The Simon Kerr Perspective 

Performance Schedule 

Only confirmed bookings below; many other events in progress.


28th Oct, Portarlington, Victoria (details to come)

30th June, Newport Folk Festival, 6.00pm, Substation, Newport, Victoria

18th March, The SheppARTon Festival, 2.00 - 3.30pm, The Connection, 7287 Midland Hiway Shepparton, Vic 3630; bookings essential

17 Feb, 7pm, Stop Adani Event (details to follow)

18-21 Jan, Illawarra Fok Festival, Bulli Showgrounds, NSW


15th Dec (Friday), 8.30, Lighter Footprints, Faversham Road, Canterbury, VIC (not a Music for a Warming World show but a music only gig).

12th Nov (Sunday), 5.00pm, St Andrews Uniting Church Concert, 85 Gillies Street, Fairfield, VIC 3078, (Darebin Climate Action Group). Bookings required

29th Oct (Sunday), 6.00 - 8.30pm Farouk's Olive, 711 High St, Thornbury VIC 3071, Simon Solo (Not Music for a Warming World), also featuring Ellen Fish and Greg Jenkins

8th October (Sunday), 2.30pm, One Space Two, The George, 127 Fitzroy St, St Kilda, VIC 3182

27th Aug (Sunday), 4.00pm, Brunswick Hotel, Brunswick, 140 Sydney Rd, Brunswick, (Simon solo - not Music for a Warming World) - Dean Lombard Album Launch

20th Aug (Sunday), 2.30pm sharp, Uniting Church, Hampton, VIC,  17 Service Street, Hampton 3188 (entry by donation)

13th Aug (Sunday), 2.00pm, Mercy House, Nicholson Street, Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053,

11th Aug (Friday), Xavier College, Burke Hall, Melbourne, (2 performances)

14th July (Friday), 12.00pm, EcoCities World Summit 2017, Melbourne Convention Centre (we are also on a panel discussing Art and Climate Change).

4th June (Sunday), 7.00 pm (tbc) Justin Art House Museum, 3 Lumley Court, Prahran, Melbourne, (on-line bookings essential)

14th May (Sunday), St Andrews Uniting Church, 6 Murray Anderson Rd, Rosebud, doors, 1.30pm, show 2.00pm, donation at door.

29th April (Saturday), Food Connect Warehouse, 1/8 Textile Cres, Salisbury QLD 4107 (in conjunction with Green Music Australia), 7.00pm Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan, and Tim Hollo talking about Green Music Australia), 8.00pm Music for a Warming World 

28th April, (Friday), 7.30 pm, Tintenbar Hall, Tintenbar Rd, Tintenbar NSW 2478, See Tintentbar UpFront (with special guest Mal Webb)

23rd April (Sunday), 7.00pm, Brunswick Street Gallery, 22 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, part of the How can we Talk about Climate: A Group Exhibition,

10th April (Monday),  5.45pm, Launch, Ecocities Global Summit 2017, Dulux Gallery, School of Design, University of Melbourne (brief showcase of Music for a Warming World)

Tasmanian Tour February 2017

26th February, Sunday, 3.00 pm, Moonah Arts Centre, 23-27 Albert Rd, Moonah TAS 7009, Bookings through Eventbrite https://mww-moonaharts.eventbrite.com

25th February, Saturday, 7.30 pm, Brookfield Margate, 1640 Channel Hwy, Margate TAS 7054, ($15 at door)

24th February, Friday, 7.30 pm, Clarence Uniting Church, York St, Bellerive TAS 7018, ($10 suggested donation at door)

23rd February, Thursday, 7.30 pm, House Concert, Franklin, Contact Linda Norman, [email protected], (entry by donation)

23rd  February, Thursday, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm, IMAS Building, Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, TAS 7004, Academic Presentation - Dangerous Climate Change - An Artistic Response (Prof Christine Parker) and showcase of Music for a Warming World, (no charge)

21st February, Tuesday
, 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm, IMAS Building, Castray Esplanade, Battery Point, TAS 7004, Academic Presentation Climate change - how bad is it, how to fix it and what will it cost? Prof Eelco Rohling (ANU) (no charge). This is not a Music for a Warming World performance but is associated with the Tasmanian Tour.

