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.
“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.
The Lyrical (Karl Smith) has become a rising star of the music scene in Brisbane. The Sunshine State capital has always been a hotbed for new talent in a variety of genres and the acoustic/hip-hop/reggae scene is now no exception to that tradition. Following in the footsteps of Ben Harper, Bob Marley, Michael Franti and Xavier Rudd, The Lyrical reflects the ingenuity and musical aptitude it takes to be a great artist. The “Unique blend of beat-boxing meshed with folk guitar and socially conscious lyrics – City News” is fast becoming one of those artists who demand your attention.
The Lyrical has toured Australia, released an EP (If I Was Earth) and a very well received self-titled album, “The Lyrical” to critical acclaim. He has opened for Everlast, Pete Murray and Dallas Frasca, shared the stage and played with the likes of Leon Mobley of The Innocent Criminals, Toni Childs, Evil Eddie of Butterfingers and Jac Stone, rocked festivals such as Bluesfest, Big Day Out, Red Deer Festival, Caloundra Music Festival, Island Vibes Festival, Festival Of The Sun, Valley Fiesta & Caxton Seafood Festival. The Lyrical has also had great radio and online success hitting No.1 five times on Triple J’s Unearthed and No.3 WORLDWIDE on ReverbNation.com in an online poll for Breakthrough Artist 2011.
The Perries are a five piece band from the Sunny Coast trying to put a groove in your step and have a good time doing it. They’re reggae rock and roll fusion sourced from many inspirations such as The Cat Empire, Saskwatch, Caravana Sun and many more and its clearly evident in the flowing horn lines and groovy melodies performed from this young group. With many years ahead of them this band has their eyes set for big things.
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.
Residing in Cairns in FNQ, The Montgomery Brothers are something very special. Led by Ukulele & Guitar virtuoso, 20 year old Ryo Montgomery accompanied by this bunch of school kids….yes, school kids play with a maturity that is usually associated with artists who have decades of experience.
This will simply leave you breathless… a must see.
The Montgomery Brothers are an exciting, frightening, gorgeous Blues Band.
Exciting, because they hold an audience in the palm of their hand. Frightening, because three of them are 16 and one them 20, and they must be gorgeous because the audience stands transfixed as they perform on stage.
Ryo Montgomery the 20 year old leader of the band comes from Cairns and spent much of his early life haunting the back stage area of Johno’s Blues Bar listing to and learning from the best international acts in the business. He has spent most of the past year as a headline artist at festivals in California, Hawaii, Korea and Japan. He is known around the World as a virtuoso Ukulele player and fingerpicking Guitarist. Since his childhood he has developed a deep love for the Blues and guides his band through a succulent, and fiery show that is hard to top.
Having sold out countless shows with blustering horns, party-fuelled rhythms and rocking roots bass-lines, Watussi are back to remind you not to forget.
Lead by charismatic Columbian ex-pat, Oscar Jimenez, Watussi are a well-traveled troupe of Latino-tinged roots rockers. Having toured through Asia, playing in South Korea and Japan, the band also made their first trip to South America in 2010, where they were honoured with an invitation to play at the celebrated four-yearly Festival Iberoamericano de Teatro in Colombia, where they became the first Australian band ever to perform.
Their 2008 ARIA-nominated debut album Tequila, Sangre y Fuego was hailed a work of genius. It earned them a series of accolades and found its way into the hands of Brian Eno, who handpicked the band to perform at the Sydney Opera House in 2009 as part of his curation for the inaugural Vivid LIVE festival.
2011 saw Watussi teaming up with some musical idols, as they toured the country with latin rock legend Santana and recorded a colaboration with New Orleans blues pianist Jon Cleary. 2012 has seen the Afrocolombian octet continue the trend, with their sold out Australia Day double bill with New York based Cuban master percussionist Pedro Martinez as part of this year’s acclaimed Sydney Festival program. In 2013 they celebrated they celebrated their 8th Anniversary with a massive sold out show at The Standard in Sydney and just after their lead singer Oscar Jimenez supported spanish superstar Manu Chao.
This year the band will be part of the Caloundra Music Festival and have plans to release a new single with collaborations of well known artist to be announced. There is no doubt this troupe from Sydney have become legends in their own town and will keep bringing audiences together to enjoy their explosive shows and new afrolatin sound.