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.

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BEN WATERS (UK) with special guest DEREK NASH (UK) And Band

BEN WATERS - Nominated by Jools Holland as one of his 10 favourite piano players of all time, Ben’s performances have been described by the London Times as “like a bouncing castle for grown-ups”.  

Ben has played in over 25 countries in venues including London’s Royal Festival Hall, Royal Albert Hall & Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club; the Sydney Opera House and New York’s Iridium Theatre. He regularly tours Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Caribbean and the US. Played with ‘flair & bravado’ (Birmingham Post) Ben’s music is an eclectic mix of early blues through ragtime, jazz, boogie woogie, stride, R&B and the R&R of the 50’s & 60’s. Along the way he has played and/or recorded with artists such as  Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, PJ Harvey, Jools Holland, Leo Sayer, Ray Davies and the Rolling Stones.    

DEREK NASH - renowned for energetic, vibrant, passionate & charismatic performances on soprano, alto, tenor & baritone sax, Derek Nash has been a featured member of the Jools Holland Orchestra since 2004. Regarded as “at the forefront of the British jazz movement”, Derek has been described a “one of the most versatile saxophonists in the UK today” (The Guardian). A member of Ronnie Scott’s Blues Explosion he has appeared live or on TV with such as Eric Clapton, Amy Winehouse, Paul McCartney, Solomon Burke, Annie Lennox & Tom Jones.

Doors open/ Dinner:  6:30 PM
General admission: 7:30 PM
The show starts: 8:00 PM

The fyrefly
34 Inkerman St, St Kilda