Artist info

Genre

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots


Sounds like

Joni Mitchell, Maddy Jane, Missy Higgins, Middle Kids, Asha Jefferies, Julia Jacklin


band members

Hallie Tait (vocals, rhythm guitar), Taine Joso (lead guitar), Ruby Lee (bass), Robert Hill (drums)


Influences

John Mayer, Joni Mitchell, Stella Donnelly , Alex the Astronaut , Missy Higgins


Website

Bio

From a young age Hallie has never feared vulnerability in front of an audience. Infact, that is where the 20 year-old pop-rock artist thrives. Hallie’s innate aptitude to humorously comment on ordinary society, and express her own playfully honest and relatable stories, demonstrates self awareness beyond her years. Her quirky lyrical content pairs delightfully with the provocative and stimulating nature of her entertaining live performance.

Her sound consists of an extensive musical vocabulary with influence from a range of genres. From Joni Mitchell to Ball Park Music, from Stella Donnelly to Paramore, Hallie’s sound has been shaped by an assortment of unique musicians. From her indie folk roots Hallie has built a distinctive pop-rock sound with the occasional jazz lick. Each song of hers reveals the layers of her artistic maturity, her idiosyncrasy as the foundation.

2019 has been a very busy year for Hallie. In March she dropped her latest single, ‘What’s Good?’, a surprising musical track that speaks with vulnerability about growing up. The song has received widespread positive reception across Australia for its mellow melodies and jazzy undertones. ‘What’s Good?’ is only a taste of the diverse and evolved sound embodied in her forthcoming six-track debut EP. ‘Wink Wink Nudge Nudge’ is set to be released in September this year. With shows alongside Brisbane’s Asha Jefferies, Pool Shop, The Jensens as well as supports for Verge Collection, IVEY, Spacey Jane, Eliza & The Delusionals and Gena Rose Bruce. Hallie is quickly establishing herself as one of the most entertaining up-and-coming acts in Brisbane.

Hallie is proving she is one to keep an eye on this year.

Unearthed in 2019

BIGSOUND

21 Jul 2019

Winner

Hallie

Hallie

Semantics and Hallie are your winners!

They'll open up the Unearthed Stage at BIGSOUND this September.
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Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

09 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

This has been much more than nice. Great stuff, Hallie.

This has been much more than nice. Great stuff, Hallie.

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

08 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

Hallie! Your voice and words...so commanding. There's layer after layer of colour in this one and I love it. I'm all ears!

Hallie! Your voice and words...so commanding. There's layer after layer of colour in this one and I love it. I'm all ears!

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

08 Jul 2019

Triple J
40

when this picks up the pace it had me sold, great one hallie. and i'm with bridget on that asha similarity.

when this picks up the pace it had me sold, great one hallie. and i'm with bridget on that asha similarity.