11th February, Saturday,  House Concert at Orange Grove Yoga Studio, Mt Martha, 7:30pm arrival for 8:00pm concert. RSVP: David Parry - 0432 218 203 (Suggested donation: $10)  

10th February, FridaySustainable Living Festival, Melbourne; Art Play,  ArtPlay, Birrarung Marr (near Federation Square). Hosted by Green Music Australia, special Guests, Tim Hollo (FourPlay) and Mal Webb. Bookings through Eventbrite https://slfwarmingmusic.eventbrite.com.au


26th - 29th January, Newstead Live Music Festival,

Fri 27 Jan: Newstead Community Centre, 1:30 pm

Sat 28 Jan: Newstead Community Centre, 10.00 am


30th November (Wednesday), Bayside Climate Change Action Group, Wednesday,  7.30pm, Sandringham Uniting Church Hall, 21 Trentham St. Sandringham, 7.30

27th November, (Sunday), Sydney, Django Bar @ Camelot Lounge, Doors 1:30 PM Show 2:30 PM conjunction with Green Music Australia, (special guest, Mal Webb) Tickets Here. Marrickville Rd & Railway Parade, Marrickville NSW 2204

26th November, (Saturday), Polish Club, 38 David St, Turner, Canberra, ACT 2612, ), Doors 7.30. Starts at 8pm. Featuring Mal Webb, Kylie Morrigan and Tim Hollo. Tickets Here 

26th October (Wednesday), 7.30pm Doncaster Playhouse, 679 Doncaster Road, Doncaster, VIC, bookings essential, book at Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/music-for-a-warming-world-tickets-27540941698

28th August (Sunday afternoon), Tree of Life Integral Center, 3 Denmark Street, KEW, VIC, 3101, booking essential,  See Reception at Tree of Life Integral Center or contact [email protected] $20/$15 including soup supper and hot drinks

27th August (Saturday), 1.00 - 2.15, Tatura Transition Towns Film Festival, Tatura, Victoria, Music for a Warming World performance. Gallery Café, 115 Hogan Street, Tatura, Victoria (near Shepparton) https://www.facebook.com/events/640234166151334/

16th August (Tuesday), Sydney, Building the New Economy Conference, Australian Earth Laws Alliance, Glebe Town Hall, Sydney (Music for a Warming World performance at 6.30pm), Guest Musician, Tim Hollo 

14th August (Sunday), Sydney, The Role of Law in Building the New Economy, Conference, private House Concert post conference

5th August (Friday), Music for a Warming World, organised in partnership with Green Music Australia. Venue, Bakehouse Studios, 27-29 Hoddle Street, Richmond, Victoria 3121. 7pm. Book through Eventbrite

2nd July (Saturday), Newport Folk Festival, Newport, VIC (12.00pm Substation, 1 Market Street, Newport VIC 3015). This concert starts sharp at 12pm. 

18th June (Saturday), Private House Concert, Brighton, VIC

27th May (Friday), Whangamata Area School, Whangamata, New Zealand

5th May (Thursday), University of New England, Armidale, NSW, School of Law, Kirkby Seminar Series 2016,  (Dangerous Climate Change - A musical response and an inquiry into academic-artistic co-production of social change). 12pm Lewis Seminar Room, W38 EBL Building (Click here for Flyer)

29th April - 2nd May, The Planting Festival, Woodford, Queensland, Sat 1st May, 8.30pm and Sunday 2nd May, 7.15pm (at the Mill venue)

15th April (Friday), 7.30, Music for Warming World, Smith's Alternative, 76 Alinga Street, Civic, Canberra, ACT 2601, featuring Kylie Morrigan and Mal Webb. 

2nd April (Saturday), 8.00, Music for Warming World, House Concert,  Kennsington, Melbourne, (Kreative Konnections Salon) - This is a private concert, but please contact Christine Parker if you would like to attend ([email protected])

11 March (Friday), 6.00pm, All Saints Anglican Church, Geelong, 113 Noble St, Newtown, Geelong, 3216 VIC, $15 at door, Music for a Warming World. (Click here for flyer)

5th March (Saturday), 8.00pm, Castlefield Community Centre, 505 Bluff Rd, Hampton VIC 3188, Public Show - Music for a Warming World (click here for flyer). $15 and $10 concession at door.

4th March (Friday), 4.30 - 6.00pm, Music for a Warming World, Room 104, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053. This is a final session of the Australia Earth Laws Alliance workshop; 'Let's Talk about Consumption'. All welcome. Entry by donation. 
Click here for flyer

19th February, 7.00 - 10.00, Environmentally Sound, A Newport Fiddle and Folk Club Theme Night, Newport Bowls Club, 4 Market St, Newport VIC 3015. We are closing the concert with a short 15 minute set, showcasing part of the Climate Show


4th December, Presenting Climate Show (Music for a Warming World) at the Legal Ethics Conference, Monash University, Melbourne

31 October, House Concert, 7pm, Brisbane, Climate Show (Its getting hot in my head: music for a warming planet), 36 Mooroondu Rd (Cnr Jean St), Thorneside, QLD 4158, featuring Kylie Morrigan and Mal Webb

26 September, 8 pm, Test Run of the new Climate Change show. 'It's getting hot in my head: music for a warming planet', (this is an invitation only gig; sorry!)

