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  • 7 minutes 30 seconds
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #45 GEORGE KAMIKAWA
    Born in Japan (in Kuwana, 30km from Nagoya), Blues artist George Kamikawa has been playing on the streets of Melbourne since the early 2000s. His journey as a busker started in New Zealand after observing a musician performing on the sidewalks of Auckland. Nowadays, George blends busking sessions with shows in venues, corporate gigs, and festival appearances in Australia and overseas.  Interview recorded on September 23, 2023 (Swanston Street, Melbourne Central Business District) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the songs "Devil in Your Bed", "Sake Blues", "Black Water Blowing", "Early in the Morning", "Sandhill", "Mountain Rag", "Creeper". All songs written by George Kamikawa. Photo credit: Daniel Bacchieri https://www.georgekamikawa.com.au/
    23 September 2023, 1:51 pm
  • 8 minutes 19 seconds
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #44 UMBRA MOON
    Multi-instrumentalist Umbra Moon believes social media changed the game for busking. The UK-born artist and producer has been a frequent street musician at the Bourke Street Mall, where their live sessions are constantly shared on social media platforms by passersby/fans. Interview recorded on August 10, 2023 (Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central Business District) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the songs "Fool Me", "Only U in the End", and "Temporary Healing". All songs written by Umbra Moon. Photo credit: https://www.instagram.com/k_sacco/ https://linktr.ee/umbramoon
    30 August 2023, 2:21 pm
  • 7 minutes 56 seconds
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #43 JWITTIT
    Rapper and producer Jwittit discovered himself as an artist during the COVID-19 lockdowns in Melbourne when he decided to invest his time in learning the fundamentals of music production. He has been freestyling in the streets of Melbourne ever since. Originally from Brisbane, Queensland, Jwittit shares enthusiasm regarding the 'Melbourne busking scene' through his production with other local street musicians. Interview recorded on August 19, 2023 (Cocker Alley, Melbourne Central Business District) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the songs "Climb", "Moment", "Soaring", "Watch Out", "Didn't I", "Mirror", and "Should've Know". All songs written by Jwittit. Photo credit: Nauman https://www.instagram.com/naumanbadar/ https://www.instagram.com/jwittit/ https://open.spotify.com/artist/2XhIGArQu6tlQXkKEwaiAw
    30 August 2023, 2:14 pm
  • 6 minutes 7 seconds
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #42 TEZZMAKK
    Parisian guitarist Tezzmakk enjoys presenting his work on the sidewalks of Swanston Street. The Blues-oriented player also likes to experiment through impromptu performances with other Melbourne buskers, exploring the encounters in a busy street to create new sounds. Interview recorded on August 19, 2023 (Cocker Alley, Melbourne Central Business District) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the songs "Finally" (feat. Adrien Cayu, MosWavey & Tezzmakk) by Jwittit, "Sunset" (feat. Tezzmakk) by Jwittit, "Exactly" (feat. Joshua Caleb, MosWavey & Tezzmakk), by Jwittit and Leyvi. Photo credit: Daniel Bacchieri https://www.instagram.com/tezzmakk/
    30 August 2023, 2:03 pm
  • 8 minutes 35 seconds
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #41 ISHAN
    Australian/Indian/Swiss/German/Spanish ​ISHAN takes his multicultural musical influences to the streets of Melbourne. The singer-songwriter​ believes the online ​environment has become crucial for street performances and also reveals how busking in the Central Business District can be compared with his street music experience in the Melbourne suburbs (for instance, Hawthorn in the City of Boroondara). Interview recorded on June 30, 2023 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the songs "Hello", "Apologies", "Bad Dream", "Go", and "This Blank Wall". All songs written by ISHAN. Photo credit: https://www.instagram.com/ten.g.studios/ https://linktr.ee/ishanincaps
    1 July 2023, 4:17 am
  • 9 minutes 16 seconds
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #40 MALCURA (with Josh Voce)
