City Sounds Gig Guide
Interviews and Features
City Sounds is Australia’s largest free live music program, presenting local and touring bands and artists in the Queen Street Mall, Post Office Square and other locations around Brisbane each week.
With everything from alternative and folk, to jazz and electro, and everything in between, City Sounds has something for every music lover.
The Queensland Irish Association Pipe Band is a well-renowned band in both domestic and international settings. Comprised of talented pipers and drummers, the Irish are highly sought for their crowd-pleasing repertoire of traditional Irish tunes, played in conjunction with pieces from a series of other countries.
Translating emotions with an acoustic guitar and loop pedal, Brisbane's home-grown Hope Defteros brings her tranquil tunes to lull audiences into a drowsy ecstasy.
Lead singer/songwriter of KB Theory, Dylan Cattanach will leave the audience chilled and relaxed singing acoustic versions of the band's songs.
Ruby Gilbert is a Brisbane-based Americana/alt-country artist who quickly gaining a reputation for writing dark and brutally honest songs of loss, heartbreak and hardship.
THE EMPRESARIOS are a local band that puts the rock into billy, makes the blues sound happy and make country feel like a tropical island.
Grab a blanket, picnic basket and bring a group to enjoy afternoon of Gigs & Picnics in the City.
The Wet Fish are an instrumental live machine, delivering good times for all ages with a versatile and contagious mix of classic 50s, 60s & 70s surf, spy, soul and high-energy rock 'n' roll.
Ofa Fanaika is known for her love of old soul, jazz, blues and R&B sound. She has been compared favourably to singers like Nina Simone, Billie Holiday, and Roberta Flack. Fanaika’s distinct and irresistible vocal style is accompanied by a guitar and ukulele.