BART THRUPP – Thursday 4th September

Bart Thrupp

Fun, Folk-pop with a hint of Hip Hop, the “Monkey King” is the latest independent 3-track CD Single from Brisbane based singer-songwriter Bart Thrupp. From the catchy lead guitar intro of the “Monkey King” to the chilled beats of “My mate the Sun” these tunes are easy to enjoy.

A storyteller at heart, it’s evident that Bart is truly inspired by his life on the road and the people he meets. After touring extensively throughout 2012, Bart entered the studio with a swag of songs and has emerged with three solid tracks!

THE BRODIE GRAHAM BAND – Friday 5th September

The Brodie Graham Band

Brodie Graham is one of the hottest emerging talents in the Australian Blues scene. An amazing dexterity on the guitar is combined with a sensibility and taste that shows incredible maturity for such a young player. The rich history of the blues is reflected yet modernised in his live performances with toe-tapping swings, infectious shuffles, clever funk, awe-inspiring jazz, and heart wrenching soul tunes all illustrated with Brodie’s unbelievable feel for the guitar.

Check out Brodie’s brand new single
“I Can’t Go Wrong”

TRUE VIBENATION – Saturday 6th September

True Vibenation

True Vibenation are refreshing, talented, innovative and fiercely independent.

With each member playing horns as well as handling writing and production duties, the trio signals a new generation of hip hop artists who pay homage to the sharp lyricism of the past but enlist an updated production aesthetic combining synths, warm samples and live instruments with banging 808 drums and unique rhythms.

Made up of twins Verbaleyes and Native Wit and childhood friend Klue, the trio hailing from Sydney?s inner-west, has developed a solid reputation for an electric live show and sound which is just as comfortable alongside a live band as it is in an electronic setting.

“The guys bring a markedly different approach to hip hop than the hooky, radio-friendly Oz-hop that’s been on your airwaves lately. Their compositions range from concious, soulful hip hop to post-Brainfeeder type bass music, to afro-funk/hip hop fusions that bring the brass skills in to play, all rolled up with high IQ and a big dose of creative fun. True Vibe have built solid foundations.”
Tony Edwards, The Brag

PHIL & TRUDY EDGELEY – Sunday 7th September

Phil and Trudy

Phil & Trudy Edgeley have been criss-crossing the continent tirelessly over the past few years carving out their way as a genuine musical force. They have systematically earnt themselves a reputation for creating striking original material and delivering shows which are not only drenched in power and dynamics but still manage to be soulful and sensitive. The songs, which are a result of the infusion of cultures and influences, produce a musical experience that is both captivating and intriguing.

Australian Blues master Brian Fraser says…
“Phil and Trudy combine Blues & Roots with rhythmic patterns to make a powerful feast for the ears”