303 Gig Guide
Mar 4

303 Gig Guide

Saturday 25th February – ‘rock’

Cheshire Grimm (NZ) + Scoundrels + Them Rumblin' Bones + Bronze + Skinny Hobos

8pm, $10



Sunday 26th February – ‘rnb, soul, blues’

The Mamas + Freak & the Fat Cats + Nitida

7:30pm, $10



Monday 27th February – ‘rock, jazz’

Melbourne Polytechnic Music

7pm, free


Tuesday 28th February – ‘comedy‘

Smiling Politely Comedy

7:30pm, donation



Wednesday 1st March – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘B for Chicken’ Quartet

8:30pm, $10



Thursday 2nd March – ‘funk, soul jazz’

Kickin the B at 303’
Thursday Hammond Sessions:

Cookin On 3 Burners

8pm doors, $10



Friday 3rd March – ‘pop folk funk’

The Good Minus + Joel Checkley

8pm, donation




Sunday 5th March – ‘alt folk, indie’

All DEM Chika’s: Danika Smith + Rat Child + Tom Girl

7:30pm, donation



Monday 6th March – ‘funk, soul, jazz’

303 Yarra Banks Jam Night

8pm, free



Tuesday 7th March – ‘melbourne ukelele kollective‘

Klub MUK

7:30pm, free



Wednesday 8th March – ‘jazz’

Julien Wilson ‘B for Chicken’ Quartet




Thursday 9th March – ‘soul folk’

Georgia Rose + Jimmy Davis + Didirri

7:30pm, $10



Friday 10th March – ‘rock’

Blue Dream +

7:30pm, $10



Saturday 11th March – ‘folk’

Nick Cunningham + Frazer Telfer

7pm, $25



Sunday 12th March – ‘acoustic pop’

Douzey & friends + Mario Demiraj + Mareesa Ballao




8:30 pm20:30

Julien Wilson 'B for Chicken' Quartet


For the last two decades Julien has been an exciting and integral member of the Australian Jazz Scene. His tenor saxophone style can cover an incredibly broad stylistic and emotional range and is featured on over 60 CD's. He has received a number of prestigious awards, both personally, and as an integral member of a variety of critically acclaimed co-operative bands. In 2013 he formed Lionsharecords to release and distribute his own recordings. His work with the label was recognised by the 2015 APRA Art Music Award for EXCELLENCE IN JAZZ.

8:30pm, $10



8:00 pm20:00

The Good Minus + Joel Checkley

The Good Minus blend many different experiences to create exciting, intricate arrangements, featuring three part harmonies and obscure time signatures. There are elements of pop, psychedelic folk, even funk - all complemented by the full sound of three distinct voices.

Band of three 30-somethings release their single on the 3rd day of the 3rd month of their 3rd year of existence with their 3rd ever show at 3 0 3.

$3 entry*

* entry by donation of your choosing.

With support from Joel Checkley (ex Detective Social). In the homely surrounds of the 303 front bar.


8pm, donation entry

Yarra Banks 303 Jam
8:00 pm20:00

Yarra Banks 303 Jam

The Yarra Banks Jam is back on for the first and third Monday of every month, featuring the inimitable face melter Raleigh Williams on vocals, plus our totally pimped out house band of salty Melbourne sea dogs [not actually salty, or sea dogs...a little bit salty maybe]. Bring your horn, guitar, sticks or whatever else you can make noise with down to Bar 303 on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month, and scratch that soul, blues, jazz and funk itch you know you have, before it turns into a rash.

Jamming starts 8:15pm.

free entry


Klub M.U.K
7:00 pm19:00

Klub M.U.K

Let There Be Uke!

Klub MUK is an Open Uke Stage the first Tuesday of each month at 303. All ukers welcome to get up and do their thang. Come early if you want to get your name on the list!

7:00pm, Free.

The Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, M.U.K., is an open-armed gaggle of ukers of all ages and persuasions, each equipped with only four strings and the truth! With small egos and big dreams, they're on a crusade to bring the greatest glory to the humblest of instruments and put music back into the hands and hearts of the people.



The first ukulele group in Australia, the Melbourne Ukulele Kollective is still boldly going where no ukuleles have gone before. The “muk” is open to all who wish to join her, regardless of experience, and they delight in crossing borders, smashing boundaries and raising the humble ukulele to new heights! They perform in Art and Music Festivals, pubs, race courses, parks, theatres, schools and on the streets. In 2004 they proclaimed that the Ukulele Revolution had arrived. They now proclaim its glorious victory!


7:30 pm19:30

Georgia Rose + Jimmy Davis + Didirri

Georgia is proud to be releasing her debut single as a solo artist, 'This Dance' with a three-date tour down the East Coast of Australia. Travelling with her guitarist and recording engineer, Luke Woollett, the pair will be performing in intimate settings supported by a variety of esteemed soul/folk acts.

