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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The Vanguard is a licensed venue and all shows are 18+

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Upcoming shows

Thu 5 May

SHANE FLEW TRIO

+ Katie Brianna

Originally from the Southern Highlands of NSW, Shane began playing Rock & Roll in a band at age 11. Since then he has gone on to work with almost all of the greats of Australian music, including Tommy Emmanuel, John Williamson, Jenny Morris, Moving Pictures, Troy Casser-Daly - and the list goes on and on... Highlights for him include having opened for The Highwaymen, Leanne Rimes, Merle Haggard and The Dixie Chicks.


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Fri 6 May

Shaun Kirk

+ Hannah Robinson + Jack Biilman

Hailing from the outer suburbs of Australia’s music capital Melbourne, multi-award winning blues/soul troubadour Shaun Kirk has been labeled “One of the finest Blues voices this country has ever heard” (Buzz Magazine) and “One of the most explosive solo acts this country has to offer” (Mixdown Magazine).


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Sat 7 May

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a Private Event.

For information on how you can host your next event at The Vanguard please email our friendly event team -functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Mon 9 May

Broadway Unplugged

The 11 O’Clock Numbers

Broadway Unplugged returns to The Vanguard for a celebration of the show stopping show tunes that are affectionately known as the 11 O’Clock Numbers.


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Wed 11 May

Open Mic

If you're looking to play on one of the coolest stages in Sydney then The Vanguard's 'Open Mic Night' is right up your alley. Don't miss your opportunity to play in a dedicated music venue with a state of the art sound system, professional engineer and be supported by a band of our music industry's elite. This is not your ordinary open mic night!


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Thu 12 May

Mikelangelo and The Black Sea Gentlemen

After The Flood album launch

Over their 15 years touring together, Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen have developed their own distinctive Euro-Roots sound and a high calibre live show that has seen them play to huge audiences from the Sydney Opera House to Budapest to London’s West End, winning multiple awards and critical acclaim and developing a die-hard national and international fanbase.


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Fri 13 May

Mikelangelo and The Black Sea Gentlemen

After The Flood album launch

Over their 15 years touring together, Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen have developed their own distinctive Euro-Roots sound and a high calibre live show that has seen them play to huge audiences from the Sydney Opera House to Budapest to London’s West End, winning multiple awards and critical acclaim and developing a die-hard national and international fanbase.


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Sat 14 May

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a Private Event.

For information on how you can host your next event at The Vanguard please email our friendly event team -functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Thu 19 May

Don McGlashan (NZ)

2 sets with no support artists

Founding member of iconic New Zealand bands The Mutton Birds, The Front Lawn and Blam, Blam, Blam, returns to Australia with his acclaimed new solo album "Lucky Stars".

McGlashan has performed and worked with Crowded House, Paul Kelly, Johnny Marr, Wilco, members of Radiohead and has scored feature films including Jane Campion's "An Angel At My Table". A master songwriter, he has five entries in APRA’s "100 Best NZ Songs of All Time" and two Silver Scroll wins for “Anchor Me” and “Bathe In The River”.


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Fri 20 May

Tin Pan Orange

Love Is A Dog tour + Jim Lawrie

Critically acclaimed indie-folk darlings Tinpan Orange are one of Australia’s most loved brother-sister outfits. With the ethereal and mesmerising Emily Lubitz at the helm, joined by her brother, guitarist Jesse Lubitz and violin virtuoso Alex Burkoy, Tinpan Orange’s heavily stylised folk music combines the highest levels of song-craft with an aching, sweeping romanticism.


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Sat 21 May

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a Private Event.

For information on how you can host your next event at The Vanguard please email our friendly event team -functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 22 May

Stellar Addiction Present Showcase 2016

Sydney band Stellar Addiction hit up The Vanguard for one night only to present Showcase 2016; an event in it's 3rd year running.

Featuring up and coming local artists, singer/songwriters and young fresh musicians the night will include hits from many decades along with original works, plus a few tracks from Stellar Addictions latest album "Full Moon Sky".


