Up-and-com­ing artists to per­form at MC2 Kingscliff

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS -

One of the Tweed’s top up-and-com­ing live acts will be among the per­form­ers tak­ing part in the first of a pro­posed se­ries of mini fes­ti­vals high­light­ing lo­cal mu­sic.

The first Mu­si­cians Con­nect­ing Com­mu­ni­ties or MC2 event, will be held in venues around Kingscliff on Satur­day 28 April.

The line-up in­cludes North Tum­bul­gum-based duo Salt and Steel, win­ners of the Buskers by the Creek com­pe­ti­tion on the Gold Coast in 2016 and named Most De­serv­ing Band on the busk­ing stage at Blues­fest in 2017.

The high en­ergy folk/rock/roots duo, per­cus­sion­ist Elle Steele and gui­tarist/vo­cal­ist Bri­ony Edgar, have re­cently started tour­ing in sup­port of their de­but EP Breathe. Con­nect. Grow.

“We’ve been down to Syd­ney and back and have re­cently been play­ing in the ath­lete’s vil­lage and other venues around the Gold Coast, the next part of the plan is to head north,” Elle said.

“We’re just blessed to be able to play orig­i­nal mu­sic and to find au­di­ences ev­ery­where who ap­pre­ci­ate what we are do­ing and en­cour­age us to keep go­ing.”

“There are so many amaz­ing lo­cal mu­si­cians and we are so lucky to live in an area like this where we get such a high level of sup­port,” Bri­ony said.

“Hav­ing a show­case like this for lo­cal artists is just a great way to bring peo­ple to­gether.”

Other artists per­form­ing for free on the day in­clude Juzzie Smith, Dan Han­naford, Hon­ey­moon, The Man­grove Jack Band, Bronte Perkin­son, Andy Jans-brown and Jorge Pereira and Mel Scar­lett.

Fer­nanda Ica­suriaga, man­ager of the Art Shel­ter Café, said they were look­ing for­ward to the fes­ti­val.

“This is some­thing which has never been done in Kingscliff be­fore and we are look­ing for­ward to a big day of mu­sic,” she said.

“Part of our goal as a busi­ness is to sup­port lo­cal artists and help bring cul­ture into our com­mu­nity, so we are so happy to be in­volved.”

For more in­for­ma­tion about MC2 Kingscliff and up­com­ing fes­ti­vals, visit Coun­cil’s Face­book page and ‘like’ the event.

Elle Steele (left) and Bri­ony Edgar (right) of Salt and Steel with man­ager of the Art Shel­ter Café, Fer­nanda Ica­suriaga (cen­tre).

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