'This Dance' is a story of the unrequited love between outer space and the pale blue dot - a concept of balance between masculinity and femininity.

“An angel in the form of a jazz folk pixie.” - Corey Callahan, Founder & Director of Whiskey Hipster

DOORS: 7:30 PM
ENTRY: $10

8PM - Didirri
8:45 - Jimmy Davis
9:30 - Georgia Rose

Georgia Rose is an expressive songstress of passion and heart. She blends her striking vocal range with peaceful guitar melodies, weaving charm and vulnerability into her lyricism and story telling.

The soulful balladeer began her musical journey in Liverpool, England where she listened to the sound of her father's piano playing in utero and the melodic musings of Enya and Ray Charles whilst entering the world. Now residing in Brisbane, Australia, Georgia draws her songwriting inspiration from the likes of Jeff Buckley, Lianne La Havas, Billie Holiday and Leonard Cohen as she steps into the Brisbane soul/folk music scene with spirit and tenacity.


With gentle disposition and threadbare six-string, Didirri’s bittersweet melodies tumble between the bookends of his own biography. Spinning tales of joy and sorrow, his presence consumes listeners into the belly of contemplation, and washes the room with silence.

Jimmy Davis Official
With an astounding vocal range and irresistable charm, Jimmy was an instant success on a recent season of the television show 'X Factor'. Mentored by Chris Isaak, Jimmy broke the mould of conformity during his time on the programme, maintaing his quirky personality and integrity due to his commitment to soulful and honest music. Jimmy now tours the East Coast of Australia performing at numerous showcases, festivals and creative gatherings with his beautiful partner and guitarist, Sharni Armitage. With an open heart, Jimmy connects to those from all walks of life through his powerful story telling and emotive performances.

7:00 pm19:00

Nick Cunningham

With an album due to be released and a huge 2017 ahead Nick Cunningham returns to Melbourne to give you a glimpse of what's to come as well as perfroming songs from his debut EP "Letters". Opening the night will be Fraser Telfer who is also set to release music in 2017.

Nick is a South Australian singer/songwriter based in the musical mecca of Byron Bay in northern NSW. Over the past two years has performed twice at Splendour in the grass as well as winning the Byron bay raw artist “Musician Of The Year” for his performances throughout 2014. He writes of heartfelt stories and captivates listeners with his hypnotic melodies and soothing vocals.

Fraser Telfer is a singer songwriter from Geelong Victoria.

$25 Tix:


8:00 pm20:00

Spiral Dance + KC Guy

Join us for a night of myth, music and magic, proudly hosted by the Pagan Collective of Victoria.

Icons of Australian Pagan music, Spiral Dance and KC Guy will be playing their only Melbourne show on the 18th of March. Be sure to get in quick - tickets are selling fast.

Tickets: $25 Full and $20 consession - please click on the ticket link to purchase.




7:30 pm19:30

Peanut Noir Comedy

Peanut Noir welcomes you to Northcote’s legendary Bar 303 for the very first ALT-COM-CHUCKLE-BOMB of the year...

Grab a drink, take a seat and enjoy some of Melbourne’s most restless comedic talent bringing you their weirdest and most wonderful work!


Your host for the evening is Alex Chilton

This month’s stellar cast includes:

Natalie Harris
Sharnema Nougar
David Tieck
Rob Caruana
Rose Bishop
Winston Macadamia-Smith
and MORE!

7:30 pm19:30

The Monotremes + more

The Monotremes -

  • Zappa-esque multigenre. Progressive jazzpunk. Industrial cartoon

  • Adam Cook - Keys/vox
    Curtis Reardon - Guitar
    Josh Kelly - Saxes / clarinet
    George Worthy - Electric clarinet / bassoon
    Josh Holt / Jordan Tarento - bass
    Jonathan Griffiths - Drums/perc/samples

  • www.facebook.com/TheMonotremes

Dub Princess -

Dub Princess - Vocals
Sneaky Dread - Vocals & Guitar
Jamima Jonez - MC
Jules Hoyle - Bass
Michael Cooper- Keys
Harry Cooper - Sax
Owen James Miller - Trumpit
Christian Tito Uson - Drums


ctrix - chiptune artist

Darebin Songwriters Guild
3:30 pm15:30

Darebin Songwriters Guild

Yes!  The Guild is here at last!  The days of kicking back and playing the guitar ( or ukulele, piano accordion, mouth organ or whatever else tickles your fancy ) on the beach are still upon us but you can take time out of your endless Summer to come hear the latest offerings of our local talent.

