Eudlo Music Nights Artists, October 2018

MCs for the Bar stage include: Stephanie Tonkin, Deni Chapple, Doug Pullen and Michael Whiticker, and for the Paddock stage include Stu McGovern and Peter Watkins

Anna & Jordan
Anna & Jordan showcase their original music, both sung and instrumental, producing a colourful range of vocal and instrumental harmonies. Combining Anna’s knowledge of traditional music and Jordan’s exceptional creativity in songwriting, they create a distinctive combination of genres and styles that is truly unique and uplifting. They have performed at many folk festivals nationally since 2013 and are two time Finalists for the Folk Alliance Australia's Young Performer of the Year Award. Anna and Jordan have produced a debut EP 'Ocean of Dreams' and an album, 'Home on the Horizon' and recently released a single, 'Darling'.
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Big Heart Small Town: Arts for Community
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A collaborative painting workshop led by Maree, Pam and Tory, which will create festival flags. This workshop will particularly appeal to children and families. Following the event the festival flags will be sewn together into one big flag…wait and see?

Blackall blues
blackall bluesRecently formed in the Maleny area, these very experienced musicians perform the different feels and moods of the contemporary blues. With Roger Beare (sax and vocal), Sam Shepherd (guitar and vocal), Darryl Miller (drums and trumpet) and Kevin Brand (bass and vocal), the background of their experience is impressive – from Sam’s winning numerous awards as a guitarist and playing alongside Michael Fix, Diesel, Bruce Mathiske, Louis Shelton and Peter Cupples, through to Kevin travelling the world working with musicians such as Johnny Farnham and Daryl Braithwaite.

Linley Boyle - Body Song Yoga and creative dance
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Linley Boyle has been tying the good folk of Eudlo in knots for over 20 years. This form of Yoga is gentle and has many modified postures suitable for dodgy knees, shoulders and other recalcitrant body parts. A morning session will unloosen the tightness of the night before, clear the head and settle the nerves. Bring a mat if you have one and join us for an energising, enjoyable class at Wominjeka. Linley will also do a maypole dance on Saturday afternoon for kids and adults.

Brendan The Mindfulness Poet brendan mindfulness
Brendan’s passionate performance poetry and friendly story telling gives you the experience of Mindfulness as entertainment. Come on a journey with his latest show "Sex, Love & Mindfulness". Mindfulness Poet paints a big picture of relationship, work, fantasy, adventure, healing, discovery: this show has it all! Drawing on his life experiences (including time as a Buddhist Monk, Yoga Teacher and Counsellor) this light-hearted romp of words and rhyme will uplift your head and your heart.

Deni Chapple and friends
EMN Apr 18 deni and dougDeni, being a lover of kids, was a teacher for many years but family and her dedication to music got in the way so these days she'd prefer to follow her natural love which is music where she is both performing as a singer guitarist and “spinning the discs” with Deni’s Mix on Wild Horse FM. Her friends or accompanists are many and varied, but on this outing will include at some point Doug Pullen - bass, Mike Duggan - percussion and might just include special guest Roger Beare on sax. To hear her sing, here is a video featuring her in a duo in which she also performs as

Gavin Davidson / Glasshouse Guitar Works

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Glasshouse Guitar Works is a professional Guitar and Bass Repair Centre which has a comprehensively equipped workshop set up to deal with a broad range of instrument problems. In addition to operating the professional repair service, owner operator Gavin Davidson who is an experienced instrument repair technician and instrument builder also hand manufactures the precision range of White Hawk Guitars and Basses.

Peter Driscoll

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Thinking of an early morning stroll? Peter, who is a Eudlo local, will assist in showing you local birdlife living in the world between riverbank, forest and paddock. If you have binoculars, bring them, but there will be some spare. Peter has worked with birds for much of his life, monitoring populations and seeking out those hard to get to avian treasures.

Mike Duggan
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Mike is an enthusiastic percussionist, having played drums of all types for 45 years. For the last five years, Mike has both played and built Cajon drums, being a regular backing percussionist with the Glasshouse Musos, playing standard Cajon, Bongo-Cajon and Conga-Cajon drums. The Cajon workshop will look at the different parts that make up the Cajon, and how to play the Cajon to get the best sound and rhythm. If you own a Cajon, bring it along, if not, just come along and have some fun with the drums. Pictured above is the set of Bongo-Cajons that Mike is offering as the raffle prize at the festival.

Noel Gardner and Alex Bridge

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Maleny based Noel and Alex, are highly regarded local musicians having played at Folk Festivals across the country over many years and recently returned from Festival’s in Tasmania and Illawarra. Noel has a long association with the Eudlo region, having actually run a festival at this very park some years ago. Noel’s poignant songs accompanied by his guitar and Alex’s beautiful harmonies, bass and percussion say so much about our wonderful land and people.

