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Published May 9th 2012
For a great night of rocking live music, head to Brass Monkey where the ambiance in this intimate venue is exhilarating.
Brass Monkey - small intimate venue, hosts a kaleidoscope of amazing musicians.
The Brass Monkey hosts some pretty big names from the Australian and International music scene in this small capacity venue holding around 100 people. Walking down the stair case into an eclectic room, reminds me of an old jazz bar in the south. You can 'feel' the ghosts of past music echoing throughout its walls.
A great read - posters of current artists cover the walls as you walk down the stairs.
Diesel and Jimmy doing their what they do best at Brass Monkey. Photo: Brass Monkey website
The diversity of music encompasses rock, jazz, blues, roots, country, funk, reggae, pop, acoustics and world music, featuring a kaleidoscope of musicians, from Mental as Anything, Diesel, Jack Jones, Tim Freedman, Missy Higgins, Tex Perkins, Jenny Morris, The Blues Caravan, Luke O'Shea and King Tide to name a few. Upcoming Events.
Signed photos adorn the walls - here are some samples - Ian Moss, Barbara Morrison, Peter Murray, Tex Perkins and Jenny Morris.
Jack Jones 'hard at work'. Photo: Brass Monkey website
Occasional evenings give tribute to music greats of Bob Dylan, Jimmy Hendrix, Eagles or Doobie Brothers, performed by an array of accomplished musicians true to their craft.
Missy Higgins gave her first solo right here.
Be adventurous and rock up to support local and new talent, it will surely inflate your next dinner party conversations when you reveal 'Hey, I saw Missy Higgins' first solo gig!'
Support local talent. It is incredible what guys can do with a piece of wood and 6 strings. Their original music was fantastic and thoroughly entertaining. 'Go ahead, make my day' Richard, Tom & Dan.
You won't be ushered in and told where to sit like large venues; create the evening you want to experience.
Join up with friends at a table and order scrumptious food from Mumma's Kitchen curl up at the bar sipping your favourite cocktail or stand near the back and let the music move your body.
Lebanese inspired food will fill your night; haloumi, lamb kebabs, mezza plate to snack on or seafood pasta.
Try a mixed plate to share with friends.
At the end of the night, everyone 'hangs out' and talks music in a relaxed 'family' atmosphere. Even if your repertoire is confined to chopsticks with two fingers, join in. It is all about the 'love' of music. A great opportunity to make new friends also!
I had one burning question I just had to ask the owner and several artists.
Why do such highly acclaimed musicians like to perform here?
Basically, this is what they all said.
Brass Monkey has a consistent 13 year track record as a true 'Live Music Venue' with a solid reputation ensuring artists are well respected.
Everyone loves the intimate connection you can only obtain in a small venue creating a culture to an 'appreciation' of great music.
It's fun 'Reading the Walls' - 13 years of collectibles.
Let the music live!
Performances run most days of the week. Tickets range from $10 to $55 depending on the artist.