FRANKSTON MUSIC FESTIVAL ARTISTS 2018
More fabulous artists to be announced soon!
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
Angela Fabian @ The Tivoli-HD from Angela Fabian on Vimeo.
Sun RisingSun 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
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 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.
Jodi BarryJodi 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 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.
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 TrialGenre: 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.
Andrew Farrell - The WizardAndrew 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
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
Rene DiazGenre: Country
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/
Mamas Mountain Jug BandBand Members: Roy Carter, Evan Webb, Keith Rea, Sally Carter About: The jugband with a FAT sound. Music your mothers sang in the bath. Politically correct songs (we insult EVERYBODY equally). Ragtime tunes, singalong, foot-tapping old-time nonsense. w: http://www.mamas.com.au/
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!
The Right BrothersGenre: 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 GrahameAndrew 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 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 Schoolworking on it ...
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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 regular performer at many well known restaurants and venues on the Mornington Peninsula.
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.
Hibernators - "Listen to the Music" showcasing songs from the great harmony bands.
Coach Music Academy Frankston
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 MidwayersVocalists 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
Andy Phillips and the Cadillac WalkAndy 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 BattenInspired 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.
Diddy Reyes 59 Rockers ShowGenre: blues, 50s 60s Rocknroll. Mod poppers. Black Rockabilly.
RustBucketGenre: 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 PerlWinner of two Green Room Awards, 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 * ‘Punny, engaging and clever.’ The Australian * ‘Energetic genius.’ The Music * '★★★★★' Theatre People
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.
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.
BandicootGenre: 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
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.
These acoustic artists will take you right back to the source to drink in the original sounds with resonator guitars and custom harmonicas. From fingerpicking to solo harmonica playing of the songs by Bo Carter, Blind Boy Fuller, Robert Johnson and Sonny Boy Williamson just to name a few.
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
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
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 KaliffiAmadou, is a professionally trained musician with over 20 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. Amadou's passion in music was fostered by his father, who for over 20 years was the lead Kora21-string lute-bridge-harp player in the world renowned group 'Les Ballets Africains'. Whilst the Kora was Amadou’s first love, the Djemberope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum and Dun Dunrope-tuned cylindrical drum with rawhide at both ends soon followed. DunDunKan West African Drumming & Kora is a creation of Amadou Kalissa who is renowned for his accomplishments as Master in Dun Dun. w: http://www.dundunkan.com/
Medley BoysFormed 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.