Darlinghurst is a Melbourne based Country group that has had amazing success with their 2021 debut self-titled album debuted at #1 on the ARIA Country Album chart. In 2022 they won their first Golden Guitar at the Australian Country Music Awards for New Talent of the Year. Amazing talent that will have everyone up dancing.
Since their debut in 2019, Eastbound Buzz (Melbourne-based quintet) have been producing evocative lyricism mixed with atmospheric rock sounds. Their new single ‘Come Around’ - brings together a mix of guitars and synths with a roaring chorus that is built for the live stage.
An emotive alt and rock three-piece from the Gold Coast, Is Man Kind combines a sound that morphs the influences of The Doors, Pink Floyd, Jeff Buckley, and Santana with a hint of Chris Isaak and The Cult. Listen to their amazing "25 To Life"
Mitch King is a multi-instrumentalist dynamic performer of Rock-Folk, Roots and Blues electrified and acoustic music. His “Coming Back” has been streamed over 13 million times on Pandora radio, EP “Southerly Change” debuted at #2 on the Itunes Blues Charts for 10 days straight whilst single “Burning” has had over 2.4 million Spotify streams.
The Bad Dad Orchestra are a soul rock blues big band juggernaut. Formed in 2015 with a powerhouse of sound and vocals, this is the largest band (orchestra) we have brought to King Island ... and they will blow your socks off! Here is one of their quieter numbers: 'Sinking Blues'.
Mike Elrington is a gifted singer songwriter and guitarist who delivers gut-wrenching vocals like an instrument all on its own. We are thrilled to have Mike onboard for his first FOKI. Check out his amazing single 'Broken'.
The Smokin' Elmores are a classic pub rock & blues band - with a mix of big-sound originals and some of the best high-energy cover versions of artists such as John Fogerty / Creedence Clearwater Revival, Eric Clapton, Imelda May, Divinyls, Janis Joplin, Tina Turner, and many more. Interview with King Island Radio.
Born to a Tongan father and Dutch mother in the friendly island's capital of Nuku’alofa, Joel and Dave were raised in the rich cultural landscape of Melbourne, Australia. Their soulful blues and roots songwriting draws on their cultural background and will have us all swaying like palm trees in the sunny breeze. Listen to pure happiness here.
Kim Churchill - Boo Seeka - Andrew Swift - Sumner - Medhanit - Donna Fisk - Gretta Ziller - The Smokin' Elmores -Skooterz - Flynn Gurry - Rusty Falcon - Bi-De Way - Rick Munday Band - Ella's Solitude - Yoga (Jacqui & Shimon)
Sumner - Gretta Ziller - Claire Anne Taylor - The Smokin' Elmores - The Dead Maggies - Zap Show - Gimme Gimme - Yentl as Anything - Rusty Falcon - Damon Pyke - Strings & Things - Song Stars - Yoga (Jacqui & Shimon)
Caravãna Sun - Kim Churchill - Benjalu - Little Georgia - Lyall Moloney - The Saxons - Laura Hill - Nick Saxon - Shaun Kirk - Adam Cousens - Simon Astley - Red Whyte & Surfusion - Dane Overton - 40° South - Houseguests From Hell - Sheyana - Trez - Tommy Castles Music - Dirty With The Country
Kim Churchill - Benjalu - Cameron Oates - Red Whyte - Ashleigh Mannix - Dane Overton - Trez - "Local Band" - Found but Still Lost - Sophie Thorn - Liam Barnes - Dirty with The Country - Kelly Lancaster
Tim Woodburn - Scott Petric - Clare Woodburn - Trez - Sophie Thorn - Red Whyte - Richard Kerr & Lucas & Bree - Cameron Oates - Kim Churchill