Are you ready to check out the impressive line-up of musicians who will be performing at our Melbourne SS18 Market this 19th, 20th and 21st October?
Find us back at The Royal Exhibition Building at the earlier opening time of 12pm on Friday for a jam-packed evening of live music and DJs. Share a wine with friends and dance along to the sweet tunes all weekend long.
The kids can groove along to the pop-tastic tunes by Ally Boom Boom & The Cool Bananas on Saturday. But that’s not all, check out the rest of the great bands and DJ’s below who will be taking up residence on our live music stage over the weekend.
Friday 19th October
12pm – DJ Tanzer
2:30pm – Loni Rae
3:30pm – DJ Small FRY
6pm – Ruby Gill
7pm – DJ Chiko Moll
Saturday 20th October
10:30am – Ally Boom Boom & The Cool Bananas (KIDS)
12:00pm – DJ Small FRY
2:30pm – Felicity Cripps
3:30pm – Merpire
4:30 – DJ Chiko Moll
Sunday 21st October
10:30 – Rachel Heart
12:00 – DJ Tanzer
2:30 – FEELDS
3:30 – DJ Small FRY
Drop-dead devastating diva Tanzer is a dark and shimmering DJ force, injecting romance and glamour into crossover dancefloors in Australia and beyond. Celebrated for her diversity and originality behind the decks, Tanzer’s flair for plucking irresistible jams, seamlessly switching up genres and getting the party started has seen her driving dancefloors wild on a weekly basis.
Her deliciously broad music knowledge comes from a life ruled by music. She’s fronted punk bands, twerked in an electro-pop duo, turned a girl gang into a ‘bad bitch choir’ and produced her own precocious pop jams since moving to the big smoke with an armful of records. Now a full-time performer, composer and diva in her own right – an ecstatic night of music is just second nature.
Tanzer’s cheekily curated sets have set fire to sexy Sydney party destinations The Beresford Hotel, Girlthing, Birdcage, Heaps Gay, Newtown Hotel, and the Imperial Hotel, as well as Melbourne’s legendary party nights Thursgay, Honcho Disko and Closet, and the festival hotness of Secret Garden, Falls Festival, Sydney Mardi Gras, Melbourne Fringe Festival, GrrlFest and Midsumma.
A seasoned performer and songwriter who has called both Melbourne and Berlin home in recent years, Loni Rae Thomson delivers heartfelt and emotion-packed songs that are the perfect vehicle for her stunning voice. Thomson’s musicality, and has the type of nuance, vulnerability and power behind it that fans of Feist and Sharon Van Etten will recognise and love. Her first single ‘On Your own’ was released in September this year and is the lead single for her new EP Slowly. Thomson’s songs are marked with honesty and delivered with the heart and assurance of someone who has lived them and invites you along for the ride.
DJ Small FRY
Vivan Vo aka Small FRY is a Melbourne-based artist manager and music publicist. Managing a nest for Rainbow Chan, Yeo and Kult Kyss, she also provides publicity services to various local and independent artists, specialising in electronic and pop music with a focus on Asian-Australian and
With a background in community radio as a presenter, producer and Assistant Music Director at SYN Radio and audio producer at JOY 94.9, she is currently a volunteer at Triple R as a music department volunteer. As a member of the Australian music industry, Vivan has offered her expertise in areas such as panel speaker at Face The Music Speed Meetings 2016, Face The Music Roadshow 2017, judge at FreeZa Push Start Competition 2017 and 2018 and panellist for BIGSOUND Singapore Showcase 2018 and National Live Music Awards 2018. Vivan also DJs as Small FRY and has performed at album launches for Alice Ivy, Yeo, Healthy Tapes and events for Liminal Mag, Emerging Writers Festival, Finders Keepers Market and National Gallery of Victoria, as well as a monthly residencies at Ferdydurke, The Toff in Town and The Carlton Club.
