River Quay, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane
Saturday 23 to Tuesday 26 January 2016 

Great Australian Bites event program (pdf)

Saturday 23 January 2016
11 am to 9 pm 

11 am Lachlan Mckenzie  A regular at the Brisbane Jazz Club, jazz musician Lachlan Mckenzie is not to be missed.
12 pm Tommy Sheehan Lush acoustic guitars, ambient vocal melodies and spacious natural soundscapes combine to create the indie-folk sounds of up-and-coming Gold Coast musician, Tommy Sheehan.
1 pm  Maja Maja’s raw and passionate vocals navigate the nuances of soul, folk and blues. Her deeply personal and honest songwriting will warm your heart. 
2 pm Aquila Young A brazen world of mystique and curiosity surrounds the artist known as Aquila Young. Her influence exudes warmth and charisma that is both fearless and fearsome. 
3 pm Deena With a voice that transmits raw, intense emotion, Deena’s sound is bigger, grittier and darker than ever, diving into the direction of indie blues-rock. 
4 pm Sunday With her soulful poetry and alternative-pop sound, Sunday manages to light up audiences with, not only her onstage presence, but her self-tailored onstage look
5 pm Stonefox The minimalistic, mellow pop sound of indie band Stonefox has captured listeners’ attention for its refreshing simplicity and unique vocals.
 6 pm Banff  Layers of soul-drenched indie-pop is the craft of singer-songwriter, Banff. His delicate and honest tracks reveal Banff as a rising new Australia talent.
7 pm Hat Fitz and Cara Duo Hat Fitz and Cara’s impeccable rootsy originals cover a staggering array of instrumentation that is both simple and powerful.  
8 pm Mongrel Beat  Presented by Som de Calcada and Som-Ba-Sha, the Mongrel Beat show fuses Afro-Brazilian music, cultural dance, storytelling and Australian Indigenous elements including the didgeridoo and bilma (clapsticks).

Sunday 24 January 2016
11 am to 9 pm 

11 am Lachlan Mckenzie  A regular at the Brisbane Jazz Club, jazz musician Lachlan Mckenzie is not to be missed.
12.15 pm Lady Grey Music Lady Grey’s honest vocal styling encompasses a ragged edge of emotion over her tales of love, loss and confusion.
1.15 pm Lara Frew With her sweet voice and soulful rhythm, this singer-songwriter is one talented artist not to be missed.
2.15 pm Chris Brady Melding folk, funk, rock and country, Chris Brady’s accomplished acoustic guitar and ambient voice drip with attitude, curiosity and confidence.
3 pm Tony Robinson Sunshine Coast born singer-songwriter, Toby Robinson, celebrates the story of his musical roots through a unique blend of folk, alternative-country and indie-pop.
4 pm Jake Whittaker and Vinyl Breed With stirrings of soul and funk, the pop/rock sounds of Jake Whittaker and Vinyl Breed are groovy and melodic and quickly pull you into its funky, feel-good beats.
5 pm Ravi Welsh Trio Ravi Welsh Trio plays an eclectic mix of styles from 60s soul-jazz to fusion and funk.
6 pm Alys Ffion Alys Ffion is highly regarded for her refreshing natural style, unique pop sensibilities and ‘beyond her years’ compositions.
7 pm The Company Boasting two Australian bluegrass champions, The Company has an obvious passion for high-energy and original acoustic bluegrass music. 
8 pm Andrew Morris  This Brisbane stalwart is best known for his work with Bernard Fanning and The Wilson Pickers, as well as a series of finely-crafted solo albums. 

Monday 25 January 2016
4 to 9 pm 

4 pm   LIVVIA Noted for her fresh twist on conventional jazz and possessing a sultry vocal tone, LIVVIA has been praised for her unique sound and captivating stage presence, cementing herself as a truly memorable performer.
5 pm   Pat Tierney Pat Tierney's music nestles between Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, with hints of folk and blues, and a splash of reggae roots. Throw in some lap slide guitar, harmonica and soulful melodies and you have a musical mixing pot that won’t disappoint.
6 pm Henry Wagons Drawing on a swag of influences, Henry Wagons’ show is a high sensation roller-coaster with reminiscences of charm and enigmatic mystery.
7 pm  Anonymous Heroes This must-see talented Brisbane trio delivers new and old school blues and funk tunes. 
8 pm  Good Oak With rich sounds combining roots, blues, country and rock and roll, Good Oak delivers music that has been described as sublime. 

Tuesday 26 January 2016
11 am to 9 pm 

11 am Radius Radius is a contemporary RnB/pop duo renowned for smooth melodies and intricate guitar playing.
11.45 am  Cameron Milford  Singing about bad weather, heartache and natural disasters, Cameron Milford blends the sounds of Americana with the lyricism of folk rock. 
12.45 pm The Francis Wolves  This instrumental band delivers a new style of soul, described as a combination of raw funk and garage Afro soul.  
1.45 pm Angel Strings  While regularly performing a broad classical repertoire, Angel Strings has developed a reputation for edgy renditions of modern works and pop rock arrangements.
2.30 pm The Pockets  Brimming with songs of frivolity, nostalgia and romance, The Pockets like to swing it old style. These songsters will charm your socks off.  
3.30 pm Jack Carty  Jack Carty writes his songs with an honesty and purity learned through the sheltered valleys and close-knit communities of a rural childhood.   
4.30 pm Kerbside Collection  An instrumental jazz, funk and rare groove ensemble from the inner suburbs of Brisbane, Kerbside Collection is renowned for delighting audiences with its gritty rhythm.
5.30 pm Karl S. Williams  The music of Karl S. Williams is born of a desire to connect with the universal soul. This connection is clearly evident to those who see Karl perform live, an experience so emotionally charged all are unavoidably drawn to it and uplifted.
6.30 pm Sahara Beck Sassy yet serious, sweet with an equal ability to howl, Sahara Beck is one of the most exciting up-and-coming artists in the country.
7.30 pm Australia Day fireworks  Don’t miss the spectacular Australia Day fireworks display along the Brisbane River, with Great Australian Bites at River Quay offering a perfect vantage point.
8 pm             Bobby Alu Accomplished songwriter Bobby Alu is renowned for his signature smooth hammock music and high vibes. Inspired by his Polynesian heritage, Bobby writes songs of love, life and travel. 

Program details are subject to change.