We got a pretty positive response overall to a list of several Central Coast artists to have a listen to back in November, with one recurring criticism: it wasn’t long enough!
Well Central Coast, ask and ye shall receive - here are another seven artists making waves at the moment that you can get behind.
The Hip Hop trio from Wamberal - Brothers Joe Murrell and Sam Murrell and Danny Taylor - released third single "Sunkist" on New Year's day, while a debut EP is reportedly in the works.
19-year-old Coastie Melisa Bester’s done everything right so far in her bid to become Australia’s next pop darling.
At 16, she was signed to Warner Music after uploading ‘Old Age’ to the web.
She’s since released three EPs in as many years, guested on Alice Ivy’s new single, and played headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland.
But it’s with new single ‘Life Goes On’ that E^ST has started to earn the attention of radio music directors and streamers alike. Find out why above.
The folk trio from Narara released their third - and first fully original - EP “Suzie Knows” in October.
Driven by Jaymi Toole’s mandolin and she and sister Abbey’s soulful vocals, Little Quirks’ laid-back sound has made them popular features at the Coast’s beachside markets and local live music venues alike.
Eagle and the Wolf
Long Jetty locals Sarah Humphreys and Kristen Morris were already accomplished singer-songwriters and good friends, before they fell in love and combined their talents.
Having released their eponymous debut LP from 2016 - a satisfying mix of Morris’ Rootsy Blues combined with Humphreys’ earnest Country ballads - EATW have well and truly endeared themselves to local audiences with their back story and regular appearances at local festivals.
The Sea Gypsies
You’ll probably like the five-piece from Wamberal if you like Rock’s subgenres but don’t have a particular favourite - elements of indie, pop rock, roots and alternative can all be heard in their tunes.
The fluid nature of the ‘Gypsies sound has no doubt helped them in pinning down gigs: in the past few years they’ve played the festivals Lost Paradise, Mountain Sounds and Beyond the Valley, and supported the likes of Harts, Ash Grunwald, The Wailers, Paul Kelly and the Beautiful Girls.
Our Australia’s Got Talent winner is clearly not one to rest on his laurels…
The now 16-year-old has kept on keeping on since shooting to national fame nearly 2 years ago, releasing several singles and performing an intimate gig at Kincumber’s Neon Garage last November.
Short’n’sharp Pop Punk’s not dead as far as these guys are concerned.
Made up of members of previous bands Mark My Words and Up for Adoption, the Gorokan trio put out their debut EP ‘Necking On and Kicking Off Part 1’ in December last year.
Self-described as “Shamelessly goofy”, Stone Lions provide the fun, rip-roaring soundtrack to the party where you get a little too drunk.