This is gonna be one huge lush night of music for our first gig for 2020 - Saturday 22 February - You can see soul funk reggae cats CC the Cat alongside flamenco gypsy genius Felicity Lawless and us at Solbar.
Crystal Waters ~ Connondale
Saturday 21 December 2019
Saturday 21 December is gonna be deliciously kaleidoscopic!! Solstice Roots 2019 is our last gig for the decade and we'll be playing alongside our friends Highlife, Dubzoo and SOLUA with Rudekat Records spinning some tasty tunes to celebrate the Summer Solstice. Discount pre-sales still available : Solstice kitchen will be cookin up a storm : Camping available : Everything's sorted 🙂
"Happy Solstice friends! We had a glorious last gig of the year ~ and the decade ~ celebrating with all of the groovers at Solstice Roots last night. A soul shakedown in the hills was just what we all needed. Big thanks to all of the crew and to the lovely Nikki G for the pic".
Noosa declares itself a climate procrastination free zone.
We're choosing to get on with it and meet the challenges head on.
Rise To Meet The Tide. A day in the park where we can safely stand together, share our stories and learn some strategies to deal with the climate emergency in our daily lives.
10am-6 pm, including a stellar line up of live music with performances from :
Stoked to be playing Saturday, 19 October at the the Gold Rush Carnival day! We're on at 5pm...
Set in the late 1800s, there will be an old ways and wares market and display, 2 stages of live music, vintage games for kids of all ages, a food precinct featuring Indigenous, Chinese and Scottish foods, an old-style bar positioned so patrons can enjoy the antics of the vintage games, rides, as well as a Nashy’s Big Beard Bonanza beard competition.
The Gold Rush Carnival will conclude with a closing ceremony performance incorporating the Gold Rush Parade lanterns, industrial art elements, Indigenous performances, music, fire and fireworks.
We're over the moon to be heading into the deep North for Wallaby Creek Festival this Spring. We've heard great things about this hidden gem of a festival and we're really looking forward to joining the stellar line up.
It's been too long since we've had our North Queensland fix so we're going to make a road trip of it and visit our favourite waterfalls and people along the way...Woohoo!!!🌙
"Wallaby Creek Festival is a 3 day celebration of music and the arts, surrounded by the beautiful heritage listed wet tropics rainforest of the far north".
Hey Amigos! It's been a while between drinks at the Folk Club. We'll be swinging by on Thursday 26 September and would love to see you there.
We're launching our new self-produced EP recorded and mixed on 100% solar power; and we're itchin to share it with you.
We played some of our first shows at the Folk Club and Palm Creek as the Flumes and we're over the moon to be bringing it home.
Come and soak up some real live music and catch up with the crew in the super casual surrounds of the Bellevue's Beer Garden.
- Doors: 7pm | Local Artists
- 8:30pm | The Moonsets
- 9:30pm – Close | Local Artists
- $10 at the door OR pre-sale $10 + booking fee via Oztix. All pre-sale tickets get a fresh copy of the CD at the door.
This is going to be one rockin' weekend of music. We're very excited to be joining the line up for this years festival🤘
"An Australian Premier Music Festival hosted on a private 100 acre property up in Noosa Hinterland's beautiful Mary Valley, in Queensland's amazing Sunshine Coast region. Escape to the bushland for an adventure-filled weekend of rock blues and roots music. Enjoy FREE camping, and 2 x alternating stages offering you non-stop music, so you never have to miss a band or artist".
We're stoked to be returning to Yandina Street Fair this year!!
Last time we played we were still the Flumes (as you can see in Shelly M's pic of us).
Anyhoo...it's a bangin afternoon's free entertainment with heaps of live music, street performance, food and sundry treats for all the family wrapped up in the homey atmosphere of one of the Sunshine Coast's coolest villages.
11am - 7pm ♥ FREE ENTRY ♥ Get amongst it folks 😎
Order CDs, Download and Stream from our secure Bandcamp store.
Recorded and mixed on 100% Solar power in an old wooden shack on the far northern edges of QLD's Sunshine Coast.
This offering is a musical journey exploring everything from the little things like fireflies visiting in the night to the more serious theme of the state of our planet to cheeky llamas who steal bananas and the over-arching power of love.
