Date & time
Friday 23rd September 2022
- Sat 24th September 2022
Melbourne sister duo Charm of Finches (aka Mabel and Ivy Windred-Wornes) makes haunted tunes about love, grief and whispering trees; indie folk awash with seamless blood harmonies traversing melancholy and wonder in equal measure.
Their recent accolades include the 2021 Music Victoria Best Folk Act, 2021 Australian Folk Music Awards Youth Act of the Year and nominations for the 2020 & 2021 Australian Music Prize.
Special Guest Riley Catherall
Riley Catherall is a Singer-Songwriter based in Melbourne whose graceful trajectory into the Australian Alt-Country Music world has not gone unnoticed. Riley has built a credible status as a one of the country’s most promising songwriters through his poetic sincerity and alluring live shows.
Since his first few steps into the Country Music, Riley has released a handful of singles and most recently, his debut full-length album. “When I Go” is an amalgamation of songs about leaving, losing love, and finding somewhere to settle down. National praise came in spades for singles “Mother Please”, “Vacant Lot” and “Leave Me Out To Dry” – all receiving extensive streams, national airplay and even an addition into ABC National's high rotation in November 2019. Catherall’s writing has also attracted international attention with radio play across Europe and the UK – “A F***ing Virtuoso” Chris Jagger delicately put it after he appeared at the Maverick Americana Festival in Suffolk, UK where he was listed as a festival favourite alongside Lachlan Bryan and The Wildes, Chance McCoy (Old Crow Medicine Show) and Hannah Aldridge. He returned to the festival earlier in 2022 where he presented the longing crowd with the songs off the record and was again listed as the festival favourite.
Bark At The Moon is the first offering since the debut record, and a single release tour scheduled for Sep/Oct will provide those who attend an insight into the creative workings of a patient and arresting storyteller in the next stage of his career.
One of the standout features of Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Riley Catherall’s debut album is that it is the sound of an artist in consummate control of his craft. - Chris Familton, Post To Wire
His songs are beautifully constructed and immaculately delivered. The find of the festival. – Three Chords and The Truth UK
The duo released their third full length album WONDERFUL OBLIVION in October 2021 through New York-based label AntiFragile Music to critical acclaim and have very recently returned from a four-month tour of the UK and Europe.
“Wonderful Oblivion is a moving work, dressing up the shared experiences of the everyday with music that tugs at the heart and stirs the imagination.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Australian
"for lovers of harmony and overall musicianship they are an absolute must see.” - Chris Farlie, w21Music UK
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY
Destination Gold Coast acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we are situated, the Kombumerri families of the Yugambeh Language Region.
We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging, and recognise their continuing connections to the lands, waters and their extended communities throughout Southeast Queensland.