Scott Candlish at The Espy Basement w Joyce Prescher

The Espy Basement, 11 The Esplanade, St Kilda


From the fresh cold climate of Scotland, singer songwriter Scott Candlish has returned to his hometown of Melbourne after spending two and a half years in Edinburgh. Since arriving he has reformed his full band with a huge homecoming show at the Retreat Hotel. In late November Candlish released a brand new music video of his single 'Waiting for the Day' and launched at the Workers Club.

Making the big move and lifestyle change early in 2017, the songwriter began refining his alt-folk style with regular shows in the vibrant UK city. An explosive start to 2019 saw the release of his third EP ‘A Little While, a Bit of Time’ before embarking on his first European tour. Beginning with a packed out launch show in Edinburgh, the launch tour included dates in Manchester, Glasgow and Sofar Sounds showcases in both London and Paris.

Earlier this year Candlish first went into the studio to make the record after writing and collaborating with local musicians. While experimenting with new sounds, Candlish continues writing with a favoured blend of indie folk, fingerstyle and alternative rock that can now be heard in the new EP. The songs reflect upon both the challenges and rewards established in his time away from home with an output lending influence from favourites Bon Iver, Angus and Julia Stone and Ben Howard.

Now with a fresh and revitalized repertoire of new music inspired by the big move, Candlish is gearing up to play a prominent part in the illustrious Melbourne music scene.


With every song she sings Joyce Prescher is giving you a little glimpse into her soul. With her poetic lyrics, haunting melodies and a voice that really gets under your skin she has mesmerized audiences in Australia as well as the Netherlands ever since she was a little girl. Her music makes you feel like you know her or want to know her and maybe you are in fact a little like her. These songs are made to listen to whilst wrapped in a warm blanket, in front of a fireplace, with a glass of red in your hand.

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