It’s the next progression for Rare Finds, who have successfully run nights in Brisbane and Sydney the past two years. "The Rare Finds nights serve to foster a scene within the Australian indie community and provide a strong live platform for outstanding emerging artists," Managing Director of Rare Finds, Rob Carroll says.
"One of the biggest challenges faced by artists, managers and agents at the early stages of an artist’s career, is developing a live following. With the launch of our Melbourne event, we’re now able to provide an east-coast touring platform to new acts, so they can play to ready-made crowds, which largely consist of industry, tastemakers and the core local indie community."
Sunshine Coast-based artist Ayla, who has just revealed new single ‘Porcelain Doll’, will headline the January showcases promoting her new EP ‘Let’s Talk Monday’ (due for release 12 January) that has been produced by Sam Cromack (Ball Park Music).
Supporting the songstress in each city will be Royal & The Southern Echo, Asha Jefferies and DJ Tom Bloomfield in Brisbane, Otious, Magnets and British India DJs in Melbourne, and Aikonawena, The Longboys and Rare Finds DJs in Sydney.
Rare Finds previous and current clients include Megan Washington, Dune Rats, The Griswolds, Dappled Cities, Bootleg Rascal, Deep Sea Arcade, Ocean Alley, Mookhi, The Lulu Raes, Cub Sport and WHARVES.
Fri 12 Jan - Black Bear Lodge (Brisbane)
Rare Finds January 2018 Showcases
Fri 19 Jan - The Penny Black (Melbourne)
Sat 20 Jan - Oxford Art Gallery (Sydney)