From humble beginnings in a shed atop an isolated outcrop, the phenomenon of Round Mountain Girls has etched itself into the” strange but true” annals of Australian musicology. Five like-minded souls were brought together for pure gratification, by playing the kind of music they adore – and they carry this attitude into every performance. It’s […]
2016 Festival Lineup
The festival lineup has been announced and we are thrilled with the variety of artists on offer. There really is something for everyone!
If you’ve never been to the festival before, prepare yourself for a rollicking good time!
Tickets are selling fast and campsites are being booked like hotcakes(?), or at least like something that gets booked really quickly! So get on it.
The world’s funniest male, long-haired, Victorian, piscean folk singer, Martin is a very funny satirical performer. He has been amusing, even thrilling audiences around the globe for ages now, and if you haven’t seen him live – you’re missing out. Martin has an ability to take current events and observations of everyday life, and turn […]
Mat Brooker unleashes exciting nuevo flamenco guitar music with lightning speed, warm engaging audience rapport and fearless improvisation. Armed with only a Spanish guitar and stompbox he will transport you around the world for a global party and some universal soulful connection. Mat presents original material from his two current albums in a powerfully focussed […]
Crushed velvet and broken glass, cigar smoke and a gathering storm. RedCrow is a band of contrary themes. Americana roots music shares a whiskey with wide ambient soundscapes; concise, lyrically rich songs swap cigarettes with longer ambling works Moonlight keys and chiming guitars, tight soul-pulsing bass and vocals like a breeze beneath your skin. Instruments […]
Their music has been likened to that of a good Scotch whisky: delightfully smooth, full of character and highly addictive. Through songs of highlanders, convicts, sailors, love’s lessons and chocolate cake, Australian songstress Rebecca Wright and Scots sangster Donald McKay explore the age-old experience of making a new life in a new land. Together they […]
Swing Dynamique features the interplay of guitarist Ewan MacKenzie, violinist Jan Van Dijk and clarinetist Dan Cosgrove in a dynamic display of virtuosity in the Jazz Manouche style. Inspired by Django Reinhardt and Stephan Grapelli, they have crafted a repertoire of intricate and exciting self-penned tunes interspersed with classics of the genre. They are joined […]
Aussie wanderer, Ash Constance has spent most of her musical career travelling about the globe, writing her own stories into songs that reminisce about life on the road and tell tales of love and love lost. This well travelled troubadour performs her original folk/ alt. country and bluegrass tunes as The Mighty Kind. Captivating listeners […]
Daylight Moon perform stripped-back and open-hearted arrangements of classics from folk, gospel, jazz and pop genres, along with Ross Clark’s originals, interspersed with an occasional a-capella song from Helena, or a finger-picked invention from Ross. They’ll be performing songs from their June 2016 album, “Song et Lumiere”, as well as material from their debut album […]
Megan Cooper’s music stands firmly with one foot in Americana with the other dipping her toes in folk, vintage country and bluesy roots. With addictive melodies and extraordinary tales of common hearts, Cooper’s been earning praise since the release of her critically acclaimed debut album, Ghosts, Choirs & Kings in 2013. Songwriting awards and industry […]
Combining ethereal vocals and relentless multi-instrumentalist energy, The Delphics deliver traditional tunes-based balladry with a tight-paced intensity; creating songs that are in turn foot-stompingly rhythmic and sweetly transcendent. From pirates and petticoats to beggars and booze-bolters, The Delphics conjure echoes of the past in a timeless, melodic style.
