2018 Jacaranda Festival Program

FRIDAY 26-10-2018



5:00pm – 7:10pm

School Choirs

7:10pm – 7:40pm

Opening Ceremony

7:40pm – 8:00pm

Guest Artist – Tammy MethiesonTammy Mathison is a local singer songwriter with a love for all music. Although classically trained; Tammy is not singular genre bound with her repertoire expanding from Opera to Musical Theatre through to Pop.

Over the past 15 years Tammy has had the opportunity to perform for audiences large and small on both domestic and international Platforms.
Tammy regularly performs at charity and community events and has recently open her own singing tuition school – Melodious Singing Studio.

Currently Tammy is working on releasing an EP of original songs with a release date to be confirmed towards the end of the year.

8:00pm – 9:00pm

Cool Coda Band

9:00pm – 9:15pm



The Mod Squad
The MOD SQUAD are 4 piece with tamborine player vocals. Based in Ipswich/Brisbane. Members of the band have many years experience in the music industry with live performances and studio recordings. 2 members are from original post SUNNYBOYS Tony Scarlett and Graham Robbins.

SATURDAY 27-10-2018



7:30am – 12:00pm

School Band Competition

12:00pm – 12:30pm

School Band Competition – Judging

12:30pm – 6:30pm

Quest For Talent Finals

6:30pm – 6:40pm

Fashion Show – Johnathon Phampling

6:40pm – 7:00pm

Chandler Jay

At only 14 years of age, Chandler Jay is establishing himself as one of Brisbane’s finest young Contemporary Music Artists. Not only is Chandler an accomplished Singer, but he is also an extremely talented Pianist and Songwriter.

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Barefoot Brass

Barefoot Brass is a contemporary stage band that was formed in 2014. Based in South East Queensland, this 12-piece stage band is adaptable and performs a diverse range of music from an atmospheric power ballad by Coldplay to the funky grooves of Stevie Wonder. Barefoot Brass expand their repertoire by playing their own arrangements with unique twists.

Barefoot Brass has performed at the Battle of the Bands in Springfield, the South Burnett Wine and Food Festival in Kingaroy, the Goodna Jacaranda Festival, the Sherwood Community Festival and the Brisbane Big Band Festival.

8:00pm – 9:00pm


Jukebox is four local, talented and professional musicians that love making any event rock with covers of the hits including the classics, rock, punk, funk and pop. Dedicated to performing the best mix of music for any type of event, Jukebox is proud to be performing on the main stage at this year’s Goodna Jacaranda Festival. With an abundance of energy and enthusiasm, they are great to hear and fun to watch. Don’t miss this show.”

JUKEBOX is proudly presented by YES! Entertainment – looking after the main stage and a proud sponsor of the Jacaranda Festival

9:00pm – 9:15pm



Party Under The Stars

SUNDAY 28-10-2018



9:00am – 10:00am

Ipswich RSL Youth and Community Band

Ipswich RSL Youth and Community Band is a community-based band, sponsored by the Ipswich RSL Sub Branch. Established in 2005, the band performs at community events throughout the Ipswich and wider community with occasional interstate tours.

With a wide variety of concert as well as jazz band music to suit most tastes in music we aim to please most audiences.

We are always looking for new members and new experiences, with our members ranging from 15 years and up. We have 2 bands, a Concert Band with approximately 27 members and a Stage Band with approximately 20 members, all of which play in the Concert Band.

10:00am – 10:30am

Alchemy Street Choir

The Alchemy Street Choir established by Council is an inclusive community music group that provides participants with a means of enjoyment, self-expression, comradeship and community engagement through song. Membership comprises people of all ages and backgrounds with a love of music and opportunity to meet new people and make new friends.

10:30am – 11:00am

Rosanna’s Dance Academy

11:00am – 11:30am

Felicity Kircher

Felicity Kircher is a 13-year-old multi-award winning up & coming Country Music Artist who is fast establishing herself on the country music circuit & in the industry. Not only an accomplished singer, Felicity is also a multi-instrumentalist who plays Violin, Guitar, Piano, Ukelele and Mandolin. She’s performed annually in Tamworth and at the Gympie Muster since she was very young and has had her own Show at Brisbane’s EKKA since the tender age of only 9. She has also been a regular performer at Aged Care Respite Centres and Nursing Homes for many years.

11:30am – 12:30pm

Gerry Joe Weise Blues Band

Gerry Joe Weise, has established himself as a blues rock musician of international acclaim. Guitarist, singer and songwriter born in Sydney, Australia, he has performed throughout the world with such renown and legendary artists as Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Albert Collins, Noel Redding, The Yardbirds, Juma Sultan, among others. He has been the recipient of various international awards and accolades. He has 11 solo albums signed to the Chicago based Blues Breaking Records label / Sony Music, including the new 2018 release “Live and Lost in the Netherlands”.

12:30pm – 1:00pm

Morton Dance Academy

1:00pm – 2:00pm

Ipswich Model Band

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Eighty8 Dance Company

We are a Hip-hop Dance company covering all ages from beginners’ level. We have our casual classes run daily to cater for all age groups and also run a dance academy who performs at community events.

Our most recent performance was at Suncorp this weekend just gone, dancing on behalf of the QLD Reds team. We have about 60 dancers in the Academy which are also split into 8 different groups. Usually we are for at least 30-40mins worth of show time but if you want us to dance anything shorter, we can happily and easily bring the Academy together to practise something special for this festival.

We open all performance crews to anyone and everyone who wants to dance and perform. No auditions are held but do believe in giving everyone the chance to dance and experience what it’s like to perform and be on stage.

We have also been running for a year and a half and have rapidly expanded due to the amount of interest and great ratings we’ve had with all our students whether they’re with the Academy or dancing casually.

2:30pm – 3:00pm

The Hamzes

The Hamzes are a family acoustic band made up of siblings Sarah aged 11, Amira aged 15 and Ricardo aged 17. They love to play and sing all your favourite rock, pop, folk and country hits.


David Otto

David Otto is an Australian rock singer who performs with his band Secret Love he has played over 500 live shows from national tours as a hired gun for local record companies performing on national television and interstate tours for other artists he now performs his own music from a catalogue of self-produced albums “David Otto” and “Orange Hibiscus”