The 2019 Holland Festival will feature a selection of Australian performers and artists with Dutch heritage. Some musicians will perform songs in English, while others will perform a mix of songs in Dutch as well as English..
Dutch Accordian music
The Big Squeeze Band have been playing across Victoria for almost 20 years, promoting the accordion and a love for accordion music. They have appeared on ABC Radio, competed successfully against other bands in competitions around Australia, currently perform at various concerts and festivals. Their musical performances include classical, jazz, dance, folk and big band music. Visit their Facebook Page (Link to https://www.facebook.com/bigsqueezeband)
Led by Jeannie Marsh, the Dutch Choir Melbourne invites you to come and join in, and to ZING gezelliz mee (sing happily along with us).
30 Piece Brass Band
A 30 piece brass band from the City of Frankston in Melbourne.
Visit their website (https://www.frankstoncityband.com.au/)
Played their hot Jazz at the Abel Tasman to much acclaim, and will now perform for the Festival. Who doesn’t love Jazz??
Folk, Roots, Ballads (English)
Suzanne Diprose and Bree Cleal perform folk/country and roots material in the styles of Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams and Gillian Welch, along with modern interpretations of traditional material such as Carter Family and Dolly Parton standards.
Savannah Rose will perform with honeyed harmonies and a pure simplicity that reek of gezeligheid.. check Savannah Rose FB
Easy Listening (English)
This 19-year-old musician from Berwick is influenced by the likes of Birdy, Vance Joy and Passenger.
Tayla will capture the spirit of your favourite Dutch café on a balmy summer afternoon. Tayla sings
Lucinda, also known as Lucy, is fourteen years old and attends Chairo Christian College. Lucy loves singing and performed at Wrestpoint Convention Centre, Tasmania, at the opening and closing ceremonies of Rotary Club of Casey International District 9820 Conference in Hobart. She has performed in many school musicals including a lead role as ‘Little Inez’ in the school production of Hairspray and the role of ‘Ariel’ in The Little Mermaid. At the South Eastern and West Gippsland Singing Competitions Lucy has won six first places, two seconds and a third. She is currently a grand finalist in ‘Take The Mike’. She was invited to sing ‘The National Anthem’ at the opening of the Men’s Victorian Junior Basketball League and will also be singing at Berwick Carols By Candlelight in December. Watch Lucinda sing Whitney Houston
A brass band with a European touch. Will play Dutch and European music.