Sadie & Jay
Brisbane duo Sadie & Jay perform beautifully crafted modern folk songs coupled with exceptional vocals, intricate finger style guitar, bouzouki and double bass. With roots in the Anglo-Celtic tradition, their music is tinged with blues, roots and occasional theatrics!
Several songs from Sadie and Jay's album's 'Curious' and 'Rogue Folk' have been award winners in national and international song competitions. They've recently released their third album, 'A Passing of Seasons,' a collection of contemporary and historical Australian stories bursting with colour, texture and spirited characters. Produced by renowned Australian guitar virtuoso Michael Fix and featuring some extraordinary South East Queensland musicians, their latest album is a contemporary work of art.
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Rainy Day Woman
Drawing from alt-country, bluegrass and the canon of an 'old, weird America', Rainy Day Woman play sparse, unhurried folk music. After releasing Gallows Green earlier this year, the young duo have been playing their unique songs - complete with desire, betrayal, pub lore and feminist rage - to audiences up and down the United Kingdom.
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Sadie & Jay
“Sadie & Jay - fabulous duo, highly professional with exquisite arrangements of songs in the folk and acoustic style. Sadie is a beautiful singer and is the double bass player, while Jay provides expert well worked guitar accompaniments. Both take lead vocal and their harmonies make the hairs on the back of your head curl.” - Richard Grainger (British folk singer/songwriter & Festival Director)
“Sadie & Jay are attracting a growing audience and it is easy to understand why. These independent Australian artists are highly accomplished at making music. The pair don't take themselves too seriously but they certainly take their work seriously, the combination is intoxicating.” - Alison Bell (Vice President of The Brisbane Folk History Project)
“Losing myself in the masterful instrumentation and drop dead gorgeous vocals. Beautiful work and so aptly titled. Warm, enveloping, humorous. Traditional folk references with a contemporary twist. . This is a wonderful & important addition to our local contemporary folk recording history." - Ann Leung (Recording Artist and ABC Radio Correspondent)
"Sadie and Jay really are the bees knees! They're wonderful performers, great musicians and more importantly they are smashing people. One of the best moments was when Sadie (double bass) and Jay (guitars) played a few songs. Impressive songs, beautifully sung and great stage presence. They really are good!" - Dave Wilson of Winter Wilson
“If you haven't seen them yet...or even if you have ...get to a club in your area and see them if you can. They will blow your mind. What voices and songs. FABULOUS.” - Di Henderson (Teeside Traditional singer)
“This all too temporary importation demanded my attention from their first offering, not only for their superb musicianship, lovely use of dynamics, vocal shading etc but really topical, relevant and brave songwriting about issues that need raising.” - Robin Brew (Hamilton Folk Club NZ)
Rainy Day Woman
"A genuine joy live, Rainy Day Woman's music is bright, light and effortlessly gorgeous. Hannah and Gabriel pull off something magical every time we see them. A real joy to watch, without fail." - The Folkroom, London