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Upcoming Events

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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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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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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Sparx and Mrs Smith Sip & 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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Tim Woodz & 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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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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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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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 & 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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Jarrah Ma
May
7
7:30 PM19:30

Jarrah Ma

On the 7th of May Jarrah Ma invites you to join him and some friends for a cosy Tuesday night of Music and Pizza @ Compass Pizza Brunswick.

2 days before Christmas last year, the musical race horse Jarrah Ma found himself up north in Wollongong in a small room with some instruments and dear friends Kyle Jory, James Andrews and life partner Angus Landy. In this cosy and comfortable space an E.P was recorded and released early into 2019 on ANGRY DOG RECORDS.
Jarrah Ma will perform this small collection of songs accompanied by a small trio of local musicians featuring Blake Savanah on upright bass, Gus Cox on Drums, Jess Mahler on Saxophone. Opening the night will be Hugh Fuchsen, his guitar and his tunes.

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Amarina Waters //Jess DeLuca
May
5
6:30 PM18:30

Amarina Waters //Jess DeLuca

Melbourne indie folk artists Amarina Waters and Jess DeLuca play a one time intimate show at Compass Pizza. Sunday May 5th, doors at 8pm and free as a bird!

Amarina Waters plays dreamscape electric indie folk, stealing ideas from her dinner plate, the backyard, other people, the world. Her songs are full of contradiction; raw and funny, fierce and delicate, romantic yet strikingly candid. 2019 heralds the release of Amarina’s debut album; recorded in NZ producer Ben Edwards (Marlon Williams, Aldous Harding, Julia Jacklin)

Jess DeLuca writes songs about difficulties in our lives , getting lost in the woods , loving your mother and hating life sometimes. Gently whispering into your ear that it’s okay to be lost, with stark but precise arrangements matched to her meticulous and skilful , soft and poignant songwriting.

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Shoelace Sessions Presents // Laura Eloise / Georgie Currie / Alana Wilkinson
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Shoelace Sessions Presents // Laura Eloise / Georgie Currie / Alana Wilkinson

$10

The Shoelace Sessions are excited to present a night of music at Compass Pizza. We will be showcasing our favourite artists and our team will be capturing the entire show to create live videos for all involved. This event will held on the first Saturday of March, April & May 2019.

Our third night on May 4th is sure to take your breath away, with some of Melbournes best singer songwriters, Laura Eloise, Georgie Currie & Alana Wilkinson.

Be sure to come along, have some delicious pizza, a few drinks & be whisked away for the night xx

Tickets are $10, show kicking off at 8pm. Don't miss out on the pre sale tickets available through link below.

|| Georgie Currie ||

Albury-bred singer/songwriter Georgie Currie is known to Melbourne audiences as lead singer of local ten-piece outfit, The Northern Folk. Having recently begun her solo career, Georgie's songs blend the broken, intimate fears of youth with a vocal intensity beyond her years. Lyrically and harmonically mature, she paints portraits remarkable as much for their emotional power as their vulnerability.

|| Laura Eloise ||

Indie-Folk singer/songwriter Laura Eloise's love affair with music first bloomed while she was seated at a piano at 10 years of age and living in Melbourne's outer eastern suburbs. Although she parted ways with the keys for a few years, she re-ignited her passion for music during the winter of 2015 whilst travelling alone through North America and found her voice through penning original songs and playing acoustic guitar.

|| Alana Wilkinson ||

Equal parts vulnerable folk singer and vitriolic punk poet Melbourne artist Alana Wilkinson is a smiling assassin.�Combining delicate melodies with disarmingly insightful vignettes about the human condition, Wilkinson’s songs with titles like GTFA (Get The Fuck Away) skewer ex-lovers, would-be suitors, ridiculous social norms and the absurd challenges of suburban life in a merciless, yet strangely affectionate way, leaving audiences feeling that they have stumbled across a particularly poignant and expletive-filled diary.

We are so excited for this night ~ xx

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Team Love
May
3
8:30 PM20:30

Team Love

'Team Love are an alt-country band, hailing from the chilly Wombat State Forest. Traditional country songs, with popular influences, ranging from rocking duets to heartbreaking ballads to four part harmonies, Team Love makes songs that are both dynamic yet simple and that warm the coldest heart. Team Love are Ruby (vocals), Ruby (violin), Monique (keys) and George (guitar)'

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Jess Mahler Trio // Open Jam
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

Jess Mahler Trio // Open Jam

The Jess Mahler trio will be bringing you some tasty classics with modern arrangements. These Melbourne based musicians (Guitar: Lachy Meagher, Sax: Jess Mahler and Vocals: Gabrielle Di Mauro) will dance you into the weekend with swinging tunes from the ages, taking on some of Jazz's finest standards

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Nick Cunningham
Apr
27
8:30 PM20:30

Nick Cunningham

$10

Nick Cunningham is a singer / songwriter with a flair for folk/pop music. His story telling and lyrical capabilities have seen him capture the imagination and hearts of listeners that have encountered him through his frequent touring of Australia, as well as making international headway with air time on International Air New Zealand flights.

Hailing from remote South Australia he is now based in Byron Bay where he has built a reputation as one of the areas most exciting upcoming folk talents. Nick has already performed on stages at Byron Bay Blues and Roots and Splendour In The Grass festival. With a blend of soothing vocals and warm acoustic tones he has developed a sound that is Nick Cunningham

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Well Into Winter
Apr
23
7:30 PM19:30

Well Into Winter

Well Into Winter is in the process of morphing slowly from a solo bedroom recording project into a proper band with like, drums and everything. In order for all records of his drunken toiling in the art of reverby, clumsily overdubbed phone recordings to be not lost, Alex is releasing eight tracks on the booming new medium known as 'Cas-sette'; to henceforth be enjoyed only by really next level hipsters and those with a pre-1995 vehicle. Thank god we live in this time.

Joining WiW on the night is Patrick Lionel, who provided the following bio under duress, fearing it made him sound like he had tickets on himself:

"Described as having the ability to both ‘break your heart and fill your heart’ in a matter of minutes; Patrick Lionel is a songwriter that will leave you with tingling skin.

The country-raised, city-based folk artist has in a few years gone from playing on the streets of his hometown to gracing festival stages across the country. Most recently, Patrick joined Jordie Lane as support for his Australian 'Dreamin' The Life' tour."

Sounds good, right?

Free Entry
Doors 7
Patrick Lionel 7.30
Well Into Winter 8.30

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Slice Comedy
Apr
17
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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