We present regular free live In-store Performances at lunchtimes featuring local & international artists. Some of the artists who have performed on our stage include Richard Thompson, Jimmy Webb, Ron Sexsmith, John Scofield, Michelle Shocked, John Hammond, Dave Alvin, Chris Smither, Stephen Cummings, Mick Thomas, Andy White…to name just a few!

These lunchtime concerts are truly very special, intimate & enjoyable… and we hope you’ll come along and join us when you can.

THEY’RE FREE!

In-Store Performances

GRAPES – SHERRY RICH & ASH NAYLOR Friday 15th November @ 12.45

The Grapes 20th Anniversary Vinyl Album Celebration

The Grapes’ self-titled debut album is an indelible Australian pop classic of 1999. Sherry Rich and Ashley Naylor, two cult heroes from the country-pop and rock ‘n’ roll ends of Melbourne’s musical underground had a chance encounter with shared roots decades deep in the beat pop innocence of mid ’60s jangle and the timeless sob and sigh of the great country singer-songwriter tradition. A small but perfectly formed masterpiece was born.

In 2019 The Grapes are celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1999 self titled album. For the first time their eponymous debut LP has been re-mastered and set to be released on vinyl thanks to the good people at Rubber Records. These limited edition grape-coloured goodies will be available for purchase at Basement Discs after the in-store appearance.

FENN WILSON Friday 22nd November @ 12.45

Evoking the timbre of Tom Waits with a Jeff Buckleyesque swagger Fenn Wilson releases his forthcoming album Ghost Heroin on November 14th.

Following the July release of his single Eye On You, the Bellarine born and Melbourne based Fenn Wilson delves into dark folk overtones with this next track. Fenn draws from his own rich life experience when crafting songs and has a knack for tapping into raw emotions which seem to bubble just below the surface. With his music informed by a rich lyrical and rhythmic command Fenn captivates audiences, holding them in the palm of his hand solely with the dynamism of his voice.

Fenn will be premiering the album on the 2019 Queenscliff stages, having received the 2018 Queenscliff Music Festival’s Emerging Artist of the Year award which partly funded the release.The track Eye On You, was warmly received by the music industry, lovers, and critics alike, with all ears now waiting for the new album to drop.
In late breaking news Fenn has been shortlisted for both the Upstart Award as well as the inaugural Lyrebird Gift.

‘Fenn Wilson. Remember the name if you’ve not already heard it.’

Marty Boulton,The Age

HEARTBROKERS Friday 29th November @ 12.45

When Jeff Lang and Van Walker met, they were more surprised to share a love of AC/DC than Bob Dylan, and thought it fun to usurp expectations with an original album more of the former than the latter. Thus the Heartbrokers were born in a single recording session a few summers ago on a day hotter than a blue movie (48 degrees!) With original songs by Van & Cal Walker (plus the Don Nix classic Goin’ Down) the collection (now known as VOL. 1O ) is a heady brew of rasp and rhythm from Van Walker, the sweet soaring bv’s and sublime guitar of Jeff Lang, pounding piano courtesy of The Tamworth Tornado: Ezra Lee, pumpin’ bass and melody of Brother Cal and killer kit work of Mr Ash Davies, as well as the mighty brass section of Jack Howard, Will Morrissey & James MacCauley. File under: Uniquely Australian Full Tilt “boogie par excellence”.

Heartbrokers are launching their long-awaited album VOL. 10 on December 6 at The Spotted Mallard, Sydney Rd Brunswick, with Mr Teenage and The Ezra Lee Show (featuring Red Rivers in his first live appearance in a decade!) The album confounds pigeonholing with it’s broad range of genre influences. Think early Bob Seger with a sprinkle of Tom Petty, Heartbrokers defy categorisation other than good, old-fashioned, boogie and blues-based rock and roll.