Festival Club

Wind down your late night Festival woes with a journey full of musical wonderment from across the country.


Presented by: Red Hot Arts Central Australia


Jamesy Ohhh At around the same time a significant number of other bands that sound like this started sounding like this, a group called Ancient Free Gardeners started sounding like this in Melbourne. The person at the centre of the group eventually decided to leave all he loved about the city and the sea, to set up camp in the desert. He’s affectionately known as Jamesy Ohhh.
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Bec Matthews Swinging from stomping swamp blues to classical West African folk songs and a myriad of styles in between, Bec Matthews is an artist of diverse talent. With her stories of misadventure with African witch doctors to songs speaking of our own stark inequalities, Bec will take you on a journey to far flung corners of the globe and back.
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‘Aiba (QLD) ‘Aiba’s soulful melodies are an enchanting world of honest self-expression. Her original compositions and traditional songs hold an earthy and uniquely beautiful contemporary folk, blues & roots feel. Impassioned by her Papuan and Anglo-Australian heritage, her performances incorporate songs in Roro, her mother’s traditional language. ‘Aiba sings from her heart, sharing with you her life experiences reflected in her lyrics, voice and melodies.
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Off the Page Off the Page celebrates the rich aural traditions of spoken word and poetry by serving up bimonthly feasts of fine words, good food and great wines. Join us at the Festival Club for a bite sized sample of desert poetica.
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Junior Bowles (WA) Junior Bowles is currently touring nationally with his award-winning debut release (vinyl only), playing gigs at several blues and folk festivals and supporting Australian legends like Cold Chisel. He is reaching #8 on the Aussie Blues and Roots radio charts and his WAMi award winning effort has quickly put him in the spotlight. Junior plays unadulterated blues from the 1920’s with all the sweat and dirt thrown into his shows; soaked in the pre-war blues as a kid and growing up naturally with a keen taste for the hard road and organic music… Sounding like something in between an eclectic 1920’s blues rambler like Sam Chatmon and a modern day, unconventional, instrumentalist Bon Iver, Junior expresses an old fashioned attitude, using raw and honest lyrics that represent his soulful, heart-on-his sleeve approach to life, love and sound.    Facebook page
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  Alice Springs Desert Music Club – Festival Jam
From tambourines to trumpets, singers to folk guitar slingers, reggae to rock, everyone is welcome to join in the Alice Springs Desert Music Club’s Festival Jam. Come along with your instruments, voices, shakers and music makers, or simply sit back, listen and enjoy the ride. Once described as its own ‘mini-music festival’, the Festival Jam is sure to be a musical feast to remember. So bring your ears and openness, and appreciate the cream of our community’s creativity, diversity, talent, spontaneity and musical performance……with Jam!
Event Information

Sunday 16 Sept, 12noon–7pm

Festival Club Big Top, Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd

Cost: $10 presale/ $15 at the door

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