GiiMusic launching their EP. A mix of Australian folk music connected to Country and Culture, with blazing blues-inspired vocals.
About this Event
Cultural Arts Collective@Pratten Park Bowling Club - A family-friendly venue pushing contemporary music boundaries with culturally diverse original AUSTRALIAN music, funded by Live Music Australia!
Coming off their Sydney Festival performance in January 2021. GiiMusic launches their self titled EP inspired by stories of family connections, falling in love, domestic violence and caring for country.
GiiMusic is a new band. The word "Gii" come from the Gamillaroi language and it means heart. GiiMusic is the brainchild of Troy Russell. After approaching his long time friend, Bree Baxter a violinist who has played since age five Bree and Troy decided that GiiMusic was born.
They then approached Leila Hamilton a vocalist Troy met whilst teaching guitar classes at Redfern Community Centre and the band went from there. They were going well but needed that something extra and Troy thought of Chris Beltran. Chris and Troy also played together in bands before, one being the Black Turtles a First Nations lead rock band and Green Hand Band also a First Nations lead roots and reggae band. Both from Sydney. Chris clicked right in with Bree, Leila and Troy.
GiiMusic is releasing this EP which is totally self-funded and is a testament to the bands' resilience. GiiMusic is First Nations lead and the songs are poetic and soulful.
Supported by Simone East
Simone East is a Sydney artist whose songs of heartache and thwarted dreams are paeans to those with little left to lose. Simone is currently putting the finishing touches on her debut album Stealing Time recorded with Lyttelton producer Ben Edwards (Aldous Harding, Julia Jacklin, Marlon Williams), and is excited to share her blend of shimmering Country–Soul and 70’s cosmic groove. She has supported notable Australian Americana acts such as The Roadhouses, Loene Carmen and The Lost Ragas as well as Northern California’s The Easy Leaves and Nashville–based Emma Swift.
Food and Drink
Come and support our local community, with food by our Refugee Social Enterprise (Metro Assist)and some local craft beer at the Bar!
Doors open at 6 pm, first band 7.30 pm 2nd band 8.30 pm (ish)
The Bowling Club is volunteer-run.
The Bar will be open to all and there is a disused bowling green where kids and families can hang out (if you don't want to see the bands).