High fives all around for hot summer nights on the way, and a fresh new entertainment line-up at Finders Keepers! We’re really excited about this one, plenty of toe-tappers to discover and shop along to, and plenty to entertain you stage-side as you slow down and stop for a soulful break. Finders Keepers is so happy once again to be supporting music alongside independent art and design.
As always there’s something for everyone! DJ Tanzer is back with the 90’s nostalgia and some of the best DJ get-up we’ve seen on our stage! Don’t miss ARIA award winner Hannah Crofts of Indie Folk group All Our Exes Live in Texas and if the kids are in tow, then Rachel Heart is a must-see! Introduce your ears to some of the line-up early by downloading our Spotify playlist here!
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 on Friday afternoon 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 of course! Then the fun continues all weekend! All your Melbourne info is here plus keep on scrolling for a lil’ background check on the incredible musicians gracing the Finders Keepers stage this spring!
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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.
Hannah Crofts is an award-winning singer, songwriter and musician. As one quarter of the indie-folk group, All Our Exes Live in Texas, she has toured the world, headlining festivals and supporting acts such as Midnight Oil, Boy and Bear, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and The Backstreet Boys (who loved the group so much, they climbed on stage to sing with them). The band’s debut When We Fall reached #6 on the ARIA charts and won a stack of awards, including an ARIA for ‘Best Blues and Roots Album’.
Now Hannah is stepping into the spotlight and going solo. Currently working on songs that blend indie, folk, pop, electric guitars and drum machines, with her trademark soaring harmonies, she’s heading to Los Angeles to record her debut solo album in early 2020.
As a songwriter, Hannah already has major runs on the board, with her song Cadillac nominated for APRA’s ‘Song of the Year’, while another song she wrote, Devil’s Part, has clocked up over one million streams on Spotify. Now her debut solo album is Hannah’s chance to share her songs and stories, and show her fans a different side.
With a voice that wraps you up in warm honey, Clio delivers beautifully crafted, lyrically rich pop magic. A sought after side-woman to a clan of Australian stalwarts including: the Rockwiz Orkestra, Killing Heidi, Deborah Conway, Angus and Julia Stone, Meg Mac, Alex Lahey and Olympia. Clio’s fickle musical tricks will keep you guessing, as she sings sweetly about all things human.
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.
With songs about boozy nights, bad decisions, broken hearts and the best intentions, Brooke Russell and The Mean Reds blend vintage Americana with widescreen, dark country. Drawing influence from alt country, jazz and folk styles, the band are also inspired by the songs of Ryan Adams, Joe Henry, Sharon Van Etten, Gillian Welch, Tom Waits and Neko Case.
Brooke recently received a Creative Victoria grant to return to Nashville in March 2016. She also performs regularly as a backing vocalist and is musical director of the Melbourne based choir, If You See Her, Say Hello. Brooke was the 2016 winner of the Darebin Music Feast Songwriters Award for her song Never’s Gonna Take Too Long.
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 hometown 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.
DJ WOLFIE spins the vigorous vinyl at some of Melbourne’s premier venues: The Curtin, Fee Fee’s Bar, Hard Rubbish, Joe’s Shoe Store, Lulie’s Tavern but to name a few. He was also invited to provide the opening night soundtrack to the highly successful Melbourne Museum exhibition “Revolutions: Records & Rebels”.
Well placed words can change the world, can raise them from the grave.
Playing on couches since ’16 and drawing upon an eclectic mix of musical influences this harmonic duet creates a sound that carries weight and substance. When at times we can feel powerless to make meaningful change, Darlings make meaningful music.
Based in Melbourne.
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. TJ’s bluesy, melodic guitar playing can be heard on records by Urthboy, PEZ, Drapht and the Hilltop Hoods’ platinum selling single, ‘Higher’. However, it was a tour of the USA that really captured his love for folk music. Sound tracked by the likes of Paul Simon, Dolly Parton and Gillian Welch, TJ embarked on a tour of the south playing at some of America’s most famous songwriter venues including Eddie’s Attic and the iconic Bluebird Café in Nashville.For the past two years TJ has also been an ambassador for YGAP’s polished man campaign, twice selling out shows in Melbourne to fundraise for the event.
Accompanying herself on guitar, ukulele and Appalachian dulcimer, Lucy Wise creates a contemporary sound that draws upon her roots in folk, old-time American and Celtic music. She has toured three albums and two EPs nationally and internationally, and her songs explore themes of love, friendship and the relationships people form with their environment. “Lucy infuses songs with a sense of place so strong you can almost feel the dusty earth crunch beneath your feet as she sings,” says The Brag.
Hannah Blackburn grew up the infamous ‘middle-child’, nestled in the ‘burbs of Australia’s bush capital, Canberra. Hannah recalls her early years banned from the primary school talent quest, she was specifically told – “you will never sing”. Moving forward, after travel and a music business degree, Hannah now calls Melbourne home.
These days, Blackburn’s core music influences are Sharon Van Etten, Paul Kelly, and War On Drugs. These artists works shaped her singles With Rest, Did You Always Know, and most recently Tiny Car. Alongside working part time in a café, Hannah spends most of her time writing, recording and developing her sound.
MollOne 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.