Angie & the Doc

 

Angie & the Doc have take Central Victoria by storm with their sweet, close harmonies backed by Doc's intricate, finger picking guitar and Angie holding down the rhythm on the bass. These two play a cross over genre called 'folkgrass' which speaks for itself really, along with some traditional, acapella, Appalachian style gospel.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/folkgrass.duo/
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Anna Smyrk

 

With a voice as pure as mountain water, haunting songwriting and bare-bones arrangements, Anna Smyrk delves deep into the art of storytelling. Her live show takes you on a journey around the world, presenting rich folk tunes inspired by two years of living in Cambodia and the Solomon Islands.
Anna has toured widely around Australia, including shows at Port Fairy Folk, Queenscliff Music and Nimbin Roots Festivals. Her latest EP was described as "a slow-burning gem"by Rhythms Magazine, while ABC Radio National called it "exquisite."
Hailing from Central Victoria, Anna juggles her music with her work in international development. From forming a duo with a traditional instrumentalist in Cambodia to running song-writing workshops for young people in the Solomon Islands, she sees music as a way to connect with people in diverse places.
She's back in Australia to release a new single; catch her while you can!

Website: http://www.annasmyrk.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/annasmyrkmusic
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Charlotte Rose

 

From blackboard beginnings to the main stage, Charlotte Rose has charmed audiences all over NSW with her brutally honest lyrics, sweet melodies and "guitar that speaks". Armed with a knack for storytelling and a harmonica, she weaves a tapestry of pain and joy, and is an act not to miss.

Facebook: http://facebook.com/musicbycharlotterose
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Dingo's Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band

 

The Dingo's Breakfast Oz Music & Poetry Band still tour Australia from the National in Canberra through to Uranquinty in NSW. From The Alice to the Fairbridge & Nannup Festivals in W.A to Newstead in Victoria and many places in between. The Dingos are returning to the East just in time for 'Quinty' after a highly successful Perth launch of their new Jack Sorensen CD . . "Weaver of Dreams' in August "17.

The Dingos perform a lovely mix of traditional and contemporary songs, Oz, Celtic and the odd rock song . . a selection of Performance Poetry, again a variety of trad and contemporary held together with a blend of amusing introductions and stories . .
Please check out our Website www.dingos-breakfast.com for further "stuff'.

Website: http://www.dingos-breakfast.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dingosbreakfast
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Grand Gesture

 

Grand Gesture are an indie folk band which hail from Sydney, Australia. Their catchy melodies, warm tones and playful banter contribute to the whole overall encapsulating experience of their show. After initially popping up on the scene in 2015 as "Samuel Davidson and the One Night Band' Grand Gesture made the change in 2016 as they took a more collaborative route to creating and developing their tunes. The unique sound they produce flows from the mix of genres they listen to for inspiration which include Rock, Pop, Indie, Classical, Spanish, Rap and of course, Aussie Hip Hop.

The have been described as "...a refreshing band that has a unique collection of talented people who are genuinely more than some of their counterparts. These guys and gal make delicious music€¦ As president of the Songwriting Society of Australia, I can assure you that this band will disarm you with their charm, talent and beautiful original music..." by PJ Scully, the President of the Songwriting Society of Australia.

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/grandgestureband
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Lorraine McCrimmon

 

Lorraine McCrimmon may be playing at quinty2017
A performance poets of several years reciting both traditional & comtemporary some humouros some serious recently won Reciter Of The Year at Kangaroo Folk Festival

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Luke Robinson

 

Luke is a singer-songwriter born in Traralgon, Victoria who after working for several years as a doctor in the Northern Territory has now settled back in Melbourne. With a rich and powerful bass voice accompanied by acoustic guitar and varied styles including folk, country, blues and rock, his songs cover issues as diverse as our nation's mistreatment of it's First People and refugees, fracking, war and social democracy, as well some lighter-hearted commentary on modern life. His influences include Australian artists Redgum, Shane Howard, Eric Bogle, Midnight Oil, Kev Carmody, Neil Murray and Paul Kelly, and internationally, Johhny Cash, Phil Ochs, Billy Bragg and Bob Dylan. A regular busker as well as performer at open mic nights and festival chalkboard sessions, Luke is now recording and seeking to play at the folk festivals of which he is a enthusiatic devotee.

Website: https://soundcloud.com/lukerrobinson
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Mariah McCarthy

 

Originating in small country town Heathcote, folk singer/songwriter Mariah McCarthy made the move to Melbourne three years ago and quickly gained recognition in the folk scene with her duo Deer Prudence.
The duo performed at countless festivals including Yackandandah Folk Festival (VIC), Wintermoon Festival (QLD), St Albans Festival (NSW) and Majors Creek Festival (NSW) where the pair was awarded the Ros Hales Memorial Award for Young Female Artists. Mariah now embarks on her future work as a solo musician producing intimate, thought provoking songs. Influenced by many timeless artists such as; Neil Young and Joni Mitchell, as well as countless contemporary acts - Mariah delicately tells stories of love and loss. 2017 will see Mariah set out to record and release her debut EP.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mariahmccarthymusic/
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MaD aDaM

 

Duo interpreting original, contemporary and traditional folk songs featuring strong lyrics, vocal harmonies, a cappella and accompanied by guitar, banjo, ukulele, percussion, covering the gamut of life's experiences: hilarious, tragic, intimate, political.


