Summer Sounds | A World of Music

A day of great music, fabulous food, plenty of fun, and summery vibes. A jam-packed program of outstanding artists celebrating traditional and contemporary music in the beautiful surrounds of the Four Winds Sound Shell. An opportunity for locals and visitors to connect through music in a celebration of summer, creativity and talent.

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Treats

A great range of food and beverage options were available throughout the afternoon including Valley Katering, Spicy Jam, Bermagui Gelati Clinic, Beardhawk Coffee and the Four Winds Bar.
BYO picnic, rugs and low seating.

Beaches

Water fun

The Strides

The Strides

Fronted by legendary roots man Ras Roni from Barbados via London, Fijian LTL GZeus and Sierra Leonian Blaka C, The Strides deliver a musical experience that is as powerfully explosive as it is authentic. With three acclaimed albums under their belt and festival appearances across the country The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, dub beats and reggae-pop.

Yasukazu Kano

Yasukazu Kano (Japanese ‘Shinobue’ bamboo flute)

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YuNiOn

Water fun

YuNiOn

The Sweet Valentinos

The Sweet Valentinos

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Formed in early 2017, The Sweet Valentinos have quickly earned a reputation as one of the South Coast’s favourite musical acts. 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.

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Benji and The Saltwater Sound System

Benji and The Saltwater Sound System

The coconut wireless has relayed the message that Ben Fowler has just returned to his mother country Australia to kick start a new musical project, Benji and the Saltwater Sound System. After a year of village living in remote Solomon Islands this musical excursionist has some new material for Australian audiences, as well as his newly acquired village nickname, Benji.

David Hewitt

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David Hewitt (percussion)

David Hewitt is an internationally renowned percussionist, vocalist, composer improviser, educator and, multi-disciplinary performer who received his training in Australia, Japan and the USA. He has created work for concert, theatre, film, dance, cabaret and radio broadcast.

Sam Martin

Sam Martin

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Sam Martin Sam Martin grew up in the Central West of NSW, Australia. Raised in the dance halls and bars of Bathurst he developed a love for entertainment and community.

Sam studied piano, clarinet and accordion as boy and moved on to string bass in his late teens. He was the young entrepreneur behind a popular soul rhythm and blues outfit in his final years of high school and went on to study jazz the Australian National University.

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Kade Brown

Kade Brown (piano)

Kade Brown is widely recognised by senior musicians as a highly talented young musician with exceptional ability and a significant future.

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Collaboration Artists

The program also features international artists performing in their own right as well as part of a collaboration put together by Four Winds Artistic Director, James Crabb just for this event. James (classical accordion) will collaborate with Yasukazu Kano, visiting Japanese Shinobue bamboo flute player, YuNiOn made up of Masae Ikegawa and Graham Hilgendorf performing percussion/taiko drum, and Bega Valley local artists David Hewitt (percussion), Kade Brown (piano), and Sam Martin (double bass).

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James Crabb (classical accordion)