The Team at House Party on Wheels have created another FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL!!! With 38 killer Melbourne bands and soloists and beer sponsored by Thunder Road Brewing Company it’s gonna to be a ripper!!! 2 stages, great people and one common goal. To share our love of music with the people of Melbourne and around the world! Saturday 8th February, 291 Albert St, Brunswick FREE Mixtape of most of the performers: https://soundcloud.com/hpow-2/sets/hpow-lineup-feb-8th-mixtape

The Sydney Rd Stage Lineup!

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Damn the Dawn

1:15pm-1:35pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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Damn The Dawn is a four piece rock band from Melbourne which formed in 2013.Damn The Dawn members Nic, Mark and Julius started the band way back in 2011. The 3 members went on search for a lead vocalist in 2011. The audition process saw a cornucopias amount of vocalist trying out for the position. However, the search lasted a whole year without any luck. Finally, after being disgruntled with not being able to find a suitable vocalist, Nic decided that he would give singing a go. After a while, the musical waves began to flow for Damn The Dawn and the 3 members were starting to click musically with one another. Damn The Dawn were starting to find their sound with Nic on vocals. They found there was only one thing missing. That the sound they were producing was kind of thin, and another chordal instrument was going to be needed, whether it be keyboards or another guitarist. The final member John, joined the band in late 2013 as the lead guitarist.In January 2014 Damn The Dawn played their first live performance to an audience of around 15 people at Bar 303 in Northcote.
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Andy McGarvie Band

1:45pm-2:05pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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‘Black Dog sounded shit on piano, so I learnt guitar.’It’s hard to resist the appeal of Andy McGarvie’s mischievous candour, and it’s a characteristic that underpins his latest EP, “The Blues Will Get Me Through”.An ode to the genre that inspired him, 'The Blues Will Get Me Through', is a record of enthusiastic devotion to his jazz, rhythm and blues, and rock ‘n roll roots. The 4-track EP tells the tale of a world-wearied journeyman finding resolve and redemption in music and love.Guitar led grooves are set to a back drop of Hammond organ and funky bass hooks, punctuated by trademark riffs and licks from McGarvie’s six-string.As a lyricist McGarvie’s words are sparse and carefully chosen, sometimes finding it easier to let his guitar do the talking. When it comes to his technical ability on guitar he stands alone, if on occasion he is accused of being overly indulgent it’s only because he can.However, to assume that these are songs for the musical elite is a mistake.Introspective yet inclusive, McGarvie’s music will find resonance with both the music aficionados and the casual listener. His songs can be soft and disarming at times, at others, raucous and exciting; The Blues Will Get Me Through will warm the heart and move the feet.The EP comes as a culmination of a lifetime of dedication to the craft of song writing and making a living as a journeyman musician. McGarvie cut his teeth playing Melbourne’s vibrant music scene, playing numerous bars under a variety of guises. Predominantly as a lead guitarist McGarvie featured in acts including Effigy of Now, The Matt Walters Band, Nicholas Roy, The Gabriel Lynch Band and Bobby Flynn.It is under his own moniker, however, that McGarvie really honed his craft, finding the liberty to truly express himself. “The freedom to take the songs anywhere I want is something I love” he explains.This freedom is never more evident than during one of his live performances. Old songs take new form and McGarvie cuts a captivating figure on stage; a wild man on guitar with a vocal delivery that shifts between a velveteen croon and snarling war cry.What’s certain is that regardless of commercial success, radio airplay or recording contracts McGarvie isn’t giving up. With the kind of devotion that saw him tour Australia the day after a bike accident, playing gigs on crutches with a makeshift gladwrap tourniquet round his thigh, you can be sure that if you go looking you’ll find Andy playing.‘If I lost my house in a gambling betIf I lost my friends cos of things I saidIf you won’t come when I call babyWell the blues will get me through’- Andy McGarvie,‘ The Blues Will Get Me Through’

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Peter Dickybird

2:15pm-2:35pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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Like a pop phoenix rising from the ashes of his own messy nest, fledgling Melbourne 4-piece Peter Dickybird return to teach us all about heartbreak, bargain shopping, dinner and cheering the fuck up.
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Low Fly Incline

