Live at Unleashed

We wouldn’t want to make a big, bold sweeping statement about the biggest and best part of Unleashed. It’s all excellent, so there’s just no way to pick one thing over another.

It’d be like asking a parent who their favourite child is. Or picking just one Instagram filter. Or deciding which biscuit we’d pick out of an Arnott’s assorted family pack.

But if we absolutely, just had to, twist our arm, make us tell you one particular thing, we’re not saying it would be the Live at Unleashed concert program. But we’re not saying it wouldn’t be either!

Live music. Great bands. It’s going to be good.

3:35pm – 6:00pm  |  Mainstage, Fed Square

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L‐Fresh the Lion

L-FRESH The LION is renowned for his powerful presence, inspiring live shows and thought-provoking lyricism. In a short space of time, the Western Sydney artist has gone from underground community events and ciphers to national tours and major festivals.

Inspired by the soulful movement in US hip hop of the late 1990s / early 2000s, and the love and respect for his own cultural and ancestral roots of the Sikhs from Punjab, India, L-FRESH is an artist like no other.

Aligning himself with many social justice issues, L-FRESH The LION has dedicated himself to working tirelessly in the community. He is an ambassador for All Together Now, Australia’s only national charity that exists solely to address racism.

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Dorsal Fins

Dorsal Fins is the brainchild of Melbourne’s busiest musician/composer – Liam McGorry (Saskwatch / Eagle and the Worm). The band was originally envisaged as a ‘studio-only’ project, however, fortunately for us the temptation to step on the stage was too great.

Dorsal Fins have also developed into something of a live favourite, playing shows alongside bands like The Cat Empire & Saskwatch, and being a highlight at festivals like Boogie and NYE on the Hill.

Philly

Philly

Philly – the young MC from Mildura, is quickly becoming one of the country’s hottest new hip hop acts.  He is the winner of the 2015 National Indigenous Music Awards ‘New Talent of the Year’ category, he performed a breathtaking rendition of Bob Marley’s Three Little Bird for triple j’s Like a Version, and he released his first E.P – Dreamchaser.

He recently also signed with Briggs’ new all Indigenous record label – Bad Apples Music.  This young MC is determined to continue to use his voice to make change and inspire young people.

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Gabriella Cohen

Gabriella Cohen

Gabriella Cohen is an enigmatic songstress who weaves pop melodies with honest lyricism to create a unique and infectious sound. Only recent to the Melbourne music scene, Cohen has quickly established herself as a brooding storm dressed in silk, gaining well-deserved attention with vivacious live shows that make audiences stop and listen. Featured as a Triple J Unearthed feature artist, she has played alongside the likes of Albert Hammond Jr (USA), Marlon Williams, (NZ) and Melbourne’s Oh Mercy.

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Jarrow

Jarrow is a self-taught, self-produced, multi-instrumentalist 20-year-old wunderkind from Footscray, and he has been creating quite the stir. Jarrow’s debut single $$ Spoilers $$ was premiered on Apple’s Beats Radio and cracked Spotify’s UK Viral top 15 – all without leaving Melbourne.

Dan Oke (the mastermind behind Jarrow) describes his sound as “garage rock meets indie pop meets post punk meets free jazz” and while he was being tongue in cheek at the time, he’s actually not that far off.

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Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks

Blending honey tones and melancholic lullabies, Zoë Fox writes stories for young and old. As front woman of her new band “Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks” this witch is a cosy kind of spook. A magical exploration of ageless play. Zoë Fox embodies this style with a voice like velvet and a timeless feel.

Paul-Gorrie

DJ Paul Gorrie

Keeping you warmed up and dancing between our awesome Unleashed acts is the one, the only, DJ Paul Gorrie. Paul Gorrie is a Gunai/Kurnai & Yorta Yorta man. He is passionate about future generations of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders which is why he dedicates a lot of his time to solving the issue of Climate Change with Seed Indigenous Youth Climate Network. He is also starting to get known around town as a sound breaker in the RnB/nusoul and hip hop scene. He’ll be spinning everything on vinyl from hip hop, nusoul to disco – bring your dancing shoes.

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