    ​Cutting their teeth as buskers in Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall​ during the mid-2010s (along with local acts like Tash Sultana, Pierce Brothers, and Opal Ocean), "Heavy Flamenco"​ Malcura is ready to reconnect with the sidewalks of the Central Business District in 2023. Interview with guitarist Josh Voce recorded on June 26 and June 28, 2023 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the songs "Ayendi", "Black Cloud Float, Pt. 1", "Black Cloud Float, Pt. 2", "Keyzer Soze", "Captain Snus", "Malcura (Malcura II)". All songs written by Malcura. https://www.instagram.com/malcura https://twitter.com/malcuraband https://soundcloud.com/malcura https://open.spotify.com/artist/7sCanc3ETQqtB9YhbWTiXh
    28 June 2023, 7:32 am
  • 8 minutes 23 seconds
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #39 V DON DADA
    Bosnian-born singer-songwriter V Don Dada has been busking in Melbourne for the last seven years, mixing street performances at the Central Business District with impromptu gigs by the seashore. The hip-hop artist celebrates the busking events promoted by the City of Melbourne and believes that such programs are pivotal to providing a stable income for buskers. Interview recorded on June 26, 2023 (Zoom recording) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the songs "Redlight", "I Am", "My Kriptnite", "Big Girls Pants On", and "Six Thirty-Five". All songs written by V Don Dada. Photo credit: Jv Azores Carlos https://www.instagram.com/just.street__/ https://www.instagram.com/vdondada https://open.spotify.com/artist/5erZAnNBiXmsWRV8rnGtrR https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtxNVgQG0YQn22XTdEk_kqw
    27 June 2023, 9:52 am
  • 8 minutes 23 seconds
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #38 MARGHERITA BENINCASA
    The Sicilian-born Margherita Benincasa chose the streets of Melbourne to try out her first busking session. The singer-songwriter defined her experience performing at Southbank and Melbourne Central Business District as a positive turning point in her career as a musician. Interview recorded on April 15, 2022 (Southbank, Melbourne) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the song "Inverno", written by Margherita Benincasa. Photo credit: Henry Lim https://linktr.ee/Margherita_bs
    24 June 2023, 10:39 am
  • 7 minutes 54 seconds
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #37 McDERMOTT & NORTH
    Originally from Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, the McDermott & North duo brought their Indie Folk Rock harmonies to the streets of Melbourne. While some buskers search the city's central area for recognition, Paddy (McDermott) and Rhys (North) look towards the suburbs of Melbourne and the countryside of Victoria to present their original songs. Interview recorded on April 25, 2022 (Banana Alley by the Yarra River, Melbourne Central Business District) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the songs "Ally", "Broken Girl", "Everytime (I'm a Little Bit Like You)", "Georgia", "Sunshine Bank Holiday", "Through the Wind", "Anything Sally Says", written by McDermott & North. Photo credit: Alex Minnie Hutchison https://linktr.ee/McdermottAndNorth
    24 June 2023, 6:06 am
  • 8 minutes
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #36 HONEYBOY DES
    Born in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands (a union territory of India at the junction of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea), Honeyboy Des has been busking in Melbourne since 2006. Interview recorded on April 16, 2022 (Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne Central Business District) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the song "Lawrence School Reunion Song", written by Honeyboy Des. Photo credit: Honeyboy Des personal archive https://www.youtube.com/@HoneyboyDes https://www.instagram.com/honeyboydes/
    24 June 2023, 1:39 am
  • 7 minutes 21 seconds
    [Beyond Bourke Street] #35 JAD PINNONE
    Through his Italian and Indigenous Moroccan cultural backgrounds, singer and multi-instrumentalist Jad Pinnone presents a melting pot of rhythms while busking on the streets of Melbourne. Interview recorded on April 15, 2022 (Alexandra Gardens by the Yarra River, Melbourne Central Business District) by Daniel Bacchieri. Music excerpts from the song "AÏCHA", written by Jad Pinnone. Photo credit: Shots by Dre https://www.instagram.com/_shotsbydre/ https://linktr.ee/jadpinnoneofficial
    23 June 2023, 1:16 pm
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