Sunset Stranger and Honeymoon Bridge both released albums during Melbourne’s lockdown in 2020, and created online concerts to share the experience.
Now that gigs are able to happen again, both bands are excited to perform these songs live for the first time in a special matinee concert on Sunday 20th June at the Wesley Anne band room in Northcote.
Sunset Stranger is the alt-country project of Melbourne guitar picker and songwriter Stephen E. Stanisic, who has previously released music under the name Eddie Nuardo. His music draws inspiration from the storytelling traditions of country, folk and blues, Folk Revival and American fingerstyle guitarists, and the cosmic country songwriters of the 60's and 70's.
Born from a ghost town in rural Victoria, harmony-folk act Honeymoon Bridge creates a vivid sound spectre of life in rural Australia. Evocative of Simon and Garfunkel and The Everly Brothers, the sublime sororal harmonies of Steph Brett and Helena Plazza are underpinned by the old-time mandolin stylings of Stephen E. Stanisic and the sombre tones of Dave Bramble on double bass. Drawing simultaneously from past, present and future, the widowed foursome’s melancholic melodies mourn what has been lost and what we strive to find again.