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Fig Night 28th October

Daniel Champagne
Doctor Goodvibe
Anna Salleh band
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Recently described as 'the most talked-about rising star of Australia's next generation' Daniel delivers one of the most impressive one-man-shows out there!  
Reaching to musical depth's far beyond his years he has a way with the guitar that must be seen to be believed. Champagne often sounds closer to a three-piece band than the 21 year old singer songwriter guitarist now established as a renowned performer on both the Australian and international stage.

A reputation on his instrument of choice firmly established, recent descriptions of the live show state 'A prodigy playing like no-one could possibly play unless they spent at least two lifetimes studying the art' and 'The best young guitarist in Australia' (IFC President). Daniel's playing runs from the instrument's soul to way outside of its box. His signature explosion of 2-hand tapping, body percussion and fiery runs in a swag of different tunings can be expected; as can the jazzy finger picking and tasteful improvisation of someone that first picked up the instrument at seven years old and as it would seem, hasn't put it down since.

The same versatility can be said for his writing and material. Pulling off sets from intense blues-driven crowd pleasers, experimental compositions, bags of originals to century old Folk and Blues Songs delivered with an exiting youthful flair. As for the voice...'He sings with a wonderfully pronounced and proud Aussie twang, howling here, hushed there, always confident, fearless and knowing' (Jamie Forbes)

Having released two celebrated studio EPs - 'My Own Design' (2009) and 'Wide Eyed and Open' (2010).  Daniel has now taken his explosive live show to all corners of his homeland and received an overwhelming response at an international level. He has performed at foremost folk and blues festivals including Woodford, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Nationals (Australia) Vancouver Folk, Salmon Arm Roots & Blues (Canada) to name a few. After Sharing stages with some of the leaders in acoustic music today and been marked as a true light in its future Daniel Champagne now holds a firm reputation for dropping jaws, breaking guitars and making festivals buzz wherever he goes!



EDU Valk is a unique and diverse Australian singer songwriter whose philosophical and often satirical commentary on life openly elucidates his heart. The eternal optimist, EDU's music is raw and honest.

Christian Marsh has made the harmonica his life's work. He has played every idiom, from country and blues to jazz and classica, has countless sessions to his credit, and played for many years with artists and bands.

Together as Dr Goodvibe, their music is timeless and uplifting. It travels a journey from acoustic rock, through funk to reggae and back again, to leave you with the heartfelt simplicity of Simple Things.

Dr. Goodvibe's self-titled album can't help but cheer you up no matter what mood you are in.


Singer/guitarist Anna Salleh was first captivated by the beauty of Brazilian music when she saw the film Black Orpheus as a child. It introduced her to the enchanting world that is bossa nova, samba - and more.

Since then Anna’s vocals have featured in acappella groups, jazz bands and theatre, from Sydney and Kuala Lumpur to the Edinburgh festival and Rio de Janeiro.

Anna will be joined at The Manly Fig by Lukas Maio on piano and piano accordion, Stan Valacos on bass and 7-string guitar and Tim Bradley on drums and percussion. Enjoy a treasure trove of gorgeous songs from Brazil and beyond.



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