If Music be the Food of Love, Play On!

"If music be the food of love, play on."

-          William Shakespeare

Felton Food Festival is thrilled to announce a fantastic line up of local musicians for the 2016 event.

Grab yourself some locally inspired lunch and head to the music tent for a relaxing atmosphere with the following talented musos.

Rubatuba is an accordion-tuba duo (French and American origin, respectively) who performs a variety of music styles with their origins connected to dance, including Klesmer/Balkan, Gypsy, French classics, Italian, Celtic, Latin. Their performance is lively and visual, mixed with occasional romantic melodies and they engage with the audience on stage (plugged) or on the street (acoustic).

Check out Rubatub performing with Kim Kirkman as guest musicians at the Hot Ginger Choir Concert here.

Project 62: They don't fit into many boxes, but Australia's Project 62, really are a tripper's dream. Combining elements of Nick Cave, Clutch and Midnight Oil with a healthy dose of blues and grunge, Project 62 have created a sonic mash that cuts the gimmicks, achieves completion and screams badass. Lead by Jason Lawler's monster vocals, the 6-piece flick through styles at a ludicrous rate. Squealing, overdriven, deep, funky and dark, Project 62's music bends genre restraints and hits hard to create something completely their own.

Watch the video of Project 62 live at Irish Night here.

Stomperoo Jazz is Roo Friend. He studied at the NSW Conservatorium of Music, trained on the guitar with Ike Isaacs and Tommy Emmanuel and has worked with, amongst others, Billy Thorpe, Ol’55, Marcia Hines, Glenn Wheatley, Col Joye, Normie Rowe, two years with Elvis Presley’s pianist Larry Muhoberac, and in orchestras under the baton of New York conductor Dobbs Franks. Stomperoo is his solo jazz blues show. He plays baritone hybrid guitar, a dark and mellow sound with the character of a double bass and percussion that he creates with his hands. 

Check out Stomperoo's tribute to his love affair with 2 minute noodles here.

Dana Hassall: Fresh out of the studio, Dana Hassall is hitting the road with her brand new album, Spinning Wheels. The Queensland singer/songwriter brings a rootsy, Americana feel to the record, produced by multi-award winning producer, Matt Fell.Her self-penned tunes are a captivating mix of life lessons, observations and the occasional love-gone-wrong story.

Listen to Dana's lastest single here.

Pirate Brides: The Brides' sweet harmony sound and distinctive arrangements are grounded in the Australian and American traditions. Their music is a treasure chest of contemporary acoustic originals through to Roots Country, Bluegrass, Celtic and Old Time - all backed by lively and tasteful instrumentation on accordion, mandolin, clawhammer banjo guitar and double bass. Their songs are catch, accessible and delivered with an infectious love of the music, a touch of humour, fabulous vocals and great musicianship.

For this and so much more, save the date - Felton Food Festival, 10th of April 2016.