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TYPE OF MATERIAL
INSTRUMENTS
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3 MILES FROM TEXAS

Acoustic based Contemporary & Urban Original songs

Voices, Guitars, Quattro, Bass (may include guests: drums, accordion, vocalists)

Rob Stewart, Michael Tully, Tony Mockeridge

BRISBANE
Rob 0431200123

ALAN MACKEY

Originals, Contemporary/Alt Folk & Country

Guitar

Alan Mackey

Alan 0422 467 108

AMANDA GILMOUR

Originals & Covers - Folk, Celtic, Jazz, Country

Voice, Guitar, Flute

Amanda Gilmour

BRISBANE
Amanda 0422-542-608


Website

ANDREA

comic, sham-trad and contemporary folk

voice, guitar, percussion

Andrea Baldwin

BRISBANE
Andrea
07 3857 5150

 
ANGELA TOOHEY
Contemporary folk originals
Vocals, acoustic guitar, a little mandolin, ukulele, stompbox
Angela Toohey
Angela
0409-116-511

Website
ANN LEUNG
Contemporary folk originals
Vocals, acoustic guitar
Ann Leung
Ann
0412239700
Website

The
BAIRN

folk originals

Acoustic Guitars, ukelele, vocal harmonies

Mick O'Halloran,
Ross Roache

Mick 02 6688 0178
c/o Rock Valley PO NSW 2480

 

BARLEYSHAKES

Tradional celtic tunes and original songs with driven contemporary arangements

irish flute, low whistle, bodhrán, acoustic guitar, five voices, bass guitar, drum kit, fiddles

Alan Kelly Kristen Kelly Belinda Ford Jo Morris Erin Sulman

BRISBANE
 
Erin 07 5448 2902 Alan 07 5471 1838

 

BLARNEY STONE

Songs of Ireland, Scotland and Wales and Tunes from all over

Vocals, ​Fiddle, Mandolin, ​Accordion, Banjo, ​Octave Mandolin​, Guitar, Whistles, Bodhran​​

Brendan Williams, Terri Matthews, Phil Halpin, Rob Anderson

Terri Matthews: 0439300724. Rob Anderson: 0432607144


Website

BLOKE'APELLA

gospel, Irish standards, medieval, Ukrainian, covers or merciless parodies, folky originals

5 men Vocals,
a cappella

Simon Wells, Mark Shortis, Mark Cronin, Darren Cheasley, Peter Knapman

Simon
0408 762 473

CELTIC BEAT

Celtic,
Original Traditional

Guitars, Fiddles, Mandos, Bodhráans, Whistles

Mic Travers and Friends

Mic Travers 0413 855 965


Website

CELTIC FUSION

Traditional Celtic songs & tunes, contemporary covers

Five vocals, plus guitar, whistle, flute, g-banjo, fiddle, mandolin, Irish banjo, dulcimer, octave, bodhrán, bass, uilleann pipes

Tom Kimmett; Sarah Harris; Terri Matthews; Ted Burton; Jimmy Hill

Brisbane Ted 0432833529
Tom 0412757798

CHAD SWABY

contemporary folk

vocals, guitar

Chad

Chad 0428 822 4890

 

CIDER HOUSE

Acoustic folk music with Trans-Atlantic influences.
Plus penchant for early Jazz & Show songs
Spanish guitar, fiddle, vocals, Steel guitar, Resonator, Mandolin Rachel Witney-Lacey
& Steve Dorahy
 

Myspace
Facebook

CLOUDSTREET

Traditional & Contemporary
Folk tunes & songs
Harmonies out of this world!

vocals, whistles,
flute, guitars

Nicole Murray
& John Thompson

 



Website

CHRISTY KILPATRICK

alternative-folk country/roots

Vocals, Guitar, (Lee Fielding: guitar, banjo)

