Up-and-coming artists to perform at MC2 Kingscliff
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).