Whisk(e)y degustation with 8 whiskies matched with a 4 course meal: 19th October 7pm
Oct
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Whisk(e)y degustation with 8 whiskies matched with a 4 course meal: 19th October 7pm

You are invited to a special Whisk(e)y Degustation matched with 4 course that have been adapted from our a la carte menu at St LuJa. Tickets $95 per person. 

Thursday the 19th of October at 7pm 

The session will be hosted by our exceptionally knowledgeable friend, Brendon Rogers, who is the premium spirits brand ambassador VIC/TAS at The Exchange

The night will kick off with a welcome cocktail, whisky based of course, before we delve into the world of whisky, and I believe there might be a special tasting to conclude the night. 

Whiskies

Start - Auchentoshan American Oak & Auchentoshan Three Wood

Entree - Connemara & Admore

Mains - Bowmore 12 & Laphroaig Quarter Cask

Dessert - Bowmore 15 & Laphroaig Tripple Wood

Menu will be added shortly, but if you would like to book for this educational event, please use the paypal link attached, or email us at info@stluja.com.au

 

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Cowspiracy 4 course degustation with Matching cocktails 4th October 7:30pm
Oct
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

Cowspiracy 4 course degustation with Matching cocktails 4th October 7:30pm

Come and join us for the 2nd of our "Farm to Plate" degustation series - Cowspiracy 4 course degustation with matching cocktails. This will be held on the 4th October at 7:30pm. Tickets are $125 and there are limited places, so get in early. 

We arevery excited to be teaming up with our good friends from Noble Spirits to present cocktails from the Koval range. 
Established in 2008, KOVAL produces organic whiskey, liqueurs and specialty spirits in Chicago's first distillery since the mid-1800s, so they have had plenty of time to perfect their recipes. 

For all bookings, please email info@stluja.com.au or book your ticket straight through our paypal link below.  

COWSPIRACY

Amuse Bouche

Comte think about it, who is jack the ripper?

Comte fondue, Cape Grim whiskey beef jerky 

Entrée

Watergate was all a bit of tongue in cheek

Braised Beef check, fried tongue, red wine, blue cheese foam, smoked corn puree

Main

Eye Fillet Elvis is alive

Cape grim eye fillet, bacon and egg puree, pomme Anna, red onion jam, crispy peas, beetroot jus, rosemary dust

Dessert

Is the milky way a planet?

Chocolate nougat macaroon, chocolate sorbet, nougat, caramel pearls, chocolate milk foam, salted peanut crumble

 

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Live this Sunday at St LuJa 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sylvia Fonteyn
Oct
1
5:30pm 5:30pm

Live this Sunday at St LuJa 5:30pm - 7:30pm Sylvia Fonteyn

Raven haired songstress and guitar aficionado Sylvia hails from St Kilda, and had been singing and performing around the city for the past five years. 

Sylvia grew up with a love of soul, blues and rock'n'roll which is so clearly seen in her extensive repertoire. 

Come down and relax with a drink or two for a lazy Sunday evening whilest listening too great music. 

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Elvis Presley Tribute Show Sunday 27th August @ 2pm
Aug
27
2:00pm 2:00pm

Elvis Presley Tribute Show Sunday 27th August @ 2pm

ELVIS IS COMING TO St LuJa....
Australia's most successful, sought after and award winning Elvis entertainer, Damian Mullin; will be dazzling us with hip thrusting moves on Sunday 27th of August.

Contact Kate today on m:0412 350 840 to secure your tickets to this show, you don't want to be "all shook up" if you miss out.
 

Tickets $25pp
Doors open at 1pm, show starts at 2pm

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Aug
16
to Aug 17

Four course Secret Garden Vegan Degustation with matching cocktails - 16th August @ 7:30pm.

The Team at St LuJa are very excited to bring you our first 4 course Vegan degustation with matching cocktails on Wednesday the 16th of August at 7:30pm. It will be a wonderful night where there will be an educational session on each cocktail and the chef will talk about the menu throughout the night. 

I hope you can Join us. Tickets are $110 per person and you can book them below through Paypal. 

