Summer Sessions 2022/23

Summer Sessions are back!

City of Port Phillip's Live Love Local is hosting this year's summer activation program. After last year’s success, the outdoor fun has been extended to seven locations across the City.

We are proud that First Nations performers make up more than 50 per cent of the participating acts. While over 75 per cent of Summer Sessions artists are local to Port Phillip with many selected from Council’s Live N Local Featured Artist Database.

To celebrate we’re kicking things off in Acland Plaza on Saturday 3 December at 5PM.

Live music from Darren Clinch + Canisha
An incredible dance performance with Mexbourne
A bubble making workshop with the king of bubbles: Dr Hubble
…Plus more!

Program

Featured Artists

Amos Roach

Amos Roach

Amos is a proud Gunditj Mara, Ngarindjeri/ Djab Wurrung musician, songwriter, didgeridoo player, director and dancer.  Traditional First Nations culture informs the fundamentals of his craft.  His music is part of the song-line that connects people and Country. Australian Reggae imagines a fusion of traditional and contemporary indigenous music.

Amos plays his own songs, founded in rhythm with the Didgeridoo and Flamenco influenced Rap music, family ballads and Rock that shakes the ground and compels us to dance.

A lilt of smoke, the Riverland echoes and we can feel the sand and saltwater rushing through the veins of Amos’s voice as he carries the song lines from the desert to our ears.

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Canisha Clemmet-Kennedy

Canisha C-K

Canisha is a soulful singer with an edge, a lyricist whose emotive and playful music captivates and draws you in. Fresh off the streets of Melbourne Canisha started her journey busking, with just an amp and microphone, she feels at home when busking and performing where she can be her raw and authentic self.

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Charlie Needs Braces

Charlie Needs Braces

Charlie is a proud GuriNgai woman, a direct descendant of Bungaree and Matora. The lands running from the central coast of NSW along the mouth of the Hawkesbury river and into Northern Sydney. 

Having played on stage with bands such as Teskey Brothers ,The Seven Ups, Ogopogo, WVR BABY, TEK TEK Ensemble, Charlie is venturing out to launch the project - Charlie Needs Braces. 

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Pal Mar

Pal Mar

Pal Mar is a band from Colombia that will make you dance to the rhythm of Latin American genres and different languages in which they perform their songs. With their sound, they intend to mix a variety of musical styles, without leaving behind their

Colombian influence and soul compositions. 

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Olivia Meg

Olivia Meg

Olivia Meg is an Arrernte woman and singer-songwriter. She plays pensive, melodic acoustic tunes. Influenced by artists such as Lianne La Havas, Julia Jacklin and Adele. Her diverse vocal abilities encapsulate her audiences, and her songs of internal struggles and life experiences are raw and heart-wrenching.

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Ignite

Ignite Bollywood Dance Company

Ignite is a St Kilda based Bollywood Dance Company. They specialise in Bollywood entertainment. Their motto is "light up with dance' and they offer a colourful array of experiences that uplift, entertain and create lifelong memories. Get ready to experience Bollywood dancing and Belly-dancing at its finest!

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Darren Clinch

Darren Clinch

Darren Clinch is a Badimia man from Yamatji country in WA. He is a guitar player who writes songs about his experiences and his thoughts on moments in time that have affected him the most. This is how he has learnt to deal with his emotions. His youngest born gets up and sings with him sometimes, and as his dad was a guitar player and singer as well, he feels very proud that he and Melody and are able to carry on the musical tradition in their family.

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Synthotronica

Synthotronica

Synthotronica combines fat beats with fatter synths and live baritone sax with one thing in mind - to make you dance! Electro swing, Afrobeat, Cumbia, dub/reggae, wonkadelic funk and more feature in her upbeat all-original music that has had audiences dancing in the streets from Gwangju South Korea to Balaclava. Forecast: groovy, with the chance of triangle solos.

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Arrumadinho Roots

A recent trio formation comprising members from 4 cities across Brazil & Australia - Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Brisbane & Melbourne. At its core, the ‘arrumadinho’ is a trio (+ VA guests including violin/rabeca, cavaquinho, or sete cordas). Arrumadinho is lead by the dynamic and energetic front singer, LeoRio. They come together and blend the roots styles (old & new) within forró pé de serra.  

Filippo

Filippo

Filippo plays fisarmonica (accordion) and performs repertoire of many songs and dances of Italy. He co-conducts the choir “La Voce Della Luna” and musically directed the classic Italian musical “Emma Celebrazione” , the Lygon Festa and The Crown Italian Festival.He has accompanied the silent movie”Dall’Italia All’Australia”and has run over 500 Italian music shows in schools all around Australia.

Mexbourne 

Mexbourne 

Mexbourne Dance Company is a non-profit group, created in 2003. They are dedicated to promoting Mexican culture in Australia, through joyful folkloric dance and music.

Since its creation, the group has performed in a diverse array of events, from charitable and for-profit events to major multicultural festivals in Victoria. 

They aim to increase multicultural awareness in Victoria by showing their love for Mexican traditions and rich culture. 

Get involved in next year's program

Are you a performer and want to be part of next year's summer program?

Please contact our Economic Growth and Activation team on businesses@portphillip.vic.gov.au