Vandemonian Touring Presents
Huon Blues & Roots Festival
THIS IS A LICENSED FAMILY FRIENDLY EVENT. CHILDREN AGED 6 YEARS & UNDER ADMITTED FREE. FREE WATER ONSITE. BUS SERVICE OPERATING FROM KINGSTON BEACH AND HOBART CBD. Food onsite. Empty plastic water bottles permitted. Children must be accompanied at all times by a parent or legal guardian. Event proceeds in rain, hail or shine.
Set among the vines of Home Hill Winery at Ranelagh, the Huon Blues & Roots Festival returns for its second year with twice the lineup.
Headlining will be Australian favourite, Tex Perkins accompanied by The Fat Rubber Band. Known for his work over four decades with such groups as The Cruel Sea, Beasts of Bourbon and Tex, Don and Charlie, Tex Perkins is an Australian musical workhorse.
Jeff Martin, lead singer of the iconic Canadian rock band, The Tea Party, has been labeled everything from "child prodigy", "virtuoso guitarist", and a "singer with perfect pitch". He is an artist that transcends typical musical genre's, and has become somewhat of a musical healer for fans across the globe. Having adopted Australia as his home for the past decade, Jeff continues to write and perform, currently working on a new record for The Tea Party as well as a solo release slated for 2019.
Australian guitarist-songwriter-vocalist-producer, Jeff Lang has built a reputation for making startling music that is accomplished, intricate, gutsy, melodic and loaded with soul. Often taking unexpected turns, he has consistently inspired his audiences by creating a stylistically diverse catalog of over 25 albums. Each time he steps up to take a solo, his hard won style is unmistakable - fluid but with an edge of the seat recklessness. Acoustic fingerpicking, slide guitar, electric lead, banjos and mandolins drop into place like puzzle pieces.
Pierce Brothers have taken their music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to the world. Their irresistible energy and world-class live show has generated a word of mouth buzz not seen for sometime. Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, the multi instrumentalists have sold over 50,000 EP's independently.
To launch their Top 10 ARIA EP "Into The Dirt" Pierce Brothers toured the world, playing over 50 dates across 15 different countries selling out multiple shows and performing at some of the world's largest festivals. Pierce Brothers are currently hard at work in the studio on their debut album.
Pete Cornelius grew up as far away from the Delta heartland as is almost humanely possible. He's never picked cotton, never hitched a ride on a freight train, nor traded with the Devil. Not knowingly, anyway. Yet the 32-year old Tasmanian is one of the most experienced young bluesman in the country.
Tasmanian born Monique Brumby's self titled album release is the 2 X ARIA Award winning singer/songwriter's 5th solo album. Monique's work displays a unique production style and expressive vocal delivery.Monique's songs remind us of why she broke through with 2 ARIA Awards for 'Best New Artist' 1996 and 'Best Female Artist' 1997. In 1998 Monique was nominated for ARIA 'Song Of The Year' for her epic ballad 'The Change In Me' from her debut album Thylacine. She travels from her current place of residence in Melbourne Australia to her spiritual home of Tasmania regularly to compose new material. She finds the energy, people and landscape of the island inspiring.