Semaphore Music Festival 2018

In 2018 Cumberland Hotel cranks up its entertainment with live bands both original and covers running on both stages throughout the summer including our massive launch at The Semaphore Festival 2018

The Original West Enders Recording Live

Dominic Anthony Guida - Stage Alphabet

Dominic Anthony Guida

7:00pm Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th September

Dominic Anthony Guida who has held a professional career spanning over 25 years Dominic has travelled extensively performing nationally and internationally. As an accomplished guitarist and inspiring singer Dominic covers many styles of music including, pop, rock, blues, country, jazz, soul and reggae. As a songwriter, Dominic has recorded his own music as well as performed with such artists as Suzi Quatro, Wendy Mathews, Neil Sedaka, Glenn Shorrock, Phil Emmanuel, Russell Morris, Ross Wilson and Daryl Braithwaite to name a few.

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Darren Constable - Stage Alphabet

Darren Constable and Wormwood

7:00pm Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th September

Wormwood featuring Darren Constable will be performing in this reformed late 90’s Adelaide band with original progressive rock songs that shout that era's experimental times. Darren‘s performances have spanned 30 years and this show will be showcasing his original works from through-out his career

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Potoč - Live At Stage Alphabet

Potoc Live At The Cumby

7:00pm Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th September

Potoč (pronounced Potoch) has spent his music career writing away on his own compositions pretty much in secret hidden away in the family den on the Lefevre Peninsula while performing cover songs to the locals. This talented musicians style is best described as rock on a country guitar by a classically trained musician, Potoč delivers his song lines with his pristine alto vocals. Haven never been given the chance to record and release his original music, this leather clad performer will be showcasing his music at The Semaphore Festival Live At The Cumby.

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Adam Cocca - Live At Stage Alphabet

Adam Cocca Live and Original

7:00pm Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th September

Adam Cocca first performed in the 1980’s pub rock band Woodstock and later joined High Voltage. Adam has been performing across Adelaide with Acoustic Blonde, however, Adams song writing has been on going through his career with no vehicle to deliver his original music live until now. One voice, one guitar and a whole heap of feel is what you’ll get from this unique and entertaining artist as he performs a selection of his own compositions during The Semaphore Festival..

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Margarida - Live At The Garden Stage

Margarida

11:00am - 2:30pm Saturday 29th September

Semaphore’s Margarida performs electronic music mixing lounge and groove based dance tunes that audience gravitates toward. This event will be a perfect way to start the day at the newly installed bar in the newly renovated beer garden Live At The Garden

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Dimitra - Live At The Garden Stage

Dimitra Live At The Cumby

5:00pm - 9:00pm Saturday 29th September

Accomplished guitarist, Adelaide singer, songwriter Dimitra delivers her pop rock style music with a tinge of country and crystal clear vocals. Recently and independently releasing her single 'Impossible Possible' Dimitra has toured and shared the stage with artists such as Jimmy Barnes, The Angels, Johnny Diesel, Cotton Keays & Morris, Kevin Borich (in The Port) and Justin Derrico [P!NK]. She will be showcasing her original material along with a host of cover songs for your listening pleasure Live At The Garden during the Semaphore Festival 2018

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Lily and the Drum - Live At The Garden Stage

Road Kings Live At The Cumby

3:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday 30th September

Lily and the Drum is an Alternative Blues, Roots Rock and Soul duo featuring vocalist, guitarist Lily and John on percussion, harmonica & backing vocals. Their shows have been described as “honest, raw and energetic” and “a guitar and drum duo with an exciting rich melodic sound”. This SA pair has been performing relentlessly since forming 5 years ago touring both cities and regional centres. Following their new release “Buried in Blue” in 2016 Lily and the Drum will continue to tour.

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Don Morrisons Raging Thirst - Garden Stage

Don Morrisons Raging Thirst

3:00pm to 7:00pm Sunday 30th September


Songwriter, singer, guitarist and guitar maker Don Morrison has shared the stage with many of the biggest names in Australian music like Midnight Oil, Hunters and Collectors, Billy Thorpe, Joe Camilleri, Australian Crawl, Men At Work, Stephen Cummings, Ross Wilson and has worked with internationals Bo Diddley, Joe Cocker, Rodriguez and Billy Ray Cyrus. He was brave enough to stand next to Shakin’ Stephens in a urinal and was nearly killed by Willie Nelson in Austin, Texas. . He’s done gigs from Bridgetown to Byron Bay, from Sydney to San Antonio and released a dozen CDs of mostly original songs under his own name and that of his many bands such as The Bodgies, Raging Thirst, The Elmores, The Lonely Cosmonauts, Prawnhead and The Rank Outsiders. He will be performing Live At The Cumby for the Semaphore Festival with his band Raging Thirst.

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Road Kings - CD Launch - Live At The Cumby - Stage Alphabet

Road Kings Live At The Cumby

7:00pm - 11:30pm Sunday 30th September

In little more than a short 12 months, ROAD KINGS have produced what is now defined as a unique sound, blending influences from Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Tom Petty, Willie Nelson. Rock and Blues with a full tank of gasoline ptoducing eight powerful songs resonate with contemporary life that leaves us wanting more in their latest CD release, “Whiteline Weary”. The albums hypnotic rhythms and funk laden beats will drag you in and keep you there.

Singer-songwriter Tim Nicholson is a familiar face around the Adelaide music scene, with a well-rounded background in Rockabilly/Rock ‘n’ Roll. Combined with a solid dose of hard rock in his formative years, Tim has penned over a hundred original songs from the heart across a wide range of genre. Featuring Wade Schirmer on Harmonica/Digeridoo, Ian Williams on Drums and new vocal sensation Abbey Jane Nicholson together bring incredible quality to the sound. Tim Nicholson on vocals/guitar completes the mix. 

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Mick Kidd and Dave Blight - Live At The Garden Stage

Mick Kidd and Dave Blight

11:00am to 2:30pm Monday 1st October

Mick Kidd and Dave Blight perform in their guitar/harmonica blues duo. Dave Blight, famed harmonica maestro with Cold Chisel's performed on Mick's 2014 release "Winter Sun” and together claimed the 2014 South Australian Blues Awards of Outstanding Solo/Duo as well as Mick with Best Male Performer. This has been followed up by 2015 winning the inaugural Adelaide Roots & Blues Associations Memphis Blues Challenge going on to represent South Australia on the world stage in Memphis in 2016 where they reached the Quarter Finals after performing 3 nights at the iconic Jerry Lee Lewis “12 Bar” on Beale Street. The duo will perform their 7th Semaphore festival Live At The Cumby.

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Lily and the Drum - Live At The Garden Stage

Lily and The Drum

3:00pm - 7:00pm Monday 1st October

Lily and the Drum is an Alternative Blues, Roots Rock and Soul duo featuring vocalist, guitarist Lily and John on percussion, harmonica & backing vocals. Their shows have been described as “honest, raw and energetic” and “a guitar and drum duo with an exciting rich melodic sound”. This SA pair has been performing relentlessly since forming 5 years ago touring both cities and regional centres. Following their new release “Buried in Blue” in 2016 Lily and the Drum will continue to tour.

“Australia is big place and although we have performed over 500 gigs and covered over 190,000kms. The duo is popular for their live performances however; their recorded performances have also captured the attention of the music industry having had three Albums in the Top 25 on the Australian Blues and Roots Airplay Chart. They have performed at numerous festivals throughout the country and opened for acts such as The Angels, The Black Sorrows, Mental As Anything, Tex Perkins.

Join Lily and The Drum Here

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