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About


about

 

About


about

 

melbourne chamber-pop

 

Over the last few years, Melbourne five-piece HANA MARU have been building a reputation as one of the city’s most individual and engaging bands. Able to swing from delicate chamber pop to driving rock-and-roll in a way that recalls Arcade Fire, Feist and Olympia, HANA MARU are transforming into a band like no other.

With cello, violin and keyboards sending their tight pop songs in unexpected directions, there is a sensitivity to the voice of singer Jill Farrar that sets the band apart from Melbourne’s crowded music scene. Members of the band have worked with everyone from The Panics to The Ruby Suns to Björk and slivers of these acts find their way into songs such as last year’s single Whole Heart, which featured on the ABC, and forthcoming single Shit Year.

HANA MARU is singer and songwriter Jill Farrar, violinist Bec Blakeney (Institut Polaire), cellist Gregory Crocetti (Human Six Billion), bassist Andy Hazel (The Paradise Motel, School of Emotional Engineering) and drummer Esala Liyanage (CHWH, Prudence Rees-Lee). 

Praise for Whole Heart: 
"stunning...incredibly moving" -- Tone Deaf

 
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Videos & Photos


Videos & Photos

 

Videos & Photos


Videos & Photos

 

whole heart: official video

like royalty: Official video

abc tv news: 
parlour on gertrude st

song for lovers [live]

Photos by Briony Barr, Yana Amur, Rebecca Telford, Sam Irving, Brendan Bonsack, Tim Bishop and Jill Farrar.

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Music


Music

 

Music


Music

 

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Gigs


Gigs

Gigs


Gigs

Upcoming shows

12 October 2017 - w/ Monnone Alone + Darlings @ The Tote, Johnston Street, Collingwood

3 June 2017 - Ninetynine @ The Yarra Hotel, Johnston Street, Abbotsford

16 April 2017 - Tammy Haider @ The Yarra Hotel, Johnston Street, Abbotsford

7 April 2017 w/ Bonewoman @ The Post Office Hotel, Sydney Road, Coburg

10 February 2017 w/ WiLSON and Louise Terra @ The Yarra Hotel, Johnston Street, Abbotsford

25 November 2016 - Leonard Cohen Tribute @ The Gasometer Hotel, Smith Street, Collingwood

14-16 October 2016 - Finders Keepers Market @ Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson Street, Carlton

12 August 2016 - Cat Power Tribute @ The Corner Hotel, Swan Street, Richmond

5 July 2016 - Glasfrosch Residency @ The Evelyn Hotel, Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

11 June 2016 - Hana Maru album launch @ The Grace Darling Hotel @ Smith Street, Collingwood

19th March 2016 - Nick Lovell single launch (matinee) @ The Gasometer Hotel, Smith Street, Collingwood

14th January 2016 - The Grace Darling Hotel @ Smith Street, Collingwood

5th December 2015 - Perry Street Festival @ FoE, Smith St, Collingwood

13th November 2015 - BuzzConf @ Phoenix Park, Ballan

7th November 2015 - PepperTree Fiesta @ Peppertree Place, Sydney Rd, Coburg

5th June 2015 - Parlour @ Gertrude St, Fitzroy

17th May 2015 - Friends of the Earth fundraiser @ Smith St, Collingwood

25th April 2015 - Workers Club @ Brunswick St, Fitzroy

13th January 2015 - Brunswick Hotel @ Sydney Rd, Brunswick

If you'd like to book us, please contact us.

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Mailing List


Mailing List

Mailing List


Mailing List

 

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Contact


Contact

Contact


Contact

 

for booking and media enquiries, 
please email info@hanamaru.com.au
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