Hannah Schmidli
Saturday 25th April - 8pm

Yarra Ranges based, Hannah Schmidli is a dynamic singer-songwriter who displays a writing maturity beyond her 18 years of age. Her performances are engaging and thoroughly entertaining. She has the rare ability to connect with audience members young and old, weaves images with her lyrics, stories and music.

 

Hannah has an impressive list of festival and venue performances, radio interviews and appearances, song-writing and performance awards. She has also written, recorded, co-produced and released two albums to date with a new EP for release this November.

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Lili Violet
Saturday 25th April - 8:30pm

Lily is a singer songwriter from the hills. She has been singing since she can remember and loves spending her free time writing new and exciting songs whilst making her own versions and covers of already written music.

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måe
SATURDAY 2ND MAY - 8PM

måe is a young musician who released her debut single “Maybe It’s Best” only a year ago now. Since then, she has been writing more songs non-stop and is excited to perform some new pieces this weekend!

måe was inspired to perform for Ignites Youth Festival from last year’s performances and is keen to get involved in the community’s music programs!

Check her out on her instagram page @drofhsa_m for awesome covers and sneaky demos!
If you would like her to perform for any gatherings, weddings, parties or local festivals send her a message on instagram! 
See you outside of isolation!

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Charlee Tea
SATURDAY 2ND MAY - 8:30PM
Charlee Tjepkema is 16 years old and has been busking since age 10 earning money for musical equipment. Her greatest ambition is to pursue a career in music and her efforts have created great opportunities to gain experience in the local music industry.
Charlee is an active member in her community, regularly singing & plays guitar at Forest Edge in Gembrook, performing at the Gembrook market, volunteering at the PAVE festival Emerald and an active Member of Phoenix Ensemble.
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Jazmin Micallef
SATURDAY 9TH MAY - 8PM

Jazmin Micallef a 17 year old musician who is passionate and committed to making music and has been since she was 12 years old. Jazmin performed last year at the ignite youth festival and loved being apart of such a positive environment for young musicians Jaz has also busks, performed at various festivals, bars, and events. Jaz love playing music and performing and hopes to keep creating and touching the heart of many though her passion.

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Ayden Gadsden
SATURDAY 9TH MAY - 8:30PM

Ayden Gadsden has been playing music in and around his local community for several years, including the cockatoo country market, the emerald community house market and the back it make it market. Last year Ayden performed with Melontree at the 2019 ignite youth festival

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Bo'Ness
SATURDAY 16TH MAY - 8PM

Although only 16 years old, Bo’Ness members Callum and Jackson McPartlane have achieved more than what most artists twice their age only dream of, opening for artists of the calibre of John Farnham, Reece Mastin, Adam Brand, and Amber Lawrence and playing One Electric Day.

There is little better than sibling harmonies, and Bo’Ness, has them in spades, supported by strong musical, songwriting and storytelling talent.

The Mornington Peninsula singer-songwriters get their inspiration from everyday life, their many experiences, and their take on the world around them, with themes that are far deeper and mature than you may expect from their young ages.

Bo’Ness derives its name from their grandmother’s hometown in Scotland.

Their raw talent has been honed by growing up around music, with both their parents involved in the music business and Adam Brand being their godfather, giving them a firm grounding in all things country music.

They are also graduates of the 2019 CMAA Academy of Country Music where they studied with artists including former Toyota Star Maker Mickey Pye who was their group leader, and other award-winning artists David Carter, Fanny Lumsden, Simon Johnson, Lyn Bowtell, Roger Corbett, and Amber Lawrence.

Bo’Ness is not only here to make music and entertain, but also to spread their strong ethics and messages of an anti-bullying, action against domestic violence, and to simply ‘Be Kind’.

Callum and Jackson are ambassadors for Kind Is Cool, which is an anti-bullying movement that marks Be Kind Day each year, and the twins are also affiliated with 1800Respect, which is a sexual assault and domestic and family violence counselling service.

Bo’Ness’ debut single, We Don’t Need This Town, was written from their experiences escaping domestic violence with their mum and brother.

The single is released on April 20, with a b-side track to be released on April 30, and a big year ahead for these Mornington Peninsula teenagers.

