⭑ ⭑ ⭑ Nigel Wearne ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ Nigel Wearne saunters after dark in the music of the night, blending blues, folk and Americana-noir. Hailing from Gunditjmara country in South-West Victoria, he’s a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with diverse influence from Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Gillian Welch. A deep thinker and truth speaker with a penchant for all things peculiar, he sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone. Nigel has toured Australia, New Zealand and Canada and he's performed at a long list of music festivals, including the Port Fairy Folk Festival, Adelaide Guitar Festival and Queenscliff Music Festival. His sophomore album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4-STAR review in Rolling Stone, a nomination for Best Country Album at the Music Victoria Awards and it debuted at #1 on the AMRAP Charts. His latest single, ‘Black Behind The Blue’ is a rollicking, Americana-noir-blues shuffle with a back-street New Orleans swagger. An illicit dream of forbidden love; elusive and mysterious; blinding and eternal – lost in the shadows of your subconscious. The new beginnings of a dedicated and shape-shifting artist. This show features an all-star band including Danny McKenna on drums and Isaac Gunnoo on double bass. Singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner; Wearne paints lyrical pictures with “the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly” – Beat Magazine. “An eruption of energy, rhythm and melody" – Rhythms Magazine. www.nigelwearne.com ......................................................... ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ Joyce Prescher ⭑ ⭑ ⭑ With her carefully crafted lyrics, haunting melodies, beautiful fingerpicking, and rich velvety vocals - with subtle accenting reminiscent of artists like Ane Brun or even the Swedish duo First Aid Kit - Dutch-born Joyce Prescher has slowly but steadily been making a name for herself on the Melbourne and national Americana and folk scene. Joyce's music takes you back to days long gone, with its gentle nods to 70s artists like Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen. Her words are delivered with honesty and melancholy; you cannot help but be roped in and left mesmerised. Joyce recently released her second single ‘Paper and Pen’ ahead of her sophomore album Out Of My Mind set to be released later in 2022 on Cheersquad Records & Tapes. www.joyceprescher.com