Woodfordia Inc 

presents

Festival of Small Halls Winter Tour 2022: South Australia

featuring Chris Tamwoy (AUS) and Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan (AUS)

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Chris Tamwoy is an award winning First Nations Australian singer, songwriter and musician with both Eastern and Western Torres Strait Islander blood running through his veins.

His distinctive guitar-tap style and vibrant personality see him in high-demand for gigs across Australia, the USA, ongoing media appearances and documentary features. In 2016 national TV audiences watched Chris make his way through to the grand finals of Australia’s Got Talent, and 2018 saw him on TV weekly as a judge on All Together Now.

Having played some of Australia’s largest music festivals he often surprises crowds with sensational on-stage collaborations. He has represented proudly at high profile events such as Tourism Australia’s G’day USA Gala, Los Angeles and National Indigenous Music Awards where he was nominated 2016 Young Indigenous Musician of the Year. 2018 saw an inspired performance and Acknowledgement of Country and People at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony, collaborating with Colin Hay, Aloe Blacc, Birds of Tokyo and many more talented musicians.

Chris Tamwoy’s debut EP Ngaw Laag ‘My Home’ in 2015 was well received earning him the prestigious honour of National NAIDOC Youth of the Year. In 2018 Chris Tamwoy was awarded Queensland Young Achiever of the Year. ABC Music released Chris’ debut album Reality Is in May 2021, featuring an iconic and inspiring collaboration with Christine Anu on traditional language song classic Kulba Yaday. The Reality Is album garnered widespread praise from media and fans alike.

In 2021, Chris Tamwoy’s showcase instrumental compositions Healing You and Waves from his Reality Is album made special inclusions in the Screen Australia supported feature film Alick and Albert, for broadcaster STAN. Dubbed a ‘guitar virtuoso’, this humble young man’s music, personality and vibe are unforgettable.

 

 

Amazing, I’m a little blown away…You set the bar very high.
 – Jack Black, Australia’s Got Talent, March 2016

 

His unique guitar playing style, where he lays the guitar on his lap and uses his fingers to tap, strum and pluck the strings, has already earned him a legion of fans.
– Nathanael Cooper, Sydney Morning Herald, March 2016

 

Seeing Chris perform is like magic, something of pure theatre. 
– Christine Anu, ABC Radio, May 2020

Artist_MalKyChariot

Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal sings his brain provoking songs using all sorts of vocal techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek. And Kylie (who’s played with Orchestra Victoria and the likes of Stevie Wonder and Barry White!) provides violin and voice in a perfect balance to Mal’s nutsness. Their arrangements are intricate and playful. Imagine Einstein, Dr Seuss and Paganini making pancakes.

Mal Webb is a songwriter and performer, who was a founding member of the bands The Oxo Cubans (trombone and vocals), Totally Gourdgeous (bass and vocal), Sock (acapella) and Formidable Vegetable (trombone, vocals and interpretive dance). He also performs with (and records for) electronic artist ‘Spoonbill’ and The Simon Kerr Perspective. He records brass and bass for many artists and adverts, does school shows, theatre music and helps out as a guinea pig for voice research! He was musical director of Wogs Out of Work (1985), he performed live with Lano and Woodley and did the music for their 1997 TV show, as well as Frank Woodley’s 2012 TV show, Woodley. He’s toured internationally with Batacuda, Legs on the Wall, Cambermade Opera, and Mainteater (Java). He did the soundtrack and songs for the Dummies Corp show “Dumtectives in Cirque Noir” and the Wishworks Puppets (UK) show, “Whispering Smith” and Little Wing Puppets’ production “Spike the Echidna”. Since 2003, he’s taught with Music Outback Foundation in NT. Also as a teacher, he’s worked with The Songroom and Nulsen Haven (WA).

Melbourne based violinist, Kylie Morrigan, began her music training early (age 3) as a classical violinist.  After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, she played in Orchestra Victoria and various freelance orchestras, including for Stevie Wonder, Barry White, Plant and Page, Shirley Bassey and The

Seekers, before retiring to raise and homeschool her 4 children.  Kylie has since returned to the world of music performance enjoying a range of playing styles including electro swing, folk and contemporary classical.  She currently performs and records amidst a healthy national and international touring schedule with Formidable Vegetable, The Simon Kerr Perspective, artist Mal Webb, electronic artist ‘Spoonbill’ and the Ad Hoc Music Collective and her duo with Carly Wilding, ‘Morrigan and Wilding’. In 2021, Kylie performed in new Australian musical Voyage in its Victorian tour, ending in a two-week season at fortyfivedownstairs, Melbourne, and performed a one week season with Carly Wilding of their self produced show, ‘Bumbles and Moz’.

http://malwebb.com/MalAndKy.html

 

You’re a freak.
– Ani DiFranco 1998

Terribly clever….I haven’t heard lyrics like that since Cole Porter. 
– Phillip Adams (ABC radio).

