Local favourites Cousin Leonard, have been singing up this little patch of paradise for nearly 20 years. Brothers Marty & Tom Williams regularly take their music to audiences in Switzerland, England, and New Zealand, and for our 2019 Somers Art Fair will be bringing the family back together when they are joined by Australian beatbox champion Scott Gould (ex Somers) for yet another a stunning gig in the 'hood!
Their latest record "Light Pass" was recorded live in the Gibson Wines cellar door in the Barossa Valley, South Australia with the help of a few close family and friends (The Reunited). It traces the amazing story of a relative of the Williams brothers' escape from persecution in 19th century Europe, and her eventual settling down to start a new life, in a small cottage nestled in the little northern Barossa town of Light Pass ...the very home of Gibson's Wines!
Light Pass is a homecoming record, a celebration of the resilient spirit of our ancestors, and their strength, sacrifice and human conviction that has allowed us the privilege of new life and freedom.
Noted for their charismatic, high-energy live performances, the group have seen success in a short time, having performed with acts including Northeast Party House, Radio Moscow (USA), Dumb Punts, Drunk Mums and Rackett in 2018 alone.
Teenage Dads write, record and produce all their own music from their home studio The Shed, whilst also designing album artworks and merchandise, collaborating on videos, managing social medias and organising shows.
2017 saw the group release their debut EP Wett Weather, and along with their follow up singles Devil's Jam and Fool, saw their music featured on both Radio and Television in Australia, the UK and Spain. Their latest single Sunburnt is the final single in anticipation for their debut album Potpourri Lake on October 26, 2018.
Mornington Peninsula-based radio station RPP broadcast live from the Somers Arts Fair again in 2019. 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.