Helen Townsend

Helen Townsend (WA) with Belle Harvey

Thursday 30th November, 8:30pm. Free Entry

With Special Guest Belle Harvey

Helen Townsend - With a voice that can charm the birds from the trees and songs that make a grown man cry, Helen Townsend has had a huge impact on the country/roots scene in Western Australia in the past few years. Her debut EP, Wayward Heart, released in 2014, was nominated for multiple awards and will soon be followed by a full-length album.

Helen's style lies in the broad field of Country but crosses the plains from Folk to Americana, Bluegrass to Alt-country. Working with some of WA's most respected musicians, Helen is fast establishing herself as one of our most exciting and talented performers.

Whilst her debut CD, Wayward Heart has resulted in multiple nominations

including a WAM Song of the Year for Streets of Glory 2016, Boyup Brook Country Music Awards Single of the Year for Red Light 2016 and nominated for Independent EP of the Year 2017. Helen is currently recording her full-length album which has already had a nomination in Song of The Year Country Category WAM 2017 for Promised Land.

Belle Harvey - Belle is a woman for all seasons, whether mesmerising audiences performing her own songs on guitar and lead vocals or as the perfect foil as a bassist and backing singer for others. That versatility and willingness to serve the music is what has made her into one of Western Australia's most respected roots music players.

Over the last decade, the 2016 WAM Best Country Act Nominee has performed across Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and in the UK and performed at festivals including Tamworth Country Music Festival (NSW), Bungendore (NSW), Nannup Music Festival (WA), and Wignalls Blues Festival (WA).

Belle's own songs are always deeply imbued with her infectious personality, whether that is on stage or in the recording studio. The spirit of the performance sits high in the mix as she sings about affairs of the heart and the mind with a voice that fits the folk and country world perfectly. There's just the right amount of ache and yearning to give the songs a sense of honesty, pathos and verve.