The VU Music Agency represents a diverse range of high quality contemporary music acts, springing from acclaimed Victoria University music courses.

Whether you need a solo singer songwriter, cafe duo, jazz ensemble, heavy rock, funky dance, wedding or party band – you’ll find the perfect entertainment right here. Great for adding atmosphere and vibe to all kinds of venues and events, including community fairs, festivals, art openings, corporate occassions and parties.

PA hire and sound engineers also available.

Take a look at the artists' photos and bios here and listen to their music, then contact VU Music Agency to enquire about prices and availability.

The Jess Mahler Quartet

Musicians

Froot Luips band members

Melbourne Psychedelic/Garage/Funk Punk band Froot Luips are a dynamic six-piece, whose members are all past or present Victoria University music students. 
 
Members are Clay Nielsen on guitar and lead vocals, Harry Marshall on guitar and vocals, Fergus Kuhar on drums, Sam Cashman on guitar and digeridoo, Llewelyn Crist on bass and vocals and Lachy Mustang on keys and woodwind.
 
Their debut eight-track sonic exploration 'Spilt Milk' will take you on a journey to a metaphorical valley in which milk that they have intently spilt, pours into your eardrums and stays there. Sounds ring in a sonic mishmash of lo-fi textures, fuzzy riffs and warm clean tones, all dancing in a creamy sea of whitewash froth that is tonnes of reverb and delay. Expect a high-energy show with catchy melodies, guitar solos and feel-good flow from start to finish.
 

Watch/Listen

Spilt Milk - Froot Luips (Bandcamp)

All girl acoustic trio performing unique renditions of your favourite hits from the 50s 60s and 70s including classic early rock n roll, disco hits and what’s hot on the radio now.

Harlow and Hart’s three part harmonies and fun personalities on stage will create a fabulous vibe at your next event.

Past performances include weddings, presentations nights, corporate events, The Big Gay Out, several residencies and shows at Crown Palladium Complex.

Watch/listen

Harlow & Hart - Billie Jean cover (Soundcloud)

Harlow & Hart highlight reel (YouTube)

Saxophonist Jess, Brandon on upright bass, Fergus on drums and keyboardist Adriano make up this exciting young jazz quartet. Playing original instrumental compositions and new age infused arrangements of traditional standards, The Jess Mahler Quartet is here to satisfy all your Jazz moods from sultry summer afternoon to wintery late nights and every season in between. Can play sets 30 minutes to 4 hours long.

Listen

The Jess Mahler Quartet on Dropbox

Lady Midnight is vibrant vocal trio (Alison, Erin and Maddy) accompanied by talented instrumentalists: Luke on guitar, and Josh on stand up double bass.

Their varied repertoire includes swingin’ jazz standards, songs from musicals, sensual blues tunes and classic hits of other vocal trios such as the Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters. Lady Midnight bring their own modern twist and gorgeous vocal harmonies to many old tunes, as well as recreating modern pop tunes and presenting new original works. Sure to get legs swinging and hearts melting at your next event.

Watch/listen

Lady Midnight on Facebook

Lady Midnight on YouTube

Laura Kate has loved music from an early age. The 1939 MGM musical The Wizard of Oz captured her heart at the age of 10 and she became enraptured by classic movie musicals of the 1930s through to the 1960s and inspired by entertainers such as Judy Garland, Doris Day, Fred Astaire and Al Jolson. Laura has also been influenced by the music of the 50’s and 60’s, listening to artists such as Brenda Lee, Bobby Rydell, Rick Nelson, Connie Francis and Elvis Presley.

In her early teens, Laura commenced singing lessons with opera star Barbara Zavros, who won the prestigious Herald Sun Aria in 2011. Laura has also received classical training on the violin for over 10 years and has had experience playing in a Celtic Band, a Bluegrass Band and a Pop/Country Duo. She looks up to violinists such as Itzhak Perlman, Hilary Hahn and Andre Rieu.

Laura Kate specialises in performing classic songs from the 20th Century at public and private functions such as parties, ceremonies, weddings, festivals and concerts.

Watch/listen

Set list

Laura Kate - singing & violin repertoire

Leilani and Bud are a Melbourne duo whose sole purpose is to entertain your crowd!

With a repertoire covering smooth jazz, pop, funk and modern RnB, the duo cover all the touchstones of corporate music, at duo rates.