The Goodwills (Bob & Laurel Wilson) have been singing together for three decades and are legends in their own loungeroom, having organised and hosted house concerts for twenty years. Their performances feature Bob’s ‘modern folk’ originals; some from their back catalogue and many fresh ones, including from their latest CD, ‘The Last Waterhole’. Expect Aussie- […]
As a solo artist, singer songwriter Bill Jacobi has embraced the role of one-man band. Using foot percussion, lap slide, open tuned guitar and banjo, Bill has developed his own take on the roots, folk and alt country genres. Laden with a down to earth honesty and a healthy sense of humour, his songs are […]
For two decades, Steve Tyson and Dave “Mash” Parnell have played side by side in one of the country’s most traveled bands Rough Red. In the last few years, Steve released two acclaimed solo albums of eclectic folk songs, with themes of war, love, murder and redemption resonating strongly with critics who gave both records […]
Alex Crook along with his sister Rebecca have been relentlessly playing across the south-east coast for the last three years. In the short amount of time on the scene they have been included in some of the country’s biggest music festivals and made their mark on iconic venues throughout the state. They have been working […]
‘Drugstore Dixie’ is the new project from seasoned and celebrated musicians Nadia Sunde and Ben Amor. Drawing inspiration from the musical stylings of artists like Tedeschi Trucks, Patty Griffin, Ray Lamontagne, Ruthie Foster, Joan Osborne and classic greats like ‘The Band’ and Tony Joe White, Nadia & Ben perform selected covers and originals featuring guitars, […]
Celtic music with an Australian accent for the head, the heart … and the feet. Since his work in seminal Australian band Spot the Dog, Mark Cryle (guitar & vocals) has been acclaimed by music journalists as one of Australia’s leading songwriters. A consummate live performer, the sublime musicianship of Carmel Newman (fiddle & vocals) […]
Real traditional Irish music with songs in Irish (Gaeilge), uilleann pipes, mandolin, bouzouki, fiddle, whistles, flutes – and plenty of craic – blended with African, jazz and other rhythms for a rollicking good time. We guarantee you won’t be able to stop your feet from wanting to dance.
“A quirky, sassy, fun band that makes audiences feel fantastic.” Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts are a four piece all girl band that are fast gaining a reputation for playing almost anything, anytime, anywhere! Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts play original and re-worked songs, from Celtic to contemporary folk, to pop, blues, alt […]
Sue Wighton is a respected singer/ songwriter and has performed everything from jazz to classical to folk. Sue’s approach to songs is honest, unpredictable, sometimes irreverent but always engaging. On stage, Sue’s unique blend of wit and warmth, delivered with humour, style and vocal beauty captures the hearts and minds of her audience. Rebecca Wright […]
One of Australia’s favourite Variety Bands with 5 diverse and very talented musicians, spanning decades of experience in the music industry, bringing it all together with laughter and spontaneity. Enjoyment is guaranteed for all who see them perform. With instruments such as tea chest bass, mandolin, washboards, lead guitar, harmonica, rhythm guitar, kazoo, dobro and […]
Pat Tierney’s music nestles somewhere between the inspiring sounds of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Bob Marley. A hint of folk and blues with a splash of reggae roots intertwined with soulful lap – slide guitar and sweet melodies. The recent release of Pat’s debut album ‘Wild World Blues’ in June of last year has seen a hugely […]
Mix the flavours of folk, a blast blues, a goulash of gospel, a flash of funk and the jam in jazz. Stir in Jim Dowling’s and Pat Craigie’s original songs and you’ll be cooking with The Strangest Dreamers. The Strangest Dreamers are inspired by the concept of world peace expressed in Ed Mcurdy’s song “Last […]
Mark Davidson is a Brisbane singer-songwriter who follows the tradition of story-telling. One reviewer said he has a, “warm narrative style, crisp delivery and gentle lyrics exploring strong universal themes. Themes of family, humanity with all its flair and flaws and the unifying power of music”. (Joy Duncan). You’ll get, a little Blues, a wisp […]
Tin Star deliver stripped back acoustic music that splits the difference between pop/rock and folksy Americana, featuring Penny Boys (The Poachers) on vocals, Cathy Bell (Spot the Dog, The Poachers, Jeremiah) on vocals, fiddle, accordion, and Dan Grant (Jeremiah, Doubting Thomas) vocals and guitar. Penny’s deft, evocative vocals combined with Dan’s bold and unabashed vocal […]
Mister CHUCK and Missy CHRISSY are the singer songwriters of STOCKADE Band from Brisbane, playing a unique blend of acoustic roots and blues, with hints of gospel and country swing. Their ‘quintessential Aussie’ songs with guitar, mandolin, accordion, slide & wailing blues harp, always leave you with that “wow – glad I came feeling”. They […]
Fettlers’ Yard is all about an uncomplicated, transparent acoustic sound from guitar, violin, accordion and voice that’s interesting listening and easy on the ear. They borrow thoughtful music from the best in international contemporary folk that features lyrical story-telling and playing, as well as their our own material. Some songs you may recognise, others are reminiscent […]