Based in Queensland, Australia, Cloudstreet are Nicole Murray, John Thompson and Emma Nixon. They have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet’s exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience, based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all, a compelling sense of fun.
After two years of performing on stages around Australia, Cloudstreet took up full-time performance in 2003 and embarked on their first UK tour. The early days of that trip saw John and Nic perform on every stage that would have them, popping at folk club open mics and floor-spots across the country. They quickly developed a reputation for spot-on harmonies and an engaging stage-presence.
Cloudstreet returned to the United Kingdom in May, 2015 with Emma Nixon, an extraordinary fiddle player who is now a permanent member of the band. They played some great spots at Gate to Southwell that year – see the video below – and so it is great to have them back in 2017.
2017 Line up
The line-up so far:
Le Vent du Nord
The Changing Room (feat. Tanya Brittain & Sam Kelly)
The East Pointers
Attila the Stockbroker
The Ooks of Hazzard
Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin
Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley
Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage
The Rubber Wellies
James Edwyn & the Borrowed Band
Alden Patterson & Dashwood
Idiot & Friend
Dana Immanuel & the Stolen Band
Rob Heron & the Tea Pad Orchestra
The Life & Times of the Brothers Hogg
Maniere Des Bohemiens
The Leen Valley Band
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