Meet the Musos

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Shir Madness, the Sydney Jewish music festival, takes place next weekend. J-Wire invites you to meet the performers…

Joshua Nelson (USA)

The Prince of Kosher Gospel

Joshua Nelson

Joshua Nelson

Cultural traditions typically change slowly, over the long arc of history. But occasionally a folk cultural innovation emerges that are startlingly fresh in its outward manifestation, although it remains deeply—even reverently—traditional at its core. You may have never heard of “kosher gospel” music before today, but the inspirational performances of Joshua Nelson, the creator of this style, will surely call out to your soul.

Kosher gospel is the marriage of Jewish religious lyrics and meanings with the soulful sounds of American gospel music. While the word “gospel” a Greek word meaning good news, is usually associated with African-American Christian churches, the musical styling is African, sounds that came from several African tribes, and developed as a tool to escape social injustice. This was the Spiritual, the Meter Hymns, Jubilee songs and ultimately, the coined “Gospel Music.” These African rhythms, pre-date the West Africans introduction to Christianity. These same sounds have been retained in the musical cultures of Black African Muslims and Jews, and such soul-inflected vocalizations filled the Black Hebrew synagogue Joshua Nelson attended as a child with his family, observant Jews who traced their lineage back to Senegal.

When he was eight, Joshua Nelson discovered an album by Mahalia Jackson, the Queen of Gospel, in his grandparents’ record collection, and he fell in love with her singing. During his teens and early twenties, he became widely celebrated as a gospel singer continuing the Jackson’s legacy. Born and raised Jewish, he continued studies of Judaism, including two years on a college and kibbutz program in Israel, clarified his understanding that throughout history, Jews had always integrated Jewish law and religious practices with the cultural context in which they lived; for example, as Nelson points out, any ethnic style of cuisine can be Jewish if it is kosher. Upon his return from Israel, Nelson began to apply this understanding to music, beginning what has been called “a revolution in Jewish music” by combining Jewish liturgical lyrics with one of America’s best-known indigenous musical forms; thus kosher gospel music was born.

For Joshua Nelson, kosher gospel is a way to claim both parts of his identity as a Black Jew. For his audiences, whatever their faith or heritage, kosher gospel has been a revelation. Now in his early thirties, Nelson has performed around the world, for Presidents, congregations, major music festivals—and for Oprah, who named him a “Next Big Thing.” He has produced a stellar album, Mi Chamocha, sung with stars from Aretha Franklin to the Klezmatics, and served as the subject of the acclaimed documentary film Keep on Walking. Nelson also passes on this musical gift as an artist in residence at Jewish congregations across the country, including at his home synagogue of Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, a Reform congregation in South Orange, New Jersey where he taught Hebrew School for 15 years. Whatever the venue, Joshua Nelson, the Prince of Kosher Gospel, brings people—and cultures—together in joyous song.

LInks:

http://www.joshuanelson.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIkt3-o9VKo

 Deborah Conway

Deborah Conway and Willie Zygier

Deborah Conway and Willie Zygier

Conway & Zygier’s new album “Stories Of Ghosts” is an unbeliever’s examination of Old Testament themes from a Jewish perspective; of existential uncertainty in the face of unchanging beliefs and coming to terms with the endless trade off that life is full of – loss leavened with happiness, tragedy with humour and sadness with joy.

Deborah Conway has won ARIA’s, was anointed Rolling Stone Singer of The Year and has been a significant and eloquent contributor in many capacities to Australian music for over 30 years. Her most recent album release with longtime collaborator Willy Zygier, Stories Of Ghosts, has received universal praise and 4 star reviews from Rhythms, Rolling Stone, The SMH, The Canberra Times, Courier Mail & The Australian.

Lyrically Stories of Ghosts is an unbeliever’s examination of Old Testament themes from a Jewish perspective, exploring the connections between ancient practice and modern life. Musically the album is an evocative mood piece of exceptional clarity.

