An exceptional vocalist and songwriter, Melbourne singer songwriter Hannah Acfield has been described as “a luscious blend of Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell”. Acfield’s vocally powerful and melodically rich songwriting combines the storytelling of folk music and the emotive expression of gospel/soul. Part of a musical family, it’s not surprising that she has been playing music most of her life. Hannah is a talented musician who is both adept and versatile, encompassing multiple instruments into her lexicon. The experience as both one half of the folk duo ‘The Acfields’ and as a solo artist continues to inform Hannah’s art, making for an earthy and yet authentically soulful experience.
In 2008 and 2010, Hannah released her first two Solo EP’s, ‘My Tomorrow’, and ‘Where You Once Lay’, before releasing a double ‘A-Side”. ‘Turning a Page” was the first EP as part of The Acfields, a sibling folk duo who went on to produce two more albums, Self Titled and ‘A Road of Dust and Stone’. Hannah’s highlights include: Winner of Music Managers Forum Australia Songwriting Competition (2012), Semi Finalist in the International Songwriting Competition (2019), Highly Commended in the QMusic Awards (2016), MusicOz Finalist (2010, 2012) and #65 in the 4ZZZ Hottest 100. Hannah has also toured extensively throughout Australia and overseas, supporting great artists such as Joan Armatrading, JoshPyke and Vika and Linda Bull. A lead soloist for the Melbourne Mass Gospel Choir, she’s performed in shows including: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan, Amazing Grace Album –Aretha Franklin and Sister Act.
Playing festivals including Port Fairy Folk Festival, Summer of Soul and The Falls Festival. A highlight was receiving a standing ovation from a 5000-person audience at Port Fairy Folk Festival for the song ‘Pressing On’.2019 saw Hannah release two singles, her first solo music in 9 years. Both were received extremely well, getting national and international airplay, and was featured in blogs in the UK, US, Denmark, Germany, Spain and Portugal.
Acfield will warm your heart and open your soul.