The Strides headlining the line-up for Summer Sounds at Four Winds
Saturday 27 January 2018 | 12noon – 6.30pm
Four Winds Sound Shell, Barragga Bay, NSW
(9kms south of Bermagui, Far South Coast, NSW)
A line-up of outstanding artists will perform an afternoon of exceptional music in the beautiful surrounds of the Four Winds Sound Shell outdoor amphitheatre in Barragga Bay (9kms south of Bermagui) on Saturday 27 January 2018 in an afternoon celebration of great music, fabulous local food and summer vibes.
Settle in for an afternoon of performances set to wow the crowd. The afternoon will culminate with a performance by The Strides – who will bring their truly global, diverse sound to the South Coast.
The program also features international artists performing in their own right as well as part of a collaboration put together by Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb just for this event. James (classical accordion) will collaborate with Yasukazu Kano, visiting Japanese Shinobue bamboo flute player, YuNiOn made up of Masae Ikegawa and Graham Hilgendorf performing percussion/taiko drum, and Bega Valley local artists David Hewitt (percussion), Kade Brown (piano), and Sam Martin (double bass).
Summer Sounds is also presenting indie-folkstress Melody Moon who hails from the Great Ocean Road and The Sweet Valentinos, a Bermagui based band lead by Michael Hanlon, who are building their reputation as one of the South Coast’s favourite bands.
“I am so incredibly excited by this year’s Summer Sounds program. This is such a dynamic mix of really talented musicians. I can’t wait to see the magic that happens when these incredible musicians take to the stage in our beautiful Four Winds outdoor Sound Shell,” says James Crabb, Artistic Director. “Summer Sounds is a way for us to continue to introduce the beauty and experience of Four Winds to the local community and visiting holiday-makers”.
Summer Sounds entwines world music, reggae, indie and folk vibes with the classical music elements that Four Winds is known and loved for.
Expect a party-like atmosphere and a truly unique live music experience set amongst the natural beauty of south coast bushland.
“We’re hoping everyone will kick off their shoes and dance the afternoon away” says James.
A great range of food and beverage options will be available throughout the afternoon including Valley Katering, Spicy Jam, Bermagui Gelati Clinic, Beardhawk Coffee, Za’s Mobile Coffee and the Four Winds Bar supplied by Bermagui Cellars.
Go to fourwinds.com.au or call 02 6493 3414 for more information.
SUMMARY What: Summer Sounds presented by Four Winds Where: The Sound Shell at Four Winds, Four Winds Rd, Barragga Bay, 9kms south of Bermagui, on the far south coast of NSW. When: Saturday 27 January 2018 Time: From midday until 6.30pm. Gates open 11am.Tickets: www.fourwinds.com.au or call 02 6493 3414 Prices: Adults $80, Concession $70, 12-18yrs $40, 12yrs and under free ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES The Strides Fronted by legendary roots man Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian LTL GZeus and Sierra Leonian Blaka C, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as powerfully explosive as it is authentic. With three acclaimed albums under their belt and festival appearances across the country, The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop. The Strides have forged a truly global sound melding a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness. A World Premier Collaboration James Crabb brings together a group of outstanding musicians. Featuring Yasukazu Kano (Shinobue bamboo flute), YuNiOn (taiko/percussion) with Graham Hilgendorf and Masae Ikegawa, David Hewitt (percussion), Kade Brown (piano) and Sam Martin (double bass). The Sweet Valentinos Formed in early 2017, The Sweet Valentinos have quickly earned a reputation as one of the South Coast's favourite musical acts. Melodies seasoned with percussion, double bass, violin, loads of harmonies and the jangle of a piano. Ragged rural rhythms and dreamy beatnik undertones. Their music is a wide-open field under a summer afternoon. The Sweet Valentino: Right in the Pocket of Love. Melody Moon Enchanting indie-folkstress of the Great Ocean Road, Melody's nature-inspired songs set your heart soaring. Reflecting the environment in which she creates, you’ll be drawn into powerful flowing vocals, stirring lyrics and rising undercurrents of guitar, ukulele, violin and cello. Her songs have enjoyed top 10 success on the Amrap AirIt Charts being widely played on radio across Australia. "Just Wonderful" - Sophie Longden, ABC radio. Joined by 12yr old music marvel Acarya Moon, the pair create an atmosphere of once-off magic.