SATURDAY 9:00PM That the Barleyshakes manage to be at the forefront of traditional Irish music in Australia while breathing it new life is remarkable. Intense energy, beautiful harmony, and irresistible dance rhythms are what make them tick. Members contributed to the Lord of the Rings award winning soundtrack, they also won the Queensland Music Award […]
FRIDAY 6:00 PM Blue Harmony are a Brisbane based blue grass duo who combine vocals, banjo and guitar to create a lively, traditional bluegrass sound. Featuring Kay Armstrong on banjo and Roger Brand on guitar, their sweet vocal harmonies, combined with deft banjo rolls and skillful guitar licks appeal to a wide range of audiences. […]
FRIDAY 9:00PM Sadie & Jay perform beautifully crafted, modern folk songs coupled with exceptional vocals, intricate finger style guitar, bouzouki and double bass. Many of their songs have been award winners in National and International song competitions and in recent years they’ve had great success touring New Zealand and UK. Sadie & Jay are excited […]
Being accordion and guitar based they have been greatly influenced by music in which these instruments are prominent such as Celtic, Cajun, Zydeco and Bluegrass. That said – they are in no way purests in these styles but rather use these styles to inform and inspire us to create a sound that is unique, infectious, […]
The Goodwills (Bob and Laurel Wilson) – a couple and musical partnership for over three decades – now offer even more Goodwill, with the addition of Helen Rowe – well-known Brisbane singer and fiddler with a genuine folk pedigree. The trio focuses on Bob’s original Aussie-flavoured story songs – some light, some dark, but always […]
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 Wilson Pickers are an Australian ensemble with an impeccable pedigree. Comprised of four of Australia’s finest singer/songwriters and one of its most highly sought after multi-instrumentalists they perform original folk and country tunes utilising bluegrass instrumentation and superb five part vocal harmonies. The group has an obvious kinship and desire to have a good […]
Supercharged guitar, soaring voice, vamping harmonica and evoking lyrics, that’s Asa Broomhall His show has enchanted audiences all over Oz, the UK and North America. Countless tours with renowned artists and five self-produced releases under his belt, Asa is one of Australia’s finest Independent acts.
With a style which has been described as “off the mainstream altogether”, Mark plays original music and covers from Delta Blues sounds to the quirks of a Tom Waits swing tune. Mark has found his own voice and has an unusual vocabulary of guitar techniques lurking at the fingertips. While many of his songs reflect […]
Since his work in seminal Australian band Spot the Dog, Mark Cryle has been acclaimed by music journalists as one of Australia’s leading songwriters. Carmel Newman has played classical violin since she was three. A consummate live performer, Carmel’s sublime fiddle playing & voice complements this act superbly. Whether playing Mark’s original songs, traditional songs […]
Soulful gypsy flamenco guitar music comes pouring out of Mat Brooker’s hands. Armed with only a guitar & stompbox, Mat’s expressive style led him to be described as “the Jimi Hendrix of Spanish guitar”. Mat has embraced a world fusion style with his nylon string guitar playing, drawing strong influence from the passion & excitement […]
With a shot of country, a dash of bluegrass, and a swizzle of western swing, The Floyd Family Breakdown delve into the country music heartland to dish up a hearty jambalaya of good ol’ country music. The Floyds have been working those floorboards to develop their own sound with original songs, and also give a refreshing take […]
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 […]
Whiskey Remorse plays independent mainstream folk pop alt-country – a progressive and eclectic mix of modern, traditional, original, and re-envisioned songs and tunes. They place no limit on genre in the belief that a good song is a good song. An inescapably folk sound flows from their fingers in their desire to create a polished […]
Dog Watch is a family affair. Keen seafarers and dedicated wordsmiths who honour the traditions of story-telling, Dog Watch mostly sing about the sea. Their songs canvass genres from folk to blues to (almost) country, encompassing ballads and anthems, shanties and love songs. Between them the band members play far too many instruments, but do […]
Countless mispent hours playing together from bleary bars to backyard beers amount to something. It’s all folk music when played by these friends: Ryk’s originals, folky covers both famous and obscure, and favourite tunes fancy and fine. After a character building eon with The Rogues, Ryk went on to dillydally with the likes of the […]
Ben Salter is one of Australia’s most highly regarded performers and songwriters. As well as being a founding member of Giants of Science, The Gin Club and the Wilson Pickers, he is an accomplished artist in his own right. His debut solo album The Cat established his penchant for the melodic mixed with the esoteric, whilst follow up EP European […]
Evan has been playing guitar, autoharp, and singing for over 40 years. Southern Delta jazzy jug band tunes, unaccompanied harmony songs, protest songs, Australian best songwriters are all grist to his mill. Silliness and a dash of humour make sure his audience stays engaged. Evan loves to support small festivals as he believes this is […]
The fox Hat Trio sing the old songs, celebrating harvest, home, sea and work. Drawing inspiration from the great traditional singers of the Anglo-Celtic folk revival they sing in deft harmony with passion and belief. All are acknowledged soloists with fine reputations for unaccompanied singing. Performing in various guises, over the last few years they […]
Martin Reese, Chris Clarkson, Christian Rizzalli and Davydd McDonald join forces to create an exciting fusion of rhythm and beat. These exceptionally talented multi-instrumentalists draw upon decades of musicianship to produce a spectacular performance – whether it’s a beautiful slow air or a pumping lively jig. With an array of influences ranging from such traditions as […]
Tapestry is a Maleny-based mixed choral ensemble, performing songs arranged for four-part acapella singing. Tapestry has been performing for 14 years. The current repertoire includes challenging choral mixed with gospel songs, Australian bush ballads, pop songs and old English madrigals to traditional choir pieces and even a Beatles classic.
Australia has a unique place in the globe as one of the oldest continents yet one of the world’s youngest nations Its multicultural society has contributed to its harmonious society and a laid-back lifestyle that many around the world envy. From this came RUMBA FUEGO, a rich and energetic Latin dance band playing music from […]
The JAM emerged out of the vibrant acoustic music scene of SE Queensland. Their members all support a number of local folk activities but their first love is to play music and sing together. They are often found having a ridiculous amount of fun jamming with friends at local music gatherings The JAM features distinctively attractive vocals with […]
Their band name taken from an unfinished peace song, One Step Forward sang together in this formation from 1990-1994, & reformed for an impromptu set at Neurum Creek Music Festival last year. This inspired a long-time fan to sponsor a retrospective album of their favourite songs – spirited, political, mostly a cappella folk with bite. […]