The A & B Sides of Brit music take over Immigration Museum Courtyard

Record Fair + Live Sets From Marshmellow Undercoat And Flyying Colours

From countless chart-toppers to the hidden gems of punk, rock and disco, British tunes have left an indelible mark on Australia, much like the many British migrants who’ve influenced contemporary Australian society.

Immigration Museum is celebrating all things Brit with a vinyl fair and live sets.

This February, two Friday night sessions in the Immigration Museum courtyard will celebrate all things Brit with a vinyl fair and live sets from 1960's tribute powerhouse Marshmallow Undercoat (Ashley Naylor, Davey Lane and Brett Wolfenden) and Melbourne quartet, Flyying Colours. It's called Summer Courtyard: A-sides and Summer Courtyard: B-sides.

The picturesque courtyard in the heart of the CBD will become a vinyl haven for anyone interested in record collecting, vinyl mixing and rarities. A collaboration with the Melbourne Record Club, on offer is a vast collection of vinyl ready to sift through while enjoying live music, and perhaps a cocktail.

Summer Courtyard: A-sides on Friday 9 February will showcase the British chart-toppers including Queen, the Beatles, The Who, The Kinks, Pink Floyd and the Easybeats played by Marshmallow Undercoat. The supergroup trio have performed with the likes of Paul Kelly, Jimmy Barnes and Crowded House, as well as continuing to perform with their own groups You Am I and Even. On the decks for A-Sides is DJ Trav presented by the Melbourne Record Club and for food, Chef Calamari has you covered.

Summer Courtyard B-sides takes place on Friday 23 February celebrates the British punk, rock and disco scenes with Flyying Colours. The band's debut EP hit Top 5 on the AirIt Charts after widespread radio love from FBi, 4ZZZ, RTR FM, triple j and internationally on BBC and XFM. Tone Deaf have called them, "An impressive slab of psych-rock that implements the right amount of fuzz..." On the decks is Steve Wide (RRR) and Vincent Peach (PBS). Meat Me Here will be on-site, serving up some BBQ meats and vegetarian dishes.

Entry includes full access to the Immigration Museum as well as British Migrants: Instant Australians? - a temporary exhibition exploring the personal stories, social history and contemporary impacts of British migrants on Australian society, and You Really Got Me! Our Brit Bedroom Karaoke (extended to 23 February by popular demand).

Book your tickets now to go into the draw to win 1 of 6 giveaways from our mates at Vinyl Me, Please and the Melbourne Record Club. Brand new copies of Ziggy Stardust by David Bowie, In Our Heads by Hot Chip and Milano by Daniele Luppi are up for grabs. Get around it! Winners must be present at the event to claim their prize. 

Summer Courtyard: A-sides and B-sides
Immigration Museum
400 Flinders St, Melbourne
Friday 9 and Friday 23 February 2018.
Adults $15, Concession & Museums Victoria members FREE
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Summer Courtyard: A-Sides Line Up
5.00pm - DJ Trav (Presented by Melbourne Record Club)
7.45pm - Marshmallow Undercoat
Food truck from Chef Calamari

Summer Courtyard: B-Sides Line Up
5.00pm - DJ Steve Wide (RRR)
6.30pm - DJ Vince Peach (PBS)
7.45pm - Flyying Colours

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