Shows

Joyce Prescher & Friends - December Residency

The Merri Creek Tavern, 111 High Street, Northcote

Melbourne-based folk singer Joyce Prescher delivers poetic lyrics and haunting melodies in an intimate performance exploring concepts of home, identity, love and death.

Join her for her December residency at the Merri Creek Tavern. Each week she will be joined by two beautiful artists. These nights promise to be intimate and breathtaking and are not to be missed.

Thu 13 December || Taylah Carroll and A Whale Called Phoenix

Taylah Carroll * Taylah Carroll shares unashamed and frank tales of her own coming of age and reflections of what it is to be human, set against a nostalgic soundscape that draws inspiration from vintage films and dreamy folk/rock.

Taylah’s music wants to reach out and hold her audience, whilst at the same time waking them up to the anxieties, fears and love that both plague and embellish our lives, highlighting the commonality of all human experience through a nuanced and detailed lens.

Taylah has been honing her craft of song-writing and performance through a series of recent shows across Victoria, including performances at Fitzroy’s The Workers Club, and The Wesley Ann, as well as a slot at Let Go Fest alongside Gang of Youths and The Middle Kids.

Links: https://www.taylahcarroll.com, https://www.instagram.com/taylahcarrollmusic, https://www.facebook.com/TaylahCarrollMusic

A whale called phoenix * AWCP are a four-piece indie, acoustic based band from Melbourne. Forming in 2012 as a duo, life-long friends Jimmy (Phoenix) Pollock and Anthony Nero set out to record songs and music videos using their iPhones in an attempt to capture more “honest” sounds away from studio trickery.

In 2014, the pair began playing live and unplugged in more and more unconventional settings – lounge rooms, backyards, record stores, warehouse parties, giant bean bag factories and in a two-man inflatable boat sailing down a water catchment drain in the middle of nowhere suburbia.

In the summer of 2015, Nero and Phoenix took their sound to a string of pubs and bars in St Kilda where they would play to their wives, Jimmy’s mum and various house sound guys. Great times had by all!

More recently, AWCP set upon the mysterious Heatherton Trail to find some extra magic to widen their sound. This came in the shape of long-time compadres Anthony ‘Quesadilla’ Casey on bass and Ian ‘George Rat’ Moran on drums.

Links: https://www.awhalecalledphoenix.com, https://www.facebook.com/AWhaleCalledPhoenix, https://www.instagram.com/awhalecalledphoenix

Joyce Prescher & Friends - December Residency

The Merri Creek Tavern, 111 High Street, Northcote

Melbourne-based folk singer Joyce Prescher delivers poetic lyrics and haunting melodies in an intimate performance exploring concepts of home, identity, love and death.

Join her for her December residency at the Merri Creek Tavern. Each week she will be joined by two beautiful artists. These nights promise to be intimate and breathtaking and are not to be missed.

Thu 20 December || Hannah Campbell and Teresa Duffy-Richards

Hannah Campbell * Hannah is a warm, discerning, and joyfully vulnerable story teller hailing from Melbourne, Victoria. Her style of indie-folk echoes of folky acoustic roots whereby she writes to unpack stories of herself and her loved ones, of failings and hopefulness, of desire and emotional vacancy, and some unspoken truths in-between.

In 2017 Hannah released her debut EP ‘For Your Love’ - a landmark EP for her development as an artist and a human. Track one of the EP, ‘Sunshine’ was synced to NAB’s Social Media campaign ‘Little Steps’, for environmental sustainability.

Her latest single Run Like Wolves commands; human connection, support and empowerment in which femininity orbits strength in vulnerability, weighing joy with grief in equal measures, and empowerment, rather than judgement.

Links: https://www.musicofhc.com, https://www.instagram.com/musicofhc, https://www.facebook.com/musicofhc

Teresa-Duffy Richards * Lyrical, timeless and swelling with rich, full clout that will hit you with the gentlest of nudges, Teresa Duffy-Richards crafts hauntingly bare songs filled with poetic imagery and a deeply ingrained sense of the pains of everyday life. It might sound sweet, but there is an ever present grit and fragility to her voice and songs that prods at the most tender of wounds.

Her songs are steeped in the vast traditions of Folk and Country music, and as multi instrumentalists she and partner Joshua Jones create a rousing live show with acoustic guitars, banjo and dobro, even bringing out booze soaked electric guitar reminiscent of Neil Young and the catalytic classic rock that informed much of her teenage years. But ultimately it is the timeless song writing of old world and 20th century troubadours and Tennessee reared yodellers, that inspires much of her work. Recording of her debut album is underway at Rolling Stock and is scheduled for release at the end of 2018

Links: https://www.facebook.com/TeresaDuffyRichardsMusic, https://www.instagram.com/teresaduffyrichards