Appearing at the Guild for the first Session of the year will be:
Eddie Ink

Derek Atkinson

Reid Stevens

Cameron Twomey

John Wignell

Phil Hudson

Greg Leon

Bob Hutchison

Mats Bjorklund

Bernard de la Coeur

Hosted as always by Fiona Claire and Dean Lombard, with all the hospitality of Bar 303,  we welcome everyone to the DSG for music and friendship.

Bring your tribe and we'll see you there!



For more information about the Guild, see our website or Facebook page

Members of the Guild take turns playing three-song sets of their original material. Sessions happen monthly on Sunday afternoons at 303, from 3:30 to 6:30 pm. Email sessions@darebinsongwritersguild.org to book a spot.


8:00 pm20:00

Roman Tucker (Rocket Science)

 The night will feature previously unheard material and songs from the Rocket Science repertoire, featuring VOC by Ema Dunstan, Guitars by Mickey Zocchi and Drums by Jimmy Carter.

Roman will showcase previously unheard material as well as a selection of tunes that he has become known for through his main songwriting vehicle, Rocket Science. On this special occasion, Roman will play a Hammond C3 through a Leslie speaker.

Support by...

Roman Tucker 8:30pm.


7:00 pm19:00


CITIZENS CIRCUS : Colours Of The Rainbow

Come join the circus
Bring a touch of your inner clown, select your most colourfull outfit, and join us, admission is free unless you wear black

Get some post-modern retro-sixties music, add generous amounts of colour, carefully selected shades of poetry, flavour cautiously with dashes of DADA, a flourish of Fluxus and ...
you will get a heady (but nevertheless accessible)
cabaret of the absurd called
“Citizens Circus”

Caution this mix may be too colourfull for average tastes wear sunglasses
Featuring :
Poetry by : Kylie Supski, Benjamin Solah, Anna Fern and jeltje

Music by : George O'Hara
and Citizens Band (Graham Twist, Bernadette Brogan,
Anna Fern and Sjaak de Jong)

Visuals by : Lynn Healy


An evening of art cabaret with music, poetry, performance art, film, comedy and more! Tonight's theme will be all colours of the rainbow - come along in your loudest multicoloured outfit!

Entry is FREE to all who come colourfully attired, $5 for anyone wearing black.

Wendy Rule
8:00 pm20:00

Wendy Rule

WENDY RULE - Melbourne Concert

Tickets $20 / $15 at the door
Doors Open 8pm, show starts 8.30

Tickets are $20 or $15 for low income, and are available at the door on the night. Doors will open 8pm, and show starts at 8.30, but feel free to come early for pre show drink in the front bar. Allow plenty of time to find a car park on this busy street, or better yet, catch the 86 tram that stops right outside.


Wild, passionate and empowering, Australian Visionary Songstress Wendy Rule, weaves together music, story and ritual to take her audience on an otherworldly journey of depth and passion. Drawing on her deep love of Nature and lifelong fascination with the worlds of mythology and Magic, Wendy’s songs combine irresistible melodies with rich aural textures and a rare personal honesty to create spiritual music.

Dark, sensual, sonic theatre…compelling stuff.
Rolling Stone Australia

7:30 pm19:30

The Mamas + Freak & the Fat Cats + Nitida

The Mamas are BACK and READY for action!
Don't miss this explosive show from one of Melbourne's most unusual and sensual bands.

Bring your sneans, your crocs, set up the kids at home in front of the iPad and get ready to kick back with a cab sav and let your hair down. Fall into the warm and busty embrace of The Mamas and let your cares melt away.

Mama's got you.

$10 entry, doors at 7:30.

Special guests: Nitida + Freak & the Fat Cats!

8:00 pm20:00

Cheshire Grimm (NZ) + Scoundrels + Bronze + Them Rumblin Bones + Skinny Hobos

NZ alt-rockers Cheshire Grimm are celebrating the release of their second E.P 'Rain or Shine' with their first round of Australian tour dates since 2013 which we are excited to be sharing with our good friends Skinny Hobos.

Skinny Hobos are an energetic 2 piece making their first venture to Australia, fresh off the back of a hectic New Zealand tour with international legends Devilskin & Halestorm with a sound so big it will blow your head off.

Scoundrels are a heavy Punk Rock 4 piece from Melbourne Australia.
They released their first two tracks 'Fixation' in 2015, and 'Bitter Mistress' in 2016.

Opening the night is Bronze, the new offering from Melbourne shredder & vocalist Jess Harris ( Bad Uncle ), and a group of prolific Melbourne musicians who have nothing to prove to the locals. Their unique blend of Melancholy Prog rock kicks off the night in style.


Doors 8pm

7:30 pm19:30

Late Nights + Spider Spidey + Social Skills + Bear Kick + Dan Raw

In anticipation of In A Row Promotions' Spot Fest III! Melbourne Pop-Punkers Late Nights are throwing a pre party at 303 on friday 24th of feb!

