MOTH live shows back! June 4 show postponed

Due to the Melbourne lockdown we have postponed the Alana Wilkinson show for Friday 4 June. Tickets will be valid for the rearranged date TBC.

MOTH presents ‘The Cocoon Project’

MOTH presents ‘The Cocoon Project’, which will showcase six individual recording artists who wrote, produced, arranged or released new material during isolation. Each artist will take the MOTH stage for one night only to deliver this new work live in front of an audience, which simply wasn’t possible for the majority of 2020. These exclusive Cocoon Project shows will take place on the the first Friday of every month, from March through to August, 2021.

Friday 5 March – Kee ‘ahn. Red Hill Pavilion
Friday 2 April (Good Friday) – Georgia Fields. ‘The Shed’ at The Pig and Whistle, Main Ridge
Friday 7 May – Xani – Red Hill Pavilion
Friday 4 June – Alana Wilkinson –  SOLD OUT – POSTPONED
Friday 2 July – Matt Joe Gow –  tickets selling fast  https://www.trybooking.com/BOUVA
Friday 6 August – Rich Davies –  tickets available here  https://www.trybooking.com/BOUVC

All shows at Red Hill Pavilion except Georgia Fields at ‘The Shed’ at The Pig and Whistle, Main Ridge. Ticket numbers limited due to current restrictions.

The Cocoon Project is is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Friday 3 September

Michael Waugh

Michael Waugh’s insightful tributes to friends, family and parenthood are simultaneously deeply personal and nationally recognisable; we see our own brothers, parents, pubs, rivers, struggles and joys reflected in the faces of those characters who live large in Michael’s songs.

Michael is a songwriter’s songwriter, a compelling live performer and extraordinary storyteller. Among his admirers are the legendary Eric Bogle, alt. country luminary Shane Nicholson and country hitmakers The Wolfe Bros. His 2019 album The Weir received two Golden Guitar nominations in 2020 – Male Artist of the Year and Alt Country Album of the Year – as well as a nomination at the 2020 Victorian Music Awards.

His fourth album will be released in August on Compass Bros / Universal Music Australia.

“Like John Schuman, Shane Howard & Don Walker – Waugh writes with passion and probity about his own country.” The Australian

“Michael takes all these elements of the human condition and lyrically moulds them into something that is very special indeed, the mark of a compassionate and insightful human being and a gifted songwriter.” Eric Bogle

“Another masterclass from Michael Waugh…..it finds him perched on a songwriting mountain not many of us could hope to climb.” Shane Nicholson

“When Michael Waugh opens his mouth, you should listen”. Andrew McMillen – The Australian

Michael will perform at The Red Hill Pavilion.

Tickets for Michael Waugh available here: https://www.trybooking.com/BQHPI

MOTH memberships available here
Members receive a $5 discount on all show tickets* plus exclusive show announcements, priority ticket offers and waiting list priority for sold out shows.

*One discount per membership per show.

All MOTH shows postponed.

We’re hoping to be back in early 2021 with small intimate shows. Keep safe.

All MOTH shows postponed.

Friday 3 April POSTPONED

Rob Snarski & Shane O’Mara

Red Hill Pavilion

Doors 7pm. Tasty food, local wines and beers available. Existing tickets valid for the new date.


Friday 1 May POSTPONED

Michael Waugh, Greta Ziller

Red Hill Pavilion

Doors 7pm. Tasty food, local wines and beers available. Existing tickets valid for the new date.

Summer line-ups

 

Friday 3 January
Daniel Champagne, Sunday Lemonade

Red Hill Pavilion

Recently described as ‘the finest guitar player of his generation’ the young Australian born & Nashville based Daniel Champagne spent his late teens and early twenties touring the world with the likes of Ani DiFranco, John Butler, INXS, Lucinda Williams and Rodrigo y Gabriela, Tommy Emmanuel and Albert Lee. Daniel returns to Australia early next year for a national tour and plays MOTH on January 3rd.

Originally from the Mornington Peninsula, now non-stop touring musicians Tyson & Laura form Sunday Lemonade, a melodic, folky, ray-of-sunshine any day of the week! After spontaneously packing their lives into a van, the pair are spreading laughter and sharing stories with ears all across Australia. They return to the Peninsula in January to support Daniel at MOTH.

Doors 7pm. Tasty food, local wines and beers available.

Tickets available here

 


 

Friday 7 February
Olympia plus support

Red Hill Pavilion

On the back of a huge year touring the sophomore release, ‘Flamingo’ to international critical acclaim, Olympia will perform an intimate showcase of her work at Music on the Hill.

