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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The Royal Funk Party


Don your funky finery and join us for a spectacular night of music, dancing and fun with Lake Minnetonka and friends.

Now in its fourth year, the Royal Funk Party is a huge celebration of funk, soul and all that jazz. Royal Funk Masters Lake Minnetonka are bringing the purple-tinged Minneapolis-style funk and will have you partying like it's 1982. Before that, the fabulous Maya will be setting the stage on fire with her vivid brand of RnB, soul and electronic pop. Add in some surprise guest vocalists and a slammin' DJ and we've got the makings of a party fit for a king (or a Prince)!

For the uninitiated, Lake Minnetonka is the funk juggernaut forging a Melbourne take on the Minneapolis Sound. They released their debut album, Melbourneapolis, in February this year, launching it in style at Howler before heading to Moomba a couple of weeks later. Playing music in the vein of Prince, Morris Day and the Time, Madhouse, and Sheila E, their 80s inspired jazz fusion and on-stage antics will leave you on a purple high.


Maya is a vibrant, soulful powerhouse, melding old-school soul with infectious rhythms and neoteric beats. In the midst of a big year for this in-demand artist, her new single, 'Blackout' dropped in April, following a successful EP launch for 'Future Soul' at the end of last year. Maya's bring-the-house-down vocals have seen her grace stages alongside international and local artists such as Sneaky Sound System, Way Of The Eagle, Big Words, Foreign Brothers, 30/70, and many other emerging artists around the world.

This is the first year that we've brought the Royal Funk Party southside, and we're expecting to see you all there! (We promise it'll be worth crossing the river for!)

$30 +bf presale or $35 on the door


The fyrefly
34 Inkerman St, St Kilda