Bring your party hats come party all night until the party starts at the brunny the next day

Performing on the night:
Late Nights
Spidey Spidey
Social Skills
Bear Kick
Dan Raw (Secondhand Squad)

Door at 8pm $5

Dan raw: 7:30 - 8:00pm
Bear Kick: 8:20 - 8:50pm
Social skills: 9:10 - 9:40
Spider Spidey: 10:00 - 10:45
Late Nights 11:00 - 11: 45

7:00 pm19:00

SHOL + Bohjass

Bohjass @ 7:00pm

SHOL @ 8:30pm

Christopher Skepper-trumpet
Chris Pappas-tenor sax
Nashua Lee-guitar
John O'Hagan-dbass
Chris Lewis-drums




SHOL’s music has its roots in the band’s love of hard bop and free jazz, paying homage to the masters - Miles Davis, Coltrane, Shorter, Blakey, Cecil Taylor, Mingus, Monk; the list goes on. Yet this uniquely Australian sound lives completely in the present day, imbued with a sense of energetic urgency that unreservedly demands attention.

7:00 pm19:00

The Hip Streets

We've got an exciting gig next Friday night as we go back to the first show since celebrating our genesis! You can get some more details via the facebook event or just look at the poster! We'll be joined by some very talented young musicians including vocalist Abbey rose and keys player Kade Brown! We hope to see you there to enjoy the experience with us!!

$5 students/$10 workers

7:30 - The Hip Streets Early Set
8pm The PO Boys
9pm The Miles Henry Trio
10pm The Hip Streets feat. Abbey Rose


7:00 pm19:00

Cinecult303: 'Surviving Edged Weapons'

The 80s taught us that Love is a Battlefield, now this Valentine's Day, learn how to survive - 80s style - in the battlefield of life.

"From the beginning, Man has possed the attributes of the animal. Speed, power, dynamic movement, the instinct to exploit the weakness of his prey, and from his human inventiveness came weapons that could puncture and slash his enemies flesh...
Gradually, Man created a KNIFE CULTURE, which has changed very little as it has cut its way through time...."

So begins SURVIVING EDGED WEAPONS, a feature length police training video from 1988, produced in Wisconsin for use throughout North America. It was never meant for public consumpution, which is a great shame as its producers created one of the strangest pieces of cultural detritus to ever surface from the bubbling mess of fears that populated 1980s America.

Opening with cavemen killing each other to the above statement, and sprawling across random Canadian lunatics in pleated khakis, Satanists, razor-bladed trucker caps, testimony from police officers who have survived "the ghetto", and self defense experts who can shake it like no other. SURVIVING EDGED WEAPONS is equal parts horrifying and hilarious. Death, pure unadulterated idiocy and fear mongering pile upon each other till you don't know whether to run screaming or die laughing. While the film does contain photographic images of the very real effects of EDGED WEAPONS and KNIFE CULTURE, the variety of lunacy on display throughout the film is sure to entertain the most degenerate of souls. It might give you whiplash. It's worth it. So very, very worth it.

SURVIVING EDGED WEAPONS has long been on the agenda for CineCult303. Now, as we slip speedily into the apocalypse, I feel it is our public duty to help you survive KNIFE CULTURE and to share a laugh over the gallows. So please join us for a night of social comedy and body horror.

February 14th. Valentine's Day.
The feature will commence at 7:30pm but please arrive early to imbibe, and procur good seats.
A gold coin donation will garner you entry.
Only at 303 in Northcote.

WARNING: The feature does contain high levels of very silly, splatstick violence, interspersed with photographic images of real knife wounds. The images are confrontational but not gratuitous. CineCult303 is a proud a home of culture-trauma & you have been warned.

CineCult303 is a not-for-profit film night dedicated to keeping the weird alive. Gold coin donation for entry. All proceeds will be donated to local arts organisations to keep the weird growing.



8:30 pm20:30

Boadz plays Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson was able to heavily influence the shape of popular music throughout the 20th century, despite being virtually unknown until several decades after his death and only recording a total of 29 different songs.

Come along and hear his entire recorded works performed live by one of Melbourne's most exciting guitar players - BOADZ.

7:30 pm19:30

Beautiful Beasts + Dr Sinha’s Jazz Lobotomy + The Po Boys

Hot grooves, juicy hooks and heavy soul.

The night will kick off with Dr Sinha's Jazz Lobotomy. Melding down-tempo pop with heady jazz influences, their beats are infectious and their melodies are meticulous. This will be their first gig after releasing their debut single "Grown Man" (available from 3/2/17). So get ready for something special.

