Field, See & Mason along with Dino Jag at The Ding Dong Lounge

 Coming up on Friday 30th June at the Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne.

Field, See and Mason celebrate the release of their “Down Under The Covers” CD. Joining joining them on the night will be Dino Jag celebrating the release of his “Breakthrough” CD.

The night also features special guests Bloom featuring James Morley.

This is gonna be a great night. However only limited tix are available.. so grab them now!”


WED, May 24, at Phamish TWO STELLAR GUESTS, Jazz Diva EMMA GILMARTIN + Veteran Sax BOB BERTLES (Sydney) with JMQ ! Not to be missed :-)


May, 2017

Dear Jazz-Lovers,

Yes this week Jazz is on WEDNESDAY, May 24  at Phamish and we have TWO exciting Jazz artists guesting with the JMQ.

Sought after jazz singer EMMA GILMARTIN, who appears in all the top Jazz Clubs and Festivals and will be featuring at Melbourne
International Jazz Festival
in June, is gracing St Kilda jazz-lovers with her wonderful talent this week.(See att article published this week)

And joining JMQ also is legendary veteran Jazz Saxophonist , BOB BERTLES (in Melbourne while his wife, Nancye Hayes appears in  MTC Production). Bob has been part of Australian Music since the 1950s.

He worked as a Jazz musician, as a sideman and leading his own quintet. Like most musicians in this country he diversifed for some time, playing sax with Johnny O Keefe, touring the world with The Deejays then Max Merritt & The Meteors, performing with Cliff Richards & Cilla Black, appearing on television and on many recordings, collaborating with Toni Lamond on one album too. In orchestras, he has toured Europe and USA extensively and is regarded as one of the 'Names' in the Halls of Australian Jazz.

We are also celebrating Paula's Birthday, so if you have enjoyed her efforts to provide an outstanding Jazz program across the years, it would be lovely to see you. Book your table NOW for a fantastic evening of Quality Jazz. You'll be glad you did.
Phamish Wine & Food Bar (opposite Luna Park)
30 The Esplanade, St Kilda 3182
Table Bookings 9534 3800 or

See you there,

🎺John & the Team🎶

And coming up at JAZZ THURSDAYS* at PHAMISH, 7pm

June 1 Nichaud Fitzgibbon,
June 8 Fred Cheah
June 15 Yvette Johansson
June 22 Alinta Chidzey
June 29 Wilbur Wilde
July 6   Tamara Kuldin
July 13  Juliarna Clark
& many more….




International best selling recording artist and concert performer Richard Clayderman is performing two concerts at Palais Theatre, Melbourne on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June. Richard Clayderman’s distinctive piano style has earned him superstar status all over the world. Today he has recorded over 1,200 melodies and, in the words of a German journalist, “he has arguably done more to popularise the piano around the world than anyone since Beethoven”.

Competition details: To win a double pass to see Richard Clayderman at Palais Theatre, Melbourne on Friday 2 June, 7:30pm please email

International best selling recording artist and concert performer Richard Clayderman has confirmed, that for the first time in many years, he will be touring Australia during May and June 2017. This 5-concert Australian tour will include two concerts on Friday 2 & Saturday 3 June at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne.

Richard Clayderman was born Philippe Pagès in 1953 and discovered the piano early in his life as his father was a piano teacher. At the age of six, Clayderman could read music more adeptly than his native French. When he was twelve he was accepted at the Conservatoire of Music where, at sixteen, he won first prize. He was predicted a promising career as a classical pianist. However, shortly after this, he cast aside his classical training and turned to contemporary music. At that time his father was ill and unable to support his son financially.

So, in order to earn a living, Clayderman found work as an accompanist and session musician. His talent did not go unnoticed and he soon became much in demand as an accompanist to such major French stars as Michel Sardou, Thierry LeLuron and Johnny Halliday. His life changed dramatically in 1976 when he received a telephone call from Olivier Toussaint, a well-known French record producer who was looking for a pianist to record a piano ballad. The 23-year-old Philippe Pagès auditioned along with 20 other hopefuls and, to his amazement, got the job. The single took off, selling 22 million copies in 38 countries. It was called “Ballade pour Adeline”.

This was the start of an outstanding success story, and since that time, Richard Clayderman’s distinctive piano style has earned him superstar status all over the world. Today he has recorded over 1, 200 melodies and, in the words of a German journalist, “he has arguably done more to popularise the piano around the world than anyone since Beethoven”.

Richard Clayderman has created a “New Romantic” style through a repertoire that combines his ‘trademark’ originals with classics and pop standards. He has clocked up massive worldwide record sales of approximately 90 million including 267 Gold and 70 Platinum discs.