Website: http://dallasdebrabander.wixsite.com/mad-adam
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MiguelAndDallas/
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O'Neill's Folly

 

O'Neill's Folly are late musical bloomers, singing and playing Celtic and Americana music on guitar, mandolin, fiddle and banjo. They sing songs of love, death and history in multi-textured arrangements that lift both the band and the listener. Come be entertained, surprised and even inspired by their infectious enthusiasm and shared joy of life and music.

Website: http://oneillsfolly.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ONeills-Folly-1577632229218572/
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Paverty Bush Band

 

Paverty Bush Band has been performing in various guises for what seems like millenia.
"The Pavs", as they are fondly called, have been listed as a national treasure and perhaps even put on the National Heritage register. The Pavs have played for prime ministers, the Queen (when her and Phil were into dancing) and a president and are now at The Mighty Quinty to play tunes and songs- for dances and to sing along with. Largophonists need not apply!

Website: http://Www.paverty.com.au
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paverty
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Peter Vadiveloo

 

Charismatic and entertaining singer/songwriter Peter Vadiveloo plays original songs that make you both think and feel. Combining vocals (huge voice!), guitar and percussion, his songs are variously playful, political and provocative. Peter's music covers an engaging and eclectic mix of genres including blues, folk, funk, latin, flamenco and cabaret.

Website: http://www.petervadiveloo.com.au/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/petervadiveloomusic/
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Rachel Clark

 

A self-taught Singer-Songwriter, Rachel Clark delivers a heart-felt and intimate combination of music and story-telling; With a vibe of soulful acoustic folk and in a bare-all honesty, telling stories of loss, love and the battles fought within ourselves.


Website: http://www.rachelclarkofficial.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RachelClarkMusic/
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Sweet Songs & Soft Guitar

 

Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar is a vocal duo based in Newcastle NSW. Kathy and Matthew Clarke perform songs of Love, Hope, and Caring for the environment and each other. Kathy's stunning vocal clarity is supported by Matthew's gentle guitar style. The set list includes pieces by Snez, Bernard Carney, Eric Bogle, Paul Spencer,Faye White,Christina Mimmocchi,Bruce Watson,Judy Small,Kate Rusby as well as a few original compositions.
Sweet Songs and Soft Guitar is an uplifting experience in the folk tradition.


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Sweet-Songs-Soft-Guitar-1610309122532745/
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The Martins

 

The songs that make up Mike and Lindsay Martin are summed up in Review
"Postcard from Candelo€
One word comes to mind... Australia. Not Australia as it was, not Australia as it is, but the Australia I know, the Australia we should be. This album contains the strengths and passions of a writer committed to social justice and affairs with an undeniable sense of real community, a thinking man. It is a great album. -- Danny Priestley & Katie Charlton-Jones.

Mike's gentle humour laden punch and wry observations pop up to make the point and personalise it. -- Gypsy Jack .


Website: http://mikemartin.com.au
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The Scary Family Band

 

The Scary Family Band are on a family holiday road trip far from their Tasmanian home. They invite you to come along to their family friendly folk jugband explosion for a program of old and new songs from the Mediterranean peasant kitchen to the sand dunes of Mars.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scaryfamilyband/
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The TIn Shed Rattlers

 

The band Known as "The Tin Shed Rattlers" are an iconic local band of larrikins who have been actively entertaining crowds from around the Riverina and beyond since 1971. The band are bush dance specialists and also perform songs from around the world that include folk traditions from not only Australia, but Irish, Scottish, American, English and more! Like lagerphone demonstrations, occasional poetry and a really short bass player who can actually keep time! and play in key (provided we tell him what key to play!) an experience not to be missed!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/The-Tin-Shed-Rattlers-377696119011289/
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Willowy

 

Willowy are Purveyors of dark folk, a Sydney duo creating music that sinks rather than settles. Musically they sit in a softly shaded folky part of the woods, with nylon string guitar, bowed acoustic bass and sporadic banjo and mandolin. The music is dusted with folk instrumentation and a haunting delivery that resonates.
"The dull, passe folk music of today becomes the instrument for saying something sharp and arresting; sweet phrases suddenly bludgeon the listener, and the pretty blonde girl isn't what she seemed to be anymore." -Chris Cobcroft, Music Director 4ZZZ, Brisbane
The roots of Willowy's music sink themselves in the storytelling folk artists of old and new, tackling eternal themes in a modern context. Whilst there is a softness to the music, the center of it is in the darkness in the depths of life and the contradictions it pulls from all of us.
Willowy emerged on the folk scene in early 2014 with the release of their debut single "Waiting on you'. The duo has frequented many acclaimed venues in their hometown of Sydney. 2016 saw the release of Willowy's debut Ep "The White Dress', an 8 track conceptual artwork, with each song melding into the next, taking the listener on a journey, challenging constructs of femininity and delving into the cracks in the charade of a maiden in a white dress. Willowy have embarked on two extensive East Coast tours of Australia in 2015 & 2016, visiting both capital cities and rural areas.


Website: https://willowymusic.bandcamp.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Willowymusic/
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