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Mike McClellan, Live in the Lounge

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Mike McClellan

When Bob Dylan grants you permission to use the final lines (and the title) of one of his most acclaimed songs you can safely assume that he thinks Mike McClellan is a pretty good songwriter. When that permission came within an hour of him reading the lyrics to Mike’s song Letter To America you can probably conclude that he loved it.

Letter To America is just one of a remarkable collection of new songs from a songwriter who, across a long career, has continued to produce music of sustained intensity and power, consistently challenging the vision we might once have had of this gifted acoustic guitar-playing, singer-songwriter.

Since he returned to recording and touring full-time ten years ago he has produced three albums of new songs, recorded a live at The Basement DVD, and played festivals and concert halls around Australia – and shows no signs of wanting to slow down. If anything, he’s champing at the bit to get back out there, frustrated, like so many, by the impact of the Covid virus. And don’t suggest to him that he’s in the twilight of his career. He’ll tell you it’s still high noon and a long way to sunset.

Intimate Music Lounge

Moody decor, bold artwork, and plush seating. We’re a little bit funky, and a little bit rock’n’roll.

Doors Open at 5 pm

Happy Hours: 5 pm to 7 pm

Kitchen is open from 7 pm until late

Music Set 1 at 8:15 pm

Music Set 2 at 9:30 pm

Ticketing: Booking a ticket reserves a comfy seat in the Lounge, or stool at the bar, from 7:30 pm to closing Tuesday to Saturday, and 5 pm to closing on Sundays.

Groups are seated together if tickets are booked together (same ticket purchaser name). Please note that we are good, but we’re not mind-readers, and won’t know to group you if different names are used to purchase tickets.

Please email any queries on ticketing or seating to

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