Gigs

Froot Luips + UFO Go

A selection of the freshest Melbourne indie rock, punk, blues acts each week
Froot Luips are a five-piece Alt-Psych Rock band from the garages of Melbourne.

UFO Go is an alternative rock band from Melbourne, Australia!
UFO Go released 'Take That, Corporate America!' (as Anachronistic Anarchist) and 'Love' in 2016, as solo albums recorded by Mike. UFO Go then transitioned from a solo project to a full band, releasing 'Pay Bills and Die' in March 2017. We're currently working on another release set for 2018.

The Mother Gurus

Weekly Wednesday night residency
The Mother Gurus coming at ya like a beam like a ray for their first official Wednesday night residency at Cherry bar this month, wowee!

After the release of their debut single 'Collide' back in April, the psychedelic trio has taken some time to hibernate during the winter months, working on new material and are super excited to show y'all! Joining the Mother Gurus are some diverse and absolutely spectacular performances yet to be announced!

Stay tuned, don't blink and come to the gig! Come to our gig! It's free entry! What are you waiting for?! Don't even worry! Don't even hesitate! Come to Cherry bar every Wednesday night!

SOUL IN THE BASEMENT W/ HORNS OF LEROY

Cherry Bar August residency
Inspired by the flavours of New Orleans to Fitzroy, this punked-out seven piece raucous street band take brass band music to a whole new level. From humble beginnings, the band has evolved from playing the streets of Melbourne to some of the biggest festivals and stages across the country.
Taking sounds from a number of musical influences, their debut record will be a fresh culmination that highlights all there is to dig about this band.
Whether you love them for their New Orleans inspired street parties or their raucous stage shows, Horns of Leroy always deliver and have earned themselves a reputation to match.

Palace Of The King

After blowing European audiences away on their "Get Right With Your Maker" European tour, and following SOLD OUT shows at the Corner Hotel and The Gov with Baby Animals, Palace Of The King are returning to Cherry Bar where it all began.
These are the first Australian headline shows for POTK since 2017!
Armed with their biggest album yet "GET RIGHT WITH YOUR MAKER" which features the epic ‘I Am The Storm’ and foot stomping ‘It’s Been A Long Time Coming’ plus heaps of old school classics, POTK will hit the stage at Cherry Bar to heat up your winter like a Hawaiian volcano in a show not to be missed on Friday August 24.

Joining Palace Of The King on the night will be Riff Raider and The Dead Lips

Unlucky EP Launch

After a somewhat turbulent history of line-up changes, member reshufflings and instrument alterations, Unlucky was left with three members: vocalist Walid Shahin, guitarist/bassist Kosta Tsourdalakis and drummer Kristina Tsourdalakis. In August of 2016, these three friends from Melbourne set out to create music that meant something. They wanted to get people jumping with their brand of heavy alternative rock/hip hop, but they also understood music as a means of inspiring fresh thought in listeners.

In September of 2017, the band put on a huge show at Ding Dong Lounge to promote the release of their first single, ‘K.F.C.’. Since then, Unlucky has been working steadily on completing their debut 6-track EP which embodies their love for music and prompts conversation about social, cultural and political issues. After years in the making, it is finally due for release and things are bound to get messy!

Saturday Matinees W/ Fandango

ZZ Tribute Band
Melbourne's only tribute band payin dues to the baddest of the bad, the beer drinkin, hell raisin little ole band from Texas - ZZ Top!!

Support: Dear Thieves

Cherry Blues: Heinous Hound

Two sets of smooth blues
Check out the smooth stylings of the Heinous Dog Blues band: Steve Lucas, Jerome Smith, Ash Davies, Matt Dwyer & Chris Wilson.

The Velvet Club + Funk Dancing For Self Defence

A selection of the freshest Melbourne indie rock, punk, blues acts each week
Funk Dancing For Self Defence are a Loud, angsty, and in-your-face alternative rock band.

The Mother Gurus

Weekly Wednesday night residency
The Mother Gurus coming at ya like a beam like a ray for their first official Wednesday night residency at Cherry bar this month, wowee!

After the release of their debut single 'Collide' back in April, the psychedelic trio has taken some time to hibernate during the winter months, working on new material and are super excited to show y'all! Joining the Mother Gurus are some diverse and absolutely spectacular performances yet to be announced!

