ECOSS Spring Fair 10am-4pm at ECOSS
As always there will be shining local talent on stage all day including beautiful Saraswati Trio, Ollie & Laurie, The Tortured Artists, Esme with love and squalor, The Teskey Brothers, Vokallista, (read more about them below)
The Speakers tent will have a strong refugee theme, including speakers Brad Charman- Tuvalu- speaking on Environmental Refugees, Ellisa Sunderland- Greens Candidate speaking on how to visit refugees in detention in Melbourne, Nun and Psychologist Colleen Jackson –
There will be delicious healthy food and drinks available.
Only $5 per person or $10 per family entry.
Read more about our musicians:
The Saraswati Trio are a Melbourne band, formed in mid 2016,who play an eclectic mix of exotic Indian inspired music. Moving from reinterpretations of light Indian classical, Indian folk and bollywood songs to unique arrangements of covers, contemporary jazz and soulful originals featuring the sublime vocals of Mon Shelford.
Drawing from a diverse musical pallette of eastern and western influences, The Saraswati Trio create heart felt and engaging live performances that showcase an interesting mix of sounds such as surbahar(bass sitar), tabla , guitar, bass,,looping and vocals. The Saraswati Trio have already played numerous gigs around Melbourne, captivating audiences with there original and intoxicating landscape of chilled sounds .
Mon Shelford: vocals, guitar, bass and more
Ian Maddick: surbahar(bass sitar), vocals, guitar, saxaphone bass and more
Craig Swindells: tabla, percussions
(All info taken from their website. http://saraswatitrio.wix.com/thesaraswatitrio )
The Tortured Artists are a troublesome 5-piece band who wear their dysfunctional hearts on their instruments and play their tremendous songs far too loud.
It started as ‘David Goding & the Tortured Artists’ in 2008 with a loose performance concept that saw a lone Goding joined by several tortured artists during the course of a long evening, but morphed into a crack 6-piece combo of half-crazed multi-instrumentalists with two albums and a deeply disturbing bag of songs.
Critics have compared their sound to such acts as Nine inch nails, Radiohead and the Pointer Sisters and found no similarities whatsoever. Playing anything from hardcore death-folk to tropical grind-funk, the Tortured Artists often unsurprisingly appear confused on stage but have a great belief in what they do, even if nobody else quite gets it
(All info taken from their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/thetorturedartists/?fref=ts )
Forming in 2009, The Teskey Brothers are a band that makes you feel more at home than the hot drifting smell of rosemary Bolognese, or collecting your own eggs from the hatch down the hill. Why? Because they are family, and once you are in the audience, so are you. And I’m not just saying that because I’m wearing overalls and own a chicken.
The band came to be from seeking blues and roots of the greats from an early age when exposed to musicians such as Peter Green, Otis Redding and Ray Charles. The boys would watch closely in awe as their teacher, Sam Linton Smith, performed at St. Andrews on a Sunday, the very same Andrews in which Josh and Sam Teskey set up to busk as boys. Thus began the musical convergence of Warrandyte Blues-Soul and everything in between. And when brought to Melbourne CBD, people actually move to live music – a phenomenon that’s camera worthy.
(All information taken from their facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/theteskeybrothers/about/?entry_point=page_nav_about_item&tab=page_info )
Esme with Love & Squalor are a new rocking Duo featuring
Esme on singing, songs and guitar and the Love & Squalor is
provided by the delectable drums of Ollie.
These boys have been recently recording their debut
release at a secret mountain top location and are planning to
make the good rock fans of the Big City down the Valley
aware of their presence very soon.