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GIGS & TIX

  • St Kilda Festival
    Sun, 19 Feb
    Locals Stage
    The biggest festival in Melbourne. Free and all ages - a huge fun weekend. I'm playing on the Sunday at one of the several stages.
  • Ruth Hazelton Launch
    Thu, 23 Feb
    The Wesley Anne
    Ruth Hazelton was 2021 Australian Folk Artist of the Year and she has been desvcribed as “…compelling and intimately fierce” (Living Tradition – UK). I will play before she launches the first song and more from her forthcoming album.
  • Double Troubadours -  Victorian Mini Tour  Odessa at Leavers Hotel
    Thu, 06 Apr
    Odessa at Leavers Hotel
    I will be playing on the same bill as the virtuoso, Simon Phillips - a treat for music lovers!
  • Country Vic Mini Tour Northern Arts Hotel
    Fri, 07 Apr
    Castlemaine
    Double Troubadour - Simon Phillips & Ernest Aines . It's rootsy, bluesy and folky - two of the best separately and together. A true musical treat for music lovers.
  • Folk Alliance International Conference Kansas City USA
    Wed, 01 Feb
    Kansas City
    I am playing the Offcial Showcase at the conference! Plus there will be private showcases and more.
  • Newstead Live Festival
    Sat, 21 Jan
    Newstead
    A lovely little festival two hours North west of Melbourne. I will be playing a few stages here on the Saturday and on Sunday morning.
  • Emerge_Melbourne
    Thu, 05 Jan
    Melbourne
    An art collaboration pop up event to showcase some of the cities artistic endeavours. Get on the guest list for my show 6 - 7 p.m. ( see below) or drop in any day Wednesday - Saturday until February 2nd.
  • Jazz Lab with Michaela Jayde
    Thu, 15 Dec
    A SONG FOR YOU
    For one night only, powerhouse soul artist Michaela Jayde celebrates the incomparable Donny Hathaway in her unmissable new show, A SONG FOR YOU. Ernest will accompany her and sing his version of a Donny Hathaway classic.
  • Ernest Aines + Jonathan Bone  + Acoustic Foxx
    Fri, 09 Dec
    The Bergy Seltzer
    Blue Mountains alt-countryfolk troubadour Jonathan Bone launches his debut double-album ‘How It’ll Be Alright’ alongside special guests Ernest Aines and Acoustic Foxx. Free entry!
  • Beers & Tears Live
    Sun, 04 Dec
    Small Time
    The podcast comes to Brunswick - three artists are interviewed and then play live. Tix through Eventbrite- see link below. Ernest will be on around 7 p.m.
  • Northern Arts Hotel
    Fri, 25 Nov
    Castlemaine
    Ernest Aines w Jake Skellern - together in duo format - two guitars, two voices, stomp box. Eventbrite ticket link at bottom of page!
  • Secret Show
    Thu, 10 Nov
    Collingwood
    A special secret show for my subscribers for the launch of "Rigged Games" with Indyana and Jake Skellern. A beautiful night of music with special people.
  • Rockhampton River Festival
    Sat, 08 Oct
    Tunuba Stage
    Ernest will be playing solo - first time up north!
  • Floriade NightFest
    Thu, 29 Sept
    Main Stage
    Playing with my fabulous new band at Nightfest - unwind with illuminations, fields of glowing tulips, roving entertainers, musicians and fabulous food.
  • Ernest Aines @ Supper Club
    Fri, 15 July
    Hepburn Springs
    Ernest Aines is a contemporary Indie folky songwriter from Melbourne. His new band plays his award-winning songs, so far at a few regional shows and Port Fairy Folk Festival stages, where they were met by an appreciative audience. Weekend Notes writes "Port Fairy Folk Festival highlights, Ernest Ai

Previous Appearances 2021/2

Isol-Aid Online Festival
Support Charm of Finches, Castlemaine & Melbourne
Fireside Festival, Yarra Valley 
Australian Open Tennis,  Melbourne
PORT FAIRY FOLK FESTIVAL
GRAND PRIX F1, Melbourne
 February 2021
 May 2021
 June  2021
 January 2022
 March 2022
 March 2022
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