𝑹𝒐𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒆 𝑷𝒊𝒕𝒕 is Noonuccal, Kalkadoon and Erubian descent who started singing and performing at a young age in the churches and choirs of Far North Queensland.
Her long journey has forged a powerful voice that celebrates the strength, beauty and love within all of us. In her early twenties, Rochelle had breakout success with her original tracks “Too Deadly My Sister” and “Black to Reality” from her seminal EP Black to Reality, an uplifting and inspirational ode to her First Nation people. The conviction of her live performances leaves audiences breathless, and in recent years Rochelle has found mainstream success as she went from nurse and mother, to star on Australia’s The X factor.
Rochelle’s newest EP, Soul Mumma was released in December 2017, and today she continues to enjoy performances across Australia at music festivals, community events and across the corporate sector. She is also proud ambassador for APRA AMCOS advocating for the rights of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander singer/songwriters, and passionately supports organisations such as Kidney Health Australia.
𝑺𝒖𝒆 𝑹𝒂𝒚 is an Australian Indigenous multi-award-winning singer/songwriter that captivates audiences with her original brand of country/blues and roots music, smoky rich voice and high energy performance's.
Often compared to such artists as Bonnie Raitt, Allison Krause and Lucinda Williams, Sue’s sound crosses genres allowing her to appeal to a wide audience demographic.
Sue recently returned to Australia after being based in Nashville, where she worked alongside industry greats and connected into the scene, gigging and writing. In early 2017 she released her third album "Live at the Junk Bar" and later that year the long-awaited EP "I Would Never Do That".
Sue Ray has released three critically acclaimed albums: "Best Beware" 2008, "Red Roses" 2011(which she co-produced with Aria award winner Magoo) then "Live At The Junk Bar" 2017.
In 2018, she released an EP titled
"I Would Never Do That" recorded live in Nashville TN.
Sue is currently in the process of recording her next full-length album with her band The Firesigns who recently received rave reviews at the 2019 Gympie Muster.
In the past five years, Sue has accrued awards and nominations, from “Most Promising New Talent” in the 2013 Deadly awards to “Female Artist Of The Year” in the QLD Music Awards.
In 2012, “Red Roses” was nominated for “Country Album Of The Year” in the AIR Independent Music Awards, and later her title track “Lover Evermore” received the award for “Best Indigenous Track” in the QMusic Awards.
Most recently, in 2018 Sue won the World/Folk category in the Q Music awards for her track “Junior Was His Name”.
Festivals that Sue has performed at are -The Gympie Muster-Americana Music Conference, Nashville TN- Woodford Folk Festival-International Film Festival, Nashville TN- Bigsound, Brisbane-Tamworth Country Music Festival-Blue Mountain Blues & Roots Festival, Katoomba-Saltwater Freshwater Festival, Moree-AWME World Music Conference, Melbourne-Wallaby Creek.
Performing alongside such artists as-Luka Bloom-Troy Cassar Daley-Dale Watson-Darren Hanlon-Carol Lloyd-Felicity Urqhart-LJ Hill-Kevin Bennett-Jordi Lane-Emily Wurramara -James Blundel-Mental As Anything-Keith Potger -Anne McCue-Kutcha Edwards-Megan Washington.
𝑩𝒆𝒂𝒕𝒔 𝒏 𝑷𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒆𝒔 are a two piece acoustic act hailing from the Gold Coast comprised of two brothers (different mothers same Father) Nathan and Jay. Their sound is raw, bluesy, funky and soulful like the boys themselves.
With a consciously driven message to the world the boys think deep and love hard.
A blend of skill ,power and grace Beats n Peaces shows are a toe tapping head bopping good time with a splash of tongue in cheek sometimes thrown in for good measure.
The lads are looking to carve out their own path on the scene with their inspired passion for the arts.
Currently working on their debut e.p at the Greenroom studios Mt Tamborine, 2021 is looking to be a big kick off for them.
Fri 7 May 2021, 7.30pm | Bar Wunder, QLD
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