Olivia Chaney

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Artwork by Aaron Billings


WED DEC 31 – WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL; performance 3pm, The Grande. More info & tickets at the Woodford website.
THU JAN 1 – WOODFORD FOLK FESTIVAL; performance 6:30pm, Concert. More info & tickets at the Woodford website.
SAT JAN 3 – THE JUNK BAR, BRISBANE with John Smith (UK). Tickets on sale now from Try Booking.
TUE JAN 6 – THE TOFF, MELBOURNE with Jessica Pratt (USA) + Emily Ulman. Presented by Triple R. Tickets on sale now from The Toff.
THU JAN 8 – SYDNEY FESTIVAL; City Recital Hall, Angel Place, 8pm with Alela Diane (USA) + Jessica Pratt (USA). Tickets on sale now.
SUN JAN 11 – SYDNEY FESTIVAL; The Famous Spiegeltent, 5:45pm. Tickets on sale now.
TUE JAN 13 – ELLINGTON JAZZ CLUB, PERTH. Tickets on sale now from The Ellington.

Mistletone is very proud to present the otherworldly folk tunes of English singer/songwriter Olivia Chaney, touring Australia for the first time ahead of her much anticipated debut release on the esteemed Nonesuch Records.

A self-taught multi-instrumentalist, Olivia Chaney performs her own sophisticated, poetry-tinged compositions alongside traditional British folk songs, showcasing her substantial musical chops on guitar, piano and harmonium. Her rich, pure-toned voice has drawn comparisons to Joni Mitchell and gained the admiration of critics worldwide, with LA Weekly calling her “Multi-talented … completely dizzying, a sound that didn’t seem to be of this earth.” The Independent simply called her “A star in the making.”

Based in London, Olivia was twice nominated in the 2014 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, for the Horizon Award for best emerging artist, and Best Original Song for “Swimming in the Longest River.” Chaney will release her debut album in early 2014; further details about the album and its release will be announced shortly.

Olivia Chaney graduated from the Royal Academy of Music and learnt the guitar from her father’s renditions of Bob Dylan, Fairport Convention, and Bert Jansch, among others. Since then she has built a loyal and growing following, both in the UK and internationally, through her acclaimed live performances, as a solo artist and also in collaboration with a diverse range of artists, including Alasdair Roberts, Zero 7, and The Labèque Sisters.

In February 2013 she self-released her eponymous debut EP, which has found her further fans with media and public alike. Co-produced with Leo Abrahams, it included “Swimming in the Longest River,” as well as “The King’s Horses,” a track that “confirms Chaney’s arrival as a major talent,” according to BBC Music.

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