In late 2015 in the back streets of Northcote we found Merring Studio, an open plan warehouse come photography studio owned by local artist, Kristian. With a vast open space, high ceilings, an impressive lighting system, and the quirky addition of a huge terrarium beside the stage, Merring studio was the perfect setting for our 1st birthday bash.
On a Sunday evening in late January, the candle-lit space was filled with music enthusiasts, friends, family and local residents who shared drinks and chatter, before The Teskey Brothers took the stage to delight guests with their soulful Bluesey tunes.
Between sets our host, Kristian and the band shared drinks with friends and mingled with the crowd, creating a relaxed atmosphere that had guests dancing to the irresistible beat by the bands' second set.
A slightly larger scale version of our initial house-concert vision, Parlour's first birthday bash at Merring studio proved that live music is best served in an intimate setting, where the artists are able to enjoy themselves in the company of a guests who appreciate and respect the experience that they are being given.
Polish Club Featured Gig
Mark Gable Featured Gig
Abbe May Featured Gig
Woody Pitney Featured Gig
Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds Featured Gig
Melody Pool - Parlour HQ
Robert Forster Parlour Gig
Greg Arnold Featured Gig
Mia Dyson Featured Gig
Parlour chat with Abbe May
Tripod Featured Gig
Catherine Britt Featured Gig
Dallas Fracsa performing in the Parlour Office.
We got to check out one of Ed Kuepper/The Aint's Parlour Gigs.
We spoke to Kav Temperley of Eskimo Joe at Plug Seven Records on Smith Street, to dig some dirt on his favourite records.
Spending an afternoon listening to Gena Rose Bruce made us all very happy at Parlour HQ!
A night with Aaron Gocs!
Furphy Gig at the Geelong Brewery
Furphy Gig at Geelong Brewery
Furphy Gig at Geelong Brewery with The Kite Machine
Furphy Gigs with Gymnastics in the Seventies
Featured Gig with Jodi and Trish from The Clouds
Bread, Milk & Vinyl with Ella Thompson
Featured Gig with Mia Dyson in Kew
Featured Gig with Didirri
Featured Gig with Steve Kilbey
Featured Gig with Guttermouth
Featured Gig with Jordie Lane & Clare Reynolds
Impromptune with Oh Mercy
Under the Covers (UTC) with Francesca Gonzales
Under the Covers (UTC) with Naomi Keyte
Featured Gig with Harry James Angus - I Saw Red