2021 Concerts 

Friday 25 June 7.30pm

Melody Pool with guest Jemma Nicole

In the last 12 months during her time off from live performance, Melody has focused on writing her third studio album which she is producing and recording, alongside her partner and bassist Christopher Dale, at her home on a 160 acre farm in regional NSW.

In 2021, Melody Pool announces her awaited return with new music penning its way into her sets, exploring a new and re-birthed brilliance hinting at subjects of empowerment, resurgence and uprising. We’re excited to announce dates for her return to the stage backed by her new band in May and June for a string of dates up the east coast of Australia, including return shows to some of her all time favourite venues and some first time shows in exciting new locations.

Support will be Jemma Nicole. Her latest single from 2020 was described by AUReview as having a "breezy air to it, a throwback to old western films, with a guitar riff that catapults the sultry vocals of Jemma front and centre."

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 4.00pm, Music 4.00pm

Tix $30

Sunday 13 June 4.00pm

Kelly Menhennett and Band

Courtney Robb and Band

Kelly and Courtney with their crack bands on the one bill - ripper!!

Kelly Menhennett’s distinctive voice quiets the most crowded of bars, honky tonks and street corners in music-loving destinations all around the world. Armed with a shy charm and wry wit, she is a consummate storyteller. Her spellbinding mix of alt-country, blues, and ballads will leave every audience craving for more.

Courtney Robb with her band including Chris Parkinson, BJ Barker, Snooks La Vie, Mark Seddon and Emma Luker bring their unique brand of country folk to the intimate Trinity Sessions stage. Courtney moves between the lines of country-infused folk and blues; her charged delivery demands something of her listener as the imperfections and fragility of her stories reveal themselves.

Bar from 3.00pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4.00pm

Tix $30 

Saturday 3 July 7.30pm

Dave Graney and Clare Moore

For the first time at Trinity Sessions - Dave Graney and Clare Moore. A great show guaranteed! 

However, they choose to play, they bring their story and their songbook which stretches to over40 albums. During the pandemic lockdown - which they experienced in Melbourne - they started doing online shows every week, sometimes twice a week and revisited songs from all these albums as well as workshopping new material. They kept their performing, playing and writing skills sharp. They have also been in the studio recording a new album, provisionally titled THUS WAGS THE WORLD, as well as issuing three live albums from the vaults in the last twelve months. (The most recent being LYVE AT BYRDS) Further reissue of material will be happening in 2021.

People have been heard to have heard people say. (Sources close to the couple). “WHO ELSE COULD TAKE YOU THERE?” Dave Graney humbly adds, “It’s not like those other crumby bands. They are mostly wrong, we are totally right. Word. Comrade. We go East, West, North, South and Straight Up. Get some”.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $30 

Friday 23 July 7.30pm

Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham

Unlikely, unexpected, unforgettable, unique, not to be missed! 

The musical uniting of Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham (The Waifs) is as unscripted as it is unforeseen.

In January 2020, Felicity and Josh were invited to join Song Club - a creative collective that tasked members with writing a song a week. This challenge gave the pair a lifeline to creativity and community as well as an abundance of new material, enough in fact to make a whole album, The Song Club, which will be released May 7 via ABC Music.

In the face of an uncertain future, music uncontrived and untainted by the demands of fashion will forever remain undefeated. Understated but never unsophisticated, unpretentious and unlike anything else, Felicity Urquhart and Josh Cunningham are poised to unleash songs and stories of undeniable beauty upon hearts and ears. Unless you uncork this fine wine, drink for yourself and understand, you will be unsatisfied and your life will be unhappy.

Josh (as a member of The Waifs), and Felicity in her own right, have both enjoyed lengthy, successful, enduring musical careers. A collective haul of Golden Guitars, ARIA Awards, multi-platinum album sales and extensive touring over nearly three decades forms a body of work that serves as a ready definition of success.

A from the heart connection to music has been a constant for each, from the moment its’ power captivated them at an early age and set the course for their lives.

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $35 

Sunday 1 August 4.00pm

Bluegrass Junction
present A History of Bluegrass

Trev Warner and Bluegrass Junction have put together a musical tribute to Bluegrass, tracing it's history and influence on modern music Bluegrass Junction - Trev Warner (Hall of Fame and Aria winner), Nick Cawthorne, Geoff Bridgeland and Stephen Loss - will take the audience through the history of Bluegrass as only a band so passionately obsessed with the hard-core and high-lonesome of bluegrass could. They have a huge repertoire of bluegrass classics - Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, The Stanley Brothers, Jimmy Martin, Doyle Lawson, JD Crowe, Jim & Jesse. Bluegrass Junction are bluegrass veterans. They know where the genre comes from. They respect what makes it work. They play with passion because they love it, which is clearly evident on stage, ensuring a good time for all. They will share this love for the genre in this great show, demonstrating how important bluegrass is to so much of today's popular music.

