THIS A LIVE MUSICAL EVENT AT “THE MUSIC LOUNGE”.642 Pittwater Rd, Brookvale NSW 2100
Bookings Essential…Doors open at 7pm … show starts at 8pm..
Despite sporadic activity in recent years, Sydney’s Green Mohair Suits are ramping it up. The band has a full album release slated for September 2014 and has just released Aubergine, its second EP this year. Brian Campeau and his compatriots Richard Cuthbert, Jason Mannell, and Ben Romalis – a quartet with strong four-part harmonies and love of shenanigans have sidelined the side project tag, and now appear to be allowing Green Mohair Suits to stride ahead as their frontrunner musical outlet. Their love of Gram Parsons still close to their flannelette-covered hearts (they started playing in the guise of a Parsons tribute outfit), the band members are the first to admit that the sweeping, expansive clatter and twang they’re pedaling these days pushes their country, folk and bluegrass roots sound.
Charm of Finches
Melbourne “dream folk” duo, Charm of Finches, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, grew up playing classical and Celtic strings, singing bluegrass a Capella in the streets as kids to earn a penny, and now a regular fixture on the Australian folk scene since their debut EP “Home” came out in 2014. Now aged 16 and 13, they have been inspired by young folk bands around them in Melbourne, including The Mae Trio and Rowena Wise, and were winners of the coveted 2015 Darebin Music Feast Songwriters’ Award. They release their debut album “Staring at the Starry Ceiling” on 29th July and will be showcasing the album at The Acoustic Picnic.
This is what Tone Deaf, who premiered the single “Sky Watching”, had to say: “Charm of Finches make gorgeous chamber pop…Their harmonies are immaculate and stirring as they move through an honest and, well, charming lyric.” The album was co-produced by Melbourne luminary Nick Huggins (Two Bright Lakes), and features an array of instruments including guitar, ukulele, cello, glockenspiel, violin, banjo, lyre, piano, all played by the girls themselves with a guest appearance of renowned harpist Andy Rigby on hammered dulcimer. The sisters’ pure harmonies are their signature sound.
The album will be available from 29th July through Bandcamp and iTunes etc.