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Jasmine Scholz
SATURDAY 16TH MAY - 8:30PM
Jasmine Scholz is a 17 year old singer/songwriter/producer who has been writing songs since she was 11. Jasmine has always been passionate for story telling and fell in love with playing guitar and telling stories through music. She has always been passionate about performing and takes any possible opportunity to entertain.
Jasmine released her debut album 'In My Shoes' in 2018. Now as a year 12 student in Jasmine is working hard to release her second album.
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Jake Hanney
SATURDAY 23RD MAY - 8PM

Jake has loved music from the cradle, singing, beating the drums, tinkling on the family piano. Jake has had no formal music lessons, but is naturally gifted with a real flair and a quirky streak. He is very influenced by 60's and 70's music. He wrote his first song, Loverbird, at the age of 8, which is one of the 12 self-composed songs from his debut album, Sympathy, released in October, 2019, Also in October, 2019, he won the Bunyip Kid's X Factor. He released his first single, Where Love Goes in November, 2019, taken from the album, Sympathy. He is currently working on his second album, and he released, mid-April 2020, his second single, Urban Spaceman; his first cover. Please visit Jake's website, jakehanney.com which includes links to a number of media platforms that present Jake's Music.

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Clay Mercuri
SATURDAY 23RD MAY - 8:30PM

Clay is a 12 year old singer songwriter from Eastern Melbourne and music is his passion. Clay started singing from an early age and he likes all kinds of music, from old school rock’n’roll to modern day pop. He won the Sarah Laughton arts award at his primary school and regularly busks in suburban Melbourne. Clay channels his thoughts and dreams into songs and loves to play around with different tunes. He will be singing cover songs and 1 of his originals.

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Indigo Hue
SATURDAY 30TH MAY - 8PM

Indigo Hue is a musician and artist who grew up on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland but is now Melbourne based. She draws musical inspiration from her love of Indie, Alt and Pop Rock but is also known for dabbling with genres such as Blues, Jazz and Folk. Indigo Hue as well as being a solo artist is happily involved with the talented 5 piece - league of their own - band Glass Elevator, she can been seen instrument jumping from Guitar, Bass, Drums and Vocals.

SORCHA
SATURDAY 30TH MAY - 8:30PM

SORCHA is a local artist who has been performing on and off for the past 8 years. She first started performing at Emerald's very own Gemco Theatre, acting in musicals and singing at their open mic nights. She has now performs at gigs throughout the city at venues such as The Workers Club and The Grace Darling Hotel, to also general open mic nights at various pubs and restaurants.

SORCHA released her first single "Always on my mind" at the end of 2019, which can be found on Triple j Unearthed, Soundcloud and YouTube. She has since put together a band to help bring her music to life on stage. She is now in the process of producing her first album, as well as collaborating with other artists. SORCHA looks forward to being able to perform again once restrictions ease!

Hazel Street
EPISODE VII - 8PM
We are the Hazel Street band, coming from the South eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
We’re a 5-piece band featuring Jake Sullivan as lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist, Billie Peeters as Lead guitarist, Magnus Bock on keyboard, Jonathan Southern on Drums and Mitchell Sears playing Bass. 
 
We perform a mix of reggae, rock and indie, influenced by bands like Sticky Fingers, Lime Cordiale, Ocean Alley, Bootleg Rascal etc.
We’ve been together for 5 months and in that time we have written an 14 piece debut album being developed at the moment. 
 
We have thrown our own home performances with our friends and have many more gigs ahead at assorted clubs and pubs. Looking into the future we are heading towards a full recording of our album and getting onto larger streaming platforms while continuing to gig around, as we are still quite an early work and are hoping to get a name for ourselves.
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Matthew Bright
EPISODE VII - 8:30pm

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Chloe James and the Midnight Band

Chloe James and the Midnight Band are a Melbourne based indie pop band. Thrown together for a VCE music performance exam, the members quickly realised they shared very similar musical tastes and influences. After coming together for a one off gig in 2019, the group decided to stick together and create more music of their own. Heavily inspired by various jazz, funk and alternative artists, the band have found their footing making catchy tunes to spread good vibes to all. Currently working on their debut album, the band hopes to release new music into the world by the end of 2020. The band is lead by Chloe James on vocals and acoustic guitar, with Michael Birkett on keyboard, Josh Lloyd Sacks on bass, Jonathan Pardo on lead guitar, and Grace James on drums.

Just Wing It

Just Wing It is a jazz funk group from the south east of Melbourne. The band formed in 2019 after several jam sessions. Just Wing It is a five piece band consisting of Francis Nickell on drums, Noa Silversten on Bass, Liam Russell on trumpet, Jack Phillips on Sax and Flute and Ayden Gadsden on Guitar and vocals. They have played several gigs over the last year including the Melbourne zoo.

