Festive Season

Organising your end of year celebrations can sometimes be a nightmare, so why not make it easy on yourself this year by coming to the Vanguard. From small groups right through to the exclusive hire of the entire venue, we have an option to suit.

History

The Vanguard is an intimate, purpose built live music venue and restaurant that plays host to the greats of Australian and international music. With a 1920's feel to the interior, the Vanguard's friendly and unpretentious luxury has an ambience unlike any other. Our aim is to provide patrons with an elegant and stylish restaurant, which provides live entertainment, highlighting some of Newtown and Sydney's most talented musicians.

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Upcoming shows

Wed 4 February

Kylie Whitney, launching "Something About Ghosts"

Emma Beau + Maia Jelavic

Emerging from the shadows of her career as a well established background vocalist, singer/songwriter Kylie Whitney is launching her long awaited debut album "Something About Ghosts". One of the 2014's most captivating and diverse indie pop albums, the album calls to mind the stylistic colours of Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann and Sheryl Crow in an album that's a bit of Contemporary Folk, mixed with Electronica, supporting narratives of great lyrical weight and substance. With her 5 piece band, she'll perform key tracks from the album and a selection of covers that fills out the promise of this important start to her career.

On the night she'll be supported by road veteran Emma Beau (and her band), who has just released her debut single “Leave A Light On". A current member of Kasey Chambers' touring band, Emma has spent her time working with Jon English, “The Rock Show" and many others. On her debut single she develops her love for quirky, cowboy tinged indie folk pop.

Opening the night will be newcomer Maia Jelovic (and her band), another great emerging talent, supporting the release of her recent EP


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Thu 5 February

O'SHEA - #BadDayGood Tour

Amber Rae Slade & The Mighty Big Noise

There's power to be found in the tension between opposites - in darkness and light, good and evil, love found and love lost. Country duo O'Shea are particularly fond of the inspiration brought forth by the polarizing nature of love, especially on their latest album The Famine and the Feast.

>Mark and Jay may come from different musical backgrounds, with Mark's country rock roots providing contrast to Jay's history as a “singer’s singer" and successful songwriter, but it's those differences that make them such a powerful musical force. Like the contrasting feelings the two sing about on their upcoming record, Mark and Jay have found the beauty in their differences, making for an electric listening experience for the rest of us


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Fri 6 February

Rock and Roll Circus

Featuring.. THE MICK HART EXPERIENCE + WHITE KNUCKLE FEVER + HAIRPIN CULVERT and MONKEY BOY

Recently returned from yet another hugely successful European Tour, Sydney singer/songwriter MICK HART has put together a brilliant new "ROCK AND ROLL CIRCUS" show for one night only at the Vanguard on Fri 6 Feb.

In the spirit of the original ROLLING STONES circus show in the 60s, MICK will be playing with his awesome band THE MICK HART EXPERIENCE along with friends WHITE KNUCKLE FEVER (featuring members of Machine Gun Fellatio), new kooky act HAIRPIN CULVERT and the wild dirty blues of MONKEY BOY!

Each act will perform an original set and the show will culminate with a huge combined finale of 60s classics in true wild circus style form!! Book early to avoid disappointment...


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Sun 8 February

Cabaret Sasquatch

After the last sold out performance, Cabaret Sasquatch returns to The Vanguard.

From the seedy underbelly of the Inner West comes an invigorating hit to live entertainment. Burlesque, magic, and circus performers work together with an 8-piece band to compose and choreograph a completely unique and vivacious cabaret of sharp wit and seductive subversion.

Cabaret Sasquatch is a show, and a collective of young artists creating a platform for alternative live performance. These artists utilize the elements of burlesque, magic, and circus to satirize gender assumptions, political follies, pop iconography, as well as deconstruct the forms of entertainment they provide.


