Frankston Music Festival Artists 2018

Angela Fabian

Angela Fabian Angela Fabian, jazz, soul and blues singer, has a voice and stage persona that captivates any audience, and generates a spark that ignites both young and old.    

"Angela Fabian's vocals are mesmerising. She is the Queen of Soul." - The Good Guide   "What a powerhouse performer." - Tyrone Noonan

 
w: https://www.angelafabian.com/
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Sun Rising

Sun Rising Sun Rising is an Australian tribute to the classic sounds of Sun Records, the iconic label that helped shepherd and ultimately define rock n’ roll and the genres that followed it.    

“This five-piece band was energetic, funny, pitch-perfect and undeniably dedicated to this particular era in Rock'n'Roll.” AAA Backstage.com



w: http://www.sunrisingaustralia.com/

John Fleming

John FlemingJohn Fleming is a musician from Melbourne, Australia with many years experience in varied fields of performance and production. John worked in vocal harmony groups (including the Phones 1989-90) then co-formed the internationally successful Scared Weird Little Guys (1990-2011). w: http://www.johnflemingcreative.com/

Joe Pastriano

joe pastrianoJoe is a Melbourne tribute artist who impersonates many of the greatest musical artists of our time. Joe Pastriano and his full superb 4-piece band perform a tribute to Roy Orbison and the Legends of Rock.
w: https://joepiastrino.com/

Jodi Barry

jodi barry Jodi honed her skills in Berlin and London performing corporate and privately. Having returned to Australia, Jodi was drawn to Lounge and Jazz and has since dedicated herself to singing at wineries, restaurants, cocktail lounges etc.

Andrew Wishart

andrew wishartAndrew Wishart – (Lead Vocalist / Acoustic Guitar – XFactor runner up 2011) Andrew is a Melbourne based vocalist, who against the odds, was awarded runner up in the 2011 X-factor Grand Final series! Andrew was a crowd and judge favourite for his non-pretentious style and willingness to take on a variety of musical styles.  

w: http://www.andrewwishart.com.au/

The Warrains

Warrains
The Warrains have been playing as a band since 2004. In 2006 they released their self titled album The Warrains. 2010 saw them release their second, Came to Life. 2012 was the Here to Stay ep and 2013 the album The Art of Listening. In 2015 they released their ep Taking on the World.
Always gigging around the Mornington Peninsula, always writing, always happy, or pretending to be.
video: Warrains YouTube Channel

Jacksonville Trial

Genre: Rock/Blues Band Members: Toby Dadson - Guitars/Lead Vocals. Aled Templeton - Drums/Backing Vocals
Home Town: Melbourne VIC (Launceston TAS)
About: The Jacksonville boys have been playing together in one band or another for the last decade. In 2016 they realised that all they needed to make good music was a guitar, a drum-kit, 2 voices and a couple of amps.

Calling on their love of blues, country, roots and hard rock, The Jacksonville Trial have combined this all into a hard groovin’, rocking duo.


w: http://www.thejacksonvilletrial.com/

Andrew Farrell - The Wizard

The Wizard Andrew Farrell (The Wizard) ) - is a famous Australian pianist, singer, songwriter. He is widely acknowledged as a versatile virtuoso pianist with great and unique technical and improvisation skills. His wide range of skills include performing as an Australian jazz pianist, classical pianist and boogie woogie.

"Piano virtuosity – Stunning vocals – a great night’s entertainment not to be missed." Gillian and David Helfgott

w: https://www.andrewfarrellwizard.com

Andrew Swann - tribute to Oscar Peterson

Andrew Swann

Singer / songwriter Andrew Swann has performed his eclectic mix of blues and jazz on the international touring circuit for 20 years playing festivals in the USA, Europe and Asia and performing regularly on the New York scene.

Andrew has worked with Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, Ben Elton, Jesse Harris, Thelma Houston, Big Jay McNeely, Carey Bell (Muddy Waters' band), Jimmy Barnes, James Reyne, Ross Wilson, Vanessa Amorossi and The Avalanches to name a few.

