Local boys The Ruiins’ is a collaboration of raw blues and vintage rock enriched by powerful vocals and a touch of character livening each song. The brother-like duo, Adam Dooker and Pat Sugden, hail from the New South Wales Mid North Coast and have graced audiences from Sydney all the way through to the trendiest venues of Brisbane. Stemming from their roots of a beach orientated lifestyle, Adam and Pat have manifested into a unique two-piece who claim a sound that is The Ruiins. With the use of captivating riffs, heartfilled vocals, and a foot-tapping beat, residing on the Gold Coast they have grown into a locally loved icon. There is no end-sight for the quirky pair as they face down the release of their debut single ‘Eventually’, working with the likes of Producer Sean Cook (Big Scary's 'Vacation') the track has rich personality, humbling lyrics, and rhythm that will force you to groove.
Salt Tree is a duo/trio project from Margaret River. Since forming in early 2015, they have developed a style ranging from laid back acoustic to upbeat folk, extending to a new electro-folk project combining electronic production, acoustic/electric guitars, and harmonies.
Find the crossroads of blues roots country and folk and you will discover Nhunggabarra, Kooma, Muruwari man and international touring singer Glenn Skuthorpe with his guitar, mandolin, banjo and harmonicas in hand. The singer songwriter has carved a reputation as an exemplary lyricist and composer, travelling the world and sharing through music. Whether on the main stage or around the campfire, Glenn is a generous and exciting performer whose playing style is captivating and enveloping, engaging audiences in the stories behind his songs.
Glenn has performed on stages big and small with some living legends in his long career – including Steve Earle, Tex Perkins, Kev Carmody, Rory McLeod, Michelle Shocked, Buddy Miller and Mary Gauthier. Glenn’s music is featured on multiple films, documentaries and television series both nationally and internationally, most recently on Emmy and BAFTA-award winning film-maker and journalist John Pilger’s 2014 film Utopia.
Following successful tours throughout Canada and Australia featuring on stages at Calgary, Edmonton, Woodford, Cygnet & Illawarra Folk Festivals, Byron Bay Bluesfest and Sydney Opera House, 2017 will see Glenn take his self-produced fifth independent album ‘See My World’ on the road with his band for the ‘Taking It Home’ tour playing shows throughout SA, NSW, QLD and VIC.
Harking back to English folk, or the deadpan experiments of the Velvet Underground, psychedelic folk duo Datson+Hughes sing all original songs of love, loss and redemption to their tintinnabulatious Appalachian mountain dulcimers. These singer-songwriting troubadours are currently on their year long Whispering Highway EP Tour in the lead up to the release of their forthcoming debut album at the end of 2017.
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Clinton Walker (author and cultural comentator)
"A step beyond into the realm of truth and beauty...The right balance of love and control. It's dark and evocative, with a bright and hopeful tenderness streaming through in the form of celestial female vocals and some crystalline guitar sounds that crack and splinter ... rays of light and salvation that break through dark clouds of loss and sorrow.”
Khristian Mizz (songwriter)
“...Intensely beautiful emotions felt by all last night. From deeply moving lamentations to the quirkiest eccentric upbeat tunes, and the romantic classic Sweet Matilda” Meaghan Shelton (visual artist)
Geoffrey Datson was a member of the 70s Aussie punk Surf Band, Surf Side Six and co-wrote their hit single 'Cool in the Tube'. He then joined Samurai Trash - one of the first Australian bands signed to Virgin in the 80s. In 2000 he formed Stickylabel with artistic collaborator and co-writer Annette Hughes, and in 2008 they started playing music together on a range of Datson's own hand made instruments. This year they will be exhibiting their instruments at the National Folk Festival.
Best known as frontman and songwriter for country rock and roll giants The Re-mains, and after twenty years on the road through Australia, Canada and Europe, Mick Daley has taken a turn for the verse as a solo troubadour.
In November 2015 he’s releasing a solo album, Tiny Violins. By turns tender and savage, its seven songs tilt with politics and swarm with humanity.
Recorded with Melbourne singer songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer Matt Walker (Liz Stringer, Broderick Smith, Jimmy Dowling,) they feature Matt’s devastatingly distinctive stringed instruments and pump organ. The unmistakable allure of Melbourne’s Suzannah Espie is all over the seven tracks, after her brief visit to the studio yielded a feast of smouldering vocals.