2:45pm-3:05pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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Low Fly Incline are a band from Melbourne, Australia.Low Fly Incline formed in 2012 and travelled to the desert in California USA to record an album’s worth of material engineered by Scott Reeder (former bass player for Kyuss) at his home studio. Reeder also contributed bass guitar and talk-box to several songs.Low Fly Incline consist of Tarek Smallman (T-Rek) on vocals/guitar/bass, and Mitch McGregor (Children Collide/No Zu) on drums.Low Fly Incline are a two piece band purely out of convenience, and not for the purpose of following any kind of current musical trend.Low Fly Incline would not be offended if you described their music as any one or combination of the following styles: Garage Rock, Desert Rock, Kraut Rock, Psych Rock, Punk Rock or Blues.Low Fly Incline made their live performance debut in September 2012 in AC/DC Lane at Melbourne’s self proclaimed home of rock n’ roll, ‘Cherry Bar’.Low Fly Incline believe the words ‘Low Fly Incline’ appear far too often in this biography.Low Fly Incline do not care if you are a multinational record company or a small independent label that does limited edition 7 inch vinyl packaged in your bedroom or garage. If you are interested in putting out their music, they are interested in hearing from you.Low Fly Incline will, in the near future get bored waiting for someone to release their album and put the damn thing out themselves.Low Fly Incline more than likely want to play a live show with YOUR band.Low Fly Incline would like you to ‘like’ them. Low Fly Incline do not care if you do not like them.Low Fly Incline are wondering if you have yet grasped the concept that the name of their band is ‘Low Fly Incline’.Low Fly Incline can be contacted via the following methods for fun, good times and possible long term relationships.
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Trash Palace

3:15pm-3:35pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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Trash Palace. It’s a provocative attention-grabbing name for a thought-provoking Melbourne post-grunge band. Musically they've taken their lead from that angst-driven generation of music. Lyrically they’ve taken a step away, cynical rather than fist-waving.The Trash Palace members arrive together from very different places and backgrounds:Singer and guitarist Kiran Mays had picked up the guitar her mother thought to learn and discarded. Kiran left home as a teenager, travelling south from Queensland, eventually to Melbourne, busking to stay alive.Bassist David R. Smith was born in Adelaide, but thankfully left at a young age and spent most of his formative years living in Singapore and Brunei Darussalam where he earned his wings in the underground punk scene.Lead Guitarist Hamish Hutchinson, rumoured to be a descendant of Borneo Sea Dayaks (no, seriously), was adopted into a Scottish family and spent the majority of his life living in Brunei Darussalam. Hamish has played guitar for over eleven years and has played in bands in Malaysia, Brunei and more recently, Australia.
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EEO

3:45pm-4:05pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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Melbourne born EEO (pronounced E-O) has been producing a unique blend of folk pop over the past few years. He released his debut record "Villain In Me" in December 2012. Inspired by the likes of Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men and City and Colour he continues to write and record dynamic songs with soulful lyrics and catchy hooks. Check out Villain In Me on iTunes now...

