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

Fri 12 February

Kristy Coote + SPECIAL GUEST Tyrone Noonan (GEORGE)

Kristy Coote has just returned from Nashville TN, and is excited to announce the release of her new single 'Free Wind' in Australia. This is the first single to drop from her upcoming album “Favourite Thing”, scheduled for release early 2016. 'Free Wind' talks about going down the road less travelled due to fear of change.

Tyrone Noonan, known for his work as frontman of No.1-charting, ARIA award- winning band George (with sister Katie), is a seasoned veteran of the stage. He has conducted sellout tours throughout Australia, Britain, Ireland and Japan and knows what it feels like to play in front of 1.8 billion people (5th Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony) but tonight will grace the intimate space of The Vanguard...


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Sat 13 February

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 18 February

TATE SHERIDAN

+ Bonniesongs +Gypsy Scholars

Award-winning pianist, composer and singer/songwriter makes his Vanguard debut on Thursday February 18.

This very special show will be the official EP launch of 'Life Was Lonely'. Joined by a great new band, this will be a truly memorable night spent with one of Australia's rising stars!


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Fri 19 February

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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Sat 20 February

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 25 February

The Desert Sea

+ The Shades + Avelna + Aureus

When four Sydney musicians combined their love for rock n’ roll and heavy blues in 2012, a unique musical chemistry was formed. A fusion of earthy riffs, pounding rhythms and raw vocal melodies personify all that is THE DESERT SEA.

Supporting are The Shadez, from the Northern Beaches of Sydney. They bring a fusion of rock, funk and hip hop to make the unique sound and style that is The Shadez.

And Pop Rock 4 piece Avelna and Grunge pop Aureus round out what is a massive night of music - get out and support local live music!


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Fri 26 February

Charlie Parr

Stumpjumper Australian Tour 2016 + Eagle & The Wolf

One of the top voices in American Folk Music returns to Australia in February 2016

Many people play roots music, but few modern musicians live those roots like Minnesota's Charlie Parr. Parr's heartfelt and plaintive original folk blues and traditional spirituals don't strive for authenticity: They are authentic.


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Sat 27 February

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 3 March

THE RETURN OF XYLOURIS WHITE

Xylouris White, the unlikely collaboration between Dirty Three drummer Jim White and Cretan lute player George Xylouris, follow-up their Sydney Festival, MOFO and sold-out Melbourne club show appearances of earlier this year with a return tour this coming March.


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Fri 4 March

Indie Music for Youth off the Streets

ft: LITTLE FOX + KIM KILLSPEED + BANDINTEXAS + BECKY BROWN

One night only. Supporting a great cause of Youth off the Streets and also supporting live new music!

Sydney bands Little Fox, Kim Killspeed, Bandintexas and Becky Brown are showcasing their original indie material for a very important and relevant cause, youth homelessness.

All ticket sale proceeds will go to Youth off the Streets. The bands have volunteered their time. Come and hear some of the best new music Sydney is offering right now and give your support.


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Sat 5 March

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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Wed 9 March

Gostwyck

+ Stockley + The Gypsy Scholars (Canberra)

This Sydney six piece was birthed from a foundation of raw guitar hooks, tightly-knit harmonies, garage rock drums and the most honest of lyricism. Riding the success of recent sold out shows, this sextet of inner-west poster boys are set to release their unique brand of folk-rock in 'It's all a Dream - EP', released this March.


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Thu 10 March

Tas Pappas Q & A

+ All This Mayhem Screening

Tas Pappas, the ex-world skate boarding champion and star of blockbuster doco "All That Mayhem", is coming to The Vanguard as part of a sold-out national tour.


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Fri 11 March

Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival tribute

Bad Moon Rising produces a full evening of hits featuring CCRs rootsy and rocking style.

The 60’s and 70’s saw Creedence write some of the most memorable tunes, which have stood the test of time. This show has been a wonderful showcase for the talents involved and makes for one hell of a night of partying.


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Sat 12 March

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 14 March

Broadway Unplugged - Australiana

Broadway Unplugged returns to Sydney on March 14th as part of The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now Festival presented by ANZ. Broadway Unplugged - Australiana will feature some of Australia's musical theatre composers and their work in an evening that is not to be missed.

