Artist info


Indie, Roots

Sounds like

emmy lou harris, the waifs, mumford and sons

band members

Dee Trewartha-violin, vocals, stompbox Emma Luker-violin, vocals, stompbo


billy holliday, bob dylan, nigel kennedy


The Fiddle Chicks started out as a mission to leave the conventional band format behind, branching out with just violin and voice, which resulted in their current trademark bare bones and rootsy sound. From their inspiring originals to unique arrangements of songs from the rich heritage of folk music, The Fiddle Chicks have proven themselves to be one of SA’s most endearing and original acts. Their musical style ranges from Traditional Celtic, European, Gypsy, Blues and Roots and American Folk, but it is their original compositions and rich fiddle soundscapes which really shine through. Winners of APRA’s 2008 “Emily Burrows Award” & 8 SA Folk Awards 2006-8. The Fiddle Chicks perform at Festivals all around Australia...and a wide variety of venues throughout Adelaide as well. "Great choice of material, wonderful arrangements and superb playing.” Dave O'Neil, Artistic Director National Folk Festival "The Fiddle Chicks sent chills down my spine with their mesmerising fiddle playing, stomp box percussion and beautiful two-part harmonies. They draw you in from the first moment and take you on the wildest trip across the seven seas. They showcase some of the richness and heritage of folk music from around the world. The Fiddle Chicks are not to be missed, their superb arrangements and magical playing makes this one amazing show.Final word: Mesmerising." Edel Perth & Kathryn Barclay Rip It Up Magazine "Emma and Dee were in scintillating form. Their fiddle playing was breathtakingly beautiful. They are very clever. They can effortlessly shift the mood, taking the audience with them – from the romantic to the dramatic; from traditional style to contemporary. And they can sing too.." Acoustic Peacock review sep 2011