Having recently released Brutal Dawn, companion album to 2016’s Civil Dusk, Bernard Fanning and the Black Fins will play a run of sold out performances around the country before stopping in at Bathurst for Inland Sea of Sound to showcase songs from Civil Dusk/Brutal Dawn alongside some old favourites spanning his twenty-five year career.
Meg Mac is burning bright on her new album ‘Low Blows’; a powerful set of dynamic, deep soul exhortations and a sound that is uniquely Meg Mac. The album was recorded following a US tour with D’Angelo and recently showcased as feature album on Triple J. Don’t miss Meg when she takes her Low Blows Tour to the Inland stage this November.
Dan Sultan’s newly released album ‘Killer’ is enjoying rave reviews, living up to its name and a whole lot more. Celebrated for his awesome live performances, Sultan will be bringing his whole band to the Inland stage on Saturday November 4.
Two-time ARIA award winning artist, Megan Washington comes to Bathurst for the first time performing hits like ‘How to Tame Lions’, ‘Sunday Best’, ‘My Heart is a Wheel’ and more that have made her a household name and one of Australia’s most treasured music divas.
Mia Dyson is an award-winning guitarist and singer/songwriter who has toured with the likes of Eric Clapton, Bonnie Raitt, Chris Isaak and many more. A multiple ARIA & APRA award-winning artist, Dyson was recently named one of Australia’s top 25 guitarists of all time. We’re thrilled to welcome her to Inland Sea of Sound 2017.
Buoyed by a mesmerising debut record and a slew of live appearances that defined ferocity of spirit, William Crighton’s 2016 was nothing short of a breakthrough year. 2017 is following suit touring both abroad and here at home - Crighton, "The Riverina Kid", is definitely leaving his mark on the Aussie music scene and will do the same at Inland 2017.
There's something about Terra Lightfoot that's impossible to capture in the studio. Anyone who's heard her hit album "Every Time My Mind Runs Wild" knows how good that voice is.
It's another thing to see Lightfoot live. This Canadian singer-songwriter revels in performance where she gets to unleash that voice and send it soaring - an experience you won't want to miss at Inland 2017.
Bathurst duo, Smith & Jones finished recording their debut album, ‘Dark Gives Way’ in 2016, with Michael Carpenter at Love Hz in Sydney. Their debut single, ‘Baby Blue’ and accompanying film clip went to number one on the Australian Country Radio Charts in May and also charted in Tasmania over four weeks. Though their roots will always remain in the foundations of country music, their originals have found an undefinable energy of their own. Click here for Facebook page.
Honey Drippin' Mudskippers
The Honey Drippin’ Mudskipper's are a melting pot of 1920s, 30s & 40s American Music, drawing influence from Speakeasy Jazz, Hokum Blues, Dixieland, Western Swing and Vaudeville. From New Orleans Ragtime busking to East Coast Jive this 5 piece band will have your skirts a swingin' and your shoes a scuffin'. The Honey Drippin’ Mudskippers play the toe tapping songs you can't help thinking you might have heard on Grandad's gramophone. Click here for Facebook page
The Gypsy Scholars
The Gypsy Scholars comprise of four youthful lads who are out to make thought provoking and dancing inducing music. With a unique blend of Aussie folk and indie influences, their joyful sound will stay with all who hear them. Click here for Facebook page
The Safety of Life at Sea
The Safety of Life at Sea is a four piece band with a distinctly vintage vibe inspired by blues, soul and funk as well as the classic songwriters of the 60's and 70's - with groove. The rhythm section takes a leaf out of the books of Stax and Motown, and the piano went for a weekend in New Orleans and never really came back. The new album Foxy’s Farm was released in March 2017, and features brilliant guest musicians from both sides of the Blue Mountains. Click here for Facebook page.
Orient Royal Mail Band
The Orient Royal Mail Band formed in October 2014, initially playing songs by singer songwriter Jade Flynn, the band also started to write new songs together.
The origins of the name come from an old leather suitcase (now a kick drum) that was once aboard the Orient Line Express from the UK to Australia via exotic Africa and the mysterious Orient.
The style of music is a stripped back, bluesy, folk with innovative use of percussion. These guys will rock your socks off one minute, and soothe your soul the next.
