Summer Sounds

By January 24, 2018News

Summer Sounds | This Saturday at Four Winds

12noon – Benji & The Saltwater Sound System
1:30pm – The Sweet Valentinos
3:15pm – World Premiere Collaboration
5pm – The Strides

The Strides


Roots music from Sydney’s streets embraces a world of musical consciousness. Fronted by reggae master Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian MC Gzeus and Sierra Leonean ragga powerhouse Eddie Conteh, The Strides deliver classic reggae with a hip-hop edge, modern dance hall, world beats, ska and Afro-jazz. The Strides have forged a truly global sound melding a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness.

A World Premiere Collaboration…


James Crabb brings together a group of outstanding musicians together for this world premiere collaboration featuring Yasukazu Kano (Shinobue bamboo flute), YuNiOn (taiko/percussion) with Graham Hilgendorf and Masae Ikegawa, David Hewitt (percussion), Kade Brown (piano) and Sam Martin (double bass).

The Sweet Valentinos…


Formed in early 2017, The Sweet Valentinos have quickly earned a reputation as one of the South Coast’s favourite musical acts. Expect melodies seasoned with percussion, double bass, violin, loads of harmonies and the jangle of a piano; ragged rural rhythms and dreamy beatnik undertones. Their music is a wide-open field under a summer afternoon. The Sweet Valentinos – Right in the Pocket of Love.

Benji & The Saltwater Sound System


Benji & The Saltwater Sound System draws upon Benji’s recent immersion in Islander flavours fused with the jazz, reggae and African roots of its members past musical projects. This creates hypnotic soundscapes underpinned by painfully catchy melodies. Add to this the beautifully poignant lyrics that Benji has become known for and you can’t help but expect something special from this line-up.

The artists in Benji and the SSS have had the honour of playing at a number of festivals including Woodford, the National Folk Festival, the Dreaming Festival, Granite Town and Peak Festival just to name a few.

Gate’s open 11am. Music begins at 12noon through until 6.30pm.

A great range of food and beverage options will be available throughout the afternoon including Valley Katering, Spicy Jam, Bermagui Gelati Clinic, Beardhawk Coffee, and the Four Winds Bar.