MUSIC FOR MILK BANK Concert Series 2019
Music for Milk Concert Evening of “Blues” at Burleigh Underground
Saturday March 2nd 8pm.
BYO Drinks & a plate.
Artist: Matty Rogers, The James Street Preachers, Zardi & Friends.
Tickets $25 at door or online $20 via PayPal
VIP first 50 tickets only allocated seating when you book online
Music for Milk Concert Evening of “Folk” at HOTA.
The Paradise Room May 12th Celebrating Mothers supporting Mothers for Mother’s Day.
Artists: Nadia Sunde Band, Marcia Howard (Goanna & The Voice), Zardi & Friends, Deline Briscoe Band
Artists for Change Concerts
The James Street Preachers
The James Street Preachers
The James Street Preachers are on a mission to take the Blues back to the street, as a living homage to the Blues legend, Wylie Reed, who taught them their craft.
Jamie Kasdaglis and Matt Lye were fortunate enough to learn at the feet of the master, playing in Reed’s backing band off and on for 15 years. "We were really fortunate that we got that experience. He’s the last of that generation. We want to continue that legacy of maintaining that real sound and entertainment. "
The duo began busking on James Street Burleigh and quickly built up a following that has led to residencies at the Gold Coast's best bars and restaurants. Since then The James Street Preachers have performed and entertained audiences at popular Festivals such as Blues on Broadbeach, Swell Festival and the Nimbin Roots Festival.
This is Blues the way it was played in Maxwell Street, Chicago, back in the day by trainhopping Bluesmen surviving on their wits and musicianship. Key influences include Muddy Waters, Willy Dixon, Sonny Boy Williamson, Howling Wolf, Hounddog
Taylor, Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee.
“Their instruments are rusty, their fat tone oozes authenticity, and the raw energy that inspires the way they pass on the tradition of Muddy, Lightning, and Howlin’Wolf is infectious. The James Street Preachers are without doubt the real deal. And in an era when modern music could do with the humility that comes with a history lesson, that’s a seriously precious thing.“
~ Matt Webber Drive Presenter 91.7 ABC Gold Coast
I realised at an early age that music sent me to a higher level if I was feeling low. It engulfs all of me, and as I got older when I performed and interpreted music in my own way, it often sparked an emotional response within those that where listening. I'd like to think that is soul connecting, I love music that creates emotion and a physical response.
"Seeing Zardi perform is a transcendental experience. Her voice is a unique and beautiful instrument that resonates right through your soul. This woman never fails to leave an audience absolutely awestruck by the healing power of her voice and the intimate depth of her songs. She is an exceptional talent. I feel blessed each and every time I hear her sing." - Nadia Sunde - ABC Radio Presenter
An accomplished songwriter, cabaret artist, theatre actress, comedienne and former ABC radio presenter, Nadia Sunde is a standout performer, engaging and delighting her audience as she would an old friend. Her album 'Stoking The Fire' was 'Album of the Week' on ABC 612 following its release with a sell out show at the Brisbane Jazz Club in January 2014. It still receives national airplay on ABC Local Radio...that's 58 stations around Australia!
Beginning her performing career 18 years ago, Nadia toured the Australian folk circuit as the lead vocalist and bass player with folk/roots group Spot the Dog. Recording two albums and winning vocalist awards, she soon became a festival favourite. During her time within the Australian music scene, Nadia was acclaimed for her powerful stage presence and 'divinely warm and soulful' voice.
Between 2003 & 2011, Nadia became a household name in her home of South East Queensland as a presenter/producer for ABC Coast FM. Her Saturday night program 'Into the Groove' was a weekly highlight, featuring new releases, interviews and live performances from touring national and international artists.
With the arrival of motherhood, Nadia joyfully began to craft songs for her own children. These songs became her multi-award winning 2010 album Homespun, recorded and produced by her long time collaborator, virtuoso guitarist Michael Fix. The songs from Homespun became the inspiration for Nadia's Wish, a live musical theatre experience for children and families which debuted at the State Library of Queensland for a three week season in January 2010. One of the songs from Homespun was also published as a children's illustrated book.
In 2012 Nadia launched her new musical comedy for children and families 'Nadia & The Blue Flamingo' with sellout performances at the Melbourne Recital centre. The show was included in the 2013 Arts Queensland Touring Showcase, with a Queensland regional tour that travelled from Noosa to Longreach and a whole bunch of towns in between! In 2014 Nadia launched a new work for families called 'The Treasure of Captain Curlylocks' at Bleach* Arts Festival, Gold Coast Queensland. This show also went on to tour regional and is still in high demand.
