Riverboats Music Festival Announces 2018 Lineup

Image Courtesy of Riverboats Music Festival

The Murray River’s annual celebrations of live music, the Riverboats Music Festival, has just announced its 2018 lineup and Timber and Steel fans have so much to look forward to.

The headliners next year will be none other then Neil & Liam Finn, Kasey Chambers and Josh Pyke.

Joining them will be The Black Sorrows with Vika & Linda Bull, The Teskey Brothers, Henry Wagons & The Only Children, Gawurra, Mojo Juju, Neil Murray, Caiti Baker, Jazz Party, Tracy McNeil & The GoodLife and Eaten By Dogs.

Riverboats 2018 will present arguably the festival’s most eclectic and exciting lineup to date,” Festival Director David Frazer said. “It’s been a dream of ours to welcome Neil and Liam Finn to Riverboats for many years, and to be presenting these phenomenal artists alongside Australian icons including Kasey Chambers and Josh Pyke. is something we’re incredibly proud of.”

The Riverboats Music Festival takes place in the twin-towns of Echuca-Moama, two and a half hours north of Melbourne, from the 16th to the 18th February. For more information including how to get your hands on tickets check out the official web site here.

WOMADelaide Announces Its Second Round of Artists for 2016

Image Courtesy of Calexico

The second round of artists have just been added to WOMADelaide next year and there’s a lot of Timber and Steel readers to get excited about.

Joining first announcement artists like Marlon Williams and The Violent Femmes are All Our Exes Live in Texas, Calexico (above), Cedric Burnside Project, Hazmat Modine, Husky, Kev Carmody, Mojo Juju, The Once, Spiro, The Spooky Men’s Chorale and many more.

WOMADelaide is held from the 11th to the 14th March in the Botanic Park, Adelaide. The full list of artists announced in the second round is below – for more information check out the official site here.

All Our Exes Live in Texas (Aust)
Alsarah & the Nubatones (Sudan/USA)
Asian Dub Foundation (UK)
Calexico (USA)
Cedric Burnside Project (USA)
Debashish Bhattacharya (India)
Djuki Mala (Aust)
Ester Rada (Ethiopia/Israel)
Hazmat Modine (USA)
Husky (Aust)
Ibeyi (Cuba/France)
Kev Carmody (Aust)
Miles Cleret – DJ (UK)
Mojo Juju (Aust)
Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro (Japan)
NO ZU (Aust)
The Once (Canada)
Osunlade – DJ (USA)
Quarter Street (Aust)
Radical Son (Tonga/Aust)
Ripley (Aust)
Sadar Bahar – DJ (USA)
Sampa the Great (Zambia/Aust)
Spiro (UK)
The Spooky Men’s Chorale (Aust)
The Strides (Aust)
Surahn (Aust)
Tulegur (China)
Wasted Wanderers (Aust)

Listen to the New Fraser A. Gorman Single “Book of Love”

Fraser A Gorman
Image Courtesy of Fraser A. Gorman

Melbourne based storyteller and singer-songwriter Fraser A. Gorman has a brand new single he wants to share with you. That track is the groovy, bluesy, Americana drenched “Book of Love” which is the latest single taken from Gorman’s upcoming debut album of the same name. Take a listen to the track below:

Fraser A. Gorman will be officially launching “Book of Love” on the 24th April at The Workers Club in Melbourne. Mojo Juju and Palm Springs have been announced as supports for the show. For more details check out the official Facebook event here.

The Mullum Music Festival Announces First Round Artists

Jordie Lane
Image Courtesy of The Mullum Music Festival.

The Mullum Music Festival, in Mullumbimby on the New South Wales North Coast has just announced the first round of artists for what is shaping up to be a cracker of an event. The festival will be held from the 24th to the 27th November this year and folk fans will be more than looked after.

The lineup this year includes The Bamboos, Husky, Jordie Lane, Lanie Lane, Mojo Juju, Barons of Tang, Graveyard Train, Sal Kimber and the Rollin’ Wheel, The Yearlings, The Good Ship, Daniel Champagne, Roscoe James Irwin, Liz Martin and too many more to mention.

Tickets for The Mullum Music Festival are on sale now via the official web site. Check out the full lineup in the poster below:

Mullum Music Festival Lineup

Spotlight On: Hobo Bordeaux

Photo courtesy of Hobo Bordeaux

The Hobo Bordeaux boys have been developing quite the groundswell of support in their home town of Sydney. Appearing at a variety of gigs and festivals, their style is a lively and enigmatic, almost cabaret style, drawn from strange rambling ideas “treated with whiskey soaked bandages and chewing tobacco” or so their bio says. I have had the pleasure of seeing them live only once, last year. Their stage show was terrific and fun all round, drawing audiences in through their stylish threads and enthusiastic performance. Listening to their latest single “Dress Shoes” from their brand new EP Gunslingin’ Ways the band has certainly matured their sound which will have you swaying and tapping your foot, in fact it’s not too far from the kind of tune you’d expect to hear in a Tarantino movie. While they don’t fit neatly into any one genre, they like to tout their music as ‘clunky-cuban-swamp-blues-spaghetti-soul-western’ sound, which kind of does cover off all their sounds in one mouthful of a definition.

Their new EP was launched this past weekend in Sydney and was well received by the crowd. The band also gave the lucky audience a treat with the first ever showing of their film clip to “Dress Shoes” but you’ll have to wait a little longer to see it as the band will keep it under wraps for a few more weeks yet. With a bright future ahead of them, it wouldn’t surprise me to see them in the future supporting the likes of Mojo Juju, the Snowdroppers, Lolo Lovina, Lanie Lane and maybe one day they’ll land that ellusive soundtrack deal with Quentin himself.

Country of Origin: Australia (Sydney)
File Under: Cabaret
Sounds Like: Folked up Tarantino Film
Myspace: myspace.com/hobobordeaux
Bandcamp: hobobordeaux.bandcamp.com

Check out their recent performance at The Vanguard in Sydney:

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