The National Folk Festival is Australia’s heart and home of folk culture.
Creating five days in a perfect world every Easter for over 50 years, The National brings world-class performers, music lovers and volunteers together in the nation’s capital to discover, share and engage in the exciting world of folk, leaving you enriched, inspired and connected.
Introducing the Australian band dishing out a musical feast of gritty, growling notes and tones, hooky rock riffs and flavours of funk that have fans literally howling for more and, on many occasions, throwing bras on stage - Phil Barlow and The Wolf.
Currently touring their second studio album, The Awakening, a reviewer counted herself as one of the many “wannabe Red Riding Hoods in the audience,” while another recently said, “By the end of the set, I was a full blown fan-boy.”
There’s no doubt these guys are leaving their mark wherever they go, including stand-out performances at Blues on Broadbeach and Mitchell Creek Rock N Blues Fest.
With a dynamo combo of “The Doors’ LA Woman meets George Thoroughgood’s Bad to the Bone,” do NOT let the intoxicating, bra-liberating Phil Barlow and his wolf-pack escape your attention.
‘Rock Scars’ project is all about rock stars doing professional photoshoots with young adult cancer survivors empowering them to rock their post-treatment bodies - scars, disabilities and all.
The initiative of Scar Stories’, a non-profit charity, we team up with professional photographers, musicians, make-up artists, stylists, and more to give our young models the rock-star treatment, which helps them see their scars in a new light - one that is empowering and beautiful.
The Rock Scars portraits will be professionally designed into a collection of rock posters to be toured and exhibited at project's end.
Held over three days and nights every September on a private 100 acre property in Noosa's glorious hinterland, Mitchell Creek festival goers revel in quality live music, small crowds and BYO (bring-your-own alcohol and food).
With a reputation for discovering your next favorite band with your new best friend, the festival features over 150 artists, each hand picked based on their musicianship, raw talent and performance value.
It's an experience we look forward to every year!
Scar Stories Inc. is an organisation that uses creative initiatives to support young cancer survivors aged 18 to 35 years. It brings together photographers, musicians, artists and cancer survivors to reveal what most people keep hidden following cancer treatment - the physical scars that remind them of a grim and painful experience.
Scar Stories reveals the 'pretty' and 'gritty' side of cancer through a range of creative endeavors that raise awareness of this unique cancer population, funds for specialised treatment and empower young adult cancer survivors to rock their post-treatment bodies, scars and all.
After taking a photo of her cancer scar in 2011 and sharing the image online, then 22-year-old Scar Stories founder, Jasmine Gailer, felt better for it! We have since taken more than 40 professional scar portraits (now available for purchase in a coffee-table book), with 11 photographers and exhibited in Queensland and Victoria.
Legends like Hunters & Collectors, Dead Letter Circus, Reece Mastin, Adil Memon, Deena and Phil Barlow & The Wolf have joined Scar Stories to shred sound and light on these issues through photoshoots and benefits concerts.
Award-winning designer and illustrator, Jack Tierney is curating an impressive portfolio of original works for some of Australia’s most prominent musicians, venues and festivals.
Recently awarded Best Album Art and Best Poster Art at the 2016 Queensland Music Design Awards, Tierney’s most recognised work to date includes his hand-illustrated, BADC finalist cover art for Dune Rats and his dynamic design work with One Day Sundays across the country.
Adding to a notable rap-sheet both locally and internationally, Tierney’s clients include Warner Music, Spit Syndicate, Theatreland Promotions, Hilltop Hoods, One Day Crew, Rolling Stone Magazine and Queenscliff Music Festival.
Aptly trading as Listen to The Graphics, Tierney cut his music design teeth rebranding Australia’s leading community radio station, 4ZZZ and continues to design and illustrate posters, logos, album art and merchandise for record labels, bands, radio stations, venues, festivals and more.
Multi award-winning songstress, Kellie Knight and her 7-piece jazz/funk ensemble, The Daze are on the rise in Australia's fast-growing neo-soul movement.
Picking up awards for three of the five tracks from debut EP, Twisted in 2015, the northern New South Wales outfit have played their gangsta funk, soul groove 'n' smooth jazz on many of Australia’s world-renowned festival stages, including Bluesfest, the Adelaide Fringe, Port Fairy and Woodford Folk festivals.
"Kellie Knight, where have you been all my life? What a spectacular voice," said Murray Burnes (Mi-Sex).
And the Australian music industry agrees, awarding the band Best Jazz song, Best Urban/Funk song, Best World/Reggae song, as well as nominating Knight as Female Vocalist of the Year for the 2015 NCEIA Music Awards.
Brought up on a healthy diet of pop vinyl, Knight discovered jazz in her early twenties, both of which can be heard through her accessible lyrics, well-crafted pop hooks and potent blend of whisky-smoke jazz subtlety and full-power soul vocal.
Knight’s devotion to music runs deep with formal training beginning at just 11 and later, extensive travels in pursuit of honing her craft with significant stints in San Francisco, the Caribbean and Varnasi, India, where she studied under the tutelage of one of the country’s top University vocal lecturers.
In a bid to foster a strong neo-soul scene in Australia, Knight founded popular blog neosoul.com.au and, together with Blue King Brown frontwoman, Nattali Rize, officially represents the Northern Rivers Conservatorium of Music for its silver jubilee.
Twisted, the debut EP, by Kellie Knight and The Daze is now available on iTunes.
Leading Gold Coast street press, Blank GC, and Australian music blog, AAA Backstage bring together South East Queensland media and marketing experts, Samantha Morris & Kylie Cobb, to offer The Power-UP Series of workshops.
Following sold out workshops on the Gold Coast, The Power-Up Series hit Brisbane's music and art scene with its unique brand of power-packed content covering social media, fan engagement, press/ media campaigns and effective branding.
The series ranges from a punchy, 2.5 hr boot-camp designed to politely kick your butt into the world of media and marketing to a full day, in-depth DIY publicity workshop.
These inspirational, practical workshops are designed to unmask the mysteries of media and marketing to help creative folk, like MUSICIANS, PHOTOGRAPHERS & ARTISTS, build a strong industry profile to earn you more fans, more income and greater opportunities to do what creatives do best - CREATE.