Dip Your Wings Into the last Galah Bar for 2019
This year has had an amazing range of acts reflecting the diversity and skills of our Border community. This Galah Bar will be no different!
Here is just some of the incredible line up:
Fresh local music from Jackson Quinnell and Elk, plus get your groove on with heart pumping drumming from In the Groove. Plus amazing double trapeze from the Fabulous Flying Suthertans, quirky artistry from Seth Sladen with the flamboyant golden gal Shampagne Supernova as MC.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Jackson was raised on a property outside of a small country town in the Snowy Mountains – where he jammed with his mates until he was old enough to play for a beer or two at the local pub. Chasing the bright lights, he moved to Melbourne where he stayed for a few years, taking his music to venues such as The Espy in St Kilda, The Penny Black & Brunswick Hotel in Brunswick; The Highlander Bar in Melbourne, and various other venues around the city. Being a country boy & missing country life, he made the move to Albury Wodonga where he is now based.
These days, when he isn’t working his day job or playing gigs at local pubs, Jackson is working on an EP with some local musicians and producers. His driving motivator is to make music that resonates with regular people.
This band an ambitious 5 piece folk-pop-rock band hailing from Albury. ELK burst into the local scene with their debut EP ‘Night Hour’ smashing local charts. They soon followed this up with ‘Eyes On The Road’ seeing them soar onto the Unearthed charts. ELK’s unique brand of storytelling will break your heart and tap your feet.
In The Groove
In The Groove share their rhythm language with us through African Drumming. They run classes on Gateway Island and across the region, performing at all sorts of festivals and events.
Learning from music masters from across the African continent, Brianna invites you to wiggle your body with this crew.
Fabulous Flying Suthertans
Eleanor Tan and Ian Sutherland moved to Albury Wodonga a few years ago when their youngest daughter joined the Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Ian overcame his fear of heights to base Eleanor on trapeze at Fruities recreational circus classes. In 2018 they created their first double trapeze act for the Galah Bar stage, and it was Ian’s first ever public performance! They have been working on a new routine to present for our final Galah Bar for 2019. The stamina and skill required to lift and control the weight of one person, and then two – is incredible for these part-time trapeze artists. Come see them fly!
Shampagne Supernova sprung fully formed from her father’s forehead, last Sunday morning when he had a raging hangover from a long night at Paddy’s. It is rumoured that she was Marilyn Monroe’s personal obstetrician, as well as the inspiration behind Lady Gaga’s hit single Born This Way. Shampagne is between 6 and 32,000 years old and enjoys hummus with unhulled sesame seeds.