Venus are Visually Fabulous and Vocally Fantastic. Placing a strong emphasis on percussion including Congas, Bongos and various percussion instruments for audience participation. Growling Trumpet adds extra bite to The Venus Sound.
With a youthful and vibrant playlist covering all genres of music and shows, Venus is a highly polished act that will have you on your feet.
Lily Guerrero’s childhood influences include Chilean and Mexican folklore as well as Andean music. Lily co-founded the band “Libelle” writing and performing original music that was influenced by Cumbia, Salsa and Folkloric rhythms mixed with storytelling lyrics. Lily’s acoustic set will take you on a Latin music journey and perhaps even get you dancing.
Emily Hanks is a soul, pop, funk, blues and jazz aficionado. Honing her skills from the young age of 15: her sound is earthy, gritty and rounded in all the right places. Her voice has been described as, ‘listening to honey coated velvet’.
In 2017 she reached #8 on the iTunes charts with her Ministry of Sound collaboration track ‘Horses’ produced by Teddy Cream and Szabo. Also in 2017 she was featured as a back vocalist on the Warner single, ‘Loneliness’ by Karise Eden.
Emily Hanks is a party starter and a co-conspirator of groove, who is not to be missed. Do your ears a favour and go and catch a show.
MaRu is a Sydney-based actor and singer/musician. She is a front-woman and bassist in the 6-piece band “Boys Boys Boys!”, and regularly plays bass guitar for singer Andrew Samuel. Mary has a degree in Performance Studies (BA) from Curtin University, and since graduating in 2013 she has worked as an actor all over Australia for companies such as Bell Shakespeare, JackRabbit Theatre and Western Australian Youth Theatre Company. Most recently, Mary has been busy filming the second season of the Australian TV series “The Heights” where she plays a series regular, which will be airing this year on ABC.
[Playing Week Three]
Up and coming female jazz funk trio ‘Monstress’ features talented local artists. Monstress experiments with high energy, unique and engaging jazz/funk and groove-based material. You’re in for a treat hearing these ladies groove along to a mix of covers and originals, the perfect accompaniment to a summer breeze, some food and a Sunset Sessions cocktail.
Sabrina Belle Duo
[Playing Week Four]
Sabrina & Jake are a crowd favourite, playing covers of upbeat, contemporary tunes. Sabrina’s vocal prowess is a dynamic combination with Jake’s guitar skills, and they are a pair not to be missed. Join us to hear more of their gorgeous tunes at this year’s Sunset Sessions.