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    Kelly Brouhaha and Andrea Kirwin - Tintenbar Upfront Club

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    Festival favourites Kelly Brouhaha and Andrea Kirwin are coming to perform at Tintenbar Upfront Club on Sunday 21 July for an afternoon of great original music. Doors open at 2.30pm for 3pm show and tickets are $25 admission with limited concession tickets at $20 and youth tickets $10 (13 - 17 yrs). Both women have built their reputations on their exceptional songwriting and powerful vocals and this will be quite the show with both artists playing their originals and then coming together for a few songs at the end of the show which concludes at 5pm. Read more about each performer below...

    “Andrea Kirwin has a rare voice that runs deep....deep enough to carry you back to an era where 
    the way an artist delivered their message
    was everything.” - LIOR

    "When I heard Andrea I was totally excited to hear such a competent, unique and exciting new songwriter. It is one of the joys of being a musician, traveling the globe and hearing exciting music that I wouldn’t have found at home, yet it is a rare joy. I find there are many competent yet mediocre musicians out there and Andrea was way above anything I had heard for a long long time." - KRISTINA OLSEN

    Andrea Kirwin is an Australian-Fijian Singer-songwriter based on the Sunshine Coast,QLD, who has been performing at Folk Festivals since 2008 and has released 5 independent albums under her own record label, Peace Run Records. With a warm and welcoming stage presence, deeply soulful sound and a knack for storytelling, Andrea's live performances are a joy to experience. Whether solo with her guitar, cigar box and stomp or accompanied by her big 13 piece band, THE YAMA-NUI SOCIAL CLUB, Andrea has continued to impress audiences both in Australia and New Zealand with her heartfelt lyrics, incredible vocal range and diverse songwriting style for over 15 years. 

    With Influences such as Tracy Chapman, Carole King and Eva Cassidy, Andrea has crafted her own personal style which she describes as a blend of ' Fijian Folk and Island Soul'. At her live shows, Andrea will often share stories about her multicultural upbringing from growing up in Townsville as the daughter of a Fijian Church minister, to living in Fiji in her mother's village of Levukaidaku on the island of Matuku. Stories can also include dropping out of her Arts/Law degree at Australian National University and her journey to becoming a full time touring singer-songwriter. With every live show Andrea continues to forge her unique path within the Australian music industry as a self-managed, independent artist. She enjoys running her own record label, talent agency and events company, Peace Run Records, from Nambour on the Sunshine Coast and continues to advocate for live music and the need to bring music to regional communities across Australia and has started putting together independent regional tours with both national and international artists. You can visit for more information about Andrea's journey, her recorded music and upcoming shows.


    Kelly Brouhaha is a powerhouse vocalist, transversing the lines of folk, country, blues, soul & jazz. Likened to the Eva Cassidy's and Linda Rondstadt's of the world, this is an artist whose unique style cannot be put into a box. From big blues to soulful country, it is music that is real and raw and vulnerable. 

    "it's just so much fun, that girls got amazing pipes, she sounds like Amy Winehouse - but with more of a soulful edge as opposed to a jazz hook"NKECHI ANELE - TRIPLE J ROOTS AND ALL

    An accomplished acoustic guitarist with a vocal so powerful the audience is often left in tears, Brouhaha has racked a string of major festivals in 2023 including Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival & Groundwater Music Festival. 

    "I really don’t know if we have anyone similar in Australia, I am pretty sure that we don’t. She has similar elements of other artists from overseas, and maybe a touch of Renee Geyer, but basically, she is a one-off. In a close tunnel genre in Australia, Kelly is Queen. She is a no-nonsense, firebrand" COWGIRL UP BLOG 

    An accomplished guitarist and backing singer, she’s toured with some of Australia’s best including Beccy Cole, Lyn Bowtell, Jen Mize and Amber Joy Poulton and frequents their stages at festivals around the country. After a decade of touring , she was forced off the road in 2022 with a chronic illness , and although her live shows are few and far between , she’s carved a unique path in the music industry as a jack of all trades and enjoys a deeply nurturing career residing in the northern rivers. 

    A self confessed business nerd, she’s also worked for record labels, lectured at Music SA, Music NSW and Griffith University, tour managed Beccy Cole and currently manages Australian Blues legend Ash Grunwald. To balance out the spreadsheets, she frequents The DAG Songwriting Retreat, Gympie Song Muster and She Songwriting Retreats , inspiring the next generation as a guest mentor and has built a fierce and loyal super-fan community to share her art with away from the noise of the algorithm through monthly membership site Patreon.

    "Her voice is old and new at the same time, wise and whimsical, cracked and smooth. It’s the voice of an accomplished singer who has dedicated herself to being a storyteller." - SUNBURNT COUNTRY MUSIC BLOG

    Whether around a campfire, at a major festival or from behind a screen in the comfort of your living room  - her captivating live show will have you giggling one minute and in tears the next as she tells stories about her travels, mental health battles, her family and her much loved 1992 Toyota Hiace "Pamela Vanderson".

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