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ABOUT DUPLICITY

Check out Duplicity – the unstoppable force fusing jazz, blues, rock, and pop into one mesmerizing experience! Since taking home the crown for Best Group at the Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival (DRUKE) back in 2017, they've been on fire, pushing the boundaries of what ukuleles can do. Led by the dynamic duo of Sue Kidd on vocals, ukulele, and percussion, and Brendan Canty on ukulele, guitar, bass, and vocals, Duplicity brings a fresh vibe to the Melbourne music scene. From soulful vocals to ingenious arrangements, they're not just a band – they're a sonic adventure. Catch them at festivals across Australia and New Zealand, and witness the magic for yourself!

​Accomplished trainers, Duplicity is available to run both beginner and intermediate level ukulele workshops.  Sue  and Brendan are members of the Australian Ukulele Teachers and Leaders Association (AUTLA) and the Australian Songwriters Association (ASA).

Sue and Brendan are active members of,   KALULU (Kooky and Luscious Ukulele Lovers United) ukulele group based in Kallista.

Awards

  • Best Group - Hills Ukulele Festival 2018

  • Best Group - Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival 2017

 

Festivals

  • Hills Ukulele Festival (HUF) - 2024, 2023, 2022, 2020 (On-Line), 2019, 2018

  • Launceston Ukulele Jamboree, Tasmania - 2024, 2023

  • Melbourne Ukulele Festival (MUF) - 2024,2023, 2022, 2020, 2019

  • Penola Coonawarra Acoustic Music Gathering - 2024

  • Blue Mountains Ukulele Festival, Katoomba, NSW - 2024, 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019

  • The Girgarre Moosic Muster - 2024, 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019, 2018

  • 4 String Festival, New Zealand - 2023, 2022, 2019, 2018

  • PAVE Festival (Emerald) - 2023, 2019, 2018

  • The Basin Music Festival - 2023, 2022, 2019, 2018

  • HOG Thunder Ride, (Dandenong Market) - 2023

  • Merry Monbulk Street Party - 2022

  • Newkulele Festival, Newcastle, NSW - 2022, 2018

  • The Hills Regrowth & Renewal Community Festival, 2022

  • Klub MUF - 2021

  • Celebrate Mooroolbark Festival - 2021

  • Ukulele World Congress (UWC) - 2020 (online) Event co-host

  • SPRUKE Brisbane's Ukulele Festival - 2019

  • Newport Folk Festival - 2018

  • Dandenong Ranges Ukulele Festival (DRUKE) - 2017

 

Venues

  • Wesley Anne, Northcote -  2024, 2023, 2022, 2019

  • Earl Art Centre, Launceston, Tasmania - 2024

  • Rymill Hall, Penola, SA - 2024

  • Le Voltaire Bistro Francais, Belgrave - 2024, 2023, 2022, 2020, 2019

  • FT Local Kitchen and Bar, FTG - 2024. 2022

  • Gargarro Botanic Garden Soundshell - 2024, 2023

  • "The Bunker" - Devonport Folk Music Club, New Zealand – 2023, 2022, 2019, 2018

  • Helensville Showground, New Zealand - 2023, 2022

  • The Drunken Poet, West Melbourne - 2023

  • The Black Bee, Belgrave - 2023

  • Micawber Tavern, Belgrave - 2023

  • Black Cockatoo Bar, Cockatoo - 2023

  • Pilgrim Church, Launceston, Tasmania - 2023

  • Mentone RSL - 2023

  • The Thornbury Theatre - 2023

  • Chalice, Nothcote - 2023, 2022

  • Bar303, Northcote - 2023, 2022, 2021

  • Mira Marysville - 2023

  • Carrington Hotel - Dining Room, Katoomba - 2023, 2022

  • Dandenong Market - 2023

  • Girgarre Memorial Hall - 2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018

  • Monbulk Primary School - 2022

  • BadFolk Club, Berwick - 2022, 2018

  • Hibiscus Coast Folk Club, Orewa, New Zealand – 2022, 2019, 2018

  • The Falcon Hotel, Kanyapella - 2022

  • Boronia RSL, Boronia - 2022

  • Fingers Crossed, Ringwood - 2022, 2021

  • The Dandenong Club - 2022, 2021

  • Jimmy Hornet, Richmond - 2021

  • The Barn Owl Cafe, Silvan - 2021, 2018

  • Rochford Winery, Coldstream - 2021

  • Bucatini Restaurant, Mitcham - 2021, 2019

  • Neon Horse, Stanhope - 2021, 2020

  • Shepparton Summer City Market - 2021

  • Paddy's Tavern, Ferntree Gully - 2021

  • St Andrews Hotel, St Andrews - 2020

  • Cadams Wine Bar, Croydon Hills - 2020

  • Brownstone Micro Brewery, Doveton - 2020, 2019

  • Open Studio, Northcote - 2020

  • Flame Trees Burger Bar, Ferntree Gully - 2020

  • Carrington Brewery, Katoomba, NSW - 2020, 2019

  • Kelly's Bar & Kitchen, Olinda - 2020, 2019, 2018

  • The Watering Hole Tavern, Monbulk - 2020, 2019

  • CASA 305 , Ringwood - 2019

  • Sunnybank Community and Sports Club, Brisbane - 2019

  • SunPAC Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane -2019

  • The Grand Hotel, Healesville - 2019, 2018

  • The Basin Community House, The Basin - 2019

  • Monbulk Bowling Club, Monbulk - 2019

  • Hendriks, Lilydale - 2019

  • Station House, Gembrook - 2019

  • Telopea Gardens, Emerald - 2019

  • The Boatbuilders Yard, South Wharf - 2019

  • The Hive Wine Bar, Emerald - 2019, 2018

  • The Peacock Den, The Basin - 2019, 2018

  • The Acorn Bar & Restaurant, The Basin - 2019, 2018

  • OnTop Bar, Ormond - 2019

  • Girgarre Soundshell - 2019

  • Hibiscus Coast Folk Club, Orewa, New Zealand – 2018 (Supporting Paul Jonson and Manitoba Hal Brolund)

  • "The Bunker" Devonport Folk Music Club, New Zealand – 2018 (Supporting Paul Jonson and Manitoba Hal Brolund)

  • Skylark Room, Upwey - 2018 (support for Hannah Schmidli)

  • The Railyard Saloon Bar, Tecoma - 2018

  • The Elwood Lounge, Elwood - 2018

  • Lentil As Anything Restaurant, Thornbury - 2018

  • Maroondah Sports Club, Ringwood East - 2018

  • Selby Community House - 2018 (support for Lucy Wise)

  • Folk Uniting Night, Cranbourne - 2018

  • Selby Folk Club - 2018, 2017

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