LUCY WISE with the STRATFORD SINGERS & THE ALLEYCATS
Celebrated Melbourne singer-songwriter Lucy Wise will be launching her much-anticipated third album, 'Winter Sun' at Stratford Courthouse on Saturday 2nd June, 7:30pm.
Tickets: $25 / $17 concession & students, kids under 12 free.
To start the night two local choirs, the Stratford Singers and the Alleycats, will be performing a beautiful array of songs from around the world.
Lucy Wise has delighted audiences across Australia and internationally with her soulful voice, masterful storytelling, and intricate ukulele and guitar playing. Hailing from Margaret River in Australia's South West, she grew up performing with 'The Wise Family Band' until moving to Melbourne in 2009.
Lucys' songwriting weaves together traditional folk and pop influences with a strong focus on storytelling which is evident in the release of her two albums and two EPs in the last eight years. A seasoned performer, she has played to packed venues at Sidmouth Music Week (UK), The National Folk Festival (ACT), Port Fairy Folk Festival (VIC), Woodford Folk Festival (QLD) and many more.
Winter Sun taps into a deep well of everyday experience. The result of a hugely successful Pozible crowdfunding campaign, the record draws on Lucy’s experiences over the last few years of touring as well as times spent closer to home, walking the streets and creek paths of Melbourne’s inner north.
For her May East Coast album tour, she will be joined by double bassist Holly Downes (of The String Contingent) and accordionist Mischa Herman. Together, the trio create richly detailed music that explores themes of love, joy and sadness, friendships and the relationships people form with their environment.
“A wonderfully natural singer and uncommonly gifted writer. Prediction: within this decade Lucy will be a noted songster, worldwide.” – Doug Spencer, ABC Radio National
“Wise is a natural storyteller, infusing songs with a sense of place so strong you can almost feel the dusty earth crunch beneath your feet as she sings.” - The Brag, Sydney