For our Feb Fed Live, we have a fab line-up of singer/songwriter songstresses, featuring hugely popular electro-pop artist Vera Blue as our headliner.
After the release of her third studio album, Mercurial in 2022, and a series of sold-out shows, Vera Blue brings her ethereal, heart-on-her-sleeve, synthy, soaring pop to Fed Square for an all-ages free gig.
Vera Blue is supported by indie-pop artist Gretta Ray, multi-instrumentalist singer, songwriter, producer and hitmaker Vetta Borne – and rising pop/R&B artist Jewel Owusu.
We’ll also have food trucks on site throughout the evening for when you get peckish – Chef Calamari will be giving away free fish and chips to the first 60 people from 6pm (limit of one per person).
Jewel Owusu is a pop/R&B singer-song writer and producer based in Melbourne, Australia. The half Filipino and half Ghanaian artist draws inspiration from her diverse background and her eclectic music and lyricism is fun, playful and thought provoking. Her music has caught the attention of outlets such as MTV, Triple J, TikTok’s emerging artists playlists, VICE and she won Triple J Unearthed’s Collaboration Competition in 2021.
Vetta Borne is a dynamic young musician from Australia who has recently released three EPs, written and produced by Borne herself. She has also had success as a songwriter and producer with But You, a song for K-pop group iKON. In 2021, Borne’s single Kissing Strangers received high rotation on triple j and her independently released single, Girls, exceeded 4 million streams. She has also received praise for her cover of Gwen Stefani’s Cool for triple j’s Like A Version. Borne is set to release a new single, Sad Girl, and her EP Rose Avenue Vol. 1 on Soul Modern in the coming months. Borne has also worked with artists such as Carmada, Young Franco, Tentendo, Ukiyo, George Alice, Kira Puru, and Thundamentals. She has received support from various media outlets and was the triple j Unearthed Feature Artist in 2021.
Gretta Ray is a pop singer-songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. She began singing in a community choir at the age of five and playing piano at eight. By 10, she was writing and performing her own music, and at 16, she made her solo debut at a small Melbourne club. She released her first demos with Josh Barber (Gotye) as an EP, Elsewhere, when she was 17. In her final year of school, she won the Triple J Unearthed High competition and released her debut album, Begin to Look Around. The album reflects on her coming of age and features a blend of folk and pop music. Gretta has also released several singles and EPs, including Here and Now and Heal You in Time.
Vera Blue, formerly known as folk singer/songwriter Celia Pavey, is a pop powerhouse known for her captivating vocals and raw, emotive lyrics. She gained widespread acclaim with the release of her EP Fingertips and its platinum single Hold, which fused Pavey’s vocals with elegant electronica. Her debut album Perennial, which spawned the double platinum single Regular Touch, received widespread acclaim and saw her play sold-out tours and festivals including Lollapalooza and Splendour in the Grass. She followed this success with the chart-topping singles All the Pretty Girls, The Way That You Love Me, and Lie to Me, as well as the Flume collaboration Rushing Back. Her latest single, Temper, is an anthem of defiance that channels the intensity of new love into driving, 80s-inspired pop.