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Album launch – The Bitter Tooth of Eugene Hamilton – Saturday 18 November 2017 Memo Music Hall St Kilda

Album launch – The Bitter Tooth of Eugene Hamilton

Saturday 18 November 2017 Memo Music Hall St Kilda
With guests Nina Ferro Duo

Eugene Hamilton is known for his loud wardrobe, energetic performances and on stage schtick. But lurking behind Eugene’s facade is a highly respected musical talent (Dave Bowers) and a rock-solid band of musicians, The Money.


This 12 track Album – The Bitter Tooth of Eugene Hamilton – is their masterwork. It has taken over three years to record and includes contributions from over 20 musicians including Linda and Vika Bull and Lucky Oceans.


The Money turn playing covers into an art form by totally reinventing and ‘genre bending’ the material they play, and they’re not afraid to tackle a few sacred cows along the way.


The album draws on all the musical influences that Eugene has loved and played around with in a 30 – year career as a Melbourne musician. This album is full of energy and oomph. From Motown to Memphis Soul to Funk to Nashville to Hip Hop to Vegas style Big Band Swing to Latin Fusion to Swinging London Boogaloo. All threaded together coherently into a thick, lush, shag pile carpet. With nods along the way to Dave Brubeck. Bobby Darin. The Stones. Iggy Pop. Peggy Lee. Chrissie Amphlett. Beyonce, Serge Gainsbourg, Bob Dylan, Santana, Bob Marley, Steely Dan, Elvis, Sinatra and more.


Every decade from the ’50s til now is represented by at least one track. THE MONEY are Martin Lubran (guitar) Chris Paraha (Bass) Haydn Meggitt (Drums) Colin Snape (Keys) Tibor Gyapjas (trumpet).


At the launch the album will be performed in full by an extended 10-piece band with support from jazz siren Nina Ferro. More about Eugene at   https://www.facebook.com/eugene.hamilton.35


See Eugene in performance here:





Gig Info: Saturday 18 November 2017, MEMO Music Hall, 88 Acland Street St Kilda

Doors Open: 7.30pm, Showtime 8.40-11pm (with intermission)

Tickets at www.memomusichall.com.au : Premium Reserved Seats $35+bf, A Reserved Seats $25+bf, General Admission $20+bf, At the Door: $22.00 (if still available)

Circus Oz Media Release > Sidesault at The Melba – a festival of experimental circus (8 – 18 Nov 2017)


Circus Oz Sidesault at The Melba – a festival of experimental circus 

In the ongoing pursuit to challenge, push and develop contemporary circus artists and the art form, Circus Oz is delighted to announce the inaugural Sidesault at The Melba festival in Collingwood over two weeks this November.
Generously supported by the City of Yarra, Sidesault at The Melba will feature five emerging and established circus companies presenting new works ranging from breathtaking physical stunts to outstanding circus poetry, with styles and approaches that span political satire, to feminism and the roles of women across life stages, to provocative sideshow. 
The support of Sidesault at The Melba provides circus artists with an amazing, intimate and beautiful space to share their new ideas and explorations to a wider audience.
Circus Oz Senior Artistic Associate, Antonella Casella, has co-curated Sidesault at The Melba with Melba Spiegeltent Producer, Halley-Jean Buckram, and explained that circus is an art form that is continually reinvented by new generations and different artistic collaborations.
“In many different ways all the shows in this festival are focused on the ‘circus body’ and placing it in a new context – whether that be the female body across a lifetime, the body as a site of destruction and pain, the body as something ridiculous or the body as a site of explosive power and human celebration,” said Casella.
8 – 18 Nov 2017 Circus Oz Sidesault at The Melba
8 – 11 Nov 2017 at 6.30pm Casting Off – A GOOD CATCH
8 – 11 Nov 2017 at 8.15pm UnsuitableTumble Circus
15 – 18 Nov 2017 at 6.30pm Nonstop – Time in Space 
15 – 18 Nov 2017 at 8.15pm Party Ghost – Poached Eggs & Asparagus 
15 – 18 Nov 2017 at 9.45pm Relax: Everything’s Fucked – The Syndicate Group
Venue The Melba Spiegeltent
Location 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Tickets $27 – $23 + booking fee (Festival passes available)
Casting Off  – A GOOD CATCH (Australia)
Ensemble: Deb Batton, Sharon Gruenert and Spenser Inwood
kNit is 29, Pearl is 40 and Slip is over 50 but under 60. Biologically, socially and psychologically their needs and concerns differ. Casting off stereotypes these acrobats devise without a leader, leap from heights, tumble around corners and catch-up with each other in precarious positions while celebrating the accumulated moments.
UnsuitableTumble Circus (Ireland and Australia)
Ensemble: Tina Segner, Ken Fanning and Angelique Ross
Unsuitable is a circus comedy with confused jugglers, dangerous aerialists, dispirited clowns and broken acrobats. It’s about displaced and marginalised people trapped in a world of pain. 
Nonstop – Time in Space (Australia)
Ensemble: Dylan Phillips, Hamish McCourty, Lisa Goldsworthy, Mark Longo and Josh Croall
Nonstop draws audiences into the limits and possibilities of the human body both physically and mentally. The music influences the way the acrobats move, think and feel. Nonstop brings a fresh approach to circus that combines tricks, dance, group acrobatics and juggling into an experimental circus show.
Party Ghost – Poached Eggs & Asparagus (Australia)
Ensemble: Jarred Dewey and Olivia Porter
Do we celebrate our ‘death day’ in the afterlife as we do our birthday in the land of the living? A ghoulish exploration of the post-mortem mystery through an absurd pop-cultural lens, Party Ghost is part circus and part séance – it’s a macabre suite of the grindhouse kind. Created from the limbs of drag queens, the blood of acrobats and the guts of misunderstood clowns, Party Ghost is a wacky Frankenstein monster of a show. 
Relax: Everything’s Fucked – The Syndicate Group (Australia)
Ensemble: Captain Ruin, Samora Squid and Elle Diablo
Watch in awe as these punk rock daredevils go bigger, better and weirder than ever as they challenge the boundaries of decency and common sense with spectacular sideshow stunts, electrifying burlesque, incredible escapes and whip sharp political satire. Brimming with ideas, wit and anarchistic energy, Relax: Everything’s Fucked is a carnival cult-hit that pushes boundaries, tantalises senses and subverts expectations.
(Recommended for 16 years +)
Circus Oz
Credited with revitalising a traditional artform in a uniquely Australian way, Circus Oz is a rock ‘n’ roll, animal-free circus that has influenced the development of circus arts around the world since its foundation in 1978. Circus Oz undertook its first and critically praised international tour in 1980 and has continued touring to over 100 cities and regions in 28 countries – playing to over 4 million people.
Twitter @circusoz 
Instagram @circusoz

