Summer Sounds is back in full force in 2023. Celebrating its 6th year at Bunjil Place join us for an evening of soulful, funky, upbeat live music from highly acclaimed local and international artists. A festive food and beverage menu will keep you satisfied as you dance the night away.
Spoonbill AKA Jim Moynihan is a musician, industrial designer, songwriter, audio-engineer, sound designer and electronic music producer. His prolific output has carved a unique niche within contemporary electronic music and built a worldwide reputation for his idiosyncratic sound design and richly textured productions.
As a touring musician, Spoonbill has played countless live shows across the world at clubs and festivals in over 15 countries including USA, Canada, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Portugal, Russia, India, Israel, Japan, New Zealand and Australia. He has been a headliner at many large scale festivals such as Sonic Bloom (USA), Infrasound (USA), Rainbow Serpent Festival (Australia), Boom Festival (Portugal), Envision Festival (Costa Rica), Earth Frequency Festival (Australia)
Jim currently has representation with several booking agencies across the world including Mint Talent group & CAA in the USA, Feel Life Music in Europe and Delicious Music in Australia and NZ, As well as USA specific management with EQ management.
Naarm/Melbourne based folktronic act Amaru Tribe explore the intersection between cultures through traditional music from Latin America and contemporary electronic sounds; Vibrating charangos, urban flow, electronic & afro-latin beats, and powerful vocal harmonies create a portal that gives birth to a genre they called “Cumbia Oceanica”
Three times Nominated for the Music Victoria Awards as Best Multicultural Act (2019, 2020, 2021) they have captivated audiences at major festivals such as Womadelaide, Bluesfest, Queenscliff Festival plus international tours to the USA (SXSW), Colombia, Thailand, and Taiwan. The release of their sophomore album ‘Between Two Worlds / Entre Dos Mundos’ has gain them international reviews.
Tinika is renowned for her distinctive taste and adventurous track selection. Through sonic exploration she strives to surprise with each carefully curated mix but also bring with her, a sense of nostalgia to the dance floor.
Tinika grew up heavily influenced by the sounds she selects today, with her output being a feel good fusion ranging from house, hip hop, future beats and r’n’b, to UK garage, bass, and everything in between.
Tinika’s biggest influence is Soulection radio, which led her to enter a career in the music industry, a platform and sound that has always resonated with her and pays homage to her musical upbringing during the 90’s and early 00’s.
Drawing on her queer black identity, you’ll be hard pressed to find a genre untouched by Tinika who seems to always give the crowd what they didn’t know they needed, fuelled by her ability to dig through the depths of multiple music platforms to find the best tracks.
Tinika has performed in numerous venues and festivals around Melbourne including Picnic Electronic and Let The Eat Cake NYD 2023.
UKI (Utility Kinetic Insect)
Utility Kinetic Insect: An interactive kinetic sculpture animated by electric actuators. Exposed metal exoskeleton, robotic articulations, lighting and surround sound system amalgamate to describe an entomological creature from a pre-historic future.
Visually UKI is inspired by the resilient biological life in the harsh Australian outback.
Stimulated by her immediate environment, UKI senses and responds, pulsating in rhythmic machinations and provoking interactive engagement.
Threaded throughout her wings and body are LED arrays highlighting majestic aspects of her overall design. The innovative lighting is synchronized with a dynamic soundscape and responds to her movements.
DJ Tinika will be performing several sets inside UKI, throughout the duration of Summer Sounds.