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Fig Night 7th December


Daniel March
Daddy Longlegs & the Swamp Donkeys
Gail Page band

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Daniel has shared stages with Aussie icons such as Ian Moss, Diesel, Jon Stevens, James Morrison and many more. His debut EP "The Wonder & Hunger" is available on iTunes.

Daniel has just returned from the USA after recording his anticipated album "Love Castle Dreams" in Atlanta, from a pledge campaign through Pozible. Some of the artists he has worked with on the album are band members of India Arie's group, Julie Dexter (Foreign Exchange, Zo, UK) Daz i Kue from legendary UK group Bugz N The Attic (Macy Gray) & many more. The album is due to be released in December this year.

Daniel is an artist you don't want to miss with his crafty guitar work and thought provoking lyrics he is bound to be a treat for anyone who sees him perform live.


From the murky depths of the Balgowlalooga swamp, rises the smokey mud stained rhythms of the Swamp Donkeys. Riding astride the donkeys like a golf ball balanced on eight toothpicks is the auburn vagabond known as Mr Daddy Long Legs. He can be heard growling his "Gut Butter Blues" throughout the urban forest.

When these creatures of musical madness step together, the sound of their march is like an infusion of blues/rock/rambles. Their journey has taken them to various festivals and venues throughout the distant corners of Australia.

Once bitten by their muscular mating songs, the venom spreads through your system with an addictive force causing its victim to dance like a possessed penguin on crack. A musical experience that has to be seen to be believed.

They are: Aaron 'Daddy Long Legs' Houston - Guitar/vocals, Jay McCray - Harp, Stevie de Wilde - Drums.



Gail Page is truly one of a kind. There is positively no female vocalist out there that can do what she does. As Michael Smith from Drum Media says of Gail’s vocal, it’s “soft and velvety one minute, dark and powerful when it needs to be and deeply imbued with the wear and tear of having lived: a real woman's voice.” Gail sees her music as a “sacred” place, drawing inspiration from her Aboriginal/ Irish heritage, coupled with a lifetime of experience. This Sydney-based singer delivers the goods. 

Gail's first album, Colours that run, received 6 nominations out of a possible 7 available at the prestigious Australian Blues ”Chain” awards in 2008, and won best female vocalist, best new artist and best producer awards. 

Since then she has played with Australia’s cream of musicians, such as Harry Brus, Andy Thompson, Kevin Borich, Lachlan Doley, Kirk Lorange, Mal Eastick and Mark Kennedy to name just a few. Gail has earnt the respect of musical peers and audience alike. 

Gail has been a regular at most Blues and music festivals on the east coast, having played at the Darling Harbour Jazz & Blues Festival, Manly Food & Wine Festival, Australian Blues Festival, Thredbo Blues Festival, Gosford Blues Festival, Goulburn Blues Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Sydney Blues Festival, Patonga Blues Festival, and Blues on Broadbeach Festival to name a few. 

The Gail Page band is a 5 piece band and Gail has surrounded herself with Australia’s best. Adam Pringle on guitar, Rob Woolf on keys, with the engine room being James Haselwood on bass and Declan Kelly on drums; this band is the perfect platform for Gail to deliver her heart-felt lyrics and powerful vocal. 

Appearing recently on the hit television show the Voice, Gail blew the judges away with her rendition of ‘I put a spell on you’. Her performance received rave reviews from both the public and her musician peers, and her video clip of the song has been visited over 50,000 times. 

With the long-awaited 2nd album due to be released Gail is showing her evolution as a vocalist and a songwriter.


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