"Folk pop gems sung in perfect harmony"
Two unique voices, flowing harmonies and captivating songs seem to bring Nick and Liesl a loving reception wherever they go. Their distinctive sound is the coming together of two singer/songwriters with influences ranging from Nick’s love of Cat Stevens and James Taylor to Liesl’s classical songbooks and the local folk music of her childhood home Sweden. Although only two people, the pair present a sound that fills large theatres and small village churches alike. Their stories are many and varied, as is their performance, with each switching between instruments along to the ever-present stomp box and tambourine. In 2006 they received national airplay on Triple J after featuring on compilations Home Grown Roots and Sounds Like Café. In January 2007 they took their music to the international stage performing to audiences throughout the UK and Sweden. Having spent the last year recording their debut Wyong River EP and touring the East Coast of Australia, Nick and Liesl recently embarked on a second European tour, playing to packed venues & festivals in Sweden, Germany & the UK before returning home to launch Wyong River at The Basement in Sydney. Last year’s hard work paid off with a number of festival performances (see below) and supports for major artists such as Kate Miller-Heidke, Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson, Harry Manx etc, as well as a Folk Award nomination and a performance at the 2007 ABC Music Awards in Newcastle.