• Kimber Update

    July 12, 2020

    Hi there lovely crew,

    I write this on a rainy Sunday morning, from my Mum’s yoga studio in Wangaratta, Victoria. My 11 week old bambino Stanley is asleep on the gorgeous quilt that his Nan poured hours of love into, as I slowly work through unread emails, and put merch packages together ready to send out into the world (I won’t deny there is a bit of a backlog, apologies if you have been waiting – I have been somewhat distracted by the gorgeous new little man in my life) I am on maternity leave from my Youth Development role with Indigo Shire and finding a beautifully simple and slow daily rhythm with my newborn. We walk the river most mornings and afternoons, peruse the op-shops for winter woollens and 80’s tupperware and revisit episodes of Outlander in between mastering the art of washing and drying reusable nappies, which I must say is unexpectedly quite fun.

    All our albums are now on Spotify….
    Last year we gently parted ways with our long time distributor Vitamin records, Glenn and Nino and the team at Vitamin have been such a truly brilliant support for over a decade! but as you all know the music industry is an ever evolving beast and selling albums has been trumped by the plethora of free(ish) online music platforms. Up until recently I have been reluctant to have all my albums on platforms such as Spotify, as I feel concerned that royalties shared to the writer and musician are yet to reach an equitable standard. In most recent times I have also grown to appreciate the positive opportunities that these platforms can create, just yesterday while looking at the Spotify stats for Southern Light I noticed that we have a bit of a following in far off lands like France and Spain, even if quite humble numbers- perhaps there is an excuse for a Euro tour in 2027 ;) As I share this post promoting the release of all our albums onto Spotify, I also encourage you to continue buying hard copy and online albums from your favourite independent artists. You can purchase all our releases on hard copy or digital via our bandcamp site – just jump onto our merch tab.

    Hope you are all travelling gently during this time, I know it is not an easy chapter for many, especially for those in the music industry. Here’s hoping we will all be dancing and soaking up brilliant live music at a festival sometime soon. I am really looking forward to hitting the road with my little family and sharing some of my songs again… Till then we will keep spinning Donny Hathaway, Greg Lyon and Jo Jo Smith CDs on repeat in our house, seems to be Stans fav so far

    Big Love,
    Sal

    Stanley, a few days old, cosy in woollens

  • Summer Shows

    December 7, 2018

    Hey there,

    Thanks for dropping by. Sal here, hope you are travelling along gently. I will be playing a number of live shows this summer, both with the full band and in duo mode with my talented friend Tully Sumner. We will be playing a few festivals such as Cygnet Folk Fest in Tassie, Beechworth Music Festival, Farm Day Out in Eganstown, Port Fairy Folk Festival and a few headline shows including one in Melbourne Town at the Spotted Mallard. Jump on our Shows tab to find see all shows, and ticket links.
    Big love,
    Sal x

    Beechworth Music Festival

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    Beechworth Music Festival

  • Winter goodness

    July 19, 2018

    Twas with big gratitude to have a little break from shows for a while there, to focus on all things family, day job and writing. It’s with a certain excitement that I share our next chapter of shows, including this ripper- a one day mini music festival that my friend Neri and I have been hosting for the past couple of years. What started off as a fun weekend gathering of past Mittagundi leaders has turned into one my fav weekends of the year. Helping raise funds to allow Alexandra teenagers to experience the magic of Mittagundi, Alexandra Farm Stay Mini Fest is on Saturday 22nd September at ALEXANDRA FARM STAY, a few kms from Alexandra Victoria. Featuring Sal Dastey (Tiddas), The Northern Folk, Tully Sumner, Sal Kimber & The Rollin Wheel, This Way North, Stony Six and more. Live music from 10am-10pm on the Saturday. Camping, food truck, a big kids area and activities, and bar. Tix $50 for Adults, $20 for Teenagers, $10 for kids, $110 for family. Shuttle bus available from Alexandra. This year we are also inviting everyone to our Friday 21st Sep night gathering – with an open mic, camping, bbq and bar from 7pm. Ticket link: www.trybooking.com/WYAJ

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  • Hey there sweet country NSW

    April 21, 2017

    Hey there sweet country NSW, we are bringing the FULL band to you soon, 5-7th MAY.

    5th & 6th May – Lost Hwy Festival – KARUAH
    6th May – Wauchope Hall, WAUCHOPE
    7th May – Boo Radley’s Hall, GLENREAGH

    Tix to Lost Hwy Fest – http://losthighwaybluegrass.com.au/
    Tix to Wauchope – https://www.trybooking.com/267849
    Tix to Glenreagh – https://www.trybooking.com/272644

    xx

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  • SUMMER 2017

    January 19, 2017

    What a gorgeous summer we are having here down under. Jump on over to our shows page to see a list of VIC shows for Feb and Mar. May NSW shows announced soon. Big love to you all

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  • Festival season is here……

    September 15, 2016

    HEY THERE SWEET REGIONAL VIC and NSW. We are coming to you this spring and summer.See you on the dance floor :)

    Oct 15th – Patchewollock Music Festival
    Oct 21st – Euroa Agricultural Show
    Oct 22nd – Alexandra Farm Stay mini Fest
    Oct 28-30th – Maldon Folk Festival
    Nov 4th – Lurg Hall (near Benalla)
    Nov 18th-20th – Mullumbimby Music Festival
    Dec 2nd-4th – Folk Rhythm and Life Festival

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  • Winters wonder

    June 22, 2016

    Ah winter, I know not everyone is a fan, but there is something particularly cosy and enjoyable about her reign, early morning jogs in the mist and toasty fires at night. Last night I played at an amazing community gathering in Albury, a winter solstice event with a focus on supporting those affected by suicide. On the coldest and shortest day of the year, the rain did not cease in it’s presence, but the people still gathered, with deep compassion and vulnerability and strength of the human spirit, a sea of multi-coloured umbrellas stoody by fire barrels.

    After a busy and fruitful time of touring and releasing our new album “Southern Light” The Wheels and I are taking a little breather over Winter before we hit the road again in spring. October will see us taking to the country roads, with a sweet run of regional Victorian shows- including Red Hill, Warnambool, Alexandra, Castlemaine and more. Keep your eye on this space over the coming months as we announce festivals and our spring/summer tour dates. In the meantime I have a number of solo/duo shows coming up, head on over to the shows tab for more details.

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  • NEW ALBUM SOUTHERN LIGHT IS OUT & THE WHEELS ARE ROLLING!

    February 15, 2016

    Hey there lovely crew,

    Our new album SOUTHERN LIGHT is officially out!

    Since its release SOUTHERN LIGHT has picked up Feature Record on PBS 106.7FM Melbourne, Album of the Week onABC RN Breakfast, ABC Newcastle and ABC Darwin and Radio Adelaide, Best New Music for the killer track “Come A Knockin'” on Double J and four star reviews in Beat and The Brag.

    To get a hard copy of SOUTHERN LIGHT on CD or VINYL visit www.vitamin.net.au

    We have just begun our National Album Tour, kicking off with 9 shows in Country Victoria. Over the coming 10 months we will be covering most of this big sun blessed land of Australia, from Tallangatta Valley to Mullumbimby, from Margaret River to Tumut in the highplains of NSW. Some of the shows will be FULL BAND Rollin Wheel shows and some will be cut back duo or trio shows. Jump onto the shows tab for dates, details and ticket links.

    Big BIG cheers to all the folk who have been supporting us thus far, playing us on radio,  buying the new album and coming to shows. It is a lot of work being an independent band, but we do LOVE IT!

    xx