Delivering powerful acoustic-folk/alternative rock/grunge inspired songs, Acoustic Foxx reveals a repertoire of material that each evokes an immediate and unmistakable sense of personal connection for both writer and listener.
‘Blustery Winter’ is the second, and brand new release from Acoustic Foxx. An album that takes you on a musical journey like no other, showcasing different genres with heavy emotional undertones on many of the tracks and a fragility that adds to the emotional journey.
Able to capture musically and lyrically the love, hope, anger, loss, and pain that we all feel, whilst creating an intimacy that is rarely found in a performer. “Great songwriting with depth and darkness” says Amnplify.
‘Blustery Winter’ out now.
At just 20 years of age, Bill Barber is already an award winning blues artist and is one of the most exiting young artists in the thriving Victorian Blues scene. Bill took an intrest in Blues at a young age and by 14 was making the rounds, sitting in with Australia’s most respected Blues artists.
In 2012, Bill won the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s Youth In Blues Competition and as a result was invited to perform at festivals Across Victoria including the Bendigo Blues and Roots Festival and End of the Line. He has since added a nuber of festivals to that list and has even acted as a booker for both Bealiba Blues Festival and the Youth Stage for Bendigo Blues and Roots.
A move to Bendigo (a hub for Victorian Blues) saw Bill take enormous steps towards a career in music, appearing on local television and radio. It’s sround that that time that Bill’s talent caught the eye of multi award winning Blues legends Geoff Achison and Lloyd Spiegel who have since become mentors to bill and had him as both support act and guest at countless shows. He has also played supports For Wolfmother, Claude Hay, Alex Legg and Shaun Kirk among others.
At just four years of age, Frank had already decided he was going to play guitar some day.
Amongst many others, Frank’s influences include country greats Lee Kernigan and Johnny Cash, and Rock ‘n’ Roll legends Bill Haley and the Comets and Elvis.
Whilst he has certainly caught the eye of many in the Blues and Rockabilly scene, Frank is not one to be restricted by genre, in fact this likeable yet mischievous maker of music plays up to the fact, making no excuses for contrasting works, his 2016 single “White Horse” being a perfect example with a gutsy blues track on the A side and a folky acoustic number on the B side.
(Anti Social Commentary / The War of Ideas)
Playing his first gig in Bendigo at the Golden Vine Hotel in 1996, Trevor Petrie has been a mainstay of the local original music scene for over 20 years. During his 20+ year career, Trevor has been the front-man for several local bands including Paranoia, Anti Social Commentary and The War of Ideas and has to date released 5 EP’s and an 8 track album.
Growing up in Kyneton and moving to Bendigo in his early twenties, Trevor was influenced by many bands and songwriters including Violent Femmes, You Am I, Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Live, Smashing Pumpkins, Paul Dempsey and Something for Kate and more recently artists like Damien Rice and Glen Hansard, and bands such as Local Natives and Head and the Heart.
Trevor writes highly emotive works, his lyrics cut like a knife and his performances are guaranteed to make you feel the raw emotion behind the songs.
With a focus on playing in the moment, Bridie regularly brings audiences a comforting but emotional experience with just herself and her guitar Inspired by Elle King, Kim Churchill and Angie McMahon.
Bridie has loved music from a young age and her sets regularly reflect this with a mixture of older and modern covers to get you up and dancing as well as her original tracks each bursting with personality.
Bridie’s style and sound comes across similar to Sarah Blasko, Missy Higgins and Julia Stone. Bridie’s original songs have splashes of different genres that all tie in together, moulding Bridie’s personal touch into something unique.
At any of Bridie’s performances fans and newcomers alike will quickly come to understand her through her music and find themselves at home with the friendly atmosphere created by Bridie’s attitude and music together.
Influenced by artists like Josh Pyke, Daughter and John Butler, Steph Bitter is a passionate and intelligent songwriter with songs set to change the world. Inspired by writing at a young age, it was a seeing her first concert at age 10 that sparked her desire to become a performer. Picking up the guitar at 14, a passion for the written word fast became a passion for songwriting.
Steph’s beautiful soothing voice and intricate guitarwork showcase her natural ability to create inspiring and moving works based on her experiences. She exibits an air of authenticity and integrity in each performance, leaving her audiences nothing short of inspired.
At age 15, Steph took her first songs to local Open Mic nights, quickly breaking out into playing gigs across Victoria. The release of her debut EP [First of May] at the age of just 16, caught the attention of many local musicians and music-lovers, including young Blues sensation Bill Barber, and Colin Thompson, founder of the Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival. In 2015 the festival awarded Steph with a Maton guitar, donated to the festival by Coopers, to encourage her musical endeavors.
Steph’s audience contiunues to grow as she ventures further from her home town, sharing her music, and capturing hearts as she climbs her way up in the music industry.
There are the animals, the cannibals, the healer, the dreamer, the lover and the deadbeat god.
But, it begins with a child.
A Musical, Poetic, Science-Fiction Immersion Art Rock, Space Rock, Future Folk + permaculture + #multiverse exploration 麻雀 #psychrock
(Temple of Tunes)
T E M P L E OF T U N E S are a 3 piece Powerhouse of Footstompin, Blues Roots, Funk and Progressive Acoustic Rock powered by 12 String Guitar, Bass and Percussion!
Imagine a cross, a fusion if you like of Blues, Roots, Rock and Grunge! Improbable as descriptions may sound, it is exactly what this band achieve with their highly distinctive sound.
Based on the songcraft and unique 12 string acoustic stylings of frontman Brett Franke, this band put themselves together in 2006, and have achieved much since. Including a full length album release in 2010, extremely well received appearances at the Anglesea, Glenfest and StKilda Music Festivals and gigs at The Espy and Prince of Wales in St Kilda, The Penny Black and several key Victorian, New South Wales and Queensland regional live music venues. The band also won a prestigious Californian FM Radio song contest in 2009, which is testament to the power and quality of their songwriting.
(The Wooden Lions)
Jenna Ward has been making music and recording more than half of her life. Born in Bendigo, and growing up in multiple towns on the Murray River, no matter where home has been a home studio has always been her first priority.
As the natural blueprint of existence is to experience patches of life to be nonlinear, this has given Jenna the inspiration behind her music, creating ambient soft rock music with haunting vocals to deliver songs that rattle emotions.
After being a solo musician for so long, Jenna formed the band ‘The Wooden Lions’ which gigging was based in Bendigo. The once acoustic songs breathed new life with the collaboration of the band, turning the tunes into a tasty grunge rock performance.
As Jenna has reconnected with her true love and relocated to the Mornington Peninsula, her focus has narrowed, focussing on recording and mixing, though this time with fresh ideas, expanding her songs by collaborating with a piano player in Indonesia. Her songs are becoming shaped by how she envisions her emotions towards the theme of the song.
Jenna’s goal is to tailor her music to capture the rawness of feelings in the moment, to deliver a sentimental experience and connect emotionally with others.