Next up will be The Po Boys. This is the rhythm section of local soul legends- Fulton Street. Get your stank faces on because they jam pretty hard. The grooves will be super hot, so make sure your moves on the dance floor are hotter.

Finishing off the night are the main event- Beautiful Beasts. A saccharine sweet Rnb/pop outfit with a dirty, soulful twist. The Beasts will make you want to dance, grind and party. And they're pretty frickin good at it.

This will be a banger of a sunday night. So come down and support live music.


7:30 pm19:30

Grim Fawkner + Alana Jagt + Tyreswans



Grim Fawkner is an itinerant minstrel, whose acoustic works range from upbeat folk/country, to soulful balladry, with elements of blues, pop & indie thrown in.

He is a self taught guitarist and vocalist, has been self-managed and performing for 4 years and has toured extensively across Australia & NZ.
He has mentored under Melbourne music stalwarts such as Charles
Jenkins (Icecream Hands), Rebec...ca Barnard, and Davy Lane (You Am I).

Grim, under his real name Tané Emia-Moore, has also been featured on Melbournes "BalconyTV", alongside artists such as Matt Corby, Neil Finn, & Eskimo Joe, and has performed support for Evermore in New Zealand. He has played with Australian icons Something For Kate, You Am I, Missy Higgins and many more at Queenscliff Music Festival 2012.

Grim Fawkner's music is fresh and unique enough to set it apart, yet with enough pop sensibility that it is accessible by all music appreciators.
It is his high intensity and passion for performing live though that keeps him in the minds of all who see him play.


With a powerfully captivating and distinctive voice, Alana Jagt is able to engage her audience with haunting vocal melody lines and heartfelt performance. She ...is a singer/songwriter who writes and performs pop-infused folk songs or, if you prefer; folk infused pop songs, with a generous pinch of alt-country twang thrown in for taste.
Alana spent the last few years performing as one half of Adelaide folk harmony group Buffalo Boyfriend before going out to perform solo in early 2016. She now performs on her own and with her six piece band 'Alana Jagt and Moses Jones', she is currently finalising her debut solo release



Tyreswans is a band that has largely remained imaginary since its initial imagining some time last century. Luke has been a member of many prominent Adelaide bands having played Big Day Out with his previous bands 'Central Deli Band' and 'The Wateslides' as well as having supported big names such as The Avalanches, Gerling and the Presets with those acts. In 2017 Luke is working on solo projects under the name 'Tyreswans' with a release scheduled for later in the year.


7:30pm, $10

The Shackmen - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night
8:00 pm20:00

The Shackmen - 'Kickin' The B' Hammond Night


The Shackmen

Shackmen featuring Ben Grayson - Hammond, Lance Ferguson - Gtr.

Introducing the Shackmen. A very rare coming together of old friends who happen to

make up one of the best rhythm sections in the country. The engine room of legendary

Melbourne funk gods The Bamboos for 10 years, they are now the mystical unicorn of

funk rhythm sections. A special gig not to be missed!

Ben Grayson (hammond), Lance Ferguson (gtr), Yuri Pavlinov (bass) & Daniel Farrugia (drums)


Doors at 8.00pm - Performance time: 9.00pm - 11.00pm

Entry - $10

The Leslie will be spinning and the tone wheels in the mighty vintage B3 style Hammond

Organ will be grinding to the music from Australia's finest Hammond Organ players

with their highly acclaimed rhythmn sections and surprise guest musicians.


303 Bar is ‘pulling out all the stops’ and has installed a big and beautiful vintage 60’s Hammond organ (B3 in a churchy cabinet) and mighty ‘Leslie’ rotary speaker in the front bar. Few, if any, venues are lucky enough to permanently host the incredible and unique sounds produced by this dynamic combination. We all know - there is no substitute for the real thing.

8:00 pm20:00

Bohjass + guests

Bohjass explore an aural terrain that celebrates European cinematic landscapes whilst traversing a cascading free jazz spirit.
Bohjass began in 1986. Invisible desert, the seventh album on limited release on vinyl augers a new direction in sound for Tim Pledger's band, where the intimations of wholeness are rejected for a sound of collaboration where sounds collide and divide. Bohjass is here!

