Casey Barnes

Friday 31 August, 7.20pm – Broadwater Parklands

Making a monumental impression on the Australian country music scene, 2018 Golden Guitar Finalist Casey Barnes will be joining us for a fantastic night of music at the Gold Coast Show.  With hits in Europe, Casey has recorded and toured in America, appeared in a top-rating Australian TV show and performed alongside many international stars including Mariah Carey, Lady Antebellum and Bryan Adams.

Casey will be playing all our favourites, including ‘Be Mine Now’ from his recently released album The Good Life – which debuted at #1 on the iTunes Country Charts and #2 on the ARIA Country Charts.


Saturday 1 September, 7.20pm to 9pm, TFH Main Stage

JJ & The Radio Souls are back in the studio to record some good old fashioned original soul music. Jodie-Joy (aka JJ) is well known for her eclectic live shows and powerhouse vocals. Appearing regularly on national TV, JJ has supported acts such as Sneaky Sound System and worked alongside Daniel Jones (Savage Garden), Paul Mac, Phil Burton (Human Nature), and top 10 Popstars finalist. JJ has also signed her first international record deal with Columbia Records.

After returning from her US tour, JJ began work releasing her third album. Produced with two time Grammy award winning US producer Marc Swersky, her EP titled JJ, had airplay in Australia and made the Top 6 on international music charts for the single ‘Naked’.

JJ is making waves with soul music that is turning heads and stomping feet to her beat.

We are proud to welcome Jodie and her band back again to Gold Coast Show Festival 2018. Check out


Sunday 2 September, 6pm to 8pm – TFH Stage, Broadwater Parklands

From the shores of the Gold Coast, high school buds Denny Hilder (vocals/rhythm guitar), Ben Crichton (lead guitar) and Mikey Woodworth (drums) have come together with the talented Liam Ward (vocals/bass) to mix the different delectable flavours of rock n roll brewed with a fusion of reggae and psych surf vibes.

Peach Fur have reached over 1.3 million plays on Spotify and more than 30 thousand monthly listeners on their EP ‘Pleasures and Necessities’.

A psych quintet hailing from the Gold Coast, Lens are self-described ‘astronaut rockers’. Taking influence from bands like Pond, Fuzz, Wand and also the bands of the 60’s and 70’s psychedelic explosion like The Grateful Dead, Cream, Hawkwind, Neu, and Can – Lens will take you on a journey through space.

2018 Gold Coast Show Performers

Alpha Stomp

Alpha Stomp is an acclaimed Rhythm & Blues Singer/Guitarist based on Gold Coast.

He embarked on his musical discovery growing up listening to a variety of musicians and genres that have played an influential role in shaping his signature sound.

Alpha Stomp seeks to offer something different and unique to Blues fans by performing music with an original twist using Cigar Box Guitar, Open Tuned Guitars, Slide Guitar & percussion.

Gigs so far have included The Gold Coast Show, Buskers By The Creek and a solo show at The Gold Coast Art Centre.


Amy Elise

Amy Elise is an experienced up and coming Gold Coast Artist having done many years of professional vocal coaching, eisteddfods and performances.


Arleah Jade Music

Arleah is 15yrs old and has been singing for just over a year. She loves all types of music, and is excited to see where her singing takes her. Arleah has recently recorded a cover and loved it! She hoping to start writing and recording some originals in the near future.


Annabel Sara

Annabel is 11 years old has been singing since she was 2 and performing for over 4 years. She has entered and been very successful at many talent competitions and Eisteddfod’s across Queensland. She recently took out first place in the Spaghetti and Jazz talent quest being the youngest entrant in the competition.

Annabel loves big songs and entertaining the crowds! Annabel is proudly coached by Matt Ward Vocal Studios. She is supported on stage by her dancers Madison and Laura.


Chasing Velvet

One of the Gold Coasts freshest new high profile acts.

