A glance at what’s on at the Wesley Anne: Synthpop fusions, old school jazz and more

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A glance at what’s on at the Wesley Anne: Synthpop fusions, old school jazz and more

The Wesley Anne
Words by Dhika Maheswara

Northcote's favorite veteran Wesley Anne is hosting an exciting lineup that transcends time and musical barriers.

Famous for being located in a former church, Wesley Anne is one of Melbourne’s oldest and most beloved pubs. Various talents have been welcomed into its candle-lit interior ranging from indie rock to folk singer/songwriter and more. It’s a great mix of old and new with some killer bands hitting the stage every couple of nights.

For the next few days, the venue has scheduled an eclectic selection of music acts including traditional folk, country, Celtic pop and more. The following are some of the thrilling talents that will be taking the stage for the remainder of the month while you keep yourself warm with the pub’s fireplace and its great selection of drinks!

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Since the early 2000s, the Northcote area has served as an icon of Melbourne’s music scene and Wesley Anne is certainly one of the venues that have contributed to that. Find out more about them here.

Salvador Peralta & Friends

  • Friday, 19 April 2024
  • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Argentine-Australian singer-songwriter, Peralta will be bringing his nostalgic and calming sound in a set dedicated to the launch of his newest release This Makes Me Comfortable, which will display a sentimental evolution from his debut album That Makes Me Uncomfortable.  Peralta will be joined by local acts Vulcara and Lucy Paterson for an intimate night of folk and ambient artistry.

Lucid Reunion Show

  • Sunday, 21 April 2024
  • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Louise McCarthy and Elizabeth Moran will be joined by their long-time partner-in folk pop, Things of Stone & Wood frontman Greg Arnold. As the Lucid trio, they will present a long-awaited one-off reunion show of their moody Celtic fiddle pop vibe and soulful harmonies that revive their sound from the early 2000s.

Alice Bisschops Trio


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  • Sunday, 21 April 2024
  • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Joining the stage with brass, bass, piano and undisputable flair are the Alice Bisschops Trio who plans to take you back to the good ol’ days of counterpoint and 1950’s West Coast Jazz, including a stroll towards the music of American saxophonist Paul Desmond. It’s a woodwind mayhem sprinkled with upright bass and a tickle of the ivories that will get you buzzing!

Anna O’Bryan + Jonesing 

  • Thursday, 25 April 2024
  • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Anna O’Bryan and Jonesing were both part of AIM’s Women in Music Mentoring Program, but despite being the synthpop maestros that they were, the two artists never got the chance to collaborate in the past. However, thanks to a mutual friend and the guys at Wesley Anne, the destined day is finally coming to fruition! With their combined efforts of forming ethereal beats and crystalline vocals, these two are guaranteed to give you an unforgettable night.

Stella Anning Trio

  • Friday, 26 April 2024
  • 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

When it comes to music styles, Stella Anning is not one to discriminate! From doing soulful folk/country licks for the John Flanagan Band, to being a guitarist and backing vocalist for blues singer ISEULA, she’s had her hands full in a a variety of projects. This time she leads the pack alongside bass and drum in an eclectic groove of jazz and blues instrumentals that will sweep you off your feet!

Cate Taylor


  • Saturday, 27 April 2024
  • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Delicately crafted, hauntingly beautiful songs are an instant guarantee for Cate Taylor who sings about social, personal and environmental topics. This time, she will be bringing her brilliant folk and singer/songwriter artistry in a night dedicated to the launch of her second studio album Folk Joy! Exquisitely beautiful. She will be joined by folk duo The Lost Flowers who will be opening the night.

Michael J Brady Trio


  • Sunday, 28 April 2024
  • 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Bringing a silk-smooth combination of jazz and folk, The Michael J Brady Trio compounds guitar, double bass, and drums to another level balancing between warm reverb textures against the most infectious melodies.  The band will be performing original compositions, including tunes from Brady’s debut record Brady//Donkin//Phipps released in late 2023. They will be joined by a set from the previously mentioned Stella Anning.

Check out everything else coming up and follow Wesley Anne here.