Artist info

Genre

Indie, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Julia Jacklin, Meg Mac , Gretta Ray


band members

Nicole Cross, Sam Wright


Influences

Johnny Cash , Missy Higgins , Julia Jacklin


Website

Bio

Colie is a project from North Queensland Singer-Songwriter & co-founder of Neighbourhood Sessions and Neck Of The Woods Music Festival, Nicole Cross. Colie’s love of storytelling began at a very young age, inspired by her Grandfather and his love of Australian poetry, in particular Banjo Patterson. Sharing sincere songwriting drawn from personal experiences and embracing vulnerability has always come naturally to Colie. Colie is a storyteller at heart, creating crisp clear poetry in music-motion filling the hearts of her listeners with warm assurance.

From Julia Jacklin and Gretta Ray to Johnny Cash and The Police, Colie’s sound has been influenced by an interesting mix of genres. Colie is proud of her folk roots, and her sound has recently been described by Dave Ruby Howe from Triple J Unearthed as a fully realised folk tinged indie sound with an intimate feel.

Colie kicked off 2019 in February with the release of her debut single ‘Sunday News’ through Triple J Unearthed. Shortly after its release, ‘Sunday News’ was premiered on Triple J’s Home & Hosed segment with guest host Alex Lahey. The single also received airplay on Triple J Unearthed, Double J, ABC Local, 2RRR, and many other community radio stations around the country. Sunday News has recently been selected as a featured entry in the 2020 Queensland Music Awards. Colie released her debut EP ‘Bug On A Lamplight’ in May 2019 alongside a music video for ‘Sunday News’. Following the release, the second track from the EP ‘Her Hands’, a love-hate letter to her ancestors, was announced as a finalist in Listen Up’s annual Songwriting Prize, which will take Colie to Sydney’s Factory Theatre for the Grand Final in November 2019. Colie has supported the likes of Lime Cordiale and Greta Stanley and played extensively throughout North Queensland, including at self made Neck Of The Woods Music Festival and Woodfordia’s Festival of Small Halls.

Colie released a powerful new single on the 24th of October 2019, ‘Half of What You Are’. In her most personal release yet, Colie opens up in the single about her experience with gender stereotyping, and having different experiences to her twin brother growing up in a small country town in NQ. Colie will hit the road in November and December on a tour of the east coast of Australia - Cairns, Mission Beach, Ingham, Townsville, Mackay, Brisbane, Sydney & Melbourne.

CONTACT DETAILS
Triple J Unearthed: https://www.triplejunearthed.com/artist/colie
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coliemusicaustralia/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/colie_music/

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

08 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Some very classy alt-country vibes from Colie. Warmth and maturity in perfect balance.

Some very classy alt-country vibes from Colie. Warmth and maturity in perfect balance.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

04 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Colie has this quiet resilience that comes across in the delivery of her amazing tunes. I feel sorry for the asshole who this is one's about because this is a great song that will get stuck in peoples mind for a long time.

Colie has this quiet resilience that comes across in the delivery of her amazing tunes. I feel sorry for the asshole who this is one's about because this is a great song that will get stuck in peoples mind for a long time.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

01 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

full of backbone and heart, nice combo colie.

full of backbone and heart, nice combo colie.