The newly renovated Marlborough Hotel and innovative brewers Young Henrys have joined forces to give Sydney’s live music scene a welcome injection. The aim of the project is simple, to showcase local, original and independent artists.
Every Thursday night, the front bar of the Marlborough will beat to the sound of the drum of the inner west’s independent live music scene. Droning guitars, cold beers and the rhythm of the kick drum will set the scene for a free weekly line up of local bands and sets from the Young Henrys DJs. The project is a collaboration between Marlborough Hotel licensee Richie Haines, Dan Rule of Annandale Hotel fame and Young Henrys brewer and founder Richard Adamson. The trio share a passion for two very important things: music and beer.
The project follows hot on the heels of Young Henrys’ release of Brew Am I, its successful collaboration with band You Am I. Supporting and fostering local artistic talent is something the brewery is passionate about, “Grassroots venues are so important in the nurturing of young bands”, says Adamson, “take a venue like the Hopetoun as an example and look at some of the names that played there – bands like Augie March, Dappled Cities and Bluejuice. It’s critical that young bands have supportive venues to play in when they’re starting out”.
The night is a perfect fit for the Marlborough, says licensee Richie Haines “For me it’s the last piece of the puzzle in the transformation of the Marlborough. I took over the venue late in 2012 and we’ve completed a huge renovation that was all about restoring the venue and giving it back to the people of Newtown. I’m thrilled to be involved in a project so quintessentially Newtown”.
The Young Henry’s Live Project happens every Thursday night from 9PM at the Marlborough from August 1. The first week will feature GRETA MOB in a special, stripped back and semi-acoustic mode, supported by LOS POPPIES and of course ice cold Young Henrys Newtowner on tap.