 

‘If Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen delivered an album with songs as good as these, the critical response would be rapturous.’ Noel Mengel Brisbane Courier Mail

‘A career-high release.’ The Melbourne Age

‘Stories of Ghosts is an incredible collection of simply stunning songs centering on life’s journey.‘ Canberra Times

Links:

http://www.deborahconway.com<http://www.deborahconway.com/>

https://www.facebook.com/conwayzygier

Book of Life live on ABC TV Q&Ahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ8lOZiHjVs

G-D live on Rockwizhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4u4d5hwwpE

Nothing Tastes The Samehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8nXMg2y3A0

Take Pity On The Beasthttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvulrpb1XhQ

 

Tinpan Orange (VIC)

Tinpan Orange

Tinpan Orange

In 2012, critically acclaimed Australian folk-pop darlings, Tinpan Orange released Over the Sun, an album singer-songwriter Emily Lubitz refers to as “the greatest album of my life”. Months later, just to pay the bills, Lubitz sang the anonymous lead vocal on an Australian train safety commercial that became the viral internet sensation – Dumb Ways To Die. 45 million YouTube hits later, Tinpan Orange is touring the world, slightly bewildered and keen to set their creative record straight. Imagine Edith Piaf in the body of Mrs Jessica Rabbit, twirling her hair out across a complex and original musical creation, in which virtuosic instrumental performances and intimate songwriting merge to form a wholly unique sound.

 

Links:

Website: www.tinpanorange.com

Youtube: youtube.com/tinpanorangemusic

Facebook: facebook.com/tinpanorange

 

Simon Tedeschi

Simon Tedeschi   Photo: Brendan Read

Simon Tedeschi Photo: Brendan Read

Simon Tedeschi is one of Australia’s most renowned and sought-after pianists, awarded several prestigious prizes over the years including Symphony Australia’s Young Performer of the Year Award, first prize in the Keyboard division of the Royal Overseas League Competition (UK), and the Legacy Award from the Creativity Foundation (USA).  Acclaimed by respected critics and peers as “True greatness” (Sydney Morning Herald), he has performed in major concert halls throughout Europe, America, and Asia, and for world leaders such as George W. Bush, Vladimir Putin, Nelson Mandela, Hu Jintao, the Dalai Lama and their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess of Denmark.

In 2007 he was awarded the Young Jewish Pianist Award and was featured in ‘New York’s Emerging Artist’ series held in New York’s Museum of Jewish Heritage. Recipient of a Centenary of Federation Medal and now based in Sydney, Tedeschi has performed with the major orchestras around Australia and worldwide, with conductors including Richard Bonynge, Alan Gilbert, Michael Halász, Jun Märkl and Sir William Southgate.

As one of the few classical pianists able to cross over into jazz, Tedeschi’s discography encompasses critically acclaimed recordings of Grieg, Tchaikovsky and Mozart with the Queensland and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, as well as jazz-influenced albums such as Woodlands and Gershwin and Me (Universal/ABC Music).

“Gershwin has in many ways been the musical accompaniment to my life. Like any composer, however, George Gershwin was more than an island – he was a repository of cultural influences and experiences that informed his compositional style. From 19th century Russia to Tin Pan Alley, Stride piano to Cuba, Gershwin took everything in but invested them all with his unique sound. Join me on a personal journey through some of Gershwin’s works and classical composers in his world.” – Simon Tedeschi

 

Nathan Kaye

 

Thundering roots, hilarious tales and beatbox world groove… Much more than your contemporary one man band, this Byron Bay based multi-instrumentalist, Nathan Kaye, is a captivating vocalist, funky didge blowing, ball-tearing lapsteel slide guitar playing, body-popping, human beatbox freak with inspiring wit & spirit.

He’s recently finished a mega 44 date sold out tour with Pete Murray, not only as Pete’s support act, but also performing onstage throughout most of Pete’s acoustic show.

Kaye’s music will draw you in, lift you up, make you think, make you laugh & make you move.

NK is a one-man band that has to be seen to be believed. Trust us, you’ll be better for it.

 

Website:

www.nathankaye.com

Youtube:

www.youtube.com/nathankaye

Facebook:

www.facebook.com/nathankayemusic

Myspace/Other:

www.myspace.com/nathankaye

 

Rapskallion (VIC)

Melbourne’s roisterous rogues Rapskallion have been peddling their inimitable concoction of tip shop blues, wonky waltzes, and vaudevillian vignettes in Australia and internationally since 2008.

Front Woman Sara Yael, was raised in Israel on a small community in the Galilee. From a young age she was drawn to the exciting sounds of klezmer and has gained inspiration from traditional Jewish songs fused with cabaret, folk, blues and rock, which has helped create Rapskallion’s unique and original sound.

