Rachel Coppen—vocalist for the soulful, R&B-inspired band ‘Portra’—has been gigging in the local Adelaide music scene for over a decade, starting her career as a busker in Rundle Mall. Since then, she has showcased her smooth vocals serenading loved-up crowds at weddings, or entertaining at pubs, wineries, and private events.
Lucas Day and his multi limbed skills with foot drums, live-looping and singer/songwriter flair takes one man band to a whole new meaning. Day grew up in the southern suburbs of Adelaide, cutting his musical teeth singing covers to half-cut punters in front bars across the pubs of South Australia. After turning to songwriting, his personal journal became a collection of lyrics, and his guitar became a tool to learn about heartache, self discovery and helpless optimism. With Lucas’s lyrical language and his groovy acoustic blues riffs with four home recorded tracks – he’s an artist to watch out for!
Since being clocked singing a soaring vocal over “Never Tear Us Apart” on her pal Allday’s 2014 Triple J Like A Version, Gabrielle Hyde has been grafting away and honing her skills on the local circuit for the past 5 years. Regularly partnered with Steve Hart, a well established DJ/Producer, they freshen up the sounds and have released their lead single “Spectrums (oh u and me)” which are spun in clubs across Adelaide.
Justina Ward is an Australian-British singer and songwriter from Adelaide, best known for her singles ‘Be There’, ‘Spare Some Light’, ‘Drifter’, and ‘One Bag’. Her alluring vocals, along with her refined and stripped back musicality, blends pop, indie pop, pastoral folk, neo soul folk and chamber pop.