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.
Playing a catchy collection of songs from the 1930s till now. Jugblues, jazzblues, bluesblues, ragblues, soulblues and sillyblues. The Blue Skillet Rovers are accomplished local musicians who love playing good time acoustic blues. With their unique style and foot stomping tunes, The Blue Skillet Rovers are sure to keep you smiling.
Byron Bay based folk/indie pop four piece The Lucky Wonders have made a huge entrance onto the Australian music scene in the short time since they formed, with a trail of rave reviews left in the wake of their album Thirteen O’Clock, two singles in the semifinals of the International Songwriting Competition and mammoth touring efforts.
Songwriters Emma Royle and WAMI Award winner Jessie Vintila first came together to create live music for puppet show Puppets Break Out, playing an 11 show season in the 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival. The collaboration was such a success they were inspired to pursue it head-on, and formed the core of The Lucky Wonders.