Unplugged 2023
Grand Final

Thursday 3rd August

FREE ENTRY – 6pm till late – Half Price Margaritas & Espressos
$6 Pots – $8 Schooners

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Hey guys, I’m Gemma Ann,
I’ve just finished up my time on Australian Idol where I made Top 50 but more importantly got to shake Meghan Trainor’s hand! I’ve been gigging on and off for 8 years now, even made it to the semi finals of last year’s Two Buoys Unplugged so obviously I jumped at the chance when I was asked to host. It’s time to bring on a whole new bunch of talented artists to battle it out!

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Why Unplugged

Artist Prizes include:

Cole Clark Guitar

Studio recording package including studio time, mixing and final master

Presonus audio Box recording set up $700
Coleman’s Music store voucher $100

Coach Music Academy professional voice lessons

Cash and Two Buoys venue vouchers

Thank you to our Major Sponsors

Information Terms and conditions

  • Artists must register their full details via the web site registration form or manually in person at the venue.
  • Upon registration artist are highly recommended to submit some form of their work. Spotify, YouTube, podcast, ect.
  • All participating artists agree to be filmed whilst performing and for video and still shots to be used for promotional purposes in all forms of media.
  • Two buoys will make posters for artists using their still shots to promote the artist on their nights, prior to artist scheduled appearance they will be emailed a promotional invite to share with their friends.
  • Artists are allowed to perform covers and originals.
  • Scheduled performance times will be communicated in advance and appear on the unplugged web site page, artists perform one 30min set, and are expected to be ready to go on at least 10 minutes prior to scheduled time this will ensure smooth changeovers, any delays that are artist related will come out of their performance time.
  • Entrants will be expected to perform solo however they can elect to have one guest musician for one elected song per set.
  • Entrants to competition must be 18 years old and over. Guests and patrons under 18 years may attend whilst accompanied by adult or guardian during meal service however must leave by 10pm.
  • It is highly recommended and encouraged for artists invite a support base to attend as the crowd vote weighs heavily in their success.
  • Set times will change as the artist progresses through the rounds.
  • Entrants progressing to finals will lodge their set list 3 days prior to performance, artists are encouraged to perform new material for each round or at least have a new arrangement of a previously performed song (this will have a weighting with the judges)
  • Are allowed to perform on any instruments that a solo artist would take to a regular gig.
  • The prizes are set and 1st and 2nd place will be awarded by the 3 judging categories.

Equipment that Two Buoys provides are:

  • In house PA
  • Mixing decks
  • Microphones
  • Microphone stands.
  • Fall Back
  • Lighting
  • Leads, (any extra leads need to be supplied by the artist)
  • Artist are recommended to bring instrument, pedal board (if needed), leads and their A game.

A designated storage area will be provided by Two Buoys. Please note it is up to Artists to be mindful of others instruments in the area, as Two Buoys will not take responsibility of any damaged goods.

Voting will be done in 3 different categories and each category will have a points system.

People’s Vote:

Every person on entry will be given  a QR code to scan lodging their vote by smart device or telephone  Th  Person that gets the most votes will receive 3 points, 2nd the greatest number of votes will get 2 points and 3rd will get 1 point.  This will go towards their success to progressing through to the next rounds.

Judges Vote:

The judges vote will adapt a 3-point blind scoring system that gets revelled at the end of the night.  Judges may be selected by venue management and may consist of sponsors, established industry professionals, venue owner or agent.

Host Vote:

The host/hostess is an established artist and performer whom will coordinate the registered artists and review their individual performances the same 3-point voting system will be used.


2023 Unplugged Artist Draw

Thursday 25th May Thursday 1st June Thursday 8th June
Shana Davenport
Anthony Caruso
Winner: Mietta
Beth Byrne
Gab Hester
Jacob Michalik
Winner: Gab Hester
Kirraley Stevens
Ashley Peers
Harry Fitzgerald
Winner: Harry Fitzgerald
Thursday 15th June Thursday 22nd June Thursday 29th June
Sam O’Connell
Andrew Fillmore
Winner: Even Draw
Olivia Mae
Stevie Burr
Winner: Even Draw
Riki Platt
Kevin Carrinton
Winner: Riki Platt
Thursday 6th July Thursday 13th July
Semi Final 1
Thursday 20th July
Semi Final 2
Chris Mangrids
Winner: Sarsha
Sam O’Connell
Chris Filmore
Winner: Sam O’Connell
Harry Fitzgerald
Olivia Mae
Gab Hester
Winner: Olivia Mae
Thursday 27th July
Semi Final 3
Thursday 3rd August
Grand Final
Riki Platt
Tully Wishart
Winner: Mietta
Olivia Mae
Sam O’Connell

Coach Music Academy is a singing school with studios located in Frankston, Hallam & Essendon
We offer group and private singing lessons, regular performance opportunities, and masterclasses; led by a young team of friendly industry professionals. Our contemporary approach focuses on: Strong vocal technique, emotional connection, vocal health, performance, and building confidence for all ages and experience levels.




Cole Clark Guitars combine classical construction with innovative design, sustainably sourced woods and the world’s most natural sounding pickup to produce a stronger, lighter, unique instrument for the modern acoustic player.

The only mainstream steel string acoustic to use a Spanish heel or integral neck construction. This means the neck is one piece all the way to the sound hole. The integral neck construction is essential for our advanced pickup technology and gives our guitars a unique character.

Cole Clark guitars also have carved tops and backs and uses a ridge system to join the sides to the top and back instead of kerfing.


Founded in 1989, Coleman’s Music is a family-owned music store serving musicians across Victoria and Australia. With two retail locations in Melbourne, Lynbrook, and an online store. 

We’re proud to be a store for all musicians. Whether you’re just starting or you’ve been playing for decades, everyone is welcome in our store. We stock a comprehensive range of musical instruments, accessories, print music, gifts, and more. Our friendly staff are always happy to help with advice, so you can feel confident shoping with us.

Visit us in Lynbrook (5 Raylee Place) or in the Melbourne CBD (105 Elizabeth Street) or, you can find our complete selection of musical instruments on our website. colemansmusic.com.au

Elusive Creative is a commercial music production studio & pro audio business, located in the Dromana Industrial Estate, and operated by Ninch locals Michael Clarke & Spud Thompson (Clarky & Spud). With decades of experience between them, the Elusive Creative team has quickly built a reputation for delivering high-quality results tailored to the unique needs of their creative clients.

Producing, recording, mixing, mastering, Live sound, streaming, consultancy, training, procurement, tech support, and acoustic design are among the services they offer to a client list that spans the globe.

Sunday Lemonade, Paradise Valley, Medicated Love, Carissa Nyalu, Coco Michelle, Sam O’Connell, Tom Millington, and Rae Santos are just a few of the diverse and inspirational artists putting their confidence in Elusive Creative. The results speak for themselves.