Band info

Learn more about the bands playing at this year's Rock the Turf.

 
 
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19Twenty

The 19-Twenty lads have been performing their high-energy sonic-party nationally, headlining sell-out shows and festivals in all states and territories. Constantly on the road or in the sky, they have toured seven times around Oz and performed gigs throughout Europe including Belgium, The Netherlands, France, and a suite of gigs in London (a highlight was a spell at the famous Alley Cat nightclub in SoHo). Performing anywhere and everywhere, this straight-up 100% independent act have been blazing throughout Europe and Australia and gaining new music fans/fiends from their live shows.

 
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JESS CROSSMAN

I've lived in Tumut my whole life but attended the rest of my schooling at The Riverina Anglican College in Wagga. I’ve been singing and playing music since I was 11 years old and playing at various different events, clubs, pubs and local festivals.

I live in Port Macquarie and am studying a Bachelor of Paramedicine. I write and sing a lot of my own material and now I'm working on an album which will be out late this year. Get down to Rock the Turf 2019.

 
 
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THE MIGHTY YAK

The Mighty Yak is one of the most versatile wedding/party live cover bands for hire in the Riverina. Not afraid to travel, the band has also performed in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra for private and corporate functions. Boasting the experience of seasoned professional musicians, the band's ability to adapt perfectly to your function is something they are extremely proud of. The 4 piece band consists of guitar, bass, drums and vocals making the band adept to a wide range of musical genre. Each band member has many years of live music experience playing in a variety of musical acts and shows, which when put together make up a very capable musical group.

 
 
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Velvetsmyle

Velvetsmyle are a five piece cover band consisting of two female lead vocalists, Natasha Proos-
Fitzsimmons and Laura Rampling. Guitar is Ted Denson and Phil Lawson, Bass Guitar Adam Garner,
and Drums Clayton Denson. All band members live in the beautiful Snowy Valley.
Each band member brings their own expertise and personality to the band to create both a professional and fun environment. Together VS (Velvetsmyle)
have many years of experience in playing and performing in everything from stage shows, musicals,
festivals and working in the recording studio. VS have a large repertoire of songs ranging from the
60’s to 2017. Their music has been influenced by a variety of genres including Soul, Rock and Pop.

 
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Jack Jones

Jack’s back!
After more than a decade in America, Jack Jones has returned home and will be playing at Rock the Turf! Jack was still a teenager when he found fame in Southern Sons, who became one of the most loved Australian bands of the ’90s, with hits such as ‘Heart In Danger’, ‘Hold Me In Your Arms’,‘You Were There’, ‘Always And Ever’, ‘Waiting For That Train’ and ‘Lead Me To Water’.

 
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Killing Heidi

It has been 12 years since the band broke up in 2006 and 20 years since siblings Ella and Jesse Hooper started their music careers. Over the years, they had received numerous offers to get back together, many were big-money offers but the Hooper’s have always maintained that the band was over.

Finally, all Killing Heidi fans have an opportunity to sing aloud to hit No. 1 Mascara and Top 10 Weir and Live Without It.