UPCOMING EVENTS

Friday April 21st: Henry Wagons, Jonny Fritz & Ruby Boots

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

Henry Wagons, Jonny Fritz & Ruby Boots

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.

Saturday 27th March. Sarah Blasko. **Sold Out**

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL  Saturday 27th May 2017. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm

Sarah Blasko **Sold Out**

Performing without a band for the first time in her storied career, Sarah Blasko will lay bare her extraordinary songwriting and iconic voice in a special nation-wide tour of theatres both intimate and grand. Sarah Blasko writes songs that strike with rare immediacy, clarity and purpose. Melodies beguilingly simple, lyrics ever honest and direct. She has a deserved reputation as one of Australia’s most commanding live performers whether she’s playing in the most intimate theatres, the grandest Opera Houses or our most expansive festival stages.

“Whenever I listen to Sarah Blasko’s albums I feel like I’m navigating a vast ocean” – Dave Faulkner – The Saturday Paper

From her game-changing debut The Overture & The Underscore (2004) through to 2015’s stunning synth-laden paean to love Eternal Return, the three-time ARIA Award winner has continually proven herself an irrepressible artistic force and one of the most recognisable voices in Australian music.
In the midst of releasing 5 studio albums both beloved by fans and critically adored, Blasko continues to find time to write scores for award winning film, television and theatre productions.

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Members & Concession $52. Adults $55

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.

Booking tickets via email is simple: just email us telling us the number of tickets you want to purchase and we will email you back with payment details.

Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Saturday 10th June: Beth Orton

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL  Saturday 10th June, 2017. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm

Beth Orton **sold out**

English Brit award winning singer-songwriter Beth Orton today announces that she will play dates around the country this June, adding to her already announced appearance at the Sydney Opera House (Vivid Live festival).

Last in Australia in 2013 for the Heavenly Sounds tour, Orton is well known for her mesmerising on-stage presence and powerfully emotive vocals. Consequence Of Sound wrote of Orton’s “… intensely heartfelt vocals and ever assured guitar…” at a recent London show, continuing that “Orton’s vocal at times recalled the melisma of Joni Mitchell and the purity of Sandy Denny”.

Orton will perform with a full band for the first time in Australia in many years playing songs spanning her celebrated career from Trailer Park, Central Reservation, Daybreaker, Comfort of Strangers and Sugaring Season to her 2016 album Kidsticks, which was co-written and co-produced in LA with Fuck Buttons’ Andrew Hung. The album received rave reviews from tastemakers around the world, with the UK’s Guardian describing the album as a “joyously abandoned swirl of words and sounds”, while Clash Magazine said, “it is an album marking out its own territory rather than trying to conform to expectations.”

“Her 20 years of folk-electro oscillations find an experimental middle ground here, between breathy vocal rounds and abstract electronic grooves”, said Rolling Stone Australia.

WATCH Beth’s NPR Tiny Desk Concert here, and live performance of Moon on WFUV here

Don’t miss your chance to experience this incredible performer when she returns to our shores in June.

TICKETS ON SALE 9AM LOCAL TIME, FRIDAY 7TH APRIL

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Members & Concession $60. Adults $65

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.

Booking tickets via email is simple: just email us telling us the number of tickets you want to purchase and we will email you back with payment details.

Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Saturday 15th July. Joe Pug with Special Guest Courtney Marie Andrews

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL  Saturday 15th July 2017. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm

Joe Pug & Courtney Marie Andrews

Chicago born and raised Joe Pug is no stranger to this part of the world and makes a welcome return to headline shows after coming down for 2016’s Out On the Weekend festival. His third and critically acclaimed album Windfall, a 10-song indie-folk gem that has cemented his reputation as one of America’s most respected young songwriters, was met with high praise with The Australian describing it as “absolutely brilliant.” As Paste Magazine commented, “Windfall is an album about not just the broken moments and uphill climbs that shape life, but how to exist in those moments, how to draw on core strengths and adapt, how to live through it all and come out stronger.” We all agreed and you will hear tunes from this, his back catalogue and new tunes and covers come July.

Touring with Joe will be Courtney Marie Andrews. At just 16 years old, Andrews left home in Arizona for her first tour. Travelling up and down the West Coast of the USA, busking and playing anywhere that would have her. Soon after, she took a Greyhound bus four nights straight from Phoenix to New York to do the same on the East Coast. For a decade or so since, Courtney’s been a session and backup singer and guitarist for nearly 40 artists, including Damien Jurado. She never stopped writing her own material, though. Picking up admirers like Jurado and Ryan Adams along the way, she has quietly earned a reputation as a songwriter’s songwriter. Her 2016 album release ‘Honest Life’ has been praised by media universally with the UK’s Daily Telegraph saying “the poetic economy of her lyrics is right up there with such masters of the country vignette as Guy Clark and John Prine…a truly substantial talent.” That’s some big associations right there.

Joe Pug and Courtney Marie Andrews. Two sensational talents gracing the one stage for a great night of music and discovery. Don’t miss them this July.

Book tickets via email
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.

Booking tickets via email is simple: just email us telling us the number of tickets you want to purchase and we will email you back with payment details.

Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Table seating. All Ages. BYO.

Saturday 5th August. The Meltdown & The Teskey Brothers

MEENIYAN TOWN HALL  Saturday 5th August. 2017. Doors 7pm. Show 8pm

The Meltdown & The Teskey Bros.

To celebrate the Hall’s 125th birthday Lyrebird are going to bring back the Meeniyan dance on Saturday 5th August. There will be some tables and chairs – but these will be unallocated. Doors open at 7, music to start at the usual time of 8pm. The bands are prodigious – The Meltdown (9 piece full sound explosion) & The Teskey Brothers. Not only a birthday, but a full-on celebration. Dress up or dress down, just dress and get there!!

Melbourne’s purveyors of the finest country soul THE MELTDOWN, are delighted to be performing at Meeniyan to celebrate the Hall’s 75th year and also the release of their self-titled debut album. Blending country, gospel and 60s soul, the result is a unique take on Australian soul music and a record full of life, energy and deeply felt storytelling. With influences ranging from Father John Misty, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Alabama Shakes built above a steady foundation of southern soul music, this collection of stellar players have created a mesh of Stax and Motown with a healthy dose of the Nashville songwriting tradition. Making the song the focus, The Meltdown stay true to the common goal of the story and keep your attention on the honey soaked tones of Simon Burke’s incredible voice.
The Teskey Brothers. are a group of talented young musicians, thcir influences include Funk, Jazz, Blues, Soul, Rock, even some Latin They unashamedly draw from any style so long as it fits into the overall category of good, they don’t discriminate, loving and appreciating a wide style of musical genres. Modern influences include such artists as Ben Harper, Steve Wonder, Prince, Cody Chestnut, and Cat Empire. Whilst recent musical history supplies the artistic genius-of Otis Reading, Ray Charles, George Benson to challenge and inspire the young and open mind, the Teskey brother’s love nothing more than to play music old or new and they do it with unique and original style their youth and enthusiasm is a joy to behold

Book tickets via email
Members & Concession $30. Adults $35

Dress up or dress down, just dress and get there!!

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.

Booking tickets via email is simple: just email us telling us the number of tickets you want to purchase and we will email you back with payment details.

Enquiries phone 5664 9239 / 0427 060 219

Unallocated limited table seating. All Ages. BYO.