10.00am Getano Bann - Opening Ceremony
10.15am Mojo Native Band
11.10am Jo Tee
12.00pm 8 Ball Aitkins
1.00pm Colt Seavers Band
2.00pm Lecia Louise
2.40pm Dawn of Dusk
3.00pm Getano Bann
8 Ball Aitken
If you like swampy-blues and slide-guitar then 8 Ball Aitken's music is for you. With songs like 'She's Going To Mexico, I'm Going To Jail', 'Shut The Front Door', and 'Seven Bucks An Hour In A Chicken Suit' you know you are in for a rockin' fun gig.
“Clean, elegant, tasty playing!!! I watched 3 times!!! Shred on!!!!!” ... Nita Strauss, Alice Cooper’s guitarist
“Lecia loves her 70’s rock, and it shows. But rather than rehashing old sounds and mimicking her heroes, the singer breathes new life into the sound and produces great, hooky rock songs.” ...Time Off, July 2007
“How freakin’ awesome. You rock lady!”, Bilko, Zinc 96 FM, 2015
“Your vocals are stunning!” – Phil Manning, (Chain)
Unlike your usual singer songwriter, Lecia Louise demands attention with her soaring, bluesin’ rockin’ guitar riffs and licks. A guitar virtuoso and diverse songwriter, Lecia effortlessly moves through the styles of folk, pop/rock and blues. From a lyric driven tune to a rockin’ song to mosh, move and groove to, Lecia has been touring internationally and nationally and ‘wowing’ audiences.
Lecia just returned from a successful tour in Europe where she played in Germany and The Netherlands. The last 4 years Lecia has played in Europe through Germany, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, Scotland, London and Spain, either solo or with a band. She has also played in the USA, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Hong Kong, The Solomon Islands, New Zealand, Singapore and around Australia.
Her last EP release ‘Per Te’ includes single, ‘Individual’, was placed at #1 on the JJJ unearthed charts for 3 weeks in 2015. Tracks from this release have also been played in most states on Australian radio. In this same year Lecia released her remastered album, ‘Into Being’ (alternative rock/pop/blues) and performed at prime time at The Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival with her band on the Sunshine Coast, Australia.
An award-winning songwriter and performer, Lecia has played at many Australian festivals including Tamworth, The Woodford Folk Festival, Woodford’s Dreaming Festival, Mullumbimby festival, Sunshine Rock and Blues Festival, Airlie Beach Music Festival, The Quick Silver Pro, A le carte in The Park, West End Festival, Joyfest, The Mitchell Creek Rock n Blues Festival and The Deni Ute Muster.
She has supported some of Australia's great artist's including Killing Heidi, Grinspoon, Phil Emmanuel, Shannon Noll, Daryl Braithwaight, Mental as Anything, James Morrison, Russell Morris, The Black Sorrows, Bondi Cigars and Jon Stevens.
Lecia’s discography includes EP (Heaven or Hell, 2005), album (Into Being, 2009/2015), EP (Per Te, 2016) and singles Individual (2015), For You (2013), Shock Me (2016), EP (Per Te 2016) and ‘Mastermind (2017).’ Soon she will release a live EP recorded with her band.
Tracks from ‘Into Being’ have been added to a number of radio stations in the USA, Australia and NZ. 'Hoops' was played on New York radio station, 'Mary's Magical Music Show. The rock inspired song 'Little Girl' received the highest amount of votes on USA internet collage radio. This saw three more songs from the album placed on high rotation on their play lists.
The opening track ‘These Walls’, was placed on The Gold Coast Industry Association’s Band Tag compilation. The acoustic version of ‘Honiara’ from the album was played on Australian nation wide radio station, Triple J on the ‘Roots n All’ show.
