We’re back Melbourne for our final (freezing, but that’s ok) stop of the Autumn / Winter season! We love seeing music come to life on our stage, and one of the best parts about creating our festival-feel weekends each season is pulling together a local line-up with our Music Guru Georgia! Finders Keepers have been supporting music alongside independent art and design since day dot and are so excited to bring you another diverse Entertainment Program this Autumn / Winter.
There’s something for everyone this season, including must-see electronic kids band Tiptoe Giants! We thought you might like a taste test (or for those stallholders road tripping, one for the road!) so we’ve created a Melbourne Spotify playlist. Get it on the DL and get ready to discover new tunes by amazing artists. Also, don’t go forgetting about the bar! Share a drink (or two) with friends and dance along to sweet tunes all weekend long. Happy Hour kicks off from 3pm – 5pm, the perfect time to wind down from the week with friends and support small in a big way – with a drink in hand if course!
It’s not all tunes either, you can now start your weekend market days with a chinwag! Our long-time media partner and friends over at frankie magazine will be hosting short ‘n sharp panel discussions with stallholders LIVE on stage. SPACES editor Leta Keens will take to the microphone Saturday and Sunday, guiding an insightful chinwag on Putting Yourself Out There in the Creative World. It’s all about taking risks, how you do it, the importance of community, going from your studio (or bedroom/studio) to the wider world! More on that to come!
CHECK OUT THE REST OF THE GREAT BANDS AND DJS BELOW, READY TO TAKE UP RESIDENCE ON OUR LIVE MUSIC STAGE!
Rose Zita Falko
Fuelled by a love of storytelling, Rose Zita Falko’s songs reflect an understanding of ‘lifescapes’ of both city and country.
Her music has been tagged as ‘western noir’ with an added description of Americana rawness meets sophisticated jazz and soul tones.
Rose Zita Falko performs her original songs with warmth and style.
Her songs vary from a quiet meander to up-beat toe tapping singalongs. she will leave you wanting more.
Melbourne singer/songwriter and guitarist Mitch Power has spent the last decade as an in-demand player with Deep Street Soul, Kylie Auldistand many more, playing shows nationally, in New York, Europe, Singapore and at the iconic Glastonbury Music Festival in the UK.Now Mitch’s focus is on his promising solo career which resides at the alt- country end of the genre, a world greatly influenced by Dylan, The Band and Neil Young and currently populated by artists such as Sturgill Simpson, Jason Isbell and Ryan Bingham.Mitch Power is a heartache troubadour, an accomplished guitarist and a songwriter who knows how to find just the right balance between poetry,musicality and storytelling.
Melbourne queens of indie-noir Kelly Day and Jane Hendry are Broads.
Drawing from an era of highly performative crooners, Broads nevertheless deliver a uniquely authentic show. Haunting, narcotic and deceptively sweet, their songs are laced with acerbic criticism of the culture from which they stem. Their critically acclaimed 2017 debut album Vacancy was described by theMusic as ‘a mellifluous collection of songs utterly drenched in enticing melodies and harmonies… a simply gorgeous, often haunting, always sublime inaugural full-length outing’. With their highly anticipated sophomore album due for release in the coming weeks, Broads are a tour de force: strong female voices on a bed of Lynchian guitars and synths.
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.
Brain Romance fuses the erratic, off-kilter songwriting and progressive indie tropes of Campeau with Cameron’s nuanced and arresting vocals to birth a folk-pop tour de force, years in the making.
The Old Married Couple
The Old Married Couple are the faces of new vintage, playing Dixieland style Folk music with a vaudevillian twist that would be at home as much in the Music Halls of the 19th century as they are in the 21st century. Vintage in style and sound, The Old Married Couple combine a witty songwriting style with a distinctive kazoo filled music. Taking cues from Musical comedy and cabaret legends like George Formby, Bette Midler, Marie Lloyd and Cole Porter, The Old Married Couple are spreading Toots and Hoots around the World.Sweet, silly and suggestive, The Old Married Couple’s live show combine’s their distinctive energetic vintage music with crowd participation, dancing, skits, double entendre and an undeniable sense of sincerity and joy.
DJ Bridget Hustwaite
Hailing from Ballarat, Bridget Hustwaite now resides in Sydney as host of Good Nights on triple j. Alongside her radio commitments, Bridget also runs her own music blog and likes to sneak behind the DJ decks from time to time. Bridget loves Australian music and enjoys bopping along to electro-pop and disco-synth numbers. Don’t be too surprised though if you hear a sneaky appearance from Janet, Shania, Kylie or Mariah in her sets…(Maybe all 4 if you’re lucky!)
Bringing his unique style of folk, Americana and Blues, is Brisbane-based singer-songwriter Jordan Merrick. This humble, musical-poet released his debut single ‘Untitled #1’ in February (2017) which has 750k+ plays on Spotify, received national radio play on Triple J & Double J. It was then followed up by the single ‘You Gotta Go’ that reached #2 in the AMRAP Regional charts. Merrick then took his debut EP ‘In Colour’ (released May 5) on tour along the East Coast of Australia. Quickly after he released the single ‘Gypsy Diver’ featuring a full-band for the first time which fronted the release his second EP for 2017, ‘Songs From House Arrest’ (released October 2017).
Jordan is now announcing that ‘Low Country’ that features Harry James Angus (The Cat Empire) on keys is the first taste of his debut album releasing later this year.
Born and raised in the Dandenong Ranges of Victoria, TJ Patrick has been working towards something special. He creates songs that shed light on stories of raw, personal experiences with a delicate and gentle nature. His flair for songwriting was developed during a stint working alongside Aria award winning producer One Above. The pair wrote and recorded music for some of Australia’s finest artists.
Want more? Jump on Spotify and discover what Autumn / Winter looks like at Finders Keepers Melbourne! See you at the stage!