Live music is back at FCAC!
Hear Footscray is our new seasonal music series providing a platform for local artists in Melbourne’s west. Designed to make you move, feel and discover new tunes, each event will feature an exciting line-up of emerging and established local musicians and DJs.
Keeping it fresh by activating new FCAC spaces for each event, the series offers the local community an authentic and vibrant live music destination in Footscray. Kicking off with the summer series in February, our outdoor staff carpark will be transformed into a pop-up live music venue. Featuring a soulful music line-up, enjoy a drink at the bar along with vegan Ethiopian treats courtesy of Konjo Cafe.
WHEN: Summer series: Saturday 16 February, 4pm – 9pm,
VENUE: FCAC staff car park. 45 Moreland St, Footscray. Please come to FCAC Reception.
Children 11 – 17 years: $7.50
Children under 10 years: FREE
The venue is wheelchair accessible with assistance. Please come to FCAC Reception. For enquiries regarding accessibility, please contact FCAC Reception on 9362 8888 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Allysha Joy (with live band)
Allysha Joy is a Melbourne-based soul and R&B singer. She is the front woman for band 30/70 collective and is signed to Gondwana Records (UK). Allysha’s signature husky vocals complement the steady urban grooves of her sound. Her unique style of song writing exudes a powerful energy inspired by her own personal truth.
Gordon Koang (featuring Paul Biel)
South Sudanese legend Gordon Koang recently arrived in Australia seeking refuge. Alongside his cousin Paul Biel, he is raising funds to reunite their families and safely settle in Australia – using music as a vehicle for building awareness. Both musicians of a world-class calibre, Gordon and Paul have performed to sell out crowds throughout Europe and North America, bringing traditional South Sudanese rhythms and original compositions to a global stage.
A well-known name within the Melbourne hip-hop scene, Amin Payne has built a reputation as both a prolific beatmaker and exciting live performer. Under his new moniker, Teymori, he is bringing back soulful, jazz and Afro-house influenced grooves alongside some of Melbourne’s nest musicians.
A proud Kuku Yalanji/Jirrbal/Badu Island and Torres Strait Islander woman, Kee’ahn creates music to capture listeners’ hearts – weaving words reminiscent of heartbreak and healing with lush melodies and dreamy soulful vocals. With a name originating from the Wik people of far North Queensland (Kee’ahn means ‘to dance, sing and play’) – she aims to honour her name and ancestry through her music.
Shio Otani (Eternal Rhythm PBS FM/Plug Seven Records) is a Japanese-born local selector, DJ and jazz fanatic with a passion for sharing music. Sit back and enjoy the summer vibes while Shio spins the decks.
Presented by the Footscray Community Arts Centre in partnership with Music in Exile.
1- Image courtesy of FCAC.
2- Kee’ahn. Image by Naomi Lee Beveridge.
3- Gordan Koang and Paul Biel. Image courtesy of the artists.
4- Shio Otani. Image courtesy of the artist.
5- Allysha Joy. Image by Michelle Grace Hunder.
6- Teymori. Image by Duncographic.