65 gigs coming to 25 Banyule venues over four weeks

65 gigs coming to 25 Banyule venues over four weeks

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Words by Lucas Radbourne

Banyule City Council have announced their 'Chillin' in Banyule' live music program featuring 65 performances from 16 artists across 25 Banyule venues.

Chillin’ in Banyule – Autumn Series 2022 marks the return of the council’s much-loved live music program, which has previously been staged in summer and winter with great success. The live music injection into Melbourne’s north-east is aimed to help support local businesses through supporting local musos – always a nice combination.

There’ll be 16 artists performing over 65 gigs across 25 venues spread throughout the Banyule municipality. It’s going to be your favourite time of year if you’re in the Banyule region, and if not, it’s a great chance to get out and visit one of Melbourne’s greenest regions. You can check out the full event calendar here.

What you need to know

  • The Banyule City Council’s ‘Chillin’ in Banyule’ live music program returns in Autumn
  • It will feature 65 performances from 16 artists across 25 Banyule venues
  • The series will run from Thursday 21 April to Sunday 15 May

Keep up with the latest music news, features, festivals, interviews and reviews here.

We never need a better reason to relax to some laid back tunes and a bite to eat, but the ultimate ambition is to encourage Melburnians to get out and support some of the hardest hit industries during the pandemic; hospitality, arts and live entertainment.

However it’s also a fantastic opportunity to find your next favourite local artist, with an impressive local lineup set to take part. Many of these acts grace Melbourne’s plethora of small, indie performance spaces on a weekly basis and they can certainly surprise you.

Chillin’ in Banyule lineup includes

Alcides Neto: A Brazilian guitarist, percussionist, drummer and vocalist. Inspired by folk music from his home country, Neto presents his perspective of Brazilian music by mixing traditional styles with Brazilian contemporary jazz.

Bridie Oak: An indie rock artist who has been playing music for over 5 years, focusing voice and both electric and acoustic guitar. Oak’s influences include Triple J artists such as Ruby Fields and Spacey Jane, as well as 70s rock musicians.

Dean Wittmann-Lamb: An established musician who plays a wide range of genres which is evident in his repertoire. Inspired by the some of the great artists in The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and Tom Petty, Dean creates a feel of soulful chill vibes to a rock upbeat get you dancing.

Carl Pannuzzo: An infectious, dynamic and fearless anomaly of Australian music. As articulate as he is seemingly flying by the seat of his pants, he both surprises and reassures with a deft and caring hand and, Elle Osborne says, has ‘a voice like cracked sugar’.


Exiled on High Street: Dave, Mick and Russ are Exiled on High Street. They play classic covers, many of which you won’t have heard for a long time, as well as some newer songs. They will get you up and dancing with the kids or just chilling out in a corner of a great local venue.

Gordon Lewis: Equipped with just his guitar, looping pedal and soothing voice, Gordon Lewis draws from almost two decades of performing experience to entertain you. Sit back and enjoy a mix of golden oldies, modern hits and originals too.

Mirrored by Me: Sharon and Claudia delivers you the beauty of teacher and student. Their voices magically blend with their harmonies and Claudia’s distinctive tones…a perfect choice for a chilled weekend session.

Vhoeve: The solo project of singer and songwriter Phoebe Goldsworthy. Vhoeve’s sound mixes elements of pop performed to jazz backing tracks making it perfect for a live background music experience.

Zen Jackson: Inspired by the likes of Joni Mitchell and Bob Dylan, Zen Jackson brings energy and emotion to her performances, offering a unique artistic interpretation of beloved classics and current hits in a wide range of styles such as folk, indie, blues and jazz.

Grand Baxter:A shelf full of albums by James Taylor, Paul Simon, Jason Isbell and Dawes has infused Grand Baxter’s music with considered songwriting, bitter-sweet lyrics and a sprinkling of country-folk. Songs dance between the dark and the delicate, with beautiful acoustic guitars and dancing string melodies.

Heba Tayeh: An aspiring musician who loves to perform all around Melbourne ranging from cafes to festivals. Tayeh has been singing for as long as she can remember, and hopes to always please her audience by creating a carefree environment for everyone to enjoy themselves.

Inferno Duet: Sharon and Michael are Melbourne’s greatly praised Inferno Duet, known for their ability to encourage involvement with the audience. They perform music from all genres: easy listening, 50s and 60s era rock, disco, 70s and 80s classics and Top 40 hits. If you have an addiction to disco, Inferno Duet will cure you with their Disco Show.

Jennifer Lily: A singer-songwriter who has has been performing live since 2014. Lily performs original music, as well as covers, and she is influenced by artists such as Amy Winehouse and Taylor Swift. Her style is pop/RnB focused, with turns into the jazz and blues scene.

Just the Two of Us: With one voice and one acoustic guitar, Jaclyn andAdam spark the same love for music. Performing a range of reworked classics, acoustic covers and originals, the duet loves to share their musical gifts with the rest of the world.

Luna the Moon: An acoustic ukulele trio from Melbourne consisting of a baritone, tenor, and basselele. They play all of your favourite covers, from The Beatles to Britney Spears along with a brand new original repertoire. Prepare to sing, dance and be transported with these ukulele vibes.

Melanie Wason: A versatile and vibrant performer who is as comfortable in front of a full band as she is on her own with an acoustic guitar. With a background in musical theatre, she is no stranger to a live audience having starred in lead roles and ensembles for numerous shows over her career.

The four-week event series will run from Thursday 21 April to Sunday 15 May, providing opportunity for local singers and musicians to perform at local northside cafés, restaurants and public Banyule venues.

Be sure to check out the full calendar of gigs, artist bios and venue details on the Banyule website.

In partnership with Banyule City Council