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Upcoming Events

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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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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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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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
9
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
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 

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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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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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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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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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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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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Oct
23
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 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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Floyd Thursby + Girl Friday + Mandy Connell
Nov
11
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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Mandy Connell // Girl Friday // Floyd Thursby
 

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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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Duxie Franklin + Sara Rose + Joe Forrester
Sep
7
8:00 PM20:00

Duxie Franklin + Sara Rose + Joe Forrester

$10

Join three stellar original folk artists at Compass Pizza Bar for an intimate evening of balladry. Joe Forrester (VIC), Sara Rose (CAN) and Duxie Franklin (VIC) bring together their unique styles in this one-off showcase of alt-folk talent. Sara Rose, hailing from a small town in Northern Ontario, Canada, specialises in ‘Love Soul’: mesmerizing, soulful songs with thought-provoking lyrics and a message of self-love. Joe Forrester has supported the likes of Courtney Barnett and Marlon Williams and has an uncanny ability to connect with listeners through his bare-bones songwriting craft. Duxie Franklin – dubbed by an enthralled audience member ‘the musical lovechild of Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa’ – amuses and enchants with her sassy banter and ethereal vocal loop harmonies. A not-to-be-missed night of songwriting flair.

Sara Rose:
Facebook // Instagram // Website // Bandcamp

Joe Forrester:
Facebook

Duxie Franklin:
Website // Facebook // Youtube
 

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Sep
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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Miller
Sep
2
5:00 PM17:00

Miller

Miller is a singer / songwriter / storyteller who writes emotionally honest folk-pop music with poetic simplicity. Hailing from Melbourne’s eastern suburbs, her sound is in the same school as Anais Mitchell, Laura Marling and Sharon Van Etten.

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Lissa Jayne / Ellen Mary Fish / Bob Hutchinson
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Lissa Jayne / Ellen Mary Fish / Bob Hutchinson

$10 entry

Enjoy an evening of music from Melbourne based singer/songwriters, ELLEN MARY FISH, BOB HUTCHISON and LISSA JAYNE.

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ELLEN MARY FISH: Contemporary folk artist and guitarist Ellen Mary Fish writes and performs poignant, soulful and lighthearted folk songs which tell local stories, evoke personal landscapes and provide life advice. 

Website // Spotify // Soundcloud // Facebook

BOB HUTCHISON: Folk musician Bob Hutchison's performances marry his singular tenor voice, dynamic finger-picked guitar and lively bluegrass-inspired rhythms with a consummate troubadour's sensibility.

Facebook // Youtube // Soundcloud // Instagram

LISSA JAYNE: Lissa Jayne's hypnotic and captivating music is dark in mood and lyrical content.Lissa entwines her love songs with depth and wonderment, but also oscillates between romanticism and grief.

Website // Bandcamp // Facebook



 

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Arnab Sengupta
Aug
26
5:00 PM17:00

Arnab Sengupta

An alumni of the revered Berklee College of Musi, Boston, Arnab has over 15 years of
experience in the study and performance of contemporary music covering diverse genres
like progressive rock, pop, funk, jazz, r&b, etc. He has recorded a couple of albums of
original music in collaboration with top session players of Boston & New York. Apart from
being a performing and a recording musician, Arnab has also taught several vocal students of all ages in some of the best music schools of Bangalore, enabling them actualize their own singing abilities He is currently exploring musical opportunities in the beautiful city of Melbourne.

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Patrick Wilson
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Patrick Wilson

Free

Patrick Wilson is a Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter. Toting his blend of old-time and alternative country he draws comparisons to the early music of Guy Clark and Steve Young. With story telling and song integrity at the forefront of his music, Wilson pushes the boundaries of “Americana” music in an attempt to define the relatively new genre.

From the age of 19 Patrick began working as an apprentice butcher in his surf-coast hometown of Torquay, Victoria. Here he lived the wear and tear of daily grind, working an unfulfilling job during the day, and at night writing and cultivating his name around the Geelong/ Melbourne music scene. Wilson took this only as fuel to the fire, up and quitting his job and channeling small-town life into writing, recording and independently releasing debut EP, ‘Ryan The Moth’ in 2013. Noted as the ‘eptiome of country folk’ (Torrent This TV).

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OPEN GRAND PIANO NIGHT
Aug
22
7:30 PM19:30

OPEN GRAND PIANO NIGHT

We are proud to host Melbourne's only (that we know of!) Grand Piano Open Mic.

Compass offers a warm and welcoming space for everyone from aspiring tinkerers to budding maestros to try out new material or rattle off an old number. 

Runs every other Wednesday 7.30-10.30. Private message Oliver on facebook.com/grandpianoopenmic/  to book your 15 minute spot . All performers receive a small pizza. 

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Piano Karaoke with Lisa Jayne
Aug
21
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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Tamma
Aug
18
8:00 PM20:00

Tamma

Entry $5

Tamma is an indie soul singer-songwriter, based in Melbourne. Her love for neo soul, jazz, pop and electronic is evident in her music, drawing inspiration from her greatest influences such as Amy Winehouse, Nina Simone, Stevie Nicks, Rihanna, Beyonce, SZA, MO and Sia.

Tamma finds music soul healing and she writes songs to share her stories and connect with others - “Life is a unique journey for each and every one of us. I write music that is relatable to others, with hopes I can give them some form of happiness or motivation to keep at it”

Tamma will be releasing her first single in Spring 2018 - catch her early at Compass Pizza!

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The Cope St Parade
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Cope St Parade

$10 entry

Sydney born and bred, The Parade does love songs like no others can.

The Cope Street Parade are a high energy Australian music ensemble. They blend spicy rhythms with unique song writing that span the genres of folk, pop, gypsy and swing. With tender ballads and rollicking dance numbers they capture the spirit and warmth of early music styles and successfully blur the lines between the contemporary and the classic. Influences include Louis Armstrong, Louis Prima, Father John Misty and Leadbelly.

Personel:

Justin Fermino - Tenor & Alto Saxophone/Voice
Aaron Flower - Guitar/Voice
Ben Panucci - Guitar/Voice
Sam Dobson - Double Bass/Voice

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The Plain Black T Shirts
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

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
Aug
14
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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Rob DeMasi
Aug
12
5:00 PM17:00

Rob DeMasi

Rob DeMasi is a consummate musician and artist of considerable range whose soulful songwriting is influenced by the sounds of reggae, bossa, soul, pop, jazz and beyond.
Throughout a career spanning over 16 years, Rob has supported and performed with various artists such as Nicky Bomba, Mista Savona, Alice Russell, Salmonella Dub, Jesse Morris and Rasta wookie, both internationally and in his home country of Australia.

In January 2016 Rob released his debut solo EP ‘Longslowdrive’ which was co-produced by longtime friend and collaborator Eric Coehlo (Angus and Julia Stone, Wolfmother, Melbourne Ska Orchestra).
 

Facebook // Bandcamp

 

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