Woodfordia Inc 

presents

Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2021

featuring Andrea Kirwin (AUS) and Tullara (AUS)

Andrea Kirwin

Andrea Kirwin (AUS)

Andrea Kirwin is an Australian-Fijian Artist/Producer based in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. With a warm stage presence, retro soulful sound and a knack for storytelling, Andrea has been steadily building a national following since the release of her first album, ‘From the Ground Up’ in 2013. Having self-produced five independent albums, she has continued to build a sustainable music career and has now opened up a shopfront for her record label, Peace Run Records, at 14 Queen St, Nambour (Label est. 2009).

Andrea’s unique brand of Island Soul has continued to evolve over the past eight years since she has been recording her original music. Having built her career as a singer-songwriter over the years by gigging up to 300+ shows a year, she has become a seasoned and sought-after performer and is versatile in performing solo or as a trio and up to her full band for Festivals. Andrea’s laidback style of folk-soul-jazz has crystalized in her new album, ‘BLOOM’, which was launched on 1 May 2021, with a full band show at Sunshine Sounds Festival, QLD, curated by Katie Noonan, and is now available for purchase digitally at Bandcamp and on cd and vinyl at www.peacerunrecords.com, and has also recently been released on Streaming platforms

Andrea has been hosting boutique livestream events at Peace Run Records and Agency and in the past 6 months has held a nine hour livestream launch featuring 20 artists, a Blues Night and a Survival Day First nations concert which was co-hosted by Deline Briscoe of Gaba Musik. Andrea hopes to host more livestream shows in the coming months and is currently offering these services in South East QLD for their live shows as well.

Festivals have always been amongst some of Andrea’s favourite music memories having been introduced to the Australian Festival scene early on with her first band, The Andi and George Band, who toured the East coast of Australia Festival hopping in 2008 and playing Woodford Folk Festival, National Multicultural Fringe Festival, WOMADelaide, Folk Rhythm and Life and more. 

https://www.andreakirwin.com 

‘Andrea Kirwin has a rare voice that runs deep… deep enough to carry you back to an era where the way an artist delivered their message was everything.’  

– Lior

  

‘When I heard Andrea, I was totally excited to hear such a competent, unique and exciting new songwriter. It is one of the joys of being a musician, traveling the globe and hearing exciting music that I wouldn’t have found at home, yet it is a rare joy. I find there are many competent yet mediocre musicians out there and Andrea was way above anything I had heard for a long, long time.’ 

–  Kristina Olsen

Tullara

Tullara (AUS)

With her percussive finger tapping, guitar playing wizardry, not to mention the alluring power of her voice, Tullara has an undeniable, uniquely endearing stage presence full of raw, powerful honesty, and swagger. This northern NSW homegrown artist, now based in Townsville, is taking the genre of Folk/Roots to a whole new level. 

 

Tullara has been making her mark across the Australian music industry since her debut release ‘Better Hold On‘ in 2016. Born and raised on a parrot farm in Ramornie, northern NSW (true story), Folk/Roots rocker Tullara went on to win ‘BEST EP’ at the 2017 ‘Australian Roots Music Awards’ and independently hit over 1,000,000 streams on Spotify in 2018. 

 

As her performance rep grew, Tullara won the attention and praise of ARIA Award Winner John Butler who said ‘Tullara has a way with words and a way with that guitar!’, and was invited to open for Aussie legends such as The Waifs, Jeff Lang, Troy Cassar-Daley and Mia Dyson. 
Soon after, Tullara was chosen as the National Australia Tour support act for international artist Donavon Frankenreiter (USA) and Wallis Bird (IRE), as well as opening for The East Pointers (CAN) 




Tullara has since racked up performances at some of the biggest and most respected festivals both in Australia and abroad including: Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Artswells Festival (CAN), LeCheile Festival (IRE), Umefolk (SE), Floating Castle Fesitval (SI), plus many more. Tullara’s highly anticipated follow-up release ‘Waiting for the Encore’ hit the stores and online platforms December 11 2020 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘I love Tullara – she’s magic.’  

– Nkechi Anele (triple j Roots and All)

  

‘As nimble on guitar as she is vocals, Tullara’s strong performance steadies the song and bubbles up high with a catchy, melodic hook. It’s just as much pop as it is folk/roots, highlighting a penchant for structure that we can’t wait to hear more of when she releases both her forthcoming EPs later this year.’ 

