Brisbane SS12 Music Line up announced!

So here it is! Our live music line up announced for Saturday 3rd & Sunday 4th November, at the Finders Keepers Brisbane 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.

Saturday 3rd November:
11am:  Megan Cooper
12pm: David Flower and Caroline Trengrove
1pm: Women in Docs
2pm: Alan Boyle
3pm: Thelma Plum

Sunday 4th November:
11am: Dana Hassall
12pm: John and Alexander
1pm: Dave Di Marco
2pm: Pacha Mamma
3pm: The Whiskey Archive

Megan Cooper
Megan’s love affair with vintage country, bluegrass and rootsy blues comes across in her self-penned songs inspired by the eclectic traditions of story spinning, which are performed with suburban heart and a glint in her eye. Her original songs are filled with thoughtful lyrics, tall tales and intoxicating melodies, while Megan’s voice has been described as somewhere between the likes of Alison Krauss, Emmy-lou Harris and the Dolly Parton.
Each performance features moments of quirkiness, sweet harmonies and delicious melancholy inspired by traditional mountain tunes mixed with writers like Jack White, Neil Finn, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Willie Nelson and Darrell Scott. Megan has performed at festivals, casinos, theatres, RSLs, cinemas, Pubs and sidewalks… even the Opera House and she is a former Toyota Star Maker finalist, MusicOz finalist and Q Song finalist.

Thelma Plum
“There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.” William P. Merrill. This could be said of the haunting, spiritual and soulful music of seventeen year old singer-songwriter Thelma Plum from Brisbane, Australia. An old soul with an emotional trembling vibrato akin to Tracey Chapman with the personal
narrator’s heart of her hero Paul Kelly, Thelma displays an authenticity and honesty beyond her years. Performing at all ages venues, markets and cultural festivals around south-east Queensland, Thelma has captivated audiences. Unearthed by Triple J with her song “Father Said” Thelma was invited to perform at the 2012 National Indigenous Music Awards. Thelma’s diverse cultural background with Indigenous, Australian and Brazilian heritage has shaped her worldview and provided much inspiration to draw on. Plum likes her music just how she likes her honey – “Super sweet.”

Dana Hassall
Dana Hassall released her debut EP “See It Now” in January this year. She has an earthy acoustic sound and tells a story with soulful voice and expressive guitar in her original songs. Dana firmly believes her music should send a message and take the audience on a journey. In 2012 Dana was accepted into the CMAA Academy of Country Music. She spent two weeks in Tamworth and says it was the best time of her life. “It was amazing to work with all the tutors and make some life-long friends,” Dana says. “In particular Tamara Stewart gave some excellent songwriting advice and Felicity Urquhart was really inspiring and pushed me to be more of an artist and experiment with my songs. I feel much freer creatively since she gave me that push.” Dana recently released her first music video for the single See It Now, which she filmed with Michael Bryers. She is currently working towards releasing her next single from the EP and looking forward to new and exciting opportunities in the future.

Pacha Mamma
Growing up on the eastern coastline of Australia, Micka Semfel has risen to become a conscious music troubadour of the world.“There is no other path for me, I am a vessel through which rhythm and melody pass and my spirit brings it to life”. Playing on his instruments of choice, guitars such as the Resonator Slide, Weissenborn Slide and Cajon drum, the thing that sets Semfel apart from most is his touching soulful voice. He’s the front man and force behind the music of Byron Bay based roots band, Pacha Mamma,
There is no doubt that anyone witness to Semfel’s performance will always be left with a sense of united brotherhood, conscious visions and a feeling that you’re not alone. Combine worldly vision, Latin party time, island vibes with sweet grooves. Cook it up and you get the music of Micka Semfel. Contains ingredients everyone will find tasty.

The Whiskey Archive
thewhiskeyarchive’s special blend of smooth, smoky, nuevo-folk will intrigue you from the very first sip – tantalising your tastebuds with bluesy flavour, teasing with a hint of alt-country, tipping their hat to the punk and goth influences from Brisbane’s music scene of the 70s and 80s and all with sweet, poignant harmonies that shiver up your spine. Drawing on influences as varied as Radiohead, REM, The Cure, Died Pretty, The Dirty Three, Townes Van Zandt, Justin Townes Earle, Portishead, The Saints and Paul Kelly, thewhiskeyarchive blend seamlessly into the night, their songs rich with imagery and stories from the deep places of the heart – the places that hurt and heal, that transform both the everyday and the extraordinary into moments that resonate with everyone.  thewhiskeyarchive’s live performances are as their moniker might suggest – something to be savoured on the palate.

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