Yours & Owls presents
Y&O Sundays w/ True Vibenation // Kirklandd // Kid Pharaoh // Ray Friday
We've teamed up with the famous Yours & Owls crew to bring you Illawarra's favourite Sunday session for another season. Featuring the best local and visiting talent Australia has to offer along with drink and food specials, good times are guaranteed. Bands start from 4pm EVERY Sunday in the sunny NGH Beer Garden. 100% wallet friendly with FREE entry.
Welcoming very special guests:
- True Vibenation
True Vibenation combine an irresistible blend of soul and afrobeat backed by big bass, big beats and live horns. Drawing from their African heritage and raised in the cultural migrant melting pot of Australia their sound takes influence in equal parts from Fela Kuti, Hugh Masekela and The Daptone Horns as it does from Outkast, Fat Freddy's Drop and Rudimental.
Made up of multi-instrumentalists Vuli, Moody and Klue the trio has developed a reputation for an electric live show, which includes all three artists producing beats and playing horns live on stage, taking them to some of the worlds finest festivals including: Glastonbury Festival (UK), HIFA (Zimbabwe), Bushfire Festival (Swaziland), Azgo Festival (Mozambique), Woodford Folk Festival (Aus), Sydney Festival (Aus), Future Music (Aus) and they were handpicked to support acts such as Ozomatli and Theivery Corporation on their Australian tours.
Inspired by their travels, the trio returned to the studio to craft a new sound they describe as 'Afro Bounce', with their newest single 'Heaps Good (Samuel L Jackson)' peaking at #2 on the itunes World Music charts, which followed the success of their previous single 'The World Is Ours', which peaked at #1 on Spotify's Viral chart for the UK and #4 globally.
After taking a year to refine his sound, Canberra hip hop artist Kirklandd has returned with his recent single, 'Impulse', taking out triple j Unearthed's Groovin the Moo competition in his hometown and receiving a co-sign from his earliest musical inspiration, Lupe Fiasco.
'Impulse' affirms Kirklandd's distinct 90s-inspired delivery and ear for contemporary production. A former cello player, Kirklandd possesses a love for live instrumentation that shines through in his music, creating a unique sound with co-producers Cam Bluff (Allday) and Citizen Kay.
Following his national tour support for Ivan Ooze and performances with BooSeeka,ArnoFaraji and Seth Sentry,Kirklandd has just announced the national tour for Impulse, supported nationally byZellow and featuring special guests Daniel Elia and Reggi Gibbs.
- Kid Pharaoh
Egyptian-Australian artist Kid Pharaoh is here for evolution and revolution.
Aggressive delivery & sharp lyricism paired with skilful production and energetic live shows have been Pharaoh's driving force from the beginning, all while unapologetically providing a raw and unique voice for an underrepresented Arabic community in Australia.
2018 saw the Western-Sydney born artist push boundaries with "Jesus Looks Like Me", a conceptually rich and powerful single that turned heads and immediately landed Pharaoh a spot on the Yours & Owls Festival stage, Triple J Unearthed Spotlight Artist status and support slots for the likes of American rapper Duckwrth.
- Ray Friday
Ray Friday are two local Wollongong boys, an upbeat duo who experiment with looping guitar, sampling and percussion to develop a layered performance influenced by their love of reggae, ratbag surf and chilled acoustic music.
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