Sunday at the Baths

Sunday at the Baths

Sunday at the baths

Starting November 12, 2017

This summer Carlton Baths will host live music, giant inflatables and other fun activities to keep you entertained and cool during the hottest time of the year.

Starting at 1.00pm every Sunday, come down with the whole family to relax and enjoy the historic Carlton Baths.

If you would like to perform at Sunday at the Baths, we are now taking expressions of interest. Please email Talent Assistant Matt Sheers on matthew.sheers@ymca.org.au


 PERFORMERS:

Danika Smith

Sunday, 12 November

Danika

Danika Smith is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter whose sound is drenched with a beautiful folk sensibility combined with a soft guitar twang. Her lyrics will not pull but cut your heart-strings revealing your most vulnerable part of yourself.

Danika Smith's voice dips and glides over spacious guitar work in an effortless melding of folk and soul. Her lines are
pulled from unsent notes to lovers, instead redirected to the room as dreamy personal narratives.

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 The Willie Wagtails

 Sunday, 19 November (Postponed)

 Willy Wagtails

Postponed due to weather forecast of rain and thunderstorms

The Willie Wagtails are a bunch of old mates who play rocker jazz-folk music. They seek to make connections with Australian history, landscape and politics in their songwriting and their energetic, discordant music smells like the bush. They are influenced by Melbourne legends like The Hoodangers, Flap!, and The Band Who Knew Too Much.

They've been lucky to play with some amazing artists like The Duhks and Jaron Freeman-Fox (Canada), and Jan Wositzki (The Bushwackers).

Their debut album Bushrangers Need Bush has been receiving extensive radio play on community stations across the country.

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Bushrangers Need Bush Album 

 Madelena

 Sunday, 26 November (Postponed)

 Madelena

Tasmanian folk-pop artist Madelena brings a warmth and openness to her stage shows that instantly draws you into her world.

She is a thought-provoking and tuneful songwriter. Her voice a fusion of innocence and strength sprinkled with an Australian lilt.

The last 12 months have been full of songwriting and performances for Madelena with the launch of her debut EP 'Scrapbook' and many gigs in little bars and festivals including Falls Festival Marion Bay, Cygnet Folk Festival, Nayri Niara Good Spirit Festival and  Dark Mofo’s Winter Feast.

Inspired by love, life and the natural beauty of Tasmania, Madelena’s bubbly tone will be sure to leave you with some sugary
happiness ringing in your ears.

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 Fat Cousin Skinny

 Sunday, 3 December (Postponed)

 Fat Cousin Skinny

Fat Cousin Skinny are all things old-school. Recently returning from an exploration of Appalachian music and beyond in the United States, they've got a lot to share.

Theylearntfrom the greats in the homeland of the music, jamming with old-time musicians across the land. They travel light and instead of novelty t-shirts, Fat Cousin Skinnybroughtbacktwobrainfuls of hillbilly haikus.

Come hear the banjo, mandolin, guitar, vocal chords and fiddle played through the vessels of two youngtravellers.

Olivia Hally- guitar, banjo, vocals
Pepita Emmerichs- fiddle, mandolin

 Sway Jazz Ensemble

 Sunday, 10 December

 Sway Jazz

Sway is a local Melbourne-based acoustic Trio, committed to doing justice to history’s great jazz standards. 

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 Domini Foster

 Sunday, 17 December

 Domini

Domini Forster is fast-establishing herself as one of Melbourne’s brightest new voices in modern folk.

With a live sound underpinned by intricate fingerpicking and close vocal harmonies, Domini leads you through the dusk-lit corridors of her song-stories, each scene as intimate and lovelorn as tea-stained lace.

Her distinctive voice shifts effortlessly from commanding call to lilting, whisper-close falsetto, earning her comparisons to the likes of Laura Marling and Joni Mitchell.

On the back of extensive touring with renowned Australian artist Lior, Domini released her debut album Raven this year with a national headline tour. Hovering deftly in the breathless spaces between light and dark, Raven is a remarkably assured debut that snagged a 9/10 from Beat Magazine, feature album of the week from Eastside Radio, and a place in both the Triple R Soundscape and the PBS Top 10.

"Australian indie folk music has a new queen." - Beat Magazine

“I can confidently say that Domini has left the strongest imprint on audiences of any opening act I have worked with over the last decade” - Lior

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Madelena

Sunday, 7 January

Madelena  

Tasmanian folk-pop artist Madelena brings a warmth and openness to her stage shows that instantly draws you into her world.

