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

ALANNA & ALICIA Friday 27th October @12.45

 

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Alanna & Alicia are twin sisters who blend folk, jazz and roots in their original, acoustic songs. Known for their sweet harmonies and fine song-writing, the sisters have charmed audiences from the National Folk Festival, Canberra to Fairbridge, Western Australia with their onstage warmth, wit and sense of fun. Their lyrics, equal parts heart and humour, sparkle with an original, intimate voice that is rare in songwriters today. As identical twins, they share a uniquely intutive, creative partnership and have a natural musical rapport.

Both have been finalists in the Australian Songwriting Awards and Alicia won Best New Talent at Port Fairy Folk Festival early in her music career. Their fourth album, ‘Songs I’m Singing with Me’ was launched at the National Folk Festival in April, 2017. The album is a tribute to acclaimed singer songwriter, JOHN BEAVIS, whose beautiful songs were not as widely heard as deserved due to his ongoing battle with mental illness. ALANNA & ALICIA have created their own interpretations of John’s songs, bringing them to a new generation as well as those who remember John’s work.

Join us down at Basement Discs on Friday 27th October!

TOBIAS Friday 3rd November @12.45

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Described as Australian singer/songwriter, with a ‘Folktronic’ edge. The brilliant TOBIAS is celebrating the release of his new album ‘Alive’ here at The Basement Discs.

Earlier this year he released a single titled ‘Live Your Life’ and has been busy since touring the East Coast of Australia promoting his new album and single since, ending the tour with 4 shows at Woodford Folk Festival and Tamworth Country Music Festival.

His most recent single ‘When The Sun Comes Up Again’ from ‘Alive’ topping at number 1 on the AMPRAP charts and staying in the top 10 for over a month.

Recorded at A Pocket Full of Stones studio in Point Lonsdale (Port Phillip Bay) and co-produced by Nick Huggins. ‘When The Sun Comes Up Again’, is a ‘longing to escape’ folk rock track, which follows on from previous singles. Playing through Australia, co-writing and sharing the stage alongside artists such as Jen Cloher, Missy Higgins, Jordie Lane, Neko Case, Archie Roach, TOBIAS now joins The Basement Discs live in-store on Friday 3rd November at 12.45pm!

LYN BOWTELL Friday 10th November @12.45

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Lyn Bowtell first came to prominence as songwriter and singer for multi-award winning country pop trio BELLA, since then she has released two critically acclaimed albums. ‘Secret Songs’ in 2012 and ‘Heart of Sorrow’ in 2014. Lyn’s new release ‘Calling You’ marks a distinct departure in musical style from her roots in alternative / pop country, brimming with the singer’s soulful, striking vocals and connecting deeply with raw emotion, highlighting the sublime voice that turned heads and 4 red chairs on national television in Chanel 9’s ‘The Voice’ earlier this year. ‘I’m no longer willing to be confined in a ‘genre box’, I want to show a wider audience my full range as a singer and songwriter. I feel so connected to ‘Calling You’, the songs are bright, bold and exciting and I can’t wait to share them’.

“She has one of the most amazing voices in this country. I love this beautiful woman and her talent” – Kasey Chambers.

Join Lyn at The Basement Discs on November the 10th for a set of stunning, heartfelt vocals and beautifully crafted songs.

BROOKE RUSSELL & THE MEAN REDS Friday 17th November @12.45

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Written between Nashville and Melbourne, the second full length album from BROOKE RUSSELL AND THE MEAN REDS, ‘The Way You Leave’ is due for release on October 18. Sweet, sultry and soaring, this new collection of songs document love, loss, friendship and regret and feature co-writes with Andrew Combs, Clare Reynolds and Tobias Hengeveld as well as covers of JD Souther and Tom Waits.

With Grant Taylor on guitar, Ben Franz on pedal steel, Luke Richardson on double bass, Roger Bergodaz on drums and Brooke Russell on lead vocal and guitar, the band tracked the bed of the album live at Union St Studios, with Roger Bergodaz at the helm. Two tracks stripped back THE MEAN REDS sound to feature Brooke in trio mode with double pedal steel guitar backing from Franz and special guest Shane Reilly (Lost Ragas, Tex Perkins). Reilly also composed stunning string arrangements and piano before the final touchers were made by some special friends bringing backing vocal magic; Ladie Dee (Howl At The Moon), Emilee South, James Arneman and Flora Smith (Small Town Romance), Tracy McNeil and Jac Tonks (Amarillo). Live at Basement Discs on Friday 17th November!