Billy Barker & the Self Esteems, Jack Davies (WA) and Mimi Gilbert (US)
DOORS OPEN 7PM // MUSIC STARTS 8.15PM
An evening of raw honest folk brought to you by some of the finest songwriters around.
Billy's live show can leave you feeling amused and heartbroken within the same pint of beer. It's hard not to be mesmerised by his unbridled approach to the guitar beneath biting lyrics. Not afraid to cover the pointy ends of life, this relatively new Melbourne folk singer is approaching the genre with a bold contemporary edge.
Jack Davies is a 20 year old rambler based in Fremantle, WA. The young folk singer weaves suburban Australiana and intimate stories into thundering folk rock ballads. After years of busking and performing solo, he recruited a few friends to form The Bush Chooks, an electrified take on his former folk tales. Just a year after forming, Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks were nominated for three WAM awards (Best Single, Best Folk Act & Most Popular New Act 2018) and won Nannup Music Festival’s prestigious Emerging Artist Award. With the release of their new single “Telemarketer” and after touring extensively around Australia, Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks have now cemented themselves as the “Best Folk Act” (WAM award 2019) and are being recognised for their incredibly moving live performances (Best Live Act - National Live Music nominee 2019).
"Every so often a voice captures a moment in time, Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks may have captured 2018/19 in the best possible way. Slow, melodic and deliberate song writing that evoke quintessential West Australian imagery, Jack Davies is the voice of a new generation of Perth storytellers". - RTRFM 92.1