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MOSS rocks the FED at  Semaphore. Situated in the Heart of Semaphore The Fed is a fully renovated 1865 Heritage Hotel with four Bars, two Dining Rooms, 32 Machine Gaming Room, Bottleshop, Wintergarden and 12 Rooms all with En-Suites.

Car Parking at the rear of the hotel. Access from Swan Street off Military Road

25 Semaphore Road
Semaphore, S.A. (08) 8449 6866


THE GOV – Gibson Stage

59 Port Road, Hindmarsh SA 5007

We had a ball last time we were there so we’re so happy to be coming back. We hope you can join us there.


Set one: 9 – 9.45pm

Set two: 10.15 – 11pm


Join US at the “GOV” for two hours of “Let your hair down” rock music as we’ll be performing our most popular MOSS songs but also give you an extra serotonin hit as we pay tribute to a few of the greats.

Ticket prices

Full Price: $FREE ticket issue is merely to service Covid 19 requirements


Named after the first governor of South Australia, The Gov has seen a lot of changes over the past 162 years.
Since 1993, when the Tonkin family took over, The Gov has established itself as Adelaide’s leading live music venue and is highly regarded by musicians and music-lovers alike.
Between the regular local bands playing in the front bar and the world-class musicians featured in the Venue, The Gov really is Adelaide’s home of live, original music.

The Gov’s Front Bar and Saloon Bar provide a friendly environment for activities like the Adelaide Ukulele Appreciation Society meetings on Tuesdays, Open Mic Sessions on Wednesdays, Irish Jam Sessions on Fridays and live local bands on Thursdays and Saturdays.

The warm décor, polished wooden surfaces and fireplaces throughout make it a comfortable and welcoming place to be, especially in winter. In the Venue, pictures of famous musicians adorn the walls and the dimmed lighting booths around the room emphasises the intimate space, creating the perfect environment in which to see a favourite band.

Best Entertainment Venue in Australia

At the 2009 and 2012 Australian Hotels Association’s national Awards for Excellence, The Gov was awarded the title of ‘Best Entertainment Venue in Australia’. The Gov has also won the AHA Award for Excellence as the ‘Best Entertainment Venue in South Australia’ for the last six years, a streak which started in 2007. We were also inducted into the SA AHA Hall of Fame in 2011 as the ‘Best Entertainment Venue’.

Regarded amongst musicians as the key home of live music in Adelaide, The Gov benefits from the continued support of many artists who come back year after year, at times to play multiple nights in one visit.

SupportAct SA




A full pre Christmas afternoon of fun, food and entertainment including performances from us and Bobby Hunter.

Entry $15.00 proceeds going to Support Act

To book your seat or a table contact Elaine on 0433 608 331‬

Support Act has helped get artists and music workers back on their feet when they have hit a tough patch and just need a breathing space.

• Support Act’s founding members are AMCOS, APRA, ARIA and PPCA.
• Support Act SA and Daisy’s South Australian Debonairs in Adelaide.
o Founded by the legendary David “Daisy” Day and a team of volunteers, and are now in their 10th year of fund raising, having a good time together.

If you are in Adelaide, come along to the monthly gathering of Daisy’s Debs. This is typically held on the third Thursday of the month, and each time sees a fantastic guest speaker and great entertainment. Held 12 noon for a 12.30 pm start @ The Highway Function room.

Everyone is welcome.

Dirty Game Release

DIRTY GAME © Copyright 2020

Lyrics: Susan Craig

Music: Ian (NED) Kelly & Mark Simpkin

Website: https://www.mossmusic.com.au/product/dirty-game

The land falls silent: Australian farmers battle life without rain. It as the drought stricken summer of 2018. Australia. The farmers were on their knees. It was the moment the Federal Government had to seize, but in Canberra the Federal Government was too occupied with leadership challenges, white-anting and deliberately eroding their internal foundation. They were blinded by their treachery to the heart wrenching, devastating scenes of Australian farmers, who were looking toward their elected leaders for help. But all they saw were dirty games.

Mediterranean Holiday Release


Lyrics: Ian (NED) Kelly

Music: Ian (NED) Kelly & Mark Simpkin

Get it: https://www.mossmusic.com.au/product/mediterranean-holiday

MOSS Keyboard, guitarist and vocalist Ian (NED) Kelly recalls a time in his younger years when he travelled through the French Riviera. It’s a region many say dreams are made of and NED has never forgotten his time there. This song is a reasonable departure from our existing playlist but it is reflective of our collective past experiences over time that often demanded versatility. MOSS Drummer Dave Anthony loves this song as it gives him opportunity to revisit his Latin genre roots. All in all, we have had a bucket load of fun writing this song, recording it and making the film clip. Our sincere hope is that you are a music lover of this genre and add it to your collection to play when you next visit the French Riviera or for the interim simply want to dream about being there.