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Upcoming Events

Biscotti
Dec
14
8:00 PM20:00

Biscotti

$10

Biscotti invites you to a musical evening in one of her natural habitats. The restaurant. Ignite all your sense with kitchen aromas, vino, and a romantic dinning room set at the foot of an intermit stage.

Way Dynamic enter the stage led by multi-instrumentalist Dylan Young. With influences by the classic and offbeat songwriting of yesteryear (Carol King, Brian Wilson respectively) their sound is strangely refreshing and modern. Young’s songwriting and composition combine oddball arrangements with poetic lyrics that are both introspective and engaging.

PIERODJ will lure in any Italo-file with his natural sent of the Calabrian sea side and collection of Italo-Disco records. Keeping the room warm in between set.

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Oliver Northam
Dec
15
8:00 PM20:00

Oliver Northam

Presenting a captivating performance by Oliver Northam, one of Melbourne’s newest folk sensations. Leading his tight, folk-rock and blues band, The Elsewheres, Oliver delivers enthralling, narrative-driven originals with a mastery of piano that belies his age.

Join him and special guests Jayden Michael Dunne and Daisy for an unforgettable night!

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Dec
18
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne

You've most likely done karaoke, but have you piano-oke'd? 

Compass Pizza and your piano playing host Lisa Jayne invite you to come along and sing your favourite song in a judgement-free zone!

Think anything from Sinatra to The Simpsons, Beatles to Beyoncé, and Disney to Drake... ! 

We will have a song list available for your peruse, feel free to bring sheet music or chords, or ask Lisa if the song you want to sing is stacked somewhere in her brain. 
 

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Slice Comedy
Dec
19
7:30 PM19:30

Slice Comedy

Join us to celebrate the launch of a brand new comedy room in Brunswick East!

Slice Comedy will be sure to satisfy your comedy AND pizza cravings at the same time.

There'll be a new and exciting line-up on the third Wednesday of every month at Compass Pizza, where you'll also find "the best pizza in Melbourne" (TimeOut) with vegan and GF options available.

The best part is the comedy is free, so you can save your moolah for margherita or a martini, take your pick!

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm show.

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World Music Open Mic
Dec
12
7:30 PM19:30

World Music Open Mic

The Boîte World Music Café and Compass Pizza proudly present the World Music Open Mic, a series of events that offers musicians from all over the world an opportunity to be heard in a city that abounds with diversity but has very limited outlets for showcasing it musically.

They are free to attend and to participate in. For more information or if you are a musician interested in performing, visit www.boite.com.au/content/world-music-open-mic 

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Dec
11
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne

You've most likely done karaoke, but have you piano-oke'd? 

Compass Pizza and your piano playing host Lisa Jayne invite you to come along and sing your favourite song in a judgement-free zone!

Think anything from Sinatra to The Simpsons, Beatles to Beyoncé, and Disney to Drake... ! 

We will have a song list available for your peruse, feel free to bring sheet music or chords, or ask Lisa if the song you want to sing is stacked somewhere in her brain. 
 

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Ben Alter
Dec
8
8:00 PM20:00

Ben Alter

$10

With honest lyrics synced to an indie rock and chamber pop sound, Alter seeks to create an experience that transports individuals to a sense of familiar nostalgia and a bliss of inhibited wonder, while at the same time tell a story of past troubles- and the redemption of those times.

In a culture of constant movement and busyness, Alter’s music reminds us to take a deep breath and remember the innocence of being ourselves. The vulnerable undertones of his unique voice immerses listeners with a hopeful safeguard of better days. For a moment listening, his struggles are our struggles and his victories are our victories and his joys are our joys- and even though his music is essentially his story shared, it is one we can all understand.

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Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts
Dec
7
8:00 PM20:00

Geoff Bull and the Finer Cuts

$10

At 75 years of age Geoff Bull has had an illustrious career as one of the country's leading Jazz trumpeters. He has toured the world extensively and is still in international demand to this day. He has built a reputation for himself as one of the most authentic torch bearers of the New Orleans Jazz tradition.