Peter G and the Flat Whites
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With Peter G (guitar and vocals), Howard Combes (upright bass) and Graeme Goss (drums and vocals), and on this special occasion, sitting in with the band will be Steve Sparrow on guitar. Foot tappin’ jazz, rhythm and blues - If you can’t recognize it and can’t dance to it, the Flat Whites won’t do it!
Peter G and the Flat Whites and friends were captured for youtube at a recent Glasshouse Musos event. Guest guitarist is Steve Sparrow
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Elliot Gwynne Band
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With Elliot Gwynne - Keys/Vocals, Johnny Collins – Bass, Rob Burr – Drums, Emily Nutt – Violin and Jeunae Rogers - Backing Vocals.
Elliot is a drummer/composer and keen disciple of influence in all forms. His music attempts to reflect the insight of a humbling journey acquired by imagination, place and inspired regional sounds. From tangible Judaeo-Spanish and Eastern music influence, to ideas torn from dreams, deep rhythms and harmony are the foundations on which he is building. He is currently presenting the works from his upcoming EP ‘Mossy Bank Mountain’ to be released this coming Summer 2019. 

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Innessa is a Russian singer/songwriter now living in Australia. Russian folk music roots are clearly influential in her fresh and unique style. With dreamy emotional lyrics sung to a mixture of eclectic styles, Innessa is constantly leaving her audience spellbound...Born in central Russia, the day she finished University Innessa packed her guitar and set off to explore the world, and the world of music. She has spent time living, studying music and performing on the Black Sea, Moscow, Egypt, Spain, The USA and has now happily settled in Australia. Since arriving in Australia three studio albums have been released: “Innessa”, “Folkloria” and “Love-n-Jazz”. Innessa has performed at some of Australia’s largest festivals like the Canberra Multicultural Folk Festival and the Woodford Folk Festival. 

Jessie Jean
Jessie JeanJessie has been enchanting audiences and helping people to find & free their voices for over fifteen years. She has headlined at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and facilitated workshops in America, Holland, Europe & the UK, Croatia and, in the last few years, Australia.
Jessie’s Free Your Voice sessions are fun, inclusive and are a great way to find your voice. No experience necessary!

Jeff and Nate Josephs (Left Handed Hearts Band)
EMN Apr 18 Jeff josephsEMN Apr 18 NateLeft Handed Hearts Band are a local band led by lifetime Mooloolah Valley resident, Singer Songwriter Jeff Joseph, with his son Nate playing beautiful backing guitar. There are also a small, passionate group of musicians who regularly join in for the fun of creating original music, and taking a new look at some old favorites. LHHs Band have been creating magic around campfires for many years, with Jeff’s especially strong voice and natural ability to shape songs in a way that re-introduces the listener to old favourites and childhood memories. Jeff and the LHHs have been writing more of their own material in recent years. You can expect to hear original songs, as well as great Australian classics.

Jeunae (formerly JuJu Bom)
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Jeunae is an artist of the Black Mountain.  Born and bred on the breath of that place, her music may work well as a soundtrack to the imaginary movie one plays out when waxing mystical on such places; a travelling dream state that gradually expands and folds through walls of territory and terrain.  She speaks to a sense of vulnerability in detailed nuance and aesthetic that is both intense and fragile.  Joined by collaborators- Ali Crane, Elliot Gwynne and Johnny Collins, the line up is guitar and vocal, backing vocals, bass guitar and drums.

Latin fury dance with passion
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Warren and Crystal bring over a decade of Latin dancing to Eudlo, performing a playful Cuban Salsa number for you with style, energy and spirit. Salsa is a fun, sassy dance with attitude that not only makes you feel good; it also gives you an added confidence in yourself that you never knew you had. So are you ready to have some fun? Then free your inner groover and come dance with us! Along with a demo on the stage, Warren and Crystal will host a workshop session.

Karen Law and Family Band
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Karen Law and Family are the epitome of honest, home-grown contemporary folk music. Award-winning songs, breath-taking harmonies and an obvious joy in singing and playing together make this family an absolute pleasure to watch. Expect a healthy dose of family banter too and the chance to join in on a few choruses.

Rob Longstaff
Rob is a New Zealand born, Australian bred, Berlin based Pop/Soul/Blues musician, globetrotter and adventurer.
After working Australia’s tough but rewarding pub circuit, Rob packed his bags for Berlin, a city which he now calls home. In between his musical accomplishments Rob likes a challenge, having now hitchhiked across three continents, toured Indian and African orphanages and hospitals, ventured to Antarctica and travelled overland from Berlin to Australia by bicycle, train and ship.
Convinced by the idea of slow travelling the singer/songwriter did the German release tour for his album „Boogaloo“ on a solar boat and took a trip through the US on a custom electric trike. He also has been experimenting with the tiny house and the zero waste food movements.
Powerful vocals with humorous lyrics, passionate guitar playing and charm make him a one-man-groove-machine that runs with or without amplification.
Rob’s yet to be named second studio album with Blackbird Music is slated for release this year and typically features an ambitious mix of fun styles but with a little something for everyone.

