Rose Zita Falko
Rose Zita Falko grew up and lives in Melbourne, Australia. Her early life was surrounded by singing, poetry and literature and this fuelled a passion to further explore the world of music. This journey has been a tapestry of exciting and eclectic opportunities with the focus now firmly resting on singing and songwriting. Her involvement at the DAG Songwriting Retreat co-writing with the likes of Felicity Urquhart and Kevin Bennett, was followed by a successful east coast summer tour with Kelly Brouhaha and Andrew Thomson and a series of vibrant performances at the unique Tamworth Country Music Festival. Most recently, she attended REO rafting songwriters retreat in Canada where she was mentored by the likes of Bonnie Hayes (Bonnie Raitt, Cher and Billy Idol) and Matty Benbrook (Dido, Paolo Nutini, Faithless, Bobby Buzini). She was lucky enough to co-write with international artists such as Bobby Buzini and Nick Howe. Back in her home town, there's been time to support Jen Mize and Mark Sholtez, co-write with Gretta Ziller and successfully launch her debut EP, Original Son.
Upon hearing the rustic tones of Katie Bates, you’d be forgiven for thinking she’d cut her teeth in music from the back of a Tennessee saloon as opposed to the dive bars of Melbourne, Australia. When not bearing her soul on stage, she’s the girl in the corner simply glued to the jukebox. In between effortlessly shrugging the advances of barflies and blow-in drinkers, she trawls through Americana, blues and folk until the songs become engraved on her tongue. The Victorian singer-songwriter brings an attitude to the table that is seldom seen in the roots/country scene. A fire in the belly that simmers beneath a sweet surface of a gifted storyteller.
Honest, agile, and refreshingly self-assured, Georgia State Line’s unique brand of country-infused melancholy yields music that’s equal parts heartsick and hopeful.
Fronted by lauded songwriter Georgia Delves, the Melbourne, Australia-based band melds both vintage and contemporary sounds to craft songs steeped in Tennessee sunsets and the scent of softened leather. Delves’ voice is effortlessly colourful, lyrical and textural with a depth and grace to rival even the most revered of talents.
It’s for good reason too. Born and raised in the regional Victorian town of Bendigo on a balanced diet of guitar, voice and classical violin, Delves sang in Catholic school choirs by day and cut her teeth on the local pub music scene by night. It was her grandparents who introduced her to the ultimately catalystic American country music of the 1960s and 70s. In this, Delves had met her match. Armed with her guitar and a book of lyrics heartfelt and resolute, she moved to Melbourne and formed a band.