A Startling Talent **** "Andrew Swann is a multi-instrumentalist, playing drums, guitars, harmonica and keyboards, but it is his voice that realises the ambition. " Lee Howard, Herald Sun

Audio: http://www.andrewswann.com/swann_player.html
w: http://www.andrewswann.com/

Oscar Peterson


Steve Sedergreen

Steve Sedergreen

Steve Sedergreen photo credit Alexandrena Parker

A talented and highly charismatic jazz pianist, composer and teacher/author, Steve Sedergreen has made a vital and indelible imprint on the Australian jazz scene over the past 25 years. He possesses an exceptional improvisational sensibility that is true to the spirit of jazz.
www.stevesedergreen.com

 

James Clark

James Clark

James Clark Bass Player

Well schooled in classical piano, James played in Adelaide before moving to Melbourne to join The Syncopators. Notable bands include Peter Hooper's ´ Royal Garden Jazz Band´, `The Hephounds´ with Catherine Lambert and Andrew Firth, and the Kym Purling Trio, which enjoyed much success Australia wide including the support of the James Morrison/Ray Brown tour of the mid nineties. He has backed artists such as `Wild´ Bill Davison, Bob Barnard, Art Hodes and Ian Date and had master classes with Ray Brown in the USA. James is a recording engineer of high repute, responsible for many Melbourne bands´ output - including The Syncopators...

Morrie Matthews

Morrie Matthews Morrie Matthews is a well known, accomplished bass player, singer, songwriter who toured nationally with the Masters Apprentices and performed with Bob Geldof.

Simon Croft

Simon CroftWith his roots from Melbourne playing in local bands, Simon was hand picked by Brian May and Roger Taylor from the band Queen to be the principal guitarist in the Queen/Ben Elton musical 'We Will Rock You' for which Simon performed over 2,500 shows across Australia, Japan, UK, Ireland and Denmark. Simon was the featured Guitarist on the World Class "Anthem of the Seas" version of "We Will Rock You". performing with an international cast and band based out of New York.
Influences:
Brian May, Gary Moore, Ritchie Kotzen, Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Free, Whitesnake, Joe Bonamassa, Robin Trower.
w: http://www.simoncroft.com.au/

Rene Diaz

Rene Diaz
Genre: Country

Rob Papp

Rob Papp Rob Papp is an experienced singer-songwriter and legendary guitarist who performs regularly in bands, solo gigs, festivals. In 1981 Rob travelled overseas to study music at GIT In Los Angeles. Here he got to meet and play with many music legends including Joe Pass and Tommy Tedesco, but it was the contact with guitar legends such Steve Vi and Robben Ford that changed Robs direction in music.
Video: https://www.facebook.com/rob.papp.3/videos/10154559646297924/

Jimi Hocking

Jimi HockingJimi Hocking is a songwriter, singer and guitarist of the highest calibre, the electric love child of T-Bone Walker, BB King and Jimi Hendrix.
He struts the stage with his band, playing his ‘showy’ guitar style while pulling all the classic stunts ... behind the head ... the duck walk ... even the splits!
w: http://www.jimihocking.com

The Right Brothers

Right Brothers Genre: Pop Rock
Band Members: Ash Robinson and Brian Robinson
Home Town: Melbourne, Australia.
About: A Lively Party Duo with the sounds of a full band, with set choices to match their audience's genre. Ash (guitarist/vocals), and Brian (percussionist/vocals), have performed successfully together for almost 30 years. Their big sound Party Duo still going strong, they have managed consistent weekly venue and party / function gigs since the first performance.They were booked twice a week, earning residency at the well known 'Oscars', in Young Street, Frankston 30 years ago and have not excluded one single week of entertaining the locals on the Peninsula since day one.

Andrew Grahame

Andrew Grahame Andrew writes songs to link genuine emotions from his personal life and to connect to others.
Genre: Hip Hop, Indie,
Pop Influences: Ed Sheren, 360
Sounds Like: Jamie Lawson SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/andrewgrahame

OsKar Proy

Oskar Proy  

Oskar Proy is a singer / songwriter who busks regularly at farmers markets and plays at events such as weddings, parties, fundraisers and public events. Awards: Winner of 2016 Voice of Frankston (teen category).

