DANNY SIMONY, is a versatile performer, working caberet, nightclubs, private functions, corporate events, children’s party’s, festivals and restaurants. He has worked in front of live audiences and for television. Danny started clowning when a friend suggested that he do a street act to draw the crowd to his ice-cream stall. At this moment Danny the Clown was born. Since then Danny has worked in several countries as an entertainer extending his act to include pantomime, juggling, riding a unicycle, magic, mime and comedy. He has a floorshow and also works as a wandering character. Danny’s repertoire has developed over more than eighteen years and includes many different characters, from clownfish clown and king nepture to Ulysis butterfly, jester or tropical Charlie – new personas can also be developed to suit any theme.The Chaplin character grew out of an impromptu clowning act in a hotel restaurant in France and has evolved into a routine with comedy, magic and music. Danny wears the recognisable Chaplin suit, sometimes in black and white and sometimes multi-coloured.
Combining circus, theatre, dance, comedy, slampoetry, side-show and a rockin gypsy swing band, the KURANDA COOTS take audiences on a rambunctious tour of the artistic soul. Our world is one of opposite dimensions where reality can be flipped upside down, somersaulted high into the air and tumbled into a collision course with unreality…Contact - Kuranda Coots.com
Born in the forest filled Blue Mountains of NSW to now living in the rainforest covered village of Kuranda in Far North Queensland, wherever she goes‘SHELLS’ always finds herself surrounded by natural beauty. ‘Shells’ appreciation of the different landscapes and beauty of the diverse Australian bush plays a large part and is somewhat a driving force behind the creation of her music. From soft Folk solo performances to, when linked with her band, more upbeat Folk/Rock, Blues and Roots performances ‘Shells’ can play to any crowd. ‘Shells’ captures her audience with her excitement then moves them with her creative depth. shellsentertainment.com
KURANDA ACOUSTIC is a musical showcase of up-and-coming local singer/songwriters, followed by a monthly feature artist. The night provides an upclose and personal space for musicians to perform their original music in a fun, supportive environment. Each night entails performances by 3 acts (2 support & a feature). After the end of the feature performer all performers and any musicians in the audience are encouraged to join us in an all in jam. So be sure to bring an instrument. The night is an ongoing event that is held at the ‘Kuranda Amphitheatre – Understage on the second Sunday afternoon of every month. Food, chai, tea, coffee and cakes are available at the venue (the night is an alcohol free event) So bring the family or just yourself and be a part of a beautiful creative vibe, providing a space for people to share their experiences through song. *Interested musicians for both support and feature performance slots please see here myspace.com/spiralen
DAVY SIMONY, born and bred in Kuranda, is an original folk/rock performer, whose music can be categorized into multiple genres including: acoustic, reggae, folk, rock and indie. He generates a one-man-band sound when playing solo as he is equipped with a guitar, powerful vocals, stomp box and a tambourine. Davys music will suit practically any kind of function, and is available to perform solo, and also as a duo with renowned double bass player, Jayden Williams
Once upon a time in a small village called Kuranda, hidden in the lush rainforest behind Cairns, Far North Queensland, there was a group of LOONY POETS who came together on a Full Moon evening to recite, entrance and entertain the Kuranda village locals. Time moves on and so did some of the poets; some to other villages, some to the great recital hall in the sky. A new generation of loony poets grew in the village, a new version of the Full Moon gatherings was birthed. Put your best act on and join in the fun. theloonypoets.weebly.com
ZENNITH are the new future of Australian roots and Indigenous music (with a healthy dose of roots, rock, reggae, and funky hip hop) all the way from the deep scrub of Bulwai Country in Kuranda, Far North Queensland. Zennith produce high-energy rocking reggae rhythms and rhymes, which fuse hip-hop and traditional music. A core group of six Kuranda musicians, Aden Brim (singer songwriter/guitar), Astro Brim (singer-songwriter/percussion/vocals), Willie Brim (singer songwriter, keys, guitar), Isaac Crowley (bass), Lindsay Snider (drums/didgeridoo/MC) Biri-Jah (lead guitar) and backing with a brass section. zennithboyz.com.au
Ukulele duo BOSKO & HONEY from Kuranda in Queensland, Australia are famous for their “Ukulele Safari” YouTube videos, in which they travel the globe searching for uke-folk… and a smaller, friendlier world. Their Ukulele Safari adventures have taken them right around Australia, Japan, the USA and Europe. Along the way they have shared musical experiences with many thousands of ukulele players, visited dozens of uke clubs and performed at ukulele festivals in New York, Germany, Italy, the UK, Melbourne and Cairns. Musical and romantic partners, their unique approach to the ukulele (and each other) makes for an intimate, often poignant and sometimes hilarious musical experience that is: “Bosko & Honey’s Ukulele Love-In” ukulelesafari.com
GUDJU GUDJU (Rainbow Serpent) is a multi cultural band from the rainforest village of Kuranda, North Queensland, Australia. They promote cultural awareness through their soulful blend of roots and reggae music and inspired performance. The use of the Djabuguay language gives special power to their message as they sing about traditional and contemporary culture. Bertie Riley – Vocal, Guitar, Percussion & Didjeridoo, Mimay Collins and Leah Kelly -vocals and guitar, Dolly Brim – harmonies & percussion, Gail Betts – vocals & bass guitar, Willy Brim – drums. myspace.com/gudjugudju
