Gigs

Jarface

Tuesday Residency in February
Formed in Melbourne, Australia, way-back-when, the now 4 piece powerhouse began with just a single guitarist and bassist playing covers in a basement. Founding members Sean & Matt would started by playing covers from their favourite bands, but after they soon realized that they were no good at playing covers they decided to start writing their own stuff.

Fast forward a few years and after playing some of Melbourne’s biggest and best venues like the famous Cherry Bar, The Northcote Social Club, The Ding Dong Lounge, The Espy Gershwin Room and many more, Jarface keeps on establishing and growing their name and following.

Sunnyside

February Residency For Soul In The Basement
Local purveyors of funk, jazz and hip-hop in Sunnyside will be bringing their energetic stage show to Cherry for our weekly Thursday Soul night here in the city throughout!

The six piece have been honing their show at a bunch of venues around Melbourne and mini-festivals like Hopkins Creek, so we’re pretty pumped to know the band will be delivering their funk guided journey of body heat discovery to our stage. With their percussive and instrumentally driven melodies, absolute disco inferno ensues.

So escape the doof clubs for a boogie at our weekly Thursday Soul night!

Rackett (Single Launch)

Loud & Experimental Punk-Pop
RACKETT make loud and experimental punk-pop. In one year, the band have moved from virtual anonymity to playing in major theatres and festivals throughout Australia, receiving regular airplay on community and commercial radio, features in Rolling Stone Magazine, become the featured talent in national campaign for General Pants and earned a reputation for “Thrilling live shows, a technically proficient and powerful sound, and a DIY hyper-femme aesthetic”, The BRAG.

Supporting the likes of Abbe May, The Bennies, Sticky Fingers, DZ Deathrays and having completed national touring with The Darkness (UK), Killing Heidi and Stonefield, the band have crafted an adventurous live show described by The Music, as “It’s intense, it’s magical”.

Littlefoot (Single Launch)

Supports to be announced
Littlefoot are heading out on tour with their new single Fear out east. Heavy riffs, howling vocals and ear bleeding solos. This new single sees Littlefoot graduate from that teenage depression to straight up fuck you punk rock Littlefoot God killed my tv

Ben Waters (UK)

BLUES - With special guest Derek Nash (UK)
We'll be hosting a very special guest in the legendary and rockin' pianist Ben Waters (UK) for our weekly Sunday arvo Cherry Blues!

Fresh from performing two sell-out shows to begin the new year at the world-famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London’s West End, Ben Waters starts his Australian & NZ tour in Sydney in early February. We are pumped to announce that the artist Jools Holland has claimed is one of his favourite piano players will be bringing the boogie woogie to the Cherry stage!

AND he'll be performing two live sets for this show along with the amazing Derek Nash! A member of the Jools Holland orchestra and a seminal musician that The Guardian has claimed to be without question "one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today”.

So don't miss the guy who's played with everyone from Chuck Berry to PJ Harvey and publications like the London Times have referred to lovingly as "like a bouncy castle for grown-ups”!

“I visited the Cherry Bar last year with my son Tom. Great venue – so happy to be coming back as a performer” (BEN WATERS)

Jarface

Tuesday Residency in February
Formed in Melbourne, Australia, way-back-when, the now 4 piece powerhouse began with just a single guitarist and bassist playing covers in a basement. Founding members Sean & Matt would started by playing covers from their favourite bands, but after they soon realized that they were no good at playing covers they decided to start writing their own stuff.

Fast forward a few years and after playing some of Melbourne’s biggest and best venues like the famous Cherry Bar, The Northcote Social Club, The Ding Dong Lounge, The Espy Gershwin Room and many more, Jarface keeps on establishing and growing their name and following.

Ben Waters (UK)

BLUES - live at Cherry for Soul in the Basement
Live at Cherry for our weekly Thursday night Soul in the Basement!

We'll be hosting a very special guest in the legendary and rockin' pianist Ben Waters (UK) for our weekly Sunday arvo Cherry Blues!

Fresh from performing two sell-out shows to begin the new year at the world-famous Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club in London’s West End, Ben starts his Australian & NZ tour in Sydney in early February. We are pumped to announce that the artist Jools Holland has claimed is one of his favourite piano players will be bringing the boogie woogie to the Cherry stage!

So don't miss the guy who's played with everyone from Chuck Berry to PJ Harvey!

Arcane Saints (Single Launch)

Launching Their Brand New Britpop & Classic Rock Inspired Single
Melbourne’s Arcane Saints are launching their brand new Britpop and classic rock inspired single “Something Real.” Never a band to shy away from change, the song is a step in a different musical direction from their previous heavier, grunge inspired sound.

Arcane Saints have performed at major festivals all over the world including Big Day Out and recently supported the legendary Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols. They have also toured with and supported bands such as Trapt, Grinspoon, Thousand Foot Krutch and Sarah Mcleod.

Before they embark on a European tour in support of the new single, they will be treating their hometown fans to a special launch show at Melbourne’s finest rock venue… Cherry Bar.

Thornhill (EP Launch)

W/ Special Guests
THORNHILL will be celebrating the release of their brand new EP 'Butterfly' for their first ever headline show in Melbourne. Joining them will be good friends in SLEEP TALK from Adelaide and local acts MIRRORS & INCEPTIVES. Tickets are on-sale now!

John Garcia (USA)

Destroy All Lines Presents
Close your eyes and just imagine cruising down Route 66 in a Mustang Convertible. It’s just turned from dusk to night and there is nothing but the cool breeze, a lonely road and a coyote howling at the moon that’s illuminated with a map of the cosmos within it. Now open your eyes…welcome to the world of JOHN GARCIA.

Over the last two-plus decades, JOHN GARCIA‘s voice has set the standard for the sound of the California desert. His work in genre-progenitors Kyuss speaks for itself — loudly, and with much fuzz — and subsequent outfits Vista Chino, Unida, Slo Burn, Hermano. His contribution to the legacy of rock n roll is relentless not historical.

We invite you to hitch a ride, settle in the backseat and listen to his stories as he performs tracks across his storied catalogue acoustically for the first time ever in Australia.
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