Hold onto your hats as Ungus Ungus Ungus, your friendly local peddlers of vaudevillian psychedelia, strap you in for a rollercoaster ride of dance and mayhem. This is carnivalesque party music for the creatively inclined, traversing territory from global dance beats and bass to swing, hip-hop and Eastern European influences.
Their two most recent albums were produced under the Bandhaus Records label - The Cosmic Carnival Part II: Ascension (2018) and The Cosmic Carnival (2016). They also have three previous releases.
They are a regular inclusion in music and arts programs across AU/NZ festival circuits, with their flexible format enabling them to straddle the electronic, folk and cabaret/circus scenes.
Louisa Magrics is a creative artist and performer from Newcastle. As a drummer, she has been collaborating with musicians across Australia since 2009.
Having graduated with a B. Fine Art (Hons) from the University of Newcastle in 2015, Magrics is currently undertaking a PhD in Fine Arts.
Her fine arts practice focuses on sculptural crochet works, which have attracted growing recognition from the Australian art world. Her structures incorporate elements of rhythm, timing, harmony and dynamics, learnt from years of playing music. The results are 3d mathematical forms, which take shape as surrealist head-pieces, multi-faceted sculptures and large-scale site-specific installations.
"Louisa Magrics and her disturbing multi-nozzled headpieces (are) taking craft squarely into surrealist territory" - Newcastle Herald, 4/12/2015
A one-man-band: face-beats and hand-tasms, soul-squeezes and stories.
In addition to sharing his passion for live music, Tommy is prominently involved in natural building, eco-regeneration and permaculture. From the desert to mountains to the rainforest, his travels and adventures inspire many a tale worthy of a growly groove or a cranking crimp.
Born from Sydney’s underground music culture and currently based in Melbourne, Tommy has performed all over the country.
"Sounds like Tom Waits with beat-boxing, but very unique. A huge sound, with a commanding voice and presence that fills the room." - The Town Hall Hotel, Newtown 2015
"Tommy D, TOM.E.D, ThomEeeeDeeee! The one-mand-band.Baby, you oughta come back n play here again next week! Thats some sweeeet Tom Waits shit! Only with beats, like he got shoved into hip-hop via a back alley beat-box jam sesh... niiiice". - Forest Lodge Hotel 2014
Niki Shi (aka Nicole Schild) has been engaged in various forms of theatrical dance for more than 20 years. Her eclectic range of stylistic influences include jazz, vaudeville, street dance, Middle Eastern dance/bellydance, European folkloric dances, ballet and burlesque. As both a choreographer an improvisational dancer, she is adaptable to a diverse range of performance contexts, including those featuring live musicians and electronic artists.
In addition, she is a graphic artist whose work is stylistically bold, intricate, meditative and exuberant. Her design aesthetic is a visual carnival that brings old-school pen-and-ink into the twenty-first century with fresh digital treatments, vivid colour and crisp layouts.