Fusing a love of storytelling and quirky character based lyricism, with a plethora of instrumentation, Rapskallion come exploding with the force of a musical broadside, to ensure Dionysian abandonment adorned with joie de Vie!!!

Their original and eccentric musical style and theatrical delivery, have earned them a reputation as one of Australia’s most popular festival attractions.

From humble beginnings as a busking duo comprising of the group’s primary songwriters, Fingal Capaldi and Sara Yael, Rapskallion have forged their place in the realm of original and exciting musical performance.

Fusing a love of storytelling and quirky character based lyricism, with a plethora of instrumentation, including Mandolin, Piano Accordion, Violin, Clarinet, Acoustic and Electric Guitars, and a rocking rhythm section, they have made their distinctive style encompassing varied musical styles including Folk, rock n’roll, Blues, Klezmer, Gypsy, Ska, Cabaret and Latin Grooves.

They collaborate with Australia’s finest circus, dance, and cabaret performers, to create not just a musical performance, but dazzling extravaganzas.

Rapskallion are also well known for their distinctive style, often described as decrepit finery, both eye catching and stylish.

Rapskallion were delighted to be awarded “Best Musical Act BankSA award”, at the Adelaide Fringe Festival 2012.

And had huge support from Arts Victoria’s funding their European Tour 2010.

They have graced many of Australia’s top music festivals, including Woodford Folk Festival, Splendour In The Grass, The National Folk festival, Rainbow Serpent, The Snowy Mountains Music festival, The Solar Eclipse Festival, Harvest Festival and Folk Rhythm and Life. They have also completed numerous residencies at The National Gallery of Victoria, The Famous Spiegel Tent and, and Mona Museum (TAS).

Rapskallion have toured extensively in Australia for the last 5 years, and Internationally in the UK in 2009 and Europe in 2010, performing at well-known music festivals such as Fusion Festival (Germany) The Secret Garden Party, Glade, Sunrise, Edinburgh Fringe, The Hat Fair (UK) and Aurillac International Street Theatre Festival (France).

Rapskallion’s timeless artfulness and charm can be enjoyed acoustically in the coziness of a tiny tavern, or rockingly electric on the main stage of a festival.

 

Links:

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Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YReeCVou8Kg_____________________________________________________________________

Facebook: __www.facebook.com/rapskallion__

 

Adam Katz

Adam Katz

Adam Katz

When you witness Adam Katz on stage, you don’t simply ‘hear’ him; you become ‘engaged’ and ‘involved’; and when you’re talking about his melodic fusion of pop, R&B and hip hop, it’s something altogether more authentic than the manufactured ‘hits’ we’ve come to expect from the charts. Adam Katz is the real deal.

Katz has performed several times at the seminal Splendour in the Grass Festival, and on the other end of the spectrum, supported the likes of R&B sensation Lloyd, as well as Akon, Pitbull and Kelly Rowland on the urban Supafest lineup.

Katz is just as comfortable fronting his 8-piece band, delivering a smooth pop melody or throwing down an improvised rap or freestyle. He’s celebrated for being able to break away from his routine at any moment, riffing spontaneously on what’s going on around him in the crowd.

In June,’13, Katz released his debut single ‘Stars’ through Central Station Records/Universal Music, which achieved incredible success with national rotation on 2dayfm, Nova, and MTV. Adam also completed an 8 date, East Coast tour of the single, to very favorable reviews.

In September, Katz embarked on a writing and promotional trip to the UK, where he recorded with ‘Stars’ producer CUTMORE (Maroon 5, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey), as well as many other revered writers, as well as performing shows at several major bars and clubs, all around the UK.

Together with his live band, get ready to see Adam bring ‘Stars’ and his other hits to life… Get close enough to the stage, and he may freestyle about you!

Links:

Website: www.adamkatz.com.au

Youtube: www.youtube.com/adzkatz89

Facebook: www.facebook.com/adamkatzmusic

Myspace/Other: www.myspace.com/adamkatzmusic

 

Baby and Lulu

Baby et Lulu

Baby et Lulu

“Baby et Lulu shine a dazzling light on the French songbook”

Baby et Lulu is the charismatic musical partnership between Abby Dobson, songstress extraordinaire and former frontperson for the platinum selling Leonardo’s Bride, and Lara Goodridge, violinist/singer with the celebrated string quartet FourPlay. Australia’s vivacious French-language chanteuse duo, along with their superlative band, including Marcello Maio, Matt Ottignon, Julian Curwin and Mark Harris, pay tribute to the great singers and songwriters of France with panache and joie de vivre. It’s a rendez-vous you don’t want to miss!

