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Luke Sinclair Set, Fenn Wilson, Madeline Leman & the Desert Swells, Sime Nugent and Folk Bitch Trio

Luke Sinclair Set, Fenn Wilson, Madeline Leman & the Desert Swells, Sime Nugent and Folk Bitch Trio

4:00pm, Sun 25 April, 2021

Event Details


Playing Times:

4.30pm- 5.10pm Folk Bitch Trio

5.30pm - 6.10pm Sime Nugent

6.30pm - 7.10pm Madeline Leman & the Desert Swells

7.30pm - 8.10pm Fenn Wilson

8.30pm - 9.30pm The Luke Sinclair Set

Luke Sinclair & The Set (Raised By Eagles), Fenn Wilson, Madeline Leman & the Desert Swells, Sime Nugent and Folk Bitch Trio are playing a Sunday together at the Brunswick Ballroom on Sunday 25th April.

Luke Sinclair is an artist of integrity and a generosity of spirit.  Through his work with alt-country trailblazers The Idle Hoes, and more recently with his award-winning Americana outfit, Raised by Eagles, Sinclair continues to forge a well-respected and lasting name for himself across Australia’s musical landscape. His debut solo album, HEAVY DREAMS released in Feb 2021 is creating quite a buzz that continues to resonate through the Australian Americana scene.  Following on from the success of two singles, Boots To The Grave and Country-Soul classic Running On The Wheel, Heavy Dreams sees Sinclair pick apart the human condition in a tightly bound collection of songs that roll cathartically through a landscape of loss, despair, self-reflection, resignation and ultimately release. 

Fenn Wilson and his band will be playing on the night following the recent sold out launch of their new single "Love Again" at the Northcote Social Club. Fenn has spent his time since live music died honing a swag of new songs. "Love Again" reflects Fenns knack for tapping into raw emotions whilst drawing from his own rich life experience and is the first single off the ranks for what promises to be a prolific year for this award winning musician. Since the lockdown lifted Fenn has been playing a stack of great regional gigs but is looking forward to playing live in Melbourne again. Fenn's time in his bedroom penning new tracks hasnt been wasted and he now has a swag of new songs for his planned album release in 2021. 

Madeline Leman and the Desert Swells are 'Femmericana' band.
They create an Americana retro surf sound that is both silky smooth and a little bit country kitsch. Influenced by the rock n’ roll, blues, surf and soul traditions Madeline and her band create a fresh sound that transcends the country genre. Influenced by Patsy Cline, Hank Williams and Eilen Jewell, Madeline captivates audiences with stories of strong female protagonists, cowboys and truck drivers who ramble their way through the mundane and the profound. With Fabian Hunter on electric honky tonk guitar, Alexander Bleakly on double bass and Leah Senior providing the rich Gram and Emmy Lou style harmony, Madeline Leman and the Desert Swells are a new Americana outfit that is both sinful and soulful, heartbreaking and leg shaking.

Sime Nugent is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician. He is also a visual artist and furniture maker. Sime has toured nationally and internationally throughout Australia, Europe and America and released more than a dozen albums with a range of bands in his 20 year career. Sime’s work under his own name; with indie folk duo Sweet Jean and three time ARIA nominated band The Wilson Pickers has received both critical and popular acclaim. Sime travels with an extensive repertoire as a soloist, writer, band leader and band member.

Bringing you original tunes and harmonic arrangements, Melbourne based Folk Bitch Trio is Gracie Sinclair, Jeanie Pilkington and Heide Peverelle.

This promises to be a day of high class musical splendour. Don’t miss out!

TICKETING INFO 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, and will be open from 6:30pm.

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.