Following: Over 30,000 fans across all social media

Live National TV Performance


Dakota Smith & Ella Kingi (Kotella)

Ella Kingi and Dakota Smith have been friends for 10 years and have been singing together for the past 2 years.  They are both students of the Triple Threat Arts Excellence program at Southport High School.  They enjoy singing a wide variety of songs with their favourite genres being pop and musical theatre.


Dusty Kiss

Dusty Kiss is a Vibrant Indie Pop Rock Duo created from a chance meeting and a friendship formed on the Gold Coast. Get ready to enjoy their soulful rock ballads, move to their unique bluesy numbers and dance to their upbeat Rock and Pop creations.


Elliena Escott

I am 14yrs old & I have training in singing/dancing/acting & musical theatre. I’m also an accomplished musician playing 10 instruments: trumpet, tenor sax, French horn, violin, piano, drums, guitar, ukulele, cello, bass guitar ,voice and play in 2 Symphony Orchestra’s & Jazz Band at GCYO & am the recipient of the 2016 full scholarship award for music excellence. I have recently received IMDb credit’s for the independent film “Sovereign”,”Project One Shot” & “Frenzy”. I’m a member of The Zoop Co Crew, an all girl pop tween group. At age 9 I became an international selling author, after having written/illustrated & published my own children’s book & I now run hands on interactive Kid’s Writing for Kids workshops through the Gold Coast City Council Libraries. I successfully auditioned for a Performing Arts Scholarship at a prestigious secondary school for duration of my secondary years. Recently, I have been a featured extra in student grad film “Hopeless” as well as “The Great Champ Fernley”


Griffin Morris

Griffin Morris is a solo acoustic artist who performs regularly at Brisbane halls and soicals. Griffins style ranges from Frank Senatra to ACDC and loves to entertain a crowd. At just 17 years old he is about to launch a new original single on Itunes.



Iansking a gold coast band of 11 Years has been many different variations over that time. From a 5 piece heavy metal band to a 2 piece acoustic duo. Now regrouped in 2018 as a 4 piece with a new live album out called iansking they are ready to rock the circuit again with their easy listening tunes.


Islander Soul

Islanders Soul Polynesian Dance Group, based on the Gold Coast. Are a small family group. They have been established for just over 2 years.  They showcase their culture at community events or private functions. Their group consist of 17 members, 6 band/drummers and 11 dancers(dancers ages range from 3yrs-20yrs).

Islanders Soul Polynesian Dance Group, based on the Gold Coast. They are a small family group. Who have been established for just over 2 years.  Islander Soul showcase their culture at community events or private functions.


Jade Stoddart

Jade is a student at Vocal Adrenaline she is passionate about music, singing and performing.  She loves all genres of music, particularly soul, pop and musical theatre.  She has performed in many events on the Coast and really enjoys spending time in the recording studio recording several tracks for children’s educational songs!  Jade is looking forward to expanding her songwriting and recording experience in the future.


Jess Holbrok

My name is Jessica Holbrok I am 17 years old I am a singer/Songwriter, I play guitar, Act and dance. I have been singing since I could talk and I would always sing Christmas carols around the house when I was 3 and I loved it ever since. I started writing songs when I was 11 and the first song I ever wrote was called “Like a song” it was about bullying that I had to deal with for most of my schooling life. Music is really an escape for me whenever I feel sad or when I’m in love or any emotion at all I will always get out my song book and write it down sometimes this can even be in the middle of class! I think at school is where I write most of my songs about because that is where I feel the most emotion. so if you EVER do anything mean to me or break up with me I will probably write a song about it!


Mason Chase

Mason  Chase is a singer/songwriter that has been captivating audiences around South  East Queensland with his highly passionate and expressionistic performances since 2007/2008.  Now  at  26  years  old,  Mason  is  no  stranger  to  the  music  scene  and has  shared the stage with the likes of The  Getaway Plan  and  British  India,  as  well  as  sold  out  shows  across  the  Gold  Coast  and  Brisbane.  Mason  has  become  well  known  for  his  live  acoustic  shows  and  his  ability  to  cover  songs  in  a  fresh  and  unique  way,  leaving  audiences  stunned.  As  well  as  performing  covers,  Mason  Chase  also  has  an  arsenal  of  original  music;  his  acoustic  style  has  been  compared  to  the  likes  of  Jack  Johnson,  Jason  Mraz  &  Ed  Sheeran.  Mason  Chase  is  a  rising  talent  and  a  name  to remember.


