Sydney AW19 Market: Entertainment Program Announced!

Dani El-Rassi at Finders Keepers Sydney SS18 beautifully captured by Samee Lapham

Are you ready to check out the impressive line-up of musicians performing at our Sydney AW19 Market from 3rd – 5th May?  Find us back at The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve at the earlier opening time of 12pm on Friday for a jam-packed afternoon and evening of live music – including legendary Purple Sneakers DJ.

One of the best parts about creating our festival-feel weekends each season is pulling together local musicians and djs to set the FK vibe. We’ve 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.

First up…Sydney! There’s something for everyone, including the kids (hello Angie Who), so get our Sydney Spotify playlist on the DL and get ready to discover new tunes. Share a drink with friends and dance along to sweet tunes all weekend long.

PLUS don’t forget you can also start your market day with a chinwag! Our long-time media partner and friends over at frankie magazine will be hosting short ‘n sharp panel discussions with stallholders, discussing the value of handmade. More on that here!

Check out the rest of the great bands and DJs below, ready to take up residence on our live music stage!

DJ Purple Sneakers
Martin Novosel is the founder of club brand turned popular niche music blog Purple Sneakers, which this year is celebrating its 12th birthday.
Martin DJs under his own name as well as with Purple Sneakers DJs.

Julia Johnson 
Julia Johnson plays the same menagerie of traditional folk instruments she has played since she was a child. But the past few years have seen her explode her usual approach to making music and then sew it back together with threads of sonic experimentation. Her voice has been compared to Florence Welch, Joni Mitchell and even a ‘treacherous mountain river’.

Kate Wadey
Kate Wadey, Jazz Singer based in Sydney interprets jazz classics with a charm and sophistication that appear to come from another time and place. Kate has a gorgeously rich and warm voice, coupled with a vocal range, sophistication and innate swing that bely her youth. Imbued with emotion, yet technically masterful, these interpretations are destined to hold their own among the greats. 

Ollie Thorpe
Sydney local Ollie Thorpe’s song writing involves an eclectic mix of angular guitar melodies and an incredible sense of dynamic. Reminiscent of late 90’s-early 00’s he unleashes a visceral, raw but intelligent rock writing and performance style. High searing vocals mixed with strong, thick guitar parts reminiscent of You Am I, and Melbourne rockers The Drones, come together to form songs that push the boundaries of the wider rock and roll lexicon and deliver an impressive live performance.

Cruisin’ Deuces
The Cruisin’ Deuces were born out of a love of traditional honky-tonk, western swing and rockabilly. Hailing from Sydney’s Inner West, the five piece band blend the southern twang of Telecasters with crying steel guitars and driving double bass. The band carry their influences way up high, with sounds from Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys, Merle Haggard, Buck Owens and Ray Price.

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. 

Finder Keepers 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.

Angie Who
Angie Who is a singer, songwriter, wife, mother, possibilitarian and the inventor of ‘Littlefolk’.
‘Disguised as an album for the littles, it’s also a collection of songs that speak to new parents and tells them it’s all going to be ok.’

DJ Ariane
Ariane is a dance-floor miracle. Sharp of mind, wit and wardrobe, her style behind the decks is at once distinguishably focused and exceptionally eclectic, encompassing all spectrums of the party realm. During the day she’s held down roles as the Deputy Editor of Oyster magazine, Publisher of The Thousands, and Producer of the iconic music video program Rage.

CJ Stranger
CJ Stranger sings indie-folk songs with slide guitar and acoustic finger pickn’. He can be heard drawing on the lyrical school of writers such as Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake and finds musical inspiration in landscapes explored. From deserts to autobahns to boats lost at sea, CJ Stranger presents an old soul perspective on the world.  CJ Stranger is the songwriter personality of Sydney musician Cameron James Henderson. 

Christine Jane
Christine Jane’s unique sound is described as ‘cinematic blues’. Infusing stories from her deeply layered book of memories with her love of cinema score, blues and folk, she walks the line between modern and romantic, traditional and rebellious. With a voice that evokes the aches of another world and soothes the most savage beasts, her performances are not to be missed. Come and be transported by the quirky darkness of her forthcoming album ‘Songs For Bleeding Hearts’.

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.

Declan Kelly
After being immersed in a Dub filled world with Diesel n,Dub( Reggae version’s of Midnight Oil songs performed by an almighty cast) it was only right that Declan Kelly step back into his own and this he has done with a new Solo album in the wings and a single ‘Carry Me’ out soon where Kelly has written, performed and recorded his new upcoming record.
Declan delivers an intimate and soul tingling show that only draws you in to sonically blanket you in his warmth and stories.

Not Good With Horses
Not Good With Horses, is a mix of ragged country blues & rockabilly tunes drawing influence from the likes of Neil Young, Gillian Welch, Justin Townes Earle & Townes Van Zandt.

Download the Spotify Playlist for a tasty teaser of this juicy line-up of local artists! Tunes to slow shop to!

We can’t wait to see you there! Want all the market deets? Click here.

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