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Music By The Sea believes that ART is essential for the wellbeing of the community


Music By The Sea Concert Series 2015


First Saturday each month



7th February, 7:30pm, Sandgate Town Hall


The Company - Bluegrass band



“They have the song writing chops to go with the flying fingers!” - Noel Mengel, The Courier  Mail. The Company have a passion for high-energy original and traditional acoustic bluegrass music. The playing and singing is crisp, melodic and soulful. In concert you will witness the band’s virtuosity but also a wry humour and engaging camaraderie. Boasting two Australian Bluegrass Champions on Guitar (Jamie Clark), Fiddle and Banjo (George Jackson) and highly regarded for their originality, The Company are; “A masterclass in bluegrass” - Sean Sennett, The Australian.


George Jackson:

“A brilliant young violinist, with a musical maturity way beyond his years” – Alan Western

Accolades include 2013 Rockygrass banjo contest winner (Colorado, USA), 2012 Golden Fiddle Award for “Best Fiddler”, The Australian Youth Bluegrass Scholarship 2012, Winning the CMAA Australian Fiddle and Banjo Championships in 2010 and ’11 along with the FAA Young Australian Folk Musician 2010.


Michael Patrick:

Canberra Symphony Orchestral Scholarship (2005) and The National Folk Festival Declan Affley Award (2002).  Michael has also performed with Irish band Sunas as well as the Canberra Symphony and Queensland Pops Orchestra.


Jamie Clark:

One of Brisbane’s most in demand jazz guitarists and lecturers, Jamie was the CMAA Bluegrass Flatpicking Champion in 2011. Rolling Stone Magazine described him as “A cracking guitarist”. 


Markus Karlsen:


Norwegian born, Markus Karlsen has been a part of a number of different musical outfits including “France is Burning”, “Little Creatures”, “The Pirate Brides” and “Red Crow”.