1. Tom West
Tom West plays music that traverses the rocky and undulating ground between simple, whimsical folk tunes and grand and moody soundscapes.
His performances are characterised by complex patterns on unconventional open tuned guitars, haunting melodies with pop sensibilities and a knack for engaging storytelling delivered via an unforgettable voice.
2018 has seen West perform shows across Australia, the USA & Canada including performances at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Break Out West (British Columbia, Canada), International Folk Alliance Kansas City, Americana Music Fest Nashville & The Australian Music Week festival.
2. Kylie Brice
Singer/Songwriter Kylie Brice sounds like Missy Higgins meets Clare Bowditch.
Regularly performing her original songs around Adelaide, Kylie has a reputation for warming the hearts of listeners young and old with her emotional honesty and catchy melodies.
“Kylie has the ability to silence a room with her stage presence, inviting her audience to take notice.”
– This is our Sound
Kylie officially launched her debut EP “Broken and Beautiful” to a full house at the Salisbury Institute during the 2016 Adelaide Fringe Festival.
“The EP is an easy listen with a slow building, relatable narrative that forms a connection with the listener in a short space of time. Kylie gives a transparent and deeply personal insight into her struggles. The honest storytelling throughout Broken and Beautiful adds a layer of admiration and inspiration to these songs.”
– The UpsideNews
3. Andy & Marta CD Launch feat. Jamie Baldwin
Andy and Marta have been singing together for 10 years this month. With their love of harmony AND of their Martin and Gibson guitars and their shared passion for song writing and performing live their new album CATCH THAT TRAIN is about to be launched at the Wheatsheaf Hotel Thursday the 6th of December. Starting off learning songs by the Everly Brothers and then getting in to the Americana of Gillian Welch they now sing their own brand of acoustic folk. Marta in particular has gone on to be the “go to, first call” harmony singer in South Australia. Andy on the other hand has accepted that the cream rises to the top.
“There might be an imbalance between them in terms of age and experience, but as SA singers, songwriters and guitarists Andy Armstrong and Marta Bayly are extremely well matched, their voices and instruments blending beautifully in harmony and unison.”
-Tony Hillier, Rhythms magazine
“Their sound is impressively reminiscent of the great American folk outfits of the ’60s and ’70s: The Seekers, Joan Baez, Carole King and Fleetwood Mac”
-Monika Stasiak, Music SA