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