Jack Phemister
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Jack Phemister

Jack Phemister is a songwriter and performer from Yass, NSW, currently residing in Melbourne. Through writing and performing original music since childhood, Phemister has developed a distinctive fingerpicked voice on the guitar, and a passion for well crafted lyrics.

Musically, he draws on the beautiful and melancholic musings of Elliott Smith & Leonard Cohen; through to the twisted poetry and broiling emotions of Nick Cave, Fiona Apple & Gareth Liddiard. Snatching at any and everything they can, Phemister’s songs tend to find themselves in a miraculously cohesive, though somewhat genre-less niche of their own, and they seem to be happy there.

Phemister will be performing a selection of new songs, and cuts from debut album ‘Death of the Close Minded’.

Adelaidethegirl is a songwriter, currently residing in Melbourne. Her recorded music is cocooned within a tapestry of harmonies and synthetic instruments. Live, the listener can expect a stripped-back rendering with voice and keys, allowing the complex and voluble lyrical content to shine through. Adelaide’s songs are an intimate look at the human condition, ranging from specific to poetic, interspersed with literary and cultural references. Influences include Sorry, Fiona Apple, Andy Shauf, Patti Smith, and Sufjan Stevens.

Romanie is the project of Belgian born, Melbourne based singer-songwriter Romanie Assez. With her honest and intimate songs, she brings you melancholic and sometimes personal topics written from her new home base.

A dreamy, fragile sound paired with authentic songwriting and soothing vocals. Inspired by musical muses such as Middle Kids, Phoebe Bridgers, Billie Marten and Lucy Rose – Romanie always aims to be direct and personal through songwriting, exploring topics such as anxiety, self development, hope and friendship.

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Frankie Upstairs would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land, the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Kulin nation on which this event will take place. We pay our respects to the Elders of the community, their ancestors and descendants. Sovereignty was never ceded.