Artists

Check out the full line up of Live N Local artists that will be performing throughout the week. Get to know each artist, preview their sound and start planning your Live N Local experience. 

B Cardamone

Soul / Pop

B Cardamone is an accomplished singer-songwriter with a difference.

Bears

Original Pop / Rock

Bears open the door from a battered up 60’s Californian bungalow in Melbournes inner north.

Bella Wolf

Jazz / Latin / Groove

Bella Wolf play jazz, but not as you know it.

Indi-Pop / Funk / Soul

Blending pop, funk and soul, Better Than The Wizards get the party started and get the crowd on their feet.

Busy Kingdom

Rock

Keeping true to their name Busy Kingdom have indeed been ‘busy’ over the last twelve months. Independently releasing a well received, self titled EP and building a reputation for themselves as must see live act with residencies at Cherry Bar (which resulted in a Cherry LIVE award nomination) and The Brunswick Hotel.

Original Pop / Rock

CASH - a fiery Pop Rock duo with a steadfast vision.

Centre & The South

Reggae/Soul/Funk

From roots beginnings Centre & The South band have evolved to a predominantly reggae sound with elements of world, funk and rock. 

Dave Stevens & The Badlands

Alternative

Dave Stevens is a Singer/Songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Melbourne, best known for his creative guitar work and experimentation and has been described as crossed between Nick cave and The Church.

Destrends

Post-Punk/Art-Rock

Destrends are a Melbourne based post-punk/art-rock three-piece who produce an angular bass-driven sound that is modern yet eerily reminiscent of the new wave sound of the late 70s and 80s. 

Dex
Dex

Hip-Hop

Dex is a 17-year-old Melbourne Hip-Hop Artist with a lot to show for himself at such a young age. He has released three Mixtapes, played countless shows and recently received airplay on Triple J.

Duo Agogo - Brazilian Guitar Masters

World

Guitarists Adam May and Paul Carey are Duo Agogo. The Melbourne guitarists perform traditional Brazilian choro music as well as original compositions inspired by choro but created from a uniquely Australian perspective.

Fierce Mild

Cinematic Psychedelia

Fierce Mild form compelling songs speaking of all things from the sinister to the absurd.

Alternative / Hip Hop / R&B

Melbourne-based artist, FRANÇOIS* is one of Australia’s rapidly rising recording artist, songwriter & producer.

Funkalleros

Alt-Latin

Funkalleros seamlessly blend Latin American and Caribbean grooves with a unique Folk-Pop sensibility transcending styles and language barriers.

Hayley Teal

RnB / Soul / Funk / Pop

Hayley Teal  is an Australian artist with over ten years experience, performing in venues all around Australia.

Acoustic / Roots / Soul / RnB / Indie

Jake Fehily is a 19 year old Australian born actor, singer and songwriter. As an actor Jake is known for ABC's You're Skitting Me. 

Hip Hop / Indie / Pop

 

Kattimoni

Urban Soul / Funk Reggae

Vibrant and energetic urban soul with groove based funk rhythms, reggae and hip-hop inspired vibes, Melbourne based, Kattimoni, is a powerhouse soul-mama vocalist arising in the global conscious music movement. 

Folk / Blues / Rock

 Anchored by Tasha's soaring vocals and Dave's hypnotic guitar melodies they layer guitar and vocal loops to create haunting soundscapes.

Leanne Kingwell

Rock 

Since going solo Leanne Kingwell has appeared on Rove Live & RocKwiz- had songs licensed in American TV shows, fronted The Angels for 30-000 fans at the Fremantle Stadium in Perth and played bars, pubs, clubs and casinos.

Little Wise

Folk-Roots / Alt-Country

This Melbourne-based songstress is small in stature, but can tell a towering story with the wisdom of an old soul.

Loose Tooth

Indie

Swept together from the ashes of your finest night on the tiles LOOSE TOOTH are a Melbourne three-piece who craft sweet guitar pop with frayed edges and swollen hearts.

Louis

Indie Folk

Louis is a 20-year-old Singer/Songwriter from Melbourne, whose music centres on a folk/indie style, with rock, blues and punk influences.

Electronic / Indie / Pop / Rock

Mayfair Kytes are a 5-piece from Melbourne fronted by singer/songwriter Matt Kelly and Austin Busch. 

Mcrobin

Alt / Folk / Rock

With a voice of Jeff Buckley-level virtuosity and an instrumental flair sharpened by afternoons studying Nick Drake’s finger-picking and Bill Evans’ harmony, Mcrobin (aka James McGuffie) is the kind of musician you rarely encounter who doesn’t demand your attention; he already has it. 

Mexbourne Dance Company

Dance

Mexbourne Dance Company is a non-profit group dedicated to promote Mexican culture in Australia, through joyful folk music and dance.

Mission Brown

Hillbilly Trainwreck Blues

St. Kilda’s Blues duo Mission Brown dish up stomping live show packed with foot tapping, hill country blues that would be at home in any Mississippi Juke Joint.

PASSERINE

Galactic Soul Breaks / Electronic

Phoebe Dubar, Alex Gooding and Ben Murphy are the creative minds behind Melbourne's galactic soul-breaks project, PASSERINE.

Ras Jahknow

World Roots / Reggae

Melbourne's Ras Jahknow blazes new soul and fresh rhythm into a palette of culturally rich roots reggae music.

