Simon Rudston Brown is the Australian singer/songwriter Star you haven’t seen yet. 

After years as a touring guitarist for notable artists such as Missy Higgins, Lisa Mitchell, Gin Wigmore and

Natalie Imbruglia, Simon relocated to Los Angeles to focus on a career in songwriting.

Successful performances at SXSW (Austin, Texas) and showcases in LA and NY, led to a record deal with the

prestigious Verve Label (Universal Music) and his band, FALLS, released their debut album in 2015. Years of

touring the US followed, a single in 2019 and a new album slated for release in 2024.

Simon has had the pleasure of opening for acts such as The Lumineers, Passenger, Of Monsters and Men,

John Butler, Ron Sexsmith, Ben Lee, and performing at festivals like Bonnaroo, Firefly and Austin City Limits.

His songs have featured in numerous television shows and advertisements as well as placing 1st in the

Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition in 2019 (Americana category) and 3rd place in the ISC (International

Songwriting competition) AAA category 2019.

The Starfish Club performance will debut a set of Simon’s new solo material, written over the last few years

exploring his Americana and Country music influences and brought to life by an exceptional band - featuring

Ollie Thorpe, Andrew Bruce, Jonathan Zwartz and Hamish Stuart.


For the George Harrison fans, Simon will be performing some of his songs in the first set. 



Doors at 6pm Music from 7pm

Starfish Kitchen open 6.15pm


There was no greater champion of the Starfish Club than Mauricio de Souza (Mori) who passed away at the height of Covid on Good Friday 2021,  from a long illness that he had determinedly kept at bay with his trademark indefatigable zest for life. Positive to the end, Mori defied and outlived all expectations.

We loved Mori at the Starfish, having first met him at the legendary Bronte cafe that he started with his partner Fiona Baxter.

We miss Mori and are now taking the opportunity to acknowledge him with a program of music celebrating his Brazilian roots and his general love of good music.

We have put together a line up of fantastic musicians  - Vocalists Tiago de Lucca, Virna Sanzone and Magdelena Mira will be joined by Miro Bukovsky on trumpet and James Greening on trombone, along with Marcello Maio on keys, Fabian Hevia on percussion, Jonathan Zwartz on double bass and Hamish Stuart on drums and percussion.

For our last Starfish Concert of 2023 we present a 'very Mori Christmas' featuring songs from Brazil, to do him proud.

Doors at 6pm with food available then, music starts at 7pm.

The Starfish Kitchen will be open - We can't even attempt to make his famous chicken pies but Wendy will have her nearly famous green chicken curry on the menu.

Come and join us as we give Mori's memory a blast of good music.