Busking Stages

Busking Stages
Fri 9am - 3:45pm

Busking Spot 1

Located at the Northern most point of the Southern Food Court

9am - Ruby Gilbert

10:15am - Peppermint Ollie

12:30pm - Cassi Marie

1:45pm - Zoe Quinn

*Program subject to change

Busking Spot 2

Located next to Market Alley

9am - Kiani Jazz

10:15am - LeviX & Dad

12:30pm - IndiElla

1:45pm - Frank & Louis

*Program subject to change

Busking Spot 3

Located within the Pop-Up Ice Cream Fair

9am - Sarah Savannah

10:15am - Matt Kairl

12:30pm - Sarah Savannah

1:45pm - Nicole McKinney

*Program subject to change

Ruby Gilbert is nothing short of a sonic enchantress. Weaving a musical alchemy of Australiana-tinged experience meets Americana-style. Raw and heart-breaking, her voice evokes an old-time feel, while her lyrics are both strange and endearing.

In 2018, Gilbert released her long-awaited debut EP “Dearly Beloved”. “Oh Bones”, the debut single, has been nominated for a Queensland Music Award and has also been featured in the Channel 7 TV show ‘Wanted’, and the ABC show ‘Diary of an Uber Driver’.

She has since opened for the likes of C.W. Stoneking, Justin Townes Earle and the Teskey Brothers.

Peppermint Ollie is a Brisbane-based Singer Songwriter who draws inspiration from an eclectic collection of influences. Her music reflects on the darker trials of life with a playfulness and comedic flair.

Ollie can be found playing venues, festivals and market places all around Brisbane and up the Sunshine Coast. Her honest lyrics and catchy melodies are sure to be playing in your head long after leaving one of her charismatic live performances.

At just 19 years of age, Cassi Marie’s career already spans ten years. At the age of nine Cassi started performing on stages across her home on the Sunshine Coast. She has appeared at many events and festivals throughout the years such as the Gympie Music Muster and Tamworth Country Music Festival. 2020 saw Cassi working on some collaboration projects, her latest release “Keep Me Safe” was featured on the Big Sky Girls Volume 2 album in August, and she also partnered up with Brisbane band The English Rain on their debut album “Echoes of You”. This past year Cassi has been working on new music and hopes to release her latest songs very soon.

Eighteen year old singer-songwriter Zoe Quinn is a local emerging guitarist and vocalist who started playing guitar at age five and is now creating a unique folk-pop sound that brings to light her love for music. There is quiet passion within her songwriting, with soft acoustic melodies instilled with smooth, dreamy electric guitar resonance. Last year she recorded and released her debut EP, Hearts On Sleeves, followed by the release of her single, Strange World.

Kiani Jazz

14 yr old Moreton Bay singer, songwriter, guitarist

Hear the chill and groovy sounds, from this local talent, as she excites the crowd with her amazing vocal ability.

LeviX and Dad are a father and son Saxophone/vocal duo. They cover a range of genres and styles from jazz, rock, ballad, pop and funk, with a light improvisation groove and smooth harmony's. They recently won the open championship, and people's choice award at the 2021 SEQ Regional finals for the Australian National Busking Competition. Based in North Brisbane, they regularly perform at several local markets and events.

IndiElla are local step-sisters who come together with guitar, cajon (drum box) and fine harmony. They have featured on The X Factor Australia, and have gigged together since they were young. They share their love for music with each other and with their audiences.

Frank and Louis are a band of brothers from the Sunshine Coast. Louis is the main singer and plays 6 string guitar. Frank sings harmonies and plays 6 and 12 string, harmonica and stomp box.

They recently won Best Duo and Under-18 Champions in the Australian National Busking Championships with their indie folk sound.

Sarah Savannah is a singer/songwriter from Brisbane who wows audiences with her stunning vocals and fun delivery of hits old and new. Sarah attended the 2020 Tamworth Country Music Festival where she was named the Junior Country Entertainer of the Year. She was also the senior winner of the Mount Franklin Youth Talent Quest and the Junior Winner of the Tamworth Songwriters Association Talent Quest with her original music. Sarah is a 2019 graduate of the Junior Academy of country music and has performed at The Ekka and The Gympie Muster.

Matt Kairl has been playing acoustic gigs around Brisbane at venues and weddings for over half a decade. Specialising in chill, acoustic songs, he also can step it up to a more upbeat set list when the time is right. Feel free to request a song from him - if he knows it he’ll play it.

Pulling on heartstrings and addressing new and old emotional wounds is something this Brisbane-based indie/ folk-rock singer-songwriter, Nicole McKinney, seems to do with ease.

McKinney writes music for those times when things aren't going right, for those with a heavy heart and for those needing space away from everything.


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