Acclaimed Canadian multi-instrumentalists Madison Violet and rising Kimberley star Harry Jakamarra will join the Festival of Small Halls tour this spring, playing 20 community halls across outback Queensland and New South Wales this October and November.
The tour kicks off at Rocky Creek Hall on 24 October, travels to Moonie Sports Club on 27 October and Perganga Hall on 28 October. It then dips into inland New South Wales and works its way through the Queensland outback to finish in Felton on 18 November.
Madison Violet are musical chameleons. Their voices blend together, symbiotically, like family as if they were born to sing the same songs. Over the past decade and a half, the pair have taken to genre-bending, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana. The Juno-nominated duo met in Toronto in 1999, only to find out that their fathers sat next to each other in high school, 2000 kilometres away.
A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians. He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.
As this tour travels through areas struggling with one of the worst droughts in living memory, we’re asking for donations toward tickets. A Festival of Small Halls show is easy on the pocket (they never cost more than $25), but in drought, every dollar counts. You can buy a ticket for a farmer doing it tough as Small Halls shows are a way to not only spread a little joy, but remind us that we’re all in this together.
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