Kicking off on Friday 12 October is one of Australia’s most prolific entertainers Roger Knox, a Murri Man who was this year inducted into the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) Hall of Fame. He’ll be joined by indie folk troubadour Fraser A Gorman and Melbourne’s favourite Americana songstress, Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells.
Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells will take you on a trip through 60s surf, 70s pop, and their unique brand of ‘Femmericana’ twang. Singing songs from their debut 7inch ‘Diva With The Fever Of Change’ and forthcoming debut album ‘Nobody’s Fool’, Leman’s commanding vocals, powerful lyrics and playful pop sentiment provide a truly unique listening experience that is not to be missed.
Growing up surrounded by surf culture, Fraser A. Gorman quickly strayed away and looked to the songs of Bob Dylan and early 60’s Rock ͛n͛ Roll. With his love for country, blues, and folk, he started a solo project writing lots of songs with a more laid-back, story telling style. A few years later, in 2015 he released his first full length album, Slow Gum, It was was received critical acclaim across the globe including mass praise in Uncut, Mojo and Rolling Stone. Gorman’s songwriting builds around his ability to convey his life, hopes, and fears openly with sun-drenched tones and lyrical wit.
Roger Knox is known as the Black Elvis and the King of Koori Country. An Aboriginal performer and entertainer of over 40 years, Roger Knox is Murri Man who this year was inducted in to the National Indigenous Music Awards (NIMAs) Hall of Fame and received the Jimmy Little Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 2006 Deadly Awards.
6:05PM – 6:40PM: ROGER KNOX
7:05PM – 7:45PM: MADDY LEMAN & THE DESERT SWELLS
8:10PM – 8:55PM: FRASER A GORMAN BAND
With Kerri Lee Harding MC’ing