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Hamish Anderson

Hamish Anderson is Melbourne’s blues wonder, as showcased on a pair of EPs and debut album Trouble, released 2016. Now based in LA, the guitar virtuoso has played with B.B. King and has been praised by Gary Clark Jr. Not bad for a dude who left his home country to pursue music at 23, only to be sharing the stage with his hero and playing a slew of festivals shortly after. The Melbourne artist shares his favorite hometown spots below. 

“One of my favorite things to do when I’m back home in Melbourne is to catch the train and write. It’s a great place for people watching and seeing the landscape of all the different parts of Melbourne always helps me to clear my mind and write.” 

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Melbourne, AU
food
Mizu
"A small but awesome Japanese restaurant located on Greville Street in Prahran. I always get the Beef Udon, hands down the best udon I’ve ever tasted." — Hamish Anderson
95 Greville St, Prahran, VIC, 3181, Australia
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bar
Leonards House Of Love
"They always play great rock and roll, the burgers are amazing and there’s pinball and a pool table... what more could you want? I always go for the Leonards Lager." — Hamish Anderson
3 Wilson St, South Yarra, VIC, 3141, Australia
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coffee
Superrandom
"Melbourne is all about the coffee and Nobu is the best barista around. Always quality coffee. My order is a latte with one sugar." — Hamish Anderson
416 New St, Brighton, VIC, 3186, Australia
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landmark
Hosier Lane
"Hosier Lane is a real favourite of mine. Its laneways are full of street art and that’s really a big defining part of Melbourne and its street culture." — Hamish Anderson
Hosier Lane, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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lodging
Crown Towers
"Crown towers is a great place to stay. It's right in the heart of the city in Southbank and Crown and  is famous for its restaurants and casino." — Hamish Anderson
8 Whiteman St, Southbank, VIC, 3006, Australia
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venue
Palais Theatre
Number one venue, and largest seated theatre in Australia.
Lower Esplanade, St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
shopping
Jack London
"It's a clothing boutique that is styled after a 60s' Mod look. Great for Beatle Boots, Leather Jackets and skinny jeans." — Hamish Anderson
301 Swanston St, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
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venue
The Toff in Town
Unique bar and club with art deco train carriage booths, for live music, theatre and late-night DJs.
252 Swanston Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
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landmark
Flinders Street Station
The main station building, completed in 1909, is a cultural icon of Melbourne, with its prominent dome, arched entrance, tower and clocks one of the city's most recognizable landmarks.
Flinders Street Station, Flinders Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia
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outdoors
Federation Square
Melbourne's first public square which also serves as the location for the visitor center and other cultural attractions.
Federation Square/Swanston St, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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landmark
Australian Centre for the Moving Image  
Australia's national museum of film, video games, digital culture and art.
Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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landmark
National Gallery of Victoria  
It is Australia's oldest, largest and most visited art museum.
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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