Tim Pledger ~ sax
Belinda Woods ~ flute
Mick Power ~ guitar
Oscar France ~ keyboard/synth
Ali Watts ~ Bass
Daniel Brates ~ Drum kit
Harry Shaw-Reynolds ~ Drum kit
Chris Lewis ~ Percussion
Luigi Portararo ~ Percussion

Album availible on limited edition Vinyl as well as CD


alistair watts brings in his eclectic mix of neo romanticism in melody and harmony with his band slipper

slipper @ 8pm

ali watts bass

diego villalta gtr

dr woods flutes

johnny bassoon on...yes you guessed it...bassooon

chewy lewis on drummo

bohjass play a reallll big set at 9/30pm

the new album "invisible desert"is available on bandcamp and at northside records, rathdowne records and etcetera records

donation entry

8:30 pm20:30

Buttered Loaf

Sam Cope - Hammond C3
Selwyn Cozens - Drums
Gideon Cozens - Guitar
Joe Greenway - Sax
Yuri Pavlinov - Bass

Buttered Loaf are Melbourne's rough 'n' ready gurus of gritty funk and reggae-laden roots, rock and soul music. Moonlighting as half of the legendary supergroup FRANKENSTEIN, they are Melbourne's most prolifically unproductive band and are proud of it!

8:30pm, $10

Bohjass + Junki + Zeke Trio
8:00 pm20:00

Bohjass + Junki + Zeke Trio


8pm, donation entry


bohjass are...

ali watts electric bass
belinda woods flutes
micka power gtr
oscar francais pino noir
luigi cuban missile portararo on oh oh conga (who remembers "the banana splits"?)
harry renaldo on persuasive percusso rain
daniela bratwurst the third on battery inspired dream

chewy lewis in chicken tray, assorted globules of thought and misrceant

and lastly, mostly leastly but never leslie

the ingratiable uncle e on woodwind macabre

Bohjass is Tim Pledger's longest running band. Bohjass began in 1986 as a trio called Bohemian Jazz. Over the years Bohjass has played in many locations including a long standing residency at the Glengarry Castle Hotel in Redfern Sydney and many country NSW tours. After moving to Melbourne in early 1993 with his band Sufi Dervish, Tim reformed Bohjass after teaming up with musicians at NMIT in Collingwood in 1994. In 1995 Tim entered VCA under the direction of the legendary Brian Brown and met up with like minded improvisors including Belinda Woods, John O'Hagan, Will Guthrie, Cam Macallister, Will Poskitt and many others. In 1997 Bohjass won the VCA Atheneum Award as best Ensemble in the Improvisation stream. Bohjass has played in many venues over the years including the Sydney Opera House and  Bennetts Lane Jazz Club and has appeared at many festivals including Folk Rhythm and Life, quite a few Fringe festivals, Jazz Fringe festivals, The Quiet Music Festival, many High Vibes Festivals on High St Northcote and most recently at the Falls Festival at Lorne.


6:30 pm18:30

Creepy Dummy (trial show)- Sarah Jones, Ventriloquist

After a completely sold out season of her double act Jonestown's MICF show Happy Campers Sarah Jones- Ventriloquist is back with her solo debut Creepy Dummy.

Ventriloquist dummies always get a bad rap, but are they really as evil as they seem? Yes. Yes they are.

Comedian Sarah Jones blends stand up, puppetry and witchcraft to bring you this black comedy about the darker side of ventriloquism.

Join a collection of sweet and sinister puppet friends as they bring to life horror stories, urban legends and true tales from side show history.


THE JACKIE MITTOO REVUE - Jake Savona & Friends
8:30 pm20:30

THE JACKIE MITTOO REVUE - Jake Savona & Friends


Studio One - the 'Motown of Jamaica'.

This incredible Jamaican record label was involved with all of the major music movements in Jamaica during the 1960s and 1970s - including ska, rocksteady, reggae, dub and dancehall.

Presented by Jake Savona and friends, including:

Baz Turnbull: Guitar
Andy Paps: Bass
Jules 'Slap 10' Goyma: Drums
Jake Savona: Hammond Organ, Clavinet, Synths
Neda Rahmani: percussion

and special guests!

303 Bar is ‘pulling out all the stops’ and has installed a big and beautiful vintage 60’s Hammond organ (B3 in a churchy cabinet) and mighty ‘Leslie’ rotary speaker in the front bar. Few, if any, venues are lucky enough to permanently host the incredible and unique sounds produced by this dynamic combination. We all know - there is no substitute for the real thing.

To celebrate, Jake Savona and friends are presenting their fourth instalment of Australia's only 'JACKIE MITTOO REVUE' - presenting two sets of material from the Jamaican keyboardist's vast repertoire of funk, soul and reggae. With a particular focus on his Studio One instrumental output in the 60's and 70's, this is a night DEFINITELY not to be missed!

From 8pm. $10 on the door




7:30 pm19:30


Alex The Astronaut
Announces New Single 'Already Home' + Shows

Sydney-via-New York singer and guitarist ALEX THE ASTRONAUT is psyched to announce ‘Already Home’, her observant and heart-warming new single as added to
high rotation on radio triple j. ‘Already Home’ is taken from her forthcoming EP and follows ‘Holes in the Story’ and the eclectic ‘Half of 21st Street’, and will be released
on all platforms via Minkowski Records on Friday November 18.

