40 The Corso Manly
Thursday August 31st
Damian Rumphorst is a young singer songwriter from Sydneys south west. With his debut Ep ARISE being released nearly over a year a go, filled with some catchy pop melodies, to steady slow songs with a twist of hip/hop and soul. This youngster is set to start making a name for himself within the industry. He has been busking and gigging for a while now with nothing but himself, the guitar and the loop pedal. An act you don’t want to miss.
A Northern English storyteller and master guitarist with a soulful breathy voice reminiscent of old English folk singers such as John Martyn and Sandy Denny. Chris’s songs are forged beneath the landscape of the bridges and shipyards of working class Newcastle where he grew up. This Geordie boy wears his heart on his sleeve and takes you on a journey of lost souls and deep love whilst mesmerising you with extraordinary finger picking and beautiful melodic chords.
Mon-Ami is a 24 year old singer/songwriter and keyboardist from the Northern Beaches. She began songwriting when she was 14 after being accepted into a 12 week songwriting course with X-Factor and Australian Idol vocal coach, Erana Clark. After writing 5 tracks together, Mon-Ami continued to compose music and lyrics in her own time, coming back in 2011 to record her 10 track album ‘Headache’. Her debut single, ‘Electrifying’, made the Semi Finalist List in both Unsigned Only 2015, 2016 and the International Songwriting Competition 2016.
Andrew Samuel Band
Since the release of his debut single ‘Mediocre’ early in 2016, Andrew Samuel has been making a name for himself as a formidable songwriter. His music is brooding and poetic, putting lyrics at the front and centre. Ripe has called him ‘Australia’s answer to Destroyer’ and he has been likened to The National and Nick Cave, to name a few. His debut EP, Hissing Bitterness, has received wide acclaim. Tone Deaf called it “beautifully restrained” and Happy Mag described it as “stories of tiredness, loneliness and sadness begin to cathartically mend the soul and lift the spirit”. Andrew’s EP was released August 27 and was followed by a national tour. ‘Enmore Road’, Andrew’s second EP, is set for release in late 2017 and promises a bigger, more energetic sound.