Artist info

Genre

Roots


Sounds like

Gillian Welch, Norah Jones , Lucinda Williams, The Weeping Willows, Emmylou Harris


band members

Helen Townsend, Shannon Smith, Lukas Murphy, Warren Harvey, Kat Wilson


Influences

Lucinda Williams , Steve Earle, Secret Sisters, Kasey Chambers


Website

helentownsendmusic.com/

Bio

Helen Townsend is one of those artists who genuinely lives music, Helen understands it’s power and knows how to harness it to tell a story which gathers you up and sweeps you along.

The Fremantle-based singer-songwriter’s style runs the Americana gamut of roots rock, blues, country and folk.

With the release of her debut Album, “Little Lover”, she moved into an edgier, rockier and more diverse sound. Now, she returns in 2020 with another diverse, engaging and spirited collection of songs.

Performing nationally, and internationally, her performance in Nashville at the Sounds Australia showcase in 2018 alongside Catherine Britt, Melody Moko and Montgomery Church, earned her widespread recognition and respect as an emerging Americana artist.

Nominated for multiple West Australian Music awards including Best Country Act 2019 and 2017. Her single “Upward Now" from her 2019 Little Lover album, also received a WAM nomination for Song of The Year 2020. Helen continues to have a huge impact on the country/folk scene in Western Australia, something that is certain to be built on with her new release.