RnB / Funk & Soul

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    Hobart, Willing to Travel
    Belle’s Boys
    Bands| Covers| Music
    BELLE RICHARDSON BIO Belle Richardson is a Hobart based soul-pop-RnB singer with a love for connecting and sharing through her music. With over 8 years of experience in the music industry, Belle is constantly evolving and pushing herself musically and has a passion for performing for and with other music lovers. Belle has a focus of creating a sense of community within the arts in Tasmania and strengthening the connections between artists. BELLE’S BOYS BIO  Nestled in the serene landscapes of Tasmania, a hidden gem awaits – Belle’s Boys, a soulful R&B and pop sensation, led by the captivating vocalist Belle Richardson. For half a decade, they’ve been making waves, enchanting audiences with their harmonious melodies and unshakable rhythm. Each member of this extraordinary ensemble brings a wealth of musical experience to the stage and together they have cultivated their signature contemporary sound. Featuring vocalist Belle Richardson, guitarist Michael Chater, bassist Eric Amani, drummer Matt Meehan-Lam and keys player and vocalist Dan John.

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    Hobart
    Blueflies
    Bands| Blues & Folk| Covers

    Blueflies are a 4-piece originals/covers band with Paul Huxtable lead vocals and guitar, Steve Rogerson lead guitar and vocals, Jeff Reeve bass guitar and Kevin Regan drums Blueflies are sure to appeal to lovers of Blues and Roots. Paul and Steve started playing together as a duo in 1995 thru to 1998,-  known as ‘Helen’s Idea’, with residences at the Good Woman Inn and the Blue Note during that time. In 1999 Jeff Reeve joined the band on bass guitar. The trio continued playing blues venues around Hobart notably the Republic Bar from 2000.-  In 2004 Kevin joined on drums. Along with originals penned over the last couple of years, they also cover songs in tribute past masters; Willie Dixon, BB King, JJ Cale, Tom Petty, Tony Joe White and living masters, Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Jonny Lang, Tom Waits, Ben Harper, Mavis Staples, Bonnie Raitt and more. There is always something special or unexpected with this band having such an extensive catalogue. Paul’s vocals and rhythm guitar, Steve’s firing guitar solos plus the- rhythm section of Jeff and Kevin keeping it tight.-  They provide a top night’s entertainment and always have something to keep the dancers happy.

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    Dave Steel & Tiffany Eckhardt
    Blues & Folk| Duos & Three Piece| Music

    Dynamic duo of the Folk/blues/roots Australian music scene, this husband and wife team, Tiffany Eckhardt and Dave Steel are seasoned songwriters and performers, combining acoustic guitars, mandolin, harmonica and ukulele with beautifully crafted songs.-  Based in the far south of Tasmania, their music is inspired by the landscape, family life and life as artists. Tiffany and Dave charm audiences wherever they play with their stories and songs and have them either laughing or crying or both! This year they are working on a new album of songs written in and inspired by Tasmania: honest, touching and uplifting, this is original Australian music at its very best. Dave Steel has been writing songs and making albums for the past 30 years. As well as performing with Tiffany, Dave performs solo or with Ross Smithard on violin performing Dave’s original blues/ roots material. He has- played and toured with some of Australia’s best known artists including Weddings Parties Anything, Archie Roach, Kasey Chambers, and Kavisha Mazzella to name a few. Dave was inducted into the EG hall of Fame in 2012 for his contribution to Australian music- as a member of- Weddings Parties Anything. Award winning songwriter, Tiffany Eckhardt has- written and recorded eight successful independent releases. As a songwriter and performer, she has been adopted by the- folk/roots festival scene in Australia as a firm favourite, receiving rave reviews and radio airplay across the country. Tiffany is currently recording a new album with Dave, Ross and Anne Toner in Tasmania. Tiffany also directs choirs and works as a song writing mentor and tutor.

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    North West, Willing to travel
    Don’t Come Monday
    Music| Bands| Blues & Folk
    Originating in Tasmania’s central north coast, Don’t Come Monday have established themselves as a force to be reckoned with on the Tasmanian music scene. Since 2015, the four-piece group have been performing along Tasmania’s North, from Musselroe Bay to Marrawah and everywhere in between. The passion of the group is to create and perform original music with lyrics about life, love, loss, peace, home, hope, happiness and, true to reality – the flip side of it all. Stylistically, the band’s music oozes the blues, infused through rock, folk, funk, reggae, country and punk arrangements alike. All delivered in a distinctly Tasmanian fashion. ‘Hangman’ (2022) is the band’s second single, after independently releasing the controversial and brutally honest, ‘Convenience (Will Kill Us),’ from the six-track ‘Hands of Time’ EP in 2020 to widespread positive response. The band boasts multiple decades of combined musical and performance experience, with prolific songwriter Rob Rose (Thongs and Socks Collective, FOLKUS) on lead vocals, Grant Hearps (Golden Sunbird, Home Brewed Blues, Swell Magnet) on bass, Fintan McCullough (Tessa Lee and The Cold Weather Band, Midnight Messengers) on guitar, and Rick Lovell (Billy Rocket Band, Paradigm, Fireball) on drums. Over the years of gigging, Don’t Come Monday have been fortunate enough to share the bill with such acclaimed Australian artists as Johnny Diesel, Things of Stone and Wood, The Pete Cornelius Band, The Bad Dad Orchestra, Claire Anne Taylor, The Saxons, Canning Duck, Raccoon Dog, Radio Street Band, The Sheyana Band, Cotton Pony, Big Alcatraz, Whalebone, Adapt, and many more. With a new release to promote, and a busy gigging schedule lined up for the coming months, the band are excited and ready to go full steam ahead promoting the audio and video release of ‘Hangman’. You may even find them rolling into your hometown! Don’t Come Monday can perform a mixture of original and cover material, depending on the booking.