Geoff has performed and recorded around the world with the cream of the international jazz community including the great New Orleans jazz revivalists George Lewis and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Other notable collaborations include Sammy Price (NYC), Sammy Rimington (UK), Captain John Handy (N.O.), Topsy Chapman (N.O.) Bull also met and talked music with the great Louis Armstrong on his only visit to Australia in 1958 with his "All-stars". Geoff also lived between New Orleans and Sydney from 1973 to the mid 1980's.

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Fi's Friends
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Fi's Friends

Hi folks!

Dom from Cruel Bloke Don here. Welcome to the inaugural monthly gathering of Fi’s Friends at Compass Pizza. Fi personally knows 90% of the musicians in Brunswick so it would be a waste if she didn’t use all that local talent to put on a monthly gig showcasing FREE ENTRY and PIZZA!! The staples - nay, pillars of our society!

Supporting these heavenly entities will be:

The kindest/cruellest (therefore most neutral?) boy in town CRUEL BLOKE DON singing sad, sappy, sometimes funny songs.

Next up we have Karl Stefanovic’s favourite email pests and ‘formidable’ (The AU Review, not me, so…) self-described mum-rockers! That’s right! Its the duelling duet that is MILL O’SULL and ELLY HEWITT from PORPOISE SPIT. They’ll both be taking the stage separately to openly disparage the other for our entertainment. And I guess they’ll also sing you some of the most beautifully painful/heart-wrenching songs you’ve ever heard.

Lastly, but certainly not leastly, is the handsome hometown troubadour HARRIS (Fan Girl/The McQueens) What can I say? He makes me swoon. I was a McQueens fan once - heck, I still am. Did I ever tell you guys about the time I was kind of in The McQueens? I got to play ‘Back In The Laneway’ in front of some people - but I’ll let him tell you about that.

Hope to see you there!!xox

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Dec
4
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne

You've most likely done karaoke, but have you piano-oke'd? 

Compass Pizza and your piano playing host Lisa Jayne invite you to come along and sing your favourite song in a judgement-free zone!

Think anything from Sinatra to The Simpsons, Beatles to Beyoncé, and Disney to Drake... ! 

We will have a song list available for your peruse, feel free to bring sheet music or chords, or ask Lisa if the song you want to sing is stacked somewhere in her brain. 
 

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Dom Major
Dec
2
5:00 PM17:00

Dom Major

Free

Dom Major plays a free entry show at Compass Pizza!
Melbourne based ‘Folk/Rocker’ who writes self-confessed ‘sad bastard music’.

Dom Major transfers his unique outlook of the ever changing world into songs crafted with honesty and fragility. Armed with his acoustic and electric guitars, Dom’s songs vary in dynamic and delivery. Ranging from lullabies to discordant angsty mess. Dom very recently relocated from Manchester (UK) to Melbourne, and is keen to make the same impact here, as he did in the rainy UK city.

After supporting up and coming stars Phoebe Bridgers, Sam Brookes and Chastity Brown, Dom released his debut single Cigarettes and Beer which Triple J has described as being full of 'Sweeping moments that stir the soul'. Dom is currently gearing up to release his second single in mid-December.
"Trapped somewhere between Ryan Adams and Conor Oberst" - Sweet Sweet Records

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Elvy Swan
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Elvy Swan

$5 entry

Seventeen year old singer-songwriter Elvy Swan is playing on Sunday accompanied by a sparkling array of peers on saxophone, cello, guitar and voice. The ensemble promises to create a night of original song, folk sound and thought provoking themes. Honey Garrett begin the night by sharing her incredible vocal talents accompanied by pianist, Finn Milne. Charlotte Roberts follows up on guitar and vocals with her stunning combination of covers and originals. Star Elvy Swan finishes with her gorgeous lyrical folk-pop. Come be delighted by an optimistic, energetic and thoughtful performance.