The Moonsets electric harp, bass & drums trio are unashamedly eclectic, exploring the light, the dark and all the colours in-between, both musically and lyrically. We hope you enjoy the ride!
Formerly recording and playing live as The Flumes, we changed our name (for obvious reasons) at the end of 2016. We're glad we did and think The Moonsets suits us very well, but to reassure everyone that we're the same band, we re-recorded "Firefly". It's an old one for us, still in the live set and much loved.
Follow The Dollar
The Moonsets are...
Kayt Wallace: Harp / Vocals / Melodica
Andrea Norden: Drums / Percussion / Vocals
Stephan Beattie: Bass / Guitars / Autoharp / Vocals
All songs by Kayt Wallace & Stephan Beattie.
except “Watermelon” Lyrics & Music: JC Goodson / Arrangement: Kayt & Steph.
Produced by The Moonsets.
Recorded and mixed on 100% solar power at Casa Del Luna.
Mastered by Paulie B at Yama-Nui.
Artwork: Kayt & Steph.
Photogaphy & Design: Steph.
© The Moonsets 2019 | A Moonjuice Creation
• This record is also available for download & streaming from all good online stores •
Stream it, Buy it , Share it, Enjoy it!! Our preference is for Bandcamp because...
: It's the only place you can buy an archival 1st edition on CD for your pure listening pleasure and receive instant free download and unlimited streams.
: We've made it the cheapest online download plus it comes with unlimited streams but, you can pay more if you'd like to.
: Your hard-earned clams actually come straight to us without first trickling down through some corporate behemoth.
So before you put us on your favourite Spotify playlist, make a small investment in the future of our music and you'll experience that special feeling you get when you support independent artists!
What People Are Saying About The New EP...
"There is nothing cooler than an electric harp! The chilled vibes it creates and the pull and flow of the music are so enchanting". ~ Nkechi Anele Triple J
"Had no idea that an electric harp could have such a great, groovy, psychedelic and luscious rock sound, one that fits perfectly with the rest of the (fantastic) band and with some soulfully mesmerizing female vocals. Every song here shines in its own unique way, like pearls scattered in the sultry underbrush of a thick, tropical forest". Favorite track: Firefly. ~ muschiosauro
"The Moonsets play what you’d imagine in your head having known they’re from the ‘Sunshine Coast’ of Australia. Elements of psychedelic rock hazed with soulful and bluesy vocals and holding a pretty damn catchy island beat throughout. All in all this is a hot find and one I’ll be waiting for the rest of you to join the party soon". ~ Bucky
Follow The Dollar - Live
Supersede - Live At Solbar
Venue 114 ~ Lake Kawana
2-6pm Sunday 16 June
With DUBARRAY + SoLar
A winter's afternoon alongside two of our favourite Sunshine Coast artists...what's not to love about that 🙂
Faeries, elves, wizards, your avatar self, gnomes, mythical creatures goddesses, mermaids, unicorns whatever your heart desires. Lets honour our ancient ancestors beautiful land and nature and prepare for a most wonderful enjoyable and fun day.
Yes!! that's us...
A Faerie loving welcome and invitation to all for our second annual Faerie Festival. We are very excited to create this unique, fun and creative festival for all of the community to enjoy. This is a dress up festival for both adults and children male and female, we would like to inspire all who attend to dress in costume, let your imagination run free.
Come along and experience music entertainment, dancing, educational stalls, creative workshops, roving entertainers, circus skills, fire show, unique fairy stalls, yummy food also catering for vegan and gluten free.
$5 entry , kids 13 and under $3. Lots of exciting experiences, surprises and fun for everyone. Please share and invite your friends as we are all a part of the creation on a wonderful fun and exciting festival.
10:30am - 8pm | catch us at 4:25pm
“OTHER WORLDS” Australian Body Art Festival 6/7 April 2019
We're so happy to be making a return to the Body Art Festival this year! It's always amazing. You can see The Moonsets at 1:30pm Saturday 6 April 🦄🤘
The Australian Body Art Festival is Australia’s premier body art event, attracting artists and spectators from across Australia and overseas. Inspiring artworks, street performers, market stalls and lots of fun all weekend! This event is a ‘A Festival of Colour’ centred on competitions in full body painting (temporary art – not tattoo) with competitions in the categories of brush and sponge, airbrush, special effects and face painting. The event also showcases competitions and exhibitions in wearable art and photography. For members of the public, it will be nothing short of phenomenal to watch the human canvases take shape during the competitions.
