresh off the back of his debut single 'Melbourne Bitter' Gordon Holland is bringing his alternative-country sounds to the front bar of the Retreat for a Sunday afternoon.

Described as an "ode to the plight of a struggling musician" (Global Texan Chronicles) Melbourne Bitter is something all Melbourne musicians would be able to connect with.

Joining Gordon for the afternoon is Blue Mountains expat, now Melbourne-based, hard working solo artist Marina Mitchell with her unique blend of Indie rock and impassioned vocals.

Entry is free and music kicks off from 3:00PM. The kitchen is open from midday so grab some food, chill out and join us for an awesome afternoon.

Check out Melbourne Bitter here: https://gordonholland.bandcamp.com/releases

Listen to Marina Mitchell here: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1sxmbpE6MCln4rs6U1ul76?si=WXo-JlKCQnCXOaU3m2z3hA

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Mr.Sophistication w/ Annual Leaf + Tushara Rose
Jul
14
8:00 PM20:00

Mr.Sophistication w/ Annual Leaf + Tushara Rose

Join us for a FREE evening of wild winter jams at the Retreat Hotel. Starts 7pm!

(Edit) After a number of inquires I need to clarify our wild winter jams are not produce, but music. I thought that was pretty obvious but apparently you have to spell things out to people these days. People got pretty excited thinking we were selling jam...

Mr. Sophistication
+
Annual Leaf
+
Tushara Rose

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Jul
13
3:00 PM15:00

Space Boys w/ Loveboner + Dirty Juice Boy

Johnston Street brings you Space Boys from Wollongong. Space jams straight to the front bar.

Joining the fun is the incredible duo Loveboner who we hear are one of the most entertaining acts going around. I'm super excited to experience Loveboner for the first time! They are still pretty fresh off releasing their debut album Wet Sounds on local label Roolette Records .

Dirty Juice Boy will open - he's set himself on fire every gig we've booked him at. That's all you need to know.

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Lafferty Daniel Mini-Residency w/ Pussy Willow + Birthday Girl
Jul
9
8:00 PM20:00

Lafferty Daniel Mini-Residency w/ Pussy Willow + Birthday Girl

After releasing his debut EP - Faux Punk - local whack-pop warlock Lafferty Daniel and his band are playing live at The Retreat for the first two weeks of July. Get ready to be warmed up into the middle of winter with his unique brand of high energy, upbeat music.

Featuring supports from:

Hannah Kate & Zac E Tea (July 2nd)
Pussy Willow & Birthday Girl (July 9th)

Free Entry!!!!

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The Florets w/ Cope & Drag + Foggy Notion + Team Love
Jul
4
8:00 PM20:00

The Florets w/ Cope & Drag + Foggy Notion + Team Love

Sure feels like nostalgia:)

July sees us back at The Retreat where we braved the stage for the first time some 11 months ago.

To step it up from last time we have put together a magical eve of scuba awesome bands to dazzle your ears, eyes and souls;)

The bill.

Cope & Drag
Fronted by Nic Dupleix-Pyke aka(Senior hips). This band is about as cool as it gets. Nick has a knack for delivering raw intellect through piercing lyrics and crisp, overdriven guitars.

Foggy Notion
Garage country tunes w/ killer harmonica tones & vocal melodies to boot.

Team Love
Recently released an absolute pearler of an EP! Alt-country music, jam packed full of heart warming harmonies.

Free entry, 7:30pm

Cya there. xo

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Lafferty Daniel Mini-Residency w/ Hannah Kate + Zac E Tea
Jul
2
8:00 PM20:00

Lafferty Daniel Mini-Residency w/ Hannah Kate + Zac E Tea

After releasing his debut EP - Faux Punk - local whack-pop warlock Lafferty Daniel and his band are playing live at The Retreat for the first two weeks of July. Get ready to be warmed up into the middle of winter with his unique brand of high energy, upbeat music.

Featuring supports from:

Hannah Kate & Zac E Tea (July 2nd)
Pussy Willow & Birthday Girl (July 9th)

Free Entry!!!!

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Young Henry's Presents: Hobsons Bay Coast Guard w/ BIN + Gamjee
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Young Henry's Presents: Hobsons Bay Coast Guard w/ BIN + Gamjee

**FREE SHOW**

Young Henrys returns with the Best Served Loud (Victoria) gig series to Brunswick's iconic live music venue, The Retreat Hotel. The June rendition features Hobsons Bay Coast Guard with performances by BIN & Gamjee.

Psych-surf wannabe's Hobsons Bay Coast Guard have made a name for themselves in the Melbourne music scene with their infectious pop hooks and eclectic song styles.

