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Fig Night 27 November 2015


The Faraway Eyes
Genevieve Chadwick
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A country & blues band from Australia comprised of 3 strong female singers: Deanne Dale, Heather Johnstone, and Meredith Osborne - and 2 male instrumentalists: Paul (Buck) Buckberry & Nick Williams.

Their repertoire consists largely of Americana songs either written or interpreted by their cofounders (or Faraway-duo) Buck & Deanne, on topics ranging from September 11 2001 to covers> of Crosby, Stills & Nash songs. The group performs in a cool-headed, playful manner that is informed by the Great American Song book and the sound of Laurel Canyon.

Authenticity comes from being true to your roots. When we were kids growing up in the suburbs of Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne we weren't listening to Slim Dusty, Tex Morton or any Celtic music. It was American music: The Eagles, Crosby Stills & Nash, or any Australian band playing in an American style. That was our soundtrack.

When we started making our own music it was completely natural to gravitate towards that influence which had stirred us from such an early age.


Imagine if Janis Joplin and John Lee Hooker had a baby together; musically, this girl would be the offspring of that union. She looks like an angel… roars like a lion… and plays guitar like a demon! She’s been likened to the great Janis Joplin… ‘a female John Butler’. In his article at australianstage.com.au, reviewer Lloyd Bradford Syke called her “Australia’s answer to Melissa Etheridge”.

Without doubt, Genevieve is an extraordinary performer who exudes raw energy by the bucket load. She has the power to bring an entire venue to a complete standstill. Her own original brand of Blues and Roots – poignant songs full of rich melodies, sung with a voice that’s confoundingly gravel-like and smooth all at once – has given this singer/songwriter from the NSW South Coast a loyal and ever-growing army of followers.

Genevieve tirelessly toured her popular debut album ‘Riding the Wind, Forgetting Time’, captivating audiences all over Australia and winning her appearances at many major music festivals. She also scored opening slots for some of the country’s top acts and in 2013 won the People’s Choice Award at the Telstra Road to Discovery Finals in Tamworth. In a breakthrough year, Genevieve was also selected as one of only three Australian artists to become part of the global Playing For Change music project, which in turn saw her play Bluesfest at Byron Bay and and support Joan Armatrading and Ben Caplin on their Australian sideshows.

On stage, she inevitably lives up to her reputation for giving her all. Offstage, her talent is equalled only by her humility. There’s no doubt she’s already made her mark, but that mark is about to get a whole lot bigger.

The major music festivals Genevieve has played are Bluesfest Byron Bay, Woodford Folk, Thredbo Blues Festival, Echuca Winter Blues, Nannup Music Festival, Sydney Blues & Roots Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival & Bendigo Blues & Roots Festival.

“She’s the talent of John Butler, with the soul of Janis Joplin. A force truly to be reckoned with.” – LOTL
“Genevieve Chadwick could quite easily be as big as John Butler. She looks like an angel, roars like a lion and plays guitar like a demon. She has the power within her to bring an entire venue to a complete standstill.” - Cath Butler, Editor of The Groove
“When it was Genevieve’s turn to grace the stage the room quickly filled. She has the die hards that come to every show, know every note and YELL at her if she hasn’t played their favourite song and then she gains handfuls of fans of people that had come to see the act before, and no doubt by the next show they will be die hards too.” - Aimee Frances, Australian Musician Network
“Raw energy in bucket loads, fuelled by the passion for the music.” – Lottie Norman, Channel V Reviewer
“Often likened to the great Janis Joplin due to her impassioned, husky vocal delivery, it would be a huge disservice to saddle Chadwick with such comparisons as this is very much a feisty, talented young lady making her own music on her own terms, and with her own unique voice.” – Colin Thompson, Bendigo Blues Festival
“Armed with only a guitar and stomp box which gave a driving pulse and strong sense of gravitas, Chadwick impressed those who arrived early and decorated the floor before her with a delightful stage persona that made an already brilliant performance all the more special. Sultry vocals that coloured Chadwick’s poignant guitar playing crafted an entertaining set that unfortunately wrapped up all too soon.” – Faster Louder
“With her rich melodies, gravelly voice and poignant songs of love, loss and freedom, this talented singer and guitarist from the south coast of NSW is starting to catch people’s attention, even being likened to icons like Janis Joplin and Tracy Chapman.” - Rebecca Howden, Lip Magazine
“With a huge personality, Genevieve Chadwick had an exciting energy about her which channelled into her music and made for an unforgettable hour of entertainment. ” - Gossme, Faster Louder

Pat Frisina of Rock-itt Magazine writes: "JP is a brilliant musician, performer and songwriter. Together with the talents of Teya and Rosie they have crafted a unique sound".

OUTLiER is fronted by guitarist/vocalist James Parrino (aka JP from the hit Channel 7 TV series Australia's Got Talent 2009). With its powerhouse all female rhythm section, OUTLiER is a band like no other. Pronounced OUT - LIE - AR the trio hails from Sydney, Australia.

The band went through a few different line up changes before JP realised he much prefers working with females, and enlisted the talents of Teya Norris on Bass, and Rosie Burkill on drums.

As a self managed and self promoted band, OUTLiER has acheived considerable success, performing alongside such artists as Faker, Grinspoon, Gyroscope, Spiderbait, KissChasy, Karnivool, Stone Parade, My Future Lies and even Aussie icons such as The Black Sorrows, The Choir Boys and Mental as Anything.

They have been invited to play at festivals in Sydney and Melbourne such as Shoreshocked, Come Together, Future Rock and 'Thank God Its Over'.

In early 2009 JP performed on the TV series "Australia's Got Talent" reaching nearly 1.5 million viewers each episode. JP also performed a special St Patrick's day tribute on Channel 7's Morning Show.

“Holy Sh*t you are good” –Mark Gable (Choirboys)
“Awesome, we both watched you and loved it!” –Colin Hay (Men at Work) Cecilia Noel (Wild Clams)
“I loved the sound of your voice, you made the song your own, it was an absolute piece of magic” –Dannii Minogue
“JP is something really special” –Grant Denyer
“It’s a beautiful thing, very interesting, nicely done” –Red Symons



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