Julia Rose + My Nightingale
South East Queensland's Baroque Pop queen - JULIA ROSE
Voted: ‘Qld Pride Performer of the Year’ 2014, NSW ‘Dolphin Award’ Winner Melbourne Town 2013, WA ‘Roey Idol’ Winner 2007
Australia’s Julia Rose may just be your new favourite original live music act. Along with her amazing band she delivers on one hell of a breath taking performance. Julia is set to release her latest EP ‘Romeo’ in 2016, after a hugely successful crowd funding campaign that showed the mass of support Julia has garnered after her time in the music industry.
This Australian Baroque Folk singer/bassist/songwriter is unequivocally striking in her onstage performance and has had a massive 2013-15 of recording, releasing, and touring her 2nd EP ‘Stairway to the Moon’ and single ‘Come What May’ across Japan and Australia - finishing off her 31-show national tour with slamming live sets at the Byron Bay Blues Festival, Surfers Paradise Festival, Bleach Festival, Art in the Park Festival and The Nerang Folk & Bluegrass Festival.
The build up to her new EP in 2016 on Human Records with local Gold Coast producer and manager Guy Cooper is huge. You can check out Julia’s new single via www.juliarosemusic.com and see her in action live or on youtube. Her breath-taking live shows, charismatic delivery and stunning musicality have also seen her awarded as Performer of the Year at the Pride Festival Queens Ball Awards 2014.
My Nightingale are an indie-folk band featuring the incredibly versatile vocals and songs of award-winning songstress Elly Hoyt; exploring the natural world and the themes that run through life's experience. Expect groovy folk rhythms, soul-soothing tunes with luscious vocal harmonies, and layers of beautiful strings.
Elly has played and worked alongside Katie Noonan, Xavier Rudd, Bobby Alu, James Morrison, Danny Farrugia, Gretchen Parlato (USA), Kenny Barron Trio (USA) and is a beautiful story-teller & composer. She transmutes her soulful jazz roots to indie-folk to create My Nightingale's sound which was recently described as "absolutely exquisite... modern soul-funk, a bit folky, a bit celtic, with phenomenal voices, harmonies and dry humour!".
While studying in Boston USA in 2016, Elly discovered a poem by holocaust survivor Rose Ausländer that was dedicated to Ausländer’s mother. Deeply moved, and feeling the pull of her homeland, Elly was driven to start a band in honour of her own mother, her early music influences, and honouring her true self.
After returning to Brisbane, Australia, Elly (vox/ukelele/guitar) joined forces with talented professionals Beck Flatt (drums), Helen Svoboda (vox/double bass) and Rebecca Karlen (vox/violin). Within minutes of playing together, they all knew that this was something special. Thus, My Nightingale was born. Influences include Abigail Washburn, Eva Cassidy, Emmy Lou Harris, Laura Marling and Tallest Man On Earth.
My Nightingale recently joined the line-up of the Queensland Music Festival's "Immersion" series in July with Katie Noonan, Deborah Conway, All Our Exes Live in Texas, Montaigne and others. They have performed at Palm Creek Folk Festival, Sunshine Coast Ukelele Festival, the Brisbane City Hall Concert Series and City Sounds Concerts and are gearing up to tour the East Coast of Australia to launch their debut EP in September.
My Nightingale are destined for big things. Don’t miss out on this exciting journey!