Melbourne based folk-pop-punk-poet Alana Wilkinson continues to emerge as one of the most loved new artists on the Australian scene.
After postpones and cancellations galore, Alana Wilkinson is finally back in Melbourne sharing the songs that sprouted from the nooks of isolation and the twisty turn of events that have taken place since. The unexpectedly early arrival of her son Rafferty followed by a 3 month NICU stay, a hospital wedding, soaking into motherhood in a dreamy rainforest cabin, a flood evacuation, a helicopter ride and the joy of unlimited guacomole have made for an upside down, hands-in-the-air rollercoaster ride but heck, it’s all been pretty wonderful song inspiration!
Since 2017 Alana has turned heads with a string of triumphant (and much talked-about) major festival appearances (Woodford, Queenscliff, Blue Mountains, Nannup, Bello and Mullum) showcasing her wit, humour and insightful social commentary. Backed up with wonderfully received support spots for the likes of Tim Freedman, Bob Evans, Clare Bowditch, the Pierce Brothers, The Maes, Kav Temperley, Kate Ceberano and the Northern Folk, Alana has enchanted diverse audiences across Australia.
Combining delicate melodies with disarmingly insightful vignettes about the human condition, Wilkinson is a smiling assassin. Her songs skewer ex-lovers, would-be suitors, ridiculous social norms and the absurd challenges of suburban life in a merciless, yet strangely affectionate way, leaving audiences feeling like they’re sitting in her living room, chatting about life over a steaming cuppa.