Ukulele BBQ Kuranda 2015 couldn’t be happier than to have multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter Rose Turtle Ertler return to the Far North … the last time was almost a decade ago.
Rose’s ukulele activities predate every ukulele club in the country and she has always been an inspiration to us!
Without her Bosko & Honey may never have left their lounge room, and many a ukulele performer may not have known where to tour throughout regional Australia and the more obscure destinations in Europe!
Rose is the quiet achiever, ferocious innovator and community conscience of the ukulele world.
Catch her on Saturday Afternoon at the Firefly Pool Bar and a full set at the Evening Concert at the Kuranda Amphitheatre Understage. And whatever you do, don’t miss her workshop on Sunday Morning!
Rose Turtle Ertler has been a musician all her life, growing up in Tasmania with regular sing-songs around the family piano.
She lived in Sydney for fifteen years from the age of 18, where she made very much strange pop music and performance art/theatre with lots of amazing people.
After numerous trips to Europe where she toured and played music for theatre shows, Rose relocated south of the border to Melbourne where she started to instigate more community oriented music/performance projects.
This community work often brings unlikely groups together and in the last few years she has been focusing on working with our wise elder community members, sometimes in collaboration with young musicians.
Rose regularly performs her original ‘wonky folk’ music on banjo, ukulele and piano, often solo or with guest musicians. She also has a pop/punk band called The Night Before Tomorrow which has evolved out of her work at Milparinka Disability Service in Melbourne.
Rose is currently based in Maldon, Central Victoria.
She loves to be surrounded by caravans and dogs!