Homemade Jam Bios

Jeff Hately
Jeff “Red Dawg” Hately has been playing music and entertaining  Mount Gambier audiences for over 30 years. Playing popular covers and solo and with musical friends, Jeff will entertain with his guitar and good Aussie banter.

Gabriel Strachan

Hi I’m Gabriel.  I’m 12 years old and born and raised in Mt Gambier. I have loved music for as long as I can remember.  One day I  hope to forge a career in music.

I play multiple instruments and am a regular busker around town. I’ve performed at some fantastic community events, including the Australia Day Breakfast, the Blue Lake Carols and as a guest artist at the 2021 SA Festival of Music. I enjoy writing my own songs and have posted some of these on my youtube channel. (Gabe’s Music World).  I have just written a piece of music for my school, Tenison Woods College, that will be played by an 11 piece big band.  I hope you enjoy listening to my music as much as I enjoy performing. 

Links to Channel Videos.

Cover of Runaround Sue – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ex8zlmiCUXQ 

Original song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_reSzCk9VA

Christy & Jason Wallace

CHRISTY Wallace has taken her songs from the Limestone Coast to renowned passenger train The Ghan and abroad on artist residencies in France. Joined by her husband Jason on guitar and often with their son Jimmy on drums, the trio’s gracious approach has won over crowds wherever they go, with a country-folk style mixed with other genres and relatable original songs of life in regional Australia. This creative element is mixed with a repertoire of acoustic recreations of popular country, folk and rock songs. Adjusting their show to match the crowd, they are just as comfortable playing well-known songs at upbeat parties as delivering touching cabaret-style concerts as part of festivals and other events sharing the stories behind their own compositions. Christy’s album Angel on Earth, recorded with Bill Chambers, is available on various online platforms. 




Ellyana Sims

Ellyana discovered her love for music at six years old, when she began singing lessons, leading her to dabble in guitar lessons and songwriting. After performing locally for a number of years Ellyana released her first EP at the age of 15 and had the opportunity to work with musicians in the Australian music industry. At sixteen, Ellyana travelled overseas to Los Angeles to attend a vocal and artistry summer camp where she developed her performance and songwriting skills, working with artists in the industry. Ellyana continues to enjoy songwriting and performing throughout the community.

In the Lounge

We are a three-piece band featuring male and female vocals, an array of guitar sounds and versatile keys. Playing old favorites in a new way, alongside some catchy lesser-known tunes, we’ll get your toes tapping as you enjoy a gathering.

In the Lounge can re-create the comfort of lounging with friends in an outdoor or indoor venue. With a largely acoustic vibe, we prefer to set the scene – not dominate it.  

In our repertoire you’ll find Missy Higgins, Crowded House, Vance Joy, Talking Heads, The Waifs, Fastball, Bruno Mars, The Cranberries, Paul Kelly, Mondo Rock and many more. We look forward to sharing it with you soon!

Fi and Frenz

Fi and Frenz have been performing together for 5 years as a 2, 3 or 4 piece band, at Festivals, cafe’s, clubs, restaurants and wineries throughout Limestone Coast, Western Victoria and Adelaide, playing a range of Jazz standards, including Ballads, Blues, Latin and a touch of Soul from the early 20th Century through to the Contemporary Jazz of the present day. We love to put a Jazz twist on popular, contemporary music giving it our unique style and sound.


Anne Fraser 

It’s a little bit different, my story, I’m a late bloomer! I grew up watching my father and family members play the organ, harmonica, piano accordion, sing and play guitar. I credit my father and my uncles for my lyrical journey, as they were talented writers and poets. 

I am very passionate about my music and have a love for many genres and am grateful for the connections and collaborations that have supported me along my musical way. 

I like to think I am telling a story
Rather than singing a song
I like to think I’m dreaming a poem
Where all the words just belong. 

Kiahna Little

My name is Kiahna, I am 10 years old and love music. I have been singing for about 4 years starting with Fireflies and now doing solo lessons. I have performed at the Mount Gambier Showcase, Sir Robert Helpmann, and Metro Cafe. I began  piano lessons in 2015 and this year I competed in the piano section of the Mount Gambier Eisteddfod. In July 2020 I started learning the guitar. I enjoy going to concerts and festivals. The genre of music that I like is country and pop. I am looking to increase my performance skills, through busking and performing opportunities.

