9 December 2022
7:30pm – late
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$20 +bf pre sales
$25 on the door


Photo: Jesse Hunniford

Ben Salter
Accomplished songwriter and performer Ben Salter has spent the past few years of these strange times at the Museum Of Old & New Art (MONA) in lutruwita/Tasmania composing and performing daily in his own studio/installation, Import/Export.

An already prolific artist, Salter has written, recorded and released four albums of new material over the past 12 months, demonstrating an increasingly eclectic and progressive bent in both his lyrics and compositions. Now he is to undertake his first national tour in over three years, presenting songs old and new in the intimate solo mode he has grown so adept at during his daily performances at the museum. 


Photo: Nick McKK

Laura Imbruglia
Australian songwriter Laura Imbruglia has been releasing records since the early noughties. A restless musician with broad music taste, she’s released four albums, played almost every corner of Australia and several pockets of Europe.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Saree Salter
Tasmanian singer-songwriter Saree Salter has been performing since she was in middle school. Saree grew up on the East Coast, where she passionately refined her sound and broadened her audience to the greater regions of Northern Tasmania. Saree has featured in iconic Tasmanian festivals such as Festival of the Voices and Junction Arts Festival.


  • Supporters

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

Friday 11 November 2022
7.30pm – late
Doors at 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Join local artists Cathy Diver, Jethro Pickett, Celeste Evelyn and Lune River for a night of folk music and tales at Founders Room.

All profits from the gig will be donated to the Hobart Women’s Shelter. 

This event will take place on the lands of the muwinina people.

$10 presale

$15 on the door


Photo:  Oscar Wyatt

Lune River
Forming in nipaluna / Hobart, Lune River are a Rock ’n’ Roll group in spirit. Through dreamy songwriting that sets the dials for the sun, their music exhales space hooks and melody – yet with good feels and weight when it counts. Their affinity with adventurous psych-rock jams and organic songwriting also gives them a rare duality that reflects their love for the 60s. You can expect to hear plenty more of Lune River over the coming waves of time.


Photo: Ursula Woods

Jethro Pickett is a Tasmanian songwriter and producer who’s gearing up for a new release this year with a new sound. His last release was put out by Phill Calvert’s (The Birthday Party) Behind The Beat Records and they’re on board for the next one too. Jethro has toured with various pop/rock bands all over the world and has a big pool to delve into and inspire from. Expect some cosmic pop from this prince of freak folk.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Celeste Evelyn is an artist/singer-songwriter born from the wild and fertile coastal soil of lutruwita/Tasmania, honing an original sound that borrows from roots, soul, folk and alt-rock, yet strays into realms of a genre undefinable. An earth-spun songstress with provoking lyrics, emotive melodies, and a focus on the depth and colour available to our human experience that can be found through rhythm and melody.


Photo: Claire Warren

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.


  • Supporters

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

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Saturday 22 October 2022
7.00pm – 12 midnight
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$10.00 pre sales
$15.00 on the door

Join us for a night at The Founders celebrating the release of Jay Jarome’s newest single!
Supported by Bad Camel, Jeqa and Karai.


Jay Jarome
Growing up on an island in south east QLD, singer-songwriter Jay Jarome made the move down to nipaluna/Hobart on a scholarship to study music at the conservatorium. He’s since taken the island state by storm with his soulful vocals, smooth musicianship and thoughtful song writing. Jay has channelled his unique blend of Soul, Blues, Folk and Funk all around lutruwita/Tasmania – from busking in the street to performing on stages at Falls Festival, A Festival Called Panama, DARK MOFO, Party in the Paddock and many more.Spending the last few years collaborating with other musicians, songwriters and producers, Jay has carefully pieced together his first E.P titled, ‘Blue Skies’. In lead up to the release of this debut, Jay is launching a single called ‘WATWIFFY’ on the 22nd of October. Jay Jarome Band along with Jeqa and Karai will be putting on a show at The Founders Room to celebrate the artist’s first release since 2019.

Bad Camel
Bad Camel (Lawrence) is a seasoned musician hailing from nipaluna, Tasmania. With over 15 years of
experience in the industry, he has played drums in many high profile Tasmanian bands along with experience playing at renowned festivals such as Dark Mofo, Party In The Apocalypse, Falls Festival and Festival of Voices.
After recently rotating into DJ work, Bad Camel has begun developing and honing his DJ soundscape.
You can expect to hear elements of funk, soul, disco, house and pop in his DJ sets that will leave you wanting more.

Jeqa
Jeqa create big and beautiful sounds that loosely draw inspiration from dream pop and alternative rock. With lyrical references drawn from fairytales, insects and spiritual epiphanies, the music of these five mates will have you lost in a sea of luscious guitar swirls and powerful soaring melodies.

KARAI
KARAI is a Singer-Songwriter Guitarist based in nipaluna/Hobart, luturwita/Tasmania. Beginning his professional career in 2007 at the age of 18, KARAI has carefully crafted his vocal range, agility, guitar playing and high energy stage theatrics which lead him to tour Australia and internationally with the likes of Sampa the Great, Ngaiire, Okenyo and Chet Faker.Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Joni Mitchell, Nick Hakim, Jeff Buckley & Prince – KARAI’s folk-soul songs have strong social commentary whilst allowing the listener to develop their own connection. The songs have also been described by the artist himself as “Thought provoking nostalgic sad boy feelings music”.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.

