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.

 

Summer Line-ups

Friday 1 February
Freya Josephine Hollick, Jed Rowe

Freya Josephine Hollick is an old-timey, country songbird and brings blues and honky tonk goodness that transports you back to early Appalachia, through wartime romance, the golden era of country music and into a cosmic hootenanny.

With a voice that floats between Maybelle Carter, Dolly Parton and Skip James, Freya Josephine Hollick is a lady not to be missed.

Support by Melbourne singer-songwriter Jed Rowe.

Tickets available here

FREYA JOSEPHINE HOLLICK – ‘Tough As A Sundried Dead Man’s Skin’

 


 

Friday 4 January
Archer, Taylah Carroll

Archer is a bona fide, travelling bluesman who’s the sort of character you can imagine rolling into a country town behind a flurry of dust.

One of the last true great Australian poets, his songs follow the rivers and the mountain ranges and the plastic cyber gullies of the peculiar world we inhabit.  A man who sings from the bedrock, where comedy and tragedy walk hand in hand.

Support by local singer-songwriter Taylah Carroll.

 


 

Become a member of MOTH!

MOTH 2019 Memberships now available. MOTH members receive a $5 discount on every MOTH gig ticket*, priority release ticket offers, MOTH member updates, exclusive line up announcements and waiting list priority for sold out shows. Join now and receive a $5 on November tickets*.

MOTH 2019 membership $25.

Purchase 2019 MOTH memberships here.

Membership transaction via TryBooking. (Receipts will resemble tickets. MOTH 2019 membership cards available from the door at MOTH shows from January).

Proceeds from memberships will go towards the purchasing of equipment, artist payments and future MOTH community initiatives.

 

*One discount per membership per gig only. MOTH memberships are not transferable.