Flamin Mongrels
Nov
17
6:00 PM18:00

Flamin Mongrels

Bringing together some of Australia's finest musicians, The Flaming Mongrels features luminaries of the Melbourne country and blues scene. The ensemble brings a fresh new sound to the Melbourne music scene, cross-pollinating outlaw country, down-home blues, jazz and swing, while retaining a unique and individualistic sound.

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Murphy's hardware
Nov
18
4:00 PM16:00

Murphy's hardware

Murphy's Hardware are bringing their 60s dance party to the Royal Oak Fitzroy. Melbourne music scene stalwarts Ross McLennan (snout), Ben Mason (the Smallgoods), Nick Murphy (The Anyone's), and Brett Wolfenden (Davey Lane) bring you all your favourite 60s hits from the Beatles, the Kinks, the Zombies, the Easybeats and more. You'll be dancing like you never thought you could!

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Trivia Night
Nov
20
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Night

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Get down to Royal Oak to win tens of dollars worth of prizes, food, booze or even the coveted JC Disco Clock! Gather your mates together & book a table for the best Tuesday night fun in town.’

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Lisa Crawley w Celia Church
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Lisa Crawley w Celia Church

Lisa Crawley performs a special residency at the Royal Oak Hotel each Thursday of November with a special guest each week.

The Royal Oak Hotel is the new owner of Lisa’s upright piano, and Lisa is thrilled to be back together with some new and old songs, stories and the upright piano for one last month of gigs in Melbourne before packing up to leave in January to go to Canada as part of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity ‘Winter Artists in Residence programme’, where Lisa will be completing her third album, followed by gigs in Canada and the USA.

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The North Fitzroy Stars
Nov
23
8:30 PM20:30

The North Fitzroy Stars

The North Fitzroy Stars (Olaf Scott, Sam Boon and Matt Gibson) are hitting up The Royal Oak on November 23. Playing up beat blues, soul, jazz and R'n'B at their favourite local watering hole. There’ll be beer, good times, and possibly even some good music if you’re lucky. 2 sets from 8.30, free entry

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Melbourne Ukelele Kollective
Nov
24
6:00 PM18:00

Melbourne Ukelele Kollective

The Melbourne Ukulele Kollective, commonly known as MUK and established
in 2004, present Lou Reed’s classic 1972 album, Transformer. Including such
greats as Walk on the Wild Side, Perfect Day and Satellite of Love, the album
marked the beginning of Reed’s solo career after his split with the Velvet
Underground and is a landmark of Reed’s legacy. We’ll also be performing
some of our other fave tunes: New School, Old School, No School. We boldly
go where other uke bands fear to tread!
In true, colourful MUK style we will be embracing the transformative theme of
the album and will be resplendent in a wide variety of Drag. Come as you are
on the inside!

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The Blue Souls
Nov
25
4:00 PM16:00

The Blue Souls

The Blue Souls are a group of five Melbourne muso's playing classic foot stompin' overdriven Chicago blues, funky soul & 60's and 70's R&B. The band delivers their own unique interpretation of some of the classic tunes of these genres while also writing their own original material. Whether you see them ripping it up on a Saturday night, kicking back on a lazy Sunday afternoon or electrifying a festival stage, the Blue Souls experience is not to be missed.

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Trivia Night
Nov
27
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Night

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Get down to Royal Oak to win tens of dollars worth of prizes, food, booze or even the coveted JC Disco Clock! Gather your mates together & book a table for the best Tuesday night fun in town.’

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Lisa Crawley w Little Millar
Nov
29
8:00 PM20:00

Lisa Crawley w Little Millar

Lisa Crawley performs a special residency at the Royal Oak Hotel each Thursday of November with a special guest each week.

The Royal Oak Hotel is the new owner of Lisa’s upright piano, and Lisa is thrilled to be back together with some new and old songs, stories and the upright piano for one last month of gigs in Melbourne before packing up to leave in January to go to Canada as part of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity ‘Winter Artists in Residence programme’, where Lisa will be completing her third album, followed by gigs in Canada and the USA.