Described by the Herald Sun as a ‘local guitar bully and counter-culture connoisseur’, recent tours have included with Anna Calvi, Julia Jacklin and Fred Arminsen with comparisons including Joey Santiago (Pixies) and David Bowie.

Don’t miss this rare chance to hear this relentlessly original artist provide a new insight into her work.

Loca duo Jack The Fox return to the Red Hill Pavilion after a triumphant set at the MOTH 4th birthday bash in 2018.

Doors 7pm. Tasty food, local wines and beers available.

Tickets available here

 


 

2020 MOTH memberships available!

MOTH 2020 Memberships now available. MOTH members receive :

  • a $5 discount on every MOTH gig ticket*
  • priority release ticket offers
  • exclusive line up announcements
  • waiting list priority for sold out shows
  • plus that warm, fuzzy feeling of being part of a wonderful. community arts initiative.

MOTH 2020 membership $25.

Purchase 2020 MOTH memberships here.

 

*One ticket discount per show per membership

 

Spring/Summer line-ups

Friday 15 November
Georgia Fields

Main Ridge Estate, 80 William Road, Red Hill

Doors 7pm. Tasty platters, Main Ridge Estate wines and local beers available.

Tickets available here

 


 

Friday 6 December
The Dusty Millers, Matt Joe Gow

Red Hill Pavilion

Doors 7pm. Tasty food, local wines and beers available.

Tickets available here

 


 

 

Spring line-ups

 

Friday 6 September
Ed Kuepper SOLD OUT

Red Hill Pavilion

 


 

Friday 4 October
Lucie Thorne plus support

Red Hill Pavilion

Kitty & Frank album launch at MOTH

Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, Lucie Thorne presents her extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank. With Kitty & Frank, Thorne traces the wild true stories of young frontier woman Kitty Walsh and her lover, the charismatic bandit & bushranger Frank Gardiner. In the 1860’s Gold Fever came to Wheogo NSW and like Deadwood, it didn’t end well. Delivered live with Thorne’s trademark storytelling warmth and charm, Kitty & Frank inhabits a sonic world that calls to mind a meeting of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Kate Bush’s Ariel, whilst spanning a tale of Shakespearean proportions. All this at the hands of one of Australia’s finest song-poets who has ventured to triumphant new ground with staggering certitude.

Lucie is touring far and wide throughout the spring to celebrate the album’s release – and for the MOTH show she’ll be joined by stellar bandmates Hamish Stuart (drums) Alice Williams (bass & harmonies).

Doors 7pm. Food by Nordie. Local wines and beers available.

 Tickets available here

 


 

Friday 18 October
David Bridie

Red Hill Pavilion

Doors 7pm. Food by Nordie, local wines and beers available.

Tickets available here

 


 

Friday 1 November
Dyson Stringer Cloher

Red Hill Pavilion

Doors 7pm. Food by Nordie, local wines and beers available.

Tickets available here

 


 

Friday 15 November
Georgia Fields

Main Ridge Estate, 80 William Road, Red Hill

Doors 7pm. Tasty platters, Main Ridge Estate wines and local beers available.

Tickets available here

 


 

 

August, September, October line-ups

Friday 2 August
Little Georgia, Simon Imrei

Red Hill Pavilion

Coming off the back of an array of band shows and festival stages folk rock duo Little Georgia are taking us back to their roots with the announcement of their latest tour “THROUGH THE PAST”.

Collaborators Ashleigh Mannix and Justin Carter will be heading out on the road during July and August with a run of intimate duo shows along the East Coast of Australia.

Support by Melbourne-based, ex-Peninsula singer-songwriter Simon Imrei.

Food by Nordie. Local wines and beers available.

 Tickets available here

LITTLE GEORGIA – Stoned

SIMON IMREI – Stand Still


 

Friday 6 September
Ed Kuepper SOLD OUT

Red Hill Pavilion

 


 

Friday 4 October
Lucie Thorne plus support

Red Hill Pavilion

Kitty & Frank album launch at MOTH

Painting landscapes with dream-soaked synths, irresistible beats, poetry and pathos, Lucie Thorne presents her extraordinary new art/pop concept album Kitty & Frank. With Kitty & Frank, Thorne traces the wild true stories of young frontier woman Kitty Walsh and her lover, the charismatic bandit & bushranger Frank Gardiner. In the 1860’s Gold Fever came to Wheogo NSW and like Deadwood, it didn’t end well. Delivered live with Thorne’s trademark storytelling warmth and charm, Kitty & Frank inhabits a sonic world that calls to mind a meeting of David Bowie’s Blackstar and Kate Bush’s Ariel, whilst spanning a tale of Shakespearean proportions. All this at the hands of one of Australia’s finest song-poets who has ventured to triumphant new ground with staggering certitude.

