Put Sunday 26 June in your diary for the next PARK SOUNDS event. The music magic will be happening from 1pm – 4pm (brought forward an hour to take advantage of that winter sun) with another great line-up featuring JC & THE TREE, AMPERSAND and the very awesome JEM CASSAR-DALEY.
Pack your picnic rug and chairs for this fabulous afternoon of FREE live music in Dick Caplick Park, right in the centre of town Eumundi. All welcome.
JC & THE TREE is an indie-folk duo combining the songwriting skills and luscious voice of Mr Tree with JC on violin and keys. Their voices blend beautifully in harmony as they play their range of original indie/folk tunes, pushing boundaries to take their audiences on a journey through genres including gypsy/spanish violin pieces, folk/metal rock songs, funky wah-wah violin grooves and soulful piano ballads. JC and the Tree are a rather new act but have already performed at well-known folk festivals such as Palm Creek and Wintermoon. Founding member JC has performed in various other touring acts across the world, with performances at festivals such as Glastonbury, Womad, Bluesfest, Splendour in the Grass and Port Fairy Folk Festival.
AMPERSAND is a versatile six-piece band made up of young musicians from the Sunshine Coast aged 12-18 years old, specialising in energetic, upbeat contemporary music. Performing music from a variety of genres, with a distinctive and unique fusion style, the members share a strong work ethic and love of creating music. Ampersand’s current line-up features (in descending order of age) Jarrod Tutbury (18) on keys; Katie Mei (17) on vocals; Isi Semmler (15) on vocals; Orlando Hamilton-Craig (14) on drums/percussion; Jed Green (13) on bass; and Jake Parkes (12) on lead guitar. These terrific young musos met through Hamburger Music Productions and have performed at venues and events across the Sunshine Coast. They are working on originals with the goal of a debut album/EP.
JEM CASSAR-DALEY graced the Brisbane music scene in 2021 with her debut single ‘Letting Go,’ followed by sophomore track ‘Changes’ and now her latest, ‘Like it More.’ Still in the early days of her solo career, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter is already creating the standard of art that can only see her flourish. The young talent has come into her own as a contemporary artist, with a world-class sound that is a unique combination drawing from favourites like Missy Higgins, Phoebe Bridgers, Angus and Julia Stone, and Carole King. As imagined, the result is a gorgeously diverse soundscape of soul, indie, pop grooves. Jem’s captivating performances, stellar vocals and timeless songwriting earnt her the 2022 Queensland Music Indigenous Award for ‘Letting Go’, a debut headline Queensland tour, Spotify editorial playlisting support, nationwide press, and a spot on several festival line-ups, including Jungle Love.
PARK SOUNDS is an initiative by the team at the Imperial Hotel Eumundi and takes place on the last Sunday of the month.