Sundays packed with original acts
THE Airlie Beach Festival of Music’s ‘Original Sundays’ will be loud and live from Magnums Hotel next Sunday, March 29.
This ongoing event, designed to promote both the upcoming festival and an incredible talent pool of local acts, is sure to be a crowd-puller once again.
Next Sunday’s line-up includes Rampant Rose, Matt Damnage, Wing It, Matt Angell and Fox n Hound.
Rampant Rose will be kicking the event off at 1pm, with her earthy ori- ginal folk style accompanied by blind flute player ‘Sir Charles’.
Journey man Matt Damnage will take to the stage at 2pm, treating fans to a display of skilful guitar playing mixed with his unique style of lyrical story-telling.
Recent arrivals to the Whitsunday scene ‘Wing It’ will appear at 3pm to bring up the tempo for the rest of the event.
This duo have been rocking the Mackay music scene for the past few years, with their fast-paced drums and guitar riffs.
Matt Angell will be back by popular demand at 4pm, playing more ori- ginals from his recently released album ‘Are You Ready’.
A former local, Angell is well known for his hybrid blend of alternative country, blues, roots and folk.
Four-piece band Fox n Hound will be bringing the show home from 5pm with their first hit out for the Airlie Beach Festival of Music since last year’s Battle of the Bands.
Event organiser Andrew Pattinson said this local act were sure to “get the punters off their seats” with their upbeat style and rock n’ roll onstage antics.
Overall, Mr Pattinson said he was really excited to present another fresh crop of original singer / song writers to the township of Airlie Beach.
“We are really starting to unearth some talented musicians and combine it into a very laid back afternoon,” he said.
Music fans can win a three-day ticket to this year’s Airlie Beach Festival of Music simply by attending next Sunday’s event.
Entry to Original Sundays is free.
ARE YOU READY: Former local Matt Angell will be performing more originals from his recently released album ‘Are You Ready’ next Sunday at Magnums.
UPBEAT: Fox N Hound are predicted to bring the house down at next Sunday's Airlie Beach Festival of Music event, hosted by Magnums Hotel. Photo Andrew Pattinson / Vampp Photography.
ORIGINAL FOLK: Singer/song writer Diane Fordsmith, otherwise known as Rampant Rose, will be opening 'Original Sundays' next Sunday, March 29.