The Surf Coast's newest Garage Fuzz export, BIN are an Ocean Grove outfit that are making waves in the local gig scene.

Brothers, sisters and best mates come together to form Gamjee, a prolific Melbourne five-piece sporting a particularly jerky brand of garage/psych-rock.

HBCG DJs playing after the show til the crack of 3AM.

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Kosmetika Mini-Residency w/ LVIV + Bloody Hell
Jun
25
8:00 PM20:00

Kosmetika Mini-Residency w/ LVIV + Bloody Hell

PRIVET!PRIVET!PRIVET!PRIVET!PRIVET! (means HI)

Melbourne based, Russian-inspired and New Zealand-made pop project KOSMETIKA are putting on a cute mini-residency at the Retreat Hotel front bar on Tuesdays in June! Come watch them play some funky tunes with some tasty/cool/buzzy/delectable bands supporting as well!! LET'S PARTAY ON TUESDAY!

25 June

Lviv - catchy/ fresh pop tunes you can dance to ♥
https://www.facebook.com/lvivband/

Bloody Hell - very entertaining/great songs/unique sound ♥


♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤♤

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Alyce Platt w/ Special Guests
Jun
24
8:00 PM20:00

Alyce Platt w/ Special Guests

I have a new project I’m very excited about it’s called Bakers Daughter and I’m currently working on an album.

I’m going to be doing shows in Hobart as part of Festival of Voices in the middle of the year and I’m doing some local shows in the lead up.

Joining me will be Clare Moore on vibes, Stephen Hadley on bass, and Pete Farnan on guitar.

I look forward to road testing the new songs and sharing them with you up close and personal in the front bar of The Retreat.

A couple of years back, I had a really successful Tuesday residency in the front bar at the Retreat Hotel. Steve Kilby came to one of the shows and wrote-

“First of all - what a band..Alyces songs are special and she delivers em in a very compelling manner often staring out at the audience with the gaze of a dazzled innocent.

The words and the singing all added up to a rather enchanted evening… I was thoroughly bewitched by the wonderful music and the door it opened into a very cool and groovy world”

Bakers Daughter (aka Alyce Platt) brings to life, tales from her deep dark past drawing on her extensive life experiences and some of these might even be true!

Her indie-pop music is a pastiche of original and nostalgic sounds wrapped around lyrics of love, loss, friends and strangers.

Stumbling through obstacles of self-doubt and paranoia she is not afraid to confront the darker side of life. Her songs have a depth and melancholy that can suddenly turn around and become oblique, uplifting tunes with haunting melodies and dreamy soundscapes.

Catapulted from the suburban jungle of the 80s into a ubiquitous television career, Bakers Daughter highlights stories and observations from growing up in the suburbs to living in St. Kilda with super hero’s, cowboys in the attic and the KGB.

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Zac Eden w/ Rachel Clark + Joe Forrester
Jun
23
3:00 PM15:00

Zac Eden w/ Rachel Clark + Joe Forrester

On a winter afternoon the Retreat Hotel is hosting 3 beautifully contrasting songwriters.
It's all happening between 3-6 pm.
If you have spent all your savings the night before don't fret, because it's FREE.

Joe Forrester - Forrester has released six ep's, one extended ep and one studio album (self-titled, available on all popular streaming services), has performed with the likes of Courtney Barnett, Vance Joy and Marlon Williams, received glowing reviews and national airplay. Forrester's musical allies lean closer towards the odd, such as Neutral Milk Hotel, Joanna Newsom, Ani Difranco, Bill Callahan (Smog), CocoRosie and Bonnie 'Prince' Billy.
https://www.facebook.com/joeforrestermusic/

Rachel Clark - A self-taught Singer-Songwriter, Rachel Clark delivers a heart-felt and intimate combination of music and story-telling; With a vibe of soulful acoustic folk and in a bare-all honesty, telling stories of loss, love and the battles fought within ourselves.
www.facebook.com/RachelClarkMusic/

Zac Eden - Born in a suburban Adelaide bedroom to a family of vegetarian activists. His unusual upbringing influenced his song writing themes, but he has been regularly compared to the quasi-storytelling qualities of Johnny Cash, Chris Isaak and Jeff Buckley. Since his late 2017 EP release “Chasing the wind”, Eden has hushed a few-hundred strong crowd at The Governor Hindmarsh, supported award winning American artist Sonia and toured the eastern states for 3 months. Late 2018 to present has
seen him land a residency contract at the Uluru resort in Yulara NT and a permanent move to Melbourne. In 2019 Eden sharpens his songwriting, a national tour and an album release for early
2020.
www.zacedenmusic.com/press

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