She is a thought-provoking and tuneful songwriter. Her voice a fusion of innocence and strength sprinkled with an Australian lilt.

The last 12 months have been full of songwriting and performances for Madelena with the launch of her debut EP 'Scrapbook' and many gigs in little bars and festivals including Falls Festival Marion Bay, Cygnet Folk Festival, Nayri Niara Good Spirit Festival and  Dark Mofo’s Winter Feast.

Inspired by love, life and the natural beauty of Tasmania, Madelena’s bubbly tone will be sure to leave you with some sugary
happiness ringing in your ears.

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 Baby Blue

 Sunday, 14 January

 Baby Blue

 From what began as a solo project for Rhea Caldwell, Baby Blue quickly evolved into a rocking, rollicking four-piece spanning 60’s rock, folk, surf and pop featuring members of CB3, Coastbusters and 19th Century Strongmen.

Despite this lineup expansion, Baby Blue’s songs still retain their initial folk backbone – that storytelling, those intimate moments – but have grown to an electrifying roar.

Guitarist Fabian Hunter’s joyful and elaborate fretwork complements Caldwell’s ear for melody whilst drummer Nathanael Riley’s and bassman Dave Mudie’s playful beats lock the audience’s hips’n’feet to the swinging groove.

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 Doona Waves and Bella Quinlan 

 Sunday, 21 January

 Doona Waves  

Mia, Bella, Tom, WillandJimmy form Melbourne band Doona Waves who immediately win you over with one of the catchiest guitar hooks of the year, their friendly vocals and breezy summer-feels.

Joined by Bella Quinlan performing a solo acoustic set to warm you up before Doona Waves cool you down.


 Maja

 Sunday, 28 January

Maja

Telling her honest story to the Australian music scene, Serbian-born singer-songwriter Maja is gaining quite a reputation for her eccentric character and glittering performances. Thought-provoking and deeply-personal, the music comes together to highlight Maja’s fierce vocal performance and direct song-writing style. Her diverse range of styles channel the likes of Otis Redding, Laura MarlingandFiona Apple. 

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Grand Pine

 Sunday, 28 January

 Grand Pine

Grand Pine is the project formed by Melbourne singer-songwriter Guy Perkins. After performing for years under his own name Guy (Vocals, Guitar) decided to start a band with longtime friends Mike Ridley (Keyboard, Vocals) and Chitra Ridwan (Guitar, Vocals). Together they formed Grand Pine. Taking inspiration from artists such as Fleet Foxes, Bon Iver, Father John Misty, Boy and BearandHusky they set out to create their own style of Modern Folk Rock. Shortly after forming two more longtime friends, Etienne Mantelli (Bass, Vocals) and Connor Black Harry (Drums, Vocals), joined the trio to form the current line-up of Grand Pine.

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Mel O'Neill + Loz Irwin-Ray

 Sunday, 4 February

SATB  

Melbourne based singer/songwriter Mel O'Neill writes genuine, honest songs, mixing her folk roots with a neo-soul touch. Taking large influence from artists such as Lianne LaHavas, Joni Mitchell and Jamilla Woods, Mel draws on her love of poetry to create music that is relatable while deeply personal. This performance will be an opportunity to hear new songs that rarely get air time, alongside her longtime musical collaborator Loz Irwin-Ray. Loz is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist whose songwriting mixes earthy folk with intricate jazz sensibilities - whilst maintaining a familiar Australian sound. She will take you on a story teller’s journey, in a full sounding yet stripped back setting, weaving improvisation into her carefully crafted tunes. Typically playing in Melbourne groups Market Lane and Sirens, this is your chance to hear the pair's individual, original sounds in a more intimate mode.

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 Jungle Bird

 Sunday, 11 February

Jungle Bird2

Jungle Birdarea winsome folk band with vintage soul. Aptly named after the Caribbean cocktail, they will leave you feeling woozy and in love.  Oozing with romance, hypnotic vocals and a tenderness that’s sure to soothe a savage beast. Starring Halley Flanagan on vocals, Glen Prins on Guitar, Paul Maz on Double Bass and Lyle Jenkins on Drums!

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 Seth Henderson

 Sunday, 18 February

 Seth  

Seth Henderson is a singer-songwriter from Tasmania, Australia. He was surrounded by instruments from a
young age. These days Seth has no fixed address. His music aims to reflect constant touring, collaborating &
leaving/returning home. Henderson's ever-evolving band offer you a snapshot in time. Each live performance is
unique yet strung together by Seth Henderson's stories from the bottom of the world, for better or worse, in no
particular order.

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 TBC

 Sunday, 25 February