Meeniyan Town Hall

Sunday 5th March, 2017. Kurt Vile.

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL Sunday 5th March 2017. Doors 6pm. Show 7pm

Kurt Vile  **Sold Out**

Mistletone very proudly presents Kurt Vile, stopping by Meeniyan as part of his supreme solo tour.

Since releasing his debut solo album Constant Hitmaker in 2008, Kurt Vile has ascended to an elevated stature as one of the most accomplished and charismatic songwriters of our time. A firm favourite with Australian audiences, KV has packed out rooms across Australia (including Sydney Opera House earlier this year, with his band The Violators).

Kurt’s latest album b’lieve i’m goin down…, released last year via Matador / Remote Control, won universal acclaim; The AV Club called “the purest distillation of Vile’s idiosyncratic style to date”, and Pitchfork bestowed it Best New Music, noting: “Kurt Vile has a persona, and you know him by now: He is the weird quiet kid in the corner, the one who seems at first lost in his own world and disconnected from everything around him, but turns out to be smart, observant, and low-key hilarious. So while his albums draw you in with the vibe—the impeccably recorded and mixed songs that shuffle bits of folk, new wave, or country in the mix but are always squarely down-the-middle rock—you return to them for their human qualities, the way they offer a manner of seeing the world, a glimpse at a perspective that feels both voyeuristic and easy to connect to your own life.”

Last year, Kurt told Rolling Stone that he wanted b’lieve i’m goin down… “to sound like it’s on my couch”, citing Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush as a reference point. “Not in a lo-fi way,” he explained, “just more unguarded and vulnerable. I wanted it to feel like I was on a couch in a familiar living room even if I was somewhere else. To me, it’s sort of that home vibe that I had to capture somehow…to make it sound like it was played there in the room.”

This intimate and immediate power that Kurt Vile’s songs possess is one of the qualities that KV fans hold dear to their hearts, and it will be in generous supply on this rare and auspicious occasion of a Kurt Vile solo tour.

• “The music is quiet and the melody, like a hymn, folds in on itself, and embraces full strength in a sexy, floating forcelessness that slowly gathers into a wave that doesn’t go where you think it will” – KIM GORDON

• “The former forklift driver is now one of the most adored artists around. He has a canon of cool songs: feelgood, insightful, reflective, comforting, jubilant tunes. It’s been a slow burn, but he hasn’t put a foot wrong – he’s one of only a few that you’d trust to still be making cool music decades from now. Give Kurt Vile’s music some little chunks of your life and you will be rewarded. Handsomely” – AUNTY MEREDITH

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One price $55 + booking fee

Book tickets via email or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha. Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Friday 31st March, 2017. Tina Harrod.

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL  Friday 31st March 2017. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm

Tina Harrod

Award winning vocalist Tina Harrod is one of Australia’s great singers & songwriters. She delivers a song in a way that few other performers can do. If it’s a jazz standard, you will hear elements of Nina Simone  & Sarah Vaughan but without ever compromising her own individuality. When it’s her own material, you hear finely structured songs that are highly inventive, soulful gems. 

Tina has appeared as a headline artist in many major festivals around Australia and in the last two years has appeared in two sold out performances at the Perth International Jazz Festival in 2015 & 2016, Melbourne Jazz Festival in 2016, Mullumbimby Music Festival 2016 and Sydney Festival for two huge shows with the Orszaczky Budget Orchestra (aka OBO) in Jan 2017. (voted as the highlight of the festival by John Shand from the SMH) 

 Don’t miss her performance at the Meeniyan Town Hall on Fri March 31 where she will be appearing for the first time with her powerhouse trio featuring Jex Saarelaht on piano, Phil Rex on bass & Sydney based drummer Nic Cecire on drums. Tina hopes to feature some material from her new album she will be recording in Feb/March 2017 as well as award winning & highly acclaimed material from her other 4 solo albums.  

