Co-presented by Fed Square, with Face The Music and Her Sound, Her Story
Ali Barter, Alice Skye and Hey Mammoth (a City of Melbourne busker) take the stage for a free show as part of Fed Square Live. With a diverse range of musical expression, the artists perform alongside a visual backdrop of imagery created for the Her Sound, Her Story project, which is a celebration of the incredibly diverse women in the Australian music industry. Pull up a deckchair, have a dance or take in the show from one of Fed Square’s restaurants and bars.
A bit more on the talented artists you will have the chance to hear from:
Ali Barter understands a thing or two about capturing frank, sometimes messy emotions in memorable song form. The former choirgirl and triple j unearthed winner’s road to a debut album has seen the release of three EPs and a life busy living. She has played festival slots at some of Australia’s biggest and most respected festivals, including St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, Beyond the Valley and Gaytimes. She’s also supported the likes of War On Drugs, The Jezabels and The Rubens and was hand-picked to support Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders on their forthcoming Australian shows.
(Photo by Michelle Grace Hunder)
From Country Victoria, Alice grew up aside the sandstone mountains and wildflowers of the Grampians, still inspired by her roots, she now calls Melbourne home and says, “I take great pride in my heritage and to combine both music and my background brings me an unexplainable amount of pride and happiness.”
Making national headway with her debut single ‘You Are the Mountains’, in late 2015 Alice was a finalist in the Triple J Unearthed NIMA competition and named one of the five new Indigenous artists you need to hear while compiling airplay and praise across Triple J, Radio National and community radio.
United by a mutual interest in both stage diving and making their mums proud, this all-female trio became Hey Mammoth; a combo of acoustic,folky original sounds sprinkled with edgy harmonies and lyrics that make you have a good think.
Originating as the back-up singers in a soul-fusion band, these girls have been exposed to many professional settings and are finally branching off on their own to create music that would make anyone get down and do the acoustic equivalent of boogying.