Jeb Cardwell

My Friend Defiance Album Launch

Jeb Cardwell

1:00pm, Sun 17 July, 2022

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Jeb Cardwell - My Friend Defiance Album Launch

support Katie Brianna and band 

17th July 1-4 pm (matinee) 

Jeb Cardwell's debut album My Friend Defiance, a bluesy, Americana, Beatles-esque lesson in guitar tones dripping with Southern swagger is set to be released on vinyl and streaming on June 8th. Interweaving synth and piano melodies, slide guitar riffs, rich and soulful vocals and some of the best song-writing Melbourne has seen, Jeb Cardwell's attention to detail is evident in every step of this production.

After spending a lifetime in multiple bands and as a recording sideman for a diverse range of artists including Chris Altman (Que Paso), Kasey Chambers (Wreck & Ruin), Van Walker (Celestial Railroads) and his sister Triple-J Unearthed winner Abbie Cardwell, guitarist and singer-songwriter Jeb Cardwell set out in 2017 to pursue a solo career.  After a three year period of writing, recording, re-writing, and re-recording, My Friend Defiance is ready for the world.

Three singles have already been released with ‘Blood Moon’ reaching #2 on the AMRAP charts. Album launch with full band will be at the Northcote Social Club on June 20th. Full east-coast tour is currently in the works.

Written, recorded and mixed at Union St Studios and mastered by Grammy award-winning Brian Lucey (Black Keys, Lucinda Williams, Liam Gallagher), My Friend Defiance features the crème de la crème of Melbourne's recording artists: Roger Bergadoz (Lost Ragas, Tex Perkins, Jordie Lane), Tim McCormack (Stella Angelico, Downhills Home), Bernie McMahon (Tracy McNeil & The Good Life, Jeff Lang), Mic Hubbard (Spencer P. Jones, Eagle and the Worm) and the Wolfgramm Sisters. Special guests include Kasey Chambers and Butch Norton (Eels, Lucinda Williams).
“Jeb Cardwell is one of my favourite all round musicians in Australia. Master of guitar, banjo, dobro and can sing his arse off! I love him.” — Kasey Chambers
“A mean guitarist who plays slide like he just walked out of Austin, Texas.” — ABC Music


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.

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.