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Fri 27 May

Gambirra Mob

+ Revolution Incorporated

Fusion music with a message - Soulful Progressive Roots, Blues, Reggae, Funk and Ska.....Enchanting, Uplifting and Powerful

A Yolngu songstress hailing from northeast Arnhem Land. Gambirra is an alluring and compelling performer whose music reflects social morality and celebrates cultural diversity.

Supporting are Revolution Incorporated, Reggae/Ska/Latin grooves with super tight, beautiful harmonies.


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Sat 28 May

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a Private Event.

For information on how you can host your next event at The Vanguard please email our friendly event team -functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 29 May

Louise Adams

Singer/songwriter Louise Adams may not have been the type of artist you initially expected to see on The X Factor when you switched on your TV in 2015. However this bluesy, folksy, soulful performer managed to propel her way into the hearts of Australians who supported her all the way into the 2015 Grand Final, thanks to her refreshingly non-chalent and charismatic talent.


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Wed 1 June

Sweet Meat (Preview night)

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Thu 2 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Fri 3 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Sat 4 June

CLOSED FOR A PRIVATE EVENT

Tonight The Vanguard will be closed for a Private Event.

For information on how you can host your next event at The Vanguard please email our friendly event team -functions@thevanguard.com.au or call 9557 9409


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Sun 5 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Wed 8 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Thu 9 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Fri 10 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Sun 12 June

Sweet Meat

Present by Russall S. Beattie

Created on a steady diet of Kirk’s Creaming Soda, ice cream with Fruit Loops and topping, along with a lot of painkillers, while listening to Rhianna and perusing the artwork of Mark Ryden - comes a production showcasing LIVE MUSIC, DANCE, BURLESQUE, CIRCUS AND REALLY WEIRD OTHER THINGS from the deep corners of Russall's...... unique brain.

He's called in a few friends to help out including: Mojo juju, Skye Gellman, Daniel Gorski, Frankie Valentine, Drew Fairley and more!


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Thu 16 June

Sven Ratzke’s STARMAN

Extraordinary entertainer Sven Ratzke presents a dazzling new rock show inspired by the music of the legend that was David Bowie.

Enter the hyper-real world of seventies glam-rock. Ratzke inhabits Bowie’s multiple personas – a mad, bizarre, androgynous universe of incredible music and outrageous costumes.


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Fri 17 June

Never Ending 80's

There’s no other decade like the 80’s. It was THE era of BIG HAIR, BIG HITS and BIG FUN.
NEVER ENDING 80’s will take you back to the best of it all with a show packed full of the biggest hits by the biggest artists.

As the band expertly carve their way through the music of Prince, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, INXS, Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and so many other Giants there is nothing you can do except sing along and dance!

LIKE TOTALLY..!


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Wed 22 June

Raechel Whitchurch

"Outlaw" EP Launch + special guests

Alt-country singer songwriter, RAECHEL WHITCHURCH, plays her first Sydney show to celebrate the launch of her debut EP, “Outlaw, an EP that announced its arrival at #1 on the iTunes country music charts.


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Thu 23 June

Frank Sultana & The Sinister Kids
Vs
Papa Pilko & The Binrats

One last time, both Frank Sultana & The Sinister Kids and Papa Pilko & The Binrats will be at The Vanguard

Long time favourites of the venue and two of Sydney’s very best, don’t miss this special chance to see these blistering live acts together


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Fri 24 June

Thrashin

A Night of Rock, Punk, Grunge & Metal
FT: No More Faith + The Gnarly Few + The Sweet Lips

No More Faith are the answer to the question “what happened if 5 crazy Faith No More fans joined forces to emulate their fave group of all time?”

The Gnarly Few are an energetic, hard hitting, in your face, old school punk rock band. Think The Ramones, Suicidal Tendencies, Hard Ons and The Sex Pistols all wrapped up into one tidy unit.

Rounding out the lineup is monster band The Sweet Lips. This band seems to deliver an uncharacteristic fusion of hard, thrashy guitars and unique songwriting techniques, with a limber rhythm section that keeps the music loose yet powerful.


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