Molly Waters

Molly is a naturally talented and trained triple threat who commenced her training at 3 years old.  She is an accomplished actress, professional child singer-songwriter, musical theatre performer, public speaker/presenter and also aspires to comedy and hosting roles.

Molly is a very confident, insightful, captivating performer who has a unique presence and professionalism beyond her years.  You may remember Molly from the Voice Kids where she made it all the way to the battle rounds in The Spice Girls, Mel B’s Team.


Nicola Morrison

With influences from acoustic pop, blues and folk, Nicola has been writing music for years, and playing everywhere from weddings to local festivals. Raised in a small beach town in New Zealand, she’s been Gold Coast living for a while now and her unique sound is set to inspire.


Party Wave

Party Wave are an up and coming 4 piece band who will be playing some rocking original tunes with influences pulled from the likes of The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Allah Las.


Saoirse Harding

Saoirse is a 14yr old singer, pianist and songwriter. She loves to perform covers of a wide range of music including jazz, pop, country and also her own originals. She sings each year at the GC Eisteddfod (last year she received two first place awards).

Saoirse currently busks regularly at local markets, town centres and Buskers by the Creek. She is heading to Nashville with her music school next January to record at Blackbird studios which she is very excited about.


Sasha-Lee Kuzmanor

Sasha-Lee is a young soloist who is keen to work on set and stage along side professionals and is constantly on the look out for great new opportunities. She currently preparing for my third grade singing exam and is also in her third year of lessons. Sasha aiming high and not limiting herself which is motivating her to strive towards red carpet events, her first song, album and eventually she would love to be able to see her name on the Billboard Hot 100 or the ARIA Singles Chart. Sasha has had quite a few performance opportunities ranging from choir, musicals, Battle of the bands, solo performances and eisteddfods.



Serotonin are Griffith University A Cappella choir. they are made up of university students and have performed in many locations including Carnegie Hall in New York City and most recently in Melbourne at the Australian A Cappella competition which they won! they sing a variety of songs from 70s throwbacks such as Signed Sealed Delivered to more modern pop songs such as Born This Way by Lady Gaga.


Taiko Beato

TaikoBeato is a new Taiko performance group from Gold Coast, formed by three Taiko lovers. We are not only inspired by traditional Japanese rhythms but also explore rhythms from diverse cultures that carry their own stories and pass them on through our TAIKO beats.

Tomoko and Airi are mother and daughter who share the experience of taiko journey together past 3 years. They are keen to improve their skills and very excited to form a new team TaikoBeato with a very Passionate Taiko player, Naoko Yamada.

Naoko Yamada recently moved Gold Coast from Perth, her percussion experience start at the age of 15. She became a leader of a successful percussion ensemble that managed achieve Silver prizes amongst the music ensemble contest in Sizuoka Japan. Following that; she joined a few local orchestra teams as a percussionist. She was one of the core members of Taiko On Perth for three years. She performed in over 100 Taiko gigs, such as Dockers, Telethon, the Crown fashion show.


Wally and the Gators

Wally and the Gators are a 4 piece Rock and Roll band based on the Gold Coast. They are a highly sought after band, which is why you’ll find them playing all around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. They have played at the Wintersun Festival for 10 years and now Cooly Rocks Festival. And All Major Clubs In South East Queensland The band members have all had many years experience playing with some of Australia’s & International Artist’s The Band Is Highly Processional Both In Appearance And Production . They play a wide variety, from 50’s R&R Country Rock, 60’s and 70’s classics, and more!