Artist info

Genre

Roots


Sounds like

Neko Case, The Punch Brothers, Crooked Still, The Decemberists


band members

Erin Heycox - Violin and Vocals Lachlan Heycox - Guitars, Percussion (stomp, tambourine etc) Lachlan Gordon - Double Bass, Backing Vocals


Influences

Neil Young, Neko Case, The Chieftans, Gillian Welch


Website

www.rarechild.com

Bio

Drawing together disparate influences from Neko Case to Jeff Lang to The Chieftains, Rare Child’s melt-your-face woodsy folk fascinates and delights audiences.

Guitarist Lachlan Heycox and violin/vocalist Erin Heycox both grew up in rural Australia steeped in bush-bands and balladeers. They met double-bassist Lachlan Gordon stringing up sound at a now defunct Hoddle Street pub.

Rare Child’s songs of pet magpies and cautionary tales of venture capitalists wittily observe and chronicle their journey from the bush to the city in their debut EP ‘Big Smoke’.