Referring to her songwriting as “necessary self-expression”, Hanny J is a singer and guitarist from Brisbane who writes from the heart. With diverse influences including Ben Gibbard (Death Cab For Cutie), The Stooges and The Nerves, Hanny J rips your heart out lyrically by delivering bare-bones honesty through powerful melodies over catchy and emotive riffs.
Hanny J released her first solo EP Possessions independently in May 2014 and is currently in the process of recording her second five-track record Perceptions with a full band, also to be released independently.
Laura Mardon was once a Londoner, but now is a Gold Coast-based folk-punk singer inspired by the likes of Billy Bragg, Kimya Dawson and Elliott Smith. Laura’s songs are heartfelt tales of disconnect, loss and love, wrapping true-to-life storytelling in softly-sung melodies and gentle guitar parts.
In 2013 Laura was invited by Joey Cape (Lagwagon) to play her original song Hail, Hail, The Dead Can Dance during his set at The Loft, Gold Coast after he saw a video of Laura performing of the song in a YouTube video.
Hanny J and Laura Mardon will bring their sounds all the way from the Sunshine State to the Yarra bandroom for what promises to be a real cool time. Don’t miss this xx