After releasing his 4 part EP collection; ‘I Am Forgetting The End Again’, recorded around the world over multiple years, Kim has been touring all over Australia, searching out brilliant and beautiful places to perform the full body of work. Kim has also completed a solar powered camper van stage that he converts to put on concerts anywhere he likes!
‘There are so many nooks and crannies of this beautiful country we get to call home, and since building the camper van stage I’m just super keen to explore and discover all those gorgeous little secrets’.
Hear songs from his travels to record in Berlin, Vancouver Island, Devon and the Blue Mountains and a beautiful night of stories and sonic adventures while Kim travels Australia-wide in search of the perfect backdrop for ‘I Am forgetting The End Again’.
Sahara Beck writes straight-up full pelt pop, but with a twist. Hailing from the Sunshine Coast, Sahara Beck has earned a reputation as an arresting performer with a voice like no other.
She has toured with the likes of The Rubens, Bishop Briggs and Ball Park Music and graced Festival stages such Blues Fest, The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Adelaide Fringe and Woodford Folk Festival.
In 2019 she placed 3rd in the prestigious Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition for her track “Here We Go Again” and had multiple placings in the International Songwriting Competition and the Nashville based Unsigned Find.
She has won numerous Qld Music Awards and recently won the Carol Lloyd Award – affording Sahara the opportunity to record an album with Konstantin Kersting, which she looks forward to releasing in the not too distant future.
A formidable nine-piece hell-bent on good times, armed with trumpets, trombones, saxophones, drums, the mighty sousaphone and the massive presence of Roman MC, Bullhorn have whipped audiences into a frenzy at venues and festivals throughout Australia and the Pacific. Combining virtuosic musicianship, crazy arrangements, catchy grooves and upbeat rhythms, they are an acoustic force of nature – high energy, live and real.
Electrik Lemonade is a merry band of funklords that play a repertoire of funk, hip hop, blues, soul and dance music that could only be fathered by the likes of Captain Planet. Each member brings their own slice of Earth, Fire, Wind, Water and Lovin’ in the live show, culminating in a whirlwind of explosive energy that comes with a tidal warning as the crowd uncontrollably burst into a wave of dance and good vibes.
Critically acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills. Prolific and accomplished musicians, Hussy Hicks have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 12 years with six studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1,000 live shows under their belts, from Australia’s biggest blues, roots and folk festivals to multiple successful overseas tours.
Digging deep into the depths of African rhythms and melodies, and influenced by international club music from Lagos to New York, DIGITAL AFRIKA is pushing the frontiers of live dance floor orientated Afro House in Australia and beyond. Their music incorporates multi-instrumentation, MPC sequences, live African percussion and Digital/Analog production. The duo’s live show is an original and dynamic synergy of digital sequences alongside high energy African percussion and dance.
From the streets and tapas bars of Spain and bustling Japanese live music venues, to Australian festivals, bars and restaurants, Felicity Lawless has delighted many diverse audiences with her journey through sound and emotion. Her music is characterised by a flashy, Spanish guitar style, soaring vocal melodies and hypnotic rhythms. Felicity performs with an energy that elevates and inspires while infusing her crowds with enthusiasm and joy. Having honed her craft busking around Australia with nothing more than her guitar to feed her, it is little wonder that she has learned to capture and enchant audiences with virtuosity & sincerity.
Canberra born artist Michael Simic has built a substantial recording and touring career over 20 years under his moniker of Mikelangelo. He has released 11 independent albums and performed sold out shows at music venues, theatres, and majors arts and music festivals through Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, Canada and the US.
His work has been widely acclaimed, with consistent four and five star reviews in The Age, Sydney Morning Herald, Time Out (UK), The Scotsman (UK), La Presse (Canada) and many more.
He has won Best Artist at the Brighton Festival (UK), and Best Group with Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen at Edinburgh Festival (UK), Brighton Festival (UK) and the Green Room awards (AUS). He has been three times nominated for Best Male Artist at The Age/Music Victoria awards alongside artists such as Paul Kelly, Archie Roach and Gotye, and nominated for a Helpmann award for Best Music for the Kate Mulvany play Masquerade.
