Almost A Mirror - Book Launch
Almost A Mirror - Book Launch
The Fyrefly

Almost A Mirror - Book Launch

The Fyrefly (St Kilda, VIC)
Friday, 30 October 2020 7:00 PM
39 days away
18+ (unless accompanied by Guardian)
Australian Artists

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Join KIRSTEN KRAUTH and MICHAEL SIMIC (aka Mikelangelo) to celebrate the launch of ALMOST A MIRROR, a novel that dives deep into the 80s music scene and takes you to a place where the shimmering pop world of Countdown collides with the wild post-punk scene of St Kilda’s notorious Crystal Ballroom. 

Weaving a soundtrack of songs and readings, Kirsten and Michael have.brought together a luminous band for the launch, featuring Penny Ikinger on guitar and vocals, Edwina Preston on keyboard and vocals, Clare Moore on drums and vocals, and Stu Thomas on bass and vocals These legendary artists have been pivotal to the Australian underground music scene, working with Dave Graney, Kim Salmon, Mick Harvey, Harry Howard, Louis Tillett and Deniz Tek, as well as pursuing their own work in bands and solo projects. 

Michael Simic is well known as Mikelangelo, releasing 12 albums and touring nationally and internationally to great acclaim. Almost A Mirror is Kirsten Krauth’s second novel and was shortlisted for the Penguin Literary Prize. It is available in April via Transit Lounge. 


Any unsold tickets will be available at the door on the night for an extra $5

Doors open 4:30 PM
The show starts: 5:00 PM

The Fyrefly is St Kilda’s superb new dining, music and entertainment room located just down the stairs at Newmarket Hotel. Creature comforts meet sophisticated glamour, with outstanding facilities for the artists to play a huge variety of music styles including jazz, soul, funk, RnB, and even comedy.


Aside from entertainment, an evening at The Fyrefly entails fine dining, top-shelf hooch and classy cocktails. We offer two or three-course dinner & show packages, or you can take your pick from our A La Carte Menu. Our menu showcases only the best locally sourced ingredients guaranteed to delight your taste buds.



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Watch the ALMOST A MIRROR trailer


Michael Simic - Full Moon Fever


Kirsten Krauth - Almost a Mirror

 Photos credits Penny Ryan for Kirsten Krauth photo and Asha Kidd for Michael Simic photo.