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Secret Garden Degustation

Amuse Bouche: Just Smoking Weed 

Smoked fennel tea, orange jelly, apple and wood sorrel slaw

Entrée: Tripping on shroom’s

Mushroom pate, mushroom textures, cashew cream, sage crisp, olive soil

Refresher: Cucumber and gin jelly

Mains:  Beet’s eating meat

Beetroot Gnocchi, spinach puree, chargrilled fig, orange sorbet, horseradish

Dessert: I can’t believe it’s not Dairy

Coconut sorbet, pineapple carpaccio, Malibu jelly, lime snow, cherry gel

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St LuJa's Bootleggers and Gun Slingers four course degustation with matching cocktails: 2nd August at 7:30pm
Aug
2
7:30pm 7:30pm

St LuJa's Bootleggers and Gun Slingers four course degustation with matching cocktails: 2nd August at 7:30pm

You are invited to experience our final degustation in the 4 part Gangster series, Bootleggers and Gun Slingers. 2nd of August at 7:30pm. Tickets are $125 and we only have 8 tickets left. Please email (info@stluja.com.au) to book your ticket or go to Paypal below under Elvis. 

Bootleggers and Gun Slingers

Amuse Bouche: George Remus

It’s for medicinal purposes 

Beetroot broth, goats curd sphere, Robins Island wagyu, Beetroot textures

Entrée: Arnold Rothstein

A gamble with Death 

Shark tortellini, tartare beuree blanc, potato wafer, salt and vinegar dust

Refresher: St Germain mojito gel

Main: Dutch Schultz

New York spirit

Whisky smoked brisket, Pomme puree, blue cheese, crispy shallots, confit garlic,

whisky jus

Pallet cleanser:  Sour Cherry sorbet

Dessert: William McCoy

Dark spiced rum cheese cake, Raisin puree, Chocolate, salted rum caramel, pineapple crisp

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Holgate Brewhouse Beer Degustation
Jul
19
7:30pm 7:30pm

Holgate Brewhouse Beer Degustation

Holgate Beer Degustation on the 19th of July

 

Due to the popularity of our monthly Degustation’s, we have added an extra date in the month of July.  We have teamed up with Holgate Brewhouse to bring you a night of food matched with their amazing beers.

The night will consist of a four-course degustation with 5 beers and a surprised cocktail. Dorian of Holgate will be hosting the night with the ever-impressive St. LuJa kitchen serving up some of the most creative dishes in Melbourne.

Welcome beverage Holgate Larger

Amuse Bouche: Mt Macedon pale ale

Three cheese raviollo, tomato dust, lemon gel

Entrée: Road Trip American IPA

Butter poached scampi, bresaola carpaccio, wasabi and lime puree, bisque, avocado mousse

Mains: Temptress chocolate porter

Seared Flinders Island wallaby, candy baby apple, bacon crumble, fig puree, sweet potato, chocolate jus

Dessert: Beelzebub’s Jewels

Burnt toast panna cotta, malted aero bar, Beelzebub fudge, orange jam

Looking forward to talking all things beer and food with you.

Strictly 20 tickets only.

 

$125pp

 

info@stluja.com.au for more info and bookings, or buy now with PayPal below

 

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World Gin Day Masterclass
Jun
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

World Gin Day Masterclass

For this year’s World Gin Day we bring to you a Gin Masterclass, where we travel around the world (in our imaginations) for Gin cocktails and matching food.

 

·      We start off in Australia for breakfast

·      Fly to Italy for lunch

·      Next up an afternoon in Scotland for a quick high tea

·      Then cross the pond to Portland, U.S.A for dinner

 

To complete our round trip of world Gins, guests are invited to stick around and celebrate World Negroni Week. We have a selection of different Negronis to choose from and the best part is every Negroni sold, $1 per Negroni sold goes to the Multiple Sclerosis Charity.

 

A fun afternoon to enjoy all things Gin, food and giving back to charity.

 

$90pp

Limited ticketing.

 

Tickets include a complementary Gin Fizz on arrival, 4 Gin cocktails and matching grazers from Head Chef Alison Hartmire.