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Mon 9 February

The Consouls (EP Launch)

Josue and the Soulbenders

The Consouls are a young, Sydney based ensemble that combine their two loves of jazz and video games to create a distinct sound that’s sure to satisfy musos and gamers alike. Drawing upon their love of the jazz tradition and applying it to a songbook that doesn’t often cross into the genre, their unique sound is sure to provide a night unlike any other.

After a positive year playing at conventions and venues all around Sydney and a successful channel launch on YouTube, it’s now time for the release of their debut EP, cultivating some of their most ambitious arrangements to date. It’s Mario meets Miles, Pokemon meets Peterson, Sonny meets Skyrim – their diverse arrangements are sure to bring a smile to your face, whether you’re the most hardcore jazz cat or a button mashing super nerd.

Joining them will be “The Soulbenders”, an electrifying soul group bringing some of the funkiest grooves Sydney has to offer.


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Thu 12 February

Ed Wells

Imogen Clark

Ed Wells is a singer/songwriter hailing from Sydney's Northern Beaches. Ed's music sits in the alternative folk/rock genre yet tinges of jazz and his diverse spectrum of musical influences culminate in a fresh new sound. His unique voice and raw emotion coupled with his ability to play a range of instruments make him a stand out live performer.

Not only has Ed begun to establish himself in the Sydney music scene, but he has also been recognised in London, England. Having played live there in mid 2013 and early 2014, he is becoming know internationally for his original yet catchy songs. Ed released his debut EP, 'Play For Me' in November 2013 and is planning to release his new single in February 2015 at The Vanguard after a brief return to the UK.


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Fri 13 February

The Jaded Vanities Burlesque

presented by Russall S. Beattie

The Jaded Vanities return for one night only on Valentine's Day Weekend.
The Vanguard in-house troop are back with their dark original show after two years of themed shows such as The Empire Strips Back, The Dames Of Throne Burlesque Show, The Batman Follies Of 1929, The Biba Wizard Of Oz Burlesque and 1982 Blockbuster Burlesque.


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Sat 14 February

Mikelangelo plays Cave, Waits and Cohen

for Valentines Day

After a hugely successful run at the Opera House for Sydney Festival, our favourite crooner returns to play the darkly romantic songs of Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen for a very Vanguard Valentine's day. Only a powerhouse like Mikelangelo could pull off this iconic vocal trifecta. With his deep, deep baritone, he delivers this stunning solo show with masterful skill and power.

A highly entertaining and engaging personality on stage and off, the charismatic Mikelangelo brings together a brilliant collection of songs, sprinkling them with personal stories, intriguing anecdotes and laying on the love for this, the most romantic night of the year.

Mikelangelo has toured the world to great acclaim, from New York to Paris to London and beyond, and is one of Australia's rising stars. For this special one-off show at the Vanguard, he will also be showcasing songs from his new album City Of Dreams for the very first time in Sydney.

"Unquestionably magnetic, Mikelangelo weaves a seductive spell around the audience, inviting them to explore the shadowy recesses of the soul" **** The List (UK)


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Sun 15 February

Backsliders

With Very Special Guest - Old Gray Mule (USA)

Backsliders will team up with Mississippi Hill-Country Blues giants Old Gray Mule (USA) for a night of raw, ragged, rhythmic and hypnotic blues.

Backsliders (Dom Turner, Rob Hirst with Joe Glover on harp) after 28 years on the road, are still “redefining, refining and diversifying the [blues] genre”- The Australian, (2014).

Old Gray Mule (USA) will launch their 2 new albums – their 6th & 7th to date. “Their [Old Gray Mule] brand of boogie blues, straight from the source, grabs me just right” Samuel J Fell - Rhythms Mag (2014)


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Mon 16 February

Broadway Unplugged

Broadway Unplugged, Australia’s favourite industry night return in 2014 for a night of unparalleled entertainment.

Born as an idea to support the musical theatre industry, Broadway Unplugged provides a platform for performers to do what they do best in a fun, supportive environment.

Featuring performances by established stars of musical theatre (from 8.00pm) and followed by open mic session (from 9.30pm till late).

