The Standard HotelRestaurant in Fitzroy, Victoria
Brazilian sidekick Diogenes Baptisttella, best known as lead guitarist of Z-STAR (the Mothership), will be joining Zee for Z-STAR DELTA’s ‘The Lost Boy Tour’.
It’ll be the outfit’s third Australian tour, and they’ll dish up acoustic hits and energetic rock favourites across a run of festival appearances and headline dates, previewing songs of an upcoming album along the way.
Playing at The Standard Hotel this Sunday at 7pm.
Fat Cousin Skinny are all things old-time. Recently returning from an exploration of Appalachian music and beyond in the United States.
They’ve got a lot to share. They learnt from the greats in the homeland of the music.
Jamming with the old-time musicians across the land. They travel light and instead of novelty T-shirt’s, Fat Cousin Skinny brought back two brain fuels of hillbilly haikus.
Come hear the banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocal chords and fiddle played through the ve...ssels of two young travelers.
Playing this Sunday at The Standard Hotel from 7-9 PM.
Coastal art rockers - Victoriana Gaye are happy to be playing back at The legendary Fitzroy pub ‘The Standard"
Acoustic guitar, electric guitar, trumpet and shared lead-harmony singing
is the backbone of the Victoriana Gaye sound.
The songs themselves are drawn from a broad musical knowledge , which includes jazz, classic movie soundtracks, sunny psychedelia and their
own blend of indie/folk/rock....
Vicki Gaye Philipp and Jeff Raglus come from Aireys Inlet on the South
West coast of Victoria and have packed a lot into the 8 years since they
formed. Recording 5 albums, “Five Songs”, “Our Pleasure’’,”Holy Roll’’, “
Red Moon Ray” and now their brand new album ‘The Freest of the Free’.
They have played their original tunes at festivals and venues in The UK,
Europe, Japan, New Caledonia and continue to tour around Australia.
‘Voices that curl like smoke around each other in harmonies that
intertwine but are still individual...songs that talk about feelings
found washed up at high tide. Victoriana Gaye are that rare thing; a
progressive, sophisticated adult pop duo’. Chris Wilson 2015.
Come and check them out this Sunday at The Standard Hotel starting 7pm.
Informed by world travels and other adventures, Melbourne’s Tim Guy has steadily mapped out a diverse catalogue that documents his unique evolution as a singer, songwriter and performer. He’s also notched up more casual career highlights than most artists could ever hope to – let alone keep track of.
Having bounced between no less than 10 schools during his Australian childhood – with an interlude in Papua New Guinea – Guy relocated to New Zealand to launch his music career. His very first tour spanned 27 dates supporting that country’s national treasure, Bic Runga, who lovingly produced his 2004 debut album Blazey. He went on to record both 2007’s Hummabyes and 2010’s Big World in Auckland, perfecting a breathy blend of rustic folk, bluesy Americana and chiming indie rock.
Benny James & The Blue Flames
Electric Blues & Blues Rock at its finest !!!
Feat: Dave Watkins on Drums, Lain Pocock on Bass , Christopher Mildren on Keys & Benny James on the Lead Guitar and Vocals..
Samuel Reiher and the September Gurls are a Melbourne based outfit playing country tinged tunes with a hint of honky tonk and a sniff of rockin’ and a rollin’. Sam writes heartfelt songs that’ll resonate heavily with any fan of Americana music. His debut EP was produced and recorded by Australia's grand daddy of country music, Mr. Bill Chambers.
Having spent many years traveling the world playing music, during which time he recorded two EPs and one full length album, all of which have never been released, "I was never in one place long enough to give them a proper release", Gallie has said.
"It's these years of being on the road and the people I've met, the experiences I've had, that all creep into the songs".
He finally managed to stay in one place long enough to record and release 'The Occoquan River' and it's this... release that has seen Gallie garnish an evergrowing and devout following. In one week alone his video for the song 'Long May Your Days Be Gold' got over 30,000 views on facebook.
On the strength of this release Gallie has been selling out shows up and down the East coast and is set to return to Europe with dates planned for Ireland, England and France.
A natural storyteller, and gifted songwriter, every performance is different, sprinkled between the songs are stories about growing up in Dublin, his travels on the road, the people he has met, and the loves lost and found. The stories are sometimes comical, sometimes tragic but always heartfelt. It's this passion that Gallie brings to his performances and songwriting that will continue to bring him to an international stage, alluring listeners of all creeds to sit up and take notice.
"His mere talent puts him in the same league as Hendrix and Clapton" is a bold statement to say about someone only few have heard of, but these are the words from "RHYTHMS" magazine about the Bo Jenkins Band on his performance at the, Byron Bay Blues Festival in Australia.Bo, a left hander, tunes his guitar upside down and plays with the high "E" string on top - allowing him to play some things that right handed players just cannot do.
Bo was born on a small farm in Bottlene...ck, Arkansas, to Joe and Thelma Jenkins. He spent his early years living next door to Levon Helms, future drummer and vocalist for "The Band".