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Apr
2
to Apr 16

New owners and Name change for Laika Bar

Come help us celebrate the last period of Laika Bar before we do our name change, menu change and cocktail list update.

We are only 6 weeks old at Laika and we think it needs a new lease on life, so out with the old and in with the new.

Come down and meet the new boys behind the bar, we will be nice, we promise.

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ANDY PHILLIPS & AARON BRERETON DUO
Dec
8
to Dec 29

ANDY PHILLIPS & AARON BRERETON DUO

LIVE FROM 9PM EVERY THURSDAY NIGHT

Andy Phillips & Aaron Brereton Duo features renowned guitarist Andy Phillips on vocals and guitar and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Roberts on vocals and keys. Andy’s unique and creative guitar style weaves magically with Aaron’s skill on the keys and their combined harmonising vocals, unique and original music plus skillful interpretations of your favourite songs, smooth RnB, roots, blues, folk and rock, their skillful musicianship will have your toes tapping, heads bopping and your hips shaking!

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FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JUSTIN WHYTE
Oct
7
to Dec 23

FRIDAY NIGHT WITH JUSTIN WHYTE

LIVE FROM 9PM EVERY FRIDAY NIGHT

Justin Whyte returns to Laika after a couple of trips to Egypt, a stint at Sotano, Hilton Southwarf, writing and producing in the Northern Rivers NSW near Byron and a new solo album due out at the end of the year. This multi-instrumentalist musical chameleon is predictably unpredictable. Think New York jazz piano bar meets intimate European club/cosy lounge room that then transforms into a pumping New York Night/House club depending on the night, stopping off in Vegas, Cuba and New Orleans along the way. The energy of the room at its peak is buzzing electric. With the smoky velvet voice, mad piano skills and phrasing that is impossible to pin down. Drawing from his extensive experience in Jazz, Blues, House, Latin Jazz, Salsa, Funk, ambient and time honoured classics, Justin very much enjoys doing the smoky jazz thing or whipping his audiences into a frenzy with a classic disco thumper.  Either way he loves to set different moods and you may feel like you’re in another place in another time…Don’t miss this amazing artist at Laika Bar

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EMPiRE LIVE SAT Night
Sep
10
to Sep 11

EMPiRE LIVE SAT Night

Originally meeting as part of the house band for one of Melbourne’s most enduring venues, both powerhouse vocalist Katherine Tanner and DJ/percussionist Nic Noble hit it off and decided to form their own group. EMPiRE LIVE was born and the two have been on a journey that has seen them perform for most of the biggest brands and events throughout Australia.  Through numerous performances working alongside some of Australia’s top instrumentalists, EMPiRE LIVE has created serious buzz for their amazing live show.  Check them out at Laika Saturday night from 11pm!

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EMPiRE LIVE
Sep
3
to Sep 4

EMPiRE LIVE

Originally meeting as part of the house band for one of Melbourne’s most enduring venues, both powerhouse vocalist Katherine Tanner and DJ/percussionist Nic Noble hit it off and decided to form their own group. EMPiRE LIVE was born and the two have been on a journey that has seen them perform for most of the biggest brands and events throughout Australia.  Through numerous performances working alongside some of Australia’s top instrumentalists, EMPiRE LIVE has created serious buzz for their amazing live show.  Check them out at Laika Saturday night from 10.30pm!

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Live N Local - LITTLE WISE
Aug
26
7:00pm 7:00pm

Live N Local - LITTLE WISE

What’s in a name? A lot, apparently. Whether by choice or design, Sophie Klein embodies the Greek and Yiddish origins of her name (Klein= “little” [Yiddish], Sophie = “wise” [Greek]). This Melbourne-based songstress is small in stature, but can tell a towering story with the wisdom of an old soul. Her voice is feminine and perfectly matched to her songs. She carves out beautiful narratives of love, loss and family in the vein of Jackson Browne and Lucinda Williams. She has performed around Australia in pubs, halls, living rooms, churches and laundromats. Her debut album ‘Silver Birch’ is out November 2016

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Justin Whyte - 30th July
Jul
30
9:00pm 9:00pm