Having released their self-titled debut album in 2012, Baby et Lulu have been touring the east coast and over the past year have performed venues and festivals including The Famous Spiegeltent at Melbourne Festival, Paradiso Spiegeltent at Adelaide Fringe, 2 SOLD OUT shows at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on the main Festival Stage, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Blue Mountains Music Festival, The Capital Jazz Project in Canberra, as well as venues in capital cities and beyond, mostly to sold out rooms.

 “There’s a joie de vivre to this album of songs…  sung in French and often in unison or harmony. C’est tres bon.”  Bernard Zuel, SMH

‘With blithe spirit, old material is made new, yet again” The Australian

“Dobson and Goodridge had the seated audience eating out of the palms of their hands… and pranced off stage to the sounds of a standing ovation” The Drum Media

“It is impossible not to be charmed by the hypnotic voices of Baby and Lulu” Arts Hub

“They have a tongue-in-cheek rapport and their voices blend beautifully as they roll out hits…” Adelaide Now

Links:

Please provide links of all online material

Website: www.babyetlulu.com.au

Youtube: www.youtube.com/babyetluluvideos

Facebook: www.facebook.com/babyetlulu

Myspace/Other: www.myspace.com/babyetlulu

 

Ange Takats (QLD)

“Ange’s soulful voice evokes the joy of the Andrews Sisters one minute and the melancholia of Billie Holiday the next” – Music Without Boundaries, San Diego

“Ange Takats has a bell-peal voice that has the DNA of Judy Collins’s tonal purity

and Joni Mitchell’s emotionality” – Anthony O’Grady, The Australian

The former foreign correspondent turned folk singer Ange Takats has a voice that is able to coat with sugar, crush with sadness and cut through to the soul of a song. Her second album ‘Arva’ blends Americana folk with the sounds of 1930s jazz – think Joni Mitchell meets Billie Holiday with the Andrews Sisters on backing vocals. It was produced by award-winning composer and multi-instrumentalist, J. Walker (Machine Translations) in Gippsland, Victoria.

Ange began her musical career in Bangkok, where she worked as a journalist for Reuters during the day, and a folk singer in a band at night – teaming up with two whisky-swigging Buddhist musicians to perform at Bangkok’s premier acoustic music venues. Her worldly adventures and natural gift for storytelling have allowed Ange to develop a unique performance style – weaving light-hearted travel tales between darkly emotive songs.

Named ‘Folk / Singer Songwriter of the Year’ at the 2013 Queensland Music Awards, Ange has spent the past five years performing at music events across Australia including Woodford Folk Festival (QLD), The National Folk Festival (ACT), The Blue Mountains Music Festival (NSW), Fairbridge World Music Festival (WA) and Cygnet Music Festival (TAS).

www.angetakats.com.au

Links:

Please provide links of all online material

Website: www.angetakats.com.au

Youtube: www.youtube.com/angetakats

Facebook: www.facebook.com/songsandstories

Myspace/Other: http://angetakats.bandcamp.com

 

 Knakl (GER)

Knakl

Knakl

KNAKL presents “Meeting Moishe”

Meeting Moishe

An evening of Klezmer music and Yiddish songs from the collection of the legendary Moishe Beregovski

Vanessa Vromans – Violin, Vocals     Georg Brinkmann – Clarinet, Vocals and Piano

Duo Vanessa Vromans and Georg Brinkmann play the music of East European Jews with the intensity of chamber musicians.  This rarely heard arrangement allows for individual expression and improvisation.  Using the fiddle, clarinet and vocals Klezmer music and Yiddish song is presented both as originally intended and becomes experimental at the same time.

This programme draws on the rich treasure trove of songs and instrumentals from the legendary Beregovski collection.

