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Launch & Signing at Readings St. Kilda: 'Roots: How Melbourne Became the Live Music Capital of the World'

Launch & Signing at Readings St. Kilda: 'Roots: How Melbourne Became the Live Music Capital of the World'

Roots: How Melbourne Became the Live Music Capital of the World

by Craig Horne

Launch & Signing at Readings, St. Kilda on Nov. 21, 6:30 PM

This is a free event. Please RSVP to publicity@melbournebooks.com.au

A Melbourne sound that is at once both rakish and debonair.

So what specifically is it about Melbourne that, according to the Sydney Morning Herald, it’s able to support around 465 live music venues as compared to 453 in New York, 385 in Tokyo and 245 in London despite its population being a fraction of those major world cities? Despite the flaky weather, the footy and Netflix, Melbournians are committed to going out at night and in great numbers in heat or hail to listen to live music and to find those bands and singers they’ve heard on Spotify or discovered on Soundcloud.

he Author

Craig Horne has been a public servant and speechwriter and also a musician on the Melbourne scene over the last forty-eight years. As a teenager, Daddy Cool inspired him to take up the guitar and play in a rock and roll band of his own, eventually performing alongside Wayne, Gary and sometimes Hanna as members of his band The Hornets. His first book was Daddy Who? released in 2018.