Now this is why we love being at home on the Sunshine Coast...
Many Thanks to our wonderful host Jade Keilty for the photography 🙂
We're over the moon to be joining the stellar line up at Woodford Folk Festival this year!!
- THURSDAY 27 1.00pm~1.40pm ~ HALCYON
- FRIDAY 28 12.00am~12.50am ~ HALCYON
- SATURDAY 29 8.00pm~9.00pm ~ BLUE LOTUS
- SUNDAY 30 12.30pm~1.20pm ~ PINEAPPLE LOUNGE
- MONDAY 31 5.30pm~6.20pm ~ HALCYON
We're chuffed to be a part of this year's Rush Festival!! You'll find us in Mary Street at "Gourmet & Grooves Street Festival" 8:15pm Friday 19 October.
Rush Festival is a celebration of creativity, arts, culture and heritage that ignites the Gympie region with colour, music, dance, art, theatre, film, poetry and fun throughout the month of October. Rush Festival’s diverse collaborative program creatively entwines grassroots events and celebrations with the internationally acclaimed events.
We're very happy to be heading back to Tannum Sands this weekend for July's BAM Festival.
The Moonsets will be on in the park 5-7pm. Can't wait to see all you CQ crew there 🙂
Beach Arts Music is a free community event held on the first Saturday of the month from March to December 2-7pm on the charming Millennium Esplanade Tannum Sands.
We've re-released "Sweet, Sweet Rain" online as The Moonsets.
It was our final work as The Flumes and we've decided to take it with us mostly because many of the songs on it are still in our live set.
So, if Spotify's your thing, give us a follow and stream away...
Supersede is the first fruits from our upcoming release.
Produced in our solar powered studio in Cootharaba on QLD’s Sunshine Coast.
Kayt Wallace - Harp / Vocals / Melodica
Andrea Joy Norden - Drums / Vocals
Stephan Beattie - Bass / Vocals
© 2018 . The Moonsets
We feel there’s an urgent need for cannabis/hemp law reform in Australia for medicinal, nutritional industrial and recreational use. So plant the seed and we will Supersede!!!
The Moonsets are stoked to be heading north again for Palm Creek Folk Festival this June.
This will be our 8th time at Palm Creek and in so many ways, we'll be coming home.
LAKESIDE AT THE JAM TIN STAGE
11.15pm Thursday 7 June
6pm Friday 8 June
7pm Saturday 9 June
Looking forward to hitting the road north for another Crow St. Creative hosted by central QLD's coolest crew in Gladstone's funkiest venue.
$5 entry for adults free for kids and performers. Live music and Open mic late night session starts at 8.30pm - sign up at the stage any time after 6.... Mini eat st style food fest. Cash bar, food vans, kids space. Family friendly night out.
We're stoked to be playing Stanthorpe's biennial Apple & Grape Harvest Festival this year!!
A celebration of the Granite Belt region’s produce and booming wine industry. An average of 60,000 people attend the festival and this is arguably Australia’s leading harvest festival having a successful track record spanning five decades.
We'd love to see you there! The Moonsets are playing the Top Park Stage in Weeroona Park.
10am + 4:30pm
Stoked to be playing the inaugural Pomona Music Muster! You can catch us at The Majestic Theatre 6pm Saturday 10th March.
Pomona will be alive with the Sound of Music on 9,10,11th March with the inaugural Pomona Music Muster weekend of jamming, busking, poets breakfast, concerts, open mics, workshops - guitar; ukulele; drumming; harmonica; Zumba dance etc. Camping at the local Showground is available.
This Saturday 30 December catch The Moonsets live at Ricks Garage 6-9pm in the Retro Room.
It's last show of the year. Come down and warm yourself up for your new years shenanigans. 6-9pm Free to the People 🙂
"We're ending 2017 with An All Star Christmas Party!
