AYLA, Saturday 12-2pm (click here for more)
Singer/songwriter Ayla draws inspiration from Ella Fitzgerald through to Joni Mitchell, and is likened to Norah Jones, Sara Blasko, Missy Higgins and Lorde. She pens meaningful lyrics and sings with pure, rich, and honey-smooth tones. She has a distinctively jazz-like quality to her voice, though her lyrics are more suited to the folk/pop genre. She released her first EP in 2011. A incredibly talented young artist!
NICE VERDES, Sunday 12:30-2:30pm (click for more)
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. They 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.
HANNAH CHEETHAM, Saturday 12-2pm (click here for more)
Hannah has a voice which will warm you right down to your soul.
Her sweet melodies are at home on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland.
All her life Hannah has had an exuberant enthusiasm for creativity and music, letting her imagination take her to new places.
Having taken singing lessons from when she was a child, Hannah has a strong vocal capacity which enables her to sing anything that she desires – even a beautiful Mozart Aria!
Hannah has begun to tap into her poetic creativity and has started writing her own music, her first single is to be released this year.
ROBYN BROWN (Jazz Trio), Sunday 12:30-2:30pm (click here for more)
Among the most respected jazz singers in Queensland today, Robyn has delighted audiences and impressed critics with her warmth, grace and natural ability to ‘feel’ and interpret the music. Inspired by the early jazz and blues greats such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holliday and with a love of the passion in gospel and blues music, her heartfelt renditions of jazz and blues standards convey subtle moods and tell a story as she sings. From a sultry ballad, to a jumping swing, a latin groove to a romping scat solo, every note is delivered with passion and grace and draws the audience in to the story.
Robyn is a vocalist who is truly a member of the band and plays off the musicians as they all share in the joy of discovery and creativity in their improvisation.
Based on the Sunshine Coast, she is a regular performer at festivals and jazz clubs and has performed nationwide with national and international jazz stars. As well as leading her own bands, writing, performing and recording music she is also actively involved in the disability community and has occasional public speaking roles representing Carers and people with disabilities. These experiences have contributed to her passion for life which comes through in her music.
More than the music, it is Robyn’s smooth elegance, her warmth and passion, her feeling and heart that moves you and leaves its mark on your soul.
LEE HARDISTY, Saturday 12-2pm (click here for more)
Lee's music is warm and heartfelt. With a passion for improvisation and a palette of sounds including saxophones, flutes, guitars, kalimba, ukulele and keys, Lee's approach to the one man show is definitely worth a listen.
He is an acclaimed multi-instrumentalist who has been touring the world with music for the past 15 years. His music is honest and lovingly heartfelt, focussed around his great love of his wife, his daughters, his garden and his community.
DAVID FLOWER AND CAROLINE TRENGOVE, Sunday 12:30-2:30pm (click for more)
Take the trademark excitable vocals, guitar feels and harmonica hooks of David, combine the award winning multi instrumental skills of Caroline on violin, viola, flute and her gorgeous voice and see this duo shine with undeniable talent and originality wowing audiences where ever they play. Caroline played in the much loved folk trio 'Jigzag' for over ten years and has now penned her first beautiful solo album 'The Time Garden' receiving outstanding reviews. David fronts the 'David Flower Band ' (which Caroline features in) and has three popular releases all with regular airplay on ABC and JJJ and recently was the official voice of the Sunshine coast with his song 'Ride my wave' chosen for the worldwide tourism campaign in 2010-2012.