Indigidayout & Folk Redlands Music Festival 2017 Program
Saturday June 3 2017 -10am-4pm
Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Rd Capalaba
3:15pm The Troy Brady Band (on the Main Stage)
Troy Jungaji Brady keeps cultural fires burning through his lyrics and music, sharing these stories around the world. The Western GuGuYalanji and Birri Gubba songman shares his stories of country, love and law in language and through contemporary folk/roots music. Currently touring as a feature artist with Black Arm Band as well as performing as a solo artist, Troy is a consummate performer. Forging a career over 20 years, he has led a number of bands before hitting out on his own, his current music exploring more of his language and connection to the country of his ancestors north of Cairns and Proserpine.
10am: Diddly Squat Band
Frenetic rhythms, rousing harmonies, and infectious camaraderie.
Diddly Squat are an “all-girl” band who got together “to have fun & make some noise”. Despite knowing “diddly squat” about music, they decided to have a go anyway, and have been spreading the joy ever since.
Their repertoire includes an eclectic mix of “folk-rock” including old favourites from the 1950’s – 1990’s with a sprinkling of originals, and lashings of fun.
Diddly Squat were featured as finalists on ABC ‘s EXHUMED 2013 competition for amateur bands.
11am: Franké & The Blues Revolution
Get your groove on! Blues and jazz influences with a hint of rockabilly.
Add in the power of the brass section and you’re in for a lot of fun!
Franké plays original songs and creates exciting new arrangements of songs from the likes of BB King, The Beatles and also supports local artists by playing versions of local songwriter’s songs.
The finger picking ballads performed by Franké have a hypnotic mood to move and ‘move’ the listener.
12pm: Welcome to Country & Lord Mayor’s Speech
Brisbane’s best kept secret.
The fabulous songs of Chuck & Chrissy Euston, melding ‘roots and blues’ with swing & gospel. ‘Quintessentially Aussie’, spanning times & places, stories & shared emotions, delivered with passion and definitive quirky humour.
Chuck: Vocals, excellent acoustic guitar & slide
Chrissy: Vocals, wailing blues harp, accordion, mandolin.
Ian Evans: ‘Mr Bass” + vocals
Suzanne Hibbs: master percussionist + vocals
1:15pm Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts
Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts are a multi- instrumental, all singing, all women band with quirky songs, big personalities and sweet harmonies. They easily slide across the genres from folk to jazz, rock to blues, creating a fun upbeat vibe whenever they hit the stage. A Mama Juju & The Jam Tarts concert is like a box of chocolates- you never quite know what you are going to get next. Their sassy and sometimes funny original songs have been well received at performances and via the radio airwaves.
2:15pm Lee Nelson
Lee is a musician who has been playing professionally for more years than he cares to remember. Singing and playing a great range of original music, traditional folk, jazz blues and ballads, Lee has played at some of Australia’s top venues and appeared at many music festivals from Tasmania to north Queensland receiving much acclaim for his unique and intimate style.
As a singer/songwriter, he blends his originals with a great selection of classic songs, always engaging the audience.
Lee has recorded an album in Hobart called Home at Last that was the album of the week on ABC Brisbane radio and received much airplay on local FM stations.
3:15pm The Troy Brady Band
Refer info above
10am: Erwin Zerbe
Erwin’s musical influences draw heavily from the Folk Scene of the 60’s and 70’s. As a teenager, he developed his musical style as a solo singer/guitarist, drawing inspiration from the likes of such greats as: Simon & Garfunkel, Gordon Lightfoot, Joan Baez, Don McLean, Cat Stevens, to name a few.
Erwin has a keen ear for music and is always seeking innovative ways to present songs to his audience in a dynamic and interesting manner.
10:45am: Mary Brettell
Mary has a deep, rich voice and during her long and varied career has sung anything from traditional folk songs to bluegrass and contemporary material, and everything in between. She will take you on a journey of reminiscence through some of the songs she has performed at festivals, on radio and on The Box (that’s TV).
At Expo 88 she did stints at the American Pavilion with her repertoire of American Country & Bluegrass material and at the Australian Pavilion singing Australian Folk Songs. Mary says, “I sing a wide variety of songs from British, Aussie to American, both traditional and contemporary. I look for songs that have good rhythm, and tell an interesting story. My main aim in performing is to entertain.”
11:30am: Anne Infante
Anne is a gifted singer/songwriter whose songs are heartfelt, lyrical and sometimes philosophical as well as ‘whimsical and down-right silly’. Her vast repertoire encompasses traditional folk songs and ballads, calypso, gospel, contemporary and original. She has performed at National Folk Festivals in Australia and New Zealand. For several years she ran singing sessions at the Woodford Folk Festival and she is a regular performer at the Maleny Music Weekend and the Neurum Creek Acoustic Music Festival where she also co-hosts Sunday morning Gospel Sessions.
Anne sings on most Wednesday nights at the Red Hill Folk Club in Brisbane, which she also organises and MCs, and regularly at Folk Redlands’ Sunday gatherings. Her original songs have been covered by artists such as Margret RoadKnight, Martin Pearson, Cloudstreet, Phil Beck, Maureen O’Brien and Gordon Bok and twice her gospel songs have reached the finals of the National Gospel Songwriting competition. She ‘writes songs you think you’ve known all your life.’
12:15pm: Mere Modicum
John and Sandra Tucker formed Mere Modicum in 2016 to play and share music they love, together. With voices and guitars in harmony, John and Sandra perform songs that represent their combined musical paths and histories.
The music that has moved them and many others covers songs that range from traditional folk ballads through jazz, Merseybeat, rock, pop and singer-songwriter genres – music that makes you sway, tap your foot and “remember when”! John and Sandra have performed regularly at Folk Redlands and Red Hill Folk Club in the last year.
1:15pm Evan Mathieson
Well known for his autoharp skills and narrative style, Evan sings songs that tickle the funny bone, songs that highlight political stupidity,and songs that remember history. One of Evan’s notable projects includes preserving the whaling songs of Scottish born Australian folk singer Harry Robertson.
2:00pm Geoff Carwardine
A long time supporter of Folk Redlands, Geoff has spent recent years teaching and playing music in Vietnam.
For Geoff, it’s always ‘music of the heart’, and we are delighted to have him playing for us.
Back together after 11 years to perform at Indigi Day Out, Shiver is three women from diverse musical backgrounds with a focus on strong vocal harmonies through an eclectic selection of uplifting songs. They performed at Tamar Valley Folk Festival TAS 2005, Folk Redlands 2005 & 2006, Folkies Old and new 2005 and Wintermoon Festival Mackay QLD 2005 & 2006 before disbanding to pursue other projects.
Sometimes accompanied by minimal instrumentation, sometimes acapella (voices only), their music is a mix of folk, bluegrass and spiritual. Julie, Vicky and Christine thought after such a long break it was high time they enjoyed the ritual of sharing music once more.
Ruby Phoenix Tribal Belly Dance Troupe
Ruby Phoenix invites beginners to advanced level dancers join to share a variety of dances to inspire & delight the audience
A local percussion band of Brazillian street drumming rhythms. Its bright, its loud, its fun.
Come on down & join in, have a go with the friendly band members.