Jodi Swiggs

Jodi Swiggs is the Founder and Director of highly successful Mount Gambier business, Phoenix Music Studios. Jodi is a highly experienced performer, vocal coach, choral director and piano teacher.

As a vocalist, Jodi has performed as a soloist in many genres and is especially passionate in the fields of contemporary and jazz. She has performed for many years with local jazz trio ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ and has sung with numerous rock and contemporary bands over many years. She is currently lead singer of successful local rock group ‘Suburban Henry’. 

Jodi has widely studied vocal technique over many years and consistently executes her teaching vision ‘to provide excellence in vocal technique in a nurturing and encouraging environment – that all students may develop healthy, happy voices and skills that will last a lifetime’.

Jodi currently directs 6 choirs at her own Studio and schools in Mount Gambier and has been Choral Director of the Limestone Coast Symphonic Chorus since 2015.

Jodi holds a Licentiate Diploma in Performance (Vocals) through Rockschool London and is currently studying to become an Estill Master Teacher.


Willoism is an acoustic act, that no genre can contain, an eclectic mix of original folk, punk, and hip hop. Willo is unique in his story telling on the guitar, unexpected song covers & relatable lyrics.

Mikey McInerney

Mikey McInerney is a singer/songwriter from Mount Gambier, with a taste of genres including rock, folk and R&B music. With a diverse selection of musical styles, Mikey has played many shows around the region at venues such as Metro Bakery & Cafe, the Bay Pizzaria, the Limestone Coast Pantry, and also at the Fringe Festival.

Maixence Williams

Maixence Williams is a 17-year-old local singer, based in Port MacDonnell, with over a decade of experience learning and performing throughout the Limestone Coast. Maixence learns from Jodi Swiggs, Viv Dowling, and recently started taking classes from Dan Hamill Performance Coaching, based in Melbourne. She has won numerous awards for her work, as well as gaining the opportunity to win a silver and bronze medal at the World Championships of Performing Arts, in Long Beach, California, during 2019. She has also sung with the Gondwana National Choral School in Sydney, during early 2020, and more recently has won the 2020 Rockschool Grade 7 Vocal Exam Award. Maixence is looking forward to expanding her skills and knowledge by venturing out to a type of performance she has not had the most experience in. 



Based in Mount Gambier and Adelaide, Stokes have been playing in the area for over 2 years. Blending a style of surf, punk and indie rock, they have played at a number of festivals and events, including Penola Arts Festival, Fringe, and Space Jams, and are now proud to be involved in the Homemade Jam. The band will be playing an acoustic set, bringing a laid-back vibe to listeners.

Trish & Isaac

Trish + Isaac are an acoustic duo with a shared passion for music and storytelling. The pair perform and teach music across a wide range of instruments and genres. Between them they have performed in and written for ensembles across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, converging in Mount Gambier to attend the James Morrison Academy of Music. The two have brought together their musical experiences and influences, to create a new and exciting musical identity. The duo weave their stories of adventure, personal growth, and hope into their songwriting, along with elements of jazz and folk tradition. Join them as they bring their unique energy to the stage.


Liam O’Neill trio

The Liam O’Neill trio channels a bottomless musical depth into the Jazz epoch through a unique instrumentation. Listeners can expect an array of standards to reflect the value of tradition whilst being deconstructed, disassembled and reorganised into a truly unforgettable experience. The trio features recent James Morrison Academy graduates: Pianist Liam O’Neill and Double Bassist Anton Schulz. Joining them are the remarkably talented trumpet players: Isaac Bruggemann  and Jackson Faulkner 

Lilli Fullwood

Music is a part of my everyday life, and I can’t seem to pick a genre. Armed with an acoustic guitar or ukulele, I love to sing and play classics from pop, country, jazz, some of my own pieces and all in-between. If you want some great sing-alongs and easy listening vibes, come and join me wherever I am, and let’s make some awesome tunes. 


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