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

CHARM OF FINCHES Friday 13th March @ 12.45

Charm of Finches are award-winning sister duo Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes from Melbourne. The duo have been wowing Australian music festival crowds with their “blood” harmonies since they were extremely young. They create haunting folk anchored in transporting vocal harmonies brimming with melody. Their 2019 genre-defying sophomore album ‘Your Company’ explores themes of love and grief, a melancholia made sublimely beautiful – chamber folk at it’s most intimate. The sisters cap off their album tour with an in-store at Basements Discs on Friday 13th March. Check their website for other tour dates
 
“Your Company finds the sisters… fully immersing themselves in their haunting dream-folk sound, and the result is truly captivating…rarely does melancholia feel this mesmerising. ” Trouble Juice

GWYN ASHTON & CHRIS FINNEN Friday 20th March @ 12.45

Gwyn & Chris, two kindred-spirit blues musicians, both inductees of the S.A. ROCK & ROLL HALL OF FAME, and friends for 35 years, joined together for the first time on record back in 2016, releasing the great acoustic album ‘RAGAS, JUGS & MOJO HANDS’ – along with upright bassist PETER BEULKE.

As Gwyn is Europe based, Chris resides in S.A. & Peter is in Melbourne – they have not had too many opportunities to play material from this release live….so we are thrilled to be welcoming Gwyn back & our dear friend CHRIS FINNEN to our humble stage for the first time.

The album they are promoting evokes a tapestry of varied cultural influences, weaving the sounds of Indian, Arabic & African traditions into this ‘melting pot’ of acoustic blues.

Don’t miss the chance to witness these 2 extraordinary musicians in flight! And check Gwyn’s website for other gigs during the remainder of this current Oz tour.