Yes! Andrea Kirwin . Barry Charles . The Spring Ensemble . The Moonsets + The Floating Bridges and Friends are gonna groove us outta this year and right into the festive season. So bring your mob and lets celebrate Peace on Earth together!
The Shared Kitchen will be open dishing up the best food this side of The Caribbean. Bar available. $15 entry. Jus' Real Nice!"
We're playing a show with Tasmania's slightly off kilter and completely wonderful The Surreal Estate Agents at The Prince Of Wales Hotel, Nundah. 8:30pm Friday 8 December.
They're in QLD touring "If It Ain't Broken" the 2nd single from debut album "House Inspection"...
Saturday December 2 will see The East Coast Originals present the last Scarborough Originals for the year.
Satisvibes, The Moonsets, The Dennis Sisters + Tomi Gray on a grass roots stage with the stunning backdrop of the Redcliffe Peninsula. Kicking off at 1pm - 5pm, kick back with the family for an all ages, afternoon of smiles, boogie and live music.
A Community Action Day to STOP COLTON COAL MINE
12-5pm Sunday 26 November
Lions Park, Noosaville
FREE TO THE PEOPLE
With Live Music By - Band of Frequencies . Jodi Martin . The Barleyshakes . The Moonsets . Annie J and "Fusion" . Dan Horne . The Strangest Dreamers
Dance In The Park + Have Your Say About The Mining Industry's Unnecessary Expansion Into The Cooloola + Sunshine Coast Biosphere.
"We the people of the Cooloola + Sunshine Coast reject New Hope Corporation's plan to mine coal 20kms west of the Great Sandy Strait.
We deplore the QLD + AUS Government's acquiescence to the mining industry's reckless expansion in the name of short term capital gain.
The Mary River is ours from Conondale to River Heads and we will not have them pour industrial filth into her on any stretch let alone so close to this crucial biosphere".
Brought To You By - Great Sandy Strait Saviours, Lock The Gate Alliance + The Sunshine Coast Music Community
THE MOONSETS ARE BACK FOR PEREGIAN THIS NOVEMBER
Sorry Folks, Rain Stopped Play 🙁
Big love to all the crew and music lovers who came out on the weekend to the 1st Under The Trees Festival. What a bangin show!! Cheers to @frycandyphoto for the sweet pics 🙂
Gladstone region, You have a music festival.
The Moonsets are absolutely stoked to be joining the line up at this years'
UNDER THE TREES
MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
11am-10pm Sat 14th October 2017
Jacaranda Drive, Boyne Island.
The Moonsets are very pleased to be back at Maleny Music Festival this year!! We'll be upstairs at The Bunya Stage 5:30pm Saturday 2nd September.
The boutique Maleny Music Festival, now in it’s 6th year is set in the lush Hinterland of the Sunshine Coast and held in the Maleny Showgrounds, the site of the original Maleny Folk Festival.
THE TWOKS | Let It Break Tour
With Secial Guests | THE MOONSETS + ORLANDO FURIOUS | 8pm $5 @ the Door
TROPICAL BLOOM FESTIVAL 28-30 July 2017
A CELEBRATION OF DIVERSITY
Situated on bank of the spectacular Hedlow creek, 20 kms west of Yeppoon and overlooking stunning wetlands that are home to an abundance of bird species...Tropical Bloom is a celebration of art, culture and community. These three aspects shape the foundation of the festival. The art comes in more visual and aural forms than you can imagine. The culture we construct is a blend of indigenous, tribal, traditional and new age values and ideals. Community is the glue that bonds it all together. Caring for ourselves, each other and the environment is the central credence for creating and sustaining the vibe that inspires us to keep on dancing.
There's more art in Noosa this week than you can poke a bag full of sticks at so when you're done, come and get down with us on the last day of the 2017 NOOSA ALIVE FESTIVAL at Cafe Le Monde, Sunday 30th July, 4:30-6:30pm.
NOOSA has long known the best way to protect the overall environment is to safeguard the water quality of the Noosa River and lakes system.
And there have been few better ways to raise public awareness on preserving the natural flows than the Noosa Festival of Water which will be showcased again at Lake Macdonald on Sunday 25th June.