Lucie is touring far and wide throughout the spring to celebrate the album’s release – and for the MOTH show she’ll be joined by stellar bandmates Hamish Stuart (drums) Alice Williams (bass & harmonies).

Food by Nordie. Local wines and beers available.

 Tickets available here

July and August line-ups

 

Friday 2 August
Little Georgia, Simon Imrei

Red Hill Pavilion

Coming off the back of an array of band shows and festival stages folk rock duo Little Georgia are taking us back to their roots with the announcement of their latest tour “THROUGH THE PAST”.

Collaborators Ashleigh Mannix and Justin Carter will be heading out on the road during July and August with a run of intimate duo shows along the East Coast of Australia.

Support by Melbourne-based, ex-Peninsula singer-songwriter Simon Imrei.

Food by Nordie. Local wines and beers available.

 Tickets available here

 

 


 

 

Friday 5 July The Chris Commerford Band, Spud Thompson, Maxon

Red Hill Pavilion

The Chris Commerford Band are a blossoming blues-rock six-piece and have been captivating music fans with their bright and heartening fusion of blues, rock and jazz.

Spud Thompson is a cheeky, emotive vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter whose work runs the whole gamut of human emotions.

Emerging pop queen MAXON is currently shaking audiences across the state with her trademark vocal and boundless song-writing talents.

Food by Nordie. Local wines and beers available.

 

 


 

May line-ups

 

Friday 17 May
MOTH Acoustic Club presents
Anna Cordell
Unplugged at Main Ridge Estate

MOTH Acoustic Club returns to the exquisite Main Ridge Estate tasting room in mid-May with Melbourne singer-songwriter Anna Cordell.

Annas rich folk music straddles that place between light and dark where true human emotion exists. Her penchant for the minor key coupled with her intricate nylon and electric guitar playing and haunting yet uplifting voice make for an incredibly enthralling performance.

Tasty platters, Main Ridge Estate wines and local beers available.

Main Ridge Estate, 80 William Road, Red Hill. Doors 7pm, performance 8.15 prompt.

 

ANNA CORDELL – The Moon

 

 

Autumn line-ups

Friday 8 March – MOTH International Women’s Day Show
Kylie Auldist, Thando, Xani, Clio with a seven-piece, all-female band. Plus Ling Marra.

Southern Peninsula Arts Centre Theatre, 245 Eastbourne Road, Rosebud

A celebration of women on music. Featuring soul and funk legend Kylie Auldist, Zimbabwe-born and Melbourne-based RnB singer-songwriter Thando, contemporary violinist, composer and singer-songwriter Xani and Melbourne keyboardist and singer-songwriter Clio.

Band: Xani Kolac (violin), Biddy Connor (viola), Anita Quayle (cello), Clio Renner (keys), Claire Cross (bass), Alex Roper (drums), Kathleen Halloran (guitar).

Music director – Xani Kolac.

Plus local world music acapella group Ling Marra.

Local wines and beers available.

Group discount: 5 tickets 25% off.

Discounts for music students. Please contact info@musiconthehill.com.au for more info.

 

 


 

Friday 5 April
Ryan Downey, Hannah Cameron

Red Hill Pavilion

The defining feature of Ryan Downey’s music is his voice; a jaw-dropping amalgamation of Leonard Cohen and a spirited Bill Callahan by way of a mid-century crooner. His 2018 debut album Running is a glorious and perfectly constructed 21st century folk gem, and not a note detracts from Downey’s rich baritone as he sings a song cycle of humour and pathos, self-analysis, sex, love and modern life.

Support by Melbourne singer-songwriter Hannah Cameron.

Food by Nordie. Local wines and beers available.

 


 

Friday 3 May
William Crighton solo and unplugged
w/ Beans on Toast (UK)

Red Hill Pavilion

Three years ago William Crighton played a remarkable, unplugged band show at MOTH and it remains one our most memorable shows.
William has included MOTH on his first solo tour. He says: “This tour I will be on stage solo, telling stories, sharing thoughts and performing songs from both albums as well as airing some new material for the first time. This is my first headline tour performing solo and I’ve been putting a lot of effort into making it a memorable one for you. I’ll be playing some keys and other various stringed things”.
After more than 10 years in the game, English songwriter Beans on Toast has become something of a cult figure. He’s a hippy, a punk, a poet, a drunk, a die-hard romantic and an eternal optimist and performs simple songs that tackle big issues.
Not to be missed!
Food by Nordie. Local wines and beers available.