Since forming in 2006, Julz Parker and Leesa Gentz have forged their own, very unique way into the global music scene. Fearlessly independent, the genre-defying Hussy Hicks have followed a trail of possibilities, random twists and turns and discovered a musical world all of their own. Their influences are drawn from family record collections of old skool blues and country, and from their travels, combining a distinctly Australian roots edge with European gypsy guitar, Arabic rhythms and optimistic social commentaries.
Nice Verdes are Sally and Jesse who have been performing since first meeting at a peace march in Vancouver in 2003. They have performed and toured Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Europe and Guatemala and have studied music and dance in Cuba, India, West Africa and Colombia, continually honing their craft.
Nice Verdes are always on some kind of adventure in search of new inspiration and music. Nice Verdes have swung in a hammock on a boat down the Amazon, hiked up mountains in the Andes, lived in a shack in West Africa with no electricity, danced in the desert at a rain dance, seen an Orisha ceremony in Cuba, bathed in ancient thermal baths in Budapest, slept under the stars in the middle of Australia, gardened on the slopes of the Mediterranean, swum in the Ganges, planted palms in the jungles of Costa Rica, enjoyed Tango in Argentina, caught numerous planes, boats, bicycles and hitchhiked to play festivals and shows around the world.
Nice Verdes have released two albums, ‘succulence’ in 2008 and ‘brontosaurus’ in 2014. The music of Nice Verdes is uplifting and sunny original indie world. Inspired by the music’s of the world, Cuba, Colombia. Africa, Europe and Latin America, they play combinations of Cuban tres, accordions, ukulele, guitar, harmonica and vocals. They have always been drawn to collaborating with artists from all countries and they enjoy most of all the parties and festivals that celebrate a strong sense of community and equality in diversity.
SamMurri consist of Multi-instrumentalists & virtuoso Double Bass, they perform themes for dreams, scenes from a rain forest using their extensive skills & artistry. They travail thru all genres of musical expression, utilising modern electronics & ancient harmonies to express quiet calm or rapturous indignation – they play how they feel – improvisation being the main ingredient in their always original performance.
The Melting Couches was formed by a group of friends who love playing music together. They hail from the hills and valleys of the Norther Rivers and beyond. They are proud of their identity and proud of their country, their music will make your world shift in all directions. Come along and check them out.
A beautiful collision of divergent music styles resulting in music you can connect with. Jay grew up in a family deeply rooted in traditional folk music whilst Sadie has been a singer of jazz, blues, soul, world & roots music. Sadie & Jay play beautiful songs sung with earthy and soaring harmonies accompanied by intricate finger style playing. Their repertoire of originals and eclectic covers include moving ballads, humorous ditties & high paced musical romps.
The Romaniacs original music has been inspired by Gypsy, Folk, Latin, Celtic, Spanish and Eastern roots grooves. Their songs have been described as energetic, rootsy feel good music for the Heart and Soul. The band members are all uniquely talented, experienced career musicians with impressive bio’s. Playing a mix of originals and selected custom-arranged covers they harmonise to create a distinctive sound. The Romaniacs are a Channon Market favourite and have won over many audiences with their unique Style.
Flaming Bongos! It’s the Samba-Blisstas! With their wild whacky costumes and riotous red rhythms, this silly syncopated street troupe will leave you sweaty and screaming for more! Carnival drumming is inspired and modelled on the Brazilian form of samba street Percussion.The group consists of many colourful members from the local community: Midwives, Teachers, Students, Travellers, Lawyers, Farmers, Bank Clerks, Parents, ex-Musicians etc.
What started as casual Sunday arvo jam sessions between a few old mates has now evolved into one of The Channon’s latest and greatest musical projects. The Ruff Scales are an eight piece band who will not only get you dancing or singing along but will put on an energy packed three hours of pure fun.
With a broad range of influences from Elvis to Jagger, the guitar sounds of sixties’ surf to seventies’ punk, from Clapton to the Kinks or from Cocker to Creedence. Whether it’s the vibe of Woodstock or the soul of Memphis or anything in between this band has been described as the ‘real deal with amazing feel’. With sublime sax and soulful harmonica, throw in a blend of harmonies with classic guitar, flute and one of the hottest rhythm sections this side of Terania Creek!
From the North Coast of New South Wales comes Alt-Country sensation Doot. With their roots in the wide open plains of Australia, paired with well-travelled ears, Doot deliver a sound that is both classic and original, familiar yet surprising, rocking and rootsy, heartfelt and feel-good.
Doot is a veritable Who’s Who of Australian Country Music musicians, having individually worked with some of Australia’s biggest names including Troy Cassar-Daley, Graeme Connors, The Flood, Melinda Schneider, Paul Kelly, Nick Barker and Felicity Urquart, to name a few.
Doot is: Dave Irving– vocals and acoustic guitar, Paul Agar– pedal steel, electric guitar, and backing vocals. Alan Brooker– double bass, Scott Hills-drums and backing vocals.
Luke is well known on the NSW North Coast and beyond as a warm, personable, professional and inspirational performer. He has played over 1700 gigs in Australia, Austria, Denmark, Sweden and Finland. Luke is a multi award winning artist. He won the ‘Australian’ category and Best Live Performance at the 2010 Australian Songwriter’s Association Awards, and the ‘Australian’ category at the 2013 Australian Songwriter’s Association Awards.