Fenn Wilson, Ross McLennan (arvo)

When

5:00 pmSunday, 13 October

Where

Spotted Mallard

314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056

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Fenn Wilson is an award-winning young singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Victoria’s Bellarine Peninsula, now based in Melbourne. His debut EP Tales Of The Black Dog dealt with themes of heartbreak, love and redemption.
He is currently preparing for his first full length studio album Ghost Heroin (co-produced by Shannon Bourne at Thirty Mill Studios) and has been recording with Chris Parkinson in SA and Colin Wynne in Melbourne to ensure his beautiful songs, deep, rich voice and dynamic electric guitar are presented to best advantage.
Fenn’s musical career really kicked off in 2018 where he held the Port Gospel Session audience at the Port Fairy Folk Festival in the palm of his hand when he performed ‘John The Revelator’, and later that year he was named the Queenscliff Music Festival’s Emerging Artist of the Year. This award and its cash prize enabled him to fund his debut album. In 2019 Fenn was announced as the Port Fairy Folk Festival Emerging Artist of the Year too.
Since moving to the city in 2017, Fenn has spent much of his time honing his craft, touring and playing in bands with other young Melbourne musicians creating opportunities to reach a much wider audience. He has staged shows at venues such as The Worker’s Club, The Old Bar, The Drunken Poet, The Yarra Hotel, The Evelyn and The Union Hotel. He was also a guest on the Channel 31 music program, 1700 and has performed live on 3RRR and ABC Melbourne.

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The Ross McLennan hit factory has been open for business since 1991, when he formed Melbourne indie trio Snout and made an indelible impression on the Australian musical landscape throughout the 1990s. As Double J recently commented in their retrospective of Snout’s career: “Their shrewd handle on pop in all its forms meant that they could employ diverse influences into their sound – sometimes heavy, sometimes groovy, sometimes jangly – yet emerge sounding completely cohesive”. Since disbanding Snout, McLennan has made four unfailingly excellent solo albums and been shortlisted for the Amp (Australian Music Prize). 

Accompanied by his 10 piece ensemble featuring strings, woodwind, horns and voices, Ross McLennan has manifested magical performances at Melbourne Festival, Brisbane Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse and the Famous Spiegeltent, and supported artists such as Cass McCombs and Matthew E. White.

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