ARTIST BIO's

 

19-TWENTY
 

The 19-Twenty lads have been performing their high-energy sonic-party nationally, headlining sell-out shows and festivals in all states and territories. Constantly on the road or in the sky, they have toured seven times around Oz and performed gigs throughout Europe including Belgium, The Netherlands & Germany. Performing anywhere and everywhere, this straight-up 100% independent act have been blazing throughout Europe and Australia and gaining new music fans/fiends from their live shows.

CLAUDE HAY & THE KUNG FU MUSTARD

 

Claude Hay leaves a 10 year career as the ultimate One Man Band solo artist to become the duo ‘Claude Hay and The Kung Fu Mustard’ in 2019. The new band takes its cues from old school funk, one of Claude’s first musical loves, and will take the dance floor up a notch at his already heaving shows.

 

GREG NUNAN & THE GENERAL JACKSONS

 

Sydney guitar-slinger Greg Nunan has spent the last two decades developing his blues, soul, rock 'n' roll sound, honing his chops with the Blues Machine at Singapore's Crazy Elephant and forging a name with his band the General Jacksons.

 

A seasoned performer, Nunan has played Austin's SXSW Festival (Australia's first online virtual sets for SXSW), Peats Ridge, Manly Jazz Festival, Peaches & Cream Festival, Coffs Harbour Food & Wine Festival, Wangaratta Jazz Festival and Singapore's Boys Toys Festival which have been highlights amongst playing different clubs, pubs and blues cruises over the years.

HUSSY HICKS

 

Critically acclaimed Australian act, Hussy Hicks are a tour de force featuring Leesa Gentz’ powerhouse soul vocals and Julz Parker’s revered guitar skills. Prolific and accomplished musicians, Hussy Hicks have honed their sonic dexterity over the past 12 years with six studio albums, multiple industry awards and more than 1,000 live shows under their belts, from Australia’s biggest blues, roots and folk festivals to 15 plus international tours, which now sell out across Europe.

KAREN LEE ANDREWS

 

Karen Lee Andrews is in possession of a unique sense of artistic purpose. Surrounded by music her entire life, Karen’s career to date has largely revolved around classic soul and rhythm and blues sounds. But in recent years, as her musicality has evolved, she’s been leaning more towards blues. Karen’s also one of the country’s hardest working live performers. From the release of Far From Paradise up until the standstill of 2020, Karen and her band spent nearly every weekend travelling the east coast of Australia, appearing at Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and Bello Winter Music and supporting icons such as Jimmy Barnes and Gregory Porter.

LAINE & LEVI

 

MIKE ELRINGTON

Mike Elrington is a gifted singer songwriter with incredible guitar skills. Standing at almost two metres tall, delivering his signature, gut-wrenching vocals like an instrument all on its own, very few people forget a performance from this man.

 

ROSHANI

 

ROSHANI’s music is as captivating and uplifting as her life story.

 Born into a musical family in Sri Lanka, at six weeks of age she was given up for adoption and fate led her to the other side of the world where she had the opportunity to nurture her musical gift.

 A self produced artist who has a stylistic reach that can and will take you anywhere. A live performer at heart, with a voice and presence that gives you goosebumps.

 

ROSHANI developed her one-woman show while living in her van, busking on the streets and traveling wherever the wind took her.

SMOKE STACK RHINO

 

The vibe is old-school. Think blues-rock and add a dash of psychedelic. It's groovy, it's of the earth, it's authentic.

With a band-name that's one heavy animal away from the legendary vamp 'Smokestack Lightning', this trio from the Yarra Valley in Australia might have formed around their love of the blues but are actively pushing into new territory.

They've been at it for a while. Singer-guitarist Ash and drummer Jem started playing in high school, while bass player Shane helped form the band
in 2013. Like a rhino, they mostly avoid built-up areas, and generally 'stick to the sticks'. Further explanation? Anywhere near trees, water or beer. In the spirit of a good old Bunnings BBQ, they're proudly D-I-Y, releasing music under their own label JAMALAMA and designing everything from art to Pink Floyd-esque light shows.

THE SOUL MOVERS

 

Led by Lizzie Mack and featuring the legendary OG-Red-Wiggle, Murray Cook, on lead guitar, The Soul Movers' music takes fans on a wild ride across a musical spectrum of 1960s and ‘70s Soul, Pop, and original rock and roll, making them one of the most exciting live music acts on the national touring circuit.

 

THE SUN BEARS

 

A SunBear is equally happy, delicately eating a coconut or savagely taking on a tiger. The boys in the band relate to that on every level. Throwing everything they have into each note The SunBears are a fully immersive, energetic, original contemporary blues trio with the sort of show you have to see, to believe!