Eudlo Music Nights Artists for April 2019 include the following (plus there will be other acts confirmed over the next months).
Anna & Jordan
Anna & Jordan showcase their original music, both sung and instrumental, producing a colourful range of vocal and instrumental harmonies. Combining Anna’s knowledge of traditional music and Jordan’s exceptional creativity in songwriting, they create a distinctive combination of genres and styles that is truly unique and uplifting. They have performed at many folk festivals nationally since 2013 and are two time Finalists for the Folk Alliance Australia's Young Performer of the Year Award. Anna and Jordan have produced a debut EP 'Ocean of Dreams' and an album, 'Home on the Horizon' and recently released a single, 'Darling'.
Recently formed in the Maleny area, these very experienced musicians perform the different feels and moods of the contemporary blues. With Roger Beare (sax and vocal), Sam Shepherd (guitar and vocal), Darryl Miller (drums and trumpet) and Kevin Brand (bass and vocal), the background of their experience is impressive – from Sam’s winning numerous awards as a guitarist and playing alongside Michael Fix, Diesel, Bruce Mathiske, Louis Shelton and Peter Cupples, through to Kevin travelling the world working with musicians such as Johnny Farnham and Daryl Braithwaite.
Linley Boyle - Body Song Yoga and creative dance
Linley Boyle has been tying the good folk of Eudlo in knots for over 20 years. This form of Yoga is gentle and has many modified postures suitable for dodgy knees, shoulders and other recalcitrant body parts. A morning session will unloosen the tightness of the night before, clear the head and settle the nerves. Bring a mat if you have one and join us for an energising, enjoyable class at Wominjeka. Linley will also do a maypole dance on Saturday afternoon for kids and adults.
Brendan The Mindfulness Poet
Brendan’s passionate performance poetry and friendly story telling gives you the experience of Mindfulness as entertainment. Come on a journey with his latest show "Sex, Love & Mindfulness". Mindfulness Poet paints a big picture of relationship, work, fantasy, adventure, healing, discovery: this show has it all! Drawing on his life experiences (including time as a Buddhist Monk, Yoga Teacher and Counsellor) this light-hearted romp of words and rhyme will uplift your head and your heart. www.mindfulnesspoet.com.au www.facebook.com/mindfulnesspoet/
Deni Chapple and friends
Deni, being a lover of kids, was a teacher for many years but family and her dedication to music got in the way so these days she'd prefer to follow her natural love which is music where she is both performing as a singer guitarist and “spinning the discs” with Deni’s Mix on Wild Horse FM. Her friends or accompanists are many and varied, but on this outing will include at some point Doug Pullen - bass, Mike Duggan - percussion and might just include special guest Roger Beare on sax. To hear her sing, here is a video featuring her in a duo in which she also performs as deniandthedoc.com.au https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wkopvaujeRM
Gavin Davidson / Glasshouse Guitar Works
Glasshouse Guitar Works is a professional Guitar and Bass Repair Centre which has a comprehensively equipped workshop set up to deal with a broad range of instrument problems. In addition to operating the professional repair service, owner operator Gavin Davidson who is an experienced instrument repair technician and instrument builder also hand manufactures the precision range of White Hawk Guitars and Basses. www.glasshouseguitarworks.com.au
Mike is an enthusiastic percussionist, having played drums of all types for 45 years. For the last five years, Mike has both played and built Cajon drums, being a regular backing percussionist with the Glasshouse Musos, playing standard Cajon, Bongo-Cajon and Conga-Cajon drums. The Cajon workshop will look at the different parts that make up the Cajon, and how to play the Cajon to get the best sound and rhythm. If you own a Cajon, bring it along, if not, just come along and have some fun with the drums. Pictured above is the set of Bongo-Cajons that Mike is offering as the raffle prize at the festival.
Noel Gardner and Alex Bridge
Maleny based Noel and Alex, are highly regarded local musicians having played at Folk Festivals across the country over many years and recently returned from Festival’s in Tasmania and Illawarra. Noel has a long association with the Eudlo region, having actually run a festival at this very park some years ago. Noel’s poignant songs accompanied by his guitar and Alex’s beautiful harmonies, bass and percussion say so much about our wonderful land and people.
