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Phil & Trudy Edgeley, The little Stevies, David Hyams & Taj Ralph at Fairlight Folk
7.30pm, Saturday 12th November 2016

By Rosie McDonald
Posted Saturday, July 16, 2016

Fairlight Folk Acoustic Lounge
3 William Street

Phil & Trudy Edgeley

Coming up at Fairlight Folk Acoustic Lounge on 13th August:

  • Phyl & Trudy Edgeley - "Who'd have thought that a tributary of the mighty Mississippi managed to wind its way through Lincolnshire, or to be precise, tiny Rutland, and deposited such a rich vein of Delta-soaked blues in the heart of one of its gypsy musician sons. Well, Phil Edgeley is the proof that the blues knows no colour, only the passion to express itself with honesty and integrity - and a cheeky grin!" - Michael Smith, Drum Media. Edgeley's influences range from Delta Blues masters Robert Johnson, Fred McDowell and Skip James, to contemporary artists such as Chris Whitley, Jeff Lang and Chris Smither as well as Richard Thompson, John Renbourn, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. His lyrics deal with the multi-facets of life, often pulling no punches and delivered in a direct fashion but still somehow emotive and thought provoking rather than hard. Phil spent several years touring as a solo artist and has released 3 albums to date, “This Life” (2005) “Then and Now” (2007) and “In the Blood” (2011). Harmonica icon Jim Conway describes Phil as a.."Masterful guitarist and songwriter who performs with great heart and passion. Now add Trudy Edgeley, an Australian Singer Songwriter, hailing from a rich musical background founded in both her family's strong Gospel lifestyle and her rich heritage, which is a melting pot of cultures including Solomon Islands, Jamaican, Irish and Indigenous. Trudy is also influenced by artists ranging from Bessie Smith and Carole King to Neil Young and Bob Dylan to name a few. Trudy creates a blend of vocals and a sound that reflects not only her influences and passion for her music, but also her desire to tell the stories of her rich ancestery. This results in well crafted songs that have the added interest of fascinating stories which have been seldom told. Watch this YouTube clip.
  • The little Stevies - “A honed, confident album of folk-influenced pop that ornaments the vocal and compositional flair of Sibylla & Bethany Stephen. Here the Melbourne duo are like a rootsier, more down home version of Azure Ray, with their atmospheric harmonies & ethereal sense of romance.” - Rolling Stone. Perennial favourites, The Little Stevies are loved as much for their masterful songwriting ability as for their wondrous live performances. There’s something alluring in the authenticity of their often hilarious story telling, as they have an uncanny knack to captivate an audience by being delightfully and unapologetically themselves.
    The sisters’ songs tend to leave a lasting impression, with tales that are akin to your favourite stories put to music. Falling somewhere in the alt-folk-pop musical landscape, they boast layered sibling harmonies, irresistible melodies and fascinating arrangements. Over the years they’ve toured Australia, Canada and the US extensively earning them an exceptional reputation as a must see live act. Watch this YouTube clip.
  • David Hyams - We are delighted to have David back to Fairlight folk after playing here with his Miles to go trio previously. David is based in Fremantle WA and is known nationally for his work as a composer, producer and instrumentalist. Playing guitar, mandolin, dobro, bouzouki and harmonica, he’s traversed many musical styles including the celtic inspired mix of his “Miles To Go” band albums. Over the last 15 years, the band has become a favourite at Australian festivals, opened for Bob Geldof and Marianne Faithfull among others, and been 8 times nominated for a WAM (WA Music industry Association) award. David is also a seasoned songwriter and has collaborated as co-writer/arranger/producer with songwriters such as Bill Chambers, Lucky Oceans and Frank Jones (co-writer of rapper 360's hit “Boys Like You”). In 2009 he was signed to Shock Music Publishing Australia, one of Australia's largest independent Music Publishers. He has written extensively for film and TV, and has been nominated for the WAM Song of the year awards 3 times, as well as numerous other awards. In recent years. Watch this YouTube clip.
  • Taj Ralph - Armed only with his acoustic guitar, Taj Ralph has been a common sight busking on the streets of Manly,the northern beaches of Sydney and the inner west of Sydney for many years now. An experienced performer at 16 yrs of age Taj is now playing festivals , bigger venues and looks to have a big future. Taking influence from Gary Clarke Jnr, Chet Faker and Sticky Fingers, Taj has continued to evolve his sound by busking up and down the east coast. Watch this YouTube clip.
Entry by donation
$20 per adult
$15 concession and Folk Fed members
The Little Stevies

Tickets at the door, first in best seated.
Tea, coffee, bikkies etc.
BYO food, favourite drink.

Fairlight folk acoustic lounge is a not for profit venue run by musicians for musicians. Run quarterly for the past 6 years, FFAL has seen performances from many fine interstate and international performers and has become a greatly anticipated event. With a candlelit ambience and red leather lounges, cafe style seating and lovely acoustics this gallery/church in Fairlight is a BYOG affair. Tea,coffee and soft drinks available.

Information: (0438) 091 885 or visit our web site.

Phil & Trudy Edgeley, The little Stevies, David Hyams & Taj Ralph at Fairlight Folk
Taj Ralph