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Kingfisha w/ Kooii, The Francis Wolves, and Papa Bitcho

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September 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

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***Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon. You can validate your ticket at the box office from 6pm, and doors to the live music room open at 7:30pm.***

Kingfisha

Bin-shaking roots specialists Kingfisha are turning an already huge 2015 into a massive 2015 with the announcement of their new single, Water Running, and national tour. Kingfisha are also thrilled to announce a newly inked deal with the 123 Agency and that they will be joining the already incredible BIGSOUND and Australasian World Music Expo (AWME) lineups.

New single Water Running, already a live favourite, highlights the deep, all-encompassing rhythms of the band with the signature feather-light vocals of Anthony Forrest, a combination that has built them an impeccable reputation as bass-heavy roof-raisers with the hooks to match. The track itself was mixed by Melbourne’s legendary reggae producer King Charlie and recorded at 301 Studios in Byron bay by Jake Savona, creating a heady mix of big bass lines, floating effects and killer melodies.

Kingfisha‚Äôs 2015 has already packed a punch with a collaboration with Canadian EDM label Westwood Recordings, where the band flipped their dedicated roots vibe on its head by releasing the surprise¬†Kingfisha Remixed¬†EP. Featuring a varied roster of producers from the UK, Holland, Canada and Australia, the project has amassed in excess of 200,000 plays on Soundcloud. The Funk Hunters’ standout remix of Digging for Fire reached #11 on the Beatport Glitch Hop chart while the EP also held the #1 spot on the Dub/Reggae charts for several weeks.

Water Running is the first new music from Kingfisha since the release of their groundbreaking self-titled release of 2012. Kingfisha’s debut LP made noise nationally across community radio with a swag of ‘feature albums’, Triple J rotation for track Piece of the Puzzle, an Unearthed Roots win, a Queensland Music Award, and three stellar tours. It’s safe to say the self-titled album—gorgeous vocals, exceptional musicianship and even better songs—had hit the mark.

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Kooii

Kooii are a band pushing boundaries in contemporary Australian music. Their compelling fusion of afrobeat, reggae and world rhythms have earned them a glowing reputation both on record and on stage. Their music brings together soulful vocals, three-part harmony and a deeply-set rhythm section in an ageless and familiar sound that echoes through city and country.

Over the past ten years they have toured extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand, gathering a devoted following along the way. Festivals they’ve played include, Island Vibe, Reggaetown, the Kuranda Roots Festival and the Parihaka Festival (NZ).

The group‚Äôs lead-singer and trumpet player, Peter Hunt, seeds the majority of their songs, influencing their distinct feeling and message. Cultivating these as well as group compositions is the band’s core members: Dom Hede (drums), Tom Hinchliffe (bass), Lachlan Mitchell (guitar) and Conan Griffiths (guitar). Individual creativity shines strong while a unity between them serves the creation of music that moves on many levels.

On stage, Kooii deliver a dynamic live show made for dancing, delving from the hypnotic depths of reggae rhythms into the pulsating groove of afrobeat via some Malian desert blues. The intrinsic understanding shared between these talented musicians allows for colourful and engaging improvisation. As a result, the music is free-flowing, uplifting, heart-warming and will leave you relishing every last drop.

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The Francis Wolves

The Francis Wolves are an 8-piece instrumental band from Brisbane. The self-described heavy soul and rare groove merchants play music influenced by their extensive record collection, featuring afrobeat, soul, late ’60s funk, jazz and garage psych.

The band started back in 2009 with bassist Brian L’Huillier, drummer Dave Kemp and guitarist Jason Elliott performing under the name Soul Mechanics. It was at this time the band served duties as the house band for the popular Gertie’s Bar & Lounge in Brisbane’s inner east.

With the addition of 4 new members and the occasional guests, the newly formed The Francis Wolves left their home at Gertie’s and began writing material for a debut album.

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Support from Papa Bitcho.

September 26, 2015 @ 7:30 pm

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***Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon. You can validate your ticket at the box office from 6pm, and doors to the live music room open at 7:30pm.***