Christy often joined by Lee Fielding

BRISBANE
0402 837 837


Website

THE COMPANY

High energy acoustic / contemporary bluegrass

Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Double Bass

Mick Patrick, George Jackson, Markus Karlsen, Jamie Clark

Mick 0408789918

Facebook Website
or
Bandcamp Website

DAVE BURTON

Originals, Contemporary/Alt Folk & Folk/Rock

Guitar, Harmonica, vocals

Dave Burton
& friends

BRISBANE
07 3870 3019,   0400 127 218


Website

THE
DIRT MUSIC CLUB

Acoustic, Bluegrass,
Rag & OL' Time, Country Blues, Spirituals, Anything

vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar, steelbody guitar, banjolin, bass

Mark Anderson
Coojee Timms
Tony Von Wieldt
Gav Becker

BRISBANE
Tony 07 3269 7748
Mark 0411 647 390

EVAN MATHIESON

Trad & Contemporary,
Australian & International,
Folk, Blues, & good fun

Autoharp,
Guitar, Kazoo, vocals

Evan Mathieson

BRISBANE
0408 984 766

 

EWAN MACKENZIE

Instrumental & Vocals, Manouche/Swing Jazz, Originals, Covers

Gypsy jazz guitars, (piano accordion,) clarinet, bass, vocals

Ewan MacKenzie, (Kay Sullivan), Peter Freeman, Dan Cosgrove and more.

BRISBANE
Ewan MacKenzie 0419 680 356

 
Website

FIDDLEODEON

Celtic

fiddle
guitar

Randall Mathews  
& friends

BRISBANE
Randall
07 3848 2664

 

FIDDLESTICKS

Celtic with Afro & Rock elements

Fiddles: Acoustic & Electric, Vocals, Bass, Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Feet

Karen, Jacko, George & Mackenzie Jackson

BRISBANE
07 3385 6128,
0434 863 840

THE
FULL QUID

Irish songs, tunes and other roots flavoured covers

Acoustic guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Accordion, Bass

Mark Cryle, Richard Evans, Cathy Bell, Dan Grant

BRISBANE
Mark 07 3844 8640
0419 669 897



Website

G'DAY CHINA

Originals, Folk

Vocals, guitar, bass guitar

Anne Leung & Chris Hall

Ann 0412239700

Website

GLENYS ANDERSON

Originals, both comedy & thought provoking;
+ Covers

Vocals & guitar

Glenys & friends

Glenys 07 3299 2643


The
GOODWILLS

Originals, Folk

Vocals & guitar

Bob & Laurel Wilson

Laurel 07 5435 2333 or 0418 187 104

Website

HELEN ROWE

Australian, Irish, Scots trad. songs & tunes, contemporary folk, originals

guitar, violin, viola, whistle, celtic lap harp

Helen Rowe

BRISBANE
Helen Rowe, 07 3358 1940

The
HORTON RIVER BAND

Traditional Australian, Old Time instrumental Bush Music & Songs
& more

Fiddles, Button Accordions, Concertinas, Banjo

Chris Sullivan,
Mark Rummery,
Julie Metcalfe,
Dallas Muirhead,
Lionel O'Keefe

Lionel O'Keefe
07 4686 1216

Email: or
 
Website

HOT TODDY

     

Roc Canning
0408 074 415

 

HUGO FITZ-HERBERT

Vocals influenced by country, folk, & commercial realities

Vocals, Guitar

Hugo Fitz-Herbert (state & national recognition awards, festival music judge... )

Hugo
07 3351 1529

 

IRONSTONE

Celtic, contempory, & originals.

6 & 12 string guitars, mandolin, fiddle, keyboards, harmony vocals, bass, drums, bodhrán

John Roy Wright, Steve Lake.
 
(ex String Saga)

John 07 5441 1529
0424 936 432
Steve 07 5476 5080

The  JAR

Celtic tunes & songs
and more

guitar,
fiddle, percussion

John Logan
Randall Mathews
Caroline Hammond

BRISBANE
John 07 3278 2235

 

JAXONVILLE

Country, Folk, Country Rock, Contemporary

fiddle, guitar, mandolin, vocals

Rachael, Rebecca
& Andrea

Redlands, BRISBANE
Diana, Rebecca 07 3824 1727


Website

JEREMIAH

Folk roots originals mainly

fiddle, guitar, accordion, vocals

Cathy Bell
& Dan Grant

BRISBANE
Cathy 07 3878 9654


Website

JIGGER

Spirited contemporary/trad/original acoustic music

Vocals, Guitars, mandolin, bouzouki, violin, harmonica, bodhrán, banjo, assorted bangy things.

