This event was featured in our 2019 program.

The Fountain Bar | Christopher Coleman & The Great Escape

+ A Boy named Sue + The Stayns + Kat Edwards

The heart-shaped island’s most compelling singer-songwriters front our wild Saturday night line-up of music narratives and sweet melodies. Headline act Christopher Coleman & the Great Escape, an eight-piece supergroup featuring members of Augie March and The Drones, will perform their new album The Great Tasmanian Escape

Joining this lineup will be Kat Edwards, The Stayns & A Boy Named Sue.

Christopher Coleman
Hobart singer-songwriter Christopher Coleman has formed an eight-piece supergroup featuring members of Augie March and The Drones to record his third album, The Great Tasmanian Escape. Now the band is ready to introduce listeners to Jesse, their debut single and the album’s central character.

Recorded in August 2018 at Melbourne’s Sing Sing studios, The Great Tasmanian Escape was produced by Glenn Richards (Augie March) and made possible through the patronage of Kirsha Kaechelle (MONA).

The Great Tasmanian Escape is album #3 for Coleman with Ah, Winter (2016) and the debut, Christopher Coleman Collective (2014) all released on Coleman's own label, Oscar Treehouse Records.

The Stayns
Five mates playing swampy Tasmanian Folk Punk music anywhere from the bush to the beach.

Kat Edwards
Kat Edwards was born in Canberra, outside the hospital, inside the car. Although for as long as she can remember, she has lived off the mainland in the beautiful, sleepy town of Hobart. Kat is the youngest of 9 siblings, with seven brothers and one sister. In 2013 she performed at her first open mic night and in 2016, a sixteen-year-old Kat emersed herself in the local music scene, busking on weekends, writing and recording. She uploaded music to triple j unearthed and was surprised with national airplay on triple j. The songs showed off her raw songwriting talent and a voice that completely defies her youth.