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Fig Night 26th August

Tully Dingle
Zoe Elliot
Zoe ELliot
Matt Corby

Matt Corby
Alice Terry band

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Review : "Tully has merged his varied influences into a unique style of groove-laden acoustic mystery. His melodic delivery and driving guitar create a show that draws the audience into his journey."

Tully is one of the most eclectic artists around the Sydney music scene, popping up in ever varying guises: as singer, guitarist, bassist, percussionist and drummer with acts such as; 'Selalu', 'the shady band', 'Dave Calandra', and 'Aminah Hughes', as well as session work with many more.

Tully is an inspired and prolific songwriter, as well as a varied and fascinating performer.  His guitar playing is as diverse as his musical life in general. Developing a range of percussive techniques, he has achieved a solo sound that for most takes a 3 piece band to accomplish.  He is a self confessed student of it all, and his songwriting is becoming more poignant and touching as his journey continues.

Tully strives in all areas of his creativity to connect.  He draws on his roots of Irish ancestral blood, a deep seeded love and respect for this land and its original caretakers, a fascination with the stories and characters of our young colonial history, and his musical influences from all corners of our world.


"You are incredible, it made me cry. .. I was gripped, the lyrics are beautiful,.. so inspiring. You have the voice of an angel..." Rebecca Gibney Oct, 2009, The Peninsula's Got Talent

Zoe is from the Northern Beaches .  Her fresh, charismatic and emotional performances have already built her a loyal following. Her voice has a melting tone.  However there is plenty of voice for her bigger ballads and bluesy songs. She has the ability to get the crowd joining in, yet also able to captivate them with heart reaching story telling. Songs are melodic, insightful and full of imagery.

She opened for Dragon at the Old Manly Boatshed, has performed at the Basement, Fairlight Folk and Beach Folk, for Manly Council events (incl. New Year’s Eve) and at local pubs and restaurants. Zoe performed at the 2009/10Manly Food and Wine Festivals and is a favourite at The Manly Fig. She has been influenced by artists such as Declan O’Rourke, Bic Runga, Damien Rice, Janis Joplin, The Fray, Joe Cocker, Dido and Kate Miner.

Zoe was the grand final winner of the 2010 Australian Songerwriters Conference Competition. In 2009 she won the Songs Alive singer songwriter competition at Belrose and was the 2008 runner up. In 2010 she won the 2GO song-writer award. She is currently recording her next album, "Precitpiate".

"Astonishingly beautiful... the show is watching you being so honest.. " - Mondo Rock's Paul Christie Oct, 2009, The Peninsula's Got Talent

"..sad in the most beautiful way,... incredibly engaging, ..engrossing, ... performed with absolute honesty.." - Iva Davies of Icehouse, Oct, 2009, The Peninsula's Got Talent

www.myspace.com/ZoeElliot www.sonicbids.com/ZoeElliot

At just 20 years old, Matt Corby’s talent is one that stretches far beyond his age. Matt’s angelically haunting voice has proven capable of captivating entire audiences wherever he performs.

Matt’s musical journey has been a unique one. Having developed a love for Nick Drake and Jeff Buckley as a young boy, Matt quit school aged 13 to go on tour with a musical group for two years before infamously finding himself in the final of a tv talent contest aged 16 years old. He continued to follow a path less travelled and turned down numerous major label record deals to focus on developing his craft and sound.

Four years later and Matt has developed into a truly unique talent. He has spent the past year writing and recording both at home in Australia as well as London following the release of his EP ‘Song For…’ in June 2009.

Matt spent the UK summer of 2010 recording his new EP ‘Transition to Colour’ with indie label and production team Communion. Communion is the child of Ben Lovett (Mumford & Sons) and Kev Jones (Cherbourg) and is fast becoming the place to go for special new talent in Europe. Matt has been welcomed in to what can only be described as the ‘Communion family’ and the relationship has seen Matt support Mumford & Sons in Australia as well as Communion artists Marcus Foster and Foy Vance in UK.

Matt’s relationship with Communion began when his track ‘Light Home’ was featured on their widely acclaimed Communion Compilation; the track was also featured as the prestigious Q Music ‘Song of the Day’. He has since given spellbinding performances at Communion nights across the UK, as well as recently playing Brighton’s Great Escape festival and Ronnie Scotts with a much anticipated headline show in Soho, London last October.

‘Transition to Colour’ is Communion’s 1st Australian release. It is a haunting and ethereal collection of songs that display a remarkable maturity for a young man of 20 years. Recorded in a London studio with Ian Grimble (The Libertines, Seasick Steve), the process was described by all as a ‘magical time’.

Be sure to catch a truly unique live performer when he tours the country again sometime later this year.


Alice Terry sings with the soul of a Southern Gospel singer, creating a rich blend of folk, Memphis blues and jazz. She sounds like she’s had three husbands and killed them all.
It’s clear that Terry has music in her veins. From the small coastal town of Moruya, her songs are raw and rootsy, with the soul of her country upbringing. The shades of jazz and pop/rock that colour her tunes are distinctively urban though, and whisper a sophistication and worldliness beyond her years.
Her multi-faceted voice ranges from the gutsiness of Joss Stone or Tracey Chapman, through to a powerful falsetto and Katie Noonan-like ethereality. Her spirited performances and clever writing have steadily gained recognition and support from audiences and peers alike, including ‘The Waifs’ whom she supported on tour in 2007.
Already a seasoned performer, judging by the impassioned delivery of her current shows has a lot more yet to give her ever-growing audiences.

Alice will be accompanied by three of her favourite musos at The Fig.



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