first announcement for 2019
Following the success of the inaugural SummerSalt concert series across Australia last Summer, Zaccaria Concerts & Touring are thrilled to announce the first SummerSalt concert event of Summer 2018-19. SummerSalt continues to deliver cream of the crop artists to the great Australian outdoors as it announces two of Australia’s finest artists – The Waifs and Pete Murray with strong support from Busby Marou, Mama Kin Spender and Carla Geneve performing live at Hotel Rottnest on Sunday January 13th, 2019.
SummerSalt takes place in some of the most picturesque locations around the country. On top of showcasing the best of home-grown and international bands, it also brings cultural attractions, placing a very heavy emphasis on local community and sustainability. With sun, salt air, and sweet music to wash over Thompsons Bay at Rottnest Island, SummerSalt will create the perfect setting to dance the afternoon away with your friends on the sand or chill in the awesome venue of Hotel Rottnest. Soak up some Summer sun under the spell of some of the country’s finest Australian talent.
A trip that began in a van in 1992, playing gigs anywhere in Australia that would have them has led The Waifs to multiple ARIA Awards, platinum albums and successful tours across the world. With a career spanning 25 years off the back of relentless touring and ground-breaking records such as Up All Night and A Brief History, the hard yards in those early days paid off in terms of their career, but also bound them together as friends.
The Waifs soared into 2017 celebrating their 25th Anniversary in style – releasing their eighth studio record Ironbark, completing a sold out national tour, gaining their first #1 album debut on the ARIA Charts and reminding fans that like a bottle of fine wine, they only get better with time. The original road warriors, The Waifs have built a career out of continually circling Australia and the globe. From bustling cities to the farthest regional and coastal towns, they have spent the past 25 years, reuniting with old friends, and gathering new fans, thanks to their enchanting live shows and affable natures.
Byron Bay singer-songwriter and one of Australia’s most loved musicians. 2017 was a massive year for Pete Murray, with his ARIA award-nominated album Camacho debuting at number 3 on the ARIA charts, and a packed-out 33 date album tour across Australia. With over one million album sales to his name, the quiet achiever of Australian music is committed to constantly growing as an artist and offering fans new and exciting material with each release.
Mama Kin Spender is a lightning bolt moment between two long-time friends, co-writers and mischief-makers: ARIA-nominated Mama Kin and producer Tommy Spender. It’s a stripped back duo of brooding guitars, primal drums and howling harmonies, illuminated by a chorus of singers arranged by Virginia Bott (Brighter Later, First Chorus Band of Singers). Mama Kin Spender’s songs rattle, roll and tremble, from block party to heart rending ballad. With a sound that is as raw as it is joyful, Mama Kin Spender will challenge you to raise your voice in defiance of the status quo.
After a huge 2017 bursting through the WA scene with her unique brand of brutally honest indie/folk and captivating live show, Carla Geneve is now one of Australia’s most exciting new voices. The 19-year-old Albany-born singer-songwriter’s captivating live show and relatable lyricism saw her win the inaugural Mojo Rising Band Competition. She also won Best Regional Act at the WAM Awards, played stand out performances at festivals such as Falls Festival and WAMFest among others, plus and support artists such as Holy Holy, Alex Lahey, Jen Cloher, Gomez, Birds of Tokyo, Stella Donnelly and many others.
After being hailed by Pilerats as one of ’18 Artists to Watch in 2018’ as well as a tonne of industry buzz from her WAMFest appearances and year in general, Carla’s debut single Greg’s Discount Chemist was released to an overwhelming response. It included 50,000+ streams on Spotify after being featured in many prominent playlists, becoming Triple J Unearthed’s feature artist, the single being added to rotation on Triple J and community radio as well as a sold out her debut headline show in Perth.
There’s something special about Busby Marou and at the bottom of it all, it’s two blokes singing with harmonies and a bit of storytelling. That’s how it was at the start of Busby Marou’s recording career, those delightful harmonies blending with understated guitars on their debut EP The Blue Road. Their debut self-titled album was certified gold by ARIA in 2014, while the follow up album Farewell Fitzroy debuted at No. 5 on the album chart. The third offering, Postcards From The Shell House is their first No. 1 ARIA album and was recorded with Jon Hume (Evermore) at The Stables studios in Gisbourne as well as during sessions on Great Keppel Island and on a boat. Postcards From The Shell House returns the pair to their roots in a number of ways. For Busby Marou, 2018 continues to be a stellar year for them.
This is a stellar line up of Australian music and SummerSalt is going to deliver another superb Summer series. Watch this space for more shows to be announced in the coming months.
HOTEL ROTTNEST, ROTTNEST ISLAND W.A.
Sunday 13th January, 2019
Gates open 12 noon
Tickets on sale on Wednesday 15th August at 10.00am local time
Tickets are available HERE