SURF LOUNGE SESSIONS : FREE LIVE MUSIC EVENTS EVERY SATURDAY
SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER 8:30PM - 11:30PM
Shade of Red
Mike Han, Steve Buiaroski & Craig Finniss make up one of the peninsulas favorite live groups, Shade of Red. The boys are back in town for one hell of a party!! Catch all the action in the Surf Lounge from 9pm.
SATURDAY 25TH NOVEMBER : 9PM - 12AM
With an early start to her singing career, Bonnie has already worked alongside many industry professionals. 2014 has been a testament to this as she has starred as a guest vocalist for the Sydney Jazz Orchestra at The Basement, performed as a backing vocalist for Tina Arena and supported world-renowned jazz/blues guitarist, Larry Carlton, in his Sydney show. Since then Bonnie has worked around Sydney and internationally as a covers singer and secured a spot as a session singer and backing vocalist for many local original artists. Her TV experience includes performing with the X Factor backing group and Australian Idol Grand Final opening ensemble. She graduated with a Bachelor of Music at the Australian Institute of Music where she studied under some of Australia’s leading industry professionals.
FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER : 8:30PM - 11:30PM
Ziggy McNeill is a 24-yr-old guitarist from Sydney Australia that plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar to the likes of Tommy Emmanuel and Rodrigo y Gabriela. Wherever he goes, Ziggy leaves an impression. He has recently been endorsed by Cole Clark and Llyod Spiegel was very impressed with Ziggy's solo guitar playing. Even guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel gave Ziggy a wrap at Tommy Emmanuel Guitar Camp 2014 Sydney after playing his original Beez Neez to Emmanuel (watch it on Ziggy's YouTube).
Ziggy took up the guitar at age 12, and was inspired to chase a musical career at age 20 after meeting Tommy Emmanuel. After 6 years of playing in a Sydney band C.O.F.F.I.N, Ziggy took up the acoustic guitar and started playing fingerstyle guitar.
Ziggy is a regular busker in the streets of Manly and has played at festivals such as Manly Jazz 2015 and Manly Food & Wine Festival 2016. He has been busking at festivals such as Goulburn's Australian Blues Festival 2016, where he was interviewed by Goulburn Post for his fingerpicking, and Tamworth Country Music Festival 2016 where was interviewed for his awesome guitar work amongst hundreds of buskers.
In 2015, Ziggy released his first solo EP It's About Time, and has won a number of Sydney talent competitions such as The Hills Got Talent 2015, Busking by the Beach 2015 and Busking by the Burbs 2016, winning cash, gear and studio sessions. Using the money earnt from these competitions, Ziggy made his new and upcoming album Timeless, which features Australian singer Ella Freestone and Ziggy's popular songs Opa, Rusty and Angel With A Blue Tongue. The new album was released online in September, 2016.
Ziggy recently toured Germany, UK, Netherlands and Italy on his Busker by Trade Tour 2016, beginning his journey at Down Under Fest 2016 in in Munich, Germany.
SATURDAY 2ND DECEMBER : 9PM - 12AM
Coast & Ocean
Coast & Ocean, aka Alex Johnson, aka Lil Chay Jay aka a super sick kid bringing something completely funky and fresh to the Australian music scene.
After the soul/rnb/hip e.p release of "Doobies Girl" Coast and Ocean went on tour in Australia, Europe, Thailand and Cambodia. Now returning to Australia late 2017 for a run of dates, Coasty sets out to tour a fresh new single release. Coast & Ocean recently toured with Lyall Moloney (Sticky Fingers, Tash Sultana) supported Ty Dolla $ign, William Singe, Hein Cooper, Jye Whiteman, Dylan Joel, Lime Cordiale, Tyne James Organ. Even more recently played Surfana Festival in Netherlands along side Caravana sun, Ziggy Alberts and many more. Currently touring Europe, Thailand, Cambodia and Australia 2017.