The crazy man of many sounds who has a map of the world on his features & no tattoos in sight. Confused? Check out his web home & find out some answers or at least some more bizarre questions... Bass player extraordinaire for Totally Gourdgeous.
Soul mate & sassy singer songwriter with more crazy tour stories from around the world than anyone I know. Also the maker of Gourd instruments & guitarist for Totally Gourdgeous.
We met & played with the very talented Rich in Toronto. Beautiful poetry & unusually delicate acoustic musings.
Das Macht Show
Canadian Madness that we stumbled across on Vancouver Island where we shared a last minute wedding gig. Just imagine a hillbilly swing version of West Side Story's 'The Jet Song'...
Another friend from Canada who has good associations with Australia since Shane Howard sent her song to Mary Black who subsequently released it as a single. A gorgeous & intimate performer.
The Danish band that really blew us away at Skagen festival. Powerhouse triple fiddle with a cooking female rhythm section of double bass & drums.
Daughter of Chris While & with all the talent that is genetically implied. Great songs & a voice to die for!
Our dear friends Jodi Moore & Nicole Brophy are the funkiest folk to hit the indie-roots scene since The Waifs. In fact it was Jo who first played The Waifs to me when we lived together in Annandale in a fallen down house with holes in the floor & a serious cockroach problem. We've both left the 'roaches behind but not the music.
Another Jodi- another soulmate. Beautiful, articulate heart music. We met through a mutual acquaintance at the Conservatorium & I'll never forget the day we met where she rocked up with Oscar & Mabel (Guitar & Mandolin) & we played music & talked for hours on my kitchen floor.
Happy family blues? You bet! Damon has a warm, earthy groove & a musicality that oozes from every pore. My soul 'brother'. It was he who said to me in Port Douglas "Well Liz, the stronger the wind, the stronger the tree." His house is often an island on the south coast for us.
Probably the only really authentic bluegrass presentation that you will see in Australia (all performing acoustically around a central mic) & also dear friends & supporters of the 'zag. The Duffs house, complete with Joey the golden retriever & Maria's lasagne, will always be our island in WA.
He's the Smith in Frencham Smith - my co-conspirator who wrote all the material for 'Into My Room'. A gifted songwriter with a nice tongue-in-cheek approach to politics. Gets right into Pilates, wheat-free muesli & is responsible for making me aware of how tight I hold my jaw.
Well she's my big sister so I had to include her... oh and she is a lovely singer. Besides, there are probably a couple of embarrassing teenage photos of me buried in this site if you want a laugh.
The tall & talented man of fiddle, mandolin, guitar, didj, every other instrument known to man, reiki, massage, hugs, & the most informative e-mail correspondent I've ever known. An old, old friend & fellow traveller.
What can I say? Hard working indies make good. 'London Still' is now an anthem for the weary Aussie traveller. Well at least I can say it was my influence that got Josh into English literature. It all starts with D.H.Lawrence...
A voice, a huge talent & attitude. Great politics & an original approach. They've also helped us with touring & become good friends. We had an awesome onstage jam at Nannup 2003- It was a chainsaw wedding arrangement aus-canadian style!
Another international folkie-friend this time hailing from North Carolina. Warm, gentle sincerity & such a gift for lyrics. He also makes great pasta at midnight with basil! ;)
Chris While & Julie Matthews
These beautiful English divas both have voices & songwriting skills to die for. We met properly at Woodford & I have had the pleasure of singing & playing with them at Port Fairy & now calling them friends.
Mundy & Turner
Great voices, great songs & also residing in England. I met Jay on the set of the Bert Newton show years ago where he performed bare-foot after noticing I didn't have shoes on. The make-up ladies wouldn't let me after that. One was amusing, two bare-foot folkies was apparently beyond a joke! I remember meeting both Cath & Jay while we were all being entertained by a very talented robot busker in Yackandandah...those eye-lids made from deodorant lids...
Another crazy English dame- we've had some great D & M's at festivals through-out Australia & now I can add the world. A voice to break or mend your heart.
Friends made at the legendary post-Port Fairy Festival jam at the Koroit pub. Talk about incredible craic! I was privileged to be able to play bass for them at Fairbridge festival 03. These three are such great company & you can always count on Nuala to have just the right remedy for any serious emotional distress (a chupa-chup). Fine musicians but you really want to see what they can get up to on a tour bus with a plastic cockroach!
Nobody plays Celtic fingerstlye like this crazy Scotsman. Playing with him at Woodford 02-03 was a dream come true. Just get Alistair Hewlett & him drunk late at a festival & you'll hear some great stories about growing up in Scotland.
This is Liz's little corner of the web with all her current solo performances + her usual ramblings & musings.
He made my beautiful Sebastian SASE Bass! This is the finest semi-acoustic I have ever played & every sound technician I work with can't believe how fantastic it sounds. Neville continues to maintain & repair both of my basses & at time my psyche. In short- he's a great buddy. If you go & visit him at his workshop make sure you have at least 3 hours to spare & if you are lucky he'll tell you some stories...
He made the newest addition to my family- my bouzouki 'Anastacia'. She has two Japanese carp swimming on her fingerboard & it's the most beautiful inlay work I've ever seen. Jack is one of those people who doesn't say much but whatever he does have to say is worth hearing. Have a look at his beautiful instruments.