Justin Whyte - 30th July

Justin Whyte returns to Laika after a couple of trips to Egypt, a long stint at Sotano, Hilton Southwarf, twelve months writing and producing in the Northern Rivers NSW near Byron and a new solo album due out at the end of the year.  This multi-instrumentalist musical chameleon is predictably unpredictable. Think New York jazz piano bar meets intimate European club/cosy lounge room that then transforms into a pumping New York Night/House club depending on the night, stopping off in Vegas, Cuba and New Orleans along the way. The energy of the room at its peak is buzzing electric. Connecting people through music and making sure people have fun is his thing. You’ll hear Buble, Sinatra, Jobim, Chet Baker, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Bobby Darin, John Legend, Elton John, Billy Joel, Thelonius Monk, Ray Barretto, Michael McDonald, Bill Evans, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, just to name a few and for all you salsa dancers, don’t get him started. After a large chunk of his career spent as a salsa pianist in Melbourne’s premier salsa bands if you request a salsa number he may not stop. With the smoky velvet voice, mad piano skills and phrasing that is impossible to pin down, you may be locked into an intimate Chet Baker ballad one minute and dancing to Earth Wind and Fire the next depending on the night or the mood as he delves into a vast repertoire of styles and genres from his musical travels. Drawing from his extensive experience in Jazz, Blues, House, Latin Jazz, Salsa, Funk, ambient and time honored classics, Justin very much enjoys doing the smoky jazz thing or whipping his audiences into a frenzy with a classic disco thumper. Either way Justin loves to set different moods and you may feel like you’re in another place in another time…Don’t miss this amazing artist at Laika

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Andy Phillips Duo
Jul
29
9:00pm 9:00pm

Andy Phillips Duo

ANDY PHILLIPS DUO features renowned guitarist Andy Phillips on vocals and guitar and multi instrumentalist Aaron Roberts on vocals and keys. Andy’s unique and creative guitar style weaves magically with Aaron’s skill on the keys and their combined harmonising vocals, unique and original music plus skillful interpretations of your favourite songs, smooth r n b, roots, blues, folk and rock, their skillful musicianship will have your toes tapping, heads bopping and your hips shaking!

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Justin Whyte - 22nd July
Jul
22
9:00pm 9:00pm

Justin Whyte - 22nd July

Justin Whyte returns to Laika after a couple of trips to Egypt, a long stint at Sotano, Hilton Southwarf, twelve months writing and producing in the Northern Rivers NSW near Byron and a new solo album due out at the end of the year.  This multi-instrumentalist musical chameleon is predictably unpredictable. Think New York jazz piano bar meets intimate European club/cosy lounge room that then transforms into a pumping New York Night/House club depending on the night, stopping off in Vegas, Cuba and New Orleans along the way. The energy of the room at its peak is buzzing electric. Connecting people through music and making sure people have fun is his thing. You’ll hear Buble, Sinatra, Jobim, Chet Baker, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Bobby Darin, John Legend, Elton John, Billy Joel, Thelonius Monk, Ray Barretto, Michael McDonald, Bill Evans, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, just to name a few and for all you salsa dancers, don’t get him started. After a large chunk of his career spent as a salsa pianist in Melbourne’s premier salsa bands if you request a salsa number he may not stop. With the smoky velvet voice, mad piano skills and phrasing that is impossible to pin down, you may be locked into an intimate Chet Baker ballad one minute and dancing to Earth Wind and Fire the next depending on the night or the mood as he delves into a vast repertoire of styles and genres from his musical travels. Drawing from his extensive experience in Jazz, Blues, House, Latin Jazz, Salsa, Funk, ambient and time honored classics, Justin very much enjoys doing the smoky jazz thing or whipping his audiences into a frenzy with a classic disco thumper. Either way Justin loves to set different moods and you may feel like you’re in another place in another time…Don’t miss this amazing artist at Laika

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DEWARS WHISKY Masterclass & Tasting
Jul
21
3:00pm 3:00pm

DEWARS WHISKY Masterclass & Tasting

Join Dewar’s National Whisky Ambassador, Andy Wren as he introduces you to the John Dewar and Sons fine whisky emporium portfolio of premium blended and rare single malt whiskies.  Come and experience 5 drams from across Scotland’s Highland and Speyside regions.  Andy will deliver a masterclass and tasting of some of Scotland’s rarest & most elusive single malts.

