Tim Rogers, Jen Cloher, Amy Shark and the gigs they would most like to see


Canberra resident Kofi Owusu-Ansah is better known by his stage name. his debut album, smile without teeth, is out now.

The Groovin’ The Moo lineup is pretty crazy this year, there are a few acts I’d like to see there (various dates nationwide). The chats are Australian icons. We made a cover of Psychopathic killer once from talking heads, great guys. Royel Otis, budding superstars; her song bull race, was my No.1 song of the last year. Denzel Curry, Fatboy Slim, Skepta and my canberrans, Teen Jesus & The Jean Teasers. stacked. Plus Groovin’ was the first festival I ever played at, so it will always have that sentimental value to me.

Genesis Owusu plays Brisbane, March 3; Sydney, March 23.

Tim Rogers and the twin set.

Tim Rogers and the twin set.Credit:Jason South

Tim Rogers
You Am I frontman and solo artist Rogers recently traded St Kilda for the country. his new album, tines of the unfolded stars, will be released on February 24th.

Being on tour myself for the next few months I haven’t really put anything in the spotlight so I’m hoping to just give it a shot. Like every night in most places in Australia when no virus is raging, walk the streets of a city and find yourself somewhere that music is coming from – jazz or death metal or hardcore punk.

So the gig I’m looking forward to is the one I don’t know about yet. I’ve been very pleasantly surprised over the years taking a punt. When we do shows or tribute nights we always try to suggest to the audience to go a bit off the beaten path.

Tim Rogers and the Twin Set perform in Sydney on February 4th; Brisbane, February 11; Gold Coast, February 12; Melbourne, February 17; and March 3rd, Adelaide.

Amanda Brown.

Amanda Brown.Credit:Lisa Businowski

The former Go-Betweens solo debut album, Eight Guitars, (“only 20 years in the making,” she jokes) will be released on March 3rd.

can i choose two They’re both on tour in early March and both are super exciting. The first is Eilen Jewel, an Americana singer/songwriter from Boise, Idaho. I like her album very much Queen of the minor key. On the rare occasions that I perform, I cover one of their songs from santa fe, where she went to college. It’s just a beautiful song.

The other show I’m really looking forward to is Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, a husband and wife banjo virtuoso duo. Fleck is known as an incredible banjo practitioner and has brought it into world and country music, and Washburn is one of the foremost practitioners of the clawhammer banjo style. They play together and she sings and I just think this is going to be a really great tour; they also perform at WOMADelaide.

Amanda Brown plays in Sydney on June 30th, further dates to be announced.

Emma Donovan.

Emma Donovan.Credit:Justin McManus


The Melbourne-based artist performs solo and with her band The Putbacks; her album, under these streets is out now.

I must acknowledge the tributes given to Uncle Archie Roach at all festivals; there have been many since we lost him late last year. You were really important to me. We did one at the Woodford Folk Festival, then there was his state funeral. At this month’s St Kilda Festival, which has a beautiful line-up, a segment pays tribute to Uncle Archie; I will play one of his songs. You always hear about a tribute, but for him there are so many.

Last year’s Port Fairy Folk Festival honored Uncle with his own stage and he was there to witness it. We will be there this year to do a tribute. These are the shows I wanted to share with you guys – I think there will be a lot more of these beautiful tributes to Uncle’s music because there are so many people who want to sing his songs. Everyone feels connected to it, not just Blackfellas. Festivals, this is his home, this is his extended family that pays homage to him.

The St Kilda Festival takes place on February 18-19; The Port Fairy Festival takes place from March 10th to 13th.

Sally Seltman

Sally SeltmanCredit:Darren Seltman

Sally Seltman
Also known as New Buffalo and celebrating her work with Seeker Lover Keeper, Seltmann has now released a new single, your energy.

My highlight is actually next week. I am going with my father to a concert at St Stephen’s Church on Macquarie Street in Sydney. It’s a really old church and they sometimes host concerts. I played there with Seeker Lover Keeper and saw Laura Marling there which was amazing. We will see Chopin’s best works by candlelight, it’s a classic show. I grew up listening to classical music, including some of Chopin’s works. I’ve seen some photos from the candlelight events and there are just hundreds and hundreds of candles in the room; it should be beautiful. I also think it will bring back memories of practicing and practicing, learning the piano, playing Chopin, and for my dad, his brother used to play Chopin, so it will bring back all those memories for him.

Sally Seltman plays Port Fairy Festival in March.



Singer/songwriter Shannon Busch took her stage name from a T-shirt; her debut album Those days are over is out now.

Can’t wait to see Marcus King when he’s in Australia for Bluesfest in April. [Marcus King is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter based in Greenville, South Carolina. His second album,Young Blood, released last year, made its debut at No.1 in the Billboard top blues albums chart.] I’m a big fan of blues and soul music and I think he blends the two together perfectly, not to mention he has a beautiful soulful voice. I think he and his live band will put on a great show.

WILSN plays Melbourne, April 13; Geelong, April 15; Sydney, April 20; Canberra, April 21; Adelaide, April 27; and Perth, April 28th.

Amy Hai

Amy Hai

Amy Hai
The Gold Coast-based singer/songwriter is currently a judge Australian idol.

My pick is Lorde at the Riverstage in Brisbane in March. Their songwriting influenced me so much and I haven’t seen them live in a few years. Can’t wait to see Lorde bring this up solar power Album brought to life, especially secrets of a girl this is one of my favorites. [Shark is a big fan of the Kiwi artist – she has a Lorde lyric tattooed on her ribs, which she got when Pure Heroine came out in 2013. The 36-year-old has also covered Lorde’s Green Light.]

Amy Shark plays in Canberra on April 23; Bendigo, April 29; Sunshine Coast, April 30; Bunbury, May 6; and Darwin, May 20.

Tsehay Hawkins aka the new yellow Wiggle.

Tsehay Hawkins aka the new yellow Wiggle.Credit:Walter Peeters

Hawkins, a singer and salsa dancer extraordinaire, became Yellow Wiggle in 2021.

I love Michael Buble and he’s coming to Australia in June which is really exciting. The Wiggles met him in Canada last year. I imagine there will be a lot of classic jazz songs, from Frank Sinatra to everything Vary by Dean Martin, and then his iconic songs like I just haven’t met you yet. I love its mood; It is also a concert that people of all ages can attend.

And some cheeky extras: I know Harry Stiles and Ed Sheeran are coming, which looks absolutely sick, and the Vengaboys. My first live concert was The Wiggles, which is pretty fun.

The Wiggles tour NSW in March.

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