Steve Gadd, Guitar, Banjo Vocals

steve gaddFull time musician and music teacher, Steve is a collector, transcriber, teacher and advocate of local traditional music.

Author and Publisher of The Tasmanian Heritage Apple Shed Dance Tunes, over 270 tunes. Co-author of 'On The Fiddle', the life and music of colonial fiddler Alexander Laing and several other collections of original and tradition Tasmanian music. He was also a Contributor to Veranda Music, a seminal book on traditional Australian musicians. In 2011 Steve was a finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards for Tasmania.

Steve has also written, ‘Beneath These Mountains’, a play based on a series of sketches about the lives of traditional rural musicians in Tasmania.
Both a composer and performer Steve plays solo guitar performances and duets with his wife Marjorie playing guitar, banjo and mandolin. Steve also performs with a number of bands and ensembles; Buttongrass Serenade  (traditional Tasmanian folk), Shake Sugaree, (Blues and Bluegrass), As The Crow Flies,( contemporary and tradition fiddle based group), The Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble and occasionally with Czardas, (Gypsy and gypsy-influenced music) . He has toured Australia with Shake Sugaree and has performed at Festivals in Tasmania, NSW, the ACT, Vic, and SA.

Steve has served as either a program director or Festival director for a range of events including The Franklin Apple Harvest Festival, The Cygnet Folk Festival and The Taste of The Huon Festival.

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Band hire

  • Tasmanian Heritage Fiddle Ensemble +

    This group is a large, fiddle-based community orchestra. With up to 20 fiddles, and several mandolins, guitars, accordians and cellos Read More
  • Steve and Marjorie Gadd +

    Steve Gadd Solo finger-style guitar Beautiful guitar in the styles of Leo Kotke, Tommy Emmanuel but also flamenco, celtic and Read More
  • Button Grass Serenade +

    Button Grass Serenade was previously known as Slap Dash with name being changed after some changes in the lineup. The Read More
  • As the Crow Flies +

    As The Crow Flies are a red hot three fiddle outfit backed by Double Bass and swinging guitar.Their music draws Read More
  • Czardas +

    Czardas are Erin Collins, vocals and accordion, Steve Gadd, guitar and Marjorie Gadd on fiddle. Steve and Marjorie work as Read More
  • Silkweed +

    ...moving, soulful, hauntingly beautiful Silkweed have established a reputation for their themed performances, whether for a refugee benefit or a Read More
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Shake Sugaree


Shake Sugaree began over a decade ago, when Peter Hicks, vocals, guitars, Dobro, mandolin and blues harp and Steve Gadd, vocal guitars, banjo and ukulele, got together to play a unique local mixture of blues, ragtime, swing and bluegrass music. The original duo took roots music styles and added local and contemporary references and a lot of anarchic whimsy.

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