Highlife winter tour with Bassidi Koné
Sunshine Coast based ‘Afro Psych’ band Highlife are joined by the legendary Bassidi Koné (West Africa) for a handful of east coast dates this winter!
Highlife are a Queensland Music Award winning world music act based on the Sunshine Coast, who have captivated the crowds at Woodford Folk Festival, Caloundra Music Festival and Island Vibe Festival. Their sets are well known for being relentlessly high energy, with a unique sound that is a concoction of African rhythms, psychedelic funk and improvisational fusion, described as ‘Afro Psych’.
The band is built around Hayden Hack, a talented singer/songwriter who was raised in South Africa and the UK by professional musician parents. Hayden recently returned from a solo tour of South Africa, and now resides in Maleny. Completing the Highlife rhythm section is Nathaniel Combs, a percussion teacher who has just returned from studying in West Africa, well known jazz drummer Max Sportelli, Brad Wenham on six string bass, and Paddy Kiernan on guitar.
Bassidi Koné comes from Mali in West Africa. Bassidi tours internationally and collaborates with diverse ensemble groups, delving into Afro-jazz, Latin, reggae, classical and contemporary genres. Don’t miss your chance to catch this unique international collaboration and don’t forget your dancing shoes!
Venues and dates:
28 July: Nimbin Bush Theatre, 29 July: Brunswick Heads Hotel, 30 July: Byron Bay Beach Hotel, 3 August: Caloundra Powerboat Club, 4 August: Majestic Theatre, Pomona.