Great vibe at Summer Sounds music festival | Narooma News
27 January 2017
By Stan Gorton
The inaugural Summer Sounds music festival by Four Winds was deemed a success bringing a new range of diverse of music and different crowd to the scenic concert venue.
The amphitheatre at Barragga Bay south of Bermagui normally rings with the sounds of classical music, but on Australia Day this year it was an eclectic mix of world music, reggae, folk, indie rock and surf tunes.
It was all pulled together by producer Frankie Madrid, with a majority female performer line-up also being something different for music festivals.
Organisers were pleased with the crowd of about 600 given it was a new venture and are hoping for even more next time round.
Highlights included a duet performance by amazingly talented pianist Ambre Hammond who took to the stage in the Windsong Pavilion together with Four Winds artistic director James Crabb playing the accordion.
Their performance generated rapturous applause to the packed crowd spilling out onto the deck.
The full day of music ended with the stunning sounds of blues sensation Alice Terry, who originally hailed from Moruya, and then all ending with surf rockers Caravana Sun.
There was a real summer vibe to the one-day festival with the crowd of all ages dancing in the amphitheatre by the end of the night.
There is lots more on at Four Winds with more diverse music coming up, including the Sounds of Tango and Flamenco on over three days this Easter.
Check out fourwinds.com.au/ for all the upcoming music.
Photos by Marg Hansen