Calendar

Our events are held on the third Sunday of the month 1-4pm at the Victoria Point Bowls and Recreation Club (3 Poinciana Ave, Victoria Point).
Events typically include Blackboard Performers & a booked feature act, and occasionally a workshop. We hold an annual Christmas Bash in December.

Folk Redlands has recommenced our regular monthly events post COVID. Check below to see the bookings for the remainder of 2022 including artist Bio’s and photos.

Sunday 21 August FOZZIE (O’Donnell) AKA Wee Archie

Fozzie is a talented vocalist, musician and session musician who has been in the music industry for many years. He was born in Dalmuir area near Glasgow and grew up in Balloch, Loch Lomond and in his teens moved to the southside of Glasgow.

He has played in a folk ceilidh band called Clachnacuddin for a number of years and toured extensively in Europe, the UK and he occasionally performed as a soloist in folk clubs and venues in Scotland and Ireland.

In 2013, he decided to become a solo performer. Fozzie’s music style varies from traditional Scottish and Irish songs and tunes to more contemporary music including John Martin and Richard Thompson, depending on the audience and venue. Fozzie has consistently performed at The Eden Music Festival as one of the mainline acts at Rabbie’s Tavern in Dumfries since 2013. He moved to Brisbane in March 2022 where he plans to reside permanently

He has a good rapport with his audience and on occasions has his audience up dancing; hence he has sometimes been referred to as the ‘one man ceilidh band’.

Sunday 18 September Double Bill

Two great performances for the price of one. Put it in your diary, this is an musical event not to be missed. If you’ve lived in the Redlands for sometime you will have had the opportunity enjoy the music of these two master musicians, if not then you are in for a rare treat. Two hours of Folk, Blues and Jazz and who knows what else we will be treated to.

Lee Nelson and Chuck’s Blues Wagon

Lee

Lee Nelson is a musician who has been playing professionally for more years than he cares to remember. Singing and playing a great range of original music, Irish, traditional folk, jazz blues and country ballads. Lee has played at some of Australia’s top venues and appeared at many music festivals from Tasmania to North Queensland receiving much acclaim for his unique and intimate style. Lee played on the main stage at the last International Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart that attracted over 100,000 people. 

Chuck’s Blues Wagon

Chuck sets that  ‘get down delta groove’  on resonator and acoustic guitars, while  Missy Chrissy plays up a bluesy storm on piano & harmonica.

Their long standing love of all things  blues, roots and R&B  now sees them performing as this duo, delighting audiences with their own unique blend of well known songs and originals  in these widely loved styles.“Effortless finesse and soul….a class act…and a stomping good time”

Sunday October 16 Diddly Squat

Amazing experiences come from knowing “diddly squat” and doing it anyway.
Diddly Squat are an “all-girl” band of friends who got together in 2009 “to have fun &
make some noise”.
Despite knowing “diddly squat” about music, they decided to have a go anyway, and
have been spreading the joy ever since.
Their repertoire includes an eclectic mix of “folk-rock” including old favourites from
the 1960’s – 1990’s with a sprinkling of originals, and lashings of fun.
Diddly Squat were featured as finalists on the ABC EXHUMED TV series 2013. They
have enjoyed performances at QPAC Green Jam, Redfest, Peaks to Points Festivals,
LGBTIQ Over 50’s Expos, IndigiDayOut, Karuna & Wynnum Markets, and on ABC
Radio.
Their single “All So Ordinary”, penned by late band member Kathy Ridgway was
released in 2017.
Band Members:
Merrilyn Bowers drums
Chris Hall vocals, bass guitar
Ann Leung vocals, guitar
Sophie Stevanov vocals and other stuff
Rousing harmonies and infectious camaraderie
Email: diddly@diddlysquatband.com
Phone: Merrilyn: 0418 734 595 / Ann 0412 239 700
www.diddlysquatband.com
What Others Say
“took my breath away with those harmonies”
“fun, high energy, and great musicality…YAY, you girls rock!”

Sunday November 20 Scarlett Road

Scarlett Road are a four piece female band that performs a dynamic variety of celtic-bluegrass originals and covers, seasoned with a dash of old-timey, alt country folk and instrumental tunes. Featuring Banjo, Cello, Fiddle, Guitar plus warm honey soaked vocal harmonies, Brenda, Helen, Lisa & Melinda bring songs of joy and sorrow together in harmony and captivate audiences with their charismatic stage presence.

Originating from different musical backgrounds each member brings distinct elements to a completely original style. All members of Scarlett Road bring a broad range of influences from other musical acts they have performed with including, Alt-Country, Bluegrass, Celtic, Folk, Irish, Jazz, Rockabilly and 80’s/90’s tunes, which you can hear in their wide variety of songs. Diverse instrumentalists and vocalists, they draw from an eclectic suitcase of influences to create original music and re-tell stories of yesteryear.

Scarlett Road features Melinda Coles (Fiddle/Accordian), Brenda Kelly (Guitar/Uke), Lisa Mapson (Cello/Guitar) & Helen Matheson (Banjo). Bringing together accomplished story tellers, talented instrumentalists and sweet vocals the gals from Scarlett Road have created a vibrant show which is fun, yet steeped in traditional musical influences with a contemporary twist.

Sunday December 11 Folk Redlands Christmas Bash

The Folk Redlands annual concert/party. Date confirmed, content to be confirmed.