Australian-born Vanessa Vromans studied classical violin and World Music in Rotterdam. Within a short time she became a sought-after fiddler on the European Klezmer stage  and founded the ‘Vasage Klezmer trio’ ‘knakl’ and ‘Kol Isha’.   She is a member of the ‘Intercontinental Klezmer Band’ and plays as guest musician with several famous bands such as ‘Khevrisa’, ‘Shtetl Band Amsterdam’, ‘Di Fidl Kapelye’, the Global Shtetl Band’, and ‘nu’. She teaches at various international Klezmer workshops:  these have included  Fürth, Weimar, Leeuwarden and Mönchengladbach.

www. vanessavromans.com

Georg Brinkmann, qualified musical therapist, is as clarinettist, singer and dancer one of the big names on the Klezmer stage.  He founded the groups ‘nu’, ‘knakl’, ‘Intercontinental Klezmer Band’, and ‘huljet’. He plays with ‘fir’, and appears as guest musician with ‘Budowitz’.  He teaches at various international Klezmer workshops:  these have included  Fürth, Weimar, Leeuwarden and Mönchengladbach.

www.georgbrinkmann.de

Website: __www.knakl.com

Facebook: _https://www.facebook.com/klezmer.duo.knakl

 

Miriam Waks

 

Miriam Waks

Miriam Waks

“Her versatility, stagecraft and unfaltering talent for convincingly performing in multiple languages is remarkable.”  – (Lena Nobuhara, cabaretconfessional.com)

Miriam has been singing since the age of 10 when she first performed solo at the Sydney Opera House. Miriam sings in 14 languages and is the niece of esteemed classical musician, Nathan Waks. She has received nominations for MO Awards (Johnny O’Keefe Encouragement Award), and the ACE Awards (Best New Talent). She is a graduate of the prestigious Talent Development Project which named her as one of the 2012 recipients for the Bound for Broadway Scholarship which sends outstanding past graduates to New York for performance, mentoring, and networking opportunities. She has performed at iconic venues around the globe including: New York, London, Hong Kong, Macau, India.

Miriam has also made a name for herself on the Australian urban music scene. Collaborations include: Chance Waters, One Above, Spit Syndicate (2008 ARIA nominated album “Towards the Light” – Best Urban Release), Mind Over Matter, and Coptic Soldier.

 

Si Veriash (Traditional Ladino song) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Unr-84G4JeY

El Ultimo Cafe (Tango) – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2RdY0jnr5E

 

 

The Mark Ginsburg Band

 

Mark Ginsburg

Mark Ginsburg

The Mark Ginsburg Band was formed in 2008. In 2009 they recorded their first CD “Generations”, which was nominated by the Australian Independent Records Association for Best Independent Jazz Album in 2010 and continues to have regular radio play.  The band toured Australia, supported by the Australian Government Contemporary Music Touring Program and has been performing at venues and festivals over the past few years including the Wangaratta Jazz Festival and the Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival in Sydney.  Mark has recently returned from a visit to South Africa where he performed at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown with Bruce Cassidy on EVI and Trumpet (Blood Sweat and Tears).

Whilst the Generations project drew on research conducted for a Master of Music degree at the Sydney Conservatorium where Mark explored the linkages between Jewish Cantorial practice and jazz, Mark is now developing his next project which is based around the concept of nostalgia.  Material from both of these projects will be presented at Shir Madness at their December 1 performance.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_OJLi8Y-ug

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HT3hucl5BmE

 

 Mzaza (QLD)

Mzaza presents a show like no other, made up of powerful, sultry multilingual vocals and instruments from faraway places – a show that will make your heart beat and your feet dance.

French-born front-woman Pauline Maudy, inspired by her Spanish Sephardic roots, sings in French, Spanish, Ladino and Turkish. Mzaza’s songs are inspired by tradition – gypsy energy, sounds of the desert and the spirit of French wordsmiths.

Jaw-dropping technique and unique compositions have earned Mzaza shows alongside artists such as Yasmin Levy.

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This talented group from Brisbane presents a show like no other made up of powerful, sultry multilingual vocals backed by acoustic instruments from faraway places – the kind of show that will make your heart beat and your feet dance.

The last two years have seen Mzaza tirelessly touring the country. Sold out shows and consistent rave reviews have been a display of confidence in the band while their jaw-dropping technique and unique compositions have earned them recognition.

French-born front woman Pauline Maudy, influenced by her Spanish Sephardic roots sings in French, Spanish, Ladino and Turkish. Together with talented instrumentalists she creates a lively atmosphere of carefully crafted words and sounds, a unique blend of influences from the Mediterranean, the Balkans and the Middle East.

The musicians who make up the band are all virtuosos in their own right who manage to make complex, intricately woven musical parts accessible. Timeless stories transcend language and bring audience and musicians together as one.

