Catch a range of amazing local musicians and performers at the Maleny Wood Expo!

Buderim Concert Band

Buderim Concert Band is a community band that enjoys playing and performing a variety of music. Members of the group range from amateur, semi-professional and retired professional musicians coming from all walks of life to bring you an eclectic mix of beautiful tunes.

Performing: 11 am | Monday May 1st

Electric Apes

Lee Hardisty, Hayden Hack and Mark Gray are men who make musical magic with the opposable thumbs they inherited from their ape ancestors way back when. It is improvised, intricate, instrument, intermingling, interpretations and is impressive.

Performing: 11.30 am & 2 pm (twice daily) | Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th

Mama Buluku

Mama Buluku is a celebration of primal rhythm and the powerful life force it awakens. This exhilarating display of West African inspired music and dance features the big base Doun doun drums fused into innovative choreographies with intricate live polyrythmic drumming and spirited song. This all-women’s ensemble offers a stunning, contemporary and uplifting performance that is infectious in its high energy and joy.

Performing: 10:45 am | Monday May 1st

Marimbas on the Move

Come and join the jam and create some magical, musical mayhem with Marimbas on the Move’s Music Playground. Discover the joy of playing marimbas, thong-a-phone, doof drums and more. Grab some mallets and join in the fun with this interactive musical experience.

Performing: 10.30 am & 1 pm (twice daily) | Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th

Murray Wall and Natalie Richy

The music of Murray Wall and Natalie Richy interweaves lush lyric and melody with upbeat grooves creating a funky and innovative sound with a definite jazz sensibility.


Performing: 1.30 pm | Monday May 1st

Phoebe Rose

Acoustic Indie/Folk Musician adds her mesmerising tone to covers and originals giving you a unique experience every time.


Performing: 10 am | Monday May 1st

Ric Halstead and Sue Moxon Duo

Much of the music of the Ric Halstead and Sue Moxon Duo is created in the moment drawing on their improvisational skills to make unique musical soundscapes.
Sue is featured on keyboards and looper and Ric on soprano sax, clarinet and flute. More recently the duo are incorporating some of Sue’s challenging compositions to add a new dimension to the sound of the duo.

Performing: 9 am | Monday May 1st


Rubatuba is an accordion-tuba duo who perform a variety of traditional music styles with their origins connected to dance, including Klesmer/Balkan, Gypsy, French, Italian, Celtic, Latin. Based on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, they love roving the streets of the world.

 Roving performers

Sam Shepherd

Sam’s unique playing style draws from a wide range of influences. Jazz, country and everything in between, Sam plays it all, blending styles to make a sound that’s distinctly his own.


Performing: 12 pm | Monday May 1st

Shanleigh Rose

Shanleigh Rose is a 17 year old singer / songwriter from the Sunshine Coast with an undying passion for music. She strives to share universal experiences, emotions and stories through her lyrics and melodies, taking inspiration from a range of different artists, genres, and influences from contemporary country to folk-pop. Following the release of her two independent singles, Shanleigh is now working on a three track Ep with the first track “Boy next door” released April this year.

Performing: 9.45 am | Saturday April 29th and Sunday April 30th

Sweet Chilli Choir

Sweet Chilli – Maleny’s own Acappella Women’s Choir! “The Chillis” are thrilled to be celebrating their 20th birthday this year! Throughout this time – at festivals, local events and fundraisers, concerts and ceremonies – and in their luscious 3 and 4-part harmonies, Sweet Chilli have sung their way into the hearts of their community. They sing a lively and eclectic blend of women’s songs; songs of heart-connection, songs for peace, justice and social change; and songs celebrating Mother Earth and her elements.

Performing: 1 pm | Monday May 1st

Terry Cook

Terry Cook is an experienced musician who at the moment specialises in Banjo and Bluegrass music accompanied with dancing puppets, a show very entertaining for all ages but particularly for kids.

The entertainment program for the Maleny Wood Expo is proudly sponsored by Maleny Hotel