2013 Roster

Friday 15th

5pm Jed Appleton

600 Dark Matter Story Telling

700 Christoper Coleman Collective

815 Pete Cornelious and the Devilles

930 The Bamboos


Saturday 16th

12pm Andrew Marshall

100 Al Future and the Perfect Tens

200 The Sin and Tonics

315 Guthrie

430 Sam Cole and the Mornings

545 The Middle Names

700 KOWL


  • http://thebamboos.com/
  • Bandleader Lance Ferguson and his nine piece Melbourne outfit The Bamboos have come a long way since forming in 2001. Initially inspired by the instrumental raw funk of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, they made waves internationally and were quickly labelled as one of the greatest funk and soul bands of our time. But while many would be happy to simply soak up the praise and keep on keeping on, The Bamboos have proven that they are more than meets the eye; over five acclaimed albums, their evolution in sound and style has consistently confounded and exceeded expectations, pulling the rug from under the feet of those who like to pigeonhole. 

    The band signed to respected Brighton (UK) indie label Tru Thoughts in 2005, where they remain a cornerstone of the roster. Across their five studio albums to date - ‘Step It Up’ (2006), ‘Rawville’ (2007), ‘Side-Stepper’ (2008), ‘4’ (2010) and 'Medicine Man' (2012) – the metamorphosis of The Bamboos has been full of twists and turns, and it continues apace. A seasoned DJ, solo producer (aka Lanu) and all-round insatiable music obsessive, Ferguson's myriad influences and passion for pushing things forward ensure that each new release is a discovery for devout fans and newcomers alike.

    Their fifth long-player ‘Medicine Man’, released in June 2012 was a watershed - a forward-looking record brimming with fresh ideas, stellar turns, classic songwriting and a brand of multi–layered pop they can truly call their own. Guest vocalists Aloe Blacc, Tim Rogers (You Am I), Megan Washington, Daniel Merriweather, Bobby Flynn, alongside resident singers Kylie Auldist and then newcomer Ella Thompson helped make the album their biggest at home to date. Lead single "I Got Burned" feat. Rogers was a sizeable radio hit, made it to #54 on radio station Triple J's Hottest 100 listeners poll (the biggest publicly voted song poll in the world) of the top songs of that year.

    Like its predecessor, the band's sixth album 'Fever In The Road' was co-produced by ARIA- nominated, multi-instrumentalist studio wizard John Castle – whose work with the likes of Washington, Josh Pyke, Gossling, Pez and Kate Miller-Heidke has ranked him amongst the first-call producers in Australia. The new record (the first on Ferguson's own Pacific Theatre label) sees Castle and Ferguson venturing into sonic landscapes The Bamboos have previously touched on but never fully inhabited. There is a sense that the music is leaner and more muscular, yet upon closer inspection the tracks reveal themselves to be densely multi-layered in a 'Wall Of Sound' style. And it's this aural complexity and depth that allows darker moods to roam through the album, taking their sound to a new place. The songs career from the wondrously anthemic ('Avenger', The Truth', 'Rats', 'Jump My Train'), to the dreamy and psychedelic ('Looking West', 'Harbinger') and the darkly fragile ('Killing Jar', 'Before I Go'). Choosing this album to reflect the band as it is on stage, the vocals are split between Kylie Auldist and Ella Thompson. And each bring contrasting styles that complement each other magically, but show The Bamboos to be utterly unique.

    The Bamboos’ ridiculously enjoyable live shows have seen them perform at pretty much every major festival in the country, including Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival, Meredith Music Festival, Falls Festival, The West Coast Blues & Roots Festival, Golden Plains, Parklife, Pyramid Rock, The Port Fairy Folk Festival, Days Like This, The Adelaide Festival, The Caloundra Music Festival, The Sydney Festival, Homebake, Splendour In The Grass and Trop Fest. In Feb 2010 The Bamboos played the prestigious headline set at The St Kilda Festival to over 7000 people. 
    The Bamboos have toured Europe and the U.K three times performing sell-out shows at esteemed venues including The Barbican & The Jazz Cafe in London and in countries including France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Slovakia, Belgium, Switzerland and Ireland.
    As the go-to band for tight and heavy vibes, they have also performed as the backing band for international artists including Eddie Bo (US), Syl Johnson (US), Joe Bataan (US), Eddie Floyd (US), Betty Harris (US) and Alice Russell (UK). 

    Their songs have been regularly on playlists of national radio stations in Australia, the UK, France, the US, Japan and beyond. The unshakable charm of their songs has also seen them licensed to hit movies including Crazy Stupid Love, the soon to be released  Adore - Naomi Watts & Robin Wright. and TV shows such as Grey’s Anatomy, CSI New York, One Tree Hill, Ugly Betty and Australian shows such as Underbelly, House Husbands, Offspring, Packed To The Rafters.

