Performers from 2012
Axle is a musican, actor and presenter. Currently starting on Home 7 Away, Axle was born in Warnambool on 16 December 1980, Axle grew up on his family's farm in country Victoria. While his dad toiled in the fields, his mother would drag Axle and his two older brothers out to live music shows and at home, someone would always be playing music somewhere; The sounds of Bob Dylan, Paul Simon or Creedence Clearwater were never far away. Axle performed at Warrambeen Film Festival in 2010. We are excited about his return this year and look forward to hearing some of his new country tunes.
Not the Wolf
With history on their side, youth in their hearts and an intriguing approach to music that sucks you into a vortex of celtic tunes, western swing, jazz, bluegrass, pop, blues and perhaps a little Carlos Santana thrown in for good measure, Not the Wolf will quite probably blow your socks off.
Danny Walsh & Johnny Livewire
During a discordant dust storm, troubadour Danny Walsh, out on the trail with a sack full of songs and a sanguine step, was forced to take refuge inside a dark cave. That cave was in fact the hideout of the notorious outlaw guitarist Johnny Livewire, armed with an artillery of six stringed weapons. That night they drank mystic mead and made music to warn off the cacophonic blizzard raging outside and in the calm of the morning, a legendary musical partnership was born. We now welcome them to Warrambeen with anticipation and a hint of trepidation...
Krista Polvere graces the Warrambeem Film Festival for the first time. Playing cccoustic, country folk, Krista Polvere lyrically paints a moving picture of love and loneliness with the haunting delivery of a woman who clearly understands these emotions. Alternative folk artist, Krista Polvere headed for New York City where she felt she could immerse herself in the city and the place she felt musically inspired by. “I've always felt that music was something to be treasured, but it’s much too special to keep to yourself,” says Krista. This ideal emboldened the singer/songwriter from Adelaide to move to the biggest city in the world.
John Patrick & The Keepers
With a folk style and country tinge, this is a record brimming with quirky lyrical genius and strong, punchy melodies, John Patrick is joined by a bevy of talented musicians on home soil who now constitute John Patrick & The Keepers. Vocalist and violist Phoebe Dubar, guitarist Richard Naylor, Ben Hoosman on drummer Alex Gooding and bassist Julio Castillo form the Australian quintet who have performed showcases in London and Paris, and are generating a buzz around their captivating live performances.
Described in one review as “a young Paul Kelly”, John Patrick is certain to make imprints around the country with his inimitable voice and captivating tunes.
Dead Betty take time out from their intergalactic 2012 celestial tour to touch down at Warrambeen in their giant mechanical shark from outer space. One man down; their Dutch lead guitarist was last seen riding into the night on a Unicorn that farts rainbows. Warning, show may contain supernatural themes.