17th March 2017 Scott Cook
“There’s nothing flash about Canada’s Cook. He sings his heart and soul, and in doing so lets light flood into your own… He has a good eye for imagery, a gentle human touch, a wry sense of humour, a whole lot of integrity, a warm, rugged voice and a bunch of memorable lines… Truly one of Woody Guthrie’s children.” -David Burke, R2 Magazine
21st April 2017 Miss Whisky
MISS WHISKEY is a Melbourne blues duo putting their raw and original stamp on harmonica driven swamp blues.
Formed in 2014 as an avenue to focus on the music they love this female blues duo are quickly making their mark on the blues scene in Australia. As the 2015 Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society Blues Duo of the year, Miss Whiskey performed in Memphis Tennessee representing Melbourne at the International Blues Challenge in January 2016.
With Anna Scionti on guitar and vocals and Julie Noble on harmonica, this gritty female duo mix up their own original music with classic blues standards from the greats like Junior Wells, Slim Harpo and Big Mama Thornton. Festival highlights include White Night Melbourne, Winter Blues Festival (Echuca VIC), Australian Blues Music Festival (Goulburn NSW), Bluestone Blues Festival (Murgheboluc VIC), Bruthen Blues & Arts Festival, Docklands Blues Music Festival (Melbourne VIC), and the Holler Roots Music Festival (Melbourne VIC).
Miss Whiskey released their independent debut album in 2016. Recorded outdoors on a cold Melbourne night in the winter of 2015, ‘ONE COLD NIGHT’ captures the raw energy found at a MISS WHISKEY gig and showcases this gritty female duo’s harmonica-driven style of swamp blues. Debuting at No: 3 on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Charts March 2016.
Anna Scionti– Vocals, guitar, slide and stomp
Julie Noble– Harmonica