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Get ready for live and intimate one nighters at the Chapel
Alright, Peeps! Let's get your live music weekend agenda sorted for the next fours weeks at the 2019 Chapel Summer Sessions. Cancel the interstate holiday, stay at home, get a taxi to Chapel Off Chapel now.
For one night only, Jordie Lane returns to perform at the Chapel Summer Sessions this Friday 11 January. Be first to hear new songs from his upcoming EP 'Lost' and grab a signed copy from Jordie before the official release. Don't miss out on this special night of musical storytelling from Australia's own raconteur.
Do you love the comfort of a theatre chair, your wine in a real glass and air conditioning?
So do I, and that's why I'm moving into Chapel Off Chapel for the next three weeks to indulge in a quality selection of live music without the discomfort of 'lie-loes', mosquitoes and extreme weather events and all the perils of live outdoor music in 'nature'. Not to forget lugging your own food, eskies and friends through crowds, trying to demarcate an intact patch of grass, dog-poodle free.
Did I mention the stench of overheated port-a-loos and the battle of public transport?
The Mistress is here to fill up your social diary - so don't worry, you'll never see Kenny again. Never fear, the powder room at the Chapel is eloquently spacious to take all the ladies at the interval, and more!
Why wait until breakfast to have your champagne when you can enjoy 'Sex on Toast' steaming up the Chapel, with their 80's funk pop-soul shenanigans.
Oh, and just before I forget the High Priestess at The Chapel has released a SPECIAL OFFER: 2-for-1 tickets which is available for the first 20 tickets sold for each performance. Enter promo code 2for1 when purchasing! That means you'll have more pennies in your purse for finer things!
These will be super special filmed events not to be missed!
That amazing man and bandleader of the Melbourne Ska Orchestra and Bustamento and has played all over the world for very famous musicians. Yep, Nicky Bomba is playing this Sunday 13 January. Say your prayers, you are going to dance your way to heaven!
So quick sticks! Book your tickets to the 2019 Chapel Summer Sessions, before they all sell out (as they do every year!). The early bird catches...
Book your ticket, glide into the theatre foyer, fresh from your chamber, stylishly intact, and slide up to the bar and secure a delightful beverage in a real glass. That's a real glass you can take with your real wine, into a real Chapel-theatre and indulge in a fantastic night of intimate live music whilst you swoon to the sounds of Garrett Kato, coming all the way from Vancouver and Byron Bay just to play for us. Special.
Ladies and Gentleman, we are so spoilt in Melbourne for live music, that every other state and territory...seethes with scorn. Especially when Taylor Henderson graces the Chapel on 2 February. There's a special VIP experience to be had with Taylor so get booking or raising funds, so you can get a special moment with this dear young man.
Just when you think it's over the Queen arrives...yes, Thando, Australia's new Queen of Soul and she heads back to the Chapel for the third time on 8 February...and with a special announcement. (*You heard it here first!*).
Just when you think Summer is over, the Aria award winning Fem Belling arrives on 17 February to present Kon Shes with her unique style of jazz and soul, with a distinct South African flavour. Always a treat!
On 22 February, dynamic harmonic duo Jess & Matt return from Nashville, USA to present some new original material for our listening ears. Have a quick listen to 'Bones.
Just when you think its over, the gorgeous Matt Doll from 'The Mavis's' struts the floors at Chapel as the finale to the Chapel Summer Sessions on 23 February with three decades of hits under his belt and his new EP 'Night Flight'.