FREE SESSION – SPACES LIMITED

RSVP e: jgibson@bacardi.com

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Justin Whyte - 16th July
Jul
16
9:00pm 9:00pm

Justin Whyte - 16th July

Justin Whyte returns to Laika after a couple of trips to Egypt, a long stint at Sotano, Hilton Southwarf, twelve months writing and producing in the Northern Rivers NSW near Byron and a new solo album due out at the end of the year.  This multi-instrumentalist musical chameleon is predictably unpredictable. Think New York jazz piano bar meets intimate European club/cosy lounge room that then transforms into a pumping New York Night/House club depending on the night, stopping off in Vegas, Cuba and New Orleans along the way. The energy of the room at its peak is buzzing electric. Connecting people through music and making sure people have fun is his thing. You’ll hear Buble, Sinatra, Jobim, Chet Baker, Bill Withers, Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Bobby Darin, John Legend, Elton John, Billy Joel, Thelonius Monk, Ray Barretto, Michael McDonald, Bill Evans, George Benson, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye, just to name a few and for all you salsa dancers, don’t get him started. After a large chunk of his career spent as a salsa pianist in Melbourne’s premier salsa bands if you request a salsa number he may not stop. With the smoky velvet voice, mad piano skills and phrasing that is impossible to pin down, you may be locked into an intimate Chet Baker ballad one minute and dancing to Earth Wind and Fire the next depending on the night or the mood as he delves into a vast repertoire of styles and genres from his musical travels. Drawing from his extensive experience in Jazz, Blues, House, Latin Jazz, Salsa, Funk, ambient and time honored classics, Justin very much enjoys doing the smoky jazz thing or whipping his audiences into a frenzy with a classic disco thumper. Either way Justin loves to set different moods and you may feel like you’re in another place in another time…Don’t miss this amazing artist at Laika

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Justin Whyte - 15th July
Jul
15
9:00pm 9:00pm

Justin Whyte - 15th July

 

Justin Whyte returns to Laika after a couple of trips to Egypt, a long stint at Sotano, Hilton Southwarf, twelve months writing and producing in the Northern Rivers NSW and a new solo album due out at the end of the year.  This multi-instrumentalist musical chameleon is predictably unpredictable.  With the smokey velvet voice, mad piano skills and phrasing that is impossible to pin down, you may be locked into an intimate jazz ballad one minute and dancing the next depending on the night or the mood as he delves into a vast repertoire of styles and genres from his musical travels.  Drawing from his extensive experience in Jazz, Blues, Latin Jazz, Salsa, House, ambient and time honored classics, Justin very much enjoys getting lost in the music, transporting audiences with warmth and humor to other musical realms and places with his own very unique musical twist on things.  Don’t miss this amazing artist at Laika!

                                                                                                

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India and Nathan
Jul
8
9:00pm 9:00pm

India and Nathan

India and Nathan have been playing in a duo since the start of 2015 and have played a variety of venues throughout Melbourne, including private and community events. Their music ranges from predominantly pop music to the occasional rock, jazz or alternative tune. On stage they use a microphone each for vocals and beatboxing, an acoustic guitar, and a loop station for backing tracks built live. 

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Rhys Tolhurst
Jul
1
9:00pm 9:00pm

Rhys Tolhurst

Growing up in Cairns, Rhys has recently relocated to Melbourne in order to pursue his music career. A Singer/Songwriter with a unique sophisticated warm sound that is extremely easy to listen to, Rhys Tolhurst will perform a mix of originals and covers he has carefully reshaped to make his own. A Finalist of Australia's Got Talent in 2012, the near future in 2016 will see Rhys release his original music for the very first time! Having just returned from Japan to shoot a music video, his first single 'Being Together' is weeks away from being released. Performing songs across a wide Popular genre from Adele to Radiohead, from John Legend to Bill Withers, Rhys will accompany himself on our baby grand piano and his guitar

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Sam Lawrence
Jun
24
8:00pm 8:00pm

Sam Lawrence

Sam Lawrence wails the blues and chants his poetic vision over a lavish, classically-informed piano style. With a debut commercial release still in the pipeline, Sam Lawrence has taken pleasure in gigging locally, showcasing a variety of musical leanings apart from his original music. His repertoire includes jazz, R&B and folk standards and an occasional tribute to Indian Classical via his modal piano and vocal style.