"Today the festival has evolved to become an annual showcase of our region's ecological attributes with a primary aim of improving community awareness of how each of us can play a part protecting and preserving our environment in our day to day lives,” she said. Festival coordinator Debbie Seal of the Mary River Catchment Coordination Committee
Welcome to Country
10am - 3pm NOOSA BOTANIC GARDENS
“NightQuarter is the answer to the Northern Gold Coast’s resounding cry for a cultural evolution.”
NightQuarter is the Gold Coast’s creative playground, featuring night markets, micro-restaurants, and a unique live music space called The Paddock. Discover over 120 speciality food purveyors, designers, musicians and craftspeople within a shipping container city.
The Moonsets will be live in The Paddock from 8pm Saturday 24 June.
This is going to be our 1st time on the mountain in a while and we're very happy to be playing Sarah's Unplugged, Maleny Friday 2nd June 🙂
Not just another stoner song, Supersede is a sub-tropical groove about the many applications of cannabis and the ridiculous laws in place that restrict us using it to it's full potential.
Recorded live at Solbar
Big thanks goes out to Captivate Media, Quizmical Productions, Aaron Giffin and all the naughty kids from All Strings Attached 🙂
Chef Surinder creates unique contemporary cuisine that draws from eclectic inspirations he derived in India, Europe and Australia.
He uses the ancient 5000 year old Ayurvedic philosophy to prepare his food… low in salt, sugar, slow cooked without any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. He blends in the goodness of locally grown chillies, lettuce, roselle, lime, lemons, coriander, eggplant and other produce… straight from his own and friends’ gardens.
Surinder’s cooking is rustic and full of flavour. His meals are healthy, wholesome, well balanced and full of the tastes inherent in the Punjabi recipes passed down through generations in India.
Now that's why we love it!! Kayt & Steph are bringing the duo back to Noosa Namaste Thursday 27 April.
The 2017 Australian Body Art Festival is set to take it's new home, Cooroy by storm on the 8 and 9 April!
The Australian Body Art Festival - the nation's premier body art event - is a colourful and creative experience for all ages. Held in Noosa hinterland town of Cooroy, the event is nothing short of extraordinary. For members of the public, it’s an event like nothing ever seen before. Boundaries are pushed as the human canvases are transformed into works of art before the crowd.
And that's why we Love It!!
Come and join The Moonsets for this year's Saturday Soiree. Meet the Artists, mingle with their exquisite canvasses and drink from the cup of creation!!
There will be food. There will be wine.
5pm | in the park | Cooroy
Returning to Cafe Le Monde Sunday 2nd April for another beachy arvo session. We get sand in our strings but we love it!! A tasty bar and 2 solid sets from The Moonsets 4-6pm, with the wonderfully soulful Peter Hunt takin it through til 7pm...yum.
"Art should disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed...
Yep, that sounds like us. Crow St Creative is Gladstone's #1 Arts Hub and our hearts have gone all strawberries & cream at being included on the lineup for their EATS & BEATS monthly soiree Saturday 25th March.
"Kayt and Steph have a knack of filling the air with sweet melodies".
Seriously, what a lovely thing to say! Thanks Cafe Le Monde, we think you're sweet too 🙂 The Moonsets duo will be taking care of your Thursday night aural deliciousness!
Thanks very much Jai Bevan for this great shot of us from last year with our biggest fan! We're glad we're The Moonsets now for so many reasons. Somewhere between a memory and a dream The Flumes is now a name on old gig posters and dusty CD racks. Something much loved and tinkered with laid to rest. Moving on and letting go is a theme we return to again and again in song and we feel it's ripe for celebration.
The time of The Flumes has passed. Now is the time of The Moonsets.
Check out Jai's tunes, he's a great young songwriter with lots of soul
Big Love to All Strings Attached and all of the groovers who ventured out to Solbar Friday night for a wild night of music, and cheers to Rob Sharkey for another stellar live shot. We're heading back into the studio to polish off the new tunes to be released very soon, so next chance to catch us live is Cafe Le Monde Sunday 2 April 🙂
Stoked to be on a bill again with these crazy cats!!
