Learn more about the bands playing at this year's Rock the Turf.
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.
The Spindrift Saga
The Spindrift Saga is a head-turning power quartet with musical ‘chops’ to burn and the
band covers an enormous diversity of styles in their performances. Influenced heavily by funk music, The Spindrift Saga welds this syncopated groove element seamlessly into their rock roots.
Smoke Stack Rhino
Smoke Stack Rhino believe in playing the blues, LOUD. Formed in 2013 around the idea of
‘bringing the blues to the moshpit’, the group has combined the emotion of Chicago/Delta
blues with the raw tenacity of early 90s grunge to deliver a performance that is a knock out
on stage and powerful on record.
Chase the Sun
The Australian heavyweight champions of Blues-rock shred have roots planted in the blues scene but have been letting their love of rock and roll fully hang out since forming in 2007. Crowd favourites at festivals all over the country, Chase The Sun infuse their take on the blues with loud guitar, blazing hard funk and a cranking 70’s southern rock feel.
The Swamp Stompers play funky rock and blues with heavy grooves. Emerging from the dirty backwaters of Lismore (NSW), the band sounds like the musical lovechild of John Butler Trio, Led Zeppelin, and Red Hot Chili Peppers. Searing slide guitar, contrasting dual-lead vocals, catchy guitar riffs and dubstep inspired didgeridoo soundscapes give this original blues-rock band an irresistible flavour combination that will leave you with an insatiable hunger for more.
Original Sin - INXS Tribute
Original Sin - Australia’s premier INXS tribute show, paying homage to one of our country’s most popular & successful bands, INXS!
The show covers songs spanning all 3 decades, from their debut self titled INXS, through to Shabooh Shoobah, The Swing, Listen Like Thieves, KICK, X, and Elegantly Wasted albums.
Original Sin have been touring for over 8 years and have established themselves as the most authentic, true representation of the band that was, INXS. With over 400 shows to date, Original Sin are still the most sought after INXS tribute show in Australia.
dog eat dog - acdc tribute
Homage to the Bon Scott era of AC/DC!
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.
Since forming as a band only just a year ago, Tempus Sun have invented their own blend of energetic, driving indie rock, fronted by the powerful vocals of Andrew Wortes and Rya Park. Tempus Sun pride themselves on the size, engagement and quality of their live shows. It is consistently a powerhouse performance that invokes a plethora of feelings from the emotional spectrum.