Yasmine Sharaf – Senior Programming Manager

Yasmine is an ethnomusicologist, musician, and self-proclaimed vibe technician, who has spent most of her life working in, playing, or thinking about live music. Recently completing a thesis on music and physical space, her work focuses on the transformative ability of music to build and shape communities. Over the last few years, Yasmine has worked as the Music Coordinator for MPavilion, started her own record label and radio show Cease and Desist, and currently works behind the desk at local record store Lulu’s. Email

Emma Volard – Junior Programming Manager

Emma Volard is a future-soul artist, composer, session vocalist, writer and disability carer. She performs, records and composes music in a number of soul/jazz projects including Bumpy, Malla, Halo Choir and writes for a politically minded music magazine called Attaboi. In the past three years, Emma has released multiple tracks including her hard-hitting feminist anthem “Femininity”, which has seen her landing her festivals including Meadow, New Years Eve on the Hill and Melbourne Music Week. Her live set has marked her as “one of Melbourne’s (dare I say… Australia’s?) tightest and most electrifying acts” (Trouble Juice). Emma is excited to dip her feet into the booking side of the music industry, and can’t wait to create long-lasting connections through this medium. Email

Maree Pearson – Operations Manager

Maree originally hails from Canberra and moved to Melbourne at the start of 2019 to pursue her love for music and the industry that surrounds it. After recently completing a Bachelor of Arts in the Music Industry at RMIT, Maree has dived head first into the scene. In 2021, she collaboratively launched Holy Trinity, an events and zine collective focusing on female identifying and GNC artists and contributors with the hope to create safer and more diverse spaces for the community both on and off the stage. Email

Rory Hanrahan – Venue Manager