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Supporting Winter Moon at The B.East

B.East, 80 Lygon Street, Brunswick

Grab a glass of red or scotch and prepare for a delicious winter's evening of soulful, country folk ballads morphing into rambling psychedelic grooves and beats you'll want to let loose to!

WINTER MOON have been relentless in the studio this year crafting a vintage blend of psych-rock and hard-hitting soul that will make you want to either lose yourself in dancing bliss or yell at inanimate objects… hopefully both. Lead vocalist Milly Moon has recently made waves in the Melbourne Music scene being compared to the likes of Janis Joplin and Aretha Franklin and even selling out numerous shows as Stevie Nicks in one of Melbourne’s finest Fleetwood Mac tributes.

Rhyece O'Neill & The Narodniks Poet, Novelist, Songwriter, Producer - O'Neill is a force to be reckoned with. Having played in venues all over Australia and Europe, performing and collaborating with the likes of Spencer P Jones, Tex Perkins and Dallas Frasca, O'Neill has relocated back to Melbourne about to release a 3rd album. “Think Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds meets the old school sounds of The Veils meets Mark Lanegan...Filled with tension and drunken swagger with a deliciously complementing haunting violin: Australian singer songwriter Rhyece O'Neill impresses us with The Fire in You." - Gobsmag #New Music Magazine -(Netherlands)

Joyce Prescher is a Dutch-born folk artist based in Melbourne. She captures audiences with her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and a voice that gets under your skin. “Folk, with hints of alt-country and Americana, Joyce Prescher's debut release 'Home' focuses on the hardship of living abroad. Top Ten! ” — PBS 106.7fm

Fete de la musique

Alliance Francaise, 51 Grey Street, St Kilda

This winter, la Fête de la Musique is coming to the Alliance Française for a night of free music, mulled wine, and soupe à l’oignon - uniting French tradition with Melbourne’s rich music culture.

Also known as Make Music Day, the French celebration occurs every year on the 21st of June – the northern hemisphere’s summer solstice – and allows and encourages musicians to play outside in their neighbourhoods, public spaces and parks, where spectators can enjoy live performances, all for free. The Alliance Française will be adapting the event for the Melbourne winter, opening its doors, and providing the spaces for these concerts to take place, complete with mulled wine and French onion soup.

https://www.afmelbourne.com.au/culture-and-events/performing-art/fte-de-la-musique-2018/

Joyce Prescher and Khristian Mizzi

Wesley Anne, 250 High Street , Northcote

On a Thursday in Melbourne, at the beginning of winter, these two enchanting artists will take the stage at the warm and cosy Wesley Anne band room for a night of magic in song. Come and warm your bones by the fire, settle in with some wine and great food and hear some great songs.

With a warm, lilting voice and an art for weaving beauty and truth into the words of each song, Khristian Mizzi reaches the hearts of his audiences. His performances have been described as being 'heart opening' and 'captivating' leaving listeners feeling lighter and more serene than when they came in. Poetic lyrics, meandering melodies and a voice 'like a big warm hug' along with a unique picking style, Khristian really is a complete artist and is becoming renowned for his intimate performances and thoughtful songs. www.khristianmizzi.com

Joyce Prescher captures her audiences with her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and a voice that gets under your skin. Her debut album 'Home' was well received and listed in PBS' Top 10 albums of the week. Inspired by the great singer-songwriters of our time, her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

Songs in the south

Freddie Wimpoles, 125 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda

A unique experience for writer and listener alike, Songs in the South presents 6 different performers each month to an attentive & articulate audience. Freddie Wimpoles in St. Kilda provides the perfect setting for enjoying the work of the talented writers gathered by Delsinki (founder Craig Johnston).

Jemma Nicole w supports Nathan Power & Joyce Prescher

The Retreat Hotel, 280 Sydney Road, Brunswick

I'm supporting Jemma Nicole at one of my favourite pubs in Melbourne. I have been a fan of Jemma's music for a while now and I'm sure you'll feel the same. This is gonna be great.

Haunting and beautiful, Jemma Nicole’s gritty, country noir is born from a love of sad songs and the darker side of Americana. Imagine Nick Cave and Hope Sandoval on a double date with Glenn Danzig and King Dude with Johnny Cash waiting the table. You’re getting close.

Support from the wonderful Nathan Power and Joyce Prescher!

Free event.

