August 27, 2022

Favourite songs underscoring fabulous stories.
Stories of people and their connection to Coolum.
An immersive theatrical experience combining live music, video projection, visual art, and spoken word to share a Playlist of Coolum Beach.
Joyous, Heartbreaking, Mischievous, Hilarious. Music to match the sentiment of the story. Sentiment indivisible from its musical score.

Wow, what a response!! Thank you Coolum Beach. Your favourite songs and their stories that connect you to Coolum Beach are incredible, heartwarming and inspiring. Please see the full list of collected songs below. Our concert as part of The Horizon Festival on August 27th at the Coolum Civic Centre is going to be an amazing celebration of your community. Great songs. Beautiful stories. Amazing artists.

The Playlist

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Let Me Be - Xavier Rudd
Morning Sun - The Beautiful Girls
Iko Iko - Justin Wellington
What I got + Doin’ Time - Sublime
A Simple Game - The Moody Blues
Yes or No - Lazy Guns
- The Spirits
Time In A Bottle - Jim Croce
Under the Boardwalk – The Drifters
Unknown Road - Pennywise
Nights in White Satin - The Moody Blues
Sunflower - Post Malone
This Must Be The Place - Talking Heads
Master Blaster - Stevie Wonder
Self Esteem - Offspring
Sun is Shinning - Bob Marley
Seether - Veruka Salt
Major Tom - Peter Shilling version
The Sun and the Sea - Ziggy Alberts
Burn One Down - Ben Harper
Call My name - Mosquito Coast
88 - Pricey
Cool Change - Little River Band
Morning of The Earth - G Wayne Thomas
Searching For Freedom - Ziggy Alberts
Bubble Toes - Jack Johnson
Come Back To Earth - Mac Miller
Up On The Hill - The Bamboos
Lean On Me - Bill Withers
Coolum - Kooii
Green & The Blue - The Barleyshakes
Follow the Ocean - Ziggy Alberts
Follow the Sun - Xavier Rudd
Hey Hey It’s Coolum State - As sung by Coolum State School students and teachers
Turn - Bobby Alu
Freedom - One Talk - Oka
Coolum - Doug Harbrow
Mount Gulum – Jonny Mew & Bodhi Ashah
Video of The Shoplifters (Wish You Were Here)
Sweet Home Chicago - Caroline Mhlanga or Skin Blues Tri
Echo Beach - Marth and The Muffins
My Island Home - As sung by Cool Harmonies
Magnificent - As sung by Cool Harmonies
Summer Holiday - Cliff Richard
Sounds of Then - Gangajang
Golden - Shannon Sol Carroll
Que Sera - Justice Crew
Memories - Maroon 5
Baba Waiya - As sung byCool Harmonies
Music Makes Me Happy - OKA
Freedom - OKA
Happy Now - Toothfaeries
I Believe - Toothfaeries
I’m On Smoko - The Chats
Sing - Gary Barlow
Classic - MKTO

About Playlist – Coolum Beach

Playlist is a place-based arts activation centred on the stories of Coolum residents and visitors and their connection to the local area. The project is a new initiative of local performing arts company Red Chair and follows other successful community arts-based projects we have delivered throughout the region over the last decade. The project concept has been developed in collaboration with independent Coolum based composer/director/musician Andrew Veivers.
There are several stages to the project;

The Collection – local artists (The Collectors) are collecting the songs (and associated stories) that local residents/visitors most relate to their “Coolum” experience - a favourite piece of music that connects them to place.

The Playlist – from the Collection, a playlist will be created and shared through various public formats. The playlist will be regularly updated as new songs and stories are collected.

The Performance – a selection of songs and stories from The Playlist will be included in a live performance at Coolum Civic Centre on Saturday 27 August as part of this year’s Horizon Festival.

Cash bar available. No BYO

Creative Team

Andrew Veivers — Artistic Director / Composer / Musician / Collector
Lyndon Davis — Kabi Kabi Traditional Custodian
Gubbi Gubbi Dance
James Muller — Film Maker / Projection Artist
Yvonne Corstophin — Choral Arrangements and Choir Facilitator
Cool Harmonies
Shannon Sol Carroll — Collector/Vocals/ Guitar
Nadia Sunde — Vocals
Eugenie Costello — Violin
Oj Newcomb — Bass
Kym Ambrose — Percussion
Peta O’Hara — Art & Set Designer / Collector
Cooper Brady — Photographer
Angie Dunbavan — Producer
Philip Dunbavan — Production Manager


"This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland."