So what is a FolkSwagon, a question posed since time immemorium? Is it a time, place where folk accumulate to get their swag off or on? Where the folk genre is swagged until it is on? Where it is AT until it’s ON, SWAG until you cannot FOLK no more?
Roll Up! Roll Up! IT’S LIVE, ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AND IT PROBABLY WILL, with indie artists possibly embracing a cover, beyond the boundaries of their genre.
The euphoric sights and sounds one associates with the Australian Sunshine Coast could easily be likened to the dreamily soulful music produced by one of its most captivating artists, Christian Patey.
Christian Patey has been joining forces with electronic producers from across the world to create a new, effortlessly cool sound for himself.
The one man band that is infused with electric guitar, synths and drums together illuminates the room and takes the listener on an uplifting and feel good journey.
He has collaborated with UK beat-maker Alabaster, well known Brisbane lads Yes You, Jimmy2sox and recently had his vocals sampled on the Party Next Door album.
2016 was a massive year with festival spots, TV appearances and support spots for Booseeka & Tash Sultana.
More collaborations are in the pipeline and 2017 is shaping up to be a big one for Patey. His latest single “High” launches tonight!
Experimental folk artist Julia Johnson sings of everyday life through a lense that magnifies its wild beauty and sorrow. Playing solo, her lilting voice is ornamented by a menagerie of folk instruments – warmly finger-picked nylon stringed guitar, crystalline autoharp and doleful banjo.
Johnson has supported a slew of iconic Australian artists including Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher and Tim Rogers, and played venues of every size from cosy lounge rooms to Groovin the Moo.
Engaging, emotional and witty, Kay Proudlove is an Indie-folk singer/songwriter with a heart-wrenching voice and an accidentally dry sense of humour. A display of honesty and a general acceptance of awkwardness, Kay’s live performance is much like being invited to her lounge room. The co-ordination that never showed up on any sort of sporting field has made itself known in the form of unique, narrative songwriting, sung out in soul-bearing fashion – acoustic guitar, a jazz-nuanced folk singing style, and a brand of noise that is all her own.
Performing on the stages of folk festivals nationwide as well as in the homes of music lovers around the country, Kay is earning her place as one of Australia’s indie-folk gems.
Great Pizza, Succulent Burgers, Craft Beers, Cocktails and Wine so Fine at Cafe Lounge in Surry Hills.
Every Wednesday with FREE ENTRY, and a vintage hat auction with proceeds to the artists, it’s time to get FOLK and SWAG ON!