Are you ready to check out the impressive line-up of musicians who will be performing at our Brisbane AW18 Market this weekend?
Find us back at our new location, The Marquee, Brisbane Showgrounds at the earlier opening time of 12pm on Friday 22nd June for a jam-packed day of live music! Enjoy drinks with friends and groove along to the sweet tunes all weekend long.
The kids can also enjoy a special morning performance too! Family friendly band Fabulous Lemon Drops will have two great sets over the weekend. But that’s not all, check out the rest of the great bands below who will be taking up residence on our live music stage!
Friday 22nd June
12pm – Firstbourne (DJ)
2:30pm – Dana Gehrman
3:30pm – Kayleigh Pincott
5pm – Kristin Berardi
6pm – Kieran T Stevenson
7pm – Rainman (DJ)
Saturday 23rd June
9:00am-10am – Seja (DJ)
10:30am – Fabulous Lemon Drops (Kids)
12pm – DJ Mister Sheffield
2:30pm – Hailey Calvert
3:30pm – Megan Cooper
4:30pm – Rainman (DJ)
Sunday 24th June
9:00-10amam – Seja (DJ)
10:30am Fabulous Lemon Drops (Kids)
12pm – Rainman (DJ)
2:30pm – Clea
3:30pm- Rainman (DJ)
Brisbane based guitar-slinger and singer Dana Gehrman has just had the sort of year most musicians can only dream about. Sharing the stage and studio with the legendary Tim Rogers, toured in support of Australian music icon Mick Thomas and his Roving Commission and 3-time ARIA nominated alt country stalwarts The Wilson Pickers, graced the stage of numerous festivals and has been recognized as a finalist for the 2018 Queensland Music Awards.
Armed with her old Fender telecaster and matching Fender amps, Dana takes no prisoners on stage while she brings her 70’s ‘West Coast’ inspired Roots-Boogie to life with more panache and vitality than most rock n roll men could even dream of. We’re talking foot on the fold back, amps up loud and attitude to match. Gehrman’s debut LP is set to be released late 2018.
Kayleigh Pincott is a vocalist, arranger and composer with a Bachelor of Music in jazz voice from the Queensland Conservatorium. In 2016, Kayleigh was awarded the coveted ‘Generations in Jazz’ Vocal Scholarship from a field of six finalists Australia-wide, naming her the best young jazz vocalist in the country. Since then Kayleigh has been working on a variety of projects including arranging for a 10-piece band, writing original music for a guitar and voice duo utilizing effects pedals, as well as releasing her debut album, Solace with her quintet.
Released in May this year, Solace features original compositions and arrangements in a contemporary jazz style, showcasing Kayleigh’s mature musical voice. Since it’s release, Solace has received positive reviews and airtime on radio stations around Australia including features on ABC Jazz programs, Jazztrack and Home Cooked. Kayleigh’s sensitive and captivating performance style, complemented by her strong sense of swing and unique compositional voice, has her labelled as one of Australia’s most exciting young vocalists.
Berardi is one of the first calls in the Australian Jazz Scene. She has worked with such international greats such as Kenny Werner, Jim Pugh, Ingrid Jensen, Christine Jensen, Pascal Schumacher, Dan Weiss, Thomas Morgan, Gary Versace and such Australian Jazz greats as Julien Wilson, Sam Anning, Barney McAll, James Muller, Jamie Oehlers, Ben Vanderwal, Tony Gould amoungst others. She won the Montreux Jazz Festival's International Shure Voice competition in 2006 and the following year supported Al Jarreau and George Benson at the Montreux Jazz Festival.
She won the National Jazz Awards for Voice 2012 at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival and has three Bell Awards for the Best Jazz Vocal Album of the year. Also, in 2010 she was awarded the Freedman Fellowship for Jazz in Australia, and is the only vocalist to ever win this prestigious award. Since 2013, Berardi has been on casual staff at the Brisbane Conservatorium of Music, and WAAPA from 2017. She also guest lectures around universities in Australia and New Zealand, and continues to tour and record albums. She has released ten albums to date.
Kieran T Stevenson
Taking stock of his musical loves a few years ago, Brisbane vocalist and songwriter Kieran T. Stevenson, let a mix of old and new favourites rise to the surface, ultimately finding solace in the hearty snares and synth foundations of 80s pop gems.
Taking influence from artists such as Haim, Joni Mitchell, Bleachers, and Ben Folds, Kieran’s follow up to his debut 2016 EP ‘Go’ is due in 2019.
Stevenson’s “assured vocal performance shows impressive ability and restraint, his sustained falsetto the musical equivalent to fairy floss: sweet, soft, and weightless.” (AAA Backstage)
Taking out a Queensland Music Award for his take on “The Valley” and copping hefty praise as an MC, Rainman first became known to Brisbane audiences as a DJ in the early 2000’s as party of the Drop Zone DJ collective. Continually flipping back and forth between mic, production and Doing duties on his own and other’s albums, Rainman has since held local residencies, played around the country and even ended up in Seoul, Korea in DJ mode for Hi Seoul Festival.
