BEK-JEAN STEWART, Saturday 12-2pm (click here for more)
Bek-Jean Stewart entered the Australian music scene in the early 90’s as songwriter and vocalist for Indie-pop band Eva Trout. Her band was signed by US label Trauma Records and toured both Australia and the United States over 1997-98. During that time her song, Beautiful South received significant radio play and the band appeared on GNW, VH1 and numerous US TV programs.
Bek-Jean has a powerful narrative style. Inspired by storytellers of a personal nature, Bek-Jean drew her early influences from the likes of Neil Young, Leonard Cohen and Aimee Mann.
In a similar vein to these foundational exemplars, Bek-Jean employs rich and beautiful melodies to tell stories of loss, love and redemption. The spirited, and at times joyous, style of her music often starkly contradicts the depth of content contained in the emotional landscape portrayed by her words.
She uses her music as a vehicle to communicate her realities and intimate connections with the world around her, but also to tell stories that each and every person can relate to in some way or another.
“This woman is a hidden gem. She is poetic, full of heart and has the amazing gift to move people with her astonishing songwriting.” (Jim Cain, Urban Wire).
MO' SWAGGER TRIO, Sunday 12:30-2:30pm (click here for more)
Describing their sound as a smooth blend of funk, soul, blues and rock, Mo Swagger are heading back to the BoHo. Led by the dolce vocals of lead singer Jess, Mo Swagger trio is completed with Dwiggy on guitar and Dyon playing saxophone. Influenced by greats such as Ben L’Oncle Soul, Amy Winehouse, Allen Stone and Adele, the band attract a strong legion of followers who are enamoured by their stage presence, energy and ability to engage an audience. “We love sharing our appreciation of all types of music with everyone and always put 100% into every performance. We genuinely love performing together and hope that we are able to spread that positive energy over our audience”.
WANDERING EYES (duo), Saturday 12-2pm (click here for more)
From Byron Bay, Australia comes a sound fusion on a level never before seen or heard. Imagine an up-beat, fee-good vibe that incorporates catchy hooks, dance-floor-fling, reggae grooves, sweet guitar licks, a slice of saxophone and some perfectly paced conscious New Zealand hip hop. Wandering Eyes have an important message to share with the people of the world. Their lyrical content covers a broad spectrum of subjects including love, happiness, global and systemic transformation, sovereignty, conscious expansion and the easily relatable struggles of everyday life.
JON WHITTEN, Sunday 12:30-2:30pm (click here for more)
‘Professional acoustic guitarist and vocalist’
Jon has been entertaining crowds across SE Qld for over 15 years in bands, duos and as a soloist. His unique acoustic approach to classic hits from the 60’s through to today’s chart topping hits keeps the punters yelling for more.
He has had classical vocal training and is a consummate guitarist, this combines to give a powerful and top quality performance that will be remembered. With over 300 songs in his song list and more being added, he has a repertoire to provide hours of constant entertainment for the most demanding venues, commercial or private.
Jon has performed in some of the most popular and successful venues all around Australia. Jon also has recorded an originals CD and is constantly touring having shared the stage with the likes of Diesel and Daryl Braithwaite.
This is going to be a super FUN arvo!
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.
SUE BOND Jazz Trio, Sunday 12:30-2:30pm (click here for more)
Every song that Sue sings is delivered with a fine understanding of the complete heart & soul of the music and lyrics. Together with her jazz band, Sue has opened for artists such as Jackson Brown, Kate Cebrano & Spandau Ballet.