November 8, 2013


Here’s some great news, Jed has been nominated for a Screen Music Award for his work on the feature film ‘Dead Europe’.  The score composed by Jed has been nominated in the category of Feature Film Score of the YearIn 2010, Jed made his feature film debut composing the soundtrack ‘Snowtown’ for which he won Feature Film Score of the Year at the 2011 Screen Music Awards. Winners will be announced on December 9.

Jed (solo) At The Annandale Hotel, December 15

December 14, 2012

We’re excited to announce that Jed will doing a very special solo performance tomorrow night, Saturday 15th December at The Annandale. Supporting Spencer P Jones and The Nothing Butts, a group made in rock’n’roll heaven: Spencer P Jones (The Johnnys, the Beasts of Bourbon) James Baker (Painkiller, original Scientist, Le Hoodoo Guru), Gareth Liddiard (The Drones) and Fiona Kitschin (The Drones).

THE NOTHING BUTTS with Jed Kurzel & The Bittersweet Kicks
Saturday 15th December
The Annandale Hotel, 
17 Parramatta Road, Annandale, SYDNEY
Tickets $25 + bf from


November 15, 2012

When The Mess Hall announced they would play their one and only Melbourne show for 2012  Saturday 24th November at the Northcote Social Club they hadn’t anticipated that interest in the show would be quite as overwhelming as it was.  The show sold out in quick time. A second show is now on sale for Sunday 25th November, get your tickets here. Joining The Mess Hall for Saturday’s show will be Udays Tiger & The Pretty Littles. Special guests for Sunday’s show will be Super Wild Horses.

Saturday 24th November  SOLD OUT
Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
With special guests Udays Tiger & The Pretty Littles

Sunday 25th November SECOND SHOW ON SALE NOW
With special guests Super Wild Horses
Tickets available from


September 26, 2012

Good news Melbourneins.The Mess Hall are heading your way to play their one and only Melbourne show for 2012 on Saturday November 24th at the Northcote Social Club. Having last played in Melbourne in 2010, and with a recent one-off, blindingly great sold-out Sydney show under their whippet-thin belts, the band are looking forward to heading down to Mel to play this special show at The NSC. Tickets are on sale this Friday the 28th of September.

Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 24th November 2012
Tickets on sale Friday 28 September from

The Mess Hall To Play An Actual Show – Friday 13th July

June 6, 2012

The Mess Hall will play their one and only show for 2012 on Friday July 13 at the Annandale Hotel, a venue that has woven itself inexorably into the fabric of the band’s life.  Having played countless shows at the venue, they find themselves in the happy position of being forever linked with the Annandale’s history, their live show having been shaped by so many nights on its stage. 

It’s only fitting then, that The Mess Hall will play a Buy A Brick show on Friday 13th July as part of the Annandale’s rebuilding program.

All money from the show will go straight back to the venue to contribute towards the costs associated with renovating one of Sydney’s best loved rock and roll concert halls. 

Since the release of “For The Birds” in 2009, Jed and Cec have been concentrating on “other projects”  - as they say in the showbusiness manual.

Jed won Feature Film Soundtrack of the Year for his acclaimed “Snowtown” score at the 2011 Screen Music Awards, and recently completed his latest feature film soundtrack, an adaptation of the Christos Tsiolkas novel “Dead Europe” to be released late 2012.

Cec formed the frankly incredible freakbeat collective Machete Moon with Myles Heskett, Chris Ross and Spod.  In addition, he took a critical mark in the Sydney Community Cup, and can speak Arabic fluently.

This is the only opportunity to see The Mess Hall perform in 2012. It goes without saying that we’d love to see you there. 

Joining The Mess Hall on the night will be very special guests, Regular John.

THE MESS HALL + Regular John
The Annandale Hotel, Sydney NSW
Friday 13th July
Tickets available from

Only Sydney Show For 2012 – Playing The Annandale 12th B’day Week

June 1, 2012

The Annandale still supports live music like no other and can be accredited for opening the doors to many of the clubs and pubs that now host live music, in what was once the musical wastelands of Kings Cross and the Oxford St precinct. This year the 12th birthday celebrations will take place over two extended weekends in July. The Mess Hall will be playing Friday 13th July with tickets on sale shortly - save the date, this will be their only Sydney show in 2012.

Jed’s AACTA Nomination For Snowtown

December 1, 2011

We are completely delighted to announce that Jed has been nominated for an AACTA Award for Best Original Music Score for ‘Snowtown’. Congratulations are also in order to Jed’s brother Justin who has been nominated for Best Direction and to everyone at Warp Films who picked up ten nominations in all. 

The ‘Snowtown’ soundtrack is available from iTunes

Jed Kurzel Wins Film Score of the Year

November 15, 2011

A massive and heartfelt congratulations are in order for Mr. Jed Kurzel who last night won the coveted Feature Film Score of the Year Awards  at the 2011 Screen Music Awards. Jed won the gong for his ‘Snowtown’ soundtrack, in our humble opinion already one of the all-time great Australian films.  Whilst we’re lid-dipping, here’s to Jed’s brother Justin who directed the film so brilliantly. The Snowtown soundtrack is available now through iTunes

Jed’s Nominations For Snowtown

October 18, 2011

Here’s some exciting news, Jed has been nominated for not one, but two awards for his work on the film SnowtownThe original score composed by Jed has been nominated for a Screen Music Award in the prestigious Feature Film Score Of The Year category and for an ARIA for Best Original Soundtrack. Winners will be announced in November.

Celebrating The Annandale’s B’Day

May 31, 2011

The Mess Hall will be back at The Annandale on Friday 1st July to celebrate its 11th Birthday Week. Tickets will sell out fast for this one so grab them now!

Friday 1 July, 2011
The Annandale Hotel, Sydney NSW
Doors 8PM