23 September 2022
7:00pm – 12 midnight
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Highly anticipated launch of the debut album for Lastovke, an ensemble exploring mutual perspectives of folk music and song from Tasmania and Slovenia. Supported by Myers & McNamara. 

Presale $12
On the door $15

Photo; Melanie Lunden

Lastovke was formed from a chance encounter of two Slovenian migrants (one old and one new) in a Bellerive carpark, with families and dogs in tow. After the initial shock of finding another person with common Slovenian heritage in Hobart they soon realized they both also had professional interests in the performance of folk and classical music respectively.
Together with mandolin virtuoso Luke Plumb, recently returned from an acclaimed career with Scottish band Shooglenifty, and in collaboration with Dyan Shaw Summers of Flinders Island they have undertaken a project that explores their migrant perspectives of folk music from both home and new country.  
Lastovke presents a program that compares and contrasts folk songs from both Slovenia and Tasmania performed bilingually.

Photo; supplied by the artist

Meyers & McNamara
Violinist Rachel Meyers and accordionist Dave McNamara boldly combine Klezmer and other Jewish music with experimental instrumentals and original compositions.

The Kucera Brothers are excited to be back in The Founders Room with the full band, to take you on an Americana folk journey of beauty and heartbreak. Alongside them is longtime friend and local troubadour, Jed Appleton with his band. 

Saturday 10 September 2022
7:00pm – 12 midnight
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

The Kucera Brothers 

The Kucera Brothers are an Americana/Folk/Rock band whose members have toured extensively through the USA and Australia. Sam and Colin have written and recorded music together for most of their lives, and alongside Alex McArthur for over a decade. In 2022, Christoph Farrell and Seth Henderson joined the family band making them somewhat of a Tassie super group. They played their debut show as the current line-up at MONA and they host a folk night at Pablo’s Cocktails & Dreams on the last Sunday of each month. The Kucera Brothers have several plans and projects already well underway for the coming year.

Jed Appleton

Jed left school at the ripe age of 16 to begin touring across the world, releasing 9 albums from a collection of 200+ songs and has shared the stage with the likes of Passenger, Matt Corby, The Cat Empire, Julien Baker & Stu Larsen. Tasmania’s Voice of the Year (2017) fascinates crowds with his unique blend of dynamic rhythmic stylings on his acoustic guitar alongside smooth but powerful textures from his raw vocals accompanied by a strong lyrical sense far beyond his years.

Presale $10 + bf
On the Door: $15

  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

7 October 2022
7.00pm – 12 midnight
Doors 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Formed in 2015, Knife Hands exploded onto the scene with a bright blend of progressive, pop soaked melodies and razor sharp guitar work. A sound that was carved into their opening short-form release (The Doomsday Book, 2016) and spilled across the nations club stages in a riotous sing along inducing energy unique to them.
With the release of their debut LP Milestones late in 2021 Knife Hands are hitting the road again armed with their brand new record for a string of dates throughout October 2022.

Supports from Coward Punch, Offset Vision & Blight St. 

$12 Pre Sales + BF
$15 door

3 September 2022
8.00pm – 12 midnight
Doors 8pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Indie? Alt Rock? Metal? Doom? Prog? Funk?!
Witness these elemental forces of nature that defy singular genre pigeonholing but are sure to deliver an evening of high energy, high volume intensity!
Performances by Northern Subs, Guru Mook & The Eclectic.

Northern Subs are a 5 piece genre-defying wall of noise. Featuring ex members of Botox, Lyrebirds, Scoparia and Solar Thorn, they construct sonic palettes as diverse as their precedent membership. Calling on elemental fantasy themes evoked by the essence of the Tasmanian Forest, Northern Subs weave epic spoken word narratives chronicling an entity known only as “The Warlock” between sprawling soundscapes including elements of Doom, Metal, Alternative Rock and Progressive music.

Guru Mook, some fresh faces on the scene, these guys are hungry for shows and willing to take no prisoners. Their unique take on what some would consider rock n roll, is something definitely not to be missed. 

The Eclectic, FKA Rocketry, are the prog/multi genre’d band that you didn’t know you needed in your life.
Come and see why. 