The Idea of North is a contemporary a cappella quartet, with a repertoire steeped in jazz but comfortably crossing over into pop, gospel, folk and comedy.
Formed originally in 1993, four friends started hanging out together and singing from time to time. There was coincidentally a bass, a tenor, an alto and a soprano in the group. It made for some sweet sounding jam sessions.
Fast forward 20 or so years, the band now tours Australia and the world for 3-4 months of each year. They have now an extensive fan base throughout Australia, Europe and Asia, and their unique sound and exhilarating arrangements continue to enthrall audiences wherever they go.
Homegrown Luke Melton has travelled the world developing his own unique style of alternative acoustic rock.
Luke is releasing a new solo album titled FLuX that he has recorded by himself in Bathurst. He will be joined on stage by some of Bathurst most talented musicians in an eight piece rock band that is sure to engage hearts and imagination of music lovers of all styles.
It is a mystical and spiritual sound that is best described as a journey. Mixing elements of jazz and classical with hardcore rock, psychedelic guitars with earthy didgeridoo and percussion. Luke and his new band will be showcasing the previously unreleased album FLuX at the Inland sea of Sound Festival so come along and enjoy what will be an incredible performance.
Sunny & the Dark Corners
Mick, Robert, Cate and Jon have toured extensively throughout Australia and abroad performing at many venues including Folk, Roots and Bluegrass Music Festivals. Most recently Mountaingrass in Victoria, Dorrigo Bluegrass and Folk Festival, Karuah Lost Highway Festival, Hill End festival, Kelly Country Pick @ Beechworth Vic and Wirrina Bluegrass and Roots Fest SA.
Sunny and the Dark Corners have a love of acoustic music, and vast experience, they are fun and exciting, captivating audiences wherever they go. They have a uniquely Australian sound with a hint of the Appalachian Mountains. Their songs tell local folk tales, stories of hope, laughter and the ever after. This is music to live by.
BONNIEDOON are an Australian indie rockin’ soul band with a heavy blues influence. The band formed in Sydney’s Blue Mountains in 2011. BONNIEDOON satisfy their audience with the powerhouse vocals of Bonnie Coady, the soulfully solid rhythms of guitarist Sheridan Hurst, the electrifying lead guitar lines of Hamish Rynehart, the boot thumping bass notes of Michael George and the tastefully delivered rocking drum beats of Colin “Metronome Man” McIntosh.
The band has released two studio EP's and is currently recording their first studio album. The band has received much attention and acclaim after taking first place in a string of talent filled band competitions and as a result have formed a strong audience base that follow their many rocking shows. Click here for Facebook page.
After meeting on the set of the Carillion Theatrical Society’s production of Rock of Ages in 2016, Dave Webb and Lauren Plenderleith found a close friendship and common interest in music creation and performance.
With a combined total of over 30 years’ worth of music experience, the stage is no stranger to these two central west performers, as they have both performed in prominent local bands, as solo performers, in musical lead roles and public events.
Momentum is a wonderful combination of both their talents. They share a passion for the alternative rock genre and tight vocal harmony. Their debut song release “You Better Run” has been played on commercial radio to great acclaim, and is available from Triple J Unearthed, along with two other available tracks. The duo plans to release their album “Subtitles”, early next year and have been writing and recording for most of 2017.
Sushi Burger DJ's
Sushi Burger DJ's consist of a couple of Bathurst locals who have been DJ'ing together for the past 3 years at pubs, clubs and festivals right across NSW. Playing authentic party tunes that will have you 🕺 and your mum 💃 dancing on both Friday & Saturday nights at #Inland2017.
We are - eXcelsior - we pay our respect's to the Elders past and present. We're a Performing Artist ensemble that fuse modern dance with Indigenous dance.
"It is a tool that we use to share our stories and messages to any audience of any background and still be understood. It’s a language we use that can show the oldest living culture and turn it to a journey of the present. Our bodies can be used to express stories from our deepest vulnerabilities to the pride in ourselves and culture, in ways that words just wouldn’t suffice. Whether it’s through performing music, dance or theatre, it is through this choreographic language that makes our messages translatable so to allow the world to relate, understand. Essentially, it reminds us all that we are humans together as one, and this is how we can communicate."