Music

The live music component of the Festival is always an eclectic assortment of musicians who engage the appreciative crowd and ensures that the Festival continues to stand out.  Tasmania has a rich and diverse range of musical talent, Bicheno Food and Wine unashamedly source musicians from within our home state and would like to thank some of our regular, coastal contributors:

School Band

School Band

St Marys District School students are performing again this year. Members of the award winning Arts on Tour Band, these up and coming musicians recently took out 2nd place in the Launceston Blues Award. Get ready to be greeted by a mix of ‘Old School’ rock classics and newer contemporary songs.

Saree Salter

Saree Salter

Ex St Marys District School student, now studying at Newstead College, Saree has a unique voice that will capture attention and imagination. Saree is just starting her journey as a musician, but has already notched up a few gigs and festivals. Guaranteed to make you stop, sit down and drift away to another place …just for a moment!

The Blackstone Dukes

The Blackstone Dukes

Original Alternative Country, the Dukes featured at this years Rock Pool Concert. Having performed at Festivale and at this years AG Fest, the Dukes are back in town! Based in Launceston, The Blackstone Dukes will have you sipping along to their well crafted tunes.

The Pretty Things

The Pretty Things

Based locally in Bicheno, The Pretty Things with their lush harmonies and re workings of contemporary songs will get you moving …… no doubt! Featuring local music teachers and the Postman, the Pretty’s are regulars at Festivale and corporate events throughout the state.

The Bad Dad Orchestra

The Bad Dad Orchestra

A simple idea born of friendship, beers and fatherhood has flourished and taken shape. The basic premise: a big band, big grooves, big boots… oh and you’ve got to be a dad to join.

The Bad Dad Orchestra comprises of 8 dads (and counting) who have played solid parts in the Tasmanian band scene for the past decade.

Together they’ve got hundreds of kids, hundreds of riffs and a big old bag of style and swagger. The bands current sound; 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.

Shine up those dancing boots. It’s big, it’s bad and it’s dad.