When in charge of selections, Rainman mixes influences ranging across classic and new soul, funk, reggae, hip hop, disco, Afro-beat, Latin, ska and mid-tempo beats, remixes and mash-ups. Rainman has also recently been commissioned to curate and perform tailored DJ sets for a diverse range of events such as Robotronica (QUT robotics and interactive design festival) and Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition.
DJ Mister Sheffield
DJ Mister Sheffield has been DJing at Brisbane’s best worst bars since 2008. After running the Honky club night upstairs at Ric’s for five years, he then frequented Black Bear Lodge, The End, Southside Tea Room and a few weird government festivals before “retiring” gracefully, only coming out of his hibernation for special events and things his mates organise. Yes, he loves the Brisbane Broncos and yes, he takes requests.
Owning a powerful blues tone that’s never the voice people think will come out of her gives Hailey Calvert the element of surprise. Her charismatic performances and honest writing style has earned Brisbane’s Hailey Calvert many fans as well as turning her into a festival favourite.
Winner of the blues category in the 2015 International Song writing Competition, Hailey’s engaging performances go from quiet, reflective folk to emotive blues. 2018 is set to be another busy time for Hailey with her ‘Vintage & Modern Soul’ show earning rave reviews, an album of new material and a tour at the end of the year.
Megan Cooper’s music is high country, folksy, vintage, fresh… the sonic equivalent of a fragrant cup of tea with a sneaky shot of something a little stronger. With addictive melodies and extraordinary tales of common hearts, Cooper’s been earning praise since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Ghosts, Choirs & Kings in 2014.
Her new album Wild Mountain due for release in July 2018 and featuring the single Running with Ghosts confirms that Cooper has an inbuilt affinity with everything that is good in twang and she consistently delivers an optimistic, elegant serving of aural sweetness that is rooted in the traditions of Americana and Australian Folk.
Continuing to delve into her own eclectic tastes and influences, 21 year old Clea is making her mark upon the Australian music scene.
‘Polyester’, Clea’s enigmatic debut single, quickly racked up over two million plays on Spotify and earned acclaim from both Australian and international blogs alike. Next came the release of her second single, ‘Dire Consequences’, picked up by triple j and ushered onto a high rotation spot.
Clea’s new single ‘Bright Blue’ sees her ethereal vocals cut through pulsating instrumentation, her lyrics delving into the complexities of our broken democracy and the myopic optimism that keeps us from rebellion and change.
Clea’s forthcoming debut EP, ‘Fairweather’, set to be released in June was co-produced by Zefereli in a mix of both challenging circumstances and inspiring surrounds; between coastal and rural Queensland abodes and inner city studios. Sublime and surprising in its simplicity, ‘Fairweather’ delves into family relationships, heartbreaking loss and existing in a world where we so desperately need and crave honest leadership.
Since 1998 Seja Vogel has been an integral member of Brisbane synth-punk trio Sekiden, who have released two albums and two EPs. Sekiden’s high-energy live performances have reverberated worldwide, with extensive touring throughout Australia, Canada, Japan and the USA. 2007 saw Seja join iconic genre-mashers Regurgitator. To date Seja has travelled with the band throughout Australia and on numerous overseas jaunts to Japan, China, Europe and Brazil.
An artist constantly wanting to push her own creative boundaries, Seja has also lent her keyboarding and singing skills to touring buddies such as SPOD, David McCormack and Ben Salter. Seja has created two solo albums under her own name We Have Secrets But Nobody Cares and All Our Wires. The latter sees contributions from the likes of Robert Forster of Australian legends the Go-Betweens, Cut Copy’s Tim Hoey Regurgitator’s Ben Ely and Wally De Backer (Gotye). Seja was the winner of the Grant McLennan Memorial Fellowship in2013 and is currently touring Australia with Regurgitator performing the iconic Velvet Underground and Nico album.
Fabulous Lemon Drops
The Fabulous Lemon Drops bring a unique live music experience to family audiences with their dynamic, high-energy show that aims to get children dancing, singing, thinking and laughing. Featuring husband and wife duo Dez and Vanessa, the band is currently performing around Australia bringing their music to family audiences everywhere.
Their unique sound combines meaningful lyrics with memorable tunes, that immediately connect with children of all ages. They hope to inspire everyone to have fun, and celebrate life through music and dance, changing the world one smile at a time.
Firstbourne has been DJing for around 20 years, playing funk, soul, reggae, hip hop, and good vibes in clubs, bars, concerts and festivals in Brisbane and beyond.