Saturday 22nd August, Hamish Danks Brown, Mike Pedrana + open-mike!

This Saturday 22nd August we have the wonderful poets Hamish Danks Brown (Vic), Mike Pedrana + open-mike, VIA ZOOM at the Moon.

We will be at the Moon Café Northbridge with stage-mike for those unable to ZOOM in.  Mike also will be performing from the Moon.

Hamish Danks Brown, a.k.a. Danksta Downunder, (1957-?) is originally from Sydney but moved to Melbourne in 2016 after overseas travels and over a decade in Queensland caring for his parents.  He is on the committee of the Melbourne Poets Union and convenes open mic events Spoken Word at Bar Oussou and Posty Poetry.  He has published 2 chapbooks All Other Destinations and The Broken Candle as well as in journals and anthologies here and abroad, and performed in numerous events in Australia, USA, Canada, England, France, Turkey and Singapore. 

A direct reincarnation of American eccentric Joe Gould (1889-1957), he currently dwells in the St Kilda area and belongs to Roy the Cat.

Mike Pedrana has this to when we asked him for a bio

“I don't do the bio thing too well. It's a personal thing. I think it feeds an ego I don't think belongs to poets.

What I like to say is I have wanted to be a poet since I was 12. I hitch hiked for 12 years absorbing life. I'm a fighter, ex bad boy / wild child, and now an advocate for women in domestic violence.  I love fatherhood more than life and I plan to be Australia's best poet.”

Gig details are: Perth Poetry Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom from the Moon.

this Saturday, 22nd August 2:00pm to 4:00pm, Perth Aus WST (GMT+8hrs).

Hamish Danks Brown, Mike Pedrana + open-mike Zoom Meeting, also at the Moon Café, 323 William St Northbridge

Join Zoom Meeting using this link:

or if you have Zoom, you can access thru Zoom itself, entering the following details: Meeting ID: 942 971 412 Password: 747576

You will have to wait for Zoom to do its thing. Be patient. It may not work straight away. Try again. If that fails email Elio on

The Moon Café is open for bookings from 12noon each day. It also runs as a take away food / delivery and pick-up venue. Online bookings via their website, Facebook and Instagram. Also try calling 9328 7474. • Please support them and other businesses as much as you can during this time.

The next few weeks, we have the following features + usual open mike:

  22-Aug-20   Hamish Danks Brown (Vic) & Mike Pedrana + open-mike

  29-Aug-20   Zan Ross & Glen Hunting (NT) + open-mike

    5-Sep-20   David Atkinson (NSW) & Helchild (Vic) + open-mike …

All with open-mike, not to be missed …