Music Line Up
Good music is what the Ballina Prawn Festival is all about! Check out the music line up for this years Ballina Prawn Festival, headlined by Eskimo Joes own Kav Temperley followed up with the festival kick on after party featuring Marshall O’Kell! Also appearing is Mitch King, The Young Murphies, Broadfoot and Simon Doe!
Kav Temperley has played a major role in the success of Australian three-piece, Eskimo Joe, as both the front man and an award winning songwriter. Eskimo Joe climbed steadily into the hearts of Australians from the day triple j first spun “Sweater” on their airwaves. The band’s clever pop creations were infectious – scoring them their first Australian festival slots as well as a Gold plaque for debut album, Girl, kicking off what has been a massive career.
On the live front, Eskimo Joe have performed at huge events such as, Sound Relief, Live Earth, Make Poverty History, ARIA Awards, Big Day Out, Homebake, Splendour In The Grass, Triple J’s One Night Stand and Sundance Film Festival in Utah, USA. Along with numerous tours of Australia, their music released to great acclaim in the US, Canada, Europe and Korea with festivals and sold out tours to boot.
In 2014, Kav struck out on his own for a 3-month tour of Australia in celebration of the 10th Anniversary of Eskimo Joe’s “A Song Is A City”; Presenting the much-loved album in full complete with stories about the band at the time of it’s original release. Moving into 2016 and beyond Kav is focused on co-writing with various artists and producers. Kav has just released his debut solo EP ‘Hope St’.
Don’t miss this brilliant performer, with the performance showcasing Kav’s career as a singer, songwriter,and performer with many of the hits from his days with Eskimo Joe.
Rock/ mojo-blues and roots. Marshall Okell offers up a deep, raw, honest,
dirty blues sound that grabs you by the throat and then soothes you with a
sweet, honey-tasting musical medicine. With 3 albums released over 10 years, Marshall has spent the majority of his musical career on the road and his continuous string of live performances have crafted him into a rousing, foot-stomping, mojo-bluesman like no other.
His current band of musicians bring with them a blistering level of addictive, heart and mind altering musical energy that leaves you crazy for more.
Mitch King, “Multi Instrumentalist” crowned Winner of the 2016 Tamworth Country Music Festival Busking Championship and voted “Hottest New Act” at St Kilda Festival 2016 , continues to spread his catchy and distinctive sound across Australia.
Well known for his unique and dynamic performances, Mitch showcases his ability to simultaneously blend vocals with electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, kick drum and tambourine to create his Australian Folky Blues and Roots Sound.
In his short time as a professional musician Mitch has already performed at many festivals including Blues on Broadbeach, Byron Bay Bluesfest, Gympie Muster, St Kilda Festival, Moomba Festival plus many more and has even appeared nationally on Sunrise Live TV.
Since the launch of his debut EP ‘Alive’ in 2012, selling over 5,000 copies in its first year Mitch has performed many shows along Australia’s East Coast. In 2014 he released his debut Album “A life under the sun” which has been extremely well received and exceeded personal expectations. Don’t miss him!
The Young Murphies
Something magical happened when The Young Murphies joined voices in 2013. Their harmonies wove together like shimmery threads, stopping people in their tracks. Their Country-Folk-Pop fusion is fresh. It’s fun. But at the same time their music reminds you of something old, warm and comfy.
A Young Murphies gig is an invitation to simply revel in the joy of being yourself, straight up, no pretensions here thanks, with lyrics that point straight at those things you thought no-one else could hear you thinking. Sometimes beautiful and tender, sometimes silly, and highly irreverent, even downright rude but always real.
Bluesy, funky, soulful, rocking, colourful, fun, relaxed and intense are strokes which only begin to sketch the joyously uncategorisable sound of Broadfoot. Festival favourite Broadfoot will unleash the twin genies of dance and delight at the 2016 Ballina Prawn Festival with a heady and ever evolving mix of original material. There is something for everyone at a Broadfoot gig so come along and catch them at the Prawn Fest as the band continues to go from strength to strength, buoyed by their intrinsic love of bringing great live music to every listening ear and underpinned by superb musicianship, intense musical interplay and a crystal spring of stand-out original songs.
Ballina local Simon Doe graced the buskers stage at the 2015 Ballina Prawn Festival. This year his laid back coastal vibe will be taking on the main stage. Simon Doe is a 26 year old sing/songwriter born in the beaches of Ballina. Simon encompasses the chilled, acoustic good-vibes of the far north coast. While still learning and growing as a musician, exploration is a key element to his style, trying to push the barriers between folk and electronic music. Having just returned from 2 years in Canada where Simon lived off his music, he has come back to his roots to develop his sound. He is currently in the process of recording his first E.P which is very much based around the coastal environment he grew up with. Simon is a local gem and his raw talent is sure to astound!