2019 Performers

Tiffany Eckhardt

Award-winning songwriter Tiffany Eckhardt has written and recorded nine successful independent releases, and released her 10th album 'Found' in 2018. After moving to Tasmania four years ago, the album is mostly inspired by the natural environment, her animal friends and the human spirit. Global issues also creep into her songs. Tiffany plays with partner, guitarist Dave Steel, and Ross Smithard on fiddle and banjo. They are heartwarming performances to lift the human spirit.

Uptown Brown!

Uptown Brown! is a singing gentleman-adventurer performing a program of 1920s–1930s jazz and blues on a self-invented one man band. His contraption is built from cedar, leather and brass, whilst vocals and fingerpicked ukulele are amplified through old megaphones, mimicking the effect of a 78 record. This charming one-man-band is ready to hit the streets of Paris, Marrakesh or Wagga Wagga.

Vegetable Plot, The

The Vegetable Plot is an award-winning live music act that has been spreading its funky roots all over Australia. Serving up a big wriggling heap of catchy tunes, colourful characters, quizzes, dances, jokes and truly rotten puns, these veggie superbeings are on a mission to change the way people think about both vegetables and “kid’s music”. Come and join Aspara Gus, Ru Barb, and Sir Paul McCarrotney for a ride on the soil train!

Vila Navio (Port)

Vila Navio, the name of the artistic work of André Coelho Rodrigues presents the second album of original songs 'Ancoradouro' published in 2016. The album was reviewed by Songlines Magazine "Vila Navio has originality in mind and their quest for a different sound has been a successfull one". Musically this project is defined by the modernisation of the Portuguese traditional music involving elements of popular music with modern sonorities.