Stay tuned, don't blink and come to the gig! Come to our gig! It's free entry! What are you waiting for?! Don't even worry! Don't even hesitate! Come to Cherry bar every Wednesday night!

Soul In The Basement W/ Sex On Toast

Sex on Toast are an irrepressibly charming 10 man organisation who specialise in raw early 80’s funk, hard-edged new jack swing, blazing improvisation and heartfelt blue-eyed soul. Currently residing in Melbourne, Australia, their choreographed stage act, complex arrangements, performative larrikinism and danceability
have won the hearts of casual punters and hardcore fans alike, all across Australia.

2014 saw the release of their self-titled debut album, featuring the lead singles ‘Takin’ Over’ and ‘Hold My Love’, accompanied by stunning music videos from Peter Savieri (Queen of the Damned, He Died With A Felafel In His Hand, The Muppets), launched them at sell out gigs in Melbourne and Sydney, and three East Coast tours to rave reviews and ecstatic crowds. ‘Oh Loretta’, the first single from their impending EP
‘Ready’ was released in 2015 as a continuation of Sex On Toast’s sublime studio musicianship and songwriting.

Sex on Toast have performed across Australia at events such as Woodford Folk Festival, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Apollo Bay
Music Festival, St. Kilda Festival, and the Brunswick Music Festival, as well as sharing stages with luminaries such as Internationally acclaimed comedian Neil Hamburger (USA), Hiatus Kaiyote, The Barons of Tang, Kate Miller-Heidke, Kirkis, Vaudeville Smash, The Bombay Royale and countless others. 2016 is set to be another stellar year for the band, with ‘Ready’, the first instalment of the two part
Rough/Ready series looming. This new EP harks back to the days of slick LA studio bands and sophisticated pop bravado, coupled with the energy and tenacity that make Sex on Toast undeniable.

Aburden

After 2 solid years of playing the ‘My Old Friend’ setlist over 5 tours and countless shows, Aburden are saying goodbye with one last show. Having charted high on the iTunes Charts and garnering 500,000+ plays on Spotify, Aburden make way for new music by saying their final goodbye to their first EP.

Supporting them will be label mates and good friends in The Comfort, Whatever Forever from Sydney & hometown locals in Parkwood. Tickets are on-sale now!

Saturday Matinees W/ CHILD

Hailing from the urban wilds of Melbourne, Australia, Child combine the heavy emotion of the blues with the tone and raw power of hard rock to create a visceral musical experience that reaches right into the chest of listeners.

Since the release of their runaway self-titled debut in 2014, Child have continued to develop their unique brand of heavy blues through constant writing and extensive touring. The band released the follow-up ‘Blueside’ in December 2016, which builds on this foundation to deliver a slab of pure sonic expression following in the long tradition of the blues.

The freedom and sheer power of live performance is an important part of Child’s approach to music, and they look forward to again bringing this to the world while continuing their search for the ultimate union of feeling, tone and raw expression.

Cherry Blues: Three Kings

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of Blues
Melbourne blues super group, Three Kings brings together a trio of this country’s most dedicated, authentic blues artists, with down and dirty, totally inspiring results.

Soul In The Basement W/ Hot Sludge Fundae & Masco Sound System

Hot Sludge Fundae & Masco Sound System go back 2 back at Cherry BarSoul Nights for 3 Thursdays in September. A combination made in heaven, or Paris, or some sweaty neon dancehall in 1950's New Orleans. These are some post-modern old timers. Rock n roll, analogue dance, funk - punk, soul and sultry and sweet and salty and all the flavours. They don't care for labels, they'll take them all, as long is it makes you move.

Both bands are coming into this residency tight as a tiger, off the back of recent east coast tours, vic-tours, album & single releases. They've been going hard out, and it has culminated in this hefty b2b reso, a modern day gladiator battle, bad VS evil, evol VS love. Gladiator goes to the moon. The milky way for our coliseum.

Come and witness the spectacle.

Siltman ~ EP Launch

Like the twisted love child of a ‘Mellow Gold’ Beck Hanson and the Delta Blues of Son House, SILTMAN stir the gritty sediment at the bottom of the blues barrel, create some raucous, bluesy/indie heavy rock.
Back at Cherry to launch their follow up EP ‘Cold Winters Day’. 6 tracks of bluesy riffage exploring life, death, debauchery and everything in between…what more could you ask for!
Joining them on the night are Melbourne stalwarts The Vendettas and Phillip Island’s noise merchants Boxthorn:half cut.
Siltman FB: https://www.facebook.com/siltmanofficial/
The Vendetta’s FB: https://www.facebook.com/thevendettasrock/
Boxthorn: half cut FB: https://www.facebook.com/boxthornband/

Cherry Blues: Heinous Hound

Two sets of smooth blues
Check out the smooth stylings of the Heinous Dog Blues band: Steve Lucas, Jerome Smith, Ash Davies, Matt Dwyer & Chris Wilson.

