A great heat at the UniBar Adelaide saw a full house and a full line up of poets. Congratulations to our winner Jill Wherry and runner up Ocean Trimboli who have booked their spots at the SA State Final on 27th September at Goodwood Theatre. Thanks to our intrepid photographer Rose Mackenzie for the great work and to Matilda Bookshop for their ongoing sponsorship.
Who is Daydream Fever? “…one of the best unique sets I’ve seen in ages. Daydream Fever, essentially a one man band, opened with a cool electronic track that he mixed and produced on stage. Who knew one person could achieve so much?…when it is all said and done, the perfect moments occurred when Daydream Fever was able to involve an often forgotten collaborator… the crowd.” – All Over Adelaide 03.07.17 headline show review @ The Jade
Adelaide artist, Kultar Ahluwalia gave birth to Daydream Fever in late 2016. Since then, DDF has already hit the ground running sharing the stage with the likes of Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Winston Surfshirt, Spit Syndicate and Adrian Eagle. DDF’s debut EP God Market resulted in a gang of community radio play and support slots and rounded out 2018 with a SA Music Awards Nomination for Most Popular Hip Hop Artist. Daydream Fever is essentially a one man band, an evolution in sound, effortlessly blending a wide range of genres from hip hop to punk to electronica to spoken word. A DDF live set takes the crowd on a rollercoaster ride, with double time raps, vocal loops, belted soulful vocals and impromptu freestyle jams. Ahluwalia is at the helm of all these sounds handling the production, the instrumentation, the songwriting and the vocals.
A great turnout at Salisbury for Heat 2 of the SA Poetry Slam 2019 saw winner Emelia Haskeyand runner up L.J. Thiele claim their spots at the State Final on 27th September at Goodwood Theatre. It was a very tight show with only 0.6 of a point between 1st and 5th!!! Thanks to City of Salisbury, SA, Australia for their continued support and to Matilda Bookshop for sponsoring our official photographer Rose Mackenzie. Here are our winners! More photos to follow.
Eugene Phoa is an Adelaide-born, globally-bred singer-songwriter. Initially cutting his teeth writing ad copy, a soul-searching trip through India and Thailand in 2016 pulled him back to his childhood passion of music. Inspired by elements of post-punk, indie rock and folk-pop, he fuses infectious hooks with anthemic shots of truth to create modern yet meaningful music. Of course, he can also be found playing the best of the new and the old at a venue near you at www.facebook.com/phoaentertainment.
Australian Poetry Slam SA Heat 3
Friday 30th August 2019 UniBar Adelaide Ground Level, Union House, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA 5000.
Slam contestants sign up at 6:30pm for 7:00pm start. 20 poets maximum. $6
Ashlee Karlar is a queer, feminist poet from Adelaide. A lover of odes and metaphors, Ashlee is a social worker who believes that art and writing is an underused tool in trauma informed practice. A past SA finalist for the Australian Poetry Slam, a former poet in residence and a regular at open mics around the city.
Australian Poetry Slam SA Heat 2
Saturday 24th August 2019 Salisbury Institute 17-19 Wiltshire Street, Salisbury, SA 5108.
Slam contestants sign up at 2:30pm for 3:00pm start. 20 poets maximum. $6