Live Music

The 2015 BEAMS Arts Festival excites with an array of talented solo artists and bands keeping the streets alive with entertainment that is sure to get the crowd moving.

  • Alex Purdue

    alexpurdue_BEAMS2015 With a performance largely based on drones, atmosphere, improvisation and looping techniques, Alex Purdue creates dense and textured sonic environments. Purdue channels elements of post-rock, drone metal, shoegazing and minimalism, bringing an aural atmosphere that simultaneously soothes and unsettles. ....

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  • Alisha and Beni

    AlishaandBeni_BEAMS2015 Sydney - based duo Alisha and Beni, bring the best of soul, funk, RnB, 80’s and 90’s pop with a fresh acoustic twist, as well as some originals to look out for! Both studying at the Australian Institute of Music, this....

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  • Artefact

    Artefact_BEAMS2015 Artefact are a musically and visually stunning group, combining their dream-like, atmospheric sound to intricate and engaging 3D projections. Having worked with visual artists and a theatre director for months to develop their elaborate live show productions, Artefact strive to bring....

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  • Astrid Zeman

    AstridZeman_BEAMS2015 Solo musician from Sydney, Astrid Zeman creates multi-layered compositions using a loop pedal, a guitar and her angelic voice. Starting with simple riffs and repetitive patterns, Zeman builds lush, ambient soundscapes that infuse her soprano vocal tones into richly layered strings....

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  • Axtrix Little

    Astrix_BEAMS2015 Australian-based DJ, Astrix Little is one to watch. Her deliciously playful stage presence, buttery-smooth vocals and her wide-eyed charm will captivate you - Astrix Little is about to explode on the music scene. ....

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  • Ben Panucci

    Ben-Panucci_BEAMS2015 Guitarist and composer Ben Panucci is a key figure in a refreshing, left from centre movement of young musicians exploring and incorporating the jazz tradition into their repertoire. Panucci is a talented guitarist mastering fluent, clean modern jazz lines while also....

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  • Benjamin Bleyerveen

    benjamin_bleyerveen_BEAMS2015_2 Benjamin Bleyerveen – another phenomenal act – will bring his strong rhythmic lyrics with finger-plucking chords, and a squeeze of beatboxing grit to BEAMS 2015, engaging audiences and creating a truly wonderful atmosphere. Watch as this self-produced singer/songwriter continues to rise....

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  • Botch House

    Soul Residue Soul Residue is a showcase of Sydney based electronic music artists, audio-visual artist, sound designer, aural documenters and projection artists. Curated by Sherman Tang (Chronology Arts, Wagnerlicht, Vivid 2013-2015) of the Botch House artist run initiative (ARI), Soul Residue is a bill of four 'on-the-hour' performances that embody....

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  • Cuzn

    Originally from South England, Cuzn is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an infectious, rhythmic sensibility rivalling the very best. Cuzn brings more than a simply ‘strummed’ set. Sure to make your heart flutter and your hips move, his charming sermons on love and life have generated a devastating resonance,....

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  • Daisy

    daisy_BEAMS2015 "Taking the DeLorean time machine back to the synthesized, should-padded Australian society between 1980 and 1995, Sydney artist Daisy puts the “brand of funk on the cow of mediocrity." - Thomas Derricott As she takes you through the Chaka funk, and....

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  • Dan John Morris

    danjohnmorris_BEAMS2015 With his laid back attitude and playing style, Dan John Morris will hypnotise and soothe you with his utterly unique renditions on the theorbo. No other instrument will engage you quite as much as this member of the lute family, so....

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  • Deprograme

    Deprogram_Beams2015 Deprogram is a live electronic ensemble founded by composer and electronic music producer, Mary Mainsbridge. Joined on stage by programmer, Nick Mainsbridge; drummer, Robbie Mudrazija; video artist, J D Young, and bassist, Steve Harris, the audio-visual outfit generate soundscapes and projections....

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  • Doctor Abernathy

    dr_BEAMS2015 Doctor Abernathy is an emerging original electronic music artist. Since the commencement of this alias in 2014 by Michael Guerriero, 12 songs have emerged with great reception. With many other ideas in the works, Doctor Abernathy continues to create music of....

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  • Frieda’s Boss

    friedasboss_BEAMS2015 Frieda’s Boss, a popular reggae, ska, dub outfit have proved to be a true force of talent and energy, infectious to all who encounter them. Showcasing the most popular reggae releases from the likes of Bob Marley and Steel Pulse to....

