Beyond Bourke Street
Melbourne Buskers in the Digital World
is the podcast featuring street musicians from Melbourne:
) shares his busking experiences in Melbourne (Victoria), Byron Bay (New South Wales), and Queenstown (New Zealand).
Recorded on October 19, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “The Movie Song”, Scarlet Woman”, “Offering”, “Magic Rendezvous”, “3 Girls”, “Stay”. All songs written by Ben Fumi.
Born and raised in Far North Queensland, based in Tasmania and a regular Melbourne busker, singer-songwriter
released 4 albums in the last 4 years, a body of work full of post-folk blues and gypsy melodies.
Recorded on October 23, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Sweet Love”, “Flores”, “Dreambox”, “Glass Eyes”, “It’s Always Morning Time”, “Kafka”, “Reflections”, “Dreamstate”, “Murakami Love Song”. All songs written by Tasha Zappala.
Since his arrival in Melbourne 5 years ago, Colombian singer-songwriter
has been performing rock ballads and electronic vibes around the Central Business District’s sidewalks.
Recorded on November 3, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Nena” (feat. Sebastian Lugo & MC Seba), “Please Come Back ” (feat. Ruby-Sofia & Sarah Ryan), “Un Par De Palabras”. All songs written and produced by the Anunnaki production team.
Photo Credit: Alistair Wallace
Los Angeles Melbourne-based
shares his experiences about busking in Australia and in the USA.
Recorded on October 16, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Double Edge Blade”, “Help Me Stand”, “Ray”, “The Man”, “The World Won’t Change “. All songs written by Noah Peters.
presents his indie folk songs on the streets, turning the sidewalks into intimate outdoor venues.
Recorded on November 3, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Walking on the Side”, “Carelessly”, “Paper Man”, “Send Me An Angel”, “Sound of Clouds”, “House of Stone”, “Fairy Eyes” feat. Eilish McGregor (Acoustic). All songs written by Glen Wee.
Round About Amy
keeps looping on the streets of Melbourne, bringing up original songs by the sidewalks.
Recorded on October 28, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Cord Line” and “Don’t You Grow Up”. All songs written by Amy Cumming.
captivates the streets of Melbourne with beautiful melodies. With a second album coming up, he enjoys, while busking, the encounters provided by playing on the sidewalks.
Recorded on October 14, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Adore Ya”, “Blue”, “Dear Juliet”, “Forever Yours”, “Him”, and “My Brother”. All songs written by Jacob Fitzgerald.
enjoys performing on Sundays at the Camberwell Sunday Market, a few kilometers east from Melbourne’s Central Business District. The 20 year old virtuoso guitar player is one of the best examples why Melbourne’s street music scene goes beyond Bourke Street.
Recorded on October 27, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
All songs written by Steph Strings.
blends street performances in Melbourne with corporate gigs as well. Close to release her first original songs, Lynch’s setlist on the streets is covered by indie, pop and folky tunes.
Recorded on August 13, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
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Melbourne’s blues talent
, 2020 finalist at the International Blues Challenge (IBC) in Memphis, USA, also performs his art on Bourke Street Mall.
Recorded on September 25, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Brown Ave Blues”, “Girl, You Make Me Feel So Lonesome”, “All That Becomes”, “Song At Sea”, “Too Much Thinking”, “Fear Of Flying”, and “Damn”. All songs written by Aaron Pollock.
R&B and Pop singer-songwriter
has been performing on the streets of Melbourne since 2017.
Recorded on August 12, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Drive Thru”, “Where You Been” and “Paper Town” (written by Daniel Roughley, recorded by JXCKY).
Photo Credit: Jane Novella
is an independent artist who mixes Soul, Brazilian and Roots music through his original songs. Born in a small town in Queensland called Gympie, Jesse currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, after living in Europe (Berlin, Germany) and South America (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil).
Recorded on July 30, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Ao Seu Redor”, “Apple of My Eye”, “Australia”, “Be It”, “Hold You”, “Make You Mine”, “Paradise”, “Rescue Me”, “Teresa Teresinha”, “The System”.
Photo Credit: Ellen Burbidge
Perth born singer-songwriter
has been performing his folk, blues, country and pop tunes since 2014 on the streets of Melbourne.
Recorded on October 19, 2019 (Bourke Street, Melbourne Central Business District), and July 3, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Blood’s Thicker Than Water”, “Butterfly”, “Firefly”, “Flesh & Bone”, “Fly Screen Door”, “Gold At Midnight”, “Grown”, “Keep On Keepin’ On”, “No Borders”.
Photo Credit: Kate Shanasy –
is a reggae singer-songwriter from Brazil who has been performing his live looping act in the streets of Melbourne since 2015.
Recorded on October 23, 2019 (Bourke Street, Melbourne Central Business District), and July 3, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri.
Music excerpts from the songs “Ancestah”, “Blind Leader”, “Warfare” (feat. Belle), “King of Kings”, “No Black No White” (feat. Ras JahKnow), “Under The Sun”, “Keep The Faith”.
Photo Credit: Fernando Ximeno
, singer-songwriter and guitarist, has been performing in the streets of Melbourne since 2012, inspired by one of his musical heroes, John Butler, who used to busk on the sidewalks of Fremantle, Western Australia, back in the mid-1990s.
Born and raised in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne, Matt Katsis, shares his thoughts about busking and his current projects: “The last time I went out busking was March 20th  and my last venue gig was the next day. The week that came after was when the lockdown kicked up a gear and things quickly began shutting down. A couple weeks in I knew I needed to keep playing to stay sane. So I decided to put together some songs from home where I’d play an original on a Tuesday and a cover on a Thursday, and share these on my socials week to week. It’s been a great way to keep my chops up, even though the usual live platforms so quickly had the rug pulled out from under us. The sessions are called the ‘Majik Kactus Sessions’ and just last week was the 15th episode [mid-June 2020]. I’m taking a little hiatus from the sessions now to work on demoing some new songs for future releases and I am working on some other recording projects. As well as the sessions, I played a couple live streams: a couple local theatres here in Bendigo hosted one of the shows – and the other was a virtual pub put together by the good folk of Mornington Peninsula.”
Recorded on June 29, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Music excerpts from the songs “All I Wanna Do Is Fly”, “Call me the Breeze”, “Colours”, “Crossroads”, “Need You Here”, “Shame Shame Shame”, “Sunny’s Blues”, “Tomorrow & The Next Day”, “You & My Guitar”.
Photo Credit: Hacking Creative
Blending soul, jazz and electro pop on the streets of Melbourne,
has been reaching new grounds at the circuit of festivals as well (such as the Melbourne International Jazz Festival, and the St Kilda and Queenscliff last editions). With a body of work that combines impressive vocal skills, loop pedals and improvisation, Tanya also shares her thoughts about the creative process during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Recorded on October 17, 2019 (nearby the Palais Theatre, St Kilda) and June 15, 2020 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Music excerpts from the songs “Broke Ass Girl”, “The Lie”, “Warm”, “The Will”, “Rise and Fall”, “Writing Machine”, “Anxiety”. All songs written by Tanya George (“Broke Ass Girl”, “The Lie”, “The Will” are co-written with Tommy Spender).
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