– Chris Sing (theaureview.com)

  

‘Breaking Australian artist Tullara found the perfect balance between inviting accessibility and authentic ingenuity with her single 16 Seconds which was released on May 8th. The reflectively moody tone in the Alt Rock single proved to be a synergetic pairing for Tullara’s understated yet profoundly resonant vocals. It’s safe to say that 16 Seconds was the most cathartically connectable perennial Pop earworm we’ve heard this year so far. If she’s not already on it, get her on your radar. She’s undoubtedly one to watch.’ 

– Amelia Vandergast (anrfactory.com)

Southbrook, 10 November 2021

SOUTHBROOK HALL, QLD, JAROWAIR & GIABAL COUNTRY The Southbrook Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Jarowair & Giabal People. Southbrook is a rural town on the Darling Downs on the Gore Highway 25km to the south-west of Toowoomba. Southbrook has had a few renditions – rather tastily,it was once a cheese-making hub with…

Kumbia, 11 November 2021

Kumbia Memorial Hall, QLD, Wakka Waaka Country The Kumbia and District Memorial School of Arts stands on lands traditionally owned by the Wakka Waaka People. Kumbia is right on the Bunya Highway in the South Burnett region of South East Queensland, and is the last stop before you head up into the Bunya Mountains. It’s…

Rainbow Beach, 12 November 2021

Rainbow Beach Community Hall, QLD, Butchulla and Kabi Kabi Country The Rainbow Beach Community Hall stands near the intersection of lands traditionally owned by the Butchulla and Kabi Kabi Peoples. What do you find when you reach the end of the rainbow? The folks in Rainbow Beach know – it’s a pot of golden sand,…

Benaraby, QLD, 13 November 2021

Benaraby, QLD, Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda Country The Benaraby Progress Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Byellee, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang and Taribelang Bunda Peoples.  Nestled into the central Queensland village of Benaraby with its grand Lake Awoonga and beautiful Boyne River, the Benaraby Progress Hall has always been a community-run…

Emu Park, 14 November 2021

Emu Park, QLD, Darumbal Country The Emu Park Cultural Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Darumbal People. The Emu Park Cultural Hall is centrally located in the middle of the seaside township of Emu Park, a quaint but vibrant village that boasts picturesque parks and crystal blue waters just 20km outside of Yeppoon…

Koah, 18 November 2021

Koah Hall, Qld, Buluwai, Djabugay and Yirrgay Country The Koah Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Buluwai People, the Djabugay People and the Yirrgay People. Koah is a lovely rural locality in Far North Queensland, positioned uniquely between the lush rainforests of the Great Dividing Range behind Cairns and the gateway to the…

Innisfail, 19 November 2021

Innisfail, Qld, Mamu Country The Innisfail Shire Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Mamu People. Innisfail is a small town, famous for its sugar and bananas but mostly for its lush green surrounds that come from holding the title (fiercely contested by neighbouring villages Babinda and Tully) of one of Australia’s wettest towns. …

Bluewater, 20 November 2021

Bluewater, Qld, Bindal and Wulgurukaba Country The Bluewater Community Centre stands on the traditional lands of Bindal and Wulgurukaba People Sitting on azure waters at the gateway to Far North Queensland’s Great Green Way, the sprightly Bluewater Community Centre is almost 30 years old. While the land is owned by the local council, it’s leased…

Eungella, 21 November 2021

Eungella, Qld, Widi Country The Hub at Eungella stands on lands traditionally owned by the Widi People. This plucky little hall was originally an old army hospital situated at the Mackay Harbour and eventually donated to the RSL, lock stock and barrel. It was dismantled, loaded onto a truck and taken to its present location…

Captain Creek, 24 November 2021

Captain Creek, QLD, Gooreng Gooreng Country The Captain Creek Community Sport and Recreation Club stands on the traditional lands of the Gooreng Gooreng People. Captain Creek was named after the Captain of a bullock team who got stuck in the creek many years ago. ‘The Creek’, as the locals known as Creekers, call the area,…

Bauple, 25 November 2021

Bauple, Qld, Butchulla & Kabi Kabi People The Bauple Band Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Butchulla & Kabi Kabi People. Bauple isn’t just the home of the Bauple Band Hall – it’s the ancestral home of the macadamia nut! The nut was discovered thousands of years ago on the Mountain by the…

