Jack Nolan is a singer songwriter who’s s been performing and releasing music and albums since the mid 90’s. Along with a five-album solo catalogue Jack also fronted The Kelly Gang, with Rick Grossman, bassist for The Divinyls and Hoodoo Gurus along with Midnight Oil drummer Rob Hirst and guitar player Martin Rotsey. 

Within Nolan’s music, mysterious and shimmering chords unite his sound with that of the Americana genre, once quaintly described as ‘Darlinghurst Country’ uniting elements of folk, country, rock ‘n’ roll and ambient atmospheres fusing Nolan’s passion for intensely charged electric guitar and finger-picked acoustic guitar. His live band comprises Travis New (Mi-Sex, Andrew Farris), Andy Horvath (Andrew Farris) and Tim Sampson (Andrew Farris).

Copperline are the troubadours and travellers sharing the stories you never knew you needed to hear. This four-piece features Brad Christmas, Richie Gosling, Paul Handel and Gareth Richards, all of whom have spent years traversing Australia’s musical landscape before coming together for this new project. They’re no strangers to the scene, with members having supported bands like Radiohead, The Vines and The Tea Party before finding their feet – and voices – with a more country style of music.

Rusty Fords and Weatherboards, produced by the legendary Shane Nicholson, may be the group’s debut album but Copperline have more decades under their collective belts than they care to count (or admit). They’ve plied their trade in low-lit bars, far-flung pubs and corrugated sheds – even on the back of the odd flatbed truck. Singer songwriter, Brad Christmas, has also twice been nominated for an Australian Songwriters Association award. This long apprenticeship has seen them hone their unique brand of storytelling and songsmithery, and now they’re ready to share it with the world. 

With the utmost reverence for the craft of song writing, Copperline doff their caps to the likes of Neil Young, Tom Waits, Lucinda Williams and Steve Earle while charting a narrative and sonic course all their own. There’s a commitment to twang here – unapologetically so – and one foot rooted in the delta blues, but there’s also a desire to explore the wild frontier where genres and traditions intertwine.

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