This Sonic Sundays we present TIO (Vanuatu)
Growing up immersed in the traditional practices, customs and stories of Vanuatu, singer-songwriter Tio’s interest in music came from early encounters with the traditional tam tam slit-drum and songs in his Daakaka language.
Later, when living in Port Vila, he honed his musical talent as part of the local roots-reggae scene.
While his storytelling comes through his spellbinding vocals, he is also a talented multi-instrumentalist, switching between violin, ukulele, guitar, tam tam and bush bass.
Tio is driven by a passion to mix traditional and contemporary beats and styles, while using modern instrumentation and production to paint a story of his experiences living between Vanuatu and Australia.
Tio’s debut album Sorousian, released in 2020, received a 5-star review in Songlines magazine, as well as international acclaim and radio play.
Tio is in Australia playing at Cygnet Folk Festival and WOMAD, but on Sun 25th Feb will be performing for us here at The Fun Haus as part of Sonic Sundays.
This is an all ages event (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
Fully accessible venue
2pm $10 Cocktail happy hour and Colombian Street Food Empanadas for supper
This is a FREE event but you must be registered to attend