The musical duo from Austria, Tubonika, combines two instruments which never collaborated in such a way before. Tuba meets accordion – what an interesting way to create new sounds. The diatonic accordion is very popular in Austrian folk music, especially in the province Styria, located in the south of Austria, which is also the home town of the two young musicians.
URoC has been enjoying and sharing the magic of the ukulele for over 12 years. URoC has a large local following and has performed extensively throughout the local and national ukulele space. The instrument has allowed many to discover, and others to rediscover, the joy of creating and sharing music. Join with URoC as they celebrate this little instrument which continues to bring musical enjoyment to old and young.
This is original, wild folk that resembles everything else. We Mavericks is a new duo that packs emotional punches but has songs to heal the scars. Australia's Lindsay Martin brings sensitive strings and velvet vocals, while NZ’s songstress Victoria Vigenser delivers driving rhythms and gritty lyric with a truly magnificent voice. Musical twins and mavericks besides, their hooky originals and crazy stories will have you enthralled. We Mavericks are finalists in the 2020 NZ Music Awards and recipients of the 2020 Troubadour Foundation Award.
Featuring contemporary and traditional Southern mountain music of America from the classic old time bluegrass and country repertoire, Whitetop Mountaineers combines the brilliant instrumental prowess of Martha Spencer (guitar, fiddle & banjo) and Jackson Cunningham (guitar, banjo & mandolin), with seamless harmony vocals and some tricky Appalachian dance moves from Martha. Jackson is also a highly skilled luthier and his beautiful hand-crafted fiddles are in high demand.
Whoa Mule brings you old-time country ballads, original songs, and driving triple fiddle dance tunes. Inspired by the rapid weather changes of the Blue Mountains and the bustle of Sydney streets, these musicians deliver a performance characterised by both space and energy. With rich experience earned in bands such as Catgut and Golden Whistler, Whoa Mule puts a glittery kick into old-time music.
YBB’s inspiration begins with their love of Ukrainian culture and the magnificent 65-stringed bandura: the lute of ancient Ukrainian storytelling minstrels. YBB’s aim is to bring the bandura to new audiences and new musical contexts. “This band from Australia raises the bandura to new musical peaks in the modern world” (Kozakorium, Ukraine 2017) With original compositions as well as reinterpreted Ukrainian folk, YBB’s music spans diverse styles, offering emotive musical tales of heart and soul.
Zackerbilks is a Canberra based, trad jazz band. The eight-piece group plays a mix of instrumental and vocal music. They capture a vintage feel and play raucous, high-energy tunes from the 20s to the 50s that will get your feet moving!
This is a unique band from Canberra, headed by Zimbabwean musicians Berias Masseque and Ben Mutandadzi who bring their sweet and spiritual Nyami Nyami Mbira and talking Bass of the Zambezi River to crowds. Formed in 2013, Zambezi Sounds have been delighting audiences with their traditional and contemporary African/ Reggae music. Their repertoire includes instrumental music with great dance rhythms and vocal pieces, stories and songs, both serious and light-hearted.