Bodhi Hawken

Seventeen year old Bodhi Hawken is a heart-on-his-sleeve acoustic singer songwriter from the tiny country town of Kyvalley in Northern Victoria. To earn enough money to buy his first guitar he spent school holidays rising at 4am to milk cows and the music addiction has only continued to grow. Bodhi first picked up a guitar at six years of age and at the age of eleven cemented his love of performing when he had the opportunity to join Aussie great, Jimmy Barnes on stage at a Day on the Green. In 2015, he won of the Junior Division of Fast Track Strathbogie, a national talent showcase, and then backed it up to take out Best Original Songwriter at Fast Track Shepparton in the Open Division. In 2017, 2018 and again in 2019 Bodhi was a principal vocalist in the Victorian State School Spectacular staged at HiSense Arena in front of a live audience of 14,000 and broadcast to a national tv audience. He has also had the privilege of performing in AAMI Park Stadium as part of the annual NRL All Stars match half time entertainment. Bodhi recently released his first acoustic EP ‘The Bodhi Tree’.

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Sadie Mustoe

Behind Sadie Mustoe’s authentic and unpretentious manner is a prodigious and dynamic musical talent. Her striking singing voice shapes her skilfully crafted original songs. Sadie is a modern-day storyteller whose indie-folk-pop music takes audiences on a journey seen through the eyes of a down-to-earth Melbourne teenager. With a comprehensive string of song-writing, vocal and stage awards, over 20 festival appearances and a diploma in classical violin, Sadie Mustoe launched her second EP 'Up Left & Turn' at Maldon Folk Festival, 2018. Sadie is a passionate song-writer and also a multi-instrumentalist playing violin, guitar, piano and ukulele. She has an eclectic range of influences through indie, classical, folk and rock, as well as a deep care for all things environmental, which is reflected through her approach to music. Recent festival appearances include St Kilda Festival and the National Folk Festival. “Sadie effortlessly pairs stunning lyricism with an emotive soundscape and takes your breath away”, Thando.

Claudia Elise
Episode X - 1pm

Claudia Elise is a Melbourne based musician. Mostly recognised for her creative songwriting and dynamic vocals. Claudia has been singing from a very young age but later taught herself guitar and keys more recently. She is currently studying her Bachelor of Music in Melbourne and is working hard everyday to create new music. Over the past few years Claudia has released a debut single ‘Our Lives’ which was released in 2017 on all major digital platforms. She is currently working on an EP which she hopes to record and release in the very near future.

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Victoria Nikolaou
Episode X - 1:30pm

Victoria Nikolaou is 14 years old and is currently in year 9 at Wellington Secondary College. She has been performing at a number of events for the last 4 years. Last year Victoria was involved in the Victorian State School Spectacular Made of Stars Principal Choir which was aired on Channel 7. Victoria enjoys performing at charities and events like the Lynbrook Lantern Festival, Casey Relay for life, Knox Relay for life, Monash Battle of the Bands, Cranbourne Christmas Carols and the Knox Factor.

Niranjana
Episode X - 2pm

Niranjana has been trained in Indian classical music from the age of 8 and she has been learning Acoustic and Electric Guitar for the last 3 years. She also plays a variety of other instruments like Keyboard/Piano, Bass Guitar, Ukelele, Violin, Melodica, Electric Mandolin, Harmonium. She has been performing regularly at various gigs around Australia. She performed with a 46 piece live orchestra at the Sydney Oprah House in 2018 and also performed as the youngest artist at the Irish and Celtic festival in Yass, NSW in 2019.

Lucy Louise
Episode X - 2:30pm

Lucy is a 19 year old vocalist raised in Clematis and Emerald. She’s had a strong passion to pursue a music career ever since she first started singing and performing at the age of 9. With heartfelt vocals and piano accompaniment, performing a mix of well known covers to authentic originals which she dreams of sharing with the world.

Mia Jeffers
Episode X - 3:10pm

Mia Jeffers is a 17 year old singer-songwriter from Melbourne, her pop music is an insight into her life and what she is feeling and thinking about. Her songs are like diary entries for her because she has never had the attention span for a diary. Her music is reminiscent of pop music from when she was younger. Mia has been singing since she was 8 years old and songwriting since she was 11. All of her songs are written in her parents study on the piano by the window with her 3 year old dog, Mitch. “I want people to listen to my music and interpret however they like and I hope some of my songs give people comfort that when things are tough you aren’t alone and someone, somewhere has felt the exact same way as you” Mia has ADHD and has struggled with school all her life. “I always felt like I was dumb and not good enough to be successful. I also felt so alone because I didn’t know many people like me. My songs were closure for me and my feelings.”