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  • Goldheist

    Goldheist_BEAMS2015 Goldheist is an artist in every sense of the word and is truly one not to be missed. Composer, pianist, singer, sound-designer, producer, stylist, designer, model and illustrator - there is nothing much that this talented artist cannot do. Her voice....

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  • Josh Rawiri

    JoshRawiri_BEAMS2015 Josh Rawiri is a contemporary Australian singer/songwriter currently making a very confident mark on the Australian music scene. Recognized for his heartfelt and potent live genre-fusion of pop, folk, deep roots rock, soulful blues and reggae, Rawiri has developed a unique....

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  • Joshua Burgh

    joshuaburgh_BEAMS2015 Joshua Burgh marries his mellow tunes, stripped back guitar and percussion with laid back melodic phrases that belie his 17 years. For a busker from the South coast of NSW, Burgh definitely will engage and impress you. ....

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  • Josue and the Soulbenders

    JosueandtheSoulbenders_BEAMS2015 Josué is an up and coming guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and all-round musician. At only age 23, Josue’ is currently in the process of recording his self-titled EP showcasing himself as a producer also. What a flaming style, Josue brings life into....

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  • Kartik Kuna

    kartikkuna_BEAMS2015 With a very impressive catalogue of musical pursuits up his sleeve including service as an Artiste in the Singapore Armed Forces' Music and Drama Company, current student at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Kartik Kuna is establishing a very sure name....

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  • King Colour

    King_Colour_BEAMS2015 Psych-groovers King Colour have established themselves as a serious live act in Sydney over the past couple of years with an indisputable energy and a wild, unpredictable set that has landed them supports with the likes of Harts, Gang of Youths,....

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  • Live Poets @ Don Bank and Auburn Poets and Writers Group

    The event will showcase the milestones of Live Poets @ Don Bank and Auburn Poets and Writers Group respectively in a celebration of the power, pathos and character of the spoken word in public performance. It will run the gamut of individual emotions and situations to transcend transform and empower....

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  • Octave Inc

    OctaveInc_BEAMS2015 Octave Inc brings alive a fusion of jazz, pop and folk. Catchy riffs and big, sweeping jams will have you grooving all night. The tunes never sound the same way twice as the band plays an organic, engaging show. Full of....

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  • Sarah Parkin

    SarahParkin_BEAMS2015 As a seasoned “veteran” of the music scene at the tender age of 17, Sarah Parkin has impressed audiences with her unique and broad catalogue of tracks. With a knack for knowing what audiences wish to hear, Parkin appeals to them....

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  • Sean Emmett

    SeanEmmett_BEAMS2015 Graduate of the Talent Development Program of Australia in 2015 and member of Young Talent Time 2012, prodigious and precocious talent doesn’t come any more clearly than Sean Emmett. This young singer/songwriter combines heartfelt lyrical instinct with a voice far more....

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  • Sye McRitchie

    technolojohns_BEAMS2015 After touring with hard rock outfit Kill the Capitol for five years, ex-frontman Sye McRitchie has began establishing a very unique name for himself as solo performer. He has worked alongside legendary LA producer Syliva Massey (accolades include Foo Fighters, System....

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  • Technolojohns

    Technolojohns are an experimental duo from Sydney. Or are they? ... Yes. Taking on various stage personas behind L.E.D lit instruments and masks, Technolojohns combine digital and acoustic elements that is in no way similar to Daft Punk. John O.D and Jon E.Q play hip-hop groove orientated music with shades....

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  • The Runaway Houses

    TheRunawayHouses_BEAMS2015 The Runaway Houses' brand of dreamy textures and upbeat grooves has reverberated around Sydney venues since mid-2013. From the embers of a competition won, The Runaway Houses combined with Nut n' Butter Studios to fan the creative flames and record their....

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  • Two Headed Man

    TwoHeadedMan_BEAMS2015 Sydney-based band Two Headed man combines the genres of Dance & Rock to create a contemporary sound with an old school atmosphere. This group of mates who love to make music and have a good time, dedicate themselves to creating songs....

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  • Wolves In Fashion

    WolvesInFashion_BEAMS2015 Wolves in Fashion is a Sydney-based groove-rock project made up of five slightly awkward, almost charming men in their early 20's that fuse a plethora of different influences to generate sounds that are both immediately familiar yet distinctly their own. From....

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