Nadia featured as a guest vocalist in the 2012/13 Woodford Folk Festival Fire Event to an audience of 20,000 and in the world premiere of Linsey Pollak's new work 'The Dream of Zedkat Nabu' (pictured below). This show went on to win the 2013 APRA Art Music Award for 'Queensland Performance of the Year'.
Nadia's current projects include her concert cabaret show '1971 - The Music' which is touring in 2018 and 2019, a stunning new children's immersive theatre work called 'The Collectors', a cabaret currently in development featuring her beloved character 'Slavka' to be launched in early 2019, ongoing collaborations with dance theatre company 'Everybody NOW!' and her work as Australasian representative for the Harry Potter book series in partnership with Bloomsbury Books. She's a busy woman and wouldn't have it any other way.
"Wow - the phrase 'that's entertainment might have been coined for Nadia Sunde who presented a program of song, repartee and music that totally charmed the packed house. As an accomplished singer/songwriter and cabaret performer her wry sense of humour and quick wit have added their distinct flavour to her almost poetic lyricism. There is no doubt that even more people will be clamouring for seats for any of Nadia's future performances at the BJC …. I'll be there for sure!" Alan Western, Manager, Brisbane Jazz Club.
"Nadia's voice has a quality like no other. Everyone in the audience was buoyed and swept away by her stage presence...Surely one of the world's finest contemporary songwriter/performers" Jenny Drake, Director, Wintermoon Festival.
“I had the pleasure of performing live with my good friend Marcia Howard on many occasions both in Australia and Ireland. We also recorded her beautiful song Poison Tree together. This song was featured on the hugely successful album 'A Woman’s Heart - a decade on’ to much acclaim. Marcia has a unique voice that’s unmistakably her own and her passion for life and love shines through beautifully in her songwriting. A strong woman of heart and mind - I’m proud to know her”.
"The word mastery comes to mind when listening to Marcia perform. Her songs are whole and beautifully crafted. She touches the essence of what it is to be open. She can soothe a troubled soul and remind the listener that no one is alone with their feelings. I know too that she stands as a woman of her ancestral country and a custodian of the culture and wisdom of the land of her birth. Words are not enough to describe this soul... I love listening to Marcia sing. Listen and be carried”.
Liam O’Maonlai, Hot House Flowers, Ireland.
"In my 5 years as Casting & Music Producer on The Voice Australia, I've come across thousands of Australian singers, and Marcia Howard is among the finest of them all. Her musicality, connection and depth of experience are beyond comparison. It was an absolute pleasure and delight to be able to meet, work with and learn from Marcia during her time on The Voice Season 5."
R A C H A E L R I G G | M U S I C P R O D U C E R, The Voice Season 5
Wawu is the realisation of Deline’s creative vision, nurtured over the last 20 years. The Wawu concerts promise to capture the imaginations, hearts and ears of audiences—her album and show is a spiritual experience as much as a musical journey.
After 10 years touring the world as a principal artist with the Black Arm Band and performing with Archie Roach, Emma Donovan, Tiddas and Mission Songs Project, Yalanji woman of song Deline Briscoe launches her stunning solo debut album, Wawu.
Wawu—a Yalanji word encompassing the concepts of spirit, heart, love and connections between people, land, past, present and future—tells the story of four generations of women from one family: Deline, her daughter Jade, her Mother and her Mother’s mother.
Sung in Yalanji language as well as English, the songs extend a gentle call to people struggling in life; an acknowledgement of their pain, and a tender reassurance that can only come from women who have risen, triumphant, from the darkest of times.
While the songs speak of the older women’s journeys through the trauma of separation from their families and of her own experience with troubled relationships, the mood of the album is compassionate and redemptive. In both subject and style, the album’s acoustic hiphop/jazz/roots fusions draw parallels with Lauryn Hill’s groundbreaking The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.
Deline’s extraordinary jazz-infused vocals are enriched by all-acoustic instruments brilliantly played by Airileke Ingram (drums/percussion), Robbie Finch (double bass), Stephen Maxwell (piano), Paul Coyle (trumpet/flugel horn) and Phil Bywater (clarinet/saxophone) as the core band.
Northern rivers soul man, Matty Rogers has carved out a fan base the only way he knows how: through sheer hard work and an undying love to connect and share his music.
Lucky for us, real music’s future is in the talented hands of Matty Rogers. Real and raw, his music is something you feel as much as hear.
If you love well-crafted lyrics, stomping blues, soul, folk and rock, this artist is a must see.