We love these Independent artists and bands and we think you will too!
Each one of our acts create beautiful music that uplifts the spirit and is world class.
Our boutique agency focuses on original music that is authentic, heartfelt and one of a kind.
Feel free to take a look around and discover the beautiful music and Artist's that make up our Peace Run Records Agency family. We welcome your enquiries for bookings!
The Dawn Light
Persian Poetry and Soul band
The Dawn Light is a project by Angela Iimura, lead vocalist, who has a rich and angelic voice & Oj Newcomb on base guitar which also features highly acclaimed musicians Brodie Graham on guitar when performing as a Trio, Charles Wall (aka Bobby Alu) on drums when performing as a Quartet, Rohan Seekers on Keys when playing as a Quintet and Gareth Mewes on Violin when playing as a sextet.
After many years of deeply connecting with the profound verses of the great mystic poets – Hafiz and Francis Brabazon – Angela began to use their poems as lyrics, writing songs that could be described as a dear companion to the human spirit, shedding beams of light, joy and inspiration on the path of life.
To share the love, Angela teamed up with her husband and music partner Oj Newcomb (John Butler Trio, Afro Dizzi Act, Band of Frequencies) to bring to life ‘The Dawn Light’, named after one of Francis Brabazon’s poems.
Influenced by artists such as Erykah Badu, Ledisi, Allen Stone, Emily King, D’Angelo, Jill Scott, Jon Cleary, Joao Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim, The Dawn Light’s sound is angelic, playful, moving and deeply soulful, paying homage to these great poets. This combination of musicians, words and music will surely inspire your heart and soul to dance.
“The heart is a thousand-stringed instrument that can only be tuned with Love.”
Visit thedawnlight.com.au for more infomation
Heartfelt Indie - Folk Songbird
Darcy Kate is a rising star on the Folk/Indie scene on the Sunshine Coast. Great songs and an angelic voice with heartfelt lyrics makes for a dynamic and engaging live show. Fans of Jewel, Kate Miller-Heidke, Mazzy Star and Norah Jones will feel at home listening to Darcy’s brilliant storytelling and stunning melodies. Darcy is making her mark on the industry with her unique stories which embrace intimacy and the human experience. Her singles have been well-received with national radio play and international reviews. Darcy performs solo or with her talented 4 piece band called 'Darcy Kate and Friends'.
Darcy's debut album 'Wanderer' recorded at Yama-Nui studio was released on the 24th of June 2022. Stay tuned for more music from this young talented Artist!
Folk Singer-songwriter Troubadour
Ernest Aines is a contemporary indie alt folk singer-songwriter from Melbourne. Since he was a boy Ernest has been singing and plucking a guitar with a particular zest for the intricate fingerpicking patterns of old. His songs range from blues and roots Americana all the way to folklore storytelling with splashes of indie pop, his music has a unique soul and depth delivered with striking earnestness. He plays solo or with a harmony filled four piece band that debuted at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2022.
Ernest released his debut EP, "Already Found" in 2019, which the The Ark of Music described as "truly authentic and expressive" and likened his sound to Bon Iver and Ben Harper. 2022 has seen the release of two new singles, "So Far" and "Yellowstone" , which was added to ABC high rotation. His new album is set to be released 2023 featuring 12 more songs, two of which were mixed and mastered by Grammy award-winning "In Rainbows" (Radiohead) producer and engineer, Hugo Nicolson.
As well as being a mainstay troubadour on the Melbourne busking scene, Ernest has traveled the world from favelas in Brazil to sunset Vancouver shores to the subway in Japan. He was chosen represent Australian Artists in Sounds Australia's Global Music Match in 2021 which saw him showcase his music to Festival programmers from around the world, and has received invitations to perform in the USA and Canada in the near future.
Day of Embers
Celtic Folk Rock Duo
Born of love, myth and traditional folklore, Day of Embers is a duo of Celtic and global seafaring rhythms interlaced with age-old family tales of love, survival and justice. Combining the multi-instrumental talents of singer-songwriters, Welshman Daryl James, and Dawn, a bewitching vocalist of Canadian, Irish and Indian descent, DoE weaves spectacular harmonies with banjo, mandolin, slide guitar, autoharp and accordion.
While Daryl and Dawn were born on opposite sides of the globe, their musical roots transcend borders, coming together in a rich tapestry of rousing ballads interwoven with ancestral lore that is inspired by true events. Each of their songs is a chapter of an epic journey featuring two characters whose love prevails. From the cliffs of Derry and mountains of Snowdonia, through battles, storms and treacherous seas, to the wild woods and rocky roads of the Americas, DoE takes the listener on musical adventures that are as lyrically engaging as they are tuneful.
