Wednesday October 17th 2018
Kim Griffin is a Sydney based singer/songwriter. Through her songs she questions her own assumptions and explores where humanity ends and society begins.Her music is a mix of genres ranging from popular and folk to country and indie. The music feels intimate and the lyrics are to the fore. Kim has been writing at a prolific rate since a young age. In her set you will find songs that were written ten years ago alongside music that is only a few weeks old. The result is a range of styles from bitter sweet to naïve, energetic enthusiasm.Whether she is singing about lost friendships or how cool birds are, there is always that sense of honesty and closeness that makes live music so special.
A project developed by Sydney musicians Jeremy Smith and Liam Hogan. It encapsulates the musical collaboration of two childhood friends who have been playing music together their entire lives. Laying somewhere between folk and roots, Westminster presents a unique catalogue of original music through impressive musicianship and a warm stage presence. Greatly influenced by the American singer-songwriter movement of the early 1970s, Jeremy Smith’s vocal and guitar work have been compared to the likes of James Taylor, Glen Hansard and Jordie Lane. Liam Hogan is one of the most in-demand drummers and pianists in Sydney, having toured extensively and worked on countless musical projects with local artists.
He has toured nationally and internationally, appeared on TV & radio with artists: Celine Dion, Jim Conway, Joshua Kadison, Ian Moss, Southbound, Lior, Equals Three, MOFO and FreeRide. “I’ve been privileged to have played countless live gigs and enjoyed being a workshop and private Guitar teacher for over 17 years. So after so many years of playing other artists songs I’m keen to explore my own songs and see where I can take them.”
A Northern English storyteller and master guitarist with a soulful breathy voice reminiscent of old English folk singers such as John Martyn and Sandy Denny. Chris’s songs are forged beneath the landscape of the bridges and shipyards of working class Newcastle where he grew up. This Geordie boy wears his heart on his sleeve and takes you on a journey of lost souls and deep love whilst mesmerising you with extraordinary finger picking and beautiful melodic chords.