Tapas and pizza menu, and drinks available to order at the bar on the night.

To register or for more info check out : www.broadwayunplugged.com.au


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Fri 20 February

Lolo Lovina (Album Launch, Rroma Sapien)

Lolo Lovina are proud to announce that they will be launching of their second album at the Vanguard on 20 February 2015 (also Lolo Lovinas leading lady Sarah Bedak's birthday!) The Vanguard is historically significant for Lolo Lovina as they launched their first album & also their unique creation ' Lolo the Gypsy Caravan Stage' there some 5 years prior.

Virtuosic Gypsy world music fusion band Lolo Lovina draw influences from Balkan Gypsies, Electro swing, Gypsy jazz and Tango. The band is fronted by Hungarian Romani-Gypsy singer Sarah Bedak & Serbian Romani-Gypsy guitarist and drummer Nenad Radic. Sarah & Nenad source the best musicians from around the Globe to work on their musical, recording, performance and theatre projects. Joining them on the album and for this show is Marjan Nedeski- Macedonian maestro Piano Accordionist & Albania's Got Talent finalist, Albanian Rroma-Gypsy Orget Sadiku on clarinet & saxophone.

Highlights Sydney Opera House 40 Anniversary Concert, 2013 Live En Aout Festival, New Caledonia 2014 Australian tour with the New York Gypsy All Stars, 2013 Guca Trumpet Festival, Serbia 2011 Brian Eno’s Luminous Festival; The Opera House; 2009 Spiegeltent 2009

'YOU HAVE TO LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE...THIS IS THE FUTURE OF MUSIC.' BRIAN ENO


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Sat 21 February

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a private event.

If you would like to receive our events information please email our team at
functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Fri 27 February

Rumours

A Tribute To Fleetwood Mac

Access All Eras presents: Rumours - A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Access All Eras presents Sydney's best Fleetwood Mac show which captures the band's sound from the legendary Rumours album and includes their hits from the early blues period to the contemporary hits. The success of Rumours as one of the biggest selling albums of all time has made this show one of the hottest tickets in town. Fleetwood Mac have an eclectic catalogue and this great Sydney based band with carefully chosen singers to bring some gorgeous interpretations of some of your favourite songs. Enjoy the hits from Dreams, Little Lies, Albatross, The Chain, Sarah, Don't Stop, Landslide, Go Your Own Way, Rhiannon and more...

Line up: Gary Fredericks- guitar
Amanda Easton - vocals
Jo Elms - vocals
Floyd Vincent- vocals
Tim Wedde - keys
Clive Harrison - bass
Steve Fearnley - drums


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Sat 28 February

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a private event.

If you would like to receive our events information please email our team at
functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 1 March

Cabaret Sasquatch

From the seedy underbelly of the Inner West comes an invigorating hit to live entertainment. Burlesque, magic, and circus performers work together with an 8-piece band to compose and choreograph a completely unique and vivacious cabaret of sharp wit and seductive subversion.

Cabaret Sasquatch is a show, and a collective of young artists creating a platform for alternative live performance. These artists utilize the elements of burlesque, magic, and circus to satirize gender assumptions, political follies, pop iconography, as well as deconstruct the forms of entertainment they provide.


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Tue 3 March

PANTI'S HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES (Ireland)

PRESENTED BY THISISPOPBABY

Join Ireland's High Queen, Performance Giant, Accidental Activist and National F*#&ing Treasure Panti Bliss in her smash hit comedy show, High Heels in Low Places. Panti landed herself in the middle of a media sh*tstorm christened ‘Pantigate’ that rocked Ireland in 2014. Soon after, she became a Youtube sensation when a speech she made about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, debated in parliament and remixed by the Pet Shop Boys - sparking a powerful conversation about equality. High Heels in Low Places is her riotous stand-up about life after ‘Pantigate’, which played to rave reviews and chock-a-block houses across Ireland. Critics called it “Hilarious” (Hotpress) and “a wickedly funny evening” (Irish Independent) with “impeccable one-liners” (The Evening Herald).

Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, Panti invites you in to her hyper-real, stiletto-shaped, Mardi Gras-tastic world, in a storytelling tour de force where she promises to ‘say the un-sayable’.


“Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.” ***** The Irish Times "Comic genius" **** Irish Independent "Wickedly funny" **** The Guardian

SEATING EXPLAINED: Cabaret style tables in front of the stage for meal & show ticket holders / General Admission 
Standing on bottom floor Upstairs theatre style seating

TIMES: Doors are at 6:30PM 
Show begins at 9:00PM


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Wed 4 March

PANTI'S HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES (Ireland)

PRESENTED BY THISISPOPBABY

Join Ireland's High Queen, Performance Giant, Accidental Activist and National F*#&ing Treasure Panti Bliss in her smash hit comedy show, High Heels in Low Places. Panti landed herself in the middle of a media sh*tstorm christened ‘Pantigate’ that rocked Ireland in 2014. Soon after, she became a Youtube sensation when a speech she made about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, debated in parliament and remixed by the Pet Shop Boys - sparking a powerful conversation about equality. High Heels in Low Places is her riotous stand-up about life after ‘Pantigate’, which played to rave reviews and chock-a-block houses across Ireland. Critics called it “Hilarious” (Hotpress) and “a wickedly funny evening” (Irish Independent) with “impeccable one-liners” (The Evening Herald).

Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, Panti invites you in to her hyper-real, stiletto-shaped, Mardi Gras-tastic world, in a storytelling tour de force where she promises to ‘say the un-sayable’.


“Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.” ***** The Irish Times "Comic genius" **** Irish Independent "Wickedly funny" **** The Guardian

SEATING EXPLAINED: Cabaret style tables in front of the stage for meal & show ticket holders / General Admission
 Standing on bottom floor Upstairs theatre style seating

TIMES: Doors are at 6:30PM 
Show begins at 9:00PM


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Thu 5 March

PANTI'S HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES (Ireland)

PRESENTED BY THISISPOPBABY

Join Ireland's High Queen, Performance Giant, Accidental Activist and National F*#&ing Treasure Panti Bliss in her smash hit comedy show, High Heels in Low Places. Panti landed herself in the middle of a media sh*tstorm christened ‘Pantigate’ that rocked Ireland in 2014. Soon after, she became a Youtube sensation when a speech she made about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, debated in parliament and remixed by the Pet Shop Boys - sparking a powerful conversation about equality. High Heels in Low Places is her riotous stand-up about life after ‘Pantigate’, which played to rave reviews and chock-a-block houses across Ireland. Critics called it “Hilarious” (Hotpress) and “a wickedly funny evening” (Irish Independent) with “impeccable one-liners” (The Evening Herald).

Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, Panti invites you in to her hyper-real, stiletto-shaped, Mardi Gras-tastic world, in a storytelling tour de force where she promises to ‘say the un-sayable’.


“Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.” ***** The Irish Times "Comic genius" **** Irish Independent "Wickedly funny" **** The Guardian

SEATING EXPLAINED: Cabaret style tables in front of the stage for meal & show ticket holders / General Admission
 Standing on bottom floor Upstairs theatre style seating

TIMES: Doors are at 6:30PM
 Show begins at 9:00PM


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Fri 6 March

PANTI’S HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES (Ireland)

PRESENTED BY THISISPOPBABY

Join Ireland's High Queen, Performance Giant, Accidental Activist and National F*#&ing Treasure Panti Bliss in her smash hit comedy show, High Heels in Low Places. Panti landed herself in the middle of a media sh*tstorm christened ‘Pantigate’ that rocked Ireland in 2014. Soon after, she became a Youtube sensation when a speech she made about homophobia went viral, was broadcast around the world, debated in parliament and remixed by the Pet Shop Boys - sparking a powerful conversation about equality. High Heels in Low Places is her riotous stand-up about life after ‘Pantigate’, which played to rave reviews and chock-a-block houses across Ireland. Critics called it “Hilarious” (Hotpress) and “a wickedly funny evening” (Irish Independent) with “impeccable one-liners” (The Evening Herald).