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Quarry Road
Nov
30
8:30 PM20:30

Quarry Road

Quarry Road = vintage, groove-laden soul/blues. Featuring Hammond organ, guitar and shared vocals, get ready for thick and tasty selections from the likes of Al Green, The Band, Eric Clapton, The Meters, Booker T and assorted Stax soul legends.

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Field, See and Mason
Dec
16
4:00 PM16:00

Field, See and Mason

Field, See & Mason are a mini-Commonwealth of music. Lindsay Field (New Zealand), Sam See (Australia), and Glyn Mason (Nottingham, UK) have been singing and playing together and separately in some of Australia's biggest acts. Their harmony blend and inventive acoustic rock guitar arrangements create a high energy musical experience which patrons of the Oak have been enjoying for over five years.

Their collaboration - Down Under The Covers – reimagines and breathes new life into Australia's favourite hit songs from Midnight Oil to the Bee Gees to AC/DC to Paul Kelly.

Since their return from a successful European tour the trio has been developing a new collection of tunes for release later in 2018

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Portal Vision
Nov
16
8:30 PM20:30

Portal Vision

Portal Vision are a rocking band bringing great music to the Royal Oak Hotel ,With the likes of ZZ Top ,Katy Perry ,Pink and Alice Cooper ,Dance the night away to some favorite songs and some gems of the past you don’t hear very often .Put your dancing shoes on and you won’t be disappointed...Come down and have beer and watch a band....... What could be better ???

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Lisa Crawley w Turbo
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

Lisa Crawley w Turbo

Lisa Crawley performs a special residency at the Royal Oak Hotel each Thursday of November with a special guest each week.

The Royal Oak Hotel is the new owner of Lisa’s upright piano, and Lisa is thrilled to be back together with some new and old songs, stories and the upright piano for one last month of gigs in Melbourne before packing up to leave in January to go to Canada as part of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity ‘Winter Artists in Residence programme’, where Lisa will be completing her third album, followed by gigs in Canada and the USA.

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Trivia Night
Nov
13
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Night

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Get down to Royal Oak to win tens of dollars worth of prizes, food, booze or even the coveted JC Disco Clock! Gather your mates together & book a table for the best Tuesday night fun in town.’

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Michael Meeking and the Lost Souls
Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Michael Meeking and the Lost Souls

Michael Meeking & The Lost Souls are stoked to be promoting their new single "Me And Lucinda" at The Royal Oak. Playing two big, country rocking, hip shaking, toe tapping sets. entry free! Melbourne outfit Michael Meeking & The Lost Souls are excited to release their new single taken from their album Saturday Night Sunday Morning. The culmination of several years of creating the country-jangled rock sounds the are now embedded on the album forever, Michael Meeking has released an album he is immensely proud of.
Much of Saturday Night Sunday Morning is rooted in the classic Melbourne country-rock sound of bands such as The Dingoes, Weddings Parties Anything and The Warner Brothers, though Tom Petty influenced ‘Looking For A Change’, Ryan Bingham inspired ‘Back To Life’, and ‘Me And Lucinda’ is a love song to Lucinda Williams.

Saturday Night Sunday Morning is the finest album in a music career that has taken Michael Meeking from Melbourne to London and back again. After six years in London, Michael returned home and re-formed The Lost Souls (Julien Chick on bass, Chris Gates on guitar, and Dave Kleynjans on drums) Check out the new single here.

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Ashbury Medicine Show
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Ashbury Medicine Show

Ashbury Medicine Show are a New Age Folk Rock Band and as with the Medicine Shows of old the players are always in rotation. The old doctor Bob Crain, recently returned from California where he recorded his latest release in front of a live audience at The Folk Barn, is a singer songwriter who has been around and his songs are reflections of many years and many places. With Too Tall Tim on lead guitar and multi international award winning Marcy Taylor on violin they play everything from soothing ballads to up tempo rock. Step right up at the Royal Oak on Saturday Night and get your fill of musical snake oil … it will go straight to your head.

