21/04/2024: 2.00pm - 4.00pm


A tongue in cheek look at the career of Australia’s greatest and most recorded song writer starring…..Himself!

At the 2020 Golden Guitar Awards Allan Caswell picked up his 8th Award … (with Manfred Vijars for Bush Ballad of the Year). This represents a huge span of 40 years from his first Award in 1980.

Caswell is Australia’s most recorded songwriter with over 900 of his songs being released around the world by artists of the calibre of Cilla Black, Patti Page, The Irish Rovers, The Living End, Slim Dusty, Barry Humphries, Ricki May, James Blundell, McAlister Kemp, Graeme Connors, The Wolfe Brothers, Anne Kirkpatrick, Chad Morgan, Lynne Hamilton, Beccy Cole, The Wolfe Brothers and Ella Hooper among dozens of others.

In 1979 Caswell wrote the theme for the Australian television series “Prisoner” (Cell Block H in England) … “On The Inside” was a number 1 hit in Australia and New Zealand in 1979 and later reached number 3 in the UK and the Patti Page version made the country charts in the USA. After the success of “On The Inside” he went fulltime and has made a living writing and performing ever since. 

 Caswell has won 8 Golden Guitars from 46 finalist nominations … he has also been awarded 15 songwriting Awards from the Tamworth Songwriters Association, including The Songmaker Award. He has won 9 Awards at the Independent Country Music Awards (Southern Stars) including Album Of The Year for 3 of his albums. He is the go-to cowriter for many of Australia’s top artists.

At the end of 2020 Caswell formed Lynchburg with multi-instrumentalist Lindsay Waddington, resulting in 3 albums and a whole string of top 10 country hits.

Allan took home the esteemed Roll of Renown award at Tamworth Country Music festival in January 2024 cementing the pure genius of his contribution to Country Music in Australia,

Allan Caswell is now easily Australia’s most recorded songwriter, in any genre, with, at last count, over 2000 songs published and 960 recordings of his songs released worldwide.

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08/02/2024: 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Call our venue to book a table for dinner- Kitchen opens at 5.30pm. Telephone: 03 99172844.

Step into the captivating world of acoustic brilliance with Matt Arthur & The Lazybones as they pay tribute legendary “Unplugged” album. Matts interpretation of Captions’ timeless like “Tears in Heaven” and “Layla” will you spellbound, whether you are a die hard Clapton fan or simply a lover of acoustic music . Matt and his Lazybones will also include some of Clapton’s greatest Hits.

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24/11/2023: 8.00pm - 10.30pm

THE BUSHWACKERS are Australia’s best known, most loved Australians Band, celebrating over 50 years of performance.

The Bushwackers play Australian music, much of it based on the traditional folk and working songs from the early 20th century, infused with their own brand of contemporary subject matter and instrumentation.

With a laconic, distinctive Australian sound, Dobe Newton and Roger Corbett voice 50 years of songs, tunes and dance calls.  As much as the music has changed, the spirit of the songs and stories that inspired the first Bushwackers have not.

With their politics and social conscience proudly worn on their sleeve, the band combines original material with a traditional repertoire.  Songs such as ‘Beneath The Southern Cross’ and ‘When Britannia Ruled The Waves’, sit easily alongside a musical setting of Lawson’s epic poem ‘Faces in The Street’ and ‘The Ballad of 1891’ celebrating the great shearers’ strike.

Performing only one show at Mantra Studio Kitchen Bar in Yarraville (with limited seats available) on Friday the 24th November 2023, the Bushwackers will perform with accomplished professional performers, including Sarah Busutill and Silas Palmer.  Show commences at 8.00pm

Please note- Mantra’s Kitchen opens at 5.30pm and bookings are essential on (03) 99172844.

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BLUES DOCTOR RETURNS October 6th- FROM 7.30PM- Kitchen opens at 5.30pm

06/10/2023: 7.30pm - 10.30pm




BLUES DOCTOR Go from finger pickin’ acoustic blues to modern day electric blues. A train ride of the blues with a stop off at the ragtime and jazz stations. Throw in some Stevie Ray Vaughn, Hendrix, and you got a remedy for the blues !

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12/08/2023: 8.00pm - 10.00pm

Hayley Jensen is a 2 x Golden Guitar Award ‘Female Artist of the Year’ & CMC Award Finalist. She rose to fame in the 2nd series of Australian Idol and later returned to the small screen on The Voice, impressing her coach Kylie Minogue. 

Her latest album, ‘Breakin’ Hearts’, released in late 2021, reached #1 on the ARIA Country Album chart, #4 on the All Genres ARIA Album chart, and #1 on the iTunes Country Album chart. The album has garnered nearly 1 million combined streams on Spotify and Apple Music, with music videos accumulating almost 500k views on YouTube.

With two decades in the industry, Hayley Jensen has reached new heights and established herself as a prominent figure in the Australian music scene, while also making strides overseas. 

