The Willie Wagtails are an old-time ocker jazz band who seek to make connections with Australian history, landscape and politics in their songwriting. They write energetic, discordant folk-jazz songs that smell distinctly like the bush, and they are sure to captivate you with stories of solar panels, creek-side rendezvous and Geoffrey Rush. Good for a raucous dance, their foot stomping rhythm is better than a poke in the eye with a burnt stick!
A bunch of old mates from way-back, the Wagtails have recently played some of their favourite festivals in Victoria including the Wangaratta Jazz Festival, the Port Fairy Folk Festival and the Guildford Banjo Jamboree, as well as the Tablelands Folk Festival in Cairns. Their debut album Bushrangers Need Bush, available for order online, has been causing national scandal and uproar.
WEBSITE - http://www.thewilliewagtails.com.au
DEBUT ALBUM BUSHRANGERS NEED BUSH - http://thewilliewagtails.bandcamp.com/
OLD MELBOURNE TOWN VIDEOCLIP - http://vimeo.com/95558765
FACEBOOK - https://www.facebook.com/thewilliewagtails
INTERVIEW IN BEAT MAGAZINE - http://www.beat.com.au/music/willie-wagtails