The date is set for the first Park Sounds for 2022 – Sunday 30 January from 2-5pm in Dick Caplick Park, right in the centre of Eumundi.
Pack your picnic rug for this fabulous afternoon of free live music, and a line up that will see Staple, Joe Man Murphy, Those Folk and Sunshine Blues Band take to the stage.
Staple is a Sunny Coast indie pop band bringing together school mates and best friends Brooke, Tatum, Harriette, Kayla and Milly. The Staple journey began in 2021, when these teenage musos won the St Andrew’s Battle of the Bands with their blend of sweet harmonies and infectious energy.
JOE MAN MURPHY
Multi-instrumentalist Joe Man Murphy is an Irish-born folk/roots artist who puts his heart and soul into every show, be it a festival, sit-down show or a busking performance. For Joe Man, music is an addiction, a way of life, a way to share his Irish roots and Australian experience. A world-class act, he is loved by many in the folk music community, capturing the hearts of audiences with his warmth, honesty and stories from a life well lived. Once you’ve seen Joe Man Murphy, you go away feeling connected, and part of something greater than yourself. There is an old Irish saying that a true entertainer can make you laugh and bring you to tears in the same song. Joe Man Murphy continues this tradition and is a master at it in his own right.
Truly authentic, naturally charismatic, and delightfully entertaining, Lawrence Menard (USA) and Clare Quinn (Aus) are the transpacific troubadours known as Those Folk. With Lawrence’s Cajun beginnings and Californian upbringing melding with Clare’s grounding in Australian folk music, their musical inspiration is diverse and ever expanding. Their worlds collided on the streets of Edinburgh, Scotland and the pair have been an inseparable duo ever since. Their intimate stage show is constantly evolving with the introduction of new instruments and dynamic songwriting. Vocal harmonies are featured alongside guitar, mandolin, banjo, accordion, harmonica, and percussion.
SUNSHINE BLUES BAND
The Sunshine Blues Band sprang out of a desire to play some blues that are a little bit different. They offer stripped down, upbeat, rhythm inspired music, rooted in Chicago and branching out to Texas, LA and beyond. With Russ Babcock on vocals and harmonica, Stix Malone on drums, Ian Smith on bass and Chris Roberts on guitar, Sunshine Blues Band will have your toes tapping and your hips swaying.
Park Sounds is an initiative of the team at the Imperial Hotel Eumundi. This is an alcohol-free event.