Hussy Hicks and Eric Erdman
A band of accomplished and powerful women, Hussy Hicks have made a name for themselves locally and on the international stage the old fashioned way by playing their music and connecting with audiences one passionate performance at a time. Julz Parker is widely recognised amongst her peers as one of Australia's finest guitar players, with a tone and approach that sits stylistically between Jimmy Page, Peter Green, Django Reinhardt and Tom Morello. Leesa Gentz's powerhouse stage presence, soaring vocals and massive smile will steal your heart, have you hanging on every note and leave a tingle dancing down your spine. It is now 10 years since they released their debut album, Life Plays Out, and Hussy Hicks are currently on the road introducing fans old and new to their fifth full length offering, 'On the Boundaries'. This album experiments with their sound and production to create something familiar yet fresh and the results are nothing short of stunning. They run the gamut of musical genres incorporating blues, folk and riffy rock with gypsy, surf, alt country and soul, all cheekily woven together with beautiful vocal harmonies. Hussy Hicks Rock! Michael Franti "A not to be missed act that are ready for the world" - Peter Noble, Bluesfest Director These girls epitomise everything I admire about great music - instinct, passion, courage, creativity and a distinct refusal to compromise their vision" - Kim Cheshire, Country Update Magazine "Watching Julz Parker play her custom-made acoustic dreadnought is nothing short of breath-taking; a stark reminder of the huge gap between simply playing guitar and the ability to make an instrument the extension of your musical imagination. - Sabian Wilde, X Press Magazine Probably the best band youve never heard of - Planet London
If its true that an artists job is to captivate us for however long they have asked for our attention
no one has looked away from Eric Erdman since he first took the stage to front a band. Maybe
that is because there is nothing between Eric and his audience, between Eric and the world. He
lets it all in and what comes back is a poets soul in a troubadours voice.
Face to face with the crowds, singing of the challenges facing the youth, the country, and the
heartbroken have fueled four albums, constant gigging that included three international USO
tours, and only seared in Erics need to write about what he sees, what he feels. Hes penned a
theme song for a nationally televised show, produced every genre from big band to country
because you cant pigeonhole a true artist. You cant slow them down. He hears what a song
should sound like before its really a song. Actor Bruce Greenwood speaks of Erics inspiration
that makes the musicians on his projects as emotionally involved as he is, his guitar work,
stunning and specific pulling the listener inside the song.
His new record gives us something to think about and something to feel. While thats not
unusual from an Eric Erdman project it does seem to have brought together everything he does
and knows well, offering us even deeper insight into ourselves and others and Eric.
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