CMF Sunday

The last day of a very music filled 2.5 days at Caloundra. Part of me was glad for the festival to be over but another part of me was sad, as I had heard so much great music over the course of the weekend. Will be really interesting to see how it will be run next year and what the line up will be.

Some more Dé Jah Groove photos. I had enjoyed these boys at Woodford but at Caloundra they really blew me and just about everyone else away. I am still listening to the CD every few days and looking forward to when they come up in a couple of weeks time.
Dé Jah Groove, WillDé Jah Groove, LachDé Jah Groove, DaveDé Jah Groove, GusThose Dé Jah BoysFoley, Lach, Dallas & Jeff

Another big highlight of the w/e was Kaya. Another group I had seen at Woodford and were blown away by. Kaya are four ladies who sing with such passion and soul in their voices you would think that they have been told that after this show they will not be singing anymore
The Kaya Ladies

I think it is pretty well known round these spaces that in terms of “Brisbane” bands, Women in Docs pretty much top the list for me and for the Sunday show they played Tin Roof which is always going to make me smile.
Women in Docs, ChanelWomen in Docs, RozWomen in Docs

Tijuana Cartel
These guys were pretty classy to, mixing up classical guitar with some “rap” elements.
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Lisa Hunt, the last act on the main stage and by george can this lady sing.
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What a weekend it was, great music all weekend, fun times with my camera and of course meeting a great bunch of people 😀

Get Ready for the Saturday Night

Saturday night at the tavern was something similar to how I remember the Ozomatli/The Roots/Fat Freddy’s night at the Bluesfest this year. It was one big party where if you weren’t dancing you were at the bar getting a drink. It didn’t matter if the music wasn’t quite your flavour you still danced because the vibe was infectious. Extended Family and Zoophyte were the last two acts of the night and these inter-staters knew how to keep the party going till some time in the early am when the lights were turned on and last drinks were served. They are both on my list of bands to check out again when they come up north again.

Dip, dive, socialize, get ready for the Saturday nigt

Zoophyte Zoophyte Zoophyte Extended Family, Alex Extended Family, Alex & Dallas Frasca

Extended Family Extended Family Extended Family


Saturday was really two sessions. There was the general festival in the day time which ended with Jimmy Barnes and the party got started again at the Kings Beach Tavern and ended when the lights came on and last drinks were served in the early morning. The day time was about a wide, wide variety of music, relaxing in the sunshine, chatting and generally just enjoying some pretty decent music.

Saturday day time was about Women in Docs, The Dé Jah Groove boys again, Tripod, sessions at Tanja’s, a variety of music on the Ramada local talent stage including Asa Broomhall, Vanessa Amorosi and Jimmy Barnes in the evening.

Women in Docs Asa Broomhall Drew Wilson & Tanja's Tripod Dé Jah Groove, Will Dé Jah Groove, Harley Dé Jah Groove, Delaney

Vanessa Amorosi Jimmy Barnes

Friday night, a few photos

I have pretty much processed all my picks from the weekend, though lightroom is starting to play silly buggers on the exporting side of things. I thought I might just post a few from Friday night 😀 Friday was pretty much spend at the Kings Beach Tavern listening/dancing/photographing some quality live music. There were two local acts to start the night, Enersha & Showpony and then two darling Victorian bands (there seemed to be quite a few Victorian bands up for the festival) in the form of Dallas Frasca and Her Gentlemen and Dé Jah Groove

Showpony Enersha Dallas Frasca Jeff Curran Dé Jah Groove, Lach Dé Jah Groove, Gus Dé Jah Groove, Delaney & Harley