Singer Songwriter & Multi Instrumentalist
ACOUSTIC ALTERNATIVE / INDIE
Trav Collins is a multi instrumentalist singer/songwriter who has a unique sound, incorporating acoustic guitar with unorthodox electric tones and effects. Accompanying himself with a didgeridoo and harmonica, his solo music has the fullest sound possible whilst still maintaining an acoustic feel.
An Adelaide based artist, Trav has been playing shows all over the country for the last few years including festivals and headline ticketed events. He has been living on and off travelling around Australia in his van since leaving school and initially made a name for himself busking in malls around Australia.
His latest single ''Fragile Minds" and debut EP "Rabbit Tracks" have seen Trav's sound and songwriting evolve since the release of his self titled Live Album back in 2018. He writes songs of experience, self-discovery, emotion and things he believes in among other curiosities of life. With a newly formed band consisting of Cello/ Female Vocals/ keyboard and drums along with his massive new catalogue of unreleased music.
Trav's live performance has had a complete face-lift after writing plenty of new songs during the quiet time in 2020. He is currently working on his next release which is scheduled for 2022.
"...a multi instrumentalist singer/songwriter who has a unique sound... accompanying himself with a didgeridoo and harmonica, his solo music has the fullest sound possible whilst still maintaining an acoustic feel."
PERCUSSION & DRUMMING
Rhythm Stix is a unique group of young drummers and percussionists including primary and secondary school students. It was formed by drum teacher Maux Predergast nearly 15 years ago and has been increasingly popular among budding musicians.
They perform at festivals, markets, Freeza events and anywhere there is a crowd to entertain. The performances showcase a variety of percussion and drumming techniques and provides young people the opportunity to perform in public which increases their confidence and self esteem.
CELLO & FLUTE
Meet Izzy and Sammy Wright. Izzy plays the cello and has been playing for 6 years, since year 3 at Mansfield Steiner School. She doesn't like doing scales, but does love Yo Yo Ma!
Sammy has been playing the flute for 2 years, after playing the violin since prep up to year 5. Sammy prefers the flute because she thinks the 'e' string is too squeaky on the violin, plus it's smaller and easy to carry, unlike Izzy's cello!
Charlie Dobson has been playing guitar for nearly 4 years under the guidance of one of Mansfield’s best guitar teachers - Paul Riley. Charlie loves music and enjoys playing a wide variety of music both new and old.
Molly Dunn is a local girl from Merrijig and has been playing piano for the past 6 years. She performs and loves many styles of music from folk and pop through to classical.
SINGER & GUITARIST
Archie Dunn is a local lad from Merrijig who loves singing and playing guitar. He has a wide taste in music playing blues, pop, country and more.
While Doc Wallace won't be joining us in song, we are very grateful for his role as MC and taking care of Sound & Lighting. A little info about Doc...
He first appeared on Channel 9's Tarax Show when he was 13. After competing in Local and National Finals of New Faces, his original music shared an Erik Award for the best professional production of 1969. He later wrote and produced a number of musicals including The Second Flaw, A Matter of Compromise, Back to the Wall, Emergence and Prop and Cop. While living in the UK he was asked to open for Procol Harum's Gary Brooker in London in 2007, and continued to play around the UK professional and festival scene til returning to Australia in 2017.
His songs have been finalists in the UK Songwriting Competition over the last several years, and he continues collaborations with other writers in Australia and the UK. One of his 1977 albums is due for re-release on vinyl in the USA in the near future after all albums sold out internationally.
These days he plays a rough mix of classic 60s-80s in a number of formats and likes to describe some of the material as 'bent covers'! While he doesn't play much percussion these days, he still can manage to remember the words of some of these classic pop tunes on keys and guitar. He may even be tempted to do one of his originals...
Singer Songwriter & Guitarist
MC, SOUND & LIGHTING
Singer Songwriter & Guitarist
Charli is a 17 year old Jamieson resident, who attended Steiner School in Mansfield, prior to gaining a boarding scholarship to attend Scots School in Albury.
She currently is in Year 11 studying Music and Drama. She is a singer/songwriter and accompanies herself on guitar.
Charli has appeared locally at community festivals and venues, and recently performed "Amazing Grace" to great acclaim at the induction of the Principal of Scot School, Mr Mark Geraets.
for the kids...
Black Snake Productions Hands-On Educational Wildlife Display
Giant Family Games - Skittles, Pick-up Stickes & Dominoes
Popcorn Cart & Sausage Sizzle
PLUS local student busking!