Leaving a trail of battered dance floors
across the globe, The Barons of Tang have toured relentlessly
over the past three years, stepping onto stages across Australia,
New Zealand and USA including WOMAD NZ, Byron Bay Blues and Roots
Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, The Falls and Florida's Tropical
Heatwave Festival and sharing the stage with international artists
such as Paprika Balkanicus, Fanfare Ciocarlia and gypsy punk heroes
Lashing Tango, Latin and Gypsy with hard hitting guitar riffs,
double kick blast beats and massive horn arrangements, The Barons
of Tang serve up their molotov ‘gypsy deathcore’.
The catchy tunes and punk ethos all tie together to mean one thing,
dancing is inevitable!The Barons of Tang return from their 3 month
62 date USA Tour to serve up their stellar EP “Knots and
Tangles” and incite dance floor riots at the 2011 Wallaby
blues, rock and pop.
A highly energetic trio with big vocals, acoustic
and slide guitar blended with skilful bass and rythmatic drums.
Carinda has had a steller year with releasing her new album "Cruel",
music clip on RAGE, numerous radio airplay and Festival performances
from solo to 9 piece band.
Young Folk/Blues performer with one-of-a-kind
guitar style Hailed in his home country as ‘the most talked
about rising star of Australia’s next generation’
Daniel Champagne delivers one of the most impressive one man shows
Northern Soul Collective
The sound of the north on a hot and steamy tropic
afternoon - dancing feet & scuraty beats Kicking along to
a tropical feast of sound.
Didgeridoo tribal percussive
Giri (gun-gah gear-ree) is a didgeridoo virtuoso playing with
a tribal percussive style. Ganga Giri inspires a positive celebration
of global community and culture, creating a world-beat dance floor
celebration. The show is a unique mix of dancehall, reggae, electro,
world flavours and dub that come together in a wild and energising
experience that has been thrilling audiences across the world.
Ganga Giri will be touring his new album Good Voodoo and Wallaby
Creek Festival will be one of Ganga’s first show after returning
from a 3 month tour through the USA and Canada.
Kooii are a sizzling six-piece from Brisbane that
play uplifting and energetic dance music, dripping with reggae,
afrobeat and funk grooves.
Kooii’s music is a meeting place. It combines local and
exotic influences in a musical experience that celebrates the
magic of song and dance. From the vibrant, pulsating groove of
Afrobeat through to the hypnotic depths of reggae rhythms, the
music is rich in timbre, woven into song by the exquisite vocals
and songwriting of singer/trumpeter Peter Hunt.
music derives from African, jazz and reggae influences,
bringing them together in a kind of folk music that aims to uplift,
enchant and enlighten. Rich in timbres and insightful lyrics,
songs are soulful journeys made colourful through guitar and vocal
harmony, percussion and trumpet.
On the back of a new album "Boogaloo",
Rob Longstaff has again travelled overland from Europe in a bid
to distance himself from the heavily militarised company's, Boeing
and Airbus and to keep his emissions well and truly personal.
Since his last appearance at Wallaby Creek, Rob has toured the
world by Bicycle, Train and Boat. Delivering smile inducing, ear
friendly acoustic soul/funk/pop and occasional blah blah, Wallaby
creek is Robs only Australian festival gig in 2011.
Cartel have built a firm reputation for beats that span the globe.
Multi-layered grooves, touches of slide and flamenco guitar, trumpet,Vocals
and Afro Cuban Percussion mixed with some hardened electronica
– it’s a combo that’s intriguing, energetic
and utterly delicious! Constant touring here and abroad and an
enduring love affair with live gigs give these guys a very raw
and electric energy.
or ambient or transcendental
Ziko Hart is both an inspired and inspiring Australian
independent musician whose music defies simple genre classification.
Call it World or ambient or transcendental if you must but his
music is borne of the heart and of nature.
Ziko uses a mix of instruments from ancient traditional African
string, wind and percussion to American Indian flutes to high
tech’ string and percussion to create a unique aural cornicopia.
