After Melbourne's coldest, darkest and quietest winter to date, the light at the end of the tunnel finally switched on. The volume was turned up, and Surprise Chef was playing.

The prolific jazz-funk instrumentalists boosted the record collections of music lovers in 2020, first with their debut LP All News Is Good News—which sold out worldwide in a week of its first pressing—and then with Daylight Savings, which cemented their reputation as '70s soul magicians with a DIY spirit that's all their own.

Join them for the launch of the atmospheric and impossibly groovy Daylight Savings, a record that, fittingly, will be welcomed into the world on a balmy summer evening. No need to wind your clocks back.


Penny Drop presents Surprise Chef on Malthouse Outdoor Stage. 

Key image: Supplied

Malthouse Outdoor Stage is generously supported by the Sidney Myer Fund, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria and Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative.


Event & ticketing details

Dates & Times

EARLY SHOW (DOORS) Sat 30 Jan - 5pm
LATE SHOW (DOORS) Sat 30 Jan - 8.30pm


SINGLE $45.00 - Please note, tickets must be purchased in pairs


Malthouse Outdoor Stage

The Malthouse, 113 Sturt St, Southbank 3006

Get directions


Any train to Flinders Street, then a 12-minute stroll through Melbourne’s sparkling Arts Precinct.


The No. 1 South Melbourne tram goes right past our door. Get off at Stop 18. Any tram down St Kilda Road—jump off at Grant Street, Stop 17 and take a 3-minute walk.

Event notes


The performance start time for the early show is 6.30pm. The performance start time for the late show is 9.30pm. Set time 60 mins approx


Wheelchair access is available for tables marked FLAT. Please note, tables marked as BAR STOOL and PIT are NOT appropriate for patrons with accessibility requirements. Please make a wheelchair booking here.


All online orders incur a $2.50 booking fee.


Malthouse Outdoor Stage is a COVID-Safe venue. Find out what we're doing and how you can help keep everyone safe here

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