MUSIC PROGRAM

11.45 am Assemble cnr Heidelberg Rd & Yarralea Sts for parade for Music March led by Havana Palava
12.10 pm Mich McManus Band
12.35 pm Opening Ceremony & Welcome to Country
12.50 pm Alphingtones
1.20 pm Scarlet's Prize Winner: Lucinda Briant
1.40 pm James Ellis & The Gealous Guys
2.35 pm Suzette Herft
3.10 pm Sugar Fed Leopards
4.05 pm Madeline Leman & The Desert Swells
5.00 pm Krak'n

SUGAR FED LEOPARDS (3.10pm)
Sugar Fed Leopards (SFL) are a blazing sextet, conceived at the nexus of classic pop and disco. With smoking hot costumes, sweet harmonies, tight dance routines and a cranking rhythm section, Sugar Fed Leopards have been breaking a disco-sweat for four years. In January 2015, SFL launched their debut album ‘Sweet Spots’ to a sell out crowd of hysterical fans at Howler in Brunswick, Victoria. The band has gone on to perform with artists such as C.W. Stoneking and Sampa The Great, toured internationally and nationally, including festival spots at Boogie, Woodford and Falls. In 2016 SFL worked hard on their core strength, emerging with new moves, new fashions and a new album 'Take You Out Tonight' (released April 2017) which was made feature album on both PBS FM and 3RRR FM.
MADELINE LEMAN & THE DESERT SWELLS (4.05pm)
Madeline Leman and The Desert Swells will take you on a trip through 60s surf, 70s pop, and their unique brand of ‘Femmericana’ twang. Influenced by Bonnie Raitt and Patsy Cline, Madeline captivates audiences with stories of strong women who ramble their way through the mundane and the profound. The Desert Swells will be performing songs from their debut album Nobody’s Fool, a collection of Americana classics, that together present as Leman’s own feminist manifesto. Featuring the vocals of Leah Senior, her band creates the perfect backdrop of 1970s women’s lib-nostalgia met head on with a fresh take on country songwriting. Leman’s strong vocals and playful pop sentiment provide a powerful listening experience not to be missed!
JAMES ELLIS and the JEALOUS GUYS (1.40pm)
James Ellis and the Jealous Guys is a country band baswed in Melbourne. In 2017, they supported the Deslondes, Lillie Mae and Tomato Tomato and played festivals, Out on the Weekend and New Year's Evie. They released their first album in July 2018 at The Spotted Mallard. They hosted a tribute to the 50th anniversary of the incredible record by the Byrds, Sweetheart of the Rodeo at the recent Out On The Weekend Festival and were nominated for Best Country Album in the 2018 Age Music Victoria Awards. Bring your dancing shoes for this one!
HAVANA PALAVA (11.45am)
Havana Palava is a vibrant street band of brass, saxophones and percussion who take their energetic cacophony of Latin, African, Balkan, jazz, blues and ska rhythms to the people. Melbourne’s bright pink and black Palavas love to dress up, get the crowd dancing and create a carnival atmosphere.
The Music March led by Havana Palava
At 11.45am join us on the 7-Eleven corner for a noisy march down Yarralea Street to open the Festival. BYO drums, horns, whistles, bagpipes etc!
THE ALPHINGTONES (12.50pm)
Established in 2005, The Alphingtones Community Choir is a four part choir that embraces community, friendship, and the joy of music. Our repertoire covers many music genres. They are currently led by the talented Ursula Paez who has extended their skills in many ways in both music & linguistics! The Alphingtone's repertoire covers all genres, and all levels of expertise. Above all, they like to have fun!

SUZETTE HERFT (2.35pm)
Suzette Herft, is a captivating troubadour and songwriter from the folk / Americana / country traditions. This Sri-Lankan born, but true Melbournian, shines with a natural grace and presence that lights up any stage. "Suzette sings from her soul, she glows when she sings...”and every song is plucked with precision from her heart" Mundy (Ireland). Suzette has won wide acclaim for her brilliant tribute show 'Shining' dedicated to Joan Baez, the ‘voice for the voiceless’ at numerous festivals around Australia, including standing ovations to full houses in past Port Fairy Folk Festivals.

KRAKEN (5.00pm)
Kraken are a Darebin based musical collective who were friends long before we played music together. There is a LARGE element of Craic in Kraken. We draw our influences from folk, gospel, traditional Irish, bluegrass and just about any other genre that makes people happy. Our music is a fusion of the traditional and the contemporary incorporating soulful ballads with face-melting electrified guitar, banjo and fiddle solos.
MICH McMANUS BAND (12.10pm)
Singer Songwriter Mich McManus has spent the last decade playing venues around the world and returned to Melbourne in 2017. A regular artist at the Troubadour in Old Brompton road and the likes of the Half Moon made famous by the Rolling Stones and the Bulls Head in Barnes. Mich’s passionate voice and original songs matched the Troubadour tradition made infamous by the likes of Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan and Sandy Deny. Her time in London was signed off by her goodbye video titled “Naked” that you can all find on on Youtube. Mich’s time in Vancouver was marked by a charity performance Voices in the Woods at small iconic church made famous by Joni Mitchell herself; and an acoustically incredible experience performing in UBC’s Chan Centre for the Performing Arts. Her passionate voice and alternative folk songs have loyal followers in London, Vancouver, Melbourne and Singapore.