22/01/2012 4:00 pm
Beth’n’Ben’s songwriting spans from Folk, Blues, Roots, and Reggae to Jazz tunes. Their fusion of genre, and tongue in cheek writing style consistently turn heads and get the crowd moving wherever they go. After doing the solo thing and playing in other bands around Canberra for six years the duo teamed up in mid 2009, and have had a ball with collaboration playing up and down the east coast of Australia.
To date Beth n Ben has released two EPs; Boarding Pass in October 2010 and, most recently, Economy Class.
Beth n Ben’s track ‘Little Lady’, off their debut EP, has had some great success on Triple J Unearthed Roots Chart since being uploaded late 2010 with two weeks at #1, seven weeks in the top 5, ten weeks in the top 10, and four and a half months in the top 25.
Their current plug song off their latest release; Back of the line has been aired in Triple J, Bay FM Byron, ABC Coast FM (Gold Coast and Sunshine) and has been on the top 20 of the Roots charts on Unearthed, including two weeks @ #3.
The band played over 90 shows promoting their first release. They are committed to do more shows in support of Economy Class.
Over this coming summer, Beth n Ben will be performing at numerous festivals including Corinbank, Summer Rhythm, Peats Ridge and The Northern Beaches Music Festival.
14/01/2012 9:30 pm
Jimi Beavis is all class. The gentleman giant of the Brisbane Blues scene. Standing at 6’2″ he towers over the members of his band, but still stands in the shadows of the blues giants from whom he draws his inspiration.
Jimi’s original songs draw upon the old school rhythms that gave the blues their good time dancibility. And yet the songs remain relevant, contemporary and irresistible to live audiences when Jimi delivers them in his inimitable charismatic way.
Previously the front man of good-time blues act, Jimi Beavis and the 385s, 2010 has been a year of rebirth for Jimi. For the new project, Jimi is working with a core band, consisting of guitar prodigy Dave McGuire, Kirsten Baade on bass/double bass and drummer Geoff Parsons.
Jimi won the BASEQ’s Performer of the Year in 2009 and has played: Sunshine Coast Blues Festival, 2008 and 2009, Woodford Folk Festival 2009/2010, Brisbane Blues Festival 2010, Australian Festival of Blues 2010 and Broadbeach Blues Festival 2011. He also plays regularly in South-East Queensland.
He released his first solo EP No Need To Deny It this year and is currently working on songs for his first album.
13/01/2012 9:30 pm
Brotherfunk are a 7 piece Roots Rock band from the Blue Mountains.
Beginning as a jazz standards cover band in late 2009, Brotherfunk have since developed a unique sound which is continuously expanding and diversifying.
The Band fuses elements of Funk, Reggae, Rock, Jazz, Blues, and World music in their explosive original set, sure to get you on your feet.
Over the past year, the band has enjoyed great success in the Blue Mountains and Sydney area, building up a reputation of being a highly dynamic and energetic act. The band has wowed audiences at venues throughout Sydney, including Luna Park and The Powerhouse Museum, and has played alongside acts including Australia’s Got Talent Product, “The Justice Crew”.
This versatile act has appealed to vampires, dragon slayers and vegans, alike. Ferocious as a Lion, yet tender as a young faun, these funky kids are guaranteed to seduce you with their infectious grooves!
03/01/2012 12:00 am
Originally from Kuranda in Australia, Dave Cooke has been a full-time musician from 2001, working both across the country and overseas. During the past few years, he has won over plenty of music lovers, sold thousands of his CDs and seen his fan base become particularly strong across the far northern region in places such as Cairns, Port Douglas, Kuranda, Mission Beach and Cooktown.
In Dave’s music, one finds a simple yet amazing mixture of acoustic guitar, powerful vocals, stomp box and didgeridoos which together produce rich tunes with driving intensity and interesting diversity.
Cooke’s style is a combination of roots and folk. Apart from recording his second album titled ‘hieroglyphs’ in Kuranda, the musician has been busy performing all over Australia, played support for Ash Grunwald in Cairns and performed alongside acts such as Dallas Frasca, Tijuana Cartel and Daniel Champagne two years running at the Wallaby ck festival near Cooktown.
Now you can watch Dave live when he takes the stage at the Lennox. What makes him extraordinary is that he has a broad appeal and does classics, roots, blues, folk and pop styles. Through these diverse abilities, the man can engage any audience, so no matter what your age and musical taste, be sure not to miss this event.