Thrill­billy Stomp and other Aus­tralia Day acts

Iconic bush band to de­liver Aus­tralia Day thrills un­der the Big Top

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - CONTENTS -

THRILL­BILLY Stomp wind Celtic, Ca­jun and Blue­grass in­flu­ences into one tightly wound ball of fu­ri­ous folk en­ergy. The Lis­more five-piece features Bill Brad­ney on gui­tar, man­dolin and vo­cals, Liz Ed­wards on ac­cor­dion and vo­cals, Adam But­ton on drums and vo­cals, Nir­vana Glassy on bass and Re­becca Hind­marsh on six-string fid­dle.

The bush band and Wood­ford Folk Fes­ti­val favourites have cap­ti­vated au­di­ences near and far with their in­stru­men­tal flair and three-part vo­cal har­monies since the group formed in 2005.

De­liv­er­ing in­fec­tious, hand-clap­ping, foot-stomp­ing, thigh-slap­ping cov­ers and orig­i­nals, Thrill­billy Stomp are one of four bands play­ing un­der the Big Top at the Gold Coast City Coun­cil’s Aus­tralia Day Cel­e­bra­tions on Satur­day. They are joined by Blue Skil­let, Dingo and Cook Is­lan­ders Cul­tural Group.

Aus­tralia Day Cel­e­bra­tions fea­ture en­ter­tain­ment, food and fun de­signed to sat­isfy both young and old.

The pro­gram runs from 10am to 4pm and features ev­ery­thing from wood­chop­ping cham­pi­onships to sheep shear­ing, whip crack­ing and snake shows.

En­ter­tain­ment in­cludes a fam­ily cir­cus, pony and $3 car­ni­val rides, free face-paint­ing, an an­i­mal nurs­ery, magic tricks and pup­pet shows.

World Surf­ing Cham­pion Joel Parkin­son will be handed the keys to the City at 11.30am.

The GCCC Aus­tralia Day Cel­e­bra­tion is an al­co­hol­free event. To see the full pro­gram go to goldcoast.qld.gov.au.

Thrill­billy Stomp play Evan­dale Park­lands, Surfers Par­adise, on Satur­day.

More Aus­tralia Day gigs, Page 30.

Lis­more bush band Thrill­billy Stomp.

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