‘Already Home’ was produced by Benjamin McCarthy (Kate Miller-Heidke, Gordi, Nyck) and recorded in Melbourne earlier this year. While she spends most of her year playing
soccer and studying maths and physics in New York, Alex the Astronaut was in Australia over her term break to see her friends and family and to save money for recording and the
year ahead. She found herself working multiple jobs and the pressures of her schedule – which included coaching athletics, tutoring high-schoolers, working in a café, being a nanny and
playing music at restaurants – started to become too overwhelming as it just wasn’t sustainable. Alex the Astronaut explains: “I was people watching on the bus home from one of my jobs
and realized how many people experience this out of control feeling for the majority of their lives. It actually made me feel better to think of how much people do just so they can come
home to someone they care about and so they can have something to eat and somewhere to sleep.”

Less than a year since she started releasing music, Alex the Astronaut has been touted a Global Newcomer on Acid Stag, spotlight artist on AAA Backstage, best new music on Indie
Underground amongst other media acclaim, with Richard Kingsmill noting on her last single ‘Holes in the Story’ “I like how this is both naïve and worldy at once. A real charmer
of a song,” and UK’s Drunken Werewolf calling her last single “a great piece of modern story telling.” Her eclectic debut single ‘Half of 21st Street’ was called a “bold, brave first
offering” (Dom Alessio, triple j) with Something You Said saying that Alex is “a folktronic delight.”

‘Already Home’ is out now, and is taken from her forthcoming EP due out Jan 2017. The EP will be released on Alex The Astronaut’s own label, Minkowski
Records (a way of graphing events which shows that it doesn’t really matter how events happen, just where they get to in the end) with distribution via Kobalt.
In the meantime, make sure to catch Alex The Astronaut on her return live shows in Sydney & Melbourne. Limited tickets available. Details

Friday January 20th, 2017- Bar 303, 303 High St, Northcote VIC 3070

 Tickets from https://www.oztix.com.au

Limited Capacity

Support: Frances Fox - www.facebook.com/francesfoxmusic
TIMES: doors at 8.00pm;  Frances Fox - 8.30 to 9.15 ; Alex The Astronaut - 9.45pm to 10.45pm

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8:00 pm20:00


GLORY B + screening of the music documentary INTANGIBLE ASSET NO. 82

Doors: 8pm, donation entry

830 - 930: GLORY B


GLORY B can be described as a progressive Neo-Soul group, infusing elements of jazz, funk, blues, rock, and latin.


Formed in 2005 in Goonengerry NSW, Glory B relocated to their hometown of Melbourne in 2009. Fronted by songwriter, singer and keyboardist Bryson Mulholland, the line-up is completed by drummer Daniel Brates, bassist Mimmo Panunzio and percussionist Salvador Castro.


Since its conception, the band has worked closely with producer and guitarist Christian Pyle, releasing their debut album, Puppies of Steel, in 2009, and the EP Sex Party in 2012 through Christian’s independent label, Prawn & Spanner. The band has a new album currently in production, due for release in 2017.



A respected jazz drummer’s search for an enigmatic Korean Shaman becomes a rite of passage,
as he is inspired and transformed by the journey.
 “Looking back now,

I don’t know how I lived like that.
But I believe in reincarnation,
and I believe I was born with this destiny.”
– Bae Il-Dong (Korean Pansori singer, recalling the seven years he spent living by a waterfall learning to sing)

What lengths will people go to for their music? How do they discover the tools of self-expression and develop an individual voice? Where does the calling come from? What does it mean to be a musician in modern times?

Australian singer Emma Franz explores these themes through the final stages of friend and colleague Simon Barker’s seven-year search for enigmatic Korean shaman, Kim Seok-Chul. Believing the shaman to be one of the world’s great, though largely unknown and undocumented, improvising musicians, Simon had committed to find and learn from the shaman. Yet despite his official designation as South Korea’s 82nd Intangible Asset, Kim Seok-Chul remained elusive. After seven years of setbacks and obstacles, and with the shaman now in his eighties, Barker’s commitment has intensified and he returns to Korea for a seventeenth time.

As they travel together through Korea, Franz casts a sensitive eye on Barker, revealing the inspirations and transformations that led him to become one of the most persuasive and individual voices in drumming today.

Meaningful practical and philosophical encounters with charismatic and exceptionally dedicated artists become a rite-of-passage, leading Simon to the shaman under portentous circumstances.

As Simon and the artists who have become immersed in his journey discover their growing influence on each other, they move naturally towards collaboration. The archetypal ‘hero’s journey’ becomes a layered story of the heroic yet humble music practice of all the main characters, providing intimate insight into music as a valuable tool for personal transformation and bridging cultural divides.