“..Tina Harrod’s singing was all tension and edge, but you sensed the show could explode to another level. When she and her band returned for the second set the glass did shatter – and kept shattering. Suddenly shards of raw emotion were spearing through the air and, if you didn’t quite duck, you found yourself gripping the person beside you a little more tightly than was necessary. Harrod didn’t occupy the stage, she prowled it..”

John Shand – SMH 2016

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Members & Concession $40. Adults $45

Book tickets via email or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha. Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Friday April 21st, 2017. Sweet Creeps & Outlaws

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL Friday 21st April 2017. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm

Sweet Creeps & Outlaws

The Sweet Creeps & Outlaws Tour featuring Henry Wagons, Jonny Fritz and Ruby Boots. A special trio of artists performing in what will be a very special show. Playing their own songs, each others songs, other people songs and more stories than a Ted Egan campfire session, Sweet Creeps & Outlaws is a musical treat and good time not to be missed.

Henry Wagons is a true renaissance man, with a unique swagger reminiscent of a day when front men gave back bucket loads of charm and were shrouded in enigmatic mystery. Drawing on a broad-ranging swag of influences, Henry’s show is a high sensation roller coaster ride that ranges from the bluster of sweaty jumpsuit era Elvis, post karate kicks, to the sombre, drunken malaise of Lee Hazlewood. He can touch on the tenderness of a recently heart-broken Roy Orbison while simultaneously embracing the menace of Nick Cave.

Jonny Fritz makes a welcome return for the first time since 2015. When last we met our hero, Jonny had just wrapped up the purgative classic, Dad Country, his call to the rising generation for a renewed lyricism in country music, recorded in Jackson Browne’s personal recording studio and released by ATO Records. Now in his newest, Sweet Creep, which features Joshua Hedley and Dawes’ Taylor and Griffin Goldsmith, the lyricism returns, but with a wide hopeful grin. Recorded in Jim James’ makeshift hilltop studio in Montecito Heights, where golden twilight fills up thirsty grass valleys, Sweet Creep reverberates with the same feeling of sunny new vistas. Joining Jonny on this trip will be old time side kick and fiddler, Joshua Hedley.

Ruby Boots’ music will stop you in your tracks. The rising Australian star, now based in Nashville TN, possesses a red wine-stained soulful voice that crackles with swagger and sorrow. Her fiercely honest lyrics strike deep into your heart while her music delivers an alluring mix of Americana, Rock, Folk and Blues. Leaving home at a young age, to work on pearling boats, is where she found the distance, space and time needed to hone her songwriting skills. The result was her debut album Solitude which has been hailed as a landmark Australian release. The Music said, “There’s maturity and intelligence here in spades and the production is of the highest order … It’s the ups and downs of real life live encapsulated in song and Ruby Boots has captured that and more on her world class debut.”

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Concession/Members $40 Adults $45 (incl GST & bkg fees)

Book tickets via email or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha. Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Felix Riebl

Summer Of Soul Saturday January 7th, 2017

Felix Riebl

As the energetic, charismatic, and quietly spoken frontman of Melbourne powerhouse The Cat Empire, Felix Riebl has carved a reputation as a phenomenally gifted song-smith and performer.

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Concession $70 Adults $80 (plus booking fees)

Vieux Farka Toure

Summer Of Soul Saturday January 7th, 2017

VIEUX FARKA TOURE

Often referred to as The Hendrix of the Sahara, Vieux is the son of legendary Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure. Ali came from a tribe of soldiers, historically, and defied his parents to become a musician. History repeated when Vieux declared that he also wanted to be a musician – and with help from family friend, the kora maestro Toumani Diabate, Vieux eventually convinced his father to give him his blessing shortly before Ali passed.
http://www.vieuxfarkatoure.com/

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Concession $70 Adults $80 (plus booking fees)

Book tickets via email or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha, Massage & Books, Inverloch and Upbeat Juice Bar, Wonthaggi. Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Lake Street Dive

Summer of Soul  – Mossvale
Park

LAKE STREET DIVE

Australia & NZ fell in love with LAKE STREET DIVE on their debut tour in Feb/Mar 2015 and the now Brooklyn based US band have since released their new album “SIDE PONY” on Warner/Nonesuch and we are totally thrilled to announce they are back touring Australia/NZ this summer.
On the last tour they mesmerised audiences at WOMAD, Secret Garden Festival, Meeniyan and many more and were an absolute highlight at these events so we can’t wait to see and hear the warm, soulful pop grooves of one of the best live bands on the planet on their next Antipodean adventure.

