Anyone who’s into soul music in the slightest has likely heard of Vince Peach, one of Melbourne’s most prolific radio presenters and DJ’s. He’s been presenting on PBS FM for over 30 years and has developed quite the reputation in this time. In fact, his soul show is thought to be one of the longest-running on the globe.
If you’re also a soul music enthusiast, you cannot miss Sunday Soul Sessions, currently happening every week at Burnley Brewing. The sessions feature Vince Peach and his closest musical acquaintances, ready to spin tracks from 3pm well into the evening.
This Sunday (1/07), our special DJ guests will be Sugar D and Jeremy “The Kid” Robertson. Both DJs have played gigs all around Melbourne including Slow Grind Fever, Boom Boom and Melting Pot. The two recently played at the Canberra Mod/Soul Weekender and will be playing at the Brisbane Mod/Soul Weekender this July. Sugar D plays regularly at The Shady Lady in Fitzroy while Jeremy used to play after Vince at Cherry Bar’s Soul In the Basement night.
Our DJ selection rotates on a weekly basis, but is sure to provide the perfect soundtrack to accompany your Sunday arvo drinking sesh. Our range of beers, wines and spirits can be paired with any of our share plates or hearty mains to finish the weekend out right. This week, try our special Pulled Pork Burrito served with a heaping dollop of house-made guac. Soul tunes and Mexican cuisine both hail from the Americas, so it’s kind of thematic… Right?
For more updates on Soul Sessions and Burnley’s other events and announcements, feel free to keep up with us on Facebook and Instagram. We’ll see you on Sunday.
Burnley’s beer launch of the week is the ESB, a traditional British brew. Typically the acronym stands for Extra Special Bitter, but in our case we’re calling it Extra Special Burnley. ESBs are an old world beer that pack a lot of punch thanks to their subtle spiciness and toasty, earthy tones. Ironically, our ESB is not too bitter at all, with the Fuggles and East Kent Golding hops balanced by a heavy malt presence.
Our specialty ESB displays fruity esters and caramel tones. It’s low in carbonation, meaning you can finish a few without the bellyache, and it’s quite complex. The longer you sit and sip, the more intricacies you’re bound to discover.
If you’re looking for a dish to match your Extra Special Burnley with, our chef has designed the perfect partner, bangers and mash. Our take features homemade pork sausages, peas and mash, the kind of comfort food to warm your soul.
Our other beer/food tip would be something cheesy, as ESBs pair especially well with creamy and nutty cheeses. As luck would have it, our newly revamped menu has a lot of suitable options available including the Spinach and Ricotta Ravioli, Eggplant Parmigiano, Zucchini and Gorgonzola Arancini, and of course, any of our house made pizzas. If you’re interested in the latter, come in any Monday for our $20 pizza and pint deal! Otherwise, we’ll be pouring ESBs from one of our fourteen taps every night of the week. Cheers!
Malts: Maris Otter, Light Crystal, Medium Crystal | Hops: Fuggles, East Kent Golding | Plato: 13.8 | ABV: 5.0% | IBU 20 | EBC 33
To celebrate Make Music Day, Burnley Brewing present the ultimate pub sing-along party, Glee Club at the Pub, in the shadow of their brew tanks on Thursday 21st of June from 8.30pm.
The ultimate group karaoke session, Glee Club at the Pub has only three rules; no solos; no show ponies; and you can drink as much as you like while you sing. Think of it as an instant choir – just add beer!
Led by Australian vocal coach Vicky Jacobs from Melbourne’s original sing-along choir, Glee Club, get ready for a big group sing you’ll be talking about for years.
Start the party early with Burnley Brewing’s exclusive beers, hand-rolled pastas, beer snacks and French-inspired specials (Make Music Day originated in France) before the singing kicks off at 8.30pm.
Make Music Day is a truly international celebration, commemorated in over 800 counties worldwide. Originating in France as Fête de la Musique in 1982, when citizens and music professionals alike were invited to take to the streets and perform whatever music makes them feel good.
At Glee Club at the Pub, this means bellowing pub classics from the 60s to today – anything from John Farnham to The Beatles to Beyonce! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never sung before or you’re a choir junkie, with all the harmonies and melodies led by Jacobs and her keyboard, this pop-up choir is sure to be a blast.
To make sure the best seats in the house are yours, we recommend booking a table for dinner and drinks before the action begins. Bookings can be made via the Burnley Brewing website www.burnleybrewing.com.au.
Can’t wait til June 21 to see what the fun is all about? Those wanting a sip-and-sing preview can head to a regular Glee Club session at The Butterfly Club, every Tuesday from 6.30pm.