Final Resonate – Katie Jay, G.G Davies, Tinderbox

Due to renovations at the Grand Hotel, this will be the last Resonate for a few months. The venue has cancelled all entertainment until renovations are complete. To see us into the break, we have a couple of crowd favourite from the Resonate Family, and a new act with a few familiar faces.

Katie Jay will be kicking the afternoon off from 3pm, followed by G.G Davies at 4pm, then Tinderbox will be taking the stage from 5pm.

Tinderbox is a musical collective that, began as the the brain / love cild of Uma Vernau aka Umalicious ,who broke onto the music scene in 2004 as the straight shooting rap goddess, fronting the now infamous band the Bumble Bees.

Tinderbox grew out of a mobile cafe / performance space that Uma created in 2006 which would tour nationally and was to feature in some of the biggest festivals in Australia, such as Earthcore, Big Day Our and Rainbow Serpent just to name a few. Uma’s space would bring together Internationally successful and renowned underground artists, hosting collaborative performances that would rock through the night. Through these spontaneous performances a myriad of eclectic, electric and amazing songs were written by the inspiration of a collective of artists from both Australia and abroad.

Umalicious collated the material written over a 10 year period and unlisted the production, writing and arranging skills of Gumpy G Savidas. who was renowned for fronting the Hip Hop band Mighty Big Crime (Who were the first signed hip hop act in Australia) and was working in New York as a music producer.

Gumpy set to work wrangling the peak of the super stars who had graced the hollowed tent of the Umalicious performance space with their musical genius and recording the myriad of material.

The Tinderbox mission is to bring together artists from all genres, walks of life and all cultural back grounds to create music that is not only conscious and waking the human spirit, but also funky as shit.

Presented by Pandamonium Records and originally starting in 2003 at the Courthouse Hotel on Thursday nights, and then for several years back and forth between the Grand Hotel and the Courthouse Hotel, Resonate has recently returned to the Grand with a new Sunday afternoon session format. Resonate has become a local institution with Dan Sultan, Emma Louise, Danny Ross, Steve Towson and many more having all played Resonate early in their careers. Resonate is not an open mic night, and all artists are paid to ensure the best quality original artists are attracted and quality control is maintained. Resonate supports a sustainable local music industry.

Resonate kicks off at 3pm every Sunday at the Grand Hotel Cairns. Entry is free.

Resonate is on rain hail or shine with plenty of cover from the elements at the Grand

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