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The Wild Comforts

4:15pm-4:35pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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]The story of The Wild Comforts begins long before the band was formed...Sick of the daily grind in the hustle and bustle of the city; Joshua Deeble knew it was ‘now or never’ so he quit his comfortable job, left his country records and girlfriend at home and hit the road into the Australian Wild with his guitar and just enough cash to get by (Johnny Cash on his mp3 player that would be). This ‘i want my soul back’ trips main purpose was to find a ‘little magic’ in the world which seemed to be completely void of inspiration for writing a song.With no surprise this journey into the unknown was riddled with distractions, inspiration disguised as distraction, for songs; good songs come from the most unexpected experiences.The beginning of the pilgrimage was disasters; sheltered from the week long storm outside, Joshua was confined to an un-standable small ass hiking tent, sure his guitar skills improved but he was sick of eating tinned food with nobody to talk to. When the storm cleared he made his way into a nearby ‘sleepy town’ and checked into a backpackers. Two nights here turned into two weeks as the abundance of musicians and pilgrims alike were good company. Through the day Joshua would hone his guitar skills and song write and through the night he would revel as is the backpacker way. One night here on advice from a fellow backpacker from Amsterdam, Joshua took some ‘poison apples’ which would try to change his musical style to acid-country from dark-country but as soon as he came to his senses, he found his way out of the maze he was trapped in and left the town and his new friends behind.A few months passed and Joshua had made his way from the top of Australia to the bottom, along the way he met many people, filled a book with songs, worked in a few towns, drank enough to keep him drunk for the rest of his life and became accustomed to sleeping under the stars. Although there was no feeling like freedom and being on the road, there was also no feeling like true love, it was time to go home. Joshua jumped on a plane for home to reunite with his girlfriend and to start a band...Once home Joshua booked time in a recording studio but could not convince his friend musicians to start a band, while they would agree to playing as a back-up band on the record. They went into the studio as Joshua Deeble and Papas Pedal Steel Band and came out of the studio as The Wild Comforts. Convinced of Joshua’s craft to write a song, his friends committed to the band, they have been playing shows ever since. There have been a few line up changes but the band has now settled as Josh Redford on lead electric guitar, Kinch Kinski on Bass guitar, Ben Drane on Drums and Joshua Deeble as songwriter, acoustic guitar and vocals.The Wild Comforts sound is as unique as how they came together; from traditional country songs like ‘disappearing house’ to the more upbeat ‘every girl carries a gun’, then there is the epically dark Murder Ballad ‘kill bill’. Their debut album is split into two parts, with a bunch of guest musicians playing instruments such as mandolin, violin, pedal steel, harmonica and piano. Their live set a heavier more energetic version of the songs.The Wild Comforts are a dirty country band ready to make you wish your wife left you, your ute was broken and your dog was dead so you could write country songs too...
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Sonic Moon

5:25pm - 5:45pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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Formed late in 2013, Sonic Moon is a 5 piece genre jumping band from Melbourne. Fuelled by a common love of the quirky and the not so pop, Sonic Moon write music that hints at many of the diverse influences that each member brings to the band. Having been described by some as having a "70's rock psychedelic tinge" and by others as "Jazz with balls", there is no doubt that Sonic Moon are here to inject something new into the Melbourne scene, and will always strive to break ground with their own brand of music.The sound is an eclectic blend of rock, funk, soul, blues, jazz and soul, where dreamy ambience meets chaos.
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Proletarian Riot

5:55pm-6:15pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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A barrage of psychedelic swamp blues

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Bricks

6:25pm-6:45pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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A three piece rockin band from Melbourne, Victoria.
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June Flights

6:55pm-7:15pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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Two Aussies, two Indonesians and a Kiwi walk into a bar…and start playing kick-ass music.It sounds like the perfect set-up for a performance, because it is. Five-member band, June Flights, was formed in Melbourne’s shadowy alleyways during 2012. This quint group will make love to your ears with music that can only be described as “the sexy result of Mr Folk, Mrs Reggae and Ms Rock getting together one Friday night for a three-some”.
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Avantair

7:25pm-7:45pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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From Melbourne. Two girls, two guys. Not to be mistaken for ABBA.
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The Moops

7:55pm-8:15pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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THE MOOPS are an Australian popular rock group formed in late 2011. Their unique style is a smooth yet complex blend of catchy surf rock melodies, immaculate vocal harmonies, grinding rock and gritty blues.

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TBA

8:35pm-8:55pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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The Drooling Mouths

9:05pm-9:25pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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From the bleached naval hinterlands, up the abdomen, past the side boob and down into the hairy pits of Melbourne come The Drooling Mouths. We are a key clanking, six string stroking, snare fisting, full body bass massaging band from the north side of town. Regular rompers of the usual north-side music hubs, we've had a stack of fun playing to and meeting the punters of Melbourne's combustive music scene. In 2014 the band is raring to step it up and throw our shit all around town, hit some festivals and record our debut album. We're rocking an entirely new set with a fresh sound and the album will be composed of brand new tunes as well as secret track remixes of your favourite Youtube cat video soundtracks.Psychadelic rock with funk rhythms. Our biggest influences these days are The Pixies, Queens Of The Stone Age, Tame Impala, White Denim, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Frank Zappa to name a few.
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Gunslingers

9:35pm-9:55pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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WE HAVE A NEW EP OUT, DOWNLOAD FREE HERE: http://gunslingersband.com/

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Vision St

10:05pm-10:25pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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5-Piece Rock/Blues band from Melbourne.
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Beloved Elk

10:35pm-10:55pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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adamNOTeve - "...even though their tracks present immense sadness, there’s a strange comforting feeling within their performances. They are very connected with their audience and their songs make you feel as though you aren’t alone. Like they will hold your hand, hug you tight." - Erin LyonsTone Deaf: “8/10...an ethereal release from a promising Australian band”

Tune Spear: “9/10...'Hemispheres' is birth, life, sex, love, heartbreak and death. This belongs in an art museum”

Sonic Masala: "...Such fragile futility, such understated fecundity, with dark gleaming pop echoing in the chambers..."

