Music

Upcoming Performers

Sunday 1st August

Jimmy J from The Dreaming Space

The fabulous Jimmy J will be roving the market performing magical tricks, juggling and more!

Sunday 4th July

Beck Sian and David Brimacombe

Born in Australia, but with Welsh and Irish blood, it seems only natural that Beck was going to be drawn to all things Celtic – from a Druidic reverence for nature and trees, tales of banshees, wraiths and faeries, to the musical instruments and haunting singing-styles. Whether singing an old Irish folk song, or original songs which have been influenced by a love of the Yarra and Dandenong Ranges and travels in the UK, Beck’s approach is highly individual; the ambience emotional and entrancing.

When Beck sings, there are touches redolent of Kate Bush, to whom Beck is related, but these are mere brush-strokes of beautiful influence.

After a decade of touring and performing in the UK, Beck Sian has returned to Oz and teamed up with seasoned guitarist and singer David Brimacombe (respected local musician and live music advocate). This fusion combines Beck’s ethereal vocals with Dave’s creative & passionate guitar arrangements, and warm harmonies.

Dave’s decades of performance experience have seen him become well-known & respected within both his local Hill’s acoustic scene and Melbourne’s Blues/Rock community. Apart from gigging with the Kevin Buckingham Band, Dave relishes the opportunity to connect with the raw & vulnerable nature of playing acoustic guitar and expressing a more discerning angle.

Together David and Beck play an enchanting mix of Beck’s original songs plus a fun and emotive selection of popular covers (there may even be a Kate Bush song or two in the set 🙂 ).

During Beck’s ten years touring the UK and Europe, she performed at Glastonbury several times, as well as a huge list of festivals and folk clubs, theatres, castles, haunted ballrooms and a few fairy festivals (yes… fairy festivals!).

Szara Fox

Szara Fox is a sultry, seductive songstress, steeped in smoky indie-Gypsy folk. A Dutch singer-songwriter influenced by Flamenco and Balkan Gypsy music, Szara weaves an elemental sensuality through tales of travel, love and the spaces between light and shade. A trained actress, Szara brings a theatrical sensibility to her dynamic performance style. Szara Fox has honed her craft over a 14-year period, having performed throughout Australia, New Zealand and Europe, captivating audiences with her mix of original compositions and traditional Gypsy folk songs. Accompanying Szara is jazz trumpet player Andrew Darling, who brings fire, storm and stillness to the Szara Fox tapestry.

Sunday 6th June

Cancelled due to Covid-19 Restrictions

Sunday 2nd May

The Anecdote

The Anecdote are a captivating, virtuosic and fire-spirited acoustic indie-folk trio. With cello, trumpet, percussion and soaring vocals, their music marries soul-searing, finely sculptured songs, poetic lyrics and fiery improvising. Drawing from elements of folk, world music, reggae and jazz, The Anecdote are a stunning live experience. Since forming in 2014 The Anecdote have become a seasoned festival act, having released their haunting and highly praised debut album ‘Carved Upon The Air’ in 2017.

Phoebe Like the Moon

Sunday 4th April

Mal Webb & Kylie Morrigan

Woody’s World


An Australian children’s songwriter and performer, Woody tours with his beloved cat Hercules, Family Band and his Mobile Ukulele School. Paragraph

Woody has taught over 5,000 children and parents to play the ukulele in the past two years. Woody’s music has gained a dedicated following from children and parents alike as one of Australia’s most authentic and engaging song-smiths, and his live shows are a heartwarming musical adventure for all.

Sunday 7th March

African Trio

Kofi Kunkpe & Yarra Valley Drummers

Yarra Valley Drummers will join us once again, playing traditional West African Rythms. Led by Ghanaian Master Drummer Kofi Kunkpe they deliver an energetic & uplifting performance!

Sunday 7th Feb.

Jayda

At 15, Jayda is a national award-winning songwriter (ACMF 2018 & 2020). She grew up playing in her dad’s family band and released her first single at the start of 2021 – Rose Coloured Sky. She is a Warburton local.

https://open.spotify.com/track/7MvewnQbjPD5rfjzuIyZ0y…

Ruby Ray & Dr Jazz

Dr Jazz are a hot 5 piece ensemble featuring:
Ruby Ray – (Claire Ruby James)  on Vocals, Swing & Tap Dancing,                                                 Acrobatics & Comedy Antics

Achin’ Andy       (Andrew Darling) on Vocals & Talkin Trumpet

Massive Mick    (Michael Arvanitakis) playing his curvy mistress the Double Bass

Naughty Nico   (Nico Di Stefano) on Smokin’ Guitar

Maniacle Mike  (Michael De Cecco) on Deadly Drums with a dash of  Wash board

Putting their stamp on the best swing tunes from the past, combined with toe tapping original track’s  and sneaky bass lines from our favourite tunes of today, everyone will be having a ball, especially Ruby! Our little pocket rocket!