The Middle Names pack an indie-rock punch. Big choruses you can sing too, thumping drums you can stomp too, and searing guitars that jump off stage and slap you in the face.  Take from their forthcoming debut album, lead single ‘Full Friends’ has garnered rave reviews; now take a sneak peak listen to ‘My Brother & I’ on their website.


Pete Cornelius & the DeVilles


Pete Cornelius has grown up as far away from the Delta as possible. He has never picked cotton, never hitched a ride on a freight train or traded with the devil. Yet his rockin’ roots and rhythm n’ blues tastes like crossroad dust & feel like hot tarmac on route 66. Born in Tasmania, Australia, isolation has forced an original approach to all styles of his music, from its creation to the modern-day.

  • Sam Cole and the Mornings


Australia quickly started to wake up to Samuel Cole and The Mornings, with the Hobart indie band turned plenty of heads on their tours in recent years. After being selected by Triple J to learn from top Australian musicians Gotye and Adalita, frontman Sam Cole took their advice on board and returned to Hobart to write and record Ribbons at the Oscar Treehouse studio in the Mt Wellington foothills. The Mornings comprises Tasmanian musicians Samuel Cole, Benjamin Cole, Anna Elliston, Devereux, Jeremy Kearney and Seth Henderson who launched the band in mid-2010.

The band has toured Australia supporting acts including Cloud Control, Trial Kennedy, Eagle and the Worm, and Dappled Cities as well as being featured in Amplified, Tasmania's premier music showcase.
The Mornings' front man Samuel Cole was invited by Triple J Unearthed, as well as APRA and AMCOS to showcase The Mornings' music at Song Summit 2012.

  • Christopher Coleman Collective



  • Australian singer-songwriter Christopher Coleman captures an audience with his evocative folk narratives, crowd-silencing vocals, and a jovial rock ’n’ roll showman performance. Citing inspirations from Flanagan, Whitman, Kelly, Dylan, Cohen and more, Christopher’s tranquil vocal and warm acoustic sounds present his well-woven storybook of songs, charming audiences with sweet melodies, sing-a-longs and affable stories.

The Christopher Coleman Collective made The Mercury’s Tasmania's TOP TEN 2012 The PERFORMERS. The Mercury said: What an outstanding year for this young and talented band. The outfit, which belts out an honest, folky pubrock, secured a gig at this summer's Falls Festival and was the Mercury's foster band. The band's tune Dandelion Flower won the praise of Triple J music director Dave Ruby Howe, who was impressed by the imagery-filled storytelling. The future awaits this exciting collective.


Blues explosion from Launceston-based duo Guthrie.

Guthrie (drummer Luke Young and guitarist-singer Liam Guthrie) have being making heads turn and feet stomp since late 2008, playing their blend of swamp blues, rock and hardcore . They were a big hit at their first Falls Festival 10 at Marion Bay, and have performed at many other festivals across the state including the Jackeys Marsh Forest Festival, the Forth Valley Blues Festival, the Rosebery Music Festival, and the Adventure Bay Blues and Roots Festival on Bruny Island.


Artist Image - The Sin and Tonics

The Sin & Tonics


The band has always held the same aim in mind, to instill the intensity and engagement of a punk rock show whilst blending the diversity of styles of an era since past. Taking surf, country and punk rock along with heavy Rockabilly swing and that great Gretsch sound, the band create an experience that is an infectious blend inspiring the devil in us all to come out and play.

Artist Image - Dark Matter of Storytelling

Dark Matter of Story Telling



Sonic explorers and conceptual creators, Dark Matter of Story Telling mesh dynamic sounds with enigmatic and evocative storytelling. They released their debut EP ‘The Battle With Self’ earlier this year, led by the Taiko drum featuring single ‘Walking For Days’ that was placed in a video of World Champion Kelly Slater surfing the sets at Shipsterns Bluff; a video syndicated globally to receive over a million views.

Artist Image - KOWL



Recently KOWL released his first independent EP with four fun electonica pop tracks he has produced himself. The music is original and different to anything the Hobart artist has done before.
He says: ``It's a bit of disco, it's funky and sexy with a bit of sax.' '
KOWL is the pseudonym of Hobart songwriter and musician Cal Young, who began his music career as half of popular local electro-synth group The Scientists of Modern Music with classmate and friend Simon McIntosh.
Now Young is working independently, which he said was both liberating and challenging.
Scientists were known for their energetic and engaging live performances at festivals such as Falls, Pyramid Rock, Meredith and Golden Plains. They also received Triple J rotation for their single Easy.
Following great national exposure, they went on to support Midnight Juggernauts, The Presets and Dukes of Windsor nationally.
Following the break from the Scientists, he began working with Hobart singer-songwriter, Asta. While still writing, recording and touring with Asta, Youngs's love for electronic-synth production has led him to create KOWL, his first independent musical endeavour.
Earlier this year he spent time in the US promoting his work to publishers and record labels. He hopes to tour there next year after successful gigs in LA and Portland.