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Sam Grayson Duo
Nov
9
8:30 PM20:30

Sam Grayson Duo

Sam Grayson, former guitarist and vocalist from successful Aussie rock outfit The
Androids (I’d Rather Do It With Madonna), teams up with local Melbourne
drummer Alex Barnard to bring to you two sets of pub classics plus some
modern bangers. Performing classic hits from The Rolling Stones,
Queen, Daryl Braithwaite, John Farnham, Paul Kelly, Michael Jackson, Prince and
The Killers (to name a few), you won’t want to miss this one!

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Lisa Crawley w Georgia Knight
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Lisa Crawley w Georgia Knight

Lisa Crawley performs a special residency at the Royal Oak Hotel each Thursday of November with a special guest each week.

The Royal Oak Hotel is the new owner of Lisa’s upright piano, and Lisa is thrilled to be back together with some new and old songs, stories and the upright piano for one last month of gigs in Melbourne before packing up to leave in January to go to Canada as part of the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity ‘Winter Artists in Residence programme’, where Lisa will be completing her third album, followed by gigs in Canada and the USA.

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Hey Gringo
Nov
4
4:00 PM16:00

Hey Gringo

Hey Gringo = Renown FuNkY Tongue in cheek original and contemporary irresistible roots dipped in blues and soul. 7 albums released worldwide, their latest album "Not The Same Planet" charting at #2 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts. Smokin' organ, boogie piano, steamy sax, tasteful guitar on layer of infectious rhythms.

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Twilight in Tulsa
Nov
3
6:00 PM18:00

Twilight in Tulsa

Honky Tonk n’ Western Swing n’ paintin’ yer nose red is what it’s all about. Twilight in Tulsa bring it with the swinginest vintage sounds from the song books of Patsy Cline, Ray Price, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Wanda Jackson and plenty more. This bangin’ rantankerous retiracy and bonafide high times is brought to you with a bunch of fun and some fine musicianship. There’ll be drinkin’ dancin’ singin’ and you’re all invited. Last one at the bar is the swamp gator’s grits.

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Joe Matera
Nov
2
8:30 PM20:30

Joe Matera

Australian singer/songwriter/instrumentalist and guitarist Joe Matera is a melodious troubadour, having amassed quite an impressive track record in his career. This includes playing guitar for famed British music legend Steve Harley (Cockney Rebel fame) to performing on the festival stages in Europe to scoring a Top 20 hit on Radio Berlin in Germany. His songs and music speak with authority and emotion straight from the heart.

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Trivia Night
Oct
30
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Night

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Get down to Royal Oak to win tens of dollars worth of prizes, food, booze or even the coveted JC Disco Clock! Gather your mates together & book a table for the best Tuesday night fun in town.’

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The Large #12's
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

The Large #12's

The Large No 12’s play the music you can drink beer too. These good old boys have played over 4000 gigs so they must have learned something right! The Large No 12’s feature the renowned harmonies of the Harrington brothers Horse and Wes, 3 guitars vying for attention, and a rock solid rhythm section. Also a range of song styles arranged by eminent record producer Tony Cohen, as the best entertainment in Melbourne you will find for the price of a pot of beer. They’re playing at The Royal Oak Hotel – Nicholson Street, Fitzroy North - Sunday the 5 th August 2018 – 5.00pm. Enjoy that pot of beer!

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Savvas (solo)
Oct
26
9:45 PM21:45

Savvas (solo)

Savvas will be performing his acoustic guitar/stomp box extravaganza busting through Aussie classic rock as well the best from the 60s till today. He’s performed all over Australia , notably the Tamworth country music festival as well as 3 tours of Asia .

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Trivia Night
Oct
23
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Night

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Get down to Royal Oak to win tens of dollars worth of prizes, food, booze or even the coveted JC Disco Clock! Gather your mates together & book a table for the best Tuesday night fun in town.’

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The Hornets
Oct
21
4:00 PM16:00

The Hornets

The Hornets are steeped in the blues, they rise out of the Yarra Valley delta meeting at the mythical crossroads where Chicago grit has blown in. This is an earthy blues band with a pedigree of outstanding musicians…"Warwick McFadyen The Age

The Hornets feature some of the country’s well known and respected blues and roots musicians. They have released six CDs , to rave reviews and have gained a regular following of devoted fans as a result of many live performances. Consequently, The Age named The Hornets “The best blues band in Melbourne”, and the Herald Sun said the band “demanded attention”.

