Friday 2 February
The Pleasures
The Shed Theatre, Shed at The Pig and Whistle, Main Ridge

The Pleasures are fronted by renowned singer-songwriter Catherine Britt and modern-day troubadour Lachlan Bryan. With two of the most authentic and character-filled voices you’ll hear this or any other year The Pleasures produce a sound that is raucous and blues-inspired, interrupted by delicate moments of sublime country-folk.

Friends for a decade now, bandmates for just on a year, they united over their shared upbringing on Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt and Emmy-Lou Harris.

Tickets available here



Friday 1 March
The Little Stevies (band)
The Shed Theatre, Shed at The Pig and Whistle, Main Ridge

Perennial favourites, The Little Stevies return to the MOTH for a one-off very special Port Fairy Folk Festival warm up show.

These days it’s extremely uncommon to see them play a Little Stevies set outside a big festival, because most of the time they’re writing, touring and creating for their well known all encompassing ‘side project’, Teeny Tiny Stevies. 

But for one night only Byll, Beth and the boys will captivate an intimate audience as they take a trip down memory lane, desperately hoping they recall how to play their old songs – no doubt ensuring the banter is excessive, I mean energetic. 

Fresh from guesting with Vika & Linda Bull at their Christmas show, the sisters are delighted to be returning to the music-loving audience at MOTH. 

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Friday 5 April
Jen Cloher (solo)
The Shed at The Pig and Whistle, Main Ridge

Jen Cloher (Ngāpuhi & Ngāti Kahu) is a songwriter and performer living on unceded Wurundjeri land in Naarm (Melbourne) Australia. Cloher’s taut, terse brand of rock is charged with the static tension that comes with being an eternal misfit; they have spoken truth to power with the shrewd eye that only an outsider can possess. Admirers have naturally gravitated towards Cloher’s incisive, generous songwriting. Over the course of five albums, they have won a J Award and an AIR Award and been nominated for an ARIA and the Australian Music Prize.

On their first album in five years, Cloher finally breathes out. I Am The River, The River Is Me, their fifth album, is verdant and rich; it luxuriates in stillness, and carries itself with cool, unfussy confidence. It suggests that home is not found in a place or a politic, but in the community you keep: Inspired by Cloher’s powerful matrilineal line of wāhine Māori, I Am The River, The River Is Me is not urgent, or hurried, but it is vital. The joy of life, Cloher seems to say, is in forgiving your moments of weakness with grace, and embracing the parts of you that are unfinished.

“A modern day Patti Smith whose brutally honest, politically charged lyrics mark her out as one of the most interesting and important artists of her day.” – The Independent UK

“Her best yet… incredible” – The Guardian ★★★★★

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