Live on Fridays

Live, local, original music to welcome your weekend

Embrace the perfect weather in the relaxing atmosphere of the Brown’s Mart Courtyard for 12 weeks of the best soloists and laid back duos in Darwin.

 

Friends and colleagues can grab a table for this iconic Friday afternoon ritual, where you can catch exciting up and coming talent as well as established names you know and love.

 

Scroll down to check out the 2024 lineup.

 


5-7PM, 12 April – 28 June 2024

Production note This event is held outdoors in Brown’s Mart Courtyard
Content Acoustic Live Music comprising original songs and covers chosen by the musician.
Access CLICK HERE to read about our venues' accessibility.

 

 

 

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Photograph of musician Serina Pech

Serina Pech

12 April

 

Once on stage, the shy Filipino-Australian girl from the bush holds court like a schoolmarm reading a story to an eager class of rapturous children. If Nick Cave had a feminine side, it would look like Serina Pech.

Photograph of musician Crystal Robbins and Aden Mackay playing guitar on stage

Crystal Robbins

19 April

 

Darwin based songwriter Crystal Robins brings to the stage her indie-folk and alt-country original songs. As well as gigging regularly around Darwin’s local spots, Crystal has performed at festivals around Australia and supported touring artists including Wendy Matthews, Daniel Champagne, Kingswood, Bones and Jones, and more. She was recently a finalist for two NT Music Awards, an Australian Folk Music Award, and winner of the Road to Tamworth Academy Scholarship 2023.

Come along to hear stories & songs from Crystal’s debut full-length album, set for release in 2024.

 

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Ward Hancock

26 April

 

Darwin-born Ward Hancock has returned to his hometown after eight years of study in Melbourne and honing his musical skills all over Australia, and in Jamaica. Often compared to John Mayor, his stripped-back solo act moves effortlessly through genres like Reggae, Soul and Folk.

Having played in every one of Australia’s states and territories by age 23, Hancock’s career has been filled with highlights, supporting the likes of Courtney Barnett, Josh Pyke and Sir James Morrison; as well as working with indemand producers Jan Skubiszewski (John Butler, ILLY), Guus Hoevenaars (Courtney Barnett, Tones & I) and Flabba Holt (Roots Radics, Israel Vibration).

 

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Reverie

3 May

 

Darwin-based duo consisting of Sarar who sings sometimes and Kesh who makes guitar noises.

 

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Zilwa

10 May

 

Bio coming soon.

 

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Casey Jane

17 May

 

Casey Jane is a laid back, jazz, folk and neo-soul inspired singer, producer & song writer from the NT.

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Emma Stocker

24 May

 

Original singer-songwriter, bassist and guitarist, Emma delivers her insightful stories and quirky tunes with passion and poise. From blues, folk and country, to jazz feel, her soulful sounds and lyrics are injected with life’s breadth of beauty, humour, deep emotion and dreams.

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Alice Cotton

31 May

 

Straight outta Darwin, queer indie-folk artist Alice Cotton’s infectious songs ‘hit you with the depth and breadth of her storytelling’ (triple j). Fresh off back-to-back top 10 placement in ABC NT’s Territory Sounds Countdown and a finalist placement for the inaugural Australian Folk Music Awards, Cotton is carving up the country’s regional music scene with her infectious and off-kilter blend of folk, alt-country and indie-rock, which has seen her be compared to Aussie music legends Paul Kelly and Stella Donnelly. Audiences are drawn in by Alice’s playful banter paired with stunning vocals and introspective lyrics about family dogs, queer love, and a constant longing for food.

Cotton is currently releasing singles off her debut self-titled EP, produced by award-winning artist Nick Huggins (Jen Cloher, Alice Skye), and feat. Holly Thomas (Quivers, HUSKY) and Tim Baker (Baby Velvet, Freya Joesphine Hollick).

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Pearl

7 June

 

Formed from the depths of shared musical passion, Pearl is a captivating duo comprising Evan on acoustic guitar and the enchanting, soul-stirring vocals of Jemima. Together, they weave a mesmerising tapestry of sound that effortlessly blends the rich nuances of rock, R&B, pop, and folk, all tinged with a classic vibe.

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Leash and the Dusty Boots

14 June

 

Leash and The Dusty Boot(s) are Alicia Scobie (vocals/guitar), and Tim Webb (backing vocals/guitar). They play an array of original tunes that sit somewhere between alternative country, blues and folk. The band's “Tennant Creek Truths” EP was released in 2020. Written and produced whilst Leash was the 2019 Creative in Residence at the Library and Archives of the NT, it features songs that highlight the many positive stories and characters that come out of this small town in the middle of the NT. Leash and the Dusty Boot(s) are excited to be able to bring these stories and songs, plus a whole bunch more, to the Live on Fridays sessions at Browns Mart in 2023.

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Fanciful

21 June

 

Jaemie Page is a Darwin based singer songwriter performing as a soloist and with Lewis Parsons and other special guests around Darwin as Fanciful, a musical exploration celebrating the wild and beautiful places and spaces around us. Backed by the haunting and beautiful viola sounds of Lewis, the original songs reflect the amazing people, places and environment we are lucky to live in.

In 2023 Jaemie won the Lyric Category in the Festival of Original Music Song Competition (FOOM) organised by SCALA - Songwriters, Composers & Lyricists Association for "Song for Wadeye.”

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Kat and Chris

28 June

 

Bio coming soon.

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