Here is an introduction to the music that will be showcased at the upcoming Brisbane Finders Keepers at The Old Museum on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th November! The live music is FREE for everyone to enjoy. Check out the below for the line up and some snippets of the bio’s of some featured musicians.
Saturday, November 6th
11:30 am: Avaberee
12:30 pm: Emma Louise
1:30 pm: Gun vs Knife
2:30 pm: Matthew Vale (solo) & Lion Island
3:45 pm: Bang Bang Boss Kelly
Sunday, November 7th
11:30 am: Chloe Tully
12:30 pm: Mardi Lumsden
1:30 pm: Steve Grady
2:30 pm: Bonfire Nights
3:45 pm: Mosman Alder
Avaberée: You will be blown away by the emotive melodies and harmonies of Avaberée. This youthful, fresh folk/soul trio consists of Brisbane based students Aimee, Genevieve and Irena who have collaborated to perform insightful originals and skilful arrangements of contemporary songs. Fresh out of high school, all three girls are currently studying a bachelor of music. They have been working on their craft for most of their lives and are accomplished individual performers. With a combined stage experience of 1000+ performances, Avaberée know what they are doing under the spotlight and are sure to make the toughest of critics tap along.
Emma Louise: It’s hard to believe it was 3 years ago that a shy 16 year old Cairns girl was flown down to Brisbane to perform at The Tivoli as the winner of 2 Q Song awards including The Courier Mail People’s Choice. Whilst finishing school Emma Louise went on to win New Music To Commercial Radio and ACMF award. Fastforward to 2010 she won a scholarship to attend Song Summit where she found herself in a workshop with Lior and Josh Pyke. Lior immediately offered her support shows and Josh Pyke was heard to say “this girl is a gun”. Legendry US music commentator Michael Azzerad who recently attended BIGSOUND said “she has a subtle intensity that one doesn’t often find in the singer-songwriter genre. It’s unique”. Still a teenager Emma Louise arrived in Brisbane this year where she has been rubbing shoulders with the indie music elite and preparing for her next recording. There is a lot of talent in this little person. But be warned she will steal your heart and your mind. She is the thief.
bio coming soon..
Bang Bang Boss Kelly: Take five ex-hardcore musicians, give them some traditional country music instruments, some potent lyrics, wicket harmonies and you have Bang Bang Boss Kelly. They sing songs rooted in old stories and new emails. But the songs they sing don’t reflect a country life, they tell stories about Valley nightclubs, girls, drink and a lack of money.. basically the gospel of the youth. So you will see them at your local pub, at a burlesque fund raiser, and at major music festivals, they will play anywhere that they can play loud! Their music will make you want to dance, their lyrics will make you want to drink, but their four vocal might just make you fall in love with them.
Chloe Tully: Spirited and sincere, Australian singer-songwriter Chloe Tully is a sigh of relief in a world of disposable pop music. The 22 year old grew up in south-west Queensland, on the edge of the desert, 1000km from the closest city. In recent months she has enjoyed marvelous success after releasing her debut EP ‘Wallflower’ in February, joining ranks with Albert Music Publishing in Sydney. Chloe is currently writing and recording for her next record.
Steve Grady: Singer/Songwriter Steve Grady is poised to release his new contemporary folk album ‘Youth Skin’. Recorded over 12 days in a granny flat studio in the NSW central coast with ARIA award winning producer and songwriter Shane Nicholson (‘Ratlin Bones’, ‘Familiar Ghosts’). Grady has recently released the first single ‘Legacy’ to glowing reviews, coinciding with a Qsong nomination (Queensland’s largest songwriting competition) featured article on the TripleJ website, a tripleJ unearthed feature artist, & national airplay.
Since the release of Grady’s 2009 critically acclaimed EP ‘Hotel Chesea’ he has been performing and touring relentlessly around Australia. On the side he as been busy producing and recording local Brisbane artists and bands such as ‘Chole Tully’, and touring electric guitarist for Dan Parsons.
Bonfire Nights: Bonfire Nights are a new two-piece band fresh on the Brisbane music scene. Their raw, untamed sound has been compared to that of My Bloody Valentine, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and The Kills. Back in early 2009, Ruth Nitkiewicz, an archivist by day, decided to pick up a pair of sticks and learn to play the drums. After jamming with guitarist Steve Foster, they soon struck up a songwriting partnership and, after mounting interest from local bands and friends, they decided to take the leap of faith from the bedroom to the big stage. Despite being in their infancy and not having officially released any material, the duo have been a feature artist on Radio New York’s ‘B-sides’ show and on Japanese radio station SECM17, and have received spot plays on Triple J as well as regional stations in South Africa and Argentina. After their first gig in March this year they signed a management deal with Mucho-Bravado (Hungry Kids of Hungary), and they plan to tour the EP in Australia and overseas in the year ahead.
Mosman Alder: Mosman Alder began in the summer of 2010 as a three piece. Since then the band has written an extensive amount of songs and has evolved into a six piece. Mosman Alder have recently played shows with bands Richard in your Mind, Spod, Machine Translations, Guineafowl and The Honey Month.