Acclaimed Canadian multi-instrumentalists Madison Violet and rising Kimberley star Harry Jakamarra will join the Festival of Small Halls tour this Spring, playing 20 community halls across outback Queensland and New South Wales throughout October and November.
The tour kicks off in Rocky Creek, and will dip into inland New South Wales before it works its way through the Queensland outback, finally finishing in Felton, where just under 300 people call home.
Madison Violet are musical chameleons. Their voices blend together, symbiotically, like family as if they were born to sing the same songs. And over the past decade and a half, the pair have taken to genre-bending, moving effortlessly from folk to pop to electronic to Americana. The Juno-nominated duo met in Toronto in 1999, only to find out that their fathers sat next to each other in high school, nearly 2000 kilometres away.
A “Mad Max” of the Kimberley, Harry Jakamarra is one of Australia’s most-talked about musicians. He has recently completed recording an EP with the legendary Jeff Lang, and counts Missy Higgins and John Butler amongst his fans. Harry is packing his brother Elwood in his suitcase for an extra-special show between two brothers.