KOAHLITION Reggae Band is a multicultural band from Far North queensland. The 5/6 piece band is ever evolving, and in their music, portray the diversity of the Far North. The original music of Koahlition can be described as early roots, rock, reggae with a quirky Aussie twang and a South Pacific breeze. With influences from the Torres Strait and P.N.G, growing up in and around the Far North and a love for Reggae music the band members have come together as a “Koahlition” spreading their music of positive vibes interwoven with ideas of social conscience. The family oriented band consists of songwriter Rohan Rusch who fronts up on guitar and lead vocal, his partner Tracy adds some lush harmonies and lead vocals complemented nicely by cousin Sharmaine Drieberg-Cullen. Son Adric, formerly of Skinflint, a popular grunge band in mid 2000 in the Far North, goes back to his roots again on bass. The family are of German/ Sri Lankan and Australian heritage. Cousin Sharmaine also has roots in PNG. Hailing from Saibai Island in the Torres Strait is guitar wizard Moses Warusam, a talented and devoted lead guitarist and songwriter, playing some deadly guitar and songs to compliment the band. Kuranda local and drummer, indigenous dancer and artist Aaron Riley adds his distinctive Kuranda rock, reggae beats. They also play some great cover versions of songs by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Toots Hibbert amongst others. Their music is raw and real… for more information about Koahlition see them on myspace.com/koahlition
Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist TRISH MOLLOY has been gracing the stages and festivals of North Queensland since early 2010 with her original swing, old time blues, deep folk and burlesque inspired music. Commissioned to score, direct and perform the music for The Kurandacoots 2010 physical theatre production The Red Ball, Trish is now writing again for an upcoming album, live performances and a new Kurandacoots project ‘tHeBeast’, premiering at Cairns’ Jute Theatre in November 2011. Inspired by catchy tunes and a deep love of telling a story, Trish will play you exactly what you want to hear in a smoky bar in the late night, or a sunny (or rainy) Sunday afternoon cocktail lounge, or a beach side cafe, or the atmospheric little stage at the festival, or…..whaddaya got? inthewildwood.kurandacoots.com
VIKARIOUS is a live acoustic trio often accompanied by guest musicians. They play most of the popular live venues between Port Douglas & Mission Beach as well as the Tablelands area & have also recently toured in New Zealand. Their repertoire spans the ages with contemporary tunes & some old favourites too. Elias Wright fronts the line up on vocals & percussion backed by the choppy acoustic style of Zdenek Styk on guitar, keys & vocals and a smooth bass sound & vocals of Josiah Rusch. This outfit can be expanded into 4, 5, or 6 piece band, adding drums, saxophone and percussion thus making it suitable for any occasion weather it be a corporate event, wedding or a club environment. muthafunk.com.au/vikarious.html
“An earthy blend of powerful vocals, acoustic guitar, lap slide guitar, didgeridoos and stomp box gives rise to a rich, full sound with interesting diversity and driving intensity” Hailing from Kuranda, far north Qld, Australia, DAVE COOKE has earned a living as a full time musician since 2001 all over Australia and overseas. Dave has built a strong following all over the far north region in Cairns, Kuranda, Port Douglas, Mission beach, Cooktown and Cape tribulation selling several thousands of cd’s off the stage. His second self funded album ‘hieroglyphs’ was recorded in Kuranda,FNQ in 2010. Dave has a large repertoire of material with broad appeal including classics, folk, roots, blues and pop styles youtube.com/dcookey Buy CD here davecooke1.bandcamp.com
Bossa Nova / Roots Music / Ska – raconteur tellers of colourful and large storys Yeah that kinda sums up us guys n gals from FNQ. RACONTEURS yeah very transiant so the music takes on that very nature we follow our dreams and our hearts our songs are never the same just like nature you never know whats going to come off the band stand we keep trying and testing our selves with different line ups and tunes we never stand still , A new version /era is upon the band We’ve settled I think into a solid group finally ,this said we can again go an lay down our classic sound which we’ve become known for. myspace.com/raconteursfnq
CREATURESQUE ENTERTAINMENT specialises in atmospheric performance to captivate and inspire audiences worldwide. Decadent Fire Roving, Exquisite Fire Shows, Aerial Caberets and DJ sets to suit any event; Corporate functions, Outdoor Festivals, Private Parties, Community events, whatever the occasion, Creaturesque can raise the standard of your event by taylor making entertainment to suit your events needs. Performance Director, Kali, has been captivating audiences worldwide for over 20 years. Her unique and powerfully feminine style of movement is a delight for audiences of any caliber. Solo and collaborative performances available. creaturesque.com
A Young & Energetic Indigenous Circus Troupe
Based in KURANDA, Far North Queensland.
Showcasing some of the best young performers we have to offer.
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MAYI WUNBA DANCE TROUPE
the Mayi Wunba dance troupe , with songs performed with traditional instruments, words from the Djabuganydji language, and native bird calls.