Book tickets via email
Concession $70 Adults $80 (plus booking fees)

Book tickets via email or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha, Massage and Books, Inverloch and Upbeat Juice Bar, Wonthaggi.      Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Eilen Jewell.

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25

EILEN JEWELL

Honesty, confidence, and respect permeate Eilen Jewell’s music, dating back to her self-released Boundary County album in 2006. Since then, the Boise native has recorded five studio albums for Signature Sounds with her road-tested touring band, and two more as a member of the Boston-based gospel-charged Sacred Shakers (also on Signature Sounds), which includes that well-oiled band at its core. Her latest, Sundown Over Ghost Town, is a masterful culmination of Jewell’s work to date, and rolls out May 26.

As hard as it is to categorize Jewell’s music—terms like alt-country, roots-rock, country-noir, and Americana get used a lot—it’s even harder not to become thoroughly enraptured by the singer/songwriter’s powerful versatility, musical stories, and images. And that gorgeous voice makes you feel like she’s singing just for you, out on the breezy back porch or by a crackling campfire. She does so much, so well.

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Concession $46 Adults $48 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Book tickets via email or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha. Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Sat 15th April. 2017 Tony Joe White. Special guest – Leah Flanagan

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL  Saturday 15th April 2017 **SOLD OUT**

TONY JOE WHITE

THE SWAMP FOX AND BLUES ICON

TONY JOE WHITE

RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN APRIL 2017

 

The Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White, is to put it simply a bona legend of the music game and at the age of 73 he just keeps getting better. We are pleased to announce his return to Australia in April 2017.

Tony Joe White was literally born for the blues, the part-Cherokee musician being brought up as part of a big brood on a cotton farm in Louisiana, raised on a diet of Lightnin’ Hopkins and local bluesmen, an upbringing reflected to this day in his evocative, haunting music and adding a veneer of authenticity to everything that he touches.

Gems like “Polk Salad Annie” and “Rainy Night in Georgia” were just the beginning. His recording career has now spanned parts of six different decades and spawned well over 20 albums with his songs recorded by Elvis Presley, Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Roy Orbison, Dusty Springfield, Tom Jones and Etta James. He has worked in the studio or on stage with list of artists that would make your head spin – Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, The MGs, Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, Waylon Jennings, Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris and recently appeared with the Foo Fighters on Letterman as they performed Polk Salad Annie which prompted host David Letterman to say If I was this guy, you could all kiss my ass.” Fair call.

TJW is not one to sit still, and he’s still as relevant as he ever was with the release of his latest album, Rain Crow.  American Songwriter magazine gave it 4 from 5 star review and said “Rain Crow is yet another stunning example that Tony Joe White’s uncompromising, often ominous vision, shows no signs of diminishing.”

So whether you’ve been with White for the duration or are a newcomer to his incredible music it matters not – come along and join the festivities when the legend that is Tony Joe White hits Australia in 2017.

www.tonyjoewhite.com

facebook.com/tonyjoewhiteofficial

twitter.com/tonyjoewhite

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Concession $52 Adults $55 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Book tickets via email or any of our local ticket outlets: Gecko Studio Gallery, Fish Creek; Duck Hutt, Meeniyan; Main Street Revelations, Foster; The Rusty Windmill Cafe, Leongatha. Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Lindi Ortega with the Cactus Blossoms

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL FRIDAY OCTOBER 21

LINDI ORTEGA WITH THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS

Canadian songstress Lindi Ortega, described by The Guardian as “southern Americana with emotional heft,” makes a welcome return to Australia  for the first time since 2014. That year she left audiences wanting more and 2016 will be no different.

