Born from busking street corners & back alleys, Aidan "Jazzy" Jones arrives into the corridors of folklore's unbroken traditions.
With a unique blend of old-time rag and finger-picking contemporary folk, this rambunctious young singer has worn strings and a bared soul to deliver his songs and tales.
Bustamento is a musical ensemble led by Australian musician Nicky Bomba. Described as a party filled Island adventure, the band began as an exploration into the styles of early Caribbean music, particularly Mento and Calypso. A five to seven piece ensemble, Bustamento’s energy and catchy tunes always get the dance floor jumping.
From Ghana, West Africa, Bortier Okoe is revered as one of the most electrifying talents in the African music genres. His unique and irresistible music blends traditional instruments with guitar, horns, and vocals, creating a new musical force. (Ga Roots music) Sharing messages, inspiring the youth, Bortier is considered an important musician and messenger in his home country.
From the age of 6, Pat has played many styles of music and in many bands, duos and solo work.
Pat has a deep passion for the acoustic guitar and he has committed 10 songs to his debut solo album "Give Way To Space". The album consists of 4 instrumental songs and 6 with vocals and is a fine example of his musicianship.
There’s an old saying, popularised by The Breakfast Club: “you mess with the bull, you get the horns”. What does it mean? Not much really. Mostly that if you do something dangerous, you might get hurt. One dangerous thing you could do would be to miss the crazy, brass based, MC led explosion that is BULLHORN.
Playing in run down bars, on the top of pool tables and on street corners around the country, Runebilly Rattle are a uniquely Australian folk band, singing songs of the mountains, the seas and the cities.
Ramblin’ swagmen with banjos, guitars and washboards, that live to play and play to live.
Indie-rock reggae band Chiara La Woo has hit the ground running since their inception in late 2015. Forming in the back shed and cutting their teeth playing at house parties, the lads have since supported interstate bands Northeast Party House, Alex Lahey, John Steel Singers & Ocean Alley among others.
Sahara Beck has quickly become a name synonymous with the Brisbane music scene, shaping the future of Australian music with her distinctive, quirky sound. An independent singer songwriter originally hailing form the Sunshine Coast, Sahara has set up a life and a musical legacy in Queensland’s capital city, Brisbane.
Ciaram Granger is an Australian Singer, Songwriter, Blues, Roots and Folk performer based out of Adelaide, Australia.
Ciaram has travelled and performed in Canada, Germany, France, Belgium, the UK, the Netherlands and Australia. Playing upwards of a 1000 shows Ciaram has been able to develop his own unique style of Blues
Infectiously fun, The Coconut Kids defy genres to create French-influenced world folk using ukulele, brass, bass, keys, violin, mandolin, percussion and powerful vocals. Their unique sound will have you dancing one minute and in tears the next.
Coming together during the early days of the Melbourne funk & soul renaissance, Deep Street Soul still hold their place as one of Australia's hardest hitting funk exports.
Their original recipe of sweet soul & heavy funk grooves has taken the band across the globe.
Since 2007, The Snowdroppers have travelled and conquered the musical landscape of Australia many times over - building a loyal fan-base and tearing down stages with a shambolic grace all their own.
Following their first two acclaimed albums, 2007’s Too Late to Pray and 2013’s Moving Out Of Eden, 2015’s BUSINESS once again reveals the band's dogged refusal to repeat themselves sonically - this time
Deejay Driller began working pubs and clubs in Adelaide in 1987. Since then he has played at Adelaide’s first warehouse parties in the very early 1990’s, and music festivals from the mid 90’s up to and including Future Music festival in 2013. Most recently he’s played to 50,000 footy fans on the ground at half time at Adelaide Oval.
The Timbers’ thumping rhythms and big misty mountain melodies will cast you away to a sweaty, smoky, melting-pot of folk, roots and Celtic bushman brassy punk. They rollick and hammer their way through live gigs with abundant energy and have become festival favourites throughout Australia.
This Adelaide based band has an infectious desire to take their audience
The HP are Krave Kemistry (production) and Steve Dedz (mc)
Big Beats, solid rhymes and party rhythms form the essence of Adelaides newest multitalented force that is Headphone Piracy.
Spearheaded by two brothers who have been making music together for over
The Various Nefarious bring together the danceable, the cheeky, the cute, and perhaps the jive and groove from another era back onto the streets with their unique roving and brash performances...Gypsy swing meets Americana, with a dash of the Eastern Bloc thrown in for good measure.
The Various Nefarious' spectrum of instruments keeps audiences on their tappy-toes!
Foot stomping Celtic, Roots and Folk mixed together in a melting pot of energy and musical flair. Irish born singer songwriter Joe Man Murphy’s musical style has expanded its horizons and travelled throughout South Eastern Australia playing with some of Australia’s finest guitarists: Daniel Champagne, Cal Williams Jnr and Vorn Doolette, to name a few.
THE WHOLIAS Latin fusion band combines Latin rhythms, rock and funk, in a unique rich blend. The Wholias music is a celebration of life, diversity and harmony. It includes original songs and adaptations of Latin music with lyrics in Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Fingers entwined and eyes locked in an impromptu pact at a train station, young girls Lucie Vano and Gloria Jung made a promise to each other and themselves.
They would make it as musicians.
Australia’s premier ‘east meets west’ electronic beat makers ‘Tijuana Cartel’ have a knack for blending layers of rich, intricate soundscapes with pulsating rhythms and luscious vocals to form an electronic beats tapestry that will cut through to your very soul.
Having clocked up a multitude of miles in their tour van, the 2015 Group Of The Year (Australian Blues Music Awards) has not only developed a reputation as one of the hardest working bands in the country but has also picked up a swag of acco¬lades along the way including Best Blues Album for their debut
A live electronic band with a mainstay focus positioned ﬁrmly at the danceﬂoor. You can't help but move to the infectious grooves, catchy melodies, lush chords and tribalistic beats. With inﬂuences from both the DJ booth and the live festival stage; think of a musical
Maggie Rutjens will probably break your heart with her lyrics charged with soul and vehement, and repair it with ambient melodies soft as Petrichor. Nobody is spared from the spell of her voice.
Lauded by Rip It Up as one of 2016’s most promising Adelaide based acts and with an EP in the making, Maggie Rutjens' music is gentle but complex with themes of conflict and introspection. Expect to get lost, then, maybe, found in this music.
Weezil began life late in 2015 as a side project for 7 friends working in various other ventures in Port Lincoln on the Eyre Peninsula. The group (formed in equal parts as a creative outlet and an excuse to drink beer and cook sausages on Saturdays) was originally planned only as a fun project, where free expression was the name of the game and no idea was
Max Savage blends mystic lyricism with rock and roll swagger to create a live show that moves effortlessly between country, blues and soul. Evoking landscape, memory and a sense of the profound, his songs are filled with tenderness, heartache and the bitterness of loss.