Music legend Mick Harvey is playing an intimate show at Cherry Bar

Music legend Mick Harvey is playing an intimate show at Cherry Bar

Words by August Billy

While audience tickets to Mick Harvey have now sold out, you can still catch the show via livestream.

We’re spoilt for choice across the first weekend of Melbourne Music Week. One show not to miss is Melbourne music grandee Mick Harvey playing at the equally venerated Cherry Bar. Harvey perhaps needs no introduction, having been a co-conspirator in many of the most interesting Australian releases of the past four decades.

He’s spent a considerable chunk of his career working as a trusted sidekick to the likes of Nick Cave (with whom he co-founded The Boys Next Door, The Birthday Party and The Bad Seeds), PJ Harvey and Rowland S Howard.

But Harvey’s solo catalogue is nothing to sniff at, either. His most recognised solo recordings are four albums made up of English language reimaginings of the music of French art pop composer par excellence, Serge Gainsbourg. He’s also made a handful of solo albums featuring his own compositions, which will get an airing at Cherry with support from a band featuring J.P. Shilo, Hugo Can and Glenn Lewis.

Space inside Cherry is limited, but not only are Harvey and his band playing two separate sets – one at 8pm and another at 10.30pm – but tickets are also available to live stream one of his sets from the comfort of your home.

Mick Harvey comes to Cherry Bar as part of Melbourne Music Week on Saturday December 12. Grab tickets to the livestream here.

To keep up to date with all the gigs going down in Melbourne, head to our dedicated online gig guide which will be gradually updated as the local live music scene kicks back into gear.