"With our Debut Full Length Album release just around the corner, we want to tantalise your musical tastebuds with a sneaky showcase of songs from...Incantations for Strange Folk...Joining us are The Moonsets and The Quakers so be prepared for a musical journey through haunting dance grooves, progressive rock and all out debauchery of the gypsy punk flavour".
It's gonna be a solid and expansive night of glorious music hosted by Solbar all for five bucks! Tough to resist.
Many thanks to our good friend and eminent Sunshine Coast live music photographer Mr. Rob Sharkey for these cool shots at our show with Andrea Kirwin at The Shared last Thursday night. Love your work bro x
We're helping our sister Andrea Kirwin launch her new album this February at The Shared, Yandina.
Here's what she's got to say...
Come one come all to the launch of my 3rd Album, A Quiet Revolution, a live and acoustic album. The first show of my 2 month national tour visiting venues and festivals in QLD, NSW, VIC & WA. Supporting musically is the ever mellow gentlement of roots/reggae n good vibes, Peter Hunt (KOOII), as well as the psychadelic folk troubadour trio THE MOONSETS (Formerly the Flumes). My sister and I will be performing a special duo set of songs from the 17 track new album. $20 on the door, come and enjoy the sweet soulful tunes at one of the Coast's coziest venues, - The Shared, 13 Railway st, Yandina. And of course, the food is always - Niiiice. See you there! Big Love x
Absolutely stoked to be playing our 1st show for 2017 at Solbar with The Brains Trust!!
A night of Eclectic Music, Beats and Sweet Sweet Tunes
We're playing our 1st show as the Moonsets in the beautiful backyard at The Lane in Palmwoods this Saturday.
Hosted by the Rebel Grocers at Renae's Pantry, you can Check out all the details here...
Bookings please phone 5457 3347 or FB message
Latest booking arrival time is 6:30pm
Dedicated Earth & ocean lovers that we are, we're very happy to be joining the tree huggers at the Surfrider Foundation for their 2016 ECO Challenge at Mudjimba Surf Club Saturday 3rd December.
Kayt & Steph have a duo show this Thursday 15th December at the beautiful and very tasty Noosa Namaste.
Surinder's unique contemporary cuisine drawing from Punjabi recipes his Mother and Grandmother passed on to him; the freshest of local produce; the 5000 year old Ayurvedic philosophy; and fresh Australian influences.
+ 2 sets from The Moonsets duo.
Live At Night Quarter
Shot By Hannan
Live At Solbar
Photography by Rob Sharkey
Live At The Shared
Photography By Rob Sharkey
Balcony TV video shoot stills
Palm Creek Festival 2016
Mooloolaba NYE Celebrations 14/15
Photography by Rob Sharkey
Island Vibe Festival 2014
Thanks Paul for the pics 🙂
Island Vibe Festival
Photography by: hybridvision © 2011 by Stephen Cameron hybridvision. All Rights Reserved.
Full Moon Dance - Verrierdale Hall
Jazzy Connors | Photography + iPhone shots from lil’ Rohie.
Kuranda Roots Festival
Thanks Al for the pics 🙂
Since 2009 we've worked with ShellyM photography. In our opinion one of the best live photographers working on the Sunshine Coast, she's a great friend and a serial photographer with a sharp eye.
Woodford Folk Festival
Firstly thankyou to everyone who came to a show, bought a CD, all the venues, festival organisers and bookers for your unswerving support over the years. We wouldn’t be here without you and are looking forward to continuing the journey with you all.
For all you long term The Flumes fans who are wondering why we would do such a thing!? Please understand we haven’t done this lightly. We are deeply attached to our name but the confusion caused by The Flumes, Flume and The Fumes has become annoying to the point of unbearable. In fact it’s got our goat and made a curry but as they say “A change is as good as a holiday” and we’re moving on.
Thank you for bearing with us while we go through this transition and please be assured that it’s a name change only and we’ll still be making the music you’ve come to know and love since 2008. We’re in it for a long time as well as a good time and are treating this as part of the natural evolution of the band.
We’ve been cooking up some new tunes in our Solar Powered studio and looking forward to sharing them with you in the New Year.
Until then…Much Love
Kayt & Steph