Grand Prize - Jack Lyall
Best New Talent - De Porsal
Best Originality - Lucy Ramshaw
Best Audience Connection - Caitlin Grech
Composition Award - Dr. Frisco
Honourable Mention - Georgia Anderson
Grand Prize - Aaron Mahoney
Runners Up - Rhyley McGrath
Songwriter Award - Steph Bitter
Rising Star - Caitlin Grech
Their 2016 album As Above, So Below has been acclaimed by critics and fans across the globe and strongly reaffirms the position of the four-piece in the upper echelons of Australian rock royalty.
Australian Guitar Magazine's list of the 50 top Australian guitarists of all time.
His most recent release 'Double Live Set' debuted at #1 on the Australian blues chart and peaked at #7
on the ARIA Independent Charts.
The last 18 months have seen them hunched over acoustic guitars hammering a bunch of ideas into songs. Justin loves the Allmans, Nick loves the Replacements and Soul Asylum, so the self-titled album is a collision of it all.
From a long line of storytellers, David uses his inherited gift and shares his experiences in a contemporary style of music with a uniquely upbeat vibe.
Incorporating an acoustic fervour and snaking Rootsy grooves his repertoire can have audiences dancing with reckless abandon and entranced by the warmth of his beautiful ballads.
With deep grooves, infectious hooks, dancing rhythms and laughs aplenty, these guys just know how to have fun and are not afraid to show it!
An absolute must-see band at the 2017 Macedon Ranges Music Festival, slip on your groovin shoes and get ready for a funkin’ Bluesy good time!
Hailing from Central Victoria, indie-rock outfit Blue Howl have been making waves across the music scene having already played interstate shows and releasing their first single in 2016.
With a debut EP on the horizon for the band, their intense live shows weave through captivating folk songs, irresistible funk jams and mesmerising bursts of rock.
Jared boasts membership to many bands over his musical career, spanning from rock to jazz. He has played extensively in the local pub music scene in Melbourne, played in both corporate and wedding bands, and has also worked as a sessional musician.
He is a multi-instrumentalist, with his primary instruments being the drums and guitar.
From originals to covers, they cover a huge range of styles with an infectious enthusiasm.
With Growling G up front, a tight rhythm section and a smoking lead guitarist, you will not be disappointed.
At only 22 years old, Scott’s songwriting shows a clear insight and understanding well beyond his years. With an innate ability for writing honest, passionate, and from the heart songs, Scott’s intimate approach to songwriting naturally resonates with his audience.
Performing music derived from their collective influences of Americana, Blues, Gospel and Folk the band features ‘Paper Jane’ members Buck and Tim, singer-songwriter Stef and bassist of the ‘Flaming Mongrels’, Malcolm.
This collaboration will result in a performance that you simply can’t afford to miss. Witness the magic that happens when incredible musicians collide on March 4.
First Prize - Kailee O'Beirne
Runners Up - Molly & Abby Sloss
Third Prize - Sam Richardson
Stefanie wrote her first song whilst at primary school on the topic of Anzac
Day, and has not stopped writing and singing since, wowing audiences with her soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics. Whilst her own music has a folk, pop-rock feel, Stefanie does not limit herself to any one genre when performing at live venues and loves to put her own twist on the ‘classics’
“We’re also excited to play with these other artists on the day, it will be an overall great festival raising money for a worthy cause.”
Jimmy’s background in percussive fingerstyle guitar and live looping combine with Paige’s musical theatre training to create a unique sound that draws on a range of styles.
Growlands hail from the Macedon Ranges and are thrilled to be playing a day on the red for the 3rd year in a row. In fact their first ever gig as a band was playing ADOTR in 2014.
We are a fusion of Blues, rock and Indi/funk and just love getting together to play some mighty good tunes. Be warned… we are loud & irreverent, thank you.
Colour of the Earth Catering
Friends of Jackson's Creek
Macedon Ranges Transport
Also with performances from..
Wild Bunch Jazz Band
Wood Ol Boys
Colour of the Earth Catering
Ackerfield & Goldburg Travel Associates