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Past Gigs

THUR 5 MAY: Beth and the Brave & Anna Smyrk @ Some Velvet Morning

A night a shiny folk tunes from two smiley songstresses:

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We’ll be doing our best to give you one of those lovely, cosy nights that leaves you feeling fuzzily satisfied.

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SAT 23 APRIL: Beth and the Brave @ Jamieson Autumn Festival

The festival goes from 10am to 4pm, in the beautiful historic town of Jamieson.
Beth and the Brave are playing at the Hall Marquee from 10-11am and Gerrans Reserve from 12:30-1:30pm, and busking around town throughout the day 🙂

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SUN 28 FEB 2016: Beth and the Brave w friends @ Open Studio!

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twisters and turners
seekers and yearners
stallions and statesmen
pollies and paid friends
foundlings and bright eyes
lap dogs and deep sighs
mastheads and new wings
fresh greens and sweet things

plus the usual- good quality music and spoken word, cosy close listening, crepes and drinks, beautiful folk

Open Studio, 204 High Street, Northcote

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MON 26 OCT 2015: ‘Dinner and a Show’ Single Launch w/ Andy “Silky Digits” Newman, Zee & Ungus Ungus Ungus DJ Cabaret Show @ Open Studio, Darebin Music Feast

Time: 6-11pm
Cost: $5
Venue: Open Studio, 204 High Street, Northcote

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SAT 24 OCT 2015: Activist Arts Festival!

The Activist Arts Festival is an initiative to bring together activist groups throughout Melbourne to present on their work in the human rights, animal rights and social justice fields. It is hoped the Festival will enable access to these groups by local communities in a non-protest environment. The event also exhibits different forms of activism through art: photography, music, spoken word, visual art, performances, workshops and film.

Time: 11am-6pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Trades Hall, 54 Victoria Street, Carlton

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WED 9 SEP 2015: Beth and the Brave w/ Make Like a Tree (Ukraine) @ Dane Certificate’s Magic Shop, Brunswick

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Make Like a Tree is a quintessention of travels expressed in music and photography created by Sergey Onischenko – vagabonder from Ukraine who is hitch-hiking round the world and spreading his indie-folk tunes with a touch of non-conformism and Beat Generation ideas and exhibiting his minimalistic landscape photography taken in omnifarious places during his journeys. Each concert is played with new members and all songs are created and recordered in different parts of the world. Experiments with sounds and collaborations with audience can turn one-man-band in a duo or in quite a large improvising ensemble so be ready to take part in a process of creating music. Soundscapes of Make Like a Tree will bring you to inner world of nature, woods, mountains and songs of whales on the bottom of the ocean.

SUN 30 AUG 2015: Beth and the Brave @ Friends of the Earth Melbourne’s Green Pledge Launch

Can’t wait to pack into the cosy cafe at Friends of the Earth Melbourne THIS SUNDAY for this very special gig. Playing with Beth and the Brave will be master guitarist Andy “Silky Digits” Newman, and Sekkt will finish off the night with some tasty and danceable beats. And all in support of a great cause! allows you to commit to 5 climate actions that can see you reduce your carbon emissions by up to 50%, and help raise much needed funds for Friends of the Earth’s climate campaign. Support a world powered by renewables, not dirty fossil fuels!

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SAT 15 AUG 2015: Beth and the Brave @ Gin Lane, Belgrave

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SAT 8 AUG 2015: Beth and the Brave @ Federation Square!

We’ll be busking in the Atrium from 2-2:45pm – come and say hi! 🙂

SAT 13 JUN 2015 3pm: Beth and the Brave & Teddy and the Ricochets @ Some Velvet Morning

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SAT 6 JUN 2015 6pm: Fundraiser for Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Appeal, Bar 303

Registered Red Cross Fundraiser. All proceeds will be passed on to the Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Appeal. Bands Featured are: Together Like Brothers, Beth and the Brave, Ben Smith, Mike Maguire, and Little Foot. For more information, see:

WED 27 MAY 2015: Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea, Preston Library

FRI 27 – SUN 29 MAR 2015: Seven Sisters Festival!