Charting brushes with infamy, near misses with fame, and adventures in the seedy underbelly, Panti invites you in to her hyper-real, stiletto-shaped, Mardi Gras-tastic world, in a storytelling tour de force where she promises to ‘say the un-sayable’.


“Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.” ***** The Irish Times "Comic genius" **** Irish Independent "Wickedly funny" **** The Guardian

SEATING EXPLAINED: Cabaret style tables in front of the stage for meal & show ticket holders / General Admission
 Standing on bottom floor Upstairs theatre style seating

TIMES: Doors are at 6:30PM
 Show begins at 9:00PM


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Sat 7 March

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a private event.

If you would like to receive our events information please email our team at
functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Wed 11 March

JAKE CLEMONS (USA)

RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA IN 2015

Singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Jake Clemons, returns to Australia in March after winning over Australian audiences on his debut Australian tour in 2014.

Jake’s soulful and spirited performances will delve deeper this time around, performing two sets – the first a solo acoustic offering that will give Australian audiences the first opportunity to hear fresh tracks from his forthcoming album ‘Bittersweet’; whilst introducing his band for the second set and performing Clemons’ much loved songs. ‘Bittersweet’ is themed around a song of the same name, written during the 2014 Australian tour. “The song deals with losing a father and the bittersweet process of reconciling that loss,” says Clemons.


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Thu 12 March

Khan Manuel CD Launch

Described in guitar magazines around the world as one of the new guitar heroes, Khan Manuel embarks on an Australian Tour showcasing songs from the new album – ‘The Message’.

Combining soulful playing with blistering fretwork, soaring solos and memorable melodies, witness firsthand why many have categorized Manuel’s playing in the same league as guitar legends Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Manuel’s voice on the guitar fuses styles of Rock, Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Classical, Spanish Flamenco and also Metal.

Manuel endorses Ibanez guitars, Mesa Boogie Amps and Ernie Ball strings, all iconic brands which feature artists Carlos Santana, George Benson, Joe Satriani, and Steve Vai to name a few.

In 2010 Manuel teamed up with International guitar legend ‘Frank Gambale’ to collaborate on a song written by Manuel. In 2008 ‘The Knight’, Manuel’s first album went to #1 on the Guitar 9 records label (U.S), which featured over 1600 players from around the world.

In addition to songs from the new album ‘The Message’, Manuel will perform covers of guitar classics including - Jimmy Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Joe Satriani and more.

Backed by some of Australia’s finest musicians, be sure to get in quick as this guitar spectacular is certain to be a night to remember.


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Fri 13 March

Blues Brothers Show

Jake and Elwood
6 PIECE BAND (piano, bass, drums, guitar, trumpet, trombone) some of Sydney's leading musos.
Feel free to come dressed up as you favourite Blues Brothers character
and there will be Blues Brothers Trivia (with Prizes)

Ladies and gentlemen, while we still can, let us welcome, from Sydney Australia, the blues band of Jake and Elwood, the Blues Brothers Rebooted.
BLUES BROTHERS REBOOTED...
ON A MISSION TO ENTERTAIN YOU.....
The "Blues Brothers Rebooted" show is a an exciting, hand clapping, toe tapping new production that pays tribute to both the unforgettable and infectious style of soul music and a faithful recreation of those 2 brothers who donned the black hats, dark shades and created what is now a musical institution "The Blues Brothers Rebooted"


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Sat 14 March

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a private event.

If you would like to receive our events information please email our team at
functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 15 March

Gwyn Ashton

British-based Australian singer/songwriter/guitarist Gwyn Ashton is back with a brand-new live, exciting solo show making him one of the most eclectic contemporary blues artists on the scene today.