A highlight of Ziko’s performances is his dynamic use of
the mesmerising Swiss Hangs. The sounds range from tribal beats
to near hypnotic dreamy rhythms. When Ziko plays live or busks
people just stop, silently transfixed and are inevitably taken
by the truly unique sounds that are his hallmark.
another fine young singer/songwriter,
her thing in the music world. She’s already performed throughout
Queensland, and is giving performances that one would attribute
to a seasoned professional. Alys is in the throes of recording
her debut album with ‘Guitarist-Maestro-Freak-of-Nature’,
Ben McGregor, with whom she has been collaborating with for just
over a year now. Alys is renowned across the Sunshine Coast for
her folk, pop, jazz tunes. There are big things waiting for Alys
– come and witness a legend in the making.
and the All-Stars
doctors of feelgood swing and string band music, with just a touch
again to put the roots into the wallaby, Dave's multi instrumental
acoustic show including soaring vocal ability, acoustic and lap
slide guitars, didgeridoos'and stomp box in conversation with
Jon Currie's sublime drum and percussion skills (not to mention
the infectious songwriting!) will be a sure bet to get the mind
and body moving!
Mountain Grass Music
Blending Bluegrass and Old Time Music featuring Banjo, Bones,
Double Bass, Dobro, Harmonica, Drums, Spoons, Harmonies and Comedy!
Recently signed by a Sony distribution agent, this band is a whole
lot of fun! Kick your shoes off and put your hoe-down.... the
Hillbillygoats will have you up whooping and a-hollerin’
as they perform their up-tempo arrangements of Bluegrass and Old
Time Music featuring Banjo, Bones, Double Bass, Dobro, Harmonica,
Drums, Spoons, Harmonies and Comedy!
Our lovely lady of the far north with her rich
husky voice, singing stories experiences and tales of days gone
by and history relived.
the Local Locals
Belles have evolved into a four piece kooky punk rock band and
will be releasing their debut album this Wallaby "Barefoot
LOCAL BAND EARTHBEAT (Isobella Barker and Fiona
Mitchell) are back, with creative melodious harmonies, driving
percussion and absolute passion. It’s all original music
based on the tropical lifestyle and the female experience. Playing
together for over 10 years in poetry, song, rhythm and art they
perform intriguing melodic musical journeys on acoustic guitars,
congas with an array of percussion sounds and vocal harmonies.
Count them in on any fundraiser/local events! 40603112 or 40608298
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by the ABC's Richard Fidler as "The Doors meets Jack Kerouac
and Slim Dusty",the Roadtrippers perform their strange far
northern tales with a manic machinery shed aesthetic. Combining
accoustic country with raucous rocknroll they occupy a unique
place in Australia's northern music scene, The bands ethic arises
from a fanatical commitment to their northern geography literally
and spiritually, though never too seriously. At this years Wallaby
they will be releasing the long awaited follow up to their cult
classic "100 Smokes to Kununurra" with the new Roadtripper/Toadripper
double album set "Open Country Demon Country".
Watch it live!!
their alter-ego Toadrippers
demonic alter-ego of Roadtrippers thrash country music
into a post punk mire of man-eating crocodiles, cane
toads & alien abduction
young (16-21) indigenous boys from the Cape fusing influences
of reggae, rnb, hiphop and country. Descendents of the Kuku Nyungkal
unique blend of progressive 'rainforest rock' from local 6 piece
featuring powerful vocals ,soaring flute and lead guitar, congas
,drums and bass.
– Contemporary …um…Noise
Released from A-51, the mash potato mountain fuelled guitars,
drum, and vocals of Roswell that will tremble pyramids and light
up crystal skulls, genetically manipulated to move you, and your
leaders. Just the thing for a night of bovine abductions, crop
circle making, unwanted probing or picking through wreckage in
a deserted wasteland. Roswell is a solid contemporary line-up…with
acid for blood.
DISCLAIMER: Roswell are not from area-51, have never made
sculptures in mash potato, crumbled pyramids, illuminated skulls
of any kind or abducted cattle. Roswell do not have acid for blood.
Roswell does not care about your leaders.
+ Reggae Bliss
The Bands 2009
Wallaby Creek Festival gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance
from the Australian Government through RAF (Rergional Arts Fund)
The Regional Arts Fund is an Australian Government initiative delivered
in partnership with the Queensland Arts Council and the Queensland
Government through RADF (Regional Arts Development
Fund) Arts Queensland www.arts.qld.gov.au
and from Cook Shire Council.
The Regional Arts Development Fund is a Queensland
Government and Cook Shire Council partnership to support local arts
and culture. QFF, the Queensland Folk Federation
have also supported us for many years, Dreadsound have provided the
excellent technical sound.
Country Road Coachlines runs a bus service to Cooktown
alternating between the Coast Road and the Inland road on different
days of the week. The coastal route goes through Rossville and
can drop you at Home Rule upon request. Check the website for
more details. Bookings 07 4045 2794
you can fly with Hinterland Aviation from Cairns to Cooktown,
40kms away. Bookings 07.4040 1333 or
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