The Bad Dad Orchestra, Karen Lee Andrews, The Clementines
2 July | 6pm | Tasmanian Bushland Garden | All ages | $35
A Night at Bushland Gardens
Join us at our warm, welcoming night at Bushland Gardens on Tasmania’s east coast. A firm favourite with loyal locals, we have a lineup that will have the whole family singing along, tapping their toes and warming up their winter. Tasmania’s The Clementines will bring us together with their sublime harmonies and delightful stage presence. Karen Lee Andrews, who featured in our 2020 Big Singalong will move us with her vocal blend of blues, gospel and soul music, followed by Launceston lads The Bad Dad Orchestra, bringing big grooves, snappy horn lines and catchy vocals to the old Buckland quarry.
Refreshments will be available to purchase at the event.
The Bad Dad Orchestra
A simple idea born of fatherhood friendship and music has flourished and taken shape. The Bad Dad Orchestra formed in mid-2015 from a concept devised by the bands late guitarist Liam Guthrie evolved quickly into a powerhouse combination of some of Tasmania’s premiere contemporary musicians. The Bad Dad Orchestra brings big grooves snappy horn lines and catchy vocals. Critics have likened The Bad Dad Orchestra to the classic sounds of Australian pub-rock with a modern twist whilst others have named it a unique brand of soul. It’s big it’s bad and it’s Dad!
Karen Lee Andrews
Karen Lee Andrews is in possession of a unique sense of artistic purpose. Surrounded by music her entire life Karen’s career to date has largely revolved around classic soul and rhythm and blues sounds. But in recent years as her musicality has evolved she’s been leaning more towards blues. The influence of soul gospel and Karen’s Polynesian background continues to inform what she does but the blues has come to feel more like home. Karen featured in our 2020 Big Singalong feature which was shared across Festival of Voices and ABC Hobart audiences when the 2019 festival was cancelled due to Covid.
The Clementines sing songs that tell of womanhood, love, place and belonging. Their harmonies are sublime, their stage presence endearing, and their stories honest and uplifting. They are masters of intricate vocal arrangements, rendering classic folk, country and pop songs in surprising ways, alongside their own moving originals.
They were selected as the Director’s Choice Performer for the Festival of Voices in 2017, and in 2019 one of the trio, Mariam Seeney was winner of the Cygnet Folk Festival Song Writing Contest.
All event patrons will be required to check in at the venue using a provided Check in TAS QR code. A physical sign in sheet will be made available upon request if your device is not QR-code compatible.
Hygiene and sanitation:
Our Festival venues undergo full sanitation before each show. To maintain our venue hygiene and sanitation practices, please have a spritz of sanitiser on your way in and make use of hand soap in the bathrooms.
This venue will abide by density restrictions of 2 squared metres per person.
To avoid any unnecessary transfer of germs, there will be no coat check facilities at this venue.
Please do not attend this event if you are experiencing flu symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose). Similarly, if you feel a cough or a sneeze coming on while in this venue, please use your elbow to cover it!