Jungle Directed by Greg McLean


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A film by Greg McLean


Starring Daniel Radcliffe, Alex Russell, Joel Jackson and Thomas Kretschmann

“Chilling and harrowing, Jungle soars in strange and unexpected ways.” – Filmink

Young Israeli Yossi Ghinsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) leaves a safe future behind in order to chase an improbable dream in the mysterious depths of the Amazon rainforest. For a year he journeys the path well-travelled – but when he and two new fellow adventurers, Kevin Gale (Alex Russell) and Marcus Stamm (Joel Jackson), meet the darkly charismatic Karl Ruchprecter (Thomas Kretschmann),  and follow him into the depths of the jungle, what begins as the realisation of a dream soon turns into a harrowing psychological test of faith and fortitude.

 A true story of survival against all odds, based on the international best-selling memoir by Yossi Ghinsberg. 

In cinemas nationally 9 November 2017

Country of Origin: Australia

Language: English

Running Time: 111 mins Rating: M



Find MBP on Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Julia Jacklin Shares New Video For ‘ Cold Caller’ + Nominated For Two ARIA Awards + Upcoming AUS & INT Tour Dates


On the heels of releasing her Eastwick/Cold Caller 7″, Julia Jacklin now shares the video for ‘Cold Caller’ described by The FADER as “a treasure.”

About the video Julia says:

“Over my 5 years of dancing training I accumulated about 4 dance moves, which have all been utilised in this clip. You could say it all started here in this dance studio in my hometown, Springwood, where beginning at the age of 11, I laboured and then learned that I was not going to be a professional dancer. Nevertheless for those 5 years I did my best; tap danced at a casino in a high vis one-piece to ‘Working Class Man’, waved my arms repeatedly around at an event held in a McDonalds car park to Enya’s ‘Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)’, crammed my pre-pubescent body into silver hot pants for Pink’s ‘Get this Party Started’. It’s still my favourite thing to do, and this song is about something worrying, but also something incredibly joyful and all I could think to do to express that was to dance.”

Watch the video for ‘Cold Caller’ here.


Jacklin’s debut Don’t Let The Kids Win, featuring favourites ‘Pool Party’, ‘Leadlight’ and title track ‘Don’t Let The Kids Win’, has gone on to achieve stunning critical acclaim the world over. The acknowledgements for the album have culminated in two nominations at this year’s ARIA Awards including the coveted Best Female Artist Award nomination.

