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Multi-award winning group Spiral Dance, based in Adelaide, has been playing rousing, high-energy music to enthusiastic audiences throughout Australia and beyond for over a decade. With a combination of haunting vocals, intoxicating guitar riffs and groovy accordion lines, underpinned with potent bass and dynamic percussion, the band presents an eclectic blend of traditional folk-rock with powerful self-penned songs and tunes. Enchanting melodies intertwine with mythical tales that are sure to captivate your soul, tease your mind and steal your heart, casting your spirit into the realms of magic and the mists of ancient time.

The band consists of:
Adrienne Piggott - vocals
Nick Carter - guitar
Paul Galbraith - drums and percussion
Paul Gooding - diatonic button accordion
Istvan Nemeth - bass

The band has produced eight albums to much critical acclaim, their latest release "Through a Sylvan Doorway", released in 2012 being a double album of 16 tracks. Their previous studio album "The Quickening" won Most Outstanding Album at the 2006 South Australian Folk Awards, a year that saw Adrienne take the Most Outstanding Vocalist award and the band itself win Most Outstanding Act. Success was repeated in 2009 where Spiral Dance won Most Outstanding Act, Adrienne again won Most Outstanding Vocalist and Paul Gooding received the Most Outstanding instrumentalist award for his button accordion skills.

Spiral Dance are veterans of multiple appearances throughout Australia, are well known on the festival circuit, have shared the stage with such artists as Inkubus Sukkubus, Damh the Bard, Wendy Rule and Louisa John-Krol and have toured the USA four times. They launched a retrospective album "From the Mist" during their 2010 USA tour and the new studio album was toured in the USA and the UK in 2012. They undertook their "Wicker Man" UK Tour in 2014 and released their first single of the same name.

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