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Victor Stranges & The Methinks at The Tote

The Tote Hotel, 71 Johnston Street, Collingwood

Melbourne's own Victor Stranges & The Methinks are bringing their melodic post-punk kitchen sink drama to Melbourne's home of rock. They will be playing songs from Heading Back To You (2002) and Hello Me To You (2009). Joining the fracas will be Man City Sirens, Signal Chain and Catcher Block & The Sexy Bureaucrats.

Tickets $10 at the door from 7:00pm.

"Strangely enough, he sounds more like he began as a lounge singer, pulled from a musical at a young age and indoctrinated into a punk lifestyle of hard guitars and dark clubs." Brad McNaughton, Rip It Up (Adelaide)

"Hello Me To You, it's great." Edwyn Collins

Victor Stranges & The Methinks LIVE

The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar, 238 Victoria Street, North Melbourne

For the first time in 10 years, Victor Stranges will be performing with a new line up of The Methinks at The Last Chance Rock & Roll Bar with Man City Sirens and The Reasons.

Victor Stranges & The Methinks will be playing songs from the albums, Heading Back To You (2002) and Hello Me To You (2009). The evening promises to be a great line up of Melbourne rock 'n' roll on the Cup Eve long weekend.

"Victor Stranges is a world class songwriter and one of the most able multi-instrumentalists you're likely to come across. Carrying the flame of literate, melodic post-punk artists to cherish from Elvis Costello down. He sings it like he means it." DC Cardwell

"Strangely enough, he sounds more like he began as a lounge singer, pulled from a musical at a young age and indoctrinated into a punk lifestyle of hard guitars and dark clubs." Brad McNaughton, Rip It Up (Adelaide)

"Hello Me To You, it's great." Edwyn Collins

Also appearing are Man City Sirens who play polyphonic rock music: opera meets the punky popular. The Reasons are a new outfit and can be best described as The Monkees meets The Velvet Underground fighting over a car parking spot in Melbourne.

Tickets $10 each at the door on the night.

Doors open 8:00pm for an 8:30pm start.

Sep15

Victor Stranges - Sunday Afternoon (SOLO) at the Ascot Vale Hotel

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Ascot Vale Hotel, 447 Mt Alexander Road, Ascot Vale

Victor will be playing 3 sets between 4:30pm and 7:30pm for the first time at the Ascot Vale Hotel. He will be performing interpretations of music from a vast catalogue of songs including The Kinks, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, David Bowie, The Smiths, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Big Star, Paul Simon, The Beatles, Al Green, The Replacements and many other pop favourites! All for your listening pleasure. Come!

FREE ENTRY

Everyday I Write The Hook...Victor Stranges Plays The Elvis Costello Songbook with Mike Dupp

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The Drunken Poet, 65 Peel Street, West Melbourne

Victor will be joined by piano extraordinaire, Mike Dupp, for an evening of Elvis Costello hits and obscurities. The performance is not a costume changing tribute show, rather an affirmation of Stranges' love for the songs of Costello.

The acoustic show draws from Costello's first twenty years of making records, from My Aim Is True (1977) to All This Useless Beauty (1996). The songs are stripped back, revealing their subtlety, glorious structures and remaining faithful to the original album arrangements.

FREE ENTRY

Victor Stranges presents Pop Preservation Society

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Settlers Run Golf & Country Club, 1 Settlers Run, Botanic Ridge

Victor Stranges will be bringing his solo Pop Preservation Society show as a part of Settlers Run Golf & Country Club's Friday night entertainment in the bar/bistro.

Victor will be playing 3 sets over 3 hours. Available will be cocktail & drink specials, bar menu or book a table in the restaurant before, during or after!

Table Reservations: 03 9785 6072 (Ext. 4)

Free event.

Victor Stranges (solo) at Cafe Cibo Bar

Cafe Cibo Bar, Clarinda Village, 85 Everlasting Blvd, Cranbourne West

Cafe Cibo Bar will be extending the Friday night residency of Melbourne recording artist, Victor Stranges. Come and be dazzled by his ability to perform the hits and obscurities locked inside the recesses of your mind. It will cause a singing sensation - most likely involuntary.