12 June, 8 pm, Club Voltaire, 14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne, The Simon Kerr Perspective, with special guest Heidi McDermott! Doors open at 7.30. Limited space so be quick, $10 at door.

28 March, House Concert, Kennsington, Melbourne, (Kreative Konnections Salon)

14 March, CD launch of Never Gonna Die, Bella Union, Carlton, Melbourne,  


November 22, Private House Concert, Melbourne


Oct 18th, Private House Concert, Melbourne


September 13th, Saturday, Concert, Yoga Studio, Caulfield, (contact Mich Lewin)


August 2nd, House Concert, St Kilda, Melbourne, The Simon Kerr Perspective (this may be open if you are interested - contact Simon)


July, 19th, Saturday, Private House Concert, Melbourne, The Simon Kerr Perspective


July 6th Sunday, NewPort Folk Festival, 5.00pm, The Simon Kerr Perspective, Mainstage, Bowling Club, Newport, Melbourne


June 21st, Saturday, Private House Concert, Melbourne, The Simon Kerr Perspective


May 3rd, Saturday, Private House Concert, Melbourne, The Simon Kerr Perspective,


February 21st, Friday, 8.00pm, Simon Kerr in Concert, Club Voltaire 14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne, with special guests. Doors open at 7.30pm, $10 at door. Special guest, the inestimable Melissa Main


November 2nd, Saturday, Yoga Studio, Melbourne, 8pm, concert with special guest Violinist Kylie Morrigan

Sept 20th, Friday, 8.00pm,  Daylesford Senior Citizens Centre, adjacent to the Daylesford Town Hall, Vincent Street Daylesford, Victoria

April 3rd, Weds, 8.00pm, Bendigo Hotel, 125 Johnston St  Collingwood VIC 3066, The Simon Kerr Perspective, and three other bands

March 17th, Sunday, 3.00pm to 6.30, Empress Hotel, 714 Nicholson St  Fitzroy North VIC 3068. The Simon Kerr Perspective, Heidi McDermott, Matt Glass, $10 at door,

March 1st, Friday, 8.00pm, Club Voltaire 14 Raglan Street, North Melbourne, the Simon Kerr Perspective, plus Angelicats (Newport). Two fantastic entertaining bands, high quality music and intimate funky venue.

Feb 24, Sunday, 5.00pm to 6.000pm, Gertrudes Brown Couch, 30 Gertrude St  Fitzroy VIC 3065. Two other great bands from 6 - 8!


Nov 17, Saturday, 8.00pm, Dancing Dog Cafe, 42A Albert Street Footscray, Melbourne VIC 3011, three musical trios on show this night. 

Oct 6th, Saturday night, Private House Concert, Melbourne

Sept 23rd, Sunday, 3pm-4pm, The Music Kafe, Brisbane, Brisbane CD Launch 185 Boundary Street  West End QLD 4101

Sept 16th, Sunday, Revolt Studio, Melbourne CD Launch, with band,  12 Elizabeth Street, Kensington Victoria 3031, 3pm to 5pm, $10

Sept 2nd, New Edinburgh Folk Club, Dunedin, 7.30pm, New Zealand

Sept 1st, Saturday, House Concert, 8pm, Lyttleton, New Zealand


July 20th,  Friday, The Daylesford Inn 158 Ballan Road, Daylesford, 8pm

July 7th, Saturday, 2pm -3pm, Newport Folk Festival. Click here 

June 17th, Sunday, 4pm, BBQ and Bands, Newport RSA, Newport Melbourne 

June 15th, Friday, [email protected], 7.30pm, Bowling Club, Newport, Melbourne


November 26th, Edinburgh Castle, 681 Sydney Rd, Brunswick. Vic, 8pm, 3 songwriters, 1 stage!

August 28th, Christchurch, NZ CD Launch. 

