Watch new and exciting music 'live' from Hutterer Hall at 1pm on Fridays for Quaran'tunes: The Kindred Sessions.
With music venues currently closed and musicians unable to perform live, ways to experience music and discover emerging talent is being reimagined.
Quaran'tunes is a new series of online concerts, featuring 30-minute weekly sets from a range of solo artists and bands. Pre-recorded live from Hutterer Hall in Kindred Studios, the concerts will cross genres from contemporary soul to pop ballads and blues to RnB.
Dim the lights, hook up your best speakers, pump the volume and immerse yourself in some of up-and-coming talents from VU's music courses.
Quaran'tunes is a Footscray University Town initiative, originally part of the Maddern Square Placemaking Residency series and proudly co-sponsored by Victoria University and Maribyrnong City Council.
Every Friday at 1pm, watch VU Music Booking Agency bands live on the Victoria University Youtube Channel. All concerts are free to watch and will be available to view any time after the initial premiere. No booking or registration is required.
|Date and time||Musician|
|Friday 29 May, 1pm||Maddie Jackway|
|Friday 5 June, 1pm||Leilani & Bud|
|Friday 12 June, 1pm||Loki Hough|
|Friday 19 June, 1pm||The Blue Creek Boys|
|Friday 26 June, 1pm||Louise Sol|
|Friday 3 July, 1pm||Ange & Dave|
Ange and Dave
Melbourne-based guitar/vocal duo Ange and Dave bring a unique twist to classic and contemporary soul, jazz and blues tunes. They are graduates of the VU Music Degree and their set list includes songs by Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones, Carol King, Sam Cooke, Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder.
The Blue Creek Boys
The Blue Creek Boys consist of two multi-instrumentalists combining forces to create music which comes from each of their unique backgrounds. Their style varies between slow, mournful ballads, ripping fast fiddle tunes, powerful close two-part harmonies with mandolin and guitar, and lightning fast danceable clawhammer banjo and guitar pieces. Tom and Jeremy are recent graduates of the VU Bachelor of Music course.
Leilani and Bud
Leilani LeFleur and Bud Wilkins met while studying the Bachelor of Music at VU and have been a hard-working musical team on the Melbourne scene, as a duo and in the band LeFleur. Their repertoire covers smooth jazz, pop, funk and modern RnB featuring Bud on guitar and Lani on vocals.
Loki’s music is an homage to his upbringing in the small Australian coastal town of Byron Bay surrounded by beaches, fields and forests. His music and lyrics relate largely to his connection to the natural elements, while exploring the relationships between nature, mind and spirit. Loki creates powerful imagery and a dreamlike soundscape that the audience will be able to lose themselves in.
He has recently released a new EP called 'Yūgen'.
Louise Sol is a sometimes-comedy, sometimes-folk singer-songwriter from Melbourne. A dabbler in guitar and piano, with various smatterings of bass and kazoo. A storyteller and a rambler. Working with the themes of comedy and fragility, Louise writes songs about the misfortunes of life that unite us either in laughter or tears, but beware – there’s plenty of laughs to be had, but when the humour and unhealthy coping mechanisms come down, wear your heart on your sleeve and let’s cry together about existence, love and the pain of the past.
Their dual-themed album 'Sol & Luna' is available on all streaming services.
Maddie Jackway is a singer/songwriter and lover of words who has been writing songs since the age of seven. A recent graduate of the VU Bachelor of Music degree, she draws influence from a range of musicians, including Adele, JoJo, Meg Mac, John Mayer and Joni Mitchell. Maddie refuses to be boxed into playing and creating one genre of music, so be prepared for anything from soul and pop through to country and folk. Her new EP ‘What is This Freedom?’ is out now.