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Meet The Band


The Rocky River members who toured Europe in 2001
came from all around Australia.
Here is the brand new touring line-up for 2004.
Annie is one of the band's co-founders. She  is the 'up-front' person on stage and is one of Australia's best dance callers. The percussion instruments she plays include lagerphone, bodhran, teponatzli and washboard.
Annie Thornton
The other co-founder, Pete plays button accordion and anglo concertina and is the main organiser and contact person for Rocky River. He also runs the South Coast Folk Club and when not performing he can be found at one of Adelaide's many sessions.
Peter Thornton
Peter is a recent import to Australia and a very talented one at that! A multi-instrumentalist, Peter learnt his musical trade in the UK, where he played in some definitive English folk bands before deciding to migrate here. He is adding a great sound to Rocky River playing Irish bouzouki and bass guitar.
Peter Franche
Fritz is (in our humble opinion) one of the finest shanty singers to be heard anywhere! He is actually based in Fremantle, Western Australia and joins the band when we go on tour overseas and to major Australian folk festivals.
Fritz Fitton
Sherilee is one of the brightest young talents in the South Australian folk music scene. She has displayed a natural passion and ear for music since childhood. Sherilee plays fiddle, guitar and mandolin and her gentle, melodious singing style is enhanced by her ability to sing fine vocal harmonies.
Sherilee Hawkins

Jason Roweth
Chloe & Jason Roweth combine strong original songs with old-style ballads that are distinctly Australian in character. They won the "Best Folk Artist" category of the national "MusicOz Awards" for their song "Songs of the Bush" and have extensive live experience, with repeat performances at major Australian folk music festivals including Woodford, The National Folk Festival and Port Fairy. Chloe & Jason play as Us Not Them and also appear as part of larger line-ups, all performing Australian music.

Chloe Roweth