Semaphore Music Festival | Semaphore Songs
Semaphore Music Festival is held on the October long weekend each year. Purchase your General Public Tickets for the 2018 Semaphore Music Festival. Local South Australian artists line up for Semaphore Songs.
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SEMAPHORE SONGS

HART’S MILL FLOUR SHED

MONDAY 1 OCT, 2018

The APRA/AMCOS sponsored Semaphore Songs composers will be performing on Monday 1 October 2018 at Hart’s Mill Flour Shed, Mundy Street, Port Adelaide. Performances will be throughout the day, winding up with the Emily Davis Band presenting songs from her new album – You, Me and the Velvet Sea. The composers will also participate in a songwriter speaks panel discussion convened by Alana Jagt.

 

Nancy Bates
Nancy Bates
Nancy Bates is the artist to watch in 2018, launching her highly anticipated album, ‘For Your Love’. Patiently sculptured, Bates’ original compositions invite us into her heart, and like a mirror, those deep dived words, and soulful voice, reveal the listener to themselves. Three years on the road with Archie Roach as backing vocalist, guitarist and support act, has influenced her song writing, fostering a deep maturity in her voice, and storytelling. Roach considers Nancy Bates to be one of the most gifted emerging songwriters in Australia today.

Tara Carragher
Tara Carragher
As a seasoned and dynamic performer with passion for all things alt-country, Carragher is the natural choice to navigate the ground breaking discography of the prolific Americana troubadour, Lucinda Williams. Tara Carragher and her band returns to this year’s Semaphore Music Festival for ‘Righteously – The Music of Lucinda Williams’ at Semaphore Port Adelaide RSL.
In the spirit of reconciliation, Tara will collaborate with singer/songwriter Nancy Bates on the Semaphore Songs project and participate in the panel discussion.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iYh2iDaCHo
www.taracarragher.com

Jessica Wishart
Jessica Wishart
Jessica Wishart is a Bidjara woman who writes and performs songs inspired by her love of music, family and culture. She is a storyteller, whose songs take element of country, folk and soul music, weaving them into deeply personal tales which capture and express her unique experience. In 2018 she will record her first full length country album ready for a 2019 Tamworth Music Festival release. Jessica will collaborate with Emily Davis on the Semaphore Songs project in 2018.
www.jessicawishart.com

Emily Davis
Emily Davis
Emily Davis is an insightful songwriter, who splits the difference between folk and rock. Driven by her syrupy voice and evocative lyrics, her third album ‘You, Me & the Velvet Sea’ contemplates love in all of its incarnations, conjuring cinematic images inspired by the ever-changing mood of the sea.
Emily Davis will collaborate with Jessica Wishart on the Semaphore Songs project in 2018.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Drlt_cUt_Ps
www.emilydavis.com.au/

Naomi Keyte
Naomi Keyte
Naomi Keyte gives voice to voiceless things: trees, colours, water, and the very air we breathe. Keyte and her band write and perform minimalist alt-folk pop music that sings to the heart and human experience. Their music resounds with the restraint and warmth of artists like Joni Mitchell, Julia Holter, Sharon Van Etten and Sufjan Stevens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbLSX043JC4

Mary Webb
Mary Webb
Captivating vocals, catchy, offbeat guitar picking and a swig of poetry, you can see why Mary Webb has been described as “a shining light” in the Adelaide Folk scene. Drawing on a vast array of musical influences, Mary’s songs are thoughtful yet frank, exploring human fragility, self-discovery and connection.

Nick Kipridis
Nick Kipridis
With great reviews from the US for their debut and 2nd releases, Velvet Moth is a band with no musical boundaries. Consisting of members from premier Adelaide bands such as surf/instro masters GT Stringer and multi award winning R&B band The Streamliners, the resultant is a fusion of styles giving way to face-melting psychedelic grooves, satirical lyrics and space-warp guitar jams that verge on improvisational lunacy and hook-line 60s dance classics all wrapped up in a velvet musical cocoon. Amazing video/lighting stage sets and unpredictable fiery live performances have become a hallmark of their live shows.

https://velvetmoth1.bandcamp.com/album/velvet-moth

Ange & Steve Portolesi (Kings & Associates)
Ange & Steve Portolesi (Kings & Associates)
Spanning various genres the neo blues act KINGS & ASSOCIATES live show is both powerful and poignant. Winners of 3 Chain awards and nominated in every category at the 2018 Australian Blues Music Awards KINGS & ASSOCIATES have just released their 2nd album TALES OF A RICH GIRL…..tracked in LA with industry legend and 7 x Grammy winner Jim Scott, and mixed in Nashville by 4 X Grammy winner Vance Powell. 2018 sees the Kings perform at the prestigious WOMADelaide Fest, plus Blenheim, Echuca Winter Blues and a 7 show tour of NZ in August.
www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/59b99176e4b06b71800c3662
www.kingsandassociatesmusic.com