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Main Stage Performers

Hands, Heart and Feet - Main Stage 9:00am

Hands, Heart & Feet is an entity that grew organically out of the high-spirited drum and dance classes being held in the Blue Mountains with John May and Emily Cooper. The full tribe consists of over 100 drummers and dancers, who play together in weekly Hands, Heart & Feet classes, and perform on a spectacular scale at festivals such as Winter Magic and Banquet of Dreams. There is also a core group of about 20 exceptional Hands, Heart & Feet percussionists and dancers that frequently perform and run workshops at a variety of festivals and events.
 

Blue Mountains Youth Choir

Specializing in home-grown songs, the Blue Mountains Youth Choir provides singing tuition, musical games and performance opportunities for lovers of singing from the age of eight to fifteen years.
Apply online - Rehearsals operate at two venues: Monday afternoons in Springwood and Wednesday afternoons in Katoomba during school term.
 
The two choirs combine regularly for performances, which include composer workshops, recitals, festival events, touring and flash-mobbing!
 
 

Welcome to Country 10.10am

Wagana - Main Stage 10.20am

The Wagana Aboriginal Dancers are the Blue Mountains most toured First Nations dance company. Over the past 4 years Wagana have performed across NSW, in Hobart and Melbourne and internationally at Festivals and events in Glasgow, Denmark and Hawaii. They perform traditional and contemporary Aboriginal dances inspired by the Blue Mountains and Central NSW West country. In July this year Wagana will travel to Toronto Canada to dance and share their model of cultural engagement through dance at the World Indigenous People's Conference on Education.
 
Wagana respect and honour the Darug, Gundungurra and Wiradjuri peoples as the traditional custodians of the lands they dance on. Wagana will perform as part of the Welcome to Country at Winter Magic 2017 with Darug and Gundungurra Elder Aunty Carol Cooper.
 

Madam Fatale - Main Stage 11:05am

The members of Madam Fatalé all grew up in the Blue Mountains area. The founding members: Luke Bindoff (Lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Josh Carr (Lead Guitar), Josh Bishop (Drums) and Robert Jinks (Bass Guitar) all met at high school and grew up listening to a variety of different styles of music and were all interested in playing music at a young age.

Madam Fatalé is a Punk-Rock/ Pop-Punk band recognised for a style and flavour reminiscent of the early 90's pop punk movement, particularly with heavy influence from early Green Day. With fist pumping, hard hitting punk stylings and aesthetics mixed with songs about Love, Laziness and Losers, onstage weirdness and other antics, Madam Fatalé is sure to provide an entertaining and un-forgetful show.

Little Clowning - Main Stage 12:30pm

Join the Little Clowns as they tumble straight from the Clowning for Kids Workshop and create their own clown antics and magic on stage with clown, Naree Shields.
 
 
Jimmi Carr Band - Main Stage 12:50pm

Jimmi Carr is a performing musician and producer from the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Australia. He has released 4 albums and an EP under his own name, and two albums with his electronic/rock fusion band Innamech. Jimmi's music is both original and accessible. He draws on a wide range of influences that move through Folk, Blues, Alt-Country and Rock. His solo music is rootsy and lyrical, often with a funk/rock edge.

The music of Innamech is a fusion of psychedelic and prog-rock, and electronic dance music. Jimmi and his bands have toured extensively, playing major festivals and venues all over Australia. His music has received airplay on radio stations such as Triple J, FBI, PBS, and Triple Z.

 
Jimmi has recently completed his Honours degree at Western Sydney University. His honours project focused on the concept of progression in music and looked at various genre fusion artists. Jimmi was awarded both the Dean’s medal and the APRA award for highest mark for performance of an original piece. He hopes to start his PHD in 2017. 

Jerrah and Friends - Main Stage 1:45 pm

Jerrah Patston is a young, local musician. At 20, he’s already a stalwart of Blue Mountains music, playing regularly at performance spaces, markets, community centres and street corners.

His love of playing and performing is palpable, and his infectious spirit has made him a key member of Club Weld, a supported studio for musicians on the autism spectrum and with other disabilities.

