THE SHED 

WATTY THOMPSON AND FENN WILSON

 

FRIDAY JULY 1ST

7.30PM

 Watty Thompson has emerged as a powerful, moving and unique folk performer in Australia’s storytelling tradition. A little bit country, a little bit folk, 100% heart. Watty’s still-young history of performances has captivated audiences around Victoria and there are plenty more on the horizon. Following 2021’s celebrated debut single ‘The Beauty That Surrounds Ya, Watty has just released his second single, ‘Jenny’, taken from the forthcoming debut album.

Fenn Wilson’s lyrics turn pain into poetry, laced with light; compassion and wisdom beyond his years imbue every line. He is mesmerising on stage, either solo or surrounded by his skilled and sensitive
sidemen, creating thunderstorm dynamics reminiscent of Jeff Buckley. Fenn’s songcraft is astounding. Memorable hooks abound, without a trace of gimmick or cliché…..and then there’s his voice. He has just released a second single, ‘Laying With The Bones’, taken his forthcoming sophomore album.
Come and witness this one off special event as both Watty Thompson and Fenn Wilson bring their bands to the Pig and Whistle for an intimate evening of captivating storytelling and musicianship.

NO REGRETS | EDITH PIAF STORY

 

SATURDAY JULY 2ND 

7.30PM

 Nikki Nouveau presents the intriguing life and times of legendary Parisian artist Edith Piaf through song and story. Delivered in French and English, this spellbinding and romantic show features classic numbers Padam, La Vie En Rose, Non Je Ne Regrette Rien along with other timeless pieces.

No Regrets eloquently weaves a tale of passion, tragedy and triumph taking the audience on a musical journey through songs right from the earliest days of Piaf’s singing career, when she was singing on street corners, through to the peak of her career as the toast of Paris and New York, and finally her tragic untimely death. Featuring live music accompaniment by acclaimed Melbourne jazz-pianist Mark Fitzgibbon.
A must see for lovers of all things French and little sparrow fans!

Nikki is an imaginative and passionate performing artist with a love of characterisation and theatrical storytelling. With scores of performances around Australia and internationally, Nikki has gained a reputation of delivering and producing high quality entertainment to sell- out audiences and rave reviews. In 2020 Nikki released her debut album No Regrets (Love and Piaf) following her EP Bordello Blues showcasing cabaret hits and original compositions in French and English.

“Nouveau in full voice is mesmerising and her phrasing between singing and narrating is flawless.” – Theatre People

“An authentic musical experience which drips with talent and skill” – Alt Media.

 

VELVET BLOOM REGIONAL TOUR

 

FRIDAY JULY 8TH

7.30PM

 Velvet Bloom’s music speaks to the soul with an oozing honey pot of silky vocals, lush soundscapes and raw emotion.

Velvet Bloom’s eclectic sound fuses neo-soul with indie-pop and jazz-rock. In April 2022, Velvet Bloom released their Debut EP, ’Glimmer’ via local independent label, ‘Cousin Will Records’ and announced a seven show tour with dates in ACT, NSW, QLD, VIC and SA from April to June.
The group released their first track for this EP, ‘Run’ in September 2021 and sold out their Single Launch at The Night Cat within 4 days.

After selling out their EP launch show at Lazy Bones in Sydney and performing to a packed audience at The Toff In Town, Velvet Bloom are excited to announce their Regional tour!
Performing in Ballarat, Halls Gap, Hotham and the Mornington Peninsula’s Pig & Whistle on the 8th of July!

Captivating the hearts and minds of audiences all over Australia, this group has supported some of the country’s best emerging talent including Great Gable, Bumpy, Death By Denim, Dulcie, The Grogans, Teenage Dads, Kim Churchill and more recently New Zealand legends, Mako Road.

“Equal parts enthralling and enchanting, Velvet Bloom is undeniably on the cusp of big things in the near future.” – Tyler Jenke, Rolling Stone Australia.

