Are you ready to check out the impressive line-up of musicians and DJs performing at our Sydney SS19 Market from 6th – 8th December? Find us back at The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve from 12pm-9pm on Friday for a jam-packed day of live local music!
One of the best parts about creating our festival-feel weekends each season is pulling together local musicians and DJs that set the vibe for supporting small and local. Finders Keepers have been behind music and making it a part of our festival-feel weekends since day dot and are so excited to bring you a new Entertainment Program this summer.
There’s something for everyone at Finders Keepers Sydney, including two kids bands; The Vegetable Plot and Avocado Smash! A Finders Keepers must-see is Jo Fabro’s Home Cookin’ who will have everyone toe-tapping, bringing the blues and keeping it soulful on Saturday!
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Check out the rest of the great bands and DJs below, ready to take up residence on our live music stage!
DJ Jack Shit
Jack Shit is the hardest working man in no business: host of the longest-running show on Sydney’s FBi Radio; founding curator of the notorious Tokyo Sing Song; specialist DJ at festivals from Golden Plains to Falls to Splendour; and a highly irregular resident at clubs and venues across Australasia.
Finders is a long-standing family affair for him, having been a resident almost since the outset. Here he weaves whimsical music from disparate sources so as to subliminally soften and deepen the day, hopefully offering something of a romantic respite from our overly-hectic lives.
Unafraid to tell it like it is, Lisa Caruso has gone from strength to strength as an Artist and Musician and was recently named a finalist in the ‘Emerging Artist’ category at The 2019 Australian Women in Music Awards. Known for her unique vocal sound and distinct style of delivery, songs are packed with punch and drenched in raw emotion.
Fronting a well-oiled band, Lisa has been performing songs from forthcoming debut album ‘In Feelings’, produced by guitarist Benjamin Fletcher (Sarah Blasko, Marina and the Diamonds). There is momentous breadth to Lisa’s catalogue of songs. Sharing relatable experiences, unique as they stand, arrangements hold a nostalgia to 60’s and 90’s indie eras. Sometimes rocking, and sometimes brooding, Lisa protests to first serve the story.
Elizabeth Hughes is a songwriter originally from The Blue Mountains. In March 2016, Happy Magazine named Elizabeth as one of Australia’s 20 guitarists to watch, alongside Stu Mackenzie (King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard) and Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote). She has supported Kaki King, Methyl Ethyl, Jaako Eino Kalevi and Bec Sandridge. Elizabeth is currently working on two other projects as the guitarist in Sydney indie band Phantastic Ferniture and as the vocalist in electronic project Vypes.
Alice Terry sounds like she’s had three husbands and killed them all.
“Alice Terry is an undeniable combination of old school chanteuse and the grit of Janis Joplin. Her songs are emotional without being cloying, and pair equal measures regret and lament, with cheek and sass. If the swoops and croons are anything to go by, Terry is a singer equally comfortable howling at the moon for the hell of it as she is walking the line of soul-wrenching honesty.” – The Music
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.
“Bright, adventurous pop music” – Dom Alessio, triple j
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.
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
Get ready for a soul blues explosion. Jo Fabro’s Home Cookin’ is bringing back the blues, keeping it low down and soulful. This band will have you tapping your toes and getting out of your chair to move your body!!! Featuring some of Sydney’s finest musicians, the band is headed by powerhouse singer Jo Fabro (Vox) and the earthy tones of Jerry Craib (Keys & Vox) a mix of Jo Fabro’s original tunes and re-imaginings of the great works of legendary artists such as Bill Withers, Al Green, B B King, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Johnson and many more.
Having just returned from a 4-year stint in London, Fetherstone is planting her seeds back into the Sydney scene. A seasoned jazz vocalist and composer in Australia, Briana’s move to the UK in 2015 sparked a new musical adventure; electro/pop/folk project ‘Fetherstone’. Named after her 95-year-old artistic grandmother, Fetherstone was born in London and has seen Briana release a debut EP, 2 singles and she is now writing and producing the project’s second EP. Briana dove into the loop pedal / beats machine world while living in London and developed a solo show, which she’s been performing in London, Sydney, Prague and Brno for the last 3 years.
The next single “Jackson”, due out Christmas 2019, was written while Bri was alone in London on Christmas day 2 years ago. The song is about longing to be with family and doubting the decision to live half way across the world from the people you cherish.
Richard Cuthbert is a singer-songwriter from Sydney. Cuthbert signed with Broken Stone Records and his third album, “Peach, Plum”, was released 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 also plays and writes in Sydney country outfit Green Mohair Suits and plays guitar in psychedelic pop act Richard in Your Mind.
Avocado Smash serve up a delicious musical show of original toe-tapping hits for kids! Come bounce around to the Brekkie Rap and throw your arms in the air to the Chilli Song with the new kids on the block in children’s entertainment.
Their award-winning show is a bonanza of musical variety with different languages, vocal harmonies, multiple instruments and dance moves from around the world! Avocado Smash perform at festivals across Sydney.
Perfect for children aged 0 – 7 years or those who are young at heart!
DJ Martin Novosel
Martin Novosel is the founder and owner of club brand, radio show and popular niche music blog Purple Sneakers, which this year celebrated its 13th birthday as part of Sydney’s Vivid Festival.
Martin DJs under his own name, and formerly with Purple Sneakers DJs. With Purple Sneakers DJs he has mixed compilations, released singles and remixes, toured the world, and played just about every Australian festival.
Jack R. Reilly
Raised in Kiama, NSW, before making the pilgrimage to Sydney, Jack has been carving out a unique niche in the scene for a few years now. The strength and consistency of his work has earned him the prized support slots of some huge international headline shows, including Gavin DeGraw (USA), Andrew McMahon (Something Corporate/Jack’s Mannequin, USA), Into It. Over It. (USA) and Tiny Ruins (NZ). Jack has also found himself in good company locally, playing alongside praised Aus acts including Rat!Hammock, Bec Sandridge and Slowly Slowly, and on the revered Yours and Owls Festival line-up. 2018 saw Jack release his EP Pursuing Balance with very positive reception, earning triple j spins and drawing crowds to both his local and interstate shows. Prepare for the heartbreak and the healing.