Matt Kealley
Jamie Corfield
Don Jarmey

BRISBANE
0437 332 871


Website

JODI MURTHA

Cruisey Acoustic & Folk Rock

Vocals, guitar, bass & keyboards

Jodi Murtha

BRISBANE
Jodi Murtha 0416 322 274


Website

JOOK JOINT BOYS

Country blues

guitars, vocals

Lil' Son Gregory &  friends

BRISBANE
Greg 07 3379 2662

BAND/PERFORMER
TYPE OF MATERIAL
INSTRUMENTS
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CONTACTS
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KAY SULLIVAN

Varied: Irish, Easy Listening, Swing, Gypsy Jazz...

Piano accordion

Kay Sullivan &  friends

TOOWOOMBA
07 4638 7595

KEEPIN' IT SECRET

Folk Duo - traditional, contemporary & originals...

Vocals, sweet harmonies, acoustic guitar, occasional mandolin, banjo

Peter Monaghan & Den Parker

Peter 0407 014 079
Den 047 129 818


KELLY'S ARMOUR

Original & Covers: Folk, Blues, Jazz with a touch of Country

Pat: Vocals, Guitar, Legaphone, Dobro. Mike: Clarinet, Sax/s, Chromatic Harmonica/s

Pat Menz &
Mike Faunce Brown

TOOWOOMBA
Pat Menz
0423-345-507

THE
LEAPING LIZARDS

Original Acoustic Folk Revival & Heritage Roots Music

Guitar, tenor banjo, mandolin, fiddle, bass, stomp, vocals

Ron Dimmick, Donna Reynolds, Hugh Curtis

SE QLD
07-5533-7174 mobile: 0408-883-423


Website

LONNIE MARTIN
(& trio)

trad & country folk

vocals, guitar and dulcimer

Lonnie Martin (Helen Rowe & Rhys Owen)

BRISBANE
0423 977 802

MAMA JUJU
(duo)

Jazz, Blues, Americana, Nostalgia

Fingerpickin' guitar, Vocals, Harmonica

Julie Minto & Sugarcane Slim

BRISBANE
0401 617 915


Website

MARK CRYLE  &
THE REDEEMERS

Original songs

Acoustic guitar, Fiddle, Accordion, Harmonica, Double Bass

Mark Cryle, Richard Evans, Cathy Bell, Michael Tully

BRISBANE
Mark 07 3844 8640
0419 669 897


Website

MARK ZIZA

Originals and covers: Bluesy, Jazzy, old Rock n Roll

Vocal, Guitars - all shapes & sizes, feet

Mark Ziza

BRISBANE
Mark 0468 720 3000

 
Website

MELISSA J. EVANS

originals

guitars, vocals

 

0412 895 232

Website

METTAPHOR

originals, funked up,  jazzy driven acoustic organic groove

acoustic guitar & bass chunky
saxophone lush harmony
& bits of hand percussion

Kaeleen Hunter, Angelika Heinrich

SUNSHINE COAST
07 5447 7358
or 0402 539 690

 


Website

MIRRORCOOL

Duo specialising in
laid-back acoustic accompaniment

Vocal harmonies.
Guitars, harmonica, flutes and live percussion.

 

BRISBANE
Barney and Cyena
07 3822 2779
or 0439 483 836

 

MOOT

Brazilian Flavoured Folk-Jazz

Vocals,
Guitar, sax & flute, cello, percussion.

