Top Marks - Gig Recommendations for March 2019

As always get amongst everything Melbourne has to offer, no matter what side of town you live in support your local venues and bands, there is always somewhere to be inspired.


Tyler Childers Spotted Mallard 6th March

Tyler is supporting the legendary John Prine at the Palais Theatre, so this slideshow is eagerly anticipated, seeing him at an intimate venue is going to be something special, his album Purgatory from 2017 is a beautiful blend of Appalachian folk as well as  contemporary country.

Tyler will be breaking your heart in one song, then getting your cowboy boots kicking on the next.


Frank Bell Thornbury Local 15th March

Frank Bell is a local singer who has been playing his unique style acoustic tunes for a number of years, the thing that makes Frank stick out from the rest is his  stage presence and charm, if he doesn't win you over with his songs, he’ll definitely win you over with his looks, with his Rockabilly quiff, you would think you've been transported back to the 1950s.

Frank deep baritone is reminiscent of Elvis and every other singer from the era, he’ll drag you in deep and then some.


Day By The Bay - Point Cook 23rd March

The inaugural Day By The Bay festival is being held at over two different venues on

two different dates, the first in Feb in Mornington, and the upcoming one at Point Cook in late March, the Point Cook one will be headlined by Mojo JuJu  whos showcasing her brilliant album from last year Native Tongue, the rest of the bill consists of enigmatic folk group The Orbweavers, indie punkers Hexdept,  and the always captivating Jess Ribeiro, soulful Leah Senior and the festival will be rounded out by Way Dynamic.


International Women’s Day - 10th March Union Hotel Brunswick

The Union has a well-established reputation of showcasing Australia’s finest talent, and this gig is no exception, Alison Ferrier, Katie Bates, Lucy Thorne, Tracy Mcneil and Suzannah Espie are amongst Melbourne finest performers, it’s a rare event when all these singers perform together on the same bill, So get along to the Union to celebrate International Women's Day and Melbourne live music.


Ruby Soho Band - Tote Front Bar Residency Wednesday in March

Ruby is one of the hardest working musicians in Melbourne, she has multiple projects on the go at any given moment, she probably gets to more gigs than I do, throughout March she will be playing the Tote Front Bar playing tracks from her band's debut album Confessions from the Loony Bin, Ruby spent some time in a mental health facility and these shows and songs will talk frankly about the state of affairs with mental health services in Victoria, there will be various guest speakers every week as well as a heartbreaking band, Ruby is incredibly prolific with all the music she creates, come and acquainted with one of Melbourne's best performers.