Join us at our Busking stage outside the Buninyong Town Hall between 10am - 4pm.
An electric band, but we do a lot of our rehearsals acoustically and that’s the format we’re excited to be presenting at this event”, says guitarist Patrick Shawcross.
“There were so many fantastic songs we were exposed to and learnt growing up, but no band that we could actually play them in. The whole thing started out as just a bit of fun, playing songs which never seemed to fit into any band genre.”
“Then as we began to add more and more songs, we began to realise we might actually be on to something… things got a little more serious, and the Haoli Kooks were born.”
The concept began inauspiciously in 2015 with Shawcross and double bassist Craig Stones jamming rockabilly covers. “We’d play Elvis, Buddy Holly, Carl Perkins”, adds Stones. “My background is jazz, so with no rhyme or reason to what we were actually doing, we also began to throw in tunes like Take Five and Summertime.” Rockabilly segued to jazz and surf music followed as the sound of the outfit expanded.
Adding to a complementing blend of blues, surf and originals are tunes from right across the globe - odds are you’ll hear something to catch your ear.
10 - 10.45am Busking Stage
David is a local singer song-writer from Napoleons.
He has performed in various venues since 1970 including television appearances, local bowling clubs/hotels, Ballarat’s Got Talent and Senior Talent Quests.
David has also busked at various music festivals including Tamworth Country, Port Fairy Folk and Rupanyup Dirt Music Festivals.
His performances include a mix of music from the 1960s through to the present day combined with some original material with a country music flavour.
David is excited to be part of the Buninyong Bended Knee Music Festival for the first time.
12 - 12.45pm Busking Stage
Angus' talent may well be in his genes as he comes from a long line of pipers.
His grandfather, Pipe Major Neil MacDonald has led many Australian pipe bands, and has taught generations of renowned pipers.
Despite Angus being 9 years old, he started learning at 5 yrs old. He competes with Maryborough Highland Pipe Band, who scooped up placings in grade 4 at the Daylesford, Ballarat and Bendigo Highland Gatherings this season.
Angus busks around Western Victoria with the goal of buying a new set of bagpipes to give him a better chance when he enters solo competitions.
1.50pm - 2.20pm