Steph Barros-Lees, Josh Hatcher, Helena Redmond, Dave Bell

BRISBANE


 
Website

The Champion
MORETON BAY BAND
established 1981

Australian Traditional music & songs
Some English & Irish material,
Bush Dances & Colonial Balls,
some '60 Folk, workshops

melodeon (button accordion),
concertinas, guitars,
tenor banjo, mandolin,
hammered dulcimer, bass & more

Don Nichols,
Ian Drynan,
Peter Robinson,
Terry Jacob

BRISBANE
Don 07 5494 3432
or 0407 919 904

 

MURPHY'S PIGS

Irish & Scottish songs & tunes, trad & contemp. Australian songs: Bush & contemporary folk

Vocals, guitars,violin, accordion, highland pipes, mandolin, flute/whistle, banjo, keyboards, drums, bodhrán, & Bass

John Graham, Peter Vincent, Dan Loth, Chris Jack, Adam Connelly, Bruce Gryce, Bill Allam, Mark Cryle, Domenico Taraborrelli, Brannon Crickmore

BRISBANE
John Graham, 0438 866 478



 
Website

MZAZA

World Fusion: French, Sepharadic, Spanish, Middle Eastern

vocals, violin, classical Turkish ney, kaval, oud, darabuka & other percussive instruments, guitar

Pauline Maudy, Greta Kelly, Jordan Stamos and more

BRISBANE
Pauline 0419 669 596



Website

NADIA SUNDE

Originals, folk, roots, country, bluegrass & more...

Vocals, Acoustic Guitars, Bass ..

Nadia Sunde

S.E. QLD
Nadia 07 5533 0520


Website

NOT THE WOLF

Originals, folk, jazz, roots, bluegrass and more...

vocals, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, tin whistle

Paul Monk,
Matiss Schubert

Victoria
Miriam Fathalla 0404 309 018


 
Website

OWL VALLY BLUEGRASS

Bluegrass, Aussie Bush, Folk and Country.

Fiddle, Mandolin, Guitar, Dobro, Vocals, Harmonica, Banjo, Double-bass, Accordion, Bones

Stewart Porter, Rob Davis, Mark Webber, Dan Kierin

BRISBANE
Stewart
0413-947-646

 

PANTASTIC

Steel pan band favourites and others.

full 8 piece steel pans band

 

NORTH COAST
Matt
07 5471 1165
0421 812 407


Website

PEAR & THE AWKWARD ORCHESTRA

Folk-Jazz originals

Vocals, electric guitar, wind, cello, percussion

Steph Barros-Lees,

BRISBANE
Steph
0431 185 086


Website

PENNY DAVIES & ROGER ILOTT

Folk originals

 

Penny Davis,
Roger Ilott

STANTHORPE
07 4683 7184 


Website

PETER MILLER

Solo guitar Folk/Celtic/World

Instrumental guitar

Peter Miller

BRISBANE
0410 183 576


www.peter-miller.com

PIRATE BRIDES

Roots Country, Bluegrass & Old Time, Contemporary Acoustic

four-part vocals, guitar, accordion, mandolin, banjo, double bass

Rose Broe, Ryk Rostron, John Holmberg, Marcus Karlson

BRISBANE
Rose 07 3844 3558

 

The
POACHERS

Celtic/Australian Traditional and contemporary songs

vocals,
Fiddle,
accordion,
guitar

Cathy Bell,
Penny Boys
Andrew Heath

BRISBANE
Cathy 07 3878 9654
0409 477 501

RANTAN

variety of bush dances and Oz music plus a repertoire of middle-of-the-road pop, country and rock'n'roll songs to make a complete cabaret show

fiddle, banjo, guitar, lagerphone, alto sax, percussion, tin-whistle, dance-caller

Alan Craig, Bob Hall, Robyn Craig, Mary Brettell (sometimes)

BRISBANE
Alan (07) 3343 2423 / 0419 550 550


Website

REBECCA WRIGHT & DONALD McKAY

Originals, Folk

Vocal & guitars

Rebecca Wright & Donald McKay

BRISBANE
0409 760 993


Website

REDLANDS BLUEGRASS BOYS

Traditional & contempory Bluegrass & Gospel,
5 part harmony vocals

Guitar, Mandolin, Banjo, fiddle, double bass

Allen McMonagle, Neil Wills, Fred Hudson, Bill Turner, Tom Steginga

BRISBANE
Fred 07 3823 1101,
0434 863 840

ROB "Crazy Bear" ROBINSON

Dixieland jazz based entertainment - Acoustic based, Amplified as required

Vocals, Banjo, Guitar

Rob "Crazy Bear" Robinson

BRISBANE
Rob 0411 512 399


Website

ROSEWOOD PROJECT (THE)

old-fashioned country folk, tender melodies, sultry-sweet harmonies, & life affirming songs