In 2009, Lecia was invited to perform with Brian Cadd (Axiom, Little River Band, Glen Shorrock, Tina Arena, ‘Little Ray of Sunshine’) on his ‘Morning of The Earth tour. Brian Cadd referred to Lecia’s song ‘Fly’ from her debut EP ‘Heaven or Hell’, as “Fabulous”... 2004”
Lecia received the coveted top ten charting position in the Music Oz instrumental song writing category for the track 'Reynold Waters' from her Heaven or Hell EP (bonus track). This saw her perform in Sydney with her band which was featured on cable TV.
An exciting performer and sort after guitarist, Lecia has been rockin’ the stages and studios around the world ever since graduating with a Bachelor of Popular Music with honours in 2004.
Colt Seavers Band
The Colt Seavers Band - A fun band serious about entertainment
HOT entertainment is the name of the game for Rockabilly Stunt Masters, The Colt Seavers Band.
If Tamworth Country Music Festival 2018 is anything to go by, Colt Seavers Band are set for a huge future in the entertainment industry. With standing ovations, return crowds, 12 shows, signing autographs, photo opportunities, radio interviews with KIX COUNTRY, 106.9FM plus raving reviews all over their social media sites - you don't want to miss this train that is boarding. It’s going to be one hell of a ride.
With a background in film and television stunt work, nothing is off limits for the Frontman, including lighting up his arms or maybe even setting fire to the Drum kit.
The Colt Seavers Band have released their debut self-titled EP, but their focus remains firmly on bringing a range of entertainment to their live audiences via their take on Rockabilly. Leading the band is Colt Seavers, Seavers has worked in films for more than three decades, including The Last Samurai, Ghost Ship and Ned Kelly and continues to do stunt work when called upon.
“I wanted to do stunt work because I am too lazy to work and too frightened to steal” he said with a laugh.
Keeping with the Country theme, though, Seavers also rode the rodeo circuit for many years. He said the band's aim was to blend Country and Rockabilly with Rockabilly essential to the development of Modern Country Music.
“We have the upright Bass and try to bridge the gap between Country and Rockabilly,” he said. “We want to put on a show similar to what they did in the 50’s.”
The other two members of the band are Rusty Sills on Drums and Trent “Lightning” Chadban on Guitar and second Vocals. Chadban pens most of the band's originals. The Trio of musicians are the core of the band that is often built upon with a Bass player, allowing Seavers to pick up Guitars, Mandolins and Banjos at times and a Saxophonist also joins the band from time to time.
From riding the Double Bass to playing instruments behind their heads, the band want to present a live show that has people talking. The hipster movement has also helped their cause.
“We are a fun band, but serious about entertaining people,” Seavers said. “I think a lot of people have never seen a Double Bass before but with the hipster movement gaining momentum, most of our crowd are very young and it's brought back the Bluegrass and Hillbilly music and we play anything - Countrybilly, Rockabilly and Bluesabilly.
The Saxophone is great for getting people to dance as well.”
Seavers said he loved performing on stage because the audience's reaction was immediate, whereas with film you may need to wait a year or two to find out what people think of a performance.
“There is nothing better than being on stage when it's all going well,” he said.
“You get that immediate reaction and we feed off them as well. We also have audience participation in the shows.”
Over the next 12 months, the Colt Seavers Band will be the name on more and more people's lips as they increase their fan base by exploring and performing at events including Australia's premier country music celebration, the 2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival.
Bio written by Bec Belt - The Country Journo
Getano J Bann
Getano Jonathan BANN Singer, Song Writer, Story Teller, Registered Music Therapist GETANO was raised on the banks of the Pioneer River in his home town of Mackay, North Queensland, Australia. Music, dance, storytelling and humour were an influential and integral part of his childhood, growing up in an extended Torres Strait Islander Family.
“My Father was a ‘Ten Pound’ Scot’s man who travelled to Australia from Aberdeen and my Mother a descendent from KEBISU a Head Hunting Chieftain from Iama (Yam) Island in the Torres Strait”. GETANO began his musical apprenticeship amongst the mangroves and the creek beds, daydreaming; creating poems, melodies and songs which were to form his first compositions.