VENUE: Palais Theatre, Melbourne

DATE: Friday 2 & Saturday 3 June

TIME: 7.30pm


TICKETS: Premium: $258 A Reserve: $208 B Reserve: $158 C Reserve: $108 

JMQ JAZZ THURSDAY – This week MAY 18, MEL SEARLE 7.30PM. Next Week Only ***WEDNESDAY May 24***, EMMA GILMARTIN 7pm [also Paula’s birthday celebration]


May 2017

🎶Dear Jazz Lovers,

We had a wonderful show last week with Charlotte Jane,(see image) keeping up the JMQ tradition of presenting the best

in town…and the beat goes on…

This THURSDAY, May 18, the show will start at 7.30pm, due to the opening night of the Palais Theatre (across road) – so

diners attending the Film Festival could get in our way for the stage set-up before 7pm.  Our featured artist is Mel Searle.
MEL SEARLE is a gifted and distinctive Jazz vocalist. With an innate talent for vocal improvisation and a exquisite vocal
warmth and depth of tone, Mel's vocals are luminescent and empathetic.This evening she will honour the great
Women of Jazz, with the John Montesante Quintet at Phamish. Join Mel and the band as they journey through the
wonderful standards that helped shape the Jazz Songbook, along with the great musicianship of: Michael Harding,
Sam Anning, Carlo Alberto Canevali, Mirko Guerrini

Doors 7pm. Live Jazz, 7.30pm. All Welcome!
Table Bookings : 9534 3800 or .

***Next week, for ONE WEEK ONLY, JMQ Jazz will be on WEDNESDAY, May 24 at Phamish at 7pm, instead of
and the week after all reverts back to Thursdays. We are also celebrating Paula's birthday….🌸

On MAY 24, JMQ is delighted to feature fine Jazzer, EMMA GILMARTIN. For some of you it may be the first time

you have experienced this terrific singer. One of the icons of Australian Jazz (Tony Gould) described her thus:

"Now and then, one hears a voice which instantly suggests uncommon beauty and musicality. Add to this a sensitivity
 to lyrics, impeccable sense of pitch, a rare control of vibrato, and you have wonderful artistry. This is what I hear in
the singing of Emma Gilmartin. It all comes from her approach to both her art and her fellow human beings.

Emma will be supported by a stellar line up: Michael Harding, Sam Anning, Carlo Alberto Canevali, John Montesante

Doors 6.30pm. Live Jazz WEDNESDAY 7pm.
Delicious Meals and Drinks throughout the evening.
Bookings: 9534 3800 or

Everyone is welcome🌟

Preview: Other great artists coming upNew Flyer out next week
June 1 –   Nichaud Fitzgibbon
June 8 –   Fred Cheah
June 15 – Yvette Johansson
June 22 – Alinta Chidzey
June 29 – Wilbur Wilde
July  6   – Tamara Kuldin
July 13  – Juliarna Clark
& more...

JMQ Jazz @ Phamish, St Kilda : MAY 11 – Charlotte Jane ; MAY 18 – Mel Searle & many more


May 2017

Dear Jazz Lovers,

Exceptional musicianship and fabulous singing will be yours at Phamish, St Kilda on Thursday MAY 11,
when JMQ Jazz features Charlotte Jane . Her musical education began at 4 on violin, performing alongside
her mother who was a gifted concert harpist and pianist. With a childhood soaked in music and dance,
Charlotte Jane has never looked back.

Upon arriving in Australia she stepped into the world of Jazz, gigging with many of the countries’ finest musicians
at leading venues, festivals, concerts and events, leading her own band as well as performing and recording
for collaboration projects.

At Phamish, she will journey through a diverse standards repertoire, and delight with her virtuousity on the violin with
Michael Harding, Sam Anning, John Montesante and Carlo Alberto Canevali. Do yourself a favour and book your
table now on 9534 3800 or Doors 6.30pm. Live Jazz 7pm.

Everyone is welcome🌟

John Montesante Quintet

Justine Jones and The Playboys of Rhythm

Justine Jones and The Playboys of Rhythm Justine Jones and The Playboys of Rhythm

This Friday 5th May at 8pm at Dizzy’s Jazz Club – upstairs at 368 Bridge Rd Richmond.

Fast BeBop, Sultry Jazz Waltz, SwingaBilly, Bossa Nova, Spooky Vamp and a little number that has no time at all?!

A fun and progressive bunch of tunes with composer, vocalist, actor, pianist, saxophonista, radio producer Justine Jones out front, with chord shaper guitarist Pat Lajoie , upright or electric bass Groover Geoff Woods and the  Rhythymic percussive contortions of the Glenn, of Glen Waverley kind.

Anyway we will have a variety tunes to suit any purveyors of rhythm, Playboy, Playgirl or otherwise!

Come swing or dance to your own beat, along with Justine and The Playboys of Rhythm

Thursday JAZZ at Phamish: MAY 4, Craig Schneider , MAY 11, Charlotte Jane (Alinta will now be on June 22) and more…


May 2017

Dear Jazz Lovers,

At times the JMQ showcases frontman talents of fine musicians, who are often known as
instrumentalists, And on May 4, singer-arranger-pianist-co
will again step away from the piano and sing your favourite standards and some Louis
Jourdan tunes too.

