...moving, soulful, hauntingly beautiful

Silkweed have established a reputation for their themed performances, whether for a refugee benefit or a multimedia show. Silkweed combine strings, keyboard, vocals, flute and accordion to produce a sound which is lyrical, soulful and always heartfelt.

Silkweed’s music has been played for dance performances, artists’ installations and multimedia events as well as concerts and festival performances.

Silkweed can be commissioned to compose original material for your event or performance.

Silkweed's "Maria Island of Dreams" depicts the fascinating history of a small island off the East Coast of Tasmania. This multimedia presentation has been chosen for inclusion in Tasmania's premier cultural event "Ten Days on the Island." 

Sikweed's most recent production has been "Jane Franklin , An Examined Life". Music Silkweed text Marjorie Gadd. This was performed at this year's Cygnet Folk Festival in January. The show presents through music, theatre and multi-media the life of Lady Franklin who had a unique and profound influence on the development of Tasmania.

For more details visit the Silkweed website

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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