Hailing from the hills of Nimbin Bo Kaan is Australia’s most famous undiscovered musician.
CC the Cat are an anthem pumping, drum and bass-heavy, brass-blowing, booty-shaking, eye-popping reggae-funk-soul explosion fronted by sexy soul diva Claire Cottone (aka CC), whose powerful soul voice ranges from gutsy depths to soaring heights and has blown the heads off many audiences and won her many fans across her expansive performing career.
CC’s addictive songs push genre boundaries from reggae, ska and dancehall to funk and soul, acoustic rock and twist of jazz, making the live show a journey across a mesmerising mash of musical planes. CC the Cat have toured Australia tirelessly for the past 7 years and have produced some of Australia’s most epic roots recordings on an independent level.
Andy Holm’s 13th Album release is a beautiful mix of tribal, classical and world music. Jacquelina Wills’ tribal voices will move the listener to spaces far beyond our horizons.
Muliti-award winner Andy Holm lives in the creative community of Byron Bay, Australia and also composes music for film and documentaries.
He is also well known for his energetic live performances between Australia, Singapore and Europe.
Kerrianne Cox is powerful singer-songwriter from Beagle Bay in Western Australia. She has toured widely around Australia and toured USA and South Africa and appeared in the musical Bran Nue Dae in 1996. Kerrianne was nominated in the Deadly Awards for Best Emerging Artist (1998) and Best Female Artist (1999, 2000, 2001), winning in 2001. She won a WAMi in 1997 as Best Indigenous Artist Of The Year and in 2002 she received another nomination. In 2000 she was NAIDOC’s Female Artist Of The Year.
Sydney duo Telegraph Tower take their cue from various sources. Immediately noticeable is a debt to folk-influenced artists of the late 1960s, as well as a host of today’s most powerful singer-songwriters. A poetic sensibility combined with intuitive instrumental support serves to produce a sound that is provocative yet pretty. Theirs is a delicately balanced, if slightly unkempt, aesthetic.
A hopeful girl raised on country, now an optimistic, youthful lady living a soulful, pop-inspired musical lifestyle. Her sound brings pleasure to those who get a little excited over the clear tone of Jewel and the soulful sexiness of Corrine Bailey Rae, floating over a diverse range of genres delivered with a passionate performance; from youthful, pop, singer-songwriter to more recently incorporating a touch of roots and folk-ish grooves, melodically soulful hooks and conscious lyrics.
Bill uses foot percussion, lap slide and open tuned guitars, and a combination of finger picking and bassline driven rhythm that snakes and rattles around songs both evocative and passionate. The result is a repertoire of engaging and exciting material that runs the gamut from folk to funk, from hillbilly to hip hop and beyond.
Lez Karski has been the unique soul/blues guitar and vocal style of The Foreday Riders, Hippos, Bondi Cigars, Donkeys, and Nervous Investors. He’s also the preferred sideman for visiting US Blues artists. The late great Johnny Johnson, Chris Cain, Kenny ‘Blues Boss’ Wayne, Diunna Greenleaf, Barbara Blue and Kyla Brox have all chosen Lez as guitar man for their Oz tours. A regular at the Bridgetown and Narooma Blues festivals, Lez played at the Byron Bay Festival with the Bondi Cigars and later with Johnny Johnson. He also represented Australia at Poland’s ‘Thanks Jimi’ guitar festival while touring Europe with ‘the
Nervous Investors’. ‘Dog Holiday’ screened on ABC TV’s ‘Live at the Basement’ featured Lez’s songs performed with former Sydney band mates. Lez has just relocated from W.A. where he was a founding member of the Albany Blues Club and their house band, ‘Mooseknuckle’. Now based in the Northern Rivers, he performs with his own ‘Lez Karski Band’. THE LEZ KARSKI BAND The name may not be familiar to all reading this, but I am sure you have heard of the bands he has created, the Hippos, the
Bondi Cigars and more recently the Nervous Investors in WA.