SIAN EVANS, THE MIGHTY KIND, DANA HASSALL, OLIVIA NOLAN
Date Saturday 17th October
Come along to the Bison Bar for a night of awesome Alt. Country goodness featuring:
Sian Evans’ life long journey with music has seen her explore the continent playing numerous festivals whilst connecting with the full spectrum of professional musicians. Well known for her leading vocals and driving force behind Brisbane’s favourite harmonizing flood-folksters The Rusty Datsuns, Sian has recently been re-focusing on her solo songwriting and performances.
From old time covers (Andrew Sisters anybody?), to personal endearments, to solo Sian-ified versions of The Rusty Datsuns’ material, Sian delivers emotionally raw yet professionally polished performances to put a twinkle in your eye and a tingle in your toes.
She may be on the youthful side of the spectrum but Dana Hassall is far from new to the music scene.
Dana’s passion for music is obvious in her debut EP, See It Now, produced by multiple Golden Guitar Award winner Matt Fell.
Dana says she’s spent a lot of this year writing as much as possible and immersing herself in all kinds of music, listing the sounds of Ryan Adams, The Civil Wars, John Mayer and Harry Hookey as some of her favourites. “I’ve got a pretty big arsenal of songs behind me now. I’m honing in on what I like and really connect with, so when the next album comes I know I’ll be really proud of it.”
Dana is a graduate of the CMAA Academy of Country Music 2012. With her rich, earthy vocals, guitar prowess and fierce determination, she’s a force to be reckoned with. If alt-country or folk is your cup of tea, it’s safe to say you’ll be hearing about Dana Hassall in days to come.
The Mighty Kind
Aussie wanderer, Ash Constance has spent most of her musical career travelling about and playing shows on sidewalks, in garages or down by the seaside in far-off places like the west coast of Turkey and the north of England. She taught herself how to play guitar when her brothers refused to play the songs she wanted to sing - now she writes her own stories into songs that reminisce about life on the road and tell tales of love and love lost.
Trevor Tolton has been pickin' guitar and singing songs all across Australia for many years now. A graduate of the CMAA Academy and well known in Australian Bush Balladeer scene, Tolton is an old soul picker with his roots deeply set in the music of bygone days. Taking inspiration from musicians such as Guthrie, Dylan and Ramblin' Jack as well as the pioneers of Australian country music, his sound echoes that of the past.
Together, blending their influences to create a unique sound, this duo of troubadours perform their original folk/ alt. country tunes as The Mighty Kind.
Tickets: $10 at the door.
See you there! :)