Farhad Ahadi(Circus), Lanu & Mis Butt
Balance, mind, body, spirit. To say that Farhad simply does handstands and head stands s to understate his full capacity. An affable demeanour both on and off stage, farhad has performed all over the world including Taiwan and his home land of Iran. 3 years on tour with Australians own silvers circ has given farhad’s a solid ground in traditional circus.
New Zealand-born, Melbourne-based Lance Ferguson(Lanu) is a Producer, Guitarist, Songwriter, DJ and Tru Thoughts recording artist.
He divides his time between leading Australia’s premier Funk/Soul outfit THE BAMBOOS, releasing electronic-based production/remixes under his LANU guise, and lending his production, songwriting and guitar skills to Kylie Auldist & Cookin' On 3 Burners.
His DJ sets and live shows have been heard around the globe at destinations including London (The Jazz Cafe), New York, Los Angeles (Low End Theory), San Francisco, Washington DC, Brighton (The Brighton Jazz Rooms), Barcelona, Madrid, Edinburgh, Tokyo, Berlin, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Hong Kong, Shanghai and throughout Australia & New Zealand.
Ms Butt has been dj’ing on the Melbourne club circuit since 2002, bringing global party styles to dancefloors with reggae, dancehall, hip hop, dubstep, afrobeat, latin, future beats, calypso, cumbia, soul, jazz, and more. She is a part of Congo Tardis #1 with dj’s Paz and Lewis CanCut, and her project teaching young women DJ skills ‘Ladyfingers’ was recently nominated for the ‘Women In Moreleand 2010 Award’.
Ms Butt co-ran club night ‘Players Ball’ at First Floor for 3 1/2 years and Melbourne’s infamous ‘Ghetto Fabulous’ parties with Bass Bin Laden. She has also held down residences at Revolver, The Croft Institute, Black Cat, Lucky Coq, F4 and Loop and played at many of Melbourne’s best venues including The Forum, The Prince of Wales, The Espy and Hi Hi Bar,
Ms Butt has supported numerous international artists including Platinum Pied Pipers (US), Gilles Peterson (UK), Flying Lotus (US), Waajeed (US), Roc Raida (US), Kid Koala (CAN), DJ Food(UK), Nextmen (UK), Q-Bert (US) , Dudley Perkins (US), Georgia Anne Muldrowe (US), Omega Whatts (US), Polyphonic Spree (US), Sinpare (KENYA) and Australian acts DJ Dexter, Shook Dailey Crew, TZU, True Live, Paris Wells and Killer Queens.
She has performed at numerous festivals including Meredith Music Festival 2004, Earthcore, and The Big Day Out '06, '07, '08 '09 & ’10 across various stages including Lillyworld, The Boiler Room and Silent Disco. She has dj’d at parties for Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melb International Arts Festival.
Ms Butt regularly hosts radio shows on Melbourne’s community stations PBS FM and RRR FM and does live guest mixes on Kiss FM’s ‘Club Lunch’. She works at record store institution ‘Northside Records’ and runs workshops teaching young women dj skills.
DJs: Lanu, Mis Butt
DJs: Jazz / Funk / Soul / Afro-Beat / Reggaeton / Latin
Notes: Show times are approximate. Most tickets are for General Admission / standing room only - if you wish to book a table or a booth, please call the Red Bennies office to make a reservation on (03) 9826 2689