Charm of Finches & Skyscraper Stan


7:00 pmWednesday, 2 March 2022


Brunswick Ballroom

314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056

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This March the Brunswick Ballroom launches The New Melbourne Folk Club on its maiden voyage with a midweek residency in March featuring singer-songwriter luminaries from Melbourne and beyond, surprise guests and collaborations.

The first week features Charm of Finches and Skyscraper Stan (solo) and very special guests


Charm of Finches from Melbourne, Australia, make intricate, dreamy indie folk with many stringed things, awash with seamless blood harmonies traversing melancholy and wonder in equal measure.

The sister duo, Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes, grew up busking old time tunes and singing on festival stages around Australia.

Citing influences such as Sufjan Stevens, Gillian Welch, Danish artist Agnes Obel and First Aid Kit, they were awarded the 2021 Music Victoria’s Best Folk Act and Youth Artist of the Year at the 2021 Australian Folk Music Awards.

Their 2019 sophomore album "YOUR COMPANY" won the 2020 Independent Music Awards' Best Folk/SIinger-Songwriter Album and was nominated for the 2020 Music Victoria Best Folk Album Award and 2020 Australian Music Prize.

The duo released their third full length album "WONDERFUL OBLIVION" in 2021 through New York-based label AntiFragile Music to critical acclaim, including being nominated for the 2021 Australian Music Prize.

Charm of Finches embark on their first UK and European tour in April/May 2022.

“folk purity...affecting and emotional” The Music

“Melbourne sister duo Charm of Finches radiates an otherworldly temperament. It’s as if their music and words bear ancient fruits of wisdom from the past, present and future all delicately intertwined to create timeless and masterful compositions that touch the depths of your soul” Earmilk


A gaunt 6’6”, Stan cuts an ominous figure on stage and has developed a loyal national following through his charismatic live performance, both solo; "In half an hour, Skyscraper Stan stole the evening, his songs complex and engaging" - 13th Floor, and with his band the Commission Flats; "A towering and compelling figure with an allure that could rival Nick Cave" – Something You Said.

Originally classing himself as a country musician his earlier influences included pre-war blues, the Laurel Canyon songwriters, Nick Cave and Sam Cooke. Since arriving in Australia in 2009 The Drones, Peep Tempel and Paul Kelly among others have been added to the list.

His debut studio album, Last Year’s Tune, received 4 stars in the Syndey Morning Herald, the Sunday Herald (New Zealand) and No Depression (US) and five stars in New Zealand Musician Magazine. Since its release Stan has toured Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam, released a live album and written a song for academy award long-listed documentary 25 April. He has shared bills with artists such as James Reyne, Ian Moss, Marlon Williams, The Troggs, The Animals, The Church and C W Stoneking and has appeared at major festivals around Australia.

His debut album “Last Year’s Tune” was released in March 2015 under the “Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats” moniker. A solo record “Live at Some Velvet Morning” was released in March 2017. His sophomore album "Golden Boy (Vol I. & II.)" is currently under production.

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