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Upcoming Events

The Plain Black T Shirts
Oct
24
7:30 PM19:30

The Plain Black T Shirts

Free

The Plain Black T-Shirts play music for your head, heart, feet, and other places in between.
But they don't like things printed on their t-shirts
Andrew Serpell - Trombone
Rohan Wallis - Trumpet
Nathaniel Poynter - Saxophone
Mat Duniam - Drums
Adrian Whitehead - Keys
Tim Nikolsky - Bass
Come down to hear some groovy jams and excellent pizza!

 

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Nancy Cole + Maja
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

Nancy Cole + Maja

$10 entry

In the last few years Nancy Cole’s songwriting has emerged from her bedroom and onto the stages of Melbourne’s inner north. Her folk-pop ruminations on bitterness, love, crocs and miscellany are embellished with the intricate and bold harmonies of vocalist Nicki Williams. Nancy Cole will playing alongside the extraordinary soul-pop artist Maja, who has just released her single ‘Woman I’ve Become’. Maja’s poetic lyrics and stirring melodies are a joy to witness. Maja and Nancy Cole are playing together for the first time at Compass - the evening promises to be a cosy night of stories, melody, and more importantly, pizza.

Nancy Cole:

Bandcamp // Facebook 
 

Maja: 

Bandcamp // Facebook

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Simon Marks
Oct
27
8:00 PM20:00

Simon Marks

Free

With impending parenthood just around the corner & no pizza joint within 50 miles of his reclusive new found home on the banks of the Murray River, Simon Marks will head to Melbourne to play the first in a series of free entry “Thank You’ shows around the country for his loyal followers.

In the welcoming atmosphere of Compass pizza Marks will be joined long time collaborator Jason Bunn (Orchestra Victoria) for this one off Melbourne show as they play from Marks’ back catalogue along with some soon to be released material.

Website // Facebook // Facebook Event // Youtube
 

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Oct
30
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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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:

Facebook // Soundcloud // Youtube

Claire Healy:

Facebook // Youtube

Clodagh & The Monologue:

Facebook // Soundcloud

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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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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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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 

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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.

Facebook Event

Facebook //
Mandy Connell // Girl Friday // Floyd Thursby
 

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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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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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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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Theo, Callum, Charlie, Ollie
Oct
20
8:00 PM20:00

Theo, Callum, Charlie, Ollie

$5

Theo Carbo, Callum Mintzis, Charlie Rank and Ollie Shute began playing together regularly over two years ago, when the four were all young munchkins. They have since not played as a unit for many months and are re-debuting together at Compass Pizza. Join these young men as they pursue a quest for the grail via the medium of soundwaves. Playing standards from the American Song book, the quartet are sure to entertain you.

 

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Babaganoush
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Babaganoush

$15 full // $10 Concession

If tempted, come down and enjoy some food and/or wine at the very cosy and inviting Compass Pizza and have a wonderful music, food & dance night with Babaganoush. Try some raw tastings of Balkan folk and Gypsy music played by Melbourne’s most heart-warming musicians. A beautiful vintage style setting for music with ancient roots. Band starts at 8:00pm.

Babaganoush are an energetic exuberant, rapturous five piece dance band for indulging in ancient folklorique sounds with an edge of unequivocal conviction. 

Gypsy/Romani & Balkan music from Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Macedonia & Turkey

Facebook // Instagram
 

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Oct
16
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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Soft Power
Oct
13
8:00 PM20:00

Soft Power

$10

Since the release of their second album ‘Easy Listening’ (available through Newmarket Music) - Soft Power have been blurring the line between jazz and rock music, resulting in bittersweet guitar melodies, slow moving harmonic landscapes and a meditative live show that flows from groove oriented pop tunes to epic post-rock crescendos. Now off the back of a 7 date east-coast tour – the Melbourne based 3-piece are pleased to return to the Compass Pizza stage for one evening on Saturday October 13 with special guests.

“Easy Listening, the sprawling new album from Melbourne 3-piece Soft Power, melds jazz, prog-rock, and psych to deliver something truly mesmerizing.” – HAPPY MAG 2018

Facebook // Instagram // Bandcamp

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Oscar Sings Chet Sings
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Oscar Sings Chet Sings

$5

We want to introduce you to Oscar Brown as he sings for you the songs of Chet Baker’s long career

Featuring:
Max Teakle - Piano
Blakely Mclean Davies - Bass
Oliver Shute - Drums
and special guest
Felix Meredith - Trumpet

How can they play with such emotion and yet none of them have ever had their hearts broken?

For the broken hearted or are you a heart breaker?/Not to be missed/For those of you who are- /in love/out of love/or just generally feel out of it/ when it comes to the modern world let’s step back in time and watch the smoke slowly rise/Sepia tinted glass/ recommended or a double breasted suit/suit yourself/We’ll be there


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World Music Open Mic
Oct
10
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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Brian Campeau
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

Brian Campeau


Free

Brian Campeau is mostly known for his complex guitar playing accompanied by long sorrowful vocals. He is less known for his charm and willingness to please his audience. Some don’t like his sense of humour.

Originally from Canada, he’s been in Australia since 2003. He tends not to like being compared to other artists, but sees some value to these comparisons. With this in mind, some say Brian sounds like Nick Drake mixed with Radiohead. Others say he sounds angelic. That’s pretty nice.

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Cilla Jane
Oct
6
8:00 PM20:00

Cilla Jane

Cilla Jane is an Australian singer songwriter, she's just released the first single 'Ice Age' off her 5th album.

Cilla Jane was based in Melbourne and toured extensively for many years. She is now based south of Sydney.