Frankston High School

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McKinnon Secondary College

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Eve Ward

Eve Ward Eve Ward is a local Peninsula artist. Her original work can be described as acoustic folk, but she enjoys playing a wide range of covers as well. Eve is a passionate performer and songwriter who loves to gig in restaurants, bars and cafes. Eve performs regularly at popular local venues.

w: https://evewardmusic.com/

Michelle Nicolle

Arranger, band leader and award-winning jazz vocalist, Michelle Nicolle started her musical career when she began the violin at the age of eight in the Barossa Valley, South Australia in the 1970s. Based in Melbourne, she is now celebrated as Australia’s finest jazz singer and last year won the coveted Bell Australian Jazz Award for Vocal Album of the Year 2017. Michelle Nicolle

w: http://michellenicolle.com/

Hibernators

Hibernators
Hibernators - "Listen to the Music" showcasing songs from the great harmony bands.  

w: https://www.hibernators.melbourne/

 

Alanna Deutrom

Alana Deutrom

Alanna Deutrom

Since graduating from the Australian Academy of Country Music, Alanna has embarked upon one huge musical journey that has taken her around the world. Alanna Deutrom Biography

 

 

The Midwayers

Midwayers Vocalists and brothers, Brendon & Tyson were born on the Mornington Peninsula.
The Midwayers create intimate soundscapes, melding organic acoustics and electronics, topped by shimmering, angelic vocal harmonies that reflect intelligence and philosophy. Band members: Brendon Mellere, Tyson Richardson, Matthew Goldman

w: https://www.themidwayers.com/

 

 

Andy Phillips and the Cadillac Walk

Andy PhillipsAndy Phillips & The Cadillac Walk is fronted by renowned guitarist Andy Phillips.

Phillip’s band the ‘Cadillac Walk’ blends classic retro rock hits, high energy Texas blues with some good old fashioned rock n roll to boot plus a good dose of religiously cool originals.

 

Joshua Batten

Joshua Batten Inspired by Classic Rock, Blues, Folk and Progressive Rock, 21-year old Joshua Batten is rising fast on the Melbourne Music scene.

Combining songwriting with aggressive guitar playing, powerful singing, live looping and a charismatic stage presence, he has played at over 30 venues covering all corners of Melbourne as well as major interstate cities.

w: https://www.joshuabatten.com.au/

 

 

Diddy Reyes 59 Rockers Show

Diddy Reyes Genre: blues, 50s 60s Rocknroll. Mod poppers. Black Rockabilly.

w: https://www.diddyreyes.com/  

 

 

RustBucket


Genre: Hard Edged Classic Rock & Blues
About: "We are a high energy outfit, that has a lot of fun while we perform. We just love what we do! "
Band Members: Kathy - Vocals -
the audience always mentions a resemblance to the sounds of Janis Joplin. Donny Rocket - Lead Guitar, also a talented Bass player, and song writer.  Tino on Bass. Jim - Drums. Jim has just recently arrived from the U.K.

Jude Perl

Jude Perl
Jude Perl is the winner of three 'Green Room' awards for original songs, the most recent presented in April, 2018. Jude Perl has established herself as a comedian who presents 'hilarious and painfully spot-on observations' The Plus Ones mixed with 'insanely clever and comical song writing' Melbourne Observer.
In 2016, several of Jude’s songs also featured in the internationally acclaimed documentary Embrace, activist and Body Image Movement founder Taryn Brumfitt’s film. ‘These songs are not only funny, but also infinitely better composed than many of the songs on commercial radio.’ AU Review * ‘Funny, engaging and clever.’ The Australian * ‘Energetic genius.’ The Music * '★★★★★' Theatre People

w: http://www.judeperl.com/


 

Sheridn

Sheridn

Born in Launceston, Tasmania, Sheridn has become a successful Singer, Songwriter, Performer and Recording Artist. Sheridn signed to Melbourne Independent Label, Barraiya Records in 2011. Her single "You're Dreamin'" was co-written and produced by Powderfinger's Darren Middleton. Sheridn has starred in musicals and most notably scored the lead role of Scaramouche in We Will Rock You in 2007.

