SHIHAD is BAAACCK!! Formed in 1988 by high school chums Tom Larkin and Jon Toogood, Shihad began playing in their home town of Wellington, New Zealand, rapidly becoming one of the cities most popular acts. Preparing to enter the studio to record the follow up to FVEY, Shihad announce a final show to complete the circle of live performances of FVEY. On release FVEY stunned many who’d assumed the band were preparing an exit after 25 years. However, drawing inspiration from the global awaking of social injustices perpetrated by big business and government upon citizens FVEY provides a potent and acerbic dose of lyrical commentary as the music, heavy, textured and thoughtful provides enough kick and punch to have most commentators and fans lauding FVEY as the most rounded and complete album of their career.
CHRISLYN HAMILTON (Australian Idol/Australia’s Got Talent)
For the uninitiated,Chrislyn Hamilton found a national audience at the age of 17 when she appeared in the 2008 series of Australian Idol where she placed 5th overall, becoming the last woman standing in the series. In 2012, Chrislyn reached new heights when she became a semi finalist on Australia’s Got Talent. During her time in the competition, Hamilton won praise from judges Kyle Sandilands, Danni Minogue and Brian McFadden for her powerful stage presence, and spine tingling performances. Musically, Chrislyn’s genre sits comfortably within the Pop/Soul, Blues/Roots and Funk styles of music, and she credits artists Etta James, Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera as her greatest musical influences.
The Wet Fish
The Wet Fishare an instrumental live machine, delivering good times for all with a versatile and contagious mix of classic surf, spy, soul and high-energy rock and roll. With live shows offering a rousing blend of originals and a unique twist on crowd-pleasing gems, The Wet Fish are guaranteed to get the party started!
Kurruptis a Brisbane based drum and bass dj with over 17 years experience in not only behind the decks but also as a drummer. Born and raised in New Zealand where he honed his skills he made the move across the ditch in 2003 and has never looked back. Kurrupt has played across Australia and New Zealand and has supported some of the biggest names in drum and bass to date such as Andy C, Friction, Phace, Noisia, The Upbeats and many more. Kurrupt’s sound is aimed towards the heavier side of drum and bass and his cutting edge mixing style and his selection of tracks is well respected in the local scene.