 

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Harry Healy
Jun
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Harry Healy

Back due to popular demand….Mr Harry Healy!

If you’re a fan of The Voice, then you may well remember him from the 2014 series where Harry won through to the battle round. Before his appearance on The Voice, Harry had spent the last 20 years paying tribute to the Gods of music. Trekking far and wide, playing countless shows up and down the east coast of Australia and the odd overseas venture. Harry has opened shows for blues legend, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, iconic 70’s band 10CC, Jon Anderson from the infamous band ‘YES’, Canadian Ben Caplan and he has performed at the Bluesfest. Get your dancing shoes on and come along for a guaranteed night of fun & shenanigans!

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Rhys Tolhurst
Jun
10
9:00pm 9:00pm

Rhys Tolhurst

Growing up in Cairns, Rhys has recently relocated to Melbourne in order to pursue his music career. A Singer/Songwriter with a unique sophisticated warm sound that is extremely easy to listen to, Rhys Tolhurst will perform a mix of originals and covers he has carefully reshaped to make his own. A Finalist of Australia's Got Talent in 2012, the near future in 2016 will see Rhys release his original music for the very first time! Having just returned from Japan to shoot a music video, his first single 'Being Together' is weeks away from being released. Performing songs across a wide Popular genre from Adele to Radiohead, from John Legend to Bill Withers, Rhys will accompany himself on our baby grand piano and his guitar.

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Phisha
Jun
3
8:00pm 8:00pm

Phisha

Solo Acoustic Guitar doesn’t have to be boring…
Using alternative ‘acoustic’ playing techniques, the sound soon fills out to the point where you don’t even need a band.
"Phisha makes music that needs to be seen, not just heard..."
Currently looking to promote his Debut CD “The Insignificant Other” Available NOW on iTunes and playing at Laika.  Come along to see, hear & be blown away by Phisha!

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Callee
May
27
8:00pm 8:00pm

Callee

Callee's voice is captivating and melodically intricate and her songs spin a web of sensitivity and vigour with undertones of fragility and reflection – a beautiful combination of sweet and dark. Originally from Lennox Head, NSW; Callee has grown up in the company of musicians, music lovers, surfers, artists, dancers, songwriters, all her life, and her perspective talks of growth and time. Colour and love. Heartache and courage. Her tone is reminiscent of Jewel or Missy Higgins, her lyrics transport you to the time of Joni Mitchell, and the tempos and arrangements of her songs pay homage to the anthems of U2, Adele and Cold Play. Callee is definitely a Laika Bar favourite and we always look forward to her performances!

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Miss Bee Townsend
May
13
8:00pm 8:00pm

Miss Bee Townsend

Miss Bee Townsend is a Melbourne-based jazz vocalist and professional musician who showcases her talents across a broad range of musical styles from sultry jazz to gutsy soul and RnB. When performing jazz and cabaret Townsend’s penchant for The Golden Era of Hollywood combines with her passion for jazz to create shows that celebrate the glamour and music of the 1930s-1960s. She has studied jazz in both Australia and New York and has also had the pleasure of performing at premier venues and events such as the MCG, The Adelaide Festival Centre, The Paris Cat, The Bay to Birdwood Classic and The Spiegeltent. 
In 2015 Townsend premiered her cabaret show ‘Hollywood Bombshells’ at the Adelaide Fringe to great success. And after recently returning from New York, home of her jazz and film icons, 2016 sees her partnering up with some of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians to present her two other jazz cabarets, ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ and ‘Lady of Leisure’. 

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