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The Dark Ales

The Dark Ales

Rock / Indie Rock / Progressive Rock Melbourne, VIC, AU  AU



  • Fri

    Apr 1

    Brunswick East, VIC, AU | 8:00pm
  • 2015

    Jul 10

    Brunswick East, VIC, AU | 8:00pm
  • 2015

    Feb 8

    Mount Duneed, VIC, AU | 4:00pm
  • 2015

    Feb 8

    Paraparap, VIC, AU | 3:00pm

    We always wanted to play a winery show, it seems like all the touring artists are doing it... So as luck would have it, we're very excited to announce a special show in the picturesque vineyard setting of Wolseley Wines: Progressive blues and post-grunge rockers The Dark Ales are thrilled to be joining forces with unlikely comrades High & Lonesome, a shit-hot band from the Geelong area covering folk, country, Americana, bluegrass, blues and everything in-between. The bands are double headlining a Sunday Session at Wolseley Winery just outside of Geelong, in what promises to be an eclectic late Summer show with nice weather, wine and winning music! 4pm - 7pm, doors open at 3pm, $15 entry. http://www.wolseleywines.com/gig-guide.html

  • 2015

    Jan 31

    Brunswick, VIC, AU | 7:00pm


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  • Speirosmusic (Artist)
    Best wishes with your music. Enjoying your Everything (And Nothing). Speirosmusic.
  • MikeWhitePresents (Artist)
    Glad to have you on my midweek playlist Matt, listening to some great vocals and enjoying the fantastic songs on your page...thanks for the music!!
  • MikeWhitePresents (Artist)
    "..hold it hold it and let it go.." Such a killer bridge you got on this track, and I love the vocal style of Matt particularly..it's still a wicked good rock track to come back to again.."Holding Patterns" is rockin up London today!!
  • MikeWhitePresents (Artist)
    I only hope one day guys someone creates a fine wine or refreshing beverage for one of our gigs!! Hopefully our 2015 Regional Bubbly Tour will spark off some ideas for them!! Love being back in for another listen...your music is fantastic!
  • Darren Cinque (Artist)
    Darren Cinque
    Love your voice - sounds smooth as a cello!! Wow! Listened to "Everything (And Nothing)" great songwriting, production!! Will share it on my FB page! :) Thanks for sharing to the world!
  • FLUFFER (Artist)
    Inspired songwriting and musical execution!! Already back for seconds and loving what I hear!! Drop by my page when you get a chance to say hi, listen to a song, and share thoughts. Plus I would like to stay in contact for when you post new material!



Sounds Like: Something For Kate, Neil Young, Tool, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys

Label: Independent

Manager: Matt Ellis

Bio: The Dark Ales are an indie/alternative rock band founded by singer-songwriter Matt Ellis, one-time lead guitarist for queen of Aussie pop-rock Monique Brumby. Equally referencing vintage rock, post-grunge and the psychedelic era, they blend blues, soul, rock and prog into sinister but beguiling m...See Full Bio

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