March­ing to their own beat

Tablelands Advertiser - - THE GROOVE - Kather­ine Kokko­nen

AN in­stru­men­tal trio is rid­ing a river of sound to bring their spe­cial blend of fla­menco, mari­achi mu­sic and rock to Bil­l­abong Beats to­mor­row.

Per­form­ing in dis­tinct Day of the Dead face paint, Kal­l­i­dad will have the crowd rock­ing and pump­ing to their un­mis­take­able sound.

Per­former Ja­son Con­tos said the band loved per­form­ing in Far North Queens­land and looked for­ward to play­ing in Kuranda for the first time.

“We love Far North Queens­land,” he said.

“We fell in love with it when we were there and we al­ways talk about mov­ing there.”

Kal­l­i­dad com­bines fla­menco in­stru­ments with a hard rock foun­da­tion to bring a fast and en­er­getic flavour to their Latin-in­spired beats.

The band re­leased their se­cal­bum. ond full-length al­bum, The Awak­en­ing, this year and have been busy tour­ing Aus­tralia, Asia and Europe on the pro­mo­tion trail.

“We’ve started talk­ing about the next one,” Mr Con­tos said.

“It would be re­ally nice to go some­where new with the This is the first time in our ca­reer where we are think­ing if we are go­ing to give peo­ple what they ex­pect from us or do what we want.

“We will do what we want. It’s like a river branch­ing off in dif­fer­ent di­rec­tions.

“We have al­ways had ma­jor twists in our mu­sic and that is be­cause we all have such a mas­sive love of so many dif­fer­ent kinds of mu­sic.

“There is heaps more to come from us.”

En­try to Bil­l­abong Beats is $25 and in­cludes camp­ing. Tick­ets are avail­able on the day. Food and drinks are avail­able for pur­chase, no BYO.

Other acts in­clude Savi­das, Rob Rat­ten and Dub­cide.

We have al­ways had ma­jor twists in our mu­sic and that is be­cause we all have such a mas­sive love of so many dif­fer­ent kinds of mu­sic. Ja­son Con­tos from Kal­l­i­dad

Kal­l­i­dad will bring their unique mix of fla­menco, mari­achi and rock to Bil­l­abong Beats when they take to the stage to­mor­row in Kuranda.

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