Applications to perform for the 2019 Festival open on 1st March 2019 and close on the 26th of April 2019.

 

2019 Performer Application Form

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To give you an idea of the kind of artists we have at the festival, here’s some of our previous performers.

 

The Ragtone Ramblers

Playing in the pocket where country and jazz unashamedly mingle and reminiscent of the jive of yah great grandpappy’s best 78s, The Ragtone Ramblers guarantee to get your legs kicking and your wingtips wiggling. Juggling a range of vintage electric and acoustic instruments, the ragtones serve up a lively brew of western swing, hillbilly and early jazz. […]

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Asleep At The Reel

Asleep at the Reel take Celtic music from its roots in the peat-smoked pubs of Ireland and Scotland, from the kitchen, the hearth, the veranda and the shearing shed all the way to the stage. There they throw in a little backbeat just for the fun of it. They join the dots between Celtic music […]

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Cloudstreet

Bringing fresh life to the best of the tradition, Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet’s exciting performances […]

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33 1/3

North Queensland’s favourite Celtic band, 33 1/3 delight audiences with a rousing performance of both traditional and contemporary songs and tunes. Based in Townsville, 33 1/3 are famous for their driving tempo, energising crowds to dance at folk festivals throughout North Queensland and now coming to you at the Neurum Creek Festival!. They’re especially popular […]

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Sarah Calderwood

Sarah Calderwood is a multi award-nominated singer songwriter who writes about love, loss, not fitting in, vanilla cities, chocolate crushes, redemption, salvation, heartache, heartbreak, happiness and Anne Boleyn. As lead singer of renowned Celtic and Americana bands Súnas and RedCrow, she has toured extensively in Australia and overseas, played at most folk and roots festivals […]

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The Bessies

The Bessies – named after Dave’s dog – are a ridiculously appealing, high energy band whose aim is to play as many instruments as possible (especially ones they’ve never played before) while attempting to keep it simple. Their superb harmonies are beautifully woven through their eclectic repertoire of originals and obscure covers.

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Noel Gardner & Alex Bridge

Noel & Alex are an engaging duo who perform with a heartfelt passion that resonates with audiences of all ages. Noel’s finely crafted and Award Winning songs come to life when sung by his and Alex’s beautifully harmonising voices, and sensitive acoustic and bass guitars. They have performed at festivals all across Australia as well […]

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Avalon Swing

Vibrant acoustic swing, with a touch of French café! Take the cobblestoned side street off Rue de l’Église. Follow the elegant wrought iron lamps to the corner. Find the sidewalk café huddled beneath a striped canopy.  Tiny clusters of tables and chairs hum to the rhythm of hushed conversation and percussive guitar. Feet swing and […]

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John Kane

A member of the internationally successful 1960s-70s Brisbane band New World (originally New World Trio) with hits such as Try To Remember, Tom-Tom Turnaround and Sister Jane, John later pursued an academic career and is now Professor in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University. A few years ago John rekindled his […]

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Open Season

Boot stompin’ hootin’ and hollerin’ old-fashioned fun. Open Season is a mix of traditional and modern country paired best with a spilled beer. We’re the boys your mama warned you about. “Open season might be a 25 hour flight from country music’s Tennessee heartland, but they certainly don’t sound it. Marrying traditional folk and modern […]

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The View From Madeleine’s Couch

Celebrating 20 years as one of Australia’s most acclaimed and respected Brazilian music ensembles, Madcouch continues to delight audiences with their beautiful mix of original songs inspired by the rhythms and harmonies of Brazil, blended seamlessly with with the eclectic repertoire of bossa nova and samba that the band has performed at festivals and venues […]

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Jodi Murtha

Jodi Murtha has a colourful repertoire that plays like an easy listening soundtrack to a long road trip. With a voice that has been described as “rich, pure and strong”, Jodi creates a fusion of alluring vocals and rhythmic acoustic guitar with flavours of folk, country, jazz and retro pop. With decades of experience performing […]

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Old Semeil

Old Semeil is an acoustic, musical project, a place for poetry to become song, for stories to sing. Absorbing the music and story telling from his home in the Scottish Highlands, Gavin has travelled throughout Europe, Southern Africa, India and Asia, once even, laying a pick on Django Reinhardts grave. Sophie Ellis is a classically […]

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Sadie and Jay

The creative combination of a deeply traditional folk musician with a jazz, blues and roots singer gives Sadie and Jay an intimate and enchanting sound with exceptional vocals and intricate finger style guitar, bouzouki and double bass. 2018 highlights include their second UK Tour in May where they performed at Folk Clubs from Wales to […]

