WILD DOG ARTIST PAGE
Stomping around the world
Stomping around the world
TASH SULTANA is an explosive live artist who has commanded global attention since homemade videos went viral. Tash was soon selling out major arenas globally and playing at the world’s biggest festivals
A complete anomaly to the modern music scene, Justin Johnson has forged an iron-clad name for himself and developed a worldwide fanbase, all as an independent artist, with no label or industry support whatsoever.
Armed with nothing more than his own signature sound and a desire to connect every day with fans of that sound, Justin has created a Social Media following of well over a million fans.
ZIGGY ALBERTS is a singer-songwriter who gives new meaning to the term independent artist. At only 24 years old he has released five records, started his own label Commonfolk Records, played sold out tours across the world, and his music has effortlessly amassed millions of listeners, worldwide.
JACOB LEE has released four independent projects since his debut in 2015, accumulating an impressive 130 million streams. The Brag as “One of the biggest artists in Australia you’ve never heard of”, Jacob has deliberately flown under the scope of the industry, engaging with fans in a manner that has created a community & social network all artists desire.
VERA BLUE, one of Australia’s most promising talents.
Cutting her teeth as a folk artist in the small town of Forbes and adopted home of Sydney, Vera Blue found her feet first as a singer and then an acoustic guitarist. Now, she’s found her sound, mixing the music she’s long loved with lush, sultry electronica.
PIERCE BROTHERS have taken their unique brand of folk music from busking on the streets of Melbourne to touring the world.
Comprising of twin brothers Jack and Pat Pierce, the multi-instrumentalists have been shaking dance floors and selling out rooms across UK, Europe, Canada, USA and their native Australia.
With the groove of Jerry Reed, the effortless cool of JJ Cale, the heart and soul of The Marshall Tucker Band, and the outlaw bite of Charlie Daniels, Adam Eckersley Band stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the tightest outfits in the business, from Zac Brown Band to Lynyrd Skynyrd. Armed with a brace of beards to make a lumberjack down tools and run.
CHRIS TAMWOY is a self-taught guitarist with a unique playing style and sound. Spending his childhood with his family in the Torres Strait Islands, he now resides in Brisbane, Australia, and travels nationally and internationally with his music, as a proud ambassador for his Culture and Country. His distinctive guitar-tap style and vibrant personality see him in high-demand with gigs across Australia, the USA and ongoing media appearances and documentary features.
Mike Massé is an internationally acclaimed artist and a highly regarded acoustic arranger. Legends of rock, including Toto, Boston, Sarah McLachlan, Asia, and others have expressed love and gratitude for his renditions of their songs.
Cherisse Osei is an English drummer. Best known for her work with the band Simple Minds, Osei has also played with a number of acts, including The Faders, Paloma Faith, Bryan Ferry, Kelly Jones, and Mika. In 2018, Osei won first place in the ‘Live Session Drummer’ category for Rhythm magazine’s Music Radar polls.
MICHAEL FRANI is known for having participated in many musical projects (most of them with a political and social emphasis), including the Beatnigs and the Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy. He is the creator and lead vocalist of his current independent project, Michael Franti & Spearhead, a band that blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, and rock.
Over the past 20 years, five-time ARIA award-winning artist KATIE NOONAN has proven herself one of Australia’s most hardworking, versatile and prolific artists. Named one of the greatest Australian singers of all time by the Herald Sun, Katie has produced 18 albums throughout her career, with seven times platinum record sales under her belt and 25 ARIA award nominations that span diverse genres.
BILL CHAMBERS is an Australian Country musician and former member of the Dead Ringer Band. His album Sleeping with the Blues and Cold Trail were nominated for a 2003 and a 2016 ARIA Award for Best Country Album.
Formed in late 2010 by guitarist Hayden Maskey and blues harpist Paul Rubie, Johnny Devilseed & “Old Man Rubes” have been doin’ the rounds about towns, constantly blowin’ the doors off venues, every time they perform.
Graeme Connors began making country/songwriter records when the world’s musical landscape was being forever changed by bands like the Sex Pistols, the Clash and The Ramones. A fine musical traditionalist, Connors was already under the spell of Newman and Prine, along with other inspired lyrical craftsmen such as Kris Kristofferson who heard Connors when the young singer opened for one of his Australian tours and was so impressed he produced Connors’ debut album, And When Morning Comes, way back in 1976.
