40 The Corso Manly
Wednesday Mar 22nd
Tom Walters is a singer/songwriter new on the scene from Sydney’s Inner West. He has spent the last few months developing songs for an EP he hopes to record later this year and has spent time playing open mics to test out the tunes. Tom’s style is influenced by artists such as John Butler, Ben Howard, and bands like Mumford & Sons. Open tunings and roots based riffing are the bedrock of most of his original songs
A 22-year-old singer/songwriter from Sydney, Australia. Ella started violin at just three years old, and joined the Australian Girls Choir when she was 8. At age 14, Ella began teaching herself piano and guitar, and started song writing, busking, and performing her own original songs around Sydney. As a teenager Ella worked with vocal and song writing coach Erana Clark, and recorded a 10-track album of original songs when she was 17. Ella has shared the stage with the likes of Vanessa Amorosi, Bob Evans and Hugh Jackman, as well as performing live and studio backing vocals for TV series ‘Australian Idol’ and ‘X-Factor’. In 2014 Ella travelled and performed for two months in West Canada, and recorded and collaborated with Canadian musician Vince Vaccaro. Ella draws influence on artists such as Joni Mitchell, Kate Bush, Stevie Nicks, Ben Howard, The Foals, and Bon Iver. Ella has just completed her Bachelors degree in Communications and Social Inquiry, and is now looking to focus on music full time, develop and complete her new EP, and travel overseas armed with a guitar.
He has toured nationally and internationally, appeared on TV & radio with artists: Celine Dion, Jim Conway, Joshua Kadison, Ian Moss, Southbound, Lior, Equals Three, MOFO and FreeRide. “I’ve been privileged to have played countless live gigs and enjoyed being a workshop and private Guitar teacher for over 17 years. So after so many years of playing other artists songs I’m keen to explore my own songs and see where I can take them.”
You and the Buzz
Formely known as Frenchy & the Buzz. When Frenchy decided to go back to France, the Buzz were left with “Relwand” on bass & drummer “Zarrick” & some microphones. They recruited the Class 1C Axeman “Sevo” & gave him a mic & all of a sudden they were vocalists, all of them. They renamed themselves “You & the Buzz”. 2 weeks later (on the fly) they recorded 2 songs at North Sydney Tafe. This Fonk band play originals with memorable performances including: flashing lights, catchy lyrics, the D.M.P, artwork, & of course infectious grooves. They are energetic, buzzing & will help You find your dancing feet.