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In early 2017 The Fig Licensed Cafe started showcasing local personalities and new talent over the Friday night dinner session.

We have discovered and nurtured new talent, uncovered an entertainment industry icon and given a platform to the best local talent Paynesville, Raymond Island, Bairnsdale, Metung and Lakes Entrance has to offer.



Enjoy dinner and a show in our acoustically challenged but warm and friendly cafe.

For a full list of events in chronological order, check out our Facebook EVENTS Page.


Martin Richardson

Martin Richardson

Local homegrown talent with an eclectic range of personal lyrics and covers. Martin has matured slightly from his bucket and spade and will exchange them for his guitar and microphone. Martin’s musical career started at the Girl Guide dance at the Paynesville Mechanics Hall in 1975 and will probably end at the Fig, just around the corner! Come along for an enjoyable interactive evening. 

Martin, a guitar, dinner at the Fig – what more could you ask for?

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Matthew Bentley

Influenced by John Butler, 18 year old Matthew Bentley from Bairnsdale is in love with his Maton 12-string and the earthy sounds he can produce with it. Butler's 'Ocean' was Matthew's springboard to discovering his own creative talent, which continues to develop. In early 2017, Matthew was 'Unearthed by Triple J'.

Follow Matthew on his Facebook Page

Photo: Craig Wakker / Edge of Frame Photography

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Laura Keane

Moving to Paynesville in early 2017, Laura Keane is Paynesville's newest talent and debuted exclusively at The Fig.

Music and singing have been a part of Laura’s life since early childhood and on her Friday nights she will be sharing her love of singing with diners at The Fig Café. 

Laura sings a broad range of styles with hits from various decades including ‘At Last’,  ‘Songbird’, ‘Walk on By’, ‘Fix You’ and Adele’s ‘One and Only’ accompanied by guitar and keyboard.


Jo Muller

Jo Muller has been part of the Paynesville music scene for 6 years performing with the Paynesville Music Festival, 'The In Laws', solo gigs and more recently 'Soundwave'.

Jo is delighted to be singing at The Fig and provides a style of music that mixes well with great food, great wine and great company, singing songs with a style of Blues, Ballads and simplicity.

Roderick W Teal

Harmonica player, singer, songwriter, filmmaker Roderick W Teal brings his own piece of magic to The Fig.

Roderick has toured and performed around  the Globe over the years and plays a mixture of mainly his own compositions, including many styles - roots, blues, latin and ballads to name but a few.

So come along and join the fun...

Here's a sneak preview of Roderick on YouTube.

Warwick Dean

Warwick's overnight success music career started 40 years ago with regular performances at "The Penthouse Club" as he fast became one of Melbourne's most popular cabaret acts.

With a dynamic music career Warwick appeared in "Showcase" in 1972, accepted invitations to sing in many Sydney Leagues Clubs and performed with Cilla Black in Perth in 1974 as well as overseas gigs in Manilla, lead act at the Hobart Casino and a concert tour with Diana Trask in 1981. In 1994 he was accepted into the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music as a vocal major.

The Fig is proud to have Warwick pick up his retired guitar for our dinner audience on Friday nights.



Call us

@TheFIG we are always looking for fresh new (or old!) talent. If you're interested in entertaining diners at The FIG on a Friday night, please call us on (03) 5156 6190.














See What's On @TheFig

Friday nights is when The Fig hosts live local musical talent. Come and enjoy dinner, drinks and a show.  



Follow us on Facebook to ensure you don't miss out on any of our gigs! And make sure you watch out for special events like Valentine's Day, Anzac Day & Mother's Day.

Visit our contact page to send us your comments or ask us a question or call us now on (03) 5156 6190 to book your table.



Open 7 days
Breakfast & Lunch: 7 days 7:00am — 5:00pm
Dinner: Mondays 5:00pm — 9:30pm



57-59 Esplanade
Paynesville VICTORIA 3880
Tel: (03) 5156 6190



The Fig Cafe Paynesville Pty Ltd
ABN: 89 616 144 917
T/as The Fig Licensed Cafe


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