Over the last couple of years Cilla Jane’s music has evolved into her own blend of piano driven pop.

Her alluring sound is captivating, shrouded by her black hair, her vocals are warm and her songwriting has a resounding edge.

Website // Facebook
 

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Taylah Carroll
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Taylah Carroll

$12

Taylah Carroll shares unashamed and frank tales of her own coming of age and reflections of what it is to be human, set against a nostalgic soundscape that draws inspiration from vintage films and dreamy folk/rock.

Taylah has been honing her craft of song-writing and performance through a series of recent shows across Victoria, including performances at Fitzroy’s The Workers Club, and The Wesley Ann, as well as a slot at Let Go Fest alongside Gang of Youths and The Middle Kids.

Facebook Event // Website // Instagram

8:00 - Connor Black Harry
9:00 - Ruby Whiting
10:00 - Taylah Carroll

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Oct
2
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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Johnny & Michael
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Johnny & Michael

Free 

With a drop of Bowie swagger and Amy Winehouse croon, comes Johnny & Michael. From the rock band, Pretty City, Johnny Moretti takes his focus to the mic with good friend Michael Baini from The Sand Dollars putting their love of reverb-drenched 60s and dulcet jazz crooners to classic and modern songs. For fans of The Last Shadow Puppets and The Walker Brothers, the duo will be swooning you through a set of songs of love and heartbreak, leaving you clenching at your chest all night.

"We just really love that era of songcraft where songs were effortless and yet complex. They exuded a sense of cinematic grandeur with very little instrumentation. It was all in the voices and some tasteful guitar. And we just wanted to celebrate that and have some fun." Johnny

 

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Tezat + Paul Carey & Julian Scheffer
Sep
22
8:00 PM20:00

Tezat + Paul Carey & Julian Scheffer

Entry $10

Join Eastern Quartet Tezat and Duo Paul Carey and Julian Scheffer for an evening of original world music.

Paul and Julian compose contemporary music influenced by Brazilian and Argentinean sounds. Paul and Julian’s first musical meeting was in June 2010 in Glora, Rio de Janeiro. Since then a true musical and personal friendship has developed. The project was realized on a hot night in Paul’s adopted kitchen in Rio in 2010 over a bottle of cachaça.

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The Littlest Birds
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

The Littlest Birds

$10 full, $5 concession

A sister trio from Melbourne, the Littlest Birds bring their sweet and soulful voices to Compass. Reflecting a mix of influences, they play an array of originals and covers spanning folk, country, blues and pop. Three young women, each with a distinct and stunning voice in her own right, when brought together blend vocals effortlessly in a way only sisters can. A rare treat that will leave you in awe.

Joining the Littlest Birds will be indie folk due Ezekiel Sneezed, and newcomer and old Coburg legend, Joel Jenkins.

Facebook // Facebook Event
 

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The Plain Black T Shirts
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

The Plain Black T Shirts

Free

The Plain Black T-Shirts play music for your head, heart, feet, and other places in between.
But they don't like things printed on their t-shirts
Andrew Serpell - Trombone
Rohan Wallis - Trumpet
Nathaniel Poynter - Saxophone
Mat Duniam - Drums
Adrian Whitehead - Keys
Tim Nikolsky - Bass
Come down to hear some groovy jams and excellent pizza!

 

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Sep
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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The Chesterfield Band + The Will Campbell Band + Bailey Judd
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Chesterfield Band + The Will Campbell Band + Bailey Judd

$10

The Chesterfield Band are one of those bands that you can’t help but love. Their music is earthy, authentic, and incredibly endearing.
With their deeply infectious vocal melodies and rich instrumentation, their music will wrap itself around you like a warm blanket. Supporting the release of their second single ‘home’ the band are on a massive 20 show run.
Their Melbourne show is gonna be HUGE with incredible local supports Bailey Judd and The Will Campbell Band.

Website // Facebook // Youtube

 

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Moonlight Broadcast + The Half Talls + The Phosphenes
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

Moonlight Broadcast + The Half Talls + The Phosphenes

Entry $5

If Moonlight Broadcast were a pizza, it would taste of sweat, cynicism, alcohol and a light sprinkling of hope. It would be terrible and you'd ask for your money back. Thankfully they're not a pizza, they're an indie rock band, and the ingredients are just right.

Joining them for one night of fantastic music will be pop-rockers The Phosphenes and rock-poppers The Half Talls.

Facebook // Youtube
 

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World Music Open Mic
Sep
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 

 More Info

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Sep
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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Oliver Northam & The Elsewheres
Sep
9
5:00 PM17:00

Oliver Northam & The Elsewheres

Presenting an enthralling night with Oliver Northam, one of Australia’s newest folk sensations. Folk-Rock and Blues inspired artist, Oliver is a country-raised songwriter beginning his venture in the Melbourne music scene with his band, The Elsewheres.
Be there to watch their beginning!

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Flying Home + Floyd Thursby
Sep
8
8:00 PM20:00

Flying Home + Floyd Thursby

$10 

Flying Home takes you back to the classic era of smooth swing jazz & blues with a lineup of piano, double bass, guitar, drums and sax. It's music to sip your drink, tap your foot or dance your cares away to. With the songs your grandma danced to back in the day.

Website // Facebook // Instagram

Floyd Thursby has spent over 20 years writing folk songs about all the memories and dreams he holds in his heart and his head - love and death, wild nights and quiet days, sacred moments and everyday life. He performs solo: one guitar, one voice. Occasionally, he’ll say something funny.

Website // Facebook
 

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