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

REBECCA BARNARD Friday 30th June @ 12.45

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REBECCA BARNARD comes from a rich musical family history. In 1952 her father Len Barnard recorded Australia’s first microgroove LP record and toured extensively both here and overseas. Rebecca grew up listening to Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong but at the age of 14 she heard Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan and became obsessed. The cross pollination of musical styles is evident in her music, especially her vocal phrasing. In 2011 she started writing songs for a new album. For this album she has collaborated with Michael den Elzen, (who played bass in Rebecca’s Empire for a number of years), to create the album MUSIC FOR LISTENING AND RELAXATION. It was recorded at Michael’s studio in Central Victoria. Sometimes sparse, sometimes lush this album is a homage to love, the wonder and beauty of nature and the connection we all share. Hear Rebecca down here on the 30th of June!

ALL OUR EXES LIVE IN TEXAS Friday 7th July @ 12.45

 

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All Our Exes Live in Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – here combining in four-part, indie-folk harmony heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes are a powerhouse of charm and songwriting prowess. Fair warning: this foursome is the most badass female folk band around.

All Our Exes Live in Texas have had an impressive career to date. They’ve toured with The Backstreet Boys (USA), Passenger (UK), Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats (USA) and Tiny Ruins (NZ), not to mention Australian icons Megan Washington, Kate Miller-Heidke and Mama Kin.

Before they head off to the UK, All Our Exes will be playing at Howler in Melbourne on Friday 9th July, and with us on that very same day at lunchtime.

Their debut album When We Fall is a testament to their musical strength and vulnerability, the album is a collection of songs that are enough to make grown men cry. We look forward to seeing it in action here at The Basement Discs on Friday July 7th @ 12.45pm!

CHARLES JENKINS Friday 21st July @ 12.45

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Charles Jenkins and the Zhivagos are thrilled to announce the launch of their new album The Last Polaroid.

The first album since the AGE/Music Victoria award winning album ‘Too Much Water In The Boat’ – The Last Polaroid rockets across its 10 tracks, featuring some of the finest song writing of Jenkins’ 30 year career and capturing the Zhivagos in all their superb guitar laden, harmony soaked glory.

Don’t miss Charles Jenkins (solo) downstairs in The Basement performing a preview to the brand new release, as well as pulling out some of the giant songs from a stunning back catalogue. Charles has recorded and released 14 albums, both locally and internationally, toured Europe and the USA several times and been nominated for two ARIA awards with the Icecream Hands. The brand new album is being launched as a part of Leaps and Bounds Festival, at a special Sunday afternoon show at the Gasometer Hotel, on July 23, but join us here first on Friday July 7th at 12.45pm to celebrate the release.