Lovers in life and music, Daryl and Dawn gravitated to one another to process hardship and escape into a wonderland of song with their folk fable characters who face their fears and challenges with brave, open hearts. Nominated in 2022 for a Queensland Music Award in the World Music Category, Daryl and Dawn have embarked on their next musical adventure – returning to their homelands of Wales, Ireland and Canada, reconnecting with family and folklore.
Dreamy Alt-Indie Folk
Tasha Zappala is a singer-songwriter based in lutruwita/Tasmania. When not serenading, she spends her time in the southern woods making billypots of beans, drinking tea and capturing field recordings. Having started her musical journey in far north QLD, Tasha has travelled the world performing her dreamy alt Folk songs across South America, Europe and the States and has toured extensively across Australia and since 2020 has made Tasmania her home.
Tasha's music is influenced by her interactions with people she's met along her journey that have become friends as well as immersing herself in her environment and creating songs from the space between the natural world and the stage. When Tasha performs it is both ethereal and grounding and you can see the deep connection between an Artist and her songs that have the power to transport the listener to a place where time stands still.
The tremolo-steeped folk of singer-songwriter Tasha Zappala is a reverie of last light wanderings and of lingering in-between. Rambles of street corner crooning, afternoons adrift and slow remembering carry the listener as the eve draws close and the sun’s rays cease.
Zappala’s melodies would be a welcome addition to any Festival programme, and she is also a wonderful human being!
Soul/Roots Indigenous First Nations Artist
Georgia Corowa is a South Sea Islander and Bundjalung singer, songwriter and performer based on Minjerribah on Quandamooka Country and is known for sharing her gift of soulful and heartfelt songs. From a musical family, Georgia’s gospel-crossed-folk style of music allows her voice to powerfully tell stories through song connected to the past and present that relate to place, belonging, family and culture. Georgia has recently released an EP as a part of a duo called 'Black Salt' and is currently performing at select venues and Festivals across Australia and has previously toured as a backing vocalist for Xavier Rudd and the United Nations.
Samuela Taukave - Multi-instrumental Pasifika Artist
Samuela Konusi Taukave also known as SKILLZ, is a multi-instrumentalist, live looping, one man show hailing from Fiji and currently based on the Sunshine Coast. With Rotuman roots, Skillz FJ started his career as a B-Boy and rapper back in the islands of Fiji, and then joined premiere Pasifika cultural entertainment group Rako Pasefika in 2009 as a leading musician, dancer, visual artist and writer. As part of the Rako team Skillz has performed at festivals and conducted workshops around the world. Including the Byron Bay Blues Festival (AU), Woodford Folk Festival (AU), Quandamooka Festival (AU), Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture (USA), COP24 (PL), COP25 (ES), and many more.
Skillz was also one of the key artists on Rako's album MAMA HANUA (2016), which scooped 4 Fiji Performing Rights Association awards for International Recognition, Song of the Year, English Song of the Year and New Artist of the Year.
Visit skillzfj.com for more information. in 2022, Skillz was crowned the winner of the Toowoomba Busking Festival competition with his highly entertaining performances that can range from singing and performing island style reggae songs on the ukulele with his double strum technique to more lyrical songs on guitar that make you think about the things that really matter in life. A seasoned performer and excellent musician, Skillz continues to impress audiences of all ages.
Celtic Harp singer-songwriter
Claire Evelynn is an emerging Celtic Folk Harp Artist who performs both beautiful traditional celtic songs and stunning original compositions. Currently studying Harp Therapy under world reknowned Harpist Christina Tourin, Claire melds ancient therapeutic techniques into her performances to create a truly blissful and magical experience for the listener. Claire's sound has been described as ethereal and enchanting. Each performance is unique and has a lasting impact on the audience.
Claire has performed concerts at Woodford Folk Festival Bushtime 2020 and also recently toured with the Festival of Small Halls in November 2021 across QLD. She will be performing at the National Folk Festival and Palm Creek Folk Festival in 2022 as well as at Break Out West Music Conference in Canada later this year. You can listen to Claire's music on her Spotify, Youtube channel and Instagram at @claire.evelynn.harp
Andrea Kirwin and Nyssa Ray
Andrea Kirwin and Nyssa Ray are two Sunshine Coast singer-songwriters who released a beautiful Children's album, Songs for our Little Friends in 2020 and took home the QMusic Award for best Children's song. Andrea and Nyssa's children's entertainment is funny and enjoyable for the whole family and is a mix of original songs and re-imagined covers of some well known classics. In 2021 The duo performed as part of the Brisbane Festival and have performed at the Woodford Folk Festival bushtime concert in 2020. Andrea also shares some stories from growing up in Fiji which both Children and adults find hilarious and entertaining! You can stream their album, Songs for Our Little Friends on Spotify.