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Who is this guy?

The Knave is a one of a kind selector, who's unique style spans genres and time to deliver a wild dance floor fusion of open format grooves to flip any crowd into a frenzy of smiles & good times.


Hard hitting Funk & Disco, meld with screaming Soul hip-shakers, feverish Afrobeat & Tropical Latin grooves, psychedelic Eastern Rhythms, snarling Rock N Roll, Bombastic Hip Hop & Electro, unexpected Classics and surprises are delivered in this tasty party punch of beats and rhythm that has something for everybody.

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Melbourne Event DJ The Knave
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Leathr promo 2019
Big Afterparty after the reception! Jan 2020
Dancefloor Get downs! Feb 2020
Spinning the funk on vinyl!

He is host of the "Five Miles To Midnight" Radio Show on WFMU that streams live from Melbourne to New York each week and has also been a popular host on both PBS 106.7FM in Melbourne and Radio Active in Wellington within his 15 years of broadcasting. 
In his seasoned experience, he has travelled NZ and Australia performing events & festivals, supported international touring acts, organised & promoted his own dance parties as well as playing club nights in Japan, Spain & the USA.

... ok and what's he been up to?

Highlights have included performing main stage of The Harvest Festival 2011 & 2012 alongside Portishead, Beck, The Dandy Warhols, Santigold, Mike Patton's Mondo Cane, Sigur Ros, TV On The Radio and The Family Stone.

DJ support slots have included opening for Peaches, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, Battles, The Kills, Connan Mockasin, Gang Of Four, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Le Tigre, Fat Freddy's Drop, The Black Seeds, The Breeders, The MC5.

Australian tour with Shihad on their iconic albums tour. 
Indie Stage DJ for Wellington's Homegrown festival.

Creator of Melbourne's stompin "Shack Shakers" dance parties, feature of PBSFM's iconic Soul A Go-Go events and regular around the hip and swingin nightspots of Melbourne.

Live stream DJ for Hipsville A Go-Go's (UK) and The Modernist DJ Collective (Melb) Lockdown livestreams.




Just the name says! A mix of killer soul that moves hips. Groovin' & Uptempo Soul to satisfy. 

An eclectic mix of tunes that have been the soundtrack to balmy nights, rooftop dance parties and beer gardens around Melbourne. A live vinyl set of Exotic Dances, Ethio Jazz, Dusty Funk, R&B Hipshakers and Disco

Relaxed music perfect for earlier in the evening and

 setting a fun & romantic atmosphere for dining.
Latin Boogaloo and Tropical Flavours, Groovy Jazz with a touch of Vintage Rhythm & Blues and 60's Swing.

Groovin' & Uptempo 60's Soul. Fun records for soul fans
A journey through vintage eastern rhythms!
Action movie themes for driving fast and fighting, Jazz greats to admire, Bollywood funk for the dance floor and psychedelic flavours perfect for sitting in a circle and passing the pipe.
Spanning India, Nepal, Pakistan and Iran these tunes have been hand picked to celebrate the fantastic and interesting array of music produced in this area in the 1960’s and 1970’s.


A selection of 70's Funk & Disco favourites for when "one we all know" is in order.

Afro Disco and Nu Grooves with a twist of 70's cheese

Trick Or Treat- The Knaves Novelty Halloween Sampler

A fun and kooky sampler mix of Vintage and Novelty Halloween Tunes.
Lost and rare vintage vinyl gems, Quirky Rock N Roll ghouls and a few classics thrown in the cauldron to make this a good Halloween all rounder.

Events The Knave has performed

  • The Whiskey, Wine & Fire Festival

  • Harvest Festival

  • Chopped Festival

  • Melbourne Fringe Festival

  • The Melbourne International Film Festival

  • PBS 106.7FM's Soul A Go-Go 

  • Titty Twister - Tarantino Themed Events

  • The Gangsters Ball @ The Forum

  • The Sydney Road Street Party

  • Australian Burlesque Festival

  • The Melbourne Food Truck & Momo Festivals

  • The X Air Games

  • Lo Jo Jive

  • The NZ Homegrown Festival

  • Waiheke Island of Burlesque Festival

  • Greaze Fest

Sweet!  What can we book him for?

The Knave is currently Melbourne based, and can be booked for Festivals, Private & Corporate Events, Nightclubs, Bars & Weddings across New Zealand and Australia.
He specialises in themed events where he can get into costume or character and theme the music and is also an experienced MC and performance artist.

Hit the button below to get in touch, relay a few details and he'll be happy to contact you about what you have cookin', and how he might enhance your event.

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Big Afterparty after the reception! Jan 2020

A crazy night of dance floor action at a privately booked bar for the wedding afterparty! They loved 60's & 70's rock n roll, 90's hits and classic disco and funk tunes.