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TRIFFID ROOTS: Colin Lillee and Michael David Thomas (Presented By Sarah Howells)

January 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

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*Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon*

Presented by Sarah Howells (Roots N’ All)

Kick back with a cold beer every Sunday afternoon as Triffid Roots—presented by Sarah Howells (Roots N’ All)—takes over the venue and beer garden to bring you the best of Brisbane and Australia’s blues, roots, folk, contemporary jazz, soul, reggae and world music.


Colin Lillee

Colin Lillee is a Scottish singer-songwriter sharing his heart and soul from the heart of Australia. He has a style that is inspiring and moving to the listener.

Colin Lillee‘s songwriting bespeaks a roaring honesty—moreover, an emotional honesty which palpably defines his music.


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Michael David Thomas

Michael David Thomas has been described as a cross between wordsmiths Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, with an honest vocal style reminiscent of the ’60s / ’70s folk singer-songwriters like Paul Simon and James Taylor. He belongs to a rare class of songwriters whose songs can simultaneously reach the head and the heart, make you laugh and cry, and reference the old while still providing a completely unique perspective.

Giving up his former life as a lawyer, Michael changed his name, hit the road with an acoustic guitar and set out on a pilgrimage. His travels took him on an extensive tour playing all around Australia and the US.

Michael’s former band, Breaking Hart Benton, made three records, including an album produced by acclaimed producer Mark Moffat (Crowded House, the Saints, Yothu Yindi, Keith Urban). Now choosing to go it solo, Michael’s first single under his own name, There Must Be Something Else, rides a delicate interplay of strings, electric and acoustic guitars and Michael’s signature twangy vocals. It’s the first single for the emotive EP to come.

In 2015, Michael signed with Airlock Records (Ian HaugPowderfinger), becoming the label’s third singing. Produced by Haug, the EP contains a tantalising mix of well-crafted melodic and up tempo songs and sparser lyrical numbers. Together, Haug and Michael David Thomas brought these ‘folk’ songs to life and captured a fresh, modern sound.

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January 24, 2016 @ 2:00 pm

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*Our Beer Garden is open for food and drinks from 12noon*