George St Thebarton SA
Jen Lush & Band + Steve Lennox Duo
Adelaide singer-songwriter Jen Lush is known for her spacious, emotive vocals, passionate live performances and soaring, starkly modern folk songs that detour into darker pop ballads to hammer on your heart.
From her diverse artistic background in dance, theatre and electronica music in Europe and the UK, to the folk-rock decade with Cat Dog Bird, her most recent solo album The Night’s Insomnia – a collection of contemporary Australian poetry crafted into songs, has taken Jen and her stellar band to festivals and venues throughout South Australia, Victoria, NSW and Tasmania.
Currently recording a new album due for release in 2020, Jen returns to the deeply personal, taking the magnifying glass to the small idiosyncrasies of motherhood, art and life in the suburbs, whilst examining the broader environmental and political landscape of our current times.
Jen has recently collaborated on other music projects including Steve Lennox’s lighthouse-keeping song cycle ‘In the Lighter Dark’ due for release in 2020, as well as writing a second collection of poems into songs for a new commissioned work with leading WA and SA poets at the 2021 Denmark Festival of the Voice.
Winner of the 2018 Judith Crossley Songwriting Competition, Steve Lennox’s evocative storytelling is infused with prose,hooky rhythms and striking melodies. With traces of Conor Oberst, Calexico and the finger picking fragility of Iron and Wine at his most poignant. The disarmingly warm timbre of his voice provides a constant thread throughout. His influences are vast and drive his songwriting with an energy that appears in his charismatically joyous live performances.
Steve has shared the bill with artists such as Archie Roach, Tim Finn, Neil Murray and Paul Kelly. He has also worked with the Slingsby Theatre Company in the Ruby Award winning Man Covets Bird and was a pivotal member of the Americana outfit,The Heggarties.
Steve, in collaboration with Jen Lush has recently recorded a new album called ‘In The Lighter Dark’. It is a song cycle based on his family’s lighthouse keeping life. The album will be launched in the very near future.