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Posted 21 Aug 2014 @ 8:14am

Melbourne's iconic live jazz venue Bennetts Lane will close their doors next year.


The news comes via an email sent out by the venue, which details that the site on which the venue resides has been sold.
Over the past 22...

Posted 24 Apr 2014 @ 3:02pm

International singer-songwriter David Ryan Harris has announced he is heading Down Under this May.


Harris began his musical career in 1987 as the front man of Atlanta rock group, Follow for Now. In the decade that followed the split in 1994, Harris has written, produced and toured with the likes of John Mayer, Dave Matthews and Carlos Santana. Within Australia, Harris and Guy...

Posted 13 Mar 2014 @ 3:32pm

Owen Campell has announced that he will head out on a tour this April in support of his new single Remember to Breathe.


Campbell's latest album The Pilgrim showcases his soul-filled voice and slide guitar skills. He recently returned from a tour that took the blues rock talent around the world.

Posted 12 Sep 2013 @ 4:50pm

Sydney jazz pop artist Briana Cowlishaw has announced a national tour to accompany the release of her new single, Paper Mache City, from her forthcoming album of the same name, due out October 4.



Cowlishaw, a former Australian Institute of Music student, will be touring with her six-piece band on a nine-date national tour. Paper Mache City, written and recorded while...

Posted 24 Jul 2013 @ 9:19am

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Posted 2 Oct 2012 @ 3:41pm

Some of Melbourne's finest musicians and performers will gather together to celebrate the life of the brilliant Will Poskitt at Bennetts Lane in November.


Will Poskitt began playing music at four years of age. He was later accepted into the VCA for improvisation and repetoire auditions. Undertaking the improvisation course Will graduated with honours and went on to complete his...

Posted 18 Sep 2012 @ 11:36pm

Firmly embedded within the Australian jazz scene and regarded as one of the most skilled guitarists within the nation, Peter Petrucci has established a distinct musical voice. Nominated for several ARIA Awards within the jazz category, Peter is renowned for uncommon refinement and fluency in his playing. After twenty-five years worth of collaborative effort, Peter has partnered with long time...

Posted 7 Sep 2012 @ 4:16pm

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When’s the gig and with who?

We’ve just launched our debut album ‘After All’ at Bennetts Lane Jazz Club and now have some upcoming gigs, firstly on Monday September 24th at Café 303 in Northcote as part of the Darebin Music Festival, and then on Wednesday October 31st and Wednesday...

Posted 31 May 2012 @ 11:29am

“I’m really sorry,” laughs Megg Evans in her sweet, husky voice, “but I was the one who started the door charge. I didn’t even have a tin to put it in, I put it in my pockets. Totally insane.” Evans is referring to her appointment as door person at Bennets Lane Jazz Club in March of 1993, two months after she’d met the owner when she was just 17. Having moved from Perth to Melbourne, the...

Posted 14 May 2012 @ 6:38pm

Following his post-midnight performance at The Ivy in Sydney on Saturday, rumours have been swirling of a Melbourne encore.


Prince's after-party performance at Bennett's Lane in 2003 is highly revered as one of Melbourne's most spectacular secret performances, where fans paid a mere $20 to witness Prince in the tiny jazz club. His Sydney after-party also included cameos from...


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