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8 Gigs To Catch On The Sunshine Coast This April

By Bronte Holding
1st Apr 2019


April is music month at Urban List and we’ve got all of your music needs covered with this ultimate Sunshine Coast gig guide.

​Whether you're enjoying an old fave or searching for a new flame, there is a whole lot of live music to get around on the Sunshine Coast this month. See you there.

Sons Of The East

Indie folk trio Sons of the East are bringing us their cool coastal sounds to celebrate their new found success. After a massive year in 2018, including a performance in the USA at the SXSW festival and a sold out UK and European tour, Sons of the East are touring Australia to release their new single Nothing Comes Easy. Their original and soulful acoustic-electric sound is just as infectious as it is unique, and whether you’re a massive fan or you’ve never heard of them, you’ll find something to love about this talented Sydney band.
When: Friday 5 April, from 8pm
Where: Sol Bar, 10/12 Ocean Street, Maroochydore  
Cost: $17.35
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The Barley Shakes

The Barley Shakes are launching their new album, Irishtown, with an evening of Irish-themed celebrations and foot-stomping fun. Formed in Dublin in 1995, the band have managed to fuse their original Irish sound with contemporary folk and pop rock, giving them a genre-bending sound that appeals to a wide audience. Two of their members contributed to The Lord of the Rings soundtrack, and they’ve also performed at Woodford Folk Festival. If you don’t know what to expect, think beautiful harmonies, irresistible dance rhythms and intense energy—yep, that pretty much sums them up. 
When: Friday 5 April, from 7pm
Where: The Imperial Hotel, 1 Etheridge Street, Eumundi
Cost: $15
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Following the release of their much loved single Never Knows Best, FeelsClub are back with their latest single Magic. The electro-pop sextuplet band will be accompanied by Red Entries and Christian Patey, so expect a night of epic music and non-stop dancing. Their effortlessly cool melodies and hypnotic rhythms will have you calling yourself a FeelsClub fan in no time.
When: Saturday 6 April, from 8pm 
Where: Sol Bar, 10/12 Ocean Street, Maroochydore  
Cost: Free
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Fat Picnic 

Joined by special guests No Strings Attached, Fat Picnic are bringing their Make Me Wait tour to the Sunshine Coast. Their coast-inspired reggae beats, brass instrumental solos and incredible harmonies will have you spell bound in no time. Combining the genres of reggae, soul, ska, and dub, their sound is both unique and oddly familiar. Trust us, you’ll have their album on repeat as soon as you leave. 
When: Friday 12 April, from 8pm 
Where: Sol Bar, 10/12 Ocean Street, Maroochydore  
Cost: Free 
For more information, click here

High Tropics 

Following an extremely successful 2018 that saw the band rack up over half a million streams, High Tropics are bringing their charming tunes to the Sunshine Coast. Featuring support acts The Jensens and Dorah Jackson, you can expect nothing but good music and good times. High Tropics are known for their retro pop-rock sound, profound lyrics, and nostalgic melodies, and it’s hard not to get obsessed over their feel-good sound. 
When: Saturday 13 April, 8pm
Where: Sol Bar, 10/12 Ocean Street, Maroochydore  
Cost: $10, door sales only 
For more information, click here

This Way North 

This two-piece all-female pop-rock band are bringing their powerful vocals to our shores after taking out the award for best regional/outer suburban act in 2018 at The Age Music Victoria Awards. Even though there’s only two of them, This Way North emits as much sound, energy and force as a 10-piece band with only their vocals, a lead guitar and a drum kit. Their sound has gone through a number of phases, from roots rock to their current sound of synth-heavy alt-pop. They will also be supported by songbird Andrea Kirwin, so prepare yourself for an evening of top-notch performances. 
When: Saturday 20 April, from 7.30pm
Where: The Imperial Hotel, 1 Etheridge Street, Eumundi
Cost: $15 presale tickets, $20 at the door
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Sunshine Coast legends Pandamic are returning to Solbar with Aussie rock band Boing Boing in tow. Their coastal rock sound is both easy to dance to and incredibly catchy, and the best thing about these boys is they don’t take themselves too seriously. Effortlessly cool and naturally talented, these guys describe themselves simply as “three guys having a go”. Keep your eye on these guys, because they’re going places. 
When: Friday 26 April, from 8pm
Where: Sol Bar, 10/12 Ocean Street, Maroochydore  
Cost: $10 door sales 
For more information, click here

Dan Sultan 

Bringing the unexpected sounds of the Aviary Takes tour to Noosa, Dan Sultan will be performing a selection of older songs, new fresh tunes and out-of-the-blue covers. The Aviary Takes album is aptly titled, as all of his songs have been stripped back and recorded in one single take at The Aviary Studio in Melbourne, creating an album that is raw, unedited, and incredibly authentic and personal. Throughout his career, he’s partnered with the likes of Camp Cope, Gang of Youths, A.B. Original and Meg Mac, and has also featured on Triple J’s Like A Version, making him a stand out in the Aussie music industry. Whether you love him for his unique voice, alt-rock tunes or killer melodies, it’s hard not to be a fan of Dan Sultan.
When: Saturday 27 April, from 8pm
Where: The J Noosa, 60 Noosa Drive, Noosa Heads
Cost: $43
For more information, click here.  

Can't make it to any local gigs in your city this month? Check out our Local's List Spotify playlist if jamming at your desk is more your vibe.

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