Sage Roadknight
Episode X - 3:50pm

My name is Sage Roadknight, and I am a fourteen year old futuristic folk songwriter from the Macedon ranges. Music is a massive part of my life, in the last year I have played at many different venues in and around my local shire, with just my voice and my guitar. I write about many different topics and ideas, with styles and moods that go from flowing and entrancing to energetic and strong. During isolation I have been busy writing and recording a full length album.

Olivia Mae
Episode X - 4:30pm

Olivia Mae is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from Melbourne whose Aussie twang and frank lyrics charmingly contrast with her lighthearted arrangements. Olivia has been a performer since her dad could get a guitar in her hands and regularly gigs around Melbourne. Olivia's original music is largely inspired by the complexities and unpredictable nature of teenage life, "grotty boys", understanding the desires of the heart, and an endless endeavour to find a socially acceptable level of recalcitrance. Her perceptive lyrics open an avenue for all listeners to relate and interpret as they like.

Caity Henryk
Episode X - 5:00pm

Caity Henryk is a local Australian singer, songwriter and mum of one! Henryk writes all of her own songs and loves to give people a real glimpse into her life as she shares them. Singing from a young age, Henryk’e solo style has a gentle acoustic pop sound and when paired with a strong yet husky voice her musical stories come to life.

St. Emerald
Episode X - 6:00pm

St. Emerald is an indie-pop band formed in Melbourne, Australia in September of 2018. Comprised of lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Liam Mackay, bassist Josh Scott, lead guitarist Cam Wiltshire, and drummer Nathan Goodwin; St. Emerald has now released 9 songs to Spotify including their debut EP "Worried Hearts". St. Emerald brings a unique fusion to the table.

Glass Elevator
Episode X - 6:50pm

Glass Elevator is a Melbourne based five-piece band. Fresh out of high school, meeting in their VCE VET music industry course they found playing together was much more than just for assessment. Since graduating the course in 2019 they have stepped onto the live music scene playing at venues such as The Evelyn Hotel, The Bergy Seltzer and The Palace Hotel. What was originally a little class band put together to complete the course grew into something more as they went straight from exams into giging (literally). Glass Elevator love to captivate the audience with fun classic songs, unmissable four - part harmonies and super groovy original songs. Glass Elevator are a bunch of fun, young and creative group of instrumentalist who can not be tied to one particular genre.

The Spaghetti Stains
Episode X - 7:30pm

Based between Central Gippsland and Melbourne, The Spaghetti Stains are a three piece, all female band with sound deriving from alternative/indie and surf rock origins. These gals have been gigging all over with their upbeat vibes and hauntingly captivating harmonies. Their debut single 'Toast to the Coast' has racked up over 19k Spotify streams and scored airtime on Triple J and SYN radio stations, as well as their subsequent single ‘Lolly Boys’.

MAJAK DOOR
Episode X - 8:00pm

Majak Door are a groovy 6 piece combination of sly surf-rock, 60's psychedelia, dreamy wave pop and easy going beats that move you. The gang began gigging relentlessly over 2018/19, releasing 2 EP's and a number of singles, playing at parties and events where they honed their sound. Majak Door are limber and are well brushed up on their dance moves, set to make each one of their shows an especially good time for the lucky crowd that gets to share the vibe. 2020 is looking bright with a debut album in the pipeline which you can hear glimpses of in their current live show.

Angus Brill Reed
Episode X - 9:00pm

Shortlisted for Eurovision, collaborations with ARIA winning Peter Holz, featured on ABC and SBS TV, Young Composer of the Year and a slew of national and international songwriting awards, 16 year old ANGUS Brill Reed is a singer-songwriter, musician, DJ and producer from Adelaide, South Australia. ​ Inspired by the late and great Avicii, ANGUS Brill Reed's debut singles combine positive lyrics, infectious melodies and fresh production to deliver a blend of indie pop with feel good EDM energy. In 2019, Angus was a Top 5 EDM Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest, Top 15 youth Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition and a Top 10 youth Finalist in the Australian Songwriting Awards. Angus' debut EP - a collection of accessible and unpretentious original tracks focussing on contemporary issues - is set for release in late 2020.