"...Among the most exciting duos in recent memory"
Based in Queensland, Australia, Nicole Murray and John Thompson have carved themselves a niche internationally as outstanding performers of acoustic folk music. With vocal harmonies reminiscent of Steeleye Span and the Seekers, powerful arrangements of Australian classics and a repertoire that spans the Anglo-Celtic world, cloudstreet's exciting performances entertain and delight. They deliver a powerful and moving musical experience, based on entrancing musicality, stunning use of vocal harmony and above all, a compelling sense of fun.
After two years of performing on stages around Australia, cloudstreet took up full-time performance in 2003 and embarked on their first UK tour. The early days of that trip saw John and Nic perform on every stage that would have them, popping at folk club open mics and floor-spots across the country. They quickly developed a reputation for spot-on harmonies and an engaging stage-presence.
Cloudstreet currently have 7 albums under their belt and in 2015 will embark on their 8th tour of the United Kingdom, taking with them as their special guest, fiddler Emma Nixon.
Come and fly the cloudstreet!
Our 2010 album, The Circus of Desires, was described by Rich Warren of The Midnight Special as "absolutely superb". Have a listen to these snippets and see what you think:
cloudstreet return to the United Kingdom in May, 2015 for our 8th tour of the British Isles. Our special guest on this tour will be Emma Nixon. An extraordinary fiddle player, Emma is the director of the Brisbane Celtic Fiddle Club, holds a Masters in Traditional Scottish Fiddle Music, is currently studying towards her PhD and is Nicole's partner-in-crime in the duo, The Wish List. She'll be adding tasty fiddle licks to our songs and tunes as well as giving our harmonies a delicious extra layer.
We've recorded our new album! Emma Nixon has joined us on this, our latest project. We'll be launching our 8th recording, "Clouded House" at the National Folk Festival in Canberra at Easter. Stay tuned for more news.
John's "The Great War: Songs & Stories of the First World War" will have its next performance at the Redlands Performing Arts Centre on Saturday, 7 March at 2pm. Link