Wilson Pickers, Jackie Marshall and Karl S Williams
Get ready for a raucous time as these festival favourites serve up new music and ARIA-nominated alt country tunes.
Started in 2009 as a side project for Andrew Morris, Danny Widdicombe, Sime Nugent, Ben Salter and John Bedggood, the Wilson Pickers have since gone onto receive an ARIA nomination for each of their three albums, played major festivals throughout Australia and built a reputation for the very, very good time that is had by everyone at their live shows.
The Wilson Pickers play original folk and alt country songs using bluegrass instrumentation. They stand five men across the front of the stage and are renowned for their five-part harmony singing and jovial attitude. Their shows are raucous, virtuosic, often spell binding and always fun.
Their latest album 'You Can't Catch Fish From a Train' features the raw ebullience for which the Wilson Pickers are known, alongside heartfelt reflections on some of what life has thrown at this band of deft musicians and close friends, each bringing their own talents and perspectives to the table while keeping their individual voices.
Jackie Marshall is one of Queensland's best songwriters with a career spanning more than 12 years and critical acclaim not just in Australia but worldwide. Known for her tender but gutsy style which has had her compared to everyone from Janis Joplin to Joni Mitchell, it is rare for an audience to walk away from a Jackie Marshall show thinking about that voice. After suffering her third bought of cancer in 2016, she is now back stronger than ever preparing for the release of her third major studio album titled 'Lilith Shrugs'.
KARL S WILLIAMS
Self-described as "a guitar-slinging, banjo-wielding vagabond with a penchant for hell fire, heavenly salvation, and writing about himself in the third person", Banjos Blues player Karl S Williams is an experienced performer with a number of national and international tours under his belt. He released his album 'Heartwood' in 2014 and recently finished a coastal tour after releasing his most recent single 'Blood to give'.
LATE NIGHT PARTY
THE TRACK & FIELD ALL STAR SOUND SYSTEM
On your mark! Your Queensland Music Stage house band the Track & Field All Star Sound System go for gold and pump up the jam with some of the biggest music and artistic heavy-weights on the scene today.
Take your mark as our All Star host performers celebrate every night like it’s the opening ceremony with a rotating line-up of incredible human talent hailing from the world-class disciplines of cabaret, beatbox and circus and sword-swallowing.
Warm-up, stretch, re-fuel and get ready to party with The Track & Field All Star Sound System!
The Track & Field All Star Sound System: 11pm - Midnight
Wilson Pickers: 9.30pm - 10.30pm
Jackie Marshall: 8pm - 9pm
Karl S Williams: 7pm - 7.30pm
- Fri 6 Apr 2018
- Fri 6 Apr, 07:00pm - 11:59pm
- Queensland Music Stage, Surf Parade, Broadbeach, Gold Coast
Surf Parade and Queensland Avenue
Broadbeach QLD 4218
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Eryca Judi - Green, Photographer
The Track & Field All Star Sound System:
Holly Madge, Drums & Percussion - (Hansz Zimmer, Cee Lo Green, Duran Duran)
Grant Arthur, Brass, guitar and vocals
DJ Lazer Ferrari, Decks
Donald Stewart, Brass, guitar and vocals
Stephen Grant, Keys (C.W Stoneking, Jazz Party)
Darcy McNaulty, Saxophone and vocals (Jazz Party, Clairy Browne & The Bangin Rackettes)
Bernie Curry (Wentworth, Neighbours)
Simone Page Jones (Miles & Simone, The Lovebirds)
Vicky Falconer-Pritchard (East End Cabaret)