Groundswell is proud to announce the inaugural lineup for the Groundswell tour, teaming up three of Australia’s most exciting upcoming artists for an unforgettable collaboration which will blaze a trail along the eastern seaboard. Groundswell 2009 brings together THE MEDICS (Cairns, QLD), RADICAL SON (Central coast, NSW) and DELINE BRISCOE (Melbourne, VIC) for a triple-headline revue, with a host of collaborations and special guests to be announced.
ABOUT THE GROUNDSWELL 2009 ARTISTS
Deline Briscoe is one of Australia’s great upcoming singer songwriters: a world class songstress with a potent mix of rootsy soul, gospel and tear-jerking ballads. Deline conquered the Australian festival circuit with her former band The Briscoe Sisters, and is now working on her solo debut with producer Airi Ingram (Drum Drum/Grrilla Step). An emotive and honest singer who oozes groove, Deline has shared the stage with Ruthie Foster, Gurrumul, Jimmy Cliff and Yothu Yindi.
Two time Deadly Awards nominee Radical Son has spent the past five years crafting a unique sound which resonates with hip hop roots and soulful social statement. A born collaborator, Radical contributed to the latest Urthboy and The Last Kinection albums as well as Get Up Mob’s 2008 release of From Little Things Big Things Grow. From personal experience, Radical has learned the transformative nature of music and his songwriting charts his path from a troubled past to humility and healing.
The Medics are a Cairns based indie band whose exciting sonic palette ranges from quiet ambience to epic build ups and breakdowns. Hugely popular in Townsville and Cairns, the buzz on this talented band is travelling south as their fan base grows in number. The Medics have supported The Panics, The Grates, Faker, Blue King Brown, Kisschasy and Something With Numbers, building a burgeoning reputation for their unique songwriting style, four part harmonies and intense live performances.
GROUNDSWELL TOUR DATES
Fri 9 Oct – National Hotel, Geelong
Sat 10 Oct – Evelyn Hotel, Melbourne
Sun 11 Oct – The Loft, Warrnambool
Wed 14 Oct – ANU Bar, Canberra
Thu 15 Oct – Factory Theatre, Sydney
Fri 16 Oct – Hotel Gearin, Blue Mountains
Fri 30 Oct – Miami Tavern, Gold Coast
Sat 31 Oct – X & Y, Brisbane
Sun 1 Nov – Bon Amici, Toowoomba
Tickets at the door for all shows. The first 50 payers at each show will receive a free Groundswell CD.
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