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Nov
27
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne

You've most likely done karaoke, but have you piano-oke'd? 

Compass Pizza and your piano playing host Lisa Jayne invite you to come along and sing your favourite song in a judgement-free zone!

Think anything from Sinatra to The Simpsons, Beatles to Beyoncé, and Disney to Drake... ! 

We will have a song list available for your peruse, feel free to bring sheet music or chords, or ask Lisa if the song you want to sing is stacked somewhere in her brain. 
 

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Low Temperature Civics
Nov
23
8:00 PM20:00

Low Temperature Civics

$10

Local four-piece Low Temperature Civics will be crawling out of the woodwork to bring their energetic and distinctive sounds to Compass Pizza Bar on Friday November 23rd, celebrating the completion of their latest and soon-to-be-released EP. This forthcoming record follows on from the mothlike trajectory of their 2015 self-titled EP, a release which exemplifies their unusual marriage of fast, angular riffs with pleasantly laid-back arrangements, coming together to form the genre widely known as “quog” (quirky prog).

Joining them will be summer-soaked garage rock luminaries Swamp, bringing to life their 2018 EP 'Spotto', an offering laden with dreamy harmonies, slick guitar hooks and clever songwriting. Also expect a taste of fresh material as the band premieres brand-new single 'Tonight', a cut from their upcoming 2019 EP.

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Slice Comedy
Nov
21
7:30 PM19:30

Slice Comedy

Join us to celebrate the launch of a brand new comedy room in Brunswick East!

Slice Comedy will be sure to satisfy your comedy AND pizza cravings at the same time.

There'll be a new and exciting line-up on the third Wednesday of every month at Compass Pizza, where you'll also find "the best pizza in Melbourne" (TimeOut) with vegan and GF options available.

The best part is the comedy is free, so you can save your moolah for margherita or a martini, take your pick!

Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8pm show.

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne

You've most likely done karaoke, but have you piano-oke'd? 

Compass Pizza and your piano playing host Lisa Jayne invite you to come along and sing your favourite song in a judgement-free zone!

Think anything from Sinatra to The Simpsons, Beatles to Beyoncé, and Disney to Drake... ! 

We will have a song list available for your peruse, feel free to bring sheet music or chords, or ask Lisa if the song you want to sing is stacked somewhere in her brain. 
 

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Floyd Thursby + Girl Friday + Mandy Connell
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Floyd Thursby + Girl Friday + Mandy Connell

$10

Good friends and folk singers Mandy Connell, Girl Friday and Floyd Thursby are collaborating for a night of traditional and original folk melodies featuring guitar, mandolin, ukulele and three part harmonies.

There is no mistaking the startlingly honest voice of former Stray Hens frontwoman Mandy Connell. Soaring over riffs on handmade guitars, she is the darling of Australian folk. Girl Friday's folk, jazz and blues sensibility evokes a sense of nostalgia, innocence and melancholy.Floyd Thursby has spent over 20 years writing songs about love and death, wild nights and quiet days, sacred moments and everyday life.

Join us at Compass Pizza and discover ancient songs from the old countries and new songs from modern-day Brunswick.

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World Music Open Mic
Nov
14
7:30 PM19:30

World Music Open Mic

The Boîte World Music Café and Compass Pizza proudly present the World Music Open Mic, a series of events that offers musicians from all over the world an opportunity to be heard in a city that abounds with diversity but has very limited outlets for showcasing it musically.

They are free to attend and to participate in. For more information or if you are a musician interested in performing, visit www.boite.com.au/content/world-music-open-mic 

 More Info

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne

You've most likely done karaoke, but have you piano-oke'd? 

Compass Pizza and your piano playing host Lisa Jayne invite you to come along and sing your favourite song in a judgement-free zone!

Think anything from Sinatra to The Simpsons, Beatles to Beyoncé, and Disney to Drake... ! 

