Velvet Bloom is the moniker of artistic storyteller Maddy Herbert, who uses her smooth, jazzy vocals and light-hearted sound to bring her songs to life.
Born into the sleepy, relaxed life of the Mornington Peninsula, Maddy’s music encompasses everything you’d expect and more: soft yet piercing, distinctive yet familiar, energetic yet gentle, invigorating yet soothing. With the enticing mixture of her jazz-styled vocals and soulful pop/rock backing, Maddy brings her emotive lyrics to life capturing the hearts and attention of anyone in the room.
Velvet Bloom kicked off 2019 with the re-release of her debut EP ‘Bitter Sweet’, as well as the release of singles’ ‘Isobel’s Song – Live At Box Hill’, ‘Teach Ya’ and ‘DM ME’ receiving praise and airplay from Triple J/Triple J Unearthed. 2021 has seen Velvet Bloom tour the country, with her career trajectory beginning to rise like the flames from her guitar.
Glen Wee’s voice & music brings a sense of calm to the soul, enticing emotions that some words may not be able to describe. He hopes that through his music, he is able to not only entertain his audience, but also open a gateway that links them to their own experiences and emotions.With the successful release of singles “Send me an Angel” and “Walking on the Side”, followed by the release of his first full-length solo album “Sounds in the City” with Warner Music on all digital platforms, he boasts a variety of ambient and festival sounds that will explore his versatility not only as a singer, but also as a song-writer. From experimenting with new sounds to rooting his music to old flavours, Wee draws inspiration from various streams of music. His early influences stemmed from the pop stylings of Jason Mraz and the soulful funk of the Bee Gees, and as his music and song-writing progressed, drew further inspiration from contemporary folk and soul music with a keen ear for delicate melodies and R&B. Combining his folk writing with R&B colors, Glen has morphed his songwriting and style to something he can call his own.
Not as quiet as you would think, mesmerising bilingual folk-pop artist STAV. blurs the lines between singing and spoken word in a mostly Australian accent and unschooled Hebrew. Introspective and playful, her thought-provoking lyrics explore themes of migration, identity across generations and womanhood. Confronted with the task of coming to terms with her Iraqi and Polish grandparents' stories of persecution and survival, she questions the past, present and future. What could happen to a small-town kid with a big heart in the city for the first time?
Since releasing her debut album 'The Horizon Line', she won the 2018 Folk Alliance Australia 'Young Artist of the Year' award and has since performed at the major folk festivals across Australia including Woodford, Port Fairy, Cygnet, Blue Mountains, The National, The Tablelands as well as in Spain, Portugal, France and Canada with official showcase performances at FAI Montreal. Her latest song, a bedroom recording called 'Walk A Little Further,' was played on Triple J 'Roots N All' and was released with a fun community dance video, home-made in isolation with some of the people she has met on tour around the world. Live performance brings this songwriter's introspection, playfulness and raw passion to life.
Kiernan Ironfield is a Dharug man and self taught yidaki player. Through his music Kiernan creates spaces to transcend your mind through the vibrations of the yidaki. Kiernan acknowledges the Yolngu people as the custodians of the yidaki.
Darcy Fox is a folk/pop artist with a passion for great melodies and inspiring lyrics. Hailing from Gippsland, Australia, this charismatic singer and songwriter combines stunning melodies with infectious grooves and great beats, in order to create a catchy, yet direct and edgy sound. Since the age of 15 she’s been singing and playing the guitar, echoing the sound of classic country and folk music, with a modern edge – independently releasing two EP’S, an album, and multiple singles. Winner of the Blues, Roots, and Beyond competition at the 2015 Queenscliff Music festival and hailed as the first soloist to win the Push Start battle of the bands competition, Darcy’s blossoming career is set to take her to soaring heights.