Peter G and the Flat Whites
With Peter G (guitar and vocals) and Howard Combes (upright bass). Foot tappin’ jazz, rhythm and blues - If you can’t recognize it and can’t dance to it, the Flat Whites won’t do it!
Peter G and the Flat Whites and friends were captured for youtube at a recent Glasshouse Musos event. Guest guitarist is Steve Sparrow
who happened to be in town that night! https://youtu.be/cMbMNL3QBI4 https://youtu.be/sD-oVxtF4sw
Jessie has been enchanting audiences and helping people to find & free their voices for over fifteen years. She has headlined at some of the world’s most prestigious festivals and facilitated workshops in America, Holland, Europe & the UK, Croatia and, in the last few years, Australia.
Jessie’s Free Your Voice sessions are fun, inclusive and are a great way to find your voice. No experience necessary!
Jeunae (formerly JuJu Bom)
Jeunae is an artist of the Black Mountain. Born and bred on the breath of that place, her music may work well as a soundtrack to the imaginary movie one plays out when waxing mystical on such places; a travelling dream state that gradually expands and folds through walls of territory and terrain. She speaks to a sense of vulnerability in detailed nuance and aesthetic that is both intense and fragile. Joined by collaborators- Ali Crane, Elliot Gwynne and Johnny Collins, the line up is guitar and vocal, backing vocals, bass guitar and drums.
Latin fury dance with passion
Warren and Crystal bring over a decade of Latin dancing to Eudlo, performing a playful Cuban Salsa number for you with style, energy and spirit. Salsa is a fun, sassy dance with attitude that not only makes you feel good; it also gives you an added confidence in yourself that you never knew you had. So are you ready to have some fun? Then free your inner groover and come dance with us! Along with a demo on the stage, Warren and Crystal will host a workshop session.
Karen Law and Family Band
Karen Law and Family are the epitome of honest, home-grown contemporary folk music. Award-winning songs, breath-taking harmonies and an obvious joy in singing and playing together make this family an absolute pleasure to watch. Expect a healthy dose of family banter too and the chance to join in on a few choruses.
Muddy 'n Petal band
Intellectual anarchists, rockin blues trio with eclectic spunk and simple styling. Here to put a kick in your step and a rock in your roll. Listen out for the ballsy voice of Petal in this original sounding outfit. https://www.facebook.com/muddynpetalband/
Sam has been playing guitar since he began walking, graduating with a BMus in 2009, and winning numerous awards along the way, including the ‘National young jazz/blues guitarist of the year’ at Frankston international guitar festival in 2005. Playing alongside guitar luminaries Michael Fix, Diesel, Bruce Mathiske, Louis Shelton and Peter Cupples further displays his standing in the guitar community. He is also a fine singer as we will hear over the festival weekend. www.facebook.com/samshepherdmusician www.samshepherdmusic.com
Peter has a lifetime of playing and singing up and down the “sunny coast” and recently, encouraged by a swag of new musical friends, is enjoying a fresh passion for performing publicly and sharing his music with others. Peter is presently recording at the Sound Space with Michael Whiticker so stay tuned for the release of those songs. https://youtu.be/YutoNaMRJXs
Ian Ross Williams
One side of Ian Ross Williams' music is the thoughtful singer songwriter influenced by many of the great artists of our time, including Bob Dylan, the Beatles, Shel Silverstein and Paul Simon. The other side is the school music teacher.
As well as writing, recording and performing in Queensland and interstate, Ian is a Primary School music Specialist based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. His songs are used by various Departments of Education in Australian Primary Schools and have also been recorded by the ABC for their ‘SING’ projects. The songs are largely concerned with adventure and wonder and are educational without being obtrusively so. Many are about life in the northern, topical or outback parts of the country, which is where Ian lived for many years. Some of the songs contain Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islands language, and often include a gentle multicultural message. Another engaging feature is the multitude of musical styles presented, giving children exposure to a large variety of musical genres. Ian’s YouTube channel has received over 35,000 views.