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Inspired by the Black Cab Sessions in London and the Take-Away shows in Paris, the Australian project Tram Sessions puts bands on Melbourne trams for the pleasure of commuters. Since 2010, the small team, equipped with cameras and recording devices, brings various musicians and bands such as Vance Joy or Passenger expand=1] onto public transportation to film "impromptu, guerilla-style gigs" that they then post online.

The performances are almost always played with accoustic instruments and have been warmly embraced by Melbourne commuters. So far, nearly 100 bands have participated in the project.

One of the latest Tram Sessions featured the Melbourne-based band Kashmere Club performing its track "Winnin.""

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