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Upcoming Events

Kite
Jun
14
7:00 PM19:00

Kite

Kite perform original acoustic alt-folk with a Celtic twist. An unconventional blend of voice, guitar and flute provides a tender, honest commentary on life, its joy, pain and general silliness. We love odd time signatures, unusual instruments and sweet 3 part harmonies. Greg adds light comedy, perplexing stories (some of which are true), between songs and sometimes during.
Debut album to be released later this year. Recorded and produced by multi ARIA award winner, Matt Walker at Stovepipe Studios in Upwey.

Finalist 2018, Maldon Roddy Reed Memorial Songwriting Award.
Finalist 2010, 2011, 2012 Darebin Music Feast Songwriters Award

Website // Facebook // Youtube

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Bec Skyes
Jun
18
7:30 PM19:30

Bec Skyes

Melbourne singer-songwriters, Bec Sykes and Emily Soon come together for a night of silky smooth original music and delicious pizza.

Layering moody melodies upon minimalist piano and guitar, Bec Sykes practices the art of subtley. "Sometimes you hear someone's vocals and are immediately captivated by their strengths utilising the truly instrumental aspects of their utterances... Bec Sykes possesses such a voice." - themusic.com.au

Australian born, Malaysian-Chinese singer/songwriter Emily Soon never fails to surprise any first time listener. Her mellow, buttery voice almost reminiscent of Tracy Chapman, Norah Jones or Bonnie Raitt will leave you serenaded and mesmerised.

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Slice Comedy
Jun
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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Selki
Jun
21
8:00 PM20:00

Selki

Selki's powerful and unique vocal sound, merged with her simple melodic, jazzy improv keys, combines her folk roots with the pop power of her more modern influences. With a simple take on complex matters of life or the heart, her lyric writing is catchy, fun, and combines a sweet sincerity on the back of a lil dry humour.

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Dinosaur Beard
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Dinosaur Beard

Melbourne experimental Folk artist Dinosaur Beard hits Compass Pizza Sat Jun 22nd in support
of his latest single 'Dialect Drum' Dinosaur beard AKA Songwriter Adam Finnegan mixes
different elements of folk / punk & electro to achieve a truly unique sound. His latest release
'Dialect Drum' carries the listener along in comfort, dripping with charm and hazy flair. A slow
burner that garners attention and captivates as it blends and threads together flawless guitars
and melodies. Catch one of Melbournes most exciting and fresh new artists alongside special
guests Yon (Plotz) & Brook (The Burbs) performing special solo sets for a night not to be missed!

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Alexander William
Jun
23
7:30 PM19:30

Alexander William

Alexander William is the name used by Gold Coast-based alternative folk musician Alexander William Evans. Drawn in at a young age by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Damien Rice, Ben Howard and others, Alexander formed his brooding tones that speak of love, loss, freedom, activism and his experience of the World. 2019 has been a big year so far for Alex and guitarist Tom, and has seen them supporting acts such as The Sons of the East, Riley Pearce and Kodaline. Indie meets Folk in this lyrically driven fusion that will simultaneously leave your heart aching and craving more. It won’t be long before the act is known on a larger scale, so come see them perform live at Compass Pizza this Sunday the 23rd!

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Salty Bones
Jun
28
8:30 PM20:30

Salty Bones

Surf folk rock raconteurs Salty Bones are back in Melbourne after smashing their first interstate tour last summer. The lads are bringing their unique brand of soulful and dizzying original tunes to Compass Pizza in Brunswick on Friday the 28th of June.

They will also welcoming home their wayward lead singer, who wandered off to Canada for the last three months to play some solo shows, the cheeky bugger.

FREE ENTRY

For fans of The Growlers, Father John Misty, The War On Drugs, Sticky Fingers, Dope Lemon…

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Jas
Jun
30
7:00 PM19:00

Jas

Horatio Luna x On-Ly going down for two hours of jazz exploration.