Beth and the Brave are excited to announce that we will be performing at the 2015 Seven Sisters Festival! Seven Sisters is an annual 3 day women’s festival focused on promoting health, spirituality, culture, lifestyle and community. Hosting great live music, performances, stimulating & enlightening info talks, inspiring workshops & ceremonies and amazing markets, it is a great opportunity to relax, have fun and connect with other women, nature and yourself. Venue: Bay Park, Mount Martha, Victoria For more information, see and the full program See Beth and Elisse reflecting on the importance of the festival here

SAT 28 FEB 2015: Feskyval!

Beth and the Brave are performing at Feskyval 2015! Feskyval is an annual charity music festival, with all profits from this year’s Feskyval going to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, Australia’s largest asylum seeker advocacy, aid and health organization promoting and protecting the human rights of asylum seekers. BYO esky full of whatever you please and farewell summer with some of the best entertainment Melbourne has to offer. Time: 1pm Venue: Fairfield Ampitheatre For more information, see or

THUR 26 FEB 2015: Beth and the Brave + The Guilts at the Pinnacle!

Beth and the Brave are excited to be playing with Melbourne-based outfit The Guilts, who play bloody ballads, dance floor stompers, cabaret, Cuba, country and noise. Featuring leading Melbourne musicians Gabriel Piras, James Naughtin, Andrew Howe, Andrew Watson, Ed Farrar, Rob McDowell, Duncan McBride and Raquel Williams. Time: 8pm Venue: The Fitzroy Pinnacle, North Fitzroy For more information, see

22 FEB 2015: Cloudburst: An Afternoon of Uplifting Music

Beth and the Brave are honoured to be performing at Cloudburst, a concert aiming to raise funds and awareness for Support After Suicide, a program of Jesuit Social Services that provides support to people who are bereaved by suicide, including friends, family and young people. Featuring performances by prominent local musicians Emma Gilmartin, Jude Perl, John Flanagan, and Beth & The Brave, Cloudburst is set to be a heartening experience. Time: 12noon-6pm (Music starts at 1pm) Venue: The Wesley Anne, Northcote Tickets: $35, pre-book online through For more information, see and Cloudburst’s curator Gemma Tully first came in to contact with SAS following the suicide of her father in 2007. The program has provided invaluable support for Gemma and her family and it is with the help of SAS that she was able to re-build her life following her father’s death. Cloudburst is an initiative that Gemma hopes will raise funds and awareness for SAS, a program that provides an essential mental health service to the community.

22 FEB 2015: True Earth’s ‘Big Weekend’ Market @ Ceres

For the first time True Earth Market will be joining the Sustainable Living Festival for the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of February 2015 and will be promoted as one of it’s major events. True Earth Market will help foster healthy consumer choices, whilst celebrating guest speakers, musicians, performers and innovators. Set amongst nine and a half acres of picturesque environmental park, in the heart of Brunswick. Beth and the Brave are performing at 10am on Sunday. For more information, see and

11 DEC 2014: Fed Square Live

Soak up the summer evenings with weekly outdoor concerts featuring some of Melbourne’s most talented artists. Fed Square’s free live music series features a huge lineup of independent and emerging acts that will launch you into the heart of Melbourne’s music scene. Unwind after-work by pulling up a deck chair and immersing yourself in a sonic feast of live unplugged music.

Where: The Square When: Every Thursday, 6 November – 26 March, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Excluding: Christmas Day + New Years Day Price: Free For more information, see

5 – 7 DEC 2014: Folk, Rhythm & Life!!!

The Festival of Folk, Rhythm and Life has evolved over the past 17 years into what many, who know about it, would call ‘the best little festival around’. Since its beginnings, FRL has grown to support a wider pool of local, national and international interests that involve initiatives within Community,Environment and the Arts. FRL, whilst not a charity, is a nonprofit event. Its main motivation has been, and always will be, to generate funds to support good people doing good things. For more information, see

4 DEC 2014: Musicians for Detainees at Maribyrnong Detention Centre

Beth and the Brave are honoured to be performing in December as part of Musicians for Detainees. This is a music event run on the first Thursday of every month at a detention centre. The detainees at this centre are made up of refugees who have been denied visas and are waiting to be deported, others who have overstayed their visas-also waiting to be deported, and people who are deemed unfit to live in the community. For more information, see