  • Supporters

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

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Friday 21 October 2022
7.30pm – late
Doors at 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

“Boon’s Olive Church are coming for the first time to The Founders Room. Bringing with them a little of something sweet, a bit of something smooth and a healthy dollop of something crunchy. 
Alongside local legend Bryce Tilyard (band). New music is inbound. So join us!

$10 presale

$15 on the door


Photo: supplied by the artist

Boon’s Olive Church
Boon’s Olive Church is a mostly instrumental jazz trio featuring Mathew Olivier on keys, Lawrence Churches on the drums and Alastair Boon on the Bass. Old friends making fresh music.


Photo: supplied by the artist

Bryce Tilyard
Bryce Tilyard is a local singer songwriter who has played across varying stages around Hobart with influences such as John Mayer, Foo Fighters, Hiatus Kaiyote and many more. 
Bryce has come together with local musicians Jared Van Andel and Chris Terry to bring you handcrafted originals and a whole lot of original improvisation.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

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

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15 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

Groove-rockers Lazer Baby return to the stage October 15th at The Founders Room in nipaluna/Hobart!
Joining them will be thrash rap grunge lords Woolworths//Flushot, as well as local indie-pop sensations Acres and Caelo.

$15.00 pre sales
$20.00 on the door


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

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

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Saturday 8 October 2022
8.00pm
Doors 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

$10 pre sales
$15 on the door


Photo: supplied by the artist

Lasca Lee Kallister Dry is a musician hailing from the small town of Ulverstone, Tasmania. Born in Hobart and moving shortly after, Lasca spent her childhood listening to the 60’s and 70’s music that would go on to shape her taste and inspire her own music.  

Previously one-half of the folk-rock group ‘The Habits’ (initiated in 2013) alongside Daniel Bicanski. A powerful partnership whom together released several tracks including a self titled EP of which garnered enough attention to win them 2014’s Tasmania’s Foster The Band competition and playing Marion Bay’s Falls Festival.  

In 2015 Lasca initiated a solo project under her given name ‘Lasca Dry’. This same year Lasca also began her degree at Hobart’s Conservatorium of Music and became a regular busker around the city of Hobart. Between then and now Lasca has become well known by the community for her angelic melodies lofting through the streets and her earnest, untainted musician expression.

Lasca recently released her debut album ‘Sweet Sea Surrender’, including two singles ‘Do You Like Me That Way’ and ‘Better Than This’, all of which were well received and gained her support acts such as
Weyes Blood, Paul Dempsey, Didirri, Luca Brasi, Tim Rogers, Davey Lane and at venues and festivals such as The Falls Festival, Mona’s Gallery, ‘Alter’, ‘In The Hanging Garden’, The Taste of Tasmania and Junction Arts Festival.

Lasca has developed her very own unique flavor of slightly bittersweet melancholy songs. Heartfelt, honest and deceptively simple, Lasca Dry’s songs are direct, emotive and play with haunting vocals and contagious melodies. Lasca sings of life, love and loss carrying her listeners into new places and other realms.


Whilst the wearing of masks is not mandatory it is recommended in certain situations by Tasmanian Public Health.  Masks will be available upon entering the venue for those patrons who would like one.  

If you’re unwell, it is recommended that you stay at home, and we look forward to welcoming you at Salamanca Arts Centre another time.


  • Supporters

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

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Friday 30 September 2022
7.30pm
Doors 7pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Salamanca Arts Centre, in collaboration with LACAT, bring you the first Afro-Caribbean FIESTA featuring Moses Iten (Cumbia Cosmonauts)!
Dance off the seasonal blues and come celebrate a night of vinyl, community and amazing vibes with your favourite DJ Moses Iten. 
Latin cocktail specials all night. 


Tickets $10

Photo: Felipe Paz

Moses Iten
Is a Melbourne-based DJ who has toured all over Australia and the world as a Cumbia and Bass specialist, playing tropical music from his vast crates of vinyl and digital dubplates. As a producer, Moses (Saca La Mois DJ) is best known as CUMBIA COSMONAUTS, and with Christoph H. Mueller (Gotan Project/Roedelius/Plaza Francia) is part of the THE SWISS CONSPIRACY. Moses is also a co-founder of the CUMBIA MASSIVE platform showcasing DJs and producers of tropical electronic music inspired by Mexican sound system culture, and recently assisted in the English translation of the book Ojos Suaves/Soft Eyes: Sound System Cumbia from Mexico to the World by Mirjam Wirz. Moses Iten’s mixes have been commissioned by national radio in Australia (ABC RN), Germany (Funkhaus Europa), Austria (FM4), and until recently was host of Space Is The Place on Melbourne’s top music station PBS 106.7 FM. By day, Moses is doing a PhD on DJ performance at RMIT University in Melbourne. The mission is to keep learning and sharing music from all over the globe, exposing Melbourne to unreleased and undefined new sounds sourced straight from producer to you on the dancefloor.


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Wednesday 21 September 2022
8.00pm
Doors 8pm
The Founders Room
Salamanca Arts Centre
Enter via Wooby’s Lane, or for lift access enter through The Courtyard

Hobart’s Newest New Material Night. New and experienced comics trying out new gear. When it comes to new jokes a live audience is the only real test there is. The place where new jokes come to live or die. Hosted by local legend Chloe Black come and see a mix of brand new faces and established pros find out whether their new gags have any blood in them.

Come and take the First Bite!

Sally Rose McShane
Jane New
Amanda Bergmann
Steve McNees
Kevin Glidden
Jack O’Sullivan
Hamish Levis
& More!
Hosted by Chloe Black

Pre Sales $5
Door Sales $10


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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
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.


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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.

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