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Melbourne Ukulele Festival - Sunday evening at Wesley Anne
Sun. 30 October 2016, 7:45 pm – 11:00 pm AEDT
7:45 Doors open
8:00 Cat House
A burlesque-tinged bevy of ukulele ladies with a sassy repertoire of great rhythms and sweet harmonies. From Dusty to Kylie, Soft Cell to Sade, Violent Femmes to Lorde, these Melbourne-based felines aim to sound purr-fect. Call them to strut their stuff on your stage - here kitty, kitty!
8:40 Jane Cameron and the Crazy Carnival
Jane Cameron & the Crazy Carnival are set to seduce you with their smooth nuevo-folk! Jane's sultry tones slide under your skin and lace themselves round your heart as the rhythms of the Crazy Carnival rise through your bones and set your feet tapping and your hips shaking. Blending folk, blues and jazz influences, they create their own unique sound that is as captivating as it is hard to categorise.
Last year, ukulele songstress Jane Cameron joined forces with French jazz drummer Sebastien Jego and jazz bassist George Borthwick to record her debut double CD, The Mercy of the Tide, and so Jane Cameron & the Crazy Carnival was born!
Jane Cameron & the Crazy Carnival have been touring the album across Victoria and Queensland, enchanting audiences and steadily building a loyal following of fans who are eagerly awaiting the next album. Jane Cameron & the Crazy Carnival will be heading back into the studio to record in late 2016.
“An album overflowing at the brim with energy, rhythm and heavenly vocals...seductive nuevo folk!” - Spreading the Seed (June 2015)
9:20 Bosko and Honey
Described as "funny, irreverent, theatrical and virtuosic", quirky and sometimes even subversive… this dynamic duo’s wildly entertaining yet mesmerisingly musical live performance is a breath of fresh air that’s likely to get you naturally high!
Equally at home doing a kid’s show, an art event, getting down with the folk and roots scene or rocking a metal fest – Bosko & Honey’s genre-surfing style will warm your heart, make you laugh and shock you to the core!
Based in the tropical rainforests of Kuranda in Australia’s Far North Queensland, this self-described prog-uke duo have released four albums since they began touring in 2007 and recently took home the People’s Choice Award at the 2015 Understory Film Festival for their music video, “Another Day In Paradise”.
In 2016 they made it to the Finals of Australia’s Got Talent, somehow managing to blow the judge’s minds in the Judge’s Audition yet totally freak them out in the Semi Finals, which is where Bosko & Honey’s foray into Talent Show TV came to a screeching and somewhat humiliating halt! But not before Kelly Osbourne declared:
"I just wanna say that I love you both… I am so obsessed with you I want you to open up for my dad for the rest of his touring life.”
“Bosko & Honey blew the roof off… fusing ukulele, theatre and great songwriting, you really need to see these guys live to appreciate their awesomeness… miss them at your own peril”
– Pandamonium Records
– Azo Bell
“… the Far North’s best ukulele performers”
– ABC Far North Queensland
“Death metal meets tiny bubbles”
– Kelly Osbourne
“… top-shelf entertainers brimming with exuberance and verve… But it’s the sheer musicality, the level of their playing that astounds. How can 8 strings and two voices conjure up so much?”
– NQ Music Press
– Bob Beale, Sydney Morning Herald
10:10 Nico'o and the Kapiolani Boyz
Surfer since childhood, he dreamed of Polynesia and this dream came true in 2000.
He recorded a "demo" of stairway to heaven and put it on Myspace ... And to his surprise he was invited to play in New York and get to meet some of the greatest players on the planet.
At first a solo performer, Nico'o now plays in a band composed of complementary, solid and talented musicians. The band distills Hawaiian Jazz, Traditional, and Slack Key and everything that goes into Hawaiian music.
Watch for the new album in late 2016!