After decades spent silencing the South African forests in which she was raised, Ruby Gill hummingbirded over the Indian Ocean to hum about violence, joy, privilege and border security to a tolerant Melbourne population. Almost immediately, her piercing lyrics, grumpy guitar, classically-trained piano-hands and disproportionately massive voice left audiences across the country shaken, transfixed and sometimes a bit hungry.
She is currently in studio making sounds out of thoughts, and her single “Your Mum” frames the start of some exceptionally large potholes she’s leaving in both the industry and the kitchen. Outside the studio, her sometimes scary and always silencing stage presence has appeared on line-ups, festivals and credits with Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Keegan Joyce, Jeremy Loops, Shortstraw, Shawn Phillips, Cat Power, Xavier Rudd, Josh Kempen and many more.
Triple J say they’re “stoked on this.” which is real nice of them. they don’t say much.
DJ Chiko Moll
One half of DJ duo ‘Chiko Molls’ aka Chiko Moll will be setting the mood for the evening with music from some of the most inspiring fashion icons! From 1960s Marianne faithful to the very best of 80s Dolly Parton you will be sure to bop while you shop.
Felicity Cripps spent her twenties playing around Australia and internationally in various Melbourne-based bands. After moving to Castlemaine and taking a step back from her various collaborations, Cripps began the move in solo territory and before too long, FCB was born. The FCB (Felicity Cripps Band) soon released an LP in 2017. A second record is currently underway.
Cripps regularly performs with a band and also plays as a solo artist. More than a singer/songwriter, as performer she harbours an other-worldliness and embodies the spirit of her songs – her voice a force of strength and character.
After releasing her debut EP, ‘Endless Chatter’ in June 2018, produced by Andy Bull and Alex Bennison, It wasn’t long before notice was being taken of Merpire and her intelligent songwriting. Genres overlap from the powerful, pitch-bending synth opener, ‘Holding Breath’, produced by Andy Bull to the stripped-back, heart-breaking closer, ‘For The Best’, produced by Alex Bennison.
The sophisticated record is backed-up beautifully with her band’s captivating live performance, piquing the interests of industry professionals and respected musicians.
After selling out Melbourne’s The Gasometer’s upstairs band room in August, the EP Launch was quickly moved to the main room to meet the overwhelming demand for a spot in the crowd. Described as refreshing and clever, the rollercoaster of emotion that is Merpire’s music is proving to be addictive with showcases at Brisbane’s Big Sound and there’s no sign of it slowing down.
There is something intriguing around the idea of the unknown. Whether this comes to Feelds as a thirst for exploration or a relentless drive for self-discovery, onward seems to be the only direction.
Feelds, the Melbourne-based project of James Seymour, has quickly grown into a fully-fledged outfit, defined by clever songwriting used to provoke a dynamic soundscape of honest storytelling. Traction gained from his independently-released EP, ‘Hunch’, in 2018 allowed Feelds to tour across the country in support of the likes of Gretta Ray, Didirri, Hayden Calnin, Fan Girl & BATTS.
Ally Boom Boom & The Cool Bananas
Ally Boom Boom and The Cool Bananas are the Cosplay, Anime inspired Dance-Pop Band from Down Under! We kick out the jams for the children of the revolution. Wanna party? We wanna party with you! Our show is family friendly and perfect for community events, corporate events, schools, parties and special occasions. We bring bubbles, pom poms, beach balls and only the best beats to get those booties shakin’. We see smiley smiles and tappy toes, hands in the air, laughter and dancing and we use costume, props, dance choreography and Key Word Sign.Our attitude is unscripted and relaxed.
Rachel Heart has much experience playing music for young children both through her enchanting live musical performances and in her life as an early childhood teacher. She has been performing her playful songs in and around her home-town of Melbourne for some time. Her original music is inspired by the interests and everyday life experiences of children around the ages of 2- 6 years and creatively leads the listener into a child’s world. Children are invited to dream, listen, sing, dance and move and her live shows are complimented with a delightful variety of props and dress ups to engage any child’s imagination.