“Tullara has a way with words and a way with that guitar. Her debut EP bears all the fruit of musician eager to explore, put in the elbow grease and do some soul searching in the process. She’s a gifted artist just at the beginning of what looks like to be a promising adventure ahead.”
Hailing from Brisbane, singer/songwriter/ live looping artist Josh Lovegrove brings an innate skill and talent to music that is becoming increasingly difficult to find. After gaining immense popularity through years of soulful live performances down the east coast of Australia, Josh recorded his awaited and well received EP ‘Infinite’ with Australian songwriter Mark Sholtez in late 2014 and has been wowing audiences with captivating performances ever since.
Through the combination of guitars, a loop pedal, stomp boxes and luscious harmonies Demagé create their unique fulfilling sound. The duo have spent the past year honing their craft performing to both local and US audiences. Demagé have recently released two singles ‘Realign’ and ‘I Don’t Mind’ which highlight their new pop, country sound. Demagé are set to release new music at the end of 2019.
Lyrical singer-songwriter and energetic performing artist Brendan Abernathy is known for his contemplative lyrics, big choral hooks, and captivating stage presence, giving a voice to a generation of buried dreamers fed up with ‘the real world.’
James Bennett incorporates many different elements into his performances including Weissenborn Lap Steel, 11 & 6 string guitars, stomp box, foot tambourine, harmonica & a very unique vocal style.
With Lyrical Influences of Paul Kelly & Bob Dylan & a guitar style inspired by John Butler & Xavier Rudd, a James Bennett performance is ultimate blend of these artists. James creates an emotional but energetic experience for the listener & you will not be disappointed!
BAM Solo is the solo acoustic cover show of Musician Blake Durant from the popular two piece BAM Duo. A complete professional live music experience.
There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going.
For this sleepy Independent songwriter things started to build momentum with the YouTube release of a reworked Australian classic Down Under (Men At Work). While Nick had begun to steadily collect fans through his frequent street performances in the iconic Australian surf town of Byron Bay, This release gave him a broad range of new fans nation wide eagerly awaiting the release of his own music.
Singer & guitarist
Combined with his warm, passionate vocal tone likened to John Mayer & James Morrison, Jason is energetic versatile and a much sought-after talent whose soulful performances have captivated and moved both local and international audiences over the past 16 years.
Indi/Folk songsmith Luke Morris was born and raised in the small coastal town of Port Lincoln on South Australia’s west coast. In 2012 Luke made the move to Byron Bay to begin his career in music.
In 2015 Luke Independently made his debut into the music industry with his nine – track album titled ‘Sugarcane Road’
Jordan McRobbie is a Rock and Roots performer from Fremantle, WA quickly becoming known for his virtuosic ability on the 12 and 6 stringed guitars. He’s hit the ground running in the early stages of his career, taking out the gong for Blues/Roots Song of the Year at the WAM Awards, as well as supported high profile acts such as Fat Freddy’s Drop and Mat McHugh (The Beautiful Girls) and performed sets at The Woodford, Nannup and Fairbridge music festivals.
FIONA BOYES has garnered 4 nominations in the 2019 AUSTRALIAN BLUES MUSIC AWARDS, for Blues Album of the Year (Voodoo in the Shadows), Artist of the Year, Band of the Year, and Song of the Year (Call Their Name), and a USA Blues Foundation BLUES MUSIC AWARD nomination for ‘Traditional Female Blues Artist’, capping a busy 12 months of touring in Europe, South Africa, America and Australia!
Andy Jones show is not just any concert. It is an emotional getaway. Andy simply exudes human warmth. He seems to be saying: “I know how it feels,” and you find yourself thinking, “he has captured that perfectly.”
Combining country-pop with haunting harmonies and soulful guitar work, the singer-songwriters have performed festivals throughout Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, Florida and Kentucky. Nominated in 2020 for ‘duo of the year’ at the JMA’s, the pair were featured performers for both the Clarksville Riverfest, headlined by Eddie Montgomery (Montgomery Gentry) and the 35th annual Frank Brown International Songwriting Festival.
Finnigan August is based in Torquay on Victoria’s Surf Coast, where you will rarely see him walking around without his guitar. At only 14 years old, he is already comfortable on stage with his festival appearances including, The Lost Lands, Queenscliff Music Festival, 2 Worlds Festival, Happy Wanderer Festival and Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival as well as supporting local heroes such as Didirri, Ruby Fields, Ash Grunwald and Daniel Champagne. With a love for writing, his sound incorporates the depth of folk, melody of the blues and carries some of the exciting complexities of jazz.