We will have a song list available for your peruse, feel free to bring sheet music or chords, or ask Lisa if the song you want to sing is stacked somewhere in her brain. 
 

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Josh Lee Hamilton
Nov
10
8:00 PM20:00

Josh Lee Hamilton

$10 presale , $15 at the door

Heart Felt and Soulful Indie folk singer songwriter, Josh Lee Hamilton, from Byron Bay, has just released his single ”with the wind“ and is hitting the road with a nation wide tour to celebrate and share his latest songs. After a sold out show last year at The Compass , he looks forward to returning to play another warm , good vibed and intimate show with the people of Melbourne. Melbourne talents and friends Amada Monteiro and Samuel Fraraccio will be support acts for the night. Joeh Lee Hamilton has been a triple j unearthed feature artist , and has had his last three singles Golden , Soul Breaks and No Fun played on triple J. He has also played the local stage at Splendour in The Grass , and supported accomplished artists such as Garrett Kato and Caravana Sun. His music has also been recognised locally winning Singer Songwriter of The Year at NCEIA Dolphin Awards.

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Natalie Carolan and Alice Stockdale
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

Natalie Carolan and Alice Stockdale

Natalie Carolan ‘all parts beautiful, powerful and vulnerable’ self-titled alt/pop EP was three years in the making and was launched in both Melbourne and Perth in June 2018. She created the EP alongside Melbourne producers, James Saunders, Luke Howard and Gareth Thomson, the 4-track delight weaving ambient and enticing harmonic backdrops with alluring production and Carolan’s exquisite song-writing.

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Melbourne singer-songwriter Alice Stockdale has spent the last few years writing pop songs heavy on melody and telling the truth. Leaning towards the emotional immediacy of artists such as Tori Amos and Carole King, Alice’s expressive voice illuminates tales of love, loss and lessons. With vocal influences ranging from Aaliyah to Kacey Musgraves and inspired by the poetic meditations of artists like Kate Bush and the War on Drugs, Alice’s writing weaves together harmonic richness, soulful emotion and honest story-telling.

Supporting Natalie Carolan at Compass on November 9th during peak Scorpio season, there will only be one song about being ghosted. Alice is currently writing her debut EP.

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Mac Springs
Nov
4
5:00 PM17:00

Mac Springs

Mac Springs is a three piece from the inner north. They have a guitar driven sound with tight harmonies and eclectic song writing. Beginning in a lounge room they've been honing their craft in venues all across Melbourne and are soon to record their first EP.

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Gawain Davey
Nov
3
8:00 PM20:00

Gawain Davey

$5 entry

Gawain Davey plays intricately crafted piano songs at Compass Pizza, supported by the supremely entertaining Claire Healy, and the exhilarating uptempo folk of Clodagh & The Monologue.

A classical composer and session saxophonist for many years, Gawain plays his first ever piano/vocal headline show. He has curated a night of 3 exciting artists, each performing ORIGINAL music that CONNECTS... music to wrench your heart, to laugh at, to fill the mind, to drive the pulse... music to live for!

Entertainment guaranteed, pizza guaranteed, dancing optional.

Gawain Davey:

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Clodagh & The Monologue:

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Shirazz & The Slip Dixies
Nov
2
8:00 PM20:00

Shirazz & The Slip Dixies

Shirazz & the Slip Dixies will be at Compass Pizza for an evening jazz party full of the hottest trad jazz around.

For almost a decade Shirazz has held a reputation as one of Melbourne's most exciting dixieland bands, playing to packed houses and standing ovations across Australia and New Zealand. Expect the hottest jazz outside Louisiana as classic favourites, re-imagined pop and the odd cheeky original marinate in Shirazz's heady mix of hot trad jazz and swampy street beats.

The Slipdixies formed in mid-2015 and are inspired by the early jazz and blues music of the twenties and thirties. Playing hot driving rhythms and laid-back blues, old favourites and lesser-known forgotten treasures of a bygone age, they create the sound of New Orleans with a mild modern twist.

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