Geroge St Thebarton
Trav Collins + Kelly Menhennett
My name is Travis Andrew Collins and I grew up in a small surf town on the Yorke Peninsula, there wasn’t a whole lot to do down there and if you weren’t fishing or surfing and I don’t surf, which is the first question everyone asks me when they see my long hair, there isn’t much to do. So I took to playing musical instruments when I was twelve years old. I started with the trombone and then moved onto guitar and then piano and then banjo and then slide guitar and then didgeridoo and then vocals and then harmonica and then…. it just keeps growing. From every new sound I learn, I learn more about what I want my own unique sound to be. I write my lyrics and stories from my own life experiences and feelings to make my music feel genuine to my audience. I write, record and play everything you hear from me, from the old bedroom studios. I have an acoustic, blues, indie/rock/pop, finger-style vibe to my playing but to really understand it, best to just hear what I do in my ‘Trav Style’. I love learning more and more about what I’m musically capable of and I just want as many ears as possible to hear my music and my stories.
Singer, songwriter and ex-winemaker, Kelly was born and bred amongst vineyards in South Australia’s Riverland region. The combination of her unassuming soulful, gritty voice and her rootsy songs have seen her win national awards and captivate audiences from street corners to major festivals worldwide – most recently at WOMADelaide with her full band.
Kelly will be returning to the Wheatsheaf stage on April 7th for a solo performance.
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