You’re not allowed to stop doing what you do, even if you want to!
–  Audient at Stainsby Festival 2019

 

American River, 24 August 2022

American River Community Hall, 24 August 2022 The American River Community Hall is situated on Kangaroo Island, in the heart of Glossy-black Cockatoo country. In 1803 American seal hunters landed to build a schooner and give the village its name. The Hall was built by locals in 1928 and maintained to this day by fundraising…

Cudlee Creek, 25 August 2022

Cudlee Creek Soldiers Memorial Hall, SA, Peramangk and Kaurna Country Cudlee Creek Soldiers Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Peramangk and Kaurna People. The Cudlee Creek Hall was opened in early 1960 after much community fundraising. Trees were planted surrounding the hall in recognition of WW2 servicemen and the hall was, and…

Orroroo, 26 August 2022

Orroroo Memorial Hall, SA, Ngadjuri Country Orroroo Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Ngadjuri People. On the 21st of June 1880 the foundation stone of Orroroo Memorial Hall was laid, and the building opened on the 11th of November 1880. The two-story front section of the building was built in 1893. It…

Beltana, 27 August 2022

Beltana Community Hall, SA, Adnyamathanha Country  Beltana Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Adnyamathanha People. The Beltana Community Hall is a fully restored hall, with 200 Flinders Rangers paintings on display. The hall burnt down in 1879 and was immediately rebuilt, with one burnt stump remaining in the cellar for all to…

Whyalla, 28 August 2022

Whyalla Left Hand Club stands on the traditional lands of the Barngarla People. The Whyalla Left Hand Club started in 1942 because of a concern by a number of gentlemen who used to gather at a bar in the Hotel Whyalla. This bar became known as “The Left Hand Bar,” a name by which it…

Tumby Bay, 31 August 2022

Tumby Bay Soldiers Memorial Hall, SA, Barngarla Country Tumby Bay Soldiers Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Barngarla People. The Tumby Bay Soldiers Memorial Hall was built on the 23rd of January 1957. The hall is incredibly active, with performances and concerts year-round including hosting Adelaide Fringe Festival, a Roald Dahl production,…

Elliston, 1 September 2022

Elliston Community Hall, SA, Wirangu/Naou Country Elliston Community Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Wirangu/Naou People. Situated on the shores of spectacular Waterloo Bay, Elliston is known for its rugged, scenic coastline and as a great place for fishing, swimming, surfing and bush walking. Set between rolling hills and some of the most…

Kimba, 2 September 2022

Kimba Soldiers Memorial Hall, SA, Barngala Country  The Kimba Soldiers Memorial Hall is centrally located in Kimba on the corner of High Street and Cross Street. The Hall was built in the 1920s and was first opened in July 1929. In 1956 plans were developed to extend the facility. These extensions were completed in 1958.…

Price, 3 September 2022

Price Soldiers Memorial Hall, SA, Narungga Country Price Soldiers Memorial Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Narungga People. The Price Soldiers Memorial Hall is 96 years old and was built to honour WW1 veterans. It’s nestled in the tiny town of Price, which is on the east coast of the Yorke Peninsula. Price…

Stenhouse Bay, 4 September 2022

Stenhouse Bay Hall, SA, Narungga Country Stenhouse Bay Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Narungga People. Stenhouse Bay Hall is a remnant of a historic gypsum & salt mining township, now encompassed within the boundaries of the stunning Dhilba Gurandda – Innes National Park on Yorke Peninsula. Once a bustling mining community, the…

Clayton Bay, 8 September 2022

Clayton Bay Hall, SA, Ngarrindjeri Country Clayton Bay Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Ngarrindjeri People. Clayton Bay Hall was built by volunteers and is the hub of the community. The hall holds meetings, dances, SALA, local projects, and has the local postal agency on the premises. Visitors always say what a hidden…

Bordertown, 9 September 2022

Tatiara Civic Centre Theatre stands on the traditional lands of the Bindjali People. Bordertown is located in the South East of South Australia, in the District Council of Tatiara. Home of the white kangaroo and birthplace of Bob Hawke, Bordertown also possesses a beautiful small theatre within the Bodertown Civic Centre, popularly known as the…

Mil Lel, 10 September 2022

Mil Lel Hall, SA, Boandik Country Mil Lel Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Boandik People. Mil Lel Memorial Park Inc purchased land to build a Memorial Park and hall in 1944, in memory of the men and women of the Mil Lel district who served in World War 2. The hall was…

Robe, 11 September 2022

Robe Institute Hall, SA, Boandik Country  Robe Institute Hall stands on the traditional lands of the Boandik People. Built in 1869, the Robe Mechanics Institute was the heart and soul of social and educational meetings for the community. According to newspaper reports, the Robe Institute was the first hall in the South-East as part of…

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Woodfordia Inc presents Festival of Small Halls Winter Tour 2022: South Australia featuring Chris Tamwoy (AUS) and Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan (AUS)

Festival of Small Halls has announced that dynamic, playful, multi-instrumentalist duo Mal Webb and Kylie Morrigan, along with the vibrant and captivating songsmith Chris Tamwoy, will be heading off on tour for the Festival of Small Halls Winter Tour 2022: South Australia.

 

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CHRIS TAMWOY (AUS)

Chris Tamwoy is an award winning First Nations Australian singer, songwriter and musician with both Eastern and Western Torres Strait Islander blood running through his veins.

His distinctive guitar-tap style and vibrant personality see him in high-demand for gigs across Australia, the USA, ongoing media appearances and documentary features. In 2016 national TV audiences watched Chris make his way through to the grand finals of Australia’s Got Talent, and 2018 saw him on TV weekly as a judge on All Together Now.

 

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MAL WEBB AND KYLIE MORRIGAN (AUS)

Vocal adventurer, multi-instrumentalist and looping beatboxing songwriter Mal sings his brain provoking songs using all sorts of vocal techniques, guitar, mbira, slide trumpet, trombone, chromatic harmonica and a loop recording pedal called Derek. And Kylie (who’s played with Orchestra Victoria and the likes of Stevie Wonder and Barry White!) provides violin and voice in a perfect balance to Mal’s nutsness. Their arrangements are intricate and playful. Imagine Einstein, Dr Seuss and Paganini making pancakes.

 

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Festival of Small Halls events take place in venues operating under current government Covid Safe regulations, 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 Winter Tour is supported by the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative