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Music By The Sea (MBTS) closed its doors at the end of 2023.
Established in1997, MBTS was presenting concerts at the Sandgate Town Hall, which led to the monthly ‘Concert Series’ and 16 years of the ‘Music By The Sea Festival,’ (three day festival from 2002 to 2018). 

Our motto - Music By The Sea believes that ART is essential for the wellbeing of the community has always been central to MBTS’s identity and purpose. We programmed genres of Classical, Folk, Jazz and World music. 

Some Past Artists

Roger Woodward, Simon Tedeschi, Jane Rutter, James Morrison, Joe Chindamo, Karin Schaupp, Brisbane Chamber Orchestra, Slava & Leonard Grigoryan, Prrim, Kevin Hunt, Mythica, Riley Lee, Barnaby Ralph, Xylosax, Jade, Imogen Choir, Jaleos Flamenco, Kelway Quartet, Tulipan, Tom Millar, Andy M Stewart (UK), Gerry O'Beirne (IRL), Stringmansassy, Tinpan Orange, Kev Carmody, OKA, Tete (France), Bob Brozman (USA), Lucie Thorne, Dva, William Barton, The Whitetop Mountaineers (USA), Ewan MacKenzie, Donald Hall, Circle of Rhythm, Anthony Garcia, Tulca Mor, Tjupurru, Jack the Lad, Java (France), Sunas, Shenton Gregory, Cameron Ford, Seaside Symphony Orchestra, Jeremy Eskenazi (France), FourPlay, The Yearlings, Kristina Olsen (USA), Mamadou Diabate (Mali), The View From Madeleine’s Couch, Waiting for Guiness, Katus (UK), The Badinerie Players, Tijuana Cartel, Andrew Veivers, Sarah Hopkins, Jeff Lang, CODA, Frank Martheze, Wild Marmalade, Kooii, Jiggzag, Andre Reginato, The Ghost, Michael Fix, The Hottentots, Gerard Mapstone, The Poachers, Gareth Koch, Trish O’Brien, Dheeraj Shrestha, The Hipshooters, Totally Gordgeous, Harpoon, Cahoots, Mzaza, Ange Takats, Velvet Cellar Cabaret, Ensemble I, Spiros Rantos, Brachi Tilles, Sue Wighton, Linsey Pollak, Samjjana, Spot the Dog, Walisuma, The Redeemers, Omnia Ensemble, Mystery Pacific, Doch, Pejvaak, Dya Sing, Ganga Giri, Stone House, Warogus, Bolivia Marka, Anything but Roy, Invention in Time, Australian Chamber Musicians, Kingfisha, The Birdmann, Vishten (Canada), Gregory Page (USA), Gregory Hartay-Szabo, Stephen Phillips, Louise King, Tamara Anna Cislowska, Judit Molnar, Elena Kats-Chernin, Acacia Quartet, Jevan Cole, Jan Van Dijk, Marialy Pacheco, Ann Vriend (Canada), Lipman Harp Duo, Mark Cryle, Saruzu, Aether Quintet, Trichotomy, Painted Feet Orchestra, Zoe Black, The Unusual Suspects, Jingjing Lu & Nicholas Ng, Laique, The Sojourners (Canada), C.R.Avery (Canada), Joseph Tawadros Trio, Sola Voce Choir, Alexey Yemtsov, Apollo Ensemble (Holland), Helen Lam-Winther, Sine Winther, Manu Delago & Christoph Auer (Austria), Asim Gorashi (Sudan), David Helfgott, Kavisha Mazzella, Scott Cook (Canada), The Poozies (UK), Maru Tarang (India/Australia), Kupka's Piano, The Australian Haydn Ensemble, Sandy Evans, Alex Raineri, Orava Quartet, Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything (Canada), Flamenco Fire, The Company, Barleyshakes, The Muses Trio, Rebecca Chan, Eric Bogle, The Necks, Marshall McGuire, Umberto Clerici (Italy), Flinders Quartet, White Halo Ensemble, Ian Cooper, Ambre Hammond, Sásta, Yarwah, Winter Wilson (UK), Melody Pool, Paul Grabowsky, Tangents, Duo Blockstix, Artico Ensemble, Alexandre Da Costa (Canada), Peedu Kass Momentum Trio (Estonia), Sean Foran, Chris Abrahams, Andrea Lam, Ensemble Diaspora, Francis Gilfedder, Oi Dipnoi (Italy), Bungarribee, Andrea Vettoretti (Italy), Massimo Scattolin (Italy), London Klezmer Quartet (UK), Ensemble Trivium, Vinod Prasanna, Dan Tuffy (Holland/Australia), Streeton Trio, ​Luca Ciarla (Italy), Riverside Guitar Ensemble, The Balkanics, Katie Noonan, Ella Fence, Shenzo Gregorio Quartet, The Stowaways, East of West, Beier • Griffin • Pollak Trio, ​Trio Argenti, Sharon Grigoryan, Daniel de Borah, Lloyd Spiegel, Sally Walker, Eishan Ensemble, Emily Granger, Vivian Choi Milton, Roger Benedict, Vieux Farka Touré (Mali), Shanasheel and more...

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