Gigs

Kai Clark

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Son of The Byrds’ legend Gene Clark
Kai Clark Pays Tribute to his father and his music…

playing predominately Gene Clark songs (Byrds, Dillard and Clark and solo).

Kai Clark & His All-Star Band (Joseph Dwyer (Morning After Girls), Jason Walker, Ash Davies, Moogy and Jeff Samin).
Ben Mastwyk & the Millions
Marsden Williams & 245T

DJ Ash Naylor.

A special night to remember and only $10

Kai’s music is pure Americana, and combines elements of blues, country and rock, with a wide range of influences that include Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix, Taj Mahal and Keb Mo.

The brief hiatus from the music business now over, Kai looks forward to resuming his career with the renewed passion and energy that comes from the peace of having followed his own path, in his own time.

“I never stopped playing and writing,” says Kai. “Having children has definitely inspired me with music and in life in general. I feel like I’m writing and playing the best I ever have and am really excited about getting back into the studio and out on the road to do live shows.”

He has also come to terms with his father’s legacy. Musicians who also happen to be the progeny of famous rock stars often try to avoid direct association or comparison with their parents’ achievements. This arises out of a fully understandable desire to have their talents assessed on their own respective merits. Kai Clark will always be the son of Gene Clark, founder member of The Byrds, but he has also embarked upon a musical career that both openly embraces his father’s legacy, while simultaneously furthering his own unique vision.

“I have a better knowledge and respect for my father’s music,” says Kai. “I love playing his songs – which I never really pursued much in the past, mainly because of my own prolific writing. No matter where life will take me from here, I will always write and play music. It is as much a part of me as the blood that runs through my veins.”

Jon Toogood

Off the back of a sold out tour with Shihad, Jon Toogood returns to Cherry Bar for two special Solo & Acoustic shows not to be missed!

Soul in the Basement’s 18th Birthday Celebration

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Thursday December 13th 🍒
Cherry's Soul in the Basement 18th Birthday Party over two rooms w/ Allysha Joy and Danika Smith live on stage, DJ’s Vince Peach and Pierre Baroni all night!
Doors from 8PM and $10 Espresso Martinis ALL NIGHT too!

Yes friends Soul In The Basement is 18 years old at last! We’re officially legal. Now we can enjoy the $10 Espresso Martinis...

Yep our weekly Thursday Soul in the Basement has been running for a now 18 years and has showcased the best contemporary and legacy acts in the world of soul music along with funk and disco. A great night for punters who appreciate live musicianship whilst resident DJ’s such as Vince ‘The Prince’ Peach and Pierre ‘Soul Groove 66’ Baroni work the dance floor late into the evening with classic 45” pressings and all-time-favourite soul anthems!

Live on stage we’ll be presenting Allysha Joy along with special guests. Big part of our towns burgeoning neo-soul scene, Allysha fronts the treasured 30/70 collective and will be performing off the back of launching her own acclaimed solo album!

AND a special celebration of James Brown and other classic funk artists in our Jenni Bar so the party is across the entire venue.

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!

Shakerfaker’s Christmas Party

After the unbridled success of last year's Holiday Bash and hot on the heels of a series of MASSIVE shows this year, SHAKERFAKER are taking to the stage again to rattle some more cages this holiday season.

This is Shakerfaker's final show for 2018 and it's guaranteed to be a BIG one!

First up, we've got Lee 'Dumb Whales' Peers serenading us with a searing set of singalong covers to get you nice n warmed up.

Then, there's the mighty Shakerfaker with their rowdy, rollocking & rocking take on Oasis at their best! Playing hits from 'Definitely Maybe', 'Morning Glory' and even more alongside a bunch of B-sides and other favourites. They're always adding new songs to the set (and no-one ever really knows what Laim's gonna do) so no two shows are ever exactly the same.

Drink.
Dance.
Sing.
Sweat.
Repeat.

Followed, of course by Cherry DJs playing Rock'n'Roll hits late into the night!

Click attending for updates on Set times and Ticketing details and be sure to spread the word.

Massive

2018 Aussie Tour
Massive are returning home to Australia for their first shows on home soil in over a year. Having dominated European stages and supported some of the best musicians in the world, the beer drinking foot stomping rock n rollers are back promoting their 3rd studio album "Rebuild Destroy" which will be released on Feb 1st 2019.

AC/DSHE

When it comes to AC/DC it is all about the performance and energy that comes from the band. You cannot go past AC/DSHE the original female fronted AC/DC tribute show in Australia.
If you want it loud, tight and proud, this amazing band will blow you away with their authentic sound and dynamic lead singer and guitar player. It’s a show that you will walk away hoping to see again!
If you imagined yourself on the rock circuit back in the day or even In the current moment, this band delivers a sonic boom that cranks out all the classics you love to sing along to as well as giving you such an energy buzz when the lead guitarist walks out into the crowd to electrify with sizzling lead breaks and the singer that keeps you engaged in the full show, marry this up with a humming rhythm section that keeps the engine running, it is in no doubt one of the best shows you will see on the live circuit today.
It’s clear this band has done its homework and carefully recreated a sound and visual experience that is authentic, and action packed.
Make sure you get to a show soon and be ready for a face melting performance.
As the classic ACDC songs says, SHE’S GOT BALLS THIS WOMAN……..

Longboys ~ Single Launch

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In the midst of the hustle and bustle of suburbia we find a group of layabouts. In their natural habitat music is created that the local council will refer to as a "noise violation". They soldier on. Longboys are sweeping the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne, comprised of five members, Sam Craine (vocals + guitar), Sam Power (guitar), Ayrton Ganas (guitar), Jack Hetherington (bass) and John Gore (drums).

LongBoys continue to change up their surf-rock sound and give off good vibes in a fun and energetic live performance.

Pretty City

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Pretty City are fuzz rock troubadours from Melbourne, Australia. The band has already made a name for itself in the US and Europe and will be returning home for a very special hometown show at Cherry Bar on December 22nd
"They played yet another highly addictive live set and left quite a few people in awe" - Glamglare. New York blog

"Throttling indie rock music, tinged with a delicious side of grunge." - The AU Review

"Running Around, is an enormous, arena-friendly song with essential enormous and anthemic hooks ..." - The Joy of Violent Movement, New York
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