Triffid Roots: Tim Guy And Ss.Sebastian (Presented By Sarah Howells)

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Presented by Sarah Howells

Kick back with a cold beer every Sunday afternoon as Triffid Roots—presented by Sarah Howells (Roots N’ All)—takes over the venue and beer garden to bring you the best of Brisbane and Australia’s blues, roots, folk, contemporary jazz, soul, reggae and world music.



Tim Guy

By the time Tim Guy formed his first high school band in Papua New Guinea, he’d been to 10 schools in wildly different parts of Australia. Yet even then he showed rare artistic focus: ‘We played only Chuck Berry songs’.

Tim has since lived and played throughout Australia, Europe and an extended stint in New Zealand, before settling in his current home of Melbourne. This could account for the 2 big things that strike you about his music: its worldly, colourful eclecticism, and the ease with which he moves through it. It’s big, ambitious music with a real person at its core, marked by an easy confidence that draws you in.

Tim’s richly varied albums chart the growth of a unique songwriting voice: the assured, largely acoustic debut Blazey (Melbourne and Christchurch, 2004); the shimmering bedroom jangle of Hummabyes (Auckland, 2007); the pocket symphonies of Big World (conceived in Spain and recorded in Auckland, 2010) and the dusty, wide open contemplation of Dreaming of a Night Mango (conceived in Northern New South Wales and recorded in Melbourne, 2013). This broad palette only proves the steady hand and vision of the artist. At a time when a ‘sound’ can be thought of as enough, Tim Guy stands out as a servant of the song. After all, as a great mind once asked, why can’t we have both?

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SS.Sebastian

SS.Sebastian is best known as one of the lead vocalists and songwriters of Brisbane folk-rock septet The Good Ship. As a founding member of the band, he collaborated on 3 albums, toured both nationally and internationally and performed at many major festivals including Falls Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, Australian Worldwide Music Expo (AWME), Brisbane Festival and Canadian Music Week.

Since 2013, SS.Sebastian has emerged as a unique and inventive songwriter, expanding on his folk origins: arranging, performing and composing music for a collection of independent theatre pieces and other performance works included at Adelaide Fringe and MKA’s Neon (Melbourne Theatre Company). His theatrical compositions have been described as gritty, minimal and melancholic.

In late 2014, SS.Sebastian recorded Flesh, Blood & Bone to be included on the limited release compilation Australian Artists for Asylum Seekers (Produced by Lindsay Phillips and Myles Mumford) with all proceeds going to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre in Melbourne, Australia

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