Singer song-writer Craig Horne together with ARIA Hall of Fame guitarist Jeff Burstin from Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, the Black Sorrows and Vika and Linda are joined by Yuri Pavlinov (Bamboos and Renee Geyer) on bass and Chris Tabone (Bad Loves, Junes) drums

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Steven Reinhardt
Oct
19
9:45 PM21:45

Steven Reinhardt

Steven Reinhardt is a musician from the Bayside suburbs of Melbourne, Australia.

Since he was 5 a year old, Steven has had a knack for performing and songwriting. As a child influenced by John Williams (Star Wars, Harry Potter), Steven's musicality was influenced by powerful, colourful and emotional music that demanded to be listened to.

Throughout his teenage years Steven was involved in different projects and productions including a featured role in the 2012 Victorian State School Spectacular, a 2013 St.Kilda Festival slot with his original band Red Rhino, and a Runner Up Position with Electric War Babies in the 2012 Bayside Battle of the Bands.

In 2013 he released his first solo EP "Dark Days" under the moniker 'Reino'

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Trivia Night
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Night

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Get down to Royal Oak to win tens of dollars worth of prizes, food, booze or even the coveted JC Disco Clock! Gather your mates together & book a table for the best Tuesday night fun in town.’

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Gardiner and Gabriel
Oct
14
4:00 PM16:00

Gardiner and Gabriel

'Old-school Blues' is all Gardiner & Gabriel say to sum up their music. Driven by a love of the blues, these boys are most inspired by the most earthy, smokey, authentic vintage blues from the Mississippi Delta to Chicago, citing Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, John-Lee Hooker and Robert Johnson as the artists that move them most. Having raised eyebrows in and around Melbourne for the last year and a half this laid-back guitar/harmonica duo bring their bluesy baritone, soulful harp wails and artful acoustic finger-picking to the Royal Oak for a special performance. Sunday, 14 October, 4pm.

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Business as Usual
Oct
12
9:45 PM21:45

Business as Usual

Business As Usual - Rocking the greater Melbourne areas with everything from Billy Idol to CCR, including Aussie classics from Cold Chisel & Noiseworks, just to name a few. The band formed in October of last year. With a contemporary rock sound, BAU guarantees hit after hit with songs to get you up off your seat and dancing. With an array of songs spanning multiple decades and genres BAU has something for everyone to sing along to.

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Trivia Night
Oct
9
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Night

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Get down to Royal Oak to win tens of dollars worth of prizes, food, booze or even the coveted JC Disco Clock! Gather your mates together & book a table for the best Tuesday night fun in town.’

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Frances Gumm Frontier
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

Frances Gumm Frontier

With their boots firmly rooted in the Bakersfield outlaw sound of 70’s country, Frances
Gumm Frontier is a band for folks who like their country good and twangy with a honky-tonk
swagger.

With special guest Ed Bates on Pedal Steel, Frances Gumm Frontier will be playing The
Royal Oak Hotel on Sunday 7 th October between 4 to 6 pm. Playing both originals and
classic country tunes by Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings and Loretta Lynn, come down
and see a show that will have you both tapping your toes and remembering the one that
broke your heart.

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Meraki
Oct
5
9:45 PM21:45

Meraki

Meraki formed in 2012 when Kerry and Joe met at a Latin dance festival. As soon as we started jamming we knew it would be great to perform together.
We enjoy playing a wide range of material from Van Morrison to Daft Punk and every era in between.
With the range to perform anything from ballads and blues to rock n roll and classics we have performed at restaurants, pubs, private functions and weddings.
Meraki music includes a variety of instruments - guitars, ukuleles, percussion and saxophone as well as beautiful harmonies.

You can find our sound recordings and live videos as well photos on the Facebook page but I have included below the photo we use on our business card. Looking forward to our gig at Royal Oak on September 7.

