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Fig Night 23rd March 2018

The Good Lovelies
Daddy Longlegs & Swamp Donkeys

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Alana-Lee is a Sydney based singer, songwriter and pianist performing an original mix of contemporary pop, soul, folk and jazz music. Her songs provide social, emotional and political commentary on life experiences and observations.

Her debut EP 'Freedom In The Fall' was recorded with Josh Schuberth at Love Hz Studios and released November 2016. Her songs Walking for Water, Freedom In The Fall and Russian Doll have been supported by community radio including 4ZZZ (QLD), VoxFM (NSW), 3MDR (VIC), 3BBB 99.9 Voice FM (VIC), 979FM (VIC), 2LVR Valley FM (NSW). ‘Walking for Water’ has also been named as a semi-finalist in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition.

A colourful student of life, a thinker, a creator, a lover of original music and world travel. Influenced by Michael Buble, Fiona Apple, Eva Cassidy, Lana del Ray, Cat Power and Massive Attack, Alana-Lee has brought her intimate solo show to venues across the UK, Australia and the USA.

‘Alana-Lee then brought back the piano/vocal aesthetic..and was possibly the most impressive of the lot…her most impressive number was certainly Walking for Water, a song that recounts the hardship she witnessed while traveling through Africa.’ the AU Review.


JUNO and four-time Canadian Folk Music Award winners THE GOOD LOVELIES return to Australia in March/April 2018, launching their new album "SHAPESHIFTERS" at Blue Mountains Music Festival, Yackandandah and The National Folk Festival and a special series of concerts across NSW and Victoria.

Kerri Ough, Sue Passmore and Caroline Brooks are each immensely talented vocalists and songwriters in their own right, but together, their interwoven voices create such a powerful and pure, organic and inspiring harmony that the ensemble is elevated from impressive to peerless.  They represent the essence of a creation which is certainly greater than the sum of its parts. In concert, their impeccable vocals, winsome song-writing and comedic banter have won them acclaim across Canada, USA, UK, Australia and Europe.

Over the course of more than a decade they have covered plenty of stylistic ground, including "folk-pop", with country folk as their core and first love. The trio first united in 2006 for a one-off performance: they have since recorded eight albums, won a JUNO plus four Canadian Folk Music Awards, and charmed audiences across the globe, with the unmistakable sound of their intertwined voices as the sonic anchor.


16-18 Mar :          Blue Mountains Music Festival
Fri 23 Mar :           The Manly Fig
24-25 Mar :          Yackandandah Folk Festival
29 Mar-1 Apr :     The National Folk Festival (ACT)
Wed 4 Apr :           Metropole Hotel, Katoomba
Thurs 5 Apr :         Leadbelly, Newtown (NSW)
Fri 6 Apr :              Spotted Mallard, Melbourne 
Sat 7 Apr :             Ararat Hotel, Ararat   (VIC)
Sun 8 Apr :            Valencia Creek Hall, Valencia Creek (VIC)
Tues 10 Apr :        Victorian Folk Club, Ringwood 
Wed 11 Apr :         Caravan Club, Sth Oakleigh  (VIC)

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, Felix Funk Master Flex Akurangi - Bass

We love their music and the energy they transmit to the audiences.



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