Cherry Blues: Heinous Hound

Two sets of smooth blues
The brainchild of Steve Lucas (one of the founding members of the seminal Australian band X by the way!), Heinous Hound Blues Band are no stranger to the Cherry stage and rightfully so. This group of ramshackle hounds howl the house down and their sheer mastery finds them rockin’ the joint for any punter that decides to take the plunge and wander down AC/DC Lane for a lazy little afternoon session. Don’t miss this bring it on home!

Dave Leslie Band

W/ special guests
Dave Leslie Band live on the Cherr Bar stage!
Dave Leslie started playing guitar in 1973. He is best known for his work with Baby Animals – a role that he has held for almost thirty years. He has also worked with many other Australian music heavy hitters including Jimmy Barnes, Richard Clapton and The Angels.
His guitar playing style has been described as the power and emotion of the British blues players from the ‘60s, blended with the textures and voicings of the ‘80s, and the attitude and aggression of late ‘70s punk, all tied up in a package which is still uniquely Australian.
Dave has recently formed his own group – The Dave Leslie Band – featuring Laura Davidson (vocals), Alex Deegan (drums) and Kim May (bass).
The selection of material that they cover includes songs that have inspired Dave’s musical journey. These range from early Jeff Beck to Jimi Hendrix, Kevin Borich and even some obscure Baby Animals tunes.
The Dave Leslie Band delivers a high-energy performance for not only lovers of guitar driven blues-rock, but all live music fans.

Millionaires Club

w/ Special Guests
TUESDAY THUNDER - The LAST Tuesday at AC/DC Lane!!!
The Millionaire$ Club

As we bid farewell to our home away from home (AC/DC Lane), Cherry Bar is throwing a week-long farewell party, culminating in the party to end all parties on Saturday March 30 (tix available online now!).

Tuesday the 26th of March will see Melbourne's Super-Heavyweight Champions of Rock, Roll and Wristlocks, The Millionaire$ Club (feat members of Elm Street, The Shine, Mason & The Scarlets) powerbomb the stage with their wild tribute to wrestling classics of the 80's and 90's.

Yes, you read that right, a tribute band playing wrestling themes.. it has to be seen to be believed!

You wanted the best, you got even better than the best!

TUESDAY THUNDER (the last tuesday at ac/dc lane)

Guests TBA

Doors @ 5:00pm Bands from 9:00pm

The Pretty Littles

W/ Special Guests
Wednesday March 27th 🍒
The Pretty Littles live on the Cherry stage!
Cherry is leaving AC/DC Lane come the end of March, so we’ve invited back The Pretty Littles to perform one last time on the Cherry stage!
Last year the band released their fifth studio record in Skeleton Run and took on a national tour to promote it, a run of dates that found the band perform headline shows in their biggest rooms to date on the back of releasing cracker singles like “Sober” and the emotionally charged “Don Dale”.
Cherry is the location of the only residency the band has ever done so we’re pumped that they’ll be making a racket one last time down AC/DC Lane.
And if you don't know em, well swing past and give them a go! Might be a sweaty mosh pit. Might be ripsnorter guitar rock. Triple J’s Nick Findlay might have described it as pure “sing-a-long-with-your-mates-while-sinkin-a-few" type rock ’n’ roll!

Final Soul In The Basement with “Soul In the Basement Allstars”

feat’ members of The Bamboos, Saskwatch, Jackie Winter, GL and more + Horns of Leroy
It’s the FINAL Soul night at Cherry before we leave AC/DC Lane 🍒
“Soul in the Basement Allstars” feat’ members of The Bamboos, Saskwatch, Jacky Winter GL and more!
PLUS Horns of Leroy
$10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT and doors from 8PM

Yes we are leaving our beloved AC/DC Lane come the end of the month and on the Thursday 28th of March we’re encouraging everyone who has enjoyed our weekly Thursday Soul night (a now 18 years running!) to swing past and join us for one final boogie!

The “Soul in the Basement Allstars” have been assembled, featuring members of The Bamboos, Saskwatch, Jackie Winter, GL and more amazing players to guarantee we send this special night off in style.

Plus, the seven piece street band Horns of Leroy will be bringing their raucous take on the big brass band sounds and flavours of New Orleons live to the Cherry stage! Don't miss them on the first three Thursday evenings of March, and we'll have news about the last Thursday in March as it's the last week until we move from AC/DC Lane!

So escape the techno clubs for a boogie at the world’s longest running weekly soul night, Soul In the Basement, at Cherry! Ripper live acts, $10 Espresso Martinis and fantastic resident DJ's spinning classic RnB, funk and disco 45's 'til late at the cosiest Rock'n'Roll bar in town!

Southern River Band

& Guests
Friday March 29th
The Southern River Band live at Cherry!
The Southern River Band have gone from playing a small local tavern to taking on their first east/west tour within twelve months, slingin' their brand of wild 1970's & '80's influenced rock! You can call it just proper rock and roll with a dash of Boogie Woogie and a sprinkle of Country, built on melodies plucked from the rich history of the genre influenced by everyone from Bob Seger and Glenn Frey to the heavier riffs delivered by Van Halen and Lynyrd Skynyrd. They absolutely slayed it at Cherry Rock last year, as they always have whether at previous sold out shows at Cherry or touring relentlessly across the the country.
Legacy acts such as Status Quo, The Angels, The Stems, Cosmic Psychos and Ian Moss have all given the band a firm nod and here at Cherry we cant stress enough this is a show that is not to be missed!

Cherry Bar Farewell AC/DC Lane Party

In just 13 short days time on Saturday 30 March Cherry Bar will trade for the last time in AC/DC Lane Melbourne before moving to a new and as yet undisclosed location. Trust us, it’s going to be good.
To celebrate nearly 20 partying and rockin’ years in AC/DC Lane (formerly Corporation Lane) Cherry will host a Farewell AC/DC Lane Party for 850 lucky punters from 12noon till 12midnight in AC/DC Lane, in Cherry Bar and in the Jack & Bones Bar opposite Cherry. And Cherry would like to thank our neighbours the wonderful Pastuso Restaurant (who will be open all day and night) for allowing us to hold this final party on their doorstep.
There are just 650 tickets at $25 available for the 12noon to 12midnight AC/DC lane party. And in addition, just 200 tickets at $94 (which includes a limited edition “delivered to you” ‘I Was There’ Cherry Farewell T-shirt, value $50) for the street party, which ALSO allows the ticket holder privileged entry to the last late night 12midnight to 5am inside Cherry Bar cosy and wild “party session” ever!
On the day and night we’ll have great local bands and Cherry stalwarts playing live inside Cherry. Bands like Child, Fluff, BATZ, Drunk Mums and more.
Plus special guest DJs inside and outside and some AC/DC related activity in AC/DC Lane that you’ll never forget…
So be real quick and get your strictly limited ‘Cherry Farewells AC/DC Lane’ tickets now from
The Cherry Bar is dead. Long live the Cherry Bar.
It’s the party to end all parties. Party of the century.