2018 Music line-up
Janaya McDonald is a self-taught musician from Warrnambool who writes her own music. “The lyrics are important as they draw the listener in by allowing them to associate parts of their lives with the song”, says Janaya. Janaya was the winner of the 2017 Emerging Talent competition at Music in the Vines and will be performing this year with her sister Lisa.
An exciting young four piece acoustic band from Portland, Since Tuesday are known for their sweet harmonies and unusual instrumentation consisting of ukulele, cajon, keyboard and guitar along with occasional trumpet and saxophone. Since Tuesday released their self-titled debut EP in April 2017 and are a talented young band with a big future.
Steeped in blues and country music Liam left his rural family life in the Adelaide Hills to seek his fortune in London. After performing successfully in London he headed to America and joined Texan country rocker Ryan Bingham’s band experiencing American roots music. Whilst touring the world Liam has toured with big name artists such as Alanis Morisette, Elton John and Drive by Truckers, whilst also cutting his own album “Land of No Roads”. Now based in Melbourne, Liam has developed his song writing, collaborated with local musicians and formed the Sunset Pushers band.
Bluegum is a group of local musicians from the Macarthur area who play covers from the 60s, 70s and 80’s, with a great selection of rock and roll, blues and country. These crowd favorites are guaranteed to get you singing along and tapping your feet.
From the moment Rhys Crimmin starts playing, audiences are drawn to the warm sound he creates. Armed with an ever growing array of guitars, didgeridoos, harmonicas, kazoos and foot percussion, Rhys has been amazing crowds around the world, with recent tours of Europe and Japan, as well as many big name festivals throughout Australia. His unique style he likes to call ‘aussie country roots folk reggae and dirty foot stompin’ blues’ will have you clapping, dancing and singing along.
Through 23 years of continuous touring and word of mouth, Scottish/Irish/Australian band ‘The BordererS’ have become the most successful and entertaining celtic/rock/country/roots band in Australia, with may albums to their credit, along with recording and playing with the Australian Symphony Orchestra and Tom Jones! Their energy is infectious and Jamie McKew from the Port Fairy Folk Festival says “you must be dead if you’re not seen dancing at a BordererS gig”. The Borders are becoming well known in the USA and Europe and recently performed at the InterCeltique Festival in Lorient, France.
A five piece rare alternative/folk outfit, sticking to their southern stomp roots. Their journey is to develop and spread an Australian folk/roots sound, never to be pigeon holed. Fuelled by fiddle and strong rhythm, their music is bound to evoke! The Settlement have recently returned from touring America and playing at the famous Mondo festival in 2017, along with releasing their debut album “Stand in the Middle”, an album which realises their potential as songwriters and recording artists. A band with a big following and plenty of energy, they are definitely an act not to be missed.