Port bands put on rock­ing good time at folk fes­ti­val

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - REAL ESTATE -

PORT Dou­glas bands Lady Valiant, The Kroovs and Benny and the Clones re­cently rocked the Table­lands Folk Fes­ti­val, the long­est run­ning event of its kind in Queens­land.

The fes­ti­val show­cases some of the best up-and-com­ing and recog­nised folk acts from around the coun­try.

“The cal­i­bre of tal­ent shown ev­ery year, with a broad cross sec­tion of styles, is tremen­dously im­pres­sive,” Stacey said.

Lady Valiant, who will also em­bark on an east coast tour, are set to re­lease their stu­dio al­bum

on New Year’s Eve. The seven-track ef­fort was writ­ten as the band trav­elled through Amer­ica’s deep south with The Kroovs.

“It has taken us over a year to fin­ish the tracks and get into the stu­dio,” gui­tarist Marty Brown said.

“We spent time in Mem­phis, Mis­sis­sippi, Louisiana, Ge­or­gia, South Carolina (as well as) Ver­mont and Mas­sachusetts – to name a few — work­ing on the re­lease,” Brown said.

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Kroovs, formed by Stacey Brown and Sea­mus Lunt, were a huge hit at the re­cent Table­lands Folk Fes­ti­val.

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