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Liam Gerner and Luke Moller
Born and raised in Adelaide Hills and now resident in Melbourne (after long stretches in London and Los Angeles), Liam Gerner is a triple threat: firstly, he’s a formidable guitarist (acoustic and electric) who, as a hired hand, has played with Ryan Bingham, Elton John, and Vika and Linda, Eurogliders and Pnau (amongst many others). Secondly, he’s an eloquent songwriter who details life as he has experienced it. Thirdly, he’s a fine singer and raconteur whose performances have lit up pubs and clubs, cafes and concert halls across Australia, New Zealand, Europe and North America. Now, with Toodeloo Tuvalu, Gerner’s fourth solo album, Liam delivers nine original songs packed with observation and empathy. Steeped in the great troubadour tradition that stretches from Woody Guthrie and Slim Dusty through to Guy Clarke and Paolo Nutini (a pal from when Liam and Paolo toure together in London), Toodeloo Tuvalu demonstrates how, after his last album celebrating bush poets Henry Lawson vs Banjo Paterson (with acclaimed fiddler Luke Moller in tow), Gerner is now one of Australia’s finest songwriters and storytellers.
13 April 23
Gena Rose Bruce
Cementing herself in the upper echelons of Australian singer-songwriters, Gena Rose Bruce navigates emotional turmoil, fragility, death and honesty on her sophomore album Deep Is The Way. Bruce will put these themes on show as she traverses the country in April. Last year a suffocating black fog pursued the Melbourne musician through the night’s depths – a recurring dream wraith brought on by the passing of her partner’s mother and pandemic instability. Deep Is the Way chronicles Bruce's fraught path back into the light after a recurring dream wraith brought on by the passing of her partner’s mother and pandemic instability. On the album she processes death and inner turmoil to emerge with a newfound state of strength and resilience, working with long time collaborators and forging a new wildcard relationship.
11 April 23
12 April 23
Gordi is the musical moniker of Australian singer-songwriter-producer, Sophie Payten, from the tiny agricultural town of Canowindra (population 2,500). Since her globally acclaimed debut album Reservoir in 2017 and her anticipated 2020 follow-up, Our Two Skins, the ARIA nominated artist has quickly become one of the most cherished Indie/folk songwriters, recognised for unique and progressive approach to her craft, while anchored to a deep connection with traditional song writing skills. Gordi has collaborated and performed with international Grammy-nominated artists including Troye Sivan, Bon Iver, members of Sigur Ros, Sam Smith, Julien Baker and Missy Higgins. Her work has won awards from triple j, FBi Radio, APRA, PPCA, and the Australia Council for the Arts as well as multiple features in local and international media including Pitchfork, BBC, The Guardian and more.
Zkye and Stefan Hauk
Zkye Compson-Harris brings an electric, high-energy performance to her show and never leaves the stage with anything left in the tank. Her song writing however takes on a more thoughtful country/soul/ blues approach which she has shaped from listening to her many influences. Stefan Hauk will be accompanying on guitar.
By age 12, Nathan Cavaleri was the center of a bidding war between the labels of Michael Jackson, Prince and Madonna. By age 16 he'd toured with B.B. King as his guest, and played at the Kennedy Centre in front of The Clintons with Etta James and Bonnie Raitt. Since his return to the stage in 2019, Nathan has made huge waves in stamping his footprint back on the music scene. Fans can expect a live performance that illustrates the depths of his career through songs and story-telling, whilst powerfully matching the signature themes of overcoming adversity through courage and authenticity.
By pushing the boundaries of guitar and tone, Joey Landreth has earned rave reviews from critics and fans for his brand of electric and deeply meaningful songs, amplified by Landreth’s dynamic guitar mastery and spellbinding performances.
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, brothers Connor & Harry Lambrou have been entertaining audiences with their unique brand of music, and infectious passion all across the country. Inspired by a wide-ranging collection of genres, the brothers' music encompasses blues, rock, soul, funk, folk and singer-songwriter; and seamlessly blends together styles through their unique use of sounds such as the didgeridoo, raw vocals, and a thumping homemade hybrid drum-kit. Featuring Connor on vocals, guitar and bass, and Harry on drums, percussion, didgeridoo, and backing vocals, "LamBros." promise to deliver a highly memorable experience.
Yorta Yorta singer-songwriter, Benny Walker is the real deal. He's got the lot; the voice, the songs, the showmanship, and the looks to kill. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for people, the land, summer vibes and deep grooves that reach the soul. Said to possess one of the best voices in Australia, Benny Walker never fails to take you on an emotionally driven sonic journey.
10 Apr 23
11 Apr 23
Dojo Rise are forging their own unique footprint in the music industry, with their uplifting South-Coast sound; an eclectic fusion of modern reggae/dub and indie soul music. From Adelaide, South Australia (Kaurna Yerta), Dojo Rise have been firing up dance floors ever since their first show in 2021. Rapidly forming a solid following of fans, young and old, who in the throes of this pandemic, have experienced the raw, fun loving, creative energy that Dojo Rise bring to every show.
Initially intended as a joke for their children’s primary school fete entertainment in late 2022, Bronwyn Henderson and Sean Simmons celebrate AC/DC by swapping Angus Young’s Gibson 5G for a telecaster and violin and Bon Scott’s bagpipes for an accordion. They then drop a few octaves to hit that Johnny Cash drawl and you have AC Dixie. With only a couple of gigs under their belt, they have already been endorsed by AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd.
The family that plays together, stays together... and in the nutty world of The Pigs, family and bluegrass is all that matters... and did I mention… you’re family too. In these troubling times you can count on The Pigs, they have not blurred their backgrounds, stockpiled dunny paper or learned anything remotely. T-Bone, Stretch, Shamus, Bert & Cousin Montz last name PIG, like to have fun and their music speaks to that… but also pokes much deeper... life, love, heartache, Robot Goats even. Expect to be shocked by their dress & hear their many hits – even that one about Moisturiser.
Originating from the tropical rainforest of Kuranda, Zennith embrace a solid mix of roots, reggae, funky hip-hop and indigenous world music. Having played some of the southern hemisphere’s largest festivals such as Byron Bay Bluesfest, Woodford Folk Festival and Splendour in the Grass, Zennith’s message of understanding, empathy, culture and reconciliation is reverberating throughout their sound, and they are quickly becoming a household name.