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Geelong Performers

Libby Steel

Pop-Soul singer Libby Steel and her band are an act you can’t miss. She has had a massive year, including rotation on Triple J with ‘Bones’, playing at the Australian Open and other acts such as Ballarat White Night and Festival of the Sails. The Western Australian rocket singer songwriter Libby Steel is part Lilly Allen, part Saskwatch… it’s a winning combo. Full of energy, Libby Steel and her band are bound to get you up and dancing into the night.

Website: https://www.libbysteel.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/libbysteelmusic/

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

You can find us at:

Torquay

Friday, February 22

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The Refuge

Fresh from a packed-out gig at the Workers Club Geelong supporting Southern River Band on their east coast tour, a full house at The Loft Warrnambool and a massive home town show in Apollo Bay, The Refuge’s well-honed, new material continues to win fans. Having played over 100 gigs in 4 years by the age of 18, the band recently won the Queenscliff Music Festival Emerging Artists grant, which they used to record their second studio album, due for release in late 2018. Their new album, produced by Scott Wilson and Neil Gray from Big Sky studio who worked on Dan Sultan, Chris Cheney (Living End) and Vasco Era, contains ten tracks that combine various genres within each song adding to their energetic rock sound. The band exploded onto the Queenscliff Music Festival stage leaving plenty of new fans blown away. The Refuge were recently ranked 3rd on the bands to watch list after King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard and Rolling Blackouts by the Weekly Review.
The Refuge’s signature sound is emitted through their stellar stage presence, which is powerful vocals, staggering guitar riffs, explosive drumming and killer bass playing.

Website: https://www.therefugeband.com/

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therefugeband

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

You can find us at:

Torquay

Friday, February 22

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Blue Howl

Hailing from Central Victoria, Blue Howl have been hitting festivals and venues across Victoria with their punchy and emotive songs. The 5-piece indie-rock outfit have let their live shows do the talking, taking every crowd on a journey through stripped-back folk to funk and heavy rock. Voted as crowd favourites at the 2017 Macedon Ranges Music Festival, they have since been regulars on festival stages and music venues across Victoria. Their 2017 cover of The Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’ garnered widespread attention and was followed up by their 2018 release of a live take of their upbeat single ‘Spider’.

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/blue_howl/

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

You can find us at:

Torquay

Friday, February 22

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Alister Turrill

“Alister is a songwriter of the highest order and a sign that the future of Australian blues is in good hands.”  –  Lloyd Spiegel, Premier Endorsee Cole Clark Guitars.

It would be a generalisation to group Queenscliff’s Alister Turrill with other young roots players. His playing style blends a true form of blues with complex song writing seldom seen. The past two years have seen the new Melbourne resident at his busiest and best yet with his first East Coast Tour and first European shows.

Honest, Flawed, Gravel-Throated Folkin’ Blues awaits.

Youtube: https://www.youtube/F9WcQLBescE

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alisterturrillmusic

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

You can find us at:

Torquay

Friday, February 22

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Surfusion

Surfusion first formed in Torquay/Bells Beach in 2002. They have put out 5 albums and tour many parts of Australia. Their music is eclectic in nature but also very popular and funky. There are strains of blues, jazz and rock in their songs. The band is famous for doing inpromptu performances on cliff tops over the ocean powered by a generator and an invited crowd.

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

You can find us at:

Torquay

Friday, February 15

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Salty Bones Band

Salty Bones band is upbeat and melancholic, danceable but sincere, its Folk Rock, but fun.

A Victorian Surf/Folk Rock band with members hailing from the Surfcoast and Geelong and Melbourne. Their high energy act combines shimmering indie esc lead guitar, chugging acoustic and a funky, inventive rhythm section with powerfully, gravelly crooner vocals to deliver storied songs that ebb, flow and build to triumphant crescendos.

Their Debut Album ‘Sleeping Dogs’ and the two accompanying music videos have just been released and are already receiving much attention and praise from a fanbase that is growing steadily by the day.

For fans of Father John Misty, Edward Sharpe, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Bob Dylan, Ryan Adams, the War on Drugs, Dope Lemon…

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ow_4wEXYuBA

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/saltybonesmusic

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

You can find us at:

Torquay

Friday, February 15

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Jack The Fox

Jack The Fox are a dynamic acoustic folk duo based in Melbourne, Australia. Comprised of two school friends Angus Robb (vocals/didgeridoo/harmonica) and Justin Lewis (Guitar/Lap Slide). The pair grew up on the surf coast of South West Victoria where they honed their crafts and in 2015 began writing and recording music together.

Their music has been best described as immensely versatile, with a mixture of sounds ranging from heartfelt folk to a powerful combination of soul/blues.

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4592vkB9gk2zegKzzPixEA

Instagram: http:/www./instagram.com/jackthefoxmusic

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

You can find us at:

Geelong

Friday, February 15

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The Quick Sixes

Four frustrated surfers got together during a flat spell for a jam….and QUICKLY developed their own unique mix of
surf, blues, swamp rock, garage rock and psycho-billy !

The music comes from a wide variety of influences and eras and was described by one punter as being
‘’Like a cross between Dick Dale, The B-52’s and Hoodoo Gurus’’.

Q6 plays a mix of COVERS and ORIGINALS and can either rock out LOUD …. or turn down SOFT for food venues,
cafes, wineries and restaurants.

The QUICK SIXES play primal surf tinged rock ‘n roll ….they’ll get your toes tapping QUICK time!

Website: www.thequicksixes.bandcamp.com

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thequicksixes/

You can find us at:

Geelong

Friday, February 15

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Ben Whiting Trio

Ben Whiting is genuinely stumped about what he would be doing, if not music. He is what happens when a 90’s kid puts The Police and Bob Marley on high rotation, sits in a beanbag in an old aircraft hanger to watch his extended family play regular jam nights, and is then mentored in playing and touring from age 13.

Those early influences have guided and continue to teach him, and the result is a gifted singer-songwriter comfortable with using a broad palette of inspiration to create a sound that is wholly his own.

Early in his career, Ben’s previous band played festivals including Splendour In The Grass and supported artists such as Katy Perry, Grinspoon and The Angels.

He followed this period with a pivot to a folk aesthetic, and has now integrated his rock experience back into his songwriting and performances. The continual thread running throughout Whiting’s various artistic expressions is his ‘virtually flawless’voice (Faster Louder); it cannot help but remain the standout feature.

Whiting’s self-titled debut EP was released in 2014, followed by his second EP, Private Island, in mid 2017. Accompanied on bass by his cousin Billy Donaldson since they were teens, the pair teamed with Alex Burkoy (Tinpan Orange) on strings and Colombian drummer Victor Salamanca to produce Private Island.

Ben Whiting and band will head back into the studio to produce their first studio album in 2019.

Website: http://www.benwhitingmusic.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/benwhitingsongs/

You can find us at:

Geelong

Friday, February 9

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Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks

Bringing together both forces of dark and light, space explorers, Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks launch into a mixed salad of psychedelic pop, enter time warps of soft lullabies and then blast into the future with classic disco tunes. It’s smart, memorable, pop songwriting delivered with an unforgettable vocal tone that swirls all around you one moment and cuts right through you the next. Old world sounds with a modern twist.

Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/zoefoxmusic

Instagram: www.instagram.com/zoefoxmusic

Facebook: www.facebook.com/zoefoxmusic

You can find us at:

Geelong

Friday, February 9th

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