Autumn Winter and Strings

Wesley Anne, 250 High Street , Northcote

Autumn Winter and Strings

A lovely Thursday evening by the beautiful open fire with talented songstress Sonia, Kristin, Maja, Joyce and other special guests. The Wesley Anne is a special venue which hosts Melbourne's local musicians and has a unique and cozy vibe in the band room. Autumn, Women and Strings, hosted by Melbourne Acoustica is a soulful collaboration with a variety of talent, sheer brilliance; showcasing splendour, musical diversity and variety from four very amazing women, whom each will bring something very special and without a doubt make this a memorable evening at the Wesley. Come along beautiful people.

$12 @ the door

The Sexth Sense

Branches At The Bay, 2-6 Centreway, Mordialloc

The Sexth Sense is a women's event that will have you empowering all your senses including owing your sixth sense... sex. The purpose is to get women talking about and owning their sensual world through fun, laughter and cheeky chatter.

  • Vivi Vron book launch * Music by Joyce Prescher * Artwork * Amazing oils mixed by Brooke @hello_skin * Chocolates & special cakes * Goodie bag * Door prize and guest speaker ‘Alphamama’ *

Joyce Prescher residency at the Wesley Anne

Wesley Anne, 250 High Street , Northcote

Joyce Prescher is a folk musician based in Melbourne. She launched her debut album “Home” in July 2017, which ranked 5th in PBS' weekly top ten albums.

On her album, she meditates on the hardship of living away from home, identity, love and death. Her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana.

With her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and voice that get under your skin she has mesmerized audiences in Australia as well as the Netherlands ever since she was a little girl. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

Joyce Prescher residency at the Wesley Anne

Wesley Anne, 250 High Street , Northcote

Joyce Prescher is a folk musician based in Melbourne. She launched her debut album “Home” in July 2017, which ranked 5th in PBS' weekly top ten albums.

On her album, she meditates on the hardship of living away from home, identity, love and death. Her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana.

With her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and voice that get under your skin she has mesmerized audiences in Australia as well as the Netherlands ever since she was a little girl. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

Joyce Prescher at the Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle, 681 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Joyce Prescher is a folk musician based in Melbourne. She launched her debut album “Home” in July 2017, which ranked 5th in PBS' weekly top ten albums.

On her album, she meditates on the hardship of living away from home, identity, love and death. Her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana.

With her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and voice that get under your skin she has mesmerized audiences in Australia as well as the Netherlands ever since she was a little girl. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

Summer Acoustica

Northcote Social Club, 301 High Street , Northcote

Summer Acoustica is an annual event showcasing amazing variety of some of Melbournes most talented artists. You will be hearing from the whiz-acoustic tappers and sophisticated guitarists: Matt Nelson, Sonia Serin To the searing angelic voices of Joyce Prescher, Maja and Ben Trillado. Summer Acoustica will bring a collective vibe of each of these glorious, unique, diverse and energetic -show stopping performances. Your host for the lovely afternoon; Amazing author: Matthew Bolden. Doors open from 1.30 pm, show finishes at 5pm

Joyce Prescher at the Edinburgh Castle

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Edinburgh Castle, 681 Sydney Road, Brunswick

Joyce Prescher is a folk musician based in Melbourne. She launched her debut album “Home” in July 2017, which ranked 5th in PBS' weekly top ten albums.

On her album, she meditates on the hardship of living away from home, identity, love and death. Her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana.

With her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and voice that get under your skin she has mesmerized audiences in Australia as well as the Netherlands ever since she was a little girl. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

An Otherwise Quiet Room - The Moreland Sessions

The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Road, Brunswick

11 videos. 11 artists. 12 venues. 33 songs. 1 host. Situated in the City of Moreland.

The Moreland Sessions is the second video series produced by An Otherwise Quiet Room, placing artists (in this instance, songwriters) in social spaces within the City of Moreland. The series launches on Thursday February 22nd at the Spotted Mallard, Brunswick (tickets are available now), and will feature live performances and interviews with series creator Mandy Connell and some of the featured artists from this season, including Gallie, Van Walker, Dirt Hand, and Joyce Prescher. We are thrilled to also have Jane McArthur on board for this show, who featured in episode 7 of Season 1: The Yarra Sessions.

Co-produced and directed by Agostino Soldati Films along with Mandy Connell, this series has been brought to life by a team of more than thirty artists, technicians and small business owners located within the City of Moreland.

Across 11 episodes, host Mandy Connell duets with and interviews a different artist along with the owner or manager of the business/space hosting the performance. Mandy and her guest duet on a song written by Mandy, a song by her guest, and a song by an independent artist, chosen by the guest.

Maja's Littlefoot Residency w/support Joyce Prescher

Littlefoot Bar, 223 Barkly Street, Footscray

Maja plays Littlefoot for the first three Thursdays in February joined by some VERY special guests.

