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Enjoy some live music on Australia Day
Australia Day, for as long as I can remember, has always included music. The Triple J Hottest 100 counts down the songs released in 2012 with the highest number of votes, and in 2013, StormChasers has put together some live bands to bring a larger-than-live experience to the afternoon.
Kicking off about 2pm will be The Bucketseats. The Bucketseats is Matthew Barker, a multi-instrumentalist, who performs acoustic blues. I'd previously seen him perform as part of Transvaal Diamond Syndicate back in 2011. With influences including Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Dave Matthews, David Gray, Ben Harper, have a listen to his tunes online here.
Following The Bucketseats will be Sara Jane, from Launceston, Tasmania. Described as performing reggae / blues / pop-folk, and influences including Regina Spektor, Missy Higgins, Lanie Lane, Kimbra, Kate Miller Heidke, The Police and Mumford & Sons, you can listen to her online here.
At about 4pm Coco Baulch will play some folk and blues. With influences including Gin Wigmore, Cat Power, Lanie Lane, and Norah Jones, I reckon we're all in for a treat! You can listen to her online here.
And the final band for the afternoon will be host band, the seven-piece StormChasers who will perform their fusion of folk, funk and soul. Have a listen online here.
The venue will be registering as an official Triple J Hottest 100 party as well as counting down the Triple J Hottest 100 over the day.