Punter at the Tote: "You guys... your music was like, therapy for my head - and your drummer, man..."

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Lieutenant Jam

11:05pm-11:25pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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The 4 piece musical extremely unlikely superhero band, which hails from all around the world, is a fine spread of high octane rock guitar string breaking riffs, earthquake style bass lower than magma, rock drumming a robot couldn't keep up with and vocals which causes the other planets to tremor all jammed into one tasty paste not waste of musically creamy jams better than Tim Tam Slams! Jam made with the spirit of Jim Morrison and The Clash, the fight of Mohammad Ali, The tenacity of the letter D, the continuity of the Stones and time itself, the luck of an Irish version of Steven Bradbury and the only rock to beat paper.

They played at Glastonbury in 2013.

Spread the jam. Get it in you!!! Gettttt it up in you!

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Damn That River

11:35pm-11:55pm

Sydney Rd Stage

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Damn That River was formed by acoustic singer/songwriter Parmjeet Dhillon, drummer Dave Lahn & Bass player Luke Mahoney in 2009.

They spent the next two years playing numerous shows around Melbourne’s live scene, writing and developing their own sound of grunge/rock crossedwith shades of country/folk storytelling, resultingin a powerful, fun and entertaining live show.

In2011 guitarist Jake Camilleri joined on lead guitar to complete the line-up.

2012 marks the release of Damn That River’s first CD‘Tumbleweed’ an eight song E.P now available fromiTunes, shows and the bands website from June 2012 onwards.

2013 has Robert Puglisi join the band on lead guitar for the river to continue flowing!

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The Hondas

12:05am-12:25am Next day

Sydney Rd Stage

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The Hondas are Melbourne-based DIY Rock’ n’ Roll quartet. After a few years of gigging and a series of trial and error in recording, they have teamed up with one of the Melbourne’s most respected producers, Neil Gray (Dan Sultan, Vasco Era, Living End just to name a few) and recorded an album at his Big Sky Studio in Melbourne earlier this year.

The album is to be released next year.

The Railway Stage Lineup!

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Poison Fish

1:50pm-2:10pm

Railway Stage

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Fuelled on psychotic episodes, unpredictability and sarcasm. Poison Fish have been a band since November 2010.Since then Poison Fish have been giving live music venues a thrashing as hard as (or harder then) any other band and their reputation through their peers reflect this.But amongst the punk ethos this band holds, comes a pop influenced quirky side to their songwriting and performances.While this band continues to add new and improved elements to their live show they continue to write new and different material whilst adding elements to their sound.
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Elph

2:25pm-2:45pm

Railway Stage

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Peter from the Wednesday Experiment's side project Elph bang out their debut performance. Woo
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Suga Ruin

2:55pm-3:15pm

Railway Stage

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Chris Warren

3:35pm - 3:55pm

Railway Stage

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Storm Your Castle

4:05pm-4:25pm

Railway Stage

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What do you get when you combine an English squire who goes by the name of Maximus with an Aussie Outlaw named Loz = Eargasms of course
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Elisha Henwood

4:35pm - 4:55pm

Railway Stage

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Sophie Rose

5:05pm - 5:25pm

Railway Stage

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Melbourne based Kiwi artist Sophie Rose is bringing in the revolution with creepy folk blues. She plays acoustic sets regularly around Melbourne and has just finished recording her début E.P. "The Lies We Tell Ourselves"Her influences include references to Jeff Buckley, Regina Spektor, A Perfect Circle and an unplugged Florence and the Machine. Sophie plays guitar, piano and accordion, sings with a powerful jazz-blues voice and has been known to bring her own choir in a small metal box known as the Boss RC-300.Sophie's previous projects include a nine-piece New Orleans blues band that was invited to play at the International Jazz festival in Queenstown, NZ; session harmony vocals; music teaching; and live performances across the globe.
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Mike Waters

