• The TNT Show – Street INvaderS

Francisco fell into his first job as a children’s party clown in 1995 unaware that this first gig would be the beginning of a lifetime journey through clown, comedy and circus.
Since, he has studied in over five countries and performed in over 20 throughout Europe, The Middle East, Asia, New Zealand and Australia, independently and with companies. He is an accomplished traditional juggler learning from Antonio Benitez (Antoliu), Although now his style is dedicated to a more contemporary form of object manipulation and contact juggling – bringing everyday objects (tables, suitcases, umbrellas) to life and incorporating them in his juggling routines.

• LightnUp – Southern Lights Parades

LightnUp is a community based arts organisation based in Lismore, NSW, Australia. These travelling light workers create artwork inspired by light and shadow and collaborate with communities to celebrate their stories. LightnUp take their magic to festivals such as Woodford Folk Festival, Byron Bay Bluesfest and regional festivals across NSW, Qld and Vic. Their premier event is the fabulous Lismore Lantern Parade held annually around the Winter Solstice in June.
www.lanternparade.com

The Paper Kites

Melbourne’s much loved folk five-piece The Paper Kites have turned their viral music videos into a lifelong career, reaching #17 on the ARIA Chart for their debut album States, and selling out numerous national tours.

www.thepaperkites.com.au

Melbourne’s much loved folk five-piece, The Paper Kites enjoyed a whirlwind year after the release of their highly anticipated debut album States in 2013.

Following on from a successful national tour, the band embarked on a sold out headline tour of the USA and Canada as well as an illustrious support slot alongside Canadian singer- songwriter, City and Colour.

Reigning in at #17 on the ARIA Charts, debut album States received a number of impressive accolades for sophomore single, Young, including a J Award nomination for Australian Music Video of The Year as well as ranking 27th in Rage’s Top 50 Music Videos of 2013.

Off the back of a #8 album and #1 Australian album chart debut for critically acclaimed sophomore LP twelvefour, 2015 has proven to be just as busy, with The Paper Kites completing a national tour followed by a headline tour of the US/CAN.

Written between the hours of midnight and 4am, twelvefour is the band’s most experimental record to date.

With a strong reputation for creating innovative and mesmerising video clips, the band are releasing a trilogy of videos for the first three singles off the album, all of which are also set between 12 and 4am.

The Grand Magoozi

The Grand Magoozi is the alter-ego of Melbourne singer and songwriter Susie Scurry. Occupying the stage in a dreamy world, her songs deliver tenderness and subtle wit in equal measure whilst she sings about love lost, a modern world gone awry and Paul Newman.

www.themastersonsmusic.com

The Grand Magoozi is the alter-ego of Melbourne singer and songwriter Susie Scurry.
Occupying the stage in a dreamy world, her songs deliver tenderness and subtle wit in equal measure whilst she sings about love lost, a modern world gone awry and Paul Newman.

The Grand Magoozi’s self-titled EP was recorded live over three days with Australian music luminary Nick Huggins. After meticulously placing vintage microphones across his living room, Huggins managed to capture the simple and heartfelt sound of The Grand Magoozi in eight original compositions. The Grand Magoozi is the first artist to be signed to Little Lake, the label founded by Huggins and Seagull frontman Chris Bolton.

Scurry began playing classical piano at a young age, where she developed a profound love of melody and mood. Her family’s sizeable collection of world, folk, soul and country music was also a founding influence on the particular taste and style evident in Magoozi.

In her early 20s, Scurry worked behind the bar at the Lomond Hotel in East Brunswick, where she was exposed to various barflies and local legends, and developed an obsession with old-time and country, which is an evident influence in The Grand Magoozi’s style.

Scurry has also played and sung for various Melbourne artists and bands which led her to meet and work with the collective of like-minded musicians that now play with The Grand Magoozi, including bass player Glen Walton, Jonny Wilson on fiddle and acclaimed songwriter Tobias Hengeveld (The Daylight Express/All the Lines are Down).

The first single of The Grand Magoozi’s debut EP, Pinkie Blues, is out now. The Grand Magoozi will release her debut EP on 24 March at The Toff in Town in Melbourne, followed by a tour of the East Coast of Australia with a collective of talented musicians.

Bobby Alu & The Palm Royale

A multi-award winning artist whose signature ‘hammock music’ is a blend of soul, reggae, infectious rhythm, ukelele, tasty harmonies and powerful log drumming. Following the launch of the new EP Bay Sessions, Bobby won the ‘Most Popular Male Artist’ award at the Queensland Music Awards.

www.bobbyalu.com

‘Refreshing, groovy and chilled out all in one’ Timber And Steel

Bobby Alu is an accomplished songwriter & travelling musician born on the Gold Coast. He is a Singer, Ukulele strummer & drummer since the womb. Whether it’s with just him & the baritone ukulele or backed by a slick charismatic band Bobby is known for his signature smooth hammock music & high vibes. Inspired by his Polynesian heritage & following a strong family lineage of performers he writes songs of love, life & travel.

As one of Australia’s top drummers performing around the world for the past 6 years most recently for Xavier Rudd, it was a swift progression stepping out from behind the drumkit to take the mic. Making a name for himself Bobby Alu & his band have enjoyed repeat invitations to Bluesfest (2011/12), Woodford Folk Festival (2010/12), Nannup festival (2011/13) & Island Vibe (2010/11/13), boosting an already stellar CV for this increasingly in-­demand performing artist. He recently took out the people’s choice award in the ‘Most Popular Male’ Category at the 2015 QLD music awards.

Joined by highly respected QLD musicians Paulie B (The Beautiful Girls, George), Stewart Barry, Richie Seymour & Hua Hillman this band is the engine room facilitating a bed of style under Alu’s songs. Over the past four years they have been building popularity with successful tours & festival appearances in all states of Australia.

The band’s latest release is the ‘Bay Sessions’ EP. Recorded live in Byron Bay & released Jan 2015, it has already recieved rave reviews with sold out shows.

“Bay Sessions is a beautiful collection of uplifting and diverse instrumentals and solicitous lyrics. Bobby’s approach to music encourages individuals to embrace their quirks and pure individualism, it’s not very often that music makes you feel so positive about yourself these days, but Alu does a fantastic job of making you smile and high-five yourself.”
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The 2010 debut self-­‐titled album sparked immediate following after being listed in Triple J Roots N All ‘Top 10 albums of 2010’ also peaking at #2 in the iTunes Australian world music charts. Song ‘One to Wait’ won a QLD music award & ‘Changes Changes’ was included in the popular Putumayo ‘Australia’ compilation released worldwide May 2014.The 2013 album ‘Take It Slow’ recieved great reviews, award nominations & featured in Virgin Australia’s inflight selection. Bobby is also the drummer for Xavier Rudd’s latest project The United Nations. An 8‐piece powerhouse band currently touring the world.

LIVE: Expect a fresh, simple sound with tastes of Polynesian ukulele, pacific beats, catchy songs, tasty harmony & powerful log drumming on a bed of slick style. Pass through moments like you’re in a hammock or a slave to the beat. A band that grooves like Withers, moves like Marley, charms like Harper but smooth like Fat Freddys.