Sydney AW16 Market: Music Line-up Announced!


Image features Maples, captured by Dave Kan at our Sydney SS15 Market

It’s time to announce our live music line-up for the Sydney Autumn Winter 2016 Market, only a few weeks away!

To get you in the mood for some sweet tunes, we’ve put together a Spotify playlist, featuring a selection of the musicians who will be performing at the Australian Technology Park.  Click here to listen now!

For those visiting the market with little ones in tow, be sure to catch The Vegetable Plot set, featuring “roots musical” for kids, families and foodies starring some of Sydney’s tastiest musicians and singers.

For more on these talented musicians, see the bios below.  Of course, find everything you need to know about our Sydney AW16 Market right here.

Music Set Times:

Friday 29th April
6pm: Danielle Deckard
7pm: Richard Cuthbert
8pm: DJ Dom Alessio

Saturday 30th April
10:30am: The Vegetable Plot
12pm: Jack Shit (DJ)
1:30pm: Emma Davis
2:30pm: Le Pie
3:30pm: DJ Dylabolical

Sunday 1st May 
10:30am: The Vegetable Plot
12pm: Jack Shit (DJ)
1:30pm: Sparrows
2:30pm: Bec Sandridge
3:30pm: DJ Dylabolical

Danielle Deckard

Originally hailing from Vineland, NJ, 26-year-old singer/songwriter Danielle Deckard has made a home in Sydney, Australia. Taking influence from indie-pop heroines Ingrid Michaelson and Sara Bareilles, Danielle’s songwriting is well-considered and straight to the point. Her lyrics are confessional, frank rather than gushing. Her songwriting has earned her awards as a finalist in the USA Songwriting Competition and International Songwriting Competition, as well as a 1st place winner in the Unsigned Only competition.

Danielle’s debut EP, ‘End Of The World’ combines hook-driven songwriting, intimate vocal performances, energetic instrumentation, and complex musical arrangements.


Richard Cuthbert
Richard Cuthbert is a singer-songwriter from Sydney. Cuthbert has recently signed with Broken Stone Records and his third album,”Peach, Plum”, is due for release in June 2016. The first single off the album, “Swimming Pool”, was released in November 2015 to acclaim and has been on rotation on FBi ever since.

He has previously released two albums on Sydney label Sin Scivvy, 2012’s Adventure Bay Rock, and 2014’s Winterlude.
Cuthbert has also recorded and performed under the band name Cuthbert and the Night Walkers. The band toured nationally, played a host of festivals, supported the likes of Peter, Bjorn and John, Kate Miller-Heidke, Old Man River, The John Steel Singers, Sparkadia, Jamie T, and released 2 albums on ABC Music.

Cuthbert also plays and writes in Sydney country outfit Green Mohair Suits and plays guitar in psychedelic pop act Richard in Your Mind.


DJ Dom Alessio
Dom Alessio is the host of triple j’s Australian music show Home & Hosed. He also makes no apologies for quoting the Simpsons too much and playing ‘Wannabe’ by the Spice Girls in DJ sets.


The Vegetable Plot
Ladies and gentlestems, bulbs and girls, it’s time to get fresh, throw your root down and twist and sprout with the funkiest, filthiest bunch in town!!
The Vegetable Plot is a “roots musical” for kids, families and foodies starring some of Sydney’s tastiest musicians and singers. Serving up a feast of fresh grooves, catchy tunes, colourful characters and delicious puns, this funky bunch will ensure you never think about roots music or vegetables the same way again. So come and join Aspara Gus, Sir Paul McCarrotney and friends as they take you underground for a ride on the soil train. Winner of the Fringe Kids Award at the 2014 Sydney Fringe.

“Excellent morals delivered in a wonderful way by passionate people” – What’s On Sydney
“Beautifully together, experienced and artfully aware of what excites children” – Lisa Thatcher
“We LOVED the show today veggies! The band was amazing and the songs were sooooooo groovy. Buzz and I laughed and tapped our toes and had the best afternoon out. Lah-Lah xx” – Lah Lah, ABC Kids

Emma Davis
Described by Triple J as ‘one of the great quiet achievers of the Sydney scene’, Emma Davis’s intricate guitar work, careful production and honest storytelling continues to evolve. Since releasing her self-titled debut in 2010, she built her own studio in a nearby furniture joinery and has spent the last year working on concepts for her second record. Due to be released later this year and co-produced with Greg Walker (Paul Kelly, Holly Throsby, Machine Translations) the album strikes a delicate balance between rich organic sounds and soft melancholic synth.


Jack Shit (DJ)
FBi radio rascal and rabid raconteur Jack Shit found his girlfriend at Finders Keepers. She wasn’t cheap – but she’s lasted beautifully!


Le Pie
Since releasing her debut single ‘Secrets’ in January 2015 and immediately establishing her signature grunge-meets-’60s girl group sound, the Sydney indie pop chanteuse’s momentem has yet to slow down. From the moment that thundering drum into reached the airwaves, ‘Secrets’ and Le Pie quickly became a fabourite of Australian radio institutions like triple j and FBI radio. This year she’s poised to follow that momentum and rocket into the year ahead – starting with the release of the brand-new party track ‘Up All Night’.


Drawing on sound collage, Sydney artist Sparrows creates electro-pop with a twist, making music using found sounds and manipulated vocals.
With musical influences including Kate Bush, CocoRosie, Lamb and David Bowie, Sparrows’ music goes on a trek from doo-wop on prozac to movie soundtrack exploring textures that fuse with her child-like singing style. Fuelled by material from dreams, eavesdropped conversations and graffiti off public toilet doors, Sparrows works to weave these ideas into her music’s narrative. Sparrows’ most recent single ‘On Your Own’ has been generating favourable support from tastemakers including triple j, FBi, AMRAP and Semplesize.
“Bright, adventurous pop music” – Dom Alessio, triple j
“Sparrows has us hooked with a distinguished vocal style and the weaving of magical soundscapes” – APHRA Mag
“It seems apparent that she has the freedom and ability to make edgy yet listenable music” – Happy


Bec Sandridge
Bec Sandridge has been embraced by worldwide tastemakers, complementing Sandridge’s distinctive vocal command, of which is supported by eighties sounding drums and synthesisers reminiscent of eighties starlets Blondie and Kate Bush. Her new single ‘In The Fog, In The Flame’ was added to triple j’s national playlist and also picked up a swarm of respectable blogs internationally. In October 2015 she was named FBi Radio Independent Artist of the Week.


DJ Dylabolical
DJ Dylabolical is one of Sydney’s finest purveyors of forgotten nostalgic pop music and upbeat mutli-genre party tunes. He ran the 60’s dance party Twist and Shout for four years from 2010 to 2014 and has also DJ’d everywhere around town including: the Sydney Festival, Black Cherry, Jurassic Lounge, the This Is Not Art Festival, the Gumball festival, Splendour in the Grass and the Underbelly Arts Festival.

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