Accomplished on drums and vocals, Jerrah recently made a foray in to recording and contributed original compositions ‘Like Aeroplanes’ and ‘Sound Song’ to the Club Weld compilation album Ramp It Up.

Jerrah performed to a packed house at the launch of the compilation at The Joan in Penrith. He was backed by the Club Weld band which featured Chris Ross (Wolfmother).

In recent months Jerrah has written a clutch of new songs and is excited to give a preview to the Winter Magic crowd. He will be mixing these songs with a selection of favourite covers.

Syncopation Shimmy - Leura Tap School - Main Stage 2:15pm

Ben Connor & The Butterman - Main Stage 2:35pm

Ben Connor & The Butterman is a local upper-mountains duo that takes alternative blues and rock on a multi-geared journey through rich experimental soundscapes. 
Singer songwriter, Ben Connor, has been writing and performing solo and collaboratively, locally and abroad for almost two decades. Always in pursuit of the perfect song, Ben has honed his song writing craft, with one reviewer recently stating, ‘Ben Connor has a mastery of song craft and a truly unique style and approach that could someday propel him to a place of prominence in the singer-songwriter pantheon’. 
 
 
Multi-instrumentalist, Stuart Christie (‘The Butterman’) has entertained audiences around the nation and across the seas as a musician and physical theatre and circus performer with companies such as Circus Oz, Strut and Fret, Dislocate and Kage, while also working as a freelance solo performer in various independent collaborations.
 
The duo is the reunification of Double Helix, an early naughties musical collaboration from the inner west of Sydney that came to an end when Stuart literally ran away to join the circus. 
Ben Connor & The Butterman will be on the main stage mid-afternoon, weaving the old and the new, and a whole lot of soul, into this year’s winter magic festivities. 

Ukulele Magic and the Toy Choir - Main Stage 3:30pm

Toy Choir joins with participants from Winter Magic's Workshop - Ukulele Magic - and together will ​bring the sweet perfection of young voices with the joyous sounds of sugar-pop harmonies and infectious ukulele strumming.
 
Overflowing with lyrics and images inspired by the Australian landscape, the Toy Choir is uniquely hearing the ideas and impressions of the young in Australia today.
 

 

Magic in Motion - DANCE WITH A DIFFERENCE - Main Stage 4:15pm

Our Magic in Motion performers are compassionate dancers and performance artists! We build strong bodies, strong hearts and strong minds! We offer workshops for kids and adults and private tuition.
 
We offer optional performance opportunities at great events! Our focus is on positive experiences in a positive and supportive environment. We have no uniforms or exams we learn through collaborative processes and quality tuition, working on confidence, team building and life skills along the way. We also offer dance programmes for disability and mental health services, schools, before and after school care and whoever wants to experience the love of dance as a creative outlet! 
 
 

The Honey Stompers - Main Stage 4:50pm

Playing a mix of originals and blues standards that range from chunky shuffles to hard-driving country beats with the odd sleazy slow blues thrown in for good measure, The Honey Stompers are a local Katoomba blues and boogie band that are guaranteed to get your feet moving. With members Cha Cha Martinez on drums, J-Bomb Martinez on bass, TJ Cunningham on vocals and guitar and Steamin’ Marty Cook on Sax, The Honey Stompers have played everything from markets to support gigs with major acts.

Pugsley Buzzard - Main Stage 5:45pm

The hippeningest, happeningest, piano mashingest hoodooman hipster of the funkological piano this side of where it’s at daddio! Big voice, chunky piano, red hot bands and sassy horns, intriguing multidimensional songs. Pugsley has played all over from New Orleans to Berlin and beyond and for Winter Magic returns to Katoomba. Pugsley hits the stage with Neill Duncan, John Stuart, Nathan Ford and Alon Ilsar. 
Come and get your very own dose of his restorative, cures all ills musical elixir.

Dragon - Main Stage 6:45pm

Dragon, Purveyors of Antipodean anthems since 1973. 12,800 songs played since the reformation in 2006. We never stop moving. Band Members are:
Mark Williams (Vocals)
Bruce Reid (Guitar)
Todd Hunter (Bass)
Pete Drummond (Drums)
 
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