Helen Townsend

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Sunday 29th September, 3pm. Free Entry.

Helen Townsend's music is soulful and edgy, her voice timeless; her stage presence beguiling. As a performer, she will rope you in, whether solo or with her band. Her delicate, understated guitar work interlocks beautifully with a voice that delivers subtle and extended vocals. Her songs are sweeping stories from the heart. She looks life in the eye and finds a way to sing about what we don't always see.

A singer-songwriter with a laid-back style and an expression in her performance that will have you looking into your soul one minute and rocking the next. Helens music crosses the plains from Folk to Americana, Bluegrass to Alt Country, and she is now regarded as one of Western Australia's finest exponents. Helen naturally creates mood and atmosphere that draws her audience in and her diverse musical influences gives her the ability to fuse a wide array of elements to bring a repertoire to her followers that both charms and entices.

Helen has played to audiences throughout Western and Eastern Australia and internationally. Her 2014 debut EP "Wayward Heart" received multiple award nominations: BBCMA 2017 Independent EP of the Year; BBCMA 2016 Single of the Year for "Red Light"; WAM 2016 Song of the Year - Country Category – for "Streets of Glory".

AWARD NOMINATIONS

WAM 2017 Best Country Act
WAM 2017 Song Of The Year - Country Category BBCMA 2017 Independent EP Of the Year BBCMA 2016 Single of the Year
WAM 2016 Song of the Year - Country Category

Most recently she has been nominated for WAM 2017 Best Country Act and WAM 2017 Song of The Year - Country Category – for "Promised Land", co-written with Bill Chambers, yet to be released but slated for her upcoming album, expected late 2018.

"There's lots of flavours in the music of Helen Townsend – alt-country, Americana, folk, for starters – but all these simply become words when you realise that what you're hearing is the essence of the artist herself. You just know there's something special going on."

Bob Gordon | Contributor to The West Australian & Editor, Around The Sound

"Helen Townsend may have been late in picking up the tools of her trade, but in a short time she has shown herself to be a master craftsman in a field too often crowded with cowboy-booted jacks and jills of all trades. Her sweet voice and tender picking rubs against songs that are filled with characters living with the costly results of impulsive choices and memories that just won't let go."

Polly Coufos | Contributor to The Australian

"Helen Townsend plays and sings from the heart, and what a glorious heart it is. A song writer who crafts big stories with her words and music, Helen is a truly original artist who never fails to draw her audience in close. She's irresistible, lights up every stage she graces".

Andrew Thompson | Big Squeeze Agency & Gig Sauce