For more information on Broadway Unplugged and for featured composer announcements, be sure to like Broadway Unplugged on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BroadwayUnplugged


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Thu 17 March

THE ONCE (CAN)

“Australian Tour 2016”
Presented by Nettwerk, Killbride Music & Select Music
with special guests TBA

The Newfoundland-based trio THE ONCE have been on a whirlwind ride the last couple of years, touring the world with Passenger as well as featuring on his most recent album, earning Juno & Canadian Folk Music Awards and nominations, and selling out headline shows all across the world off the back of their most recent album, ‘Departures’


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Sat 19 March

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 20 March

Motioner (Syd) and Orches (Melb)

SINGLE LAUNCHES + EX-CASSETTES (formerly Date Night At The Museum) + Curious Creatures

Motioner is set to hit the stage again for the first time this year bringing their brooding and atmospheric alt rock to The Vanguard. Sydney-based Rowan Cane's latest project crosses ambient electronic and alternative rock with atypical rhythms and the forefront of melodic & textural aesthetics.

Indie electro Melbournite Orches will be joining the bill for their debut Sydney show. Orches {or - K - ess} is the latest electronic project from emerging Melbourne-based solo producer Jordan Donnelly.

Finishing off this powerhouse lineup is EX-CASSETTES (formerly Date Night At The Museum) and Curious Creatures.


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Wed 23 March

Phil Wiggins (USA) & Dom Turner (Australia)

‘Owing the Devil a Days Work’ Tour – Australia 2016

The trans-pacific acoustic blues duo of Phil Wiggins and Dom Turner features America’s foremost harmonica virtuoso, Phil Wiggins and legendary Australian blues guitarist/vocalist Dom Turner,

Phil Wiggins toured the world for 35 years with the Piedmont Blues duo Cephas & Wiggins. Dom Turner has played and toured for the last 30 years with the legendary Australian blues band, Backsliders.

The Phil Wiggins & Dom Turner debut album ‘Owing the Devil a Day’s Work’ was released in 2015 (Rocket Distribution and Itunes) to critical acclaim.


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Thu 24 March

GOOD COUNSEL

+ The Metal Babies + Smaal Cats

Sydney based quartet, Good Counsel, have been bringing their powerful and immersive live performances to the stage since early 2015, delivering their unique, lyrically driven take on rock ‘n’ roll.

After the successful launch and release of their debut album ‘Mary’, they are back in the studio recording their next EP, with their single ‘I Feel Your Pain’ to be released on the 1st of March.


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Thu 31 March

Steve Poltz

FOLK SINGER TOUR 2016

His shows are the stuff of legend – no two are alike – he can take an unsuspecting audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of a single song. He is a master of improvisational songwriting and works without a set list to be free to react instantly to the mood of a room. He is an astonishing guitar player on top of everything else and he is quite possibly the most talented, and engaging, solo performer on this planet.


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Fri 1 April

Steve Poltz

FOLK SINGER TOUR 2016

His shows are the stuff of legend – no two are alike – he can take an unsuspecting audience from laughter to tears and back again in the space of a single song. He is a master of improvisational songwriting and works without a set list to be free to react instantly to the mood of a room. He is an astonishing guitar player on top of everything else and he is quite possibly the most talented, and engaging, solo performer on this planet.


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Fri 8 April

Charlie Horse - Single Launch + Steve Kilbey (The Church)

+ The Tall Grass + J M S Harrison (Vic) - Album Launch + Sam Shinazzi

A new single launch brings Charlie Horse back to The Vanguard, along with powerhouse Steve Kilbey (The Church), JMS Harrison (also launching his new album), The Tall Grass and Sam Shinazzi. Don't miss one enormous night of fantastic Australian talent


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Fri 15 April

Sarah McLeod

+ Kim Killspeed + Kiko Smokes

Sarah unfortunately had to postpone her December show, so we are thrilled to welcome her back to The Vanguard April 15th supported by the amazing Kim Killspeed and Kiko Smokes


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Thu 19 May

Don McGlashan (NZ)

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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