Revolution

Indie Rock

Revolution released their debut EP in September 2014, then followed up with a winning performance at the renowned Queenscliff Music Festival in the same year securing the emerging artist ‘Foot in the Door’ award.

Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever

Tough Pop / Soft Punk

Born from late night bedroom jam sessions, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever's combination of rich, poppy guitar melodies and propulsive rhythm have already earned them international attention with the likes of Pitchfork, Stereogum and Spin singing their praises.

Indie/  Pop

Séb Mont has a deep respect for artists like Lady Gaga and David Bowie icons that push the boundaries of performance art and raise political and personal discussion through musical expression.

SENTIA

Alternative Rock / Progressive

Made from a mix of two brothers, two strangers, and an old friend, Melbourne five piece, SENTIA, have been developing their unique blend of dark synthscapes, melodic ear worms, and pure proggy goodness since their formation in 2011.

Sweet Smooth One Man Band

Simon Phillips has been described by Tommy Emmanuel as “a serious talent”. Simon is far from your typical guitarist, with a vast range of vocal melodies and using every limb in his body - his foot percussion that brings the beat, a tambourine and the sweet sounds from his Cole Clark. 

Pop / Folk / Country / Blues

Slow Burn are a newly formed acoustic duo from Melbourne offering a plethora of enticing pop/folk/country/blues tunes with cleverly crafted music and thought provoking lyrics.

Psychedelic Funk

Psychedelic music inspired by pop art, surrealism, funk and punk.

Southbound Snake Charmers

Psychadelic Blues Rock

Southbound Snake Charmers are a unique rocking blues band from Melbourne who's sound is best described as "Big Chunky Grooving Psychedelic Electric Dirty Blues!!"

Strumarama features a stellar line up of songwriters and performers from the Music Network for mental health. Their music will take you from grit to humour as they wrestle their own life experiences into song and serve them up to you for an awesome afternoon of music.

 

 

Tame the Sun

Rock/ Classic Rock/ Pop Rock

Australia’s rock powerhouse, Tame The Sun possess a presence and energy that modern rock music is yet to see.

That Gold Street Sound

Funk/Soul

That Gold Street Sound is a funk and soul party band from Melbourne who will make you shake your tail feather. It is “Devil’s Music” with heavenly vocals that will make you wanna dance and put you in the mood for romance.

The Bean Project

Acoustic

Emerging from the forests of Belgrave come vibrant brass-clad acoustic duo The Bean Project.

The Ligian Mode

Pop Rock

Formed in 2015, The Ligian Mode are a 5 piece pop/rock band from Melbourne, Australia.

The Mean Times

Indie / Rock n Roll

Blending infectious high-energy, melodious rock and roll, and Good God Almighty fun-times, The Mean Times are a pastiche of indie cool, sharp riffs, scuzzy laden confident rock and catchy pop choruses, all delivered with a side serve of tongue in cheek lyrics and a hell of a lot of swagger.

Blues / Rockabilly

Melbourne duo The New Savages built their reputation by digging out long lost grooves from pre WWII era blues music- with an emphasis on creating a dark and hypnotic beat that punters can dance to.

The Originals

Country / Rock n Roll

The Originals are Vivienne Gay- Rosie Haden and Megan Bawden. Together they give you three part harmonies- two guitars and a swag of songs both original and covers of songs they love including Gillian Welsh and Tom Waits treasures.

The Outside Inn

Hip-Hop / Soul / Indie

Collective - adjective: done by people acting as a group. That's the best descriptor for Melbourne artists THE OUTSIDE INN.

The Sugarcanes

Indie / Pop / Rock

The Sugarcanes are Melbourne's most revered Rock 'n Soul band.

The Ugly Kings

Blues Rock

Drawing influence from an eclectic and dynamic musical background, The Ugly Kings offer a powerful injection of energy and emotion to the modern rock scene, formulating what can only be described as power blues.

Tillerman Pete

Blues/Roots/Bluegrass/Indie/Folk

Utilising loops, riffs, slides, a series of weights and pulleys, smoke and mirrors, hints and allegations and a little bat faced girl, Tillerman Pete blends acoustic storytelling and stomping slide guitar elements of the old Delta Blues, indie and folky fingerpicking to create his own colourful take on life.

Alternative Folk

Since returning to Melbourne late in 2013, Timmy Knowles has proven himself an artistic force to be reckoned with.

Togetherapart

Darkwave

Togetherapart are an Electro-Darkwave band from Melbourne who combine elements of synthgaze, triphop, lofi, electronica, dreampop, and glitch, with a strong DIY aesthetic.

Vic Meehan

Pop-Rock 

Vic Meehan has been winning hearts over Melbourne, Sydney and overseas with her strong but down to earth stage presence and her army of catchy, well written punchy songs.

Whales

Rock

Melbourne three-piece Whales is an Alternative Rock band formed by musical mates over loose jams and cold beers.

Choir 

With One Voice St Kilda is a fun-loving choir who look forward to meeting each week.

Woodes

Alternative / Indie

In 2015, her project with producer Elkkle, garnered instantaneous praise across Australian radio and blogs as well as internationally.

Zeon

Irish Folk Music

Not even in Ireland would you hear a sound as rich, full bodied and unique as Zeon.