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  • Of these musicians, who have you heard of? 

  • Who is your favourite? 

  • Have you seen any in concert? If so, describe the experience.


Tina Arena 


Recently voted by her peers the greatest Australian female singer of all time, Tina was in her 20s when Don’t Ask and In Deep became two of the most successful albums in Australian chart history. Now a mother and globally renowned artist, her total sales top 8 million. 

Jen Cloher


is the punk rock figurehead of Melbourne’s famous DIY music scene. NIDA graduate, artists rights advocate and co-founder (with Courtney Barnett) of Milk! Records, her fearless personal/ political voice reached full potency on her top 5 self-titled album of 2017. 

Anna Laverty

as producer, mixer and sound engineer, Anna's credits include Nick Cave, Courtney Barnett, Paul Dempsey and Florence and The Machine. Technical expertise developed in London has carved out her unique niche in the recording studios of Australia. 

Mojo Juju


growling swamp blues voice graced two independent albums with the Snake Oil Merchants before she made her solo debut in 2012. Her second album, Seeing Red/Feeling Blue, garnered best Female Artist and Best Album nominations at the Age/ Music Victoria Awards. 



Personal stories meet ancient mythology in the achingly beautiful melodies of Zindzi Okenyo, an actor-musician whose enigmatic RnB has defined her own ground as a charismatic voice in a new generation of Australian women.

Julia Stone

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The sister half of internationally acclaimed folk duo Angus & Julia Stone is also a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with two solo albums. The Memory Machine preceded By the Horns, which peaked at No. 11 on the ARIA Albums Chart in 2012. 

Simona Castricum 


is a Melbourne musician, DJ and producer whose beat driven and emotionally textured techno-pop expresses the borderline space between euphoria, desolation and aggression in narratives of nonconformity, queer cities, gender and relationships. 

Kate Ceberano 


Jazz singer, pop star, actor, speaker and artistic director Kate Ceberano is an Australian household name and a songwriter with a chart-topping talent. In 2016 she released her 24th album: a triple-CD Anthology to mark 30 years since her solo debut, Bear Witness. 

Missy Higgins


has enjoyed phenomenal popular success with her elegantly crafted piano melodies and ‘arrow-through-the-heart’ lyrics. A Rolling Stone cover star twice over, the Melbourne songwriter has topped the ARIA charts five times and won nine ARIA Awards. 

Mama Kin 


Mischievous and charming, Danielle Caruana is part raconteur and all-out entertainer. As Mama Kin, her foot-stomping soul and heart-wrenching ballads have captivated from festival stages to the choral majesty of her new album (with Tommy Spender) Golden Magnetic. 

Eleanor Dixon


is a Mudburra woman from the remote community of Marlinja, NT. Ambitious and grounded, kind and powerful, thoughtful and outspoken, proud and humble, her work holds language and song lines strong as she forges a path for other indigenous female artists. 


Martha Brown is one third of Outouto and a solo songwriter and beatmaker from Melbourne called Banoffee. Her mix of vintage synthesisers and modern RnB recalls the Balearic sounds of the '80s and the futurist space of UK bass music. 

Renée Geyer 


With a recording career of more than 45 years, Renee is without doubt Australia's most respected and successful soul singer. Equally at home with jazz, blues and R&B, her incredible voice has recorded with Sting and Joe Cocker, and continues to strive for new ground. 

Nai Palm 


Twice-Grammy-nominated composer, instrumentalist, producer, vocalist and poet with Hiatus Kaiyote, Nai Palm has refocused her solo career as a risk-taker, stripping away the artifice of production to allow for unflinching focus on a voice which is nothing short of stunning. 

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