RISING Melbourne artist Tash Sultana will hit the stage at Moruya’s Granite Town festival – just weeks after releasing a surprise EP.
Tash, who Music Victoria chief executive Patrick Donovan considers of Australia's "young buzz acts ... making waves overseas", will hit the Moyura stage during the three-day festival which starts on Friday, October 28.
She is currently in UK/Europe for the first time. She played two sold out London shows, a sold out Berlin show and a sold out Netherlands show including a TV performance to millions.
She is a self-taught, singer-songwriter who also defines herself as a “loopologist”.
Tash refined her show by making fake IDs through her teen years to play open mic nights and marathon busking sets on the streets of Melbourne for six hours a day.
Those years of hard work are paying off seeing Tash billed on a bunch of summer festivals – including, early in the piece, Granite Town.
Better news for music-lovers is that Sultana’s latest six-track EP will drop on September 23.
The release features triple j hit “Notion” and new single “Jungle”.
Just for by a way of measuring popularity, the homemade video of “Jungle” from Sultana’s bedroom had more than two million views and 22,000 shares on Facebook in a week!
So the opportunity to see the woman who impressively loops everything on the live stage from scratch shouldn’t be missed.
She’ll be joining a collection of complimentary acts on the blues/funk/jazz line-up. They include Far South Coast lad Kim Churchill, Ash Grunwald and OKA.
Hailing from Merimbula, Kim fond recalls his time busking at Moruya markets early in his career.
“Moruya is one of the most important towns in my entire career,” the 25-year-old musician said.
“I busked at Moruya Markets every Saturday for two and a half years. So coming back to Moruya to play is a very exciting moment.”
Festival organisers are promising another colourful weekend of music, food and culture.
Discount early bird tickets are on sale until September 19 at www.granitetownfest.com.au or at The Rustic Pantry, Vulcan St, Moruya for $100 or $90 concession.