About Us

As You Are

 

The music of As You Are is a synthesis of modern folk instrumentation, dancing hammered dulcimer, soaring flutes and whistles, an explosion of percussion, smouldering didgeridoo and distinctive vocals.

As You Are have been playing Worldwide and consistently around Australia and Europe for the last 8 years. Based on the Sunshine Coast as part of the vibrant music scene, they have created a unique sound and a faithful following to match.

 

Music

The most invigorating, rejuvenating and stimulating experience awaits you in the music of As You Are. Get ready to tantalise your senses, be spiritually uplifted and musically stirred with the Global sound and the compelling performance of As You Are’s music.

Stories of wild adventures from nomadic travels far and wide, encounters with all different people wonderful and unique and a celebration of the rainbow of diversity, Rodger and Charly live the dream.

As You Are create songs about the lore of the land, the beauty of and the meaning in nature, love, and a healthy dose of Australian culture. 

The definitive and beautifully unique blend of World Fusion will take you on a journey like never before. Follow ‘As You Are’ into the Dreaming melodies throughout the storylines and landlines of time.

Feel the pulsing earth grooves of tribal drums, blending djembes, congas, doumbek, talking drum and deep, earth rhythms. As You Are fuse together ancient vibrations of didgeridoo, mesmerising songs and mantras, glorious harmonies, pinned with soothing keys, hauntingly beautiful harps, Middle Eastern melodies of hammered dulcimer as well as a range of different flutes and whistles from around the world.

From the desert to the ocean, the forest to the mountains, As You Are create the perfect soundscape to feed your mind, body and soul. Uniquely synthesising tribal, folk and native with powerful beats and grooves, you will find a true love and celebration of all nations, and an overwhelming respect for our planet and it’s every living creature.

Float upon the soundwaves and fly with the soaring songs of As You Are’s musical adventure.

 

As You Are - European Events

Gaunts House Summer Gathering, Wiltshire, UK

Sidmouth Folk Festival, Devon, UK

Whitby Folk Festival, Yorkshire, UK

Cowes Week Sailing Festival, Isle of Wight, UK

Foxstock Festival, Great Barrington, Cotswolds, UK

Rivers of the World, Thames Festival Project, Richmond, London, UK

 

As You Are - Australian Events

Childers Multicultural Festival, QLD

Corbould Park, Sunshine Coast Turf Club, Caloundra, QLD

Tamworth Country Music Festival, NSW

Australia Day Festival, Noosa Heads, QLD

Bundaberg Multicultural Festival, QLD

Flame Hill Vineyard, Montville, QLD

Mount Warning Rainforest Park, NSW

Nimbin Mardi Grass, NSW

Wintermoon Festival, QLD

GenYadaba Festival, Yeppoon, QLD

Conscious Life Festival, Peregian Beach, QLD

Prana Festival, Maroochydore, QLD

Mary River Festival, QLD

Save the Fraser Island Dingoes Concert, Eumundi, QLD

Charly Bradshaw

Charly Bradshaw has relocated to Australia from London having spent 15 years as a solo artist and in a variety of independent touring bands. As a multi-instrumentalist, Charly plays hammered dulcimer, keyboard / piano, flutes, melodica, tin whistle, autoharp, djembe and percussion. Charly is also the voice of As You Are, ranging from angelic and ethereal to powerful and soulful, she is as versatile as she is distinct. Her voice has been compared to Tori Amos, Hannah Reid from London Grammar and Kate Bush mixing a haunting vocal range with a sultry tone and an ability to convey emotion and inspire any audience. Charly writes all lyrics and melody lines, composes and arranges and has co-produced and recorded their last 2 albums at their own ‘As You Are Music Studios’.

Her love of World music stems from an early age with a fascination for diversity and culture and was developed in the bustling multicultural hub of North London. 

Now based on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Australia, she is inspired by the spirit, nature, land, legends and experiences around her which forms the songs, chants and message which is planted, nurtured and pollinated globally through As You Are’s epic albums (Tribal Music, Album of the Year, 2018) and tours.

Rodger Bradshaw

Rodger Bradshaw plays Didge, Drums (Congas, Bongos, Djembe, Doumbek, Talking Drum, Floor Tom, Thunder Drum), percussion, kalimba and has won numerous awards including Best Album 2000 for ‘Zyan’ with Jabaru. The band also landed the award for Sunshine Coast Entertainer of the Year in 2001 and went on to wow audiences annually at Tamworth CMF, Byron Bay Bluesfest and at Darwin Mindil Twilight Markets. With Jabaru, Rodger toured extensively throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand for 10 years, before taking his solo act ‘Didge and Drums’ to India and the U.K.

Accolades with Tribal Trance include Best Song for Jamakewa, Best Production for Andy Higgins with ‘Deep in Didge’ album and finalist with tracks ‘Kuwatee’ and ’Zion’. 

With a musical career spanning nearly 30 years, Rodger has written and recorded 12 albums, including 3 with As You Are taking the heart and soul of tribal, world music through many styles and genres.

Rodger’s African and Australian heritage gives As You Are’s music an authentic and mesmerising edge. He also writes all of the rhythms and grooves, fusing African soul, traditional Latin styles (Keith Casey trained), driving kick drum and his own creative flair, with a naturally fluid and energising pulse. His unique style of didgeridoo using loops and delay create a memorable sound which is synonimous with his music and is recognised Worldwide.

Performing regularly at festivals, markets and venues throughout Australia and Europe, check the gig guide for the next As You Are experience near you!