Artist info


Indie, Pop, Roots

Sounds like

Jose Gonzalez, Josh Pyke, Vance Joy, Mumford and sons

band members

Ben Violante - Guitarist/Pianist Barry Locke - Vocalist/Pianist


Jose Gonzalez, Josh Pyke, Vance Joy, Angus and Julia Stone, Dashboard Confessional, City and Colour

Unearthed artists we like

Ralway Bell



This is the music of 'The Avenoir Project' , An acoustic duo formed in 2020 at the cusp of the impedning covid-19 outbreak. The duo is comprised of Ben Violante from Australia, Perth & Barry Locke from Northern Ireland, Bangor. 'The ones we leave behind' was completely written and recorded entirely during lockdown. Concerned with 'memory' and 'time' the EP evokes a state of nostalgia for past Loves and losses. hinging on the reactionary events of life and death. These 'living memories' are documented and unfolded through a range of genres such as 'indi - folk' and 'pop' with an alternative edge.


Times passing is inevitable and before too long its history begins to etch itself into your skin, like the carvings in a tree. We will age, we will grow, and we will eventually die. This is a song about accepting the physical and mental effects of time and its place in the life you have lived. You reach a point of no return and say, ‘Where did I go?’ ‘When I was 31, I was invited to tie in my patience for everyone’


Life and Death, the space between, all the pieces in a line. When we lose the ones we love in death by their own hand we are never whole again. The past becomes living memory. We question them in their absence, we try and reason, we cannot know. We can only hope that they have found peace and that they in turn have made peace with the ones they have left behind. ‘What’s it for, your life, if you don’t want to live it, all the pieces, all the pieces in a line’


‘Take It All Back’ is a song about love and loss. That fierce kind of love that burns until it burns out and once it has gone it has gone forever, but you will never forget it. It is a song about letting go of them despite how much you want to hold on, forever committing them to memory. ‘I’m on my knees, begging please, stay with me, don’t forget me’