When combined with the Gangsters Palace they are the most unique act you’ll find!

A lively band of misfits lead by the Sparkling Ruby Ray who will show you how to PARTY! So hold onto your dancing feet!

Past Performers

Nathan Varga

Thank you to our performers Nathan Varga, YV drummers and Starvation Creek! What a fantastic opening for the market season.

Starvation Creek

Starvation Creek are a well-known local band and they
bring to the stage an eclectic mix of original alternative
folk music. Be prepared to be transported to a place
where the music is lively, and the truth never gets in
the way of a good tale.

LockSmitH

Andrew Lockwood & Neesy Smith: A collaboration of guitar, voice, percussion and the joyful fun of creative sharing. Neesy’s soulful contribution to Andrew’s originals with the added bonus of songs written by friends and other writers makes this a unique duo.

Neesy & The White Pearls

Neesy has finally decided to put her own band together, Neesy and The White Pearls. On guitar she has her long time music partner Michelle Chandler with Sue Carr Amico on Accordion, Leanne Arvanitakis-Hall on percussion and Pia Nesvara on Bass.  Neesy performs some of her own songs along with some written by close friends and other artists she admires.

The Future of Love with Luke Sassafras

In a favoured forum, The Future of Love’s music could bring their listeners an epiphany or few. Telling heartfelt stories delightful / dramatic, splashed upon fae-like meandering melodia. Turning dummies smarter, smarties wiser, the youth on, & boomers to nostalgia. Be transported.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fj3NR-XaNWk&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR1sWAVG86whyML1pewDdwC6wH7mtt-_SJ6xL0DFy124ac50YO98C3Fef8c
Yarra Valley Drummers

Yarra Valley Drummers will join us once again, playing traditional West African Rythms. Led by Ghanaian Master Drummer Kofi Kunkpe they deliver an energetic & uplifting performance!

Photo Credit – Ryan Tews
Tinman

Dreamy acoustic folk music inspired by road trips, storytelling and red, red wine.

Zaar Belly Dance
The Anecdote

The Anecdote are a captivating, virtuosic and fire-spirited acoustic indie-folk trio. With cello, trumpet, percussion and soaring vocals, their music marries soul-searing, finely sculptured songs, poetic lyrics and fiery improvising. Drawing from elements of folk, world music, reggae and jazz, The Anecdote are a stunning live experience. Since forming in 2014 The Anecdote and have become a seasoned festival act, having released their haunting and highly praised debut album ‘Carved Upon The Air’ in 2017.

Woody’s World

An Australian children’s songwriter and performer, Woody tours with his beloved cat Hercules, Family Band and his Mobile Ukulele School.

Woody has taught over 5,000 children and parents to play the ukulele in the past two years. Woody’s music has gained a dedicated following from children and parents alike as one of Australia’s most authentic and engaging song-smiths, and his live shows are a heartwarming musical adventure for all.

Imagine Dr Seuss in a Teddy Bears’ Picnic at Woodstock.

SEPTEMBER 21, 2018: MELBOURNE, VIC. Children’s entertainer Woody Clark poses during a photo shoot in Melbourne, Victoria. (Photo by Jake Nowakowski / Newspix) Contact Email: newspix@newsltd.com.au Contact Web URL: www.newspix.com.au Contact Email: newspix@newsltd.com.au
Rich Davies

With a poet’s heart & rocker’s soul, Rich Davies & The Low Road deliver a ‘foot-stomping contemporary folk attack’ (Mick Thomas). The Golden Guitar 2018 nominee & his rousing band have been hailed as ‘The Pogues meets Springsteen’ as they peel back the skin of rock’n’roll to expose bones of folk and roots. The Low Road are renowned for their raucous live show and heart-stopping harmonies, traversing tender ballads to impassioned folk stompers. Placing song craft front and centre, with Davies’ heart-wrung voice leading the charge.
“Last night Rich Davies & The Low Road were hands down, no competition THE GREATEST ROCK’N’ROLL BAND ON THE PLANET”

Jimmy J from The Dreaming Space

JIMMY J WILL BE STORY TELLING AND DOING A ROVING CIRCUS PERFORMANCE!