$10 - Band Room
1.45pm: Priestess and Dash - Original songwriting of vampires, antarctic explorers, UFO's and random experiences played to a country western beat or a funky feel. With a driving rhythm section, sweet harmonies, riffs and hilarious banter, what more can you expect from a hugely versatile Melbourne band.
2.30pm: These Flawed Whores - Steeped in gin-soaked deluded grandeur and named after the punchline of a long forgotten joke, These Flawed Whores are almost like a real band. Almost. Formed in the back room of a licentious public house and determined to avoid hard work and anything electrical, These Flawed Whores have been described invariably as ‘Quirky’, ‘Dark Cabaret’ and ‘Adequate’. With a healthy disregard for convention and natural talent, they badly but romantically interpret dark & offbeat songs with delicious vocals and a large dose of m’en fous.
3.15pm: Ukeloveys - Ukeloveys are 6 feisty yet quite well-mannered women who sing luscious harmonies accompanied by ukuleles, bassoon, tea cup and cheese grater percussion, melodica and descant recorder. We sing originals and covers of songs that tickle our fancy, tell a story, un - crease a furrowed brow, and celebrate the art of living large. Direct from standing ovations at the Blue Mountains and Sunshine Coast Ukulele Festivals, Ukeloveys will have you laughing one minute and crying the next as we share our tales of love, loss, longing and pure bloody – mindedness!
4.00pm - Laid Back and Blue - The name is largely self explanatory! This band has put ukulele and blues in the same sentence and on the same stage, with classic blues from the likes of Big Bill Broonzy, Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters & Bessie Smith to more recent laid back touches from Maria Muldaur, The Stones, The Doors, BB King and Tom Waits. But they are also strutting a growing repertoire of very well-received originals, all on ukes, slide guitar/uke and harmonica enhanced by our newest addition - a sexy double bass, which after all is just an over-sized ukulele (but maybe don't mention that to the bass player!). Come on in our kitchen and let us muddy your waters!
4.45pm - Brass Traps ‘Tan Lines’ Album Launch - The Brass Traps, featuring Bernard and assorted special guests, return to the Melbourne Ukulele Festival, having been hard at work in the studio. They're following up the debut album, "Shoulder Season", with a fresh new collection of catchy original songs; you will enjoy humour, pathos, infectious rhythms, some amazing ukulele party tricks and as much passion as a ukulele can hold... which turns out to be a fair bit. The Brass Traps will put a smile on your face, a tap in your toe and a tune in your voice!