Bar from 3.00pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4.00pm

Tix $30 

Sunday 8 August 4.00pm

Bessie*Billie*Dinah

Songs & Stories of Bessie Smith, Billie Holliday and Dinah Washington 

Join SA’s own JAZZ in CHEEK Quartet in celebrating the short iconic lives of Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday & Dinah Washington.
All three ladies sang from their souls, touched the hearts of millions and died before their 45th birthdays!

* One, was the highest paid performer of her era in the world
* One, was awarded four posthumous Grammy’s
* One, had nine husbands!

Bonnie Lee Galea and band pay tribute to the lives and music of Three Musical Giants of the Early 20th Century through stories, images & song, resurrecting superb masterpieces like AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, MAKIN’ WHOOPEE!, ST. LOUIS BLUES & audience sing along song, SEND ME TO THE ‘LECTRIC CHAIR!!

BONNIE LEE GALEA on voice (The Blonde Bombshells of Jazz & Simply Sade)
QUINTON DUNNE on Double Bass/Voice (The Beggars)
RICHARD COATES on Keys (The Huckleberry Swedes)
JOSH CHENOWETH on trumpet (The Hot Sardines)

Bar from 3.00pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4.00pm

Tix $30 

Sunday 15 August 4.00pm

Kevin Bennett and The Flood with The Yearlings

After we had to cancel this show at Trinity Sessions way back in 2020 we have now got Kevin and the band all locked in.

Kevin Bennett and The Flood at Trinity Sessions with their Gold Guitar winning album 'Blood Red Ties'. 

Kevin Bennett, well-respected indigenous singer/songwriter with Sydney roots band The Flood, just added a 6th Gold Guitar to his pool room with a win for Best Group at the 2020 CMAA at Tamworth. He is already a 5 time CMAA Gold Guitar winner (with The Flood and Bennett, Bowtell and Urquhart) and Aria Blues and Roots nominee in 2006 (with The Flood for Best Group), writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock, Folk and Country - telling stories of where he's from and where he might be going, his past, present and future….he sings his life.

Having served his apprenticeship in rock bands – Moving Pictures, The Honeymoon and Chasin The Train, KB began The Flood as a vehicle for his own songs. Kevin Bennett ploughs the same fields as Don Walker, The Dingoes and Paul Kelly with an ‘Australian-ness’ that flows naturally through the songs.

The Flood has recorded 5 universally acclaimed albums including 'The Ballad Of KB', which was named in Iain Shedden’s Top Twenty Australian Country Albums of all time. The band has performed at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, The Dreaming Festival, Gympie Muster, Narooma Blues Festival, Port Fairy Folk Festival and are regulars at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.

Their new work, ‘Blood Red Ties’ is concerned with family, roots, country and ALL the ties that bind. It speaks to, and is informed by, the Australian landscape and the people of this wide, brown land.

Rhythms magazine calls The Flood ‘the best Australian roots band since The Dingoes.’

Special guest is The Yearlings.

Bar from 3.00pm, Doors from 3.30pm, Music 4.00pm

Tix $35 

Friday 3 September 7.30pm

Shane Nicholson with special guest

Shane will launch the follow up to his highly acclaimed Love And Blood album in Adelaide at Trinity Sessions.
Since the release of Pretty Violet Stain’s debut E.P. Blush in 1997 Shane Nicholson has inhabited a rare space in the music industry: songwriter, recording artist, producer/engineer, multi-instrumentalist, guitar pedal builder, whiskey-enthusiast, motorcycle-lover, and musical mentor.

Shane has received three ARIA awards – for his solo album Hell Breaks Loose in 2015 and for his hit collaborations with Kasey Chambers - Rattlin’ Bones and Wreck and Ruin. He has also won 11 CMAA Golden Guitar Awards - including 2021 APRA Song of the Year - and an APRA award. He has been nominated twice for an Americana Music Association Award.

His production credits include Alex Lloyd, Michael Waugh, Beccy Cole, Tori Forsyth & Camille Trail.

He has three cats.

"Nicholson's is a uniquely compelling voice in Australian songwriting – it lives and breathes in the songsmith's singular melodies, crooked humour, and short, pithy lines gently delivered." Rolling Stone Magazine

"One of the country's finest songwriters" Rhythms Magazine

“I have real admiration for Shane Nicholson's musical sensibilities; I felt honoured to have a hand in the making of One Big Mess." Rodney Crowell

“Shane Nicholson doesn't fool me with his tough guy exterior and his refusal to smile in photographs, the guy is a marshmallow, a poet, a genius.” Beccy Cole

“He paints pictures, he sets the scenes, and he takes me to special places in my imagination.” Russell Morris 

Bar from 6.30pm, Doors from 7.00pm, Music 7.30pm

Tix $35 

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