On Sunday June 9, be prepared for a food and music extravaganza at Bowlo Sports & Leisure Yamba.
Street food trucks will be set up among the greens, craft beer and wine will be on tap and music will be performed by some the country’s up and coming artists – Mitch King, The Fergies, Drop Legs, Peach Fur and The Bonnie Doons (all have enjoyed airplay and/or positive reviews on Triple J Unearthed).
Mitch King’s music is inspired by his love of life and sense of freedom. His roots and blues style is a sweet mixture of inventive, electrified and acoustic music … brought to life by his dynamic and captivating performances, brimming with energy and magnetism.
His festival CV includes St Kilda, Byron Bluesfest and NYE on the Hill. He sums up on his Triple J Unearthed profile, hinting at his most recent song, Believe: “The more you believe the more you’ll create what you want out of life. Sometimes you have to let go of old ways of thinking and ingrained programs in the mind to sincerely believe in yourself, goals and passions.”
The Fergies (five siblings, Dan, Shani, Nathan, Joel and Kahlia Ferguson) were featured in the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast, after which they played a string of national festivals and televised events and released their second album.
Triple J’s Roots ‘N’ All presenter Nkechi Anele commented on their song My Way or the Highway: “This band always keeps me guessing and loving the harmonies. I love how much freedom and playful you have with all of your music; you’re always keeping me on my toes. I especially like the dynamics of the two leads in this, I felt like I was on an adventure the whole time.”
Drop Legs delight in creating a psychedelic blend of surf rock, hip hop and reggae. Over the past 12 months the group has played festivals across Europe, New Zealand and Australia, including Boom Town (UK), Party In the Paddock, Falls Festival, Island vibes, Sound Splash (NZ), Paradiso (NL) and Madness (NL).
After listening to their new song, Pacific Highway Trippin¸ Triple J presenter Claire Mooney wrote on their Unearthed profile: “Cannot wait to see you guys play on the weekend. So excited after listening on this one. That change of pace was cheeky.”
Peach Fur mixes the different delectable flavours of rock ’n’ roll with a fusion of reggae and psych surf vibes to create a veritable bag of mixed lollies. Or as Triple J’s Dave Ruby Howe puts it when reviewing their latest upload, Meant to Be: “Super likable stuff from this awesome foursome. Can’t believe I just said that. The rating [4 stars] still stands.”
The Bonnie Doons
The Bonnie Doons are inspired by artists such as Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sticky Fingers, Hendrix and Oasis. Since forming in 2017, the group has built up a following within their regular gigging circuit, from the Sunshine Coast to northern NSW.
Following the release of their debut EP, Face to Face, in March,here’s a hint of what to expect (taken from a musicismymuse.com.au review: “The fusion of styles becomes clear when the guitars are simultaneously able to carry the prominent beachy-reggae chords and then also blister audiences with some epic solos.”