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THE POH 5TH BIRTHDAY!

As part of Melbourne Food & Wine Festival 2015 we’ll be opening the doors to our regulars, locals and visitors on Sunday 8th March for our biggest birthday yet, celebrating 5 awesome years with what we do best – spectacular, seasonal, festive food and rocking live music.

Our chefs will be tending the spits from open to close, serving up succulent lamb and pork from our local butchers, with a range of tasty, seasonal side dishes for various diets - including of course the kids.

Our POH DJs will be providing the tunes from a shady spot on the back Deck, whilst a line-up of live bands will keep the front bar rocking well into the evening. 

THE LINE-UP...

LA BASTARD 

Picture Nancy Sinatra jamming with Dick Dale and the Gun Club at the best party of the year. If you can conjure up such an exciting and eclectic mix of 50′s rock ‘n roll, 60′s surf and 80′s punk attitude, you’re getting close to the sound of Melbourne, Australia four-piece La Bastard. Forming in late 2010 and quickly signing with respected garage rock label Off the Hip, the band’s tight, reverb-drenched sounds and frenetic live shows have captured audiences’ imaginations across Australia. Since 2012, the band have already released two EPs and two full-length albums and toured extensively Australia wide, decisively capturing the attention of Australia’s live music scene. La Bastard have played with some of the finest acts from Australia and around the world including The Bellrays, Spanish garage rock heros Los Chicos, the Meanies, Cash Savage and the Last Drinks and the ReChords.

La Bastard’s intoxicating mix of sultry vocals, searing licks and unwavering energy will get you dancin’, even if they have to come down there and join you!

La Bastard on Soundcloud

MICK DOG'S BONE YARD

Swampy rockabilly blues duo from the Deep South of The Great State of Victoria, Mick Dog's Bone Yard is the big sound from a guitar and drums two piece. Play anywhere, anytime for good dollars or a good time. Preferably both.

SPOONFUL

Having notched up 21 years on the live music scene, POH favourites celebrated a big birthday in 2014 and this year they're back to help celebrate ours.

With their sound wholeheartedly embracing rhythm and blues, soul and rock 'n roll Spoonful, featuring Paul Winstanley on Bass, David Lord on Keys/Vocals/Harp and brothers Andre and Kit Warhurst on guitar/vocals and drums/vocals respectively, now mine their wealth of collective experience to create something that is uniquely their own and much loved by their legion of fans.

 Formed originally as a fun, party offshoot of Manic Suede in the early 90's, Spoonful happily ticked along in the background while members concentrated their individual efforts on various related and unrelated projects. Andre fronted Silver Night Drive, accepted numerous "guitar slinger" adventures, played slide guitar on Jet's debut record and collaborated with Kram on the Spiderbait frontman’s solo project. Tellingly, several years ago Andre knocked back an offer of a stint in Jimmy Barnes' band to instead "do my own thing". (He’s still deciding if that was smart or not.) Kit is part of seminal Melbourne band Rocket Science as well as being music composer/producer for various film/TV projects and Dave played keys in The Rectifiers. Paul moonlights as a fireman so he's often distracted by the need to save random peoples’ lives. Whatever.

 Now celebrating the launch of their fourth album “Indian Tiger Waterfall”, Spoonful are in the kind of shape most other bands can only dream of.

 For Spoonful, the thrill hasn't gone. In fact it just keeps getting better.

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DJ D-TRAIN, DJ ORITONE & SJ CHRISTMASS will be keeping the back Deck entertained throughout the afternoon

Earlier Event: March 7
Reflejos Musique // Jose Nieto