-->feat. guest drummer<--

-->feat. grand piano<--

A deep meditation on the vastness of jazz compositions and musical improvisation

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Mel Taylor//Rachael Comte
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

Mel Taylor//Rachael Comte

Mel Taylor / Rachael Comte at Compass Pizza

With nothing but a guitar and the purity of the human voice, Mel Taylor and Rachael Comte join forces in an intimate evening of music across two solo sets. Taylor is a force to be reckoned with, fearlessly exploring the bounds of contemporary folk; evocative lyricism and rich vocals combine to create music that is both vibrant and contemplative. Comte’s music has emerged out of a rich songwriting community that has long thrived in Melbourne; self-aware narratives and witticisms cleverly thread through her lyricism, born out of the personal experiences. Join these two singer-songwriters for one night only in the cosy atmosphere of Compass Pizza Bar.

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Bernadette Novembre
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

Bernadette Novembre

Bernadette Novembre and her band have been causing a stir around Australia with her unique fusion of Soul, Reggae and Garage Rock. They have been in high demand and have recently been part of the line up for St Kilda Festival, support to Tim Ries (Saxophone player for The Rolling Stones) and also played support to Kylie Auldist. They are now making their debut at Compass Pizza for a night of original Soul mixed in with Soul and Rock classics from the 1960's to present.

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Kimberly Atkinson
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Kimberly Atkinson

Melbourne's folk-rock singer-songwriter, Kimberly promises an intimate evening of sweet melodies and raw vocals. Inspired by the rolling hills of Southern Africa, the sounds and stories of Baez, Nicks, Young and Joplin. Her unique stripped back sound and captivating voice will transport you back to a simpler time.

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Tim Woodz &amp; Madelena
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Tim Woodz & Madelena

The upbeat folk-tapped songs and stories of Tim Woodz, along with the heart melting songstress of Madelena, this double headline show brings you 'Warm music for a cold winter'. Tim's music provoke beautiful, nostalgic and charming imagery with energetic musical warmth and Madelena's songwriting is courageous with harmonious melodies and thoughtful lyrics, her voice is a fusion of innocence and strength and she's a true gem in Australia's songwriting landscape.

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Sparx and Mrs Smith Sip &amp; Sing
Jun
2
4:00 PM16:00

Sparx and Mrs Smith Sip & Sing

Sparx and Mrs Smith return for another sensational season
of Sunday Sip & Sing Karaoke.

Turn up and get involved to win drink prizes and to warm
the cockles of your heart by singing solo, duet or in your posse.

It’s not what or how you sing, it’s about having a go. So lovingly daggy, it’s cool.

First Sunday of every month at the delightfully cosy
Compass Pizza

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NoLess
May
31
8:00 PM20:00

NoLess

NoLess consists of a group of delicious humans who all have a deep love for for the sounds of RnB, Soul and Jazz.
Their purely original set will be jam packed with honest lyrics, soulful melodies and dirty grooves.
Reminiscent of the daily mood swings of a pubescent teen, their tunes range from slow jam cry bangers to up-beat funky jams you can shake ya booties too.
For this show NoLess will be appearing in an intimate two piece.

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Rosario De Marco
May
26
6:30 PM18:30

Rosario De Marco

Rosario is a gifted musician and composer. He can create a Mediterranean atmosphere with just a guitar. His style is something between melodious picking and rhythmic percussive playing. The general impression is aggressive and experimental, he adds a lot of influences into his original tunes but it always sounds somehow rooted in the Mediterranean, yet with a unique flavour to it.

His music captures the warmth and passion of the Southern European lands, taking elements from flamenco, jazz, classical, folk and popular music. With this mixture of different musical inspirations, he creates his own personal and highly melodious style…

He has released a number of CDs, including "Light and Shadows" "Roots" and "Intuition".

Performances include as the support act for Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club), and Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Melbourne Concert Hall. He can also be heard on radio stations such as SBS, 3AK, ABC and 3MBS.

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Happy Axe and Sawa Angstrom
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

Happy Axe and Sawa Angstrom

Ambient pop artist Happy Axe joins Japanese band Sawa Angstrom for a night of music in Brunswick.

Sawa Angstrom frequent the art galleries and beer houses of Kyoto, with their voices, synthesizers, and samplers. Their minimalistic improvised performances and melancholy songs are beautiful and infectious. They have just returned from a European tour, and this is a rare opportunity to see them while they are in Melbourne.

