(PLEASE NOTE, WE HAVE NOT LISTED THE SOLD OUT SHOWS)
Join us as we launch the Unplugged in St Kilda podcast series, where we celebrate the history of music in St Kilda during the 1970s, 80s and 90s! Hear what some of our Interviewee Guest Speakers say about their experience of being part of the series.
Acoustic Set by
Matt Doll (The Mavis’s)
Music Victoria award winner Matt Joe Gow is bringing his distinctive brand of Americana music to George Lane. Matt will be joined by his band The Dead Leaves in acoustic form, tailored for the intimate setting, with a strong focus on harmonies and revisiting songs from across his entire career. The evening will be warmly commenced by a fellow New Zealander in Kerryn Fields with her trio band.
Known fondly as ‘The Ukelele Queen Of The Bellarine’ Sarah Carroll will be joining forces with the one and only Shannon Bourne for this very special George Lane show. Sarah Carroll has performed at most of Australia’s high-profile festivals and a good many of its pubs over a 30 year career, and is noted for her work with GIT, The Pirates Of Beer, The Junes and The Cartridge Family. Her songs chime with sincerity and come straight from her big, brave heart.
Matt Walker (Lost Ragas, Fat Rubber Band) is one of the most respected musicians on the Australian scene. His work as a songwriter, producer, session guitarist and composer is credited on dozens of albums, films and documentary scores, and among his peers down under he enjoys the status of a true cult legend. Matt will be launching his new acoustic album at George Lane on Saturday, 30th of July.
We welcome Neil Young into George Lane in the form of J.D. Delves with his five piece band ‘Harvest Moon’. J.D has dedicated his musical life to Young and there is no better representation to pay homage to Neil Young’s catalogue of truly inspiring music.
Ron S. Peno and Cam Butler play a very special show at George Lane on Saturday night, August 6. Ron S. Peno needs no introduction. As the singer for the legendary Died Pretty as well as with his band The Superstitions, he has a voice which is instantly recognisable, with an unmatched emotive power. Ron has partnered with Superstitions’ guitarist, Cam Butler, to create a vocal and guitar duo like no other. Ashton Davy & The Complaints Department are supporting on the night.
The Caledonian Castaways are a group of ex-pat Scot musicians from Melbourne. They perform their own songs of Scotland influenced by the blues and roots of the many bands they play with. The Caledonian Castaways are a powerhouse lineup consisting of some of Melbourne’s finest musicians. Steve Boyd, guitar vocals (Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie), Alex Burns, steel, harmonica, vocals, Tommy McEwan, drums (Louis King & The Liars Klub) and Stevie Montgomery, vocals (Ska Vendors).
Dalicados play delicious music from an alternative viewpoint, artful songs with a realism & authenticity only available through experienced mediums. Bawden Green (Megan Bawden – The Peptides and Cathy Green ‘X’) are supporting on the night.
Benny & the Flybyniters have been a stalwart of the Melbourne roots music scene since 1999. From humble beginnings playing local bars and pubs, to tours and Festivals in the USA and Europe, the Flybyniters have made their mark. Backing the likes of Lazy Lester, Big Jay McNeely, Ska/Bluebeat great Owen Gray, to name few, Benny & the Flybyniters have always been the go to band in Australia for your Rhythm & Blues fix. Support for the night is still to be announced.
With New Orleans swagger, a large cup of soul, a spoonful of blues, and a dash of jazz noir, Steve Boyd’s Rum Reverie hoots and hollers. Imagine Tom Waits meeting Hound Dog Taylor in Bourbon St, New Orleans and you’re getting close. The sound is heartfelt and raw, the influences primal and instinctive.
Melbourne based folk-pop-punk-poet Alana Wilkinson continues to emerge as one of the most loved new artists on the Australian scene.
Since 2017 Alana has turned heads with a string of triumphant (and much talked-about) major festival appearances (Woodford, Queenscliff, Blue Mountains, Nannup, Bello and Mullum) showcasing her wit, humour and insightful social commentary. Supports still to be announced.