Whats on at The Sound Society South Bank Parklands

Ease into the weekend with scrumptious eats and free live music at The Sound Society, South Bank Parklands.

Fresh to the Brisbane scene, The Sound Society is a unique music experience – forget cramped venues and pushy crowds! Instead, be recharged and soul-soothed amid mother nature’s sun-dappled trees, sweeping grounds and gently-chirping birdlife. The Sound Society’s relaxed vibe and central location make it perfect for a solo outing, a chill date or a group gathering.

Food is also very welcome here – bring your own picnic or grab a bite to eat from one of the onsite food vendors. Tapi featuring Pig and Kraut will be serving German sausages and thirst-quenching iced teas. Tippler’s Tap is offering a menu including hot dogs, sandwiches and Tippler’s classics such as wings, fries, crumbed mushrooms and onion rings as well as a variety of soft drinks and delicious mocktails. 

The Sound Society is held at South Bank Parklands on the first Saturday of each month from 2-7pm at Rainforest Green – entry is free, check out the program below. If you’re more of the morning kind or you simply need a double tranquillity-hit, it’s also on at Roma Street Parkland for Sunday brunch.

Saturday 3 March 2018

Joe Mungovan: 2pm – 4.15pm

Joe Mungovan's folk/indie styling comes together to produce his intricate style with attention to articulate lyrics and catchy melodies and rhythms.

The Fergies: 4.45pm – 7pm

The Fergies is a band committed to finding its own voice and sound through a catchy, toe-tapping original repertoire expressing their folk, pop, rock and indie influences. 

Saturday 7 April 2018

PeppermintOllie: 2pm – 4.15pm

Ollie is a Brisbane-based singer/songwriter, whose unique sound combines pop, folk, jazz, country and theatre influences. 

Z-Star Delta: 4.45pm – 7pm

Z-Star Delta is an explosive powerful duo featuring Zee Gachette on lead vocals and drums, supported by an electric, slide, bass and synth wizard.

Saturday 5 May 2018

Hayley Marsten: 2pm – 4.15pm

Hayley Marsten is a Gladstone songwriter and purveyor of bold country music. 

Killed by Drone: 4.45pm – 7pm

Take a bunch of drone, glitch, orchestral and ambient patterns written on workstations from the late 90's and early 2000's, sample them and add live loop them with live instruments and you have elements for Killed by Drone. 

Saturday 2 June

Van Larkins: 2pm – 4.15pm

Leading fingerstyle guitarist, Van Larkins combines classical guitar style with musical influences like electronica, Psytrance and 70’s funk.

Sky Eater: 4.45pm – 7pm

Hailing from Brisbane, Sky Eater are a duo passionate about fun and quirky, energetic and soulful performances. 

Saturday 7 July

Hailey Calvert: 2pm – 4.15pm

Hailey Calvert’s breathtaking strong vocals, folk/blues writing style and charismatic shows make her an artist not to be missed.

My Nightingale: 4.45pm – 7pm

Brisbane based, indie-folk band. Soul-soothing tunes with luscious vocal harmonies, layers of beautiful strings, and groovy folk rhythms.

Saturday 4 August

Pat Tierney (solo): 2pm – 4.15pm

Pat blends his love of slide guitar with harmonica and rhythmic acoustic guitar to create a sound that continues to grow and reach to the far ends of the globe.

Fresco Kyoto: 4.45pm – 7pm

Centred around the evocative voice of Robbie Balmer – one of Brisbane’s most gifted young singers, Fresco Kyoto has a diverse sound, brooding and melodic.

Saturday 1 September

Shag Rock (duo): 2pm – 4.15pm

Salty-faced and Brisbane-based, surf rockers Shag Rock perform summery tunes with a feel-good vibe.

Electrik Lemonade: 4.45pm – 7pm

Electrik Lemonade plays a repertoire of funk, hip hop, blues, soul and dance music delivered in a whirlwind of explosive energy.

Saturday 6 October

Dakota Striplin: 2pm – 4.15pm

Dakota Striplin is a local singer/songwriter performing easy going acoustic music entertaining local and international audiences.

LS Philosophy: 4.45pm – 7pm

LS Philosophy is a high energy, groove based band with elements of funk, rock and acid jazz. 

Saturday 3 November

Tailor Birds: 2pm – 4.15pm

The Tailor Birds sound is electric violin at its' core, world folk at its' finest, and music at its’ most raw.  

Andrea Kirwin: 4.45pm – 7pm

Andrea Kirwin's music is an earthy blend of hip hop, funk and soul with an island style roll, smooth honey vocals over chilled beats.

Saturday 1 December

Innocent Eve: 2pm – 4.15pm

Innocent Eve is an acoustic duo featuring singer-songwriters and sisters Rachel and Bec who perform perfect harmonies.

Performer to be confirmed: 4.45pm – 7pm