Award winning singer-songwriter Ernest Aines, from Melbourne, enchants audiences with his soulful voice and masterful guitar skills, blending folk and americana vibes. Lorraine Nash, a rising star from County Kerry, Ireland, captivates with her hauntingly beautiful melodies.

Join them for their debut double bill shows in Australia for an unforgetable musical experience.

Lorraine Nash:
Quietly establishing herself as a serious one-to-watch over the last few years, the Kerry singer songwriter finally releases her long-awaited debut album, All That I Can Be, this month. Combining classic songwriting influences and a deeply authentic approach to her craft, it features the radio ready closing track ‘I Don’t Care’ among its standouts.” – Hotpress magazine

Irish folk is in ruddy good health thanks to the likes of Lankum, Ye Vagabonds and John Francis Flynn. Kerry’s Lorraine Nash will likely soon join their ranks. The young folk singer does a fine line in robustly penned compositions that are beautifully sung and sensitively arranged” – John Meagher, Irish Independent

At the core of Lorraine’s songwriting is a blend of trad, folk, and blues traditions. Drawing on a background of traditional singing, the multi-instrumentalist incorporates the traditional lilt into her live show. Taking inspiration from songwriting legends Joni Mitchell, Bob Dylan, and Carole King - fused with contemporary influences like Norah Jones, Gillian Welsh, Billie Marten, Lucy Rose, Gabrielle Aplin and Laura Marling - Lorraine creates stunning, image-laden songs.

Lorraine has received huge support from Irish radio with her singles ‘Wolves’, ‘Sing with Her’, ‘Winter Sun’, and ‘Changing Tides’ spending many weeks on RTE Radio 1’s weekly Recommends Playlist, reaching audiences of 1.5 million listeners. According to the Gender Disparity Data Report compiled by WhyNotHer, Lorraine was one of the most played female artists on RTÉ Radio 1 in 2020.

Lorraine has performed alongside David Keenan, Stephanie Rainey, John Spillane, Jack O’Rourke, Paddy Dennehy and The Lost Brothers. She has wowed audiences at Cork Opera House, Ruby Sessions, Live at St. Luke’s, Irish music industry events, Music Cork, Autumn Air festival and Your Roots Are Showing, as well as Tradfest and Galway Folk Festival. Lorraine has made several TV appearances since impressing on national Irish TV's Today Show, with her breakout single ‘Winter Sun’.


Ernest Aines:
"A giant, lyrically and musically". Van Dyke Parks
Ernest Aines is a dexterous guitarist and brilliant vocalist” ABC Radio Australia, Henry Wagons,
Tower of Song.
“… precise fingerpicking with his strong yet certainly honeyed voice, his music has all the hallmarks of a memorable soft-indie-folk track. Stunning in its simplicity, we find no filler or over-production here. Each element is simple and cleanly executed, and it’s all tied together by Aines’ exceptional songwriting. The lyrics, too, are simple and selective, but they are nonetheless powerful” The Ark of Music.

Ernest is an award-winning folk style Australian singer songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Considered by industry folk to be Australia's Folk rising star, he is getting the attention he deserves worldwide having been invited to play at the world's largest and most prestigious folk conference Folk Alliance International - Kansas City, Missouri in February 2023 - and represented Sounds Australia at the Library of Congress invite show. There, he wowed audiences, silenced them, and then received standing ovations. After Ernest’s performance at the 2023 FAI official showcase, American Folk legend and Grammy lifetime achievement award recipient, Tom Paxton went backstage, shook Ernest by the shoulders and said, "Where have you been!! Keep doing this, keep doing this!”.

His soulful voice, guitar picking, and stomp box have drawn comparisons to the work of Ray LaMontagne, Bon Iver, Jeff Buckley and on more recent releases, Nick Drake. He is sponsored by Pratley Guitars, alongside stable mates Josh Teskey, Steph Strings, Ash Grunwald, et al. Ernest’s music has been widely played, with single releases - Yellowstone, So Far and Tail Tale – earning him regular playlisting on Australia’s Public Broadcaster ABC Radio, ABC Double J, and many UK, Canadian and USA radio plays also. He has appeared on Australian Arts and Culture program, “Artworks” where producers stated he was ‘an incredible talent’ Sept. 2023.

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