NINA FERRO & BAND

 

 

SATURDAY JULY 30TH

7.30PM

 Nina is a multi award-winning vocalist, songwriter, session and recording artist and has appeared on ‘The Voice Australia’ (Season 5, 2016)  ’Rockwiz’, and ‘Dancing with the Stars Australia’ captivating audiences with her powerful, evocative voice, impressive vocal range and captivating stage presence.

With 8 solo albums to her credit, guest appearances on ARIA award winning albums and a performance history longer than ones own arm, it’s no wonder Nina is one of the most sought after vocalists on the international circuit. Whether she’s swinging out a Jazz standard or belting out a soul ballad, there is no underestimating her unequaled talents!
Nina has performed alongside artists such as Tony Bennett, Hugh Jackman, Jose Feliciano, Jessica Mauboy, Zac Brown Band, Renee Geyer, Gilbert O’Sullivan, Vanessa Amorosi, Jon Stevens, Guy Sebastian, Kate Ceberano, John Farnham, Kyle Eastwood, Billy Ocean, Ricky Martin, Chris Botti, Dave Sanborn, Frank McComb, Chick Corea, The Cat Empire, Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings, The Commitments and many, many  more…..Nina has opened as the special guest artist for Grammy Award winning industry legends Neil Sedaka, Charles Aznavour, Juanes and Gregory Porter.


Nina will bring her cherry picked Brian McKnight songs in an intimate concert setting featuring Isaac Moran on Guitar; Ben Grayson on Piano; Phil Rex on Bass and Laurent Joseph on Drums.
Songs include: Back at One; Anytime; Never Felt This Way; Cherish; Rest of My Life; Where Do We Go From Here and many more….

 

SHAUN KIRK

HOLDING ONTO HOPE TOUR  

SATURDAY SEPT 17TH

7.30PM

 Special Guests SUNDAY LEMONADE

Following his recent sell out ‘Worth the Weight’ tour and return to the live stage after the Covid-19 pandemic enforced restrictions on live music venues across the country, singer-songwriter and troubadour Shaun Kirk is happy to announce his forthcoming ‘Holding Onto Hope’ single release tour this Winter season.

Inspired by the tumultuous events of 2020, ‘Holding Onto Hope’ will drop on Thursday 8th July, marking the one year anniversary of the commencement of Shaun’s home city of Melbourne’s infamous 112 day lockdown, a time he describes as “one of the most confronting and challenging times of my life.”

Kirk’s highly entertaining world class live show, which features the talented multi- instrumentalist on vocals, guitar, drums and harmonica, was recently described by 3 time Grammy Award Winner Fantastic Negrito as “One of the best one man shows I’ve ever seen!” and is not to be missed by any keen music enthusiast.

RISE OF THE PUB | 2 MONTHS OF LIVE MUSIC
3PM EVERY SUNDAY STARTING JULY 3rd

ACTON WICKENS
JULY 3RD | 3PM

HAZEL & The Thief
JULY 10TH | 3PM

LOUIS
JULY 17TH | 3PM

SEB SZABO
JULY 24TH | 3PM

MAXON
JULY 31ST | 3PM

LACHIE CLUE
AUGUST 7TH | 3PM

RED REDRIGUEZ
AUGUST 14TH | 3PM

SHANA
AUGUST 21ST | 3PM

SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE

SONGS IN THE ROUND

 

 SATURDAY JUNE 25TH

 

THE HORNETS TRIO

 

SATURDAY JUNE 18th

CHARLIE OWEN & JOEL SILBERSHER

THE TENDRILS

 

SATURDAY MAY 21ST 

SHIMMY IN THE SHED

BURLESQUE & CABARET SHOW

APRIL 29 & 30

 

DELSINKI – CITY TO COUNTRY TOUR

SUPPORTED BY HOLLY HEBE

 

APRIL 23

DEBRA BYRNE

SATURDAY APRIL 9TH

 LOST RAGAS PRESENT “THE TRAVELLING PSYCHEDELIC SNAKE OIL SALESMAN TOUR”

SUPPORTED BY CAHILL KELLY

MARCH 26TH 

TIMOTHY WOLF & THE HOWLERS

MARCH 25TH

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