From laidback indie pop to Ska Fighter II: It’s a big month for the Bergy Bandroom

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From laidback indie pop to Ska Fighter II: It’s a big month for the Bergy Bandroom

Fifth Dawn
words by coco veldkamp

Mark your calendars and grab your dancing pants.

Nestled inconspicuously on the vibrant Sydney Road, The Bergy Bandroom has etched itself as a thriving centre for emerging talents since its inception in 2019.

Transitioning from a  nondescript warehouse space to a carefully curated venue, it now magnetises up to 200  attendees each night, offering an intimate yet electric atmosphere that pulsates with raw musical energy.  

Let’s delve into this month’s eclectic lineup at the Bergy Bandroom. 

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Ska Fighter II

  • Friday, February 9
  • With The Kittyhawks, Admiral Ackbar’s Dishonourable Discharge, The Murderballs and Browdown

Get ready for a night of head-banding and moshing as four burgeoning ska and punk bands collide onstage. The Kittyhawks, Admiral Ackbar’s Dishonourable Discharge, The Murderballs and Browdown have fast and loud music on the agenda. 

Fifth Dawn

  • Saturday, February 10
  • With Aurateque, New Million and 50Fifty

Prepare for a sonic odyssey with Fifth Dawn as they seamlessly fuse rock, progressive elements and metal into an emotionally charged symphony. Joining them are Sydney’s own alternative metal marvels, Aurateque, promising an electrifying fusion of soundscapes. 

Nick Keogh

  • Sunday, February 11
  • With Alisya Rae and Amber Farnan

Get ready for a night of upbeat indie pop as these three talented solo acts take the Bergy stage. Bringing guitar jangles, crystal clear voices and poetic songwriting, it’s set to be a lovely and chilled-out way to cap off the weekend.

Mystic Tea Party

  • Thursday, February 16
  • With Full Fleshed and Minor Delusion

Mystic Tea Party’s ethereal blend of indie rock and electronic vibes will make for a live show like no other. From captivating visuals to mesmerizing stage presence, this transcendent experience promises to captivate the senses and elevate the soul. 

Oscar The Wild She’ll Be Right EP Tour

  • Friday, February 16
  • With Tamara and The Dreams

Join indie-grunge sensation Oscar The Wild on their debut tour as they unleash their inaugural EP, She’ll Be Right. With infectious energy and raw authenticity, coupled with soul-stirring melodies, this performance is set to be unforgettable.  

The Get Down 21

  • Saturday, February 17
  • With Monrxe, Jordane, Tebir, Protege, Jacinta, and DJ Mizhap, hosted By: MC Wasp

In the spirit of celebrating local R&B and soul artists, Get Down Events is back better than ever.  Catch some of Melbourne’s best including Monrxe, Jordane, Tebir, Protege, Jacinta and DJ Mizhap all performing live alongside the renowned turntablist DJ Mizhap.  

The Holy Trinity Single Launch


  • Wednesday, February 21
  • With The Halves and Jade Parade

Bringing that old-school punk to the Bergy stage, the Holy Trinity are set to launch their fiery new single They Want Your Money! alongside two explosive local favourites. Expect pounding drums, ear-splitting guitars and a mosh pit all night long. Chaos will ensue.

Jack Champion

  • Thursday, February 22
  • With Lalibela and Parachute

Making his glorious return in 2024, Jach Champion will bring together impressive visuals and dazzling sonic soundscapes to create an unforgettable night of music. With a magnetic stage presence and the support of Lalibela and Parachute, it’s sure to be a good one.

VEHL Panthalassa Vinyl Launch

  • Friday, February 23
  • With Marcel Borrack TD Band and Sunday Darling

Panthalassa is the latest release from VEHL – the brainchild of Melbourne-based art-soul artist Matty Vehl. The show will bring together elements of RnB and soul, with a live band including a four-piece saxophone section for one mesmerising night.  

Captives 10th-Anniversary Tour

  • Saturday, February 24
  • With Damaged Goods Club and Dear Matilda

Join Melbourne’s own rock icons, Captives, as they commemorate a decade of musical prowess with a special anniversary show. From their latest single Oblivion to timeless classics, this unforgettable performance promises to be a testament to their enduring legacy. 

Oliver Clark HONK! Album Launch 

  • Sunday, February 25

Prepare to be swept away by the soulful melodies and infectious energy of Oliver Clark as he unveils his highly anticipated fifth studio album, HONK. Drawing inspiration from musical luminaries like Elvis and Tom Jones, Clark’s dynamic stage presence promises to transport you to a bygone era of soulful rock ‘n’ roll revelry. 

Clara Darcy & April May

  • Wednesday, February 28

When these two forces of folk combine, beautiful things happen. Bringing together eloquent songwriting, mesmerising voices and wide-ranging influences from the folk revivalist harmonies of Welch/Rawlings to the high-conceptual songwriting of Ethel Cain, their live show will be unlike any other.

To get more information about what’s on at the Bergy bandroom and to buy tickets, head here.