HatFitz & Cara


Hat Fitz & Cara are BACK on our main Marquee stage for the first time since 2020!

High-energy duo Hat Fitz & Cara are among Australia’s most talented roots music artists. The husband-and-wife team have clocked up 10 years of worldwide touring, festival performances and album releases from their base of operations in the hinterland of South East Queensland’s Sunshine Coast and are showing no signs of slowing down.                                                                                                                                                                     

Their festival touring circuit takes in Australia, the UK, North America and Europe, where their modern blend of old-timey-influenced sounds is equally at home in a variety of settings, from folk or Americana stages to blues and acoustic venues. While the singer/songwriters are both multi-instrumentalists, it’s Fitzy’s weathered vocals and soaring blues-soaked guitar combined with Cara’s pounding drums and soulful voice that show them at the peak of their creative power.

Fitzy served his musical apprenticeship in the 1980s touring around Western Queensland, playing the show circuit with his father’s band alongside boxing tent shows and rodeos. Out here he came upon a vinyl album of Bo Carter playing with the Mississippi Sheiks, which was to be a turning point in the way he would hone his distinctive style of playing. He still holds the record for the most consecutive shows at Byron Bay Bluesfest.

Meanwhile, Cara was growing up in a commune on the other side of the world, living a gypsy lifestyle around various parts of the Northern Ireland coast. Through a substitute teacher at school, she was introduced to the folk-blues of Leadbelly, and, by way of a cassette she bought at the age of 13, got turned on to Atlantic soul. Cara’s soul music background has seen her tour Europe and the USA with singers such as Jamiroquai and the popular Corinne Bailey-Rae. She has co-written songs with Bailey-Rae, Jeff Lang, Alison Ferrier, Aine Tyrell, David Holmes, LTJ Bukem, and many others.

Winners of Blues Album Of The Year at the 2013 Australian Chain Awards and UK Spiral Earth, Hat Fitz & Cara also won Best Vocal Of The Year at the 2015 Chain Awards and were finalists in the 2015 Memphis International Blues Challenge in the USA.

Don’t miss Hat Fitz & Cara closing out the #AgnesBluesFest Marquee Stage with high energy! 2.30-4.00pm Sunday 18 February 2024

16-18 Feb 2024

Rocking out since 2008, the Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is a 3 Day Annual Event held in the Great Barrier Reef’s Sensational Deep South. 

Book tickets and places to stay: www.agnesbluesandroots.com.au

Be sure to follow @AgnesBluesFest on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

The 2024 Festival will be required to operate in line with current QLD Govt Health Directives for all attendees, staff, volunteers, stallholders, vendors and performers.

The Agnes Blues, Roots & Rock Festival is supported by the Queensland Government through Tourism and Events Queensland and features on the It’s Live! in Queensland events calendar.

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