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AUSTRALIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER

LUTHIER & TRUTH SEEKER

2023 OFFICIAL SHOWCASE ARTIST

PRONOUNCED: NIGEL 'WERN'

"intoxicating New Orleans-tinged Americana... a bit of Waits, some Early James and C.W Stoneking"  POST TO WIRE
 

Nigel Wearne saunters after dark in the music of the night, blending blues, jazz and Americana-noir. Hailing from Gunditjmara country in the deep south of Australia, he's a guitarist and multi-instrumentalist with diverse influences such as Tom Waits, Nick Cave and Rickie Lee Jones. A deep thinker and truth seeker with a penchant for all things peculiar, he sings of human frailty, grace and the cosmos; songwriting that cuts to the bone.

 

Nigel has toured Australia, New Zealand, the US, UK and Canada and he's performed at a long list of music festivals, including MerleFest (USA), Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (USA), Old Settler's Music Festival (USA), UK Americana Music Week and the Cambridge Folk Festival (UK). His sophomore album, Black Crow garnered wide critical acclaim including a 4-STAR review in Rolling Stone, a nomination for Best Country Album at the Music Victoria Awards and debuted at #1 on Australia's AMRAP Charts. Singer-songwriter, luthier, poet and gleaner; Wearne paints lyrical pictures with "the narrative-fuelled prose of Paul Kelly" (Beat Magazine).

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA @ THE BLUEBIRD CAFE // TUE 19 SEPT // 6:00PM

OFFICIAL SHOWCASE // FRI 22 SEPT
8:00PM // THE 5 SPOT

THE AUSSIE BBQ // SAT 23 SEPT 3:20PM // THE 5 SPOT

MGMT & BOOKINGS
Amy Laidlaw
WhatsApp +61 412 463 873
amy@iheardjango.com
www.iheardjango.com

CONTACT NIGEL
Nigel Wearne
US Cell: (920) 277
1240
WhatsApp +61 427 809 227

nigelwearne@hotmail.com
www.nigelwearne.com

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UPCOMING ACTIVITY

2023 – AmericanaFest OFFICIAL Showcase (USA)

2024 – Your Roots Are Showing OFFICIAL Showcase (Ireland)

2024 – UK Winter Tour

2024 – USA/Canadian Spring Tour

2024 – USA Fall Tour

2023 HIGHLIGHTS
2023 – Music Victoria Awards Nominee – Best Blues Work

2023 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (USA), MerleFest (USA), Old Settlers Music Festival (USA), Mile of Music (USA), Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)

2023 – USA Spring & Fall Tours

2023 – Folk Alliance International OFFICIAL Showcase

2023 – UK Americana Music Week OFFICIAL Showcase

2023 – UK Winter Tour


CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

2022 – Music Victoria Awards Nominee – Best Folk Work for 'Above The Bit'

2022 – Australian Folk Music Awards Finalist – Contemporary Album of The Year for 'Above The Bit'

2022 – Folk Alliance International OFFICIAL Showcase*Virtual

2021 Folk Unlocked Showcase*Virtual

2020 Folk Alliance International Showcase, New Orleans USA

2020 – Canadian Winter Tour

2019 – Folk Music Ontario Showcase, Toronto CANADA

2019 – Canadian Fall Tour

2019 – Folk Alliance International OFFICIAL Showcase, Montreal CANADA

2019 – Canadian Winter Tour

2017 – Triple j Unearthed Winner – Port Fairy Folk Festival Competition

2017 – New Zealand Tour

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

2023 Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion (USA), MerleFest (USA), Old Settlers Music Festival (USA), Mile of Music (USA), Cambridge Folk Festival (UK)

2022 – Adelaide Guitar Festival, Cobargo Folk Festival, The River Folk Festival, Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival

2021 – Port Fairy Folk Festival March Concert Series

2020 – Cygnet Folk Festival, Blue Skies Music Festival (CANADA)*Virtual

2019 – Troubadour Festival (CANADA), Maldon Folk Festival, Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Tamworth Country Music Festival

2018 – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival, Wintermoon Festival, The River Folk Festival, Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival, 2 Worlds

2017 – Illawarra Folk Festival, Birregurra Festival, Blackwood Festival, Surrey Hills Music Festival

2016 – Adelaide Fringe Festival, Bendigo Blues & Roots Music Festival, Nightjar Festival, Wallaby Creek Festival, Tablelands Folk Festival

2015 – Blackwood Festival, Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, Happy Wanderer Festival, Mount Beauty Music Festival, Yackandandah Folk Festival

2014 – Cygnet Folk Festival, Majors Creek Festival, Fleurieu Folk Festival, Newstead Live! Music Festival, Boolarra Folk Festival, Blackwood Festival

2013 – Wallaby Creek Festival, Wirrina Bluegrass Festival, Kingston Harvest Festival, Kyneton Music Festival, Avoca Music Festival, Fiddlehead Festival

2012 – Port Fairy Folk Festival, Dorrigo Folk & Bluegrass Festival, Black Mountain Unplugged, JamGrass Music Festival, Folk, Rhythm & Life

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