Evan Buckley (The Burley Griffin) grew up in Canberra, homeschooled in a religious fundamentalist cult, and has since hitch hiked and toured through 37 American states, exorcising and befriending his demons along the way. His most recent US tour took place during the 2016 election and his newest songs reflect the absurdity of the American dream.
The third Burley Griffin album, Lost Limbs, was launched with a twelve piece, beefed up band on June 26th 2021 to a sold out theatre at The Street, celebrating a vinyl packed with moving songs of loss and joy.
Jack Phemister is a songwriter and performer from Yass, NSW, currently residing in Melbourne. Enamoured by poetry and voice leading, Phemister’s music explores the interactions of the mind with its surrounds, and voice with guitar. Key influences include writers like Elliott Smith, Leonard Cohen, and Nick Cave.
Phemister's current outfit consists of Melbourne Jazz musicians, Jack Smythe (bass), Kieran Rule (drums), and Tom Bell (woodwinds), as heard on his debut album Death of the Close Minded.