Pop-Up Acoustic Sessions

Next date: Thursday, 15 April 2021 | 01:00 PM to 03:00 PM


Maribyrnong Youth Services are happy to bring you Acoustic Sessions!

Over the next few months, Acoustic Sessions will showcase the talents of some of our local, young musicians in live performances held across the City.

The sessions are free and we're inviting the whole community to come along and enjoy these sessions.  See below for dates and times.

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Special Performances by Yara

YARA is a Palestinian singer/songwriter based in Naarm (Melbourne), with heavy influence from Amy Winehouse, Lianne La Havas and Emily King.

Whether she is solo or accompanied her 6 piece band, YARA’s smooth sound is a melting pot of neo soul, indie R&B and jazz.

YARA had her debut last year on International Women's Day with spicy track 'Man Hater' to set the tone. Shortly followed by a blooming music video created by an empowering all female crew. You can check it out on all streaming platforms.

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Special Performances by Velvet Bloom

Velvet Bloom is a neo-soul, alternative-pop and jazz-rock music project with ballad style vocals. The project is fronted and founded by Maddy Herbert, she performs solo and with different variations of her live band 'The Vito Collective'.
They have performed together as 'Velvet Bloom' for three years, in that time they have release six singles, organised three tours and they have supported countless musicians. Some notable acts they have performed with include Josh Cashman, Great Gable, Dulcie, Death by Denim, The Mamas, The Grogans, Zoe Fox and the Rocket Clocks, Teenage Dads, and Kim Churchill.
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Special Performances by Elle Murphy

Weaving together a musical force of pop, soul and groove - Melbourne’s Elle Murphy (nee. ALLIPHA) brings a triumphant new sound to the scene after taking a year’s hiatus to return to her roots.


Inspired by the likes of Dua Lipa and Wafia, Murphy has combined her songwriting talents with producer Alex Markwell (Mark Ronson, Silk City, Portugal the Man) to generate a soundtrack that will demand its place in your playlists. Having previously supported Melbourne icons Rya Park and Samsaruh - Elle is destined for success and ready to make her mark.

Follow us on Instagram - @phoenix_youth and Facebook @PhoenixYouthCentre for updates on performers and details.


  • Thursday, 08 April 2021 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Thursday, 15 April 2021 | 01:00 PM - 03:00 PM


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