Since its debut release in 2009 the six-piece has toured extensively and performed at major music festivals and events including the Woodford Folk Festival, National Folk Festival, Queensland and Brisbane Festival. The band has played alongside the Grigoryan brothers and Tawadros brothers, and supported artists of international standing such as Yasmin Levy (Israel) and Barro Banda (Turkey).

Mzaza’s songs are inspired by tradition – gypsy energy, a hint of flamenco, the feel of the desert and the spirit of French wordsmiths.

Website: www.mzaza.com

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyr1AB7oIlM

http://www.youtube.com/user/PaulineMaudy

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mzazamusic

Myspace/Other: http://www.reverbnation.com/mzaza

 

Keyim Ba

Keyimba

Keyimba

With a rhythm section born in West Africa, this brilliant 8 piece band has an intoxicating upbeat sound, bringing the influences of reggae, funk and rap to West African grooves. Led by the ever charismatic, Sibo Bangoura from Guinea, the group has enormous energy, giving tradition a modern twist that never fails to fill the dancefloor.

 

Having just finished an Australia wide tour, kicked off by several very successful shows at Darwin Festival followed by performances throughout the NT, QLD, NSW and VIC. Recently returned to Sydney, Keyim Ba comes to the Shir Madness Festival with their exciting new album in hand – ‘Mami Wata’.

 

Website:    www.keyimba.com

Youtube:   clips available on website

Facebook:   www.facebook.com / keyimba

 

Chaika

 

Chaika

Chaika

Sydney based ensemble Chaika is both eclectic and beautiful, fusing traditional Balkan, Klezmer and European music with original compositions exploring Jazz and Celtic sensibilities. Audiences have been spellbound by performances to packed out venues and festivals across NSW, VIC & ACT. Chaika will not only enchant you with their expressive and intricate instrumentals, but also with their haunting vocal solos and exquisite 4 part female vocal harmonies in a diverse range of languages including Yiddish, Hebrew, Bulgarian, Russian and Italian. Visitwww.chaikaband.com to find out more.

Words cannot describe how great and unique they really are. Seeing this kind of music produced live was an amazing experience, which we were lucky to witness’ – The Rhythm Hut, Central Coast

‘Clarinet, accordion, violin and double bass all intertwine diversely and at times unpredictably giving Chaika a rich depth. With vocals sung in a variety of languages, adding further authenticity to the release, one of the most absorbing qualities of the album is its originality. Refreshingly, however, this originality is steeped in traditional music … such a young and talented group of musicians’ – Sammy Al, Musical Director, Eastside Radio.

‘The pick of St Alban’s Festival!’ – Jo Creswell (former National Folk Festival Program Director)

‘Spellbinding’ – Nick Alias, The Tantric Turtle, National Festival

Emily-Rose Sarkova: Accordion, Piano, Vocals

Susie Bishop: Violin, Vocals

Laura Bishop: Vocals, Percussion, Piano

Laura Altman: Clarinet, Vocals

Johan Delin: Double Bass

Rendra Freestone (special guest): Percussion

Links:

Please provide links of all online material

Website: www.chaikaband.com

Youtube:www.youtube.com/chaikaband

Facebook: www.facebook.com/chaikaband

 

Tulalah (VIC)

 

“(too-lah-lah) – six piece band consisting of five uber talented guys and one so, girl. Portraying folk sensibilities layered with jazz harmony and complex time feels. All members possess the ability to vocalize harmonies whilst mastering an array of different instrumentations. Love to crescendo tunes with a good old ‘rock out’ displaying passion for dramatic dynamic fluctuations. One may experience an emotional rollercoaster from tear jerking morbidity to an up tempo pop jig.”

 

Links:

Website: tulalahmusic.bandcamp.com

Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0HS5QtwnRs

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Tulalah/250186558349948

soundcloud.com/tulalah

 

Barefoot Band (Featuring Ben Goldstein from The Voice)

The Barefoot Band started off with four mates jamming around Bondi Beach in the summer of 2008, and yes they were barefoot. These friends decided to take their local tunes global and set off to travel Europe, Asia and the Middle East. There they all drew from their own cultural background and gained inspiration from what they saw in others to produce a distinctive sound that is soon to become the backbeat and pulse of your summer this year.