Cooroy, 26 November 2021

Cooroy Memorial Hall, Qld, Kabi Kabi Country Cooroy Memorial Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Kabi Kabi People. Ahoy, Cooroy!  Set in the heart of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland township of Cooroy, the Cooroy Memorial Hall is one of the community’s most historic buildings and has been home to a significant portion of…

Quinalow, 27 November 2021

Quinalow Hall, Qld Quaint, quiet – quirky? Quinalow!  This rural locality is located on the very north-western fringe of the Toowoomba Shire on the Darling Downs, actually positioned closer to the Western Downs regional centre of Dalby. Also nearby is the Heritage-listed Muntapa Tunnel, Queensland’s longest straight railway tunnel and the only one that has…

Goomburra, 28 November 2021

Goomburra Town Hall, Qld, Githabul Country The Goomburra Town Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Githabul people. Goomburra Town Hall is where memories are made and revisited. The Goomburra Hall stands at the head of the Goomburra Valley welcoming all those who are visiting the Goomburra section of the Main Range National Park…

Ma Ma Creek, 30 November 2021

Ma Ma Creek Community Centre, Qld, Jagera Country The Ma Ma Community Centre stands on lands traditionally owned by the Jagera People It’s been a hot minute since Festival of Small Halls has rolled into the Lockyer Valley – and Ma Ma Creek is in the hot seat! Or rather, the fresh, flowing green seat…

The Summit, 1 December 2021

The Summit, Qld, Kambuwal Country The Summit Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Kambuwal People. Famous for being the coldest place in Queensland, the welcome in The Summit is accordingly warm, to keep the spirits alight in those who make the trek up to its mighty 3000+ft elevation. It’s got the highest everything…

Cabarlah, 2 December 2021

Cabarlah Hall, Qld, Jarowair Country The Cabarlah Hall stands on the traditional lands of Jarowair People. Cuckoo! It’s Cabarlah!  Lying just north of the city of Toowoomba, this village is a smorgasbord of rich history and interesting culture. For example, did you know that the local pub is one of the longest continually-licenced pubs in…

Springbrook, 3 December 2021

Springbrook Community Hall, Qld, Yugambeh Country The Springbrook Community Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Yugambeh People. Thanks to the eruption of an ancient volcano 23 million years ago, Springbrook is home to a multitude of things that grow, gurgle and glow. Spectacular waterfalls and lookouts abound and The Natural Bridge cave twinkles…

Austinville, 4 December 2021

Mt Nimmel Hall, Qld, Yugambeh Country Mt Nimmel Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Yugambeh People. Mt Nimmel Hall is the meeting house for folk living in the Austinville Valley, a secluded lush valley in the hinterlands of the Gold coast – enviably nestled between the sparking gold sands of Mudgeeraba and the…

Eudlo, 5 December 2021

Eudlo Hall, Qld, Gubbi Gubbi Country Eudlo Hall stands on lands traditionally owned by the Gubbi Gubbi People. Eudlo Hall stands proudly in the centre of the old railway town of Eudlo, nestled into the Sunshine Coast Hinterlands and barely touched by intensive development. Eudlo Hall is the cultural heart of the village, and feels…

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Woodfordia Inc presents Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2021 featuring Andrea Kirwin and Tullara

Festival of Small Halls Australia has announced that Andrea Kirwin and Tullara will be the guests of twenty communities on November’s Queensland Summer Tour 2021. 

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ANDREA KIRWIN (AUS)

Andrea Kirwin is an Australian-Fijian Artist/Producer based in Nambour on the Sunshine Coast, Australia. With a warm stage presence, retro soulful sound and a knack for storytelling, Andrea has been steadily building a national following since the release of her first album, ‘From the Ground Up’ in 2013. Having self-produced five independent albums, she has continued to build a sustainable music career and has now opened up a shopfront for her record label, Peace Run Records, at 14 Queen St, Nambour (Label est. 2009).  

To download a high quality image, please click here.

TULLARA (AUS)

With her percussive finger tapping, guitar playing wizardry, not to mention the alluring power of her voice, Tullara has an undeniable, uniquely endearing stage presence full of raw, powerful honesty, and swagger. This northern NSW homegrown artist, now based in Townsville, is taking the genre of Folk/Roots to a whole new level. 

To download a high quality image, please click here. 

Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under an approved Queensland Health Covid-Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you have any symptoms of Covid-19.

Please do your bit to protect others and keep your community safe.

The Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2021 is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

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