Victor will also be playing selections from his 2 albums and previewing new songs over 3 sets.

"Victor Stranges is a world class songwriter and one of the most able multi-instrumentalists you're likely to come across. Carrying the flame of literate, melodic post-punk artists to cherish from Elvis Costello down. He sings it like he means it." DC Cardwell

"Hello Me To You, it's great." Edwyn Collins

"Like the humming of a well-worn turntable or the buzz from a magical amp, Stranges' songs feel familiar yet fresh, comforting yet ready to explode with new information. His melodic pop transmissions flow from the center of the galaxy, circle the planets and hover like shadows in the four corners of your mind. All of gentle, sweeping harmonies here are tender and accent each corner of every note. The immediate touchstone, hard to miss, is the horn-rimmed sophistication of Elvis Costello but he reminds me of Willy DeVille..." Bruce Brodeen (Not Lame Recordings, U.S.A.)

“Australia has given the music world AC/DC, Icehouse, Men At Work, Midnight Oil, Crowded House, and INXS amongst others. If there is any justice in the world, Victor Stranges will be amongst those great names in terms of recognition and accomplishment...Hello Me To You is a piece of Pop/Rock near-perfection. There's very little here that Stranges doesn't do well; a striking accomplishment considering that the album is almost entirely written, produced, and performed by himself...” Heath Andrews (Review You, U.S.A.)

"Strangely enough, he sounds more like he began as a lounge singer, pulled from a musical at a young age and indoctrinated into a punk lifestyle of hard guitars and dark clubs." Brad McNaughton, Rip It Up (Adelaide)

Free Entry Kids welcome (accompanied by adult)

Victor Stranges (solo) at Cafe Cibo Bar

Cafe Cibo Bar, Clarinda Village, 85 Everlasting Blvd, Cranbourne West

Cafe Cibo Bar will be extending the Friday night residency of Melbourne recording artist, Victor Stranges. Come and be dazzled by his ability to perform the hits and obscurities locked inside the recesses of your mind. It will cause a singing sensation - most likely involuntary.

Victor will also be playing selections from his 2 albums and previewing new songs over 3 sets.

"Victor Stranges is a world class songwriter and one of the most able multi-instrumentalists you're likely to come across. Carrying the flame of literate, melodic post-punk artists to cherish from Elvis Costello down. He sings it like he means it." DC Cardwell

"Hello Me To You, it's great." Edwyn Collins

"Like the humming of a well-worn turntable or the buzz from a magical amp, Stranges' songs feel familiar yet fresh, comforting yet ready to explode with new information. His melodic pop transmissions flow from the center of the galaxy, circle the planets and hover like shadows in the four corners of your mind. All of gentle, sweeping harmonies here are tender and accent each corner of every note. The immediate touchstone, hard to miss, is the horn-rimmed sophistication of Elvis Costello but he reminds me of Willy DeVille..." Bruce Brodeen (Not Lame Recordings, U.S.A.)

“Australia has given the music world AC/DC, Icehouse, Men At Work, Midnight Oil, Crowded House, and INXS amongst others. If there is any justice in the world, Victor Stranges will be amongst those great names in terms of recognition and accomplishment...Hello Me To You is a piece of Pop/Rock near-perfection. There's very little here that Stranges doesn't do well; a striking accomplishment considering that the album is almost entirely written, produced, and performed by himself...” Heath Andrews (Review You, U.S.A.)

"Strangely enough, he sounds more like he began as a lounge singer, pulled from a musical at a young age and indoctrinated into a punk lifestyle of hard guitars and dark clubs." Brad McNaughton, Rip It Up (Adelaide)

Free Entry Kids welcome (accompanied by adult)

Victor Stranges Solo (Pop Preservation Society)

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Settlers Run Golf & Country Club, 1 Settlers Run, Botanic Ridge

Victor Stranges will be bringing his Pop Preservation Society show as a part of Settlers Run Golf & Country Club's Sunday Sessions!

Victor will be playing 4 sets over 4 hours. Available will be cocktail & drink specials, bar menu or book a table in the restaurant before, during or after!

Event information and booking: https://www.facebook.com/events/741309089540474/?event_time_id=806102923061090

Free event.