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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    Felicity & Harry
    Blues & Folk| Covers| Duos & Three Piece
    Felicity (vocals and guitar) and Harry (guitar) perform a selection of vocal and instrumental tracks from a range of styles, including jazz, pop, soul, and blues. Featuring classic repertoire from artists such as The Ink Spots, Tom Waits and Ella Fitzgerald, this eclectic duo act is perfect for any setting. The duo has experience performing across Tasmania at venues and private events.

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    Hobart
    Finn Seccombe Duo
    Blues & Folk| Duos & Three Piece| Jazz & Swing

    Finn Seccombe is a diverse singer/guitarist playing styles ranging from pop through soul, RnB, reggae to straight jazz. He is usually accompanied by Simon Reid on guitar or bass and if Simon is already booked, with Kelly Ottoway. Finn has recorded several albums of his own, the most recent being Trumps “˜Derailed’. These songs are all loosely in the genre of roots reggae, perfect for any outdoor festival or live music event, and can be performed as duo or alternatively, depending on budget, with the full band. You can expect a high energy performance with soulful vocals and rhythmic innovative guitar work. Simon and Finn’s guitar styles, although quite different complement each other and they are always coming up with new and exiting ways to approach the repertoire.

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    Mainland
    Fiona Stewart
    Blues & Folk| Covers| Jazz & Swing
    Fiona Stewart is undoubtly a singer / songwriter of international quality. Her coppery warmth and depth of her voice and songs have enchanted audiences from Sydney to Paris. She moves gracefully through the genres of jazz and blues, folk and pop, while delivering her original material in an intimate and unique style. Fiona’s background as an actress (N.I.D.A. graduate) and her rich life experience make her a moving performer. She’ll make you laugh, she’ll make you cry. She’ll make your evening. Fiona is also able to provide an extensive repertoire of jazz and popular standards in a duo format.

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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    Folk Yeah!
    Blues & Folk| Covers| Duos & Three Piece
    Folk Yeah! deliver an appealing mix of easy listening ‘singer songwriter’ repertoire from American, Australian and Irish sources. Classic song writing from the likes of Bob Dylan, Nick Cave, Dolly Parton, Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt & Stevie Wonder alongside Old Timey, Bluegrass & Country. Folk Yeah! perform joyfully, with innovative arrangements and harmonies. Expect a mix of classic covers and well-crafted originals.

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    Hobart
    Hui & The Muse
    Blues & Folk| Country & Bush Music| Duos & Three Piece
    Hui Tocker and Peter Hicks have been performing regularly on the Hobart music scene for several years. They are both singer/songwriters who play a variety of musical styles from blues, folk, jazz, country and rockabilly as well as their own original material. They enjoy playing at various venues from festivals local and interstate, to Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Mona, Peppermint Bay, Wrest Point Hotel and Casino, The Longley International and The Republic Bar and Café and at private functions. While they usually play as a duo, they will also provide a three to five piece band when required. Hui and Peter bring to you, music that is harmonious, whimsical, evocative, soulful, foot stomping and infectious and together, they are captivating.

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    North and NW Tasmania, Willing to Travel
    HUMP. Entertainment
    Music| Bands| Covers
    Available as a duo, trio or full 5pc party band, HUMP. Entertainment has a versatile cover band solution for any event. HUMP. can play a variety of music from 70s-current but are known for their 90’s-00’s RnB & modern pop covers. From chilled background entertainment to high-impact dancing vibes, HUMP has your event covered with professional & passionate musicians.

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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    Jaywell
    Covers| Music| Original Artists
    Hailing from Switzerland, Jaywell is a French-Australian musician with Alternative, Soul and Folk influences, translating into laid-back and rhythmic acoustic music – either covers or originals. His style can be described as “˜transformative’: Jaywell’s sets are thoughtfully arranged to present the stages of the human journey, as he seeks to reflect the good, the bad, the difficult and the peaceful events in life. If you can catch him, expect to hear some Hendrix, The Who, but also Craig David and Seal, alongside some original surprises. A bit of something for everyone!