Gwyn Ashton is promoting his latest album ‘Radiogram’, with a powerful solo show that includes a vast array of electric and acoustic guitars, effects ( loopers, octave dividers) and kick drum to give the full heavy sound of a one-man-band.

Never relying on a set list or backing tracks, Ashton blasts out masterful guitar performances which are raw and dynamic and his descriptive songwriting reflects experiences of many years touring the world with some of the best musicians in the business. From heavy fuzz guitar, electric / acoustic blues to world music, he is the standout rebel 21st century alternative bluesman, carving his mark in today’s scene.


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Wed 18 March

Triple headline: Caitlin Harnett, Josh Rennie-Hynes and Liam Gerner

2015 EAST COAST AMERICANA TOUR

Three of Australia’s favourite Americana-Folk and Country musicians join together this March to enter into 2015 in true style. These shows will see both Liam Gerner and Josh Rennie-Hynes on the back end of the best part of 12 months of national and international touring celebrating their new records “Land of No Roads” and “February” respectively. While Caitlin Harnett’s debut, “The River Runs North”, is full steam ahead with The Music saying “There’s a youthful optimism on this accomplished debut that warms the soul and lifts the spirit".

The three young artists will see the best parts of Australia this March playing shows along the east coast and Adelaide along with regional stops.


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Fri 20 March

Herstory featuring Imogen Kelly

Herstory: After sell out seasons at The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne and The Judith Write Centre, Brisbane- It's coming to Sydney!

60 minutes: 14 famed females
Don’t miss this joyous romp with pomp, when world Queen of Burlesque treats Sydney fans to her notorious historical satires.

Herstory is a fun, skilled and sexy hour of cheeky stories, dance, aerials, magic, interactive projections, puppetry and short films. From Marie Antoinette and Lady Diana, to Marlene Dietrich and The Virgin Mary,

Imogen Kelly revels in retelling their iconic tales.


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Sun 22 March

Monks of Mellonwah Single Launch

Interim + Aerials (Bris) + Cicada

Monks of Mellonwah are a four-piece outfit from Sydney, Australia, who blend elements of classic, modern and progressive rock with a hint of pop and blues. The Monks are serious music lovers who write to take listeners on a journey through life and the human experience, really building to and honing in on moments. They cite core influences including Pink Floyd, Muse, RHCP and Arctic Monkeys.

The Monks had a big year in 2014, completing a three-month tour of the USA on the back of the release of their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Turn the People’, joining various support tours with the likes of Sevendust, Scott Stapp (Creed) and Saving Abel. The Monks also attracted notable international airplay; charting in the US Active Rock and Mediabase Charts; several inclusions in Sat Bisla’s syndicated playlist ‘Passport Approved’; and receiving airplay on UK’s BBC 2.

2015 is set to be even bigger. The Monks will be touring nationally across February and March, before taking off to the USA in April. More importantly, the Monks will be releasing a brand new LP in autumn, which will feature a more refined sound and deep insight into the human experience. A must see before things explode for this outfit!


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Thu 2 April

Double Headline, Ben Ransom & James Stewart Keene

COUNTRY ROCK DOUBLE HEADLINE: BEN RANSOM AND JAMES STEWART KEENE Thursday 2 April

Two of Australia's finest country rock artists Ben Ransom and James Stewart Keene team up to showcase their music in an unforgettable evening at The Vanguard.

Sydney's BEN RANSOM has supported some of Australia’s top recording artists and toured extensively both here and abroad over the last ten years. Ben boasts national airplay around Australia on Foxtel's Country Music Channel and commercial radio, as well as multiple appearances at major music festivals including Tamworth. With powerful vocals and infectious melodies, Ben Ransom is a classic and entertaining performer not be be missed!

Joining Ben is Wollongong's JAMES STEWART KEENE. Riding high on the 2014 release of his debut album The Navigator, his live show reveals his ability to cleverly write powerfully melodic, catchy songs and deliver them with passion and energy. Country Music Capital News magazine described James as a “name to be reckoned with in the future”. With an Australian Country Tracks Top 30 chart hit to his name, national exposure through Country Music Channel, get ready to understand why this artist has been compared to Neil Young and Don Henley with his guitar driven, country flavoured rock sound. The future is here. JAMES STEWART KEENE is ready to rock it for you.


