Sunday 21 July 2019
The Olivia Ruth Band rocks stages all over the east coast. Remembered for her forceful performances at Rockhampton River Festival and Agnes Waters Blues Festival, Olivia Ruth is fast becoming the name on South East Queensland music lover's lips. This band creates a lively and raw performance with Olivia's huge dynamic vocal range. Their powerful ballads back up their original emotive song lyrics leaving their audiences stunned.
Olivia Ruth draws inspiration from bands she heard growing up in a musically diverse family including anyone from ACDC, Black Sabbath and Janice Joplin to Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Missy Higgins. Olivia herself has spent many years performing as a soloist and in duos but is now focusing on her band and original performances.
Olivia Ruth are leaving for a 3 month tour of the UK and Europe in September and are already getting airplay on London radio stations.
The gifted singer/songwriter Narelle Schirmer has been performing for over 40 years and writing original music for just as long. As a vocal coach and private music teacher, she strives to give her audiences and students great performance experiences. Self-professed as not fitting into a style as her personal style is as eclectic as her musical taste. " I really love music that tells a story and that I can hear the words and enjoy performing". She hopes you enjoy her "originals" selection working with Kristen on guitar and Ray on bass guitar for the debut of these new songs at The Creek sessions.
This small country town girl born in locally, Chenai Boucher grew up between two worlds and five siblings: Her mother's guidance ties deep to the years spent soaking up the stages experience as mother daughter duo and rock band as she continues to find her own soul music. Chenai, started developing her singing as soon as she could speak. She started writing songs as a young child through her piano skills and pick up the guitar early in her teens. Writing songs through out her life she has traveled all over the state playing her music.
Kissing the Flint
Slave to no particular genre, Kissing the Flint will be on stage performing an eclectic body of originals across roots, folk, reggae, soul, funk, rock and pop; driven by guitar, bass, drum loops and Leah's versatile, power-house voice laced with character, depth and appreciable natural vibrato.
Obsessed with singing from a very young age, Leah Chynoweth-Tidy began song-writing and performing professionally in 2012 after learning to play the guitar and ukulele. Throughout the next few years she fronted Gladstone Region cover bands ded@27, Cosmic String Theory and Dr Trouble at various venues and events, most notably for 4 consecutive years at the Agnes Water Blues Roots & Rock Festival. Leah has twice been selected to appear on stage as part of the RocKwiz National Tour in 2010 and again in 2017 when her voice stood out during both selection heats; admirably performing an unrehearsed impromptu song both times out front of the RocKwiz Orchestra.
They recently launched, at their annual local 1770 Festival, their carbon-negative debut EP “Unconditionality” which was recorded with Dave Beacon at High Lion Studio in Calliope and is available in hard copy as well as on digital platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music and Amazon. Leah has also been mentored since May 2018 in voice and song-writing by Tania Doko of Bachelor Girl. “Kissing the Flint initially came into my mind as a simple visual image,” says Leah, “but to ‘kiss the flint’ also means ‘to cause a spark’, to ‘light a fire’- which is what music has done since its very beginnings.