2019 Music Line-Up
MAMA KIN SPENDER
Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender. It’s a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies, illuminated by a chorus of singers arranged by Virginia Bott (Brighter Later, First Chorus Band of Singers). Mama Kin Spender’s songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart rending ballad. With a sound that is as raw as it is joyful, Mama Kin Spender will challenge you to raise your voice in defiance of the status quo.
NICKY BOMBA'S BUSTAMENTO
After 2 years performing around the globe, Bustamento have returned to musical shores with a collection of songs capturing the international flavour of their travels. An exciting departure from the Carribbean based style of their first album, the new release shows the band flexing its creative muscle.
Combine four musically-inclined folk with a love of pizza, hommus, sunshine and the Indian Ocean and what do you get? Well, probably half of Freo… but in this case, The Tommyhawks. This fierce femme-fatale foursome explode with quirky, blues-fueled songs. There’s a sweet spot between rollicking folk melodies and punk-infused blues; and The Tommyhawks have found it. Addison is a rare mythical creature with the voice of a unicorn; combine that with dark sax harmonies, home-made electric mandolin, super-tight rhythm and a contagious on-stage presence you’ll be mesmerized from the word go.
APPLEJACK & MOONSHINE
Applejack and Moonshine are a swamp rock blues band making quite a name for themselves, playing their foot stompin music wherever they go. Their songs are full of flavour, layered with blues/roots rhythm with a touch of drunkenness.
BLUE CHILD COLLECTIVE (SOLO)
Frontman, Composer and Manager of Margaret River based Fluid-Groove act Blue Child Collective, Dan has toured extensively and supported major touring acts such as Xavier Rudd,The Cat Empire, Sticky Fingers and San Cisco, and worked closely with some of Australia and Europe’s finest musicians in the project’s 4-year lifespan focused on promoting the #cultureofconnection.
An avid freediver, surfer and collaborator, Dan is notorious for his cross-pollination within and without the music industry, co-creating an endless stream of documentaries, feature videos,events, editorials, visual artwork packages and more in conjunction with other professional artists.
KATIE J WHITE (SOLO)
Katie J White took out the 2016 West Australian Music Industry (WAMI) Song Of The Year Award for the Blues and Roots category with her song 'River'. 'Warrior', another track of her EP, was also nominated last year, following a double nomination in 2015 with her song 'Gypsy'. This makes three out of five tracks on her third EP WAMI nominated.
Originally from Denmark WA, Katie’s music has taken her as far as London, but it is still the South West she calls home. Katie’s music is very diverse and she can bring out the best for every situation. Solo her beautiful voice and award winning poetry really shines through, and supported by her acoustic guitar she creates a warm and welcoming environment. .