7.30pm – 11.30pm
Saturday May 13
David Hallett, Sorrenson, Heart Collectors,
Cigony Weaver, Lonesome Boatmen and Mic Conway.
ARIA award winning Mic Conway is a singer, musician, songwriter, actor, fire eater, magician, tap dancer, juggler and more.
Mic was born into a family of vaudeville music/theatre and opera. In 1968 Mic and his brother Jim formed the Jelly Bean Jug Band at school as a joke. To their surprise the joke soon became a career with the Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band, working and touring, recording several albums-two of which reached gold status.
Mic also joined the legendary Pram Factory Theatre (APG) in Melbourne creating Soapbox Circus where he was ringmaster, musician, juggler and acrobat. In 1978 it became the now famous Circus Oz of which Mic was a founding member.
Mic has toured across Australia, Britain, USA, Germany, New Zealand and Asia delighting audiences of all ages. He has written and recorded many idiosyncratic songs and albums and worked across the board in theatre, music, television and film.
His current outfits are his duo with the fabulous Robbie Long and Mic Conway’s National Junk Band. (Look out for the new album/CD “Reality Is An Illusion”.) Mic was an ABC Children’s artist and for years worked with the Wiggles as either the voice of Wags The Dog or co-writing songs and appeared in their DVDs and “Wiggles Movie” (see Wiggles Fandom.com) For over 30 years Mic has also worked in schools and pre-schools. He now performs mainly the environmental show “Rubbish” using music, magic and fun to encourage Reduce,Reuse and Recycle.
“The quintessential 1920’s vaudeville and cabaret act…Give Mic the creative space to range from magician through jokester to singer, ventrilloquist, juggler, fire eater and musician. and you have a night with laughs saturated in nostalgia for a time when having fun and being ridiculous were part of a very rich and diverse music scene”
Bruce Elder, Sydney Morning Herald
The ‘Scarlett Ruffles’ invites you to enjoy a moment of enchanting effervescence in the heart of the wild hills of Nimbin.
Adorned in fishnets, ruffles and lace, symbolising women’s liberty and emancipation, prepare to lift the tempo for an exuberant.
lives in a cloud of words – funny words mostly, sad and poetic words sometimes.
He also lives in a beautiful world made less beautiful by the madness of some people and more beautiful by the sanity of others.
He views this puzzling paradox of humanity from the sanctuary of his shack under the cliffs
– wherever – all across this wide fossil-fuelled land.