$10 / $5 Students - Band Room
Drawing together disparate influences from Neko Case to Jeff Lang to The Chieftains, Rare Child’s melt-your-face woodsy folk fascinates and delights audiences. Guitarist Lachlan Heycox and violin/vocalist Erin Heycox both grew up in rural Australia steeped in bush-bands and balladeers. They met double-bassist Lachlan Gordon stringing up sound at a now defunct Hoddle Street pub. Rare Child’s songs of pet magpies and cautionary tales of venture capitalists wittily observe and chronicle their journey from the bush to the city. They are proud to launch their single Delany from their debut EP ‘Big Smoke’ at this special gig, five years in the making.
Lucas O'Connell will open the show, setting the stage with his delicate fingerpicking style, a little Gothic, bohemian but cosmopolitan.
GRIYA will bring us home with an evocative blend of soulful nostalgia, folklore tales and dreamy vocal harmonies.