One of our favourites, Serbian-born singer-songwriter Maja is gaining quite a reputation for her eccentric character and glittering performances. Thought- provoking and deeply-personal, the songs are vulnerable and relatable, displaying a depth and maturity far beyond her age. Looking to the past for inspiration, her songs possess a sound quality and nostalgia that her audiences know so well, echoing soul, blues and folk music. Her diverse ranges of styles come to highlight her fierce vocal performance and direct song-writing style, channelling the likes of Otis Redding, Clairy Browne and the Banging Rackettes, Laura Marling and Fiona Apple.

Joining her for her final show of her residency will be Dutch-born folk artist based Joyce Prescher. She manages to capture audiences with her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and a voice that gets under your skin. Joyce released her debut album 'Home' in July 2017, which was well received and was listed in PBS' Top 10 albums of the week. On the debut album she meditates on the hardship of living away from home, identity, love and death. Inspired by the great singer-songwriters of our time, her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

Joyce Prescher w/support The Hunter Express

Some velvet morning, 123 queens parade, Clifton hill

On 3 February Joyce Prescher and The Hunter Express team up for an intimate night at Some Velvet Morning.

Both artists released albums in 2017, which were well received. Joyce Prescher's debut album 'Home' was listed in PBS' Top 10 albums of the week; The Hunter Express' self-titled album received numerous glorious reviews and his track 'Driving' was added to rotation by Triple J Unearthed.

Joyce Prescher is a Dutch-born folk artist based in Melbourne. She manages to capture audiences with her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and a voice that gets under your skin. On her debut album 'Home' she meditates on the hardship of living away from home, identity, love and death. Inspired by the great singer-songwriters of our time, her sound tells of her love of folk music, with hints of alt-country and Americana. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

Supported on the night by Brad Ellis from The Hunter Express, an indie rock/folk artist. Emerging out of Melbourne's vibrant indie folk scene, his first single, Home, 2016, received airplay on independent stations around Australia as well as a semi final spot in Unsigned Only songwriting competition. Ellis debuted his nostalgic, delicate sound with the independently released Bluestone Lane EP in 2016. A self titled LP, The Hunter Express followed in December 2017. The LP expands on Ellis' collective sound, driven by his distinctive vocals and storytelling manner.

Free entry.

The Shifties, Joyce Prescher, Greg Steps & Hannah Potter at 303

Bar 303, 303 High Street, Northcote

Come on down to Bar 303 to spend a lazy afternoon with four great Melbourne folk & alt-country acts, who will each be playing for you a swag of finely crafted tunes.

$5 entry, cheap as chips!! Don't miss out.

Joyce Prescher at The Charles Weston

Charles Weston, 27 Weston Street, Brunswick

With her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and a voice that really gets under your skin, Joyce has mesmerized audiences in Australia as well as the Netherlands ever since she was a little girl. Her songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand. Joyce will bring you songs of her debut album 'Home' as well as unreleased material.

6.30pm start. Free entry.

Songwriter Circle: Maja, Joyce Prescher and Rachael Comte

LongPlay, 318 St Georges Road, Fitzroy North

On the 14th of November, Maja, Joyce Prescher and Rachael Comte come together at LongPlay for a spell-binding night of songs in the round. Drawing from personal experiences and a maturity beyond their age, join these three ladies for a captivating night of thought-provoking stories and mesmerising tunes.

Doors at 7:30pm. Entry $5.

Gold Diggers Banquet #6

Ventnor Beach Road, Ventnor

Bands n bonfires. Another year, another sweet ass property, another sweet ass party. Bring ya tent, bring ya van, bring ya dog.

Details to come soon 🐧🌴🤘🏼 GDB #6 drugs n rock n roll! $40 on the gate to cover costs

Acts so far: Glenn Burns Joyce Prescher Victor Cripes Ghetto Blaster & the Fingerbangers A Whale Called Phoenix Mental Tremors Machine Gun Tounges Over-Reactor

The Northern Folk - Gasometer Residency

The Gasometer Hotel, 484 Smith Street, Collingwood

Joyce Prescher will support The Northern Folk at their single launch as part of their 3 week residency at The Gasometer Hotel in Collingwood.

Join The Northern Folk as they return to the Gasometer Hotel with guests on the first three Wednesdays of October! This residency is in anticipation of their latest single, ‘Get On’ and will be a show of celebration, enthusiasm and general good will, leading up to the official single launch event on the 18th!

Doors at 8pm Tickets $8 presale, $10 on the door