The blues, it can be said is a matter of tradition, passed down from one generation to the next. With this passing down comes evolution whereby the younger generation takes the substance of tradition and brings it up to date...
Catfish Voodoo keeps their sound deeply rooted in the early 50’s Smokey Chicago-blues scene. Playing a set consisting of their own material and original takes of classic blues songs such as; Mojo Workin’, Smokestack Lightnin’, and a high energy, crowd pleasing version of the John Lee Hooker classic, Boogie Chillun’.
Catfish Voodoo have a high energy, low-down boogie sound, which is sure to remind one of a Smokey 1950’s Juke-Joint. Staying true to the masters of classic Chicago blues, Catfish Voodoo’s live shows and studio work are sure to delight and impress even the most discerning blues enthusiast.
Indigenous Hip Hop Projects (IHHP) is a unique team of talented artists in all elements of hip hop, media, entertainment and performing arts, who have been working extensively in Indigenous communities around Australia since 2005.
Nominated for multiple National Indigenous Music Awards, the Indigenous Hip Hop Projects are creating a stir nationwide. With highly engaging, energetic dance projects of hip hop to modern dance, the IHHP are growing significantly bigger and better each year.
IHHP are all about audience participation. Be prepared to groove to some serious rhythms as the team stir up energy and work their way through the crowd. The core message and purpose of IHHP– to provide the best artists, to bring hope, promote self-esteem, give communities a voice, focus on strengths, help create healing and ensure participants had fun along the way.
IHHP is centred on the belief that everyone can learn and teach each other. Having worked extensively with remote, regional and urban Indigenous communities across Australia, IHHP are working to close the gap and address the disadvantage faced by Indigenous young people.
Founded by Dion Brownfield and Michael Farah, as a group IHHP promote specific community messages through dance, music, media and art. IHHP has employed over 45 professional artists from culturally diverse backgrounds and is continuing to grow.
Buskin’ in the Sun
Away from the bustle of the main stage, patrons can stroll through the main galleries, then relax with coffee and cake in our outdoor café. Young buskers Harmony and Autumn will be performing within the precinct. The girls have been busking across the peninsula for the past seven years, playing at festivals and weddings. They play a variety of classical standards as well as some bush band favourites. They hail from a local, talented family, with little brother Oak also playing violin, and set to follow in their footsteps.
Mornington Peninsula-based radio station RPP broadcast live from the Somers Arts Fair again in 2015. RPP FM is a local radio station with a new vibrancy and a focus steeped in community activities, current affairs and culture. It broadcasts on 98.7 FM and 98.3 FM to the Mornington Peninsula, Frankston, the Southern suburbs of Kingston, wider Melbourne including Geelong and the communities of Westernport and Port Phillip Bays. In all it broadcasts to about 350,000+ people.
Somers Primary School is most grateful for the continued support of this fantastic community radio station.