The Southern Hold has been a work in progress for many years, even though both Lee Murray and Greg Nix didn’t know it at the time.
Reuben Carr is a multi instrumentalist who has grown up on the Mid North Coast and is based in Pacific Palms.
He has studied music at Sydney's Australian Institute of Music.
Reuben’s playing has a heavy blues influence mixed with some funk & folk styles, with a loop performance in his solo show involving many harmonies & layers of percussion.
He has 17 years experience in the music industry. Returning to the Mid North Coast after performing in numerous acts, having residencies in Sydney and a 5-year winter residency in Thredbo, he is excited to be settling down and playing in such a beautiful area.
HIGH ENERGY FOOT STOMPIN’ BLUES & ROOTS.
Australian blues/roots troubadour Richie Langford has spent several years on the road playing 100+ shows each year, performing at festivals, bars, pubs and coffee houses
Velvet Bloom is a Melbourne based music project - foundered by Maddy Herbert.
Maddy is a story teller who uses her jazz/ balled style vocals and soul/pop sound... to bring her emotive lyrics to life.
Velvet Bloom and the Vito Collective is an ambient/ jazz, soul fusion, with influences like Amy Winehouse, Norah Jones and Thirty Seventy - Velvet Bloom is bound to keep you captivated.
Gerry Joe Weise has established himself as an Australian blues rock and roots musician of international acclaim. Guitarist, singer and songwriter born in Sydney; he has performed throughout the world with renown and legendary artists such as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Noel Redding, Juma Sultan, among others. He has been the recipient of various international awards and accolades. He has 12 solo albums, and 4 singles, signed to the Blues Breaking Records label / Sony Music distribution; including the future 2019 album release "Back in the USA".
An original, wild act, it’s folk that resembles everything else. This duo packs punches but have songs to heal the scars. They bring out the best in each other, making sounds you can’t pick apart.
AU’s Lindsay Martin brings sensitive strings and velvet vocals, while NZ’s songstress Victoria Vigenser delivers gritty lyric rhythms with a truly magnificent voice. Mavericks both, their crazy stories and hooky originals will have you enthralled.
21-year-old folk artist James Mcq grew up restless writing a dismantled catalogue of songs on the East coast of Victoria. Through his teens James began playing with an array of lineups, gaining a following playing at venues around rural Victoria. After schooling was out of the way, James left home to establish his solo career in the city and began focusing on storytelling through his music, drawing inspiration from Melbourne poet Shelton Lea and Algérian writer Albert Camus. With atypical folk moods combined with a disarming onstage presence James has played some of the most significant festivals in WA such as The Nannup Folk festival, as well as undertaking a 35 date tour across the nation in 2018.
Here are a few of his live clips:
Breakthrough Melbourne artist Marz performs his anthemic rock in an intimate, solo format Flow Bar on Sunday 7th July.
Drawing influence from classic Australian rock through to the pioneers of American folk music, Marz is an event not to be missed. Marz will perform tracks of his latest self-titled EP, plus his back catalogue and some quintessential Australian covers that have formed his musical trajectory and are part of Australian music folklore.
The music of SNEZ embodies the art of songwriting in its most personal and universal forms. This enchanting songstress has a forte for describing the experiences of everyday life in a way that resonates with people everywhere, articulating moments of deep pain and pure joy. Coming from a Macedonian working-class family, where stories about hardship, romance, black magic, mysticism and work ethic have been passed down through generations, Snez subtly weaves these influences into her own stories and songs, and in the process produces engaging, personal and intimate performances. Featuring SNEZ on vocals, acoustic guitar and bouzouki.
Visit www.snez.com.au for tour dates and more information
Playing grooves to get you moving and singing melodies to shed a tear too, Smoke & Rain plays music for the body and the soul. With a singular goal, auditory pleasure, the band takes the audience on a journey through the rhythmic drive of funk and the sensual introspection of R&B.
Rachel’s rhythmic acoustics, harmonic melodies and a driving stomp will keep you tapping along and knowing the songs before the end of the show.
After a decade in the music industry Rachel Laing found her audience at Dragon Dreaming in 2017 where she performed her healing song for the world 'Welcome to Paradise' on the main stage for the closing ceremony. A year later and Rachel has continued to make her mark as an original folk singer, performing at festivals and countless venues up and down the East Coast of Australia.
Rachel released her first self-titled debut album in January 2018 which was shortly followed by the release of her official music video 'Better'. She is now performing new material that she intends to produce very soon, the theme is 'waking up' and she effortlessly raises the vibrations of herself and her audience with every performance of her uplifting material. Rachel’s voice will draw you in from afar and her lyrics will not be mistaken...