The Fyrefly

The Fyrefly is a nocturnal hideaway, located just down the stairs at the Newmarket Hotel.

The intimate atmosphere between artists and music lovers paired with great food create an unrivalled dining and entertainment experience.

The Fyrefly plays host to a huge variety of music styles including jazz, soul, funk, RnB, and even comedy.

Head to the SHOWS page to see upcoming artists and events.

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Daniel Champagne USA/ Aust

“Watching Daniel Champagne perform is a once in a lifetime experience. He is a true prodigy

that plays like no one else could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying

the art.” BW Review, New Zealand

The story goes that the young Australian singer, songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a five year old following in the footsteps of a musical father. He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing solo wherever he could, honing his craft and developing what would become the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he left school, turned professional and hit the road.

The next several years saw him traversing North America, the United Kingdom, Europe, New

Zealand and of course, his homeland Australia playing such festivals as California WorldFest,

Winnipeg Folk Fest, Vancouver and Mariposa Folk (Canada), Belgium’s Labadoux Festival and

Australia’s Woodford, Falls Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and the legendary Byron Bay Blues Fest

He has toured and shared stages with Jake Shimabukuro, Jesse Cook, Roderigo Gabriela, Richard Shindell, The Ragbirds, The Waifs, Lucinda Williams, Judy Collins, INXS, John

Butler, KT Tunstall and Ani DiFranco.

Daniel Champagne has relocated to North America where he continues his exciting career as an international touring and recording artist.

“Daniel Champagne is a crossroads. Fusing the strong traditions of Blues, Folk and other roots

art with pop showmanship and admirable lyrical ability. I firmly believe that he will become an ambassador for roots music in a time where it desperately needs representation.”

The Indie Blender, Canada

“One of the more amazing young percussive guitarists touring the world right now”

Blank, Gold Coast, Australia

“Today I saw the future of Folk Festival goers flocking in their thousands towards the main

stage to witness the young musical phenomenon from Australia dish out an absolute show stopper at the evening’ s end.”

Firefly Column, USA

“The superb talent of Daniel Champagne can’t be explained by mere words; it must be seen to be believed.”

FasterLouder, Australia

“There’s a reason Champagne has an amazing reputation as a live performer.”

Timber And Steel, Australia

‘Within the boundaries of Folk, Champagne is an expert’ Tone Deaf

‘Champagne has proven that he’s a talent you can’t possibly ignore. His live shows have drawn rapturous responses from all corners’

Rhythms Magazine, Australia

Earlier Event: April 26
HER & DEFRYME *DOUBLE BILL*
Later Event: May 10
LET IT RAIN 

The fyrefly
34 Inkerman St, St Kilda