Happy Axe is multi-instrumentalist and musical polymath Emma Kelly. Happy Axe weaves layers of vocals, violin and musical saw into a vibrant fever dream of ambient pop music. Watching a performance by Happy Axe is a hypnotic experience. Deft melodies and atmospheric loops cascade and fold themselves around you. Entrancing patterns form and then dissolve.
Inspired by the organic sonic landscapes of artists like Björk and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith, Happy Axe builds sound-worlds filled with both light and shadow.

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Fi's Friends 4.0
May
22
8:00 PM20:00

Fi's Friends 4.0

It's cold now but at Compass the pizza is warm. The wine is red. The entry is free. The pool table is out back. The music is local. The crowd is charming. The Fi is Friend.

Fi's Friends 4.0 featuring:

Mac Springs + Carpet Burn + World's Best Neighbours.

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Losumo
May
21
7:30 PM19:30

Losumo

Losumo, a sonic seer, a sorceress of the voice, and a creative spiritual earth dweller.
Forever weird, sharing poetry of mysticism, magick, and mutli-dimensional madness through her opulent trickery of songwriting.
You can often catch a glimpse of her in the Melbourne music community playing in improvised fem band B L U M E, fronting Bōnewoman, and doing BVs for many different projects.

Instagram // Facebook // Bandcamp

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Wilde
May
18
8:30 PM20:30

Wilde

Mark yourself as going to the cosiest autumnal Saturday night with WILDE.

Wilde are playing two sets of music at Compass Pizza, Brunswick.

Telling the truth isn't easy. Finding the truth can be even harder.

Whether you're brave or broken, homesick or still living at home, Wilde will help you find your voice.

Drawing on the music of Brazilian folk music and classic singer-songwriters, WILDE is best described as sounding like Joni Mitchell doing the samba.

Wilde is led by vocalist and pandeirist Jo Murgatroyd. Jo is joined by drummer and percussionist Laura Kirkwood, guitarist Jacob Ruebens, and bassist Brandon Farrugia.

Formed in March 2018, Wilde is recording their debut album in July 2019.

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Gordon Li
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Gordon Li

Melbourne bassist Gordon Li is joined by guitarist Nick Kyritsis and vocalist Ruby Dargaville for an intimate trio show at Compass Pizza. Friday May 17th, 2 sets from 8pm with free entry.

Gordon Li is a bass player from Melbourne, Australia. He is interested in creating improvised music drawing influences from jazz, ambient and contemporary classical sounds. Gordon’s debut album ‘Pale Green Sky’ was released earlier this year.

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Slice Comedy
May
15
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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Hey Mammoth
May
12
7:30 PM19:30

Hey Mammoth

All-female trio, Hey Mammoth, is celebrating the release of their debut EP, ‘Ice Age’, by hitting up some of their favourite small venues in our little state of Victoria.

Through a seemingly random assortment of wacky tunes, ‘Ice Age’ has you contemplating imaginary grandmothers, what happens when you fall into the kitchen sink, and whether all it takes to become a grown up is having your own set of keys.

Known for their light-hearted combination of folky sounds, edgy harmonies and lyrics that make you have a good think and a good laugh, Hey Mammoth will give you something to bring up at your next dinner party, and leave you chatting for the whole car-ride home.

They’ll be rounding things up in Brunswick, Melbourne at Compass Pizza, with an acoustic set from Geelong’s favourite alt-pop-rock band, The Run, as well as the much-loved Melbourne singer-songwriter, Rory.

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Leilani &amp; Bud
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Leilani & Bud

Leilani & Bud of Melbournes ultra funking acid jazz band Le Fleur are proud to present their first open to public duo performance.

Mixing Leilani’s smooth vocals with Buds swinging guitar, the duo are proud to present a night of two sets of jazz and cool classics, influenced by artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass, Tuck & Patti, Prince and Steely Dan.

There will be hits, there will be jazz, and there will be pizza.

Entry is free. Doors at 8.00pm.

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