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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BLUES ARCADIA

Combining the legendary soul of the Stax and Motown era with the burning heat and power of the Chicago and Memphis blues, Blues Arcadia deliver an uninhibited old fashioned soul stomp revival.

Their raucous live shows are establishing them as one of Australia's most electrifying blues/soul outfits with standout performances at festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, Gympie Muster, Thredbo Blues Festival and Blues On Broadbeach.

Debuting in 2016 with an eclectic self-titled EP that reached #2 in the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts, they picked up a 2017 Australian Blues Music Award for Best New Talent and an Australian Roots Music Award nomination. 'Remedy', their 2017 single was one of Australian Community Radio's top ten most played tracks on release and was a finalist in the International Songwriting Competition.

With collaborators and partners-in-crime Jeremy Klysz (bass), Parmis Rose (keys) and Casper Hall (drums) the songwriting partnership between Chris Harvey (guitar) and Alan Boyle (vocals) continues to go from strength to strength.

Their new full length album Carnival Of Fools pushes the boundaries of their unique dirty-soul sound even further, capturing all the passion and excitement of their live shows. Blues Arcadia are proud and excited to be performing at The Fyrefly, St. Kilda on Friday 12 April as part of their Carnival Of Fools East Coast tour, along with special guest Mike Elrington.

"This is what a 21st century blues band should sound like - a howling celebration of what it is to make music now" - Mark Doherty, Nothin' But The Blues, 4ZZZ 102.1FM

"Blues Arcadia gave us a passionate performance and great music, and hammered home the argument that live bands are simply the best entertainment there is. Next time they’re playing, make sure you see them” - SCENESTR Magazine

"Damn good songwriting across a range of styles, allied to some quality musicianship from all concerned" - Iain Cameron, Blues Matters Magazine

MIKE ELRINGTON
“An eclectic, passionate & relentless mix of acoustic blues, rock & folk. This man plays & sings like wildfire.” -Las Vegas Weekly

Mike Elrington is a gifted singer songwriter with incredible guitar skills. Standing at almost two metres tall, delivering his signature, gut-wrenching vocals like an instrument all on its own, very few people forget a performance from this man. The commitment to his live shows and the well-earned reputation for leaving nothing behind but sweat has seen him invited to perform at some of Australia’s finest festivals, including the iconic Byron Bay BluesFest, Bendigo, Sydney Blues and Roots Festivals & Blues on Broadbeach to name but a few.

Elrington has proven himself as one the hardest-working artists currently on the Australian scene, and over the last 17 years since the inception of his career as an 18-year old in Adelaide, has released 9 albums & toured excessively throughout Australia, the United Kingdom & New Zealand.

Earlier Event: April 5
MAD PRIDE COMEDY
Later Event: April 13
Melbourne Lawyers Big Band

The fyrefly
34 Inkerman St, St Kilda