Coastal Retreat participants announced

We're super excited to announce the participants in the Coastal Retreat kicking-off next week! 

Trent Buchanan (Hurricane Youth), Eve Gowen, Megan Turale (Cotton Pony), and Charlie Pyecroft (Flxw) will all take part in a 3-night retreat on the beautiful East Coast of Tasmania with Ali Barter and Oscar Dawson that explores songwriting, production, and performance.

Oscar Dawson is a composer, writer, and producer. Oscar plays in HOLY HOLY and produces artists such as Ali Barter, British India, Ben Wright Smith and Alex Lahey, amongst others. Ali Barter is a singer-songwriter whose crafty lyrics and delicate harmonies have made songs like ‘Girlie Bits’ and ‘Please Stay’ radio faves! 

Following the retreat, the participants will perform on Saturday 10 February at Party in the Paddock on the Blundstone Stage.

See you at the Paddock!

Here's some more info about the musicians: 

Trent Buchanan

Trent is the front-man from Hurricane Youth, a Punk/Rock four-piece from Launceston. In 2017, they released their Debut EP 'A Change In Weather' and they have supported bands such as The Bennies, The Hard Aches, Polish Club and Slowly Slowly.

Eve Gowen

Eve is a 20-year-old singer/songwriter from Launceston. The multi-instrumentalist began playing solo gigs in April 2016. Influenced by Australian, female artists such as Meg Mac and Missy Higgins, Eve has been creating her own brand of jazz-inspired pop. Eve released her debut EP, The House On The Hill, in 2016 and has played shows all over Tasmania and a few in the UK.  In 2017, Eve taught herself how to record and completed her debut album, set to be released in February of 2018. Eve prides herself on her honest lyrics and catchy writing style. 

Megan Turale

An expat from the mainland to the Apple Isle, Megan was inspired later in life through loss and love and the beauty of her new surrounds to finally dive in to the creative pool. Writing songs from experiences of the heart with warmth and humour and an alt-country bent, she treasures harmony and evocative lyrical landscapes, with a good dose of twang now and then. She performs solo, and with various iterations of her band Cotton Pony. The first year of performance saw the composing of her first set of songs, and support performances for the likes of Guthrie, Ben Salter, Paper Souls and Isla Ka, culminating in gracing the Homebrewed Stage at Falls Festival. Cotton Pony is currently recording their first EP. 

Charlie Pyecroft

Charlie is one half of Flxw, an electronic duo from Launceston. Incorporating hip Hop beats with soulful vocals, this band takes influences from Kimbra, James Blake and SZA. After a busy 2017 with standouts of a set on the field stage at Falls Festival Marion Bay, supporting ASTA in Tasmania for her ‘Shine’ tour, Junction Arts festival and finishing off the year with NYE on Royal, Flxw is currently working on an upcoming single for release in early 2018.

This project was made possible by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.

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