July 15th,  Friday, The Daylesford Inn 158 Ballan Road, Daylesford, 8pm

July 1-3, Newport Folk Festival - Newport Folk Festival

June 11th, the Loons, Lyttelton, Christchurch, New Zealand, The KERR BROTHERS.  A rare opportunity to hear Simon play with his brother Gerard, from the well known Vancouver based Fear of Drinking. See The KERR BROTHERS


August 20th, Friday, The Daylesford Inn 158 Ballan Road, Dayleford, 8pm 

July, 3, New Port Folk Festival. 3.30-4.30 I will be playing with 2 song writing friends

June,12, Saturday, Melbourne Folk Club, 3-4pm, Grandview Hotel, 47 Pearson St, Brunswick West, Melbourne Directions

June, Sunday 6th, Darebin Songwriters Guild, 3pm, 303 High Street, Northcote, Melbourne. There will be a range of great songwriters, and me!


September, Sunday 20th, Christchurch, NZ (Al's Bar; Details to be announced)

September, 13th, Sunday, New Edinburgh Folk Club, Dunedin, NZ, 8.00pm http://www.nefc.org.nz/index.asp

July 10, Friday, 8.30-10.30 The Famous Blue Raincoat, 25b Vernon Street, South Kingsville Victoria 3015, Melway Ref: 41 G12. This is a solo gig with lots of new songs (for more)

July 4, Saturday, Newport Folk Festival, 12-2, 'Word, Words, Words'. I am co-hosting a session on poetry, story telling and songwriting, and giving an annotated performance as part of this event.  Newport Bowling Club, 4 Market Street, Newport, Victoria 3015 (for more) 

June 2, Tuesday, University of Melbourne Artists Register, Concert (Contact Simon for Details)

May 30, Saturday, House Concert, East Ringwood. Contact Simon for details

March 26th, Saturday, Basin Music Festival, Calendula Cafe, 381 Forest Rd, The Basin, 3pm For more

March 14t Saturday, Melbourne Song Writers Group Inaugural Concert, Hidden Farm, New Gisbourne, 8.00pm (More details here)

 March 14th Saturday, Acoustica CD launch, Softbelly Bar 367 Little Bourke St, (just nth of Elizabeth) (I have a new song on this compilation of original Melbourne music). 3pm - 8pm. I am playing at 5.00pm

 Feb 1st Sunday, Acoustica, North Melbourne Library, 3-4pm, (click here for more)


 Nov 29th Saturday, Bands Against Violence, (venue info to come)

Nov 1st, Saturday, Acoustica, East Melbourne Library, 12pm - 1pm (click here for more)

October 17-19th, Foodbowl Music Festival, Numurka, (Sat 12.00 and Sun 4.30)  http://www.numurkahtourism.com/foodbowl/

October 3rd, University of Melbourne, Concert, 3.00pm (see http://umar.trinity.unimelb.edu.au/welcome.html)

September 15th, Sunday, Darebin Songwriters Guild, 303 High St, Northcote,

September 12th, Thursday, Newport RSL,  Market St. Newport

July 20th, Sunday, Christchurch Folk Club, 7.30pm, The Commerce Club, 277 Kilmore Street, Christchurch, NZ

May 25, Sunday, Town Hall Hotel, North Melbourne, 5pm

May 22, Thursday, Drunken Poets Pub, North Melbourne, 8pm

March 16, Bender Bar, High Street, Melbourne

March 22,  National Folk Festival, (Open Stage)


August 31, Friday, Empire Hotel, Princess Street, Dunedin, 10.00pm

August 25th, Saturday, Otago Museum, Atrium Lounge, 12.00-1.30 (Solo Show)

August 24th, House Concert, Simon (solo) along with 3 singer song writers, North East Valley, Dunedin, email Simon for details.

July 21, Saturday, Regent 24 Hr Book Sale,  12.30am (NOTE we are playing just after Midnight!) 

June 23, Saturday, Christchurch CD Release Party,  Harbour Light, Lyttelton, Doors open at 7.30, Show starts at 8.00pm Sharp

June 16, Saturday, Dunedin Library Annual Book Sale, Central Library, 1.15pm SOLO Performance

June 9-10, Whitestone Winter Folk Festival, see http://www.kiwifolk.org.nz/festivals/whitestn.html

May 26, Saturday, Dunedin CD Release Show, 12 Below (under Bennu, opposite Rialto). Special Guests DELGIRL. Doors open at 7.30

May 4th, Friday, May Day Concert, Circadian Rhythm, 8.00pm (other guests. Marcus Turner, Lindsay Shields et al.)

