Festival Season 2016!

What a rockin few weeks! We have been busier than a one legged man in an arse kicking contest! Festival season in the far north has just wrapped up and we would be lying if we didn't say a slight ennui has fallen over Kroovs HQ.

We recently trucked on up to the Wallaby Creek Festival where we were lucky enough to perform in one of the most beautiful festival spaces we've ever seen. With gorgeous swimming holes, a water fall, great friends and brilliant music, it was a weekend to remember for us. We had a great chance to meet other musicians from far and wide in Australia, including Malcura from Melbourne, and The Mouldy Lovers from Brisbane. Not to mention we got to see the Doggies win a grand final!!!
We want to thank Sandy and the entire crew for having us, and putting on such a special event, Wallaby Creek is a huge highlight of our calendar.



Sunday set at Wallaby Creek Festival



The following week we hosted a House Concert in our wee backyard with Nigel Wearne, live music under the canopy of the bush, with frogs singing harmony, what an evening! We had a great response from locals, with 40 people in attendance in what was the first event of this type that we have hosted. We got such great feedback we are looking forward to hosting another House Concert, so thanks to Nige for performing his hauntingly beautiful original music for us, it was a real treat! We will be on the look out for more touring artists we can host, stay tuned! This may be the start of a Port Douglas music revolution!
NIgel Wearne performing at our House Concert
 
We no sooner hosted the house concert than shared a gig with our good mate, Tim Woodz, at Paddys. Tim was up from Melbourne for Wallaby Creek and is a Port Douglas fav, as all of the Possum Song dancers illustrated a few weeks ago. We also had Tim do a secret late night live performance on Radio Port Douglas which will be airing over the coming weeks on RockRadio. Rock and Roll!

To round out an action packed month we just returned from performing at the Tablelands Folk Festival, an oasis of spectacular music in the tablelands of Far North Queensland. We performed three sets and sold out of the first run of our CD's so we are chuffed. We've got more on the way and are planning the next album (but thats a chat for another time)

Set at Obi's Garden Vibe stage, Yungaburra Folk Festival
Mick Jagger chooks at our accommodation. Fluffy and fabulous.
Fluffy and fabulous. The Mick Jaggers of the chook world, at our accommodation
Set in the Ballroom of the Yungaburra Pub. Sorry for potato quality image.
Set in the Ballroom at The Yungaburra Pub, Tablelands Folk Festival. Apologies for the potato quality photo.

We've come back from the festival feeling inspired and ready to create after seeing the plethora of talented musicians, including The Rosie Burgess Trio, Tullara, Ayleen O'Hanlon, Sian Evans, Cat Canteri and The Elliotts, all of whom we are stoked to call new friends. A late night jam on Sunday out in the park with these incredible performers was the perfect cap to the weekend. We can't wait to see them again on the tour trail! Check out the links to hear some of their music. Props and thanks to Bronwyn and the entire Tablelands Folk Festival crew for their tireless hard work in putting on an event of such a high standard. And thanks to all that came to our sets and bought CDs, ya bunch of legends!

Well just when you thought the fun is over.... IT AIN'T! We're heading back to the Lions Den, 30km south of Cooktown, for a two day Melbourne Cup day event, performing Monday 31-Tuesday 1st with our mates and musical family, Lady Valiant and Shannon Hunter & Katie Jay. Its going to be a great few days away, as the den always is! If you're in hospo, its a good opportunity to get away (we know a lot of you have Mondays and Tuesdays off), theres a pristine river for swimming and lush camp grounds. Get involved!

Thats about it from us for the moment. We're keen to get into some writing after an inspiring month of music, so stay tuned for some new stuff!

PEACE!

S&S
Hells yeah, Lions Den!

3 comments

  • Dave Keneely

    Dave Keneely QUEENSLANDER!!

    Love the new website! It's as true blue as a mortise and tenon join in a state school manual arts lesson! Keep it classy Kroovers, lots of love from the Bayside of Briz. Your old mate and spirit animal. David Ian Keneely.

    Love the new website! It's as true blue as a mortise and tenon join in a state school manual arts lesson! Keep it classy Kroovers, lots of love from the Bayside of Briz.

    Your old mate and spirit animal.

    David Ian Keneely.

  • Rors

    Rors Teneriffe

    Great stuff Kroovs! Wish I could have been there for all the festivals and Paddy's gigs. Love you guys

    Great stuff Kroovs! Wish I could have been there for all the festivals and Paddy's gigs. Love you guys

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