Jacklin is set to head out on her final tour of the year with huge headline shows across the UK, US and Canada before returning to Australia for the Falls Festival run and Twilight at Taronga with Cloud Control in February. The UK tour will visit Portsmouth, Bristol, Leeds, Glasgow, Manchester and Nottingham before Jacklin’s biggest London show to date at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire on 9 November.
Here’s just a small taste of what the critics have said:

“Instantly captivating” – The Line Of Best Fit

“Truly exceptional” – Q

“Brilliant” – The Sunday Times

“A sturdy, touching arrival” – Uncut:

“A worthy addition to the genre” – MOJO

“Stunning.” – The FADER

“[Jacklin] imbues her songs with a dusky beauty” – Rolling Stone

VIDEO: ‘Cold Caller’ by Julia Jacklin



Thursday 28 – Sunday 31 December
Falls Festival | Lorne VIC

Friday 29 – Sunday 31 December
Falls Festival | Marion Bay TAS

Sunday 31 December – Tuesday 2 January
Falls Festival | Byron Bay NSW

Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 January
Falls Festival | Fremantle WA

Saturday 17 February
Twilight at Taronga | Taronga Zoo, NSW
Cloud Control & Julia Jacklin

Thursday 2 November
Wedgewood Rooms | Portsmouth, UK

Friday 3 November
Thekla | Bristol, UK

Saturday 4 November
Belgrave Music Hall | Leeds, UK

Monday 6 November
Oran Mor | Glasgow, UK

Tuesday 7 November
Gorilla | Manchester, UK

Wednesday 8 November
Rescue Rooms | Nottingham, UK

Thursday 9 November
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire | London, UK

Monday 13 November
Rough Trade | Brooklyn, NY

Wednesday 15 November
The Drake | Toronto, ON

Friday 17 November
Schubas | Chicago, IL

Saturday 18 November
Biltmore | Vancouver, BC

Sunday 19 November
Doug Fir | Portland, OR

7″ Eastwick/Cold Caller – Julia Jacklin
Out now through Liberation Records
Available for streaming & purchase here

Don’t Let The Kids Win – Julia Jacklin
Out now through Liberation Records
Available for streaming & purchase here

Chris Wilson – Feat. Shannon Bourne & Fenn Wilson


Chris Wilson – Live at MEMO Music Hall St Kilda – Sunday 5 November, 2:00pm

Feat. Shannon Bourne & Fenn Wilson

CHRIS WILSON has been an essential part of blues and rock music in Australia since taking the stage with the Sole Twisters twenty years ago. Stints with Harum Scarum and Paul Kelly and the Coloured Girls followed, and the end of the 80s saw Wilson as one of our finest vocalists, harmonica players and songwriters, fronting the superb Crown of Thorns.

His instrumental gifts have oft been utilised on recordings by the likes of James Reyne, Hunters and Collectors, Vika and Linda, Renee Geyer, Archie Roach, X, Deb Conway and Ross Hannaford’s Dianna Kiss. Chris has enjoyed the company of Australia’s best musicians on stage and in the studio when realising his own visions in song.

Chris has performed in the U.S. at SXSW and two Folk Alliance Conferences. He has won the respect of many overseas artists, among these Joe Henry, Charlie Musselwhite and Tony Joe White. Bob Dylan once made a special trip backstage to shake Chris’ hand after a show together in 1992!

Chris has appeared at every major Australian festival and his performances, filled as they are with his own brand of sensuality and the dynamic power that leaves his audiences so satisfied, are always a highlight. Chris’ stage presence, voice and talent are all as big as the country he lives in. CHRIS WILSON is a master of his craft.

Visit Chris Wilson’s Facebook Page!

Doors Open 2pm, Showtime 3-5pm.

General Admission: $18+bf

GA at the door: $20

Tix at www.memomusichall.com.au

MEMO Music Hall, 88 Acland Street St Kilda

Mark Seymour & The Undertow Encore Tour Postponed




It is with regret that Frontier Touring advise that the recently announced Mark Seymour & The Undertow encore dates are unable to proceed due to changed circumstances.

New tour dates within a revised time period are currently being put together, and when complete will be announced along with new on sale details.

