Fes­ti­val teaser for Air­lie

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL. -

LO­CALS look­ing for­ward to the 2015 Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic won’t have to wait for their first taste of this year’s orig­i­nal acts, some of whom will take to the stage at Air­lie’s Mag­nums Ho­tel, this Sun­day from 1pm.

Ram­pant Rose, Matt Damnage, Wing It, Matt An­gell and Fox n Hound will all be per- form­ing as part of the fes­ti­val’s ‘Orig­i­nal Sun­days’, an on­go­ing live mu­sic se­ries that not only pro­motes the up­com­ing fes­ti­val but also show­cases a va­ri­ety of lo­cal acts.

Diane Ford­smith, oth­er­wise known as Ram­pant Rose, will get this Sun­day’s ses­sion go­ing at 1pm. Af­ter play­ing in a Fla­menco troupe for about six years, Ford­smith formed the band Ram­pant Roses, es­pe­cially for the Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic in 2013. On Sun­day she’ll be ac­com­pa­nied by blind flute player ‘Sir Charles’.

Next up will be Jolly Jingo and Nadene Al­lan.

“He sings protest songs with a smile and she will bring her bluesy folk style,” event or­gan­iser An­drew Pat­tin­son said.

At 3pm Matt Damnage will be up on stage, a crowd favourite for Whit­sun­day mu­sic fans over many years.

For­mer lo­cal Matt An­gell will take over at 4pm to no doubt re­mind the crowd of his stand-out per­for­mance last month.

“An­gell’s bluesy riffs and silky vo­cals had the fans chant­ing for more so we had to bring him back,” Mr Pat­tin­son said.

An­gell will be play­ing more orig­i­nal tracks from his re­cently re­leased al­bum ‘Are You Ready’.

The fi­nal act will be three­piece band Fox n Hound, who will bring the house down from 5pm.

Mr Pat­tin­son said Fox n Hound were usu­ally a cover band

“But they’ve been re­hears­ing for this for about a month now so they’re re­ally step­ping it up,” he said.

“And if their per­for­mance is any­thing like what they did at the Battle of the Bands they re­ally will bring the house down.”

Spe­cial one-off early bird tick­ets to this year’s Air­lie Beach Fes­ti­val of Mu­sic will be avail­able at the event at a one­day-only price of just $200 for a three-day pass.

En­try to Orig­i­nal Sun­days is free.

FI­NAL ACT: Fox n Hound are pre­dicted to bring the house down at this week­end's Orig­i­nal Sun­days event. Photo An­drew Pat­tin­son / Vampp Photography.

SUN­DAY SINGER: Nadene Al­lan, pic­tured here at a pre­vi­ous Orig­i­nal Sun­days event, will be back to en­ter­tain the crowds at Mag­nums this week­end. Photo An­drew Pat­tin­son / Vampp Photography.

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