Tantric Turtle Stage
Swimming to Florida is the vocal pairing of Greg Thompson and Lesley Braithwaite. Seasoned performers in their own right, they join forces for the NBMF to deliver a soulful mash-up of audience faves and indie gems .
Thompson has the gift of bringing a song to life. His passion for music is matched with a powerful voice and uncanny affinity with guitar. His natural wit and exuberance In combination with a history of theatre, TV and film work makes for the ultimate entertainment experience through music. Delivering both audience favourites and indie gems, Greg's repertoire includes songs by Crowded House, Coldplay, Jackson Browne and a number of Australian songwriters.
Braithwaite has dedicated many years to expressing and developing her creativity through the medium of dance as a choreographer, performer and muse and brings the full range of this knowledge and experience to her music. Her adventures crooning in the classy bars of San Francisco's Mission District tapped into an innate musical gift , evident in the intuitive freedom of her soaring vocals, and inspired an ongoing fascination with the spellbinding potential of the chanteuse.
Swimming to Florida will be performing with Kazu Milne (violin, vocals), Samantha O'Brien (flute, saxophone, vocals and Wayne Richmond (keyboard, vocals).
"One of the standouts of the concert was the moving performance by Greg Thompson."