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James Ellis and the Jealous Guys - 9pm show

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys - 9pm show

9:00pm, Sat 20 November, 2021 - 12:30am, Wed 24 November, 2021

Event Details



5pm and 9pm

James Ellis and the Jealous Guys are a country and honky tonk band from Melbourne. They will finally be launching their album 'Country Lion' at the Brunswick Ballroom on Saturday 20th November. 

In 2018, they won Best Country Album at The Age Music Victoria Awards for their first record, "It Ain't Texas (But It Ain't Bad)".

Their second album, "Country Lion", which was recorded with Micah Hulscher and Alex Munoz (both, Margo Price) between Melbourne and Nashville, was released in 2020 to critical praise both in Australia and overseas.

Locally, the album was Feature Album on ABC Country and Saturday Night Country with Felicity Urquhart, and also Album of the Week on Good Morning Country across Australia.

Internationally, it received a 4.5 Star review in UK country magazine, Country Music People, which also said: “This is a fine traditional country album that engages you with the quality of the eleven self penned songs and lyrics.” 

In the USA, the respected music blog Saving Country Music wrote the following: “[H]ere comes James Ellis and the Jealous Guys out of Melbourne with some serious heartbreaking throwback honky tonk stuff on their new album Country Lion that’s begging to be spun, and spun again.”

The band is also an integral part of the Melbourne honky tonk scene, notably thanks to the weekly Honky Tonkin’ residency they’ve co-hosted in Fitzroy since 2018 as well as through regular gigs in and around the city. They've also played Australian country music festivals like Tamworth Country Music Festival, Gympie Music Muster and Out on the Weekend and supported a bunch of great touring American country performers like Justin Townes Earle, Tyler Childers, Lillie Mae, the Deslondes and Leo Rondeau. 

The Brunswick Artists' Bar and Brunswick Ballroom will be operating under the Victorian State Government vaccination mandate. Therefore, as outlined in the Victorian Roadmap, only patrons, staff and artists who are double vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to enter the venue.

Customers are required to check-in via the Service Victoria App with a valid Vaccination certificate as they enter the venue.


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 kitchen will be serving The Ballroom Menu for this show.

You can view the delicious offerings available by clicking here.

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.)

To find out more about the venue, FAQs can be viewed by clicking here.