Saturday 29th April
Joza is an independent artist who enjoys playing a full range of music. From Frank Sinatra to Bob Marley, Drake to Elvis Presley he strives to convert each song into something new and musically delicious. Joza is currently working on a range solo and collaborative projects in the hopes of releasing original music on the back end of 2017.
Joza is of Tongan decent and hails from Auckland, NZ. He began his music journey 'late' in life, singing for the first time in public at the tender age of 19. Two years later joining a reggae band and beginning to learn the guitar.
Since moving to the Gold Coast in 2014, Joza has enjoyed honing his skills on the streets as a busker. He has experimented in all genres of music and looks forward to creating music that moves beyond genre connecting with all various audiences.
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GOLD COAST UNCOVERED discovers the best local musicians on the Gold Coast. Who will win the chance to perform among Australia's greatest music legends? Stay tuned!
CROWN THE HUMBLE
Fusing rock, folk and roots Gold Coast 4 piece, Crown The Humble hit you with a captivating and raw live show that has quickly gained them a large, loyal following and nationwide radio play in their first 12 months together. This crew of friends have put together a stack of swaggering, melodic tunes that go from pumping rock riffs through to heartwrenching folk as they take you on a journey throughout their not to be missed live sets.
After just releasing two new singles to rave reviews in early 2016, the band are on the road with even more ripper tunes that are sure to get your feet moving and your head banging.
Sunset City are all things pop and create that atmosphere wherever they go. Their pop culture inspiration of dance, beach and summer is one that creates an essence of fun and good times whenever there is a party brewing.
Gold Coast band Sunset City began as a three piece with Parker Rose (Vocals), Matt Scully (Guitar) and Rob Johnson (Bass) before expanding to a four-piece, with the addition of Brady Parsons (Drums) soon after. The band can be likened to that of Maroon 5, DNCE and Panic! At The Disco among other such Bands, with a hint of electronic and EDM influences that set them apart from the local scene.
HOT POTATO BAND
The Hot Potato Band found their roots and musical inspiration in Sydney's southern suburbs as street performers running over 120 shows a year all around Australia.
Known to cause a severe case of happy fever, this 11 piece brass band is sure to put a smile on your face in an incredibly unique live show. Launching their new, eagerly awaited album 'Paint The Town' and returning from their acclaimed performances at Woodford Folk Festival, the Hot Potato Band have become one of the most celebrated
performing bands in Australia both on and off the stage. From large scale festivals to intimate venues they have successfully captured the energy and interaction of their street performances and perfectly integrated it into their on stage show.
YES SIR NOCEUR
If The Beach Boys, The Deltones, and The Atlantics somehow defied everything we know about anatomy and physiology and made a lovechild, and that lovechild made music, it would sound a little bit like Yes Sir Noceur. The charismatic four-piece hails from the sunny Gold Coast and despite their relatively short tenure on the music scene, have gained a cult-like following of music lovers enamoured by the band’s surf-infused, psychedelic rock.
Following the release of Yes Sir Noceur’s first E.P in 2015, the gents have scored some prime television time on Channel 7’s Sunrise and ABC’s Rage, had cameo appearances on Australian Surfing Life movies, received multiple award nominations and played countless gigs and festivals, all to high acclaim. With bright lights ahead and pure adulterated momentum behind them, the lads have headed back into the studio to lay down their second EP which they will begin showcasing from early 2017 as they make their way down Australia’s East Coast.
A brazen world of isolated mystique and curiosity surrounds the artist known as AQUILA YOUNG. Her influence exudes a warmth and charisma that is both fearless and fearsome. An unwavering charm artfully provoking the senses: igniting the flame, playing with fire.
Over the past year Aquila Young established a local following captivating live audiences with an alluring presence and electric energy. She shared stages with the likes of MT Warning, TSUN and Airling alongside boutique festival appearances including Bleach, GLOW and 2High. Her debut EP Distance Echoes was released in 2015 garnering a wave of reviews and airplay across Triple J and US college radio.
With songs swept up in rolling drums; lush, swelling guitars and deeply resonant vocals, the sounds of the songstress emanate a brooding core of surreal and dreamlike capacity. An echo of time, from the past into the present, traveling deep into the unknown.
Known for enduring hits such as 'That's When I Think of You', 'Compulsory Hero', 'To Love Me', 'Scars', 'Don't Forget Me', and of course, 'If I Could', 1927 made a devastating entry into the ears of its listeners with the Quintuple Platinum selling album '…ish' in 1988, which earned the band a number of ARIA awards as well as a lot of fans along the way.
Having followed up '…ish' with the multi platinum second album 'The Otherside', a self-titled third album, and countless live shows at home and abroad, the last couple of decades have earned 1927 legendary status. Now after more than ten years, 1927 have released a new studio album "Generation i". It may just be the bands finest album yet...
Visionary Bohemian rocker, Felicity Lawless stimulates the senses and elevates the soul with music fusing Gypsy, world rock and folk elements.
Her sound is characterised by a flashy, Spanish guitar style, soaring vocal melodies and hypnotic rhythms. She performs with an energy that elevates and inspires while infusing her crowds with enthusiasm and joy.
Pseudo Echo pioneered the 1980s electro sound in Australia and quickly established themselves as one of the most successful and influential bands in the country.
With smash hits like 'Listening' and 'A Beat for You' from their debut gold album 'Autumnal Park' followed by the platinum selling “Love An Adventure” album which featured the hits 'Don’t Go', 'Living in a Dream' and the title track 'Love an Adventure' the band was set to make its mark on the international stage.
Brian Canham (singer/songwriter/guitarist) then came up with the masterstroke to record a killer version of the song 'Funky Town'. At just 24 years of age Brian produced a worldwide smash hit which saw them top the Australian charts for 12 weeks, soar to the USA and UK Top 10 as well as dozens of other countries. Pseudo Echo’s Funky Town came to be the unofficial anthem of the 1980s; big hair, bigger hooks and totally unforgettable. It still packs out dance floors 25 years later.
Pseudo Echo’s music continues to influence and resonate today.
MENTAL AS ANYTHING
Nearly 40 years of recording and non stop touring, 25 Top 40 hits in Australia and sustained international airplay and Mental's are still at it. Martin Plaza and Greedy Smith are always writing songs... they can't stop!
Their new album was recorded in Martin Plaza's Sandpit and A Sharp In Riverwood, pays tribute to Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys referencing his famous living room sandpit where Brian wrote his songs and faced his personal demons. Produced by Martin and Steve James who produced Mental's take on RocknRoll Music for Young Einstein, In the can and just around the corner is a five track EP featuring the Mental's current lineup of Martin Cilia From The Atlantics on guitar, Jacob Cook on drums, James Gillard on bass and bvs and from Mondo Rock, Casey Chambers and Jimmy Barnes!
These five new songs show the range and depth of two lifetimes in pop songwriting and are sure to create an amazing set to close Surfers Paradise LIVE on Saturday.