Ian B MacLeod

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Known as "Australia's King of Rockabilly", the magical voice and guitar playing, coupled with the warmth and charisma of Ian B. MacLeod shines through whether he's dressed in black leather belting out "Blue Suede Shoes" or in rhinestones and fringes crooning "Love Song of the Waterfall". Come along and see what has been exciting audiences since the early 60s when Ian began his career on the Johnny O’Keefe Show!

Muddy 'n Petal band
Intellectual anarchists, rockin blues trio with eclectic spunk and simple styling. Here to put a kick in your step and a rock in your roll. Listen out for the ballsy voice of Petal in this original sounding outfit.

Red Hill Boys
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If you like lusty male voices, driving foot-tapping rhythm, and gritty full-bodied singing, then you’ll love the Red Hill Boys. They’re a bunch of blokes of dubious backgrounds, boisterous talent, and strong presence, who just love to sing. Their light-hearted style brings a freshness to old favourites, breathes life into murder ballads, puts steam back into train songs, brings the rich smell of the sea into shanties, and puts the tears back into country ballads. Brad Jones (guitar/vocals), Lawrie White (guitar/vocals), Pete Monaghan (mandolin/vocals), Ross Roche (banjo/vocals) & Warren Freeman (guitar/vocals), have all been around the folk and country music scenes for more years than they care to reveal, and love nothing better than bringing the great music of our past back to life.

Sam Shepherd
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Sam has been playing guitar since he began walking, graduating with a BMus in 2009, and winning numerous awards along the way, including the ‘National young jazz/blues guitarist of the year’ at Frankston international guitar festival in 2005. Playing alongside guitar luminaries Michael Fix, Diesel, Bruce Mathiske, Louis Shelton and Peter Cupples further displays his standing in the guitar community. He is also a fine singer as we will hear over the festival weekend.

Steve Sparrow
steve sparrow 2Whether playing acoustic or electric guitar, Townsville-based Steve Sparrow is one of those superb players who sounds fantastic with everything he touches. And in his case it isn’t just his technical facility as he has a wonderful stage presence, and is also a very fine composer for his instrument.
Here he is captured for youtube at a recent Glasshouse Musos event.

The Strangest Dreamers
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Based on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, the Strangest Dreamers have performed at the Woodford Folk Festival and the Illawarra Folk Festival, Woodford's Planting and The Noosa Jazz Festival amongst many others. They are named after Ed McCurdy's famous song "Last Night I Had The Strangest Dream". The song is an affirmation of hope and peace. Their huge repertoire of original songs encompasses a broad range of musical genres; inspired by the music of early Jazz years, Swing Blues, Roots and Gospel, Country and Classic Rock. They were the winners of the ABC Sunshine Coast FM Exhumed Band competition in 2013.
Pat Craigie and Jim Dowling share the song-writing and lead vocal responsibilities for The Strangest Dreamers. They are beautifully supported by the strong vocal harmonies of double bass player, Jon Brown, with creative instrumentation from the other members. The Strangest Dreamers, now with drummer and percussionist Jon Francis and harmonicist Bob Abbot, have gone to a new level.

Peter Watkins
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Peter has a lifetime of playing and singing up and down the “sunny coast” and recently, encouraged by a swag of new musical friends, is enjoying a fresh passion for performing publicly and sharing his music with others. Peter is presently recording at the Sound Space with Michael Whiticker so stay tuned for the release of those songs.

Julie Witney
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Julie teaches beginner and intermediate guitar, ukulele, and mandolin from her home in Brisbane. She believes music should always be fun while learning technique, skills, musical knowledge and building repertoire.
Easy ragtime and jazz song workshop (Julie Witney)
This workshop is for guitar and ukulele players who want to explore some ragtime songs and early jazz songs. These are songs such as “Alabama Jubilee”, “Bill Bailey”, and “Over the Rainbow”. Lyrics, chord charts, and chord diagrams are supplied for guitar and uke. If you are coping with basic open chords on your guitar or uke, you should enjoy this. Anyone who plays another instrument which fits the genre is also welcome to join in.

Ian Ross Williams
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One side of Ian Ross Williams' music is the thoughtful singer songwriter influenced by many of the great artists of our time, including Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Shel Silverstein and Paul Simon. The other side is the school music teacher.
As well as writing, recording and performing in Queensland and interstate, Ian is a Primary School music Specialist based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. His songs are used by various Departments of Education in Australian Primary Schools and have also been recorded by the ABC for their ‘SING’ projects. The songs are largely concerned with adventure and wonder and are educational without being obtrusively so. Many are about life in the northern, topical or outback parts of the country, which is where Ian lived for many years. Some of the songs contain Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islands language, and often include a gentle multicultural message. Another engaging feature is the multitude of musical styles presented, giving children exposure to a large variety of musical genres.
Ian’s YouTube channel has received over 35,000 views.