So here it is! Our live music line up announced for Friday 1st & Saturday 2nd June, at the Finders Keepers Sydney Markets! We have 2 days of an array of wonderful live music arranged. 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.
Friday 1st June
6pm: Bity Booker
7pm: Cam Mackellar
9pm: Little Lovers
Saturday 2nd June
10am: Jack Shit
12.30pm: The Mountains
1.30pm: Johnny Took
2.15pm: Peppercorn Queen
3pm: DJ Dylabolical
Bity Booker is an Italian/Australian musician, she grew up in the countryside in Italy in an artistic family. Classically trained she sung in choirs and in many death metal bands, she is now performing solo with her classical guitar. With her unique song writing style Bity Booker weaves elements of folk, country, and blues together with her classical guitar to create a distinctive sound that is all her own.
Bity Booker’s humble and endearing stage presence eludes to an artist that is confident in letting her songs speak for themselves. With hints of Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, and Joan Baez, Bity Bookers music delivers contagious guitar rhythms with a hint of blues complimented by her unusual vocal style, to create songs that captivate her audience.
Cam Mackellar is an independent singer, writer, multi-instrumentalist & soundtracker.
About Saudade, his debut EP, who the hell wrote, “In an ideal world, all singer-songwriters would have the qualities Cam MacKellar possesses in spades. It’s rare to find talent like this.”
His latest release “Where I’m Calling From” appears in a refugee awareness campaign by OXFAM. Cam released the songs as a free download alongside a refugee myth busting fact sheet. Tom Waits, Robert Smith, Lucinda Williams, Brian Setzer and other judges awarded Where I’m Calling From 2nd place in the International Songwriting Competition out of roughly 15,000 entries.
Cam’s soundtracks have been featured alongside Paul Kelly and The Necks on the “Silent “Soundtracks” compilation CD. Cam has also written on social issues for new matilda.
Maples is a new beginning for Dead Letter Chorus songstress Gabby Huber. From years of touring with the indie-rock act internationally, Gabby is taking to the stage on her lonesome. Maples embodies such sentiments as femininity, rawness and honesty. Allowing songs to craft themselves, her new sound is likened to Kate Bush, Feist or even Enya. But likenesses aside, Maples is about sparked inspiration from undiscovered places deep within the soul. Huber crafts her songs from a place of sweet organic ignorance to her contemporaries.
Hot off the back of recent work with renowned producer Dave Hammer, Sydney’s The Mountains are taking their fervid live show on the road, this time with a wealth of new material and debut EP ‘Bells & Fire’ in tow. Imbued at their core with lineage to classic 70′s rock and heightened folk melodies. The Mountains awaken a sense of nostalgia, defying trends and consuming the listener to a sun- soaked state.
From their origins as members of Panama and Shady Lane, The Mountains have emerged in 2012 as an accomplished folk-influenced mix of classic guitar and warm pop melodies. Rich with seamless storybook narration and broadening their range with new inspiration, The Mountains have embedded themselves within the Sydney music scene as one of its most opulent assets.
Johnny Took is a twenty-one year old singer / songwriter from Sydney. His music represents a mix between alternative country and folk rock with a strong lyrical front.
In 2011 he has just released he’s first debut EP which is a five track overview of the music Johnny has been writing over the last 6 months. Emma Swift of FBI Radio’s ‘In The Pines’ writes… “Armed with a handful of bedroom demos, Johnny Took wandered into FBi radio in January and quietly stole the space in my heart usually reserved small puppies and porcelain trinkets. The 20-year-old Sydney sider writes pretty folk melodies with a soft melancholy beyond his years. His demo ‘Honey I Get Bored’ echoes the influences of writers like Ryan Adams and Jeff Tweedy, which is an instant win in my book.”
Sprung from the beer stained red dirt of outback New South Wales, the Peppercorn Queen came into being between the now defunct Nymagee Outback Festival and the Nymagee CWA Annual Flower Show. Displaying equal parts mistressful improvisation, and sentimentally peripatetic drive, her songs squeal from the earth “the future is nostalgia!” while easing their way up from the lungs past the heart and throat and out of the mouth of babe-ish simplicity, straight to ear-holes made for making the most of this short sweet time we have here on this pulsing orb.
Little Lovers’ songwriter Wintah Thompson was exposed to Australian music culture at an early age since his father, Glenn Thompson, was playing in iconic Aussie bands such as Custard and the Go-Betweens. Even with these insights Wintah surprisingly continued to pursue his own music passion.
Little Lovers’ songs reflect the Brisbane sloppy, sunny and loose characteristics displayed by some of the greatest underground Brisbane bands such as the Melniks, Extra Foxx, Skippy, Cunningham, the Zebras and Biro. Now living in Sydney the Little L’s sound has bonded with some of the cities pace and energy without loosing their sunshine state vibe.
The Little Lovers have had the opportunity to grace the stage with some of their own heroes the Lemonheads, Smudge and Jeffery Lewis.
“The three-piece band is the purest form of rock n roll.” (Robert Forster – 10 Rules of Rock n Roll)
FBi radio rascal and rabid raconteur Jack Shit found his girlfriend at Finders Keepers. She wasn’t cheap – but she’s lasted pretty well!
DJ DYLABOLICAL is one of Sydney’s finer purveyors of forgotten retro pop, upbeat genre-defying party tunes from all eras and, for lack of a better term, “chilled cheese”. He currently runs the monthly 60s dance party TWIST AND SHOUT (now at Spectrum) and has previously played at the Sydney Festival, the Gumball Festival, Black Cherry, Shameless, Purple Sneakers, This is Not Art and the Underbelly Arts Festival.