The Cactus Blossoms will be headed our way for the first time ever and will bring their harmonies and timeless style with them. Made up of brothers Page Burkum & Jack Torrey (yes they are indeed brothers), their debut album ‘You’re Dreaming’ was released in 2015 with much fanfare and praise with American Songwriter stating “It won’t take more than one spin for these songs, with their lovely, pure melodies and sharp wordplay, to get stuck in your brain.”

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Concession $46 Adults $48 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

 

PAUL DEMPSEY

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10 AND SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2016

PAUL DEMPSEY

Paul Dempsey played the Meeniyan Town Hall…

 

WILLIE WATSON + JOSH HEDLEY

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL SATURDAY JULY 16 , 2016

Willie Watson + Josh Hedley **SOLD OUT**

Looking like a man from leaner and meaner times, Willie Watson, steps on stage with a quiet gravitas.

Please Note: Meeniyan Pizza shop closed in July

Doors 7p.m. show 8pm. BYO. Table seating. All ages. Tickets: $40 / $45 (incl. gst and bkg fees)

Sat. 10th Sept. PAUL DEMPSEY SOLD OUT

SHANE NICHOLSON

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL SATURDAY MAY 7, 2016

SHANE NICHOLSON + SPECIAL GUESTS

Shane Nicholson and Guests played the Meeniyan Town Hall…

 

 

Lost Ragas + Special Guests

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2016

Lost Ragas + Special Guests

Lost Ragas played the Meeniyan Town Hall with special guests…

 

Luka Bloom

Luka Bloom played a sold out St Patrick’s Day show at the Meeniyan Town Hall last Thursday.

Photo: Claire Burge

 

Saturday 16th April: Lost Ragas plus Special Guests.

Tickets $35 / $40

 

FRIDAY 4TH MARCH, 2016: CALEXICO **Please note date change***SOLD OUT**

Tickets:$55/$60

Sunday 20th March, 2016: TWEEDY

Tickets: ALL ONE PRICE $90

Friday 11th December: Dan Sultan **SOLD OUT**

Tickets $35/$40 – ALL SHOWS: all ages, table seating, BYO. Doors 7pm, Show 8pm

Sat 21st November 2015, 8pm: Perch Creek

Tickets: $35 / $40

 

Tuesday 27th October: An Evening With The Waifs. **SOLD OUT**

Tickets $55

Sunday 18th October, DAWES. Support, Barna Howard. tickets available @ the door on the night

Tickets $40/$45.

Friday 16th October: Sam Outlaw, Jonny Fritz, Shelly Colvin and The Nashville All Star Backing Band featuring Robert Ellis, Josh Hedley and more * Tickets available @ the door*

Tickets $40/$45

Friday 25th Sept. 2015. Vince Jones Quartet **Tickets available at the door on the night**

Tickets $40/$45

 

Sat. 19th Sept. MARTHA WAINWRIGHT **SOLD OUT**

Book tickets via email: lyrebirdarts@hotmail.com. Tickets $60/$65

Sat. 22nd August: MEGAN WASHINGTON **SOLD OUT**

MEGAN WASHINGTON ANNOUNCES

AUSTRALIAN TANGENTS TOUR

 

Sat. 25th July. Women of Soul with special guests

Doors 7pm. Show 8pm. BYO. all ages. Table seating.

Tickets: $35/$40 (incl. all bkg fees and gst).

 

Friday March 6th: Lake Street Dive **Tickets available at the door on the night **

Table Seating. BYO. All Ages. Doors 7pm Show 8pm.

Tickets: Concession $45 Adults $50 (includes GST and booking fees)

Thursday 12th March, 2015: BOMBINO (Niger)**Tickets available at the door on the night **

Table Seating. BYO. All Ages, Doors 7pm , Show 8pm.

