7:00 PM – Jess Howell (Southern Highlands)

8:00 PM – Nic Lee (Southern Highlands)

9:00 PM – John Goodfellow (Southern Highlands)


Home Grown September Concert Promo 2023

100% Home-Grown is an exciting ride for Aussie music lovers. From funk, grass root blues to infectious garage rock, 100% Home-Grown will bring the best new music to your ears in 2023.

Highland FM’s 100% Home-Grown has brought together its featured Artists of the Month into the one big concert. The stunning array of local talent includes:


Jess Howell – Summer Skies

Photo by Steven Foster Photography


Jess Howell is a remarkably talented singer-songwriter and guitarist with a passion for captivating audiences through her soul stirring performances. A decade ago Jess discovered her love for music when she first picked up the guitar and six years later her captivating vocals emerged, adding an irresistible charm to her musical repertoire. 

At fourteen, Jess fearlessly embraced her passion for music by showcasing her talents busking around the Southern Highlands, marking the beginning of a remarkable musical journey that continues to captivate listeners today.

Since her very first live performance, Jess has been a constant presence on the music scene, gracing various restaurants, cafes, pubs and festivals with her melodious presence. Notable appearances include the Bundanoon Winterfest in 2023 and the 2023 Highlands Fest. Her versatility and talent have also taken her to private parties and corporate functions, leaving audiences spellbound with her performances.

Immersing herself in the vibrant local music community, Jess actively contributed to the Wingecarribee Shire Council’s Create And Celebrate programme throughout 2020/21. Her passion for nurturing artistic expression led her to be an integral part of The Vocal Muster since 2020, further solidifying her commitment to supporting fellow artists and celebrating the power of music.

A testament to her international acclaim, Jess secured second and first place in The Charleston International Music Competition in 2020 and 2021, respectively, proving her exceptional talent transcends borders.

Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre) at The Australian Institute of Music, Jess continues to refine her craft and expand her musical horizons. Her influences, spanning from iconic artists like Suzi Quatro and Stevie Nicks to the contemporary charm of The Veronicas add depth and allure to her unique sound. 

With every note Jess Howell leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of her listeners, promising a vibrant and enduring musical journey ahead.


Nic Lee – Where Will I Be

Photo by Steven Foster Photography


Nic Lee, a musical troubadour hailing from the Southern Highlands paints stories through the strings of his guitar.

Nestled within a family tapestry woven with musical threads, Nic’s great grandmother’s legacy as a concert pianist set the stage for his own symphonic aspirations.

Nic’s journey began at 12 when his father introduced him to fingerstyle guitar. Raised amidst a harmonious blend of traditional blues, soulful bluegrass and contemporary melodies, his musical roots run deep. 

Influenced by luminaries like Kelly Joe Phelps, Kieran Kane, and Kevin Welch, Nic’s songwriting began at 16, channeling personal narratives and universal emotions that blend nostalgia and modern insight. 

A pivotal moment arrived when a family friend’s encouragement placed him centre stage as a support act. Since that moment, Nic’s melodies have graced street corners with busking sessions and illuminated stages at open mic nights.

Nic’s music is an expression that embodies his own artistic lineage which underscores the importance of fostering and nurturing independent Australian music. He reflects a rich heritage while exploring boundless artistic horizons, a legacy he both carries forward and reinvents with each resonant chord.

Nic Lee’s sound is an odyssey of emotions, a fusion of the old and the new, each note echoing with vibrancy and excitement.


John Goodfellow – Green River

Photo by Steven Foster Photography


Emerging from the shadows, John Goodfellow is ready to claim his rightful place in the spotlight. For decades this remarkably talented Southern Highlands singer-songwriter has captivated audiences throughout the region with his heartfelt performances.

Whether commanding the stage solo or alongside his band, ‘The Bare Bones,’ John delivers performances that etch themselves into memory. 

Blending a diverse range of musical influences, spanning from traditional melodies to contemporary beats, John forges a sound that defies comparison. The marriage of blues and modern rock in his compositions resonates with raw emotion, cutting indelible impressions. The heartfelt strums of his acoustic guitar, soul stirring vocals and harmonica form the backbone of his distinctive musical style.

Drawing from a lifetime of experiences, John’s songwriting fearlessly explores the depths of love, life, death and everything in between. Collaborating closely with friend and fellow songwriter, Mark Tickner, they have crafted an extensive repertoire of material that comes alive during their electrifying live performances, showcasing their exceptional creative synergy.

As he stands on the cusp of recording his highly anticipated debut album, John Goodfellow invites you to embark on his musical journey. Brace yourself as this Southern Highlands artist shares his gifts to the world.


To discover more about our feature artists, tune to Highland FM 107.1 or visit our Website: www.highlandfm.org.au

To avoid disappointment book early.

TICKETS ARE $25 PER PERSON (plus booking fee)

Doors open 6pm.

Purchase tickets for tables seating groups of 2, 4, 6, 8 or 10, or single tickets with seating at bar tables. Meals available to order until 8.00pm.

Tickets may also be purchased at the door if not sold out beforehand.

Ticket sales are in support of the performing artists.

100% Home-Grown is proudly supported by: Southern Highland News // Southern Tablelands Arts // Bowral Bowling Club

To discover more about our feature artists, tune to Highland FM 107.1 or visit our Website: www.highlandfm.org.au