After his family moved to Helena Arkansas, Bo grew up hearing his father sing and his grandfather (a full blooded Native American) play guitar.
Bo started his career playing the roadhouses and bars in Helena and up and down Highways 49 and 61. These have produced many renowned musicians such as Sonny Boy Williamson, Conway Twitty, Houston Stackhouse and Willie Dixon. This delta region is where Blues met Country and had a baby named Rock and Roll. Artists such as Elvis Presley, Charlie Rich and Ronnie Hawkins learned their trade in this small town.
Sometimes, as you fight your way through the polluted air of artistic pretension, social media pranks and specious advertising hype, it’s possible to catch a glimpse of honest-to-goodness rock’n’roll.
Yet so it is with Kim Volkman and the Whiskey Priests. Kim Volkman isn’t a household name, but he is a name to be reckoned with in Melbourne’s booze-laden rock’n’roll dens of vice and iniquity. Setting Suns, Volkman’s latest record with his three-piece outfit, the Whiskey Priest...s, is a dose of rock’n’roll in its dirtiest, bluesy, raw guise.
The album opens with Poor Tom, a Led Zeppelin track recorded on the cusp of that band’s stratospheric rise, and released posthumously in the early 1980s. Volkman and fellow guitarist Tim Deane wrench every last drop of blues attitude from its festering body; this is the devil’s music, writ large. A few songs later, and Devil’s Coat Tails takes you down the well-travelled road of boogie rock; Only Money is a philosophical, if potentially disingenuous, assessment of our commoditised existence. You can hear Keef chilling in the backroom in Fools Gold; you can strut like an exiled motherfucker in Monkey and reach a higher plane of rock’n’roll consciousness.
And then there’s Volkman’s sensitive side, from the sweet and heavy You and Me, to the album’s dark, brooding and mysterious closing track, Setting Sun. Seven minutes later, and the air is still dense with love, hate, anger and remorse, each grinding blues chord slicing piercing your brain like a evangelist preacher summonsing the devil from a sinner’s tormented soul. Rock’n’roll was always supposed to be this way.
With sell-out shows and festival headlines, recent airplay on Triple J...you'll want to swing by The Standard for Z-STAR DELTA's final show in VICTORIA this year! It's probably the most intimate live experience of the tour, so arrive early if you want a seat/table.
The explosive duo features the electrifying award-winning frontwoman Zee Gachette deemed “one to watch” by BBC Radio 2 (drums and acoustic guitar), and guitar prodigy Sebastien Heintz, who effortlessly deliver a fa...scinating cinematic road trip of sound. Zee’s hypnotic presence, bewitching raspy blue tones, big acoustic guitars and swampy grooves laced with Seb’s dark desert slide, psyche blues guitars and synth make for a beautifully dangerous concoction. From the acoustic sublime, to high octane rock. Sensual, expansive, powerful. The duo’s sound journeys through an intoxicating and experimental mix of Country Blues and Desert Rock.
Zee and Seb willl be performing tracks from their 'Face The Iron Ram' tour mixtape, plus jamming and playing some massive classics.
Melbourne outfit Michael Meeking & The Lost Souls return to The Standard and are excited to have released their new album Saturday Night Sunday Morning. The culmination of several years of creating the pop-jangled rock sounds the are now embedded on the album forever, Michael Meeking has released an album he is immensely proud of.
Much of Saturday Night Sunday Morning is rooted in the classic Melbourne country-rock sound of bands such as The Dingoes, Weddings Parties Anything... and The Warner Brothers, though Tom Petty influenced ‘Looking For A Change’, Ryan Bingham inspired ‘Back To Life’, and ‘Me And Lucinda’ is a love song to Lucinda Williams.
Saturday Night Sunday Morning is the finest album in a music career that has taken Michael Meek- ing from Melbourne to London and back again. Af-ter six years in London, Michael returned home and re-formed The Lost Souls (Julien Chick on bass, Chris Gates on guitar, and Dave Kleynjans on drums, Cate De Carteret and Maryanne Smart).
“Not only a gifted songwriter and performer, the hard-working Michael is one of the genuinely decent people floating around in this thing called the music industry” - Neil Rogers, Triple R
Americana UK declared that Michael had “the rock swag- ger of The Faces, only more refined and performed better”, while UK’s Maverick Magazine said of Michael’s previous album, 2012’s Ride On: “It’s a bit like listening to your favourite bits of your entire record collection in just 40 minutes.”
Chris Pickering Experiment is the live project of Melbourne-based writer-musician Chris Pickering, also featuring James O’Brien (Darling James) and Steve Pope (Kate Miller-Heidke Band, Bulldozer). The trio play stretched-out psychedelic twang versions of Pickering’s well-structured indie-pop songs, with influences as diverse as Burt Bacharach, Waylon Jennings, Tinariwen, and Can. Featuring space-rock guitar solos, tight-knit arrangements, and brilliant musicality, this group are sure to send you on a musical flight to the edge of space-time and back again.