SOUL IN THE BASEMENT W/ HOT SLUDGE FUNDAE & MASCO SOUND SYSTEM

Cherry Bar September Residency
Hot Sludge Fundae & Masco Sound System go back 2 back at Cherry BarSoul Nights for 3 Thursdays in September. A combination made in heaven, or Paris, or some sweaty neon dancehall in 1950's New Orleans. These are some post-modern old timers. Rock n roll, analogue dance, funk - punk, soul and sultry and sweet and salty and all the flavours. They don't care for labels, they'll take them all, as long is it makes you move.

Both bands are coming into this residency tight as a tiger, off the back of recent east coast tours, vic-tours, album & single releases. They've been going hard out, and it has culminated in this hefty b2b reso, a modern day gladiator battle, bad VS evil, evol VS love. Gladiator goes to the moon. The milky way for our coliseum.

Come and witness the spectacle.

Cherry Blues: Phil Para

Join us for a Sunday afternoon of Blues
Phil Para is a guitarist/ singer/ songwriter and undoubtedly one of the most exciting performers in Australia. Distinctive guitar talents push all the boundaries and are combined with exceptional vocal abilities and a powerful stage presence. Phil’s energetic performance includes a remarkable degree of showmanship such as playing with his teeth and behind his head. Phil earns great respect from peers and audiences alike and attracts a cult-like following wherever he plays

Cherry Blues: Heinous Hound

Two sets of smooth blues
Check out the smooth stylings of the Heinous Dog Blues band: Steve Lucas, Jerome Smith, Ash Davies, Matt Dwyer & Chris Wilson.

Soul In The Basement W/ Hot Sludge Fundae & Masco Sound System

Cherry Bar September Residency
Hot Sludge Fundae & Masco Sound System go back 2 back at Cherry BarSoul Nights for 3 Thursdays in September. A combination made in heaven, or Paris, or some sweaty neon dancehall in 1950's New Orleans. These are some post-modern old timers. Rock n roll, analogue dance, funk - punk, soul and sultry and sweet and salty and all the flavours. They don't care for labels, they'll take them all, as long is it makes you move.

Both bands are coming into this residency tight as a tiger, off the back of recent east coast tours, vic-tours, album & single releases. They've been going hard out, and it has culminated in this hefty b2b reso, a modern day gladiator battle, bad VS evil, evol VS love. Gladiator goes to the moon. The milky way for our coliseum.

Come and witness the spectacle.

Amped Festival 2018

Amped Festival 2018 is GO!
Last year was HUGE and this years line up is INSANE!
Stay tuned for more updates

Appearing at Amped Festival 2018 (in no particular order)

El Colosso, RED BEE, HEADBORE, Lillye, Figures, Envenomed, Verona Lights, NEVER, Kill : Death : Ratio, MESHIAAK, Harlott, Mason Official, Shatter Brain Primitive

Whole Lotta Rosie W/ Daxx Nielsen from Cheap Trick

ACDC Tribute
Whole Lotta Rosie are simply the best AC/DC show Australia has ever seen......With a Twist !
Not only does the pedigree of this band look like a rockers dream, but they have an amazing female singer (Cynthia Gallie) that does justice to Bon and Brian like never before.
Have you ever heard someone belt out Back in Black like Brian did in 1980 ? You will now !!

Our VERY special guest for this show is Cheap Trick drummer Daxx Nielsen

Daxx is touring Australia with Cheap Trick and Foreigner in October this year, and chose the Cherry Bar and Whole Lotta Rosie to pay his own tribute o his favourite drummer – AC/DC’s Phil Rudd

Featuring:
James Morley - The Angels/Choirboys
Rohan Moran – Thunderstruck
Greg Aldridge – Josie Jason & The Argonauts
Kevin Hunt – Josie Jason & The Argonauts

This show will leave you spellbound.
Get a spot upfront and see what everyone is raving about...
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