Pre Sales $10
Door Sales $10

Salamanca Art Centre are excited to present Jazz at the Founders Room with Jamie Pregnell Trio supported by Mia Palencia.
The hard-hitting group will be performing an array of music from the quintessential trio repertoire as well as showcasing brand new material written for up coming album.
Support act Mia Palencia will be singing jazz classics and her own contemporary jazz material to open the night!
A great night of jazz vocals and jazz guitar, not to be missed!

27 August 2022
7.30pm – 12 midnight
Doors 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$15 Presales
$20 on the door

Jamie Pregnell
Jamie is a Guitarist, Composer based in Hobart, Tasmania and has been performing extensively within the Tasmanian jazz and improvised music scene for over the past 10yrs.
Jamie has attended the Banff jazz workshop in Canada, awarded Arts Australia Grant to study under Aus Jazz great James Muller and recently released his latest album in 2020 “Sleepy Town”, recorded in Melbourne with Australian jazz greats Julien Wilson, Sam Anning, and Ben Vanderwal.
Jamie and his trio perform regularly in Hobart at many of the local venues and festivals.

Mia Palencia
Mia launched her luminous career in the Malaysian music scene at the age of 14 as the other half of well-loved Sabahan jazz duo Double Take. 19 years, 6 albums, and numerous concerts and tours later, Mia continues to live her dream of making music the centrepiece of her life’s work.
Mia’s current work focues on her passion for songwriting and working with aspiring songwriters. She continues to manifest this passion through her PhD research in Songwriting at the Conservatorium of Music, University of Tasmania. She is also set to release her 7th album in 2017 with her Australian jazz quartet, In Good Company.

Performing for the first time at The Founders room, Slaughterhäus Surf Cult are bringing two of their best mates – Cathy Diver and Emi Doi for an evening of rock n roll-pop-folk mayhem.

26 August 2022
7.30pm – 12 midnight
Doors 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$10 Presales
$15 Door

Photo: supplied by the artists

Slaughterhäus Surf Cult
A Three piece garage outfit from Hobart that have been working since 2018 to develop an identifiably Tasmanian sound.
Their third and most recent EP, ‘Since Tyson Called Me A Bitch’, is an accurate representation of the band’s live sound and energy, with each song offering an introspective look into Australia’s southernmost state.
Taking influence from the likes of Eddy Current Suppression Ring and Constant Mongrel, ‘Slaughterhäus’ have been lucky enough to play with local, national and international artists and have also been on the bills at a festival called PANAMA, MONA FOMA, the Basin Concert, Falls Music and Arts Festival and Party in the Paddock.

Photo: Claire Warren

Cathy Diver
Singer-songwriter Cathy Diver writes intimate alt-country and folk songs cast tender vignettes, shifting and sunburnt. Based between lutruwita/Tasmania and Ngunnawal Country, she has toured significantly and supported the likes of Julia Jacklin, Didirri, Tim Rogers and Carla Geneve, as well as co-forming indie label, Undine Records, in 2020.

Photo: supplied by the artist

エミエミ (emi emi)
エミエミ (emi emi)is the experimental J-pop project from 24-year-old Emi Doi. Born and raised in lutruwita to her Launcestonian mum and Japanese dad, エミエミ represents a new musical venture for Emi, combining her existing indie-music flavour with uptempo kawaii-pop, drawing on inspiration from the likes of Kero Kero Bonito, CHAI, Kyary Pyamu Pyamu and Superorganism. 楽しんでください (≧▽≦)

International touring swamp-blues-rocker 8 Ball Aitken is bringing his party gig to Hobart on Friday July 14 at The Founders Room supported by mystical soul rocker Jessy Lynch.

Photo: image supplied by the artist

8 Ball Aitken

8 Ball Aitken has toured the world for more than a decade performing his swampy-blues-rock across twenty countries to date. He’s earned a loyal fanbase from his live shows and internet videos, while paying his dues as a singer, songwriter, slide-guitarist, and producer.  
8 Ball won second place in the 2021 International New Orleans Cigar Box Guitar Festival hosted by blues woman Samantha Fish. His album release ‘ICE CREAM MAN’ hit #1 on the Australian Blues & Roots Charts in March 2021.
8 Ball moved to Nashville, Tennessee, USA in 2012 and worked for nine years with many of the best in the blues business today.

