Grace Barbé hails from the sunburnt Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles, where a colourful history of slavery, pirates, coups d’etat and coconuts have produced a unique Kreol rhythm, language and culture. Drawing from the diverse cultural melange of the islands, Grace’s music fuses the tropical rhythms and dances of the slaves with psychedelic rock, afrobeat, reggae and pop.
In performance Grace’s trio conjures a bewilderingly huge sound - Barbé sings over her own complex polyrhythmic bass lines to Mauritian drummer Hardy Perrine’s authentic island grooves while guitarist Jamie Searle adds a dense layer of Afro - guitar sorcery.
PRISCILLA… “the Electro-Pop sound of the future” (Purple Sneakers) & WAM nominated act (2019/2020), have supported acts like The Presets, San Cisco, Haiku Hands and more, and played stages at Fairbridge Festival, RTRFM’s Fremantle Winter Music Festival & WAMFest. Their 2019 release ‘Follow’ featured on Spotify’s “Out Now Playlist”, receiving over 100K streams, was nominated for WAM Song Of The Year 2020, and the video featured on ABC’s Rage. With a growing global online audience and an outta-this-world live set, Priscilla are set to play the brightest stages in 2021.
Joan & The Giants’ soaring, ethereal brand of pop is a perfect culmination of vulnerable, honest lyrics on the tongue of a haunting voice, and powerful anthemic production. Their captivating live performance wouldn’t be out of place on the worlds largest stages, and has placed them as one of the most exciting bands in the Western Australian music scene.
The group formed in late February 2019, and have thus far released seven singles, with their latest single ‘Advocate’ topping the metro community radio charts throughout August 2021. Some of their career highlights include headlining Shinju Matsuri Festival to 7,500 people, being nominated for a Western Australian Music Award, supporting Odette on the WA leg of her 2019 ‘Lotus Eaters’ tour, performing a captivating late night set on the prestigious amphitheatre stage at Nannup Music Festival 2021, and most recently packing out their latest headline show at the renowned Rosemount Hotel.
There is some kind of warmth that surrounds Oceanique, an indie folk twin sister duo from Perth. Their emotive lyrics and nostalgia will paint vivid pictures in your mind, of their world and their hometown, Walpole WA. The pairs angelic harmonies will seep into your soul, making you feel warm and at home, because in Australia Oceanique sound like home and to the rest of the world they’ll sound like Australia.
Performing her first live sets in Esperance over the Summer of 2020/2021, Darcie impressed with her pure vocal and exceptional songwriting ability, these early sets driving her to explore her musical outlook over the coming year. Taking inspiration from artists such as Phoebe Bridgers it’s no surprise that Darcie’s writing draws on big emotions and vivid imagery. Darcie hit the studio in August with Andy Lawson of Debaser Studio Perth to record her debut single set to be released in January 2022. A summer of performance beckons, make sure to catch Darcie Haven solo at Balmy Nights.
Bec and Mary grew up together and started learning piano around a similar time. This grew into a love of performing over the years for the two artists. They branched out into solo performing a few years ago but thoroughly enjoy when a gig opportunity comes up for them to play as a duo. Bec and Mary’s style falls in the genre of acoustic folk and they accompany their vocals on keys or guitar. Whether it’s jamming together or playing in front of a crowd these two artists hope to leave people smiling and feeling a sense of happiness and joy inside.