CANCELLED - Ballroom Blitz - Sunday - with Cool Sounds etc
DOORS 3PM // KITCHEN SERVING //
DUE TO THE CURRENT COVID RESTRICTIONS - THIS SHOW HAS BEEN POSTPONED AGAIN New Date TBA
SUNDAY 20TH JUNE 3pm – 8pm
Cool Sounds, Snowy Band, Martin Frawley and Emily Ulman.
BALLROOM BLITZ is a 3 day festival at the newly established Brunswick Ballroom
It is a showcase of newish and emerging acts which the venue believes were primed to play the Australian summer festival circuit in 2020/2021 as well as touring interstate and overseas if it wasn't for the pandemic.
Melbourne’s COOL SOUNDS make records that move deftly and playfully through indie-rock, pop, and alt-country. The band are defined by their signature guitar lines, as catchy as any chorus, as well as a beloved live show that sees six musicians crowded onstage. Lead singer and songwriter Dainis Lacey has been making music as Cool Sounds for years, but the band found a unique sound on their 2018 album Cactus Country and 2019’s More To Enjoy and most recent release Bystander.
Liam ‘SNOWY’ Halliwell has been one of Melbourne’s busiest musicians over the past decade. He’s written and played on more songs and in more bands in Melbourne, than anyone would care to write or read, however his new project SB (Snowy Band) might be his finest and most sincere work to date. Self-produced and self-recorded, Audio Commentary is a work that Halliwell laboured over and one which sees his craft refined to its absolute finest. To pull the project together, Halliwell enlisted the help of friends Emma Russack, Nat Pavlovic (Dianas) & Dylan Young (Way Dynamic), each of whom bring a complimentary piece to the band, both recorded and live.
It has been quite a while since MARTIN FRAWLEY played a live. The former Twerps frontman will be returning to the live stage with friend Dan Kelly playing songs from his solo album Undone at 31 and possibly some new tunes. Frawley has also been producing the Dive For Your Memory podcast since the 2020 lockdown, so far 14 episode that delve deep into music with special guests.
Direct from the heart of Melbourne, independent singer-songwriter EMILY ULMAN has developed her own distinctive brand of storytelling, swirling candour and wry metaphor delivered with a clear voice. 2015 marked the release of Emily’s latest album, 'Wear it Well', followed the unveiling of its two singles ‘Scratches’ and the just-released ‘Hurricane’ – which received airplay on triple j, Double J, Triple R, PBS and more – described as “Simple sentiment done intricately, and totally shattering for it” by Jake Cleland, Strine Whine.
Due to current Covid restrictions shows will be seated and limited per sitting.
Please note: Tables cannot be joined together on the evening. Please ensure everyone you wish to seat at your table is included in your booking to avoid being seated separately. Ideally if you can arrive together at the same time, that will help with seating you all together.
Please adhere to social distancing at all times and follow direction from venue staff.
Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App as they enter the venue.
The venue will be taking a number of precautionary measures to ensure patron safety, including:
- Hand sanitiser dispensers
- Signage and social distancing markers throughout the venue
- Regular sanitising of the venue and full clean between sittings
Photo ID is essential, acceptable ID is a current and valid Australian Photo Drivers Licence, State Approved ‘Proof of Age’ card or Passport.
The Brunswick Ballroom is Accessible.
The Brunswick Ballroom has made significant improvements to accessibility by installing an Acorn Chairlift. (Model: New Acorn Indoor 180 Curved Stairlift.)