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Trivia Night
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Night

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Get down to Royal Oak to win tens of dollars worth of prizes, food, booze or even the coveted JC Disco Clock! Gather your mates together & book a table for the best Tuesday night fun in town.’

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Matt Dwyer and the Magnatones
Sep
30
4:00 PM16:00

Matt Dwyer and the Magnatones


Multi - award winning guitarist/singer/songwriter Matt Dwyer has been wowing audiences across Australia and overseas for close to two decades. By the time he was in his mid twenties he’d already become a respected veteran of the blues and roots scene as a member of seminal band The Bondi Cigars as well as a solo artist.

Since then he’s released two albums - the 2007 release “Who Loves Ya” was critically acclaimed, scoring Album Of the Year at the Vic/ Tas Blues Awards as well as securing the Artist Of the Year Award. Ken Williams of Melbourne’s The Age called it “Certainly my album of the year.” High praise indeed. 2011 release “It’s A Jungle Out There” only solidified Dwyer’s reputation as one of the best in the business.
Matt Dwyer is clearly an artist in a class all his own.

One look and you’ll be hooked.

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Grand Final Day Breakfast
Sep
29
11:00 AM11:00

Grand Final Day Breakfast

We're ready to serve you a Grand Final feast on Grand Final Day! Come in for a full-cooked brekkie + a pint of Mornington Ale or Mimosa or Bloody Mary while catching all the action on our big screen TVs. Tix are $25 ($20 Social Club members) and are available for purchase at the bar. See you there!

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Sam Grayson Duo
Sep
28
9:45 PM21:45

Sam Grayson Duo

Sam Grayson, former guitarist and vocalist from successful Aussie rock outfit The
Androids (I’d Rather Do It With Madonna), teams up with local Melbourne
drummer Alex Barnard to bring to you two sets of pub classics plus some
modern bangers. Together they form the Sam Grayson Duo, and will be
performing live at Fitzroy North’s Royal Oak Hotel for one night only, Friday
September 28 from 9:45pm. Performing classic hits from The Rolling Stones,
Queen, Daryl Braithwaite, John Farnham, Paul Kelly, Michael Jackson, Prince and
The Killers (to name a few), you won’t want to miss this one!

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Trivia Night
Sep
25
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Night

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Get down to Royal Oak to win tens of dollars worth of prizes, food, booze or even the coveted JC Disco Clock! Gather your mates together & book a table for the best Tuesday night fun in town.’

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Moonee Valley Drifters
Sep
23
4:00 PM16:00

Moonee Valley Drifters

I clearly remember I met the Moonee Valley Drifters at the Terminus hotel in 1987. I sat at the old piano in the empty bar and we played a bunch of songs that I knew from records but had never actually played. We sat close together microphones. Just behind me, Tom was singing and thumpin his old Martin guitar, Curly played brushes on his thighs while Rob played a Telecaster, and ex-US Navyman Peter Linden played Pedal Steel like nothing I had heard before. On the left Paul Pyle (complete with his own supply of beer in a personal esky!) played the wildest 2 beat bass. That was a moment. Along with our mutual love of Western Swing Tom introduced me and many others to the joys and sorrows of the Louvin Brothers, Lefty Frizzell, George Jones and Brenda Lee and his own originals.

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Lisa Crawley W/ Special Guest Luke O'Connor
Sep
21
9:45 PM21:45

Lisa Crawley W/ Special Guest Luke O'Connor

Prolific New Zealand born, Melbourne based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Lisa Crawley grew up teaching the other kids in her class how to play the recorder. Three EP’s and two albums later, she’s charming audiences across national and international stages performing her extensive repertoire of original music. On the odd occasion, she still finds herself busting out her recorder.

The push and pull of her musical vision has taken her the world over, seeing her grace stages in London, Japan, China, Denmark, SXSW, Canadian Music Week, and was recently selected for a songwriters residency at the prestigious Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, where recent singles ‘Wedding Band’ and ‘You Got Me’ were created.

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Trivia Night
Sep
18
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia Night

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Get down to Royal Oak to win tens of dollars worth of prizes, food, booze or even the coveted JC Disco Clock! Gather your mates together & book a table for the best Tuesday night fun in town.’

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