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Harvey Sutherland & Bermuda

Harvey Sutherland is a studio producer and disco minimalist from Melbourne. The keyboard player has worked steadily since 2013, releasing a collection of coveted dance floor records for international labels and his own ‘Clarity Recordings’ imprint.

Sharing the name of his breakout single, ‘Bermuda’ is Sutherland’s live band - a futurist outfit comprising Melbourne musicians Graeme Pogson (drums) and Tamil Rogeon (electric strings) alongside Sutherland himself (synthesizers).
The trio interpret Sutherland’s productions with flair and relentless consistency, bringing a unique energy to the club space.

Harvey Sutherland’s distinctive music has found a worldwide audience, with support from Gilles Peterson, The Black Madonna and Jamie XX and critical acclaim from Resident Advisor and The Guardian. Harvey Sutherland and Bermuda have appeared at Glastonbury, Nuits Sonores, Dimensions, Splendour In The Grass and Meredith Music Festival.

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Cable Ties

Cable Ties are frenetic lead lines tethered to a hypnotic rhythm section. Welding punk ferocity to the endless chug of kraut rock and boogie they stretch their songs past breaking point, searching for that joyous rush. Three friends summoning a rhythmic tide from which Jenny McKechnie delivers anthems that turn your latent anxieties into a rallying cry.

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Archie Roach

ARCHIE ROACH is one of Australia’s most treasured performers.
In a voice rich with humanity, filled with joy, pain, love and longing, Archie Roach traces the journey of his people and gets to the heart of what it means to be human.
When his debut album “Charcoal Lane” was released in 1990, the impact was immediate. Critics were quick to realise Archie’s soulful vocals and heartfelt lyrics heralded the emergence of a major new artist.

Three decades after the release of “Charcoal Lane”, Archie’s work continues to explore universal themes of love, friendship, family, country and community. Archie's latest album, “Let Love Rule” was released on 23 September 2016.

 

 

 

Ella Thompson (GL)

Known for her infectious pop vocals, dreamy, synth-heavy melancholia and heaving rhythms in GL, Dorsal Fins and her own solo career, Thompson has risen quickly in Melbourne's music scene over the past few years.

Ella Thompson is a rich and powerful vocalist who consistently transgresses genre, style and expectation within the constraint of each set she plays.

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Birdz

BIRDZ has solidified his spot as one of the most exciting acts in the Australian hip-hop scene. The N.T raised rapper has secured strong backing from a growing legion of fans, lending to the Butchulla emcee’s increasing popularity and support for his debut album release ‘Train of Thought’, released in August 2017 through Bad Apples Music.

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Jim Lawrie (performing a tribute to Big Smoke)

Jim Lawrie has long been considered a staple of the Melbourne music scene, with his signature heartbroken style of storytelling - taking cues from some of his favourite writers such as Paul Kelly, Kurt Vile, Neil Finn, and Gillian Welch. Having played in a myriad of bands and written songs for over 12 years, Jim's trademark vocal purity and sincererity is always the focus of his records and his live performances, showcasing his own stunning take on the building blocks of classic rock and folk. His new album Slacker of the Year – out now via Barely Dressed Records. 

Jim will be performing a special tribute to his friends Big Smoke and their late singer Adrian Slattery at this year's event - honouring their beautiful 2016 album "Time Is Golden".

Don't miss this one off performance.

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Spotify Playlist

Tune in to the acts playing at The After Party on Spotify here: 

Gold Class

Adam Curley needed a word – a hook on which to pin his band’s new album. Drum is primitive,” says the frontman for Melbourne four-piece Gold Class. “It’s physical. It’s the beat of your heart. It’s immediate. It comes from the past, but it also beckons to something in the future.”

It holds other dualities, too – submission and authority; repetition and propulsion. And yet at its core, it’s just something you can dance to.

Drum is the bold second album from Gold Class. The follow-up to 2015 debut It’s You, Drum is a brasher, vivid widescreen account of a band hitting its stride while betraying the complex signs and scars of a life since lived.

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Josh Teskey (The Teskey Brothers)

Sam and Josh Teskey discovered American soul music of the 1960’s via their parents’ record collection and were immediately taken. As teenagers, the two brothers jammed night after night in the bungalow behind their family home on the outskirts of Melbourne, devouring the R&B songbook and absorbing the tricks of the blues trade. In their obsession, the pair became accomplished players and soon began writing originals; a process which came naturally to both of them.

Finally in 2017 The Teskey Brothers released their debut album Half Mile Harvest. The record, self-produced at their home studio in Warrandyte, captures the essence of old school soul that the four have grown to love and know over years of musical friendship. The songs are beautifully written, showcasing the musicianship at hand and dripping with warm melodious hooks as natural and alive as anything that came out of Stax-era Memphis.

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Gretta Ray

In February 2016, 18­ year ­old Gretta Ray made an impressive entrance to the Australian music scene  with the release of her debut EP ‘Elsewhere’, showcasing an enviable command of language and  impressive vocal ability ­due in no small part to her vast experience singing in choirs since the age of five.   

A creative individual who is as comfortable behind the camera as she is behind the guitar, Gretta Ray confesses to a fascination with human emotion and an irrepressible desire to express herself.   

Gretta’s latest single ‘Drive is a heavenly slice of cleverly­constructed indie pop with a discernible air of country. Gretta flexes further than ever before lyrically, firmly establishing herself as one of the most exciting new artists of 2016.  

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Michelle Nicolle

Michelle Nicolle is a jazz musician whose chosen instrument is Voice.

Known for her ability to get right to the heart of a song, as well as being an in the moment improviser Michelle has continually developed and nurtured her art form with the help of her quartet. As well as releasing 6 CDs the MNQuartet has toured extensively throughout Australia and internationally – in 2005 performing at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland. Based in Melbourne, she is now celebrated as Australia’s finest jazz singer, bringing to mind the skills of singers like Betty Carter, Mel Torme or Ella Fitzgerald. 

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Mojo Juju

MOJO JUJU is a sonic alchemist. Juju's latest single,  ‘Think Twice’ marks another stop on an unending musical odyssey that has so far seen the soul-steeped singer swing from the Bayou to the heaving Nuyorican clubs of the 60s and 70s with fluidic ease and matchless cool.

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DJ MzRizk

Melbourne-based DJ, event curator and radio presenter, MzRizk, is renowned for her ongoing contributions to Melbourne’s rich cultural and music landscape. Her many projects are a distinct blend of music knowledge, creative diversity and cultural and community engagement.

With the opportunity to bring together Melbourne’s music-loving communities through DJ slots, workshops, venue residencies, festivals, artist support and one-off special events, MzRizk always delivers the hip hop, jazz, soul, funk, disco and global music goodness. She continues to play a pivotal role in connecting music-loving folks across Australia and abroad.

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