Dave Wells heads to Melbourne's iconic indie venue Some Velvet Morning, performing songs from his latest album and supported by some of Melbourne's finest acts. Dave's special guests will be Connor Black-Harry and Jess DeLuca, tickets on sale now or $15 at the door!
There are certain writers who command moving melodies and lyrics in equal measure. Dave Wells is one of those artists. The gifted musician has quickly garnered a word-of-mouth reputation as one of the Hunter's finest songwriters and performers; a master craftsman whose songs creep up on you and cut deep
Spaciously intense and progressive, his emotionally and sonically diverse debut record exemplifies Wells’ indie folk and alt-rock influences. Across the album, the Hunter Valley songwriter examines social realism through an abstract lens. He sets his sights on the biggest of themes: our inclinations for lust and freedom, moral boundaries, human desire, self-preservation, the cause and effects of love, jealousy and loss.
“This album taps into perspectives on life and society,” Wells says. “Alongside love and hurt, I reflected on a lot of things happening in the world and its effect on each of us.”
Dave embraces his audience through passionate performances, moving them with a voice that recalls the likes of Jeff Buckley, Thom Yorke and Neil Finn. His spirit on stage engages and captivates, and after several sell out shows since the album’s release, Dave continues to deliver uniquely intimate and memorable performances across the nation and abroad.
“Dave Wells has mastered the honest and beautiful. His songs soar, and his performances soothe.” - KIM CHURCHILL
“Dave Wells is a rare talent. A composer of thoughtful and stirring melodic folk-rock tunes, with a voice to match." - BEN SALTE
Jess DeLuca writes songs about difficulties in our lives , getting lost in the woods , loving your mother and hating life sometimes. Gently whispering into your ear that it’s okay to be lost, with stark but precise arrangements matched to her meticulous and skilful , soft and poignant songwriting ability.
In the last year alone Jess DeLuca’s debut single ‘Lucifer’ premiered on triple j show ‘Home & Hosed’ to fanfare not normally received for a bluesy-folk barnstormer. Both ‘Lucifer’ and her second release ‘Woods’ received spot rotation on triple j unearthed and received many fantastic reviews from triple j’s very own Tommy Faith, Dave Ruby Howe, Claire Mooney and many others.
Upcoming EP titled ’Nightingale’, set to be released on January 18th was recorded late 2017 at Echidna Studios and was mixed by star sound engineer and producer Jono Steer (Gretta Ray, Ainslie Wills). The songs will sweep you away, rip you apart and gently place you back on solid ground feeling better than you did before.
Melbourne Indie-Roots artist Connor Black-Harry, has been portraying his masterful songwriting sounds across the country and the airwaves, receiving the following wrap from JJJ presenter Nkechi Anele...
'Little Love gets lovelier with every listen. Really beautiful and gentle track, the harmonies are everything and just when you think it can't get any better it does!" - Nkechi
Check out his tunes, here!