Madeline Leman and the Desert Swells create an Americana retro surf sound that is both sinful and soulful, heartbreaking and leg shaking. Madeline captivates audiences with her stories of strong female protagonists, cowboys and truck drivers who ramble their way through the mundane and the profound. Madeline Leman (guitar, lead vocals); Fabian Hunter (electric guitar) Alexander Bleakley (bass); Patrick Wilson (drums) Leah Senior (back-up vocals); Georgia Delves (fiddle).
The music of Leah Senior falls into a dim wallpapered room of slightly out of tune parlour guitars, the ghosts of summer and 1960s Britain. Leah’s second album to be released early 2017 pays homage to her dark folk roots while hinting at layers of psychedelic and pop undertones and follows the success of her debut album Summer’s On The Ground. Leah will be joined on stage by Jesse Williams and Andi Senior.
Madeline Leman and the Desert Swells and Leah Senior will each do a full set, and the show will be opened by local country legend Tom Dockray.
Tom Dockray is a Country Blues singer based in Melbourne. With inimitable charisma, wit and a keen ear for the truth, Tom’s songs build on an effortless mastery of the National guitar to bark and grumble at the indignities of everyday life amid an intoxicating blend of ragtime, piedmont and old-time blues. His song Monopoly Money was nominated for best song at the inaugural Australian Roots Music Awards held in September 2016.