Now based in Majors Creek NSW with his wife Rose and their daughter Sunny, he splits his time between being a husband and father, a writer and performer, and a mentor and champion of local music.
In a time where garage rock has spent years at the forefront of Australian Music, the youthful, self-produced Teenage Dads stand alone with their unique, charming indie-pop sound, and have been winning over audiences and musicians alike with their memorable songwriting, electrifying live shows and quirky charisma. In their effort to bring something new to Australian Music, the four high school friends from the Mornington Peninsula combine a variety of musical elements from international acts in their songs. Their infectious melodies, intricate synth lines, hooky guitars and punchy drums can be compared to the likes of Phoenix and The Strokes. Meanwhile, their music is reminiscent of the way colourful pioneers The Beach Boys brought unconventional chords and structure to a popular setting. True to their style, Teenage Dads are completely self operational and produce, record and mix all of their music.
Rusty & The Saint
Long-time musical acquaintances finally come together on stage to present an eclectic selection of contemporary folk-influenced songs that will appeal to a wide audience. Rusty is Russell Churcher and The Saint is David De Santi. They debuted at the 2017 Illawarra Folk Festival with a swag of songs from the likes of Richard Thompson, Mark Knopfler, Guy Clark and Lyle Lovett.
Country/folk outfit Famous Will create a soulful and catchy brand of music. Front man Will Gardiner created the band in 2014 after writing a plethora of songs inspired by Crowded House & Jackson Browne. From touring Australia & New Zealand in a campervan and playing every venue possible along the way, Famous Will have put down the hard yards from the beginning which has led to opportunities such as supporting acts such as of Thirsty Merc, Wendy Matthews, Ross Wilson, Glenn Shorrock and more.
The Water Runners
Take one part bluegrass, one part trad folk and a dash of country. Mix in great story-telling, catchy tunes, tight harmonies, strong musicianship and an engaging stage show and you have The Water Runners! Voted Best Band in the 2020 National Australian Busking Championships and finalists in 2021 Australian Folk Music People’s Choice award, their songs will move you with stirring tales and carry you along South Coast trails. Come along on the journey.
Engaging, emotional and witty, Kay is an indie-folk singer-songwriter with a remarkably agile,honest, soul-bearing voice and a wry, dry-ice sense of humour. With a live performance style that is much like being invited into her lounge room, her songs are truly stories set to melody, by turns relatable, humorous and heartbreaking. Creating an intimacy between audience and performer through vulnerability, Kay’s live show is likely to leave you wondering whether all of the songs were about you.
Minnie Marks is not just some blazingly electrified guitar playing freak of nature. She is also a rare and triple threat: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Relentlessly gigging across the globe, equipped with an old Goldtop in her hands and a revolutionary Farmer Foot Drum at her feet; Marks consistently pushes musical limits with her mind-blowing, dynamic guitar wizardry and her insanely powerful voice, that roars out her truth through song as if her own life depended on it. And, if that’s not enough, simultaneously, creates bone marrow shaking grooves with spare limbs on her Foot Drum kit. Finally all three beasts are married together to forge a mammoth sized wall of sound.
From winning the world renowned ‘Bluesfest Busking Competition’ in 2011, to taking out the People’s Choice Award’ at both Blues At Bridgetown and Nannup Music Festival, plus earning the winning place of ‘Best Guitarist’ for the Open Arms Festival competition, Marks is no stranger on the block.
Cass is a modern soul singer with a sound that embodies old-school cool with bold sexy optimism. Her sound takes its cue from a vintage sonic swagger a-la Amy Winehouse, but she’d be just as much at home drinking martinis with Andra Day, Brittany Howard and Nancy Sinatra at her favourite lounge bar in LA.
From Melbourne’s back alley bars to Australia’s major Festivals (Gympie Muster, Echuca Winter Blues, Tamworth CMF) award winning Julian James is loved by folk and blues audiences all over Australia, with his whiskey drenched sound as much at home in 2021 as it would have been blaring out of the wireless in 1921.