This Way North make their way to Imperial Hotel (with Andrea Kirwin) - April 20th


High energy duo THIS WAY NORTH will be taking to the stage in The Bunker at The Imperial Hotel Eumundi on Saturday 20 April, supported by songbird Andrea Kirwin.

Recently taking out Best Regional / Outer Suburban Act 2018 at The Age Music Victoria Awards, This Way North are on a steady incline.

It’s easy to forget they are just a two-piece band. Drummer/vocalist Cat Leahy and guitarist/vocalist Leisha Jungalwalla create an explosive energy and expansive sound that translates effortlessly from the studio to the stage.

Hailing from regional Victoria, This Way North recorded their latest offering of tracks in Toronto with Canadian producer Derek Downham (Eagles of Death Metal, Broken Social Scene, Holy F*ck). 'EP Vol. 2' is a six-song collection that showcases the band’s evolution from the rootsy rock of 2016’s EP Vol. 1, to a new realm of luscious, groove-laden alt-pop and synth-rock. It’s a must-have soundtrack for weekend road-trips and late night lounge-room dance parties.

Currently of no fixed address, Cat and Leisha are enjoying making a home for themselves on the road and the stage. Whether in a local hotel or at a national festival, This Way North bring more passion and energy than a 10-piece band, drumming up a contagious euphoria. The duo has brought their magic to audiences from the Arctic in Canada, across Australia's sweeping central desert and down to the geysers of Rotorua, New Zealand.

With their reputation for powerful live shows and great radio support, This Way North bring their love affair with the road and big sound to the Sunshine Coast, inviting you to turn up the volume and let loose.

“The most rock ‘n’ roll thing I’ve ever heard, someone being stung by a stingray and… doesn’t stop the tour” - NKECHI, TRIPLE J

This Way North will be supported by the recently-nominated (for the Carol Lloyd Award) Andrea Kirwin.

Andrea is an Australian/Fijian singer-songwriter/producer and storyteller. Over the past seven years she has become one of the hardest working performers on the Sunshine Coast music scene along with her talented band of gentle men, Mitch Francis on drums, OJ Newcomb on bass and Brodie Graham on electric guitar.

Andrea’s original music is an earthy blend of folk, roots, hip hop, funk, reggae and soul and is born from love and her desire to understand humanity. Her signature voice can be both honey toned, calming and a balm to the soul, and at other times a bluesy soulful gospel wail that can bring the house down. Andrea’s greatest musical influences include Tracy Chapman, the Beatles, Norah Jones, Bebél Gilberto and John Mayer.

In 2009, Andrea founded her own independent record label, Peace Run Records, and has released 3 full length studio albums; ‘From the Ground Up’ (2013), ‘The Story of Us’ (2015) and ‘A Quiet Revolution’ (2017). She has been a regular performer at festivals around Australia for more than 10 years.

Tickets for the event are $15 (plus booking fee) for Pre-sale via Oztix or at the Imperial Hotel (5442 8811), with tickets also available at the door for $20, with doors opening at 7.30pm