Mangrove jack

Incorporating some jigs, some reels, some songs and a fair bit of blarney. The best box player, the purest tin whistle player and the most recognisable voice in the north paired with Pink Floyd inspired bass guitar. MANGROVE JACK has been a mainstay of the Cairns Music Scene for the past 30 years, and have […]

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Never the Twain

Martin Pearson & John Thompson will return to the stage as Never the Twain for the first time in almost 10 years. Cracking singers & hilarious storytellers with a sense of the ridiculous. A special Neurum Creek performance before they go back into hibernation.

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Caroline Hammond

Caroline Hammond is a singer, songwriter & multi-instrumentalist of insight, honesty & earthiness. Artful, lyrical and evocative, her music is still essentially about the magic of ordinary things. Caroline draws inspiration from a diverse range of musical genres from Blues to Gospel, Reggae, African ‘hi-life’ and coffee house folk. Beautiful ‘roots-storytelling’, her songs are an […]

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Asa Broomhall Band

Supercharged guitar, soaring voice, vamping harmonica and evoking lyrics, that’s Asa Broomhall. His advanced musicianship, powerful delivery and comical stage patter has enchanted audiences everywhere. From Concerts and Festivals all over Oz, the UK and North America to touring with renown artists and with 5 self-produced releases under his belt, Asa is one of Australia’s […]

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Raku One O’Gaia

Festival favourite Raku One O’Gaia’s soul, blues and gospel infused music is super-charged with feel good vibes. Raku’s an artist who has rapidly developed a reputation for the high energy performances that are his trademark. He brings a wealth of influences to the bear in a genre hopping blend of roots musics… all delivered with […]

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Alex & Bec Crook

Alex & Bec Crook are a Brisbane Brother Sister duo, with country folk pop influences. Alex Crook, started playing and creating music when he was seventeen and since has written a long list of original songs The brother and sister came together a couple of years ago and together created their most recent EP, 21 […]

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The Ragtone Ramblers

The Ragtone Ramblers bring us something a little different from the early American roots department. With three lead vocalists, each with their own unique style and influences; great arrangements and original songs; accompanied by oh so many instruments! Core band folk Paula Hackney (vocals, rhythm guitar, tenor banjo, washboard), Mitch Humphrys (vocals, steel guitar, tenor […]

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Jodi Murtha

Jodi Murtha is well known in the Brisbane folk scene for her bass playing and harmonies and has been performing for over twenty years in numerous bands at pubs, clubs and festivals as a multi-instrumentalist. Jodi’s voice has been described as “rich, pure and strong that easily rises and falls with plenty of character”. Combined […]

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John Fegan (Rough Red)

After 20 years fronting one of Australia’s most iconic folk rock bands, Rough Red, John has a wealth of stories and songs about people and places from all the far flung corners of Europe and Great Britain. A renowned raconteur and award winning writer the stories resonate with all the colour, pathos and drama of […]

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Black Bear Duo

Spirits soar and feet fly when Black Bear Duo (Iain Mckenzie and Emma Nixon) play fabulous Scottish music . They bring together a deep love of Scottish tunes and years of experience playing for dances. Their combined passion for performing traditional and contemporary Scottish music creates their signature exciting and individual style.

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Emma Nixon and Helena Bond

Emma and Helena will hold you spellbound with their gorgeous renditions of traditional Scottish Gaelic songs. The sweet melodies dance through the highlands and islands, keep the insistent beat of the never-ending work, or drop slow tears into the ebbing tide. These are vibrant songs whose aching loss and corresponding zest for life will touch […]

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The O’Brien Trio

The O’Brien Trio performances are like a Soundtrack to the films “Chocolat” and “Midnight in Paris”. A performance filled with Vibrant vocals and swinging rhythm, with a dash of instrumental gypsy tunes. We play with Gyspy in our heart and “Hot Club” in our heads. Together with Mia O’Brien on guitar and vocals Tim O’Brien […]

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Whiskey Remorse

Imagine a guitar solo played by a fiddle. Then imagine a driving acoustic guitar. A stomp box pumping out the beat. Vocals. Harmonies. Your favourite songs re-imagined and brought to life interspersed with traditional fiddle tunes. Imagine Whiskey Remorse. Music to move to.

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Karen Law Band

Karen Law Band includes 4 members: Karen Law (guitar vocals) Murray Law (guitar vocals trumpet) Rob Greenfield (Bass) and Jenny Fitzgibbon (harmony vocals and other interesting stuff). Karen Law and Family includes 5 members: Karen Law (guitar vocals), David Law (didgeridoo) and the 3 kids…Murray Law ( guitar, vocals, trumpet), Hazel Law (vocals), Roanna Law […]

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Luan Baldwin

Luan is a home-grown singer, songwriter and guitarist who specialises in songs of life, love and tales of the sea. He prides himself on his unique style and use of various musical genres to tell his stories. Luan met Paul, a seasoned percussionist, when they joined Queensland Fisheries together in 2004. They have been working, […]

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Round Mountain Girls

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 […]

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Martin Pearson

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 […]

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Mat Brooker

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 […]

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RedCrow

Crushed velvet and broken glass, cigar smoke and a gathering storm. RedCrow is a band of contrary themes. Dark, sultry, humid alt-country tunes share a whisky with velvety swathes of Americana and ambient soundscapes. RedCrow’s debut album ‘Burning North Sky’ was recorded in Brisbane, mastered in Los Angeles and is a contemporary blend of roots, […]

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Rebecca Wright & Donald McKay

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 […]

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Swing Dynamique

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 […]

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The Mighty Kind

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 […]

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Daylight Moon

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 […]

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Megan Cooper

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 […]

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The Delphics

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.

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The Goodwills

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- […]

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Cloudstreet

Cloudstreet’s performances are packed with vitality, humour and excitement, as they breathe new life into some of the great songs of the Australian, English and Celtic traditions and carry the tradition forward with original songs and tunes.

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Bill Jacobi

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 […]

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STASH (Steve Tyson & Dave “Mash” Parnell)

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 […]

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Alex Crook

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 […]

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Drugstore Dixie

‘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, […]

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Mark Cryle & Carmel Newman

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) […]

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The Famous Jimmies

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.

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Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts

“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 […]

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Sue Wighton (with Rebecca Wright)

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 […]

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Uncle Bob’s Jug Band

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 […]

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Pat Tierney

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 […]

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The Strangest Dreamers

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 […]

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Mark Davidson

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 […]

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Tin Star

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 […]

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