Known for her captivating and powerful live performances, she will embark on ‘The Acoustic Experience’ tour in 2023, where she will showcase her hits in an intimate and stripped-back format, and offer a preview of her upcoming, unreleased music.

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Love & Laughter Tour – Mantra Studio 20 May 2023 @ 7.30pm.

20/05/2023: 7.30pm - 10.00pm

Don’t forget Mantra’s kitchen & Bar opens at 5.00pm.

Luke O’Shea & Lyn Bowtell – Love & Laughter Tour 2023

Multi award winning Country music stars Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell are touring Australia in 2023, as part of their ‘Love and Laughter Tour’.

With 26 Golden Guitar Awards between them, singer/songwriters Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell have reunited to share their passion for song, live performance and touring this magnificent country of ours.
Luke and Lyn share songs, stories and laughter, as they combine on stage to create a live music event even greater than the sum of its already impressive parts.

Luke and Lyn recently won 3 Golden Guitars between them at the 51st CMAA Golden Guitar Awards held in Tamworth in January. Luke won in the ‘Heritage Song of the Year’ and ‘Video of the Year’ categories for his latest single ‘South East Queensland’, from his upcoming Album ‘Next Best Thing’.
Lyn won ‘Contemporary Country Album of the Year’ for her latest release and ARIA Country #1 Album ’Wiser’

Luke O’Shea and Lyn Bowtell are thrilled to be touring and performing together again after Covid forced an unwelcome pause to their 2020 Tour!

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Angus Gill -Departure & Arrival Tour @ Mantra Studio Kitchen Bar on APRIL 16 at 3.00pm

16/04/2023: 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Off the back of a sold out Tamworth Country Music festival Show, CMAA Golden Guitar winner Angus Gill is hitting the road with Australian fiddle player icon Pixie Jenkins for a string of must see shows.

Gill is one of the most exciting and prodigious acts on the scene, delighting audiences over the last 18 years with his distinctive voice, carefully crafted songs, well honed showmanship and comic timing. he has supported a slew of international acts including Kris Kristofferson.

Pixie Jenkins is one of Australia’s most eclectic and talented entertainers, playing roots, bluegrass and Irish Folk styles with incredible dexterity and finesse. Pixie has been a support artist and toured and recorded for some of the biggest names from Bob Dylan to John Williamson.

Mantra Studio’s Bar with light refreshments will open from 2.00pm.

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The Long and Short of It with Band on March 17th from 7.30pm

17/03/2023: 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Please call the venue to reserve a table as we have limited seating- first in best dressed (as they say). Out kitchen opens for yummy pizza and fish & chips from 6.00pm.

#1 ARIA on Australian Country Album Chart and self-described as their “best work to date,” ‘Midnight Choir’ is the new album from Award-winning Melbourne based country duo, The Long and Short Of It, that blends traditional and contemporary country.  

The album is a collaboration between Patsy Toop OAM, David Baird and Nashville-based producer, Kenny Royster, whom the pair met during a trip to Nashville in 2013 and is credited for his work with US Country superstar, Luke Combs.

The Long and Short Of It are David Baird and Patsy Toop OAM, who first met in 2007 and already have an impressive resume to boot that includes six album releases, two EP’s, and have earnt themselves a slew of awards including: a Tamworth Songwriters Award (2011), a Tasmanian Independent Country Music Award for Most Popular Duo (2016), three-time winner of an Indie Country Music Australia (ICMA) Award for Most Popular Independent Country Duo (2017, 2019 & 2021), a Southern Star Awards Award for Best Duo or Band (2016) and a two-time winner of a Gold Media Medallion Award for Best Duo Nationally (2015 & 2018) – to name a few.

The pair’s sumptuous harmonies have been described as “honey-coated chocolate”.  David and Patsy continue to uphold their commitment to penning songs that are relatable, inspirational and are storytelling.  Since their first release in 2009, the pair have continued to grow musically with every release.

The duo’s 2013 release of ‘You Made Me Stronger’ earnt them a Songwriter, Composers and Lyricists Association (SCALA) Festival Of Original Music (FOOM) Award describing their title track as a “Brilliant Masterpiece” with four of the album’s tracks peaking at number one on Australia’s leading national country music airplay chart.  The pair’s 2016 album ‘The Night Of Our Life’ jumped into ARIA Hot Hits chart at number 3 and remained in the charts for over 20 weeks, whilst also producing four number one independent radio airplay hits.  Their ‘Limited Edition Requested Favourites’ album debuted at Number 5 on the ARIA Country Albums Chart.  

The latest release, “Midnight Choir” is an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary country music. From ballads to beer drinking songs- all are heartfelt renditions to inspire happy thoughts and good times. 

On the live circuit, their captivating and engaging live shows have earned the adoration of fans and critics alike andthey have frequented country music festivals in Tamworth, Mildura, Canberra, Mt Gambier, Ballina, amongst others over the past decade.

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