Fresh from a FULL HOUSE at his Ghost Heroin album launch (AIR feature album of the week), Fenn brings his stunning vocals and mesmerising stage presence to the Espy Basement this January. His performance shows a depth of talent prompting both Queenscliff Music Festival and Port Fairy Festival to announce him as their emerging artist of the year in 2018/19. With a baritone that is resonant and expressive, Fenn's songwriting forms a snapshot of his recent past; brushes with heartache, depression, world-weariness and uncertainty, and often lightened with compassionate observation, love and redemption. Think George Ezra with Nick Cave’s early song book.
So swept up in this heartfelt, bluesy beauty from Fenn and the bare bones appeal makes it so much more powerful." -Declan Byrne, Triple J
The Espy is excited to welcome back to the Basement stage - Melbourne musician Chitra. Chitra recorded her debut EP in mid-2019. Having released a single,“Better Than Before” through local Melbourne label Our Golden Friend, Chitra’s debut EP will be her first recorded and produced professionally, a distinct step forward in her musical trajectory. Drawing on elements of rock’n’roll, contemporary indie-rock, classic singer-songwriter, and a hint of blues and country twang, Chitra’s music provides a rich platform for storytelling, an element of songwriting she is particularly passionate about.