Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Pentangle, Alison Krauss, Fleetwood Mac


band members

Band of Dawn is... Kimberley Dawn Lysons: Songstress / Keys / Storyteller Gareth Mewes: Violin / Vocals Brad Garnett: Guitar / Vocals William Mabo: Didgeridoo / Percussion (Select Shows) Brent Moetara: Vocals / Blues Harp / Percussion (Select Shows) Hwiemtun: Vocals / Double Flute / Percussion (Select Shows)


Influences

Judy Collins, George Harrison, Pentangle, Jeff Martin, Joni Mitchell


Website

www.bandofdawn.com

Bio

Dawn and her musical familia form a high-energy ensemble, delivering otherworldly vocals, richly textured sound and an exotic “East meets West” neo-Victorian aesthetic. The all-nations battalion is celebrating the long awaited release of “The Spinning Jenny: Volume 2”. This comes after a spectacular run of shows at Woodford Folk Festival 17/18, where the album was successfully debuted as a limited edition pre-release.

The Spinning Jenny series (Volumes 1 & 2) was the product of a studio collaboration of epic proportions between The Tea Party frontman, Jeff Martin, and Australian/Canadian chanteuse, Kimberley ‘Dawn’ Lysons. With an impressive line-up of world-class musicians, Band of Dawn will be performing songs from both volumes of the album, along with their exciting new material – a tantalizing feast of World-infused sounds. The band performs and tours as a 4-piece (guitar, violin, bass, cajon/drums), though is also known to scale all the way up to a 12-piece when the occasion calls for it! Additional instruments in the arrangement include didgeridoo, Indian Zither, tanpura, double flute, blues harp, clarinet, traditional drums and percussion.

It is no secret, Dawn’s voice and artistry is heavily inspired by the many nationalities that make up her very mixed heritage. This is a common thread between all of her co-collaborators. While her fair locks may be deceiving, Dawn’s bloodlines are from India, Nepal, The Middle East, Eastern Europe, Basque Country, Scandinavia, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Russia & Mongolia… to name a few! Music is a Universal language. Band of Dawn believe it has the power to unite all people.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

26 Jun 2017

Triple J
30

Interesting track. I really love the lyrics and would love the hear the vocals without as many effects on them. Great song to listen to no the less.

Interesting track. I really love the lyrics and would love the hear the vocals without as many effects on them. Great song to listen to no the less.