The ‘new look’ Croydon Hotel launches this week unveiling an exciting new bar concept and live music roster featuring some of Melbourne’s most established acoustic artists. The Croydon Hotel welcomes performers including Tim Morrison, Peter Evans-Taylor, Jaime Holland and Dan Millane on rotation after work Friday, Saturday nights and Sunday afternoons each and every week.

Kicking off The Croydon’s first class benchmark in free live music each and week, Croydon welcomes Jacob Butler making his debut on Friday March 18 from 5pm.

In his native Australia, singer songwriter Jacob Butler is moments away from becoming a household name. With blistering live performances ranging from beer stained pubs, to the iconic Sydney Opera House, to national television appearances watched by millions, Jacob is no stranger to the big or small stage. A 21st century love child of John Lennon and Elvis Costello, Jacob has forced his way into view.

A 2005 top five finalist in The X Factor Australia and a 2007 top eight finalist in Australian Idol, Jacob should not to be mistaken for a pop star wannabe…

Independently releasing his debut EP Coma in 2009, under his own label Lions Share Recordings, the single peaked at number nine on the AIR Australian Independent Charts, with many in the industry citing a Neil Finn quality to Jacob’s songwriting. Coma was played on over 100 radio stations nationally and featured on a network television promo for Neighbours – Australia’s longest running television series that screens in over 65 countries around the world. Featuring Neighbours stars Pippa Black and Sweeney Young in the video clip, Coma generated extensive Australian media coverage.

Jacob Butler performs Friday March 18 from 5pm at The Croydon Hotel, 47 Maroondah Hwy Croydon. For more details visit