Our next edition of Griffin Up Late is a little different—with an evening entirely devoted to the finest singers and most melodious music makers in town. Stick around after Good Cook. Friendly. Clean. or rock-up to the Stables at 9pm to enjoy some very entertaining noise until late (about 10pm actually, so pretty early… but you get it). Featuring an ear-dazzling lineup including Lady Lyon, Christine Jane, Estelle Conley and Kay Proudlove.
Based in Sydney, Lady Lyon has been making a name for herself on the local folk scene for the last six years, watching, waiting, writing and whittling away her memories and experiences into songs that truly express who she is and what she has to say. Her debut EP Champion Blues delves into the last 10 years of her life with songs like ‘The Captains Wife’ derived from living in near isolation for three months in rural France working for a family with incredibly complex dynamics, ‘Champion Blues’ a song about learning to live and forgive yourself of your mistakes and most recent ‘A Little More’, to find enough courage to change, despite fear. Her unique playing style lends itself serenely to a pawn shop Ibanez with a few modifications. After recording in 2017 with strategically placed accompaniments, Lady Lyon is taking 2018 with a running start & full band in tow.
Christine Jane’s unique sound is described as ‘cinematic blues’. Infusing stories from her deeply layered book of memories with her love of cinema score, blues and folk, she walks the line between modern and romantic, traditional and rebellious. With a voice that evokes the aches of another world and soothes the most savage beasts, her performances are not to be missed. Come and be transported by the quirky darkness of her forthcoming album SONGS FOR BLEEDING HEARTS.
Sydney based singer/songwriter Estelle Conley performs folk-style music reminiscent of some of her heroines—Joni Mitchell, Patti Griffin and Eva Cassidy, to name a few. Her songs are sure to soothe the most savage of beasts with their sweet sweet tones and melodic riffs. A bit like yoga for the ears.
Engaging, emotional and witty, Kay is an indie-folk singer-songwriter with a remarkably agile, engaging, honest, soul-bearing voice and a wry, dry-ice sense of humour. With a live performance style that is much like being invited into her lounge room, her songs are truly stories set to melody, by turns relatable, humorous and heartbreaking. After spending last year touring a hard-copy only release of a live album titled ‘I Should Have Done This Ages Ago’ and playing bucket list shows such as The Woodford Folk Festival, Kay has dedicated the first half 2018 to studio to create her newest release—a collection of songs that she says are a true reflection of her creative self.