Intangible Asset No. 82 debuted at the Sao Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil, where it was a finalist in the Audience Vote for Best Documentary. The film went on to win BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Durban International Film Festival in South Africa, BEST SOUND IN DOCUMENTARY at the 2009 AFI Awards Australia, and was voted runner-up for Most Popular Documentary at the Melbourne International Film Festival. It has screened in competition at some of the worlds most respected film and documentary festivals, including AFI SilverDocs and South By South West in the U.S.A., Hot Docs in Canada, and others in places as diverse as Argentina, Japan, Chile, China, Korea, India, Egypt and Israel. It was shortlisted for the Cinema Eye Honors in the U.S.A.

“Absolutely profound, visually, musically and otherwise…everything about this story and the way in which it was told and presented was truly miraculous. Absorbing and inspiring!” – Laurence Donohue-Greene (Editor of The New York City Jazz Record, formerly AllAboutJazz-New York)

“Intangible Asset Number 82 is a classic that will be here after we are all long gone.” – David Amram (Composer, Conductor & Multi-Instrumentalist)

“Intangible Asset #82 is one of the best music documentaries I’ve seen: Beautifully shot and recorded, but more importantly, a compelling and insightful narrative that explores music-making across cultures that captures the warmth of a buddy/road film which builds to an emotionally affecting climax.” – Bill Bragin (Public Programmer, Lincoln Center, NYC)

“Intangible Asset Number 82 is inspiring, fascinating and engagingly shot, a meditation on cultural relativism and the spiritual power of music to unite people from radically different backgrounds. It opened my eyes to another facet of the cross-pollination taking place in the melting pot art form known as jazz.” – Aidan Levy (Jazz writer Village Voice, Jazz Times)

 “Like all great narratives, this one is complex and multilayered, and its presentation is reflective of the improvisational spirit of the music that you hear in the film. – Tom Staudter (Music Writer, New York Times, Downbeat)

“The idea of music as a universal language may be a well-worn truism, however few films manage to demonstrate the phenomenon so plainly and with such impact as Franz’s Intangible Asset No. 82. This is a beautiful film, as emotionally affecting as it is sonically and visually stunning – a truly unique and inspiring documentary.” – Brett Ham, Broadsheet Magazine, Melbourne

“Emma Franz uses a wonderfully varied, artful and personal style to capture the many aspects of this journey, Baker’s quest will probably resonate with artists in any form, struggling to connect their work to their deepest natural impulses.” – Jim Terr, KUNM-FM Radio, New Mexico

“This is a wonderful, 1-of-a-kind film… The point is very well-made here that music is a universal language, and that if any of us want to see for longer distances, we would do wisely to climb up the backs of those who are masters of their crafts.” – Drumscene

“The insights into musical expression and Barker’s genuine humility with the people he meets that make this memorable.” – Paul Kalina, Sydney Morning Herald

“Intangible Asset No. 82″ shows us that art occurs at the intersection of deep knowledge and compassion, where human self-knowledge is at one with the natural world.  In a world where tangible assets are constantly being measured and compared, “Intangible Asset No. 82″ gives the viewer a visible demonstration of a musician seeking and achieving transformative oneness.  It is indeed a profound and moving film.”
– Yo-Yo Ma (Cellist and educator, multi-Grammy Award winner)

“Intangible Asset Number 82 is a fantastic film. A look into a world I never knew existed. Totally inspiring. It blew my mind. Thank you.”
– Bill Frisell (Grammy Award winning guitarist)

8:00 pm20:00

The Foxymorons + Gunnoo/Becker/Irwin-Ray

The Foxymorons are presenting music that serves as an audible stimulus for Australian landscape.
Josh Manusama - bass
Alistair Kennedy - kit
Joel Trigg - Keys
Tom Bunnet - trumpet
Steve 'what's the big difference' Byth - sax
Joshua Kreusler - Guitar

are a newly formed melbourne three piece who are discovering ways to explore musical concepts outside of a traditional setting. In their debut performance, these three improvising musicians will extend each instrument's role, creating a unique combination of sounds and textures.
Isaac Gunnoo - Bass
Jared Becker - Tenor
Lauren Irwin-Ray - Vocals

8:00 pm20:00

Dr Craskand his Swingin' Elixir

Whatever ails you, a dose of Dr Crask and his Swingin' Elixir is guaranteed to get you on your feet. Playing swing tunes predominantly of the 30's and 40's, the Swingin' Elixir kicks out the dancing tunes with Lindy Hop in mind. You'll hear songs that were performed by the likes of Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Prima just to name a few. The 4 piece rhythm section, and 3 piece horn section, together with the silky smooth vocals of Jen Salisbury, comprise this 'little big-band'.