Skip to content

Events: Busselton SongFest

JAMPACT

JAMPACT (Just Artists and Musicians Performing Awesome Creations Together) is a group of about 20 young southwest musicians, vocalists and instrumentalists,  aged 12-17.  The idea is that young musical creatives can get together, play music together, and support each other in their musical journey.  The idea was created a decade ago by another group of enthusiastic young musos, and this is a reinvention.

They have mentorship from local professional musicians and support from local venues,  particularly Caves House, giving them opportunities to perform.  They thank Songfest and Origins for giving them a space to do their thing.

Our line up for Busselton SongFest features The People, Lexi Windsor and Tom Regan.

Lexi Windsor                                                      The People                                        Tom Regan

Busselton Choral Society

Busselton Choral Society are a voice choir for men and women who enjoy singing modern and traditional choral music in 4 part harmonies.

They are a long standing musical tradition in Busselton.

Currently they are seeking new members, especially men.  Come along and listen and consider joining!

Men – come to the free “Real Men Sing” workshop being held as part of Busselton SongFest to attract more men to singing.

Naya Chorale

 

Naya Chorale

Naya Chorale is a group of 40 singers created to perform high quality A Cappella repertoire that uplifts singers and audiences alike. Performing a powerful mix of traditional, contemporary, and home grown repertoire, Naya brings energy, passion and attitude to their music.

“Absolutely inspirational”, “utterly thrilling” and “you’ve redefined choral music” are just some of the testimonials that Naya has received from its audience. The West Australian had the following to say about Naya Chorale’s debut concert: “If you combined cathedral crispness with barbershop blending and gospel dynamism, then you would come near to what this group is about.”

Their quality of singing and dramatic performances have led to them being invited to headline at voice festivals, and to sing as part of a mass choir in Carnegie Hall in New York City.

 

Ebb Tide Men

The Ebb Tide Men

Scan the vocal groups in Western Australia and you won’t see many four-part a cappella male quartets performing folk song. Time for The Ebb Tide Men, formed in 2022, and comprising Nick Eustance bass, Peter Ormond baritone, and tenors Lionel Pierson and Rey Rombawa.  From a varied repertoire grounded in Anglo-Celtic folk and embracing traditional song from Europe and beyond, with existing and new arrangements, we offer a strong, original and engaging small group sound.

 

Witchies Uke

Witchie Ukes are a community ensemble based in Witchcliffe directed by Anu Grace. They are in love with Django ! They are immersed in his style of soloing on top of the rhythmic
comping of Gypsy Jazz then adding their own vocal solos, chorus and harmonies to spice up this already tasty dish of Jazz favorites.

Uke Nomad

U K E N O M A D
UKE NOMAD play contemporary & original Jazz/Folk featuring Tenor & Bass Ukuleles with an ear tuned for sound quality.
Looping the tenor rhythm uke line and layering lead uke with flute, sets a counterpoint for the rich vocal harmonies and inspiration of the Songs to shine through. Soulful!

The Song of Us

Welcome to The Song of Us. We are a non-audition choir singing for the joy and community of it. We laugh freely and often in our Friday morning rehearsals at Bull Creek and like to walk the line between singing purely for the fun of it, and the sense of joy obtained when meeting new musical challenges at our own pace. This weekend we perform in a small chamber version of the choir in 2 and 3 parts. Our repertoire is predominantly, but not only, a cappella, and we enjoy putting our own spin on the songs we sing. Enjoy an eclectic program – world, folk, pop and original songs often arranged made by the director, Raelene Bruinsma, and/or friends of the choir.

Quorum

QUORUM chamber singers

Quorum is a fourteen voice ensemble directed by Aishah Chadwick-Stumpf and Josh Adams.
Madrigals and anthems from the sixteenth century to the present.
We a pleased to present some of the finest pieces and especially some very striking settings by
contemporary composers such as William Barton’s Kalkadunga Yurdu.

Busselton Ukulele Group (BUG)

Busselton Ukulele Group (BUG)

BUG has been playing together for seven years and has 20 members who practise together once a week. BUG plays a variety of genres to include rock, pop, jazz, folk and sometimes a little bit of classical, incorporating vocal harmonies, different strumming styles and finger picking to add interest.
The ukulele has become a very popular portable four stringed instrument and BUG members play soprano, concert, tenor and baritone ukes as well as a lead U-Bass to keep tempo. You might hear a cajon (drum), kazoo, tambourine, or even a harmonica during our performances!
BUG has performed at the Margaret River Strings Attached Guitar Festival, and play regularly for community events across the SW region

Strike A Chord

We are a sassy group of ladies who love to sing and have fun doing it!
Originally formed some 15 plus years ago from within the bosom of The Rossmoyne Community Singers. Strike a Chord has blossomed and flourished under the direction of our highly accomplished musical director and Harry Oliff and accompanist Jackson Griggs. The group have enjoyed singing at a number of events, including weddings and concerts and recently enjoyed a weekend in Kalgoorlie for the Desert Heart SongFest and supporting Christine Anu recently for her Aretha Franklin Tribute Tour.