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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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The Large No 12's
Oct
28
4:00 PM16:00

The Large No 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. 

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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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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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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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Quarry Road
Sep
16
4:00 PM16:00

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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Savvas
Sep
14
9:45 PM21:45

Savvas

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 with Missyk8te
Sep
11
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia with Missyk8te

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Missyk8te is your hostess with the most-ess. She’s a trivia host by night, and BMX bandit by day - pretending she’s Nicole Kidman doin’ some sick bunny hops & hitting up milk bars. She hates dancing at weddings but will dance on a bar for a dare (or a free beer).

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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Don Hillman's Secret Beach
Sep
9
4:00 PM16:00

Don Hillman's Secret Beach

DON HILLMAN's SECRET BEACH perform selections from their original alt-country/roots repertoire, and tracks from the album "Driftwood Smoke".

Singer/songwriter Don Hillman pens songs about travelling and living in Australia ... surfing and spending time on the coast ... the wilderness bush ... the wonderful outback … Reviews have drawn favourable comparisons with Australian artists, Colin Hay and Paul Kelly.

Website // Vimeo

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Meraki
Sep
7
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.

Facebook
 

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Trivia with Missyk8te
Sep
4
7:30 PM19:30

Trivia with Missyk8te

CALL 9481 4693 to book a table!

Missyk8te is your hostess with the most-ess. She’s a trivia host by night, and BMX bandit by day - pretending she’s Nicole Kidman doin’ some sick bunny hops & hitting up milk bars. She hates dancing at weddings but will dance on a bar for a dare (or a free beer).

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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Field, See and Mason
Sep
2
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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Aug
25
to Aug 26

DJ Lady Love Potion

Lady Love Potion brings a stack of 60s girl group soul and rocknroll and likes to play music that makes romance happen.

She'll nod to the new wave, pull out some down under nuggets and then return you to your childhood roller disco.

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Murphy's hardware
Aug
19
4:00 PM16:00

Murphy's hardware

Murphy's Hardware are bringing their 60s dance party to the Edinburgh Castle. 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!

 Facebook // Instagram

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DJ Chips & Salad
Aug
18
to Aug 19

DJ Chips & Salad

Nobody wants Steamed veggies. Everybody wants Chips and Salads! 

Indie miserablism meets party hip hop. Kraut, synth, a shallow knowledge of dub reggae, two Beyonce records, awkward house music and a bunch of Alt. hits and memories. Like if Jive Bunny did the Stranger Things Soundtrack.

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Dave Holmes Gang
Aug
12
4:00 PM16:00

Dave Holmes Gang

David Holmes written and recorded with the likes of Jeff Burstin (Black Sorrows ) and Nicki Bomba ( John Butler Trio ).

With a couple of CD's under his belt, the Dave Holmes Gang released an EP and video " Rock n Roll Pub " at the

Retreat Hotel last year. Davids songs capture the atmosphere of Melbourne,it's lane ways and bars, sung in his unique

country style. Joined by Dave Adam,one of Melbourne's finest guitar players,this tight four piece unit, play great original

country rock. The Dave Holmes Gang are not to be missed.

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The Large #12's
Aug
5
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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Twilight in Tulsa
Jul
29
4:00 PM16:00

Twilight in Tulsa

Twilight in Tulsa is a new Melbourne group of seasoned and experienced professional musicians. Twilight In Tulsa‘s broad repertoire covers the old-time style of country music (Hank Williams, Patsy Cline, Jimmie Rogers) through to 50s & 60s country music (George Jones, Merle Haggard, Loretta Lynn) through to alt-country (USA independent The Lonesome Doves) and some original songs written by front person and lead vocalist Jane Hilson, and our resident songwriter Paul Cumming.

Twilight In Tulsa applies a highly professional commitment to every performance to ensure audiences enjoy the same experience as the musicians performing the songs.

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The Hornets
Jul
15
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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Hey Gringo
Jul
8
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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DJ Chips & Salad
Jul
7
to Jul 8

DJ Chips & Salad

Nobody wants Steamed veggies. Everybody wants Chips and Salads! 

Indie miserablism meets party hip hop. Kraut, synth, a shallow knowledge of dub reggae, two Beyonce records, awkward house music and a bunch of Alt. hits and memories. Like if Jive Bunny did the Stranger Things Soundtrack.

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