 

The original crew of Ari (rapper), Ben (vocals / Keys), Calvin (guitar) and Yoav (beatboxer) arrived home and expanded their musical family to include Elliott (bass), Adam (Guitar), Simmi D (sax –the man!) and David (Drums). Their various styles and experiences came together harmoniously in a meshing of hip-hop, reggae, funk and a touch of jazz. We like to call it ‘jip-rop, hazz funk’ – wait till you hear it.

 

Sincopa Trio

Sincopa Trio is sax, dj, percussion. their performance will make you jump, dance, sing & smile. they are cool, talented, young & jewish. their music is a mix of soulful, hot, groovy, wild, middle-eastern, funky, loud, holy, rhythmic, re-mixed, upbeat tunes…

Sincopa Trio fuses the incredible talents of a DJ, Saxophonist and Percussionist to deliver the ultimate musical performance. A modern DJ setup joined with the classic sounds of live instrumentals is renowned for being one of Australia’s best live dance music shows. Unlike any other group, this DJ Band provides an impressive and unique musical experience. These 3 skilled, experienced & passionate entertainers love performing to large crowds and have recently returned from performing at a Maccabiah event in Israel.

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Youtube: ___www.youtube.com/sincopatrio ____________

Facebook: ____www.facebook.com/sincopatrio ______________

 

Jude Kohn (ACT)

Jude Kohn effortlessly combines her love for jazz and soul music with a sense of fun too big to ignore. Jude has delighted audiences in the Canberra region over the past four years with her blend of smooth jazz vocals, blues guitar and gutsy soul stylings! She creates unmistakably unique original songs, while still capturing the heart of the musical styles that have influenced her. Jude credits her earliest music memories to her grandmother singing traditional yiddishe lullabies.

 

Links: http://www.judekohnmusic.com/

 

Ariela Jacobs (VIC)

New York born, Melbourne raised Ariela Jacobs, is a singer/songwriter & multi-instrumentalist creating honest, storytelling music. Her compositions showcase a distinct sound combining simple melodies, a unique blend of charm and unflinching honesty with elements of acoustic, indie pop, all punctuated with her emotive vocals to bring you an array of guitar and piano driven songs.  Having already received airplay with teaser track ‘False Alarms’ on Triple J Unearthed and FBi Radio you may also recognize Ariela’s sweet soaring vocals as featured on LA based producer Goldroom’s new single ‘Embrace’.

Ariela’s new single ‘The Sound’ and EP is due for release in late 2013.

 

Links:

Website:  www.facebook.com/arielamusic

Youtube:http://www.youtube.com/arielamusic1

Facebook:www.facebook.com/arielamusic

Myspace/Other:www.twitter.com/arielamusic

 

Freeds (VIC)

Freeds is a Jewish rapper that blows minds with his genius lyrics, unconventional effortless flows and energetic live performance. Physically impossible to keep still when this guy is on stage. His song “Swimming” from his debut EP (released July 2013) has already been picked up by Triple J Radio and is making waves. Genuine. Raw. Talent. Heartfelt. Crazy. Must see!!

 

DEBUT EP available for free download at http://freedsmusic.bandcamp.com

 

Links: http://freedsmusic.bandcamp.com

 

Dirty Sweet Nothings

Two old Mount Sinai classmates Dan Segal (bass) & Josh Ravek (drums) began working on a group of songs all with common themes of blues, rock, love & passion. Over two years, these group of songs attracted Daniel Lawrence (guitar) and began to take form as an entity that would become a band and an album. Recently lauching their self titled album “Dirty Sweet Nothings”, the band is now playing around town and on the radio, bringing raw, emotive blues/rock back into fashion (one fan at a time). With uniquely written songs, the blues/rock 3 piece play an ear-seduing and neck jerking set thats full of love, melody and grit. The boys enjoy rocking out with infuences such as Pink Floyd, Incubus, Jack White & Jace Everett.

KIDS ACTIVITIES

Forever Young Kids Space – Keep those littlies entertained with fun activities for ages up to 9 years from 13:00 till 16:30 in the tent located beside the Tapestry stage. Children under 3 must be accompanied by an adult.

Baraka Art will be providing kids entertainment including music, face painting and body art, creative bubble magic workshops and art & craft workshops throughout the afternoon. Be sure to come and check out the Kombi Fun Van!

There will also be a performance by Mr. Palindrome and ‘The World Needs Music’ workshop with Miriam Lieberman – see the performers page for more details.

 

 

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