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    Hobart
    KashKin
    Covers| Music| RnB / Funk & Soul
    KashKin are a seven-piece Hobart based band that play home grown original funk and soul music for your listening and dancing pleasure. The band have received airplay nationally, in the US and in Europe, including being featured on BBC radio on the Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show where they were on the playlist alongside artists such as James Brown, Funkadelic, Michael Jackson, Maceo Parker, The Gap Band, The Sugarhill Gang, Grandmaster Flash and many others. They were also a main stage act at the 2015/16 Taste of Tasmania festival, and performed in the 2016 Tasmanian Composers Festival and song writing competition. The band is currently recording their first album which is due for release in mid 2016. Although KashKin play 100 per cent original material, the songs are accessible and groove orientated and sure to get you up on your feet ““ perfect if you’re looking for something a little different!

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    Hobart,Willing to Travel,
    Lachlan Court
    Blues & Folk| Covers| Jazz & Swing
    Vocalist & Pianist POP| JAZZ | BLUES | FUNK | SOUL Lachlan’s rich piano arrangements, smooth vocals and the ability to totally immerse himself in the music, has captivated any audiences. With versatile musical experiences; from intimate jazz gigs, through to filling the dance floor with high energy rock/pop covers, he has a natural knack of being able to read the room, and select the right songs to create a positive vibe. His diverse repertoire has something for everyone as he touches on styles such as pop, jazz, blues, funk and soul. He can tastefully rearrange songs by changing speed and style to fit the atmosphere of the venue. He also leads a trio with drums and bass, incorporating funk, soul and reggae grooves as well as three part harmony to create an infectious live experience. Lachlan is absolutely passionate about music, and he will always strive to create a special performance for your event.

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    Hobart
    Mia Palencia, In Good Company
    Bands| Blues & Folk| Covers
    Mia Palencia In Good Company is a unique collaboration between two islands. While- pursuing her music degree on the island of Tasmania, songstress Mia Palencia, who hails from Malaysian Borneo, approached Tasmanian jazz arranger and keyboardist Kelly- Ottaway with the idea of forming an ensemble to explore both her original music and- improvised jazz. The duo recruited double bassist Hamish Houston and drummer Liam- O’Leary, thus completing the line”up. With 15 years of experience in the music industry under her belt, award”winning jazz- crooner and singer”songwriter Mia Palencia is no stranger to the Malaysian music scene.- Having released her first jazz album at the age of 16, she was subsequently awarded Louis- Vuitton’s Generation Next Award. She has since released 5 albums and continues to be- featured at music festivals and prominent corporate events across Malaysia, Singapore,- Indonesia and South Korea. Some of her past clients include Louis Vuitton, Cartier, Porsche,- Mercedes Benz, BMW and Nokia. Since its formation in January 2012, Mia Palencia In Good Company have performed- extensively throughout Tasmania, being featured at key events, including Jazz in the Park- 2012 and Devil City Swing Festival. Their self”titled debut album was launched at the- Clarence Jazz Festival in February 2013. An invitation to perform at the Kota Kinabalu Jazz- Festival inspired the ensemble to undertake a Malaysian tour in June 2013. Mia Palencia In Good Company have since returned to Tasmania, and continue to develop- their brand of music: an eclectic mix of jazz, soul, RnB and latin rhythms.

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    Hobart
    Peter Hicks and the Blues Licks
    Bands| Blues & Folk| Jazz & Swing
    For over 10 years Peter Hicks and the Blues Licks have been playing their blend of hard driving boogie and blues with some laid back swinging styles to audiences around Tasmania.-  Featuring appearances at Forth Blues Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival and the Hobart Taste, the band also perform at venues such as The Republic, Bright Eyes, The Longley and the Hobart Blues Club including bi-monthly residencies at a couple of these venues. The instrumentation features the unique rhythmic fiddling of Ross Smithard and some ripping harmonica and slide Guitar by Peter on Chicago influenced pieces.-  This is all locked in with some very fun and inventive drumming by Sean Brady (Sugar Train) and a tight bass by Brett Carson (Blues Brothers Revival Band).-  Depending on the venue and occasion they can perform in both electric and acoustic versions.-  There’s a real attempt to recreate the great sounds of southern roots and Chicago blues and rockabilly rock ““ but the main emphasis is on groove and fun and getting you up on your toes.

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    Launceston,NW Tasmania,Willing to Travel,
    Peter Waddle and the VIPs
    Bands| Blues & Folk| Duos & Three Piece
    Peter Waddle and the VIPs are versatile instrumental professionals perfect for creating a classy jazzy ambience or providing swinging dance music at your event. Featuring Peter on double bass with guitar, piano, drums and sax in various combinations from 3 to 5 piece, Peter has- the pick of musicians he has had the pleasure of collaborating with over the last 30 years. The repertoire is mainly jazz standards from the great American song book with a particular lean towards songs from the big band era and the small swing combo sound of the 1940s, 50s and 60s. However, these guys have been working together, one way or another, for such a long time that if the situation calls for some soul, funk or rock and roll, they will be happy to oblige!

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