25 NOV 2014: Walk Against Family Violence at Federation Square

Beth and the Brave are very excited to be performing their debut single Grey Waltz Blue as part of the 2014 Walk Against Family Violence! The walk against family violence began in 2009 by a committee of family violence services, local council and Victoria Police in the southern region to raise community awareness of family violence and its impact within the community. The purpose of the walk is to break the silence on family violence. It is hoped that as each year the walk builds that the public is encouraged to stand up against family violence and speak out. Family violence is a problem for all of society and we all have a responsibility to make changes within our own families, workplaces, schools and community’s to be accountable and to no longer ignore the effect of violence against our mothers, sisters and daughters. For more information, see

22 NOV 2014: Festival of Forest Secrets

Beth and the Brave are honoured to be playing in the gorgeous Toolangi State Forest as part of this year’s Festival of Forest Secrets. 12 noon – 12 midnight Participants are invited to engage and explore our connection with nature: destructive and constructive. The personal, interpersonal and ecological. A collaborative exchange of art, sculpture, music, poetry, and movement. A drug and alcohol free picnic in the beautiful but threatened Toolangi state Forest. A co creative event where we can discuss, digest, explore, celebrate, dance, paint and sing about our feelings about the forest in workshops, bushwalks, guided dance, painting, sculpture and whatever you wish to bring. There will be open mic for poets and musicians and we are excited to feature the talented and wonderful Zulu Flow, Jo, Erik Parker, Beth and the Brave, Danika Smith and many more to bless the stage with their brilliant musical meanderings. For more information, see

1 NOV 2014: Melody Moon ‘Down to the Sea’ Album Launch Tour

Beth will be performing a solo set in support of Melody Moon as part of her ‘Down to the Sea’ album launch tour, at the Retreat Hotel 5pm this Saturday! Melbourne’s acclaimed Singer Songwriter Melody Moon will be taking to the stage Australia wide to launch her eagerly anticipated debut album ‘Down to the Sea’ following the chart topping success of her two recent EP releases. For more information, see

16 OCT 2014: Friends of the Earth Green Pledge Launch

Beth and the Brave are excited to be playing at this fundraiser for a very worthwhile cause, held at the FoE cafe, 312 Smith St, Collingwood. For more information, click here. The line up for the night includes: Beth and the Brave Sekkt Aarti Jadu and the Cosmic Buffalo If you don’t know what The Green Pledge is, it involves taking 5 personal commitments for one week to limit your carbon emissions to 50% of the average Australian. By getting friends and family to sponsor you for your efforts, you can raise awareness and funds to help tackle climate change. This year The Green Pledge is taking place from the 17th-23rd of October. Check out for more info! All money raised goes to Friends of the Earth, an environment and social justice organisation. Friends of the Earth is the world’s largest grass roots network, and with an Abbott government in power, the Melbourne branch needs your support more than ever. It’s our Yes 2 Renewables collective that’s campaigning for strong investment in renewable energy and it’s the Quit Coal collective who is leading the way in ensuring Coal Mining and Coal Seam Gas explorations are halted in Victoria. So come along, bring some friends and help support The Green Pledge and the great work of Friends of the Earth.


Fresh from their East Coast Tour, Beth and the Brave will be launching their debut single GREY WALTZ BLUE on THURS 9 OCT at The Gasometer Hotel!!! With Khristian Mizzi & the Sirens + Sekkt + special guests Doors @ 8pm Entry $10 / $5 10% of proceeds from the night will go towards InTouch Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence. The inspiration for Grey Waltz Blue comes from Beth’s work with survivors of family violence. The song conveys a sense of the incredibly difficult journey undertaken by each survivor leading up to their decision to leave a violent relationship. It aims to spark conversation around this issue, and how each of us can play a role in decreasing its prevalence in our communities. Grey Waltz Blue Launch Poster


Beth and the Brave, supported by Khristian Mizzi & the Sirens, will be touring the East Coast in September and October to launch our debut single Grey Waltz Blue!! MOE – Fri 19 Sep – Monkey Biz Cafe CANBERRA – Sat 20 Sep – The Front Gallery and Cafe with Dan Musil CANBERRA – Sun 21 Sep – Green Savvy Sunday Market SYDNEY – Tue 23 Sep – Songwriter’s Night at the Vic SYDNEY – Wed 24 Sep – Mars Hill Cafe SYDNEY – Thur 25 Sep – The Dock with Little Hart LONG JETTY – Fri 26 Sep – The Glass Onion Society 11am-2pm KATOOMBA – Sat 27 Sep – Station Bar & Woodfire Pizza BELLINGEN – Sun 28 Sep – No. 5 Church Street 7pm BUNDAGEN – Mon 29 Sep – House Concert NEWCASTLE – Fri 3 Oct – THIS IS NOT ART (busking)