Tiny Violins comes hard on the heels of Mick’s 2014 album, Courage and Shuffle the Cards, recorded with his band The Corporate Raiders at Sydney’s Megaphon studios.
With these ballads and dirges he delivers a rich history as a genuine Australian folksinger. Coming on top of the eight albums of original material released by The Re-Mains and played on national radio and television and in Europe and Canada, this represents a significant body of work. Jeff Glorfeld of The Melbourne Age called The Re-mains “arguably Australia’s best country rock band” and as that band’s songwriter Mick has a broad back catalogue to draw from on this tour.
Kicking off at the Dashville Skyline Americana festival in the Hunter Valley in October, the Tiny Violins tour will snake its way across the nation over the next six months.
See mickdaley.com for more info.
Praise from S Sorrenson in the Echonet Daily
“Mick’s words are starting to smash like bullets. His music is cracking the wall of noise. He expresses a reality that is greater than any fabricated national narrative.
“Like Ned Kelly, Mick’s armour is thick, and his guns are loaded. The stories are of a real Australia, of long drives, of long working hours, of love of land, of mining company ripoffs, of government betrayal, of women won and lost.
“In a world where compliance and consumption is the goal, where myth and jingoism is the language, Mick’s words sparkle with clarity, bounce with melody.”
Hana & Jessie-Lee (formerly of The Sloe Ruin) are a country honky tonk, whiskey drinkin, cowboy boot wearin' duo from Adelaide, Australia.
Archer returns to Australia after his sold out tour of Canada including an acclaimed support of Martha Wainwright.
In celebration of the launch of his new 7 inch "My Little Sweet Aussie Sweetheart" Archer is putting on his boots and heading out to walk the riverbanks and ranges, highways and backlanes of his beloved home country for a series of intimate shows. Don't miss your chance to hear this rare deep and true voice, the king of the galleys, singer of the great open sky, heartbreaker, kangaroo whisperer and tale teller.
An intimate lunch and show with one of Australia's most entertaining and loved rock'n'roll icons Tim Rogers.
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Doors open at 11:30am for Lunch and Drinks (A-la-carte menu will be available)
Show Door at 1:30pm | Lunch orders taken up until show start time of 1:30pm
This seated show is a combination of tables for dining and bar stools.
Whilst You Am I are bogged down in negotiations about a new group haircut Tim Rogers has recorded his seventh secessionist recording “An Actor Repairs” and pleads for your attention as he once again confuses hubris for artistry. For your affection he will be playing songs from twenty-eight years of recordings with accompaniment by extraordinary musicians who should know better.
With a career now motoring along in its third unique decade, Tim Rogers remarkable resume encompasses the world of Music, Film, Television and Stage.
As the frontman of You Am I, one of the essential Australian rock n’ roll bands, Tim Rogers has released 10 studio albums, three of which have debuted at number one in consecutive order – 1995’s Hi Fi Way, 1996’s Hourly Daily and 1998’s #4 Record – with the records receiving ARIA Awards and multiple platinum and gold status for commercial sales. The band has been released internationally, and toured worldwide, headlining shows across North America and Europe.
2013 saw You Am I reissue remastered versions of their first three albums, Sound As Ever, Hi Fi Way and Hourly Daily, complete with extra tracks including never-before-released live material, Demo’s, alternate versions and B’sides. In support of these releases You Am I presented live performances of Hourly Daily and Hi Fi Way back-to-back in a lush theatre-styled extravaganza. You Am I sold over 10,000 tickets in Sydney and Melbourne alone, and this sold out run of national shows proved to be one of the most successful tours in the bands long and illustrious career.
In addition to You Am I, Tim Rogers has released critically acclaimed solo albums, and a number of collaborations with fellow musicians including Tex Perkins, The Temperance Union and The Bamboos. In 2012 Tim released his fifth and most recent solo album (his second without a backing band) the critically acclaimed “Rogers Sings Rogerstein”.
Tim has also lent his talents to acting in film – with one of his most notable role’s in the 2013 musical/thriller film “The Boy Castaways” – which featured Rogers and fellow Australian musician Megan Washington. Tim also appears alongside Mia Wasikowska in the feature film “Tracks”, due for release in March 2014. He has also performed significant roles on television and in theatre.