April, 19th, Thursday, Dunedin Musicians Club, 8.00pm (to be confirmed)

April, 15th, Sunday, New Edinburgh Folk Club, Lockinvars, at the Railway Station, 7.30pm

March 24th, Saturday, Otago Museum, Heritage Festival Concert, 12.00-1.30

March 13, Tuesday, Albert Arms, George Street, Dunedin, 10.00pm

Feb 10th Saturday, Koputai Carnival, Port Chalmers, 4.00pm http://www.portchalmers.com/koputaicarnival

Feb 3rd - 4th, Wahi Bush Folk Festival, Sunday Night Concert, 8.00pm. http://www.kiwifolk.org.nz/festivals/waihibush.pdf
Jan 1st, Whare Flat Music Festival, Evening Concert, 8.00pm


Saturday 28th October, 8.30pm, Simon Kerr and his new band the Acoustic Junkies are playing at the Circadian Rhythm. As part of the night he will also present his Fringe Festival Show, 'Goodbye Voyager', a multimedia experience incorporating stunning visuals with the best in new-folk/roots music. Support by Rob Wadell, a very fine song writer and musician.


October 1st , Sunday, Portstock, Port Chalmers Town Hall (2.00pm).

September 30th, Saturday, Arc, 7.30pm, FRINGE FESTIVAL SPECIAL - Playing just after me this night is Christchurch's Flip Grater. Flip and I played together a few years ago at a number of house concerts in Christchurch and is one of New Zealand's most promising  women songwriters and performers. See her website http://www.flipgrater.com/. So come along and get to see two great shows.

September 25th, Monday, Arc, 7.30pm, FRINGE FESTIVAL SPECIAL - I am putting on a very special Fringe Festival show. Voyager is a multimedia experience combining stunning visuals with the best in new folk-roots music. It  features an experiment (for me anyway) in combining sight with sound, telling stories with pictures and sounds. So come along and bring soem friends. I am also premiering a new song that I like very much; I am sure you will too!

August 12th, Saturday, Otago Museum, Atrium Lounge, solo, 12.00-1.30

July 22nd, Saturday, Back Stage, 7.00pm  with band (part of Dunedinmusic.com's first year celebration)

June 24th, Saturday, Otago Museum, Atrium Lounge, 12.00-1.30

May 26th, Friday, Circadian Rhythm, St Andrew's Street, 8.30pm (with Bridget Ellis as guest)

May 25th, Thursday, Dunedin Musicians Club, 12A Manse Street, Dunedin, 9.00pm

May 21st, Sunday, New Edinburgh Folk Club, Tull, 7.30pm...

April 24th, Monday, Arcoustic, Arc Cafe. 9.00pm...

April 15th, Saturday, Dunedin Indoor Arts Market (Cnr Vogal and Police Sts), 10am

March 27th, Monday, LUKE HURLEY, Arc Cafe, 9.00pm  (Luke is one of NZs most talented singer-songwriters - see http://www.lukehurley.co.nz/... don't miss this gig!)

March 18th, (Saturday), Crown Hotel, 9pm ... with other acoustic artists

March 4th, Saturday, Otago Museum, Atrium Lounge, 12.00-1.30

March 3rd, Friday, Tunnel Bar, Port Chalmers, 8.30pm (also playing - Bridget Ellis) Go through Port Chalmers until you reach the Port. Main road veers left (towards Carey Bay etc); but you veer right. Tunnel Bar in old pub not far from this corner.

February, 18th, Saturady, Otago Museum, Atrium Lounge, 12.00-1.30

January, 30th, Monday, Arc Cafe, 9.00pm ... ?

January 14th, Saturday, Otago Museum, Atrium Lounge, 12.00-1.30


October, 28th, Friday, 'Jam Jar', Carrol Street (Rugby Hotel), 9.00pm.

October, 25th, Tuesday, Radio Interview/Songs, Hills AM, 'Community or Chaos', 11.00am-12.00pm (1575am)

October 2nd, Sunday, New Edinburgh Folk Club, Tull Cafe, 7.30pm

September 23rd, Friday, 'Jam Jar', Carrol Street (Rugby Hotel), 9.00pm. This is a local AIDS benefit concert.

August 27th, Saturday, Otago Museum, Atrium Lounge, 12.00-1.30

August 19th, Friday, Otago Museum, Atrium Lounge, 12.00-1.30

July 29th, Friday, Otago Museum, Atrium Lounge, 12.00-1.30

July 22th, Friday, Otago Museum, Atrium Lounge, 12.00-1.30


Simon played lots of gigs from the late 1990s, but he can't recall most of them now. Anyway, that is probably a good thing!