Tickets: Concession $35 Adults $40



02/04/15: MAVIS STAPLES **sold out ** No support. Doors 7pm Mavis 8.30pm

Table Seating. BYO. All Ages

Tickets: Concession $60 Adults $65

Sat. 10th January ‘Summer of Soul’: Marlon Williams **SOLD OUT**

Friday 12th December: Dyson, Stringer & Cloher – Support: Jim Lawrie. Tickets available at the door on the night

Table Seating. BYO. All Ages, Doors 7pm , Show 8pm.

Tickets: Concession $35 Adults $40

Saturday 29th November. Hurray For The Riff Raff – Support: Brighter Later. Tickets available at the door

Table Seating. BYO. All Ages

Tickets: Concession $35 Adults $40


Sat. October 25th: Augie March…………Tickets available @ the Door

Doors 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Ticket Price: $50/$55 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Friday October 24th: Double Header – Nikki Lane, The Delines……..Tickets available @ the Door

Doors 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Ticket Price: $35/$40 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Sunday Oct 19th: Justin Townes Earle. Support: Marlon Williams: Tickets available @ the Door

Doors 7pm, Show starts at 8pm

Ticket Price: $55/$60 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Wednesday 17th Sept. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings

Meeniyan Town Hall. 8pm (Doors open 7pm).  All Ages. BYO.

Tickets on sale Friday 4th July. Ticket Price: $60/$65 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Sat. 26th July ’14 The Davidson Brothers. Support: The Little Stevies

Meeniyan Town Hall. 8pm (Doors open 7pm). Allocated Table Seating. All Ages. BYO.

Ticket Price: $30/$35 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Book tickets via email: lyrebirdarts@hotmail.com      Enquiries phone 5664 9239

SATURDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER ’14: JOE HENRY

Meeniyan Town Hall. 8pm (Doors open 7pm). Allocated Table Seating. All Ages. BYO.

Ticket Price: $55/$60 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

Saturday 28th June: Joan As Police Woman. **SOLD OUT**

Meeniyan Town Hall. 8pm (Doors open 7pm). Allocated Table Seating. All Ages. BYO.

Tickets on sale Monday 31st March. Ticket Price: $60/$65 (includes all bkg fees and GST)

WEDNESDAY 12TH MARCH, 2014: THE STRAY SISTERS (of The Waifs) with special guest Ruby Boots ***SOLD-OUT***

Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors  7pm, Show starts at 8pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $50 (includes all booking fees & GST)

SAT 15TH MARCH: GLEN HANSARD; Support Lisa O’Neil *** SOLD OUT ***

Academy Award-winner and The Frames frontman Glen Hansard returns in rare and intimate mode for a career-spanning solo concert .

Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors open 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $50/$55 (includes all booking fees & GST)


Saturday 19th April, Jason Isbell. Support, Tift Merritt

Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors open 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $50/$55 (includes all booking fees & GST)


Sunday 2nd Feb, 2014: CAT POWER. Support: Mick Turner. SOLD OUT

 Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors open 6pm, Show starts at 7pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $50 (includes all booking fees & GST)


SATURDAY 8TH MARCH: NEKO CASE Support Darren Hanlon SOLD OUT

Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors open 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $55 / $60 (includes all booking fees & GST)

SAT. 18TH JANUARY: JOHN MURRY


B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $40, / $45 (includes all booking fees & GST)


SATURDAY 2ND NOVEMBER….YOU AM I.

Leongatha Memorial Hall, Doors open 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.
B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $40, / $45 (includes all booking fees & GST)


Friday 6th December, 2013: Iris DeMent ………. SOLD OUT

Sat. 30th November: Chris Wilson ‘Crown of Thorns’. Tickets available at the door on the night

Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors open 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.
B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.Tickets: $33, / $35 (includes all booking fees & GST)

Sat 12th October, Quarry Mountain Dead Rats (Double Bill with Perch Creek Family Jugband)

Meeniyan Town Hall, Doors open 7pm, Show starts at 8pm.

B.Y.O, Table seating, All ages.

Tickets: $35, / $40 (includes all booking fees & GST)