Guitar, fiddle, more

Maree Robertson, Ann Bermingham, Helen Rowe

BRISBANE
0427-122-608

ROUGH RED

Originals, Celtic tunes & songs, Sea Songs, Bushranger Songs, Folk Rock

4 part vocal harmony, dobro,
mandolin, bass, harmonica, acoustic guitars,
Piano accordion, Drums, Percussion

Steve Tyson
John Fegan
Peter Harvey
John Barr
David Parnell

BRISBANE
John 0412 663 309

Website

SÁSTA

Irish Music, Craic agus Ceol, Pumping reels, favorite Irish songs, original tunes & songs.

vocals, banjo, mandolin, guitar, accordion, bodhrán, bouzouki

Mick Hughes, Tommy Donovan, Rocky Towey, Joe Murray
(occasional guests: Alan Kelly, Steve Cook)

BRISBANE
Mick Hughes 0450 131 323


Website

SHAPESHIFTER
Originals, Covers, Acoustic based contemporary
Vocals, Harmonies, Guitar, Electric Bass, Percussion, Ukulele, Ukulele bass
Kara-Mia, Connie Di Dato, Meg Geering
Kara Mia
0412-241-617

Website

SHEEPDOGS

Old-time, bluegrass, western swing & early jazz

Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Resonator Guitar

Steve Treloar,
Colin Thorne,
Lee Wilson

SUNSHINE COAST
Steve 07 5485 3205
Col 07 5472 8372

SILKEN THOMAS

Irish, Folk

Flute, Guitar, Bass, Drums, vocals

Robin Etter-Cleave, Brian Brett, Ian Evans, Steve Stiller

BRISBANE
Brian & Robin 3375-9415, Robin: 0439-768-232



Website

STOCKADE

Earthy roots, blues, folk, bush

Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, Harmonica, Accordion, Bass, Percussion

Chuck & Chrissy Euston,
Ian Evans
Steve Stiller

BRISBANE
0408 633 429



Website

SUE WIGHTON

Originals, folk (trad & contemporary), humour, jazz

Vocals & Acoustic Guitar

Sue Wighton

BRISBANE
Sue 0409 477 004

 

SÚNAS

Celtic folk. Fiery originals, contemporary & traditional tunes & songs

Fiddle, bouzouki, mandolin, flutes, whistles, guitar, bodhrán

Sarah Calderwood, Michael Patrick, Paul Brandon, Mannie McAllister

BRISBANE
Sarah 0417 633 212, Bridget 0401 818 288


Reverbnation or Home

TAPESTRY

Duo - Originals

  guitars

Mark Davidson
Maxine Chisholm

BRISBANE

Website

TIM O'BRIEN

Instrumental Folk, Blues & Roots

Guitar(s)

Tim O'Brien

SE QLD
0431-113-041


Website

THORNLANDS

Celtic infused Folk Rock

Guitars, vocals, harmony vocals, Flute, bass, persussion, (mandolin)

Julie Minto, Vicky MacDonald, Patrick Burke, Terry Caltabiano, Lee Nelson, (Rosie Harvey)

BRISBANE
0401 617 915


Website

TOUCH OF THE TIMES

Traditional Folk, covers & originals

vocals, guitar,
vocal duet,
dulcimer

Audrey & Haidee
Todd

GOLD COAST
Audrey 07 5530 2839

UNSUNG HEROES

Contemporary folk, originals, Beatles to bluegrass

2 part harmony vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass

Sue Wighton Ian Dodd Luke Moller John Barton

BRISBANE
Sue 0409 477 004


or

WOMEN IN DOCS

Originals, covers, harmonies

guitars
bass

Roz Pappalardo
and Chanel Lucas

BRISBANE
0414 538 448
or 0408 730 551


Website

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