Ben Mastwyk & the Millions - Western Weekender - Saturday evening
DOORS OPEN 6PM // MUSIC STARTS 6.30PM // DINNER AVAILABLE
Melbourne artist Ben Mastwyk is a prolific songwriter with a unique method of writing on the move. Walking the streets, riding planes, trains and highways, “There’s something about the rhythm of the world rolling by and the constant stream of scenes and characters that stimulate the process” he explains. A dynamic performer with a flair for Opry-esque showmanship, Mastwyk and his band THE MILLION$, have been described as a unique blend of cosmic-country, R&B & psychedelic-honky tonk.
His 2015 debut album ‘Mornin Evenin’ received strong reviews, a nomination for BEST COUNTRY ALBUM (The Age Music Victoria Awards) and an invitation to perform at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Cafe as part of the Americana Festival. Rhythms Magazine called his songs “Rich with meaning and truth…real and raw, just as true country music should be”. Unpaved described his brand of Americana as “straight-up country from the Hank Williams school via Townes Van Zandt & Willie Nelson."
Mastwyk went on to tour the record throughout Australia, New Zealand and the USA with performance highlights including supports for Sam Outlaw, Robbie Fulks and Luke Elliot.
Mastwyk’s sophomore album WINNING STREAK saw his next chapter of songs erupt into swaggering, psychedelic bar-room gems and saw him tour across the USA. He officially launched at the Melba Spiegeltent in June 2018 with support from Freya Josephine Hollick, Mastwyk and many guest appearances including Angie Hart who features on third single ‘Happiness’.
Ben Mastwyk has been touring extensively all year with his band the Millions as well as teaming up with Rose Zita Falco for a series of shows and will head over to Tamworth once again in January 2020.
Saturday 4th January - evening (6pm – 12am)
Ben Mastwyk & the Millions
Freya Josephine Hollick
Rose Zita Falko
Brooke Russell & the Canyon Callers
Little Wise (solo)
This $15+BF ticket will only get you in to the Saturday evening show, however a weekend pass is available for $40+BF
The Spotted Mallard hosts a full weekend of Melbourne's finest Americana with four special shows across the first few days of 2020. Many of these acts will be heading up to play one of Australia's most iconic music events, the Tamworth Country Music Festival and the Golden Guitar Awards just a few days later.
The Spotted Mallard's new kitchen Roadhouse Barbecue will be serving all weekend.
Sponsored by the Americana Music Association of Australia and Young Henrys.
Young Henrys is a group of passionate brewers, beer lovers, distillers, musicians and artists, united for the love of good beer. Established in 2012 in the back streets of Newtown and in the hearts of lovers of music and art culture all over; supporting grassroots community through to major festivals and cultural institutions.
The Americana Music Association of Australia Incorporated is a non-profit organisation that aspires to foster the enjoyment, growth and recognition of Americana music in Australia by providing information, support and opportunities to our members and the Americana music community within Australia.