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Having graced stages with the big names at festivals such as Bluesfest, Peats Ridge, Festival Of The Sun, Open Arms, Blues On Broadbeach and Blues at Bridgetown, Nannup and Nukara Music Festivals in WA, she is often referred to as ‘Superstar’ or ‘The Amazing Minnie Marks’ by her peers.
This young singer/songwriter/guitarist/multi instrumentalist from the mid-north coast of NSW is playing to packed out shows and blazing a musical trail packing a percussive punch that far belies her years, which has touted her as ‘the next big thing’.
Minnie’s fresh groovy style, showmanship and fearless obsession towards her music is pushing the limits of her guitar, vocals and performance to new levels. While being compared to John Butler by punters her performances are like a pack of fruit tingles being thrown into a bottle of coke. With a smile as happy as the sunshine and a right hand like a machine gun Minnie is quickly making a household name for herself in the industry as the ‘finest young guitar player in Australia’.
Highlights of 2011 was taking out the ‘Emerging Artist’ title at the Nannup Music Festival and returning home to win the ‘Busking over Byron’ competition securing her a spot on the bill at Eastcoast Bluesfest 2011 and 2012 with a tour to Europe and New Zealand playing 16 shows in 21 days to top it off.
Isaac Frankham has a unique ability to connect with audiences and interact with them as he performs the best of contemporary music.
Strong vocals overlay percussion, bass and triggered drum samples alongside six and twelve string accoustuc and electric guitars. When in any format from duo through to full band, the sound is always much bigger than people expect.
Isaac takes well known songs spicing them up with grooves and sonic textures that have people on their feet dancing or just chilling out with a slower number.
Isaac has completed a Bachelor of Contemporary Music at Southern Cross University and has studied under musical greats Greg Lyon (bass) Jim Kelly (guitar) and Dave Sanders (drums.)
He has performed nationally and is currently building a strong following in South east Queensland and far Northern NSW. He has been a professional musician since 2006.
Pink Zinc is a 4 piece covers band based in Byron Bay, NSW. Playing a mixture of Rock, Pop, Funk and Soul music, this band is sure to get you up and dancing! Check out Originals Music The Downstairs Mix-Up www.myspace.com/ thedownstairsmixupband