Missy Higgins is one of our most beloved singer-songwriters. Her first three albums, The Sound Of White, On A Clear Night and The Ol’ Razzle Dazzle, have sold more than a million copies in her homeland. Each went to number one on the Australian charts and each has also been recognised with ARIA Awards. Missy’s fourth studio album OZ, was an eclectic mix of Aussie cover versions released with a companion book of related essays to rave reviews. In February 2016 Missy drew global attention to the plight of Syrian refugees with her aching ballad Oh Canada. The unforgettable benefit single raised significant funds for the Asylum Resource Centre and reiterated Missy’s commitment to social justice in Australia and around the world. Most recently, Missy released Torchlight – a powerful, emotive piano ballad written for Australian film Don’t Tell starring Rachel Griffiths and Jack Thompson.
Dustin Tebbutt arrived on Australia’s music scene in 2013 with acclaimed debut solo recording The Breach. Alongside glowing reviews and a quickly growing fan base, Dustin’s music boldly gained momentum from its humble and organic start, following it up with EP Home in 2015. Word-of-mouth spread about his distinctly evocative music and his 2016 debut album, First Light, marked a creative progression for Dustin, as well as a staggering increase in Spotify listeners with more than 8 million listeners streaming his songs! Dustin recently embarked on a national tour with Lisa Mitchell. An intrinsically collaborative affair, the Distant Call Tour saw Dustin and Lisa perform together for the first time, sharing the same band and combining their collective energy with a carefully curated set.
What happens when a croc skinner puts down his knife, leaves the Kimberley in his truck, with his banjo in tow? A chilling collection of songs that have been described as, “Gothic Australiana”! Harry Jakamarra forged his songwriting, banjo and guitar skills in settings as diverse as the desert sands north of Timbuktu, the choked back streets of Varanasi on the Ganges River, and the uninhabited reaches of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. His captivating stories manifest in dark, emotionally charged songs. His powerful poetry, original voice and raw, intricate banjo and guitar sounds are exquisitely framed in his latest recording, produced by Australian music legend Jeff Lang.
SUNDAY 19 NOVEMBER
4.00pm Gates Open
5.05pm Harry Jakamarra
6.00pm All Our Exes Live In Texas
7.15pm Dustin Tebbutt
8.30pm Missy Higgins
10.00pm Approximate Finish
All Our Exes Live In Texas is a fantasy draft of Sydney’s finest singer-songwriters – Elana Stone, Katie Wighton, Hannah Crofts and Georgia Mooney – combining in four-part indie-folk heaven. On mandolin, ukulele, accordion and guitar, the Exes deliver tunes that are tastefully crafted within the context of a spontaneous, playful and utterly charming live show. With four songwriters and four unique voices, the Exes are a powerhouse of harmonies, charm and songwriting prowess, proving they truly are the most badass girl folk group ever. Their debut album, When We Fall, came in at number eight on the ARIA chart in March 2017, as well as garnering a string of 4 and 5-star reviews from Rolling Stone, The Australian and Double J.