Frontier Touring thanks Mark’s fans for their understanding with regards to this date shift


Presented by
Frontier Touring

Saturday 28 July
The Tivoli | Brisbane, QLD POSTPONED

Saturday 4 August 
Dunstan Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre | Adelaide, SA POSTPONED

Saturday 11 August
Athenaeum Theatre | Melbourne, VIC POSTPONED

Saturday 1 September 
Astor Theatre | Perth, WA POSTPONED

Saturday 8 September
Enmore Theatre | Sydney, NSW POSTPONED

Waiting for Godot directed by William Henderson


Wits’ End presents


23 November – 16 December

Eleventh Hour Theatre, Fitzroy

Direction & Dramaturgy:  William Henderson

Co-Direction & Choreography: Shona Innes

Performed by: John Jacobs, Richard Bligh, Tom Considine & William Henderson

Design: Julie Renton

Lighting: Nik Pajanti

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/SRCN


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October 1947, little known novelist Samuel Beckett, with practically no theatrical experience, sits down and writes the most radical play of the 20th century in a mere 12 weeks. What emerges is astonishing: “a play in which nothing happens twice”, in which two mysterious figures wait in a featureless landscape for another, equally mysterious personage, who never arrives, yet continues to send messages from the aether. Two men simply waiting then, who while waiting, create the most extraordinarily funny series of activities and routines to keep themselves, and us, amused. In Beckett’s own words – a tragicomedy, equal parts pain and laughter


“Waiting for Godot seems to have a unique resonance during times of social and political crisis. As a modernist existential meditation it can at first appear bleak: “They give birth astride of a grave,” says Pozzo. “The light gleams an instant, then it’s night once more.” But it is also funny and poetic, and reveals humanity’s talents for stoicism, companionship and keeping going.” – THE GUARDIAN


In July 1976 at the famous Pram Factory theatre in Carlton, two strikingly similar looking, semi-awake (for such was the era) gangly and precariously inexperienced university students wandered on to the stage as the two clowns in Samuel Beckett’s revolutionary masterpiece, Waiting for Godot, in what turned out to be a much feted production, directed with flair and musicality by James McCaughey.


Now, nearly 70 years after Beckett first put pen to paper, William Henderson and John Jacobs are reprising these roles in a new production performed in the intimate and flexible Eleventh Hour Theatre, situated barely a kilometre from the former Pram Factory. Alongside Jacobs and Henderson, the production features two of Melbourne’s most seasoned performers, Richard Bligh & Tom Considine, and a bold new design by Julie Renton.


Waiting For Godot is the premiere production in Australia for Wits’ End, a new incarnation of the award winning, independent company, The Eleventh Hour. This company, co-directed by William Henderson and Anne Thompson ran from 2001 until 2013, winning numerous Green Room Awards and performing in major festivals in Melbourne, Adelaide and Northern Ireland.


William Henderson: “We’ re delighted to present a new vision of one of the great masterpieces of 20th century theatre, using Beckett’s revised text from his famous 1975 German production in Berlin, directed by the playwright himself”


In the intimate, Eleventh Hour theatre in the heart of Fitzroy, for three weeks only, a new ensemble, Wits’ End, presents Samuel Beckett’s indisputable masterpiece Waiting for Godot.


Monsieur Godot is expected; don’t be late for your appointment….



The Anti Suicide Play for Men


After finding themselves stuck on the way to the after life, four worn out Australian men discover that their individual suicide attempts have miraculously failed. But if this isn’t the end then why are they stuck? The Gods never reply. But as time slows and as hindsight drags in a renewed hunger to live, these men come to believe that in order to return home, life expects them to do something first . . . But what?

Powerful but not bleak. Funny but not black. Raw but humanly warm the play is a true celebration of the beauty and resilience of men

There is no preaching, no false answers, and the fifth and one of the funniest characters is awkward silence.

“Theatrically the best thing I’ve seen yet in suicide prevention “ 
Pete Nicholls “Parents Beyond Breakup”

1st – 12th November 2017

Book now: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=311569

Venue The MC Showroom

1/48 Clifton St, Prahran VIC 3181

  Producer Rohana Hayes 0425854942



Linden New Art


In this 1 hour session, you will hear about promoting your art from Publicist, Deveta Patel (Zilla & Brook) and Communication & Marketing Coordinator, Tom Pender (Linden New Art), with the chance to ask questions.

> Find out what art galleries & the media need to help promote you
> Pick up some neat tips on writing media releases, artist bio’s & exhibition statements
> Learn some Do’s & Don’ts about photographing your artwork
> Make social media work for you!

WHEN > Saturday 21 October 2017, 11AM to 12PM

VENUE > Emerald Hill Library, 195 Bank Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205




Brass & Glass


ILANEL_Brass Glass Chandelier
ILANEL_Stella Lamp        ILANEL_Pearl Sconce 

Brass & Glass

We answer challenges presented by our clients and fellow designers alike. Few recent commissions resulted in these beautifully hand made creations. Some in brass and others in anodised aluminium and all glass sphere are mouth blown. 

Venue 221

Designed by prominent Denver architect, Michael Knorr who is known nationwide for his stunning and creative aesthetics and was recently featured in LUXE Magazine, VENUE 221 is added to his list of iconic building designs in Denver. ILANEL was commissioned to design and fabricate and arched downpour of Rain Light Drops. 


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