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Fig Night 24th November 2017

Camille Te Nahu & Stuie French

The Morrisons

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Niksta (Nicole Keipert) is a dedicated, talented & professional musician. She is not your average singer songwriter strumming a guitar or tickling the ivories. There’s a quiet yet tensile strength and diversity of musical palette that says she knows exactly who she is & what she’s worth. Her sound is traditional, appealing to a wide audience with her acoustically – based soulful resonance.

Niksta has honed her style by gigging all of Australia, singing with her accoustic guitar, sometimes with a band to broaden the appeal from the Gympie Muster to busking at the golden guitar’s at Tamworth.

Niksta has supported acts like IOTA, Victor Martinez, Mark Seymour (Hunters and Collectors), Richard Clapton, Xavier Rudd, Johnny Diesel, David Campbell, Dirty Lucy and Chris Wilson & the Spidermen, James Reyne, Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons, Pete Murray, Jenny Morris, Sons of Korah, The Topp Twins, Monique Brumby, Ian Moss, Marcia Hines and Eugene Hideaway Bridges, John Stone, Wanita – Queen of Honky Tonk and Travis List.

Niksta has released four albums “My moments” and new release “schade” and “floggin a dead horse” and “Virginia” which are available at all record stores, distributed through MGM and now on itunes.

Music City Roots Nashville….”Niksta. I won’t get into the whole bizarre story of how the guys discovered her playing on the street, because it involved bare boobs and a police officer. But the real point is that she has a voice that reminded us of Bonnie Raitt, and she offered a sultry and crafty cover of “It’s A Long Way To The Top If You Want To Rock And Roll,” which I’m pretty sure we’ve never had on Roots before.

Niksta was nominated in 2016 Australian Independent Music Awards in the category of Roots and Blues with her song “Stomp”. At Tamworth Country music festival 2017 she won the National talent quest for best female senior vocals in the Capital country music association awards.



When Camille Te Nahu arrived in Australia in 1999 her vocal talents were immediately recognised by Kasey Chambers and Beccy Cole who employed her as their backing singer both on the road and in the studio. Over the years, Camille and Stuie released their own albums – Stuie with the Feral Swing Katz (Come out Swingin’, Feral Swing Katz with Peter Busher and Round 4) and Camille’s solo album (Camille Te Nahu), and their paths would often cross as they both toured with Australian country stars (Troy Cassar Daly and Gina Jeffreys).  But it wasn’t until 2002 when their stars aligned and they fell in love.

“I’ll never forget the first time I heard Camille sing.  It took my breath away as well as the rest of the guys in band, and suddenly our musicianship went up a couple of notches. Over the years she has taught me a new way to approach guitar playing.  After all, why would you want to get in the way of a voice like that?  Our different musical backgrounds over time has combined to give us a fresh yet traditional sound.” – Stuie French

2012 sees the release of their fourth, and finest, album together, Big Days & Little Years. The album is a gentle look at the cycle of life and the sweet sorrow of change. With loving respect Camille and Stuie acknowledge the importance of the unbreakable thread that is family.

Stuie is a master of the country/jazz guitar-style (Les Paul invited him up to play in New York), and his smooth voice harks back to the days of Tommy Duncan singing with Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys – no pretense or exaggeration. 

 Camille and Stuie are truly a musical marriage made in heaven. Big Days & Little Years is a must-have collection of beautiful moments.


“The Morrisons play big band folk, like a mash up of both Inside Llewyn Davies and Oh Brother Where Art Thou’s T-Bone Burnett” – Concrete Playground. 

“An incredible bluegrass/country/folk 7 piece” – AU Review. 

“The Morrisons prove that Sydney bands can pick with the best of the them” – Timber & Steel.

Winners of the 2014 folk/acoustic song of the year at the Australian Song Writers Association Awards, The Morrisons play bluegrass, alt-country and folk from an Australian perspective. 

They have performed at major festivals around the country including Out On The WeekendSecret Garden, and The National Folk Festival, and have supported highly acclaimed international artists Lake Street Dive (US) and Lindi Ortega (CAN). They launched Country and Inner Western along with Lost Highway (Universal Music’s country label), where they have hosted artists like Shane Nicholson, Catherine Britt and Emma Swift. Their show Man of constant sorrow: A tribute to the music of Oh Brother Where Art Thou has sold out three years in a row, with a cast featuring Ngaiire, All Our Exes Live In Texas and Brian Campeau.

They have appeared regularly on ABC and FBI radio with a recent highlight being their performance of Paul Kelly’s bluegrass albums Smoke and Foggy Highway at Sydney’s iconic venue the Basement (March 2015). 


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