Able to perform as a solo electric Jazz style guitar with Leilani's soaring vocals or as a more modern RnB Pop duo complete with backing tracks, Leilani and Bud are musically versatile and entertaining.

With years of experience in the entertainment business, recent duo performances include The President's Function at Etihad Stadium for The Western Bulldogs Football team and Victoria University's College of Law Moot Gala Dinner.

Watch/listen

Leilani & Bud Corporate Duo Promo Video (on YouTube)

Mayumi Mullins is a singer songwriter based in Melbourne, trained on several instruments and a skilful lyricist with an inclination towards themes of love, recovery and self-discovery.

As a solo artist playing the acoustic guitar, Mayumi’s delicate indie folk vocals create an intimate atmosphere drawing you in with her own original tunes and unique cover songs.

Listen

Mayumi Mullins on bandcamp

 Nathan Power

Melbourne singer songwriter Nathan Power explores heartache, the stress of 21st century Millennialism and the occasional moments of happiness that happen in between. Nathan plays a range of sets featuring up-tempo numbers, slow dances, a crowd sing-along or three and covers, most likely from Nick Drake, Paul Kelly or an obscure 1960s folk artist.

 
Borrowing inspiration from artists such as the Tallest Man on Earth, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, Nathan explores a love of folk music to communicate stories loosely based on life experiences. Armed with a parlour guitar and backed by a ragtag collection of instruments including double bass, drums, and the occasional three-part vocal harmony.
 

Watch/Listen

Nathan Power - Solstice (Soundcloud)
 
Nathan Power (Website)

 

Strawberry Jam are a vibrant ultra-modern five-piece band playing all your favourite Rhythm and Blues, Funk and Soul hits with a fresh and flavourful new twist!

A cast of talented young musicians fronted by one of Melbourne's newest and most entertaining session vocalists.

Listen

Strawberry Jam on Soundcloud

Set list

2 x 40 minute sets

  • Forget you
  • Valerie 
  • Teardrops
  • Moves like Jagger
  • Venus
  • American boy
  • Treasure 
  • Go your own way
  • Get Lucky
  • Uptown funk
  • Addicted to you
  • Rolling in the deep
  • I'm outta love
  • Easy lover
  • Crazy
  • Locked out of heaven
  • Ain't nobody
  • Ride like the wind
  • Jump 
  • Keep me hanging on
  • Power of love
  • It's raining men

Accordionist and composer William Elm uses traditional instruments such as accordion, piano, glockenspiel and mountain dulcimer in ways that break down stereotypes and create intricate and compelling music. William has released four EPs and a debut album ‘Metamorphica.’ He performed an 8 hour piano improvisation ‘Sustenance’ as part of Melbourne Fringe 2016 and has shared the stage with International and Australian artists Amanda Palmer, Brendan Maclean, Kate Miller-Heidke, and Mama Alto.

William can perform accordion sets of folk/world music consisting of covers Edith Piaf, Yann Tiersen, French, Russian & Eastern European songs. 

He can also play his own original post-minimalist/experimental pieces with keyboards, accordion and synthesizer.

Listen

William Elm – Between dawn and the day (Soundcloud)
William Elm – Look Up (Soundcloud)

Set list

Accordion Covers

Total set: 2 x 45 mins

Edith Piaf
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Milord
  • Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien
  • La Foule
  • Les Amants D’Un Jour
  • Hymne Á L’Amour
  • Mon Manège à Moi
Yann Tiersen
  • La Valse d’Amélie
  • J’y Suis Jamais Allé
  • Pas Si Simple
  • La Dispute
  • Soir de Fête
  • Le Jour d’Avant
  • La Noyée
  • La Valse des Monstres
  • L’Autre Valse d’Amélie
  • Le Banquet
  • La Valse des Vieux Os
Others
  • Game Of Thrones theme
  • Gnossiene no. 1 – Satie
  • Dark Eyes
  • various others
Original Pieces

Total set: can play up to 2 hrs

  • Linoleum
  • One
  • Neptune
  • Üht
  • Brodyr
  • Polarity
  • Safe Space
  • Let Him In
  • Heart In Our Homeland
  • Two Houses
  • Look Up
  • Mabon
  • The Letters
  • With A Hint Of Bergamot
  • Little Red One
  • To A Boy
  • Speck
  • Jolt
  • Iteration
  • Music in Changes

Lady Midnight

Strawberry Jam

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