Kim is a singer/songwriter from the Byron Bay area. She released her debut album late June 2014 - ‘State Of Bliss’, which was recorded at Studios 301 at Byron. She recorded with Thierry Fossemalle (The Whitlams, Grace Knight) on bass, Dave Sanders (Grace Knight) on drums, Paul Appelkamp (aka Lionheir) on electric guitar and the legendary Steve Russell on keys, with production/engineering by ARIA-nominated Anthony Lycenko.
Three of the songs from her album have already been included in the independent radio stations airplay list, being played nationwide, and she has also been aired on ABC local radio. Her CD is for sale through her website: www.kimbanffy.com.au website, but also on CD Baby. She has also been approached by radio promotions people in the US.
Kim’s songs attract an audience that appreciates meaningful lyrics and interesting melodies. Her music is reminiscent of 60s-70s singer/songwriter style. Kim’s songs have been compared by other musicians to Joni Mitchell and her voice to Joni Mitchell meets Karen Carpenter. She has been dubbed ‘The Poets’ songwriter’ for her ability to build evocative word pictures with my lyrics. Her use of metaphor is particularly beautiful. Her music appeals to a wide age-range.
Musically, Kim has a depth of experience singing four and five part acapella harmonies in a wide variety of musical genres from the age of 14.
She has eclectic musical tastes, and experience, which influence her writing of melodies, and interesting rhythm and time signature choices. There are definite classical and jazz influences evident. More contemporary influences she mentions are Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne, Tom Waits, Suzanne Vega and Carole King.
A lifetime interest in language, rhyme, metre and the devices of poetry ensure that her lyrics are well-crafted. Her use of metaphor is particularly beautiful.
This is an artist best appreciated in venues where you could hear a pin drop. You will want to hear the lyrics of these songs, and to appreciate Kim’s tuneful use of melody. Kim's life experience shows in songs of melody, substance and maturity.
Kim is currently on tour of the NSW & south-east Qld coast.
Rachel has been performing in and around the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane venues for over 15 years. Her favourite artists are an eclectic collection.
From classic Janis Joplin to the pop rock of Alanis Morrisette and Sheryl Crowe, the almost folky Jewel, and even English songstress Beth Orton is on the list.
While she’s just as at home out front of a full band, her true love is performing up close and personal - either solo, or as part of a duo or trio.
Rachel unplugged is exactly that; acoustic guitar with no drum machine or computer.
Rachel’s rich honey vocals have earned her many few fans of her own. Her broad contemporary repertoire makes her perfect for a wide range of live performances.
Rachael and Mal are a fab duo; it will be an afternoon to remember.
An accomplished vocalist and guitarist, Tahnee Sarah plays an eclectic blend of styles, Blues and Roots being her specialty. She gives a powerful and entertaining performance, including music from artists such as The Black Keys; Pj Harvey; Amy Winehouse; Lily Allen; Fleetwood Mac; Sarah McLauchlan: Tracey Chapman; Jeff Buckley; John Butler; Foster the People; Janis Joplin; Paul Kelley and so on…
Mark Cryle has been acclaimed by music journalists as one of Australia’s leading songwriters. Mark’s music is distinctly Australian, beautifully crafted and always insightful. Mark will be performing with Carmel Newman on fiddle, whistle and vocals, delivering musical narratives on his own as well as familiar songs and tunes which have inspired him over the years.