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Fig Night 28th July 2017


Kevin Bennett & the Flood
The Chronics
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Alana-Lee is a Sydney based singer, songwriter and pianist performing an original mix of contemporary pop, soul, folk and jazz music. Her songs provide social, emotional and political commentary on life experiences and observations.

Her debut EP 'Freedom In The Fall' was recorded with Josh Schuberth at Love Hz Studios and released November 2016. Her songs Walking for Water, Freedom In The Fall and Russian Doll have been supported by community radio including 4ZZZ (QLD), VoxFM (NSW), 3MDR (VIC), 3BBB 99.9 Voice FM (VIC), 979FM (VIC), 2LVR Valley FM (NSW). ‘Walking for Water’ has also been named as a semi-finalist in the 2016 International Songwriting Competition.

A colourful student of life, a thinker, a creator, a lover of original music and world travel. Influenced by Michael Buble, Fiona Apple, Eva Cassidy, Lana del Ray, Cat Power and Massive Attack, Alana-Lee has brought her intimate solo show to venues across the UK, Australia and the USA.

‘Alana-Lee then brought back the piano/vocal aesthetic..and was possibly the most impressive of the lot…her most impressive number was certainly Walking for Water, a song that recounts the hardship she witnessed while traveling through Africa.’ the AU Review.


Kevin Bennett, well-respected indigenous singer/songwriter with Sydney roots band The Flood( currently featuring Glen Hannah, Wayne 'Killer' Kellett and Mik McCartin), CMAA Gold Guitar winner and Aria nominee in 2006 (with The Flood for Best Group) and 2011(with Kasey Chambers for Vocal Collaboration), writes relevant, contemporary Australian music containing elements of Blues, Rock, Folk and Country - telling stories of where he's from and where he might be going, his past and his future….he sings his life.

The Flood has recorded 5 universally acclaimed albums including 'The Ballad Of KB', which was recently named in the Top Twenty Australian Country Albums of all time. Rhythms magazine calls The Flood 'the best Australian roots band since The Dingoes.'

In 2005, after 25 years in the music business, it was confirmed through a family search, that KB had Aboriginal heritage and he was from the Kamilaroi Tribe of Northern NSW. Since then, he has been involved in several Indigenous songwriting, music and mentoring projects with Tamworth Regional Council, APRA (as Indigenous Ambassador) and more recently with The Jimmy Little Foundation - travelling to remote communities spreading Uncle Jimmy's mantra 'Good tucker, healthy life'!

As part of his musical life, Kevin also mentors aspiring songwriters at the CMAA Country Music Academy, and at The Dag Sheepstation Writers' Retreat at Nundle. It is rewarding, inspiring and fun watching and listening to new writers honing their craft and charting their progress through these truly amazing courses.

After 9 albums and countless 'live' appearances in 2016 KB joined Lyn Bowtell and Felicity Urquhart and recorded their self-titled country/roots debut album, full of great songs and a transcendental like harmony blend, which has taken the Aria and CMC charts by storm and picked up 2 more Golden Guitars for Group Of The Year, and Alternative Country Album Of The Year at the 2017 Awards.

So whether it's solo, The Flood or Bennett, Bowtell & Urquhart, KB is still making music that needs to be heard.


Formed in 2003 by brother’s Julian and Greg Townley the Chronics have carved out a faithful following on Sydney’s pub circuit with a sound that firmly reflects their roots on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. The Townley siblings are joined in the Chronics by fellow Northern Beaches locals drummer Grant Colquhoun and bassist Lee North.

Together the four-piece have melded some of the spirit of their influences with their own unique vigour and humour to create memorable music that never fails to get their audiences on the dance floor. The chugging bass and drum lines of the rhythm section underscore strong guitar melodies and the insightful lyrics of front-man Greg Townley who uses everyday experiences as the inspiration for his musings on relationships and life in general.

The band has built a strong body of work in support of their dynamic live performances with two EPs (Feel This Way followed by Keys to your Mojo), and their debut album, Switch Me On showcasing their infectious blend of pop/rock tunes. With their 2nd offering they took a step back in time - with an eye to the future - teaming up with 70s pop icon and acclaimed record producer Garth Porter. Porter - who is part of Australian pop heritage as one of two principal songwriters in 70s super-group Sherbet - was recruited by the Chronics to produce their new album because they wanted to work with someone with a songwriting background on crafting great songs. .



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