The Bushwackers (aka The Bushwackers Band & originally, The Original Bushwackers and Bullockies Bush Band), is a folk / country band, or 'bush band', which began at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (1971), with Dave Isom (guitars), Jan 'Yarn' Wositzky (tea-chest bass) & Bert Kahanoff (mendoza). The founding three were joined by various players, including accordionist Mick Slocum, and fiddlers Tony Hunt and Dave Kidd, until 1974 when the band went full-time, and Kahanoff was replaced by largerphone player, Dobe Newton.
Carus Thompson could easily take a well earned break. Either solo or with his band Carus & the True Believers he has toured the world relentlessly for the last ten years, garnering substantial followings in the U.K, Germany, France and Australia. He has sold over 30,000 CDs independently, supported luminaries such as Dave Matthews, Damien Rice, Jack Johnson, John Butler and The Waifs and been a regular a many of the major festivals.
The Vulpine is a local based Melbourne band that specialises in alternate rock. Ranging from ballady to all out rock, this 4 piece outfit can shift from the quietest chord to the loudest riff with harmonic excellence. Each member has had years of musical experience, having played gigs ranging from the Hi-Fi bar to the Locker room. Even though the band has only recently formed, each member brings their own experience and technical achievement to complete the band’s complex and moody style.
MICK THOMAS has been determined to reconfirm his standing as one of Australia's finest singer/songwriters - both solo and with his gun band THE SURE THING. Apart from the occasional one-off reformation show with the iconic WEDDINGS PARTIES ANYTHING, Mick has been busy with his own label, Croxton Records, and making the new MICK THOMAS AND THE SURE THING album. Produced by Mick with Craig Pilkington, PADDOCK BUDDY was recorded in the Northern Victorian Goldfields in May 2006.
Ella Hooper -Vocals
Jesse Hooper -Guitar
Brett Langsford -Guitar
Jorge Rodrigues -Upright and electric bass
Madeline Davey -Keys and piano
Matt Watson -Drums and percussion
Special Guest Vocals by - Dan Sultan & Nadia Rosen The Verses - Ella and Jesse Hoopers' new project - draws from their experience as seasoned performers, and represents a return to their roots of acoustic based contemporary music.
The Ocean The Sky are a 6-piece Australian Post-Hardcore/Metal band based in Sydney. They are currently unsigned and to date they have released one album, Seasons. ALEX - VOCALS
ADAM - GUITAR
MARK - GUITAR/VOCALS
PAT - DRUMS
SEAN - SYNTH
BENNY - BASS
Saltwater Band are a group of 8 Yolngu Artists from Elcho Island in Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia. The band is headed by the experience and undeniable talent of singer/songwriter Gurrumul Geoffrey Yunipingu, a longstanding member of internationally acclaimed band Yothu Yindi.
Paul Greene (Culburra Beach, NSW) has been a quiet achiever in the Australian Music Scene. Strongly Independent, he has traveled incessantly delivering his music across his continent, with an infectious live energy and great songs. There is no hype with Paul Greene. His songs span a range of styles, but always come from the heart with lyrics you can sink your teeth into.