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Fri 10 April

The Audreys 'Til My Tears Roll Away VINYL TOUR 2015

The Audreys are a folk-rock band from Adelaide. You probably know them, they've released four albums, won a bunch of awards and toured all 'round the world.

There are two of them. Taasha sings and plays tiny guitars and keyboards and Tristan plays normal-sized guitars and doesn't sing.

Sometimes, they tell goofy stories about when they used to be married.

They don't need an excuse to hit the road, but as it happens they want to celebrate the release of their 2014 album "'Til My Tears Roll Away" on vinyl. Come celebrate with them, who knows what you’ll be in for…


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Fri 17 April

JOHNNY CASH IN SOLITARY TOUR 2015 ft Daniel Thompson

Daniel Thompson, the voice of Johnny Cash The Concert is back with In Solitary, an intimate portrait of the Man in Black.

The past 5 years have seen Daniel at the helm of Johnny Cash The Concert playing to more than 25000 Australian Cash fans and from all reports the fans love his faithful and respectful tribute to Johnny Cash and his music.


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Fri 24 April

Lillye

Stellar Addiction + Bonney Read

Sydney is a city with a hard rock heart, a town that has birthed heavy rocking bands that have stood up and taken on the world – AC/DC, Rose Tattoo, Divinyls, Wolfmother. Lillyè is a band in that loud and proud Australian tradition, a five-headed rock n roll animal ready to set the world on fire.


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Thu 30 April

Glam Rock Cabaret

Presented by Pole Cabaret

Welcome to Sydney's hottest new performance night - Glam Rock Cabaret! Featuring some of Australia's finest pole, cabaret and burlesque performers, be prepared for an evening of rocking performances, including pole, chair and podium dancers, as well as some Glam Rock DJs to truly set the mood!

Hosted by the saucy Chilli Rox, and features Jedda J. Jordan (Miss Pole Dance 2014), Blue Phoenix (Mr Pole Dance 2014), Stacey Minx, An Dre, Missy, as well as our Wild Card performers - up-and-coming pole and cabaret stars in the making.

So dress up in your best Glam Rock gear and head to the Vanguard for a night not to be missed.


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Fri 1 May

Bowie Unzipped ft Jeff Duff

The legendary Jeff Duff, often referred to as Australia’s answer to David Bowie, will perform the Thin White Duke’s iconic songs in a much anticipated new show called ‘BOWIE-Unzipped’.

Jeff has been singing Bowie’s songs for many years with the glowing support of Bowie’s official website BowieNET. Together with a killer band, Duffo’s journey to Planet Bowie will include the songs Space Oddity, Lets Dance, China Girl, Life On Mars, Changes, Ziggy Stardust... amongst many other faves.

Jeff’s all star band features guitarist Jak Housden from the Whitlams along with the brilliant keyboard player Glenn Rhodes and drummer- percussionist Jess Ciampa.


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Fri 22 May

Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story, Featuring Liza Ohlback

2 Big Sets

The music, obsessions and passions of Janis Joplin. Told with biting spirit and sung with soul by Jazz and Blues specialist Liza Ohlback

On 4th October 1970 Janis Joplin was found dead from a heroin overdose, aged just 27. In spite of her inevitable self-destruction, Janis was headed for greater musical success with her critically acclaimed album ‘Pearl’. Released after her death and still now embraced by the world, it is a triumphant album which fuses rock, jazz and blues along with her unique gritty flavour, and marks an era of change and freedom.

To her intimate friends she was known as ‘Pearl’, to her enthralled public she was Janis Joplin, the greatest female singer in the history of rock and roll. Pearl - The Janis Joplin Story, delivers in words and music her tumultuous outlook on life, love and being the first lady of rock who loved to get a little dirty!


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