24 JUL 2014: The Guilts / Beth and the Brave / Zoe Fox @ Wesley Anne


19 JUN 2014: Amnesty Refugee Network’s Refugee Jam at Bar 303!

As part of Refugee Week, Amnesty Refugee Network (Vic) & The Welcome Group are joining forces to bring you a night of eclectic music at Bar 303, to celebrate diversity and promote an Australia based on equality. Hip Hop star and social justice warrior ‘L-FRESH The Lion’ MC’s a night of home grown talent in a range of styles. Featuring indie, acoustic, folk, choir, spoken word, and funk & soul artists, all performing to promote human rights and a fair go for all, this is a unique night of music and energy not to be missed. Performances by: Carpark Choir, Little Foot, Burnt Letters, Jehan and Jayne, Beth and the Brave, Weeping Willows, Kattimoni …and a special performance of the Refuge Song Project Tickets only $10 and available here: Amnesty Refugee Jam Poster

13 JUN 2014:  Shelley Segal Album Launch at the Northcote Social Club!

Shelley Segal will be launching her new album, ‘An Easy Escape’, with a lovely night of music featuring talented openers Beth and the Brave and Maya Music. Tickets are $15 presale +BF or $20 at the door.

11 MAY 2014: Women Take Stage at Bar Open with Essie Thomas and Phoebe Jacobs!

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18 – 21 APR 2014: ConFest

ConFest is a community and volunteer based gathering held in the beautiful Australian bush, bringing together a range of different alternative cultures. In the Music Village, and at odd spaces around our site, performers include acoustic, folk, jazz, reggae, world and indigenous musical acts as well as some circus, theatre, comedy and poetry on an open air stage. Workshops, play shops, singing, dancing, discussions, tai chi, yoga, jamming, alternative technology, vegetarian market, fire twirling, circus skills, meditations, walking, swimming and more will be on offer. Beth and the Brave will be playing on the Open Stage and spontaneously throughout the weekend. ConFest poster

28 – 31 MAR 2014: Seven Sisters Festival!

An annual 3 day women’s festival focused on promoting health, spirituality, culture, lifestyle and community. The Melbourne based festival hosts great live music, performances, stimulating & enlightening info talks, inspiring workshops & ceremonies, amazing markets & a great opportunity to relax, have fun and connect with other women, nature and yourself. Beth and the Brave are playing at the chai tent on Saturday from 10-10:40am.

22 MAR 2014: Ceres Harvest Festival

CERES’ biggest and best festival of the year: a little slice of country in the heart of the city. Come and show your support for our farmers, celebrate the bounty of the harvest and catch some sublime music on the village green with Liz Stringer and other local performers. Or come for Twilight Dinner with local celebrity chef Matt Wilkinson from Pope Joan. Or win big in the cake competition judged by Betty Burgess from the CWA. When: 10:00am – 6:00pm Where: CERES Environment Park, Corner Roberts and Stewart Streets, Brunswick East VIC Cost: Free Beth and the Brave are playing on the village green from 6-6:30pm. Ceres Harvest Festival 2014

20 MAR 2014: Fed Square Live!

Unwind after-work by pulling up a deck chair and soaking up the summer evenings, with weekly acoustic and semi-acoustic performances featuring some of Melbourne’s most talented artists. Presented by Melodic Music and MCS Music Group, Fed Square’s free live music series features a huge line-up of independent and emerging acts that will launch you into the heart of Melbourne’s music scene. Where: The Square When: Thursdays, 5.30pm – 7.30pm Price: Free Beth and the Brave are playing from 5:30-6pm.

17 MAR 2014: Dear Monday

In this great music town, there is an endless flow of new talent arriving on the scene. On Mondays, The Retreat Hotel presents four acts that represent some of the most exciting new and emerging talent we’ve seen. This is no open mic, its a love letter to the heart of musicality that is Melbourne, and this love letter begins with Dear Monday, Beth and the Brave will be gracing the stage at 9pm, see you there!

28 FEB – 2 MAR 2014: Regrowth Festival!

Encompassing 4 magical days of music, art, performance, workshops, cinema, markets, healing and of course tree planting, Regrowth 2014 will be regenerating a new festival site 3.5 hrs south of Sydney, 6.5hrs from Melbourne and 1 hr from Canberra. 3 diverse stages of music will showcase a wide range of international, interstate and local artists including a massive line up of bands, live electronic acts and DJs. The festival site is set on a stunning lakeside property. Lush camping, bush walking, and a picturesque vista will treat the senses.

