New young Australian folk duo, The Grenadiers will launch its new EP When Everyone’s Asleep at Folk Redlands Christmas Bash on Sunday, December 3.
Elly Barret and Missy Jones spent years singing together before officially forming their duo in 2016 when they realized that “it was harder to avoid each other than it was to surrender to the mesmerising pull of voices joined in harmony.”
Having honed their performances at festival blackboards, open mics, and midnight firesides, they still love singing best in resonant spaces – under vaulted bridges, in tiled bathrooms, and the Woodford Folk Festival corrugated iron shower blocks.
As well as drawing on the folk traditions they love so dearly, both are insightful songwriters for their years. Elly writes original songs marked by captivating melodies and incisive observations about friendships, love, and caring for yourself. As a counterpoint, Missy’s songwriting is steeped in the traditions of Britain and Ireland, but with a distinct Australian twist.
The Grenadiers are one of several acts performing in an afternoon of music. The annual Folk Redlands Christmas bash will include performances by Red Hill Folk presenting a theme of a global Christmas, followed by a host of regular Folk Redlands members - Shiver, Mr G, G’day China, Denis Devaney and Mister Chuck and Missy Chrissy.
Brisbane Songwriter Helen Ashworth will also be performing after recently returning from overseas. Ashworth started guitar at age 12 when she discovered a broken instrument in the garden shed. Since then, she has played in numerous bands, toured US, and completed a bachelor of Music, specializing in jazz guitar.
The afternoon will close with a performance by Mark Davidson, best known for his story telling style and insightful anecdotes.
The Christmas Bash is open to the public with free entry. Complimentary nibbles will be provided, and a bar will be open. It will be held at Indigiscapes, 17 Runnymede Road Capalaba from 12.30pm to 5pm.
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