The Leaps and Bounds Festival present a ONE NIGHT ONLY skewed look at the history of Melbourne by Charles Jenkins and his Amateur Historians. New songs and stories that dig down deep into Melbourne’s past.

When Leaps & Bounds approached Charles about doing a show as part of the festival in 2014, Charles took it upon himself to write 10 songs about the history of the City Of Yarra and its surrounds.

Featuring songs about Men and Women of high esteem, shady low life characters, significant and not so places and events, long forgotten rumours, grand houses of ill repute, train stations and much more. THE PAST IS NEVER WHERE YOU THINK YOU LEFT IT will also feature songs from one of this country’s pre-eminent songwriters mighty back catalogue.

Thursday 10th July will see Charles Jenkins and his Amateur Historians: David Andrew Milne (The Zhivagos) and Douglas Lee Robertson (Ice Cream Hands) perform this very special show at The Fitzroy Reading Room adjacent to the Fitzroy Town Hall.

All ticket holders will receive a special commemorative CD of the songs written especially for this event, that won’t be available anywhere else.

A futuristic re-assessment of a by-gone era for the NOW generation

Thursday 10th July from 7:30pm – Fitzroy Town Hall Reading Room, 201 Napier St, Fitzroy, VIC 3065