Photo: image supplied by the artist

Jessy Lynch

Jessy Lynch is a mystical-rocker with a strong soulful voice. Originally from Cairns, she now calls the Sunshine Coast home. Over the past five years, Jessy has played at festivals such as Palm Creek Folk Festival, Coalescence, River Sessions, Rootbound, EcoFiesta, and the Tablelands Folk Festival. She launched her debut album and single ‘AFTERGLOW’ in 2020 to sold-out audiences. The album received radio airplay across Australia. Jessy is currently working on a second album

Come to the Founders Room for The internationally acclaimed Adam Hall and the Velvet Playboys first time live in Tasmania!

The Velvet Playboys Orchestra featuring Adam Hall is an institution of the Australian vintage music scene and renowned for its captivating live performances.

The band’s repertoire is rooted in the Jazz and Rhythm & Blues music of the 40’s and 50’s, from artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Sammy Davis Junior, Harry Connick Junior, Jackie Wilson, Chuck Berry and The Blues Brothers. They also include a large library of Adam Hall originals and unique arrangements, which can be found on their four albums.

With support from Konrad Park’s Big Small Band this promises to be a night to have you dancing in the aisles!


A group of white men in suits sit in a bar. One of them holds a trumpet.
Photo: Doris Brunet

Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys

I can add to the list the outstanding showmanship of Australian jazz heroes, Adam Hall & the Velvet Playboys – Australian stage

In 2005 he formed a classic Rhythm & Blues band, Adam Hall & The Velvet Playboys. The band is an institution of the Australian vintage music scene.

Alongside Adam (Vocals, Trumpet) it features some of Australia’s finest musicians, including: 

Mark Turner | Guitar
Anthony Dodos | Trombone
Bronton Ainsworth | Drums
Kane Shaw | Double Bass
Tim Voutas | Keys

Konrad Park’s Big Small Band

Stand up for peace with this fundraiser for Ukrainians displaced by the Russian invasion. 

Join Les Nointers, featuring Lucien Simon and Cameron Healy from seminal 90s Tasmanian misfit stagger rock outfit DUST, flamenco metal queen Katherine Diaz Robayo and drum slinger Marcos Genaris. They are joined on stage by the Interiors, who’ve risen from the ashes of All Fires the Fire, to create a new brand of dark splendour. Closing the night will be our very own Russian defector Comrade Xero spinning her collection of banned communist electronica. Special guests for the evening will be Koko Flow and her band of yogis and yogini’s who will open the night with a chant for peace.

Throughout the night will be projected  a range of video art from Black Paul, Troy Melville and Lucien Simon.

All funds raised will be donated to UNICEF’s support for Ukrainian families and children.


  • Supporters

    Salamanca Art Centre’s 2022 programs are supported by the Commonwealth Government’s Office of the Arts via the RISE Fund.

This event is part of the ARCHIVE 2022 program and is presented by Salamanca Arts Centre and Edge Radio

A monthly showcase of Tasmanian contemporary music.

Genre Electronic

Tapir are a pair of herbivorous ungulates who steer a course between summoning up mirage-like soundscapes from some hidden world, and pitching headlong into the deepest of grooves. You are welcome to dance something we can play to.

Stormworm & La Sauvage
Stormworm and Sauvage is the collaborative experimental electronic music project of lutruwita/Tasmania based visual artist/musician/performers David Fooks (Stormworm) and Edith Perrenot (Sauvage) Stormworm utilises synthesizers, samplers, and drum machines to produce an amalgamation of spliced vowels with experimental and progressive synth passages. Bouncing between light and dark, fast and slow, experimental and ambient. Sauvage brings the living, breathing human core to the collaboration. Adding her haunting vocal melodies and French spoken word passages reverberating over the electronic pulses

IAE is the solo, purge project of Elliott (The Huskees, The Trash Vultures). Lyrics, guitar and synth subject to variation, depending on the level of shyness. 

Baltimore Charlot
The Saddest cowgirl in RnB

The Curators

A Couple sit on a lounge. She wears a red street and sunglasses and has long dark hair. He wears a cap, sunglasses and a long ginger beard.
Photo: supplied by the artist

Mum and Dad

MUM and a DAD are from Moonah. They tell it like it is while making you shake your rump.

Supported by Live Music Australia – an Australian Government initiative