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Sunset Sessions lineup

Between now and the end of March, a line-up of national and international musicians will take to our stage on Biloela Lawn to perform original songs and inspired covers from a range of genres.

Shows for Sunset Sessions are running Saturday evenings from 5pm to 8pm between (and including) 28 March 2020.

Get a taste for this year’s line-up with our Spotify Playlist and read on to discover who's playing and when...

Saturday, 18 January 2020 | Alice Terry with Darryl Beaton

Edoardo Santoni, Darryl Beaton

Described by The Music as an old-school chanteuse with the grit of Janis Joplin, Alice Terry (pictured left) combines folk, jazz and blues to create music both sultry and heartbreaking. Meanwhile, Darryl Beaton (right) – a multi-instrumentalist who has lent his talents to the likes of Kanye West and Katie Noonan – will explore an eclectic range of musical disciplines from funk, jazz, reggae and gospel through to Latin, rock, hip hop, and soul.

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Saturday, 25 January 2020 | Soma with Lady Lyon

Soma

A lilting country tone. Driving electric guitar. Heart break tempered by home feels. Songs about the sea. These are some of the things you can expect when Sydney-based singer/songwriter Lady Lyon (pictured left) takes to the stage accompanied by multi-instrumentalist Luke Wellington. Next up, Soma (right) – an RnB enchantress with a repertoire of intricate, vivid spells – will dive into the murky, delicious depths of contemporary soul.

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Saturday, 1 February 2020 | Hollie Col with Charlie Finn

Hollie Col, Charlie Finn

Fresh off her sold-out debut tour and performances with the likes of The Rubens and Dan Sultan, Hollie Col (pictured left) is heading to Cockatoo Island in support of her new single ‘Unholy’ – a bright indie-rock tune that’ll speak to anyone who’s ever been caught in the middle of an unforgettable but unholy romance. Meanwhile, Charlie Finn (right) – an Ohio-born multi-instrumentalist Charlie Finn – will take to the stage with a collection of original songs influenced by Midwest American Rock records.

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15 February 2020 | Miiesha with Lady King

Miiesha, Lady King

Hailing from the small Aboriginal community of Woorabinda in Central Queensland, 20-year-old Miiesha (pictured left) is primed to bring people together with her RnB/soul-laced set. Ahead of the rising star’s performance, five-piece Soul/RnB band Lady King (right) will feed your weary hearts and get your feet moving with songs that recall Sade, Amy Winehouse and D’Angelo.

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Saturday, 22 February 2020 | Josh Cashman & Leonie Kingdom

Josh Cashman, Leonie Kingdom

Having toured with the likes of Tash Sultana, Ocean Alley and John Butler Trio, Gippsland native Josh Cashman (pictured left) is bringing his unique blend of thoughtful pop and heartfelt roots to Cockatoo Island. Meanwhile, support act Leonie Kingdom (right) – whose single ‘Night Terrors’ topped the Triple J Unearthed charts – will wrap the audience in a sound that is dark and mysterious.

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Saturday, 21 March 2020 | Taj Ralph & Elizabeth Fader

Taj Ralph, Elizabeth Fader

‘Kill the Mood’ may be the name of one of Taj Ralph’s recent releases, but the rising Sydney rapper and Triple J Unearthed High finalist (pictured right) will rule the evening with a set of shimmering songs. Meanwhile, support act Elizabeth Fader (left) – named one of Happy Mag’s 20 Australian guitarists to watch – will set the scene with her melodic brand of indie rock.

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Saturday, 28 March 2020 | Ella Haber with Indira Elias

 Ella Haber, Indira Elias

Rising jazz maestro Ella Haber (pictured left) will headline our final Sunset Sessions gig for the season with a set of spell-binding and intelligent compositions that demonstrate her songwriting chops and mastery of multiple instruments. Meanwhile, support act – Sydney-based singer-songwriter Indira Elias (right) – will caress tender hearts (and melt hardened ones) as she explores cinematic, folk-noir soundscapes.

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