16 FEB 2014: Open Studio, with Dan Musil and Chalouche

A night of gorgeous music and sweaty dancing.

9 FEB 2014: The Toff, with Humans as Animals

The Toff in Town 252 Swanston St, Melbourne CBD Doors 8:00pm, Entry $10

20 DEC 2013: Tales of Whimsy

A night of lush folk, showcasing local songwriting of thought and beauty. Featuring Anna SmyrkFrankie AndrewKhristian Mizzi trio and Beth and the Brave, at Farouk’s Olive. Poster 20 Dec 2013

13 DEC 2013: Invisible Dears ‘Serenade me to oblivion’ EP Launch

Beth and Frank will join the Invisible Dears for the launch of their EP at the Wesley Anne (250 High Street)!

6-8 DEC 2013: Renaissance Festival

Renaissance is a Camping, Music and Arts Festival, and an annual fundraiser for Jiotto Studio Art School of Collingwood and Wongie- Indigenous Choir of Mooroopna. It is a family and children friendly place. Beth and the Brave are playing the main stage at 1pm on Sunday! Renaissance poster

30 NOV 2013: End of the Line Festival

End of the Line festival is an annual community arts festival based in Belgrave, Victoria. Running purely on the passion, generosity and donations of musicians, artists, performers, makers and the community, End of the Line is creating an epicenter of creativity which will create ripples all over the hills. Beth and the Brave are playing at Sooki Lounge (formerly Ruby’s) at 6pm! End of the Line poster

16 NOV 2013: Tales of Whimsy

A night of lush folk, showcasing local songwriting of thought and beauty. Featuring The Hazelman BrothersGemma Tully & The Thornbirds and Beth and the Brave, at Farouk’s Olive. Poster 16 Nov 2013

29 SEP 2013: Friends of the Earth Sunday Sessions

A rollicking Sunday arvo of beautiful melodies with some of Melbourne’s top musicians, songwriters and producers. Held at the Friends of the Earth cafe (312 Smith St, Collingwood). Funky jams, tasty grooves, and a party FOR A VERY GOOD CAUSE. FoE Sunday Sessions 29.9.13

21 SEP 2013: Tales of Whimsy

A night of lush folk and jazz, showcasing local songwriting of thought and beauty. Featuring Matt and Malia of Alora, Beth and the Brave and Jessica Moussi, at Farouk’s Olive. Poster 21 Sept 2013 3

16 SEP 2013: Unpaved Songwriter Sessions #40

Beth is performing at the 40th Unpaved Songwriter Sessions at the Old Bar (74 Johnson St, Fitzroy)!

14 SEP 2013: Art Party Melbourne #2

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12 SEP 2013: Smith St Song Writers’ Contest

Beth and the Brave have entered the Smith St Song Writers’ Contest! Head down to Grumpy’s Green (125 Smith Street, Fitzroy) to hear them strut their stuff.

30 JUN 2013: Brother Johnstone Album Launch

Beth and the Brave are supporting the fantastic BROTHER JOHNSTONE at their album launch at the John Curtain Hotel (29 Lygon St, Carlton)!!! Also on the bill are THE MIGHTY SUN and THE CARPARK CHOIR! Don’t miss our first big gig, featuring the magnificence of Elisse Kleiner on flute and Frank Pearce on double bass and harmonies. Tickets $10/8 on the door. Brother-Johnstone-the-curtin

13 MAY 2013: Unpaved Songwriter Sessions #22

Beth will be playing at Unpaved Songwriter Sessions #22 at the Old Bar (74 Johnson St, Fitzroy) this Monday!

19 APR 2013: Ashleigh Southam & Friends

Playing with the amazing Ashleigh Southam and friends at Red Wheelbarrow Books (105 Lygon St, Brunswick East) this Friday!

12-14 APR 2013: Seven Sisters Festival

Playing with the talented Elisse and Seren of Okonomiyaki at Seven Sisters Festival this weekend down on the Mornington Peninsula!

8 FEB 2013: Babushka Bar

Playing with the beautiful Shelley Segal and Lauren Glezer on Friday night at Babushka Bar in Ballarat!