Live Music



Gigs at The Labour In Vain

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  • Thu

    Andre Warhurst with Nick Murphy


    Every Thursday in April Andre Warhurst and his guitar will tempt you with his tunes. There will be freshly written songs from his upcoming solo debut album, old tunes from Spoonful and The Rare Byrds and there might even be a cover or two. Each week a different guest will open the night. Guests will be announced in the coming weeks. As always, free entry at The Labour In Vain. See you in April!

  • Sat

    Nathan Seeckts 'The Heart Of The City' Tour | Fitzroy


    Nathan Seeckts is a powerful singer songwriter who effortlessly fuses the sounds of Americana, folk, country & blues delivered with a commanding voice that is equal parts gravel & passion. His songs feature intricate, heartfelt storytelling that echo loudly and honestly from personal experience. Taking inspiration from the songbooks of artists including Bruce Springsteen, Jason Isbell, Lucero & Steve Earle, his songs could find him comfortably at home in any bar from Melbourne to Memphis.

    “If the single is anything to go by, Nathan is about to take the Australian country music scene by storm. Dripping with raw country truth, the production and composition of this song is flawless. More more more!” - Katherine Devaney, ABC Country

    “Seemingly hewn from Bellarine Peninsula basalt, Seeckts’ vocal is imbued with all the heartworn grit of Deer Tick’s John McCauley, grounding an album that’s alternately heaving, shivering and jangling with feeling. Whether punching out a heartland belter or immersed in a nostalgic reverie, Seeckts delivers songs of immense humanity, compassion, and catharsis.” - Gareth Hipwell, Country Update Magazine

    Seeckts and his band (Sean McDonnell on guitar, Matt Dietrich on bass, Mark McLeod on drums) will heading to The Labour In Vain on Saturday April 27th to launch his debut album 'The Heart Of The City'.

    'The Heart Of The City' is out on Friday March 29 on CD, vinyl and digital formats.

We ❤️‍ Live Music

As anyone who has ever visited the Labour In Vain knows, music is pretty much baked into every fibre of the joint.

Proud supporters of live and local music, we are members of Music Victoria and long-time sponsors of community radio stations RRR and pbsFM.

Almost all our gigs (excluding a couple of special events a year) are FREE ENTRY so you’ve got NO EXCUSE NOT TO  get out and be blown away by live local music.

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