There’s nothing like some smooth acoustic sounds to help you unwind, especially when they’re teamed with a few drinks. Luckily, you don’t have to search too hard to find some top-notch live tunes around town this winter because The Deck have cherry picked a handful of new and emerging local talent for their Winter Acoustic Sessions. Regardless of taste, we think you’ll find a little something to whet your musical appetite this winter.
Kicking off the winter acoustics on Saturday July 14 is local artist Stevie Burr. Stevie dropped his debut EP Got A Story last year and sees the musician channel all his thoughts and energy into writing songs that span alternate rock, blues and even a bit of country. Just by listening to his debut single and title track ‘Got a Story’, it’s no secret that Stevie pours his heart and soul into his music, creates poignant music that delves deep into the realities and struggles that come with everyday life. Expect real lyrics and catchy tunes.
Your Sunday session is now sorted with Noah Vernon and Joni Gardner sharing their tunes on August 19 from 4pm. Noah is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter from Gherang, a small area just outside Geelong. Creating versatile music falling under pop, RnB, alternative and soul, he has a passion for experimenting and trying new things. Making music since he was 14 years old, the now 20 year old Oxygen College student is a regular on the gigging circuit in Geelong. His most recent single ‘Seen It All’ featuring Lordholani is a reflective and soothing track with its minimalist production which adds in a slight electronic beat throughout. Noah has some serious potential – he even jetted over to New Zealand back in February for his first gig with Auckland Openair Cinema. We can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for the acoustic sessions.
Noah will also be joined by Joni Gardner, who is another sensational talent on the Sunday lineup. Specialising in using different instruments to loop using a loop pedal, Gardner enjoys putting a spin on classic songs, as well as playing music from well-known looping artists such as Ed Sheeran and Tash Sultana. He recently supported This Way North at Courthouse Youth Arts and dropped a pretty impressive cover of Meg Mac’s ‘Low Blows’.
The talent doesn’t stop there though. Other local legends taking to the stage include Luke Parker and Lara’s Elise Scacco on Tuesday July 24, while rounding out the winter sessions on Friday night, you’ll find Daniel Gittens and Tom Robb providing the tunes to kick-start your weekend. As if you need more convincing, you can also score $10 pizzas on Tuesdays and Friday nights is Steak Night.
Along with this lineup, you can also check out Lukeys Open Mic Nights (LOMN) on Tuesday August 7. Pioneered by Surf Coast musician Lukey Luke, who has a passion for performance art, live music and entertainment, the open mic night is designed to give amateur artists a place to hone their art and for more seasoned performers to try out new material in front of a live audience. We love live entertainment, and nights like these keep the LIVE entertainment flame burning like it is.
The Deck Geelong is located at 2 Gheringhap street Geelong. For table bookings call (03) 5229 5504.