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AlfanAnt

When thinking of the quinessential Aus-folk-roots sound, it is hard to go past the good, honest story-telling fun that Alfanant bring to every show they play. Two experienced songwriter-musicians backed by their own musical careers, Alfanant remind us all why we picked up guitars and started jamming with mates in the first place. Melissa Obrien […]

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Thrillbilly Stomp

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, […]

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Anne Infante

Anne is a gifted singer/songwriter. Here songs are heartfelt, lyrical, sometimes philosophical … or ‘whimsical and down-right silly’. Her wide repertoire encompasses traditional folk songs and ballads; calypso, gospel, contemporary and originals. She has performed at festivals throughout Australia and co-hosts the Sunday morning Gospel Sessions at Neurum Creek Acoustic Music Festival. Anne also runs […]

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John Fegan

After 20 years fronting one of Australia’s most iconic folk rock bands, Rough Red, John has a wealth of stories and songs on a dozen albums 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, […]

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Tim Palmer & Julie Witney

Tim Palmer & Julie Witney Let’s head down fingerpicking guitar lane with some great old ragtime, country swing, and jazz songs! We go from Jimmie Rodgers to Leon Russell, as Tim and Julie pick and sing their way through these great old songs. Tim’s guitar solos are so fine, honed over years of playing electric […]

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Caroline Hammond Duo

Caroline Hammond is a singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist of insight, honesty & earthiness. Artful, lyrical and profoundly evocative, Caroline draws inspiration from a diverse range of musical genres, from blues to gospel, reggae, African ‘hi-life’ and coffee house folk. With acoustic guitar, ukulele & resonant voice as her vehicles & together with Angela Toohey on seamless […]

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Danny Widdicombe & Trichotomy

An exciting new musical collaboration sees three time ARIA Award nominated folk and country songwriter Danny Widdicombe join forces with experimental modern jazz trio Trichotomy. These joined forces are an invigorating new direction for everybody involved. The genres ‘jazz folk’ or ‘jazz country’ aren’t exactly heard every day, making this collaboration a special treat for […]

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Tin Star

Tin Star are steeped in the folk traditions of sixties America – back to the coffee house scene of Greenwich Village and Laurel Canyon – think Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell. They have a talent for distilling folk, country and rock into their own signature brand of earthy roots music bolstered by sweet harmonies […]

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Sue Wighton and the Margaritas

After their highly acclaimed performance at Brisbane’s BUG in 2017, Sue Wighton and the Margaritas are delighted to regroup for the festival for their much awaited second gig. Like their namesake these gals are a little bit sweet, a little bit sour and highly intoxicating. Some say they’re best taken in small doses.Sue Wighton is […]

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Cigány Weaver

Cigány Weaver is one of Brisbane’s most exciting gypsy-jazz ensembles, with a dedicated and passionate following around Australia. Their sound is reminiscent of jazz Manouche, traditional swing and Romani music, interwoven with contemporary material from artists like Bjork, and the band’s reinterpretations of classics from popular culture. The band has performed at major festivals including […]

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Women In Docs

With a reputation for stirring and humorous live performances and a vigorous touring schedule, women in docs have spent ten years building a fiercely loyal following throughout Australia, as well as touring internationally to win over audiences throughout North America, Europe, New Zealand and China. women in docs have played major festivals and showcases throughout […]

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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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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 Quartet

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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The Jar

The JAR play traditional and contemporary folk music with a modern edge. Songs merge into tunes; airs take off into jigs and reels, and always an irresistible energy, driving the music along and lifting the spirits of any company.

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Karen Law Band

The Karen Law Band play uplifting, heartfelt modern folk songs with a mixture of guitars, bass, trumpet and soaring vocal harmonies. Bringing to life songs from Karen’s 30-year songwriting career, the band blends passion with poignancy to create an upbeat and engaging live show.

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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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Angela Toohey Trio

Angela believes in the power of music to be a catalyst for change, to inspire a more compassionate and equitable world. Drawing on her unique life journey, she pens exquisitely emotive ballads and soaring anthems, rich with imagery and stories of love, loss, growth, and occasional howling. With a renowned 20+ year career in musical […]

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Jody + Innes

Jody and Innes are a new bluegrass and Americana duo from Brisbane. Innes Campbell (guitar, mandolin, banjo) has an impressive bluegrass pedigree, with one National Bluegrass Guitar Championship (Tamworth), session work, and countless bands as well as solo. With Jody Bell (mandolin, vocals) the is recording their debut CD and if you’re lucky they might […]

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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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