In 2018, Wilson Blackley recorded his debut EP Elephant, started gigging around Gippsland and coincidentally turned sixteen. He has gone on to tour around Victoria and New Zealand, with over two hours of original acoustic music, his trusty guitar, lapsteel (and his mum!). At the moment he’s getting ready to record his first album, combining his many influences of roots, rock, folk and pop into the Material Plane.
Rose de La Montaña is a fingerstyle guitarist with a love for solo Latin American guitar music, where classical and popular guitar styles meet. Also a bandleader, songwriter, arranger, and educator, Rose's devotion to the guitar started from a young age and has continued into tertiary level education, where she has completed a Masters in Music Performance degree (2018).
In two years Ballarat’s Butterfunked have taken the region by storm. Their unique blend of funk, rap and blues will have you dancing to their groove. A nine-piece band, with a rubber duck obsession and boasting some of the best young musicians in the known universe, their big sound from funky horns, cool guitars and keys, kicking drums and silky-smooth female vocals will have you seeing yellow.