One of the purest voices on the Australian music scene – Ange Takats is able to coat with sugar, crush with sadness and cut through to the soul of a song. The former foreign correspondent turned folk singer’s second album Arva blends 30s jazz with 60s folk. It was recorded and produced by J. Walker (Machine Translations) in Gippsland and follows the successful release of her debut album Aniseed Tea (2009). Strangely enough, Ange began her music career in Bangkok where she was based for two years as a journalist. Her worldly adventures and natural gift for storytelling have allowed her to develop a unique performance style – weaving lighthearted travel tales between darkly emotive songs.
Brewed in Ireland and distilled in Australia the Barleyshakes are a superb Celtic band who present both traditional Irish, original and world music in a modern format. Using fiddles, banjo, mandolin, bass, bodhran, drums, guitar and vocals the Barleyshakes new sound is hard hitting, lively and full of wild Irish dance energy.
Nadia Sunde loves to inspire audiences and has certainly found her calling in the realm of family entertainment. Hailed as ‘a breath of fresh air’ in the world of children’s music, Nadia is deliciously heartwarming, soulful, quirky and hilarious good fun. She is a gifted and internationally-awarded songwriter. Her joyful compositions resonate with wonderful storytelling and inspire moments of heartfelt connection between people of all ages. She is a sublime vocalist, an accomplished musician and an engaging comedian and actress. As a performer for children and families, she is simply … captivating.