Seb Keighley

Seb Keighley Sebastian Keighley is a young, talented acoustic guitarist / vocalist / singer-songwriter. Seb has performed at multiple Kingston council Freeza productions, local events, bars, and clubs.
Seb enjoys exploring the folk / pop / indie style of music. Musical influences include Bob Dylan, Vance Joy, Ed Sheeran, as well as John Mayer.
SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/seb-keighley/tracks w: http://www.sebkeighley.com/

 

Bandicoot

bandicoot band
Genre: Indie / Reggae / Funk
Band Members: Rae Santos - Keys and Vocals, Tom Hatch - Bass, Andrew Metallinos - Drums, Liam DeBruin -Guitar.
Influences: Sticky Fingers, Arctic Monkeys, Mac Demarco, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Fleetwood Mac, Wolfmother, DMAs, Chet Faker, The Delta Riggs, Kings of Leon, Ball Park Music, Georgia Fair, Dune Rats, Smith Street Band, Cold Chisel, Pink Floyd, Mojo Filter, Midnight Oil, Tame Impala, Foo Fighters, Pond.
Bandicoot are a Frankston based band formerly known as 'The Deckers' - regulars on the Melbourne live music scene.
Video: https://www.facebook.com/BANDICOOT.official/videos/1245235025571067/

 

Wilson & White Duo

Wilson and White Genre: Pre-war Jazz & Blues
Band Members: Troy Wilson & Matthew White
Home Town: Mornington Peninsula
About: Original songs, Old-time, Jug Band, Pre-War Blues, Stomps and Rags.  

 

Awards: • Winners of the 2016 Vic / Tas Blues Music Awards Wilson & White - Best Emerging Act & • Finalists 2017 Australian Blues Music Awards - Wilson & White - Best New Talent of the Year

w: http://troywilson.com.au/wp/

 

Grey Horizon

Grey Horizon Genre: Indie Rock / Melodic rock with blues feels.
Band Members: Keirra - Vocals, Mario - Guitar, Tim - Drums, Alex - Bass
Home Town: Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne
Awards: Haydn Godony Music Award
Influences: Evanescence, Led Zeppelin, Pearl Jam, RHCP, Ben Harper, Katie Noonan
Video: https://www.facebook.com/greyhorizonband/videos/1727015747359073/

 

 

Bernado Soler

Bernado Soler Bernardo O. Soler graduated with a Bachelor of Music majoring in Classical Guitar from the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music in Manila, Philippines, under the tutelage of Mario Rodriguez.
In 1992 he studied at the Melba Conservatorium of Music (Victoria University), Richmond, Victoria under the tutelage of Jochen Schubert.

Bernado has enjoyed enormous success in guitar competitions around the world. He has performed all over the Philippines, Indonesia, South America, United States of America, and Australia.

 

Amadou Kalissa

AmadouAmadou, is a professionally trained musician with over 26 years of experience. He was born into a family of musicians in Guinea, West Africa where he studied the traditional rhythms of his culture, the Malinke people.

w: http://www.dundunkan.com/  

 

Medley Boys

Medley Boys Formed in October 2003, The Medley Boys have become a hard working band playing primarily in the Mornington Peninsula area but also traveling out of Melbourne to areas like Geelong and Ballarat.

Band members: Darryl, Zig, Chub and Baron Genre: Great, light, upbeat rock dance music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Video: https://www.facebook.com/themedleyboys/videos/10153247527921782/

Chris Hoffman

Chris Hoffman
Chris Hoffmann is a professional musician and music producer from Melbourne, Australia.
Genre: Acoustic
Home Town: Melbourne  

As a live performer Chris likes the stripped down & chilled out vibe of singing solo with his acoustic guitar. On top of some of his own originals Chris’ set will include the best pop, rock, and folk tunes from the past five decades. Chris is well experienced in captivating an audience and has performed at many of Melbourne’s iconic venues, with the highlight being a sell-out headliner performance at the Espy’s Gershwin room as lead singer of band Imaginitis.


audio on Luna Blue: https://lunablue.bandcamp.com/