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 Tandanya Café & Bar Fringe Program 2023

T.A.I.L Season (Tonight’s Aboriginal Islander Live)

FREE Music event

Tandanya Café & Bar will host the world premiere of T.A.I.L season – Tonight’s Aboriginal Islander Live program produced by Kaurna/Narungga woman Nikki Ashby.

T.A.I.L season is sure to impress fringe regulars with an outstanding line up of local South Australian musical talent featuring 7 acts over 19 nights, live acoustic, RnB, Blues, Jazz, Reggae and soul vibes including Katie Aspel, Kuko, Rob Edwards, Jardine Kiwat, Scott Rathman, Corey Theatre and Live Djay (closing night).

T.A.I.L Season 2023 - Passed Shows

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Corey Theatre

Corey Theatre is a singer songwriter who calls Adelaide home. Hailing from Western Victoria this Gunditjmara-Belgian artist’s music forms an important voice on the Australian music scene. Using catchy melodies Corey tells tales of Country, love, political injustices and the merits of taking a laid back approach to life. Drawing on community knowledge and historical documents Corey is using his music as medium to revive the Gunditjmara language, a tongue that has not been spoken fluently for close to a hundred years.

Performances Date and Times

  • Thursday 2nd March at 9pm-10.15pm

  • Tues 14th, Wed 15th, Thursday 16th March at 8.45pm-10.15pm

                                             Listen to Corey

Scott Rathman (Jnr)

Scott Rathman Jnr is a descendant of the Arrernte people of central Australia, who has performed for 13 years as a country/country rock singer/songwriter and is a young Aboriginal leader in the community.

Performances Date and Times

  • Saturday 4th March at 9pm- 10.15pm

  • Friday 17th & Saturday 18th March at 8.45pm-10pm

                                             Listen to Scott

Live D-jay MoZzi

Join us on our closing night of our Tandanya Fringe Program and final night of our T.A.I.L season. Let’s dance together and celebrate the final night of our T.A.I.L journey with our guest D-jay. Drawing on his Wangkangurru Adnyamathanha, Cook Island and Maori heritage, Dre creates interactive DJ sets under his MC moniker MoZzi. His show MoZzi x Inkatja sold at the 2021 Adelaide Fringe and he has been a frequent contributor to the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Neo program as well as the annual Wilpena Pound New Year’s event. He was featured on Triple J as part of the 2021 NAIDOC Mix UP line-up.

Don't miss this Amazing Performance                   Listen to Mozzi

Date: Saturday 19th March

Time: 8pm-late


Katie Aspel

Katie Aspel is Ngarrindjeri/Gunditjmara woman inspired by Chloe x Halle, Marlon Williams and Alessia Cara. Katie’s songs revolve around her vocals, she experiments with different sounds by working with a variety of producers. She has performed all over South Australia notably at the Fringe festival (winner of the emerging artist award) SA Music Awards and regionally.

Daily Performances

Date: Tuesday 21st, Wed 22, Thurs 23, Fri 24th and Saturday 25th Feb

Show times: 8.45pm-10pm

                                            Listen to Katie

Jardine Kiwat

Mackay (Nth Queensland) born, Jardine supported Warrumpi Band, Rough Image, Hawaiian Quartet, Trochus and Fishtrap with drums, guitar, vocals and percussion nationally and internationally. A cultural teacher in Torres Strait Island dance, singer/songwriter, Jardine believes in the understanding of all cultures and the preservation of learning of generational cultural knowledge through song music and dance.

Performances Date and Times

  • Tuesday 28th Feb at 8.45pm-10pm,

  • Friday 10th March, Sat 10th March & Sun 12th March at 7.30pm-8.45pm


In the Ngarrindjeri language, Kuko means two. Kuko is the collaboration of Sonya Rankine and Phil Noel who first met as students at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies in Music and began creating songs together 15 years ago. Sonya is a Ngarrindjeri, Narungga, Ngadjuri & Wirangu woman from Moonta Bay on Narungga country. Phil is a Dhangatti man from NSW who grew up in Sydney and has called SA home for 33 years, currently living at Myponga on Kaurna country. At the heart of Kuko is jazz and blues which is the core of Sonya’s original songs that are self-reflective and soulful. Sonya and Phil bring new energy to their much-loved arrangements of original songs and favourite covers.

One show only- not to be missed!                      Listen to Kuko

Date: Friday 3rd March

Time: 9pm-10.15pm

Rob Edwards

Soulfully inspired, multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, Rob Edwards combines the moving melodies of jazz, blues and R&B with the powerful art of storytelling to create a unique and authentic sound, sure to leave a lasting impression.

One show only- not to be missed!                       Listen to Rob

Date: Thursday 9th March

Time: 7.15pm-8.30pm


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