On stage, Nigel is chatty and charming to say the least. He takes his audience through his music and talks about it’s origins, adding interesting anecdotes here and there. On stage he uses his own condenser mic and his very own hand built triple 0 styled guitar.
His latest song, which he performs here, is simply mesmerising from the first note and is a great example of what potential fans can expect from him from both previous and future works.
Sabrina Mckenzie can sing, I mean she can really sing. I practically have to modify my sound reinforcement set up when she comes around to sing in the studio. Building a bunker 25 km under the sea seemed to work well, even then, Sabrina's voice was so powerful that she woke up a colony of mermaids, that have since moved to Brunswick. OK, enough of my creative writing, where was I, yep, that's right, Sabrina is a Mermaid!?
Sabrina has no ego and has a huge passion for music and singing, her presence on stage when she performs, either solo or with her band, The Red Vans, is huge, warm and humble. Sabrina Mckenzie can sing, write songs and is genuinely lovely!
I was playing the piano in a hotel in Collingwood about a year ago when this bloke, Mastwyk, came over and joined in on a Hank classic I was doing. Since then, Ben has finished his debut record and seems to be performing absolutely everywhere! He's no stranger to playing all over the place though and as Jemma and the Clifton Hillbillies resident banjo player, he's been giggin' a plenty. He's achieved a wonderfully traditional country sound on his debut record...actual country sounds that is and this song, The Nights, is a traditional ole' wide road travelin' love song...Ben Mastwyk everybody!!
How the hell do you describe Davey Lane in a short punchy couple of paragraphs without mentioning his involvement as a vibrant lead guitarist in You Am I. Should I mention that as a singer/songwriter he crafts songs that Sir Paul would likely listen to intently? Maybe that his band the Pictures were brilliant or do I say that he's been Jimmy Barnes guitarist for a while now? Alright, so I'd certainly note that he played with Crowded house throughout Europe and Australia on a tour a few years back.
Well, as a man, Davey is a gentle one and is intensely cool. His latest music apart from being great, is a bit of an achievement, production wise with some ex...
I met James at a show in Fitzroy a few years back and was taken back by his honest and succinct lyrics.
Despite this song being a recent work, James plays all of his his songs in a unique and heartfelt way that suggests that they were written only minutes before the performance.
During the editing process for this particular song, I felt compelled, many times, to stop working on it and simply listen to it in it’s entirety.
The Motorbike song was only weeks old when Jim played it here and it tells a moving story about bereavement and a road trip he took to explore his feelings and love for his Mum who passed away months before.
During a beautiful set of poignant and haunting songs in front of a silent crowd in Brunswick recently, Katey Brooks stood statue still and seemingly listless while everyone in the room watched her incredible performance intently. After her last song, she left the stage and dissapeared.
Her music, one song in particular, played on in my head for the rest of the night.
Katey's voice is wonderous throughout this inspiring performance. She's a sweetheart and a truly wonderful songwriter and we can't wait until she makes it back to sunny Melbourne to perform for us again.
Bill Jackson is a gentleman and a terrific songwriter. His songs and striking voice bring a sense of nostalgia to any room that he plays in.
I'd seen Bill perform countless times before I actualy met him and while talking to him I experienced the same humble and pasionate man that I see when he's on stage.
His music could be played on a jukebox in an old honky Tonk on Broadway in Nashville against any of the great household names in country music and you’d swear it was another timeless country ballad from a genuine country singer-songwriter, which is exactly what it is
Brooke Russell is lovely, talented and busier than a fiddlers elbow. Coming over from Perth a few years back, she has played a huge number of shows all over the place with her band 'The Mean Reds'.
Brooke seems to write, and quite easily I should add, songs full of detail and colour and this particular track is no exception. It takes us on a wee journey all over town throughout the night and explains beautifully and intrinsically, step by step, the incredible sensation and electricity that we experience with a new romance.