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We are Ampersand!

A funky, dynamic family of experienced musos, we love performing and making new memories. 

Follow the links to stream our original music or catch us at our next gig.

About Us

Ampersand is an entertaining, energetic and ever evolving funk/soul/pop fusion band featuring two spectacular lead vocalists (Katie Brown & Isi Semmler) backed by a tight, innovative trio of keys, bass and drums (Jarrod Tutbury, Jed Green & Orlando Hamilton-Craig). Noosa/Sunshine Coast locals that have become their own second family in over 3 years of gigging, they effortlessly improvise and converse musically, creating a unique performance experience.

 

Built from scratch with nothing but the team’s varied skill sets and their unshakeable support of each other through thick and thin, this band’s spark has come from only ever having the humble goal of learning from their journey. Ampersand’s polished, engaging sound and infectious youthful energy allows them to adapt to any stage or venue and their original music has secured them residencies, festivals, support slots and headline gigs across Queensland.  

 

"Originality", Ampersand’s debut single, has reached over 35,000 streams in over 80 countries and repeated airplay on dozens of radio programs nationally. The highly anticipated “Entry Level”, the band’s debut EP, releases on the 6th June 2024. Their 2nd single, “Birthday Blues” released on the 29th February 2024 and their 3rd single, “Boy Bye” dropped on the 18th April.

 

Ampersand recorded these tracks at Yama Nui Studios in October 2023 thanks to the Federal Government’s Regional Arts Fund’s (RAF) Quick Response Grant administered by Flying Arts Alliance. Ampersand also received a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Grant from Noosa Council to fund 2024 recording projects, a music video and the launch event for their full EP. 

What We Do

In 3 years, Ampersand has amassed extensive experience from performing at almost every venue & event in the greater Sunshine Coast region. Equally comfortable performing to crowds of thousands at festivals or dozens at intimate venues, the team are always seeking new knowledge. 

Find out more about the team on The Band page.  

Check out our highlights and milestones below.

2024
  • "Originality" Launch (Headline Show) @ Solbar

  • The Station Grand Opening

  • Youth Fest '24

  • NextGen Youth Fest @ Norton Music Factory

  • Solbar

2023
2022
  • Noosa Alive Festival

  • Noosa Social (holding bi-monthly residency)

  • Noosa Triathlon

  • Peregian Beach Carols

  • Coolum Beach Carols

2021
  • Peregian Beach Carols

  • Park Sounds Eumundi

External Links

Follow the links to find our music.

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