Brisbane AW12 Music Line up announced!

So here it is! Our live music line up announced for the upcoming Brisbane Finders Keepers at The Old Museum on THIS WEEKEND Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th July! 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.

Saturday 7th July
10.20am: Stephen Smith
11.20am: Bec Plath
12.20am: Mardi Lumsden
1.20am: District of East
2.20am: Turkey and Goose

Sunday 8th July
10.20am: Donnelle Brooks
11.20am: Matt Nelson
12.20am: Kellie Lloyd
1.20am: Coco Baulch
2.20am: Our Ithaca Creek

Mardi Lumsden
Mardi Lumsden is an alt-folk singer–songwriter from Brisbane, Australia . In 2010, Mardi Lumsden & the Rising Seas recorded their long-awaited second EP with producer Magoo  (Operator Please, The Gin Club, Regurgitator, Kate Miller- Heidke) at his Applewood studio, a converted church.
The Brisbane 5-piece released a cassingle at the Brisbane Powerhouse in April 2010 then the EP, called Wherever you go, there you are, at Queensland’s Old Museum on 29 May, alongside the group’s new video clip, filmed by India-based cinematographer Mark Lapwood (Evermore).
The EP’s closing track, Classified (WVTM), won the 2010 Q Song award in the Folk/Ballad section and was a finalist for the 2010 Song of the Year.
Live, Lumsden has been described as “a sanguine and superb songbird. Her voice has a delightful, whimsical lilt, as do her lyrics, which are about intimate, urbane experiences of late twenty-somethings. Her songs would complement, as a soundtrack, any Nick Earls or Rebecca Sparrow books.” ( 12 July 2009).

District of East
2008 – Formed in Brisbane, Australia
2009 – Support slot for Boy and Bear
2010 – First EP
2011 – Second EP released. Esteemed QMA highly commended achieved.
Future – By strumming guitars, and making excessive, yet somewhat alluring man howl, we will endeavour to connect with our audience through live performance
“really nice stuff, sounds mint” – Ben Dalton Hungry Kids of Hungary
“Some gorgeous melodies. Nice harmonies. Solid stuff”. – Dom Alessio, Triple J Unearthed
“great tunes guys! – beautiful melodies! “ – Killian Gavin (Boy and Bear)

Turkey and Goose (aka Dylan Ferrier and Beck Newham) have been on the loose for the last few years. Their free range, grain fed tunes have travelled many towns and venues. Most recently, they explored the New England highway for ‘The Table Salt Tour’. T’n G write and play folksy blues with guitars, vocals and sometimes a dash of fiddle and stomp.

Donnelle Brooks
Donnelle Brooks is a singer and guitarist who grew up in Laidley, a small town west of Brisbane. As an introvert Donnelle discovered music as a release, a way to express emotions that can affect people like nothing else. She has always delighted in finding beauty in places where others may not see it and finds great satisfaction in sharing the beauty of her music with others. Her music can be described as acoustic pop, she sings beautiful melodies with honesty and emotion with lyrics that are compelling and poetic. She is currently working on her first EP which will be released in July.

Matt Nelson
Matt Nelson, as a soloist possesses a rare ability to routinely thrill, surprise and captivate an audience. He has made an art of capturing the attention and admiration of audiences of all walks. At almost every show, Nelson is asked to join a band or give guitar lessons. Phone numbers go flying about. At least one woman will loudly exclaim “oh my God!” The owner of the venue excitedly demands that he return soon. A Matt Nelson show may well be one of the few times that you’ll see ‘metal-heads’ and grandmothers standing shoulder to shoulder.
Matt Nelson’s thoroughly entertaining performances showcase his unique finger-style and compositional prowess on the guitar. His approachable signature style of folk-rock is characterised by sweet, angular hooks and warm, textural vocals which pepper the music with vivid imagery. Nelson’s extensive repertoire of original music is a cohesive merger of the thundering, the intricate, the disarming and the ethereal.  “Absolutely delightful, and so gentle and soothing […] That is a beautiful track” – 102.1 4ZzZ FM

Kellie Lloyd
A couple of people have told me I play guitar like Neil Young. which is of course a massive compliment, I’m normally a bass player! i write songs in alternate tunings and play live with just a drummer (for massive impact) or a whole band. I’m inspired by PJ Harvey, Explosions in the Sky, Swerevdriver, Beachhouse, Kurt Vile and Mazzy Star.

Our Ithaca Creek
A stagnate basin for storm water run-off that has lost its way, Ithaca Creek meanders between a major arterial thoroughfare and the semi-industrial and surburban backlots of Ashgrove and Bardon. Home to more than seventeen different varieties of long obsolete tyre manufacture, the creek offers little support to native flora or fauna – and is a better place for it. A refuge from the righteous boasting of recolonised green tree frogs in a post ‘Clean up Australia’ Australia, Our Ithaca Creek gave a home to these songs in much the same fashion as it gave shelter to the frontier carriers of the 1994 Ross River Fever pandemic. A while back, there was a band called speedstar and I was in that band.
We released a couple of albums, got to see a bit of the country and met some nice folks. We even witnessed the garage rock revival first hand – but didn’t live to tell anybody much about it. Anyway, the nursing home people thought it might be therapeutic for me to write some songs and so here we are. We hope to release a couple of albums, see the country and meet some nice folks. Hope to see you soon. Rich.

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