Weekly Artist Profiles


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This week’s Artist Profiles are as follows:

VIOLET DAZE
Sunshine Coast QLD
Moody inspirational, folk, pop

Transitioning through personas while still maintaining an intensity and committment to her craft has almost become a craft in itself for Emily Bergman the powerful voice behind Emily Dawn, Reverie and now, Violet Daze.

The Sunshince Coast singer songwriter, originally from the town of Thirlmere in the foothills of the southern highlands of NSW, has re-invented herself as Violet Daze and released a powerful new single, “Across The Bay” in 2021. Her latest single released in 2023 is “Purple and White”.

See more at: Viotet Daze

ANDY CHAPMAN
Sunshine Coast QLD
R&B, Reggae, Blues, Country Rock

Andy Chapman is an Australian ‘Musicianary’; a musician, missionary, singer songwriter, speaker and teacher. Andy began playing music at an early age and plays a lively mix of R&B, Reggae, Blues, and Country Rock, mostly originals and some covers, engaging audiences wherever he performs.

Andy performs solo, or as a duo (with his wife Sharny or daughter Georgia, both great singers) or in a band with Asher, ( 2nd son, singer songwriter) and Josiah (1st born, Jazz guitarist) and others to form “Andy Chapman and Tribe”.

With a background in Teaching, over the years, Andy has effectively taught all ages from Preschool to Adults, mainly in Physical and Outdoor Education.

A highlight in his teaching career was when he served as Principal of a P to 10 school in a developing area of Port Vila for 3 years in Vanuatu where he and his family lived and worked for a total of nearly 4 1/2 years. All the while the family ministered to young people using education and performing arts (Music and Dance.)

Andy and his family have a heart to minister to all ages especially youth and especially to South Sea Islanders and Indigenous Aussies.

See more at: Andy Chapman

SAINT VICTOIRE
Melbourne VIC
Alt-country, indie-folk-rock

After a few years in musical limbo following the breakup of her band Cordial Factory, Heidi Waddell re-launched as Saint Victoire with the EP ‘Things I’d Hate To Change’ back in early 2021. She has released 3 single since then, including this new one on the 21 June 2024.

See more at: Saint Victoire