2018 Performers

Willing Ponies

willing poniesThe Willing Ponies play a unique brand of acoustic bluegrass-based country they term “acousticana”. Their set contains original, inspirational songs of relatable life; including debut Single “Hope to be Happy” combining Acoustic Bluegrass instrumentation with Americana, folk, Alt-Country and pop attitude that is distinctly Australian.
A popular crowd favourite at venues and festivals, Willing Ponies feature some of Australia’s top new breed and old hand pickers to combine a depth of talent and wealth of musical virtuosity
Ricky Pann: Guitar Vocals (singer, song writer, flat picker).
Paul Abrahams: Bass Vocals (Stillhouse Union, x The Reels, Wendy Mathews,
Nigel Lever: Mandolin Vocals (Three Jimmies, Hippy Trippy Band, Far away eyes)
Ben Thomas: Banjo, Guitar Vocals (Stillhouse Union, Crow Mountain)
Wen-Tjen Lim: Fiddle (Tommy Chandler, Southern Gentlemen)
The Ponies run a monthly Bluegrass event at the George hotel in Waterloo Sydney in addition to their monthly residency. Willing take the crowd from straight ahead traditional Bluegrass to original catchy songs telling relatable life stories.