Get in FAST for Music Festival tickets If you’re planning on heading to this year’s Caloundra Music Festival and haven’t bought tickets yet, HOP TO IT ! Festival Director Richie Eyles said this Saturday was already a sell-out, but ticket…
A five-piece rare alternative/folk outfit, sticking to their southern stomp roots. Their journey is to develop and spread an Australian folk/roots sound, never to be pigeon holed. Fuelled by fiddle and strong rhythm their music is bound to invoke! An exciting year looms for The Settlement in 2015, with constant festival gigging, and the release of their debut album.
"The Chontia Trio are a dynamic lineup that plays contemporary, acoustic folk, rock and blues. Chontia Robinson, Parris Macleod (Grand Piano) and Nik Davey (Double Bass) are the Chontia Robinson Trio. Singer/Songwriter/Guitarist Chontia is blessed with powerful edgy vocals. The trio have recently recorded and release there first album, "Silence Broken" Silence Broken is an album of beautifully crafted and emotive songs with masterful musicianship". The album is available through www.ihearmusic.com. Chontia has performed at many festivals throughout Australia including the last 3 Woodford festivals with Andrew Clermonts supper Club. Before arriving on the Sunshine Coast she was one of the hardest working and most booked solo performers in Sydney and the Central Coast. Chontia is fast becoming recognised as an extremely talented and exiting singer songwriter within the music industry. Here songs are delightfully written and convey a message of love,hope and unity. She has a stunning voice which is pitch perfect. She takes the audience on a journey with her amazing versatility and dynamics..... ..emotional and angelic pulling at heart strings through to her powerhouse songs,soulful, bluesy and infectious.
Australian musician with blues, funk, roots and reggae influences. His songwriting and performing ride on his catchy acoustic guitar feels and grooves along with his exciting dynamic vocals, harmonica hooks and a good dose of wah wah on top. Add some conga rhythms, violin, flute, drums, harmonies and its always a good time with the "Flower band" as they hit the stage in soulful style, entertaining and beautifully spontaneous with a fun and humorous banter between them. David has three releases to date and a new single. 2015 sees david touring from Tasmania to Black Mountain, Europe to Vietnam travelling with his songs high in rhythm and groove, a sound emanating coastal living in Australia and most of all good to dance to.
Mustered Courage’s steady rise and insatiable work ethic caught the attention of Lost Highway Records (Universal Music Australia) who went on to sign them to a worldwide record deal. While the ink dried, the two celebrated their new relationship by releasing a rootsy cover of Seal’s iconic “Kiss From a Rose” with the original instrumental B-side “Candle Creek.” These two tracks showcase the best of a sound that has Rhythms Magazine raving, “The four-part harmonies are right on the money. And the string picking, whether lightning fast or mellow and relaxed, is incendiary.” While the former received praise from Seal, himself, “Candle Creek” further cemented the band’s place in the alt-country music scene by bringing home the Golden Guitar for Instrumental of the Year at the 2015 awards.
Casey’s music has made an impact around the world. He’s had hits in Europe, written songs in America, appeared in a top-rating TV show in Australia, and played alongside many international stars including both Mariah Carey and Bryan Adams. Casey started his singing career in his home state of Tasmania, before relocating to the Gold Coast, which he now calls home. Casey’s songs are honest and heartfelt. The emotions are genuine. This was evident on his previous album ‘Jet Trails’, released September 2012 and spawned a string of well received singles. This album was Casey’s first association with Aussie hit-maker Rick Price (Not a Day Goes By, Heaven Knows) after a chance meeting in Nashville led the pair to become life long friends and songwriting partners.
Dear Willow is a solo project from 21 year old Sunshine Coast singer-song writer EmJ France. The name comes from when she was little and used to look at her reflection, and she would see a girl much braver than herself, so she would call her Willow, the girl that EmJ wanted to be. Based on blues, folk and acoustic music, her music is filled with rich harmonies and melodies that make you sing along. EmJ has been singing and songwriting since she could talk, often being made to sing at any family gathering. After being involved in numerous choirs and vocal groups, EmJ took her love for music further by teaching herself guitar from age fourteen. She has since been involved in local song writing competitions and community performances. After school, EmJ pursued her love of music and began to play music professionally at local bars, restaurants and cafes, as well as local charity gigs. She also completed a Diploma of Music at the Sunshine Coast Tafe in 2014. EmJ has been focusing on original song writing in the last few yeara, growing her love for folk/indie music featuring rich melodic content and catchy lyrics. Dear Willow�s music is influenced by The Jezebels, Gabrielle Aplin, Thelma Plum, Fleetwood Mac and City and Color. Recent highlights for Dear Willow include winning the Bulcock Busking Festival and playing at The Caloundra Music Festival, opening numerous events around the Sunshine Coast including Eumundi Goes Acoustic at The Green Room and The Festival of Music at The Kings Beach Tavern, opening for Boy in the Moon's EP launch and countless gigs throughout the year. Dear Willow has plans to release a single in late March/early April since recording at Heliport Studios and is currently working on film clips to be released as well. She also plans to record and release an EP later in 2015. Catch her live around the place playing on bigger events and venues around South East Queensland in the coming months. For any further information contact David Dean from Hostile Entertainment on 0418466623
Where many have come and gone this staunchly independent artist (Kathy McCabe), continues delivering authentic, original music- in her own indomitable style, and on her own terms. With influences ranging from Joni Mitchell to Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain, Anaid's acoustic songs have always been recorded with a progressive rock sound; forthcoming release My Queen is no exception. With 5 ARIA nominations, accolades long and gracious, chart topping success and countless performances, our rebellious songstress and truly talented singer / songwriter (The Music Network), who is also an activist and mum to Stone, is a favourite of the Aussie music scene.
Allday is leading a new era in Hip Hop for Australia. Having dropped out of art school to focus full time on music, he successfully lived off stolen sachets of microwave rice for months on end. Oh, and managed to drop multiple mixtapes, slide into triple j’s world famous Hottest 100 Poll with ‘So Good’, debut an EP at #1 on the AIR chart (and #18 in the ARIA Charts), and play a whole bunch of sold out shows and festivals around Australia. Which brings us to 2014, where the first two singles from Allday’s debut album, ‘Right Now’ and ‘You Always Know the DJ”, have found a place on the airwaves and into the hearts of many. Sold out national tours, supports for Lily Allen, and huge festival spots have ensued. Allday’s debut album “Startup Cult” is a blend of broad influences and personal stories. Thousands joined the cult and helped Allday debut at #3 on the ARIA Album Charts, and #1 on iTunes Hip Hop Charts. A massive national tour sold out within days, months ahead of the shows themselves. The album was nominated at the AIR Awards as one of the best hip hop releases of the year, and won the hip hop category at the Fowler’s Live Awards. With a swag of summer festivals to come, US College Radio picking up on Allday and the album sitting the CMJ charts, Allday’s cult is spreading far…
"The Kitty Kats"... Bringing booty back! Three of the Sunshine Coast's most loved performers have united to form the all-female powerhouse trio, "The Kitty Kats". With inspiring and electrifying songs, and incredible five piece band, they are proud to be "bringing booty back". Featuring renowned performers Michelle Brown, Renae Suttie and Susanne Campbell, "The Kitty Kats" will have you dancing, crying, singing, and laughing out loud.