5:35pm - 5:55pm

Railway Stage

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Melbourne based music guy who does songs and shit.
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Sophie Officer

6:05pm- 6:25pm

Railway Stage

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When listening to the acoustic musings of Sophie.Officer, it's easy to imagine that she was raised in a field of white daisies, and learnt to read from a bob dylan song book. Playing guitar far longer than she will say her ability shows, and writing songs well before that, Sophie.Officer captures your attention with her unique voice and ever present garlands of flowers. Her original songs range from delicate ballads of searching love, to frank battles with ones mind. Playing across Melbourne and country Victoria, Sophie hopes to release her debut EP in late March

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Tara Walsh

6:35pm - 6:55pm

Railway Stage

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Tara Walsh is a kiwi born musician who Graduated from CPIT Jazz School with a Bachelor of Musical Arts in 2012 (Performance Jazz). Since then she has spread her wings and flown to Melbourne, where she resides, and has gained much artistic inspiration, and followed a more electronic path. Her songs are filled with soul, sweet nord sounds, fantastic harmonies, and are very compelling, such as her performances. This young musician is definitely a force to be reckoned with.

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Scott Boyd

7:05pm - 7:25pm

Railway Stage

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Scott Boyd is a 19 year old acoustic singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, who combines light, textured and breathy vocals with from the heart lyrics and catchy pop melodies and hooks. With a captivating live performance combining both energy and intimacy, the singer’s songs truly come to life on the stage.

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Austin Busch

7:35pm - 7:55pm

Railway Stage

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Austin Busch brings his love of blues, soul and song together with a diverse vocal range and creates a musical journey which is unique. Inspired by old time Blues and Soul he delivers a performance which can jump from a smooth soulfulness to a raspy punch.Spending the last few years travelling throughout the country and abroad with his band Austin has become a regular on the touring circuit playing at festivals and earning supports for artists such as Bob Brozman (USA), James Hunter (U.K).

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Tina and the No Boys Aloud

8:15pm- 8:35pm

Railway Stage

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The debut of a HPOW supergroup! Tina and the No Boys Aloud. It's got Jacob, Amy from Beloved Elk, Catherine and the 2nd best Asian in the world Tina! They're going to take you on a trip down to motown so you'd get your blue suede shoes out of the closest and release your grandma from the retirement village for some toe tapping classics. Tina will bring the fried rice. (Tina is going to kick my ass for this bio.)
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Shane Bauer

8:45pm - 9:05pm

Railway Stage

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While touring Nepal on a spiritual rock journey, Shane was once asked by a monk “What music do you play?” Shane replied “Bad music.” The Monk disagreed. They agreed to disagree.Shane Bauer sings to you straight from the heart, drawing inspiration from the beautiful tones and high notes of Jeff Buckley, and the melodic guitar and lateral lyrics of City and Colour.It is not known exactly how or where to find Shane, but it has been speculated that he lives in Melbourne. All we know is that he responds to the bat signal.

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Cabbages and Kings

9:20pm - 9:40pm

Railway Stage

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A band full of the drunkest banjo picking, fiddle screeching, chain bashing, squeezebox popping, wire wrangling, bootlegging bandits that the world has to offer
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Dropframe

9:50pm-10:10pm

Railway Stage

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DROP FRAME : Raised by wolves in the mountains overlooking the gothic church laden streets of Perth’s medieval sprawl. DROP FRAME has burst out of the cave and howled to the moon.His debut album “MONK” merged the classical and orchestral sounds of composers past with the ground-shaking bass laden rave movement of the past 20 years.Tracks such as “D Slam”, "Satellite", “Shimmer” and more recently "Trichome" have blown up on Triple J unearthed, receiving high praise from Triple J Presenters and getting airtime on Home & Hosed, Mixup, Triple J mornings and 2012.Sparks where seen flying out of the studio while DROPFRAME put the final touches on his latest offering - the 'Kinetic EP'. Built to represent his new environment of Melbourne, featuring 4 vocalists (Including Savage - Multi-Platinum artist of 'Moonshine' fame) and spanning over multiple genre's.DROP FRAME has hit the world with a left hook and is about to secure his knock out blow.