As a Singer, Songwriter, Storyteller and Entertainer for well over 25 Years, GETANO has been described as highly passionate, poignant, and often humorous. His songs are a rich blend and mixture of musical styles, from Smooth Latin, Kick ass Blues, Tender Soul, to Slick Funk, and emotional Ballads, cruisey Reggae and full throttle Rock. In amongst this musical feast GETANO intertwines family stories, cultural perspectives, life lessons, self reflective moments and gollops of humour, which makes a performance of irresistible listening and entertaining moments. GETANO works as a Registered Music Therapist specialising in Children and Adolescents issues including addictions, self esteem, anger, grief loss and bereavement and mental health.
“I love working with these age groups because this is a significant and profound stage in all our lives”. “I have worked in numerous settings, situations and environments from Prisons, Youth Centres, Schools, Refuges, Flexible Learning Centres, Libraries, Detox Units, Hospitals, Respite Centres, Community Centres and Kindergartens.
Some high-lights from GETANO’s career as a professional entertainer include, a professional Dancer (Aboriginal Islander Dance Theatre), Graduate of CASM (Centre of Aboriginal Studies in Music), Dance Choreographer – Outback Children Spectacular (2,500 School children from Outback NSW 1988), Conceptualising and Coordinating ‘Peace in the Park (1990, the 10th Anniversary of the slaying of John Lennon), working with several theatre companies, including, the South Australian Acting Company’s production of ‘You Came To My Country and You Didn’t Turn Black’, and numerous Contact Inc Productions, events, tours and School Projects.
Working as a guest presenter on the Humphy ‘B’ Bear show, performing at various high profile festivals including the Woodford / Maleny Folk Festivals, 4th South Pacific Festival (Tahiti), Bellingen Global Roots Festival, Queensland Writer’s Festival, Thredbo World Music Festival, Torres Strait Islander Festival, Warana, Winter Solstice, The Biennial, Dar’ Festival, Adelaide and Brisbane Fringe Festivals, NAIDOC Celebrations and Public speaking engagements.
Some of the many talented acts and artists GETANO has supported and shared the stage with, include: Soweto String Quartet, Shane Howard and the Goanna Band, Kavisha Mazzella, Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter, Christine Anu, The Mills Sisters, Chris Wilson, Kevin Carmody, Epzo Bangora, Dya Singh, Global Roots Network, Lindsey Pollack, Mel Webb, Greg Sheehan, Humphrey ‘B’ Bear, The Wurrupi Band, Coloured Stones, Bart Willoughby (No Fixed Address) and Mary G. “One of my greatest passions is meeting interesting people, from fascinating and diverse places, listening to their ‘Life Stories’, as these stories help to enrich my life and inspire me to see what the world is truly about, and hopefully through my music I can inspire and enrich the lives of others along way”.
Arriving in Melbourne in 1984, Joe Tee has been involved in the music scene since he got here. He now calls Brisbane home, and his music is a beautiful blend of African, Reggae and Calypso. Joe Tee has an infectious presence on stage, and when he starts to dance you will notice the crowd follow!
Corey Abbott - Guitar, Vocals. Songwriter and inspiration for the group. Happy to push his favoured Vox into that sacred place, sweet saturation territory. A man with a voice and a story to tell.
Jason Atkins - Drums. Can bend time if required; syncopated, percussive with a physical approach. The driving force within the band. Music production, arrangements. Leaves the kit in a pool of shredded timber.
Mark Gibson - Saxophone. At home blowing big solo’s or holding a note under a vocal line. A tasteful, melodic player who can move an audience.
Jake Uhlmann – Bass. Keeper of the low frequencies. Injects his own infectious brand of funk and groove into the mix. Leaves ‘the zone’ only when offered confectionery.
Peter Devine – Guitar, Vocals. Backup vocals and an integral part of the rhythm section. The ‘chime’ in the balance of time.