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!