SOLAR - Saturday 12-2pm (click here for more)
Originally from Melbourne Solar is currently performing around the Sunshine Coast gaining a reputation for playing the guitar like a 'wild woman'. With European influences Solar blends a Middle Eastern feel with Soul and Blues. Solar takes her listeners on a journey around the world with her distinctive sounds and heart wrenching vocals. Her performances are a combination of highly energized guitar artistry, foot stomping rhythms and heartfelt melodies.
THE ACFIELDS duo, Sunday 12:30-2:30pm (click here for more)
Bound by two distinct voices that have obviously spent many a childhood car trip harmonizing with each other, sibling songsters Dan and Hannah Acfield have been aptly described as “the ying to each other’s yang” (Scene Magazine, 2012). Despite living in separate cities (Brisbane and Melbourne, respectively), the pair have left their previous solo careers behind and created a colourful blend of folk-pop and alt-country as ‘The Acfields’, and have been rewarded with groundswell and national acclaim.
Prior to their collaboration, success had certainly not bypassed The Acfields; both are accomplished songwriters and performers in their own right. Between them, Dan and Hannah had already released five solo EPs and toured both nationally and internationally. Hannah was described by Gotye to have “an expressive voice that engages you instantly”, and was nominated as a MusicOz finalist three years in a row, while Dan’s song ‘Red, Yellow and Blue’ was deemed by Triple J’s Alex Dyson to be “one excellent tune”, and earned him the spot of ‘Indie Act of the week’ on Rage.
“SOMETIMES two heads are better than one. So it proves for siblings Dan and Hannah Acfield” Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail
“Naturally charismatic performers” Jeremy Millar, Beat Magazine
“Blessed with a great deal of musical talent” Forte Magazine
RAYCHEL STONE - Saturday 12-2pm (click here for more)
The sound of Raychel Stone’s folk music produces certain stillness, with lyrical depth and truths that have the ability to stir ones dormant soul. After living abroad to record her debut full length record, this inspiring songstress has now returned to Australian shores.
MARK CRYLE and CARMEL NEWMAN - Sunday 12:30-2:30pm (click here for more)
Cryle has been acclaimed by music journalists as one of Australia’s leading songwriters. Mark’s work is held in such respect by his peers that he has recently been honoured by his musical community with a “tribute” cd on which other artists perform versions of his songs. I’ve Got a Heart adds to Mark’s canon of homegrown music - distinctly Australian, beautifully crafted and always insightful.
In 2006 Mark released Notches on the Wall, a collection of material which put him up front and solo as a singer-songwriter. This was followed in 2009 by House of Cards which combined powerful elegies to love and desire with documents of contemporary Australian life. Folk Alliance Australia voted it their CD of the Year for 2009. On Sideshow Alley (2011) Mark created a collection of complementary and contrasting musical gems, polished to perfection, which garnered rave reviews and ABC airplay.
Mark will be performing with Carmel Newman on fiddle, whistle and vocals, delivering musical narratives on his own and the nation’s past as well as familiar songs and tunes which have inspired him over the years.
CHRISTIAN PATEY, Saturday 12-2pm (click here for more)
HE’S a banjo playing, vege patch tending surfer and he wants you to join him for a nice cup of Sweet Summer Tea. Christian Patey, of Sunshine Coast band Rev Sunday fame, has released his first solo EP, recorded at Vault Studios. And over that cuppa he’s keen to share tales of life, love and the future. Sweet Summer Tea is a dreamy, acoustic treat, with the banjo the backdrop for Christian’s lyrics. Build Bridges Where the Rivers Are is super special. It’s an ode to pursuing your dreams, which features a kids’ chorus. The littlies have their entire future ahead of them. It’s a poignant reminder to always keep striving to achieve, no matter what the obstacles.
Christian Patey has recently been played on triple j national radio and local commercial station hot 91.1
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JAY BISHOFF, Sunday 12:30-2:30pm (click here for more)
One of Australia’s finest musicians, Jay Bishoff has played with some of our country’s best known musical artists. This Sunday's gig is truly not to be missed. See one of Australia's Legends at work!