PRESENTED BY ALASTAIR BURNS BROUGHT TO YOU BY
THE CITY OF DAREBIN
Filmed by Stephen Fasciale
Audio recorded and mixed by Tom Hutchens
Olivia Hally and Pepita Emmerichs write songs about travelling and the sea and travelling on the sea. In mid-2011 Paddy Montgomery (bouzouki/mandolin), Stuart West (double bass) and Justin Olsson (kit) began playing songs with Oh and Pep. This phenomenon was called Oh Pep!
Oh Pep! released their self-titled EP last September to a jam-packed audience at the Toff in Town. Since then they have graced the stages at numerous festivals across Australia, including Moomba, JamGrass, Trevor: A Music Festival, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, the Folk Alliance Youth Awards at the National Folk Festival (ACT), and forthcoming Perisher Valley Snowy Mountains of Music Festival (NSW) and Dorrigo Folk Festival (NSW).
Their favourite party trick is performing the whole of Paul Simon's 'Graceland' top to bottom.
'Whenever this comes on the radio I stop for a second to listen a little more closely as there's something really special about this tune. Olivia's got a great voice and the delivery is perfect here and each deftly plucked note sounds spot on. Very well done.' David Ruby Howe, Triple J
'I was instantly struck by Oh Pep!'s fierce musicality and their tightness as a band. They consistently combine stirring melodies and stories to produce songs that have stayed with me since the first listen and remain representative of everything I like about music. An exciting and warmly welcomed addition to Melbourne's live music scene.' Liz Stringer
'Oh Pep! are infectious, energetic, bursting with good tunes well played. Check them out.' Deborah Conway
'Big congratulations to Oh Pep! for last night's awe-inspiring launch. In my opinion, Melbourne should be holding this band aloft and say "This is how you craft emotionally powerful music." It's just sublime.' Les Thomas, Unpaved
'Oh Pep! are one of Melbourne's best bands.' Rich Davies, Rich Davies & The Devil's Union
BalconyTV Melbourne is a daily online TV show which packages up the Melbourne music scene and sends it to your virtual doorstep.
Filmed from the iconic Prince Bandroom in St Kilda, the show features stripped back performances and off the cuff interviews with the finest local & touring artists.
Launched in May 2011, the show has already featured Neil Finn (The Pajama Club), Eskimo Joe, Adalita, Oh Mercy, Stonefield, Joelistics, Ash Grunwald and international acts Young the Giant and Jim Ward.
It has built on the BalconyTV phenomenon, which began in 2006 on a tiny balcony in Dublin.
Now produced in 40 cities, BalconyTV has had over 40 million video views and has featured The Script, Mumford & Sons, Jessie J, Biffy Clyro and thousands of other independent artists the world over.
PRODUCERS: Alastair Burns & Natalie Taylor
PRESENTERS: Cassie Walker, Holly Ball & Mel Hall
AUDIO: Tom Huntchens at Tom Hutchens Sound
BACK UP AUDIO: Lara Soulio & Dino Losi
VIDEO: Laura McGuire at Such n Such Productions,
Craig Johnsto & Stephen Fasciale
LIGHTING: Craig Johnston
EDITING: Natalie Taylor
Shane Walters - Audio
David Edtmaier at Miscreant Recordings
Thanks for tuning in!!