This year, The Rooks Return and Labour in Vain are joining forces to put on a female-fuelled honky-tonk and bluegrass show for Leaps and Bounds Festival.
You will be able to hear the likes of Foggy Notion, James Ellis w/ Vanessa Wawruszak, Grant Arthur & Freya Josephine Hollick, and many more.
Music will kick off at the Labour at 3pm, followed by alternating sets from both venues until 10 pm. This means that a great bit of live music is only as far as a few doors down at any given time.
The Yarra Council has been kind enough to grant both venues with extended outdoor seating for the day so the event will be a safe environment for all attendees. So grab your best jeans and come down for a day that will surely keep your hips moving and your heels tapping.
Hana & Jessie Lee’s Bad Habits
Brassy twang melded with country and soul inflections, Bad Habits are fronted by the smoky impassioned vocals of Hana Brenecki and the blistering lead guitar of Jessie-Lee Zubkevych. Their debut ten track album Southlands released in 2017 scored them nominations in the SA Music Awards, National Live Music Awards, as well as reviews in Rolling Stone Germany, Scenestr, The AU Review and The Music. On top of supporting international artists such as Jason Isbell and Eilen Jewell, they have performed at Aus Music Week, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival, Womadelaide, The Gumball, Out on the Weekend, and supported Cold Chisel and Kasey Chambers. The South Australian locals turned Melbourne inhabitants are slowly weaving their brand throughout town with new songs, old boots, and a new single due out in 2021.
Like a reckless driver, The Septembers swerve from power pop to country, picking up everything in between. A live show that will have you tapping your feet, hollering and dancing.
Originally hailing from Lorne, Victoria - Foggy Notion began as a two-piece lead by Maxine Fink (composer and lead vocals) and Shyam Caroll (harmonic/ Vocals). Today, Foggy Notion has now evolved into a boot scooting six-piece, residing out of Melbourne, Australia. With a wealth of talent brought in since their early beginnings, with the inclusion of Tom Huddo Moors lead guitar, Mitch Beulke, Lap Steel, Declan Stewart, bass guitar and Tim Ryles, on the drums. Foggy Notions’ sound today blends their 60’s garage rock sound with heavy country influences that will be more prominently heard in the release of their second album, due out in September 2021.
Line-up & Locations:
3pm - 3:50pm: Easy Browns at Labour in Vain
4pm - 4:50pm: Katie Bates at The Rooks Return
5pm - 5:50pm: Hana & Jessie Lee’s Bad Habits at Labour in Vain
6pm - 6:50pm: King Arthur w/ Freye Josephine Hollick at The Rooks Return
7pm - 7:50pm: The Septembers at Labour in Vain
8pm - 8:50pm: James Ellis and Vanessa Wawruszak at The Rooks Return
9pm - 10pm: Foggy Notion at the Labour in Vain