6pm door, 8pm show
A rare opportunity to catch UK-based, Australian-born singer-songwriter, Emily Barker, as she tours Australia playing songs from her new, critically-acclaimed album, Sweet Kind of Blue.
Her music is a blend of roots influences from country to English folk via 60s pop, all wrapped in rich string arrangements and vocal harmonies. Emily’s album with The Red Clay Halo, Dear River, was voted Americana album of the year by readers of the UK’s foremost roots music website, Spiral Earth
“The arrangements are exquisite and the love [Barker] has for this music brings its own integrity. Heartfelt songwriting, bridging folk, country and Fleetwood Mac.” The Times ★★★★
“Country-Soul with luminous warmth” Mojo ★★★★ ‘It’s a sweet and tender distillation of Americana influences. Blues meets country meets gospel.’ Clash
Cherub faced and seemingly sweet Huckleberry Hastings can lull even the hardest of hearts to silence, but do not be fooled, this sweetness comes with a kick. Howling and emotive, his sound explores elements of blues, folk and grit. Vocally distraught and lyrically sharp, his songs read like journals, digging up the parts most people try to hide