A multi talented entertainer, you are in for a treat with a terrific band
line up too, including Mirko Guerrini (sax), Michael Harding (piano), Sam Anning (double bass),
Carlo Alberto Canevali (drums) & John Montesante (trumpet /flugelhorn).
Doors 6.30pm and Live Jazz 7pm.

A wonderful Jazz evening in store with a new menu too! ALL WELCOME!
Table Bookings 9534 3800 or

See you there,

🎺John & the Team🎶

Next week, MAY 11, we shall feature very talented singer-violinist, CHARLOTTE JANE, as
it has been too long…another lovely jazz night in store

Green Day Tour



The wait is over – Green Day’s acclaimed Revolution Radio World Tour kicked off its Australian and New Zealand leg with an explosive Perth Arena show overnight!

‘Green Day have created a must-see show for the ages.’ – Primo Life

‘With a superb arena show like this and a back catalogue of hits spanning 20 years, you can expect Green Day to bring the masses out for years to come.’ – 100% Rock

‘’Still Breathing’ heavily after the insane burst of energy, Armstrong had little time to regroup before returning to the runway in a denim jacket and screaming his lungs out during ‘Forever Now’ and ‘American Idiot’, leading into a theatrical finale in ‘Jesus Of Suburbia’ and touching solo performance of ‘Ordinary World’ and ‘Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)’.’ – TheMusic

‘Punk heroes Green Day [have] once again proven how consistently exceptional they are.’ – Wall Of Sound

The mammoth 2.5 hour setlist featured new favourites like ‘Bang Bang’ and ‘Still Breathing’ from the trio’s latest album Revolution Radio (out now via Warner Music), alongside anthems like ‘American Idiot’ and ‘Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)’,  with a few covers thrown in for good measure.

In his interview with Music Feeds, bassist Mike Dirnt says of the tour:

“It’s like ‘A Night With Green Day’. There’s a lot of solidarity and fun in the room.,, We’ve got lots of energy and we’re playing a long time on stage and it’s just a great show. Over the years we’ve curated this, it’s like the best of everything we’ve ever done.”

The tour lands in Adelaide this Wednesday before hitting Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Auckland over the next two weeks. With three shows already completely sold out, act quick to pick up your tickets to one of the rock shows of the year!

with special guests THE INTERRUPTERS

APRIL & MAY 2017

Presented by Frontier Touring, Triple M, Mix 94.5 & The RockTICKETS ON SALE NOW

Sun 30 Apr Perth | Perth Arena (All Ages)

Wed 03 May Adelaide | Entertainment Centre (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Fri 05 May Melbourne | Rod Laver Arena (All Ages)


Sat 06 May Melbourne | Rod Laver Arena (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Mon 08 May Brisbane | Entertainment Centre (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Wed 10 May Sydney | Qudos Bank Arena (All Ages)


Thu 11 May Sydney | Qudos Bank Arena (All Ages) | Ph: 132 849

Sat 13 May Auckland | Spark Arena (All Ages) (Formerly known as Vector Arena)


Sunday 14 May Auckland | Spark Arena (All Ages)
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Single out now through Ivy League Records

Today Sydney’s indie psych-pop exports Cloud Control announce the release of new single ‘Rainbow City’ and two special intimate shows in June to help launch it.

Having well and truly found their balance as a trio since the departure of founding member and bass player Jeremy Kelshaw in 2013, Ulrich Lenffer, Alister Wright and Heidi Lenffer return with an ebullient, driving lead single.

Born from a demo jammed at the Bundanon writer’s retreat in the countryside near Nowra, ‘Rainbow City’ was produced by lead singer Alister Wright and includes a drum track by Heidi, and a piano outro played on Arthur Boyd’s grand piano.

“It’s a song about losing things.” Says Alister of the song “I think everyone knows what it feels like when you lose something”.

“We were all in a house on the south coast, Heidi was on drums, Ulrich manning the desk and we just started jamming. Later on we finished it in Sydney with our dear friend MT” [Michael Tomlinson, former member of Yves Klein Blue].

As a self-taught producer, Alister embraces chaos and obsesses over detail and while ‘Rainbow City’s’ immediate appeal is undeniably tied to the Cloud Control we know and love, the track brims with confidence and exhibits the freedom and strength found in the band’s new collaborative equilibrium.

Cloud Control has always been defined by happy chaos, ever since they formed on a whim for a 2005 university band competition. (They had never played together before; they won the next year.)

The uncalculated nature of their formation forms the backbone of their sound as well; sharing the song writing and collaborating on each track, their songs skip from genre to genre without ever feeling disjointed.

The band has become renowned for their vibrant live shows, having headlined festivals and stages around the world, they will be launching the release of ‘Rainbow City’ with two intimate shows this June.

Through ‘Rainbow City’ Cloud Control continue to cement themselves as one of the country’s most intriguing and creative bands. With an album on the horizon, 2017 is bound to be a huge year for one of Australia’s most beloved bands.



Fri 2 June Howler, Melbourne


Sat 3 June Oxford Art Factory, Sydney |



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